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Svitolina digs deep to triumph

The first player to go through the WTA Finals undefeated since Serena in 2013 An unwavering Elina Svitolina claimed the biggest title of her career with a gritty comeback victory against Sloane Stephens at the season-ending WTA Finals here. The Ukrainian once again dug deep to triumph 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in two hours and 23 […]

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Formula One: Ricciardo beats Verstappen to pole at Mexican Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo’s smile beamed its brightest in months, while his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen steamed. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, looked completely comfortable knowing he’s in a perfect spot to win his fifth career Formula One championship. Ricciardo snatched the pole position from Verstappen at the end of a sizzling round of qualifying at the Mexican […]

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Fears for Leicester City’s Thai chairman after helicopter crash

Leicester City’s charismatic Thai chairman was the subject of growing concerns on Sunday after a helicopter belonging to the billionaire crashed and burst into flames in the stadium carpark shortly after taking off from the club’s pitch. There was no confirmation whether London-based Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who frequently flies to and from Leicester’s home games by […]

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Seedings used for draws

Replicating an internationally accepted norm, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has introduced a seeding system to prepare the draws for the National championships starting at the Army Sports Institute here on Saturday. The small yet significant step will add some discipline to the Nationals and enhance its charm. Higher-ranked boxers of a particular weight […]

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A year of surprises for Ashmita

Ashmita Chaliha was a picture of disappointment late last year after losing in the quarterfinals of the junior Nationals at home in Guwahati. But this year has been a joyful one, full of happy surprises. The 19-year-old from Assam shocked everyone by fighting her way into the Asian Games team and is now looking at […]