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January 16, 2017

Federer admits to feeling nervous in Australian Open 1st round

Melbourne, Jan 16: Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer admitted that he felt nervous during Monday's victory over Austrian Jurgen Melzer in the first round of the Australian Open.Federer defeated Melzer 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to earn his 308th Grand Slam victory, reports Efe. "I was feeling nervous once the match actually started," Federer said after the match. "I thought my serve was on and off in the beginning which surprised me a little bit, because in practice it's been going pretty well,"…

Russian fans arrested at 2016 Euro Cup to leave France on January 17

Paris, Jan 16: Russian nationals, arrested in France for fights with English football fans during the 2016 Euro Cup, will be returned to Russia on Tuesday, Russian Consul General in Marseilles Sergei Molchanov said on Monday."According to the information we have received from the French authorities, they (Russian football fans) must be deported tomorrow, January 17," Molchanov said, reports Tass. The two Russian fans at the issue are Alexei Yerunov and Sergei Gorbachev. A court in Marseille ruled in mid-June…

PWL: Haryana thrash Punjab to maintain top spot

New Delhi, Jan 16: Haryana Hammers continued their winning run and clinched the top spot by overpowering Punjab Royals 5-2 in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Monday.It was the last tie in the league stage of this year's PWL and Haryana -- the runners-up of last year's inaugural edition -- ended up with 10 points having won all their five matches. Being the top placed side after the league stage, Haryana will take on fourth placed Jaipur Ninja's in the first…

Wild card Yubrani enters pre-quarters of juniors tennis meet

Kolkata, Jan 16: Wild card local entrant Yubrani Banerjee entered the pre-quarter finals of the girls singles event at the ongoing International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors meet held at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Monday.Banerjee, who reached the quarter-finals here last year also, did not sweat much to brush Sharannya Gaware aside by a straight 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 24 minutes. Another wild card from Bengal, Arghya Das in boys singles did not live up to the expectations, as he went…

Winger Robben extends Bayern contract for a season

Munich, Jan 16: Veteran Dutch winger Arjen Robben has agreed to a one-year contract extension with FC Bayern Munich, keeping him at the record German champions until June 30, 2018, it was announced on Monday."Arjen is one of the best players in the world in his position. He's played for us for almost eight years now and has become an important part of our club in this time. We're delighted he's going to pull on an FC Bayern shirt for a further year," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a…
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