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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.

Looking beyond the fairytale: Leicester, the only men amongst the Premier League boys

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Looking beyond the fairytale: Leicester, the only men amongst the Premier League boys

It has happened. The moment has finally arrived. Leicester, yes Leicester, are the new Champions of England. We all knew this was coming, yet we still had to pinch ourselves after referee Mark Clatten...


Another day another defeat: RCB left staring at few positives after loss to KKR

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Another day another defeat: RCB left staring at few positives after loss to KKR

When a couple of brutal, marauding strongmen armed with sturdy clubs go on the rampage, the last place to be is in their path. This probably echoed the sentiment of Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowle...

Champions League: Bayern Munich counting on home advantage to counter Atletico Madrid

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Champions League: Bayern Munich counting on home advantage to counter Atletico Madrid

Berlin: Bayern Munich is looking to its strength at home to overturn a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid and reach the Champions League final for the second time in three years.Since losing the 2014 semifin...

From relegation battle to Premier League champions: A timeline of Leicester City's unbelievable season

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From relegation battle to Premier League champions: A timeline of Leicester City's unbelievable season

Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the Premier League for the first time, a year after they were on the verge of relegation from the...

They'll stutter, wait they'll slip surely, oh! They didn't: How consistent Leicester won the title

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They'll stutter, wait they'll slip surely, oh! They didn't: How consistent Leicester won the title

After Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions for the first time on Monday, AFP Sport recalls how the most astonishing title triumph in the history of English football unfolded:AugustWith...

India to tour Zimbabwe for limited over matches in June

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India to tour Zimbabwe for limited over matches in June

Zimbabwe will host India for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches in June, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club with the ...

ICC has one rule for West Indies, another for India: Viv Richards lashes out

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ICC has one rule for West Indies, another for India: Viv Richards lashes out

Kingston: The legendary Viv Richards has lashed out at ICC for its official reprimand of the World T20 champions West Indies, stating that it has one rule for the Darren Sammy-led outfit and another f...