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Babar Azam urges Pakistan to aim high after series win against South Africa

Cricket | Feb 08, 2021, 09:02 PM IST

Already captain of Pakistan's T20 and ODI teams, Babar was appointed as skipper of the test side in November and was supposed to make his test captaincy debut in New Zealand.

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'Makes my heart full' to see Australian Open crowd: Novak Djokovic

Tennis | Feb 08, 2021, 08:39 PM IST

Top-ranked Djokovic began his Australian Open title defense with a clinical, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Jeremy Chardy in the closing act of the day 1 program on Rod Laver Arena.

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Tesla buys $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

Business | Feb 08, 2021, 08:30 PM IST

​Tesla has acquired around $1.5 billion in Bitcoin under an investment policy at the electric car maker headed by Elon Musk, and it plans to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for vehicles soon.  

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F1 champion Lewis Hamilton signs 1-year deal to stay at Mercedes

Formula 1 | Feb 08, 2021, 06:21 PM IST

Since joining Mercedes for the 2013 season, Hamilton has won six world championship titles — moving him level with Michael Schumacher on a record seven for his career.

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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic dominates Jeremy Chardy again to reach 2nd round

Tennis | Feb 08, 2021, 06:33 PM IST

The top-ranked Djokovic was never close to losing against the 33-year-old Chardy, maintaining a winning streak that dates back to 2009.

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Situation on boil post Myanmar coup, water cannon fired at protesters as crowds swell

World | Feb 08, 2021, 03:48 PM IST

Tension in the confrontations between the authorities and demonstrators against last week’s coup in Myanmar boiled over Monday, as police fired a water cannon at peaceful protesters in the capital Naypyitaw.  

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PAK vs SA: Hasan Ali ten-fer helps Pakistan seal first Test series win over South Africa in 18 years

Cricket | Feb 08, 2021, 03:34 PM IST

Hasan, who bagged five wickets in the first innings, tormented the Proteas again returning figures of 5-60 and South Africa collapsed to 274 all out after lunch on the last day.

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Australian Open 2021: No. 2 Rafael Nadal to face Laslo Djere in 1st Round

Tennis | Feb 08, 2021, 03:17 PM IST

Rafael Nadal starts his bid for a men’s record 21st major singles title with a first-round match against Laslo Djere on Rod Laver Arena. 

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Fans are in, but crowd numbers are thin at Australian Open

Tennis | Feb 08, 2021, 03:44 PM IST

Attendance for this year's first Grand Slam tournament is capped at 30,000 per day. On Day 1 last year, 64,387 fans crammed onto the grounds at Melbourne Park.

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Next stop Mars for UAE, China, NASA as 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

Feb 08, 2021, 11:27 AM IST

After hurtling hundreds of millions of miles through space since last summer, three robotic explorers are ready to hit the brakes at Mars.

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Biden reverses another Trump-era move, US set to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

World | Feb 08, 2021, 10:11 AM IST

Donald Trump pulled out of the world body's main human rights agency in 2018 due to its disproportionate focus on Israel

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Premier League: Man City crush Liverpool to strengthen title chances; Chelsea's revival continues

Football | Feb 08, 2021, 06:43 AM IST

Klopp's side appears a faded force preparing to relinquish the title, highly possibly to Manchester City after being beaten 4-1 by the leaders on Sunday.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets 500th club goal as Milan climb to top of Serie A

Football | Feb 07, 2021, 10:27 PM IST

Ibrahimovic fired Milan ahead in the 30th minute with his 500th club goal and extended that tally in the second half.

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PAK vs SA 2nd Test: Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen fuel South Africa’s bid to level the series

Cricket | Feb 07, 2021, 06:28 PM IST

Pakistan won the first test by seven wickets and has not beaten the Proteas in a home test series since 2003.

Mayers struck 20 fours and seven sixes in his 310-ball 210

BAN vs WI 1st Test: Debutant Kyle Mayers scores double ton as West Indies chase down 395

Cricket | Feb 07, 2021, 04:58 PM IST

Mayers, who scored 40 runs in the first innings, ended with 250 runs in the match, the second-highest for a West Indies batsman on debut.

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Ash Barty back with a tournament win; Russia wins ATP Cup final

Tennis | Feb 07, 2021, 11:56 AM IST

Top-ranked Barty cashed in on her first championship point against Garbine Muguruza in the Yarra Valley Classic, while Daniil Medvedev clinched the ATP Cup title for Russia.

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Former boxing champion and Olympic gold medallist Leon Spinks dies at 67

Other Sports | Feb 07, 2021, 07:17 AM IST

Spinks won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight in 1978.

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La Liga: Raphael Varane scores twice in Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Huesca

Football | Feb 07, 2021, 06:28 AM IST

Varane scored twice in the second half to help the defending champions come from behind to win at last-placed Huesca 2-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday.

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Premier League: Man Utd concede stoppage-time equaliser in another blow to title challenge

Football | Feb 07, 2021, 06:45 AM IST

In the last play of the game, a free-kick from Lucas Digne was glanced on and Dominic Calvert-Lewin controlled the ball before prodding it past David De Gea.

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Premier League: Four days after 9-0 loss, Southampton beaten by Newcastle 3-2

Football | Feb 06, 2021, 11:33 PM IST

Just like in the record-tying loss at Manchester United on Tuesday, Southampton's players were their own worst enemies at times.