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CSK, Mumbai Indians to start IPL-11

new delhi:  Comeback giants Chennai Super Kings will take on holders Mumbai Indians to kick-start the Indian Premier League, which has retained its earlier match timings, weeks after considering broadcaster's request for a change in schedule. The first match on April 7 will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which will also see the return of two-time winners CSK from a two-year ban owing to involvement in corruption. The venues for eliminator and qualifier 2 have not been confirmed yet while the qualifier 1 and the final will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 22 and 27 respectively. As per the fixtures posted on the IPL website on Wednesday, there will be 48 evening matches and 12 afternoon starts. The double headers timings remained unchanged, while the opening ceremony will take place in Mumbai on April 6.

White magic at winter Olympics

pyongchang: Snowboarding great Shaun White sealed his Olympic legend with a breathtaking run under pressure on Wednesday, as strong winds played havoc with the ski schedule and Mikaela Shiffrins bid for multiple medals. White, starting last in the halfpipe, watched bronze medallist Scotty James wipe out before nailing a spectacular last run of the day to snatch victory from Japans Ayumu Hirano, celebrating wildly afterwards. It was sweet redemption for the 31-year-old veteran, known as the "Flying Tomato" because of his red hair, who won gold in 2006 and 2010 and helped put the hipster sport on the map, but flopped in Sochi four years ago. While White celebrated at Phoenix Park, it was a very different story at Yongpyong Alpine Centre where high winds forced the womens slalom to be postponed until Friday. Not one of the skiing events has gone ahead on schedule so far, with winds of up to 25 metres (82 feet) per second making it difficult even to stand in some mountain areas.

Dynamos prevail 1-0 over NEUFC

guwahati: Bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos were left to rely on a late strike from substitute Kalu Uche to get the better of NorthEast United FC 1-0 in the Indian Super League here on Wednesday. After a rather timid first half, Delhi finally broke the deadlock with Uche's thunderous header in the 87th minute of the match at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. David Ngaihte floated in a cross from the right and the ball just held up for Uche, who jumped to produce a header, which did not give the NorthEast United goalkeeper any chance. Incidentally, the goal was the only shot on target by the Dynamos in the 90 plus four minutes of added time. The Dynamos didn't start the second half too well, with NorthEast looking like the better team.

ABhambri, Thompson reach Q/F of Chennai Open

chennai: Yuki Bhambri was the only Indian to reach the last eight of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament, with an easy 6-2, 6-3 win on Wednesday over compatriot Sidharth Rawat. Joining the Indian number two seed in the quarterfinals were top-seed Jordan Thompson of Australia and the No 3 and 4 seeds Duckhee Lee (Korea) and Mohammed Safwat (Egypt). The two other Indian players in the fray - Arjun Khade and Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam, both qualifiers, fell by the wayside, losing in straight sets to Safwat and Lee respectively. In the Bhambri-Rawat match, the former was in control and never dropped serve while breaking his rival's delivery twice in each set.      

 
 
 
 
 

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