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September 2019
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Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series        Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings        Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption        Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US        Sensex cracks nearly 300 pts; oil and gas stocks tank        Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House        Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor        PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat        Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB        Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia        Cong, NCP to contest 125 seats each in Assembly polls: Pawar        21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA        Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover        CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam        Sourabh wins Vietnam Open Super 100 title        England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double        Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal        SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman        Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs        36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police        
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Sports News
Nadal, Federer set up potential semifinal at Roland Garros
 
Paris: The 11-time winner Rafael Nadal and Swiss great Roger Federer were slotted in the bottom half of men''s singles and could meet in the semifinals as the draw for French Open took place here on Thursday. Defending champion Nadal, fresh from his ninth Italian Open title last weekend, will see first two rounds in the French capital against qualifiers, and a possible third-round encounter with Belgian David Goffin looms ahead. The Spaniard can expect seventh-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori or the No. 12 seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the last eight. Federer, in his first appearance at Roland Garros since 2015, will take on Italy''s Lorenzo Sonego in the opening round.

He has to overcome the Greek talent Stefanos Tsitsipas ahead of hightly-anticipated semifinal against Nadal, while the sixth seed should also beware Stan Wawrinka or Marin Cilic beforehand. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, in quest for rare four Grand Slam titles in a row across the year, meets Hubert Hurkacz of Poland before possibly facing American player Sam Querrey in the second round. Denis Shapovalov, Borna Coric, Fabio Fognini and Alexander Zverev will be the Serbian''s potential challenger in his quarter. Also placed in the top half, last year''s finalist Dominic Thiem possibly strive for the last four spot with Juan Martin del Potro. In the women''s category, Naomi Osaka targets at her third straight Grand Slam champion.

If things went well in the first round against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, the world No. 1 would embrace the challenge from either the 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko or former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. Serena Williams can pose as huge threat to Osaka in the quarterfinals, but the 23-time Grand Slam winner has just played one match on clay after last year''s tournament. The top half also featured the title holder Simona Halep, who might take on Petra Kvitova after making into the last eight. Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova can expect No. 5 seed Angelique Kerber as a potential quarterfinal opponent. American veteran Venus Williams and No. 9 seed Elina Svitolina will fight for a second round spot.

Both were drawn in the same quarter with Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens. The 16th-seeded Wang Qiang and Zheng Saisai set up an all-Chinese clash in the first round. The winner would see Halep across the net if making her way to the last 16. Zhang Shuai kicks off her campaign against a qualifier, while Zhu Lin faces Romania''s Irina-Camelia Begu. Wang Yafan, the other Chinese player out of five, plays Marketa Vondrousova and would challenge Kerber if advanced. The 2019 French Open will start on Sunday until June 9.


Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series
Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings
Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption
Sourabh wins Vietnam Open Super 100 title
England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double
We need to take advantage of India's inexperienced pace attack: Klusener
India's contrasting training camps at World Championships
Pant phenomenal talent but gets too ahead of himself: Klusener
Always wanted to make a mark in Test cricket: Bumrah
Sikki Reddy says her instagram account hacked
Chief Coach Stimac wants full house when India play Bangladesh in Kolkata On Oct 15 for World Cup Qualifiers
DDCA renames Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium; stand unveiled after Kohli
I'll be marked now, need to find new strategy every time: Sindhu
'Accidental' Australia captain Paine on verge of Ashes landmark
Difference of opinion cannot be seen as conflict: Shastri on alleged Kohli-Rohit rift
Jorginho edges Italy closer to Euro 2020 with Finland winner
Root wants to stay on as England captain after Ashes blow
Afghanistan set Bangladesh daunting target
Foreign coach's changes helped improve my game: Sindhu
Rashid's five wickets put Afghanistan on top
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as  
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
Tipplers guzzle Rs 487 crore worth liqour during onam
candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House
 Washington: US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Houston's mega "Howd
Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor
Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs
36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police
NATIONAL NEWS
PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat
 Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 on Tuesday, will visit the site of the Gujarat
Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB
Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia
21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA
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