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Dhanraj Pillay expresses gratitude to PM Modi

New Delhi, Jul 5 (PTI) Former Indian Hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Sports Ministry and Indian Railways for providing financial assistance to ailing hockey legend Mohammad Shahid.

“I thank the honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, Sports Minister Shri Jitendra…

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Indian boxer Neeraj one win away from Olympic qualification

New Delhi, Jul 5 (PTI) WBC Asian champion Neeraj Goyat was the lone Indian left in fray for an Olympic berth after he entered the semifinals even as other two bowed out following first round losses in the International Boxing Association’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament for professional boxers in Vargas…

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Germany down Italy in penalties

Bordeaux (France), July 3: After 120 minutes of hard-fought action and 18 nail-biting penalties, Germany came on top and beat Italy in the third quarter final match of the Euro 2016 at Matmut Atlantique stadium here.

Jonas Hector scored the decisive spot-kick as Joachim Low’s men…

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Saina up to No.5; Jwala-Ashwini fall four spots in BWF rankings

New Delhi, June 30  London bronze medallist Saina Nehwal rose one point to the No.5 spot in women’s singles while women’s doubles combination of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa slipped four places to be placed 20th in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings which were released…

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Phelps into fifth Olympics in event that launched Games career

Omaha (US), June 30 (AFP) Michael Phelps is headed to a fifth Olympics in the event that launched his epic Games career — the 200m butterfly.

Phelps, whose record 22 Olympic medals include an astonishing 18 gold, won the 200m fly at the US Olympic swimming trials yesterday, and if the…

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