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County Championship: Cheteshwar Pujara registers second double ton for Sussex
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County Championship: Cheteshwar Pujara registers second double ton for Sussex

Pujara made 203 and faced 334 balls, in which he hit 24 fours. The senior India player was batting overnight on 107, which helped his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out for 223 in their first innings.

BCCI likely to do away with bio-bubble for India's home series against South Africa, says report
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BCCI likely to do away with bio-bubble for India's home series against South Africa, says report

Bio-bubbles became a part of the lives of cricketers with almost all the series (home and away) played in strict bio-secure environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Badminton Asia Championships: HS Prannoy withdraws from tournament citing injury
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Badminton Asia Championships: HS Prannoy withdraws from tournament citing injury

He confirmed the same in a Twitter post adding that he was looking forward to join the Indian squad for the Thomas and Uber Cup finals slated for May.

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith 'vindicated' after being cleared of racism charges
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Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith 'vindicated' after being cleared of racism charges

Two independent arbitrators found there was no evidence to support tentative findings that Smith had shown racial bias in three instances.

Netherlands men's head coach Ryan Campbell admitted to ICU after suffering massive heart attack
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Netherlands men's head coach Ryan Campbell admitted to ICU after suffering massive heart attack

According to the ICC website, the 50-year-old felt chest pains and difficulty in breathing while he was out with his family on Saturday.

Kenyans Evans Chebet, Peres Jepchirchir win Boston Marathon titles
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Kenyans Evans Chebet, Peres Jepchirchir win Boston Marathon titles

Chebet held off two past champions to win the men's crown and reigning Olympic champion compatriot Jepchirchir captured the women's title on Monday at the 126th Boston Marathon.

A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Viswanathan Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad gets underway
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A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Viswanathan Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad gets underway

"It is a lifetime opportunity for youngsters to get a glimpse of their idols, watch them play and possibly interact with them," said India's first-ever Grandmaster Anand in a press release.

‘Very sorry it’s ended like this’: Twitter reacts as Joe Root steps down as England Test team captain
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‘Very sorry it’s ended like this’: Twitter reacts as Joe Root steps down as England Test team captain

Joe Root's captaincy has come under scrutiny with England having only won just one of their last 17 Test matches — the country's worst run since the 1980s.

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee named country's Player of the Year for 2021
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New Zealand pacer Tim Southee named country's Player of the Year for 2021

Southee, currently representing KKR in IPL 2022, was bestowed with the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal after a stellar 2021 season, both at home and abroad, and in red as well as white-ball cricket.

US track and field legend Allyson Felix announces decision to retire from sport later this year
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US track and field legend Allyson Felix announces decision to retire from sport later this year

The 36-year-old said in an Instagram post she planned to embark on her farewell season as a gesture of gratitude to the sport.

'Raina started crying': Axar reveals how Indian dressing room reacted to Dhoni's sudden Test retirement
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'Raina started crying': Axar reveals how Indian dressing room reacted to Dhoni's sudden Test retirement

Axar, who was part of the Indian touring party in Australia in the 2014-15 season, made some interesting revelations recently, including the fact that former India all-rounder Suresh Raina starting crying after Dhoni's sudden announcement.

Australia confirm Andrew McDonald as new men's head coach two months after Justin Langer's abrupt exit
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Australia confirm Andrew McDonald as new men's head coach two months after Justin Langer's abrupt exit

McDonald, 40, secured a four-year contract after winning praise for his performance as interim coach since Langer's abrupt resignation on 5 February shook the cricket world.

FIH Pro League: India women's team leapfrog Netherlands to No 1 spot after matches against England are cancelled
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FIH Pro League: India women's team leapfrog Netherlands to No 1 spot after matches against England are cancelled

The two matches were initially scheduled for 2 and 3 April at the Kalinga Staium in Bhubaneswar but postponed due to a high number of COVID-19 cases and injuries in the England team.

Masters 2022: Tiger Woods chasing Scottie Scheffler in bid for miracle
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Masters 2022: Tiger Woods chasing Scottie Scheffler in bid for miracle

Woods had a mountain to climb as he teed off on Saturday at the Masters trying to chase down Scheffler and give himself a shot at capping his most remarkable comeback yet with a sixth green jacket.

Srihari Nataraj wins 100m backstroke 'B' final at French Elite Open Swimming Championships
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Srihari Nataraj wins 100m backstroke 'B' final at French Elite Open Swimming Championships

Competing in his first international meet of the year, the 21-year-old first clocked 55.88 in the preliminary round of his pet event. He finished in the top 10 of the 46-swimmer field but couldn't make the cut for the 'A' final.

Headingley allowed to host international games again after Yorkshire approve host of reforms
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Headingley allowed to host international games again after Yorkshire approve host of reforms

The results of the club's extraordinary general meeting on Thursday mean the third Test between England and New Zealand in June and July's one-day international against South Africa can now go ahead as scheduled.

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma slip in batters' charts; R Ashwin rises among all-rounders
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ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma slip in batters' charts; R Ashwin rises among all-rounders

Rohit, who continued to remain the top-ranked Indian in the batters' chart, moved down a place to 8th. He has 754 points, while Kohli, who has 742 rating points moved to the 10th position.

Swiss Open: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy storm into semi-finals with straight-game wins
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Swiss Open: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy storm into semi-finals with straight-game wins

While Sindhu made short work of fifth seed Michelle Li 21-10 21-19, Prannoy beat compatriot Parupalli Kashyap 21-16 21-16

Asian Wrestling Championships: Anshu Malik, Sarita Mor to lead 10-member Indian women's team
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Asian Wrestling Championships: Anshu Malik, Sarita Mor to lead 10-member Indian women's team

While Anshu, a silver medallist in the 2021 World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, will represent in her pet 57kg category, Sarita will be take part in the 59kg section.

WTT Contender Doha 2022: Sathiyan-Manika pair clinch silver; Sharath Kamal earns bronze medal
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WTT Contender Doha 2022: Sathiyan-Manika pair clinch silver; Sharath Kamal earns bronze medal

Sharath Kamal failed to up the ante from an advantageous position in the sixth game and went down fighting 3-4 (5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 9-11 in the semi-finals of the men's singles against Yuan Licen of China.