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Pujara, Rahane tons lift India to 344/3

Colombo, Aug 3: India rode on undefeated centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to post 344/3 at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Thursday.

At stumps, Pujara, who was nominated for this year's Arjuna Award, was batting on 128 while Rahane was unbeaten on 103 as the right-handed duo guided India to a ...

 
Klitschko QUITS

Hamburg, Aug 3: Two-time former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on Thursday announced retirement from his “incredibly successful boxing career” which lasted 21 years.

“I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career. I’m very thankful for this. Thanks to everyone who has always supported me, especially my ...

 
CA reach pay deal with Australia players' association

Melbourne, Aug 3:  After a protracted pay dispute between the Australian players association and the parent body Cricket Australia, a deal has been reached to resolve the imapasse paving the way for the nation’s professional players to be re-contracted and for this month’s scheduled Test tour to Bangladesh to go ahead as planned.

There was a final round of face-to-face ...

 
Indian athlete indicted on sex abuse charge in US

New York, Aug 3: Indian snowshoe athlete Tanveer Hussain Parra has been indicted in the US for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 12-year-old girl. The Essex County grand jury charged the 25-year-old with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and misdemeanour, according to a statement from Essex County District Attorney Kri...

 
Centre's boost up plan for sports in NE

From a Correspondent

New Delhi, Aug 3: The Union Sports Ministry is quite optimistic that Northeast can create more and more quality sportsperson for the country “with proper infrastructure and facilities.”

“Northeast has lots of potential and with proper infrastructure and facility, we can have more and more good sportsmen from the region, said Union Minister ...

 
Final, third place match tickets sold out

Kolkata, Aug 3: Tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup final and third place match to be played at the Salt Lake Stadium here on October 28 have been sold out.

On FIFA's official website, all seats were marked in red meaning all the tickets were sold out in the third phase of sales which started on July 21 and was scheduled to end on October 5. The fourth and final phase of of ticket sales...

 
Neymar's price tag not expensive: Mourinho

Dublin, Aug 3: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not feel Neymar’s proposed world-record move to French soccer giants Paris Saint-Germain is expensive.

“When we paid that amount for Pogba, I said that he was not expensive. Expensive are the ones that get into a certain level with a certain quality, I think Neymar is going to happen the same, I don’t think he...

 
Harmanpreet, Pujara, Thangavelu in Arjuna Awards list

New Delhi, Aug 3: Cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Cheteshwar Pujara along with Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu were among 17 sportspersons selected for the prestigious Arjuna Awards this year.

Former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh and Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia have been shortlisted for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

The decision was arrived at a meeting of the...

 
Corinthians extend unbeaten run

Belo Horizonte, Aug 3: Corinthians have extended their unbeaten run to 18 matches with a 2-0 away victory over Atletico Mineiro in Brazil’s Serie A football championship. Former Manchester City striker Jo lashed in the opener from close range and Rodriguinho doubled the visitors’ lead when he wrong-footed his marker before beating goalkeeper Victor at his near post here on Wednesday ev...

 
World junior rowing c'ships kick-off in Lithuania

Vilnius, Aug 3: The 2017 U-19 World Rowing Championships have begun here with 742 rowers from 59 countries and regions racing in 13 boat classes until August 6. For the coming five days, the rowers will not only compete for medals, but also for qualification for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) for athletes of age 18 and under, since the 2017 World rowing Junior Championships is also the qualifi...

 
'Matic is a genius'

Dublin, Aug 3: Jose Mourinho hailed the club’s newly-signed defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic, calling him “a genius” after the Serbian played his first match in United jersey at the Aviva stadium here against Italian football club UC Sampdoria. Matic was part of the starting XI for United on Wednesday in the side’s 2-1 friendly tour victory over the Genoa club. “He ...

 
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