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President Pranab Mukherjee will confer the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna upon Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on 4 February at a ceremony to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.A report on India Today said that Tendulkar will receive the award just months after retiring from the sport. The rehearsal of the ceremony will take place on 3 February.Tendulkar will become the first sportsperson to receive the award after he was chosen for it along with scientist CNR Rao. The decision to give Tendulkar the award was announced shortly after the Master Blaster played his 200th and final Test against West Indies in his hometown Mumbai.The statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said: "That he has been honoured with several awards is testimony to his extraordinary brilliance as a sportsman." Tendulkar and Rao will become the first men to receive the honour after musician Bhimsen Joshi, who got it in 2009.Click here to read the full report.

French Open roundup: Andy Murray takes long road; Stan Wawrinka, Simona Haelp enjoy quick march

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French Open roundup: Andy Murray takes long road; Stan Wawrinka, Simona Haelp enjoy quick march

Paris: Andy Murray survived a second close shave at the French Open on Wednesday, but his path towards what he hopes will be a maiden title in Paris is getting so circuitous he may soon find himself h...


French Open 2016: Good day for India as Sania, Bopanna, Paes storm into 2nd round

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French Open 2016: Good day for India as Sania, Bopanna, Paes storm into 2nd round

Paris: India enjoyed an all-win day at the French Open with Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes advancing to the second round with their respective partnersin Paris on Wednesday.First to take ...

IPL 2016, SRH vs KKR: Sunrisers edge Kolkata out in eliminator; setup clash with Gujarat

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IPL 2016, SRH vs KKR: Sunrisers edge Kolkata out in eliminator; setup clash with Gujarat

New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) produced a clinical performance to seal their place in the second Qualifier as they crushed the hopes of two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a comf...

SA Coach Domingo Backs Steyn to Return to Top Form

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SA Coach Domingo Backs Steyn to Return to Top Form

Johannesburg: South Africa coach Russell Domingo says Dale Steyn is a 'champion' bowler and backs the pacer to return to top form. Domingo was speaking as South Africa's squad prepared to depart for ...

Hyderabad Eliminate Kolkata, to face Gujarat in Qualifier 2

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Hyderabad Eliminate Kolkata, to face Gujarat in Qualifier 2

New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical performance to seal their place in the Qualifier 2 as they crushed the hopes of two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders with a comfortable 22 runs w...

Second Seed Radwanska Moves into French Open Round 3

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Second Seed Radwanska Moves into French Open Round 3

Paris: Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska took advantage of Caroline Garcia's weak serve to advance into the third round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-4 victory on Wednesday. The Pole, who will next f...

Benitez Stays at Newcastle Despite Club's Relegation from EPL

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Benitez Stays at Newcastle Despite Club's Relegation from EPL

Newcastle Rafa Benitez is staying with Newcastle to help the northern English team return to the Premier League. Newcastle said on Wednesday that Benitez will remain as manager despite the club's rel...