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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

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Billiards: Pankaj Advani emerges World champion

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Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format) at Leeds on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap in French Open quarters

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Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No 9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin at Paris.
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Shikhar Dhawan Ajinkya Rahane
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Shikhar Dhawan (L) celebrates with Ajinkya Rahane after scoring his half-century during the fourth ODI between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham. (AP Photo)

Four-match ban on Kolkata coach, Pires barred from two

Atietico De Kolkata
Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas was handed a four-match touchline ban on Saturday as the ISL clamped down on misconduct by also barring Atletico de Kolkata striker Fikru Lemessa and Robert Pires, the marquee player for FC Goa, for two games.

ISL: NorthEast United drub Mumbai City 2-0

Felipe de Castro
Two goals in the second half were enough to propel NorthEast United FC to second position in the Indian Super League standings, behind Atletico de Kolkata, when they defeated a nine-man Mumbai City FC 2-0 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

Biteman returns: Luis Suarez to debut for Barcelona in El Clasico today

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Four months after disgracing himself in front of the world by biting an opponent for the third time, Barcelona's record signing Luis Suarez will be back on the pitch and hoping to put his career back on track.

Maestro of clasicos, Messi leads Barca at Madrid

Lionel Messi
Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench.

Mohammedan Sporting, club older than Fifa, disbands senior team

Mohammedan Sporting
Mohammedan Sporting, one of India's oldest clubs with a rich legacy, on Monday decided to leave the national football scene for this season due to severe financial crisis.

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

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A 23-year-old footballer from Mizoram has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official said on Monday.
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Sharapova ousted, Serena to end year as world No 1

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova failed to advance out of the WTA finals groups and conceded the year-end No 1 ranking to Serena Williams despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday.

Dhoni makes debut in hockey India league

Dhoni
India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes a debut in the hockey India league (HIL) with his franchise Ranchi Rays, which is co-owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited.

Billiards: Pankaj Advani emerges World champion

pankaj
Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format) at Leeds on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap in French Open quarters

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Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No 9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin at Paris.

Sarita Devi suspended over Asian Games row

Sarita Devi

An international boxing body has provisionally suspended Indian boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the presentation ceremony at the recently held Asian Games in Incheon.

Blow to indian hockey as coach Walsh quits

India in final with thrilling win over England

Terry Walsh resigned as India's field hockey coach on Tuesday, less than three weeks after guiding the team to the Asian Games title, which earned them a direct entry to the 2016 Olympics.

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