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Friday 17 November 2017
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Category: Sports

No decision on Ilie Nastase for at least two weeks, says ITF chief David Haggerty

Romania's head coach Ilie Nastase reacts while watching the FedCup Group II play-off match between Romania and Great Britain, in Constanta county, Romania, April 22, 2017. Inquam Photos/George Calin/via REUTERS              ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. ROMANIA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ROMANIA.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase will have to wait for at least two weeks to discover if he is to face further action after he was provisionally banned from all ITF events following his verbal...

Anitha Jumps again to a Golden Glory

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Mahajana College’s Anitha jumped to a height of 3.4 meters in the Under 23 years Pole-Vault event to clinch the Gold in the National level Sports meet for the youth , held at the Mahindha...

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Highlights: Lionel Messi winner in dying seconds keeps title alive

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Lionel Messi once again showed why he is head and shoulders above the rest of the footballing world when he scored a brace in an all-important game for Barcelona against arch-rivals Real Madrid at...

‘Happy Birthday India, from India,’ PM Modi wishes Jonty Rhodes’ daughter

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday wished former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes’ daughter, named ‘India’, on her second birthday.Rhodes’ daughter was born in April 2015 and he had...

Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery, could be out six months

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Former world number one Tiger Woods said on Thursday he has undergone further surgery to help alleviate pain in his back and leg and could be away from competitive golf for another six months.Woods,...

No concession for Sachin Tendulkar: BCCI refuses footage at a discount

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The BCCI has turned down a request from 200 Not Out, the production company behind the film “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” who are seeking a discount for procuring video footage of Sachin...

Serena Williams confirms pregnancy rumours, to take maternity leave for 2017 season

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. A spokeswoman for Williams says the tennis star is pregnant. Kelly Bush Novak wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 19, 2017: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall."  Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

  Serena Williams has confirmed reports that she is 20 weeks pregnant after a Snapchat post went viral showing her baby bump with the caption of “20 weeks”. However that was later taken down...

Olympique Lyonnais, Besiktas handed suspended European bans, 100,000-euro fines by UEFA

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Olympique Lyonnais and Besiktas have been handed suspended one-season bans from European competition and fined 100,000 euros ($107,000) after crowd trouble delayed the start of their Europa League...

Barcelona paid for mistakes in first leg: Luis Enrique

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Barcelona’s errors in last week’s 3-0 defeat by Juventus still weighed heavily on coach Luis Enrique’s mind after his side were held to a 0-0 draw in Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg...

IPL 2017: RCB beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in Rajkot run-feast

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After a disappointing start to their IPL 2017 contest, Royal Challengers Bangalore returned to winning ways when they beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in Rajkot on Tuesday. Put into bat first, RCB were...

Leicester City’s Champions League dream run ends after 2-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid

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Leicester City’s fairytale Champions League journey came to an end at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid, who reached the semi-finals for the...

Arsenal keep Champions League hopes alive with Middlesbrough win

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Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of securing a Champions League spot next season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Middlesbrough on Monday that left the hosts in deep danger of relegation.A...

Big Show, Braun Strowman break ring in destructive match

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Braun Strowman’s size and sheer will to break opponents down has seen destruction of the competitor and of the ring now on more than one occasion. It happened when he clashed with Roman Reigns and...

Anurag Thakur to file reply before Supreme Court in contempt case

FILE PHOTO: Anurag Thakur, newly-elected president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), gestures during a news conference in Mumbai, India May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur will on Monday file his reply before Supreme Court in connection with a contempt notice served against him for filing a...

Steve Johnson wins US Men’s Clay Court Championship

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Steve Johnson fought through late cramps to win the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, beating Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Sunday at River Oaks Country Club.The 27-year-old...

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks record, becomes first player to score 100 European goals

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game of football by becoming the first player in the UEFA club competition to score 100 goals. The Real...

IPL 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar blames small score, dew for defeat against Mumbai Indians

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Sunrisers Hyderabad seamer  Bhuvneshwar Kumar has blamed the dew factor and small total responsible for the title-holders’ four-wicket defeat against hosts Mumbai Indians in last night’s Indian...

Police hunt suspect of Dortmund bus blast

A window of Dortmund's team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

German investigators hunted today for possible suspects responsible for three explosions that rocked Dortmund football team’s bus, injuring a player.The assault, described by Dortmund city’s...

IPL 2017: Time is more powerful than you, Sakshi Dhoni responds to Harsh Goenka’s twitter jab

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The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League began with some controversies and one of the major ones being sacking of MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiants skipper. The former India skipper was...

Jaffna    District’s Anita breaks her own record in National Open pole Vault Championship

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Anitha representing Jaffna district broke her own record and established a new record, in Pole vault in the Women’s open conducted by the National Athletic federation.  In the National Pole Vault...

Davis Cup: Left heel injury rules out Denis Istomin

Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin celebrates after winning his Men's singles second round match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Jason Reed

There was commotion in the players’ lounge area, as the Uzbekistan Davis Cup team rushed in. It had barely been 30 minutes when the visiting squad from the Central Asian nation was forced off court...

Roma win second leg but lose 4-3 on aggregate as Lazio enter Italian Cup final

Football Soccer - AS Roma v Lazio - Italian Cup - Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy - 4/04/17 AS Roma's Stephan El Shaarawy shoot past Lazio's goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.       REUTERS/Max Rossi

Roma fans were back in the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday to see their team beat city rival Lazio but lose the Italian Cup semifinal 4-3 on aggregate.Mohamed Salah scored twice and Stephan El Shaarawy...

Kusal Perera guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win

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Kusal Perera struck a quick-fire half century to steer Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of their two-match Twenty20 International series in Colombo on Tuesday. Perera, who...

Colombian players hailed as heroes in Brazil after Chapecoense air crash

Players of Brazil's Chapecoense and Bolivia's Bolivar pose together for photos prior to a friendly soccer match at Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, March 25, 2017. The friendly match is a tribute to Chapecoense soccer players who died in a plane crash in Colombia last November. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Fans of Brazilian club Chapecoense have greeted their rivals from Colombia’s Atletico Nacional with open arms and genuine gratitude ahead of their first meeting to decide a South American trophy, a...

IPL 2017: Queue behind the stumps as list of talented wicketkeepers keeps growing

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The IPL is just around the corner and the excitement among the fans is palpable. However, for the players it will be a another opportunity where they can impress the selectors with the bat and the...

2024 Olympics: ‘Time is right’ for cricket bid – ICC chief Dave Richardson

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The “time is right” for cricket to apply for a place at the Olympics, according to International Cricket Council chief Dave Richardson. Cricket has not been played at the Summer Games...

Mohammad Irfan: Pakistan fast bowler suspended for a year by PCB

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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been banned for a year by the Pakistan Cricket Board for twice failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing. The 7ft 1in bowler was one of...

New Zealand v South Africa: Rain helps tourists to series win

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South Africa sealed a 1-0 series win in New Zealand after rain washed out the final day of the third Test. The tourists – on 80-5 at the start of the day and 95 runs short of making New Zealand...

Kurunagar Singing Fish, Navanthurai St. Mary’s and Kalmuai Brilliant in spectacular wins in FA Cup series

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The Kurunagar Singing Fish, Navbanthurai St. Mary’s and Kalmunai Brilliant  teams won their matches in a spectacular way, in Foot-Ball series for FA Cup conducted by the Sri Lanka Football...

Video technology was used to correct two wrong decisions as Spain beat France in a friendly in Paris.

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France striker Antoine Griezmann had a goal ruled out by a video assistant referee for offside. And Spain’s second goal, scored by Gerard Deulofeu, was awarded by the video official after an...

Virat Kohli: India captain says friendships with Australia players are over

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India captain Virat Kohli says his friendships with Australia players are over after their heated Test series. India won the final match of the four-Test series to secure a 2-1 victory. Prior to the...

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Juan Martin del Potro, Garbine Muguruza retires

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Roger Federer took his 2017 record to 15 wins from 16 matches as he beat Juan Martin del Potro at the Miami Open. The Swiss, 35, won 6-3 6-4 to reach the last 16, where he will face Spanish 14th seed...

India v Australia: Jadeja puts hosts close to Test series victory

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India need 87 runs to win the series-deciding fourth Test against Australia after dominating the third day. The hosts resumed on 248-6 and, helped by Ravindra Jadeja’s 63, reached 332 – a...

England took another comfortable step on the road to qualification for next summer’s World Cup in Russia as they eased past Lithuania at Wembley

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Gareth Southgate’s first game at Wembley since succeeding Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis provided few alarms as England remain firmly in control at the top of Group F. Sunderland striker...

Nathan Lyon helps put Australia on top in India

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Australia restricted India to 248-6 and a deficit of 52 runs as they gained the upper hand on day two of the fourth and deciding Test. India lost Murali Vijay early on in response to...

Alastair Cook: Former England captain available for start of Essex season

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Former England Test captain Alastair Cook has been made available by the England and Wales Cricket Board for Essex’s three opening County Championship games of the season. Cook will also be...

Mason Crane: Hampshire leg-spinner proud of New South Wales selection

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane admitted he was “extremely proud” to play Sheffield Shield cricket for New South Wales during an eventful winter. Crane, 20, became the first overseas...

Jason Gillespie: Ex-Yorkshire coach joins Kent as assistant to Matt Walker

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Kent have appointed former Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie as assistant to Matt Walker on an interim basis. The 41-year-old will stay with Kent until Allan Donald earns the qualifications to gain a...

Scotland to face Zimbabwe in two one-day internationals in June

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Scotland will play two one-day internationals against Zimbabwe in Edinburgh this summer. The Grange will host both matches on 15 and 17 June. The nations met at the World Twenty20 in 2016, with the...

Mason Crane: Hampshire leg-spinner proud of New South Wales selection

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane admitted he was “extremely proud” to play Sheffield Shield cricket for New South Wales during an eventful winter. Crane, 20, became the first overseas...

North-South Series: Mason Crane helps South to victory in Abu Dhabi

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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane helped the South to a 20-run victory and a 3-0 series win over the North. Crane, 20, finished with 4-39 as the North fell short on 208 in pursuit of 228-8 in Abu...

Olympic Games: Paris and LA ‘only want 2024 Games’

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Paris and Los Angeles say they are only interested in hosting the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics – and not the 2028 Games. There have been suggestions the International Olympic Committee may...

Bob Woolmer: Pakistan coach’s death remembered, 10 years on

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When Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica 10 years ago this week, the cricket world was shaken. The 58-year-old was pronounced dead soon after arriving at...

Bob Woolmer: Pakistan coach’s death remembered, 10 years on

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When Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica 10 years ago this week, the cricket world was shaken. The 58-year-old was pronounced dead soon after arriving at...

Mohammad Irfan: Pakistan paceman provisionally suspended by PCB

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Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan has been provisionally suspended as part of an anti-corruption investigation into the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The 34-year-old has been charged with two violations...

Leicester City wrote another chapter in their remarkable story as they overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on a night of raw passion at the King Power Stadium

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The Foxes looked in trouble after a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain that was the catalyst for the sacking of Claudio Ranieri – the manager who had guided them into this competition after winning...

James Pattinson: Nottinghamshire set to sign paceman as Peter Siddle replacement

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Nottinghamshire have targeted Australia paceman James Pattinson to replace injured Peter Siddle as their overseas player, BBC Radio Nottingham reports. Siddle joined Notts on a two-year deal ahead of...

New Zealand v South Africa: First Test drawn after final-day washout

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New Zealand drew their first Test with South Africa in Dunedin as heavy rain washed out the entire final day. The tourists were unable to add to their overnight lead of 191 as play was abandoned...

Ireland slip to third Twenty20 defeat by Afghanistan in India

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Ireland suffered a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Afghanistan in the Twenty20 series between the sides after losing by 28 runs in India on Sunday. Afghanistan set a mammoth total of 233-8 off their 20...

Rangana Herath breaks left-arm spinner Test wickets record as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh

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Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle. Herath, 38, surpassed the record of 362 wickets...