Prajnesh loses to lower-ranked Virtanen, India down 0-1

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 0 total views Up against Otto Virtanen, ranked as low as 419 in the ATP ranking chart, the 165th ranked Prajnesh lost 3-6 6-7(1) in just one hour 25 minutes. PTI | PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 11:37 PM IST Prajnesh Gunneswaran yet again lost to a lower-ranked player in the Davis Cup to leave India […]

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Fed up with injuries, Swapna mulling retirement

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 30 total views,  2 views today Battling depression due to a nagging back injury, Asian Games gold medal winning athlete Swapna Barman has decided to call it quits, a formal announcement of which will be made in a few days. The decision comes less than 24 hours after Swapna, a North East Frontier Railway athlete, won a […]

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India paddlers call for more coaches, sparring partners

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 22 total views,  2 views today India’s top paddlers want the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) to improve facilities at the national camp and that includes having more coaches and sparring partners. The players and the federation had a discussion in Sonepat on Wednesday hours after TTFI axed Manika Batra, India’s highest ranked woman player, from […]

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PSG fail to shine on Europe’s night for underdogs

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 32 total views On successive nights, Cristiano Ronaldo lost and Lionel Messi didn’t win. This is not to suggest that their magical powers are on the wane, rather the opposite. Even when they have ordinary games, like in Europe this midweek, they score or hit the crossbar, get shots on target (two for Ronaldo, one for […]

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England push France out of top three in FIFA men’s rankings

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 38 total views Belgium remained the top ranked side, followed by Brazil. European champions Italy, on a record unbeaten international run of 37 matches, are fifth with Argentina sixth. Reuters | PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 05:24 PM IST Euro 2020 finalists England pushed world champions France out of the top three in world soccer body […]

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Late Rodrygo strike earns Real Madrid win at Inter

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 18 total views Real Madrid substitute Rodrygo struck an 89th-minute winner to snatch a 1-0 Champions League group-stage victory away to Inter Milan on Wednesday, punishing the wasteful Italians for missing a string of chances. The Brazilian met a cushioned pass from fellow replacement Eduardo Camavinga and volleyed home in the dying minutes as Carlo Ancelotti’s […]

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IOC says it continues to have deepest concerns on “place of boxing” in Olympics

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 24 total views The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday “restated its deepest concerns” on boxing’s place in the 2024 Paris Olympics, citing “unresolved” issues with the International Boxing Association’s governance structure, financial situation and the scoring system even as the AIBA promised to “exceed” the laid down criteria. In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar […]

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Staying in the moment helped us in Tokyo: Udita

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 42 total views Udita is currently part of the 25-member senior women’s core probable group for the national camp in SAI, Bengaluru. PTI | , Bengaluru PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2021 02:11 PM IST India women’s hockey team defender Udita feels staying in the moment helped the side bounce back from a series of losses in […]

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Olympic stars missing but Thapa, Bidhuri lead star-studded field at National men’s boxing

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 36 total views Aiming to secure berths in the world championship squad, close to 400 boxers, including the likes of five-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa and former world bronze-winner Gaurav Bidhuri, will be competing in the National Men’s Championships starting here on Wednesday. The gold-winners from the event will be automatic selections for the world event, […]

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Messi, Neymar back in PSG squad for Champions League opener

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 42 total views Argentine Messi and Brazil’s Neymar played in World Cup qualifiers last Thursday and were back in Paris late on Friday. They missed PSG’s 4-0 win over Clermont the following day. Reuters | PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 02:27 PM IST Lionel Messi and Neymar have been included in Paris St Germain’s Champions League […]

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