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Messi Begins Road To Russia As Argentina Chase World Cup Glory

Manchester(AFP): Lionel Messi begins his road to World Cup redemption on Friday as Argentina take on Italy in a glamour friendly, desperate to win a major international prize to crown his glorious career. In Barcelona's colours, Messi has experienced nothing but success, winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns, while earning FIFA's Ballon d'Or award five times. But...

Imran Khan’s Supporters Form ‘Bat Force’ To Thrash Shoe Throwers

Lahore(PTI): Supporters of Imran Khan have formed a 'bat force' to protect the Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician from shoe throwers, warning that anyone attempting to harm their leader would be thrashed with cricket bats. A shoe was hurled at 65-year-old Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that missed its target and instead landed on party leader Aleem Khan's chest, during a...

Yuki Bambri Qualifies For Miami Master

Miami(PTI): Yuki Bhambri made it to the Miami Masters, his second consecutive ATP 1000 series main draw, following a 7-5 6-2 win over Sweden's Elias Ymer in the second and final qualifying round. It was second meeting between the 25-year-old Indian and world number 133 Ymer, who had beaten Yuki in the first clash in 2015 at Aptos. The Indian Davis...

India At CWG: Odisha’s Gymnast Rakesh Patra Eyes Medal For Better Life

Kolkata(PTI): Included in India's Commonwealth Games gymnastics squad after going to court, Rakesh Patra is desperate for a medal not just to prove his worth but also to become financially strong enough to change his family's fortunes. The 26-year-old artistic gymnast was included in India's CWG squad after he filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court when his...

England Women Defeat India-A By 6 Wickets

Mumbai(PTI): England women notched up their second successive win as they comprehensively thrashed India A by six wickets in a warm-up T20 game here today. The visitors, who had defeated India A by 45 runs in the first practice match yesterday, continued their winning streak at the Brabourbe Stadium. After restricting India A to a paltry 85 for nine, the England...

A+ Category Was Proposed By Virat and Dhoni: Vinod Rai

New Delhi(PTI): Contrary to popular belief that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was relegated from the elite category of central contracts, it was the former skipper himself who wanted an A+ grade for top performers, says CoA chief Vinod Rai. Twenty-six cricketers have been handed central contracts with skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah being included...

P V Sindhu Enters Quarters Of All England Championship

Birmingham(PTI): Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu progressed to the quarterfinals of the All England Championship with a hard-fought win over Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol in women's singles, here. The world No 3 Indian recovered from a mid-way slump to overcome the Thai shuttler 21-13 13-21 21-18 in a match which lasted an hour and seven minutes. With 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon...

Free Tickets For 2 Matches In India-Super Cup Football Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Sports & Youth Services Department of the state government today decided to distribute 4000 tickets for India-Super Cup football matches tomorrow free of cost. The tickets for the qualifier match between Mumbai City Vs Indian Arrows at 5PM and ATK Vs Chennai City FC at 8 PM will be distributed at Gate No-3 of the Kalinga Stadium. Spectators can...

ATK & Chennai City Aim To Start Afresh At Super Cup

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Their Indian Super League campaign having ended in a disaster, ATK would look to start afresh when they take on Chennai City FC in a qualifying round match of the Super Cup football tournament here tomorrow. The ATK, two-time champions of ISL, finished ninth in the 10-team league this year, picking up just four wins out of 18 matches...

AITA Ignores Bopanna’s Reservation, Pairs Him With Leander

New Delhi(PTI): Sending out a strong message that it won't allow players to interfere in selection matters, the AITA today brought back old warhorse Leander Paes in the Davis Cup team despite "reservations" from seasoned campaigner Rohan Bopanna. The five-member selection committee named Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Sumit Nagal, Bopanna and Paes apart from including left-handed Divij Sharan as a...

Team India Pacer Shami Booked After Wife Lodges FIR

Kolkata(PTI): Kolkata Police today booked Team India pacer Mohammed Shami and four others under various non-bailable and bailable sections after his wife Hasin Jahan lodged a complaint of domestic violence and infidelity against the cricketer. The case was registered under non-bailable sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498-A (subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 376 (punishment for rape), Kolkata Police Joint...

Purnima Bags Gold, Jauna Clinches Bronze In Federation Cup

Patiala: Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu brought laurels for Odisha by bagging gold and bronze medals respectively on the concluding day of the 22nd Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championship here on March 8. Purnima Hembram grabbed the gold in the heptathlon event while Jauna Murmu won the bronze medal in the women’s 200m event. Purnima finished with a total...

Proud Of Archer Muskan’s Gold Medal Feat In Archery, Says Father

Bhopal(PTI): Father of Jabalpur-based young archer Muskan Kirar, who has won a gold medal in the Asia Cup at Bangkok, said he was proud of his daughter's feat, and expressed confidence that she would win more such laurels for the country in the future. Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, during the ongoing budget session, congratulated Muskan on her achievement...

Ali Qamar, Poonam Become 2-Star Iinternational Boxing Coaches

New Delhi(PTI): The country's first Commonwealth Games gold-medallist in boxing Mohammad Ali Qamar and high-performance manager Poonam Beniwal were among the 13 Indians, who passed the International Boxing Association's two-star certificate course for coaches. Qamar, who won his CWG gold in 2002 Manchester and is currently an assistant coach with the senior women's camp, and Beniwal, associated with the senior...