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January 9, 2018 4:07 am gmt |
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Twice champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open as she continues a legal battle over the custody of her son. The Belarusian had been granted a wildcard for the season-opening grand slam but withdrew on Monday (January 8), organisers said. “Its unfortunate ...
In Cricket
January 8, 2018 8:34 am gmt |
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Australia romped to an innings and 123-runs victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth test on Monday (January 8) to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from his hospital...
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January 8, 2018 3:38 am gmt |
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China has banned speed-skater Xiaoxuan Shi from the national team for two years after failing a drug test, removing her from their squad for next month’s 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the China Skating Association said in a statement. Shi tested positive for the banned on Dec. 14, the gover...
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January 6, 2018 4:36 am gmt |
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A 10-day ice sports training camp for girls is underway in Leh town of Indian Kashmir. The free training camp, organised by Ladakh Woman Ice Hockey Foundation (LWIHF), is aimed at encouraging more girls to take up sports like ice hockey and ice skating. A total of 110 girls of all ages are participat...
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January 3, 2018 5:42 am gmt |
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Captain Joe Root says England must learn from their off-field mistakes in the failed defence of the Ashes. Before the tour began, Ben Stokes was arrested after an incident in Bristol and has not played for England since. “There’s definitely stuff we’ll take from this trip and make s...
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January 2, 2018 4:54 am gmt |
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been given permission by the England and Wales Cricket Board to take part in the lucrative Indian Premier League. Stokes is currently unavailable for England selection after being arrested for his part in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. The Dur...
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January 1, 2018 12:05 pm gmt |
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African racers took the top three spots on Sunday (December 31) in the 93rd edition of the Sao Silvestre Road Race in Sao Paulo, with Ethiopian Dawit Admasu placing first with a time of 44 minutes and 15 seconds. Close behind him was fellow Ethiopian Belay Tilahun Bezabeh at 44 minutes and 33 seconds...
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December 31, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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Former world number one Andy Murray says he doesn’t mind if he is playing at “30 in the world level” as he prepares to return from six months out. The 30-year-old Briton’s ranking has dropped to 16th in the world having out since July with a hip injury. Murray is set to make h...
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December 30, 2017 3:48 am gmt |
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British tennis player Andy Murray had a shaky return to the court on Friday (December 29) losing 6-2 to Roberto’s Bautista Agut in a one-set exhibition game at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Murray was called in to play after former world number one Novak Djokovic withdrew from the...
In Football
December 30, 2017 3:48 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best player of the year while Zinedine Zidane was voted the best coach of the year as Real Madrid dominated the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Thursday (December 28). The Spanish side were also named the best team of the year. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner wo...
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December 29, 2017 4:00 am gmt |
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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday (December 27) said his men were ready to tour South Africa and record their first test series victory. Kohli, who was rested during India’s Twenty20 series win against Sri Lanka earlier this month, urged his team to embrace the testing conditions ...
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December 28, 2017 3:52 am gmt |
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Australia coach Darren Lehmann will step down from his post after the 2019 Ashes series in England. The 47-year-old had said in August 2016, when extending his contract until 2019, that he would be unlikely to continue beyond that point. And he has now told Fox Sports: “That will be it. It will...
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December 27, 2017 3:49 am gmt |
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The return of South Africa’s cricket captain Faf du Plessis is in doubt on the eve of the four day test against Zimbabwe as he recovers from a viral infection. Du Plessis has not played since injuring his back in October during a one-day-International against Bangladesh. He told reporters on Su...
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December 26, 2017 3:44 am gmt |
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Twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena Williams will play her first match since the birth of her daughter when she faces off against French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next week. The match with be the 36-year-old Williams’ first in a...
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December 25, 2017 3:48 am gmt |
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Thousands of people gathered at the An der Alten Foersterei stadium on Saturday (December 23) to sing carols, drink mulled wine and wave candles. In a very festive mood, FC Union Berlin fans turned up at their stadium dressed in many varied and colourful Christmas costumes to celebrate the Weihnachts...