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Ireland’s first Women’s World Cup field hockey final ended in defeat as the Netherlands 

Ireland’s first Women’s World Cup field hockey final ended in defeat as the Netherlands retained the title with an emphatic 6-0 victory on Sunday. Ireland, the second-lowest ranked country in the tournament, was unable to produce a fairy-tale ending at Lee Valley Hockey Center. Goals from Lidewij Welten, Kelly Jonker, Kitty van Male, Malou Pheninckx, […]

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Sports Ministry sanctioned Rs 4.95 lakh for Sushil Kumar training programme in Georgia ahead of the Asian Games

The Sports Ministry sanctioned Rs 4.95 lakh for star wrestler Sushil Kumar’s two-week training programme in Georgia ahead of the Asian Games, besides clearing another Rs 25 lakh for athletes across seven other sports. The Mission Olympic Cell, at its meeting today, cleared funding proposals related to training, competition, support staff and equipment expenses. “Rs 4.95 […]

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PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to cruise into the semifinals and assure herself of a medal in the World Championships

Star Indian shuttler P V Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to cruise into the semifinals and assure herself of a medal in the World Championships here today. Sindhu defeated Okuhara 21-17 21-19 in a 58-minute quarterfinal match to set up a semi-final clash against World No. 2 and another Japanese Akane […]

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Ishant Sharma says got tired of defensive bowler tag

Ishant Sharma was thrilled to see his wickets column swell after a six-wicket match haul in the first Test against England in Edgbaston edged India towards victory. It also helped India’s most experienced bowler make amends after being labelled as a defensive bowler for most of his career. Ishant produced a dream spell on Friday, […]