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Messi’s Argentina look to peak against Swiss

Lionel Messi’s goals have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance when they meet Switzerland tomorrow. The diminutive four-time player of the year has finally sparked for his country, hitting four of their six goals as Argentina qualified top of Group F. But Argentina needed Messi’s late winner to overcome ...

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Superb Saina Nehwal clinches Australian Open

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal has clinched her second title of the year, by beating Spaniard Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the Australian Open Super Series final on Sunday. Saina took just 43 minutes to defeat her Spanish counterpart in straight games. The 24-year-old started slowly but raced to a 11-4 lead in the first game. Carolina tried to make ...

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Dravid to interact with Indian batsmen

Former captain Rahul Dravid will have a few sessions with the Indian batsmen ahead of their first Test against England starting at Nottingham on July 9, although he has not been appointed in any capacity, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Sanjay Patel said on Sunday. It has been learnt that skipper MS Dhoni and coach ...

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Bhullar makes cut in Germany

KOLN (Germany): Gaganjeet Bhullar was the lone Indian to make the cut from among the four in fray, carding a two-under 70 in the second round of the BMW International Open. Bhullar, who had a superb 67 on first day, has a two-day total of seven-under and was tied for 29th after 36 holes. Meanwhile, Jeev Milkha Singh (71-70) and ...

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Advani enters World 6-Red snooker quarters

SHARM EL-SHEIKH (Egypt): Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani showed his mettle as he beat Alex Borg of Malta 4-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the World 6-Red Snooker Championship on Saturday. Kamal Chawla, the only other Indian in the fray in the men’s singles event, however, lost his last-16 encounter to Mohsen Bukshaisha of Qatar 2-4. In the Team 15-Red ...

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Australia great De Young retires

Melbourne: Olympic gold medallist Liam De Young became the latest leading Australian field hockey star to announce his retirement today. De Young, 32, is one of only four men to play more than 300 games for Australia and leaves the sport a three-time Olympic medallist, double World Cup winner, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and four-time Champions Trophy winner. He ...

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Adidas to halt Suarez adverts in World Cup

Sportswear giant Adidas has that it would stop using Luis Suarez, one of its key promotional stars, for World Cup adverts after his four-month ban from football activities for biting Italian Giorgio Chiellini. “Adidas fully backs FIFA’s decision,” a spokeswoman told AFP yesterday. “We do not accept the recent behaviour of Luis Suarez and shall remind him of the high ...

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FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also covers Uruguay’s next nine international games, which goes ...

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Delhi golfer Ankita wins 7th leg of Hero Women’s golf

It looked like a comfortable win for Pune’s Shweta Galande today until she faltered on her last hole, giving away the winners cheque to Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana in the seventh leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour. In what can be called the battle of nerves, the Delhi golfer utilised her experience to overpower Shweta in the second play ...

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Brazil wants Mick Jagger to support their rival teams

Brazilian football fans want Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to root for their rival teams as they feel his support is unlucky for teams. The people of the football-obsessed nation are calling it ‘the Jagger curse’. Italy was the most recent victim of what local press in Brazil have taken to calling Jagger’s “pe frio” or “cold foot” a term ...

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