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Maguire journey: From Fan to Player

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AP | Volgograd

Two years ago during the European Championship, Harry Maguire was a fan in France watching his beloved England. Now, he's the first Leicester City to represent the country at the World Cup since Gordon Banks, England's great goalkeeper during their one and only triumph in 1966. That's some turnaround, especially as...

CricketBriefly

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AFP

England post new ODI record total Nottingham: England set a new record for the highest total ever scored in a men's one-day international when they went past 444 against Australia at Trent Bridge here on Tuesday. When Alex Hales, who already had a hundred to his name, hoisted Jhye Richardson for...

Colombia bow to Samurais

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AP | Saransk

Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who gave Japan little chance of competing with Colombia at the World Cup. Osako's gritty determination to set up one goal and his 73rd-minute header from Keisuke Honda's corner kick lifted Japan to a surprising 2-1 victory over the Colombians on Tuesday. Osako...

Senegal overpower Poland

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AP | MOSCOW

Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 Tuesday on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half strike by Mbaye Niang. Senegal, back in the tournament for the first time since 2002, went ahead in the 37th minute when Thiago Cionek's attempted block...

Muscobites

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Agencies

SAMPAOLI'S CHANGE OF PLANS BRONNITSY: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match. In the team's first training session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli tried a different tactical approach on Monday, with an eye toward the clash...

Ronaldo seeks encore against Morocco

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AFP | Moscow

Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat. A hat-trick from the five-time world player of the year snatched a thrilling 3-3 draw for the European champions against Spain in a heavyweight...

Spain to decide WC fate against Iran

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AFP | Kazan

Spanish playmaker Isco says Wednesday's match against Iran will determine their World Cup destiny as they seek to register their first win in Russia following a gripping 3-3 draw against Portugal. Champions in 2010 and among the favourites this year, Spain's World Cup ambitions were kept in check, almost single-handedly, by...

Luis Suarez seeks redemption on 100th cap

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AFP | Nizhniy Novgorod

For a player who has made so many headlines at the World Cup, it is appropriate that Luiz Suarez will make his 100th appearance for Uruguay at football's biggest tournament. Barring any last minute disasters the Barcelona striker will reach his century of games for the Celeste on Wednesday when they...

Dramatic test end in draw

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AFP | Gros-Islet

Kraigg Brathwaite's defiance and more inclement weather ensured a draw on the final day of the second Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia. On a day when their captain, Dinesh Chandimal, who has been charged by umpires Aleem Dar and Ian...

Singles

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Agencies

Ramkumar crashes out of Ilkley Challenger new delhi: Indian Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan continued to struggle on grass as he crashed out of the Ilkley ATP Challenger event after losing his first round to Austria's Sebastian Ofner. Ramkumar lost 5-7, 3-6 to Ofner in 64 minutes. He has managed to win...

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‚ÄėAssault‚Äô on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kochi

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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