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Travis Hall — born to ride

14-year-old Australian third in Underbone 150cc class A notable occurrence at the FIA Asia road racing championship (ARRC) at the MMRT here on Sunday, was Australian Travis Hall’s podium finish (third) in the second race of the Underbone 150cc class. The reason: he’s a boy, recently turned 14. His competing with experienced men in an […]

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Siraj skittles out top order

India-A tightens grip over South Africa-A India-A tightened its grip on South Africa-A on the penultimate day of the first unofficial Test, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday. Resuming on 411 for two, India-A motored along to 584 for eight declared, to gain a huge first-innings lead of 338 runs. At close of play, […]

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European C’ships: World champ Kolesnichenko wins solo

Svetlana Kolesnichenko, the new standard bearer for artistic aquatics, added another European Championships gold to her huge collection of international medals when she took the synchronised swimming solo technical title on Monday. In a Russian team that dominates the sport, the 24-year-old Kolesnichenko has become its most celebrated figure with one Olympic and 13 world […]

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Jose Mourinho warns of tough season if Manchester United don’t strengthen

Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United face a “difficult season” if they do not strengthen their squad before the Premier League transfer window shuts on Thursday. United’s build-up to the new campaign has been dominated by Mourinho’s clear frustration over transfers, which has brought his relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward into the spotlight. The […]

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‘Root not as good as Kohli but thoughtful bloke’

‘Root has a poorer conversion rate in comparison to Kohli’ ‘He is not quite as good as Kohli but is still a thoughtful bloke’ England’s revered captain Mike Brearley feels that Joe Root is ‘not quite as good as Virat Kohli’ but is still a ‘thoughtful bloke’, who needs to rev up his conversion rate […]

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Prosenjit scores winner

Mohammedan Sporting started its campaign on a winning note downing Food Corporation of India (EZ) 1-0 in a premier division Group A match of the Calcutta Football League at Vidyasagar Stadium, Barasat on Sunday. Prosenjit Chakraborty found the only goal of the match in the 80th minute. Sporting, which had floodlights installed at its home […]

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Ex-Ranji players to form association

Former India captain Mohd. Azharuddin and V.V.S. Laxman were among those who attended a meeting of players convened at the Gymkhana Ground. The specific objective of the meeting was forming a Players’ Association as per the Justice Lodha panel guidelines. The meeting, held on Friendship Day, as Laxman pointed out, was attended among others by […]

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Shaw thriving under Dravid

Rahul Dravid was known as a proficient technician during his playing days, but that does not mean that he imposes his beliefs on his wards. The India-A coach believes in letting a player do what works best for him. This was the case with Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw, who has had a problem getting his […]