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French Open 2015: Stan wins a first, Djokovic halted again

Roger Federer with his 17 major titles is rightly regarded as the “greatest tennis player” ever. At the age of 19 when he defeated Pete Sampras, another legend, the tennis world was promised of a “rising star”. And he turned out to be a legend himself. For all these years, Federer ruled the world as the “Swiss legend,” overshadowing his ...

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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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I-League Football: Bengaluru FC strike twice to down Pune team

Pune FC played gracious hosts on Tuesday as they let in two first-half goals to defending champions Bengaluru FC who thus tucked into third place in the Hero I-League standings. Goals by Shankar Sampingiraj in the very first minute and C.K. Vineeth (43rd) set up Bengaluru’s seventh win in 14 outings that took their tally to 25 points, just behind ...

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India World Cup Defeat: Bollywood backs Anushka Sharma, urges to stop bashing her online

Members of the film fraternity have condemned social media trolls against Anushka Sharma. While Priyanka Chopra says it’s “horrible to see a supportive girlfriend being lynched for a game she just watched”, Dia Mirza has called it “disgusting”. Anushka has been been trolled unabashedly on social media for her presence at the match, ever since her rumoured beau and cricketer ...

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Why Modi Lost Delhi? Failed on Corporatization Front?

By Saeed Naqvi  Politicians and pundits across the country have been served notice by the Delhi electorate: please take a bow and make way. Mingled with the voter’s ecstasy is a primeval cry: we are tired of old politics. Meanwhile Kejriwal’s cup runneth over. “Dene waley mujhe dena hain to itna de de Phir mujhe shikwa e kotahiye daaman ho ...

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Why BJP Lost Delhi? Bedi or No Bedi, defeat was destined

By M.R. Narayan Swamy It will be too tempting to solely blame it all on Kiran Bedi, the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, for the party’s humiliating rout in Delhi. Nothing can be farther from the truth. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be committing a blunder if it does not accept the larger ugly reality that the main culprit for ...

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Bayern’s Ribery, Rafinha to miss Bundesliga restart

Front-runners Bayern Munich suffered a double injury blow as Franck Ribery and Rafinha were sidelined for the upcoming matches, the German football giants announced in a statement. Both players sustained their injuries during a training session Wednesday. Frenchman Ribery tore muscle fibres in his right upper thigh while Brazilian international Rafinha injured the ligaments in his left ankle, the statement ...

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Spanish Real Sociedad Sacks Manager Arrasate After Defeat

Spanish football club Real Sociedad have sacked manager Jagoba Arrasate following the team’s 0-1 home defeat to Malaga, in less than two years of his term. The result on Saturday left the side from San Sebastian in the relegation zone of the BBVA Primera Liga, second from bottom of the table and makes Arrasate the third manager to be sacked ...

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Chelsea coach Rui Faria handed 6-Match ‘Stadium’ Ban

Chelsea FC coach Rui Faria, who had raked up a touchline blowup at referee Mike Dean in the 2-1 loss to Sunderland FC in the Premier League, was handed a six match “stadium” ban, finally. Instead of a tradition ban, Faria was given a stadium ban that will restrain him from entering the stadium even, let alone watch the matches. ...

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Congress in Jittery Over Rahul Win in Amethi 3rd Time?

Is the Congress getting the jitters in Amethi, a high-profile constituency long considered a pocket borough of the Gandhis? While no Congressman openly talks about it, senior leaders concede in private of an “opposition onslaught” that was “worrying if not frightening”. They are emphatic that incumbent MP Rahul Gandhi will win a third term, but they are haunted by a ...

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