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Djokovic advances at Italian Open

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:30

Rome, May 16 (IANS) Four-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Wednesday reached the third round of the Italian Open tennis tournament after defeating Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2.

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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC through with an assist from Aizawl

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:22

Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) It took a bit of everything -- a good show in Dhaka, drama in Guwahati and a big push from a resolute Aizawl FC -- as Bengaluru FC finished as champions of the South Zone and booked a place in the knock-out stages of the AFC Cup for a fourth straight season.

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IPL: Pollard's timely fifty lifts Mumbai to 186/8 vs Punjab

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:18

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) West Indian power-hitter Keiron Pollard finally found his groove with a fiery 50 to bail Mumbai Indians out of trouble and post a challenging 186/8 against Kings XI Punjab in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.

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Hart, Wilshere left out of England's World Cup squad

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:04

London, May 16 (IANS) England coach Gareth Southgate on Wednesday unveiled the final list of 23 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the presence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and playmaker Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the absence of Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere.

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Hantz steps down as Metz coach

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:54

Paris, May 16 (IANS) Relegated Ligue 1 side FC Metz announced on Wednesday an early departure of head coach Frederic Hantz at the end of the season following mutual agreement between the club and the coach.

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Hasenhuettl steps down as Leipzig coach

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:54

Berlin, May 16 (IANS) RB Leipzig and head coach Ralph Hasenhuettl have agreed to part ways with immediate effect, the Bundesliga club announced in an official statement on Wednesday.

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Germany coach springs surprise ahead of World Cup

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:52

Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Germany head coach Joachim Loew's secret weapon for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has just had his vacation "ruined". Nominating Nils Petersen was a surprise for fans and pundits.

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Hart, Wilshere left out of England's World Cup squad

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:50

London, May 16 (IANS) Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere have been left out of England's FIFA World Cup squad which was announced by head coach Gareth Southgate on Wednesday.

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Hull FC bid emotional farewell after historic Kenyan tour

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:36

Nairobi, May 16 (IANS) English Football League Championship side Hull City FC bade an emotional farewell to Kenya after the last contingent departed on Wednesday following their historic maiden tour to the country.

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Shanghai SIPG fails to reach ACL quarters

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:24

Shanghai, May 16 (IANS) Shanghai SIPG beat Kashima Antlers 2-1 at home thanks to Hulk's brace in the second leg, but failed to reach the quarter-finals of the AFC Champion League (ACL) with the total score 3-4 on aggregate (first leg 1-3).

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Chess: Eight share lead in Kolkata Open

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:20

Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Eight players shot into the lead with a full score at the end of what turned out to be a stable day for most of the high ranked players in the ongoing 3rd Kolkata Open Chess Tournament here on Wednesday.

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Mexico is ready to compete for World Cup, says Ramirez

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:48

Guadalajara (Mexico), May 16 (IANS) Mexico has high-quality players with experience in international competition, putting the national team in a position to win the World Cup, said Jesus Ramirez, who coached the Mexican under-17 team to a world title in 2005.

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