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Bindra guides India to 10m air rifle bronze

Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra fired India to the men’s team bronze in the 10m air rifle event while booking his berth in the eight-man finals with the fifth-best score in the qualifications on Day 4 of the Asian Games. The Indian team comprised of Bindra, Ravi Kumar and Sanjeev Rajput which tallied 1863 to finish third behind gold ...

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Indian women’s tennis team beats Oman in Asiad

The Indian women’s tennis team was off to a winning start in the 17th Asian Games as it blanked Oman 3-0 in the first round here on Saturday. Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up contrasting singles victories before the pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara was handed a walkover in the doubles match. Thombare started ...

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Saina, Sindhu star as India makes winning start at Asiad

Star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu hammered their respective rivals in straight games as India opened their Asian Games’ badminton campaign with a 3-0 triumph over Macau China to enter the women’s team event quarterfinals, here on Saturday. The entire tie lasted under one and a half hour as Indians outplayed their rivals with clinical precision. Saina opened ...

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Asian Games buzz appears missing in host city

The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from tomorrow with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly anything to remind the visitors of the Games starting tomorrow ...

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Lions down Express to stay alive in CLT20 main draw race

Muhammad Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lankan side Southern Express by 55 runs in their penultimate Oppo Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, keeping their main-draw hopes alive, here today. Put into bat, Hafeez smashed a 40-ball 67 to power the Pakistan T20 champions to 164 for six in 20 overs. In reply, ...

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Ayhika wins both matches to start well

India’s Ayhika Mukherkee won both her junior girls group matches against Sri Lankan and North Korean rivals as the individual events of the 20th Reliance Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships commenced today after the conclusion of the team events last night. Ayhika defeated Sri Lankan Ruvini Kannangara 3-1 and North Korean Ri Yong Hae 3-0 at the NSCI’s Sardar Patel ...

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Somdev records heroic win but India hopes hanging by thread

Somdev Devvarman fought like a true warrior to lock the tie with his stunning victory in the fourth rubber while Yuki Bhambri was locked in an engrossing battle in the decider, halted by rain mid-way, as India’s hopes were still hanging by thread in the David Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia, here Sunday. Somdev, who has endured a ...

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Pallikal and Adidas conduct squash class

India’s top squash player Dipika Pallikal and sports brand Adidas teamed up to conduct a master class for the capital’s aspiring squash players. The Adidas Master Class was held at the Siri Fort Stadium yesterday and received an encouraging response in the presence of Pallikal, world no.12 and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist. In the two-hour session, the 22-year-old from ...

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KKR pacer Morne Morkel ruled out of CLT20

Kolkata Knight Riders suffered another injury blow before the start of the Champions League Twenty20 season with South African medium-pacer Morne Morkel becoming the third overseas player to be ruled out of the competition due to a shoulder injury. Earlier, Australian batsman Chris Lynn was ruled out post a shoulder surgery, while Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had his No ...

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Pistorius found not guilty of murdering girlfriend

A judge ruled on Thursday that South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was not guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. But the judge found him “negligent,” raising the prospect of a manslaughter conviction. Judge Thokozile Masipa read a lengthy explanation of the evidence and charges, then recessed the court until Friday without rendering a final verdict. ...

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