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Brexit bill: British government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

London, Dec 14 (IANS) The British government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels, BBC reported on Wednesday. The government had argued this would jeopardise its chances of deliveri...

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Sindhu wins, Srikanth loses at Superseries Finals

Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth began their campaign at the season-ending World Superseries Finals in contrasting styles at the Hamadan Sports Complex here on Wednesday. While Sindhu defeated He Bingjiao 21-11, 16-21, 21-18 in an hour and four minutes in her Group A opener, Srikanth fell against Danish world champion Viktor Axelsen, who took only 38...

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Air India triumph at national badminton tourney

Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Air India lived up to their top billing, beating Assam 3-1 to lift the mixed team crown of the 42nd Inter State-Inter Zonal Badminton Championships 2017 here on Wednesday. Top seeds Air India got off to a flying start with Rahul Bharadwaj beating Orijit Chaliha 21-14, 21-12 in 69 minutes. But Ashmita Chaliha got Assam's campaign back on track and restored...

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Teams announced for FC Bayern Youth Cup India

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The names of the 10 qualifying teams for the fifth edition of the FC Bayern Youth Cup India football meet in February, were announced on Wednesday. Modern School, Mira Model School will participate from Delhi; Campion School, St Lawrence from Mumbai; Army Public School and Frank Anthony Public School from Bengaluru; St.Anthony's School and Techno India from North...

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Fourth season sees scoring records tumble in ISL

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) The ongoing fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) has set the scoring charts on fire with 59 goals being scored in 22 matches. With an average of almost three goals per game the current season has a higher scoring rate than the past three editions at this stage. The fourth edition also saw the 50th goal being scored in just 19 games, faster than th...

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Aizawl beat Churchill in I-League tie

Aizawl, Dec 13 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC tasted their first win of the campaign with a 1-0 verdict over Churchill Brothers FC in their I-League match here on Wednesday. Japanese forward Yugo Kobayashi (88th minute) scored the only goal of the game two minutes from the end of regulation time to hand Aizawl the full three points in their first home match of the ongoing 2017-18 s...

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Space-like environment can produce life's building blocks: Study

Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) Giving some credence to the view that life could well have originated in space, a new study has shown that a number of small organic molecules can form in a cold, space-like environment full of radiation. Investigators at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada created simulated space environments in which thin films of ice containing methane and oxygen were irradia...

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British cyclist Chris Froome to cooperate with UCI after abnormal drug test

Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) Britain's four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Wednesday said he would provide any information required by the International Cycling Union, the sport's world governing body, after twice the permitted dosage of an asthma drug was found in a urine sample he provided during this year's Vuelta a España. Under World Anti-Doping Agency rules, riders must res...

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Guangzhou Evergrande playmaker Goulart set for Brazil return

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 13 (IANS) Guangzhou Evergrande's Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Goulart has told the club he wants to return to his homeland in a bid to play at next year's World Cup. Goulart, who is contracted to the Chinese Super League side until January 2020, said his representatives were in talks to resolve the matter the best way possible, reports Xinhua news agency. I w...

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Urawa Red beat Wydad Casablanca to finish 5th in Club World Cup

Abu Dhabi, Dec 13 (IANS) Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday defeated Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 3-2 in the FIFA Club World Cup fifth place match. Mauricio Antonio opened the scoring for the Japanese side 18 minutes into the match, but Ismail el-Haddad equalized for Wydad just three minutes later on Tuesday, reports Efe. Urawa Red's Yosuke Kashiwagi put his team ahead 2-1 wit...

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Olympic gold is my ultimate target: Boxer Mary Kom

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) She has achieved almost everything that women's boxing can offer, but five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom is still yearning for the greatest accolade in the world of sports -- winning gold at the Olympics. Mary's only appearance at the Olympics came at the London Games in 2012 when women's boxing was introduced for the first time at the quadrennial sports spec...

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Spurs to be without Alderweireld until February

London, Dec 13 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino said that defender Toby Alderweireld is to be sidelined until February after suffering a hamstring injury. Alderweireld, 28, has not appeared in any matches with his side since November 1, when the English club defeated Real Madrid 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League group stage, reports Efe. We cannot change the rea...

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Chelsea rebound, Burnley climb to top 4

Huddersfield (England), Dec 13 (IANS) Chelsea salved the wounds from last weekend's loss to West Ham United with a decisive 3-1 victory here over Huddersfield Town, while surprising Burnley beat Stoke City to claim fourth place in the English Premier League (EPL). The Blues, who were never really tested by the newly promoted Terriers, are now tied on points with second-place Manchester U...

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Ex-Real Madrid defender Heinze named coach of Velez Sarsfield

Buenos Aires, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Manchester United and Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze has been named coach of Velez Sarsfield, the Argentine club announced. The 39-year-old replaced Marcelo Gomez on Tuesday, who was named interim manager in November after the sacking of Omar De Felippe, reports Xinhua news agency. Velez, 10-time champions of Argentina's top flight tournam...

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Indian hockey teams end year on 6th and 10th spots

Lausanne, Dec 12 (IANS) India's men and women's hockey teams remained in the sixth and 10th positions respectively in the rankings revealed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday. The men's team were at the sixth spot at the beginning of the year and maintained it throughout the year. Though India (1566 points) won the bronze medal at the season-ending Hockey World Leagu...

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ATK replace Baker with former Newcastle player Taylor

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK on Tuesday announced the signing of former Newcastle United player Ryan Taylor as a replacement for Carl Baker who was ruled out for the season due to injury. Ryan, known as a versatile player and a former England U-21 international, has the potential to play as a full-back or across the midfield and has excellent free-kic...

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I-League: Holders Aizawl favourites against Churchill

Aizawl, Dec 12 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC will be favourites against low-key Churchill Brothers in their first home fixture of this I-League football season here on Wednesday. On their way to clinching the title, Aizawl FC scored six goals and conceded only two goals against Churchill Brothers last season, collecting maximum points against the Goan side. Aizawl's Portu...

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Rahul will forge new political dynamics: Bengal Congress chief

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday hailed the new party President Rahul Gandhi as a sagacious and dynamic leader and claimed he would play a pivotal role in new political dynamics in the country. Our beloved Rahul Gandhi is now Cong President, will certainly instill confidence into the minds of Cong workers.he is a sagacious and dynamic leade...

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Team spirit is new coach Stoeger's biggest challenge at Dortmund

Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) New Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoeger won't be the man having to invent a brand new tactical system, but to teach the basics of teamwork to a football squad that has fallen apart into small groups. It's a problem pundits say is a leftover from the era of Thomas Tuchel, who departed last summer after two years with the club. Peter Bosz, 54, did not manage to...

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Sindhu, Srikanth aim to end 2017 on a high at Superseries Finals

Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will hope to end 2017 on a high when they compete in the season-ending World Superseries Finals, starting at the Hamadan Sports Complex here on Wednesday. In the tournament featuring the eight best players and pairs of the World Superseries circuit across five categories, Srikanth, who has four men's singles titles an...

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