• Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis to reunite to defend their WTA Finals title in Singapore

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    New Delhi: Tennis players Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are reuniting to defend their WTA Finals title in Singapore this week. The Indo-Swiss pair had parted ways in August. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis became the world's No. 1 doubles team after winning 41 matches on-the-trot. They won three grand Slam titles and 11 WTA titles since teaming up in 2015 at Indian Wells. Sania and Hingis have been seeded second behind the French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic. They are in the bottom half of the draw and will face Chinese Taipei team of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan in their ope...Read More


  • Facebook, Amazon, Twitter among bidders for IPL media rights

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    New Delhi: Social networking giants Twitter and Facebook are among the 18 entities that have purchased the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the lucrative Indian Premier League's (IPL) media rights (broadcast, digital and mobile). "The Indian Premier League Media Right ITT has received a massive response from the leading media and technology companies. The ITT document was available for purchase from 19 September to 18 October, 2016," the BCCI said in a statement. The rights on offer are Indian sub-continent television rights from 2018 to 2027 (10 IPL seasons), Indian sub-continent digital rights from 2...Read More


  • Jitu Rai wins ISSF 10m Air Pistol Champions Trophy

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    Italy: Jitu Rai won the award in the 10m air pistol category and besides the trophy, took home a cash prize of 5000 Euros. Jitu Rai made the country proud yet again when he won the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Champions Trophy. Jitu beat Serbia's Damir Mikec, 29.6 to 28.3 in the final, held in the 10m Air Pistol finals format to claim the Euro 5000 cash award which comes with the title. The ISSF Rifle Champions Trophy was claimed by Russia's Sergey Kamenskiy. The Champions Trophy matches were held at the end of the World Cup Final, competitions for which ended on Sunday at the...Read More


  • Rio Paralympics: Sports minister congratulates Deepa Malik for wining silver

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    NEW DELHI: Sports minister Vijay Goel has congratulated Deepa Malik for scripting history by winning a silver medal in shot put F-53 event at the Rio Paralympics here on Monday. Deepa's best throw from six attempts was of 4.61m. With the win, India registered its third medal in Rio. In his congratulatory message, Goel said continuous success of para athletes at Rio has made the country proud.


  • Cheers, boos and a carnival atmosphere as flame goes out on Rio Olympics

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (theguardian): The curtain fell and finally there was a sense the Games had managed to capture the imagination, despite several reminders of the problems encountered in Rio Perhaps appropriately at the end of a by turns stormy and thrilling fortnight, the 2016 Olympics closed amid driving rain and fireworks with a ceremony that was largely celebratory in tone. The International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach declared that Rio had staged a "marvellous Olympic Games in the marvellous city" as the flame went out on South America's first Games, one with perhaps the most troubled build up of any ...Read More