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January 13, 2016

O’Sullivan to meet Selby in Snooker Masters quarters

London, Jan 13: Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Mark Williams 6-5 on Wednesday and will meet Mark Selby in the quarter-finals of the Snooker Masters at the Alexandra Palace here.O'Sullivan will face three-time champion Selby, who thrashed Ricky Walden 6-0, reports Xinhua. The 40-year-old O'Sullivan took a break from competitive snooker for several months at the start of this season, returning to action at last month's German Masters qualifiers. He sharpened his game by competing at last week's Championship…

Golfer Vani grabs lead on second day

Ahmedabad, Jan 13: Vani Kapoor fired 4 under 68 in the second round to grab the lead in the Rs.7 lakh second leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens here on Wednesday.Trailing by a margin of four strokes in tied second position are Kiran Matharu and Amandeep Drall with a total score of 146. Order of Merit leader Vani started the day in tied second position after playing a birdie-less round on Tuesday. However, the Delhi girl was in supreme form on Wednesday. She played a…

New home and new players give hope to Delhi Waveriders

New Delhi, Jan 13: Delhi Waveriders will hope that a new home at the Shivaji Hockey Stadium here and a new squad will help them regain the title of Coal India Hockey India League which starts January 18.Waveriders played their home matches at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in the past three editions. But this year, the 7,000-seater Shivaji stadium, a historic venue that is a witness to India's hockey growth and fall in the past, will host all of the five home matches of Waveriders. Apart from the new home…

FIFA sacks secretary general Valcke

Zurich, Jan 13: World football's governing body FIFA on Wednesday announced the dismissal of secretary general Jerome Valcke from the post.The 55-year-old Frenchman was provisionally suspended from football for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets. He was relieved from his duties on September 17, last year, after being accused of a series of FIFA ethics code breaches. “The FIFA emergency committee decided, on January 9, 2016, to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position…

Would like to play in Argentine one day: Messi

Zurich, Jan 13: European champions FC Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi said on Wednesday he would like to someday return to his native Argentina and play club football there.The Argentina national team skipper on Monday won an unprecedented fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award, given to the footballer of the year by world football's governing body FIFA. Messi was born in the city of Rosario in Argentina in 1987 and was raised there till the age of 13, rising through the youth ranks at club Newell's Old…
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