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All Eyes On Virat Kohli The Batter As India Take On South Africa In ODIs

Paarl (South Africa), Jan 18 (PTI): The mighty Virat Kohli’s presence in the Indian playing eleven as a mere player for the first time in seven years will be keenly followed while his potential successor in red-ball cricket, K L Rahul, will be judged for his captaincy in the three-match ODI series against South Africa beginning […]

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Prannoy Enters Second Round Of Syed Modi Badminton, Sameer Retires Hurt

Lucknow, Jan 18 (PTI): India’s HS Prannoy entered the second round of the men’s singles competition at the Syed Modi International badminton tournament after registering a straight-game win over Ukraine’s Danylo Bosniuk here on Tuesday. On a comeback trail, the fifth seeded India took just 36 minutes to get the better of Bosniuk 21-14 21-18 in […]

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Ancelotti’s Real Madrid Showing Its Dominance In Spain

MADRID, Jan 18 (AP): Luka Modric had just picked up his MVP trophy after the Spanish Super Cup final when Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti started yelling at him from afar. “You missed a pass,” Ancelotti complained, moving his arms as Modric approached. “You sent the ball to the sideline.” Modric started smiling. The two quickly […]

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Madrid Great Gento, Winner Of 6 European Cups, Dies At 88

MADRID, Jan 18 (AP): Francisco “Paco” Gento, a former Real Madrid great who is the only soccer player to win six European Cup titles, has died. He was 88. Madrid announced Gento’s passing on Tuesday but did not give a cause of death. Gento played with Madrid for 18 seasons, from 1953-71, and his 23 titles […]

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Andy Murray Wins In Australia For 1st Time Since 2017

MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (AP): Five years and five long sets later, five-time Australian Open runner-up Andy Murray finally has won another match at the season-opening Grand Slam tournament. The former No. 1-ranked Murray, playing thanks to a wild-card invitation as he continues his career comeback from hip operations and thoughts of retirement, beat 21st-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili […]

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U-19 World Cup: India Eye Improved Batting Performance Against Ireland

Tarouba (Trinidad and Tobago), Jan 18 (PTI): In-form batter and captain Yash Dhull will be expecting a much improved batting effort from his team when record four-time champions India take on Ireland in their second Group B match of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Wednesday. Having started their campaign with a 45-run win over […]

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We Hope To Break Down Iran Defence To Start With A Win: Dennerby

Mumbai, Jan 18 (PTI): India head coach Thomas Dennerby on Tuesday said the hosts would aim to break down a strong Iranian defence with an attacking game to eke out a win in their women’s AFC Asian Cup opener here on Thursday. The match against Iran would be crucial for India in their bid to qualify […]

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5TH CEM GOLD CUP : KAMSFC Beat Hyderabad FC (reserve), Lift Title

HT Bureau DIPHU, Jan 18: In an exciting final match of the 5th CEM Gold Cup football championship, Karbi Anglong Morning Star FC (KAMSFC) clinched the title for the third time beating the reserve team of Hyderabad FC in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the jam packed KASA stadium on Monday night. The two teams played out intense […]

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If Given An Opportunity, It Will Be An Honour To Captain India: Jasprit Bumrah

Paarl (South Africa), Jan 17 (PTI): India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah on Monday said he is not averse to leading the national team if an opportunity comes knocking at his door in the near future. With Virat Kohli’s captaincy tenure in all formats coming to an end following his resignation from Test leadership, there are questions […]

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Hertha Berlin Out To Dispel Gloom Before Derby, Bayern Games

BERLIN, Jan 17 (AP): After years of disappointment, Hertha Berlin fans are bracing themselves for yet more ahead of a daunting week against city rival Union Berlin and Bavarian powerhouse Bayern Munich. Hertha hosts in-form Union in the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday, then league leader Bayern in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Injuries, […]