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Speculations Galore over Retirement of Roger Federer from His Tennis Career

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Roger Federer has faced a shocking defeat against Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round of Miami Open. Earlier in this month, Martin Del Potro has defeated Roger Federer in the Final of Indian Wells. It seems that both the defeats have affected the mindset of the Tennis maestro. There are lots of speculations over the retirement of Federer. He always said that he would retire on the day when he would not enjoy his game. So, the question that is lingering all around the Globe – ‘Is Roger Federer not enjoying his game now?’

Roger Federer has decided that he would not take part in the Clay season this year. This decision has increased the intensity of his speculations over the retirement of Federer once again. But this time it seems to be more serious than ever. Following the defeat against World’s 175th ranked player Thanasi Kokkinakis, Roger Federer told that he would like to spend more time with his family. He expressed his wish to visit parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. A road trip was also on his wish list after his retirement.

Roger Federer has been in World no 1 position in ATP ranking for 308 weeks. It is the most number of weeks by any player of Tennis History. Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his tennis career. Federer also holds the record for completing the Career Grand Slam.

Roger Federer is mostly called ‘The Greatest Of All Time’ by the pundits. Federer always preferred to play on the grass court throughout his career. He is holding the record of winning eight Wimbledon titles in his career so far. He will be eyeing to win his ninth Wimbledon title this time. It will be great for Roger Federer to say Goodbye to his Tennis career after winning another Wimbledon title.

So, his decision of not playing in the Clay Court this season is seeming to be very much calculated one. Roger Federer wants to stay fit ahead of the Grass court season this year. He holds a realistic chance to win another Wimbledon title and he will be desperate to win it this time. The retirement of Federer will be a huge loss for the whole Tennis World. But everything in this World has an end and Roger Federer will definitely try to finish it in his own style.

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FBI joins examination in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

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A developing examination concerning the helicopter crash that slaughtered Kobe Bryant, his little girl Gianna and seven others on board a Sikorsky S-76B will incorporate the FBI and spotlight fundamentally on climate conditions and potential mechanical issues.
Due to haze and poor permeability, the Los Angeles police and province sheriff’s areas of expertise had grounded their helicopters.
Flight authorities told the Los Angeles Times a twin-motor disappointment in the S-76B was exceptionally far-fetched.
Bryant’s helicopter left Orange County at 9:06 a.m. PST. The helicopter slammed in a substantial haze, as indicated by witness accounts.
The helicopter shipping Bryant on Sunday is a similar model being used during two lethal crashes in Louisiana in 2009 and 2013. The National Transportation Safety Board discharged data on the examinations and saw a cracked rotor sharp edge as the reason for the 2013 accident that slaughtered three ready. The 2009 accident was brought about by a crash with a red-followed sell, breaking the helicopter windshield and causing fuel screens to come up short.
It is standard practice for the FBI to help the Federal Aviation Administration in crash examinations.
Bryant’s helicopter was worked in 1991 and had no other episode writes about document with either association.
A recuperation exertion at the accident site is relied upon to take a few days. A 5-mile no-fly zone was set up by the FAA.
The pilot and eight travelers were slaughtered. Orange Coast College baseball trainer John Altobelli, 56, his significant other, Keri, and their little girl Alyssa, who played on a similar club group as Gianna Bryant, likewise were executed. Christina Mauser, who was the top right-hand mentor of the Mamba young ladies’ b-ball group, was additionally executed in the mishap.
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Los Angeles Lakers fans are distraught as they pay tribute to the basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Gianna

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The whole country went on a stun on Sunday when the updates on resigned amazing NBA hotshot Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old girl Gianna saying goodbye to the world because of a helicopter crash was out. The mishap, that killed seven others, occurred on Sunday, January 26. Kobe Bryant had gone to go to a ball game planned for the early afternoon Sunday. He was relied upon to mentor the game while his little girl was required to play. As per CNN, nobody endures the accident, authorities would not distinguish the unfortunate casualties until all before closest relatives are given the news.
Numerous Hollywood and Bollywood stars are in a condition of stun to hear this news. Sharing photographs of the late 41-year-old ballplayer they have communicated their sympathies about the end of Kobe Bryant and his little girl. Not just this, Los Angeles Lakers fans accumulated to offer feelings of appreciation at a vigil for the late NBA star Kobe Bryant on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. His fans lit candles close to his photographs. They all were dispirited on hearing this awful news. Tears were moving down their cheeks while they recalled the late NBA star.
Bryant was conceived in Philadelphia. He began playing ball when he was only 3-year-old. Following his enthusiasm for the game, he proceeded to get one of the NBA’s most noteworthy players. He was drafted to the NBA straight out of his secondary school in 1996 and played for a long time with the Los Angeles Lakers. He joined the group at 18 years old and was the most youthful player in NBA history around then.
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Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Bengal Warriors defeats Dabang Delhi; Lifts their maiden title

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A superb performance from Bengal Warriors helped them clinch their maiden Pro Kabaddi League title in the final match against Dabang Delhi. The match took place at the EKA Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad where the franchise of Bengal smashed Delhi by a scoreline of 39-34.

This win was even more special for Warriors as they were missing from the services of their regular skipper Maninder Singh who is also their star raider. Stand-in captain Mohammad Nabibakhsh took the charge of the side and lead from the front to prevent Delhi from winning their first PKL title.

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The pressure of finale was always on Bengal as they were 0-6 down in the earlier few minutes of the match. Nabibakhsh helped his team fight and changed the destiny in the favour of his team as the teams were levelled with 17-17 at half-time. Warriors took the game to their side of the court immediately in the second half to lift the trophy.

Here are all the award winners from the final match of Pro Kabaddi League 2019:

Best Raider of the Match: Naveen Kumar (18 raid points in 24 attempts)

Defender of the Match: Jeeva Kumar (4 tackle points in 5 attempts)

Game Changer of the Match: Mohammad Nabibakhsh (9 raid points in 13 attempts)

Moment of the Final: Mohammad Nabibakhsh (When he inflicted an all-out on Dabang Delhi from a Super tackle situation)

Stylish Player of the Match: Naveen Kumar (22 Super 10s, 21 consecutive Super 10s, Over 300 raid points in the season)

Here are the top award winners of the entire 2019 Pro Kabaddi League:

Referee of the Season: Mr. Shankar

New Young Player of Season 7: Sumit (UP Yoddha) – 77 tackle points in 22 matches

Perfect Raider of the Tournament: Pawan Sehrawat (Bengaluru Bulls) – 346 raid points (most raid points in the season) in 24 matches

Defender of the Tournament: Fazel Atrachali (U Mumba) – 82 tackle points in 24 matches.

Most Valuable Player of the Tournament: Naveen Kumar (Dabang Delhi) – 301 raid points in 23 matches.

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Pakistan appoints two new captains, Sarfaraz Ahmed sacked

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to sack Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain from Twenty20 Internationals and Test matches. His poor performance in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka has been named as the primary reason behind his removal.

Pakistan suffered a 3-0 loss in the T20I series against Sri Lanka at their home under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed. The wicketkeeper-batsman received a lot of backlash after that and it was expected that a call might taken up on him.

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PCB has appointed ace batsman Babar Azam as the T20I skipper while Azhar Ali will manage the command in the longest format during the upcoming series against Australia. However, there is no clear message on Sarfaraz’s future as the One Day International skipper as Pakiststan’s next 50-over assignment is in July 2020.

The board has not just sacked him from captaincy but he has also been dropped from the side ahead of Australia tour. Moreover, he has been asked by the PCB to indulge in domestic cricket and regain form if he wants to be a part of the side in the future.

The selection committee is yet to announce the entire squad that will visit Australia for the Tests and T20Is. Here is the schedule of matches that will take place in Down Under from the end of October.

T20 Practice Match (31st October, 2019): Cricket Australia XI vs Pakistan at Sydney

1st T20I (3rd November, 2019): Australia vs Pakistan at Sydney

2nd T20I (5th November, 2019): Australia vs Pakistan at Canberra

3rd T20I (8th November, 2019): Australia vs Pakistan at Perth

Three-day Practice Match (11th November, 2019 – 13th November, 2019): Australia A Vs Pakistan at Perth

Two-day Practice Match (15th November, 2019 – 16th November, 2019): Cricket Australia XI Vs Pakistan at Perth

1st Test Match (21st November, 2019 – 25th November, 2019): Australia vs Pakistan at Brisbane

2nd Test Match (29th November, 2019 – 3rd December, 2019): Australia vs Pakistan at Adelaide

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Everything about 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier: Full Schedule, Participating Teams, Squads and Broadcasting Details

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The 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier is a is a cricket tournament currently taking place in the United Arab Emirates. The tournament began on 19 October 2018 and the final match will be played on 2 November 2019 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

14 teams are participating in this tournament which are divided into two groups. These are:

Group A: Scotland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, Singapore, Kenya and Bermuda

Group B: UAE, Ireland, Oman, Hong Kong, Canada, Jersey and Nigeria

FULL SCHEDULE

A total of 51 matches will be played during the tournament in a round robin format which will be followed by the playoffs. Here is the full schedule:

Oct 18, Friday: Scotland vs Singapore, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Hong Kong vs Ireland, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Netherlands vs Kenya, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Oman vs United Arab Emirates, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 19, Saturday: Papua New Guinea vs Bermuda, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Scotland vs Kenya, Group A, ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai, 3:40 PM

Netherlands vs Namibia, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Jersey vs Nigeria, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Ireland vs United Arab Emirates, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 20, Sunday: Papua New Guinea vs Namibia, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Canada vs Jersey, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 11:30 AM IST

Hong Kong vs Oman, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Bermuda vs Singapore, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Oct 21, Monday: Scotland vs Papua New Guinea, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Hong Kong vs United Arab Emirates, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Ireland vs Oman, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Kenya vs Bermuda, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Canada vs Nigeria, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 22, Tuesday: Scotland vs Namibia, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Singapore vs Netherlands, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

United Arab Emirates vs Jersey, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Oct 23, Wednesday: Namibia vs Bermuda, Group A, ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Oman vs Nigeria, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 11:30 AM IST

Singapore vs Kenya, Group A, ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Ireland vs Canada, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Hong Kong vs Jersey, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 24, Thursday: Netherlands vs Papua New Guinea, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

United Arab Emirates vs Nigeria, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 11:30 AM IST

Hong Kong vs Canada, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Scotland vs Bermuda, Group A, ICC Academy, Dubai, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 25, Friday: Papua New Guinea vs Singapore, Group A, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Ireland vs Jersey, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 11:30 AM IST

Namibia vs Kenya, Group A, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Oman vs Canada, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 26, Saturday: Ireland vs Nigeria, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 11:30 AM IST

Netherlands vs Bermuda, Group A, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Namibia vs Singapore, Group A, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 27, Sunday: Hong Kong vs Nigeria, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi, 11:30 AM IST

Papua New Guinea vs Kenya, Group A, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 11:30 AM IST

Oman vs Jersey, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 3:40 PM IST

Scotland vs Netherlands, Group A, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

United Arab Emirates vs Canada, Group B, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 29, Tuesday: TBC vs TBC, Play off 1 – A2 v B3, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

TBC vs TBC, Playoff 2 – A3 v B2, Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 30, Wednesday: TBC vs TBC, Playoff 3 – A4 v Loser of Play-off 1, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

TBC vs TBC, Playoff 4 – B4 v Loser of Play-off 2, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 9:00 PM IST

Oct 31, Thursday: TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Play-off, ICC Academy, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

Nov 01, Friday: TBC vs TBC, Semifinal 1 – B1 v Winner of Play-off 1, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

TBC vs TBC, Semifinal 2 – A1 v Winner of Play-off 2, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 9:00 PM IST

Nov 02, Saturday: TBC vs TBC, 3rd place Playoff, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 3:40 PM IST

TBC vs TBC, Final, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, 9:00 PM IST

FULL SQUADS:

Bermuda: Dion Stovell (c), Terryn Fray (vc), Okera Bascome, Onais Bascome, Oronde Bascome, Derrick Brangman, Deunte Darrell, Allan Douglas, Malachi Jones, Kamau Leverock, George O’Brien, Delray Rawlins, Macai Simmons, Sinclair Smith, Charles Trott, Rodney Trott and Janeiro Tucker

Canada: Navneet Dhaliwal (c), Rizwan Cheema, Nikhil Dutta, Romesh Eranga, Jeremy Gordon, Dillon Heyliger, Abraash Khan, Nicholas Kirton, Nitish Kumar, Junaid Siddiqui, Ravinderpal Singh, Hamza Tariq (wk), Rodrigo Thomas, Srimantha Wijeratne and Saad Bin Zafar

Hong Kong: Aizaz Khan (c), Kinchit Shah (vc), Ahsan Abbasi, Haroon Arshed, Waqas Barkat, Aarush Bhagwat, Kyle Christie, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Raag Kapur, Ehsan Khan, Nizakat Khan, Waqas Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Nasrulla Rana and Shahid Wasif

Ireland: Gary Wilson (c), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, David Delany, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker and Craig Young

Jersey: Charles Perchard (c), Corey Bisson, Dominic Blampied, Harrison Carlyon, Jake Dunford (wk), Nicholas Ferraby, Nick Greenwood, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Jonty Jenner, Elliot Miles, Rhys Palmer, William Robertson, Ben Stevens, Julius Sumerauer and Benjamin Ward

Kenya: Shem Ngoche (c), Sachin Bhudia, Emmanuel Bundi, Aman Gandhi, Dhiren Gondaria, Irfan Karim, Pushpak Kerai, Jasraj Kundi, Alex Obanda, Collins Obuya, Nelson Odhiambo, Lucas Oluoch, Elijah Otieno, Rakep Patel and Rushab Patel

Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Frylinck (vc), Stephan Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Niko Davin, Zane Green, Zhivago Groenewald, Jean-Pierre Kotze, Tangeni Lungameni, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Christi Viljoen, Pikky Ya France and Craig Williams

Netherlands: Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards (wk), Brandon Glover, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Max O’Dowd, Shane Snater, Antonius Staal and Tobias Visee

Nigeria: Ademola Onikoyi (c), Sylvester Okpe (vc), Abiodun Abioye, Sesan Adedeji, Vincent Adewoye, Daniel Ajekun, Chima Akachukwu, Daniel Gim, Segun Ogundipe, Isaac Okpe, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Leke Oyede, Sulaimon Runsewe, Mohameed Taiwo and Codi Yusuf

Oman: Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas (vc), Khawar Ali, Fayyaz Butt, Sandeep Goud, Aamir Kaleem, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Mehran Khan, Naseem Khushi, Suraj Kumar (wk), Sufyan Mehmood, Khurram Nawaz, Jay Odedra and Jatinder Singh

Papua New Guinea: Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini (vc), Simon Atai, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga, Riley Hekure, Hiri Hiri, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, John Reva, Lega Siaka, Chad Soper, Norman Vanua and Tony Ura

Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (c), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Ollie Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Adrian Neill, Safyaan Sharif, Tom Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace and Mark Watt

Singapore: Amjad Mahboob (c), Vinoth Baskaran, Surendran Chandramohan, Tim David, Avi Dixit, Aritra Dutta, Rezza Gaznavi, Anantha Krishna, Navin Param, Janak Prakash, Rohan Rangarajan, Manpreet Singh (wk), Sidhant Singh, Aryaman Sunil and Selladore Vijayakumar

United Arab Emirates: Ahmed Raza (c), Ashfaq Ahmed, Sultan Ahmed, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota, Darius D’Silva, Zawar Farid, Imran Haider, Zahoor Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Rameez Shahzad, Junaid Sidique, Chirag Suri and Muhammad Usman

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