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T20 2018: Who will lift the trophy - Chennai or Hyderabad?

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Chennai's senior pro Suresh Raina with batting coach Michael Hussey during a practice session at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday All good things must come to an end. Today, the 51-day T20 cricket carnival in India will complete its 11th edition to determine who lifts the coveted T20 2018 trophy when Chennai take on Hyderabad in the title clash at Wankhede Stadium. The two southern states will battle it out to showcase their cricketing supremacy in a contest that is held in the West. Similar scenarioThe scenario is a repeat of last year's T20 2018 final where Mumbai were finally able to beat Pune after losing to them thrice - a couple of times in the league stage and once in a playoffs match. Chennai too enjoy similar dominance over Hyderabad, beating them thrice in the tournament so far with the latest being on May 22 at the same venue where Hyderabad were bamboozled by a stunning knock from Faf du Plessis to clinch a two-wicket thriller that helped Chennai book a spot in the final. ..
                 

Virat Kohli bids emotional farewell to 'brother' AB de Villiers

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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday took to social media to pay tribute to "brother" AB de Villiers after the former South African captain announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. "Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother. You've changed the way batting was seen in the time you've played international cricket. My best wishes to you and your family for this amazing journey ahead @ABdeVilliers17," Kohli tweeted on his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate. Earlier this week, de Villiers sprang a surprise by announcing his decision to quit all forms of cricket, claiming to be "out of gas" after 14 years in the top flight. De Villiers ended his career with 8,765 runs in 114 Tests with 22 centuries (average 50.66), 9,577 runs in 228 ODIs with 25 centuries and 1,672 runs in 78 T20Is with 10 half-centuries. Catch up on all the latest T20 news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS app..
                 

FIFA World Cup 2018: Corruption witness Jose Hawilla dies

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Representational picture Jose Hawilla, whose cooperation with investigators helped lift the lid on widespread corruption in football, died on Friday at the age of 74. The Brazilian businessman and one-time sports journalist passed away at Sao Paulo's Sirio Libanes Hospital, four days after being admitted with respiratory problems, the Globo newspaper reported, reports Xinhua news agency. Hawilla was arrested in 2013 on charges of paying bribes to secure tournament marketing rights for his company Traffic Group. A year later he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice. Hawilla avoided a long prison term after agreeing to pay back 151 million U.S. dollars in ill-gotten gains and assist prosecutors. Those arrested as a result of his plea-bargain testimony included top officials from FIFA, CONMEBOL and the Brazilian Football Confederation. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iO..
                 

French Open PIX: Svitolina sweeps past Tomljanovic; Stephens off to a flyer

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French Open 2018: Prajnesh Gunneswaran makes main draw but won’t take court in Paris

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Sympathy for Karius but keeper's Anfield future in question

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Three England, two Australia test cricketers spot-fixed matches against India, claims documentary on match-fixing

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Bangladesh retain Courtney Walsh as coach for Afghanistan series

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Women archers falter in recurve bronze playoff

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Antalya, May 26 The Indian women’s recurve team paid the price of inconsistency as it lost the bronze medal match to Chinese Taipei on the concluding day of the second stage Archery World Cup. Eyeing a third medal from the meet, the Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Promila Daimary started poorly before winning the third set but that was not enough as Taipei clinched the contest 6-2 in the fourth set. The Indian team struggled to find the perfect 10s while Taipei brilliantly raised their level in Set 4 to produce five 10s out of a possible six to win the match. India thus ended their campaign with a silver and a bronze, courtesy a fine show in the compound section. Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dhayal had won a silver in the women’s compound team category. They were flawless in the entire event but ultimately lost to Chinese Taipei 228-231 in the final match. Jyothi had also bagged a second medal when she partnered with Abhishek Verma to..
                 

Pakistan ease to 9-wicket win over England in first Test

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Michel Platini could still face probe, says Swiss prosecutor

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Michel Platini. Pic/AFP Former UEFA president Michel Platini could still face an investigation despite his belief he is clear, the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Saturday. Platini was suspended by the FIFA Ethics Committee for eight years in 2015, with the ban later reduced to four years, because of a "disloyal" payment from then-FIFA president Joseph Blatter in 2011, reports Xinhua news agency. Platini was banned from all football-related activities by FIFA following a $2 million payment he received from the body in 2011 for work he did a decade earlier, with no contract to show for the deal. The payment was authorised by FIFA's then chief, Sepp Blatter. The disgraced Blatter is also now banned following the scandal that rocked world football. Swiss prosecutors have been investigating the payment and French newspaper Le Monde reported Friday that Platini had been cleared. The Swiss public prosecutor's office said Saturday that although no evidence had been found "so far"..
                 

FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia's James eyes better run in Russia

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James Rodriguez Star midfielder James Rodriguez has extremely high expectations for Colombia heading into the 2018 World Cup in Russia, saying he hopes the team can top what it achieved four years ago and reach the semi-finals or championship match. "We all want more. When you do great things, you always want more. And I hope that can be the semis or a nice final," James told reporters after an emotional send-off celebration Friday night at El Campin Stadium in Bogota reports Efe. Referring to the farewell game/party, which featured a performance by Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma and a match involving two sides of national-team players, the Bayern Munich star said he appreciated "being near all the people." "I think it's nice that they see we also feel a lot of affection for them," James said. The midfielder, who has spent three seasons at Real Madrid and one at Bayern since Colombia achieved its first-ever World Cup quarter-final berth at the tournament's 2014 edition in Brazil,..
                 

Epic scenes of celebration as Real Madrid win Champions League

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ENGvPAK, 1st Test: Pakistan crush England in four days, earn memorable 9-wicket win at Lord's

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PM Narendra Modi calls on youth to promote traditional sports

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Mohamed Salah injury 'serious', says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

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Am taken aback by all the love and support, says an 'emotional' AB de Villiers

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Goa Games’ shooting events to be held in Delhi or Pune?

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Vinayak Padmadeo Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 26 The shooting competition for this year’s Goa National Games will either be held in Pune or New Delhi. The 36th National Games is scheduled from November 4 to 18. But the organisers aren’t keen on constructing a shooting range for the event.  “We had informed the IOA about our decision to hold shooting events outside Goa,” Gurudatta Bhakta, secretary of Goa Olympic Association, told The Tribune. “We have given them three names — Delhi, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.” However, the choice is expected to be between New Delhi and Pune as there is no provision for shotgun shooting in Thiruvananthapuram. A real picture will emerge next week when the National Games organisers give a detailed report of the preparedness for the Games to IOA’s executive council. Delay? The IOA officials are apparently worried that the Games may get postponed due to a delay in the construction of new ..
                 

Money is not the problem, I know what I give to the club, says Cristiano Ronaldo

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Thousands of fans welcome Iniesta at Vissel Kobe

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Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta interacts with fans on the pitch of Noevir Stadium in Kobe on Saturday. Pic/AFP Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta on Saturday made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia. Wearing the No. 8 shirt - like he did at Barcelona - the World Cup winner attended a welcome ceremony at the J-League club's home stadium in the western port city of Kobe, together with team owner Hiroshi Mikitani. "This is a big challenge for me," Iniesta told some 4,000 fans through an interpreter two days after signing his contract at a glitzy unveiling in Tokyo. He displayed his ball-juggling technique and kicked footballs into the crowd, delighting fans. "I aim to contribute to the team as much as possible," said Iniesta, who is reported to have agreed a three-year deal with an annual salary of $30 million, a J-League record. Catch up on all the latest sports news an..
                 

Stephanie Rice: Social media is so superficial

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Stephanie Rice Former Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Stephanie Rice, 29, who has 103,000 followers on Instagram and 130,000 on Twitter, has said that she hates people who call themselves 'social media influencers'. The reason she cited was that on most occasions their messages are contradictory and misleading. "I hate the word "influencer" because I would never call myself an influencer, if I am able to be influential, that's a gift, but I don't try to be influential," Rice told Britain's daily The Daily Telegraph. The Australian swimmer, who won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, called the self-proclaimed social media stars hypocrites, especially when they post messages regarding healthy eating. "I predict that probably in two years, a lot of influencers won't be influencers because one minute they're posting about something healthy and the next about junk food. And it's like, 'Well which one are you, who are you? I don't know you'. Social media is so superficial,..
                 

PHOTOS: Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win UEFA Champions League title

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Bangladesh retain Courtney Walsh as coach for Afghanistan series

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Watch: Shikhar Dhawan reveals story behind 'Gabbar', recalls when he was about to quit cricket

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IPL 2018: We need to focus on our brand of cricket, says SRH head coach Tom Moody

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Ronaldo drops hint he may leave Real Madrid after final Champions League triumph

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Kohli bids farewell to ‘brother’ AB de Villiers

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New Delhi Virat Kohli took to social media to pay a tribute to “brother” AB de Villiers after the South African great announced his decision to quit international cricket. “Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother. You’ve changed the way batting was seen in the time you’ve played international cricket. My best wishes to you and your family for this amazing journey ahead @ABdeVilliers17,” Kohli wrote on Twitter. Kolkata CAB awaiting SC’s July 5 hearing: Ganguly Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly said they would wait for the Supreme Court’s hearing on July 5 on implementing the Lodha Committee’s recommendations. “We will wait for Supreme Court’s final order on July 5,” the former India captain said after their SGM today. The SC-appointed CoA has now written to the state associations, asking them to act even before the hearing. “It’s mentioned in the letter that yo..
                 

WWE superstars Jinder Mahal, Bayley teach Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa how to ‘intimidate their opponents’

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Going to World Cup in top form, says Filipe Luis

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Filipe Luis Brazilian left back Filipe Luis, who plays for Atletico Madrid and is one of 23 players of the Brazilian team for Russia 2018, has said that he will arrive at the football World Cup in the best form. "I had the chance to go to two World Cups earlier but I think I'm coming to Russia at my best, both mentally and physically," said the defender at a press conference after the Brazilian team's training session here on Friday, reports Efe. "I'm very happy for this opportunity. Playing in a World Cup is what every footballer dreams of and when I left Brazil for Europe as a youngster, I was thinking about that possibility," the Atletico footballer added. Luis was excluded late from the list of those called up by then-Brazilian coach Dunga to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa due to a serious injury and, despite being one of the favorites, was not chosen by Luiz Felipe Scolari for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His call for the World Cup in Russia was threatened by a fracture in..
                 

Indians falter in women's recurve bronze play-off

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Deepika Kumari Indian women's recurve team paid the price of inconsistency as it lost the bronze medal match to Chinese Taipei on the concluding day of the second stage Archery World Cup here on Saturday. Eyeing a third medal from the meet, the Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Promila Daimary started poorly before winning the third set but that was not enough as Taipei clinched the contest 6-2 in the fourth set. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever..
                 

Holder Ostapenko in action on opening day of French Open

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IPL 2018: CSK captain MS Dhoni uses 'cars and bikes' analogy to explain reason of under-bowling Harbhajan Singh

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Watch: Gareth Bale scores stunning bicycle kick goal against Liverpool in Champions League final

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Andres Iniesta greets Japanese football fans, vows to conquer Asia

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NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors force Game 7 with 115-86 rout of Houston Rockets

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IPL 2018 Closing Ceremony: Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif to headline star-studded Closing Ceremony at Wankhede

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Shane Warne calls for entry-free Tests on charity night

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Shane Warne A cricket bat signed by India's 2009 ICC World T20 squad fetched 1800 Australian dollars (Rs 92,000 approx) at the The Chappell Foundation charity dinner held at the Sydney Cricket Ground's Noble Dining Room on Thursday night. The Foundation aids homeless youth in Australia. The willow bearing signatures of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team belonged to Darshak Mehta, the chairman of The Chappell Foundation. Mehta, a former Mumbai club cricketer, who now resides in Sydney, wrote the Foreword to Greg Chappell's 2011 autobiography, Fierce Focus. Big bucks for charityMehta informed mid-day that the event, attended by the three Chappell brothers (Ian, Greg and Trevor), golden great Neil Harvey and Shane Warne was a huge success and the net profit for the evening was AUS 180,000 (nearly Rs 92 lakh). At the function, Shane Warne urged administrators to make Test cricket entry-free. "I don't think you should charge for Test cricket because I think it's a television sport, we are gett..
                 

Football Briefs: Platini claims he's cleared by Swiss authorities

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They spoke about making movie, says Robin Morris

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Watch - Champions League: Gareth Bale's brace helps Real Madrid defeat Liverpool, complete hat-trick of titles

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BCCI goes ‘green’ by joining hands with UN

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After Champions League pain, Liverpool need to invest to bridge the gap

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IPL 2018 FINAL CSK vs SRH scores update

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CSK, SRH in battle of equals

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Mumbai, May 26 The 51-day long T20 carnival has finally reached its climax and two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face off in the summit clash of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. While Chennai made it to the final by beating Hyderabad by two wickets in Qualifier-1 on Tuesday, Hyderabad had to go through Qualifier-2. The Kane Williamson-led side overcame Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs at the Eden Gardens on Friday to seal a place in the final. Both the sides have met each other thrice in this IPL and the Chennai outfit holds a 3-0 record over their southern neighbours. In the much-awaited final, it will be a clash between Hyderabad’s bowling and Chennai’s batting. With the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan and Siddarth Kaul, Hyderabad’s orange army boasts of a superb bowling attack. Chennai’s yellow brigade has a star-studded batting line-up comprising Shane W..
                 

French Open 2018: Grigor Dimitrov ends Egyptian lucky loser Mohamed Safwat’s unexpected Paris odyssey

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What a cracker jack performance: Twitterati hail Pakistan’s historic triumph at Lords

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Sania Mirza thrilled to feature in ESPN's World Fame 100 list for 2018

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Sania Mirza Tennis ace Sania Mirza is thrilled to feature on the ESPN's World Fame 100 list for 2018, and says it motivates her work hard and achieve more. "I am thrilled and excited to be with along side such great athletes of the world and obviously honoured," Sania said in a statement to IANS. The tennis ace is suffering from a condition called jumper's knee, which has kept her off the game for over six months. She even missed the Australian Open earlier this year. Sania, who is married to cricketer Shoaib Malik, is currently expecting their first child. They have decided to give the child the surname Mirza-Malik, an amalgamation of their own last names. "It motivates me to come back stronger and work harder to achieve more and strive towards being the best I can be. Also, I am excited to be in the list again," she added. She is ranked at the 100th position. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest..
                 

Dominic Thiem wins title in Lyon ahead of French Open

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Dominic Thiem Austrian Dominic Thiem warmed up for the French Open by beating Gilles Simon 3-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 to win the ATP Tour event in Lyon on Saturday. Ahead of the start of Roland Garros on Sunday, World No. 8 Thiem battled back from a set down to claim the 200th tour win of his career. Thiem, 24, who will be seeded seventh for the clay-court Grand Slam in Paris, took just his second title of the season after winning another low-quality clay tournament in Buenos Aires in February. Thiem faces Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in the first round of French Open, while home hope Simon meets Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili. Thiem is the only man to have beaten Rafael Nadal on clay this year, after snapping the World No. 1's 50-set winning streak on the surface in Madrid, only to lose to Alexander Zverev in the final. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third par..
                 

Did Bale score the BEST EVER goal in Champions League final?

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French Open: Ukraine's Svitolina Sweeps Past Tomljanovic After Shaky Start

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Pitch-Fixing: BCCI to 'wait and watch' on pitch doctoring claim in India's test matches

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Indian fast bowlers' performance big positive from this IPL: MS Dhoni

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England fight back but Pak eye win

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LONDON, May 26 Jos Buttler and Dom Bess shared a spirited century stand to save England from a humiliating innings defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at the Lord’s on Saturday. The pair came together with the hosts reeling at 110/6, 69 runs behind the touring side and heading for their first loss in a May Test at the home of cricket inside three days. Buttler, recalled to the side, and debutant Bess calmly added 125 runs in the evening sunshine to put England 56 runs ahead and take the match into a fourth day, although Pakistan should still complete a deserved victory on Sunday. They added 13 runs to their overnight 350/8 to extend their lead to 179 and quickly started running through England’s brittle batting line-up. Alastair Cook was trapped lbw by Mohammad Abbas for one and Mark Stoneman made a scratchy nine before he was bowled by leg-spinner Shadab Khan before England limped to lunch at 37/2. Captain Joe Root batted patiently, content to defend and take advantage..
                 

Nadal back for more

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PARIS, May 26  “Jeu, set et match Rafa Nadal.” The words are likely to be heard seven times at the French Open as the Spanish juggernaut guns for a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros. Nadal, who has a 79-2 win-loss record on the Parisian clay, enters his title defence after a stellar season on his favourite surface. He won at Monte Carlo and Barcelona, claimed a record 50 consecutive sets, then bounced back from defeat in Madrid to take the title in Rome. His last defeat at Roland Garros came in 2015 when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. While upset by Dominic Thiem in Madrid earlier this month, he will be harder to beat in the best-of-five sets. “Nadal is always the favourite, then I come behind with four or five other players,” said Thiem, who ended Nadal’s 50-set winning streak. The 24-year-old Austrian is the only player to beat Nadal on clay in the last two years but he was thrashed in straight sets by the Spaniard in..
                 

IPL 2018 Final Live Cricket Score CSK vs SRH Live Score: SRH lose Kane Williamson

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Bangladesh retain Courtney Walsh as head coach for Afghanistan series

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Radek Stepanek marries Nicole Vaidisova... Again!

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Japan beat Thailand to win Uber Cup after 37 years

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Japan's women team captain Ayaka Takahashi holds the their winning trophy as she poses with her teammates after defeating Thailand in their final match at the Uber Cup badminton tournament in Bangkok on May 26, 2018. Pic/AFP Japan's women clinched the Uber Cup on Saturday, breezing by surprise finalists Thailand 3-0 in Bangkok to end a 37-year wait to regain the title. It ended an Uber Cup drought for Japan that stretches back to 1981 and is a major confidence boost ahead of the Olympics which they will host in two years' time. The Uber Cup is second in prestige only to the Olympics as a national team event. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right t..
                 

IPL 2018 Dream 11: Shane Warne announces his 'All Star' team of the season ahead of CSK v/s SRH final

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ENG v/s PAK: Jos Buttler still believes England can win against Pakistan

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Lahiri, Sharma at 1-over, make cut

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Kohli bids farewell to 'brother' AB de Villiers

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New Delhi, May 26 Indian skipper Virat Kohli today took to social media to pay tribute to "brother" AB de Villiers after the South African great announced his decision to quit international cricket. Kohli heaped praise on his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate and congratulated him on his illustrious career. "Wish you all the best in everything that you do my brother. You've changed the way batting was seen in the time you've played international cricket. My best wishes to you and your family for this amazing journey ahead @ABdeVilliers17," Kohli tweeted. One of contemporary cricket's greatest batsmen, De Villiers made the announcement to retire from all forms of cricket, claiming to be "out of gas" after 14 years in the top flight earlier this week. De Villiers ends his career with 8,765 runs in 114 Tests with 22 centuries (average 50.66), 9,577 runs in 228 ODIs with 25 centuries and 1,672 runs in 78 T20Is with 10 half-centuries. Starting out as a..
                 

Not just Loris Karius: Seven goalkeepers who also goofed on the big stage

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Real Madrid confirmed as European aristocrats but Cristiano Ronaldo remarks tar victory

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Eden Gardens voted best ground of T20 2018

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Eden Garden. Pic/PTI Kolkata: The Eden Gardens has been voted the best ground in the T20 2018. Home to Kolkata, the picturesque Eden hosted nine matches this season including the Eliminator and the second qualifier and seven home games of Kolkata. In a tweet, former India captain Sourav Ganguly revealed this ahead of the official BCCI announcement on Sunday and also thanked the ground staff for their contribution. "The CAB is happy to inform that Eden Gardens has once again been awarded the best venue and ground of IPL 2018," the Cricket Association of Bengal president wrote on his official Twitter handle. "The CAB takes this opportunity to thank all who have contributed to this success beginning with the ground staff, BCCI and ICC," Ganguly added. CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya also profusely thanked in a post on his official Facebook page. "Eden Gardens is what it is because of the cricket Loving people of the state, so many thanks to them for being such a great crowd," Da..
                 

Cricket Association of Bengal to wait for Supreme Court's July 5 hearing

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Sourav Ganguly Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) would wait for the Supreme Court's hearing on July 5 on implementing the Lodha Committee's recommendations, its president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly said here on Saturday. "We will wait for Supreme Court's final order on July 5," Ganguly told reporters after a Special General Meeting (SGM) here. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) have now written to all state associations, asking them to act even before the hearing. "It's mentioned in the letter that you cannot make state constitution till the formation of BCCI's constitution. We will wait for the hearing," Ganguly added. According to sources, the trustee board chairman Gautam Dasgputa has voiced his displeasure at COA chief Vinod Rai continuing in office despite turning 70. Citing example of former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah's sarcastic birthday wish to Rai, the official said: "We must also send him a thank you note." The BCCI state units ..
                 

Sports Shorts: Neeraj finishes 6th in Eugene leg of Diamond League

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Champions League Final, Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Highlights - Bale's Heroics Clinches Record Hat-trick of Titles

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