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Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe elected as IAAF president

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London, Aug.19 : Former athlete and British politian Sebastian Coe, who led the organising committee of London’s 2012 Games, has been appointed as the president of world governing body for athletics.The former Olympic 1500m champion, who defeated former Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka, will serve IAAF for an initial term of four years, the BBC reported.Praising the organisation for the ...

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India confident about doing well in second Test, says Amit Mishra

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Colombo, Aug.19 : Leg-spinner Amit Mishra said on Tuesday that the Indian cricket team will put up a better performance against Sri Lanka in the second Test which starts at the P. Sara Oval here on Thursday.Recalling India’s 63-run defeat in the first Test, Mishra, said he was confident that the side led by Virat Kohli has recovered sufficiently well ...

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Saina’s father lauds her achievement despite lose at World C’ship

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Hyderabad, Aug 16 : Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal’s father Harvir Singh on Sunday said that his daughter has made the nation proud by becoming the first Indian to secure a silver medal at the World Championship.He, however, said that this was not the end, adding that Saina would go a long way in her career.”Although Saina lost, she has won ...

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Mirza-Hingis bow out of Rogers Cup

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Toronto, Aug 16 : Top ranked women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered a shocking semi-final defeat against fourth seeded pair of Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.Mirza and Hingis endured a 3-6, 2-6 blow against the French-Slovenian duo in a contest that lasted almost an hour.The Indian-Swiss duo had lifted the ...

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Ashwin breaks into Top 10, Dhawan vaults to 32

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Dubai, Aug.16 : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has moved three places to ninth in the ICC Test Rankings for bowlers, while Shikhar Dhawan vaulted 15 places to a career-high 32nd in the rankings for batsmen, despite India losing the opening Test match against Sri Lanka by 63 runs in Galle.Ashwin claimed match figures of 10 for 160, while Dhawan scored his ...

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