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Mumbai: MCA cracks down on twenty-eight over-age players

An inter-school Giles Shield cricket match in progress at Shivaji Park during the 2016-17 season. FILE PIC FOR REPRESENTATION Close on the heels of their decision to ban 16 over-aged players from Mumbai Cricket Association Summer Vacation tournaments and coaching camps (as reported by this newspaper on May 4), the …

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French Open player banished after TV kiss storm

Prev French Maxime Hamou A French tennis player who tried to kiss a television reporter against her will during a live broadcast at Roland Garros was banished from the tournament yesterday for his “reprehensible behaviour”. Maxime Hamou, 21, grabbed Eurosport journalist Maly Thomas around the neck and shoulders while she …

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Chris Gayle bumps into Jose Mourinho at Monaco Grand Prix

Prev Chris Gayle and Jose Mourinho West Indies batsman Chris Gayle recently met Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the Monaco Grand Prix. The 37-year-old shared this picture with his 1.6 million followers on Instagram and simply captioned it with a football emoji. Mourinho, fresh from his victory over Ajax …

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Sarfraz Ahmed: Pakistan capable of stressing out foes

Prev Sarfraz Ahmed New captain Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet when he leads unfancied Pakistan in the Champion’s Trophy — starting with a highly-charged clash against India. After qualifying by the skin of their teeth, Pakistan will need to overcome serious batting deficiencies to be competitive following …

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Jitu Rai fails to qualify on poor day for India

Prev India shooter Jitu Rai Ace shooter Jitu Rai yesterday failed to make it to the final of the men’s 10m Air Pistol at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup (Rifle/Pistol). Tejaswini Sawant in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event, also fell short of qualifying mark. Jitu finished …

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Kolkata to host match of Barcelona, Real Madrid legends

Prev Zinedine Zidane An El Clasico in Kolkata! It was announced yesterday that FC Barcelona legends will play against Real Madrid legends in Kolkata in the third week of September. The exhibition match will be held in memory of late Dutch legend Johan Cruyff. Real Madrid legends Amancio Amaro, Isidoro …

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Maria Sharapova handed wild card for Rogers Cup in Toronto

Prev Maria Sharapova’s comeback from a doping ban will include an appearance at the Rogers Cup in August after the former world number one was granted a wild card by the organisers of the Toronto tournament on Tuesday. Sharapova returned to the court last month after serving a 15-month suspension …

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James Anderson suffers groin injury

Prev James Anderson England spearhead James Anderson missed the whole of Saturday’s play in Lancashire’s Roses clash with Yorkshire because of a groin injury and may take no further part in the match. Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests, has not been in action at Old Trafford since limping …

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