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FIH Pro League: Harmanpreet, Sreejesh help India in shootout win over Argentina

The Indian men’s hockey team snatched a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Olympic champions Argentina after Harmanpreet Singh kept the side afloat in regulation time with his two goals in the action-packed first game of their FIH Pro League tie here. In an engrossing contest between two evenly-matched teams, it was Harmanpreet (21st minute) who […]

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FIH Pro League: India return to top-level competition after a year against Argentina

The Indian men’s hockey team will return to top-level international competition after more than a year when it takes on Olympic champions Argentina in the first match of the two-game FIH Pro League tie here on Saturday. After being stuck at their base at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru centre for the entire last […]

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Fore, dad! Rory McIlroy sends errant Masters shot off his father

Rory McIlroy hit his approach on the seventh hole at the Masters right where he was aiming. Problem was, he was aiming at his father. Here’s a tale that will be part of McIlroy family lore for probably forever: Gerry McIlroy was standing near the right side of the green, watching his son play his […]

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‘Being Serena’: A superwoman’s tale of embracing weakness off the tennis court

Four years ago, in the shade of the grand Melbourne Park, Serena Williams achieved a near-impossible feat — she won a major by defeating her own elder sister, while not overexerting her eight-weeks-pregnant body. But what followed after is a remarkable story of sheer determination and superhuman strength. “Being Serena”, a five-part documentary series streaming […]

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French Open postponed to May 30 amid COVID-19 crisis

This year’s French Open tennis tournament has been postponed by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will begin on May 30, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said on Thursday. The French Open, which last year was postponed by four months and took place in front of limited crowds, was due to start this […]

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Graham Reid regrets missed opportunities in India’s 4-4 draw with Argentina

The Indian men’s hockey team coach Graham Reid rued missed opportunities after his side let slip an early lead to be held 4-4 by Olympic champions Argentina in the second practice match here. Argentina had lost 3-4 to India in the first practice match but came back strongly for a draw in the second game […]