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Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

The former world No. 1 won 19 Grand Slam titles overall, including seven in singles Maria Bueno, a Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the U.S. Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in modern women’s tennis, has died after battling mouth …

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Women’s Asia Cup: Dominant India crush Pakistan to enter final

Women’s Asia Cup: Dominant India crush Pakistan to enter final

Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the most successful Indian bowler, claiming impressive figures of 3 for 14 A dominant India sailed into the final of the women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament with a seven-wicket drubbing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their last round robin match here on Saturday. Electing to bat, …

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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh: Afghanistan completes 3-0 clean sweep

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh: Afghanistan completes 3-0 clean sweep

With nine runs to defend in the final over, Rashid seals a last-ball win In-form leggie Rashid Khan continued to cast doom on Bangladesh as Afghanistan clinched the series 3-0 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday. Thanks to Shafiqullah’s sensational save on the boundary off the last …

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Curator deserves pat for commendable job

Curator deserves pat for commendable job

To get it in shape for an international series was a challenge, says Dayanand Sharma As Asghar Stanikzai and Shalib Al Hasan walked into the middle for the last toss of the three-match T20 series on Thursday, Dayanand Sharma wore a smiling look. The pitch curator from Bengaluru had ensured …

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Virat Kohli takes his place at Madame Tussauds

Virat Kohli takes his place at Madame Tussauds

Wax statue was made by a team of 20 artists and sculptors Virat Kohli joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Usain Bolt in the sports zone of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum here as the Indian captain’s statue was unveiled on Wednesday. Capturing every detail, …

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Muguruza embarrasses Sharapova with a thumping win

Muguruza embarrasses Sharapova with a thumping win

Top seed Halep bounces back to win a bruising quarterfinal against Kerber Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open semifinals on Wednesday, condemning the Russian to her worst Grand Slam defeat in more than six years. The Spanish third seed, who was the champion here …

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Long-serving Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland to step down

Long-serving Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland to step down

Gives 12-months notice, says the ball-tampering affair had not ‘had a bearing’ on his decision Long-serving Cricket Australia (CA) boss James Sutherland said on Wednesday he would be stepping down from his role as chief executive next year. The 52-year-old, who took up the role in 2001, resigns amid reviews …

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