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India lose to Belgium again

New Delhi:   The Indian men's hockey team suffered its second successive loss, going down 1-3 to hosts Belgium in Boom for a disappointing end to the first leg of its ongoing tour of Europe. The Red Devils dished out a spirited performance late Thursday night and came back from a goal down to beat India and pocket the two-match series 2-0 in as many days. India had earlier lost by a solitary goal to Belgium in their opening game of the tour on Wednesday. The match on Thursday began under overcast conditions with India having the momentum to begin with but losing their way later in the match.

BCCI is not above God: Sreesanth

New Delhi: An irate S Sreesanth on Friday vowed to make a competitive comeback despite BCCI's decision to appeal against the lifting of the life-ban on the tainted pacer. On Thursday, the BCCI decided to appeal to the Division Bench of Kerala High Court against lifting of life ban on the 34-year-old. "@bcci I'm not begging ,I'm asking to give my livelihood back .Its my right. U guys are not above God. I will play again..???????????," an angry Sreesanth wrote on his twitter page. "Cmon @bcci this is worst u can do to anyone that too who is proven innocent not just once but again and again..Don't know why u doing this?," he lamented further.

Nadal upset by Canadian teenager

MONTREAL: Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night. The 18-year-old Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with France's Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3, 6-3. Shapovalov became the youngest player to reach the tournament's quarterfinals since Bjorn Borg in 1974. Elsewhere in the tournament, Roger Federer overcame a weak first set to post a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Spaniard David Ferrer in an earlier third-round match.

Fortunegiants thrash Mumba 39-21

Ahmedabad: Gujarat raiders Sukesh Hegde, Rohit Gulla and Sachin chipped in with crucial raids as Fortunegiants outclassed U Mumba 39-21 in the fifth Pro Kabaddi League here on Friday. For U Mumba, it was a disappointing performance as they crashed to their second defeat of the season. Their defence could score just five points as Gujarat raiders had a field day scoring points. It was a dominant first half performance by the league debutants as they led 20-6 at the break. After 30 minutes, Gujarat led 27-14 as U Mumba struggled to make a comeback. The hosts then inflicted two all outs in the second half and Gujarat soon wrapped the match without much ado.   

 
 
 
 
 

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