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National Sports Awards 2017 announced

45 mins ago
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Para athlete Devendra and hockey player Sardar Singh will be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Arabian cap-shaped World Cup stadium to be built in Qatar for FIFA 2022

1 day ago
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Qatar, the host nation of 2022 FIFA World Cup, is going to build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the World Cup quarter-final match.

Real Madrid beats Barcelona to win 2017 Spanish Super Cup

Aug 17, 2017
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The 2017 Spanish Super Cup was the 31st edition of the tournament.

Alexander Zverev beats Roger Federer to win 2017 Rogers Cup

Aug 16, 2017
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By claiming the 2017 Rogers Cup, Zverev became the first player outside the Big Four to win multiple Masters 1000 titles in a season since David Nalbandian in 2007.

Olympic Task Force recommends steps to improve sports in India

Aug 15, 2017
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The Olympic Task Force has recommended that an Empowered Steering Committee should be established for the Tokyo Olympics and introduction of a 'Pradhan Mantri Gold Card' for elite athletes and coaches.

Real Madrid beats Manchester United to win 2017 UEFA Super Cup

Aug 11, 2017
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The match was played at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia. It was the first UEFA final staged in the country.

Dhanraj Pillay conferred with Bharat Gaurav by East Bengal Football Club

Aug 2, 2017
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Pillay played a huge role in reviving the Indian Hockey team and performed brilliantly during his 15-year career.

Summer Olympics: Los Angeles agrees to host 2028 Games; Paris gets 2024

Aug 1, 2017
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The agreement, which has been in the works for several months, means Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, following Tokyo in 2020.

Sebastian Vettel wins 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix

Jul 31, 2017
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The 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 2017 Formula One season and the 32nd running of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

2017 FIBA Women's Asia Cup: India beat Kazakhstan to clinch Division B crown

Jul 31, 2017
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On the other hand, Japan defeated Australia 74-73 in the Division A summit clash.

Jhulan Goswami and Subrata Bhattacharya felicitated by Mohun Bagan

Jul 29, 2017
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Debabrata Das was honoured with the Best Cricket Player of the Year award.

Somdev Devvarman to head Centre of Excellence at DLTA

Jul 27, 2017
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Somdev Devvarman, former professional Indian tennis player has been roped in to lead a Centre of Excellence at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA).

Kylie Masse wins 100m backstroke world gold in record time

Jul 26, 2017
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Canada’s Kylie Masse of Canada stormed to women's 100m backstroke gold in a new world-record time at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

India finishes 7th in Youth Commonwealth Games with 11 medals

Jul 25, 2017
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The Indian contingent finished an impressive seventh in the recently-concluded 6th Youth Commonwealth Games with a total tally of 11 medals across three disciplines.

Mithali Raj named Captain of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team

Jul 25, 2017
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She was at her best in the quarter-final against New Zealand in Derby when she scored 109 to enter into the semifinals with a 186-run victory.

HS Prannoy beats Parupalli Kashyap to lift 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title

Jul 24, 2017
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In the women’s singles category of the tournament, Aya Ohori of Japan won the final by defeating Michelle Li of Canada.

England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women's World Cup 2017

Jul 24, 2017
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The 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup was the eleventh edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup, and the third to be held in England after the 1973 and 1993 tournaments.

Harampreet’s unbeaten 171 helped India to dethrone Australia in ICC Women's World Cup

Jul 21, 2017
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Harmanpreet took just 26 balls to move from her half-century to a century. She used just 18 more deliveries to bring up her 150 from 100.

Bharat Arun appointed as Team India’s new bowling coach

Jul 18, 2017
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Bharat Arun was appointed as the new bowling coach of Team India by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 18 July 2017.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 British Grand Prix

Jul 18, 2017
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It is Hamilton’s overall fifth British Grand Prix title after winning it in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Kazan and Budapest to host 2022, 2024 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships

Jul 18, 2017
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On the other hand, the Chinese city of Hangzhou is set to host the Short Course Swimming Championships in 2018, while Abu Dhabi will be the venue in 2020.

Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to clinch Wimbledon Women’s Singles title

Jul 17, 2017
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Muguruza is the second Spanish woman to claim the world’s most important title, joining her current coach Conchita Martinez, who won the title in 1994, on the honour roll.

Roger Federer lifts record 8th Wimbledon title beating Marin Cilic in Men's singles

Jul 17, 2017
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Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic.

Mithali Raj shatters record; becomes first player to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket

Jul 13, 2017
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Mithali overtook Charlotte Edwards (5992) after scoring her 34th run against Australia in Bristol. The 34-year-old reached the landmark in her 183rd ODI, taking 164 innings - 16 less than Edwards.

Ravi Shastri is new coach of Indian Cricket Team

Jul 12, 2017
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The vacancy of head coach for the team propped after Anil Kumble resigned after the Champions Trophy in June 2017 stating that his partnership with India captain Virat Kohli had become "untenable".

Afghanistan batsman Shafiqullah Shafaq scores double century in T20 game

Jul 12, 2017
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Shafaq smashed a laudable 214 innings off just 71 balls including 21 sixes and 16 fours in the Paragon Nangarhar Champion Trophy Twenty20, a local tournament of Afghanistan.

2017 Asian Athletics Championships: India creates history, tops medal tally

Jul 11, 2017
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India showed its best performance ever in the Asian Athletics Championships, clinching a total of 29 medals, including 12 golds.

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins 2017 Austrian Grand Prix

Jul 10, 2017
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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished just behind Bottas to grab the second place while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo finished third in the race.

22nd Asian Athletics Championships: India on day 1 wins two gold in haul of seven medals

Jul 7, 2017
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G Lakhsmanan, a long distance runner, won the second gold for India with a win in men's 5000m race at the athletic meet.

Indian national team rises to 96th in FIFA rankings; second highest ever

Jul 6, 2017
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The rankings were updated following India’s 2-0 win against Nepal in a friendly match. The national team also emerged victorious against Kyrgyzstan in AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers group match held in June 2017.

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