Sat, Dec 3, 2016 | updated 07:14 PM IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): India, the current Asian champions, have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals Pakistan in the same pool in the men's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals 2017 to be held in London from June 15 to 25 June.
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London [UK], Dec. 3 (ANI): Jose Mourinho, Manchester United manager, has conceded that his team, which is trailing Chelsea by 11 points after 13 games in the Premier League, "maybe" out of title race this season.

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Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 (ANI): Ahead of the three-match Chappell-Hadlee ODI series against Australia starting at the SCG from tomorrow, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that his side would focus on playing their best, and insisted they can beat anyone if they succeed in doing so.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 3 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved a grant of Rs. 30 million for World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion Muhammad Waseem.

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Mourinho offers Man U lifeline to Schweinsteiger
Updated: Dec 03, 2016 15:19 IST

London [U.K], Dec.3 (ANI):Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger could stay at the Old Trafford beyond January transfer window because he has the contract with the club which makes him a `powerful one`.

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2022 FIFA WC: Qatar invite Indian investments
Updated: Dec 03, 2016 14:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): With Qatar all set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, visiting Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has invited Indian investments.

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Melbourne [Australia], Dec.3 (ANI): Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has offered his support to embattled all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who was sanctioned an undisclosed amount by the team leadership group following his recent comments about Bushrangers teammate and captain Matthew Wade.

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KP gives 'thumbs up' to Strauss as ECB director
Updated: Dec 03, 2016 14:18 IST

Melbourne [Australia] Dec. 3 (ANI): Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen has heaped praise on Andrew Strauss, saying the former left-handed batsman has done a good job as director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.3 (ANI): Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has insisted he is sad, but not surprised by newly-crowned world champion and his team-mate Nico Rosberg's sudden announcement to retire from Formula One.

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London [UK], Dec. 3 (ANI): England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned the International Cricket Council (ICC) to spare his all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been involved in verbal spat in the recent past, or else the cricket body would be making the game too boring and sterile for the fans to watch.

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Melbourne [Australia], Dec.3 (ANI): Australian batsman George Bailey has called on his side to be at their absolute best if they want to get back to winning ways in the upcoming Chappell-Hadlee ODI series against New Zealand beginning at the SCG on Sunday.

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Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 (ANI): Australian skipper Steve Smith has criticised Glenn Maxwell for his comments about Mathew Wade, dubbing them as "very disrespectful" and the mercurial all-rounder has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team leadership group.

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Kochi geared up to host ISL final on Dec.18
Updated: Dec 03, 2016 10:51 IST

Mumbai [India], Dec.3 (ANI): The city of Kochi in Kerala is all set to host the final match of the ongoing third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on December 18.

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Monaco [France], Dec. 3 (ANI): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is set to retire after the World Championships in London next year, has been named the IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year, thereby lifting the coveted prize for a record sixth time.

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Kolkata [India], Dec.3 (ANI): Atletico de Kolkata were held to a goalless draw against FC Pune City in their concluding group encounter of the ongoing third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here last evening.

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New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 (ANI): Barely a week after winning the 2016 Formula One World Championship, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg on Friday announced that he has retired from the sport with immediate effect.

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BCCI continues to firmly oppose Lodha reforms
Updated: Dec 02, 2016 18:27 IST

New Delhi. Dec.2 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) firm stance on Justice (Retd.) R.M Lodha-led panel recommendations continued, with secretary Ajay Shirke revealing that the board members will abide by the decision they had taken during the first Special General Meeting (SGM) on October 1.

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Macau [China], Dec.2 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler B.Sai Praneeth knocked out of the ongoing Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after suffering a straight-games defeat at the hands of China's Zhao Jun Peng in the men's singles event here on Friday.

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New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 (ANI):Indian bowing sensation Vijender Singh has said that he will be eyeing a knockout win when he takes on former world champion Francis Cheka to defend his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight championship title at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex on December 17.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.2 (ANI): Describing Alastair Cook as a `brilliant leader`, England batsman Joe Root has backed the opener to continue to remain as captain despite the team's recent woes in their ongoing tour of India.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.2 (ANI): South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn, who is currently recovering from a shoulder injury, has insisted that he could be back into the nets by the end of January next year.

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Bangkok [Thailand], Dec.2 (ANI): A flawless performance with the ball saw the Indian women's cricket team register a crushing 99-run win over Nepal in the inconsequential clash of the Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Friday.

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Macau [China], Dec.2 (ANI): In a major blow to India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badmintontournament after going down against China's Zhang Yiman in straight games in the women's singles event here on Friday.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.2 (ANI): Lashing out at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for replacing Pakistan with Malaysia in the upcoming Junior Hockey World Cup, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed has blamed the world governing body for its inability to ensure timely visas for the participating teams.

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Lanka have pace, need swing: Wasim Akram
Updated: Dec 02, 2016 11:42 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.2 (ANI):Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram, who has recently been roped in as Sri Lanka's bowling consultant, has insisted that although the Angelo Mathews-led side did not lack in raw pace, there is a need to develop the ability to swing the ball.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], Dec. 1 (ANI): Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews and his deputy Dinesh Chandimal have declared themselves fit for the upcoming tour to South Africa that begins in mid-December.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 1 (ANI): Stating that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not "begging" the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a bilateral series, chairman Shahryar Khan has said they are instead pushing the Indian counterpart to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two countries signed in 2014.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 1 (ANI): Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, who recently won the Formula One title, has insisted that there is "no point discussing" his team-mate Lewis Hamilton's race tactics during the final Grand Prix of the season held at Abu Dhabi.

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P. Kashyap bows out of Macau Open
Updated: Dec 01, 2016 17:16 IST

Macau [China], Dec. 1 (ANI): Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Thursday bowed out of the men's singles event of the ongoing Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament losing his second round match to Chinese Taipei's Lin Yu Hsien.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.1 (ANI): Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic has announced that he and his coach Carlos Moya have mutually agreed to end their partnership after just 11 months.

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Bangkok [Thailand], Dec. 1 (ANI): Mithali Raj continued her rich vein of form to help India storm into the finals of the Women's Asia Cup T20 by defeating Sri Lanka by 52 runs at the AIT Cricket Ground on Thursday.

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