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Kate Middleton defies black dress code at BAFTA

London, Feb 19 (IANS) The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on Monday defied the Times's Up protest at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), by wearing a green dress, instead of black worn by the celebrities attending the ceremony. Film stars and directors made the one-colour statement to show support for the fight a...

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Norway takes two golds to top medals table at Winter Olympics

PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Snow sports powerhouse Norway grabbed two gold medals on Sunday to top the medals table at the Winter Olympic Games here. Norway, the cross-country-crazed nation, first saw its 16-year gold medal drought in the men's 4x10-kilometre relay come to an end, and then claimed another gold through Oystein Braaten in freestyle skiing men's slopestyle, reports Xinhua ne...

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Kodaira breaks Olympic record to win women's 500m speed skating

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Nao Kodaira of Japan broke the Olympic record here on Sunday on her way to winning the women's 500 meters speed skating at the Winter Games. Having claimed victory in each of her last 15 World Cup appearances in the women's 500m from 2016 to 2018, reigning world champion Kodaira recorded a winning time of 36.94 seconds, shattering the old Olympic ...

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Czech, Russia, Sweden, Canada power into men's hockey quarter-finals

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The Czech Republic, the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR), Canada and Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the men's ice hockey at the PyeongChang Olympics on Sunday. Czech beat Switzerland 4-1 to top Group A and the OAR entered the final eight by finishing the first in Group B, reports Xinhua news agency. In a confrontation between the So...

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Juventus regain Serie A lead with 1-0 win over Torino

Turin, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus on Sunday won the derby against Torino 1-0 to provisionally jump to the top of the Serie A table. Juventus registered their ninth straight victory in the Italian football league to regain the lead in the standings, even though forward Gonzalo Higuain left the field in the 15th minute due to an ankle problem, reports Efe. ...

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Sociedad extend Levante's winless run with 3-0 victory in La Liga

San Sebastian (Spain), Feb 18 (IANS) Real Sociedad on Sunday defeated Levante 3-0, extending their winless run to 12 matches in the La Liga football championship. Real Sociedad's Xabi Prieto got his team on the scoreboard 10 minutes into the game after successfully converting a penalty, reports Efe. Juan Miguel Jimenez Lopez, best known as Juanmi, doubled Real Sociedad's tally in...

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Fourcade wins most gold medals in French Olympic history

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) French biathlete Martin Fourcade made history on Sunday when he won his fourth Olympic gold medal in a dramatic photo finish in the men's biathlon 15-kilometre mass start at the Winter Olympics here. Fourcade is now France's most decorated athlete in either the Summer or Winter Games, reports Efe. The historic win was extremely close, with...

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Anderson to face Querrey in New York Open final

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa's Kevin Anderson and American Sam Querrey will play in the final of the New York Open at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island. Querrey, the No. 2 seed, advanced to the tennis championship match by defeating France's Adrian Mannarino, the No. 4 seed, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3 in the first semi-final on Saturday, reports Efe. Anderson...

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Post-Olympic fate of 3 major PyeongChang venues still undecided: IOC

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is content with most of the legacy initiatives for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a senior IOC official said on Sunday, but noted that the fate of three major venues is still undecided. They've done the right things, fundamentally developing the infrastructures that will help this region be more successf...

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UP Strikers clinch Indian Wheelchair Cricket League

Gurugram, Feb 18 (IANS) UP Strikers clinched the trophy, defeating Delhi Sultans by four runs in the Indian Wheelchair Cricket League, which concluded here on Sunday. The three-day tournament will now be followed by the Asia Cup towards the end of the year which would entail the participation of six countries. After winning the toss, Delhi elected to bowl. UP Strikers put up a fo...

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S. Korean Olympic committee under fire over alleged verbal abuse

PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) South Korea's national Olympic committee has come under fire over alleged verbal abuse of a volunteer worker at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. According to the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC), its president Lee Kee-heung visited Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on Thursday to encourage South Korean athletes competing in a cross-country event that day...

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Russian athletes advised to spend less time on social media

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Olympic athletes from Russia have been recommended to spend less time on social networks during the Games in Pyeongchang to avoid provocation, the head of the Russian delegation Stanislav Pozdnyakov told reporters on Sunday. Earlier Russian athletes at the Games repeatedly reported about situations when someone tried to provoke them on social netw...

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After ODI triumph, Team India and Kohli look different

There is a marked difference in the India team from the time they started their tour of South Africa and now when they are about to end it. They wear the look of champions. There is also a change in the tone and tenor of skipper Virat Kohli when he takes on the media after the One-Day Internationals (ODI) series. The team played aggressive cricket and handed South Africa a 5-1 ma...

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Hirscher doubles up with giant slalom gold at Winter Olympics

PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Austrian Alpine skiing great Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games as he claimed the men's giant slalom title here on Sunday. Hirscher, who won the combined event on Tuesday, maintained his top place after the first run and posted the winning total of 2 minutes and 18.04 seconds, reports Xinhua news agency. He...

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Olympic champion Kipruto handed Commonwealth wild card

Nairobi, Feb 18 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has handed Olympic and world steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, a wild card to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Kipruto who won the men water and barriers race at the Rio 2016 Olympics and the London 2017 worlds was taken ill on Friday and was advised by doctors to skip competition, reports Xinhua news age...

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Brazilian striker Tardelli keen to extend Shandong Luneng deal

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Shandong Luneng striker Diego Tardelli has denied speculation linking him with Corinthians and revealed a desire to extend his contract with the Chinese Super League club. The declaration follows media reports in Brazil claiming that the reigning Brazilian Serie A champions have made an offer to sign the 32-year-old for the 2018 season, reports Xinhua news a...

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Bayern win, Hamburg lose in Bundesliga

Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Runaway leaders Bayern Munich continue their winning run to stay atop the standings after beating Wolfsburg 2-1 whereas struggling Hamburg lost 1-2 to Bayer Leverkusen in the 23rd round of the Bundesliga. The German record champions carved out a 2-1 win over the Wolves, who gave away a one-goal lead to suffer their third straight defeat on Saturday, reports Xinhua n...

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PSG defeat Strasbourg in Ligue 1

Paris, Feb 18 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from its Champions League loss this week to defeat Strasbourg 5-2 here in the 26th round of the French football league. Jean-Eudes Aholou opened the scoring for Strasbourg at Parc des Princes Stadium with a goal in the sixth minute, but PSG midfielder Julian Draxler netted the equaliser five minutes later on Saturday, reports Efe news...

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Humans would be 'pretty upbeat' to news of alien life: Study

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Have you wondered how would people react if scientists ever detect alien life in the universe? Humans would be pretty upbeat and welcome the news, finds a study. Various studies have in the past speculated about how humans might respond to this kind of news, but until now, there has been almost no systematic empirical research. In a pilot study, scientists...

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Swiss freestyle skiing duo take gold, silver in women's slopestyle

PyeongChang, Feb 17 (IANS) Switzerland's Sarah Hoefflin and Mathilde Gremaud captured gold and silver medals respectively in the women's ski slopestyle, a freestyle skiing event at the Winter Olympics here on Saturday. Hoefflin was the only skier to surpass the 90-point threshold in the final at the Bogwang Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang, reports Efe. Hoefflin scored 83.80 points in...

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