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February 26, 2018

Winter Olympics: S. Korean medallists eligible for military exemption

Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 26: Seven South Korean athletes who won medals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be eligible for military exemption, officials said here on Monday.All South Korean men between 18 and 35 years of age are conscripted into the armed forces for about two years, but athletes who earn an Olympic medal or an Asian Games gold medal are effectively exempted from the mandatory service. The seven athletes are skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin, bobsledder Seo Young-woo, speed skaters Cha Min-kyu, Kim…

Coaches named for TT league’s 2nd edition

Mumbai, Feb 26: The 12 franchises in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League (UTT) on Monday picked their coaches for the second edition which runs from June 14 to July 1.Defending champions Falcons TTC chose to go with their winning coach for the second edition, opting for Soumyadeep Roy in the draft pick for coaches. The Yoddhas, who were next in line, swooped in on Hungary's Ferenc Karsai, a coach with over 25 years' of experience at the highest level. He was at the helm for DHFL Maharashtra United last season.…

Subir-Nirav close in on Ali-Mustafa in Himalayan Drive 6

Murti (West Bengal), Feb 26: The pair of Subir Roy and Nirav Mehta narrowed the gap against defending champions Sheikh Ajgar Ali and Mohammed Mustafa to just one penalty point at the end of Day 3 in the JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 6 here on Monday.Ali-Mustafa restricted themselves to 31 penalty points on Sunday to bring their total score to 85 penalty points; the Subir-Nirav team, champions of Desert Storm, picked up just 24 penalty points to notch up a total score of 86 penalty points, to set up a grand finish. The team of…

Want to see India become sports equipment manufacturing hub: Rathore

New Delhi, Feb 26: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore asserted on Monday that he wants to see India become a sports equipment manufacturing hub for the world.Addressing a confluence of international and national delegates from various sporting federations, leagues and companies, Rathore emphasised the need to change the mindset of the country and the federation towards sports. "Nothing like sports that breaks all barriers across regions, race or creed. We plan to make India a force to reckon with in the field of…

Real Madrid coach says Neymar injury brings no satisfaction

Madrid, Feb 26: Real Madrid's French chief coach Zinedine Zidane on Monday said it gave him no satisfaction to see an injury take down Paris Saint Germain's Brazilian star forward Neymar ahead of the two football clubs' clash in the second leg of UEFA Champions League round-of-16.Neymar was forced to leave the field on a stretcher after apparently twisting his ankle on Sunday during PSG's 3-0 league win over Marseille, which cast doubt on whether the Brazilian star would take the field against Real Madrid…
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