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India’s semifinal hopes hang by a thread

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Bristol : Australia skipper Meg Lanning led from the front with a brilliant unbeaten half-century to guide her side to an eight-wicket win over India and seal a semifinal spot in the women’s World Cup here on Wednesday. The Australians now have 10 points from six outings and sit on top of the table, while India are fourth on the ...

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ICC Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj Eyes Record in Must-Win Tie Against Australia

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London : Fresh from their defeat in the last match, six-time champions Australia will take on a high spirited India in a group match of the women’s cricket World Cup at the Bristol County Ground, England, on Wednesday. The Australian girls lead in head-to-head comparison with eight wins while Indian eves have won only twice. Rewind the clock to the 2009 ...

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Tour de France: Kittel snatches fourth Tour stage win

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BERGERAC (France) : German Marcel Kittel claimed his fourth victory in this year’s Tour de France when he powered to an impressive Stage 10 win in a bunch sprint on Tuesday.  His compatriot John Degenkolb was second and Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen took third place. Britain’s Chris Froome finished safe in the bunch to retain the overall leader’s yellow jersey. Elie ...

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Shastri Team India head coach, Zaheer new bowling coach

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New Delhi : After several twists and turns, former Team Director Ravi Shastri was today finally named the head coach of the Indian cricket team, pipping his nearest rival, Virender Sehwag, to the post. Shastri’s appointment also brought to an end a period of uncertainty which had gripped Indian cricket following the unceremonious exit of his predecessor Anil Kumble. Shastri ...

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Nadal vows return despite fresh headache

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London : Rafael Nadal must have realised it wasn’t going to be his day at Wimbledon when he bashed his head against a door frame performing a warm-up leap in the bowels of Court One as he prepared to face Gilles Muller. Almost five hours later, the great Spaniard was nursing a weighty dose of hurt pride as yet another ...

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