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Davis Cupper Ramkumar kicks off Indian challenge on winning note

Davis Cupper Ramkumar kicks off Indian challenge on winning note

Bengaluru, Feb 12 (UNI) Wild card Ramkumar Ramanathan fought back from a set down to pack off Frenchman Maxime Janvier 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the DafaNews Bengaluru Open 2024 at the KSLTA Tennis Stadium here on Monday.
The 29-year-old Indian kept his nerves despite his serve being put under pressure in the opening two sets by his higher-ranked opponent to pull off a sensational victory in two hours and 26 minutes to give the home fans a lot to cheer.
The opening set was a neck-and-neck encore with Janvier relying on his first serve percentage to put pressure on the Indian and bagged the first set through a tiebreaker.

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Shastri, Laxman react to omitting Shreyas, Ishan from central contract list

Shastri, Laxman react to omitting Shreyas, Ishan from central contract list

29 Feb 2024 | 8:34 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (UNI) The omission of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan from BCCI's annual central contract player retainership has attracted reactions from several quarters of Indian cricket.

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Namdhari FC beat Gokulam Kerala FC 2-1 in I-League

29 Feb 2024 | 8:05 PM

Bhaini Sahib, Feb 29 (UNI) Gokulam Kerala FC’s title chase suffered an unexpected setback on Thursday, when they went down to Namdhari FC 1-2 in the I-League 2023-24 at the Namdhari Stadium here
This was the Kerala side’s first defeat after winning six matches in a row.

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Sports Ministry directs NSF to issue certificates to athletes only through DigiLocker

29 Feb 2024 | 7:59 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (UNI) With a view to bring more transparency and efficiency in issuing merit and participation certificates to sportspersons in the country, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has directed all National Sports Federations to embrace technological advancements by releasing the certificates through DigiLocker, a Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology initiative.

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KIUG: Chandigarh University overall champions; Pratyasa Ray most successful athlete

29 Feb 2024 | 7:50 PM

Guwahati, Feb 29 (UNI) Chandigarh University clinched the overall championships of the 4th Khelo India University Games 2023, Ashtalakshmi with their boxers adding five gold, one silver and four bronze medals to ensure that none of their close contenders even had an outside chance of staking claim to the top spot.

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Mohun Bagan Super Giant to host Jamshedpur FC in ISL

29 Feb 2024 | 7:45 PM

Kolkata, Feb 29 (UNI) Mohun Bagan Super Giant will host Jamshedpur FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in the Indian Super League (ISL) match as the Mariners eye a direct shot at the top spot in the points table on Friday.

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