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...Federer goes down

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London, July 11  Roger Federer suffered a stunning Wimbledon exit as the defending champion blew a two-set lead and wasted a match point in a 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 quarterfinal defeat against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Wednesday. Federer’s bid to win a ninth Wimbledon title came to an astonishing end as the Swiss star collapsed in a nail-biting four hour and 14 minute classic that ranks as one of the tournament’s greatest upsets. It was Federer’s earliest departure from Wimbledon since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013. “Down two sets to love, I tried my best to keep fighting. Beating Roger Federer here at Wimbledon will be one I remember, especially in such a close match,” Anderson said. “I kept telling myself to keep believing. I said today is going to be my day. You need that mindset against Roger. “I’m ecstatic. That’s what you work so hard for. Matches likes that are ve..
                 

Player alleges harassment, leaves tourney midway

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Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 11 Alleging harassment, Tinku Bansal, a Haryana-origin player, has quit the district level junior badminton championship being played here. Tinku, who was competing in the Under-19 and Under-17 age categories, says he faced harassment on two counts. One, some of his opponents and their parents protested that as a non-Punjab player, he was ineligible to play; two, they accused him of being overage for both categories. Despite undergoing medical examination which confirmed that he was 15 to 17 years old, Tinku was asked to undergo a second medical examination. Later, a complaint was made to Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma, who is also the ex-officio president of the Jalandhar district badminton association. After an investigation by SDM-II Paramvir Singh, Tinku was barred from playing yesterday. DC Varinder Sharma said that the age-proof submitted by the player was inconsistent. “There is a difference in the age mentioned..
                 

ODI series: Run-fest on cards

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Nottingham, July 11  On a high after an impressive T20 series win, an upbeat India will be eyeing another dominant performance against hosts England in a three-match ODI series, which can be termed as a dry run ahead of next year’s World Cup.  England, a top side   England have been one of the finest 50-overs sides in recent times and India will have their task cut out against a batting line-up comprising Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan. Add Ben Stokes to the mix, and England look even more formidable.  The series will enable the Indian team management to try out various combinations, keeping the World Cup in mind. — PTI Numbers game 52 Number of times India  have won against England in 96 ODI matches. England won 39, while the remaining five ended as ties/no results.  18 Number of ODI series played between India and England  8 Number of series India have won. England won seven, while the remaini..
                 

Home Ministry has cleared Pak’s participation: WFI

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new delhi Decks were today cleared for the participation of Pakistani grapplers at the Asian Junior Championship after the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) agreed to give an undertaking that the movement of the contingent from the neighbouring nation will be restricted to the competition venue.  “We got a call from a Home Ministry official today that wrestlers from Pakistan can come to India and compete. They will be granted visas,” said WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar. “We have to give an undertaking that Pakistani wrestlers do not go anywhere except their hotel and the venue.” bangkok Sindhu, Prannoy move ahead in Thailand Open Top shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy moved into the pre-quarterfinals of the $350,000 BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament here today.  Sindhu brushed aside Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri 21-8 21-15 in the opening round to set up a clash with Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin. Playing only his second tournament afte..
                 

Sri Lankan spinner Herath contemplating retirement in November

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Pak wrestlers not cleared by MHA, WFI fears trouble

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Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 10 The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has not yet given a security clearance to the Pakistani contingent for the Asian Junior Wrestling Championships, and the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) officials fear they could be penalised by wrestling's world governing body. Till Tuesday afternoon, WFI was awaiting the security clearance for all the teams that have entered to participate in the July 17-23 tournament, to be held in New Delhi. By the evening, all teams except Pakistan were issued clearances by MHA, after several reminders from WFI. Pakistan had sent entries only for the junior men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman disciplines. The continued snub to Pakistan by the Indian government has WFI officials worried. They retain the hope that the matter will be resolved, but worry that if Pakistan’s wrestlers are unable to participate in the tournament, it may spell trouble for WFI. “They have already lodged a complaint against u..
                 

Ronaldo signs for Serie A champions Juventus from Real Madrid

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Madrid, July 10 Five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Italian champions Juventus from Real Madrid, the La Liga club said in a statement on Tuesday. Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record 80 million pounds ($106.27 million), is the Spanish club’s all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies with them. “For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the generations to come,” European champions Real said, adding that Ronaldo had asked to be transferred. “Real Madrid will always be his home”. The transfer fee was not disclosed but Spanish media said Ronaldo had signed a four-year deal and had cost Juventus 105 million euros ($123.24 million). The Portugal international scored two goals against Juventus in Real’s 4-1 win in the 2017 Champions League ..
                 

Aditi finishes T-35th at Thornberry LPGA

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Oneida (US), July 9 Aditi Ashok shot her best total of the year but still finished tied-35th at the low-scoring Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic golf tournament.  The 20-year-old Indian shot a 1-under 71 yesterday for a total of 12-under 276. Aditi had a total of five birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey in her 71. But her total of 12-under was 19 shots behind Sei Young Kim, whose final round of a 7-under 65 saw her post a record total of a 31-under 257.  Kim shattered the 72-hole scoring record, which she previously owned along with Annika Sorenstam, who totalled 27-under in 2001. Kim, 25, played the finest four round stretch in the history of the LPGA and shot  63-65-64-65.  She was streets ahead of the field as she won by nine shots with Carlota Ciganda in second spot at 22-under while Anna Nordqvist, Emma Talley and Amy Yang were tied-3rd at 20-under. Lahiri ends tied-39th  White Sulphur Springs (USA): On course for a creditable finish at tied-6th, Ani..
                 

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

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SILVERSTONE, july 8 Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the F1 standings. In a thrilling race with two safety car periods, reigning champion Hamilton went from pole position to the rear of the field before finishing second for Mercedes in a superb fightback. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was third, after incurring a 10-second penalty for tangling with the slow-starting Hamilton at the third corner of the opening lap and sending the Briton spinning. The win was Vettel’s fourth of the season, 51st of his career, and once-dominant champions Mercedes’ first defeat at Silverstone since 2012 before the V6 turbo era started. Hamilton was on a charge from the first lap, back up to seventh already after nine laps but still 26 seconds behind his fellow four-times world champion.  The appearance of the safety car on the 33rd lap, after Sauber’s ..
                 

RD, the man who paved the way for Punjab’s last Ranji title

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Bishan Singh Bedi Rameshwar Dayal Singh was a cricketer all his life, literally speaking! He passed away on July 7 after a brief turmoil in his pancreas. RD, as he was popularly known, was a rare breed who genuinely served cricket as against many who make cricket their own fiefdom. I truly consider RD an institution within an institution — a cricketer within the truest frame of cricket. My memories of RD go back to the majestic Khalsa College Amritsar days, when he opened for the college with the kind of gay abandon as is familiar today in the T20 format. We didn’t have much clinical appreciation of cricket then, so reaching the top was merely a question of luck, which it still is, and it is digested in varying degrees. Born and brought up in the precincts of Amritsar’s Khalsa College, RD was an ‘Ambarsari’ through and through. What I used to admire most in him was his almost religious respect for cricket. Fate brought him to Punjab Agriculture Univers..
                 

Dipa Karmakar wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup

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New Delhi, July 8   Returning to action after a long lay-off of nearly two years due to injury, India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey on Sunday. The 24-year-old from Tripura, who had finished fourth in vault event in the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored 14.150 to win gold today. She had topped the qualification also with a score of 13.400. This is Dipa’s first medal in a World Challenge Cup. Dipa, who is being accompanied by her coach Bisheshwar Nandi, has also qualified in balance beam finals by finishing third in the qualification with a score of 11.850. Dipa had suffered an Anetrior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after Rio Olympics and had undergone surgery. She was initially confident of making a comeback at the Commonwealth Games but rehabilitation took more time than expected and she missed the Gold Coast event. She has been included in the 10-member India..
                 

Halep big casualty in Rd 3

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London, July 7 World No. 1 Simona Halep was knocked out of Wimbledon today, losing to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei 3-6 6-4 7-5 in the third round as the All England Club seeds' carnage claimed another victim.  Defeat for Halep means that Karolina Pliskova, at No. 7, is the only women's top-10 seed to reach the fourth round. It also further boosted Serena Williams's chances of becoming an eight-time Wimbledon champion.  Hsieh, the world No. 48, battled back from 2-5 down in the final set and saved a match point when the Romanian served for the match at 5-3 in the decider. It will be Hsieh's first appearance in the last-16 of a Slam where she will face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia for a place in the quarterfinals. Nadal on loop Two-time champion Rafael Nadal reached the last-16 for the eighth time and made sure of keeping the world No. 1 ranking.  The second seed comfortably defeated Australian teenager Alex De Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4. "A positive match against a player who..
                 

Hamilton on pole in British GP

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Silverstone, July 7 An emotional Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for his home British Grand Prix on Saturday after giving his all to stay ahead of Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel in a knife-edge qualifying. The difference between the four times world champions came down to just 0.044 seconds at the end, with Vettel 0.057 faster after their first flying laps around a sizzling Silverstone circuit. Hamilton, who will be chasing his fifth successive home win on Sunday to retake the lead from his German rival, was shaking as he parked up, leapt out and punched the air. His lap of one minute 25.892 seconds was a track record. “I gave it everything I could, but it was so close with these Ferraris," he said, addressing the crowd with their Hamilton banners and flags. "I was just praying I could do it for you guys." Vettel, who had suffered a cricked neck in final practice that left him unsure whether he would be able to take part ..
                 

Ruthless Federer marches on

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London, July 6  Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Wimbledon last 16 without dropping a set after a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over German Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday. Federer, seeking a record ninth Wimbledon title, eased through the first set before the big-serving Struff put up more of a fight in the second. But Federer clinched it with a superb service game that included a wonderful volley at the end of a long rally followed by a winning drive down the line. The 36-year-old Swiss proceeded to win his 29th consecutive set at the All England Club and wrap up victory on Centre Court in just over one and a half hours. Serena moves on, Venus ousted Seven-times champion Serena Williams moved ominously into the last 16 at Wimbledon when she recovered from a sluggish start to beat France's Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 7-6(1). However, there was no great escape for Venus Williams as the five-times champion became the latest top-10 seed to perish at Wimbledon after she..
                 

Cloud over Asian wrestling meet

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Vinayak Padmadeo Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 6 There are a lot of anxious faces at the Wrestling Federation of India’s (WFI) office. Reason: New Delhi is to host the July 17-23 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships, but WFI is yet to receive clearance from the Home Ministry. Without this clearance, the foreign wrestlers can’t travel to India. As per the protocol, the host federation needs to a get three-level clearance to play host to foreign athletes.  Clearances are required from the Ministry of Sports (which is the nodal agency for sports in India), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Of these three, only MHA has not sent WFI a “security clearance”, which is important for foreign nationals to get the Indian visa. WFI sought this clearance through a letter on May 10 to the section officer of MHA’s foreigners’ division, followed by a second letter on June 18. On June 28, MEA furnished its ‘N..
                 

Dhoni completes 500 international games

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Cardiff, July 6 The Indian team’s senior-most player Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday reached the coveted milestone of playing 500 international matches during the second T20 International against England, days ahead of his 37th birthday. In doing so, Dhoni became the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (664) and Rahul Dravid (509) to breach the 500 match barrier in international cricket. Today’s T20 International was Dhoni’s 92nd in the shortest format. This apart, the former India captain has played 90 Test matches and 318 One Day Internationals. In 90 Tests, he had scored 4876 runs with six hundreds and 33 half-centuries before calling it a day. In the 318 ODIs, he has so far scored 9967 runs with 10 tons and 67 half tons. In the 91 T20’s before the current match, he had scored 1455 runs with two half-centuries. In 499 international matches so far, he has taken 602 catches and effected 178 stumpings. — PTI..
                 

India eye series win

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Cardiff, July 5  A dominant win in the tour-opener has set the tone and India would look to ensure that a spin-wary England remain on the backfoot when the two sides clash in the second T20I tomorrow. Kuldeep Yadav took 5/24 and KL Rahul scored an unbeaten second T20I ton as the Men in Blue produced a fine all-round display to stun the hosts by eight wickets in Manchester for an early lead on this tour. A win tomorrow would seal the three-match series for Virat Kohli and Co.  KL Rahul came out to bat at No. 3 ahead of skipper Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina. He said that the team management had made it clear that all the players — whether batsmen or bowlers — had to be prepared to be flexible keeping the 2019 ODI World Cup in mind. “There will be a few changes in the team and as a batting unit we need to flexible in our heads to be able to perform any role or responsibility,” Rahul said. Merlyn checks in A majority of English batsmen practised with t..
                 

PIS thrower Rana qualifies for Youth Olympics

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Chandigarh, July 5 Punjab’s Kunwer Ajai Raj Singh Rana has qualified for the Youth Olympics after winning the gold medal in the javelin throw event in the Asian area qualification in Bangkok. The 16-year-old — who is a trainee of the Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS) – won with a personal best effort of 76.13 metres. Rana was a cut above the rest, with the silver medallist, from Japan, throwing a best of 72.04m. India had a second medal in the event – Vikas Yadav winning the bronze with a throw of 68.65m. Rana, who belongs to Kiratpur Sahib, trains under PIS coach Bikramjit Singh in Jalandhar. “He came to me as an 11-year-old and has shown a lot of improvement in the last five years,” said Bikramjit. Rana’s progress over the last few months has been phenomenal. At the junior (16-20 years) Fed Cup National Championships in April, Rana had won the bronze medal with a best of 68.94m. “Considering he is just 16, this is a huge throw. But t..
                 

Over and out

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London, july 4 Maria Sharapova suffered her first opening round Wimbledon defeat and earliest Grand Slam exit in eight years when she was shocked by fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko, the world No. 132. Sharapova, the 2004 champion, was joined yesterday at the exit by 2011 and 2014 winner Petra Kvitova who was stunned by Belarusian world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Sharapova was cruising to victory at one stage with a set and 5-2 lead before qualifier Diatchenko shrugged off a back injury to win 6-7 (3/7) 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 after more than three hours of tense action. Sharapova, playing Wimbledon for the first time in three years after missing in 2016 through a drugs ban and 2017 due to an injury, gave up the match on her 11th double fault. It was her earliest exit at a Slam since a first round defeat at the 2010 Australian Open. “It's always tough to assess your motivation levels after a first round loss but I won't shy away from learning from my errors,” said 31-year-o..
                 

Federer suffers shock Wimbledon quarter-final loss to Anderson

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London, July 11  Roger Federer suffered a stunning Wimbledon exit as the defending champion blew a two-set lead and wasted a match point in a 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 quarter-final defeat against South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Wednesday. Federer's bid to win a ninth Wimbledon title came to an astonishing end as the Swiss star collapsed in a nail-biting four hour and 13 minute classic that ranks as one of the tournament's greatest upsets. It was Federer's earliest departure from Wimbledon since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013. Eighth seed Anderson will play 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic or American ninth seed John Isner on Friday for a place in Sunday's final. "Down two sets to love I tried my best to keep fighting. Beating Roger Federer here at Wimbledon will be one I remember, especially in such a close match," Anderson said. "I kept telling myself to keep believing. I said today is going to be my day. You need that mind..
                 

ADIOS

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Madrid, July 10 Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Italian champions Juventus from Real Madrid on a four-year contract for 100 million euros ($117.34 million), ending his nine-year year stint filled with trophies and goals at the Spanish giants. The two European giants on Tuesday announced the much-anticipated deal for the five-times world player of the year who joined Real from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record 80 million pounds ($106 million). The 33-year-old Portugal forward is the Spanish club's all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies with them. The signing of the latest Ballon d'Or winner and top-scorer in the Champions League for the last six seasons represents a major coup for Juve, who have had a stranglehold on the Italian title since 2012 but have not won Europe's top prize since 1996. The signing also strikes a blow for the profile of Serie A against La Liga, which has now lost two of i..
                 

Hima makes semis as fastest runner

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Tampere (Finland), July 10  Indian quarter-miler Hima Das made it to the semifinals of the women’s 400m as the fastest runner in the heats on the opening day of the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.  The 18-year-old clocked 52.25 seconds to win the heat and lead the time charts. Running in lane No. 3, Hima beat Stacey-Ann Williams of Jamaica (52.71) in the fastest of the five heats.  Jisna Mathew, another Indian in the fray, also qualified for the semifinals by winning the fifth heat in 54.32 seconds. American Taylor Manson, a medal contender, finished overall second with a time of 52.68 seconds.  Elsewhere, M Shreeshankar finished fourth in the qualification round of the men’s long jump event with an effort of 7.68m and made it to the final round. In the men’s shot put, Asish Bholothia finished eighth in the qualification round with a personal best of 18.62m but that was not enough to make it to the final round. — PTI..
                 

Sweet16

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London, July 9 Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0 7-5 6-4 defeat of France’s Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal on Monday. Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-8 when he takes on Kevin Anderson, who beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-6(4) 7-6(2) 5-7 7-6(4). Top seed Federer, 36, has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the third round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006. Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against Anderson and 9-4 over Monfils.  Monfils and Anderson have yet to get to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, although the French shotmaker may just be the slight favourite as he has a 5-0 winning record over the big South African. Meanwhile, Rafa Nadal reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since finishing runner-up in 2011, with a regulation 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over Czech Jiri Vesely in one hour and 53 minutes.  18 in a r..
                 

Mirabai likely to compete in 49kg in 2020 Olympics

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New Delhi World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu may have to compete in the 49kg class in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics instead of her current 48kg category as the international federation recently decided to introduce new categories in the sport. The executive board of the International Weightlifting Federation, in its meeting in Tashkent on July 5, decided to introduce seven weight categories for both men and women in the Olympics and 10 new classes for both men and women in other international championships. There will be no change in weight categories in the Asian Games. Tampere (Finland) Hima Das favourite to win gold in World U-20 C’ships  Hima Das will start as the favourite to win the women’s 400m race gold in the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships which begin tomorrow. It is a rare occasion that an Indian sprinter lines up in a global championship as the one to beat, with the 18-year-old Das being the U-20 season leader in this quartermile even..
                 

Shaw smashes 188 but WI-A escape with draw

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Beckenham, July 8  A splendid batting performance from India A raised visions of victory before West Indies A managed to hold on to a draw in the four-day ‘Test’ yesterday. After a batting debacle in the first essay where they were shot out for 133, India’s batsmen posted 609/6, riding on a career-best 188 from Prithvi Shaw, a 137 by Ravikumar Samarth and an equally useful 93 by skipper Karun Nair. This was after trailing by 150 runs in the first innings. Needing 360 to win in 76 overs, West Indies managed 245/7 in the stipulated overs with Jermaine Blackwood scoring 61. Navdeep Saini took two for 41 in 14 overs.  Brief Scores: India A: 133 and 609/6 decl (P Shaw 188, R Samarth 137, K Nair 93); WI A: 383 and 245/7 (Blackwood 61, Cornwall 40; N Saini 2/41, S Nadeem 2/81). — PTI ..
                 

Dipa gets gold on return from injury break

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New Delhi, July 8 India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar today clinched a gold medal in the vault event of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey. Returning to action after an injury lay-off of nearly two years, the 24-year-old scored 14.150 points to win the top prize. Rifda Irfanaluthfi of Indonesia clinched the silver with 13.400 points, while local gymnast Goksu Uctas Sanli took the bronze with a score of 13.200.   Dipa had suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after the Rio Olympics, which needed a surgery. She was hopeful of making a comeback at the Commonwealth Games, but the rehabilitation took more time than expected, forcing her to skip the Gold Coast event.  Patra finishes fourth Rakesh Patra missed out on a medal in the men’s rings event as he finished fourth with a score of 13.650. Turkey’s Ibrahim Colak won the gold with a total score of 15.100, while Romanian Andrei Vasile (14.600) and Dutchman ..
                 

Zaman leads Pakistan to T20 tri-series title with win over Australia

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Harare, July 8 Opener Fakhar Zaman cracked a career-best 91 to help set up Pakistan’s six-wicket win over Australia in the final of the Twenty20 tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zaman shared a century stand with Shoaib Malik as Pakistan recovered from an early wobble in their pursuit of Australia’s 183 for 8, and Malik then showed all the experience of an 18-year international career to see his team home with an unbeaten 43. It looked as though Australia had produced a masterstroke in opening the bowling with Glenn Maxwell’s off spin as debutant Sahibzada Farhan was stumped off the first ball he faced and Hussain Talat sliced a catch to point three balls later to derail Pakistan’s chase. Australia threatened to storm to victory, but Zaman quickly set about re-building the innings. First, he added 45 with captain Sarfraz Ahmed to take his team out of immediate danger, and he then added 107 for the fourth wicket with Malik to seize the advantage fo..
                 

Sambo, triathlon athletes dropped from Asiad squad

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Vinayak Padmadeo Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 7 The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), under fire for axing a few sports disciplines from India’s squad for the Asian Games while being lenient on a few other sports, made a course-correction on Saturday. After a protracted meeting between the IOA top brass and officials of a few sports federations, the axe fell on a few disciplines. Martial art sambo and triathlon bore the brunt as most of their athletes were axed after IOA decided to recheck their records. In the original squad announced by IOA, six Sambo athletes — two male and four female — were included. The number has been cut down to one — India’s sole representative in the discipline would be Shrikant. In triathlon, all four athletes named in the original list have been dropped. IOA president Narinder Batra told The Tribune that rechecking the details of the athletes had showed a misrepresentation of their records. “It turns out a fe..
                 

Aditi moves up to tied-22nd

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Oneida (USA), July 7  Aditi Ashok carded seven birdies against two bogeys for a 5-under 67 that moved her to tied-22nd from tied-54th at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.   Aditi was 8-under and eight shots behind the leader, Sei Young Kim. The South Korean had six birdies in her first seven holes en route a 7-under 65 to take the lead. Kim was 16-under through 36 holes with 18 birdies and led by four shots over Yu Liu.  Aditi, starting from the 10th, had a bogey on the 11th, but quickly recovered with birdies on the 13th and 14th. She added one more on the 18th but dropped a shot on the 17th. On her second nine, she birdied the third and ended the day with three in a row from seventh to ninth. Liu, who turned in a 9-under 63, was in second at 12-under and there were five players in a tie for the third at 11-under.  Lahiri T-16th after 9 holes White Sulphur Springs (USA): After rocketing to second place with a solid 61 yesterday, Anirban Lahiri stumbled in..
                 

Dhoni pulls India to 148/5 against England

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Teen inspires Jalandhar sports museum

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Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 6 The status of the city as a hub of sports goods manufacturing is set to be commemorated with a sports heritage museum, inspirited by a 17-year-old. Ojas Kharbanda, a Class XII student in a Dehradun school, is the force behind the idea. Son of the managing director of a sports good manufacturing company, Kharbanda says he grew up witnessing the changes in sports goods in one of their oldest factories in the Industrial Area. “The idea of collecting antique sports items struck my mind,” he says.  “The industry is evolving daily, every renowned brand has come up from the city. Legends have played with the equipment that was made here. The sad part is that upcoming generations will never be able to know this thing... That’s the reason I came up with the idea of a sports museum.” Among the ‘heritage’ equipment gathered so far are golf clubs made of bamboo in the 1960s, wooden hock..
                 

Ambris, Brooks help West Indies A take 250-run lead

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Beckenham (England): Sunil Ambris struck a fine hundred while Shamarh Brooks made a gritty 91 to steer the West Indies A to 383 and earn a 250-run first innings lead against India A on Day 2 of the first unofficial Test. Brief Scores: India A: 133 and 159/0 (P Shaw 101*, M Agarwal 56*); West Indies A: 383 all out. New Delhi India U-16s go down 1-3 against Thailand The Indian U-16 team lost 1-3 to Thailand in the Four-Nation Hua Shan Cup CFA International Youth Football Tournament in Wei Nan City, China. Two lapses of concentration, the first in the 88th minute and the other in the 90th minute, proved costly as Thailand capitalised on the same to score two goals in the last three minutes. Thailand surged to a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute. The Indian colts restored parity in the 48th minute when Vikram’s shot made it 1-1.  Antigua Brathwaite’s ton puts WI in strong position Kraigg Brathwaite completed a seventh Test century as the West Indies turned the sc..
                 

SC bars elections in state associations

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Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 5 The Supreme Court on Thursday restrained state cricket associations from holding elections until the court has finalised the draft constitution of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI). The order pertains to only future elections and thus does not affect the recent Delhi and District Cricket Association election. A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which reserved its order on the draft BCCI constitution, also restrained high courts from entertaining petitions on the appointment of administrators for state associations. The constitution finalised by the top court would be binding on BCCI. The Bench made it clear that any amendment to the constitution could be made only with its prior approval. Many advocates representing various state associations had submitted that once the draft was finalised, associations should be allowed to follow the law under which they had been registered, and should be fre..
                 

SC restrains state cricket associations from holding elections

13 days ago  
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Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 5 The Supreme Court on Thursday restrained state cricket associations from holding elections until it finalised the draft constitution of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI). A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, which reserved its order on the draft BCCI constitution, also restrained high courts from entertaining petitions on appointment of administrators for state cricket bodies. But the order does not affect the recently held elections for the Delhi and District Cricket Association which was swept by a panel led by senior TV journalist Rajat Sharma as it’s for future elections. The constitution finalised by the top court would be binding on the BCCI. The Bench, which also included Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud, made it clear that any amendment to the Constitution could be done only with its prior approval. Many senior advocates representing various state crick..
                 

Inderjeet suspended for four years

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Vinayak Padmadeo Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 4 One of the longest running doping sagas came to an end on Wednesday with the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) suspending Haryana shot-putter Inderjeet Singh for four years. The disciplinary panel felt Inderjeet’s lawyer Anish Dayal failed to establish that the anomalies in the process of sample collection resulted in an adverse analytical finding for the athlete. It is understood that Inderjeet will file an appeal against the judgment. “We will study the order and then issue a statement,” said a source close to the athlete. Inderjeet was served with the adverse analytical finding (AAF) notice on July 25, 2016, after exogenous anabolic steroid was detected in his sample, collected in an out-of-competition test on June 22, 2016. Following the AAF notice, the shot-putter was axed from the 2016 Rio Olympics squad. Inderjeet had claimed that he was a victim of some co..
                 

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No outside players in TN Premier League cricket tournament: SC

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New Delhi, July 11 The Supreme Court today said players registered with other cricket associations will not be allowed to take part in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) cricket tournament organised by the state cricket association. A Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, said TNPL matches will be held in accordance with the schedule as they have already approved by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which has been administering the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for TNPL, has submitted that outstation players should be allowed to participate in the prestigious tournament after they produce a no objection certificate (NOC) from their respective cricket associations.  Eight teams are participating in the tournament and every team is allowed to induct two players from outside the state to play for it in the TNPL, he said. Senior advocate Parag Tripathi, appearing for CoA, opposed the submission saying&nb..
                 

Serena survives a scare

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London, July 10 Serena Williams survived a major scare before sealing her 11th Wimbledon semifinal appearance as the seven-time champion hit back to beat Italy's Camila Giorgi 3-6 6-3 6-4 today. Serena was in danger of a stunning quarterfinal exit after world No. 52 Camila became the first player in this year's tournament to take a set off the former world No. 1. But Serena bludgeoned her way out of trouble over the final two sets to stay on course for an eighth All England Club triumph. It was Serena's 100th career main draw victory on grass. The 36-year-old will play German 13th seed Julia Goerges on Thursday for a place in Saturday's final. “I knew after the first set, 'all right, let's go three sets'. I'll just keep fighting,” Serena said.  A first for Ostapenko  Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to reach a Wimbledon semifinal as the former French Open champion beat Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-4 today.  She will take on former Wimbledon fi..
                 

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Gaviria fastest on Day 4 as Van Avermaet stays in yellow

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SARZEAU, France Tour de France debutant Fernando Gaviria claimed his second stage win on Tuesday when he outsprinted his rivals in the fourth stage. The Quick-Step Floors rider launched his sprint far from the line, and made sure of the win with a second burst of speed to beat Peter Sagan and German Andre Greipel into second and third place, respectively. “We wanted to wait to the last moment to launch but it was too hard. I'm really happy anyway,” said Gaviria. Belgian Greg van Avermaet retained the overall leader's yellow jersey. Bangkok Ponnappa-Rankireddy progress in Thailand Open Indian shuttlers had a bad day in office in the qualifiers of the Thailand Open even as the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the second round of the main draw.  Ponnappa and Rankireddy defeated the Indonesian pair of Akbar Bintang Cahyono and Winny Oktavina Kandow 19-21 21-14 21-17 to progress to the second round of the main draw.   ..
                 

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Rupinder, Akash return for Asiad

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New Delhi, July 9 Ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and striker Akashdeep Singh have been included in the 18-member hockey squad for next month’s Asian Games in Indonesia, where India would be the defending champions.  The squad features just two changes from the Champions Trophy squad that won a second consecutive silver medal in Breda, the Netherlands, recently. While Rupinder, who was rested for the Champions Trophy, returned to the side in place of Jarmanpreet Singh, Akashdeep replaced an injured Ramandeep Singh.  Sreejesh to lead The team will be led by veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, and Chinglensana Singh has been retained as the vice-captain. “We have a great mix of players who have shown their abilities in recent tournaments. But it is unfortunate we will be missing Ramandeep Singh’s experience as he is ruled out of the Asian Games due to a recent knee surgery,” said chief coach Harendra Singh. — PTI Squad Goalkeepers: PR Sree..
                 

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Zaman blasts Pakistan to Tri-Series final win over Oz

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Harare Opener Fakhar Zaman (in pic) smashed a career-best 91 from 46 balls as Pakistan defeated Australia by six wickets in a record run chase to lift the Zimbabwe T20 Tri-Series trophy at the Harare Sports Club. Australia won the toss and elected to bat on a flat track in the final, posting 183/8 in their 20 overs with the innings anchored by opener D’Arcy Short’s stylish 76 from 53 balls. Pakistan were in trouble early on in their reply as they lost their first two wickets with just two runs on the scoreboard.Brief Scores: Australia: 183/8 (Short 76, Finch 47; Amir 3/33); Pakistan: 187/4 (Fakhar 91, Shoaib Malik 43*)   LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France Tour de France: Sagan takes Stage 2 and overall lead  World champion Peter Sagan won a crash-marred second stage of the Tour de France and took the overall leader’s yellow jersey with a perfectly-timed sprint. The Slovak beat Italian Sonny Colbrelli and France’s Arnaud Demare, who were second and third, re..
                 

Federer, Serena await ‘Manic Monday’

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LONDON, JULY 8 Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be expected to maintain their flawless progress at Wimbledon as the title favourites head into the fourth round looking to survive the tournament’s giant-killing carnage tomorrow. Federer has been in imperious mood in pursuit of his ninth Wimbledon crown, while Williams is rounding into form just as the seven-time champion’s rivals have collapsed all around her. The status quo has been challenged like never before in the women’s singles, with nine of the top-10 seeds crashing out before the Wimbledon last 16 for the first time in the Open area. In the men’s draw, third seed Marin Cilic, fourth seed Alexander Zverev and sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov have all fallen. But it’s business was usual for Federer as the defending champion took his consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 29 in a third round dismissal of Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff. Federer goes past Connors  Federer’s 175th win f..
                 

Rohit roughs up England

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Bristol, July 8 Rohit Sharma's superb unbeaten century led India to a seven-wicket win over England in a run-filled third and final T20 International on Sunday to earn the touring side a 2-1 victory in the series. Sharma struck five sixes and 11 fours off 56 balls as India chased down the target of 199 with eight balls to spare to finish on 201/3.  England made a flying start after being put in to bat, with Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) sharing an opening stand of 94 in under eight overs. Roy smashed seven sixes and four fours before Alex Hales (30) and Jonny Bairstow (25) chipped in with useful contributions to lift the hosts to an imposing total of 198/9. Unfortunately for England, the Indian batsmen also enjoyed the bright sunshine and short boundaries in Bristol. Lokesh Rahul (19) was brilliantly caught by Chris Jordan running back from mid-on and the all-rounder took another outstanding catch to dismiss India captain Virat Kohli off his own bowling for 43. But Sharm..
                 

Federer, Serena aim to advance on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’

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London, July 8 Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be expected to maintain their flawless progress at Wimbledon as the title favourites head into the fourth round looking to survive the tournament’s giant-killing carnage tomorrow. Federer has been in imperious mood in pursuit of his ninth Wimbledon crown, while Williams is rounding into form just as the seven-time champion’s rivals have collapsed all around her. The status quo has been challenged like never before in the women’s singles, with nine of the top 10 seeds crashing out before the Wimbledon last 16 for the first time in the Open area. In the men’s draw, third seed Marin Cilic, fourth seed Alexander Zverev and sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov have all fallen. But it’s business was usual for Federer as the defending champion took his consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 29 in a third round dismissal of Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff. Federer’s 175th win from 200 career grass-court matc..
                 

India look to plug gaps in series-decider against England

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Bristol, July 7 With England winning the second T20I by five wickets to level the series 1-1, India will aim to improve their performance and win the third and decisive contest on Sunday. In the second match, the England bowling attack restricted India to a below-par score of 148/5. The English bowlers were accurate in their line and length as they struck at regular intervals, preventing the visitors from reaching a challenging total on a batting-friendly wicket. Apart from skipper Virat Kohli (47) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (32*), no Indian batsman clicked. uresh Raina did contribute 27 runs, but that was too little, too late. If India want to seal the series, then top-order batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, who failed in both the matches, Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul need to score big. In the bowling department, the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has to click along with the pacers. England captain Eoin Morgan said there could be changes in the team with all-rounder Ben ..
                 

Lifter Jhilli bags bronze in junior world championships

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New Delhi Indian lifter Jhilli Dalabehera (in pic) bagged the bronze medal in the 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent. Jhilli Dalabehera lifted 167kg (75kg+92kg) in the 48kg category to finish third.  She is the second woman lifter after Saikhom Mirabai Chanu to win a medal in the junior world championships (2013).  New Delhi India U-16s play out 1-1 draw with North Korea The Indian U-16 football team played out a 1-1 draw against North Korea U-16s in their last match of the four-nation Hua Shan Cup CFA International Youth Football Tournament in Wei Nan City, China. After North Korea made it 1-0 in the 75th minute, the Indian colts scored the equaliser through Vikram Pratap Singh in the 77th minute. FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France Tour de France: Colombia's Gaviria wins Stage 1 Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria clinched the yellow jersey with a victory in the inaugural stage of the Tour de France. Chris Froome of Britain fell 51secs behind the lead..
                 

Lahiri shoots 61 to take lead

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White Sulphur Spring (US), July 6 Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired his best ever round on the PGA tour — a stunning bogey free 9-under 61 — and rocketed to the top of the leaderboard after his second round at the Greenbrier Classic. Lahiri, who has not had a bogey in 36 holes, had nine birdies on the second day. Regularly holding 15-20 foot birdies for the first time this season, Lahiri could do little wrong after starting the day on the 10th. He started the second round with three birdies on the trot and closed the day with back-to-back birdies on the eighth and the ninth, his last two holes of the day. After weeks of blues on the putting green, things finally came together for Lahiri.  At 12-under for 36 holes, Lahiri was in lead, as many of the players were still out in the course, including overnight leader Webb Simpson, who shot 61 on the first day. Lahiri's first round 67 put him at tied 24th but now at 12-under, he could be in sight of his maiden PGA tou..
                 

Sindhu, Prannoy crash out

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Jakarta The Indian challenge ended at the $1,250,000 Indonesian Open after PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy suffered straight-game defeats to crash out in the quarterfinals of the tournament. World No. 3 Sindhu, a silver medallist at the Olympics and World Championships, lost 14-21 15-21 to China’s world No. 7 He Bingjiao in 37 minutes. It was her sixth loss to the left-handed Chinese shuttler in 11 meetings. Prannoy, seeded eighth, went into the match with a 1-3 head-to-head record against Shi Yuqi of China. He seemed to match Shi Yuqi in the rallies but lacked precision in his finishing as the Chinese star won 21-17 21-18 in 39 minutes. Chandigarh Rani to lead in Asian Games Striker Rani will lead the Indian women’s hockey team at the August-September Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Jakarta/Palembang in Indonesia. Goalkeeper Savita has been named as the vice-captain of the team. In defence, the team has the experienced Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Deepika, Reena Khok..
                 

Nadal wins, Cilic loses

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London, July 5  Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic battled into the Wimbledon third round but 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic crashed out. Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4 6-3 6-4 and will next face Australian teenager Alex de Minaur.  Djokovic needed treatment on his left thigh on Court 2 but still had too many weapons for Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos, winning 6-1 6-2 6-3. Djokovic has now made the third round for 10 consecutive years and will face either British 21st seed Kyle Edmund or US qualifier Bradley Klahn. Nadal was tested by world No. 77 Kukushkin, a player who is coached by his wife. The Kazakhstani was made to pay for converting just two of 13 break points in the match.  Djokovic’s 60 For Djokovic, meanwhile, victory was his 60th at Wimbledon — making him just the fifth man to claim 60 wins at the All England Club in the Open Era. Djokovic hit 15 aces and 31 winners in a commanding win over 33-year-old Zeballos. — AFP ..
                 

Sindhu, Prannoy in quarters; Saina bows out

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Jakarta, July 5 PV Sindhu celebrated her 23rd birthday with a straight-game win over Japan’s Aya Ohori, while HS Prannoy eked out a three-game victory over Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei to enter the quarterfinals of the $1,250,000 Indonesia Open. Sindhu defeated Ohori, ranked 17th, 21-17 21-14 in a 36-minute women’s singles match. This is Sindhu’s fifth win over the Japanese in as many meetings. The Indian will face China’s He Bingjiao next. Prannoy recovered from an opening game loss to outwit Wang 21-23 21-15 21-13 in an entertaining contest that lasted an hour. He will meet third seed Shi Yuqi of China tomorrow. However, Saina Nehwal couldn’t get past fifth seed Chen Yufei, losing 18-21 15-21 to the world No. 5 Chinese in a 40-minute contest. Interestingly, Saina had defeated Chen at the same venue during the Indonesia Masters early in the year. Sameer Verma also failed to put much of a fight against Viktor Axelsen, going down 15-21 14-21 to the rei..
                 

Birthday girl Sindhu enter quarterfinals of Indonesia Open

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Jakarta, July 5 Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu celebrated her 23rd birthday with a straight-game win over Japan’s Aya Ohori, while H S Prannoy eked out a three-game victory over Wang Tzu Wei of Chinese Taipei to enter the quarterfinals of the USD 1,250,000 Indonesia Open here on Thursday. World No. 3 Sindhu, who had reached the semifinals at Malaysia Open last week, didn’t break much sweat as she defeated Ohori, ranked 17th, 21-17 21-14 in a 36-minute women’s singles match. This is Sindhu’s fifth win over the Japanese in as many meetings. The Indian will face either Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan or China’s He Bingjiao next. Prannoy then recovered from an opening game loss to outwit Wang 21-23 21-15 21-13 in an entertaining men’s singles contest that lasted an hour here. He is likely to meet third seed and All England champion Shi Yuqi of China. However, Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal couldn’t get past fifth seed Chen Yufei, ..
                 

No pressure, no fear... Kuldeep reveals his success mantra

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Manchester, July 4  Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was at his best in the first T20I against England at Manchester. He picked up career-best 5/24 as India thrashed England by eight wickets. Using his googlies, Yadav bamboozled the English batting line-up and changed the momentum of the game in India's favour. Asked about his strength as a spinner, Yadav said he was not afraid of getting hit for sixes. “When I started playing cricket, my coach Kapil Pandey would make me bowl in a way that batsmen would hit me for sixes,” said Yadav. “I used to practice getting hit for sixes to understand how it happens in a real game. I don't feel pressure. That is something I learnt early on, and today I am not scared of getting hit.”  Yadav also stressed on the need to do the basics right. “If you want to take wickets, you need to turn the ball. If the ball isn't turning or drifting, then a spinner is not a spinner,” he said.   His scalps included ..