Akash annexes maiden state ranking title

Cuttack: Akash Mohapatra emerged champion of the All Odisha Senior Snooker State Ranking Championship defeating Subrat Das 6-4 in a thrilling finale here, Friday. This was also Akash’s maiden state ranking title. Amrit, Debashish shine Amrit Khatua (68, 167b, 11x4) and Debasish Samantray (54, 130b,...

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Lakshya enters quarterfinals

Markham (Canada): Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen progressed to the quarterfinals of the BWF World Junior Championship after defeating Chinese Taipei’s Chen Shiau Cheng in a men’s singles event here. The 17-year-old from Almora, who had clinched the Asian Junior Championships title in July this...

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Chhetri-less India face Jordan test

Amman: Despite missing talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri, the Indian team will fancy their chances when they take on Jordan in an international friendly here Saturday – a preparation for the AFC Asian Cup, starting January 5 next year. However, India will take confidence from their...

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New-look Germany ease past Russia

Leipzig (Germany): A new-look Germany team easily defeated Russia 3-0 as Joachim Loew began a rebuilding process following their World Cup debacle in an international friendly here Thursday. Manchester City winger Leroy Sane and Bayern Munich pair Niklas Suele and Serge Gnabry claimed the first-half...

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Jedvaj late strike sinks Spain

Zagreb: Spain let go the chance to seal progress to the Nations League finals as a 93rd-minute winner from Tin Jedvaj helped Croatia scrape past them 3-2 here Thursday putting the Group 4 wide open ahead of its final fixture between England and Croatia Sunday....

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Odisha suffer defeat at home

Bhubaneswar: Odisha slumped to their first loss of the Ranji Trophy season as Uttar Pradesh registered a 10-wicket victory on the fourth and final day of their Elite Group C encounter here at the KIIT Stadium, Thursday. UP skipper Akshdeep Nath was adjudged man of...

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Kohli backs ‘honest’ coach

Mumba: Indian captain Virat Kohli Thursday staunchly supported Ravi Shastri, saying the growing perception of head coach being a ‘yes man’ to the skipper is the most bizarre thing he has ever heard. “That is the most bizarre thing I have heard. In Indian cricket,...

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