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Target Olympics: 39 More Players Added to Sports Ministry Scheme

The sports ministry has added 39 more players as recommended by the Identification Committee of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) chaired by Anurag Thakur, an MP. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) said these athletes will get assistance under the TOP Scheme for Rio Olympics and 2020 Olympics in addition to 45 ...

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4 Kerala Water Sports Students Commit Suicide

In a bizarre incident reflecting the sports scene in the country, four girls in their teens from the Water Sports Centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Punnamada in Kerala, took to suicide attempt consuming a poisonous fruit. One of them died and three others are in criticial condition. MK Ramesan, sub-inspector Alappuzha North, told TV channels that ...

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Football Transfer News Round Up: Palmeiras part ways with Lucio

Former Brazil captain Lucio has left football club Palmeiras by mutual consent. The 36-year-old centre-back struggled for form and fitness after signing a two-year deal with the Sao Paulo outfit early last year. He played 36 matches for the eight-time Serie A champions and scored two goals, reports Xinhua. Capped 106 times for Brazil, Lucio captained the ‘Selecao’ to victory at ...

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I-League football: Bengaluru FC drub East Bengal

Playing one of their better games of the season, Bengaluru FC struck thrice through Sean Rooney, skipper Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh for a 3-0 win against East Bengal in a Hero I-League game here on a rain-free Sunday. The victory, their ninth in 16 matches, took Bengaluru’s tally to 31 points, just one behind leaders Mohun Bagan in the ...

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Barcelona Footballer Neymar Praises Boxer Mayweather Win over Pacquiao

Barcelona, May 3 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar has paid tribute to boxer Floyd Mayweather after his victory by a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Mayweather bravely outfought Pacquiao to stretch his unbeaten overall fight record to 48-0 on Saturday. “Pacquiao is an amazing fighter but for me Floyd is the one and like ...

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Delhi Daredevils Defeat Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets

Led by pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile, Delhi Daredevils demolished Kings XI Punjab’s batting order before chasing down a paltry total with nine wickets in hand at the Ferozeshah Kotla to earn their fourth win from eight matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday. A brilliant bowling performance, led by Coulter-Nile helped Daredevils restrict Kings XI Punjab to 118/8 ...

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Bayern Munich lift their 25th Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich were handed their third Bundesliga title in a row after Monchengladbach defeated Wolfsburg 1-0 on Sunday. Thanks to Max Kruse’s late goal, the “Foals” ended any of runners-up Wolfsburg’s title chance, and confirmed front-runners Bayern Munich, who already reaped a 1-0 win over Berlin on Saturday, as the 2014-2015 Bundesliga champions with four rounds to go this season, ...

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Rajasthan Royals vs RCB IPL 8 Clash Today; Who’ll Win?

Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore willclash today at 8.oo PM IST at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. Preview: RR had won five matches on the bounce and appeared on course to win a sixth match too. But they were stopped in their tracks in the previous match as a late charge from Shaun Marsh and David Miller ...

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Complaints Galore: BCCI asks Sunil Narine to undergo test again

The West Indies bowler Sunil Narine, who was suspended for his illegal bowling action in the World Cup series but cleared for IPL 2015, is again facing similar charges. BCCI said it received complaints again against the bowler, who is a star player of Kolkata Knight Riders. “A suspected illegal bowling action report has been filed by the match officials ...

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20 IPL matches in UAE last year grossed Rs. 250 crore: BCCI

Twenty matches of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL), played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April that year, contributed Rs.250 crore to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the gulf country, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release said on Friday. The study in this regard was undertaken by audit, tax and advisory services firm ...

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Watch Sunrisers Hyderabad vs KKR Match: Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad will clash with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam today at 4 PM IST. Since beating a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost two close matches at home – against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils. RR pipped them at the post winning off the last ball of the match, while DD defended ten ...

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Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs

Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday. Mumbai Indians 209 for 7 in 20 overs (Lendl Simmons 59, Unmukt Chand 58, Rohit Sharma 42; David Wiese 4 for 33, Yuzvendra Chahal 2 for 28). Royal Challengers Bangalore 191 for 7 in ...

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‘Mary Kom’ honoured in Stockholm

Omung Kumar’s 2014 directorial “Mary Kom”, which was selected for the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior (SIFFJ), has won the Best Film award and has been endowed with the Bronze Horse Award, the festival’s top honour. The jury for the junior section of the festival consisted of children from the age of nine to 17. Kumar, who directed the Priyanka ...

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