FIFA World Cup 2018 winners: France win second title in 20 years

FIFA Football World Cup 2018 Winner, France vs Croatia Final: France won the World Cup for the second time by beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. By: Sports Desk | Moscow | Updated: July 16, 2018 9:15:00 am France are the champions of the world once again. Twenty years after Didier Deschamps lifted the trophy with the likes […]

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North Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Tournament: Manika Batra claims women’s title

Panchkula | Published: July 11, 2018 5:56:29 am THREE MONTHS ago, when 23-year-old Delhi girl Manika Batra scored a pulsating win over Mengyu Yu of Singapore in the women’s table tennis individual final, Batra became the first-ever Indian woman paddler to achieve the feat. Earlier in the games, Batra’s win over world number 4 Tianwei […]

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Punjab govt may demote woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur from DSP to constable over fake degree

Written by Kanchan Vasdev | Chandigarh | Updated: July 10, 2018 4:24:55 pm Left embarrassed after Indian Women’s T20 captain and Arjuna awardee cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s graduation degree turned out to be fake, the Punjab government may decide to demote her as a constable in the Punjab Police, four months after she was appointed a […]

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Ahmed Shehzad charged over positive test for banned substance, says PCB

By: Reuters | Published: July 10, 2018 2:30:13 pm Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a banned substance and will be charged later on Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said. The PCB announced in June that a player had failed a doping test but refused to reveal the name of the […]

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India vs England: Joe Root will be spurred on by T20 axe, says Paul Farbrace

By: Reuters | Published: July 10, 2018 2:57:25 pm Joe Root’s exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain’s desire to improve going into this week’s opening one-day international between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said. Root, a staple of the England batting line-up […]

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LeBron James officially signs contract with Lakers

By: Reuters | Published: July 10, 2018 9:33:30 am Los Angeles can collectively exhale. LeBron James is officially a Laker. The club announced late Monday afternoon that James put pen to paper on the reported four-year, $154 million deal, just as James’ representation, Klutch Sports Group, tweeted an image of James, agent Rich Paul and […]

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Wimbledon 2018: Karolina Pliskova becomes the final top 10 seed to be ousted

Published: July 9, 2018 9:08:45 pm   Kiki Bertens ensured a record exodus of seeds at Wimbledon on Monday when she added Czech Karolina Pliskova to the list of big names to perish before the quarter-finals. The Dutchwoman’s 6-3 7-6(1) win means that for the first time since seedings were introduced at Wimbledon in 1927 […]

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Fearless France out to show Thierry Henry that he picked the wrong side

By: Reuters | Published: July 8, 2018 8:35:21 pm   France will go into their World Cup semi-final against neighbours Belgium with a “hunger to win” and a desire to show their 1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry that he picked the wrong side, forward Olivier Giroud said on Sunday. Retired French striker Henry is […]

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Saba Karim’s trip to UK creates further BCCI, CoA differences

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Published: July 9, 2018 2:31:53 pm   The friction between the Indian cricket board office-bearers and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) continues, with the latest issue being the BCCI general manager for cricket operations, Saba Karim’s proposed visit to the UK. Karim’s DA allotment for a nine-day trip […]

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