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Athletics: 'Excited' Rudisha ready to rock London again
I am really excited to return to London, Rudisha told Reuters at Team Kenya's training camp in the capital over the weekend. Breaking the world record in 2012 and winning that title, remains one of the greatest moments in my career. I am really looking forward to returning to the same stadium, and especially this time to defend my title. We are feeling that pressure, yes, but we are ready to soak it and remain on top of the world, he said.
Pentala Harikrishna shares spoils with Peter Leko in fifth round
Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna played out a hard-fought draw against Peter Leko of Hungary in the fifth round of the 50th Biel Chess Festival, here. Harikrishna's staunch defence paid rich dividends and helped him in salvaging half a point from the game, which lasted 57 moves, last night. Harikrishna has three points so far courtesy a win and four draws, and is placed joint third in the standings.
Dominant India crush Sri Lanka by 304 runs in first Test
India won the first Test cricket by 304 runs after bundling out Sri Lanka for 245 in their second innings on the fourth day of the match today. Earlier, Dimuth Karunaratne stood firm for Sri Lanka with a defiant unbeaten half century but India continued to chip away at Sri Lanka's second innings on the fourth day of the first test on Saturday after setting the hosts 550 runs for victory.
Swimming-Exhausted Sun opts out of 1500 freestyle race
Sun Yang of China was a notable absentee at the world championships on Saturday after he failed to start his men's 1500 metres freestyle heat at the Duna Arena. Sun's bid for a clean sweep of freestyle distance titles ended when he was beaten out of the medals in the 800m freestyle. That setback followed Sun striking gold in the 200m freestyle and then completing a hat-trick of freestyle world titles over 400m.
Formula 1: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sets track record in final Hungary practice
Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel smashed the absolute track record in final practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday while title rival Lewis Hamilton remained off the pace. The four-times world champion's time was 0.475 quicker than second placed team mate Kimi Raikkonen. The Briton's time, on the slower soft tyres, was 1.417 seconds off Vettel's and he was only fifth fastest. Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was quicker, 0.897 slower than Vettel but still the quickest of Ferrari's rivals.
Motor racing: 'Bernie Avenue' drops off the F1 road map
Formula One has taken a new direction since Liberty Media's takeover in January and 'Bernie Avenue' has dropped off the Hungarian Grand Prix road map. For years at grand prix time, the winding country road leading to the main entrance of the Hungaroring circuit was marked by a sign in honour of the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. The 86-year-old Briton was shoved aside in January when US-based Liberty Media took control of the sport, however, and the sign has disappeared.
MS Dhoni gets notice for endorsing competing fitness chains: Report
MS Dhoni has a legal headache to deal with as he has been slapped with a high court notice for endorsing rival fitness chains. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, it is alleged that Dhoni is associated with Sportsfit World Private Limited (SWPL) and another separate chain called Fit7. The notice has been issued by the Delhi High Court after Vikas Arora, a stakeholder in SWPL, put a petition.
After Wimbledon victory, Garbine Muguruza all set for US hardcourt season
Yes, almost a fortnight back Garbine Muguruza had clinched the Wimbledon title, defeating veteran tennis ace Venus Williams at the All England Club. Now she has already set her eyes on the Flushing Meadows of New York for the upcoming US Open 2017. After the victory at Wimbledon, I still had a lot of work to do. Last week I was able to take some time off, visit with my parents and brother, and chill out a bit.
Karunaratne defies India with solid half-century
At tea, Karunaratne was on 85, and Niroshan Dickwella was giving the opener company on 48. Karunaratne though held his ground and put on another 79 runs for the fifth wicket with Dickewella. It was the second highest target set by India in a Test after 617 versus New Zealand at Wellington in 2009. In doing so, they became the 14th pair to put up 2000-plus runs in Test cricket for India.
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President, AFI categorically mentions that the test sample of the athletes are replaceable at a cost of anywhere between Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 Lakhs. She further requested PM Modi that he, on his part, should also investigate these serious allegations and take subsequent action against the wrongdoers. They are also keen on partnering with the channel to know more on the expose and planning to do an investigation.
Ashwin's childhood coach named Indian team manager
Subramanian, who played 74 matches for Assam and Tamil Nadu, was appointed for a one-year term and will join the team ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka, beginning from August 3 in Colombo. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday appointed former first class cricketer Sunil Subramanian as the administrative manager of Team India , the BCCI said in a statement. Subramanian has 285 wickets to his name from 74 matches in first class cricket.
Philander out of hospital, available to bat in third test
All-rounder Vernon Philander was discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning will bat on day three of the third test against England at the Oval, Cricket South Africa said. The 32-year-old came down with a viral infection ahead of the match and left the field during Friday's play as the stomach ailment got worse. The Proteas head into the third day in a heap of trouble at 126 for eight, still 28 runs away from avoiding the follow-on.
Anil Kumble comes out in support of International Tiger Day
On Saturday, the legendary leg-spinner reminded us about the need to preserve tigers through a tweet on the occasion of the International Tiger Day. Let us save them for future generations. The former Indian captain has been a great admirer of wildlife and has been engaged in activities to save wild animals, especially tigers. Kumble had stepped down as Indian coach after the Champions Trophy in England after reports of his rift with skipper Virat Kohli came out.
Sri Lanka fight back to 192-4 at tea
India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka's Danushka Gunathilaka with his teammates. Sri Lanka reached 192-4 in their second innings at tea on the fourth day of the opening cricket Test against India here today. Chasing 550 to win after India declared at 240-3 in their second innings, Sri Lanka were 29-2 but the hosts fought back to cross the 200-mark, courtesy Dimuth Karunaratne (85) and Niroshan Dickwella (48).
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INDvSL: Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella keep Sri Lanka afloat at Tea on Day 4
Dimuth Karunaratne produced a rearguard act with an unbeaten half century as Sri Lanka delayed the inevitable, reaching 192 for four against India on the fourth day of the first Test on Saturday. At tea, Karunaratne was on 85, and Niroshan Dickwella was giving the opener company on 48. They did capitalise on run-scoring opportunities, as this atypical Galle pitch didn't provide much support to the Indian spinners.
India to host Sri Lanka later in 2017, may affect South Africa tour
While India are scheduled to tour South Africa in December, this Sri Lanka series could impact the South Africa tour. The schedule of the tour to South Africa has not been released yet but looks like it may clash with Sri Lanka tour of India or it will begin only in January. According to the report, a BCCI official confirmed the new development but could clarify when the South Africa tour will begin.

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