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Kyrgios hopes team spirit can help overcome Seppi loss

MELBOURNE: Nick Kyrgiosstruggled to deal with the furore over his shock second round meltdown at the Australian Open but said the return to a team environment with Davis Cup had helped him through it. The local hope was jeered off the court by sections of the crowd after squandering a two-set lead and throwing a …

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Stoinis heroics in vain as Kiwis defeats Australia

The second ODI will be in Napier on Thursday, with the third in Hamilton on Sunday. New Zealand scraped home in the first one-dayer against Australia on Monday, but only after rookie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis’ fell agonisingly short of dragging his team to victory with an unbeaten 146. In just …

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Tax officials to sport black bands to protest GST Council decisions

The four-member Committee of Administrators have to get the BCCI to fall in line with the terms of the Justice Lodha Committee report and the Supreme Court judgement The first task of the four-member Committee of Administrators (COA), comprising former CAG Vinod Rai; writer and historian Ramachandra Guha; IDFC MD …

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Kohli has backed me like he has all players, says Karun

He was away from the big crowds and the huge roar. Out in a quiet corner of the MAC ‘B’ ground, Karun Nair was training with his team-mates. Karun was back doing what he knows best. Displaying great commitment during practise and focussing on the next game. Although he savoured …

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Sania-Dodig end runner-up

Spears-Cabal win mixed doubles title with 6-2 6-4 victory Sania Mirza will have to wait for her seventh Grand Slam trophy as the Indian and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost the Australian Open mixed doubles final 2-6 4-6 to underdogs Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal, here on Sunday. …

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Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma triumph

Pranav-Sikki prevail in mixed doubles All five finals ending in straight games meant excitement was at a premium. As it turned out, favourite P.V. Sindhu, National champion Sameer Verma and the second-seed duo of Pranav Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy made the most of a depleted field and walked away …

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India U-19 trainer found dead in a hotel in Mumbai

India Under-19 cricket team trainer Rajesh Sawant was found dead in his hotel room in Mumbai on Sunday morning, a day ahead of India Under-19’s first ODI against England. “What I have gathered so far is he did not report for team activities in the morning, so people started looking …

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Age is just a number, says Nehra

Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra has dismissed criticisms that were targeted at his age and fitness levels, saying a practice match is all that he needs to ‘get into the groove’. Nehra scalped two batsmen in successive balls and added one more later in the second Twenty20 against England, which India …

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India holds its nerve in a thriller

Bumrah’s brilliant last over does the trick after Rahul’s breezy knock K.L. Rahul ended his drought at the top with a breezy 71 off 47 balls at the top of the order. The bowling triumvirate of veteran Ashish Nehra, seasoned leggie Amit Mishra and uncanny pacer Jasprit Bumrah ensured that …

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Tendulkar, mongoose and the secret of winning

Tendulkar veered off to his fond recollections about the Eden Gardens, best of which he said happened in the Hero Cup semifinal against South Africa in 1993 KOLKATA: Sachin Tendulkar rolled back his memory to recollect the best connection with the city where he launched the IDBI Federal Life Insurance …

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