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Khemka, Yogeshwar in war of words

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Chandigarh : In a “Twitter war”, senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who is in the eye of storm after his Sports and Youth Welfare Department notification on cuts in earnings by sportspersons, was today engaged in a heated exchange of tweets with Olympian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt. Dutt, who is also a DSP in Haryana Police, started the debate with a ...

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Sporting rich: Kohli is 83rd

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So you thought Virat Kohli was rich? Indeed he is, but just enough to take the 83rd spot, with earnings of $24 million, among the top-100 earners of the sporting world. American boxer Floyd Mayweather tops this year’s Forbes List with a mindboggling $285 million earnings, roughly 12 times than Kohli’s. 1 Floyd Mayweather boxing$285m Mayweather heads the list for ...

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Sledging is good, but abuse crosses line, says Langer

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London : Australia coach Justin Langer insisted “sledging’s a good thing” as the team prepared to face England in their first series since March’s dramatic ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Langer, however, stressed that “banter” would not be allowed to descend into “abuse”, as captain Tim Paine promised Australia “won’t be silent” during a five-match ODI series.  After the ball-tampering ...

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Unstoppable, Nadal storms into quarters

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Paris : Maximilian Marterer probably wondered what all the fuss was about when, two games into his first match against the best claycourt player ever on Monday, he led French Open champion Rafael Nadal 2-0 on the Spaniard’s favourite patch of red dirt. The German youngster quickly discovered just what it feels like to be on the receiving end of ...

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Double delight for Chhetri

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Mumbai : Fans were there, Bhaichung Bhutia and IM Vijayan, the former captains of the Indian football team, were there, too. Delighted with the packed house, Skipper Sunil Chhetri made his 100th appearance for the country unforgettable as he scored a brace in 3-0 win over Kenya in their second match of the Intercontinental Cup here today. Two days back, ...

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