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World No. 1 Simona Halep crashes out of Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS March 17: World No. 1 Simona Halep crashed out of the WTA Indian Wells tournament on Friday as she suffered a shocking 6-3, 6-0 upset loss to world No. 44 Naomi Osaka of Japan. The 26-year-old former champion Halep dropped to 18-2 on the season as she lasted just 64 minutes on the court with the unseeded Osaka. "I just was not ready. I missed the ball a lot and I didn`t play what I had to play," she said. "I don`t find excuses. She was better. I...
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FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

BOGOTA, March 17: FIFA has lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football, a move hailed by the country`s sports authorities on Saturday as a boost for its most popular game. "We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala," FIFA president Gianni Infantino told reporters after a meeting of the FIFA Council in Bogota. The three cities had been allowed to organise friendlies in the past year provided the security situation was "stable". Iraq will host Qatar and Syria for a...
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Confident India to start as favourite against gutsy Bangladesh

COLOMBO, March 17: A bitter, yet intense rivalry is expected to produce a cracker of a contest when a confident India take on a fiery Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Twenty20 tri-series, here on Sunday. While the second-string Indian team recorded a hat trick of comfortable wins after their opening loss to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh reached the summit clash with couple of dramatic wins over the hosts. In a tense encounter, in which they beat Sri Lanka on Saturday night, with Mahmudullah Riyadh rising to the occasion with...
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Champions League quarters: Real Madrid draw Juventus in rematch, Liverpool face City

NYON, March 16: Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus have a chance to gain revenge on holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year's final. Surprise qualifiers Sevilla take on Bayern Munich while Barcelona were paired with AS Roma in the draw made in Nyon on Friday. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side will host Pep Guardiola's City at Anfield for the first leg, either on April 3 or April 4 as the sides meet for the first time in Europe. It will also...
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Moin slams foreign players refusing to travel to Pakistan for PSL

Karachi, March 16: Former Pakistan Test captain, Moin Khan has lashed out at the overseas players, who refused to travel to Pakistan for the two playoffs and final match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The initial stages of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League was held in the UAE but the foreign players are now refusing to travel to Pakistan for the two playoff matches in Lahore and the final in Karachi. I blame the Pakistan Cricket Board for this sad situation.I know the board will not...
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PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara, in semis of All England Championship badminton

PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-final of the All England Championship badminton in Birmingham on Friday.(AFP) Birmingham, March 16: PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 18-21, 21-18 in a thrilling quarter-final encounter at the All England Championship badminton in Birmingham on Friday. Sindhu won in a marathon effort that lasted nearly an hour and thirty minutes to make it the semi-finals of the tournament. Nozomi Okuhara won the first game 22-20, but Sindhu hit back hard in the second game, winning it 21-18 to take the match into...
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Roger Federer thrashes Chung Hyeon to reach India Wells semis

California, March 16: South Korean Chung Hyeon managed to hang around against Roger Federer a little longer this time around, but only just, as the Swiss maestro advanced to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open 7-5 6-1 on Thursday. Chung`s fairytale run at the Australian Open in January came to a crashing halt when he retired with foot blisters while trailing Federer 6-1 5-2 in their semi-final. Federer, who won his 20th grand slam title with his victory at Melbourne Park, was ruthless with his 21-year-old opponent once again...
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Zimbabwe grind down Ireland to close on World Cup place

HARARE, March 16: Tendai Chisoro and Graeme Cremer took three wickets each as Zimbabwe secured a resounding 107-run victory over Ireland on Friday to move a step closer to the 2019 World Cup. The hosts of the qualifying tournament battled hard to make 211-9 batting first in Harare, before bowling out the Irish for just 104 to move top of the Super Sixes table. Zimbabwe were indebted to the in-form Sikandar Raza's unbeaten 69 as the all-rounder helped them recover from 139-7, with Chisoro adding a valuable 21 at number...
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Menuosetuo Yiese is 26th Naga wrestling champion

Kohima, March 15: Menuosetuo Yiese representing Angami Sports Association (ASA) today emerged champion of the 26th Naga Style Wrestling organized by Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) at Kohima local ground. The 19-year-old grappler standing at 6 feet and weighing 118 kg is the son of late Khrilatuo Yiese of Kohima village. In the final bought, Meneuosetuo defeated 22-year old Vekutho Soho, son of Hukhoneyi Soho of Phek village, representing Chakhesang tribe. Mhasilhousie Nagi of Jotsoma village, representing ASA and Venuzo Dawhuo of Thenyizu village, representing CWA bagged third and fourth position...
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Lionel Messi hits 100th Champions League goal as Barcelona make last eight

BARCELONA, March 15: Barcelona hailed Lionel Messi as "The King" and he handed Chelsea the royal punishment by scoring twice to reach 100 Champions League goals and end their quarter-final hopes. After unfurling a banner showing the words "God Save The King" before kick-off, Barca's fans were celebrating after just 129 seconds at the Camp Nou as Messi found the net before Chelsea had even made a pass. He then teed up Ousmane Dembele to double Barca's lead in the second leg of the last-16 clash before registering a century...
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