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Tendulkar has provided the impetus for the youngsters: Lara

West Indian batting great Brian Lara, who had completed the 18-hole golf course stint in the extremely hot conditions at the Hyderabad Golf Association at the invitation of its member and former Member of Parliament Dr. G. Vivekanand here on Friday, reminded that the Indians have always been a very …

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Advani and Amee complete rare triple

Pankaj Advani and Amee Kamani completed the unique triple National crown by winning the men and women’s snooker title in the 84th Manisha National billiards & snooker championship here on Thursday. They had won National 6-Red snooker championship in Mumbai in December 2016 and the billiards title here. Advani pole-axed …

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PSPB clinches title in style

Has an easy outing against AAI Since 1999, Petroleum has been unstoppable in the National badminton championships. And the 72nd inter-State and inter-Zonal championship at the Patliputra Sports Complex here was no different. Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) bagged the mixed team title, in grand style with a facile 3-0 …

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Jackson excels for Ranchi

Ranchi Rays banked on its captain Ashley Jackson’s double strike to beat a fighting Dabang Mumbai 7-3 in the Hockey India League here on Thursday. After two disappointing performances, Rays gave a solid display to ensure its second win. It was Mumbai’s second consecutive defeat. With both sides getting engaged …

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Vijay Shankar sets up TN win

The host sits third going into final round Vijay Shankar led from the front with a 49-ball 69 as Tamil Nadu eased to a 37-run win over Andhra in the fourth match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali South Zone T20 tournament here on Thursday. Electing to bat, M. Vijay got …

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City routs West Ham, United disappoints

Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive its fading Premier League title aspirations even as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday. City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times …

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Bangladesh cricketers arrive

Bangladesh cricket team, led by Mushfiqur Rahim, arrived in the City on Thursday evening for the one-off Test match against India to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here from February 9 to 13. Bangladesh will be playing its first-ever Test match India though it played its inaugural Test …

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Kohli and I plotted Morgan dismissal, says Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal’s dismissal of Eoin Morgan with a googly hastened the end of the visitor’s chase on Wednesday. From here, the Englishmen lost another seven wickets for the addition of just eight runs. Chahal took six for 25 — the best for an Indian in Twenty20 internationals — and claimed …

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Yuki Bhambri to play first singles

Vishnu Vardhan replaces injured Saketh Myneni, to partner Leander Paes Like he had done for the London Olympics, Vishnu Vardhan made a dramatic entry into the Asia Oceania Davis Cup tie against New Zealand on Thursday, as Saketh Myneni withdrew with a foot injury that he had suffered during training. …

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Will play as long as I enjoy the game, says Paes

The talks of his retirement may have been doing the rounds in recent times, but Leander Paes was categorical that he would play the game as long as he loved doing it. “I am looking forward to winning a couple of more Grand Slams. I am feeling at my fittest …

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