The day in sports: 7th April


Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in Super Over

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Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in the only the 3rd ever Super Over in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad on Sunday.

Punjab romp to 8-wicket win over Pune

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Kings XI Punjab recorded their first win in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Pune Warriors India at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on Sunday.

Struggling McLaren upbeat ahead of China

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McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh is confident his team will be far more competitive in next weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix than they were in the two season-opening races in Australia and Malaysia. Whitmarsh said the team have identified some initial solutions to their problems in the break since the Malaysian race on March 24.

Rosol puts Czech Republic into Davis Cup semis

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63rd ranked Lukas Rosol put the defending champions into the Davis Cup semi-finals with a tough 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 win over Kazakhstan’s Evgeny Korolev at Astana on Sunday.

Di Canio out of luck as Chelsea down Sunderland

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Chelsea ruined Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio’s debut as the controversial Italian was left to rue his new side’s misfortune in a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Balotelli in hot water for smoking on train

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AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli found himself in hot water yet again as he was caught smoking on a train, reports in Italy said. Balotelli was with his teammates heading to Florence for Sunday’s Serie A match against Fiorentina when the controversial forward angered a train controller.

Davis Cup: India complete clean sweep

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Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri used their heavy artillery to complete the formalities in the reverse singles and author a 5-0 win for India against Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group 1 relegation playoff on Sunday.

Ormsby tames nerves to win Panasonic Open India

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Australian Wade Ormsby claimed a nerve-jangling maiden Asian Tour golf title at the Panasonic Open India to deny Thai veteran Boonchu Ruangkit from a historic victory at the Delhi Golf Club on Sunday.

South Africa’s Gregg Clark to coach Indian men’s junior hockey team

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Hockey India (HI) on Sunday named South African Gregg Clark as head coach of the men’s junior team. HI secretary general Narinder Batra said the appointment of Clark was an important step ahead of the junior World Cup to be played in India at the end of the year.

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