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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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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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