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Euro champ Portugal rise to sixth in FIFA rankings

Updated: Jul 14, 2016 15:44 IST      
Euro champ Portugal rise to sixth in FIFA rankings

Johannesburg, July 14 (ANI): Portugal have surged into the sixth spot in the latest FIFA rankings after lifting maiden European Championship title with a 1-0 win over hosts France at Stade de France.

Portugal moved up by two places in the standings while Didier Deschamps' France climbed up 10 places to the seventh spot despite the defeat.

Argentina continued to remain firm at the top of the rankings ahead of second-placed Belgium and third-placed Colombia,Sport24 reported.

Meanwhile, world champions Germany are standing fourth in the rankings ahead of double Copa America winners Chile in fifth.

Previous Euro champions, Spain are at the eighth place followed by Brazil and Italy. (ANI)

I don't need any extra motivation: Pujara

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST      By: Aakash Kumar

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): When it comes to Test cricket, the one batsman that Team India looks upto is Cheteshwar Pujara.

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PKL Season 5 trophy unveiled with 12 captains

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:31 IST     

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 27 (ANI): The thrill of electrifying raids and dynamic tackles is just a day away, and the captains of all 12 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) teams came together to launch the Season 5 of the league.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Anurag Thakur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has hailed the exemplary performance of the Indian women's cricket team in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, saying the team despite being unable to clinch the coveted trophy, won the hearts of 1.25 crore Indians.

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India tighten screws over Sri Lanka in Galle Test

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:47 IST     

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka being played at the Galle International Stadium.

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PV Sindhu appointed as Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:14 IST     

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 27 (ANI): Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday issued an appointment letter for the post of Group-I officer here in Hyderabad.

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London/Melbourne [UK/Australia], July 27 (ANI): Women will feature at the honours board of The Lord's after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) approved the decision to introduce an ODI honours boards for both men's and women's cricketers.

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Indian Railways to reward Rs 1.30 cr to Mithali & Co.

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Indian Railways announced on Thursday a cash reward of Rs 1.30 crore for 10 members of Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): On the surface the Indian women's team's back to back international friendlies may seem to be just another regular international fixture.

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'Confident' Indian women's team lands in Kuala Lumpur

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:01 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Indian senior women's team arrived in Kuala Lumpur today morning to play two back to- back international friendlies against Malaysia. Both the matches have been arranged by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to provide more exposure to the team.

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SBL: OPM Punjab Sultans, Delhi Gladiators eye semi-final spot

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 15:51 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): OPM Punjab Sultans will face a do-or-die situation when they take on the Delhi Gladiators in the penultimate Group A clash of the Super Boxing League (SBL) at the Siri Fort Squash and Badminton Stadium on Friday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], July 27 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has hit back at her critics and said that her 15-month doping ban has only fueled her passion for the game.

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Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): Debutant Hardik Pandya carried on the onslaught started by Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara as India posted a monstrous first inning-score of 600 in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Thursday.

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Melbourne [Australia], July 27 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has called on the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) to enter into a period of intense negotiations over coming days in order to resolve the ongoing pay dispute between the two governing bodies in toto.

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Maryland [United States], July 27 (ANI): Star Brazilian striker Neymar, amid a frenzy of transfer speculation, struck a decisive goal as Barcelona edged past Manchester United at the International Champions Cup here on Thursday.

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Karachi [Pakistan], July 27 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team Head Coach Mickey Arthur has expressed the hope that the proposed upcoming tour of World XI team to the country will help bring international cricket back home.

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Vijay Goel felicitates Indian cricket eves

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:46 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated the Indian women's cricket team for their tremendous performance in the recent ICC Women's World Cup.

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Mumbai [India], July 27 (ANI): Falcons TTC held a slender 7-5 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the ongoing tie as the race for knockout spots heated up in the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the NSCI in Mumbai last evening.

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New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary informed on Wednesday that the board has unanimously adopted all the recommendations of the Justice Lodha recommendations, except five which have some practical difficulties.

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Djokovic ends 2017 season due to elbow injury

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 20:28 IST     

Belgrade [Serbia], July 26 (ANI): World Number four Novak Djokovic announced on Wednesday that he will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.

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Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 (ANI): Stylish Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, who made a memorable comeback to the Test team with a blistering century, said on Wednesday that he was satisfied with his performance against Sri Lanka on the opening day of the first Test at Galle.

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