Djokovic edges Federer in Paris Masters thriller

  Paris, Nov. 4: Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final at the Paris  Masters on Saturday to extend his winning run to 22 matches ahead of his  return to world number one next week. The Serb outlasted Federer in just over three hours to prevail 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 7-6 (7/3). He will
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  Bhubaneswar, Nov 4: Former India cricketer Mohammed Kaif Saturday said that the ‘Yo-Yo’ fitness test cannot be the “sole criteria” for picking players, calling for a more balanced approach in team selection. The Indian team has set 16.1 as the Yo-Yo test benchmark for the past couple of years and any player failing to
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  New Delhi, Nov 4: India’s  ODI specialist Ambati Rayudu Saturday announced his retirement from  first-class cricket to focus on one dayers and T20s. The 33-year-old Rayudu is one of the key members of the Indian ODI side but has never played Test cricket. “This is to inform that Ambati Rayudu, Hyderabad captain and member 
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Greater Noida, Nov 4: U  Mumba finally won the Maharashtra derby against Puneri Paltan with a  31-22 scoreline in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League here Saturday. Puneri Paltan had drawn and lost the last two contests against U Mumba. Fazel Atrachali had a near flawless match as he got 4 tackle points  from his 5
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  Chennai,  Nov 4: Mumbai  City FC rode on Modou Sougou’s 20th minute strike to register a shock  1-0 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League  match here Saturday. While it was Mumbai’s third win in the last four games, Chennaiyin  slumped to a fifth defeat in six games this season
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Doha, Nov 3: Superstar Simone Biles became the first-ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals with victory in the individual vault competition here on Friday. The 21-year-old American broke the all-time record set by Belarusian male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo in 1996, a year before Biles was born. It was Biles’ third gold medal
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Greater Noida, Nov 3: Tamil Thalaivas defeated UP Yoddha 46-24 to end their losing streak in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season VI here Friday. Manjeet Chhillar and Amit Hooda caused great difficulties for UP Yoddha as they secured eight and six tackle points respectively. Sukesh Hegde did the damage in the first half especially
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New Delhi, Nov. 3: Manish Kaushik, the CWG silver medal winner and defending national champion in light welter class (64 kg), claimed his consecutive gold even as World Championships bronze medallist Gurav Bidhuri, whom the Services boxer Madan Lal defeated in 56 kg, had to settle for the silver in the bantam class as the
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Thiruvananthapuram,Nov 2: A ruthless India completed a nine-wicket demolition of the West Indies in the fifth and final ODI here Thursday for their sixth successive series win at home. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets to help India bundle out the West Indies for 104 in just 31.5 overs. Pacers Khaleel Ahmed and Jasprit
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Jamshedpur, Nov 2: Michael Soosairaj struck twice in Jamshedpur FC’s emphatic 4-1 victory over FC Goa in an Indian Super League encounter on Thursday. Soosairaj scored in the 17th and 50th minute while Memo (77th) and India international Sumit Passi (78th) rounded off the tally. For FC Goa, Mourtada Fall scored the lone goal in
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