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2016

Nadal wins Mubadala Tennis Championships 2016 in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, Dec 31: Spanish tennis veteran Rafael Nadal defeated Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championships here on Saturday.The world No.9 disrupted 11th ranked Goffin's rhythm as he had planned before the final, by switching sides and changing from slice balls to high balls on the center court of the International Tennis Centre in Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City, reports Xinhua. Nadal, 30, trailed at 1-3 in the first set but regained advantage over Goffin, who overcame world No.1…

Saket to take on Youzhny, Ramkumar draws qualifier in Chennai Open first round

Chennai, Dec 31: Indias top-ranked singles tennis player Saket Myneni drew a potentially explosive clash against Russias Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round of the Aircel Chennai Open that gets underway at the SDAT Stadium here on Monday.The country's only other challenger in the singles, Ramkumar Ramanathan, got lucky though, drawing a qualifier for his first match of the new year. In doubles, India's top pair of Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will take on Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil and…

Hero MotoSports Team aims at big debut at Dakar Rally

New Delhi, Dec 31: Hero MotoSports Team Rally is geared-up to mark its entry into the Dakar Rally which is set to begin in Asunción from January 2, aiming to make a grand debut with Indian ace C.S. Santosh and Portuguese supercross star Joaquim Rodrigues.Since the last race in the Oilibya Rally of Morocco in October 2016, which was the final stop for the team before the Dakar Rally, it has been a race against time for the technical team to get the bikes ready for the most gruelling race on the annual motorsports…

Ramachandran to approach IOC, OCA to resolve IOA ban

New Delhi, Dec 31: A day after the Sports Ministry suspended the recognition of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), its President, N. Ramachandran, said he will take up the issue with the government after consulting the International Olympic Council (IOC) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).Lashing out at the IOA for seeking more time till January 15, 2017 to reply to the government's show cause notice, the ministry on Friday suspended the national Olympic body till the time it reverses the decision to make scam-tainted…

PCB may sue BCCI for not honouring MoU

Lahore, Dec 31: A miffed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling at taking the legal route in demanding compensation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which according to the PCB has dishonoured the MoU signed between the two boards.PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan on Friday stressed that the board had suffered huge loses after India refused to play Pakistan, as reported by the Dawn newspaper. "India signed MoU but did not play any series, so we will ask International Cricket Council (ICC) to compensate…
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