27 Jun 2016

Australia beat West Indies to claim tri-nation series

A match-winning three-wicket bowling stint by Mitchell Marsh lifted Australia to a convincing victory by 58 runs against West Indies in the final of the triangular one-day international (ODI) series in Barbados on Sunday. Australia, who batted first after winning the toss, seemed destined to post a middling target until wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, batting at number seven, rattled off an unbeaten 57

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Chile beat Argentina to win 2016 Copa America Football tournament

This was second Copa America title for Chile in two years. In the 2015 Final, Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 scoreless draw at the end of regulation. This was second America title for Chile, it won the first title in 2015 after defeating Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 scoreless draw at the end of regulation. With this, Chile also became the first team to

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Lionel Messi announces international retirement after Copa America loss

Lionel's Messi's apparent last act in international soccer was to blast his penalty over the bar as Chile won the Copa America for the second successive year following a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over Argentina on Sunday. (Chile win second straight Copa America title after Messi's penalty miss) It was the second successive year Chile had beaten Argentina on penalties in the final. Last year's Copa

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Gopichand, Anju Bobby George join Khelo India committee

New Delhi: India's lone athletics World Championship medal winner Anju Bobby George and chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand have been drafted as members of Khelo India, a national programme for the development of sports in the country, an initiative by the Government. Khelo India is a seven-member committee, in which Anju and Gopichand are the two sportspersons.The committee

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Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput named Afghanistan coach

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has named former India batsman Lalchand Rajput as the new head coach of their national team. He takes over the position vacated by former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq in April 2016 and his first assignment is a tour of Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands in July and August. According to ACB chief executive Shaiqullah Stanikzai, Rajput was chosen ahead of

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India jumps to number 5 in world hockey rankings

India’s men hockey team jumped to fifth position ahead of the likes of Belgium, Argentina and New Zealand when the Indian hockey team lodged a protest during the penalty shootout before finally settling for historic silver after the jury announced that the 1-3 result against Australia. India now has 1689 points at the conclusion of the Champions Trophy, 56 points ahead of sixth-placed Belgium

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Pooja Dabhi Wins Round One of Honda All Ladies Race

Pooja Dabhi clocked an overall timing of 8:03:969 minutes over 5 laps.  Shruthi N had the fastest lap time of 1:23:691 minutes. The Honda exclusive Ladies Race will extend for the complete season. Kick starting Honda's One Make Race series, Pooja Dabhi of Pune romped took home the victory at the inaugural round of the Honda All Ladies Race, held at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. The Pune

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Kenyans celebrate Sawe's pioneering high jump gold medal

Top figures in Kenyan athletics celebrated Mathew Sawe's history-making men's high jump gold at the 17th CAA Senior Championships in Durban, South Africa, that concluded on Sunday. National record holder Sawe leapt to 2.21m on day three of the continental tournament to become the first ever winner at the field event for Kenya at any international meeting to spark an outpouring of congratulatory

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Henrik Stenson won the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof

The Swede had to play 36 holes on Sunday after rain delays prevented him from taking to the course on Saturday and he signed for a third-round 67 in the morning to open up a one-shot lead. Having only dropped a single shot in the first three rounds at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof, Stenson went on to make four bogeys in his final 18 holes. While round four was uncharacteristically messy for Stenson, his 71

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Narang finishes 7th at ISSF World Cup

Baku (Azerbaijan), Jun 26: Olympic Bronze medalist Gagan Narang finished seventh in the men’s 50m Rifle prone event at International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here today. It was shooters fifth final in the event in the last two years and has bagged Bronze which he won in Fort Benning last year. He also reached the finals of Granada World Championships in 2014.On Thursday,

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