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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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Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo tops rich list among FIFA World Cup players

Portgual and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the wealthiest footballer to be competing in the FIFA World Cup, with England having the maximum representation in the rich list. With an estimated net worth of USD 230 million, Ronaldo’s personal fortune accounts for nearly one-quarter of the combined net worth of the 10 players in the Wealth-X World Cup rich ...

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Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

This year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro. Nearly 40 percent of Facebook’s 1.28 billion users are fans of soccer, better known as football outside of the U.S. and Australia. On Tuesday, the world’s biggest online social network is ...

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New book on Srinivasan, Modi’s role in IPL hits the market

New book on Srinivasan, Modi's role in IPL hits the market

The seventh edition of IPL may have ended without major controversies but those with an urge to know more about how the league spread its wings over the last seven years can get hold of a new book that has hit the market recently. Journalist Alam Srinivas’ book, ‘Cricket Czars: Two men who changed gentleman’s game’, chronicles events over the ...

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FIFA confident ahead of World Cup despite problems

FIFA confident ahead of World Cup despite problems

FIFA is ‘not afraid’ things will go wrong at the start of the World Cup despite preparation problems in Brazil. Football’s governing body said on Thursday it’s ‘in control’ of what needs to be done to get the tournament off to a good start in a week. “The general feeling is that we have done … all we need in ...

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KKR supporters best in the world, says SRK

KKR supporters best in the world, says SRK

Overwhelmed by the support his team received from the fans, Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday said he has never seen such enormous backing for a team. Close one lakh people turned up to watch felicitation of the newly crowned IPL champions by the state government. “I don’t think any other state or country in the world ...

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Bringing change is a challenge, feels ‘administrator’ Gavaskar

As his tenure will come to an end after the conclusion of the IPL final on June 1, BCCI-IPL president Sunil Gavaskar feels effective implementation of ideas is a big challenge for any former player who wants to don the administrator’s hat. “The biggest challenge for him (player-turned-official) is to put forward some of the ideas he has and the ...

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I would love to continue batting at No.3 for SRH, says Naman Ojha

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha, who hit an unbeaten 36-ball 79 against Kings XI Punjab, albeit in a losing cause, says he is enjoying batting at No.3 for Sunrisers Hyderabad and would like to continue at the same position as it gives him an opportunity to build the innings. “I would love to continue batting at No.3. I ...

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