Rafael Nadal downs Novak Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Rome, May 20: Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34th Masters crown on Sunday. World number one Djokovic, winner at the Madrid Open last week, produced an error-strewn performance in his 54th meeting with second-ranked Nadal, who claimed the 81st title of his
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Alex Carey, the Australia wicket-keeper batsman, believes the vast experience of the side will be crucial in “high pressure” situations at the ICC Men’s Cricket. Many of the Australian players and support staff have significant World Cup experience. Ricky Ponting, their assistant coach, won the tournament thrice (in 1999, 2003 and 2007), fielding coach Brad
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Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir reckons that India will be a fast bowler short at the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. India have a three-pronged pace attack for the tournament, featuring Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, while all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar offer supporting options.
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Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup, staging a prestigious domestic cup final in the $575 million, 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue. The ground, designed by late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and located in a coastal town south of Doha, erupted into cheers as Emir Cup finalists Al-Sadd and Al-Duhail ran onto the
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Perth, May 16: The Indian men’s hockey team were blanked 0-4 by world no.2 Australia in the fourth match of the tour Down Under with Blake Govers and Jeremy Hayward scoring a brace each for the hosts, here Wednesday. After remaining unbeaten in their first three matches of the tour, world no.5 India were handed
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Dubai, May 15: India’s G S Lakshmi has become the first woman to be appointed to ICC’s international panel of match referees and will be eligible to officiate in international games with immediate effect. Claire Polosak had become the first ever woman umpire to stand in a men’s ODI, earlier this month. Lakshmi, 51, who
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Bristol, May 15: Jonny Bairstow’s commanding hundred was the centrepiece of England’s dominant six-wicket win over Pakistan in the third one-day international at Bristol on Tuesday as the World Cup hosts showed they could chase, as well as set, a target. England generally prefer batting first but captain Eoin Morgan decided to give them experience
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S. Paul Arokia Raj FIDE Master M.Pranesh of Tamil Nadu and Velpula Sarayu of Telangana were adjudged as the champions of the national under 13 Open and Girls chess championship respectively which got concluded at the Children’s arena, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Curiously it was a three way tie in the open and two way tie
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Mumbai, May 14: Their job done with a record fourth title, it was celebration time for Mumbai Indians, as their players took part in a victory parade in an “open bus’’ on the streets of south Mumbai here Monday. The Rohit Sharma-led team defeated an equally strong Chennai Super Kings by one run in an
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S. Thyagarajan In a sensational end game that acquired shade of a fantasy in the final overs, Mumbai Indians (MI} regained the handsome IPL Trophy by a single run victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday at Hyderabad. The victory for MI came in the last ball of the final over and the man
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