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Midfielder Rakitic extends contract with Barcelona till 2021

Prev Ivan Rakitic. Pic/AFP Madrid: After their historic qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Spanish football giants FC Barcelona confirmed that Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic has extended his contract with the club until the end of June 2021. The Croatian arrived at Barca from Sevilla in the summer …

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ITF backs switch to three-set Davis Cup matches

Prev Novak Djokovic London: March 9 (Reuters) – Davis Cup matches are set to be played as best of three sets instead of five in future as part of reforms endorsed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday. The ITF said a meeting of its board of directors in …

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Women need to be celebrated every day, say Phogat sisters

Next Wrestler-sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat during an International Women’s Day event in Gurugram yesterday. Pic/PTI Gurugram: Women deserve to be celebrated every day, not just on International Women’s Day, star Indian women wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat said yesterday. “No single day should be reserved for celebrating Women’s …

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Velotti's retirement sends Yuki to semis of Zhuhai Challenger

Prev Yuki Bhambri  Zhuhai: Yuki Bhambri made the first ATP Challenger level singles semifinals of the season when his Argentine rival Agustin Velotti retired midway into the contest, here today. Unseeded Yuki was leading 6-1 2-1 when Velotti threw in the towel, citing fatigue. The contest lasted mere 47 minutes with …

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Gautam Gambhir, coach KP Bhaskar pulled up by DDCA

Prev Gautam Gambhir. Pic/Suresh Karkera New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) administrator justice Vikramjit Sen has summoned senior player Gautam Gambhir, under-fire coach KP Bhaskar and team manager Shankar Saini to discuss the recent controversies surrounding the team’s dismal show in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Bhaskar and Gambhir …

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