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Open champion Stenson surges back into world's top five

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 18:16 IST      
Open champion Stenson surges back into world's top five

Johannesburg, July 19 (ANI): Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson has romped back into the world's top five after clinching his maiden major title at the British Open.

The 40-year-old edged past American competitor Phil Mickelson by three shots to win his first major trophy. He also became the first Scandinavian man to win a major in the 145th British Open at Royal Troon on Sunday.

Stenson , who had also surpassed former world number one Tiger Woods' Open record for the lowest score by finishing 20-under par with a final-day 63, jumped above American Bubba Watson to the fifth spot in the latest rankings.

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson climbed up to the 13th spot, his highest ranking since September 2014, despite not claiming a single victory since his Open triumph in 2013, Sport24 reported.

Jason Day continues to maintain his lead over Dustin Johnson as world number one after both of them failed to compete at Royal Troon.

Spaniard Sergio Garcia, on the other hand, has also gained in rankings. He has moved back into the world's top 10 for the first time in over a year.

The current World 10 golfers are:

1. Jason Day

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Jordan Spieth

4. Rory McIlroy

5. Henrik Stenson

6. Bubba Watson

7. Rickie Fowler

8. Adam Scott

9. Danny Willett

10. Sergio Garcia. (ANI)

Hamilton claims he's 'five, six years left' of racing

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 14:32 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 22 (ANI): Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has claimed that he has five to six more years left of his racing career before he would turn his attention to life away from Formula One.

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Women's WC final: History awaits Indian eves at Lord's

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 13:30 IST     

London [U.K], July 22 (ANI): Riding on confidence following their back-to-back victories over New Zealand and Australia, India will aim to clinch their maiden ICC Women's World Cup title when they take on hosts England at The Lord's on Sunday.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): India will aim to open their campaign at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2017 on a promising note when they take on China in a team match in Jakarta, Indonesia, today.

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US Open: Shuttlers Prannoy, Kashyap eye final spot

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 12:32 IST     

Anaheim [U.S.A], July 22 (ANI): Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy will aim to book their place in the finals of the US Open Grand Prix Gold when they take on their respective opponents in the men's singles last-four clash here in Anaheim on Saturday.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Experienced Han Ying recorded two crucial wins late in the tie to help Shaze Challengers beat table-toppers Falcons TTC 16-11 on Day nine of the inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi last evening.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Maratha Yoddhas continued their rich vein of form as they thrashed the Bahubali Boxers 12-6 to make it two wins out of two in Group B of the Super Boxing League here last evening.

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Hyderabad [India], July 22 (ANI): India will meet England in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup on Sunday at Lords.

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Alvaro Morata joins Chelsea on five-year contract

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 02:44 IST     

London [U.K.], July. 22 (ANI): Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has been officially signed by Chelsea on a five-year contract.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], July 21 (ANI): Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase has been handed a three-year ban and a fine by the International Tennis Federation over his offensive statements about former world number one Serena Williams and a foul-mouthed Fed Cup tirade.

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AIFF invites new bids for I-League 2017-18

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 20:58 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has issued notice to invite bids for new clubs for the upcoming I-League across leading dailies of the nation.

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Delhi pacer Parvinder Awana beaten up in Greater Noida

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 19:34 IST     

Greater Noida [Uttar Pradesh], July 21 (ANI): India's first-class cricketer Parvinder Awana was on Friday beaten up by a group of five unknown people in Greater Noida.

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Clijsters, Roddick to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 18:29 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 21 (ANI): Former world number ones and Grand Slam champions Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick are among five players set to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this Saturday.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 21 (ANI): The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced that former paceman Chaminda Vaas has been roped in as the specialist fast bowling coach for the upcoming series against India.

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BCCI congratulates Mithali & Co. on reaching Women's WC final

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 16:12 IST     

Mumbai [India], July 21 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday congratulated the Indian women's cricket team after they clinched an astounding victory over Australia to reach the finals of the of the ICC Women's World Cup.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 21 (ANI): In a big blow to Sri Lanka, newly appointed Test captain Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the first Test of the three-match series against India at Galle starting July 26 after being hospitalized due to pneumonia.

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Washington D.C [US], July 21 (ANI): Swiss maestro Roger Federer, who recently lifted his 19th Grand Slam champion at the age of 35 at Wimbledon, has insisted that it would be a joke if he wins third slam this year at the US Open.

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AB welcomes birth of second child with wife Danielle

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 13:53 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 21 (ANI): South Africa ODI skipper AB de Villiers and his wife Danielle, who were expecting their second child, have welcomed the birth of baby boy.

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New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): India's leading shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has been provisionally suspended by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) after she was found to be tested positive for banned substances for the second time in a couple of days.

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Stuart MacGill settles pay dispute with Cricket Australia

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 12:18 IST     

Sydney [Australia] July 21 (ANI): Stuart MacGill has settled a dispute with Cricket Australia (CA) over his USD 2.6 million claim in salary and match payments after injury forced the former Australian leg-spinner's retirement in 2008.

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Confident that India will lift Women's World Cup: BCCI

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 11:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday congratulated the Indian women's cricket team on their astounding victory against Australia and exuded confidence that the Mithali Raj-led side will emerge out as champions of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017.

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