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Federer beats Cilic and claims sixth Australian Open title
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Federer beats Cilic and claims sixth Australian Open title

Roger Federer has beat Marim Ciric to claim his sixth Australian Open title - 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.This is his 20th Grand Slam title. At the age of 36 years, 173 days, Federer also became the second-oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era after Ken Rosewall, who won the 1972 Australian Open at 37. Cilic had two chances to break Federers serve in the first game of the fifth s...


Shanghai Masters: Federer claims victory over Nadal

Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. The Swiss world number two beat Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open and Miami Masters and in the last 16 at Indian Wells earlier this year, and never looked like losing to his long-time rival in Shanghai, firing 10 ace...


Hurricane's blow was less than feared; 'We are blessed'
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Hurricane's blow was less than feared; 'We are blessed'

A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. wasnt that bad after all. The hurricane was blamed for at least 10 deaths in the U.S., including that of a 68-year-old Georgia man who died when...


UNHCR to mark Team Refugee's participation in Olympics
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UNHCR to mark Team Refugee's participation in Olympics

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is all set to organize sports event in the country to mark Team Refugees first ever participation in the Rio Olympics 2016. The Olympics features 10 refugee athletes from four countries including two swimmers from Syria, two judokas from Congo, six runners from Ethiopia and South Sudan. On Saturday, a 7.5 km road race will be organized in Jh...


Rio Olympics 2016: 31st Games set for opening ceremony
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Rio Olympics 2016: 31st Games set for opening ceremony

The 31st Olympic Games officially start in Rio on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 31 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions. The build-up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus and issues with the citys security, infrastructure and venues. But it is ti...


Aussies refuse to move into Rio Athletes' village
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Aussies refuse to move into Rio Athletes' village

Australia is refusing to move their athletes into the Rio Olympic Village because of concerns about the state of their accommodation. Problems include blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring, according to team boss Kitty Chiller. Chiller said she had raised concerns with local event organisers and the International Olympic Committee, and was pushing hard for a solution. Australi...


Football dominates Pulsar Sports Award
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Football dominates Pulsar Sports Award

Footballer Nawayug Shrestha and judoka Phupu Lhamu Khatri on Thursday won the highest sports accolade during the Pulsar Sports Award 2072, which saw the dominance of football. Nawayug won the male player of the year award as football claimed altogether five awards during the ceremony held in Kathmandu. National football teams goalkeeper Bikesh Kuthu, weightlifter Bikash Thapa, wushu player R...


Nepal Tourism Promotion Night in Melbourne by Nepalese Embassy and Victoria Consulate Office
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Nepal Tourism Promotion Night in Melbourne by Nepalese Embassy and Victoria Consulate Office

The Embassy of Nepal, Canberra, in association with the Nepal Consulate in Victoria, held a Nepal tourism promotion in Melbourne on Friday, 15July 2016. This strictly by invite event targeted the Australian Travel Agents, Tour Operators and the Media. The event is organised annually to showcase the beauty of Nepal, highlighting the diversity of the cultural, social and geographical diversity of...


Djokovic wins French Open title

Serbias Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britains Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday. ...


Novak Djokovic questions equal prize money in tennis
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Novak Djokovic questions equal prize money in tennis

World number one Novak Djokovic has questioned equal prize money in tennis, suggesting men should get better awards as they have more spectators. Winning the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, he defended use of viewing statistics to determine fair distribution of prizes at joint events. Earlier, Indian Wells tennis Garden CEO Raymond Moore said the womens WTA Tour ride on the coat-tails of t...


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