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January 17, 2017 6:47 am gmt |
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Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova and Jo Konta breezed through their opening round matches in hot temperatures on day of the Australian Open. Williams, chasing an Open-era record 23rd grand slam trophy, described her win against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic as one of her toughest first round matches...
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January 16, 2017 5:01 am gmt |
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Magnificent tons by Indian Captain Virat Kohli and batsman Kedar Jadhav helped India chase down a mammoth 350 runs in the first one-day match against England in the western city of Pune on Sunday (Jan 15). The hosts crossed the line with three wickets in hand after Kohli and Jadhav struck 122 and 120...
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January 15, 2017 6:07 am gmt |
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Tottenham Hotspur strengthened their push for the Premier League title with a 4-0 stroll over West Bromwich Albion on a special Saturday for their hat-trick hero Harry Kane. Kane, who became a father for the first time last Sunday, celebrated with a treble — and it could have been more — as Spurs coa...
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January 14, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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Still mired in a doping scandal and with a track team banned from international competition, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said his country may put forth a bid to host the 2028 Games. Alexander Zhukov said Friday that Russia is considering three cities as candidates for a 2028 bid, e...
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January 13, 2017 6:52 am gmt |
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World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following Friday’s draw. The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon crown, a successful Olympic title defence and the year-end top ranking...
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January 12, 2017 6:30 am gmt |
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President Barack Obama will welcome the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday, just five days before he leaves office. White House press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Obama is “really looking forward to it,” as were a number of West Wing colleagues w...
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January 11, 2017 6:48 am gmt |
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The Australian Open is less than a week away, and the sport’s top players aren’t wasting any time. They’re hitting the practice courts hard in Melbourne and ensuring that they’re adequately prepared for the first Grand Slam of 2017. The 22-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams returns to Melbourne...
In Football
January 10, 2017 10:17 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo was named FIFA’s best men’s footballer of 2016 on Monday, the latest prize after a glittering year for the Portugal and Real Madrid star. Ronaldo bested France’s Antoine Greizmann and long-time Barcelona rival Lionel Messi of Argentina for the honour. Ronaldo had a...
In Cricket
January 9, 2017 6:06 am gmt |
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Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not resign captaincy of India’s limited-overs teams but was nudged by the selectors into making the announcement, sources said. The Indian cricket board announced on Wednesday (Jan 4) that MS Dhoni, the double World Cup-winning skipper, had decided to st...
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January 7, 2017 5:50 am gmt |
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Younis Khan, veteran Pakistan batsman, on Saturday (Jan 7) missed the 10,000 Test runs mark during the 3rd Test against Australia in Sydney. The stylish right-hander was caught in the deep off spinner Nathan Lyon for 13 to be 23 runs short of becoming the first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 Test r...
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January 6, 2017 5:20 am gmt |
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Indian Test captain Virat Kohli said with emotion that the out going captain MS Dhoni would be his captain always. Dhoni stumped all on Wednesday when he informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he is stepping down as the skipper. The legendary Indian captain will be available f...
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January 5, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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MS Dhoni stepped down as the captain of India’s limited-overs sides but he will be available for the selection for the upcoming England ODI and T20I series starting January 15, tweeted BCCI. Dhoni, who had announced his retirement from Tests on December 30, 2014, captained India in 199 ODIs and...
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January 4, 2017 4:36 am gmt |
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The United States swept to a 3-0 win over Spain in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday (January 3) in Perth, Australia as players gear up for the Australian Open. 25 year-old Coco Vandeweghe put the U.S. into the lead by defeating Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 6-4. Jack Sock then faced a tough test against Feliciano ...
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January 3, 2017 4:52 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the second Test at Newlands on Monday (Jan 2). Elgar made 129 before falling to the second new ball. South Africa were 297 for six at the close after being sent in to bat. The left-handed Elgar batted imperturbably while wickets fell […...
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January 2, 2017 7:02 am gmt |
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Indian Captain Virat Kohli said he takes inspiration from Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. He said Ronaldo’s work ethic is something that he wants to emulate, he said on Sunday (Jan 1).  “I take a lot of inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo. The way he has stayed on top for so many ...