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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Leander And Raja Lose In Pre-Quarters Of Australian Open

Melbourne(PTI): Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja today suffered a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the pre-quarterfinals to bow out of the Australian Open here. The unseeded Indians were beaten 1-6 2-6 by their 11th seeded opponents in a contest that lasted one hour and nine minutes at...

Australian Open: Leander And Raja Save Match Point To Make Pre-Quarters

Melbourne(PTI): Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja fought off a match point to shock formidable fifth seeds Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray and progress to the men's doubles third round at the Australian Open here today. The unseeded Indians overcame the Brazilian-Briton team 7-6(3) 5-7 7-6(6) after battling hard for close to three hours. Left-handed Murray, world number 9 in doubles...

We Want To Get A Whitewash Against India, Says Rabada

Johannesburg(PTI): Five days before the final Test on a pitch that bore an excessively green tinge, pacer Kagiso Rabada said South Africa are gunning for a whitewash of India, having trampled the visitors in the first two matches. The hosts have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead with convincing wins in the first two Tests, with Rabada producing a match-winning spell...

Major Relief For Sprint Queen Dutee Chand As CAS Suspends ‘Gender Case’ For 6 Months

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to Odia lass and ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today suspended the proceedings of her ‘gender case’ for six months seeking more evidence in support of IAAF’s Hyperandrogenism Regulations. “The CAS has now issued an order by consent of the parties by which this proceeding is suspended for...

2 Civilians Killed As Pakistan Targets Civilian Areas, Border Out Posts

Jammu(PTI): Two civilians were killed and three others injured as Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled civilian areas and Border Out Posts for the second consecutive day on Friday along the IB in Jammu and Samba districts BSF troops effectively retaliated "Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy firing and shelling along the IB in several areas in R S Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors...

Virat Kohli’s Wicket Was A Special Moment, Says Lungi Ngidi

Centurion(PTI): South African pacer Lungi Ngidi today said that trapping Virat Kohli, one of the world's best batsmen, lbw in India's second innings of the second Test was a special moment. The Test debutant went on to take 6-39 on day five as India crashed to 151 all out and lost the series 2-0. "The moment for me I think was...

Brazillian Star Ronaldinho Retires From Football: Brother

Sao Paulo in Brazil(AFP): Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in 2002, last played in 2015 during a brief...

Hockey: India Trounce Japan 6-0 In Four Nations’ Invitational Tournament

Tauranga in New Zealand(PTI): Dilpreet Singh and debutant Vivek Sagar Prasad struck a brace each as the Indian men's hockey team thrashed Japan 6-0 in its opening match of the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Tournament here today. Apart from Dilpreet (35', 45') and Vivek (12', 28'), Rupinder (7') and Harmanpreet Singh (41') also scored in India's win. The team got off...

3 Killed In Bull-Taming Sports Jallikattu In Tamil Nadu

Madurai(PTI): Three persons were killed during the traditional bull taming sports of Jallikattu and Manjavirattu held today as part of Pongal festivities in different places in Tamil Nadu. Two spectators died watching the Manjavirattu (a bull- taming sport slightly different from Jallikattu) at Siravayal in neighbouring Sivaganga district, police said. In Aavarangaadu in Tiruchirappalli district, a person named Solai Pandian was...

Sharapova Happily Back In Old Routine At Australian Open

Melbourne(AFP): Maria Sharapova said today she was delighted to be back in the old routine after a trying 2017 as she sailed into the second round of the Australian Open. It was the Russian star's first match at Melbourne for two years, having tested positive for performance-enhancing meldonium in Australia in 2016 and only returning from a 15- month doping...

India Face Japan In Four Nations Hockey Invitational Tournament In NZ

Tauranga in New Zealand(PTI): Indian men's hockey team will look to make a winning start to the new season when they take on Japan in their opening match of the Four Nations Invitational Tournament here tomorrow. India will also play Belgium and New Zealand apart from Japan in two separate Five-Day Series. With four days of training at the Blake Park...

24 Hours Sports Radio Channel Launched

New Delhi(PTI): India's first online radio channel dedicated to broadcasting sports content including live updates and chat commentaries 24x7 was launched today. The internet radio channel, launched by Sports Flashes, a multi-sports app, will provide special sports programmes, experts comments, sports news and updates for over 400 sports events from around the world including Premier League, IPL and the FIFA...

India All Out For 307, Concede 28-Run Lead In 2nd Test Against S Africa

Centurion(PTI): India conceded a 28-run lead after their first innings ended at 307 in the post-lunch session on the third day of the second cricket Test against South Africa here today. Skipper Virat Kohli was the last man out after a fighting 153-run knock. Brief Scores: South Africa 1st innings: 335 all out India 1st innings: 307/8 in 92.1 overs (Virat...

4, 500 People Take Part In Bhubaneswar Half Marathon

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Around 4500 people participated in the 3rd edition of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon held here today. Preenu Yadav and Ramesh Kumar won the 21.1 kilometre half marathon in the female and male category respectively, bagging prize money of Rs 1,00,000 each. The only professional half marathon (21.1 km) run of the city organised by the steel major in association...