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McIlroy snaps 16-month title drought at Deutsche Bank Championship

Updated: Sep 06, 2016 13:50 IST      
McIlroy snaps 16-month title drought at Deutsche Bank Championship

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.6 (ANI): World number five Rory McIlroy ended his 16-month long title drought by notching up a two-stroke victory over England's Paul Casey in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts.

The Northern Ireland star posted a superb six-under-par 65 in the final round to finish the championship with a cumulative score of 269 at TPC Boston, Sport24 reported.

McIlroy, whose last win came at the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2015, shot seven birdies and one bogey to seal his 12th PGA Tour victory.

US PGA champion Jimmy Walker finished three adrift of McIlroy after shooting a 70 in the fourth round, while world number one Jason Day ended with a closing 67 in a six-way tie for 15th at eight under.

The victory will see McIlroy move up to third in the next set of world rankings.(ANI)

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 10m Air Pistol in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) being held at the Olympic Shooting Range in Munich, Germany on Monday.

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Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies at 35

Updated: May 23, 2017 00:23 IST     

London [UK], May 23 (ANI): 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden died on Monday five days after being involved in a road accident.

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National football team's preparatory camp kicks-off in Mumbai

Updated: May 23, 2017 00:07 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): The National Team Camp in preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyz Republic has kicked-off in Mumbai with players for stage 1 having reported on Saturday.

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Commenting on the upcoming edition of the Pro Kabaddi League, where for the first time the auction will see as many as 10 Pakistani players facing the process, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday stated that extending any cultural or sports association with Islamabad was not "advisable."

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Mitchell Santner attains career-best ODI ranking

Updated: May 22, 2017 17:49 IST     

Dubai [UAE], May 22 (ANI): New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has attained a career-best 11th spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers after taking seven wickets in the ongoing Ireland tri-series which also features Bangladesh.

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Karachi [Pakistan], May 22 (ANI): Suspended batsman Khalid Latif lawyer has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board's Anti-Corruption tribunal for donning a biased attitude in their ongoing probe into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.

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Gold Coast [Australia], May 22 (ANI): Rio Olympics silver-medallist P V Sindhu was the only good performer on the dismal day as India slumped to a 1-4 defeat against Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Monday.

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Karachi [Pakistan], May 22 (ANI): Inzamam-ul-Haq, chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has revealed that left-handed batsmen Umar Amin and Haris Sohail are under consideration to replace middle-order batsman Umar Akmal in the national squad for the Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], May 22 (ANI): German tennis player Alexander Zverev, who lifted his first Masters crown at the Italian Open on Sunday, has refused to back himself to clinch French Open title and instead called on 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to emerge victorious at the Roland Garros.

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French football star Robert Pires to visit Pakistan in July

Updated: May 22, 2017 14:01 IST     

Karachi [Pakistan], May 22 (ANI): French football star and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will visit Pakistan in July.

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Karachi [Pakistan], May 22 (ANI): Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has called on his side's players to see the upcoming Champions Trophy clash against India as a great opportunity for them to shine and become heroes.

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IPL betting menace: Nine held in Rohini for betting on finale

Updated: May 22, 2017 13:34 IST     

New Delhi [India], May.22 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Monday arrested nine bookies from Rohini area of the national capital for allegedly betting in the final-match of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Collective effort responsible for Mumbai Indians' IPL-10 win

Updated: May 22, 2017 11:59 IST     

Hyderabad [India], May 22 (ANI): After the Mumbai Indians lifted their record third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, skipper Rohit Sharma credited his team's collective efforts for their plucky one-run win over rivals Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in the 2017 finals on Sunday.

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): The cricket fraternity has come in unison to praise the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians, who pulled off a nerve-wracking one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiants to lift this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) title in a low-scoring final on Sunday.

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New Delhi [India], May 21 (ANI): India cricket team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli have demanded a 150 percent hike for Grade A players, who have contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and a 50 percent hike for the support staff.

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London [UK], May 22 (ANI): Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since Arsene Wenger took over as manager in 1996 despite beating Everton 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday on the final day of the Premier League season.

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Raut, Raj help Indian eves win Quadrangular Series

Updated: May 22, 2017 04:18 IST     

Potchefstroom [South Africa], May 22 (ANI): Brilliant half-centuries from Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj helped the Indian women's cricket team beat South Africa by eight wickets to win the Quadrangular Series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Sunday.

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Umar Akmal removed from Pak's Champions Trophy squad

Updated: May 22, 2017 03:18 IST     

Karachi [Pakistan], May 22 (ANI): Middle-order Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been recalled from England and has been removed from the Champions Trophy squad after he failed to clear a fitness test.

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Champions Chelsea give perfect send-off to John Terry

Updated: May 22, 2017 02:31 IST     

London [UK], May 22 (ANI): Chelsea ended the Premier League season with a comfortable 5-1 win over bottom club Sunderland, thus giving a perfect farewell to their captain John Terry on Sunday.

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Malaga [Spain], May 22 (ANI): Real Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 to secure their first LaLiga title since 2012 at La Rosaleda on Sunday evening, courtesy goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, thus making Barcelona's comeback victory against Eibar irrelevant.

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