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Sania-Martina enter Rome Masters final

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza entered the women’s doubles final, partnering Swiss ace Martina Hingis, at the Rome Masters here on Saturday. The top seeds beat French-Slovenian fourth seeds Caroline Garcia and Katarine Srebotnik 6-2, 7-6(5) on the outdoor clay courts of the Foro Italico.

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Robin Soderling hopeful of 2016 comeback after 5 year absence

Robin Soderling – who remains the only man ever to have beaten Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros – is hoping he will be able to return to the ATP Tour in 2016.The two-time French Open finalist has not played competitively since July 2011 because of severe glandular fever, but has told BBC Radio 5 live of his optimism he still ...

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Tiger Woods gives encouragement to boy with stuttering problem

Golfer Tiger Woods has given some strong encouragement to a boy who has been bullied in school because of his stuttering problem. Woods wrote the boy a letter, which was published on Golf Digest’s website Tuesday. “I know what it’s like to be different and to sometimes not fit in,” Woods wrote. “I also stuttered as a child and I ...

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Barclays and Standard Chartered launch Fifa payment reviews

Two UK banks have launched internal reviews into whether they were used for corrupt payments by Fifa officials, the BBC understands. Standard Chartered confirmed it was investigating, while Barclays is also understood to have begun a review – although it has declined to comment. Both banks – and HSBC – were referred to in FBI indictments of 14 people, but ...

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Kim Sears is now ‘Mrs. Murray’ post marriage to Andy

Kim Sears has changed her name after marrying long-time beau Andy Murray in April, and will now be known as Mrs. Kim Murray. The 27-year-old wife of the tennis ace was seen for first time in public since the nuptials, wearing her official badge at the French Open tennis tournament, the Mirror reported. Clad in a floral printed blouse, and ...

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Diego attacks Sepp

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss “a dictator” and claiming his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president is “an absurdity”. Maradona’s scathing personal attack in The Daily Telegraph comes days before Blatter seeks an unprecedented fifth term at the helm of football’s governing body. Blatter is in a two ...

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Sabina 7 sinks STAR

Bangladesh women footballer Sabina Khatun kicked her FAM National Women’s Championship campaign in style as the ace striker netted seven goals in her first game with the Maldives National Defense Force yesterday. Riding on Sabina’s goal galore, Dhivehi Sifainge Club, an outfit of Maldives National Defense Force, crushed Society for Thundi Advancement & Recreation (STAR) by 10-0. The other Bangladeshi ...

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Cook relaxed over England cricket coach ‘limbo’

London  : England captain Alastair Cook said the ongoing uncertainty over the identity of the team’s next permanent coach would not bother him so long as his side kept winning. As reports emerged on Monday that Australia’s Trevor Bayliss had emerged as the front-runner to replace the sacked Peter Moores as England coach rather than compatriot Jason Gillespie, the long-time ...

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Long list for HP programme

Sports Reporter : Dominated by a bulk of promising cricketers, a 22-member High Performance (HP) squad was announced yesterday in Mirpur. Beside the main squad, a list of players was also revealed under an ‘elite programme’ which will deal with pace bowling, batting, wicketkeeping and spin bowling. The newly-designed HP programme will begin its journey in a bid to keep the players ...

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