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Verdict on Sharapova's doping appeal set for October

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.13: The verdict on Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's appeal against her two-year doping ban will be issued in the first week of October, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said.


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Morgan, Hales pull out of Bangladesh tour over security concerns

London [England], Sept 12: England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has pulled out of the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh due to concerns about security, ending weeks of uncertainty over his participation.


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Limited-overs form will be considered before India tour: Lehmann

Melbourne [Australia], Sept 12: While praising his side's performance in the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka, Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has stated that players' exploits with the white-ball in the subcontinent will be taken into considered before the much-anticipated tour of India next year.


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BCCI to pick national selectors through personal interviews

New Delhi [India], Sept.11: Discarding the previously used zonal method, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to pick the national selectors for the senior, junior and women's selection panels through an interview process.


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Australia A beat India A in first unofficial Test

Brisbane [Australia], Sept.11: Cameron Bancroft smashed an unbeaten half-century as Australia A claimed a three-wicket win over India A in the fourth and final day of the first four-day Quadrangular A series game at the Allan Border Field here on Sunday.


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Angelique Kerber solidifies No.1 spot with US Open triumph

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.11: German tennis player Angelique Kerber has solidified her place as World No.1 after lifting her maiden US Open title in the women's singles category at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.


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Buttler likely to lead England if Morgan pulls out

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.11: England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is likely to take over as ODI captain for the upcoming tour to Bangladesh, with Eoin Morgan expected to confirm his withdrawal from the series due to security concerns.


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Vaughan dubs Pakistan as `fighters` post T20 victory against England

Karachi [Pakistan], Sept.10: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has heaped praise on Pakistan by describing them as `fighters` after they managed to end their tour on a high note with a crushing nine-wicket win over Eoin Morgan's side in the lone T20 match at Old Trafford.


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First blood to Guardiola as City seal 2-1 win over United in PL

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.10: Pep Guardiola enjoyed victory over his old nemesis Jose Mourinho as Manchester City clinched a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in their fourth Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.


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Your achievement will inspire confidence among Indian sportspersons-President

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated Mariyappan Thangavelu on becoming the first Indian high jumper to win a Gold Medal at the Rio Paralympic Games-2016.


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Anurag Thakur accuses Shashank Manohar of deserting `sinking ship` BCCI

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept 10: Issuing a scathing attack on Shashank Manohar, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Anurag Thakur on Saturday accused the ICC chairman of abandoning the board when it needed him the most like a 'captain of the sinking ship'.


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Knee injury forces Bopanna out of Davis Cup tie against Spain

New Delhi, Sept.10: Ace Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Saturday pulled out of the forthcoming Davis Cup tie against Spain, citing that he has been asked to rest his injured knee.


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Kohli remains on top, Maxwell vaults into third spot in T20 rankings

Dubai [UAE], Sept.10: India star batsman Virat Kohli continues to remain on top of the latest T20I batsman rankings while Australia's Glenn Maxwell made a huge jump to reach a career-best third position.


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Warner hails Australia's limited-overs turnaround against Sri Lanka

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.10: Following a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in the two match T20 series, Australia stand-in skipper David Warner has lauded his side's gritty performance saying that it was pleasing to see `scrappy cricket` from the limited-overs unit.


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Dipa Karmakar praises medal winning Rio Paralympians

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Sept. 10: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar who missed getting a medal at the recent Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by a whisker, on Saturday praised Paralympians Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati for winning gold and bronze medals at the Paralympic Games in Rio.


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Rio Paralympics: PM Modi lauds Thangavelu, Bhati for gold, bronze honour

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed India's Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati for bagging a gold and bronze respectively at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


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High jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu scripts history, strikes gold at Rio

Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Sept.10: Mariyappan Thangavelu scripted history at the ongoing Rio Paralympics, becoming the first Indian para-athlete to bag a gold medal in the men's high jump-T42 finals on day two of the prestigious tournament at the Olympic Stadium.


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Dilshan's farewell party ruined as Australia clean sweep T20 series

Colombo [Sri Lanka]: Australia spoiled Tillakaratne Dilshan's farewell by claiming a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka to make a clean sweep in the two-match T20 series in Colombo.


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Chris Gayle launches autobiography 'Six Machine' in Delhi

New Delhi [India], Sept 9: Aggressive, cavalier, dangerous, and unabashedly flamboyant - these are but a few adjectives that pop into one's mind when one thinks of Christopher Henry Gayle, a man both feared and admired by his competition.


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Pakistan captain Misbah to be presented with ICC Test Championship mace

Dubai [UAE], Sept. 9: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that it will present the Test Championship mace to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 21st September.


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Shocking! Serena stunned by Pliskova in US Open semis

New York [USA], Sept.9: World number one Serena Williams' quest for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title at the ongoing US Open came to an end as she suffered a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the women's singles event here on Friday.


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`Fit- again` Ronaldo set to make Madrid return against Osasuna

Madrid [Spain], Sept.9: Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been out of action since injuring his knee in the successful Euro 2016 final, has confirmed that he will make his return for Real Madrid in this week's La Liga clash against Osasuna.


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Bayliss blasts England's `pretty boys` after T20 loss against Pak

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.9: After slumping to a comprehensive T20 defeat at the hands of Pakistan, England coach Trevor Bayliss has lashed out at his team's performance by referring to the players as having 'played like pretty boys' at Old Trafford.


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Declare Dipa Karmakar brand ambassador of Indian Sports: TMC

Agartala (Manipur) [India], Sept. 8: Trinamool Congress (TMC) vice-president Mukul Roy and retired international footballer and an Arjuna award winner Prasun Banerjee, who at present is also a TMC MP, today felicitated gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach Bishweshwar Nandi.


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Hazard takes veiled swipe at Mourinho's coaching style

London [England], Sept.8: Chelsea striker Eden Hazard has taken a veiled swipe at Jose Mourinho, saying that his side are in a much better position at the moment after enduring an `ugly` season under the former Portuguese manager last year.


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Jayaram outmuscles Kashyap to reach Indonesia Open third round

Balikpapan [Indonesia], Sept 8: Ace Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram trounced compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in straight games to progress through to the third round of the Indonesia Grand Prix Gold here on Wednesday.


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Serena survives, Murray suffers shock exit at US Open

New York [USA], Sept.8: World number one Serena Williams emerged from her toughest test at this year's US Open as she battled past Romania' Simona Halep to book her place in the semi-finals of the women's singles event here at Flushing Meadows On Thursday.


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Rio Paralympics: Lack of media interest in India draws flak

New Delhi [India]: As the world was eagerly waiting for the opening ceremony of the Rio Paralympic Games in which 19 Indians will be competing, not a single Indian network including Doordarshan has picked up the...


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Usain Bolt hints he's proposed to long-term girlfriend after Rio scandal

Wellington [New Zealand], Sept.5: After sparking controversy with his late-night antics following his triumphant Rio Olympics campaign, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt seems ready to settle down as he strongly hinted that he has proposed to long-term girlfriend Kasi Bennett.


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'Why would I Lie?' Jaisha, who collapsed in Rio, asks for probe

Athlete OP Jaisha is demanding an investigation into the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) allegation that she refused energy drinks as she ran the marathon at the Rio Olympics.


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