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November 28, 2017 4:02 am gmt |
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It would be easy to trivialise India’s innings and 239 runs Test victory over Sri Lanka as a win of little consequence. But that would do injustice to the enormous positives that could be gleaned from the win. Chief among them would be the appreciation that winning, like many other traits in sport, i...
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November 28, 2017 4:02 am gmt |
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Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara on Sunday (November 26) heaped praises on skipper Virat Kohli for his impeccable batting on the third day of the Nagpur Test. Kohli on Sunday (November 26) coasted to his fifth double century as the hosts crushed Sri Lanka’s toothless attack to stay on course ...
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November 27, 2017 3:43 am gmt |
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France moved one step closer to a 10th Davis Cup title when Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore 6-1 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the final against neighbours Belgium on Saturday (November 25). The French pair, in their first competitive ...
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November 26, 2017 3:47 am gmt |
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike officially opened the city’s first permanent Olympic venue on Saturday (November 25) ahead of the 2020 games during a ceremony attended by hundreds. The Musashino Forest Sport Plaza which is located in the outskirts of Tokyo will host Modern Penthalon Fencing and Bad...
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November 24, 2017 8:12 am gmt |
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An Italian court sentenced former AC Milan and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday (November 23) after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013. A Milan court ruled that Robinho and five other Brazilians assaulted the woman, who was ...
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November 24, 2017 5:18 am gmt |
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Russia will host the 2018 World Cup finals in 12 venues spread across 11 cities. MOSCOW The Russian capital, a city of more than 12 million people, is home to two World Cup venues. Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, which will host seven matches including the final and opening match, has undergone exte...
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November 23, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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Ange Postecoglou resigned as Australia coach on Wednesday (November 22), a week after leading the Socceroos to qualification for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. The 52-year-old spoke emotionally about the toll his job had taken on his family life but did not elaborate fully on the reaso...
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November 20, 2017 1:07 pm gmt |
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Virat Kohli’s legendary status in world cricket grew further when the Indian captain smashed his 50th International century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka. True to his aggressive demeanour and style, Kohli got to his 18th Test hundred with a flat and power...
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November 20, 2017 4:49 am gmt |
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Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday (November 19). The 26-year-old recovered from losing his opening two service games to finally get the better of the wi...
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November 20, 2017 4:49 am gmt |
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As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday (November 18) to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. Few gave the willowy world number eight a prayer against the...
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November 19, 2017 12:46 pm gmt |
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Rangana Herath‘s third Test fifty propped up Sri Lanka’s lead to 122 before the visitors were bowled out for 294 on the fourth afternoon at the Eden Gardens. Mohammed Shami, on his home ground, rattled through Sri Lanka’s middle order to finish with four wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar added two wic...
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November 19, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov outclassed Belgium’s David Goffin 6-0 6-2 to race into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday (November 15). The world number six looked supreme as he made it two wins from two matches on his tournament debut. At one stage, a whitewash looked a distinct ...
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November 16, 2017 10:31 am gmt |
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India captain Virat Kohli admitted to being in a familiar dilemma over the team’s opening combination going into the first test against Sri Lanka beginning at the Eden Gardens on Thursday (November 16). The right-handed duo of Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul have remained India’s trusted ba...
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November 16, 2017 4:56 am gmt |
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Roger Federer marched into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London once again on Tuesday (November 14) but he made hard work of the task before finally prevailing 7-6(6) 5-7 6-1 in a high-quality battle of the generations with Germany’s Alexander Zverev. The 36-year-old six-time champion ma...
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November 15, 2017 4:43 am gmt |
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Belgium’s first-time qualifier David Goffin sprung a huge surprise when he beat stricken world number one Rafael Nadal 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 at the ATP Finals in London, UK on Monday (November 13). Nadal’s notorious fighting spirit and Goffin’s frayed nerves stretched the match into a t...