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Clinical India beat France 2-0 in first Hockey Test


New Delhi, Aug 4 : The Indian men’s hockey team produced a perfect blend of aggression and defense to claim a 2-0 win over France in their opening Test match of the two-match series at Le Touquet.The tourists held a strong 2-0 lead by the end of second quarter, thanks to Chinglensana Singh and SV Sunil’s brilliant strikes.Although France tried ...

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Proteas replace de Kock with Van Wyk for Kiwi ODI, T20 series


London, August 4 : South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been dropped from the team’s limited overs squad for the series against New Zealand. Wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk has come in as a replacement for him. Selection convener, Linda Zondi described Quinton de Kock is an outstanding talent, and hoped that the South Africa A tour of India would present ...

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Stuart Broad admits his cricketing heroes were Aussies


Sydney, Aug 4: England fast bowler Stuart Broad, whose father Chris was a former Ashes star, has revealed that his cricketing heroes were Australian players.Broad, who is just one wicket away from entering the elite 300-club, said that although he was very proud of his dad and what he had achieved in Ashes cricket, his actual heroes weren’t English, News.com.au ...

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IOC boss admits Rio 2016 Olympics face ‘pollution challenges’


London : The International Olympic Committee president has admitted that organizers of the next year’s Rio Games face serious challenges over cleaning up the polluted bay where the sailing events are scheduled to be held.Sailors in Guanabara Bay have been reported to have witnessed pollution including discarded furniture and floating animal carcasses.According to the BBC, Thomas Bach said that although ...

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Steyn becomes second Proteas bowler to get 400 Test wickets


Johannesburg, July 30 : Fast bowler Dale Steyn has become the second South African bowler after Shaun Pollock to get 400 Test wickets after dismissing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on the opening day of the second Test in Dhaka on Wednesday.Steyn, who is playing his 80th Test, reached his landmark when skipper Hashim Amla took a chest-high catch in his ...

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