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Juventus stun Spurs as Dybala caps fightback

Juventus' Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain celebrate a goal against Tottenham Hotspur. (AFP Photo) LONDON, MArch 8: Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham paid the price for "two big mistakes" as Juventus staged a stunning fightback to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 4-3 on aggregate on Wednesday. Juventus were on the brink of elimination after Son Heung-Min's first-half strike put Tottenham ahead in the last 16, second leg at Wembley. But, despite being completely outplayed in the opening period, Juventus buckled down after the break and equalised through Gonzalo Higuain. That was...
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Thousands gather for funeral of Fiorentina captain Astori

FLORENCE (Italy), March 8: Thousands of people gathered in one of Florence's main squares for the funeral of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori on Thursday. Some arrived at 7 a.m., three hours before the start of the funeral at Basilica di Santa Croce. The hearse carrying Astori's body was greeted by loud applause and shouts of his name and "grande capitano" (great captain). The square then fell silent for a few minutes, while many raised Fiorentina scarves and banners in the air. The Fiorentina players were also met by applause when...
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Powwow 2018 Inter-College Fest concludes

Dimapur, March 7: The 3 day Inter-College Youth Fest, Powwow 2018 at Tetso College concluded on March 7 with final matches of the various sports events. 22 institutes from Dimapur and Kohima participated in the Youth Fest. The overall college championship trophy went to Tetso College and runners up overall college championship trophy was won by St. Joseph College, Jakhama. Members from Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) were also present at the awards ceremony and took the opportunity to address the students on Naga Day and the urgency of the...
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Ross Taylor joins ODI chasing elite with epic 181*

Ross Taylor remained unbeaten on 181 and his knock contained 17 fours and six sixes. Dunedin, March 7: Injury-hit Ross Taylor played through the pain to score a remarkable unbeaten 181 and seal a series-levelling win for New Zealand in the fourth one-day international against England. Taylor limped through much of his innings in Dunedin after aggravating a thigh injury, but batted on to compile a career-best innings and make it 2-2 in the series with one to play. New Zealand ended on 339 for five in reply to England's...
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Muskan Kirar, Promila Daimary win gold at Archery Asia Cup

Bangkok, March 7: India's Muskan Kirar and Promila Daimary clinched gold medals in the women's compound and recurve events respectively at the Archery Asia Cup in Bangkok on Wednesday. Kirar got the better of Malaysia's Zakaria Nadhirah 139-136 in the compound final while Daimary upset Russia's Erdynieva Natalia 7-3 in the summit clash of recurve event. Madhu Vedwan and Gaurav Trambak Lambe also added to India's tally by winning bronze medals in the women's and the men's recurve events. Vedwan beat Mongolia's Altangerel Enkhtuya 6-5 while Lambe emerged victorious against...
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Cristiano Ronaldo does it again as Real Madrid dump PSG out of Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal. PARIS, March 7: Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro got the goals for Real Madrid as the holders won 2-1 away to a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. Ronaldo had scored twice -- including his 100th goal for Real in the competition -- as they won 3-1 in the first leg in Spain last month, and his header early in the second half at the Parc des Princes effectively ended the French club's hopes of...
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Sri Lanka beat India in T20I tri-series opener

Kusal Perera fifty seals five-wicket win for Sri Lanka Colombo, March 6: Sri Lanka overcame India in the first game of the Nidahas T20I tri-series by five wickets at Colombo on Tuesday. Chasing 175 to win, Kushal Perera smashed 66 off 37 balls (4x6s, 6x4s) to set the tone as the hosts started their campaign on a winning note with nine balls to spare. Perera was in some mood tonight as he smashed Indian bowlers all around over the park with pacer Shardul Thakur bearing the brunt of his assault,...
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ICC suspends Pune curator Pandurang Salgaonkar for anti-corruption code breach

New Delhi, MArch 6: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Pandurang Salgaonkar, Maharashtra Cricket Association’s pitch curator, for failing to report an approach of pitch manipulation, ahead of an India-New Zealand ODI in Pune late last year. “Salgaonkar was charged with a failure to report an approach but no evidence was found of him actually having been engaged in corruption and therefore no charges were laid against him on that basis,” the world governing body for cricket stated in a press release on Tuesday. The allegations of corruption were...
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