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Amateur Mane rises to tied fifth at Asia-Pacific

Udayan Mane had an eventful second round with six birdies against three bogeys to rise to tied fifth place after the second round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship here today. Mane, the best Asian finisher at the World Amateur in Japan and fourth at the Asian Games last month, is now five-under 137 and four shots behind the new leader, ...

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ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Holding

Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game’s governing body is “20 years too late” in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers. “Twenty years too late! We have had a lot chuckers in the game. What the ICC are doing now is ...

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Saketh Myneni enters singles semis and doubles final

Saketh Myneni entered the singles semifinals and doubles final of the ATP Challenger at the Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex on Thursday. Saketh scored his second consecutive win in two weeks over top seeded Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan winning 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and four minutes. He made his singles win sweeter by reaching the doubles final with compatriot Sanam ...

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Advani, Kothari in World Billiards semis

Indian ace Pankaj Advani and Sourav Kothari set the green baize on fire to ensure a semifinal clash between themselves after registering resounding wins in their last-16 and quarterfinals clashes respectively in the 150 up format of World Billiards Championship underway. Former champion Advani, who has already pocketed eight world billiards titles, first eased past another ex-champ David Causier 4-0 ...

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Pakistan press on despite losing Misbah

Pakistan continued to bat solidly despite losing skipper Misbah-ul Haq as they reached 328-5 at lunch on the second day of the first cricket Test against Australia here today. Misbah misread a googly from part-timer Steven Smith and was caught at mid-on after scoring a solid 69 and adding an invaluable 93 runs for the fifth wicket with Asad Shafiq. ...

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Roger Federer, Nadal race through in Basel

Top seeds Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal raced through their Swiss Indoors assignments on Wednesday, spending under an hour each on court and dropping just five games between them. Federer, chasing a sixth title on his home court, defeated Luxembourg`s Gilles Muller 6-2, 6-1 in the first round, pounding down a ninth ace for three match points and converting on ...

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Dipika, Harinder win squash challenger titles

Ace woman squash player Dipika Pallikal and Asian Games gold medallist Harinder Pal Singh won titles in their respective categories at the JSW Squash Challenger Circuit on Sunday. In the final matches, they defeated their Egyptian counterparts in straight games. In the woman’s draw, the Incheon Games bronze medallist Pallikal got the better of her opponent Nouran El Torky 14-12, ...

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Harmanpreet’s twin strike help India retain SOJC title

Harmanpreet Singh converted two penalty corners to help India sucessfully defend its Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 hockey title, beating Great Britain 2-1 in a keenly-contested final, here today. Harmanpreet (45th and 90 minutes) slammed home two set pieces at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium to take his goals tally to eight in the tournament. For Great Britain Samuel ...

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West Indies call off tour, SL fill void with five ODIs

The West Indies tour to India has been thrown into uncertainty with the BCCI saying it had been called off by the WICB and announcing a replacement tour, while the West Indies board said in a later statement that it had not taken any such decision. The developments followed a protracted payment structure dispute between the players, the WICB and ...

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Was left with no option, says West Indies Cricket Board

The West Indies Cricket Board has criticised skipper Dwayne Bravo and said it was left with no option but to call off the tour of India following a strike by its players in the wake of an acrimonious ongoing pay dispute with WICB. The aggrieved Caribbean players, who were persuaded to take the field for the fourth ODI, conveyed their ...

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