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Brazil held to 1-1 draw

Brazil joined the host of big guns that have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho's spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Reuters Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Captain Kolarov curls it in for Serbia

Aleksandar Kolarov produced a moment of captain's inspiration, curling home a superb free-kick as Serbia got their World Cup Group E campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday.
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has denied charges of attempting to change the condition of the ball during the ongoing second Test against West Indies in Gros Islet. Chandimal will now attend a hearing by Match Referee Javagal Srinath after the conclusion of the Test.
OUR BUREAU & AGENCIES Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

How Conte inspired Gareth

The Premier League has long been a scapegoat for England's below-par performances at major tournaments but manager Gareth Southgate says he has benefited from close study of the tactics used by its foreign coaches.
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Banking on Ivan to thwart Messi

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic says he will turn to his Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic for ideas on how to stop Argentina's Lionel Messi in Thursday's Group D match between the two teams.
Agencies Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Weren't in awe of Leo: Aron

Iceland's dream World Cup debut may have gotten them a point against two-time champions Argentina, but Aron Gunnarsson and teammates are already putting that result behind them as they move on to the challenge of Nigeria.
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Johnson in four-way lead

Dustin Johnson suffered a third-round collapse to fall into a four-way tie at the top of the US Open leaderboard with fellow-Americans Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Tony Finau at an unforgiving Shinnecock Hills on Saturday.
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Punjabi Girl scores a decisive win

Trainer Suleiman S. Attaollahi's 6/1 shot, Punjabi Girl (Trevor Patel-up), won the 1,600m Fillies Championship Stakes, the star attraction at the Bangalore races on Sunday.
OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

My best innings: Jason

England's Jason Roy believes he is adding an extra dimension to his game by "knuckling down" at the start of an innings.
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Roger romps to 98th Tour title

Roger Federer celebrated returning to the top of the world rankings by defeating Milos Raonic in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday and lifting the 98th Tour-level title of his career.
Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Women yet to get nod for Jakarta

The participation of Indian women's football team for the Asian Games in Jakarta still hangs in balance, according to All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice president Subrata Dutta.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

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