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July 5, 2018

Cavani returns to practice alone after injury ahead of quarterfinal match

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), July 5: Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani on Thursday trained apart from his teammates and touched the ball for the first time since he was injured, less than 24 hours before the quarterfinal match against France as the last eight teams battled it out in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Paris Saint-Germain striker suffered a left-calf injury during the round of 16 match against Portugal, which La Celeste won 2-1, reported Efe. Since then, he has been in doubt for Friday's match with…

Pella upsets Cilic in Wimbledon 2nd round

London, July 5: Argentina's Guido Pella on Thursday rallied from two sets down to pull off a big upset, defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia, the third seed, 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in a rain-interrupted second-round match at Wimbledon.Pella, world No 82, was trailing two sets down but a break in play in the third due to rain on Wednesday caused the match to be resumed on Thursday and Pella came back a new man, dominating play over the final three sets and improving his overall record with the 2017 Wimbledon runner-up…

Asish stuns top seed Puneet to enter final of tennis meet

Kolkata, July 5: A dream run for local wild card Asish Sen continued as he brushed top seed Puneet Kumar Gupta aside to enter the final of the men's singles at the Calcutta South Club Senior ITF Tennis Championship at the red clay courts of the Calcutta South Club on Thursday.Sen, down 0-3 in the opening set, came back strong to win it by a close 6-4. In the second set he faltered at the crucial stages and dropped it with an identical score of 4-6. In the decider, top seed Gupta took the marathon to a…

Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ have task cut out against Brazil

Kazan (Russia), July 5: Dubbed as a 'golden generation', a talented Belgium squad will be keen to re-create history while perennial title contenders Brazil will aim to avoid yet another upset when the two teams meet in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Friday.The best result that Belgium have achieved in their World Cup history is reaching the semi-finals in 1986, when they eventually finished fourth. Achieving that feat for a second time will surely be on the minds of every Belgium player…

MRF slick tyres receives favourable response from bike racers

Chennai, July 5: MRF's slick tyre received appreciation from all riders who used it during the free practice session as the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, commenced at the MMRT circuit here on Thursday.The slick tyreswere supplied for the premier Super Sport Indian (165cc) and the Pro-Stock 301-400cc classes. The impact of the slick tyres, being used for the first time in the championship, had an immediate impact with timings improving by about two seconds with…
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