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Sardar, Lakra return to Indian side for Champions Trophy

Sardar, Lakra return to Indian side for Champions Trophy

New Delhi: Former captain Sardar Singh was today brought back to bolster the Indian hockey team’s mid-field while Birendra Lakra was included to shore up the defence line-up for the upcoming Champions Trophy, beginning on June 23 in Breda, The Netherlands.  Hockey India announced the 18-man squad for the last edition of the prestigious event and made a lot of ...

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Tiger Woods, learning to win again, seeks sixth victory at Jack's place

Tiger Woods, learning to win again, seeks sixth victory at Jack’s place

Muirfield Village has been a particularly happy hunting ground for Tiger Woods, who hopes to bag a sixth victory at Jack`s place at this week`s Memorial tournament in Ohio. But as he tees off in Thursday`s first round of the Jack Nicklaus-hosted tournament nearly five years removed from his most recent victory, Woods is still re-learning the art of closing ...

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Caroline Wozniacki the danger in French Open women's draw, says Mats Wilander

Caroline Wozniacki the danger in French Open women’s draw, says Mats Wilander

Caroline Wozniacki`s French Open record does not strike fear into opponents but the Dane could be the dangerwoman at this year`s French Open, according to former champion Mats Wilander. The 27-year-old Dane was in imperious form on Wednesday, thrashing Georgina Garcia Perez in 51 minutes for the loss of one game to march into the third round. She only has ...

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Frank Lampard appointed Derby County manager on three-year deal

Frank Lampard appointed Derby County manager on three-year deal

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed manager of Championship side Derby County, with the second-tier side announcing the 39-year-old had agreed to a three-year deal on Thursday. Lampard, who was capped 106 times by England between 1999 and 2014, won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League with Chelsea, and will be taking his ...

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'Mentally stronger' Danny Welbeck ready to fire for England at World Cup

‘Mentally stronger’ Danny Welbeck ready to fire for England at World Cup

England striker Danny Welbeck says he has emerged mentally stronger after a knee injury ruled him out of the 2016 European Championships and the 27-year-old is keen to make an impact in next month’s World Cup in Russia. Welbeck was sidelined for eight months after undergoing surgery for the knee problem but the Arsenal forward has since forced his way ...

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Headingley Test: Pakistan's Mohammad Amir aims for win of a lifetime against England

Headingley Test: Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir aims for win of a lifetime against England

London: Mohammad Amir has had some of the greatest and undoubtedly the worst days of his career in England — sometimes during the very same match. But fresh from helping bowl Pakistan to a crushing nine-wicket win over England in the first Test at Lord’s, the left-arm paceman hopes he can enjoy the “best memory” with a series win in the ...

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Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan in second round at French Open

Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan in second round at French Open

Paris: The Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan advanced to the men’s doubles second round of the French Open after blunting the challenge of Fabrice Martin and Purav Raja. Bhambri and Sharan, who had also teamed up at the inaugural Maharashtra Open, sent Raja and Martin packing with a 6-3 5-7 6-4 win in the opening round of ...

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Adam Voges replaces Justin Langer as Western Australia coach

Adam Voges replaces Justin Langer as Western Australia coach

Perth: Former Test batsman Adam Voges has replaced Justin Langer as the new head coach of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers, officials said Thursday. The 38-year-old, a former WA captain who led the Scorchers to two of their three Big Bash League titles, takes over from Langer, who is now in charge of the national team. Voges, who played ...

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Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to an easy draw in Norway

Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to an easy draw in Norway

Stavanger (Norway):  Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against American Hikaru Nakamura in the second round of Altibox Norway Chess tournament. After conceding a draw with white against Levon Aronian of Armenia, Anand got the favour returned although he had to work relatively harder to maintain parity against Nakamura, often termed as his nemesis. For the ...

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Real Kashmir FC becomes first football club from J&K to qualify for I-League s

Real Kashmir FC becomes first football club from J&K to qualify for I-League s

Bengaluru: Real Kashmir FC on Wednesday became the first football club from Jammu and Kashmir to qualify for the country’s top-tier I-League after they won the second division league by beating Delhi side Hindustan FC 3-2. The side from the Kashmir Valley emerged winner of second division league as they secured seven points – from two wins and a draw ...

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