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India Thrash Macau To Qualify For 2019 AFC Asian Cup

New Delhi: India has qualified for 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates by beating minnows Macau by 4-1 at the Sree Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru here on Wednesday.

A fourth straight win in Group A saw the 'Blue Tigers' cement a top-2 finish in the qualifying round along with a berth in the main draw of the second oldest continental football championship in the world. India last played in the tournament in 2011 when they qualified after winning the AFC Challenge Cup. This is India's fourth qualification after 1964, 1984 and 2011.

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Indian Cyclists Bag 5 Gold On Opening Day Of Track Asia Cup

New Delhi: Indian cyclists have bagged nine medals, including five gold on the opening day of Track Asia Cup at the IG Stadium Complex Velodrome.

Eight final events were held on the opening day and India won gold in five of them. They also won four silver medals.

In the senior elite category, Indias top cyclist Deborah bagged two silver medals.

She failed to convert the colour of medal this year again in women’s 500m elite event and managed a silver with 36.083 seconds, behind China’s Yufang Guo who completed the race in 35.071 seconds.

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Prannoy, Srikanth Emerge As The Most Expensive Buys In PBL Auction

New Delhi: Top Indian men’s shuttlers-HS Prannoy and KidambiSrikanthhave emerged as the most expensive buys at the Premier Badminton League players auction in Hyderabad.

While Prannoy was picked up by Ahmedabad Smash Masters for Rs 62 lakh, Awadhe Warriors had to shell out Rs 56.1 lakh to get the services of Srikanth.

Emerging star Sameer Verma (Mumbai Rockets; Rs 52 lakh) and Ajay Jayaram (North East Warriors Rs 45 lakh) were also much in demand as eight teams opened their purse strings for country’s talent to not only build their brands but to also give themselves a shot at a whopping Rs 6 crore prize money on offer.

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Anupama wins inaugural World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship

New Delhi: Anupama Ramachandran of India and Dylan Emery of Wales have emerged winners in the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship in the girls and boys category, respectively, in St. Petersburg Russia.

Federation of Billiards Sports of Russia hosted this first ever World Open championships for Under-16 boys and girls, which was a success with total participation of 73 cueists from across the world.

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Australian Polosak Set to Create History as Female Umpire

Neeti Jha: On Sunday, when New South Wales and Cricket Australia XI square-off in the JLT One-Day Cup, a unique piece of cricket history will be created.
Claire Polosak is set to become the first woman to officiate an Australian men's top level fixture when New South Wales play a Cricket Australia XI in a one-day match.

Polosak, a fixture in men's club matches in Sydney, will take the field with veteran umpire Paul Wilson at Hurstville Oval, where Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc is also expected to feature for the Blues.

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