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'Made the announcement too soon': Sania Mirza on her retirement
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'Made the announcement too soon': Sania Mirza on her retirement

Mirza on 19 January had announced that she will hang up her racquet at the end of 2022 season as her body was "wearing down" and the motivation and energy for everyday grind was not the same anymore

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Vladimir Putin backs China over 'politicisation' of event
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Vladimir Putin backs China over 'politicisation' of event

The US is among several countries which have said they will not send politicians or other representatives to next month's Games in a so-called diplomatic boycott, citing concerns over human rights in China

Syed Modi International 2022: Men's singles finalists to share prize money after 'no match'
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Syed Modi International 2022: Men's singles finalists to share prize money after 'no match'

The all-French final between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout was scheduled on Sunday

Malaysia to lift two-year ban on badminton star Lee Zii Jia
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Malaysia to lift two-year ban on badminton star Lee Zii Jia

The 23-year-old cut ties with Malaysia's badminton association this month to play as an independent, but the body hit back by prohibiting him from competing in tournaments for two years

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra wins Param Vishisht Seva Medal
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Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra wins Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Chopra, a Subedar with the 4 Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army, had produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the javelin throw finals at Tokyo Olympics in August 2021 to win the gold medal

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Abrupt lockdowns loom over Chinese capitals before event
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Abrupt lockdowns loom over Chinese capitals before event

The lockdowns are part of China's "zero tolerance" measures to fight the pandemic that have been ratcheted-up ahead of the Games.

Michael Vaughan and Wasim Jaffer engage in hilarious banter on Twitter
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Michael Vaughan and Wasim Jaffer engage in hilarious banter on Twitter

Vaughn took this opportunity to troll Wasim Jaffer on social media. The England skipper shared a video on Twitter where he showed Jaffer’s batting failure in the Legends League Cricket match

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China's Xi Jinping meets IOC chief Thomas Bach ahead of event
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China's Xi Jinping meets IOC chief Thomas Bach ahead of event

The meeting is expected to be the first of several for the Chinese president — who has not left the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — as dignitaries including Russian President Vladimir Putin descend on Beijing for the Olympics

Indian men's hockey team focussed on winning Asian Games to qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics, says PR Sreejesh
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Indian men's hockey team focussed on winning Asian Games to qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics, says PR Sreejesh

Veteran goalkeeper said a lot of youngsters will be given opportunities in a hectic year for the team in which it will compete in marquee events like the Commonwealth Games and Asiad.

Tokyo Games was a watershed moment for Indian para-sports, say Paralympic medallists
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Tokyo Games was a watershed moment for Indian para-sports, say Paralympic medallists

The Indian contingent scripted history at the Tokyo Paralympics by winning 19 medals, including five gold, which helped them sign off 24th in the overall tally — the highest ever

Australian Open 2022: Top seed Ashleigh Barty crushes Jessica Pegula, to meet Madison Keys in semis
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Australian Open 2022: Top seed Ashleigh Barty crushes Jessica Pegula, to meet Madison Keys in semis

The world number one dismantled the 21st-seeded American 6-2, 6-0 in 63 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to power into the last four at Melbourne Park for only the second time.

Australian Open 2022: Denis Shapovalov slams Rafael Nadal time tactics after 'corrupt' umpire jibe
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Australian Open 2022: Denis Shapovalov slams Rafael Nadal time tactics after 'corrupt' umpire jibe

Shapovalov labelled chair umpire Carlos Bernardes "corrupt" during the match for not enforcing a penalty on the meticulous Nadal

Australian Open reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban: All you need to know about the controversy
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Australian Open reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban: All you need to know about the controversy

After mounting pressure from all quarters, Tennis Australia overturned the ban restricting Australian Open spectators from wearing T-shirts highlighting the controversy around Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai.

Australian Open 2022: Ailing Rafael Nadal survives Denis Shapovalov comeback to reach semi-finals
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Australian Open 2022: Ailing Rafael Nadal survives Denis Shapovalov comeback to reach semi-finals

Rafael Nadal moved to within two matches of a record 21st Grand Slam title with a dogfight five-set quarter-final win over Denis Shapovalov.

Australian Open 2022: Sania Mirza bids adieu with quarter-final loss in mixed doubles
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Australian Open 2022: Sania Mirza bids adieu with quarter-final loss in mixed doubles

Mirza, partnering American Rajeev Ram, lost the match 4-6, 6-7 to wildcard entries Fourlis and Kubler in one hour 30 minutes.

Australian Open 2022: Madison Keys banks on experience after surging into semi-finals
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Australian Open 2022: Madison Keys banks on experience after surging into semi-finals

A resurgent Madison Keys said she was a different person to the one that lost an Australian Open semi-final in 2015.

AFCON 2021: At least eight dead, many injured in stampede outside Cameroon football stadium hosting game
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AFCON 2021: At least eight dead, many injured in stampede outside Cameroon football stadium hosting game

The crush happened as crowds struggled to get access to Olembe Stadium in the capital city of Yaounde to watch the host country Cameroon play Comoros.

Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Eight-point raid and mid-table shuffle highlight week 5
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Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Eight-point raid and mid-table shuffle highlight week 5

From Telugu Titans finally breaking jinx to Mohammad Nabibakhsh's eight-point raid, here's what happened in Pro Kabaddi League in week 5.

Australian Open 2022: Fans allowed to wear 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash
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Australian Open 2022: Fans allowed to wear 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash

Fans at the Australian Open can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig Tiley said Tuesday, after a backlash over the Grand Slam's controversial stance.