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Nadal, Djokovic advance in Toronto

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AFP | Toronto

Top seed Rafael Nadal blew past patchy Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to begin his quest for a fourth Canadian trophy at the Toronto Masters. The world number one Spaniard was untouchable as he schooled Paire for the fourth time without a loss, taking 74 minutes as he broke...

Rain washes out 1st day at Lord's

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | PTI | London

Frustrating the two teams, incessant rain washed out the entire day one of the second cricket Test between India and England at Lord's, here on Thursday. The play was called off at 4.50 pm local time without a single ball being bowled. The match officials decided to take an early lunch, moving...

Singles

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Agencies

Tebar returns to Delhi Dynamos Zurich: Delhi Dynamos on Thursday completed the signing of Spanish midfielder Marcos Tebar on a one-year contract. The 32-year old re-joins the Dynamos following the expiry of his contract with FC Pune City. Tebar who was part of the Dynamos camp in ISL Season 3, played...

Kohli has got best technique in world, says Waugh

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | PTI | Melbourne

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh says "big occasion player" Virat Kohli has the best batting technique among the current cricketers in the world. Drawing a comparison with legends such as Brian Lara and Vivian Richards, Waugh said Kohli has shown all the traits of a great batsman. "He (Kohli) has got the...

Sri Lanka end losing streak in tense clash

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AFP | Pallekele

Suranga Lakmal took three key wickets in a tense encounter Wednesday cut short by rain to guide Sri Lanka to their first one-day win over South Africa in 12 matches. Dasun Shanaka hit 65 while Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera each made 51 as Sri Lanka blasted 306-7 off 39 overs....

Jayaram, Rituparna enter quarters

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | PTI | Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das and Mithun Manjunath were through to the quarterfinals of the $ 75,000 Vietnam Open Tour Super 100 tournament here on Thursday. Jayaram, who touched a career-high rank of 13, toppled top seeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho 22-20, 21-14 in 34 minutes and will next face Canada's...

Saina slips out of top-10

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

London Olympics Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal slipped a place to move out of the top 10 of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. After her loss to Rio Gold medallist and reigning world champion Carolina Marin at the Nanjing World Championships quarter-finals, Saina has slid one rung...

Always aim to win medals, says Sakshi

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes always aim for medals so that fingers are not pointed at them. The 25-year-old from Haryana had to settle for a Bronze at the Commonwealth...

Chandimal returns after ban

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AFP | Colombo

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal returned to their Twenty20 squad on Thursday after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game. Chandimal was included in a 15-member squad for the one-off T20 that will round off South Africa's tour of the island nation Tuesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka...

Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan series

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AP | Melbourne

Pace bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been ruled out of Australia's cricket series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October because of lower back injuries. Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley says both bowlers "are progressing well from their lumbar bone stress injuries but are not bowling, so...

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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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