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Pistorius parole review delayed by two weeks: official

Johannesburg, Sep 19 (AFP) A South African parole board has delayed by two weeks a review of whether Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius’s should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend. “The parole review board met on Friday, and they could not deal with all the matters at hand, including the case of Oscar Pistorius. They will ...

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South Africa let slip their battle plans

The South African cricket team management confirmed today that detailed plans for their bowlers to use against New Zealand’s batsmen had been delivered to the wrong hotel room. A guest at a Sandton hotel posted an image on Facebook showing how South Africa planned to attack each of the Kiwi batsmen in Wednesday’s first one-day international at Centurion. She said ...

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South Africa eye revenge for New Zealand World Cup defeat

When it was announced that South Africa and New Zealand would play a one-day international series during the South African winter, the obvious marketing angle was that it would provide a rematch of the dramatic World Cup semi-final between the two teams. New Zealand won the World Cup showdown with a six off the penultimate ball of the match in ...

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PM congratulates Saina

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal for winning a silver medal at the prestigious World Badminton Championships in Indonesia. “A Silver at the World Badminton Championships is a momentous feat. Congratulations to @NSaina. Her accomplishments truly inspire,” the Prime Minister tweeted. World number two Saina lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the finals yesterday to ...

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Amla guides South Africa to six-wicket win

Hashim Amla guided South Africa to a comfortable six-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international against New Zealand at Kingsmead. New Zealand squandered a good start, losing seven wickets for 49 runs as they made 151 for eight in their 20 overs. Amla hit 48 and shared half-century partnerships with AB de Villiers and Rilee Rossouw before being caught off ...

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Sri Lanka in deep trouble after Mathews-Sangakkara partnership

India continued their fine bowling display and made giant strides towards victory by reducing a clueless Sri Lanka to 108 for five at lunch on the third day of the opening cricket Test here on Friday. After their exploits in the first innings, spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin (2/43) and Amit Mishra (2/5) yet again wrecked the Lankan middle-order, while ...

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India reach 227 for two at lunch on Day 2 of first test match

India reached 227 for two at lunch, leading by 44 runs against Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test match here today. Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 1st inngs: 183 all out India 1st inngs: 227 for two in 63 overs (Shikhar Dhawan batting 110 , Virat Kohli batting 86). – PTI

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Srikanth, Prannoy win; Kashyap lose in World C’ship

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy sailed into the pre-quarterfinals with straight-game wins but it was heartbreak for Parupalli Kashyap in the men’s singles competition at the World badminton Championship here today. World No. 3 Srikanth, who won the India Super Series this year, defeated Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14 21-15, while World No. 12 Prannoy beat ...

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Dabang Mumbai releases Tom Boon, retains only 3 players

New Delhi, Aug 12 August (PTI) Dabang Mumbai have released its star striker Tom Boon, the costliest player ever of the league, while retaining just three players for the 2016, 2017 editions of Hockey India League (HIL). He was expected to be the most happening player of last season but Boon, who fetched a whopping USD 103,000 for the 2015 ...

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India A eye final tri-series berth in last league game

Chennai, Aug 12 (PTI) Eyeing a spot in the tri-series final, the Unmukt Chand-led India A will look to sort out its batting woes and patchy form when it takes on a struggling South Africa A in the last league match here tomorrow. Having played three games with just one win and two humiliating losses against Australia A, India A ...

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