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Indo-Canadian wrestler to feature in Rio Olympics


An Indian-origin wrestler, who won in Canadian wrestling team trials, has been selected among the six wrestlers which are going  to represent Canada through the qualification process for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Arjun Gill, 24, won in the 97-kg freestyle category at a three-day top-calibre Freestyle and Greco-Roman competition held in Strathcona county in Alberta province of Canada, ...

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Former Peru soccer president arrested amid FIFA graft probe


The former president of Peru’s soccer federation Manuel Burga has been arrested following an ongoing US-led investigation into corruption at the sport’s world governing body FIFA. Burga was among those 16 people, including current and former Latin American soccer chiefs, who were charged with bribery schemes by the US officials, Xinhua reported. Burga, 58, who headed the Peruvian Football Federation ...

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First Kickboxing event between USA and Cuba


Cuba and the US teams are going to meet on Friday for their first friendly kickboxing event in Havana. Low kickboxing and K-1 rules will apply at the event, Xinhua cited the organisers as saying. Eric Gutierrez, an official from the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder) said that the event will include 10 fights with three ...

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Basketball Legend Bryant announced his retirement


Basketball legend and Los Angeles Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant has announced his retirement, probably at the end of the 2015-16 season. The Lakers’ leading career scorer with more than 32,000 points and the 17-Time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star announced it in the form of a poem on on Sunday, reports Xinhua. He wrote “I can’t love you obsessively ...

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Cancelled football match under probe by German authorities


Soon after the cancellation of football match between German and the Netherlands in Hanover due to a terror alarm, the German federal prosecutor’s office launched a probe in its context,the media reported. The investigation surrounded the suspicion of a terrorist organisation being formed, Xinhua quoted a spokesman for the office as saying on Thursday. As per the latest media report, at ...

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BCCI’s actions motivated by greed: Pakistani daily


The BCCI’s behavior   “malicious and motivated by greed”, said a Pakistani daily on Wednesday. when asked dominion  here to “resist this dishonest blackmail by the Indian board”. An critique  “Malice from the BCCI” in The Nation said the India’s defiance  to play a cricket series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) is “a breach of contract, plain and ...

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Records broken at World Cup Speedskating Championship 2015

A new world records has been set up at the speedskating World Cup stop in Calgary, Canada, on Sunday by the Russia’s Pavel Kulizhnikov and American Brittany Bowe capturing the men’s 500 metres and women’s 1,500 metres respectively. The 21-year-old Kulizhnikov has beaten up the previous record in speedskating of 34.03 set by Jeremy Wotherspoon of Canada in 2007 by clocking at ...

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Rosberg won F1 Brazilian Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg attained second place by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix in the Formula One drivers’ championship. The 30-year-old started from pole position on Saturday and led throughout to stave off a challenge from team mate and already crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton, Xinhua reported. Sebastian Vettel finished third ahead of fellow Ferrari driver Kimi Raikonnen. It was Rosberg’s ...

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Security tightened for ATP World Tour Finals


Following the Paris terror attacks, the enhanced security measures are set to be deployed at ATP World Tour Finals  in London’s O2 Arena on Sunday, the organisers said. “The O2 Arena already has enhanced security in place and tournament preparations are continuing as normal. Venue security is monitored at all times to ensure the safety of all our visitors,” the organisers said in ...

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India chose to field against South Africa in the second test


India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field first against South Africa during their second of the four-match Test series at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. This time its Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny also. On the other hand South Africa have roped in Morne Morkel, JP Duminy and Kyle Abbott. The teams members as follows: ...

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