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Zimbabwe recruits Rajput as interim head coach

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:40

Harare, May 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday named former India opener Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach after ex-national skipper Heath Streak was sacked from the position in March.

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Flamengo advances to Copa Libertadores knockouts

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:40

Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) Brazilian club Flamengo advanced to the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club football competition, with a 2-0 victory here over Ecuadorian side Emelec in Group D action.

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BWF to decide on new scoring system

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:32

Beijing, May 17 (IANS) The future of badminton and the prospect of change will be in focus at the Badminton World Federation's meeting in Bangkok this weekend.

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Iconic goalkeeper Buffon to leave Juventus after 17 years

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:30

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will be leaving the Italian football club after 17 years, a long career that has seen him become one of the world's most recognizable faces in the sport.

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Halep advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:30

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world No. 1, on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome, as American Madison Keys had to retire with a right rib injury.

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Sarma elected BAC vice-president

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:18

Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma was unanimously elected vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the annual general meeting of the continental body here on Thursday.

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IPL: Chennai to face bottom-placed Delhi (Preview)

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:58

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings will eye the top spot on the points table when they face bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in a dead rubber Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Friday.

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Rai replaces Ganesh in India squad

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:56

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Vineet Rai has been called up to the national squad as a replacement for midfielder Dhanapal Ganesh, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday.

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Sporting Lisbon officials arrested for corruption

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:12

Lisbon, May 17 (IANS) Two officials from Sporting Lisbon were arrested while the club's players were still reeling from being physically attacked by fans at a training session.

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Nishikori battles past Dimitrov at Italian Open

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:08

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori needed nearly three hours to pull out a 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4 victory over fourth-ranked Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in second-round action at the tennis Italian Open.

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Hockey: India women beat Malaysia

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:52

Donghae City (South Korea), May 17 (IANS) Defending Champions India registered their third consecutive victory at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy as they best Malaysia 3-2 in a closely-fought encounter at the Sunrise Stadium here on Thursday.

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Peru coach wants Guerrero ban to be revised urgently

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:48

Lima, May 17 (IANS) Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has called on the international players union FIFPro to intervene to allow banned striker Paolo Guerrero to play in this summer's World Cup.

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