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Lesia Tsurenko stuns defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza

Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko stunned defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza as the world’s top players faced difficulty during a rain-shortened second round on Wednesday. Tsurenko took down the seventh-seeded Spaniard 2-6 6-4 6-4 in the early match, which was a preview of the challenges faced by top seeds during the …

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Abhinav Bindra appointed member of IOC’s elite Athletes’ Commission

India’s champion shooter Abhinav Bindra has been appointed member of the prestigious Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the rare honour adding another feather to his illustrious cap. Bindra became only the second Indian sportsperson, after badminton ace Saina Nehwal, to be appointed to the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission. …

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South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis ruled out of remainder of Sri Lanka tour

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will miss the remainder of his side’s limited overs tour to Sri Lanka after injuring his shoulder in Sunday’s 78-run victory that clinched the one-day international series. Du Plessis hurt his shoulder while diving for a catch and played no futher part in the …

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India vs England: Kevin Pietersen picked in England’s best ever eleven to mark 1000th Test

England fans gave their verdict on Monday by selecting an all-time best Test eleven to mark the national team’s historic moment as the first Test against India at Edgbaston, starting on Wednesday, will be its 1000th Test. Three from the current Test team find place in the side chosen by …

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India vs England: Virat Kohli would like to prove his best batsman tag in front of British public, says Ravi Shastri

Success in the last four years has driven Virat Kohli to a different level “mentally” and the Indian skipper would like to show the British public in the upcoming Test series why he is eulogized as the best player in the world, says head coach Ravi Shastri. With scores of …

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Girona FC crush Melbourne City FC 6-0 in La Liga World

Spanish top division side Girona FC kick-started its campaign with a landslide 6-0 victory over A-League club Melbourne City FC in the second match of the LaLiga World tournament hereon Friday. The Spanish side made its intentions clear from the word go as it looked to keep possession. The pair …

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Women’s Hockey World Cup: Unimpressive India lose 0-1 to Ireland

Indian women are in danger of missing out on a quarter-final berth after Ireland pulled off a 1-0 victory in a hockey World Cup group league match, here on Thursday. A 13th minute penalty corner conversion by Anna O’Flanagan was all that Ireland required as they doggedly defended to record …

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Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head Best FIFA Men’s Coach shortlist

Stanislav Cherchesov and Gareth Southgate are among a number of World Cup bosses to be included on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Coach prize for 2018. Russia coach Cherchesov is a surprise inclusion after leading the tournament hosts to the quarter-finals, with Roberto Martinez and Southgate rewarded for …

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BCCI names banned cricketer Abhishek Gupta in Duleep Trophy squad

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selectors have goofed up once again after naming a banned player in one of the squads for the upcoming Duleep Trophy. Punjab wicket-keeper Abhishek Gupta is currently serving an eight-month ban for doping violation but he was named in the India …

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Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly to break another ODI record

Virat Kohli added another record to his illustrious career when he became the fastest to reach 3000 ODI runs as skipper. The Indian cricket team star reached this milestone in the 10th over of the third ODI encounter against England in Headingley when he guided a short delivery from David …