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Sports Wrap | Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Man Utd; Rohit Sharma sets T20I world record

With a huge upset and a record-setting knock, the second week of November had a lot to offer for sports fans. Here are the top moments from the world of sports:

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New York City Marathon | The world’s longest 26.2-mile footrace, the New York City Marathon, was flagged off at Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Staten Island, New York on November 4. A record 53,121 people started the race and 52,812 athletes made it across the finish line. The race saw representation from 129 countries. (Image: Reuters)
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New York City Marathon | The world’s longest 26.2-mile footrace, the New York City Marathon, was flagged off at Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Staten Island, New York on November 4. A record 53,121 people started the race and 52,812 athletes made it across the finish line. The race saw representation from 129 countries. (Image: Reuters)

Brazil's gay soccer tournament | Brazil's gay football league LiGay came together in Sao Paolo to draw curtains on the football season in the country. LGBT players and fans started the league last year to tackle homophobia, in what is often considered a masculine sport. It now has 16 teams nationwide. Football's governing body FIFA has clear rules against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but activists were of the opinion that hosting recent World Cups in Russia and Qatar sends out conflicting messages. (Image: Reuters)
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Brazil's gay soccer tournament | Brazil's gay football league LiGay came together in Sao Paolo to draw curtains on the football season in the country. LGBT players and fans started the league last year to tackle homophobia, in what is often considered a masculine sport. It now has 16 teams nationwide. Football's governing body FIFA has clear rules against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but activists were of the opinion that hosting recent World Cups in Russia and Qatar sends out conflicting messages. (Image: Reuters)

Tribute for Leicester City's owner | Two monks paid homage to Leicester City's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash on October 27. The Thai billionaire was chairman of Thailand's leading travel retail group King Power and owned Premier League club Leicester City. (Image: Reuters)
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Tribute for Leicester City's owner | Two monks paid homage to Leicester City's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash on October 27. The Thai billionaire was chairman of Thailand's leading travel retail group King Power and owned Premier League club Leicester City. (Image: Reuters)

Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Manchester United | Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo opened his UEFA Champions League goal's tally against former club Manchester United. However, his efforts went in vain, as the Turin-based club gave away two goals in the dying minutes of the match to lose 2-1 to Manchester United. (Image: Reuters)
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores against Manchester United | Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo opened his UEFA Champions League goal's tally against former club Manchester United. However, his efforts went in vain, as the Turin-based club gave away two goals in the dying minutes of the match to lose 2-1 to Manchester United. (Image: Reuters)

Rohit Sharma's T20I World Record | Indian cricket team's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma slammed his fourth international T20 century against West Indies. He now holds the record for most international T20 100s. The knock helped India win the second match of the three-match T20 series by 71 runs. (Image: AP)
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Rohit Sharma's T20I World Record | Indian cricket team's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma slammed his fourth international T20 century against West Indies. He now holds the record for most international T20 100s. The knock helped India win the second match of the three-match T20 series by 71 runs. (Image: AP)

Rangana Herath's retirement | Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath announced his retirement from Test cricket. The spinner will end his career after the first Test match against England at Galle, Sri Lanka. Herath was the last cricketer who started playing the longest format at International level in the 90s. (Image: Reuters)
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Rangana Herath's retirement | Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath announced his retirement from Test cricket. The spinner will end his career after the first Test match against England at Galle, Sri Lanka. Herath was the last cricketer who started playing the longest format at International level in the 90s. (Image: Reuters)

Karen Khachanov captures Paris Masters | Russia's Karen Khachanov notched one of the biggest upsets of the year after he stunned World No. 1 and four-time champion Novak Djokovic (7-5, 6-4) for the Rolex Paris Masters title. (Image: Reuters)
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Karen Khachanov captures Paris Masters | Russia's Karen Khachanov notched one of the biggest upsets of the year after he stunned World No. 1 and four-time champion Novak Djokovic (7-5, 6-4) for the Rolex Paris Masters title. (Image: Reuters)

Boston Red Sox World Series win | The Boston Red Sox clinched their ninth World Series with two games to spare after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 at the Dodger Stadium. The Red Sox won a franchise record and MLB best 108 games during the 162-game regular season and continued their domination in the World Series to win a fourth title in 15 years. (Image: Reuters)
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Boston Red Sox World Series win | The Boston Red Sox clinched their ninth World Series with two games to spare after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 at the Dodger Stadium. The Red Sox won a franchise record and MLB best 108 games during the 162-game regular season and continued their domination in the World Series to win a fourth title in 15 years. (Image: Reuters)

Vietnam Grand Prix | In a move aimed at broadening the appeal of the sport and reach new audiences around the globe, Formula-1 announced that Vietnam will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix for the first time in April 2020. The race will take place in Vietnam's capital Hanoi. The proposed Hanoi track, which features 22 turns over its 5.565km length, will become F1's fourth street race, along with Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan. (Image: Reuters)
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Vietnam Grand Prix | In a move aimed at broadening the appeal of the sport and reach new audiences around the globe, Formula-1 announced that Vietnam will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix for the first time in April 2020. The race will take place in Vietnam's capital Hanoi. The proposed Hanoi track, which features 22 turns over its 5.565km length, will become F1's fourth street race, along with Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan. (Image: Reuters)

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Formula-1 title | Britain's Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth world title with consummate ease as Max Verstappen triumphed at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton cruised home in fourth place to become a five-time world champion. The Mercedes driver, who equalled the five titles of late 1950s Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio with only seven times champion Michael Schumacher ahead of them. (Image: Reuters)
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Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Formula-1 title | Britain's Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth world title with consummate ease as Max Verstappen triumphed at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton cruised home in fourth place to become a five-time world champion. The Mercedes driver, who equalled the five titles of late 1950s Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio with only seven times champion Michael Schumacher ahead of them. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Nov 10, 2018 11:57 am
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