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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India vs England: ‘All-round’ Hardik Pandya was standout player, says Virat Kohli

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 9, 2018 7:57:22 am   India scripted a comprehensive win against England in the third and final T20I at Bristol to clinch the series by a 2-1 margin. Rohit Sharma’s third hundred in the shortest format along with Hardik Pandya’s all-round effort led India to their sixth consecutive T20I […]

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After historic winning return from knee injury, Dipa Karmakar faces challenges

Written by Shivani Naik | Mumbai | Updated: July 9, 2018 9:28:24 am   That Dipa Karmakar is charging towards the vault again and scored a respectable 8.7 and 8.6 in execution, without penalty points, should bring an almighty relief to those following the Indian gymnast’s career. The 24-year-old returned from a long layoff, where […]

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Seeded 11th, Angelique Kerber becomes standard bearer in top half of Wimbledon draw

By: Reuters | Published: July 8, 2018 1:30:37 am Even in her wildest dreams 11th seed Angelique Kerber could not have imagined that by the end of the first week of this year’s Wimbledon, she would be the highest ranked player left in the top half of the women’s draw. But after six days of […]

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Asian Games 2018: India’s sambo squad pruned amid allegations of nepotism

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2018 2:15:07 am   Lalit Narain, through his exploits over the years, has earned the moniker of ‘Superstar Sambo’. He is 39, won his first international medal, as a junior, back in 1994 and his last medal, a bronze at the Asian Championship, came […]

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Belgum boss Robert Martinez’s tactical genius: Romelu Lukaku on right, using unexpected system

By: Express News Service | Updated: July 8, 2018 3:57:06 am   Roberto Martinez surprised Brazil by using a system that he’s never used before and changed the positions of his key players. It took the five-time world champions an entire half to just figure out Belgium’s tactics and by the time they did, it […]

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Croatia end Russia’s run, advance to World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1998

By: AP | Sochi | Published: July 8, 2018 3:36:38 am   Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year’s World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in […]

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