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February 10, 2014

Yuvraj Singh asks people to spread cancer awareness

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who recently battled cancer, Monday asked people to spread awareness about the disease."People need to understand that they have to kill this disease instead of getting killed by it. Someone may defeat it and someone may not. But we are supposed to fight," Yuvraj Singh said at a cancer detection camp here. Sharing his own experience, he said: "My successful fight against cancer led me to start the "Youwecan" initiative to generate awareness,…

Ukraine wins first Winter Olympics medal in 8 years

Sochi, Feb 10 (IANS) Ukraine Monday afternoon stood in the 17th position in the Sochi Winter Olympics after winning its first Winter Olympics medal since 2006 Sunday.Ukraine' s Vita Semerenko took bronze of the Sochi Games in the 7.5 km women' s biathlon sprint, reports Xinhua. The 28-year-old Semerenko earned the first Olympic medal in her career, coming to the finish 21.7 seconds later than the champion Anastasiya Kuzmina from Slovakia. Olga Vilukhina from Russia won the silver, coming 19.9 seconds behind…

India, Australia suffer defeats at U-19 World Cup warmups

Dubai, Feb 10 (IANS) Last tournament’s finalists India and Australia suffered defeats in the first round of warm-up matches of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup here Monday.Sri Lanka opener Sadeera Samarawickrama hit an attractive 82 and Priyamal Perera scored an unbeaten 50 to inspire their side to five wickets victory over defending champions India at Zayed Cricket Stadium, while Ryan Burl hit a fluent 60 as Zimbabwe defeated last event’s runners-up Australia by three wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1. In the other…

Juventus in inexplicable draw with Verona

Milan, Feb 10 (IANS) Juan Gomez Taleb scored a last gasp equaliser for Verona to hold Juventus to a 2-2 draw at home.Juventus, whose sudden breakdown in the second half left their head coach Antonio Conte perplexed, are still nine points ahead of second placed Roma, who drew 0-0 with Lazio in the Rome Derby Sunday, reports Xinhua. Carlos Tevez scored twice before the half-hour mark to put Juventus 2-0 ahead but Verona showed admirable determination to score two goals through Luca Toni and Gomez respectively. Roma…

Chile’s midfielder Valdivia seeks European return

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 10 (IANS) Chile international playmaker Jorge Valdivia has revealed his wish to return to European football.The 30-year-old is currently with Brazilian outfit Palmeiras after spells at Rayo Vallecano in Spain and Switzerland's Servette, reports Xinhua. "I would love to return to Europe, but in a better situation than before," he was quoted saying by Brazilian football news website Sambafoot Sunday. "I played at a team (Rayo Vallecano) that were in the second division. When I…
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