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Mauricio Pochettino picks Barcelona as favourites to win Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said Barcelona will have the edge in their much-anticipated Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United and has backed the Spanish club to lift the title for a sixth time. United have rediscovered their verve under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took over from Jose Mourinho in December, and […]

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No threat to Indo-Pak WC match: ICC chief Richardson

There were demands that India should boycott the game against Pakistan in the World Cup in Manchester on June 16 in the wake of last month’s Pulwama terror attack in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed. International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson on Monday said he doesn’t forsee any threat to the high-profile […]

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‘Kuldeep is pure skill, there’s no mystery about him’

‘Kuldeep is bowling really well. He has been consistent in the last few months. With him and Chahal, I think India has two wicket-taking wrist spinners’   There is no mystery behind the meteoric rise of Kuldeep Yadav says Piyush Chawla, who worked with the Chinaman bowler in his formative years with the UP Ranji […]

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Tips from Bolt do the trick for Jamaican sprinters

Jitendra Singh amd Herojit Singh bag golds O’Brian McFarlane and DaeShawn Green had the world’s biggest star advising and motivating them just before they left for Dubai for the athletics events of the Special Olympics World Games. The two Jamaican sprinters got a few tips from the great Usain Bolt on how to handle the […]

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ATP rankings: Prajnesh rises to career-high 84

Injured Yuki out of top-200 India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran rose to a career-high of 84 in the ATP rankings released on Monday following his breakthrough run at the Indian Wells tennis tournament. Injured Yuki Bhambri dropped out of top-200 for the first time in almost two years. Prajnesh collected 61 points after reaching the third round […]

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Asia next on our agenda, says Sunil Chhetri

Bheke slowly turning into a BFC legend Sunil Chhetri has amassed several trophies during his long and illustrious career, and on Sunday, the Bengaluru FC (BFC) star added a maiden Indian Super League (ISL) title to the collection. It was a particularly sweet triumph, given that his team had fallen at the final hurdle, to […]

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Roger Federer reacts to Indian Wells loss to Dominic Thiem

Roger Federer fell short in the Indian Wells final for the second consecutive year on Sunday, losing to Dominic Thiem in three sets. But even with a record-setting sixth title on the line, Federer took the loss with perspective. "I felt that I’m actually playing good tennis like in Australia. I wasn’t too down on […]

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Maurizio Sarri’s stubbornness threatens Chelsea’s top-four hopes

Chelsea’s latest Premier League away-day collapse at Everton leaves Maurizio Sarri’s side facing an uphill task to finish in the top four and secure much-needed Champions League qualification. Languishing in sixth, the Blues trail fourth-placed Arsenal by just three points but face a much tougher run-in than the Gunners in the remaining eight games of […]