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New-look Indian shooting team seeks change in fortunes

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on New-look Indian shooting team seeks change in fortunes

New Delhi, Feb. 23: Banking, besides form and talent, on their familiarity with the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range and their fancied opponents’ lack of the same, it will rather be, in a departure from the norm, three unheralded trios that will begin India’s campaign in the season’s first ISSF World Cup beginning here tomorrow. […]

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Messi is one win away from his 400th for Barcelona

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Messi is one win away from his 400th for Barcelona

Messi is one win away from his 400th for Barcelona

Barcelona, Feb. 23: Argentine football star Lionel Messi is just one win away from reaching 400 victories with Barcelona, when the team visits the Vicente Calderon on Sunday to play against hosts Atletico Madrid in La Liga round 24. If Barcelona wins the upcoming tie, Messi will reach the 400 win mark out of 565 […]

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Dohmen, Naomi named best hockey players of 2016

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Dohmen, Naomi named best hockey players of 2016

Chandigarh, Feb. 23: Olympic silver medallist John-John Dohmen of Belgium and retiring Netherlands star Naomi Van As were named the male and female Players of the Year for 2016, respectively, by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) here on Thursday. Britain’s Olympic gold medallist Maddie Hinch was adjudged the female Goalkeeper of the Year while David […]

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Valencia hang on to beat Real Madrid 2-1

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Valencia hang on to beat Real Madrid 2-1

Valencia celebrate their win over Real Madrid.

Valencia (Spain), Feb. 23: Riding on two early strikes in the first 10 minutes, Spanish football giants Valencia eked out a 2-1 victory over mighty Real Madrid, who missed a chance to consolidate their hold on first place in La Liga. The early lead for the hosts conditioned the course of Wednesday’s match, with Valencia […]

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Bigger crowds for U-17 World Cup in India expected

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Bigger crowds for U-17 World Cup in India expected

Kolkata, Feb. 23: Youth World Cups generally attract lesser spectators than the senior spectacle. But if Javier Ceppi, tournament director for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted by India is to believed, India is set to buck the trend. “India is a huge country,” Ceppi, in the city for inspecting the Salt Lake […]

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Salt Lake Stadium to be 90 per cent ready by next FIFA inspection: Ceppi

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Salt Lake Stadium to be 90 per cent ready by next FIFA inspection: Ceppi

Kolkata, Feb. 23: The Salt Lake Stadium, which is getting ready to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in October, will be almost ready for the youth showpiece by the end of March when the FIFA delegation visits for another round of inspection, tournament Director Javier Ceppi said here on Thursday. “I am extremely satisfied […]

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Gutsy woman dentist drives into male bastion

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Gutsy woman dentist drives into male bastion

Ropar (Punjab), Feb. 22: With each passing day, women in India are breaking into new fields hitherto seen as exclusive male preserves. And adventure sports is another such male forte. Meet this gutsy young woman, Dr. Ritika Oberoi, who wears many hats — of a dentist, of an entrepreneur and of a keen sportsperson. The […]

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Cash prize for T20 World Cup-winning blind cricket team

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Cash prize for T20 World Cup-winning blind cricket team

New Delhi, Feb. 22: Putting rest to speculations, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for each member of the victorious Blind cricket T20 World Cup winning squad. Speaking at the launch of the Delhi Gramin Khel Mahotsav here, Goel told reporters that the government is committed […]

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Renault unveils new Formula One car

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Renault unveils new Formula One car

Paris, Feb. 22: The Renault Formula One team has set the target at the fifth position up from ninth one year earlier, as they launched their new car for the 2017 season. Four-time world champion Alain Prost joined the team as a special advisor on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency. The yellow-and-black R.S.17 is expected […]

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‘Underdog’ Australia will give tough fight says Steven Smith

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on ‘Underdog’ Australia will give tough fight says Steven Smith

Pune, Feb. 22: Despite admitting that his team will start the upcoming four-Test series against India as underdogs, Australia captain Steven Smith asserted on Wednesday that the visitors are confident of giving a tough fight to the hosts. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team have won six consecutive Test series and are unbeaten in their last […]

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