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Leander returns to Indian team for Asian Games, Yuki exempted

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New Delhi, June 4 : The iconic Leander Paes on Moday returned to the Indian team for the Asian Games, while the country’s top player Yuki Bhambri was exempted as the AITA announced a 12-member squad, including six women players, for the quadrennial extravaganza, beginning August 18 in Indonesia. Since Yuki, ranked 94, is likely to make the cut for ...

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Australia’s Smith, Warner set for Global T20 Canada

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Los Angeles : Disgraced Australia stars Steve Smith and David Warner, both banned from top-flight international cricket for 12 months, were drafted Sunday for the Global T20 Canada event starting June 28. Former Australia captain Smith had already been announced as a marquee player for the inaugural edition of the event. Smith was sacked after the third Test against South ...

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Burn Messi shirts if he plays in Jerusalem: Palestinian FA chief

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Ramallah (West Bank), June 4 : The Palestine Football Association chief urged fans on Sunday to burn pictures of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and replicas of his shirt if he plays against Israel in Jerusalem next weekend.Twice world champions Argentina will play at Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium on Saturday night in a World Cup warm-up match that has attracted huge ...

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Big jump for Goyat, bigger for the sport he plays

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New Delhi : Monu Goyat is not going to forget the last two days anytime soon. Haryana Steelers shelled out Rs 1.51 crore for him in the two-day Pro Kabaddi League auction, making him the most expensive player ever in the league. “I never thought I will fetch Rs 1.51 crore, though I thought I will be close to Rs ...

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Broken but not beaten

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Paris : Former champion Novak Djokovic claimed a hardfought 6-4 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 victory over a grieving Roberto Bautista Agut to book his spot in the French Open fourth round. The 31-year-old former world No. 1 struggled at times on Suzanne Lenglen court, but eventually came through the four-set battle in three hours and 48 minutes with 13th ...

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