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Novak Djokovic Wins Fourth Wimbledon Title By Defeating Kevin Anderson

New Delhi:Novak Djokovichas won the fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday by defeating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the lowest-ranked champion since GoranIvanisevic in 2001.

It also took his Slam total to within one of Pete Sampras and just four behind the 17 of Rafael Nadal who he defeated in the semi-finals.Anderson, the eighth seed, was the first South African in the final in 97 years and was bidding to become the first man from his country to be crowned Wimbledon champion.

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France, Croatia in Football Summit Clash Today

New Delhi:  The summit clash of the FIFA World Cup between France and Croatia will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday. The match will kick off at 8:30 PM. While Croatia will be aiming to win their first major international trophy, France will attempt to secure their second World Cup.

The French had won the title for the first time 20 years ago in Paris. Both teams had met each other in the semi-final stage of that World Cup, with France winning that game, 2-1.

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Onus On England To Make Things Happen In Today’s Second One-Day Game At Lords

New Delhi: The hosts will not only be battling to save the series, but another poor show could see the favourites tag for the 2019 World Cup ripped off them by the trailblazing Indian side. Handed an eight-wicket defeat first up, the onus will be on England to make things happen in Saturday’s second one-day game at Lord’s.

If conditions stay the way they are, by the end of the next match England’s No 1 ICC ranking may count for little and India could be made odds-on favourites for next year’s mega event here. While India’s batting is firing on all cylinders, England’s chances will depend mainly on how they negotiate Kuldeep Yadav.

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A Double Blow For Sports In England, After Football Its Now Cricket!

New Delhi:England sports received a double blow within 24 hours as after their defeat in the football world cup India added to their agony with a crushing eight-wicket win in cricket.

While the football heroes went down in a blaze of glory in Russia, fighting till the final whistle against Croatia, it was abject surrender by their cricketers at their bastion, Trent Bridge, in the opening One-day international.

Led by inspired performances from left-arm spinner KuldeepYadav and opener Rohit Sharma, India routed the hosts to go one-up in the three-match series.

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England’s Dreams Shattered By Croatia In A Tight Semi-Final At The Luzhniki Stadium

New Delhi:Croatian resolve put paid to England’s dreams in a tight semi-final at the Luzhniki Stadium as ZlatkoDalic’s side came back from a goal down and rode on an extra-time winner from Mario Mandzukic to beat Gareth Southgate’s men 2-1 to book their place in the final of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history.

In a game that drew the highest ever English attendance in the tournament so far, Southgate’s team got off to a dream start.Pressing high up the pitch, Dele Alli was brought down by Luka Modric just outside the penalty box in the fourth minute of the game.

Kieran Trippier’s free kick couldn’t have been more incisive as his right-footed curler flew straight into the top corner of the Croatian net with goalkeeper DanijelSubasic a mere spectator.From there on, England controlled the opening half. Harry Maguire had two heading opportunities from set-pieces but failed to make the most of them.