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World Cup top-scorer Klose retires at 38

Nov 2, 2016
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Miroslav Klose holds the record for most goals scored at the World Cup finals, hitting the back of the net 16 times. He is also the most successful goal scorer ever for Germany.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Mexican Grand Prix

Nov 1, 2016
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The Mexican Grand Prix is an FIA-sanctioned auto race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.

India beats Pakistan to win Asian Champions Trophy

Nov 1, 2016
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Pakistan and India are the most successful teams in Asian Hockey Champions Trophy. Both the teams have won the trophy twice.

India wins five-match ODI series against New Zealand, 3-2

Nov 1, 2016
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In the final match, New Zealand was bowled out for 79 in 23.1 overs. It was New Zealand’s lowest ODI total against India.

Punjab Directorate wins NCC National Games

Oct 27, 2016
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The closing ceremony began with hundreds of young blossoming cadets performing a display of a choreographed dance with the theme Vibrant India.

FIH appoints Jason McCracken as Chief Executive Officer

Oct 26, 2016
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McCracken is a renowned figure in hockey family. He served as an Olympic and World Cup umpire, FIH committee member and technical official for over 20 years.

FIFA unveils Official Mascot for 2018 World Cup

Oct 26, 2016
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The Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is named Zabivaka, which means ‘the one who scores’ in Russian. The mascot is the wolf developed by student designer Ekaterina Bocharova.

Portugal's Renato Sanches wins 2016 European Golden Boy Award

Oct 25, 2016
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He was chosen for UEFA Euro 2016 at the age of 18, making him the youngest Portuguese to play in an international tournament. He scored one goal throughout the competition and won the Young Player of the Tournament.

North Korea wins 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Oct 25, 2016
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The official emblem of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was unveiled on 3 May 2015, which was designed to showcase Jordan's most iconic symbols. Visual aspects of the Jordanian culture can be seen on the emblem that has the traditional shape of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trophy.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 United States Grand Prix

Oct 24, 2016
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With this, Hamilton has now won 50 races in his career, with only Alain Prost (51) and Michael Schumacher (91) having won more than that number in the history of the sport.

India wins 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

Oct 24, 2016
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The official emblem of the tournament was unveiled on 14 September 2016 by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel. It incorporated a stylized lion, representing the Asiatic lions of Girnar.

SC freezes BCCI's financial transactions

Oct 21, 2016
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It directed the Lodha panel to ask the auditors to scrutinise the high-value contracts given by BCCI and also fix a ceiling of high-value contracts.

Indian football team achieves highest FIFA ranking in six years

Oct 21, 2016
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At present, Argentina tops the FIFA World Rankings, followed by Germany and Brazil.

Indian Boxing Council inducted into WBO with voting rights

Oct 20, 2016
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The World Boxing Organization is a sanctioning organization that recognizes professional boxing world champions. It is recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) as one of the four major world championship groups.

Indian Railways wins World Railway Shooting Championship Cup

Oct 20, 2016
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In Air Rifle, Ayonika Paul won Gold by defeating France and Norway while Suma Shirur won silver and Gurjit won Bronze.

Kochi becomes first Indian city to host FIFA U-17 World Cup

Oct 20, 2016
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Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will be the first venue in India to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC's Athletes' Commission

Oct 18, 2016
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The Athletes' Commission is chaired by Angela Ruggiero and it comprises nine vice presidents and 10 other members. Saina's appointment to the prestigious panel has come just when she is set to resume practice after recovering from a knee injury.

Indian Wrestlers bagged four medals at 2016 TAFISA World Games

Oct 18, 2016
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Dalmiya bagged the yellow metal in 60kg category after outplaying Muhammad Sahan of Azerbaijan 4-1 in the summit clash.  Luv lost to Muhammad Alim in the final to finish second on the podium.

Boxer Neeraj Goyat retains WBC Asia Welterweight title

Oct 17, 2016
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The 24-year-old prevailed via unanimous decision in the gruelling 12-round contest against his 26-year-old rival, who came in with an experience of fighting 9 bouts.

Sourabh Verma wins men's singles title at Chinese Taipei Open

Oct 17, 2016
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The 23-year-old Verma from Madhya Pradesh won the first two games before Liew retired in the third due to a shoulder injury with the score line 12-10, 12-10, 3-3.

Brazil wins 1st BRICS U-17 football tournament

Oct 16, 2016
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Ten-day BRICS tournament transcends the traditional spheres of interaction and opens new vistas in the field of sports. A first of its kind, the Tournament will be a harbinger for further exchanges in other sports.

Virat Kohli presented with ICC Test Championship mace

Oct 13, 2016
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The mace was presented by former India captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar at a ceremony following the conclusion of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Indore after the home team completed a 3-0 whitewash.

India clean-sweeps three match test series against New Zealand

Oct 12, 2016
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After conclusion of the third and final match, Indian captain Virat Kohli was presented with the ICC Test Championship mace for leading his team to the top of the Test Team Rankings.

Andy Murray wins 2016 China Open Men's Singles

Oct 10, 2016
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World Number two Andy Murray defeated Grigor Dimitrov by 6–4, 7–6 to grab the 2016 China Open Men's Singles title.

Agnieszka Radwanska wins 2016 China Open Women's Singles

Oct 10, 2016
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Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to grab the 2016 China Open Women’s Singles.

Shooter Jitu Rai bags silver at World Cup in Italy

Oct 7, 2016
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Jitu, 29, shot a score of 188.8 to finish behind China's Wei Pang at 190.6. Italy's Giuseppe Giordano settled for the bronze.

Gaganjeet Bhullar wins 2016 Shinhan Donghae Open

Oct 6, 2016
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The Shinhan Donghae Open is a men's professional golf tournament that has been held annually in South Korea since 1981.

Maria Sharapova drugs ban reduced from two years to 15 months

Oct 5, 2016
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The five-time Grand Slam winner was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for two years after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

Daniel Ricciardo wins 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

Oct 3, 2016
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Max Verstappen finished second while Nico Rosberg ended at the third position at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia.

Services clinched overall title at 56th National Athletics

Oct 1, 2016
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Distance runners Suriya Loganathan and G Lakshmanan claimed their second gold medals through 10000m victory.

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