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Sports News 17/02/17

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Australia 81/2, Live Cricket Score, India ‘A’ vs Australia three day warm up game at Mumbai: Australia 81/2 at Lunch

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Live cricket score of three-day warm-up game between India A and Australia at Mumbai. India A vs Australia live score, Ind vs Aus live score, live cricket score Ind A vs Aus. This is what India A needed. Early wickets and then put some pressure on the new batsmen. Steve Smith in unfazed by it but it was the pressure that got rid of Matt Renshaw after a 41-ball 11

Sharath and Sanil move up

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Samsonov stunned by Sakai; Soumyajit goes down to Walther, It was “easier than expected” for Sharath Kamal as he led the trio that included Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty in the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals soon after the second-seeded veteran Vladimir Samsonov fell at the first hurdle in the ITTF World Tour Indian Open table tennis tournament here on Thursday. On a day when the Indian challenge in doubles ended, Mousumi Paul exposed the frailties in the arsenal of Manika Batra and young Krittwika Sinha Roy blew away five matchpoints against Huajun Jiang before National champion Madhurika Patkar, Amrutha Pushkar and Selena Selvakumar exited.

2017 IPL Players auction guide

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The 2017 IPL players auction in Bangalore on Monday has created a buzz ahead of the tenth season of the T20 league. Here’s a rundown on the big event. From an original pool of 799, there will be 351 cricketers up for auction; of these, 226 are Indian and the rest overseas players. The list of 351 includes 122 capped, 223 uncapped and six Associates players. A total of 76 players can be purchased, however.

BCCI went by what police said, I don’t know why I am still banned, says S Sreesanth

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S Sreesanth, banned for life by the BCCI’s disciplinary committee, is hoping to return to competitive cricket by turning out for Glenlothes Cricket Club in Scotland. In an interview to The Indian Express, he asks why he cannot be given an NOC by the BCCI to play abroad as the court has dropped charges against him in the spot-fixing case due to insufficient evidence under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

Tough challenge awaits CCFC

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Football / Bottom-placed Churchill Brothers will hope to fix its finishing woes, For Churchill Brothers, currently at the bottom of the table with just five points, a victory would be more than welcome. On the other hand, its opponent on Tuesday, Chennai City FC, which has seven points, will be keen to maintain the momentum after its win over Mumbai FC in its previous match. At the pre-match media briefing on Monday, Chennai City’s coach V. Soundararajan said he expected Churchill Brothers to come out with guns blazing.


Kerber’s rain-hit Qatar Open start ends in defeat

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World number two Angelique Kerber finally got to play her first match at the rain-affected Qatar Open on Thursday then promptly crashed out of the tournament. On another wet day in the desert, Kerber lost 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 to Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina in a second round match. The German had received a first round bye. “Of course it’s always tough to play the first matches after a longer break,” said the former number one afterward. “But I was not feeling the best today. I’m trying to find my rhythm. But she plays good.

UP Wizards beat Ranchi Rays 4-0, climb to the third spot

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Uttar Pradesh Wizards produced a scintillating performance to beat two-time title holders Ranchi Rays 4-0 and jump to the third spot in the points table of the Hockey India League in Lucknow on Thursday. Field goals by Seve van Ass (37th minute) and Akashdeep Singh (60th) sealed the much-needed five points for the home side. The result kept UP Wizards in the hunt for the semifinals.

Mumbai FC, Chennai FC in search of a win

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Football / CCFC’s new coach keen to prove that he belongs at the level, I-League debutant Chennai City FC gave coach Robin Charles Raja a short seven-game run; for whatever reason, it can’t, and will not, try to do so with its new coach V. Soundararajan, simply because another hurried sack-and-change will further down the team morale. Soundararajan, after taking over, had said that he has taken stock of the down-already team morale, and will do better to lift it.

Ibrahimovic, Dzeko score hat tricks in Europa League

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United and the 17th of his illustrious career in a 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne in the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday. All the pre-match focus for the first leg was on the family reunion between the Pogba brothers, Paul (United) and Florentin (Saint-Etienne), but Ibrahimovic became the center of attention at Old Trafford once again by moving to 23 goals in all competitions in his impressive first season at United.

India vs Australia 2017: Virat Kohli to lead 16-man squad for first two Australia Tests

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Virat Kohli, who has been in sublime form with the bat, will captain team India against Australia in the four-match Test series. In the on-going home season, skipper Kohli has scored 1206 runs in nine matches where the right-handed batsman has hit four centuries and two half-centuries. His double hundred against Bangladesh in Hyderabad was his fourth double ton. By doing so he became the only batsman to hit four 200s in four successive Tests series.


I lead without a title, says Ashwin

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I end up playing a crucial part in most matches which India wins, Over the past two years, R. Ashwin has spoken about wanting to be the best in the business and his drive for excellence culminated in records (fastest to 250 wickets, record number of seven Man-of-the-Series awards) and honours (ICC Cricketer of the Year).

NBA: James shines as Cavs withstand big night from Wiggins

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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a huge night from Andrew Wiggins to record a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Canada’s Wiggins finished with a game-high 41 points for the Timberwolves which equalled his second-highest point total this NBA season.


New Zealand hits back in the doubles, stays alive

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The favourites won the doubles. It was not India. Artem Sitak and Michael Venus put up a fantastic performance to entertain the capacity crowd, as they beat Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(6), 6-3. It was one rubber that was very much in the grip of the Kiwis, as they had a regular top team on the Challenger circuit competing together. It was much in contrast to the Indian combination as Vishnu had been flown in here on the day of the draw after Saketh Myneni had injured his foot during training.

Padmini, Harika in tiebreaker of world women’s chess

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International Master Padmini Rout played out another easy draw with Zhao Xue of China while Dronavalli Harika also split point with Dinara Saduakassova of Kazakhstan in the second round of the world women’s chess championship, here on Thursday. Showing fine form, Padmini was in her elements as she went for a surprising Ivan’s gambit as white that too Zhao Xue by a huge surprise. The Chinese, a former world junior champion, decided not to test the preparation of Padmini in known lines and went for something solid that gave the latter a slight advantage.

US captain Carli Lloyd joins Manchester City women

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World Cup winning US captain Carli Lloyd has joined English Women’s Super League champions Manchester City on a short-term deal. The two times FIFA World Player of the Year, who scored a 13 minute hat-trick against Japan in the 2015 World Cup final in Canada, will be with City until the end of the Spring Series in June. “I always want to continue to get better and look for ways where I am going to be able to push my game. Coming here and being part of City is going to do that. “It’s definitely an unbelievable opportunity to be able to compete in the Spring Series, the FA Cup and most importantly, the Champions League.”

World rankings: Sindhu cracks top five

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Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu achieved another high in her career as she became the second Indian woman to break into the top-5 of world rankings. Former world No.1 Saina Nehwal is only other Indian woman to achieve this honour. The lanky shuttler from Hyderabad, who broke into the top-10 in 2013 achieved her career-best ranking of No.5 in the rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

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