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    Running through naxal-hit stretch, armyman Anish Thapa wins half-marathon in Chattisgarh

    PTI, Armyman Anish Thapa won the third edition of Abhujmad Peace Marathon on Saturday, completing a 21-km long run on the road that goes through dense forest of Chhattisgarh's naxal-hit Narayanpur district in 55 minutes 19 seconds. The marathon, which is being held annually since 2019 with an aim to give a new identity to the conflict-ridden Bastar region,...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • Sports

    Davide Ballerini takes opening Belgian cycling classic

    AFP, Davide Ballerini continued his strong start to the cycling season by sprinting to victory on Saturday in the Het Nieuwsblad, the opening Belgian classic of the year. The Italian sprinter who rides for Deceuninck-Quick Step edged Briton Jake Stewart of Groupama in the bunch finish at the end of the 200.5 km run from Ghent to Ninove. Sep Vanmarcke of Israel Start-Up Nation was third. In a...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • Other Sports

    Seven days quarantine for UK shooters participating in ISSF World Cup in Delhi

    PTI, The quarantine period for shooters from the United Kingdom, who are going to participate in the upcoming ISSF World Cup in Delhi, will be seven days instead of two weeks. A source close to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said that the federation has got a positive feedback from the concerned authorities after it had requested for seven days hard...

    • 6 hrs ago
  • Sports

    Olympian Vishnu Vardhan among top Indians for $15,000 UP Open

    PTI, Lucknow will be hosting an ITF $15,000 UP Open from Sunday with Olympian Vishnu Vardhan being one of the notable names among the 21 Indians in fray. The tournament will be held at the Vaijyant Khand Mini Stadium till March 7. While 26 players made it to the qualifying draw on their ranking strength, six other players namely include Ashutosh Tiwari, Anand Prakash, Arnav Alok Goyal...

    • 6 hrs ago
  • Sports

    World No. 3 Germany thrash Indian women's hockey team 5-0

    PTI, World No. 3 Germany blanked the Indian women's hockey team 5-0 in their first game of the four-match tour here on Saturday. Pia Maertens (10', 14'), Lena Micheel (20'), Pauline Heinz (28') and Lisa Altenburg (41') found the back of the net for the hosts. Germany's forward Pia Maertens put the hosts in the lead with a goal in the 10th minute and then found the back of the net again in...

    • 7 hrs ago
  • Football

    John Stones winner sends Manchester City 13 points clear of the rest in English Premier League

    AFP, Manchester City moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League as John Stones sealed a 2-1 win against West Ham that made it 20 successive victories in all competitions for the leaders. Pep Guardiola's side are closing in on their third Premier League in four seasons thanks to priceless contributions from their in-form centre-backs. Ruben...

    • 7 hrs ago
  • Sports

    Pune ODIs to be played without spectators due to increase in Covid cases

    PTI, The three-match ODI series between India and England in Pune will be played without spectators due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state cricket association said on Saturday. The three matches are slated to be played at the MCA Stadium in Gahunje on the outskirts of the city on March 23, 26 and 28. "Keeping the seriousness of the current spike in...

    • 7 hrs ago
  • Sports

    It's the pink ball not the pitch, says India's Ashwin after two-day test

    Reuters, Batting collapses are a routine affair in pink-ball tests and the trend will continue until batsmen get used to the novelty, India's spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin said on Saturday. India won the third test inside two days after 30 wickets tumbled in five sessions on a turning track in Ahmedabad. England collapsed for 81 in their second innings, and neither...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Cycling: Pogacar wins UAE Tour, Ewan claims closing sprint

    AFP, Slovenia's Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar won cycling's season-opening UAE Tour as Australian Caleb Ewan claimed Saturday's seventh stage sprinting honours in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old Pogacar dominated the race to turn the tables on Briton Adam Yates, who had edged the Slovenian in last year's coronavirus-curtailed edition of the World Tour event. Pogacar took command of...

    • 7 hrs ago
  • Cricket

    I have stopped thinking about landmarks long back: Ravichandran Ashwin on Anil Kumble's 619 wicket-mark

    PTI, Ravichandran Ashwin has stopped bothering about landmarks "long, long time back" as his only endeavour currently is to work on his craft and be useful every time when he plays for India. Ashwin has become the fourth Indian bowler to complete 400 wickets in Test cricket and was asked if surpassing 'Peak 619' could be a reality in...

    • 8 hrs ago

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