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Atletico de Kolkata turn to Ganguly for motivation

Embattled Atletico de Kolkata have now turned to their inspirational co-owner Sourav Ganguly for motivation as the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise approach the business end of the tournament. Known for his inspirational talks during his Team India stint, Ganguly will meet the ATK players at the team hotel tomorrow evening before they leave for three crucial away games beginning ...

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‘It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country’

She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says “it’s difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country” due to the prevailing “gender inequality” and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change. “Yes, it is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country,” the tennis star ...

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Clyne leaves it late to rescue Southampton

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne capped a memorable fortnight with the late equaliser that rescued a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Monday. Clyne won his first two England caps against Slovenia and Scotland during the recent international break and the right-back was the man of the moment for Southampton as well thanks to his crucial 81st minute strike at Villa ...

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World champ Hamilton nominated for BBC award

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will battle with the likes of European Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale for the BBC’s prestigious 2014 Sports Personality of the Year award. Hamilton secured his second F1 world title in Abu Dhabi at the weekend and the British driver is expected to be a leading contender for the prize. ...

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Sports Min, Vijender wants AIBA lenient on Sarita

Boxer L Sarita Devi today got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat. Sarita’s career has been thrown into jeopardy after International Boxing Association (AIBA) chief Ching-Kuo Wu asserted ...

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Clarke in squad for 1st Test, gets 2 days to prove his fitness

Australia announces 13-man squad announced for the first Test against India in Brisbane from December 4 Australia skipper Michael Clarke has been provisonally named in the 13-man squad announced on Monday for the first Test against India in Brisbane from December 4, subject to his complete recovery from a recurring left hamstring injury. As per chairman of Cricket Australia selector ...

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Mathews wants settled side for England series

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches. Rival captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday that England was desperate to make amends for a 3-2 home ...

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Roger Federer fit for Davis Cup final against France

Roger Federer is looking to cap a great season with his first Davis Cup title, and will be fit to play for Switzerland on Friday against France’s Gael Monfils. Federer had been forced to withdraw from the championship match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday with a back injury, and had been undergoing treatment in an effort ...

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Anand faces difficult situation against Carlsen

Facing a point deficit with just four games to go, five times world champion Viswanathan Anand is in a now-or-never situation in the World Chess Championship match against Magnus Carlsen. With the scores favouring Carlsen 4.5-3.5 after eight games in the 12-game match, Anand is now under serious pressure to score at least one victory, and if that does not ...

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Dalmiya extends support to Srinivasan ahead of BCCI elections

In what would come as a shot in the arm for N Srinivasan, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Jagmohan Dalmiya, has extended East Zone’s support to the embattled BCCI President, who is seeking a third term as the Board chief, by signing the nomination papers for the December 17 elections. “All six units of East Zone have signed the ...

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