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Big Shot review: John Stamos-led Basketball drama is surprisingly refreshing for a dated template
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Big Shot review: John Stamos-led Basketball drama is surprisingly refreshing for a dated template

Despite being thoroughly predictable all through its 10 episodes from a sports-plot perspective, Big Shot, surprises and maintains its earnest, feel-good naïveté all through.

Third COVID-19 wave 'definitely' underway in UK due to highly-transmissible Delta variant, says expert
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Third COVID-19 wave 'definitely' underway in UK due to highly-transmissible Delta variant, says expert

Professor Adam Finn, who advises the UK govt on its vaccination policy, told the BBC that the country is now seeing a 'race' between the vaccines and the Delta variant

World Test Championship Final: Virat Kohli excels in testing conditions before bad light stops play on Day 2
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World Test Championship Final: Virat Kohli excels in testing conditions before bad light stops play on Day 2

Kohli's only boundary, a sublime cover drive off Neil Wagner, came before lunch but kept the scoreboard ticking with twos and threes.

Explained: As G7 plans Build Back Better World, here's how much China has spent on Belt And Road Initiative
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Explained: As G7 plans Build Back Better World, here's how much China has spent on Belt And Road Initiative

Compared to the post-World War domination that the US achieved, China may appear relatively new to the game. But the dragon has already made big strides; it is the US that may appear like it needs to play catch-up

Pet parenting in a pandemic: Caring for a fur child during the COVID-19 crisis has its comforts — and challenges
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Pet parenting in a pandemic: Caring for a fur child during the COVID-19 crisis has its comforts — and challenges

What this pandemic has taught us about pet parenting is how our vocabularies are not robust enough to capture the profundity of the bonds we share with our fur-children.

India reports 58,419 new COVID-19 cases today; single-day tally less than 60,000 after 81 days, says Centre
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India reports 58,419 new COVID-19 cases today; single-day tally less than 60,000 after 81 days, says Centre

The number of active cases fell to 7,29,243 and comprises 2.44% of the caseload, while the COVID-19 recovery rate rose to 96.27%, the Union Health Ministry said

Euro 2020: Wales look to secure last-16 place against Italy; Switzerland hold outside chance
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Euro 2020: Wales look to secure last-16 place against Italy; Switzerland hold outside chance

Italy are already through with six points with Wales on four. Switzerland have one point before their game in Baku against Turkey, who have lost both outings so far.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uganda team member tests COVID-19 positive on arrival in Japan
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uganda team member tests COVID-19 positive on arrival in Japan

Critics have raised serious question about the risks of holding the Olympics amid a pandemic. But the IOC, Tokyo organisers and Japanese government insist the Games can be held safely.

Supreme Court refuses to cancel, postpone PG final year medical exams; key points
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Supreme Court refuses to cancel, postpone PG final year medical exams; key points

The Supreme Court Friday refused to direct the medical universities to cancel or postpone the final year Post Graduate exams on the ground that the examinee-doctors have been engaged in COVID-19 duty

NBA: Bucks edge Nets in overtime in Game 7, withstand Kevin Durant's 48 points
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NBA: Bucks edge Nets in overtime in Game 7, withstand Kevin Durant's 48 points

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 13 rebounds, and Khris Middleton made the tiebreaking shot with 40 seconds left in the first overtime Game 7 in 15 years.

Euro 2020: 'Bubbling' Germany back on track at competition, says Thomas Mueller
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Euro 2020: 'Bubbling' Germany back on track at competition, says Thomas Mueller

Cristiano Ronaldo put Portugal ahead, but the Germans roared back with four unanswered goals as Kai Havertz and Gosens hit the net after own goals by Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro.

India vs England: Shafali Verma's teenage dream goes on with debut Test fifties
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India vs England: Shafali Verma's teenage dream goes on with debut Test fifties

Shafali Verma is the first Indian and the youngest woman from any country to surpass fifty in both innings of her debut Test with scores of 96 and 63.

US Open Golf 2021: Louis Oosthuizen, Mackenzie Hughes and Russell Henley share 54-hole lead
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US Open Golf 2021: Louis Oosthuizen, Mackenzie Hughes and Russell Henley share 54-hole lead

Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, fired a one-under par 70 to stand on five-under 208 after 54 holes at Torrey Pines with Hughes, who fired a 68, and Henley, who saved par from a bunker at 18 to shoot 71.

World Test Championship Final: 250 will be reasonable first innings score, says visiting batting coach Rathour
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World Test Championship Final: 250 will be reasonable first innings score, says visiting batting coach Rathour

India ended the curtailed second day on 146 for 3 with Virat Kohli batting on 44 off 124 balls in company of Ajinkya Rahane 29 not out off 79 balls.

Euro 2020: Jordi Alba backs Spain to deliver in pressure game against Slovakia
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Euro 2020: Jordi Alba backs Spain to deliver in pressure game against Slovakia

Sweden's victory over Slovakia on Friday means Spain are third in the group, with Slovakia also in front of them after they opened with a win over Poland.

Euro 2020: Spain suffer scoring woes again to be held by Poland
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Euro 2020: Spain suffer scoring woes again to be held by Poland

Morata poked in from close range to put Spain in front but Lewandowski's 60th goal of the season pulled Poland level before Moreno's penalty hit the post.

West Indies vs South Africa: Hosts bowled out for 149 in first innings as Proteas eye Test sweep
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West Indies vs South Africa: Hosts bowled out for 149 in first innings as Proteas eye Test sweep

South Africa will start the third day of the second Test with a healthy advantage of 149 runs.

LaLiga: Barcelona sign free agent Memphis Depay on two-year deal
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LaLiga: Barcelona sign free agent Memphis Depay on two-year deal

Barca have agreed a two-year deal with Depay, who becomes the club's third signing on a free transfer this summer after moves for Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia had already been confirmed.