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India need big win against Indonesia

Jakarta, May 25: Defending champions India need to beat hosts Indonesia by a huge margin and hope Japan defeat Pakistan in the other Pool A match for advancing to the knockout stage of the Asia Cup men’s hockey tournament here on Thursday.…

UK govt approves Chelsea sale

London, May 25: Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers…

Gauff advances; Raducanu makes exit

Paris, May 25: American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to the third round of the French Open by beating Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-1, 7-6 (4). The 18-year-old Gauff is trying to improve on her quarterfinal run at the French Open last…

Barça beat A-League All-Star team

SYDNEY, May 25: Barcelona’s first-ever match in Australia ended in a 3-2 victory over an A-League All-Star team on Wednesday with substitute Ansu Fati scoring the winning goal. Before 70,174 spectators at the Olympic Stadium, Barcelona led…

Ancelotti pressured ahead of UCL final

Madrid, May 25: Carlo Ancelotti is the only coach to win titles in the top five European soccer leagues, and is a victory away from a record-fourth Champions League trophy. Still, not even Ancelotti is immune to pressure, especially ahead…

Pak beat SL by 6 wickets in 1st Women’s T20I

Karachi, May 24: A brilliant 3/8 from debutant Tuba Hassan followed by a solid 36 not out from veteran Nida Dar helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the first match of the three-match WT20I series here on Tuesday. Chasing a…

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Bayern sign right back Ajax’s Mazraoui on free transfer MUNICH, May 24: Bayern Munich picked up Morocco right back Noussair Mazraoui on a free transfer from Ajax on Tuesday in the club’s first signing of the offseason. The Bavarian club…

Titans beat Royals to reach final

Kolkata, May 24: David Miller hit three effortless sixes which looked like action replays as Gujarat Titans, under their inspirational skipper Hardik Pandya, made a mockery of all the odds to reach the final of IPL-15 with a seven-wicket…

Shafali, Wolvaard guide Velocity to 7-wicket win

PUNE, May 24: The swashbuckling Shafali Verma blazed away at the top before Laura Wolvaardt's unbeaten half century as Velocity overhauled a stiff target to get the better of Supernovas by sev-en wickets in the Women's T20 Challenge here on…