Tanuj Lakhina
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LaLiga: Tantalisingly poised title race, handball rule and other talking points

The title race continues to be alive and kicking in LaLiga after Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid ended in a stalemate and Real Madrid, Sevilla played out a 2-2 draw in controversial circumstances.

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LaLiga: Title race reaches fever pitch with all four contenders up against the other

This weekend, Barcelona are at home to Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid host Sevilla with six points separating the top four. If this title race needed more drama, the fixture list has provided it.

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European Super League is not about football, fans or more high-quality games; it's purely about the bottomline of elite clubs

At the very onset, it should be made clear that European Super League is not about the football or competitive football or fans. This is about the $$$. And a lot of it.

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Billie Jean King Cup: Ankita Raina, India go down fighting to Latvia in playoff tie

Latvia beat India 3-1 in the Billie Jean King Cup playoff with Ankita Raina once again highlighting her fighting spirit despite two defeats.

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Billie Jean King Cup: India trail Latvia 0-2 after Day 1 as Ankita Raina pushes Jelena Ostapenko

Latvia took a 2-0 lead over India in the Billie Jean King Cup playoff tie with wins for Jelena Ostapenko, Anastasija Sevastova over Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi respectively.

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Billie Jean King Cup Preview: India face stiff task against Latvia in maiden playoff tie

India take on higher-ranked Latvia in their first-ever Billie Jean King Cup playoff tie. The matches will be played on indoor hard courts in an empty stadium.

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LaLiga: In-form Real Madrid, Barcelona seek Clasico win to further title ambitions

From a 10-point gap at the close of January, Atletico Madrid have seen their lead cut down by Real Madrid and Barcelona. A Clasico win would help the two's title ambitions further.

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There is a huge growth opportunity in India with fantasy gaming, says Varun Mahna on launch of FantasyDangal

FantasyDangal, a third offering by Dangal Games after PokerDangal and RummyDangal, is catered to the growing fantasy sports industry. The app launches on 9 April to coincide with the IPL.

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Miami Open: Tournament offers a glimpse of what tennis could look like without Big 3, Serena Williams

Miami Open offered a glimpse into what tennis could look like when Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams retire and it was still scintillating.

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Argentina Open: Sumit Nagal goes down fighting in Buenos Aires, pleased to get matches under belt

Sumit Nagal started strongly against Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Argentina Open but errors crept in in the second and third set to lose despite a spirited display.

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Barcelona presidential elections: A look at three candidates Joan Laporta, Victor Font, Toni Freixa

Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa are the final candidates in the Barcelona presidential elections that will take place on Sunday.

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LaLiga: Sevilla sporting director Monchi reveals his methods, discusses scouting department and success

Sevilla's sporting director Monchi has been in the role since 2001 and has overseen remarkable success at the LaLiga club. His policy remains, "never worry about selling players".

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka is the perfect athlete to inspire the next generation of stars

Naomi Osaka has four Grand Slam titles, and remains unbeaten in major finals after lifting the 2021 Australian Open. But more remarkably, each of her Slam has been significant to her as a player and a person.

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka will put her winning streak, Slam record on line against big-hitting Jennifer Brady

Naomi Osaka goes for her fourth Grand Slam title in the Australian Open final on Saturday. Standing in her path is Jennifer Brady - playing her maiden final.

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Ankita Raina relishing journey Down Under with maiden Slam appearance, WTA Tour win

In Australia, Ankita Raina got her much-awaited Grand Slam debut and in the same week a first WTA Tour level win.

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Anindya Dutta interview: Author on tracing Indian tennis' rich history, forgotten legacy of women's game and more in book

A banker by profession, Anindya Dutta's latest book, called Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis, is a deep dive on pre-Independence tennis, the early players, the Krishnans, Amritrajs, doubles and women's tennis.

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Australian Open 2021: Fans empty stadiums once again but not before highlighting they're essential to tennis

Beyond the record attendances, the finances of the tournaments, it is real people spurring real athletes on to places they wouldn't think existed.

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Australian Open 2021: Sumit Nagal produces patchy effort in fighting first round loss

Sumit Nagal's third Grand Slam main draw appearance and first at Australian Open resulted in a largely forgetful first round loss.

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Australian Open 2021, men's preview: Can anyone end Novak Djokovic's 'love affair' with Melbourne Park?

Novak Djokovic has won eight times at Melbourne Park in 16 visits going back to his first-ever major in 2008. In the last 10 years, he's won seven times.

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Australian Open 2021: Sumit Nagal has 'gut feeling' of facing another top-10 player

Sumit has been awarded a wild card for the main draw and will know his opponent on Thursday when the draw for the rescheduled major is announced.