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A great chance to prove myself at Asian Games: Harendra Singh

A great chance to prove myself at Asian Games: Harendra Singh

India needs to improve its PC conversions, says men’s team chief coach Harendra Singh One thing Harendra Singh does not have in his new role is the luxury of time. The chief coach’s immediate assignment with the Indian men’s hockey team is the Champions Trophy, which gets underway on June 23. He …

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French Open 2018: Djokovic reaches third round, Zverev survives

French Open 2018: Djokovic reaches third round, Zverev survives

Halep needs to reach the semifinals or better if she is to retain the world top spot. Former champion Novak Djokovic reached the French Open third round for the 13th consecutive year by beating Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday, while second seed Alexander Zverev staged a fightback …

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Age no bar for best batsmen and bowlers of IPL 2018

Age no bar for best batsmen and bowlers of IPL 2018

In this edition of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni had the highest average and strike rate among batsmen. On Sunday, Dhoni emphasised after winning the trophy that age was just a number and fitness mattered more. This rang true for Dhoni and Watson, key players of the franchise, who …

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Warriors fight back to make summit clash

Warriors fight back to make summit clash

Curry and Durant deliver when it matters Stephen Curry inspired a second-half fightback as reigning champion Golden State Warriors booked its fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance with a 101-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday. Curry scored 27 points with Kevin Durant adding 34 as the Warriors advanced to …

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Catwoman Serena is back

Catwoman Serena is back

Nadal and Sharapova survive a scare; Bopanna-Roger-Vasselin pair advances Serena Williams made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis which was as memorable as her body-hugging black catsuit when she reached the Roland Garros second round on Tuesday. The 36-year-old downed Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6(4), 6-4 as …

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Super Kings take ‘core group’ definition to a new level

Super Kings take ‘core group’ definition to a new level

Coach Fleming applauds skipper Dhoni’s ability to build team spirit and player confidence With a third title under its belt, Chennai Super Kings has every right to stake claim for the tag of most successful team in the IPL. It can also, probably, apply for copyright for the term ‘core group’. Ever …

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Banned Warner, Bancroft to play in Northern Territory in July

Banned Warner, Bancroft to play in Northern Territory in July

Warner will play two one-day matches in Darwin for the Strike League; Bancroft to play full tournament Australian batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up for a limited-overs tournament in Northern Territory in July as they look to return to cricket in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal …

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Liverpool to sign Brazilian Fabinho

Liverpool to sign Brazilian Fabinho

The midfielder will move from AS Monaco Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from AS Monaco, the Premier League club said on Monday. British newspapers reported that Liverpool will pay about £40 million ($53 million) for the 24-year-old who will move to Anfield on July 1. …

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Australian Open semifinalist Chung pulls out of French Open

Australian Open semifinalist Chung pulls out of French Open

Chung, who had to retire in his semifinal in Melbourne Park, has been carrying an ankle injury. Surprise Australian Open semifinalist Chung Hyeon won’t have a chance to repeat his Grand Slam heroics at the French Open — the 22-year-old Korean withdrew from the year’s second major on Wednesday with …

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IPL 2018: Super Kings wins a humdinger

IPL 2018: Super Kings wins a humdinger

du Plessis stands firm to guide the former champion to its seventh final Faf du Plessis fashioned a splendid win for Chennai Super Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 of the Vivo IPl 11 here on Tuesday. Chosen ahead of Sam Billings, the South African captain playing his fifth …

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