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November 14, 2017 5:02 am gmt |
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Aiming to end a sensational year as he began it, Swiss master Roger Federer opened his bid for a seventh ATP Finals title with 6-4 7-6(4) victory over American debutant Jack Sock on Sunday (November 12). The 36-year-old was given a thorough workout by Sock although had he been a little more clinical ...
In Cricket
November 13, 2017 5:06 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne said on Saturday (November 11) that confidence was the key to do well against the home side, India, in the three-match Test series, beginning on November 15. Addressing a news conference in India’s eastern Kolkata city after their warm-up match, Karunaratne ...
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November 12, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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Top seed Andrey Rublev crushed a demoralised Borna Coric to reach the final of the Next Gen ATP Finals on Friday (November 10). Russian number one Rublev, ranked 37th in the world, dominated his fellow 20-year-old with his superior power to win 4-1 4-3(6) 4-1 in little over an hour. Coric, who perhap...
In Cricket
November 11, 2017 5:28 am gmt |
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Before Sri Lanka start their three-match Test series against India, they play a warm-up match against a Board President’s XI side that will be led by Sanju Samson. The match is being played at the Jadavpur University campus 2nd Ground in Kolkata. The first Test will also be held in the city at the Ed...
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November 11, 2017 4:22 am gmt |
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Pace bowler Jake Ball added to England’s injury problems before the first Ashes Test against Australia when he sprained an ankle in a warm-up game. Bowling his fourth over on the second day against a Cricket Australia XI, Ball collapsed in his delivery stride and limped off the field in Adelaid...
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November 10, 2017 4:50 am gmt |
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Captain Joe Root scored his maiden fifty of the Ashes tour as England closed the opening day of their four-day warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI. Opener Mark Stoneman (61) and Dawid Malan (63) also made half-centuries but no batsman was able to post England’s first century of the tou...
In Football
November 9, 2017 4:48 am gmt |
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The Peruvian national soccer team trained in Auckland on Tuesday (November 7) ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against New Zealand on Saturday (November 11). The suspension of Captain Paolo Guerrero for their World Cup playoff is a blow to the South American side but midfielder Renato Tapia ...
In Cricket
November 8, 2017 12:18 pm gmt |
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Steven Finn has been ruled out of England’s Ashes tour after scans showed he has torn his left knee cartilage. The pace bowler, 28, who was added to the squad following Ben Stokes’ arrest, was injured in training on Thursday. He will return to the UK in the next 48 hours to meet with spec...
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November 8, 2017 7:14 am gmt |
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Britain’s Andy Murray hopes to make his competitive return in Brisbane in January following a hip injury – but only if he is 100% fit. The Scot lost 6-3 3-6 10-6 to world number two Roger Federer as part of a charity event in Glasgow on Tuesday. It was the first time Murray, 30, had [&hel...
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November 8, 2017 4:38 am gmt |
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump attended a launch event on Tuesday (November 7) to encourage increased participation of girls in sports programmes ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. She arrived in South Korea earlier in the day for a two-day trip, where U.S. President Donald Trump and ...
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November 6, 2017 10:13 am gmt |
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Jack Sock said the full impact of winning the Paris Masters tournament on Sunday (November 5) had not “soaked in” yet. The American beat Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic in the Masters final to lift the trophy and take home 853,430 euros (about 991,000 U.S. dollars). It is Sock’s fir...
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November 5, 2017 8:34 am gmt |
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Jack Sock ended local favourite Julien Benneteau’s run at the Paris Masters with a 7-5 6-2 victory on Saturday (November 4) to reach the final and move to the brink of an ATP Finals spot. The American 16th seed, who started the week in 24th place in the Race to the season-ending tournament in L...
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November 5, 2017 4:46 am gmt |
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Jack Sock of USA beat Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3 in Paris in the early hours of Saturday (November 4) to book the fourth place in the Paris Masters semi-finals. Verdasco took the first long set with a tie-break but ran out of steam 6-2 in the second set. Sock took the equalising s...
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November 4, 2017 4:38 am gmt |
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Rafa Nadal continued his quest for a maiden Paris Masters title when he survived a second-set blip to beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday (November 2). The Spaniard, who made sure he will end the year as world number one by reaching the third round, had to dig dee...
In Cricket
November 3, 2017 4:35 am gmt |
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India finally tasted success against the team that has been their Achilles heel for long in the format when they outplayed butter-fingered New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International here on Wednesday. At the end of the lopsided game that was also veteran seamer Ashish Nehra’s la...