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Recent Launch
Red-hot Rafael Nadal wins 10th Barcelona Open
Apr 30, 2017 23:40 IST
By Abhishek Paul
AFP
what happened: Rafael Nadal romped to his 10th Barcelona Open title as he beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1.
what it means: This was Nadal's 51st clay court title. Nadal won in Barcelona between 2005-2009, 2011-13 and now in the last two years.
what next: Nadal, after a perfect start to the clay-court season, will aim for a 10th French Open next month.
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Bottas claims maiden win for Mercedes at Russian GP
Apr 30, 2017 22:21 IST
By Abhishek Paul
Reuters
what happened: Valtteri Bottas claimed his maiden F1 victory on Sunday at Russian GP ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
what it means: Bottas, starting from third place, grabbed the initiative at the start by powering past both Ferraris and into the lead while his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton struggled home fourth.
what next: Ferrari's Vettel leads drivers' championship with 86 points followed by Hamilton (73), Bottas (63).
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IPL: Delhi Daredevils 67 all out, Kings XI Punjab win big
Apr 30, 2017 21:55 IST
By Abhishek Paul
BCCI
what happened: Kings XI Punjab defeated Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in an IPL match on Sunday.
what it means: Sandeep Sharma took 4/20 to help KXIP dismiss DD for 67 - the joint third lowest score in IPL. In reply, KXIP reached the target in 7.5 overs with Martin Guptill scoring a half-century.
what next: KXIP are at the fifth spot with eight points while DD are at the bottom with four points.
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Aizawl FC clinch I-League title, make history
Apr 30, 2017 21:47 IST
By Abhishek Paul
AIFF
what happened: Aizawl FC drew 1-1 with Shillong Lajong FC to win the 2016-17 I-League on Sunday.
what it means: William Lalnunfela scored a 67th minute equaliser for Aizawl FC after Dipanda gave Lajong the lead in the ninth minute. Mohun Bagan beat Chennai 2-1 in another match to finish second in the I-League.
what next: Aizawl FC will next represent India in the AFC Champions League qualifiers.
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    Apr 30, 2017 21:54 IST

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