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Soccer-Napoli back on top after Inter lose unbeaten record
The referee initially signalled a goal kick but changed his mind and gave handball against Davide Santon after consulting the VAR. Inter's defeat opened the door for Napoli to move back to the top of Serie A with 42 points from 17 games, two clear of Inter. De Paul put Udinese back in front and Inter nearly levelled again when Milan Skriniar headed against the bar.
Rugby-European Rugby Challenge Cup group stage results and standings
Dragons 4 2 0 95 80 3 11 4. Enisei-STM 4 0 0 65 136 1 1 Pool 2 1. Gloucester Rugby 4 3 0 184 81 4 16 3. Edinburgh Rugby 4 4 0 238 48 4 20 2. Oyonnax 4 1 0 69 136 0 4 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 FIXTURES (GMT) Cardiff Blues v Sale Sharks (1515) Cardiff.
Indian hockey team's attacker and survivor, SV Sunil
You never know what a Sunil run will eventually yield but Sunil knows just one way to play. Sunil has weathered it all, playing through triumphs and tragedies; his journey at times mirroring his team's. Since their mother's death when Sunil was only four, Suresh had taken it upon himself to care for Sunil. Serious questions were asked on every player as crisis became the new normal in Indian hockey, following the team's failure to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.
BWF World Super Series Finals 2017: When and where to watch PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi online live streaming
PV Sindhu stormed into her maiden final at the BWF Super Series Finals. Her opponent is Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, who was one of the players Sindhu beat in the group stage. She has won two Super Series titles so far, while Yamaguchi has won one and was runners up in three. PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi will be broadcast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 2. PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth BWF Dubai Super Series Finals matches can be live streamed on Hotstar.
Soccer-City showed Spurs how much they need to improve
Manchester City's 4-1 hammering of Tottenham highlighted just how much the London club need to improve if they are to play for the title, manager Mauricio Pochettino said after Saturday's loss. Of course you cannot say anything positive, because that is the mentality of football, Pochettino told reporters. Spurs enjoyed a good spell of pressure after half-time and from the outset they attempted to attack City but Pochettino said that City were just too good.
Soccer-De Bruyne performance leaves Guardiola speechless
MANCHESTER, England, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he had no words to describe the performance of midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian inspired them to a 4-1 crushing of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. De Bruyne was at the heart of City's record-extending 16th straight league win, scoring their second with a blistering strike. They know how good Kevin De Bruyne is and they can see how he runs and fights without the ball and that is the best example.
Efforts on to cut red tape, says Rathore
The eight-member committee included Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and former hockey player Viren Rasquinha. When pressed on the matter of the formation of the Empowered Steering Committee, he said efforts are on to cut red tape in the department of sports. We have to see to it that red tape doesn't become a hindrance in our athletes' training plans. Tie-up with Japan Rathore announced a sports tie-up between Lakshmi Bai University of Physical Education and a Japanese university.
Chen Yufei out of way, Sindhu to clash with Yamaguchi for title
Dubai, December 16 PV Sindhu stood a step away from clinching her maiden title at the Dubai Superseries Finals after defeating Chen Yufei of China in straight games in the women's singles semifinals. In the summit clash tomorrow, Sindhu will face world No 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, who saw off Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 17-21 21-12 21-19 in another semifinal. In the first game, Sindhu rode on the unforced errors of Chen to open up a 5-0 lead.
Anjum wins two more gold medals
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 Anjum Moudgil continued her impressive run at the 61st National Shooting Championship, winning the individual and team gold medals in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions event here today. Anjum, representing Punjab, shot 457.6 in the eight-woman final to beat Jammu & Kashmir's Shreya Saksena, who shot 452.9 for the silver medal. She had won the 10m air rifle mixed team title yesterday, and the women's 50m rifle prone individual and team gold medals on the opening day.
No evidence against Indians in Ashes-fixing case: ACU chief
Sport Also in this section New Delhi, December 16 BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Neeraj Kumar on Saturday said that no evidence was found against the two named Indians in the alleged Ashes spot-fixing case. Kumar said, There has been no fixing, there are claims made against the two by The Sun reporters. He added, These two are on our radar and they are known to us for quite some time.
Vidarbha unsure about Umesh's participation
Sport RANJI TROPHY SEMIS Also in this section Kolkata, December 16 There is an air of uncertainty over the participation of India speedster Umesh Yadav in Vidarbha's Ranji Trophy semifinal against Karnataka beginning tomorrow. Busy undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, Yadav was conspicuous by his absence during the team's training session this morning. Vidarbha's think-tank is tight-lipped about Yadav's participation. We are not allowed to speak as there has been a strict guideline from our association, Vidarbha coach Chandrakant Pandit said.
Smith's double, Marsh's ton frustrate England
Forgettable day It was a horrendous day for England, who claimed just one wicket for the day at a cost of 346 runs. Smith and Marsh dominated the flagging England attack to put on an unbroken stand of 301 for the fifth wicket without even offering a single chance. Coming in his 107th Test knock, only Don Bradman and Sunil Gavaskar have reached 22 Test centuries in fewer innings.
Ozil leads Arsenal into top four
London, December 16 A blistering first-half volley by Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a 1-0 home win over Newcastle United on Saturday and lifted them into the Premier League's top four while it also piled more misery on the struggling Magpies. The result lifted Arsenal to fourth place on 33 points from 18 games, one ahead of surprise package Burnley, with Newcastle, on 15 points, plunging into a relegation scrap.
Shubhankar makes a move
Sport INDONESIAN MASTERS Makes five birdies in six holes to climb to tied-6th before play suspended Also in this section. Jakarta, December 16 Shubhankar Sharma was back to his birdie-gathering ways with five birdies in six holes before lightning forced a suspension of play yet again during the third round of the Indonesian Masters today. Sharma, who won the Joburg Open last week, was 5-under through 11 holes in the third round and 11-under for the tournament.
Soccer-Ronaldo free kick gives Real another world title
Ronaldo's 53rd-minute strike gave Real their second world title in a row, the third in the last four seasons, and ended Gremio's hopes of pulling off what would have been a huge upset. Overall, it was the Spanish club's sixth world title as they also won the old Intercontinental Cup - now recognised by FIFA - three times. We conceded a goal from a free kick, where the ball went through the middle of the wall.
Soccer-Dazzling Man City disappearing into the distance
Man City go 14 points clear with 4-1 win over Spurs. City's 16th successive win took them to 52 points, one game short of the halfway point of the season. Even without the injured David Silva, City were too clinical for Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side and could even afford a second-half penalty miss from Gabriel Jesus. Marko Arnautovic scored against his old club Stoke as West Ham made it seven points from three games without conceding.

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