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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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Di Maria dip no surprise to Argentina coach

Manchester United record signing Angel di Maria’s stunning start to his time at Manchester United was the surprise, not the winger’s recent dip in form, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said. Di Maria, a 26-year-old Argentina winger, joined from Real Madrid in a USD 98 million deal on transfer deadline day and scored three goals in his first five games for ...

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Finishing a concern for Reid

Disappointed with his team’s third sucessive goalless draw in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid has said that his wards need to work on their finishing and capitalise on the chances that came their way. Mumbai City FC and FC Goa played out an action-packed goalless draw after both the teams failed to score ...

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Kohli lauds team for positive, aggressive attitude

Elated after India decimated Sri Lanka with clinical precision in the just-concluded ODIs, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said the biggest takeaway from the hurriedly-arranged series has been the positive and aggressive attitude that his team displayed all through. India crushed Sri Lanka 5-0 completing the formalities with a three-wicket triumph in the final match of the series last night. “Guys ...

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For me CTL is about friendships, says Paes

As a new and unique brand of tennis makes its debut in the country with a mix of Indian and international stars, veteran Leander Paes says the Champions Tennis League, for him, is about “making friendships”. The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league is kicking off this evening with a double-header in the Capital and Hyderabad. “It’s a unique format, men and ...

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