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    Padma Shri for six sportspersons, legendary coach OM Nambiar (Lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian Union government on Monday named six sportspersons and retired coach O.M. Nambiar for the prestigious Padma Shri award for 2021. Interestingly, no cricketer has been chosen for the accolade this year.Nambiar, 89, is the famous coach of legendary woman athlete P.T. Usha. In 1985, Nambiar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award, the highest...

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    Diganth, Anwesha score upset wins in U-12 Talent Series

    Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Diganth M. and Anwesha Dhar scripted upset wins in the boys and girls categories respectively in the opening round of the KSLTA Talent Series on the Tattvam Junior Tennis Tour that began on Monday here at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association.While Diganth felled fifth seed Anish Patil in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, Anwesha sent fourth seed Sana Sesh Varadhamani...

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    Windies need to play spin better, rotate strike: Simmons

    Chattogram, Jan 25 (IANS) West Indies coach Phil Simmons has lamented his team's inability to play spin and rotate strike in ODIs after it succumbed to a 120-run defeat in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh on Monday.The Caribbean team managed 122, 148, and 177 across three ODIs."We need to play spin better. We need to be able to rotate strike and score boundaries in...

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    Mumbai blunder gifts late equaliser to Chennaiyin

    Goa, Jan 25 (IANS) A terrible late error in the box by Ahmed Jahouh rewarded Chennai's perseverance and an improved second-half display as they held Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Monday.However, the result meant the Islanders extended their unbeaten run to 12 games, matching FC Goa's record. Mumbai grabbed the lead...

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    Highlander Deshorn confident of breaching Bagan wall (Match Preview 72)

    Goa, Jan 25 (IANS) For NorthEast United, life in the Indian Super League (ISL) without Gerard Nus has been off to a rather positive start. Snapping a winless run against Jamshedpur FC propelled them all the way to fifth on the table. Now they face a much tougher test of their credentials when they take on ATK Mohun Bagan at the Fatorda Stadium here on Tuesday.With teams...

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    England win 5 consecutive Tests abroad for 1st time in 107 yrs

    Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England's six-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle was their fifth consecutive win overseas -- a first in 107 years. The last time they won five-plus Tests was between 1911 and 1914.England beat Sri Lanka in two Tests and before that they won three Tests against South Africa in early 2020. They beat South Africa by 189 runs in Cape Town,...

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    Seven sportspersons picked for Padma Shri

    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Seven sportspersons were on Monday conferred the Padma Shri award. The awardees include no cricketer.The list of awardees:P Anitha (basketball), Mouma Das (table tennis), Anshu Jamsenpa (mountaineering), Sudha Singh (athletics), Virender Singh (wrestling in deaf category), KY Venkatesh (para-athlete) and Madhavan Nambiar (athletics coach).

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    Punjab-Karnataka, Himachal-TN face off in Mushtaq Ali T20 quarters

    Ahmedabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 quarter-finals will commence on Tuesday with Karnataka facing Punjab in the first quarter-final beginning noon.Their match will be followed by the second quarter-final in which Tamil Nadu will play Himachal Pradesh. "We are very excited. We beat Karnataka in the league stage by nine wickets, after restricting them to a low...

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    Pakistan host South Africa for first time in 13 years

    Karachi, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan will host South Africa in a Test match at home for the first time in 13 years when their two-Test series commences here on Tuesday.Pakistan could not host an international team between 2009 and 2015 after the deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, and although cricket has been played in the country over the past few years, there had been no Test cricket...

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    Bangladesh beat WI 3-0 in ODIs, jump to 2nd in Super League table

    Chattogram, Jan 25 (IANS) Bangladesh defeated West Indies by 120 runs in the third One-day International (ODI) here on Monday to win the three-match series 3-0 and climbed to second spot on the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League. This series is part of the qualification process for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, to be held in India.Since the launch of the...

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