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Nadal pulls out of Brisbane, but says yes to Australian Open


Brisbane, December 28 : World No.1 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a knee injury, but said he still intends to play in next month’s Australian Open. The Spaniard, who hasn’t played since losing to David Goffin at the World Tour Finals in London, was scheduled to start his season in Brisbane this weekend, but said he would ...

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Boult from blue for Windies, NZ on top


Christchurch : New Zealand completed a clean sweep against West Indies in their ODI series with a commanding 66-run victory in a rain-affected third and final match in Christchurch on Tuesday. With the match reduced to 23-overs-a-side, West Indies were set a revised target of 166 in response to New Zealand’s 131. At the end, they were 99/9, after recovering ...

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Lanka leave on losing note


Mumbai -: India completed a 3-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka following their five-wicket victory in the final T20 International at the Wankhede Stadium here today. Chasing a modest 136 for win, the hosts lost opener Lokesh Rahul early but stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma made 27, Shreyas Iyer chipped in with 30, and Manish Pandey top-scored with 32 to set ...

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Vijender Singh Happy to End Year on a Winning Note


New Delhi : After his 10th straight win in the pro circuit, Indian’s poster boy Vijender Singh now has his eyes trained on the Commonwealth and World Championship title. The 32-year-old Vijender last night floored West African Boxing Union Middleweight champion Ernest Amuzu with an unanimous verdict to retain his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles. The Commonwealth ...

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Ashes gone, pride at stake for wounded England at MCG


Melbourne : England are contemplating changes as they look to restore battered pride in Tuesday’s fourth Melbourne Test after surrendering the Ashes to Australia. It’s been a tour from hell for Joe Root’s beleaguered team, succumbing to three heavy defeats and rendering the last two Tests in Melbourne and Sydney as “dead rubbers.” Root has been in the eye of ...

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