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Gaurika extends lead in Usha golf

Gurgaon, Oct 10 (IANS) Gaurika Bishnoi Thursday followed up her splendid showing of two under 70 on Day One with an equally gritty one under 71 to extend her lead at the top of the Usha Northern India Ladies and Junior Girls Golf Championships. She pulled three strokes clear of Gauri Monga, who eventually finished with a score of one over 73. Gurgaon's Gaurika, on current form, holds all the aces going into the final day as she tees off together with the final group at the Classic Golf Resort Friday morning. The…

Subroto Cup: Ukraine start with big win

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Troeschina School of Ukraine started their campaign in style with a 8-0 drubbing of PP Savani Chaitanya Vidhyalaya, Gujarat, in their opening match in the U-17 Boys’ category of the 54th Subroto Cup football here Thursday. The Ukraine team dominated proceeding from beginning to end and Gujarat hardly got a shot at the rival goal. Gomeniuk and Dmytro scored a hat-trick each for the winners. Troeschina are the firm favourites to win the U-17 title, having won the UNICEF Cup in Spain…

Tendulkar has chosen time and place to retire

The greatness of Sachin Tendulkar is that he has never been dropped from the Indian team in any form of cricket, barring a bizarre decision to rest him from the One-Day Internationals (ODI) on the last tour to Australia. That's an awesome record. Only he decided to call time, last year from ODIs and now from Test cricket. He is going out at a time and place of his choosing, not at the prompting of others, whatever be the speculation over his meetings with the cricket board officials or the national selectors. For…

Federer, Ferrer knocked out of Shanghai Masters

Shanghai, Oct 10 (IANS) Third seed David Ferrer and fifth seed Roger Federer were shocked at the Shanghai Rolex Masters third round here Thursday. Federer won a tense tiebreak of the second set but still slumped to a 4-6, 7-6(5), 3-6 loss to Frenchman Gael Monfils after two hours and nine minutes, reports Xinhua. Federer, 32, is battling to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals for the 12th consecutive year. Federer recovered from a 3-5 deficit in the second set to force a tiebreak. He went on to win four straight…

Top cricketers pay tribute to Sachin

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Current and former cricketers from all around the world saluted the achievements of Sachin Tendulkar after it was announced that the batting legend's 200th Test would be his last, ending his phenomenal career in all forms of international cricket. "He has entertained millions of cricket lovers not only in India but across the entire world. While his statistics, records and the sheer volume of runs and hundreds he has made are unmatched, I am a huge fan of the kind of human being Sachin…
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