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Liverpool favourites against Bayern, says Kimmich

Liverpool's Premier League form and sturdy defence make them favourites in their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, according to the German cl...

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Sanchez's United form will improve with a goal: Solskjaer

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is one goal away from regaining his confidence and opening the floodgates, reckons caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer...

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Jose Mourinho open to working in France

Jose Mourinho said he could see himself coaching in France as he attended the 0-0 draw between Lille and Montpellier to reportedly cast an eye over Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe...

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Bayern carrying German Champions League hopes vs Liverpool

Bayern Munich head to Liverpool for Tuesday's crunch Champions League tie at Anfield demanding improvements and shouldering Germany's flagging hopes of having a club...

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Barcelona lack sparkle ahead of crucial CL mission

Despite an iron grip on domestic trophies, Barcelona have been haunted by their recent failures in the Champions League and there are concerning signs for the Catalans as they...

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I-League: Delhi offers to host Real Kashmir matches

To ensure the matches are conducted smoothly, and no team has to forfeit a game especially with the title race so keenly poised, Football Delhi, the Capital's football go...

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Saina, Kashyap brought singles' revolution in India: Frost

"Saina came as well in the women's singles and became good role models - that had a great influence on what happened in the last 10 years." said Frost on the si...

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Pakistan Super League to go off air as broadcasters pull the plug

IMG Reliance on Sunday pulled out from broadcasting the Pakistan Super League in protest against the Pulwama terrorist attack. On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troop...

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Important to stand up for what you believe in: LeBron James

"It's important to stand up for what you believe in. I stand with Kaep (Kaepernick). I kneel with Kaep," LeBron James iterated his support for former American f...

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Suspended van Dijk leaves gaping hole in Liverpool defence

Fortress Anfield has become even more impenetrable for visiting sides in the 13 months since Liverpool made Virgil van Dijk the world's most expensive defender, but the c...

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Teams don't have to name World Cup probables

TOI has learnt that under the new Members Playing Agreement (MPA) which came into effect since 2016, there is no need for the teams to name a provisional or probable squad for...

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Dubai Duty Free: Kasatkina, Muguruza record nervy wins

Russia's Daria Kasatkina roared back from a break down in the deciding set to beat Polish qualifier Magdalena Frech 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the opening round of the Dubai Duty F...

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Endgame Masters: Memorable successful chases in Test cricket

A look at five solo efforts from batsmen which scripted epic and thrilling successful chases in the fourth innings of a Test match to lead their teams to victory...

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Split with coach Sascha Bajin not over money: Naomi Osaka

World number one Naomi Osaka was adamant that her shock split with coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money but it was because she was determined that her career would...

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Argentina Open: Cecchinato downs Schwartzman to win title

Italian Marco Cecchinato won the Argentina Open on Sunday with a clinical 6-1 6-2 demolition of hometown favourite Diego Schwartzman...

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Opelka claims first tour title with win over Schnur

Reilly Opelka blasted 43 aces and won his first ATP Tour title with a 6-1, 6-7(7), 7-6(7) victory over Canadian Brayden Schnur at the New York Open on Sunday...

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Torino frustrate Napoli, Nainggolan seals Inter win in Serie A

Napoli's title hopes took a further blow on Sunday as Carlo Ancelotti's side were held to a goalless draw for the third time in four league matches to drop further p...

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Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

As per a tweet by Windies Cricket, West Indies' star batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from One-day Internationals following the World Cup 2019 in Eng...

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ISL: Delhi hand Bengaluru another shocking loss

Daniel Lalhlimpuia scored twice in three minutes as Delhi Dynamos FC stunned Bengaluru FC 3-2 in a closely fought Indian Super League clash on Sunday...

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Chennai Spartans make PVL semifinals

With their backs to the wall, Chennai Spartans - in a must-win game - delivered a resounding performance to thrash Ahmedabad Defenders 4-1 (15-6, 13-15, 15-13, 15-11, 15-12) a...

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Vidarbha-ROI Irani Cup game was called off after two captains agreed

Eyebrows may have been raised when the Irani Cup was called off with Vidarbha needing just 11 runs for an outright win, but one of their senior players on Sunday insisted that...

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Amit Panghal shines, India assured of 5 medals at Strandja Memorial Boxing

Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal started the season on a strong note as Indian boxers packed enough power into their punches to assure themselves of five medals in the...

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Fit-again Wriddhiman Saha set to return to action after nine months

Wriddhiman Saha is back for Bengal as he was named in the 15-member squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali (T20) meet which will be held in Cuttack from February 21...

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NGO Yuwa wins Laureus Sport for Good honour

Yuwa, a Jharkhand-based NGO which works for girl empowerment, Sunday won the Laureus Sport for Good Award, becoming the third Indian entry to bag the honour...

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Could move court if three points are awarded to Real Kashmir: Minerva Punjab

Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC on Sunday said it will consider moving court if three points are awarded to Real Kashmir for not playing their I-League match in Srinagar...

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Watch: Aaron Finch destroys chair after run out

A fuming Aaron Finch was caught smashing a chair with his bat after suffering an unfortunate run out during the Big Bash League final at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Sun...

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Pakistani cricketers' photos removed from Mohali stadium after Pulwama attack

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) on Sunday removed the photographs of Pakistani cricketers from various points inside the Mohali stadium as a "humble step" to sh...

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La Liga: Real Madrid suffer shock home defeat to Girona

Real Madrid's resurgent La Liga run skidded to a halt as they fell to a shock 1-2 defeat at home by struggling Girona on Sunday in which captain Sergio Ramos was sent off...

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Neymar's father denies any contact with Barcelona over return

Neymar's father reiterated on Sunday that there has been no attempt to contact Barcelona over a possible return to Spain for the world's most expensive player...

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Kohli maintains top spot in ICC Test rankings, Pujara in third spot

India captain Virat Kohli remained on top while teammate Chesteshwar Pujara managed to hold on to his third position in the latest ICC Test rankings, where Sri Lankan Kusal Pe...

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Trent Boult, Mahmudullah fined for misconduct

New Zealand bowler Trent Boult and Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah have been fined for breaching cricket's code of conduct during the second one-day international in C...

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Melbourne Renegades beat Melbourne Stars to clinch BBL title

Aaron Finch's Melbourne Renegades clinched their first Big Bash League title Sunday after city rivals the Stars imploded during a tense run chase. Chasing 146 to win at D...

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BCCI should donate at least Rs 5 crore for Pulwama martyrs' families: Khanna to COA

BCCI acting president CK Khanna on Sunday appealed to Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai to sanction at least Rs 5 crore for the families of the Indian soldiers...

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Yamaguchi has good chance to win All England title: Frost

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be once again gunning for their elusive All England title but legendary Dane Morten Frost wants to bet on Japanese Akane Yamaguchi walking away...

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West Indies' John Campbell gets maiden ODI call-up for England series

John Campbell, Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell have been called up to the West Indies squad for next week's first two one day internationals against England...

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Opelka edges top-seeded Isner to reach New York Open final

Reilly Opelka edged top-seeded John Isner the same way he knocked his fellow American out of the Australian Open, winning a match full of tiebreakers Saturday night in a New Y...

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Focus on Mandhana as Board President's XI take on England

Focus would be trained on in-form openerSmriti Mandhana when she leads the Board President's XI in a warm-up match against the visiting England women's team on Monda...

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Justin Thomas seizes Riviera lead as Tiger Woods surges

Justin Thomas eagled the first hole of the third round Saturday to open a one-shot lead over Adam Scott at the rain-hit Genesis Open, where Tiger Woods was surging as darkness...

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India hosts first 'yoga on a pole' world championships

Wearing only underpants, Pavel Kalina twists his body up a wooden pole before performing a handstand at the top in the first world championships of an ancient Indian sport...

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FA Cup: Chelsea face crunch Manchester United clash

Sarri is in danger of being sacked after a dismal first season at Stamford Bridge and crashing out of the FA Cup would push the Italian closer to the axe. Chelsea suffered the...

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Argentina Open: Schwartzman overcomes Thiem to reach final

Home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman saved a match point to knock out defending champion Dominic Thiem and reach the Argentina Open final on Saturday...

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Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Prithvi Shaw returns after injury break

"I am really looking forward to taking the field again and performing at my best. I have missed playing competitive cricket due to my injury and I'm ready now to giv...

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Griezmann eclipses Torres as Atletico overcome Rayo

Antoine Griezmann scored a second-half winner as Atletico Madrid defeated neighbours Rayo Vallecano 1-0 in La Liga on Saturday to provide a timely boost ahead of next week...

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Team India still looking for a left-arm pacer?

"The team management sometimes gets obsessed with the need to have a left-arm pacer. But if the left-arm pacer isn't good enough, then you can't take him for ju...

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FA Cup: City beat Newport to reach quarters

Manchester City powered into the FA Cup quarter-finals as the Premier League leaders survived a battling display from Newport County to beat the fourth-tier minnows 4-1 on Sat...

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Wawrinka beats Nishikori in Rotterdam, faces Monfils in final

Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka battled past Kei Nishikori 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday to set up a final again...

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Piatek scores twice as AC Milan beat Atalanta in Serie A

Krzysztof Piatek hit a wonder goal and grabbed a second as AC Milan came back to defeat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday and stay on course for the Champions League. Piatek took his s...

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Lionel Messi penalty helps Barcelona beat Real Valladolid

Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed another as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday to open up a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga. The Catalans played f...

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Big sports events today

Here are the big sports events lined up for Sunday (February 17) that comprise La-Liga clash between Barcelona and Valladolid and Serie A encounter between Inter Milan and Sam...

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'Just doing my job', says 'superman' Perera

Match-winner Kusal Perera insisted "all I did was my role" after his epic 153 not out took Sri Lanka to a dramatic one-wicket victory over South Africa in the first...

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Ethiopia's Tefera breaks Guerrouj's 1500m indoor world record

Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera set a new 1500 metres indoor world record in Birmingham on Saturday as he broke a mark that had stood for more than 20 years...

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PVL: U Mumba beat Chennai Spartans to keep play-off hopes alive

U Mumba Volley defeated Chennai Spartans 3-2 (15-14, 15-8, 15-10, 10-15, 10-15) in the opening match of the Chennai leg of the Pro Volleyball League on Saturday to keep its ho...

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Minerva forfeit I-League match against Real Kashmir

Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC on Saturday forfeited their I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) turned down...

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Irfan, Soumya claim top honours in National Race Walking meet

K T Irfan of Kerala and his state-mate B Soumya emerged winners in the 20 km race walk (Elite) in the 6th Open National Race Walking Championship on Saturday...

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Shiv Kapur misses match play berth in Perth by one shot

Shiv Kapur missed out the match play action at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 in Perth on Saturday by just one shot as he bogeyed his final hole in the third round...

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Brighton edge into FA Cup quarter-finals

Brighton moved into the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second successive season as goals from Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia clinched a 2-1 win over Derby on Saturday...

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India can finish on podium in World Team Chess: Ganguly

The likes of Viswanathan Anand and Pentala Harikrishna may have opted out, but India can still finish on the podium at the upcoming World Team Chess Championships in Astana ne...

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Ajinkya Rahane to lead Mumbai in Mushtaq Ali Trophy

India international Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Mumbai team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the domestic T20 tournament, which will be played in Indore from February 21 to 28...

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1st Test: Perera takes SL to sensational win in SA

Kusal Perera took Sri Lanka to a sensational one-wicket win on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead on Saturday...

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CCI 'covers' Imran Khan portrait on its restaurant wall

The prestigious Cricket Club of India (CCI) Saturday covered a portrait of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a unique way of protest against the dastardly terror attack o...

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Guardiola 'sad and sorry' for keeping Mahrez out of team

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has apologised to Riyad Mahrez for the winger's lack of game time in recent weeks, saying the Algerian's form is not to be blam...

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Tragic footballer Sala's funeral takes place in Argentina

The funeral of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala took place in his home village in Argentina on Saturday three weeks after he was killed in a plane crash...

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Shuttler Sourabh claims 3rd senior national title

Sourabh Verma completed a hat-trick of titles at the Senior Badminton Nationals, claiming the men's singles crown after defeating young Lakshya Sen in straight games, in...

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Vidarbha third team to clinch two Irani Cup titles in a row

A clinical Ranji champions Vidarbha reasserted their supremacy in domestic arena, beating a star-studded Rest of India to retain the Irani Cup, making it back-to-back seasons...

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National Championship: Saina beats Sindhu to clinch second successive title

Defending champion Saina Nehwal displayed sublime form as she registered a comfortable 21-18, 21-15 win against PV Sindhu to retain the national title in Guwahati on Saturday...

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We as a nation must look after Pulwama martyrs' families: Vijender

Olympic medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh, employed as an officer in the Haryana Police, has donated one-month's salary to help for the martyrs' families, while co...

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National Badminton C'ship Final Live: Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu

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Rosberg excited about Vettel-Leclerc partnership in 2019

Former world champion Nico Rosberg is "done with driving" but ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season, the racer in him is most excited about Ferrari fielding two "n...

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Rishabh Pant: Working with Kiran More helped in Australia

A slight tweak in hand positioning and body posture was all that it took for Rishabh Pant to turn the tables after a tough stint behind the stumps in England and the fast-ris...

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HI names 34 players for senior men's national camp

Hockey India on Saturday named 34 players for the senior men's national camp, beginning February 18 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, to prepare for the season...

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Solanki, Zareen advance in Strandja Memorial Boxing

Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Gaurav Solanki (52kg) advanced to the men's pre-quarters, while former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) made the women's...

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Cristiano Ronaldo on target as Juventus cruise

Cristiano Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala to score early and added one himself with defender Leonardo Bonucci also on target as Juventus surged 14 points clear in Serie A with a 3...

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Guptill century secures ODI series for New Zealand

A rejuvenated Martin Guptill produced his second century in as many games as New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Bangladesh with an eight-wicket win in Christc...

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Anybody who makes it to Team India can reach the top: Debevec

56-year-old Sydney Olympics champion Rajmond Debevec is a living legend, having won everything there is to win in the sport - gold medals at the Olympics, ISSF World Champions...

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Dominic Thiem advances to Argentina Open semis

Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open semifinals on Friday, beating Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 4-6, 6-4, 6-3...

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Lyon ready for 'game of season' with Barcelona

Lyon edged rock-bottom Guingamp 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Friday with a fabulous winner from captain Nabil Fekir, just days ahead of Barcelona's visit for a Champions League clas...

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Smriti Mandhana reveals how playing in Australia has helped her game

"The first season was very tough. In a professional set-up, there is no room for emotions. You are hired to perform a certain duty and you stick to that. In India, we are...

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Talks on with franchises to rest World Cup-bound players during IPL: BCCI

The details of how many matches the Indian players are likely to be rested for in the IPL, so that they are fresh for World Cup, are yet to be worked out. "There is a dis...

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Markande's dream ride: Patiala to Mumbai Indians and India

From an anonymous cricketer content to keep his spot in the state side to breaking into an IPL team, 21-year-old Mayank Markande has been on a roller-coaster ride in the last...

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Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to focus solely on lowly Newport

Pep Guardiola has insisted his Manchester City players cannot afford to have an eye on the Champions League and the League Cup final ahead of their FA Cup tie away to Welsh mi...

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Isner gets another shot at Opelka in New York Open semis

John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open...

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KL Rahul back, Dinesh Karthik out for ODIs against Australia

Starting February 24, India will play two T20 Internationals and five ODIs against the Aussies, in what will be their last international assignment before the World Cup, which...

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It's Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu at National Badminton Championship final, again

Second seed Saina halted the brilliant run of unseeded Vaishnavi Bhale 21-15, 21-14 in 36 minutes. Playing her maiden semifinal in the Senior Nationals, Nagpur's Vaishnav...

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Coman steers Bayern to 3-2 comeback win at Augsburg

Champions Bayern Munich twice needed to come from a goal down to beat hosts Augsburg 3-2 on Friday courtesy of Kingsley Coman's two goals, and cut the gap with leaders Bo...

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Wawrinka sets up Nishikori semifinal in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka, seeking his first title since undergoing two knee surgeries in 2017, subdued Canadian 10th seed Denis Shapovalov 6-4 7-6(4) on Friday to set up an intriguing se...

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Qatar Open: Halep outlasts Svitolina, faces Mertens in final

Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the Qatar Open semi-final on Friday, marking her first victory over...

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New Zealand vs Bangladesh Live score, 2nd ODI

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1st Test: South Africa ahead against Sri Lanka after burst of wickets

South Africa took three Sri Lankan wickets in three overs to finish in a strong position on the third day of the first Test on Friday...

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Want to give Pant a few ODIs before finalising WC squad: Prasad

The BCCI's selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday backed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's call-up to the ODI squad for the five-match rubber against Au...

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Martial, Lingard to miss Chelsea, Liverpool matches

Manchester United will be without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for Monday's FA Cup clash at Chelsea with both sidelined for up to three weeks after picking up injuri...

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Sindhu, Saina set up summit clash at Senior Nationals

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective semifinals in contrasting fashion to set up a mouth-watering women's singles summit showdown at the 83rd Yonex-Sunrise Sen...

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Irani Cup: Vihari creates history, gives ROI edge over Vidarbha

Hanuma Vihari on Friday scripted history by becoming the first player to score a hat-trick of hundreds in the Irani Cup, helping Rest of India rally and set Vidarbha a tricky...

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We have shortlisted 18 players: Prasad on World Cup plans

National selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday said that 18 cricketers have been shortlisted for the upcoming ODI World Cup and the BCCI is in talks with their res...

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Home of Malaysian cricket, scene of Sachin ton, saved from closure

Malaysia's top cricket stadium, which has hosted some of the game's greats including Sachin Tendulkar, was saved from closure Friday after the government blocked an...

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Aryaan 1st Indian tennis player to fail dope test

Aryaan Bhatia became the first Indian tennis player to fail a dope test and has been put under provisional suspension, the National Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday...

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India vs Australia: Kohli, Bumrah return; Markande gets T20I call-up

The selectors on Friday announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming limited over series against Australia. Virat Kohli, who was rested for the final two ODIs and the T20I seri...

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Markande's fifer hand India A innings victory over England Lions

Young Mayank Markande scalped five wickets to spun India A to a convincing innings and 68-run win over England Lions in the second unofficial Test to clinch the two-match seri...

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Markande's fifer hands India A innings victory over England Lions

Young Mayank Markande scalped five wickets to spun India A to a convincing innings and 68-run win over England Lions in the second unofficial Test to clinch the two-match seri...

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Coach Raman keen on improving Mandhana's 'patience'

India women's team opener Smriti Mandhana, who is in blazing form, said on Friday that the team's coach W V Raman has set her targets to bat for a specific number of...

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SAI seeks shift of board exams for Manu, Vijayveer

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to shift the Class XII board examinations for two subjects for shooters Manu...

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