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New World No 1: Saina’s perseverance and focus has paid off well

New World No 1: Saina’s perseverance and focus has paid off well

It was not very long ago, that Saina Nehwal was an aspiring shuttler trying to break into the big stage. And now she is a revered icon, not only in India but across the globe. She first rose to prominence in 2006 after she won the Philippines Open, even though...

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Balbir Singh (Sr) bestowed with 'Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award'

Balbir Singh (Sr) bestowed with 'Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award'

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Lahiri’s Masters Preparation Receives Houston Lift-Off

Lahiri’s Masters Preparation Receives Houston Lift-Off

Indian star Anirban Lahiri has received a sponsor’s invitation to compete in the Shell Houston Open which is a boost to his Masters Tournament preparation next month. The current Asian Tour number one, who sensationally claimed two tournament victories during three-week span in Malaysia and India in February, hopes to...

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Football: New season! New coach! New chant!

Football: New season! New coach! New chant!

GUWAHATI: New Season! New Coach! New Chant! Add to that a new-look squad, who have the “ability and the attitude.” This Team India looks different from what it used to be. It is different! From a distance you watch. The Players meet and greet each other when they all assemble...

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Anirban Lahiri climbs to career-high 34 in world rankings post his Indian Open win

Anirban Lahiri climbs to career-high 34 in world rankings post his Indian Open win

Anirban Lahiri has moved up five places from 39 to 34 in the Official World Golf Rankings released on Monday. Anirban, achieved his career-high ranking of 34 after bagging the Indian Open title, an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, at the Delhi Golf Club on Sunday...

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Gurbaj’s versatility will prove to be advantageous: PR Sreejesh

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Franco’s goal helps Royal Wahingdoh FC beat East Bengal 1-0

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Rashid, Sanjeev share the spoils on opening day of PGTI Ahmedabad Masters

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ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, McCullum named captain

ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, McCullum named captain

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the team...

  1. WC 2015 Live Score
  2. World Cup Points Table
Pool A Points / Matches NRR Pool B Points / Matches NRR
NZ 12 / 6 +2.56 IND 12 / 6 +1.83
AUS 9 / 6 +2.26 SA 8 / 6 +1.71
SL 8 / 6 +0.37 PAK 8 / 6 -0.08
BAN 7 / 6 +0.14 WI 6 / 6 -0.05
ENG 4 / 6 -0.75 IRE 6 / 6 -0.93
AFG 2 / 6 -1.85 ZIM 2 / 6 -0.53
SCO 0 / 6 -2.22 UAE 0 / 6 -2.03

Melbourne: McLaren driver Jenson Button set the fastest time in the first practice session for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton on Friday.

However, Button was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton with Mercedes' Michael Schumacher and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso next on the timesheets.

Interestingly, reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel was 11th, more than two seconds off the pace in his Red Bull. His teammate, local hope Mark Webber however fared better and was fifth on the clock.

Though the track was wet from the morning rain and much of the session was conducted on intermediate tires, but drivers were able to switch to the slick dry-weather tires for the final half hour.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg stood at the sixth position, and Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo seventh in front of his home crowd. Williams' Pastor Maldonado had the eighth-fastest time, ahead of Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen, with Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi rounding out the top ten.

Raikkonen, who is back in Formula One after a two-year break, only emerged for his flying laps in the final 15 minutes of the session due to a steering problem on his Lotus.

Schumacher, still looking for his first podium position since his comeback to the sport, had a big reason for optimism after his third placing.

 

Narain Karthikeyan ventured briefly on track before suffering a failure and coasting to a stop, while the car of Pedro de la Rosa was still being pieced together and took no part on Friday.

 

Marussia fared little better with Timo Glock more than seven seconds off the pace and rookie Charles Pic 12 seconds off Button's time.

 

By Indian Sports News

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