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FIFA bans bid inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls for seven years


London, July 7 : Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the Chilean who led the inspection teams for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, has been banned for seven years by FIFA’s ethics committee.In a statement issued on Monday, FIFA said Mayne-Nicholls, formerly head of the Chilean Football Federation, would not be able to take part in ‘any kind of football-related activity at national ...

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Uncapped Siriwardana, Pathirana named in Lanka’s ODI team


Johannesburg, July 7: The uncapped duo of Milinda Siriwardene and Sachithra Pathirana has been included in Sri Lanka’s squad for the upcoming five-match one-day international series against Pakistan beginning in Dambulla on July 11.Veteran spinner Rangana Herath has not been given a place in the squad to be led by Angelo Mathews, Sport24 reported.Both Siriwardana and Pathirana are all-rounders who ...

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HWL: Jasjit Singh’s brilliance helps India beat Malaysia to enter last four


Antwerp (Belgium), July 2 : Drag flicker Jasjit Singh Kular’s brilliance helped India to reach the semi-finals of the Hockey World League ( HWL) tournament as the side defeated Malaysia 3-2 in a thrilling quarter-final yesterday.After lagging by one goal, the Indian team bounced back in the final quarter of the match as Jasjit converted two penalty corners and won ...

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Wimbledon: Sania-Hingis advance to second round

Cara Black of Zimbabwe (R) and Sania Mirza of India celebrate after defeating Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during their Pan Pacific Open women's doubles tennis match in Tokyo September 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

London, July 2 : Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Swiss team-mate Martina Hingis advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon Championships after defeating the duo of Saisai Zheng and Zarina Diyas in the opening round yesterday.The top seeded India-Swiss pair defeated the Chinese-Kazakh team in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.In the men’s doubles, Leander Paes and Canada’s Daniel ...

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White Ferns defeat Indian eves by three wickets in second ODI


Bengaluru, July 01: The New Zealand women’s team learnt from the loss at the first ODI and came on with a much improved performance, beating India by three wickets in the second match of the five-match series.Opting to bat first, India were bundled out for a paltry 163 in 49.3 overs despite opener Thirush Kamini’s solid 61. Chasing the target, ...

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