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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Tough road awaits Sarita, Manisha

New Delhi: A tough road awaits veteran L Sarita Devi and rookie Manisha Moun as they open India’s campaign at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships here, Friday. The 36-year-old Sarita, who got a first round bye in 60kg category, faces Diana Sandra Brugger of...

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Advani annexes world title

Yangon: Ace cueist Pankaj Advani Thursday notched up his third straight IBSF billiards crown in the 150-up format, taking his overall tally of world titles to a staggering number of 20. The 33-year-old from Bangalore overcame Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar in a high-quality final....

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Srikanth, Sameer sail into quarters

Kowloon: Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open World Tour Super 500 tournament here Thursday. Fourth seeded Srikanth, who had claimed a silver medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games, had to dig deep in his reservoir...

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Radwanska retires

Warsaw: Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska said Wednesday that she has decided to end her 13 year-long career due to health reasons. The former World No.2 was the first Polish player to reach a Grand Slam singles final in the Open Era, when she finished runner-up to...

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