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Rosberg says `extreme competition` makes it difficult to be friends with Hamilton

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 15:06 IST      
Rosberg says `extreme competition` makes it difficult to be friends with Hamilton

London, July 19 (ANI): Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has admitted that fierce competition with his teammate and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton is 'making it difficult' for the pair to be friends.

The pair have a long-standing rivalry dating back to their karting days with Rosberg leading Hamilton by just one point in the ongoing Formula One season.

Describing Hamilton as 'one of the sweetest opponents', Rosberg said that he gets the 'greatest satisfaction' from beating the British world champion.

While acknowledging that he has 'huge respect' for Hamilton, Rosberg said that they were not the best friends at the moment, pointing out the intense competition they share between them, the Guardian reported.

When asked if this was his best chance to win his maiden title, the German driver said that he didn't think in such lines while adding that it was a unique challenge to race with and against Hamilton at the same time.

Both drivers have been given final warning by the Mercedes chief executive that team orders could be imposed if they crash into one another again. Rosberg and Hamilton have already crashed twice this season. (ANI)

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Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn NZ central contracts

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 16:55 IST     

Wellington [New Zealand], June 23 (ANI): New Zealand opening batsman Jeet Raval, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom have all been given central contracts for the 2017-18 international season.

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Sindhu stunned by World No.1 Tzu Ying in Australian Open

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 14:22 IST     

Sydney [Australia], June 23 (ANI): In a major blow, Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open Super Series after going down against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-finals of the women's singles event here on Friday.

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Proteas coach Domingo to fly back home post mother's accident

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:54 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], June 23 (ANI):South Africa coach Russell Domingo, who is in England for the ongoing T20 and Test series, is all set to fly back home after his mother was critically injured in a car accident.

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Kohli & Co. to take on Windies in opening ODI

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:14 IST     

Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 (ANI): India will aim to put all on-field controversies regarding their head coach Anil Kumble's exit to rest when they take on West Indies in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.

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Srikanth stuns Praneeth to enter Australian Open semis

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 12:13 IST     

Sydney [Australia], June 23 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his rich vein of form as he got the better of fellow countryman B.Sai Praneeth in straight games to romp into the semi-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Friday.

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Bopanna-Dodig eye final spot at Aegon C'ships

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 12:07 IST     

London [U.K], June 23 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig will aim to book their place in the finals of the Aegon Championships when they take on French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the men's double event later today.

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Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], June 23 (ANI): The Indian women's hockey team are all set for the upcoming Hockey World league (HWL) Semi-Finals in Johannesburg, after a three-week long high altitude training camp at Shilaroo in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.

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Sanchez becomes Chile's all-time leading scorer

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 07:05 IST     

Kazan [Russia], June 23 (ANI): Star forward Alexis Sanchez on Thursday became Chile's all-time leading scorer during his side's 1-1 draw against Germany at the Confederations Cup.

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London [UK], June 23 (ANI): Beth Mooney top scored for Australia as it eased past Pakistan by eight wickets in its final warm-up match ahead of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 on Thursday.

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Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 06:26 IST     

Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 (ANI): India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday asserted that he and the whole team have a huge respect for former head coach Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer.

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London [UK], June 23 (ANI): India women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj has asserted that female cricketers should not be compared to their male counterparts.

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Liverpool complete 34.3m pound signing of Mohamed Salah

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 04:19 IST     

London [UK], June 23 (ANI): Liverpool have announced the signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on a five-year deal.

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London [UK], June 23 (ANI): 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer feels that Andy Murray's reign as the world number one is under serious threat for the rest of the summer.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 23 (ANI): Hockey Punjab defeated Uttar Pradesh 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Hockey India 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) 'A' Division on Thursday.

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HWL Semi-Final: Malaysia cause upset win; beat India 3-2

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 01:26 IST     

London [UK], June 23 (ANI): Malaysia came up with a brave performance to put India out of the podium finish at the Hockey World League Semi Final with a 3-2 win here on Thursday.

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London [U.K.], June 22 (ANI): The Indian Hockey Team has crashed out of the Hockey World League semi-final after suffering a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in a quarter-final match on Thursday.

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London [United Kingdom), June 22 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday that improving perfomances by both Ireland and Afghanistan convinced the world cricket body to give full membership to both countries.

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Ireland, Afghanistan made full members of the ICC

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 20:31 IST     

Dubai[UAE]/London [UK], June 22 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed Ireland and Afghanistan as full members of the world cricket body, making them eligible to play all forms of international cricket, including Tests with other cricket playing nations.

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Sindhu, Nehwal reach Australian Open quarters

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 18:11 IST     

Sydney [Australia], June 22 (ANI): Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu produced a spectacular performance as she fended off Chen Xiaoxin of China in straight games to cement her place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.

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