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Mirza-Hingis lift US Open women’s doubles title

Mar 21, 2015; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Martina Hingis (SUI) and Sania Mirza (IND) with the championship trophy after winning their doubles final match against Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) and Elena Vesnina (RUS) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Hingis/Mirza won 6-3, 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports - RTR4UC1F

New York, Sept. 14 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won their second successive Grand Slam title in women’s doubles event at the US Open.The top-seeded Indo-Swiss duo eased past the fourth seeded pair of Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 in the summit contest that lasted 70 minutes at Flushing Meadows.Mirza and ...

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Former England batsman Brian Close passes away


London, Sept.14 : Former Yorkshire cricketer and the youngest batsman to have played a Test for England, Brian Close passed away on Monday at the age of 84.Paying tribute to the former player, Yorkshire CCC wrote on Twitter, “It is with deep sadness that former Yorkshire & England star Brian Close has passed away.”Close made his Test debut in 1949 ...

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‘Party freak’ Gayle sets up ‘strip club’ in his own house


Melbourne, Sept. 14 : Chris Gayle has elevated his reputation as one of the biggest partiers in the cricketing world by installing a ‘strip club’ in his own house.”From the pool to the strip club…if u don’t have a strip club at home, U ain’t a cricket ‘Player’.. I always make sure my guest well entertained and feel like they ...

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Australia rope in Fekete, Bancroft for Bangladesh Test series


Johannesburg, Sept.14 : Uncapped pacer Andrew Fekete has been named in the Australian squad as their surprise inclusion for next month’s Test series against Bangladesh.Debutant top-order batsman Cameron Bancroft has also been included in the 15-man squad.Besides, opener Joe Burns, Patrick Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell and Stephen O’Keefe are recalled in the Test side.Confirming the news, national selector Rodney ...

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Australia rope in Handscomb, Hastings


Johannesburg, Sept.8 : Australia have roped in top-order batsman Peter Handscomb and all rounder John Hastings into the squad for remaining ODIs of the five-match series against England.The duo replaced all-rounder Shane Watson and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile, who were ruled out of the series due to injuries.Besides the Victorian pair, top-order batsman Aaron Finch has replaced injured David Warner ...

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