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Vishnu-Vijay pair in quarterfinals

Vishnu Vardhan and Vijay Sundar Prashanth combined well to beat Bradley Mousley and Akira Santillan of Australia 6-4, 7-6(2) in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament here on Tuesday. In the ITF women’s event in Tunisia, qualifier Bhuvana Kalva bounced back after losing the first set to defeat Maria Manilova of Russia […]

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Five new faces in Aussie squad

Australia included five uncapped players in its first Test squad since the scandal-plagued tour of South Africa early this year, while recalling veteran Peter Siddle. Among the five debutants are Queensland trio Michael Neser, Brendan Doggett and Marnus Labuschagne, South Australia’s Travis Head and Victoria’s Aaron Finch. The first Test is in Dubai from October […]

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Sudha Singh targets Tokyo high after Jakarta boost

Age is just a number and it’s hard work that keeps one going, believes Asian Games silver medallist steeplechaser Sudha Singh who, even at 32, is aiming high for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “For me, the 2020 Games is the biggest target as this will be my third Olympics. I would like to finish on […]

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Triple treat for South

South Zone completed a hat-trick of triumphs in the JK Bose cricket tournament, cruising past East Zone by seven wickets in the third and final round here on Tuesday. This was South’s third successive win. After skittling out East for 76, South raced to the target in the 10th over to make it three in […]

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KCA to amend its by-laws

The special general body meeting of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) held here recently has decided to amend its by-laws and register it so as to comply with the Supreme Court’s verdict on the recommendations of the Lodha commission. The KCA also decided to hand over a fixed sum from the gate collections of the […]

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Neeraj Chopra knows he has a long way to go

He may have been the poster boy for Indian athletics for the past two years, but, at 20, Neeraj Chopra knows he still has a long way to go. The Asiad champion returned home, for the first time since that 88.06m javelin throw 15 days ago, in the wee hours of Tuesday but with two […]

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Silva lifts Portugal past Italy

Andre Silva scored the only goal as European champion Portugal — without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo — got its Nations League football campaign off the mark with a 1-0 win over Italy here on Monday. Ronaldo had been left out of the squad at his own request to focus on his new Italian club Juventus. Domination […]

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Indian Army too hot for ICF

Indian Army (Delhi) came out all guns blazing to oust an off-colour ICF (Chennai) 88-44 in a men’s Group ‘A’ fixture of the 54th all-India basketball tournament, for the PSG Trophy, at the PSG Tech Indoor Sports complex courts here on Monday. Having lost the opener the other day, the Army men planned to go […]