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Wayne Rooney says England need to get nasty

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – England striker Wayne Rooney believes his country’s players need to acquire more “nastiness” if they are to arrest 48 years of underachievement at major international tournaments. The 1966 world champions were dumped out of the World Cup on Friday, halfway through the competition’s group phase, after losing 2-1 to both Italy and Uruguay in their ...

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2nd ODI: Record-breaker Binny helps India defend 105 to beat Bangladesh by 47 runs

A dream debut for 19-year-old fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was undone by Bangladesh batsmen who failed to chase a paltry total of 105 after Stuart Binny’s record-breaking spell of 6 for 4 sparked a collapse that kept Bangladesh from winning their first ODI of 2014. In the end, the hosts were bowled out for an embarrassing 58, conceding the match ...

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UK Court finds 2 South Asian men guilty of match-fixing

Two men of South Asian origin were today found guilty of fixing matches in lower division leagues of English football. Singapore national Chann Sankaran (33) and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan (43), who has dual British and Singapore nationality, have been convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. Sankaran and Ganeshan’s scam centered on plans to ...

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Omar Abdullah hails Rasool’s India debut

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated Parvez Rasool for becoming the first cricketer from the state to play for India when the off-spinner took the field in the opening ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh today. “So very happy for Parvez Rasool. He’s got his 1st ODI wicket with the dismissal of Anamul. Let’s hope this ...

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Indian bowlers restrict Bangladesh to 272/9 in 50 overs

Mirpur, June 15: An inexperienced Indian attack led by fast bowler Umesh Yadav performed admirably on a flat track restricting hosts Bangladesh to 272 for nine in the first of the three-match ODI series starting here today. Scorecard Yadav grabbed three for 48 in nine overs as skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (59) and star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan (52) struck half-centuries ...

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Kapur makes cut at US Open despite triple bogey

PINEHURST: Not even a crippling triple bogey on the stretch back home could stop Indian golfer Shiv Kapur from making the midway cut at the US Open. Kapur, who was three-under for the day through 15 holes, made a triple on the par-4 16th, but kept control of his nerves to finish with pars and a card of even par ...

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India beat South Korea 3-0, finish ninth in hockey WC

Akashdeep Singh scored two goals as India posted a comfortable 3-0 win over Asian champions South Korea to finish a lowly ninth in the men’s hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here today. With this win in the ninth-10th place play-off match, India managed to avenge their 3-4 loss to South Korea in the final of last year’s Asia ...

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Sharwan wins silver in Asian Junior Athletics Championships

TAIPEI CITY: Haryana’s Sharwan Kharb lived up to the occasion as he brought home a silver medal in the 10000m run on the second day of 16th Asian junior athletics championships at Taipei Municipal Stadium on Friday. Running a tactical race with Hazuma Hattori of Japan, who is holding a much superior personal best time of 28:55.31, Sharwan remained with ...

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Brazil Kicks Off the World Cup With a 3-1 Win

Five-time champions Brazil brushed aside the embarrassment of opening the football World Cup with an own goal to defeat a resolute Croatia 3-1 and set the ball rolling in the biggest sporting spectacle on earth here. Considered the spiritual home of soccer, Brazil shrugged off anti-tournament protests and doubts of under-prepared infrastructure to start the carnival with a sparkling opening ...

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Tanvi notches upset win; Kashyap, Srikanth out

TOKYO: Young Tanvi Lad put up a brilliant show to stun higher-ranked Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland on a mixed opening day for India during which top shuttlers K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of men’s singles in the USD 250,000 Japan Open Super Series, on Wednesday. World No 59 Tanvi recovered from a game down to edge out the ...

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