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Vijender SinghTo Make His Debut In American Professional Circuit On April 12 Against Yet-To-Be-Decided Opponent

New Delhi: Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is currently training under Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, who shaped the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Mike Tyson, will make his debut in the American professional circuit on April 12 against a yet-to-be-decided opponent.

Vijender, unbeaten in his 10-bout pro career, will make his US debut at Staples Center on THE Vasiliy Lomachenko-Anthony Crolla undercard. It will be an eight-round contest and his opponent will be announced later.

The 33-year-old Vijender recently relocated his training base to Los Angles where he is training at the ‘The Wild Card Boxing Club’ under Roach, a 2012 International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) inductee, his India promoters IOS Boxing Promotions said in a press release.

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Wrestler Bajrang Punia, Tennis Players Sharath Kamal And Chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli Honoured With Padma Shri

New Delhi: Sportspersons including champion wrestler Bajrang Punia, veteran table-tennis players Sharath Kamal and chess grandmaster Harika Dronavalli were honoured with the Padma Shri. President of India Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious Padma Awards at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Punia had a great year in 2018 as he won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. He also bagged a silver medal at World Championships and a bronze medal at the Asian Championships last year.

Sharath Kamal, who has been leading India’s charge in men’s table tennis for years had a highly rewarding 2018 too. He won as many as four medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, including a historic gold in the men’s team event.

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Australia Chase Down A Record Breaking Target Of 359 Runs And Level The Five-Match Series With India

New Delhi: It was the highest ever total that Indian team failed to defend in its ODI history, losing the game by four wickets. Unheralded Ashton Turner took an experienced Indian attack to the cleaners with some unbelievable hitting, helping Australia chase down a record breaking target of 359 runs and level the five-match series on Sunday.

Playing only his second ODI, Turner hit an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls with five boundaries and as many six sixes to help Australia win in only 47.5 overs. Earlier in the day, Shikhar Dhawan fired India to 358 for nine with a sublime 143 off 115 balls.

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Dhoni To Be Rested For The Last Two ODIs In The Five-Match Series Against Australia

New Delhi:  Indian cricket team batting coach Sanjay Bangar revealed that M S Dhoni will be rested for the last two ODIs in the five-match series against Australia. The announcement came after Australia defeated hosts by 32 runs in Dhoni’s home town - Ranchi - to keep the series alive after losing the first two encounters.

“We will have some changes in the last two games. Mahi will not be playing in the last two games. He will be taking rest ,” India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar told mediapersons after the match.

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BCCI Downgrades Shikhar Dhawan And Bhuvneshwar Kumar while Rishabh Pant Gets Entry Into A Category

New Delhi: The BCCI announced the annual contracts for Indian cricketers which saw players like Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar getting downgraded from the top bracket and youngster Rishabh Pant being rewarded with an entry into the A category.

Captain Virat Kohli, ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma and paceman Jasprit Bumrah are the only three players in the A+ category, who will receive Rs 7 crore.

Both Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar are now in the A category along with the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, MS Dhoni and others. Players in the A category will receive Rs 5 crore.

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