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June 25, 2017 10:24 pm

Yashaswini Deswal bagged the gold in the ISSF Junior World Championship which is being held in Germany. She fired 235.9 points to clinch the gold. Behind her was Kim Woori of Korea who hit 231.8 to come second.

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June 25, 2017 9:15 pm

The sport's three top-ranked players -- Ma Long, Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong -- all failed to appear for their second-round singles matches at the prestigious ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Friday.

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June 25, 2017 8:47 pm

The International Table Tennis Federation threatened to slap sanctions on China's national team after three top players quit a tournament in apparent protest at their head coach's removal.

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June 25, 2017 4:09 pm

Ankush Dahiya (60 kg) won gold at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia on Sunday as Devendro Singh (52 kg) clinched silver. While Devendro lost against Aldoms Suguro in the final, 19-year old Ankush beat Man Choe Chol of Korea to emerge as champion.

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June 25, 2017 4:39 pm

The Sports Journalists Federation of India, at its annual general meeting on Sunday, decided to confer the best Sportsperson of the Year Award on the ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu.

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June 25, 2017 2:42 pm

Omar McLeod's run to secure a third successive national title at the Jamaica championships was the fifth fastest of all time, level with American Dominique Arnold's 2006 mark and only a tenth of a second behind Aries Merritt's world record.

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June 25, 2017 2:27 pm

Manny Pacquiao attended a church service in Brisbane on Sunday just hours after arriving in Australia for his July 2 world title fight defense against Australian Jeff Horn.

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June 25, 2017 2:25 pm

"If North Korean athletes participate in the Pyeongchang Olympics, I think it would greatly contribute in realizing Olympic values, which are about bringing humanity together and promoting world peace," said Moon Jae-In .

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June 25, 2017 1:42 pm

The World Taekwmondo Federation changed its name to World Taekwondo because of 'negative connotations' that came with its acronym WTF. The change was made before the start of the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships.

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June 25, 2017 9:51 am

As outrageous as the odds seem for the mum-of-one to return to a frenetic sport she’s been far away from for many seasons, Geethu who turns 32 next week, is entitled to this crazy dream.

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June 25, 2017 9:43 am

Three decades before three-on-three basketball earned Olympic approval, it travelled from the streets of Michigan to Mumbai through a Swede from Moscow who wove avante-garde techniques into the dynamic game.

June 25, 2017 1:21 am

15-year old Anish from Haryana won gold in the Junior Men's 25m Standard Pistol competition, with a world record score of 579, which helped India also bag the Team Silver in the event and prop it to second in the overall standings.

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June 24, 2017 10:06 pm

Devendro Singh defeated Mongolia's Gandulam Mungun-Erdene in a unanimous verdict, while Ankush, a former Asian youth silver-medallist, got the better of Russia's Radna Tsibikov in a split decision.

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June 24, 2017 5:32 pm

While Lions coach Warren Gatland observed that the All Blacks "didn’t come out and play champagne rugby,” Steve Hansen told reporters: "You don't become the number one side in the world for as long as we have been without a very good tight five.

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June 24, 2017 5:10 pm

Sean O'Brien and Rhys Webb crossed for the Lions, who now play the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday before the second test next Saturday. The All Blacks had held a narrow 13-8 lead at halftime.

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June 24, 2017 4:54 pm

Armstrong's cheating was exposed and detailed in a 2012 U.S Anti-Doping Agency report that included sworn testimony from several of his former teammates. He was stripped of his Tour de France victories, banned from competition and has paid an estimated $20 million to settle various lawsuits.

June 24, 2017 4:26 pm

American Blake Leeper finished a non-advancing seventh in the semi-final race despite competing as a double amputee. Pistorius set his record of 45.39 seconds at Daegu, South Korea in August, 2011. He ran 45.25 seconds at the U.S. athletics championships on Friday.

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June 24, 2017 12:05 pm

Jamaica's Olympic champion sprinter Elaine Thompson defended her national 100 metres title in Kingston on Friday with a world leading time of 10.71 seconds. Thompson recovered from a moderate start to rein in training partner Christania Williams and pull away for an emphatic win.

Christian Coleman, US World Championship trials, Indian Express
June 24, 2017 11:57 am

Rising star Christian Coleman eased into the final of the 100m at the US World Championship trials on Friday as hurdler Keni Harrison laid down a marker to her rivals with the fastest time of the year. Coleman, the fastest man in the world over 100m this season, clocked 10.04sec to comfortably win his semi-final

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June 24, 2017 10:07 am

Javelin thrower Davinder Singh has tested positive for marijuana after samples were taken during the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix in May. Marijuana is a specified substance under WADA code and hence Singh hasn’t been provisionally suspended but will have to face a disciplinary panel of NADA.

June 24, 2017 1:04 am

The biggest bombshell sent All-Star guard Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where Butler was reunited with his former coach Tom Thibodeau.

Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt races, Indian Express
June 23, 2017 11:35 pm

Justin Gatlin has stated that the prospect of one last race against Usain Bolt is the driving force behind his attempt to secure a spot in the US team for August's World Championships.

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June 23, 2017 10:37 pm

India has fielded a 31-strong squad in the event which will see 10 medals Finals apart from the Women's Junior Rifle Prone event and two 10m Test events in the Mixed category- one each for Rifle and Pistol.

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June 23, 2017 9:12 pm

The one-of-its-kind State Olympic Games consist of 11 games, namely Hockey, Athletics, Boxing, Basketball, Judo, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Wrestling, Kho-Kho, Weight Lifting and Shooting. The games are being held in an inter-district format.

June 23, 2017 7:48 pm

During an ongoing investigation by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) into allegations of possible wrongdoing by the British team, it was disclosed earlier this year that 55 doses of triamcinolone had been ordered by Team Sky between 2010 and 2013.

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June 23, 2017 7:11 pm

Paris is aiming to boost its bid for the 2024 Olympics by turning some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports for two days. Paris is competing against Los Angeles for the 2024 Games.

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June 23, 2017 5:27 pm

IAAF) president Sebastian Coe must take action over the delay in presenting Jessica Ennis-Hill with her 2011 World Championships gold medal, her former coach Toni Minichiello has said.

Boston Celtics, Philadelphia, Semi Ojeleye, Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson
June 23, 2017 4:10 pm

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he ultimately felt comfortable trading the top pick to the 76ers because he thought the player he planned to take at No. 1 would still be around at No. 3. He turned out to be correct.

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June 23, 2017 3:48 pm

Indian boxing star M C Mary Kom's (51kg) comeback ended in heartbreak as she bowed out with a quarterfinal loss even as Ankush Dahiya (60kg) advanced to the last-four stage of the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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June 23, 2017 3:16 pm

There are two international federations: the South Korea-based World Taekwondo Federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the North-backed International Taekwondo Federation. North Korea has never sent its taekwondo athletes to Olympics.

June 23, 2017 3:08 pm

Frank Ntilikina jetted in from France for the NBA Draft, took his bows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in New York after being taken eighth by the Knicks, then looked forward to flying back home for his championship series.

June 23, 2017 2:57 pm

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson will only run in the 100 metres at the World Championships in London this August after skipping the longer distance at Jamaica's national trials.

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June 23, 2017 2:44 pm

In his lone college season, Lonzo Ball led the nation with 7.6 assists per game and earned first team All America honors. Ball told reporters he was eager to ramp up his hoops education under Johnson. Some people have been taken aback by the promotional fervor of his outspoken father LaVar.

June 23, 2017 2:41 pm

Tyson Gay nearly walked away from racing. It was so painful that when he trains he feels the stress in his back and can't shake it off. Now, he keeps sprinting in the memory of his daughter Trinity.

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June 23, 2017 2:30 pm

NBC's priority was finding housing for its workers, many of whom are coming from abroad, Gary Zenkel said. Clients who want to go can still be invited by sponsors which are doing hospitality at the Games, he added.

June 23, 2017 12:30 pm

Christian Coleman displayed the kind of speed that helped him clock the fastest time of the year when he led 100 metres qualifying at the U.S. national championships as Justin Gatlin kept pace with the youngsters.