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Virgil van Dijk, Lucy Bronze take UEFA Player of the Year honours

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin with award winners Barcelona's Frenkie De Jong, Liverpool's Alisson and Virgil van Dijk. MONACO, August 30: Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award on Thursday, edging out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, while Lucy Bronze took the women's prize. Dutchman Van Dijk starred as Liverpool won their sixth European Cup last season with a 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham in Madrid. "I need to thank my teammates, without them I would not have achieved what I have...
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Wozniacki, Coco rallies back to reach 3rd round

New York, August 30: Former Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki rallied back to beat American Danielle Collins 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, on Thursday to secure a spot in the third round of the US Open. The Danish 19th seed, who has not been past the second round in New York since her run to the semi-finals in 2016, secured the victory when she served out to love in the final game. Collins, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals this year, did well to grab the first set but lost her way...
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Rayudu pulls U-turn, comes out of retirement

New Delhi, August 30: Ambati Rayudu has made a giant U-turn, barely two months after retiring from all formats of the game. The 33-year-old has written to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), saying his decision to retire was an emotional one and that he is available for selection. In an email sent to HCA’s CoA on Thursday, Rayudu wrote, “I would like to bring to your notice that I would like to come out of retirement and play cricket in all formats.” Rayudu also thanked his IPL franchise Chennai Super...
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Arsenal drawn with Eintracht in Europa League, Man United head to Kazakhstan

MONACO, August 30: Last season's runners-up Arsenal were placed in the same section as Eintracht Frankfurt in the draw for the Europa League group stage in Monaco on Friday, while Manchester United face a long trip to Kazakhstan. Unai Emery's Arsenal side lost to Chelsea in the final in Baku after Eintracht had been eliminated by the same side on penalties in the last four. Ten-time Belgian champions Standard Liege and Portugal's Vitoria Guimaraes are also in Group F. United, Europa League winners in 2017, will face Astana of Kazakhstan...
Nagaland

Seminar on urban solid waste management underway

Dimapur, August 31: Two-day National Seminar on Urban Solid Waste Management: Challenges and Issues sponsored by the ICSSR and organised by the Research Committee, Dimapur Government College (DGC) in collaboration with the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) began today at the Conference Hall, DGC on Friday with the participation of many scholars and researchers, students and the teaching faculty of the DGC. Delivering the key note address, Chief Conservator of Forest, Nagaland, Supongnukshi IFS stated that the seminar on urban solid waste management is an awakening moment for all and not...
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