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Usain Bolt hits back at `disrespectful` Justin Gatlin

Updated: Jul 23, 2016 19:35 IST      
Usain Bolt hits back at `disrespectful` Justin Gatlin

Johannesburg, July 23 (ANI): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has hit back at Justin Gatlin, accusing the American rival of 'disrespect' ahead of next month's Rio Olympics.

The six-time Olympic gold medallist brushed aside concerns surrounding his fitness as he won the 200m race at the London Anniversary Games in 19.89 seconds in his return following a pelvic injury.

Bolt received a medical exemption to miss the Jamaican trials, which invited criticism from Gatlin and a host of other

American sprinters who said the world's fastest man had preferential treatment which he wouldn't have received if he were an American.

However, Bolt said he felt disrespectful and disappointed by the criticism and dismissed the claims by insisting that he has proven himself year after year that he was the greatest, Sport24 reported.

The world's fastest man will aim to become the first person to win the 100m and 200m double at three consecutive Games when he will feature in the Rio Olympics. (ANI)

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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Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 00:49 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 [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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Mumbai [India], June 22 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to receive USD 405 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as per agreed revenue sharing model.

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`Injured` Broad doubtful for first Proteas Test

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 16:53 IST     

London [U.K], June 22 (ANI): England paceman Stuart Broad is doubtful for the opening Test of the four-match series against South Africa due to a heel injury.

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New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned Asia's biggest showdown between WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion and India's knockout king Vijender Singh and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali for the first week of August in Mumbai.

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It's a baby girl: Gambhir becomes father again

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 14:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Veteran Indian batsman and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir and his wife Natasha have become parents, for the second time, to a 'little angel.'

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New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine, who is a strong believer of "team for the future", is now toiling hard with the young players in the preparatory camp in New Delhi to get the entry into the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship.

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Luke Ronchi bids adieu to international cricket

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 13:10 IST     

Wellington [New Zealand], June 22 (ANI): New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has announced his retirement from international cricket, saying he now wants to focus on his family.

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Bopanna-Dodig enter semi-finals of Aegon C'ships

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 12:20 IST     

London [U.K], June 22 (ANI): Indian tennis Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got the better of Australia's John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen to book their place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships here last evening.

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Srikanth, Praneeth progress into Australian Open quarters

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:17 IST     

Sydney [Australia], June 22 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced a rich vein of form as he bounced back from a game down against reigning World No.1 Son Wan Ho to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.

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London [U.K], June 22 (ANI): Inching closer to their aim of a top-two finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final, the Indian men's hockey team will take on Malaysia in their quarter-final match here on Thursday.

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Curtain raises for second edition of `Slum Daud`

Updated: Jun 22, 2017 10:12 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel has led the curtain raiser of the second edition of the `Slum Daud` here last evening.

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Mumbai [India], June 21 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer Lalchand Rajput on Wednesday declared Anil Kumble's decision not to continue as the national cricket team's head coach as a sad day for Indian cricket and praised him for doing a great job during his one-year tenure.

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Odisha to host 22nd Asian Athletic Championships

Updated: Jun 21, 2017 18:08 IST     

New Delhi [India],June 21 (ANI) The Government of Odisha and the Athletics Federation of India have pulled off an incredible story by putting together the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in record time.

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New Delhi [India], June 21 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) senior official Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday assured that the Indian cricket team will have a new head coach before next month's tour to Sri Lanka as Anil Kumble stepped down from the post in the wake of his alleged differences with captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday.

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