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February 14, 2017

Soumyajit, Sanil qualify for India Open TT

New Delhi, Feb 14: Indias paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Sanil Shetty fought back spectacularly to storm into the main draw of the $150,000 Seamaster 2017 World Tour India Open here at the Thyagaraj Stadium on Tuesday.Soumyajit, a double Olympian and one of India's best hopes along with Achanta Sharath Kamal, had to dig deep into his well of experience to quell a strong challenge from Saudi Arabia's Ali Alkhadrawi 4-3. He began slowly, going down 6-11, 9-11 before he got into his groove. The Siliguri lad won the…

Kenya charms nations out to boycott global youth athletics event

Nairobi, Feb 14: Kenya on Tuesday said it has embarked on a mission to charm nations that have announced their boycott of the 2017 World Under-18 Athletics Championships scheduled for July to review their stand over security fears.Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe told a media briefing that a high level team of diplomats has been assembled to reach out to nations that are doubtful of the security of their citizens when their athletes attend the competition. The diplomats will also assure them of their safety during the…

Atletico Madrid renew midfielder Partey’s contract until 2022

Madrid, Feb 14: Atletico Madrid on Tuesday announced the renewal of the contract of Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey for three more years, keeping him committed to the capital football club until the 2021-22 season.According to the club's official website, Partey was excited about the renewal saying: "I'm very happy. I want to continue growing in Atleti." The 23-year-old, who recently helped his national team to reach the semi-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, made his debut with…

Sony Norde likely to miss Mohun Bagan-Mumbai FC clash

Mumbai, Feb 14: Mohun Bagan's Haitian star Sony Norde is likely to miss their ninth round I-League game against Mumbai FC due to persisting knee injury.Norde, who has been struggling with his knee was learnt to have visited a doctor on the eve of the match. So he won't be risked by coach Sanjoy Sen on Wednesday as the former I-League champions look to overcome goalless draw in the derby and get back to winning ways against lowly Mumbai at the Cooperage Stadium. Santosh Kashyap's side have lost six games in…

Athens silver medallist Claudia to address athletes career programme meet

New Delhi, Feb 14: Athens Olympics silver medal winning fencer Claudia Bokel, former chairperson of the IOCs Athletics Commission and Executive Board member, will be addressing a select gathering of players and sports administrators on the Athletes Career Programme (ACP) here on Wednesday.Claudia had represented Germany in Atlanta and Sydney Games in 1996 and 2000 but had to wait for a podium finish until the 2004 Games. The three-time Olympian is an ambassador and senior facilitator of the International Olympic…
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