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Sankalp Gupta becomes India’s 71st GM

To achieve the GM title, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points Sankalp Gupta has become India’s 71st Grandmaster by scoring 6.5 points and finishing second in the GM Ask 3 round-robin event in Arandjelovac, Serbia. Gupta secured the three required GM norms in just 24 days by playing three ...

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T20 World Cup: Team watch | Cricket News – Times of India

The T20 World Cup tournament was pulled from the 2020 cricket calendar after Australia shut its international borders for the COVID-19 pandemic. India was then supposed to stage the event earlier this year, but it was delayed again after surge in the COVID-19 cases. Cricket authorities finally decided it would be played in United Arab Emirates and Oman, with India ...

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Star boxer Manny Pacquiao retires from boxing

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao, who is planning to run for president in the 2022 Philippine elections, said on Wednesday he was retiring from boxing to focus on the biggest fight in his political career. Pacquiao made the announcement in a video posted on his official Facebook page. In August, the world’s only eight-division champion lost a WBA welterweight world title ...

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Indian golfer Aditi starts steady with 1-under at British Open

Aditi, who had finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, scored four birdies against three bogeys and three of those birdies came in a fine stretch between 10th and 14th. Indian golfer Aditi Ashok opened the women’s British Open with a steady one-under 71 to lie tied 22nd at the challenging Carnoustie Links here. Aditi, who had finished fourth at the ...

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India vs England, 3rd Test: KL Rahul tightens grip on opener’s role after chance selection | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: KL Rahul was not even India’s second-choice opener in England but when the task fell into his lap for the first Test at Trent Bridge, the 29-year-old made sure his recall lasted longer than just one match. With 244 runs from four innings, including a sixth Test hundred, Rahul is India’s highest scorer in the ongoing five-match series which ...

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Mukesh Ambani’s tryst with sports rights continues with Italian Serie A

Viacom18, billionaire Mukesh Ambani-controlled entertainment network, has acquired the media rights – broadcast and digital – for Italy’s popular football league Serie A, putting in place another piece of what industry watchers call will be “India’s most formidable sports play” once set up. The rights are for the Indian sub-continent for the next three seasons. This comes close on the ...

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P.T. Usha’s coach O.M. Nambiar passes away

O.M. Nambiar, the man who transformed a village girl P.T. Usha into Asia’s Golden Girl, passed away at Payyoli in Kozhikode on Thursday evening. He was 89 and is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter. One of India’s most famous coaches, Nambiar spotted Usha at a very young age in 1976 and soon began coaching her at ...

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Jurgen Klopp Condemns ‘Homophobic’ Chants Aimed at Billy Gilmour, Tells Liverpool Fans to Stop Such Chants

Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool fans on Thursday to stop their homophobic chanting, labelling those who did during the 3-0 victory at Norwich last Saturday as “idiots”. Choruses of “Chelsea rent boy” — aimed at Billy Gilmour who is on loan at Norwich from the Champions League holders — could be heard emanating from the away fans section. Liverpool subsequently denounced the ...

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