Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sports

Novak Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon Title

LONDON: Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the ...

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France Lift 2nd FIFA World Cup Trophy with 4-2 win over Croatia

(Photo: Getty Images) MOSCOW: France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia´s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own goal ...

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Eight-year-old yoga champion named ‘British Indian of the year’

BIRMINGHAM: An eight-year-old British Indian schoolboy who is the under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the ‘British Indian of the Year’ in the young achiever category for his accomplishments in the field. Ishwar Sharma has won a string of titles in both individual and artistic yoga, most recently a ...

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James Taylor appointed to England selector role

(AFP) LONDON: James Taylor has been appointed as an England selector, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Former England international Taylor was forced to retire due to a heart condition two years ago and he now completes a panel headed by national selector Ed Smith and also featuring England ...

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Australia’s Finch sets Surrey record with T20 ton

(AFP) LONDON: Australian batsman Aaron Finch made an unbeaten 131, the highest score by a Surrey batsman in a Twenty20 match, as his side ended Sussex’s unbeaten start to English cricket’s Blast tournament with a 52-run win at Hove. But it might have been a different story for the Australia Twenty20 ...

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

AFP GALLE: South Africa collapsed dramatically against Sri lanka’s spin to crash to 73 all out in the first Test in Galle on Saturday, their lowest total since readmission to international cricket. The dismal performance came a day after they were bowled out for just 126, which had been their ...

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England beat India in second ODI

LONDON: Joe Root was adjudged the man of the match and there was good reason for that. His century, accompanied by Eoin Morgan and David Willey’s fifties helped England get to a competitive 322-run total. England then managed to get the Indian top order dismissed and Liam Plunkett swooped down ...

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Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon

AFP LONDON: Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the ...

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1st ODI, Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs

(AFP) BULAWAYO: Pakistan leg spinner Shadab Khan on Friday credited his team´s recent successes on their camaraderie after a crushing win over Zimbabwe in the opening game of a five-match one-day series. After Pakistan won by 201 runs in Bulawayo, Khan, who starred with the ball, was asked to explain ...

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Athletics World Cup set for London lift-off

LONDON: The inaugural Athletics World Cup will be staged in London this weekend with the IAAF and British organisers hoping the concept will find a permanent slot in the calendar, despite clashing with other major sports events. The competition comes from the stated drive of the International Association of Athletics ...

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