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Ronaldo’s Portugal look to continue momentum against lowly Morocco

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Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Smarting after a last-gasp defeat to Iran, Morocco will have to deal with the peerless might of Portugal, spearheaded by Cristiano Ronaldo, who will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics when the two sides meet for a Group B clash here on Wednesday. Five-time World Player of the […]

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FIFA World Cup: Saudis in Rostov after scary flight to venue

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Rostov-On-Don (Russia), June 19 (IANS) The Saudi Arabia football team arrived here for their make-or-break game against Uruguay on Wednesday after a frightening flight from their training ground in St Peterburg. The Saudi plane landed safely here after an incident in which their plane caught fire during the flight, with a video showing flames coming from […]

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We must score against Brazil, says Costa Rica striker

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St. Petersburg, June 19 (IANS) Costa Rica striker Marco Ureña on Tuesday said his national team needs to score in their upcoming FIFA World Cup match against Brazil in order to have a chance of qualifying for the next round. Los Ticos were defeated 0-1 by Serbia on Sunday in their World Cup debut in Russia, […]

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Ronaldo joins training session ahead of Morocco clash

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Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Portugal’s national football team on Tuesday took to the field in Moscow to prepare for its upcoming World Cup clash against Morocco, having drawn 3-3 in its opening tie against Spain. Ronaldo, whose hat-trick on Friday may have dented Spain top goalkeeper David de Gea’s confidence, worked alongside his teammates after recovering […]

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Neha favourite as Hero WPG Tour resumes after break

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Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Seasoned Neha Tripathi will start as a top contender in the seventh leg of the Hero women’s Professional Tour that resumes at the picturesque Prestige Golfshire Golf Course here on Wednesday after a three-month break. Neha, who won the sixth leg before the Tour broke for summer, registered the Tour’s best ever […]

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CoA asks BCCI officials to watch India-England T20Is at own expense

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New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The rift between the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seems to be unending as a fresh round of squabbling has erupted between the two. The CoA has notified acting board secretary Amitabh Choudhary that if he wishes to stay back […]

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Dhawan, Vijay move up in ICC Test rankings

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Dubai, June 19 (IANS) India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay moved up the ladder in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen after their twin tons in the first innings of India’s one-off five-day game against Afghanistan in Bengaluru last week. Dhawan’s knock of 107, during which he became the first player from India to complete […]

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India’s Sandesh finishes 4th at Thailand Superbike Championship

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New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India’s Sandesh Prasannakumar finished fourth at the Thailand Superbike Championship here. The Indian racer missed a podium finish by 0.97 seconds. Sandesh, who had a horrible accident last year that broke his collar bone, has returned to the track after a lengthy period. “I have always believed, when the underlying passion […]

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Manika thrilled to return home as UTT’s Delhi leg opens Wednesday

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New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) moves to Delhi for the second leg, 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batra on Tuesday expressed her excitement at the prospect of playing in front of her home crowd for the first time after her Gold Coast feats. Manika is already on […]

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Ecuador’s struggling Deportivo Cuenca hires Paez as coach

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Guayaquil (Ecuador), June 19 (IANS) Former Venezuelan national team coach Richard Paez is set to take the helm of struggling football club Deportivo Cuenca, team officials said. “Management has decided to go with Paez’s experience,” a team representative told Efe on Monday. The club’s poor performance led to the ouster of Argentine coach Anibal Biggeri and […]

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