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World record – Mumbai schoolboy scores 1,000 runs

MUMBAI, Jan 5, (AFP): A Mumbai schoolboy made history on Tuesday when he sensationally became the first ever batsman in any class of cricket to score 1,000 runs in a single innings. Fifteen-year-old Pranav Dhanawade smashed his way to 1,009 not out off 323 balls as he obliterated a 117-year-old …

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‘Chelsea can still finish in top 4’ – Arsenal have right vibe to lift title: Wenger

LONDON, Jan 4, (RTRS): Chelsea still have a chance of finishing in the Premier League top four and securing Champions League football at the end of the season, interim manager Guus Hiddink has said. Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Sunday to register their sixth league win of the season …

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Benitez to be sacked by Real: reports – Vidal welcomes end of Barca transfer ban

MADRID, Jan 4, (AFP): Beleaguered Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez could be sacked by the Spanish giants as early as Monday evening after just seven months in charge, several Spanish media outlets reported. Sports daily Marca reported Benitez’s sacking will be made official in the coming hours with French legend …

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Daska, Seboka join ’16 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon – World-class event expected to attract around 30K runners

DUBAI, UAE, Jan 4: Ethiopian running superstars Mamitu Daska and Mula Seboka are the latest big names to join a powerful field of elites for the first world-class marathon of the Olympic year, the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Jan 22. With Daska and Seboka — winners of the …

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Panel proposes BCCI ‘revamp’ – ‘Legalise gambling’

  NEW DELHI, Jan 4, (AFP): A panel appointed by India’s Supreme Court on Monday proposed sweeping changes to the country’s scandal-hit cricket board and said gambling should be made legal. The panel headed by former chief justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was appointed after a string of corruption scandals at …

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Chelsea crush Palace 3-0 – Oscar, Willian, Costa extend Blues unbeaten run since Mou’s departure

LONDON, Jan 3, (AFP): Guus Hiddink enjoyed his first victory since taking over as Chelsea interim manager as the troubled Premier League champions crushed Crystal Palace 3-0 on Sunday. After draws against Watford and Manchester United following his arrival as short-term replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho, Hiddink was at …

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Czech Republic beat Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup – Pavlyuchenkova upsets Swiss seed in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 3, (AP): Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event Sunday. Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 before Karolina Pliskova came from …

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Kuwaiti bikers dominate ‘LIWA Moto Cross Challenge’ in Abu Dhabi

Competitors from Kuwait’s Basel Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club won fi rst place in the ongoing ‘LIWA Moto Cross Challenge’ which is being held in Abu Dhabi (UAE). In the (Mx2) category, Mishari Bosheba won fi rst place followed by his team-mate Muhammad Jaa’far, and in the (quads) category, Muhammad …

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Lawler clinches split-decision thriller over Condit at UFC 195 – Miocic stops Arlovski

LAS VEGAS, Jan 3, (AP): Robbie Lawler defended his UFC welterweight belt with a bruising split-decision victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 195 on Saturday night. Lawler (27-10) was awarded the narrow decision after an outstanding five-round brawl. Condit (30-9) landed 120 more strikes and wobbled the champion multiple times, …

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Rooney gem eases pressure on LVG as United edge Swansea – Toure, Aguero strike City comeback stuns Watford

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 2, (AFP): Wayne Rooney eased the pressure on Louis van Gaal as the Manchester United captain’s superb backheeled strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday. Rooney’s 77th-minute moment of magic took him ahead of Denis Law to become the second-highest goalscorer in …

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