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Vladimir Putin declares banned Russian athletes victims of `discrimination`

Updated: Jul 27, 2016 23:00 IST      
Vladimir Putin declares banned Russian athletes victims of `discrimination`

London, July 27 (ANI): Russian president Vladimir Putin has declared that his country's track and field athletes are victims of ' discrimination', insisting that they will not accept the campaign to project the embattled country in bad light.

More than 100 athletes have been expelled from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team in the wake of the World Anti-Doping Agency's damning report into the country's sport.

Addressing athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony, which also included dozens of banned sportspersons, Putin said that medals won by other nations at the Rio Olympics will have 'no taste at all', the Guardian reported.

While Russia avoided a blanket ban from the International Olympic Committee, around 68 track and field athletes were ruled out after their appeal against the ban was dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week. (ANI)

Lynn to undergo shoulder surgery, to miss start of summer

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 13:26 IST     

London [U.K], July 24 (ANI): Australian batsman Chris Lynn is all set to miss the start of this summer for the fourth season in row, after deciding to undergo surgery to treat his troublesome shoulder.

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KL Rahul suffering from high fever; could miss Galle Test

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 11:55 IST     

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 24 (ANI): Indian opener KL Rahul, who is suffering from fever, could miss the first Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at Galle starting July 26 after he missed the training on Monday.

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Graeme Swann baffled with England selection for Oval Test

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 11:25 IST     

Melbourne [Australia], July 24 (ANI): Former spinner Graeme Swann has been baffled by England selectors' decision to pick Tom Westley over Mark Stoneman for the third Test against South Africa to be played at The Oval beginning Thursday.

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London [UK], July 24 (ANI): Premier League champion Chelsea have tendered an apology to their Chinese supporter for the social media posts made by Kenedy before his side's comfortable 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Bird's Nest in Beijing.

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David Ferrer back to winning ways with Bastad Title

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 10:21 IST     

Bastad [Sweden], July 24 (ANI): Spaniard David Ferrer defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets to win the Swedish Open title on Sunday, his first ATP Tour title in almost two years.

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London [UK], July 24 (ANI): Following India's heart-wrenching defeat against England in the ICC Women's World Cup final, skipper Mithali Raj has asserted that now is the right time to "create the base" for a female equivalent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as it would help the players gain some valuable experience and improve their own game.

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AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers: India rout Turkmenistan 3-1

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 09:13 IST     

Doha [Qatar], July 24 (ANI): India signed off their AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers campaign in style by overpowering Turkmenistan by a whopping margin of 3-1 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Sunday.

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UTT: Oilmax Stag Yoddhas beat RP-SG Mavericks 16-11

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 08:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Doo Hoi Kem, Manika Batra and Quadri Aruna recorded crucial wins to lead Oilmax Stag Yoddhas to a 16-11 win over RP-SG Mavericks in the 11th tie of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.

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H S Prannoy wins US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title

Updated: Jul 24, 2017 08:14 IST     

New Delhi [India], July. 24 (ANI): Indian Shuttler H S Prannoy has won the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament title, defeating his compatriot Parupalli Kashyap.

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New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Sometimes it is not meant to be, says legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after the Indian team faced defeat by nine runs to England in the ICC Women's World Cup.

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New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Though the day was not in favour of the Indian team, they won millions of hearts their tremendous performance throughout the ICC Women's World Cup and inspired more girls to take up sports as career, feel politicos like Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

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New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel, while congratulating Team Indian for their performance at the Women's World Cup, said India will achieve new heights in women's cricket in the future.

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New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Opener Tammy Beaumont was named player of the ICC Women's World Cup, after England won its fourth title at Lord's on Sunday.

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New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Though Indian Women Cricket team were unable to lift the ICC World Cup, but their performance was applauded by many, along with Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna congratulating the team for achieving a milestone.

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New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the Indian Women Cricket team for the tenacity and skill shown throughout the ICC Women's World Cup.

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London [U.K.], July 23 (ANI): The England Women Cricket team staged a comeback to beat India by nine runs in a thrilling ICC Women's World Cup final.

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London [UK], July 23 (ANI): Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami came out with a stupendous bowling performance as India restricted England to 228 in the ICC Women's World Cup final at The Lord's on Sunday.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 23 (ANI): Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City drafted striker Kean Lewis, defenders Wayne Vaz, Lalchhuanmawaia Fanai, midfielders Adil Khan, Baljit Singh and Jewel Raja among other players at the recently concluded ISL season 4 player draft.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India], July 23 (ANI): On the back of strengthening club participation from eight to ten teams in the Indian Super League (ISL), its soaring viewership and the league's commitment to grassroots football paying off, Nita Ambani, chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) on Sunday said, that India is undergoing a football renaissance and that the newer, longer league would be more exciting and player-friendly.

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New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took to Twitter to extend his best wishes to the Indian women's cricket team which is currently taking on England in search of their maiden ICC Women's World Cup title at the Lord's in London.

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