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India to face Japan in Azlan Shah Cup opener

India will take on Japan in their opening encounter of the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on Saturday. Despite being plagued by a series of injuries, the most recent being the nose fracture suffered during a practice match by Gurjant Singh who has returned home, the Indian team is upbeat and confident of a good show.  “Japan, Korea and hosts ...

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Belgium overcome Thibaut Courtois howler to sink Russia

Belgium defeated Russia 3-1 in their Euro 2020 Group I qualifier with goals from Youri Tielemans and Eden Hazard to trump a Denis Cheryshev strike from a Thibaut Courtois howler Eden Hazard scored two goals to help Belgium beat Russia 3-1 (Reuters Photo) Captain Eden Hazard scored twice for Belgium to spare the blushes of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and secure ...

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Lionel Messi returns but Angel Di Maria ruled out of Argentina friendlies

Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel Di Maria has been removed from Argentina`s squad for the friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco because of a quadriceps injury, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced. The 31-year-old had been called up to represent his country for the first time since the Albiceleste`s 4-3 defeat to France in the last 16 of last year`s World ...

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Shane Warne told me to bowl with a big and brave heart: Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichanne

Delhi Capitals’s up-and-coming leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichanne has received advice from the master of the craft, Shane Warne, who asked him to bowl with a ‘big and brave heart’. Lamichanne, who is a huge fan of Warne said that he wants to follow the example of the Australian legend. “I have always admired and idolised Shane Warne the most, and fortunately ...

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New-look Germany make promising start with 1-1 Serbia draw

Germany`s new-look team made a promising return to the international stage with a 1-1 draw against Serbia in a friendly on Wednesday, showing signs of improvement following a disastrous 2018. The Germans, knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage and relegated in the Nations League last year, had only one player from their 2014 World Cup victory ...

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Virat Kohli’s greatness is in keeping things simple: Jacques Kallis

Only Virat Kohli can answer if he can surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries but the Indian captain’s biggest asset is his ability to keep things simple, feels iconic Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis. With 66 international hundreds at the age of 30, Kohli, many believe is a serious contender for breaking all the batting records set by Tendulkar. ...

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