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Mary Kom named MVP of India’s Asiad campaign

Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was today chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India here. Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in Asian Games when she clinched the yellow metal in the Incheon ...

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Star men Messi, Ronaldo in friendly shadows

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo spent a rare Saturday in the shadows as Argentina and Portugal slipped to defeats in friendly internationals staged more than 8,000km apart. Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a fiercely contested “Superclasico” in front of 50,000 fans in the Chinese capital. Seven hours later, Ronaldo’s Portugal lost 2-1 to France ...

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Change in slot helped Virat and team: Dhoni

Lauding Virat Kohli for agreeing to drop a rung in the batting order for the team’s sake, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the strategy used in the second ODI against the West Indies here could be continued as the batsman adjusted well to the change. Kohli (62), who registered his 31st ODI fifty to return to form, stitched a ...

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Dhawan wishes success to Kohli

The age-old cliche that “You can either love him or hate him but you can’t ignore him” fits aptly to Virat Kohli in the manner his peers and rivals look upto him even when he is going through one of the leanest patches in his international career. While the poor form has been a prolonged one, but there is no ...

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Suarez back in business, Japan edge Jamaica

Luis Suarez returned for Uruguay for the first time since his infamous World Cup biting shame and helped the South Americans to a 1-1 friendly draw against Saudi Arabia. The 27-year-old Barcelona star`s shot from an angle on 47 minutes in Jeddah came back off the far post before hitting Hassan Muath Fallatah for an own goal. Suarez was replaced ...

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Dhoni backs bowlers, says they did a decent job

Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar all the Indian bowlers leaked runs in the first ODI against West Indies, but home team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed his underfire bowling attack despite crashing to an embarrassing 124-run loss in the series opener here. India paid the price for some mediocre bowling as the Caribbeans, who were on the verge of boycotting the ...

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Ticket sales for the India versus WI ODI in capital begins

The ticket sales for the second ODI between India and West Indies commenced here today with prices ranging between Rs 500 to Rs 8000. “Today we have started the sale of the tickets for the second ODI between India and West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla on October 11. The tickets have been priced at following denominations: Rs 500, ...

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Call or inform captain instead of reporting: Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says instead of reporting a bowler with suspect action, umpires can straightaway call the offender or inform the captain to take him off attack, as that would not allow the bowler to have an impact on the outcome of the match. Talking about ICC’s crackdown on suspect bowling action, that has been on the rise ...

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Jules Bianchi has traumatic brain injury: Family

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi suffered a traumatic brain injury in his Japanese Grand Prix crash and remains in a critical but stable condition, his family said. In a statement issued through his Marussia team, they expressed appreciation for messages of support from around the world and said the 25-year-old’s crash at Suzuka on Sunday had left him with ...

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Birendra Lakra felicitated

Rourkela Steel Plant on Monday felicitated Birendra Lakra, an alumnus of SAIL Hockey Academy, who was a part of the triumphant India team that defeated Pakistan in the final of men’s hockey to bag the gold medal in Asian Games after 16 years. Lakra played a key role in India’s campaign at Incheon, South Korea. “Lakra has made Rourkela and ...

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