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Cristiano Ronaldo betters Pele's record of all-timer goal scorer as Protugal downs Faeroe Islands

New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hattrick to move past Pele on the list of all-time international goalscorers as Portugal beat Faeroe Islands 5-1 to stay close to Switzerland at the top of Group B in World Cup European qualifying. Ronaldo netted with a neat volley from inside the area then added two other goals to surpass the Brazil great and move into second place on the list of Europe's all-time scorers with 78 goals. He's six behind Hungary great FerencPuskas. Pele scored 77 goals for Brazil.

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Gaurav ASSURED OF MEDAL IN World Boxing Championship

New Delhi: Boxer Gaurav Bidhuri has assured himself of a medal at the World Championship by entering the semifinals of the bantam weight (56kg) category in Hamburg.

There were only three Indians who have managed it on this stage before the 2017 edition - Shiva Thapa (2015), Vikas Krishan (2011) and Vijender Singh (2009). 

The Delhi pugilist defeated Tunisian boxer Bilel Mhamdi in the quarterfinals via a split decision to book the last-four berth. 

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National Sports Day Today; Prez To Give Awards

New Delhi: The National Sports day is being celebrated on Tuesday. It's celebrated on 29th August every year to mark the birthday of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand. To celebrate the day various programs are being conducted through the country. On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the sports Awards this evening. A total of 29 players have been selected to receive the honours from President.

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