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Asian Games 2018: 3rd medal for India as shooter Deepak Kumar wins air rifle silver

Asian Games 2018: 3rd medal for India as shooter Deepak Kumar wins air rifle silver

Asian Games 2018: 3rd medal for India as shooter Deepak Kumar wins air rifle silver Indian shooter Deepak Kumar claimed the silver medal in men’s 10m air rifle event after producing excellent scores at crucial junctures, pipping fancied teammate Ravi Kumar at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday. Deepak shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record 249.1 at the JSC Shooting Range of this port city. Chinese Taipei’s Shaochuan Lu (226.8) bagged the bronze after being beaten by a near-perfect score of 10.9 by Deepak ...

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Bumrah’s surgery in England ‘not a great success’, fitness before Tests in doubt

Bumrah's surgery in England ‘not a great success’, fitness before Tests in doubt

Bumrah’s surgery in England ‘not a great success’, fitness before Tests in doubt Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s recent surgery in England is “not a great success”, it is reliably learnt. The 24-year-old right-arm fast bowler had a thumb injury during the T20I against Ireland on 27th June and had to miss the limited-overs encounters against England as he underwent an operation in England. “It is a displaced fracture on the left hand thumb. From what I know, the operation wasn’t a great success,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source, aware about the development, said. The selectors ...

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President Vladimir Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

President Vladimir Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

President Vladimir Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year President Vladimir Putin said Russia could be “proud” of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success “in every respect” after Sunday’s final. “We can surely be proud of how we organised this tournament,” Putin said in televised comments after France’s victory against Croatia. “We have made this grand event a success in every respect.” He added that foreign visitors holding “fan ID” cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018. “Foreign supporters who currently have fan ...

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Bubbly France blast past Croatia to win Fifa World Cup 2018

Bubbly France blast past Croatia to win Fifa World Cup 2018

Bubbly France blast past Croatia to win Fifa World Cup 2018 France are the new tsars of football after they defeated a gusty Croatia and the rest of the globe 4-2 to win the 21st Fifa World Cup here on Sunday. The French attained football nirvana for the second time after having gone all the way at home in 1998. Just like Belgium and England in the semifinals, Croatia paid the price for not making their first-half dominance count. Willed on by all homo sapiens except the French variety, Croatia fought like warriors but the comeback kings of the tournament ...

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IAAF World Under-20 Championships: Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to bag gold

IAAF World Under-20 Championships: Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to bag gold

IAAF World Under-20 Championships: Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to bag gold Hima Das on Thursday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race on the third day of competitions. The 18-year-old Das, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold. She now joins the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort. In fact, Das is the ...

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Fifa World Cup 2018: From Syria with love for Putin

Fifa World Cup 2018: From Syria with love for Putin

Fifa World Cup 2018: From Syria with love for Putin A group of Syrian fans are in Russia not for the World Cup but for Vladimir Putin, the country’s president. “We are here to express our gratitude to Putin for supporting the Syrian government in the war against Islamic State and other divisive forces. Without the help of Russia, there would be no Syria today,” said Majid, who expresses his political convictions eloquently. Every member of the team attended the Croatia-Russia match here on Saturday, clad in a Russian jersey. They were singing Putin’s praises even hours after the match ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Shootout curse banished, England fans dare to dream

FIFA World Cup 2018: Shootout curse banished, England fans dare to dream

FIFA World Cup 2018: Shootout curse banished, England fans dare to dream England fans are dreaming of World Cup glory after their team banished a decades-long curse of flunking penalty shootouts thanks to a nail-biting win over Colombia. Roaring middle-aged men ripped off their shirts and women danced at the Flat Iron Square bar in central London as England beat the Colombians 4-3 on penalties in Moscow on Tuesday. “I can’t believe that England actually won a penalty shootout. I’ve lost my voice, I can’t talk,” said England fan Jamie Hughes, 29, part of the crowd at Flat Iron Square. ...

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Indian govt tells Whatsapp to curb spread of fake messages

Indian govt tells Whatsapp to curb spread of fake messages

Indian govt tells Whatsapp to curb spread of fake messages India has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob beatings across the country in the past few months. With more than 200 million users in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world, false news and videos circulating on the messaging app have become a new headache for social media giant Facebook, already grappling with a privacy scandal. So far this year, false messages about child abductors on WhatsApp have helped ...

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Fifa World Cup 2018: Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Ronaldo’s dream ends

Fifa World Cup 2018: Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Ronaldo's dream ends

Fifa World Cup 2018: Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Ronaldo’s dream ends Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay shattered Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup dream with a 2-1 victory over Portugal here Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani curled home a superb 62nd-minute winner to settle a thrilling second round duel in Sochi which sends Uruguay into a quarter-final against France next Friday. Cavani had already put Uruguay in front early on, only for Pepe to head Portugal level in the 55th minute in a thrilling contest that was not the battle of attrition many predicted. Pepe’s goal was the ...

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Fifa World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran

Fifa World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran

Fifa World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group on Monday. Portugal finished second in Group B after a 1-1 draw with Iran. The 2016 European champions will next face Uruguay on Saturday in the round of 16. Instead of Ronaldo, it was Ricardo Quaresma who scored for the Portuguese. The 34-year-old midfielder responded to his first start of the tournament by producing one of the more aesthetically pleasing goals of group play. Quaresma hit a curling shot with the outside of his ...

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