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Ronaldo tipped for the big prize

Paris (AFP): After years of living in the shadow of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lift the 2013 Ballon d’Or at Monday’s award ceremony in Zurich, pipping the Argentine and Franck Ribery in the process. National team coaches ...

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Djokovic biggest winner in Australian Open draw

Melbourne (IANS): Three-time winner and defending champion Novak Djokovic earned a dream Australian Open draw while world No.1 Rafael Nadal faces a tricky first-round opponent in Bernard Tomic. Unbeaten in four months, Djokovic was handed the kindest draw amongst the ...

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Johnson rested from opening ODI with England

Sydney (AFP): Ashes man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnson will be rested from the opening one-day international against England to freshen up for the rest of the series, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday. The lethal left-arm paceman was the star of ...

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Pujara moves up in ICC Test rankings

Dubai (PTI): India’s batting sensation Cheteshwar Pujara climbed two places to be at fifth spot, while Virat Kohli slipped a position at number 11 in the latest ICC Test rankings issued today. Pujara, with career-best 851 points, remained the best-placed ...

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