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Flawless Vani romps home

July 15: Favourite Vani Kapoor reserved her best for the last, producing a flawless performance to romp to a smashing victory in the eighth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour 2017 on Friday.

St Joseph’s bag a grand double

July 15: St Joseph’s Boys’ High School claimed a double as they clinched the under-16 and under-14 titles at the Cottonian Shield cricket tournament here on Friday.

Combined ride on Bhatkal’s exploits

July 15: Ritesh Bhatkal dished out a fabulous show with the ball to hand Combined XI three points from their drawn encounter with Bangalore Zone in the Safi Darashah tournament at Alur (1) ground on Friday.

Federer shines bright in twilight zone

July 14: Roger Federer insists he is only slightly surprised to find himself tantalisingly within touching distance of a record eighth Wimbledon title despite his 36th birthday fast approaching.

Shastri to pitch for Arun despite Zaheer’s presence

July 14: Back at the helm as chief coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri is likely to pitch for the return of bowling coach Bharath Arun despite the presence of Zaheer Khan in their ranks.

Bopanna wins to advance to quarterfinals, Sania loses

July 14: Sania Mirza crashed out of the mixed doubles competition while Rohan Bopanna and his partner entered the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships here.

Anurag Thakur tenders unconditional and unequivocal apology in SC

July 14: Ousted BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Thursday “unhesitatingly” tendered “unconditional and unequivocal apology” before the Supreme Court to escape from contempt and perjury charges.

Masterful Venus oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years

July 14: Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years on Thursday as the American star ended Johanna Konta’s history bid with a masterful 6-4, 6-2 win.

Super Venus keeps shining

July 14: Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years on Thursday as the American star ended Johanna Konta’s history bid with a masterful 6-4, 6-2 win.

Battered Djokovic to take a long break

July 14: Novak Djokovic admits a long break is on the cards after an elbow injury forced him to retire from his Wimbledon quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych.

Murray must focus on fitness: Becker

July 14: Andy Murray should focus on regaining full fitness rather than rushing to be ready for the US Open, Boris Becker said on Wednesday after the world number one was beaten in the Wimbledon quarterfinals by Sam Querrey.

Zaheer’s appointment, like Dravid, is tour specific

July 14: The BCCI today made it clear that Zaheer Khan’s appointment as bowling consultant of the Indian cricket team is also tour specific, just like batting consultant Rahul Dravid.

Federer steps into Wimbledon land of the giants

July 14: Roger Federer stands just two wins away from a record eighth Wimbledon title but faces a perilous trip through the land of the giants if he is to become the tournament’s oldest champion.

BAI age-fraud panel to step in

July 7: Players’ pull-out reflects badly on State association, says Sudhir

Root leads England’s recovery

July 7: New England captain Joe Root rode his luck to make a battling unbeaten 184 and lift the hosts to a commanding 357 for five on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at Lord’s on Thursday.

Sriram’s record stays unmatched

July 7: A race of incredible intensity has kept the legend of Sriram Singh alive even after 41 years.

Jagtar Singh dropped for testing positive

July 7: India were forced to drop decathlete Jagtar Singh from the team for the Asian Athletics Championship after he failed a dope test recently, it was revealed on Thursday.

India start with two gold

July 7: Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur presented herself the perfect birthday gift while G Lakshmanan delivered a stunning coup in the 5000 metres

Dominant Karnataka clinch 26th successive title

July 7: Champions Karnataka continued their stronghold by winning their 26th consecutive national title at the 44th Junior National Aquatic Championships here at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Thursday.

Jeevan, Paes fall; Sania progresses

July 7: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan’s Grand Slam debut ended in the first-round itself but not without a valiant fight as he and Jared Donaldson

Djokovic in cruise mode

July 7: Novak Djokovic shrugged off sweltering 30-degree heat to breeze past Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 and reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday.

Kohli leads India to series win over West Indies

July 7: Virat Kohli stroked a commanding, unbeaten 111 to lead India to a series-clinching eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international at Sabina Park on Thursday.

Will ask England to probe India’s fixing attempt charge: FIH

July 7: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) will ask hosts England to investigate India’s allegation that attempts were made to "fix" their Hockey World League Semifinal clash against Pakistan last month.

Knew it won’t be easy for Pakistan to chase 170: Mithali

July 3: India skipper Mithali Raj said she knew it would not be easy for Pakistan to chase down 170 as the pitch deteriorated in the second innings during their ICC Women’s World Cup match here.

Aus players to boycott ’A’ tour of SA

July 3: Players will boycott an Australia A tour of South Africa this month in an escalation of their bitter dispute with Cricket Australia unless a new pay deal is agreed, the Australian Cricketers’ Association said on Sunday.

Karnataka poised to assert might

July 3: Having won an unprecedented 25th title at this level last year, a buoyant Karnataka side will be eager to continue their dominance when the 44th Junior National Aquatics Championships .

Sharath looking for a fresh start

July 3: After his lacklustre show at the Rio Olympics, Achanta Sharath Kamal’s new season has been an encouraging one so far.

Jehan claims maiden F3 race

July 3: Jehan Daruvala of Sahara Force India Academy created history by becoming the first Indian to win in the FIA F3 European Championship here on Sunday.

An open race in women’s field

July 3: With Serena Williams preparing for the birth of her first child and Maria Sharapova sidelined by a thigh injury, the race to be crowned Wimbledon champion is the most wide-open in a generation.

Spotlight bang on feisty Federer

July 3: Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semifinal defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament’s oldest champion.

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