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It’s South resilience vs West might

Hyderabad, Feb. 1: Dinesh Karthik-led South Zone will lock horns with Wasim Jaffer’s West Zone in the Duleep Trophy final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium from Tuesday.

Post bite, Afridi begs forgiveness

Karachi, Feb. 1: A repentant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi tendered an unconditional apology to the country and the cricket world after being penalised by the ICC for ball tampering, saying he would not repeat the "mad thing" again in future.

‘Nationality should take a back seat’

KOLKATA, Feb. 1: Amidst the ongoing brouhaha over the snub to Pakistan’s cricketers for the third edition of Indian Premier League, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin backed the inclusion of players likes Abdul Razzaq and Shahid Afridi in the upcoming T20 extravaganza.

ICC hauls up Australia after pitch invasion

Perth, Feb. 1: The ICC has sought a report from Cricket Australia on the stunning breach of security during the fifth Australia-Pakistan ODI in Perth, during which a pitch invader downed visiting opener Khalid Latif.

After rout, Fergie seeks favour from Arsenal

LONDON, Feb. 1: Sir Alex Ferguson has delivered a hammer blow to Arsenal’s title hopes but the Manchester United manager believes Arsene Wenger’s side can do his team a favour at Chelsea next weekend.

Judokas fuel India’s medal charge

Dhaka, Feb. 1: Judokas fetched three gold, shuttlers bagged two and cycling yielded another as India’s domination continued unabated on Day Four of the 11th South Asian Games here on Monday.

Hindustan FC down Ahbab

New Delhi, Feb. 1: Musibau Adebyo scored twice to help last season’s joint champions Hindustan Club post a convincing 2-0 win over Ahbab FC and move to the top of the points table in the DSA senior division football league at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.

Churchill win derby, rise to second spot

Margao, Feb. 1: Churchill Brothers returned to winning ways as they secured a 2-1 win over fellow Goans Salgaocar in their I-League Round 13 match here on Monday.

Negredo double lifts Sevilla

Madrid, Feb. 1: Sevilla breathed new life into their Champions League ambitions with a 2-1 victory over fellow European hopefuls Valencia on Sunday with Alvaro Negredo grabbing both goals. It was a key game for Sevilla who had suffered a worrying slump since Christmas, losing three of their last four games but they rose to the occasion against third-placed Valencia.

IOA asks NSFs to rise above ‘petty politics’

New Delhi, Feb. 1: The Indian Olympic Association on Monday asked its state units and all national sports federations to rise above "petty politics and self projection" in the wake of continued criticism by sportspersons and scrutiny by the government.

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