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Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle, others toil

Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle, others toil

New York—Former champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the US Open favourites on Monday.
Arsenal striker Giroud  out of Besiktas clash

Arsenal striker Giroud out of Besiktas clash

London—Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will miss Wednesday’s Champions League playoff second leg against Besiktas with an ankle injury, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Giroud, 27, was hurt late in his side’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Everton on Saturday, with media reports suggesting the France forward could be out for up to three months.
Indian boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian Games

Indian boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian Games

Mumbai—Leading Indian boxer Vijender Singh has been ruled out of next month´s Asian Games due to a hand injury, the Olympic bronze medallist said on Tuesday.

Singh, whose middleweight bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics helped raise boxing´s profile in India, injured his hand during the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow.

Bangladesh lift ban on Shakib

Dhaka—Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s six-month ban imposed last month for “misbehaviour” has been lifted, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday.“After Sept. 15, Shakib will be available for selection,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan told reporters after a board meeting.

Joe Dawes was never a child protégé, says Michael Jeh

Bipin Dani Observer Correspondent

Mumbai—Indian cricket board may have lost confidence in their bowling coach Joe Dawes, but the 44-year-old former fast bowler is still the best man for the job, opines Michael Jeh.

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