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May 12, 2017

IPL-10: Nair’s patient half century takes Delhi to 168/8 vs Pune

New Delhi, May 12: Delhi Daredevils rode on Karun Nair's brilliant half century to post 168/8 against Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday.Nair's 45-ball 64, laced with nine hits to the fence, helped Delhi recover from a precarious position after the visitors had reduced the home side to 9/2 after three overs. Electing to bat after calling the toss correctly, Daredevils were off to a disastrous start, losing the key wickets of opener Sanju Samson…

Sharapova, Venus, Wawrinka ready for Italian Open

Rome, May 12: Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, American Venus Williams and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka started practice on Friday at the Foro Italico clay courts here for the Italian Open.Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro, Americans John Insner, Sam Querrey and Madison Keys are in Rome where the draw is set to be held this afternoon, reports Efe. Keys played in the Italian Open 2016 final against her compatriot Serena Williams, but Serena will miss this year's edition because of pregnancy. Venus started…

Atletico to play Bayern, Liverpool in pre-season Audi Cup

Madrid, May 12: Atletico Madrid on Friday confirmed their participation for a pre-season friendly competition in Germany, along with Bundesliga's Bayern Munich and English side Liverpool.The biennial four-team Audi Cup will be held on August 1-2. The participation of a fourth side has yet to be decided, reports Efe. Barcelona won the tournament in 2011, while their compatriot Real Madrid lost the 2015 final to Bayern Munich.

By Zofeen Maqsood He has that unmistakable Chicago charm around him. He is style savvy, culturally conscious, immensely proud of his roots and most of all -- passionate about fitness. 31-year old, Hardik Soni, is one of youngest self-made Indian American entrepreneurs in Chicago. As the founder and president of XDef Fitness and Personal Training, he can be credited to be the first and only from the Gujarati community in Chicago to have ventured into the fitness business. The fact that he has made a success of his…

We won’t change our brand of cricket, insists Kolkata coach Balaji

Kolkata, May 12: Despite having lost three out of their last four matches, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach L. Balaji said the team won't change their brand of cricket and play their natural game when they take on Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture here on Saturday."I expect uncertainty everyday. We are in a very good space of positivity. Our characters have been defined in these 13 games. We will not change brand of cricket and will do what comes to us naturally," Balaji told…
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