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Close-In: A fitting question

The Indian Test cricket team is truly on the right path to prove that they are the best cricket side in the world. They demolished Sri Lanka in a most emphatic manner.  A series win overseas is a remarkable achievement and winning eight Test match series in a row is very creditable.

Their next Test match encounter will be away versus South Africa later in the year. Thereafter, India will need to maintain their form in 2018 as they will be travelling to England and Australia and wins there would make them one of the greatest sides ever to play Test cricket.

I am leaving FC Barcelona

Neymar’s record-breaking ¤222 million  ($263 million) transfer to French side Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer on Wednesday when Barcelona said he had informed them of his intention to leave. His move to PSG has been heavily flagged in European media but has yet to be completed. “The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices,” Barcelona said in a statement.

Eves snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in final

The Indian women’s cricket team let slip a historic title triumph with nerves getting the better of it in a tense summit clash against England, leaving Mithali Raj’s giant-slaying side with the runners-up tag for a second time in the ICC World Cup, at Lord’s on Sunday.

It was an anti-climactic result for India since they were well on course for a memorable triumph, sitting pretty at 191 for three in 42.5 before a batting collapse saw them bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. However, the Swiss superstar’s 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered for the moving sight of the

Let the game begin. Again

After six seasons of warring families, countless deaths and mounting menace, winter has finally come to Westeros in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, bringing with it an army of the undead and some long pent-up revenge.
Emmy-winning Game of Thrones debuted the first episode of the seventh season at a lavish premiere in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which was lit up with projections of dragons, fire and ice for the occasion.

India Reaches Champions final

Rohit Sharma stamped his class with an authoritative hundred in the company of magnificent Virat Kohli as India annihilated Bangladesh by nine wickets to set up a bumper summit showdown with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, on Thursday. The lazy elegance of Rohit (123 no off 129 balls) coupled with the unmatched swagger of skipper Kohli (96 no off 78 balls) ensured India treat Bangladesh's attack with utter disdain, knocking off a modest target of 265 in 40.1 overs.

SRK, Salman, Akshay in Forbes’ highest-earning celebrity list

Superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are part of Forbes’ annual list of highest-earning entertainers in the world. The Forbes list of the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2017’ has been topped by American rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs, known by his more famous stage name ‘Diddy,’ with earnings of $130 million.

The one and only

He was a storehouse of talent at the onset, a rare blend of grace and power, but for the better part of his 17-year-career, Yuvraj Singh has been an enigma as well as a paradox in Indian cricket.
Standing on the cusp of his 300th One-day International, it still remains a difficult task to describe Yuvraj in a nutshell.

Watch out for Nadal, France

Rafa Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday.
In yet another ominous performance, Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to a 10th Roland Garros crown. Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday, will next face either Milos Raonic or another Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for a place in the semi-finals.

BCCI floats ITT for Indian Premier League title sponsorship rights

Even as a fatigued Indian cricket team braces to defend its Champions Trophy title in England amidst strong buzz that the captain and senior players are opposed to the idea of coach Anil Kumble continuing, an invitation to tender (ITT) advertisement has appeared in national dailies looking for the new IPL title sponsor for a five-year period. Chinese mobile firms Vivo and Oppo are expected to bid aggressively for the IPL rights, as will Reliance Jio and Amazon. The bids will be upwards of Rs 125 crore per year.

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