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Srikanth stuns Axelsen; Saina, Prannoy lose in Denmark Open

Odense (Denmark), Oct 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stunned reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to reach the semi-finals, while Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy lost in the quarter-finals of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Friday. Men's singles eighth seed Srikanth eliminated Rio Olympic bronze medallist and second seed Axelsen with a 14-21, 22-...

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U-17 WC: Loew tracking U-17 team's performance, says Germany assistant coach

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Germany senior football team coach Joachim Loew is keeping a close eye on how the U-17 boys are performing in the World Cup here, the team's assistant coach Dennis Lamby said on Friday. Joachim Loew sent us a message as he is interested to know what we are doing in the World Cup now, Lamby, 33, told reporters on the sidelines of Germany's training session here.

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U-17 World Cup: Our defence starts with our forwards: Brazil goalkeeper Brazao

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Brazil goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao on Friday said their team's defence starts with their forwards and it is their dexterity in tracking back that has so far helped the three-time champions leak just one goal in four matches. Our defensive system starts with our forwards. they are helping us a lot ..running and marking..that's why teams are not shooting in my goal tha...

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U-17 WC: Man City's Jesus among the players to have wished Brazil for campaign

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is one of the few Brazilian senior team players who have wished the U-17 team luck for their campaign in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao said ahead of their crunch quarter-final game on Sunday. Many of them sent some videos to us supporting us for this competition. Gabriel Jesus, George, Ederson... they were ...

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IOM hails Morocco's 'humanist' policy on immigration

Rabat, Oct 20 (IANS/MAP) The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has hailed Morocco's humanist and exemplary policy at the regional and continental levels on migration and asylum at a meeting in Skhirat town. I congratulate the Kingdom of Morocco for this humanist and exemplary policy on a regional and continental scale, said William Lacy Swing at a mee...

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Golfer Chawrasia to compete at Mauritius Open

Port Louis, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian veteran golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia has added his name to a strong Asian challenge for the 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at The Heritage Golf Club at Heritage Resorts this November, it was announced on Friday. Chawrasia joins Asian Tour star Scott Hend of Australia in a field that also includes 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, multiple European Tour wi...

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Golfer Bhullar grabs sole lead at Macao Open

Macau, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar eagled the 18th and final hole of the second round to score six-under 65 and retain the lead at the top of the Macao Open on Friday. The 29-year-old signalled his strong intentions to win the prestigious tournament for the second time when he fired one eagle and five birdies against a bogey for a 65 that took his total to 13-under 129....

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Real Madrid's Navas suffers abductor muscle injury

Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has suffered a muscle injury in the right hip's abductor, the Spanish football club announced on Friday. The La Liga defending champions confirmed the 30-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper's injury in a statement posted on Real Madrid's official website, reports Efe. Following tests carried out on Keylor Navas, he has been dia...

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Three killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Three persons, including an 11-year-old and his mother, were killed and two others of the same family injured when their car was rammed by a speeding Scorpio car on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway on Friday, police said. The victims include Henry Das (11), his mother Vinita Das (45) and car driver Narendra (45) while the injured have been identified as Sheryl (15) and V...

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Sharapova, Puig to bring supplies to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Russia's Maria Sharapova and Olympic champion Monica Puig will go to Puerto Rico next week and bring necessary supplies to the island which was hit badly by Hurricane Maria last month. Sharapova is a five-time Grand Slam champion and Puig won Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal in any sport at the Rio de Janeiro Games last summer, reported Xinhua news agency....

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Playing as a team our trait: Brazil U-17 midfielder Alan

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after Germany coach Christian Wueck had said that they will focus on their quarter-final opponents as a team and not individual players, Brazil midfielder Alan echoed the sentiment. Yes, it's definitely one of the traits of this team, Alan -- one of Brazil's most promising young players -- told FIFA on Thursday. And it's something that demonstrates t...

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Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018

Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, world champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, said he would continue with McLaren for one more season. The 36-year-old Alonso, who has 32 victories in F1, is set to enter his 17th season in racing with McLaren, he announced on Thursday, reports Efe. Alonso debuted in F1 in 2001 with Minardi and after a year as a t...

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Federer congratulates Nadal on anniversary of tennis academy

Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Oct 20 (IANS) Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer sent a video to Spanish long time rival and fellow all-time great Rafael Nadal congratulating him on the first anniversary of his tennis academy and recalling the late-career resurgence both have enjoyed in 2017. I just wanted to congratulate the Rafa Nadal Academy on their one-year anniversary and all their te...

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Diego brace helps Flamengo defeat Bahia

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) Two second-half goals from former Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego helped Flamengo to a 4-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A championship. Defender Rever gave the hosts the lead by prodding in from close range but the visitors equalized when Steven Mendoza converted a penalty after Hernane Brocador was brought down by Juan on Thursday, reports Xinhua n...

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India crush Malaysia to sit on top of 2nd round in Asia Cup

Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second-round clash to take a big step towards qualification for the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Thursday. Akashdeep Singh (15th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (19th), S.K. Uthappa (24th), Gurjant Singh (33rd), S.V. Sunil (40th) and Sardar Singh (60th) scored the goals for a ruthless India. India were already ...

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U-17 teams easier to manage, says German FA Vice President

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) German Football Association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz on Thursday said it is easier to manage U-17 teams during major tournaments than the U-20 lot due to club commitments and the players turning professional. The German side is here to take part in a FIFA U-17 quarterfinal tie against Brazil on Sunday. Asked if it is easier to prepare an U-...

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Neymar injury helped us win 7-1 in 2014: German FA official

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) One of the reasons Germany managed to annihilate Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final was because their star forward Neymar was injured, German football association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz said on Thursday. We played so well against Brazil because Neymar was injured. Our boys were in the groove and everything went perfectly for them, Dr...

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U-17 World Cup: Iran, the Leicester City in quarters group

Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Less-fancied Iran will look to do a Leicester City when they take on three-time runners-up Spain in a quarter-final clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Sunday. This is the first time Iran have progressed this far, with the other seven teams previously making it to the quarter-finals at least once in the tournament. Leicester too defied all odds to wi...

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US Open champion Stephens heads to China

Guangzhou (China), Oct 19 (IANS) US Open tennis tournament champion Sloane Stephens will lead the charge to the year-ending WTA Elite Trophy China, along with in-form Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elena Vesnina and Latvian Anastasija Sevastova. Stephens had an extraordinary comeback by lifting the trophy at Flushing Meadows last month in an all-American final against Madison Keys, af...

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Liverpool competitive team: Chamberlain

London, Oct 19 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Thursday said his club is competitive and he will have to fight for getting a regular place in the side. The 24-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Arsenal earlier this season, has only made one start for the side EFL Cup while he came off the bench seven times. The English international has, however, showed st...

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