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Swapping sand for snow, volleyball eyes Winter Games slot

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 14 (Reuters) A snow volleyball exhibition on Wednesday showcased a sport organisers hope will one day be included in the Winter Olympics.
"We can show the world it's possible," said Brazilian beach volleyball player Emanuel Rego who won gold in the 2004 Summer Games and didn't mind the cold and windy conditions in Pyeongchang.
"It doesn't matter if it's a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere," he said.
Organisers of the exhibition match said they hoped it would follow the path of beach volleyball which has been an Olympic sport since the 1996 Summer Games.
Rego was joined by volleyball players from Brazil, Serbia, China, South Korea and Austria.
The first Snow Volleyball European Championships will be held in Austria in March with 24 men's and 24 women's teams competing.
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Bengaluru Bulls edge out Patna Pirates 34-32

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Hyderabad, Jul 20 (UNI) Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls showed a lot of mental strength as they staged a comeback to beat Patna Pirates 34-32 in their opening encounter of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 7 at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

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Pro Kabaddi league begins; U Mumba beat Telugu Titans in opening game

20 Jul 2019 | 10:56 PM

Hyderabad, Jul 20 (UNI) U Mumba defeated Telugu Titans by 31-25 in the opening game of the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi league held at Gachibowli stadium here on Saturday evening.

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Women fare better than men; Pooja, Reeth, Sourav and Arjun disappoint

20 Jul 2019 | 9:06 PM

Cuttack, Jul 20 (UNI) Nine Indians gained entry into the main draw of the women
singles from among the 16 qualifiers to join the three seeds—Archana Kamath,
Ayhika Mukherjee and Madhurika Patkar—in the 21st Commonwealth Table
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Pawandeep, Shreya Chakraborty, Princy Panchal qualify for main draw

20 Jul 2019 | 8:14 PM

Chandigarh, July 29 (UNI) Top seed Pawandeep Kaur advanced into main draw in the girls under-16 singles, after beating 9th seed Mrinalini Sharma of Chandigarh in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 in the final qualifying round of the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament, played at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium, here on Saturday.

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Tamim Iqbal calls on inexperienced players to grab their chances against Sri Lanka

Tamim Iqbal calls on inexperienced players to grab their chances against Sri Lanka

20 Jul 2019 | 8:05 PM

Dhaka, Jul 20 (UNI) Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal, who will lead his team
in Mashrafe Mortaza's absence in the upcoming three-match one-day
international series against Sri Lanka, believes that the hosts will present a
tough challenge in home conditions.

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