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Chess: Sengupta, Rozum share joint lead after fourth round

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:38

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Grandmasters Deep Sengupta of Kolkata and Ivan Rozum of Russia shot into joint lead with four points from as many rounds in the Kolkata International Open Chess Tournament at the Newtown School here on Thursday.

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IPL: De Villiers, Moeen 50s propel RCB to 218/6 vs Sunrisers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:08

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Ab de Villiers and Moeen Ali smacked breezy half centuries to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) overcome a shaky start and post a mammoth 218/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.

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Top 10 teams unchanged in latest FIFA rankings

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:44

Moscow, May 17 (IANS) The top 10 national teams remained unchanged from April in the new monthly rating list of football's world governing body FIFA published on Thursday.

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Kontaveit stuns Venus again, advances to Italian Open quarters

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:26

Rome, May 17 (IANS) For the second week in a row, Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit on Thursday defeated the United States' Venus Williams 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarter-finals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome.

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Afridi to miss charity match featuring World XI

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:18

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Shahid Afridi will miss the charity match featuring the World XI and the West Indies on May 31 as the former Pakistan captain is yet to recover fully from a knee injury.

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Golfer Baisoya shines at Asia-Pacific Classic

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:46

Henan (China), May 17 (IANS) Honey Baisoya of India shot five-under-par 67 to take the joint second spot at the end of the first round of the $300,000 Asia-Pacific Classic golf tournament here on Thursday.

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IPL: Unchanged RCB put to bat by Sunrisers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:46

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson on Thursday won the toss and put Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat in what is a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) game for the home side.

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Zimbabwe recruits Rajput as interim head coach

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:40

Harare, May 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday named former India opener Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach after ex-national skipper Heath Streak was sacked from the position in March.

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Flamengo advances to Copa Libertadores knockouts

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:40

Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) Brazilian club Flamengo advanced to the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club football competition, with a 2-0 victory here over Ecuadorian side Emelec in Group D action.

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BWF to decide on new scoring system

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:32

Beijing, May 17 (IANS) The future of badminton and the prospect of change will be in focus at the Badminton World Federation's meeting in Bangkok this weekend.

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Iconic goalkeeper Buffon to leave Juventus after 17 years

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:30

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will be leaving the Italian football club after 17 years, a long career that has seen him become one of the world's most recognizable faces in the sport.

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Halep advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:30

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world No. 1, on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome, as American Madison Keys had to retire with a right rib injury.

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Sarma elected BAC vice-president

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:18

Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma was unanimously elected vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the annual general meeting of the continental body here on Thursday.

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