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Modern athletes lack hunger, reckons legendary Mike Powell

Modern athletes lack hunger, reckons legendary Mike Powell

Track and field legend Mike Powell doesn't doubt the talent of modern athletes but feels they lack hunger and that is precisely the reason why his world record of 8.95 metres in long jump still stands intact even after 26 years. "There have always been good young talents out there but they don't have the same type of expectation and hunger that I had when I was competing," the legendary American athlete said. "I was competing with the likes of Carl Lewis and many more at the highest level, so I ... Rediff.com, 4 hours ago
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Injured Delhi captain Ishant to miss Ranji semi-final

Delhi will miss the services of its regular skipper Ishant Sharma in the upcoming  Ranji Trophy semi-final against Bengal in Pune, starting December 17. Ishant has reportedly sustained an ankle niggle during the final Test against Sri Lanka in the capital earlier this month. Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi in Ishant's absence, while Navdeep Saini will be leading the attack alongside Vikas Tokas.   Akash Sudan will be the back up pacer for Delhi. With Test regulars Mohammed Shami and ...
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EPL: Sharpened Spurs out to prick City bubble

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is 'positive' before their big match against league leaders Manchester City on Saturday. Photograph: Tottenham Hotspur/Twitter Tottenham Hotspur are relishing the prospect of testing their credentials against Premier League leaders Manchester City and the north London club are confident of winning Saturday's away encounter, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said. Tottenham fell to seventh after winning just one league game in November but ...
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Day-night Test cricket is inevitable: Ganguly

IMAGE: Sourav Ganguly. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for The ICC Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Thursday day-night Test cricket is inevitable. Ganguly's comment came after some reports stated that concerned with poor ticket sales especially during the India-Sri Lanka series opener last month at EdenGardens, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president has pushed for day-night Test matches at home.   "It is inevitable, it has to happen someday. It is very ...
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Sports Shorts: Sushil to make international comeback at Commonwealth C'ship

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday IMAGE: India wrestler Sushil Kumar. Photograph: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is all set to prove his mettle at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, to be held in Johannesburg from December 15-17. Sushil, winner of four gold medals and a bronze at the Commonwealth Championship, will be competing at an international event for the first time after three years.   "Delighted to ...
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WTO talks collapse, no agreement on food security

The fate of the ministerial conference was sealed after assistant US trade representative Sharon Bomer Lauritsen said permanent solution to the food stockholding issue was not acceptable to America. Bringing disappointment to developing countries like India, the talks at the WTO's 11th ministerial conference collapsed, with the US going back on its commitment to find a permanent solution to the public food stockholding issue.   The four-day conference, which ended without a ministerial ...
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Disney to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 bn

Fox shareholders will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each share held. Walt Disney Co on Thursday said it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock, as the entertainment company seeks to tackle growing competition from Netflix and Amazon.com.   Disney will acquire Fox’s film and television studios - that produce the blockbuster Marvel superhero pictures and the “Avatar” franchise, as well as hit TV shows such as “The Simpsons” - ...
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Michael Jordan is the highest-paid athlete of all time

He may be a retired basketball legend, but when it comes to total prize money earned through sport, Michael Jordan takes the top spot.In the latest list released by Forbes, Jordan has been named as the highest-paid athletes of all time.The 54-year-old has a whopping $1.7 billion in the bank, thanks to his longtime endorsement relationships with Beverage company Gatorade, clothing brand Hanes, American Sportswear giant Nike and playing card manufacturer Upper Deck.However, the investment ...
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Pak directs its HC in Delhi to issue visas to Jadhav's family

Pakistan on Thursday directed its High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, official sources said. The directive was issued by the foreign ministry following its decision last week to allow Jadhav's family to meet him on December 25 in Islamabad, they said. The Foreign Office sources said that adequate security measures will be taken for complete safety of Jadhav's family.   An Indian ...
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Late buying lifts Sensex, exit polls take centrestage

The Sensex overcame early losses and ended with a gain of 194 points today on fag-end buying as investors turned their attention to exit poll results of Gujarat elections. The NSE Nifty went above 10,250-mark. India's economic growth has bottomed out and will recover further to 7 per cent over the next few quarters, but it is likely to take a few years to return to 7.5 per cent above levels, Standard Chartered said in its report. The 30-share BSE Sensex bounced back in the last one hour of ...
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