• Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance in Australian Open
Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance in Australian Open

However, it was curtains for H.S. Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram , P. Kashyap and Siril Verma . Saina, who has slipped to World No. 15 in the BWF rankings, steamrolled her Korean rival 2110, 21-16 in the women's singles first round. In subsequent meetings, Angus has found it increasingly easier to handle the Chennai-born player. Verma was shown the do...

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  • Russia 0-1 Portugal
Russia 0-1 Portugal

Mexico has been fined eight times for homophobic chanting during qualifying for this World Cup alone, with no real change. Oh, and don't forget New Zealand's defender Tommy Smith (he's number 20) who seemed to run from across the pitch, staunch as a rugby player, just to be part of the action.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo silent about future after Portugal's Confed Cup win
Cristiano Ronaldo silent about future after Portugal's Confed Cup win

Kiwi All Whites defender Michael Boxall was the subject of an obvious shirt-pulling foul when New Zealand took on Mexico in a group-stage match of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Sochi , Russia on Wednesday. As the Point Level for the Mexico is low (whatever the ranking position), In order to sustain till knock out round, should Qua...

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  • Scotland versus England turned into Barcelona versus PSG part 2
Scotland versus England turned into Barcelona versus PSG part 2

The Tottenham Hotspur striker described that as "the most special moment " of his global career, as he complemented captaining the worldwide side for the first time with that key late goal, and thereby showed exactly the type of leadership Gareth Southgate had asked for in the build-up.

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  • Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup due to shoulder injury
Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup due to shoulder injury

Credit to Osorio, though, he did introduce midfield playmaker Hector Herrera at the break. Goals from Peralta and Raul Jimenez saw Mexico move top of Group A later in the day, above Portugal on goals scored, and knock New Zealand out of the competition.

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  • Rafa Nadal To Skip Queens
Rafa Nadal To Skip Queens

Nadal, the 2008 victor at Queen's, enjoyed another tremendous clay-court season, capped off by securing a record 10th crown at Roland Garros last week. Nadal was unable to convert four break points in the fourth game. The French Open , also known as Roland Garros , the second Grand Slam tournaments of the year, is the only major tennis to...

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  • Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of €3.3 mln tax fraud
Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of €3.3 mln tax fraud

Since this was made public, the demand for the Portuguese who is now with his national side in the Confederations cup, has risen sharply. Morata rejoined Madrid last summer from Juventus and scored 20 goals in all competitions for the La Liga giants but the 24-year-old struggled for regular game-time under Zinedine Zidane.

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  • Jimmy Butler Hopes to Stay in Chicago
Jimmy Butler Hopes to Stay in Chicago

Detroit wants to trade the pick for a veteran player to help them win now. And it doesn't. So I don't know what happened. But a lot of it depends on the whole big picture. Meanwhile, it appears that Jimmy Butler will be back with Chicago as of publication. To undertake a full rebuild, they would need rotation players or starters on manageable c...

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  • France returns in 2018 as part of F1 triple-header
France returns in 2018 as part of F1 triple-header

GENEVA Formula One chose to pack five European races into six weeks on its 2018 calendar because organizers wanted to avoid a clash with the World Cup final in Russian Federation, chairman Chase Carey said on Tuesday. "The reason is the contracts were up this year, so we're negotiating new agreements. We're negotiating new agreements, we're hav...

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  • Real chief defends Ronaldo 'at all costs'; vows to solve his gripes
Real chief defends Ronaldo 'at all costs'; vows to solve his gripes

Meanwhile, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho , who has the same agent as Ronaldo , is reportedly the Spanish tax authorities' next target. The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court.

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  • 76ers deal 2 picks for chance at Fultz
76ers deal 2 picks for chance at Fultz

It has been years for the Sixers since they've been even remotely close to contention, but the wait might soon pay off as they appear poised to add Markelle Fultz to a team that has been loading up on high picks for a while. Durant opted out of about $28 million to become a free agent briefly in an effort to help Golden State re-sign sixth-man ...

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  • India knock sloppy Proteas out of Trophy
India knock sloppy Proteas out of Trophy

Opener Quinton de Kock was the highest scorer with 53 runs from 72 balls. Apart from the tentative approach of the Proteas in their match against India which was effectively a quarterfinal, it was the (or lack thereof) runs scored by De Villiers in the three matches in the tournament numbering just 20 which was most notable.

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Eng vs NZ - Star of the Match - Jos Buttler
Champions Trophy 2017: Eng vs NZ - Star of the Match - Jos Buttler

The decision to bowl first from New Zealand would have been successful had they taken early wickets. Victory in this match would see England into the semi-finals, with New Zealand looking to kickstart their campaign in a 50-over tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides after a rain-induced no result in their openin...

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  • Transfer Rumour: Alvaro Morata agrees to Manchester United switch
Transfer Rumour: Alvaro Morata agrees to Manchester United switch

Spain will be one of the bookmakers' favourites for the 2018 World Cup but Morata could be left behind unless he starts playing regularly. Jose Mourinho has identified Morata as his primary attacking target for this summer after France worldwide Antoine Griezmann confirmed he will not be leaving Atletico Madrid.

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy plea with Pakistan army chief
Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy plea with Pakistan army chief

He had filed an appeal against the death verdict to a military appellate court but this was rejected, Major General Asif Gafoor said in statement released on social media sites, Twitter and Facebook. He is also shown apologising for his acts and seeking pardon. The Army said it released the video "so that the world should know what India has do...

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  • Pakistan's BAT attack in JK: Two Indian soldiers and one attacker killed
Pakistan's BAT attack in JK: Two Indian soldiers and one attacker killed

Another armed intruder was injured and covering fire by Pakistan posts facilitated his extrication. The Border Action Team (BAT), which generally comprises special forces of the Pakistan Army and some terrorists, carried out the attack at around 2 pm with the aid of cover fire by the Pakistani troops from their posts, he said.

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  • Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more
Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more

Moreover, he said that Pakistan is taking action against all terrorist groups and would not allow its land to be used against any country. Zakaria also confirmed that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be visiting Pakistan over the weekend to discuss "all issues of mutual interest including the regional situation".

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  • Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors
Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

Portugal defender Pepe says Cristiano Ronaldo is focused on the Confederations Cup. The Portuguese talisman is apparently furious about allegations of tax fraud in Spain, and is adamant about a move away from Madrid . "We are preparing for this game very well , doing our work to win". Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the l...

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  • Jimmy Butler tells Cavaliers he wants to stay with Bulls
Jimmy Butler tells Cavaliers he wants to stay with Bulls

If indeed Butler will soon join the Green Team, there is no doubt big names to become free agents this summer of 2017 will take a second hard look on the Boston Celtics , the report added. If so, the Timberwolves jump to the front of the line as suitors. The Celtics are already a winning team, and unless we get 3 All Star caliber players, we wil...

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation
FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation

It should be an excellent match , as numerous same stars from last year's European Championship team are playing for Portugal in today's match . Majority come from orphanages, foster homes and low income families. Hosts Russia are third in the group while New Zealand remain bottom and are out of the tournament . We played against a team ...

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