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Bengal to shine globally in the arena of sports: Mamata

Bengal to shine globally in the arena of sports: Mamata

20 Feb 2017 | 3:06 PM

Kolkata, Feb 20 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that she wants Bengal to shine globally in the arena of sports.

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Unwell Joshna crashes out of Cleveland Classic PSA Squash tourney

Unwell Joshna crashes out of Cleveland Classic PSA Squash tourney

19 Feb 2017 | 2:30 PM

Chennai, Feb 19 (UNI) A not fully fit Joshna Chinnappa of India crashed out of the quarterfinals of the USD 50,000 Cleveland Classic PSA Squash tourney at Ohio in the United States late last night.

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Motor racing-Brawn to meet teams, says there's no quick fix for F1

17 Feb 2017 | 6:51 PM

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) Liberty Media wants to steer Formula One towards a "better place" but there are no quick fixes for the sport's evident problems, newly-appointed motorsport head Ross Brawn has said ahead of talks with teams.

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Kazakh team members cleared after tests return negative

16 Feb 2017 | 5:24 PM

Undated, Feb 16 (Reuters) Members of the Kazakh team raided by police at the biathlon World Championships in Austria last week will face no disciplinary action as tests on samples all returned negative, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said today.

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Gaurav Gill and CS Santosh to pilot in inaugural Nexa P1 Powerboat

Gaurav Gill and CS Santosh to pilot in inaugural Nexa P1 Powerboat

15 Feb 2017 | 8:10 PM

Mumbai, Feb 15 (UNI) The fastest Indian men on land, APRC Champion and India’s best Cross Country Rally Driver, Gaurav Gill, and India’s most accomplished supercross and rally-raid champion CS Santosh has affirmed to pilot powerboats in the NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas.

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Rafa Cabrera Bello to play in the Hero Indian Open

Rafa Cabrera Bello to play in the Hero Indian Open

15 Feb 2017 | 4:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI) Beguiling Spanish golfer 'Rafa' has confirmed his participation in the 2017 edition of the Hero Indian Open next month.

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Haryana got recognition in field of sports at international level: Minister

14 Feb 2017 | 6:42 PM

Chandigarh, Feb 14 (UNI) Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the State has got recognition in the field of sports at international level.

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Brilliant Zanotti eagles last for Malaysia triumph

Brilliant Zanotti eagles last for Malaysia triumph

12 Feb 2017 | 2:33 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Reuters) Fabrizio Zanotti completed a brilliant final round with a birdie-eagle finish to claim a one-shot victory at the Maybank Championship on Sunday as the Paraguayan stormed to his second European Tour title.

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'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift ban - Coe

'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift ban - Coe

10 Feb 2017 | 2:19 PM

MELBOURNE, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday.

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AFI ropes in Max Bupa to promote ‘Race Walking’ in India

AFI ropes in Max Bupa to promote ‘Race Walking’ in India

09 Feb 2017 | 6:39 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) today roped in Max Bupa Health Insurance in a bid to promote ‘Race Walking’ as a sport in the country, which is the longest event (both in distance covered and time taken) at the Olympics.

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2020 golf venue postpones decision on ending ban on women

2020 golf venue postpones decision on ending ban on women

07 Feb 2017 | 4:53 PM

TOKYO, Feb 7 (REUTERS) The Kasumigaseki Country Club, which is set to host golf for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, failed to reach a decision about ending a ban on women as full members today, with the head of its board of directors calling the situation "a nuisance.

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Golf-Olympic champion Park ready for LPGA return

Golf-Olympic champion Park ready for LPGA return

07 Feb 2017 | 2:43 PM

SEOUL, Feb 7 (Reuters) Olympic champion and seven-times major winner Park In-bee has a relatively modest goal this season -- stay healthy.

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S African World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

S African World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

06 Feb 2017 | 7:26 PM

CAPE TOWN, Feb 6 (REUTERS) Joost van der Westhuizen, the scrumhalf for the South African rugby side that triumphed at the 1995 World Cup, died on Monday after a long battle with motor neurone disease at the age of 45, his charitable foundation said.

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12 teams to participate in national style kabaddi championship

12 teams to participate in national style kabaddi championship

06 Feb 2017 | 4:44 PM

Chandigarh, Feb 6 (UNI) As many as 12 teams would participate in the Pandit Deen Dayal Updhyay Memorial All India National Style Kabaddi Championship to be organised at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai in Sonepat district from February 9 to 11.

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Patriots rally to stun Falcons in Super Bowl thriller

Patriots rally to stun Falcons in Super Bowl thriller

06 Feb 2017 | 3:02 PM

HOUSTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) The New England Patriots stormed back from a 25-point deficit to win their fifth Super Bowl with a stunning 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the National Football League's championship game.

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Debendranath Sarangi elected Vice-President of Asian Squash Federation

Debendranath Sarangi elected Vice-President of Asian Squash Federation

05 Feb 2017 | 4:58 PM

Chennai, Feb 5 (UNI) Mr Debendranath Sarangi, IAS, was elected as Vice President of the Asian Squash Federation with two-thirds majority at the 37th ASF AGM held at Hong Kong today.

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Bolt sprinkles star-dust as athletics goes Hollywood

Bolt sprinkles star-dust as athletics goes Hollywood

04 Feb 2017 | 6:19 PM

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Feb 4 (REUTERS) The Nitro Series promised to make athletics a show and the sport's ultimate show-man Usain Bolt capped its first meeting in Melbourne today by propelling his team of international "All-Stars" to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4x100 metres relay.

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Indian Grand Prix of Seas from Mar 3 in Mumbai

Indian Grand Prix of Seas from Mar 3 in Mumbai

03 Feb 2017 | 7:53 PM

Mumbai, Feb 3 (UNI) The city of dreams is all set to witness high powerboating action when the Nexa P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, will be held at the city's famous queen's necklace between March 3-5.

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Loyola Academy to host All India Inter-Collegiate Basketball, Volleyball tournament

Loyola Academy to host All India Inter-Collegiate Basketball, Volleyball tournament

03 Feb 2017 | 6:07 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 3 (UNI) Loyola Academy is organising the 9th edition of Fr Balaiah Memorial All India Inter-collegiate Basketball and the sixth edition of Fr Balaiah All India Inter-collegiate Volleyball Tournament in the city from February 6 to 9.

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CAS rejects Jeonbuk's request to play 2017 ACL

CAS rejects Jeonbuk's request to play 2017 ACL

03 Feb 2017 | 3:46 PM

SEOUL, Feb 3 (REUTERS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today rejected Jeonbuk Motors's appeal for provisional measures to allow the club defend their Asian Champions League title following the South Korean side's involvement in a 2013 bribery scandal.

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Joshna lone Indian in top 20 rankings

Joshna lone Indian in top 20 rankings

03 Feb 2017 | 3:13 PM

Chennai, Feb 3 (UNI) Leading squash player Joshna Chinappa dropped a rung in ranking, but at 14 she still remained the only Indian in the top 20 in the latest February PSA rankings.

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Ryan urged to contact SANZAAR over Fiji Super Rugby plan

Ryan urged to contact SANZAAR over Fiji Super Rugby plan

03 Feb 2017 | 2:48 PM

SYDNEY, Feb 3 (Reuters)Former Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan has been urged to get in touch with SANZAAR over his plans for a Super Rugby franchise in the Pacific island nation as the governing body of the competition have yet to receive any sort of approach.

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Ron Hill's incredible running streak ends after 52 years

01 Feb 2017 | 10:12 AM

London, Feb 1 (REUTERS) Former British marathon great Ron Hill has been forced to end his amazing streak of running every day for more than 52 years after the 78-year-old suffered chest pains and decided not to risk it.

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AP, WB bag titles in National Volleyball Championship

AP, WB bag titles in National Volleyball Championship

30 Jan 2017 | 11:10 AM

Puducherry, Jan 30 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh boys and West Bengal girls bagged the titles of the 39th sub-junior National volleyball championship here.

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Baseball-South Korea's Giants shell out for slugger Lee

Baseball-South Korea's Giants shell out for slugger Lee

24 Jan 2017 | 2:20 PM

SEOUL, Jan 24 (REUTERS) Lotte Giants have splashed out a record 15 billion won ($12.

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NBA-Kerr blasts players for All Star voting 'mockery'

NBA-Kerr blasts players for All Star voting 'mockery'

24 Jan 2017 | 12:26 PM

UNDATED, Jan 24 (Reuters) Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted NBA players for their All Star selections in the league's first year of the new player voting process, saying they "made a mockery of it.

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Anurag Thakur re-elected as HPOA president

Anurag Thakur re-elected as HPOA president

21 Jan 2017 | 9:33 PM

Shimla, Jan 21(UNI) Annual General Meeting Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association(HPOA) re-elected Anurag Thakur as its president, and EC members for a 4 year term.

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Australian Open: Sania, Bopanna enter round 2 in mixed doubles

21 Jan 2017 | 6:37 PM

Melbourne, Jan 21 (UNI) Indian tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna progressed to second round beating their respective partners in the mixed doubles match at the Australian Open here today.

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Institutional arrangement for gaining excellence in sports: Modi

20 Jan 2017 | 9:42 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India needs an institutional arrangement for gaining excellence in sports.

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British worker dies in Qatar World Cup stadium

20 Jan 2017 | 9:41 PM

DOHA, Jan 20 (Reuters) A British man has died while working on the construction of a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, authorities said.

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