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Punter wins a staggering £182,567 from £2 bet at Cheltenham

A lucky punter won a grand sum of £182,567.80 off a £2 bet at the annual Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday as they picked a horse from each of the six races and came off as the winner in four of them.

Brothers, hawkers, top ice skaters: For this Delhi duo, lack of funds hurdle in way of dream career

The brothers are among the country’s top ice figure skaters and their journey from a two-room rented house in congested Paharganj to the glitzy world of ice-skating can easily inspire a Bollywood script.

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Organised sports not enough to keep kids physically fit: Study

Researchers from Rice University in the US studied data gathered from 100 home-schooled children age 10-17 to back up their assumption that such activities are sufficient to keep children physically fit.

Cloud over national games as Goa cites upcoming polls

With upcoming polls, the Goa state government has informed central ministries on the problems it will face in hosting the 36th National Games.

Sports Calendar 2019: Cricket World Cup, Women's Football World Cup and more

For sports fans, 2019 will see no bigger event than the ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Elsewhere, athletes prepare for the Tokyo Olympics year after.

I thought I was going to die: James Taylor

James Taylor played seven Tests and 27 ODIs for England and captained the side against Ireland in May last year.

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Winning a silver medal in Youth Olympics Games is a special feeling: Lakshya Sen

Sen will be leading the Indian challenge in the World Junior Championship to be held in Canada next month apart from playing in GP and Challenge Series at the senior level

Pakistan team fails to turn up for Asian Pencak Silat event due to visa issues

The Pakistani team was expected to take part in the Championship, which was inaugurated at the Sher-e-Kashmir Indoor Stadium, as the organisers had put up the flag of the neighbouring country, alongside other participating nations.

All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament: Malvika Bansod wins again, keeps parents’ dental clinic shut

Malvika became the youngest player to reach the round of 16 at last year's Senior Nationals in Nagpur. The youngster also became the youngest Indian after (Saina) Nehwal and PV Sindhu to win a senior ranking tournament when she won in Bareilly in January this year.

GTramp: The next big sport for tweens and teens, fuelled by social media

Trampoline parks are in the game, too. Last year, trampoline parks were a $1.4 billion industry in the United States; by 2023, that’s expected to grow to $3.25 billion.

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England vs Sri Lanka: Rain at Lord's forces draw, England win series 2-0

England win the three Test series 2-0 after rain forced a draw in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka.

India vs Zimbabwe: Yuzvendra Chahal spins India to unassailable 2-0 lead; see pictures

India rode on Yuzvendra Chahal's three for 25 to grab second win in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

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Euro 2016: Germany on target against Ukraine, register 2-0 win

Germany, Poland, Croatia notch up wins on third day of Euro 2016.

Eng vs SL: England-Sri Lanka Test set for thrilling finish

Sri Lanka need 330 more runs to win with all their 10 wickets in hand against England on Day 5.

Euro 2016: England, Russia share spoils; fans spoil Marseillie with violence

Violence continued in Marseille after the Russia-England match which ended in a draw.

All-round India down Zimbabwe in first ODI

India begin tour to Zimbabwe with a nine-wicket win after KL Rahul scored an unbeaten ton on debut.

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England vs Sri Lanka: After Jonny Bairstow's ton, Sri Lanka show spine at Lord's

Sri lanka finished day 2 at 162 for one in reply to England's first innings 416, a deficit of 254 runs.

Muhammad Ali funeral: 'The Greatest' makes final journey through hometown Louisville

Muhammad Ali made his final journey through his hometown Louisville during his funeral.

France vs Romania: In Paris, a fairytale start to Euro 2016

Euro 2016 got underway in Paris on Friday and France won their first match against Romania.

Jonny Bairstow and Alastair Cook lead England recovery on Day 1 against Sri Lanka at Lord's

Jonny Bairstow hits unbeaten 107, Alastair Cook scores solid 85 as England recover from 84/4 to end day's play at 279/6 against Sri Lanka.

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Shocking results in sports in 2018

Germany's early exit? Djokovic losing to a Greek teenager? India women's team going down o the last ball of the Asia Cup? These were some of the biggest stunning results in 2018. Which was the biggest?

Former NBA MVP Steve Nash on Real Mallorca, a game in Miami and La Liga in the USA

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, one of the owners of Real Mallorca, sat down and discussed the 2002-03 Copa del Rey winners besides the touted La Liga game in Miami, United States.

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12th South Asian Games conclude

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.

Daredevils stun spectators in Punjab's Kila Raipur 'ural Olympics'

Ludhiana (Punjab), Feb 12: Every year Ludhiana becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts from around the world who come to witness the Kila Raipur Sports Festival or the Rural Olympics. In the 80th edition of the rural Olympics held in Kila Raipur near Ludhiana, children, youngsters and veterans exhibited their courage and skill. The four-day sporting event from February 4-7 saw stuntmen performing daredevil acts like weight lifting with beard, pulling car with teeth, standing on a moving bike, holding ladder in mouth among others. Sportspersons displayed their agility and dexterity in a plethora of other sports like shot-put, weight lifting, paragliding and karate. The sporting event started in 1933 with only wrestling and athletics. Sports lovers from around the world flock to witness the unique sporting event. These games not only promote sportsmanship but also help develop closer people-to-people contact.

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