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    BCCI Nominates MS Dhoni For Padma Bhushan Award

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017
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    The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award -- the Padma Bhushan -- for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India's most successful captain. "Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. It was a unanimous decision by the members. He has been one of the greatest names in contemporary cricket an...

  • Want to change my name to 'God' Sachin Tendulkar, says Virender Sehwag

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017
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    New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag took a dig at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the current head coach Ravi Shastri. Sehwag said he was not picked for the coaching job because he 'did not have any setting' in the BCCI. Sehwag also pointed fingers at Virat Kohli's stance in the whole affair. According to Sehwag, the Team India skipper had asked him to 'go for it'. It was widely reported that Kohli’s strong backing was the reason why Shastri was reinstated in the India...

  • We Need MS Dhoni In 2019 World Cup: Ravi Shastri

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    Team India head coach Ravi Shastri heaped high praise on former India captain and limited-overs wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and dismissed doubts about his international future, saying that the team management cannot even think of removing the Ranchi stalwart, considering his current form and fitness. Dhoni, who scored 162 runs with a strike-rate of 82.23 in the series against Sri Lanka was in top form and played match-winning knocks in two matches. The former India skipper, who played his 300th One-day International (ODI) in Sri Lanka,...

  • Pakistan's ability to host international cricket is crucial for the game: Shashank Manohar

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017
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    Pakistan are all set to host  the World XI team in a three-match T20I series that is scheduled to begin from Tuesday in Lahore and ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar in a statement said that it good for world cricket. "This is a good day for world cricket as the PCB hosts a World XI in Lahore. It has been a long and tough journey as the PCB, Pakistan players and fans have been starved of the opportunity to stage, play and watch international cricket in their own country." "The ability of Pakistan to play international ...

  • India vs Australia: Yuvraj Singh Not Part Of Top 74 Players As Selectors Name Board President's XI Squad

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017
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    The national selection committee on Thursday picked up a fourth string 14-member Board President's XI squad for the warm-up game against Australia, making it clear that Yuvraj Singh is now not a part of even the top 74 cricketers in the country. The selection pattern would indicate that the top 15, which decimated Sri Lanka, are set to be retained for the Australia series with may be a minor change, while the Duleep Trophy has forced the three 'wise men' to name the next 45 players for the day/night pink ball experiment. Anot...

  • Kuldeep Yadav heaps praise on Virat Kohli, calls him inspirational leader

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017
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    India leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav was highly influential in the team's victory over Sri Lanka in the sole T20I on Wedensday. The chinaman showered praise on skipper Virat Kohli for getting the best out him and described him as an inspirational leader, who provides tremendous support and freedom to bowlers. India completed a historic 9-0 tour sweep yesterday after they had won the Test series 3-0 and the ODI series 5-0. Speaking about Kohli's 'inspirational' leadership, Kuldeep lauded the way he gives his bowlers freedom...

  • Captain will always be the boss of the team, assures Ravi Shastri

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017
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    New Delhi: Team India head coach couldn't have asked for better beginning to his second stint with the Men in Blue. His team has been unbeaten since the day Shastri took over the position vacated by legendary spinner Anil Kumble. The Virat Kohli-led unit completed a 3-0 whitewash of hosts Sri Lanka in the Test series before taking an unassailable 4-0 lead in the 5-match limited overs series which will be concluded with the final game on Sunday. Shastri believes that sharing a similar mindset with the captain, and the bonding betw...

  • Will play against Pakistan even if I lose a leg, MS Dhoni told MSK Prasad

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017
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    There is no doubt that MS Dhoni is the most dedicated player in Team India. Everyone from head coach Ravi Shastri to fielding coach R Sridhar has mentioned that Dhoni leaves no stone unturned when it comes to getting ready for a new game. Ahead of the 3rd ODI of the 5-match limited series between India and hosts Sri Lanka, there was an optional nets session for Virat Kohli's men. There is no dearth of experience on Dhoni's cricketing resume, however, he is the most experienced player in the Indian camp right now, still he...

  • Lewis Hamilton sets sights on Michael Schumacher 'pole record' on 200th career GP

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    Liège Province: Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start his 200th Grand Prix in Belgium this weekend, seeking to match German legend Michael Schumacher`s record of 68 pole positions. With the summer break out of the way, the British driver will be chasing his fifth win of the season as he bids to claw back points on title-race leader, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Back in Europe after spending F1`s now-traditional European summer break in the Caribbean, Hamilton, who gave up third for his Mercedes...

  • SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to hit six consecutive 50-plus scores against any team in ODI

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    Opener Shikhar Dhawan continued with his red-hot form over Sri Lanka notching up an astounding unbeaten century as Team India extended successfully their domination over the Islanders in the first one-day international match winning by nine wickets, at Dambulla, on Sunday. Opting to bowl first, Indian skipper Virat Kohli invited the hosts to step in to bat. Openers Danushka Gunathilaka (35) and Niroshan Dickwella (65) took off to a blazing start stitching a fiery 74-run partnership until wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal struck to dismiss t...

  • Cricket Australia name ODI, T20I squads for tour of India; recall James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017
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    Cricket Australia, on Friday, announced their ODI and T20I squad for the upcoming limited-over series in India starting September. All-rounder James Faulkner and paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile have both been recalled along with Ashton Agar and Hilton Cartwright. Pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile marked a spectacular return to cricketing action in the tenth season of Indian Premier League, after constant injury blows kept him on the sidelines. He scalped 15 wickets in eight matches for IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders which included the astoundin...

  • World Dwarf Games 2017: Indian athletes bag record 37 medals in Toronto

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: The Indian contingent for the World Dwarf Games made the entire nation proud of their achievements as they bagged as many as 37 medals from the games, which were held in Toronto, Canada. The Indian side, which wasn't considered as one of top teams before the tournament, stunned the world to secure a top-10 finish in the tournament, by clinching 15 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals at the mega event. The Indian sporting fraternity including Sports Minister Vijay Goel, extended their greetings to the contingent for th...

  • Anushka, Virat Join Lankan Fans For A Photo, Coach Ravi Shastri Spotted

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    The Indian cricket is currently in the middle of a long Sri Lanka tour. After sweeping the Test series 3-0, Virat Kohli's men will now take on the hosts in five ODIs and one T20I. Kohli has been in Sri Lanka since mid-July and will be there until the first week of September. He has now been joined by girlfriend Anushka Sharma on tour ahead of the limited-overs cricket series. The duo joined some Sri Lankan fans for a photo, with coach Ravi Shastri spotted as well. Virat and Anushka had earlier spent time together in New York after In...

  • Sreesanth takes on BCCI; questions return of Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    In an ongoing battle with the BCCI, S Sreesanth has come out firing once again, questioning the board after it decided to appeal against the lifting of the ban on the cricketer. The BCCI has decided to appeal against the Kerala High Court order which overturned the life ban the cricketer got for his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal in 2013. Sreesanth took to Twitter and wrote, “the board is firm on its zero tolerance policy on corruption and match-fixing," he added.@bcci office?? Then what about csk and Rajas...

  • Cricket Australia hire former wicket-keeper Brad Haddin as fielding coach until 2019

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017
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    Sydney: Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has joined the Australian team support staff as fielding coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia said Thursday. Haddin replaces former Australia batsman Greg Blewett, who has taken up a position with the South Australian Cricket Association. Haddin, 39, has coached the Australia A side and was an assistant coach during Australia’s tour of New Zealand earlier this year. He also had a stint with Islamabad in the Pakistan Premier League. His first assignment will be Austr...

  • BCCI To Award Rs 15 Lakh Each To Selectors

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017
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    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will award Rs 15 lakh each to members of the men's and women's selection committee. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting between BCCI's office bearers and the Committee of Administrators (COA) for having selected 'good teams'. "They have been rewarded for selecting good teams," COA member Diana Edulji told mediapersons on Wednesday. India's participation in the Olympics will be decided only by the general body of the BCCI, which in all like...

  • Ravindra Jadeja Says Two Cricketers Behind His Rise To The Top

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017
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    Ravindra Jadeja overtook Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan to become the top-ranked Test all-rounder as per in the latest ICC rankings on Tuesday. Jadeja's knock of 70 not out and a seven-wicket haul during the second Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo helped him occupy the top position for all-rounders for the first time. The top-ranked Test bowler Jadeja has also gained nine places to reach 51st rank among the batsmen. Jadeja has 438 points, while teammate Ravichandran Ashwin is on third position with 418 points. "Big Congratulation...

  • Virat Kohli has a long way to go as captain, says Arjuna Ranatunga

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: Team India defeated hosts Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs on day four of the second Test and thus wrapped up the three-match series in Colombo, with skipper Virat Kohli claiming his 8th consecutive Test series win, but that still hasn't impressed former Lankan cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Ranatunga was full of praise for Kohli as a batsman, but refused to even compare him with some of the top captains that Indian cricket has seen. "I have seen him as a batsman but I still c...

  • Roger Federer confirms he will play in 2017 Rogers Cup; returns to Montreal after six years

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017
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    Almost two weeks after clinching his record eighth Wimbledon title at the All England Club, Roger Federer came forth on Tuesday to announce that he is all set to kick-start his US Open preparations with ATP event at Montreal. The event, named as Rogers Cup which alternates between Montreal and Toronto each year, is slated to kick-off next week. It will mark the return of the 19-time Grand Slam champion after almost six years. It was back in 2011 that he had made his appearance on the Canadian hardcourt, but failed to crawl into the fourt...

  • ICC's dream of putting cricket in Olympics roster lies in hands of BCCI and Indian cricket

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017
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    New Delhi: Cricket, one of the world's most famous sports, hasn't been quite able to bag a spot on the Olympics calendar, but the International Cricket Council (ICC) is still working on making its dream of putting the Gentleman's Game on the roster of world's biggest sporting event a reality. Cricket was last played in the Olympics in the 1900 Paris Games and now ICC is pushing for a return of the T20 variant of the sport in the 2024 event, which is also likely to take place at the French capital. In attempt to make t...

  • Telangana govt to give INR 1 crore, house plot to India captain Mithali Raj

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of July 2017
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    New Delhi: It's celebration time for Indian women cricketers. After their inspirational performance at the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, where they finished runners-up, Mithali Raj & Co returned home to a huge welcome. They have also been given rewards and commendations. On Friday, the Telangana government announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore and a 600 sq yards house plot to captain Mithali. Congratulating the skipper, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao praised the team led by her for their scintillating performan...

  • Supreme Court Issues Notice To BCCI On E-Auction Of IPL 11 Media Rights

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017
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    The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Subramaniam Swamy's plea on e-auction of media rights for Indian Premier League (IPL) 11. Swamy argued that the present auction worth Rs. 30,000 crore for media rights of IPL 11 was opaque and it should be transparent. He wanted an e-auction like the coal auction. But BCCI opposed it and argued that e-auction is not possible and it has been approved by Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court and the auction pr...

  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel Felicitates Indian Women's Cricket Team

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017
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    Sports Minister Vijay Goel, on Thursday, felicitated the Indian women's cricket team for its spectacular performance in the ICC World Cup, saying this will inspire the country's youth to take up sports as a career option. India lost to hosts England by nine runs in the final of the mega-event at the Lord's after a campaign that forced the entire country to follow and support the women in blue. "Our women's cricket team has done exceedingly well and any form of appreciation will be less for them. Despite ending as runner-...

  • Sania Mirza calls Mithali Raj and incredible ambassador for cricket

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017
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    Ace tennis player Saniya Mirza recently lauded the Indian Women`s cricket team and its skipper Mithali Raj for their excellent performance in ICC Women`s World Cup. Terming Mithila an `incredible ambassador,` the 30-year-old told ANI, "Mithali (Raj) has been performing amazingly for many years; she is an incredible ambassador for the game of cricket." Adding, "I really hope this appreciation that all the girls are getting continues because they deserve it." Mirza recently played at the Wimbledon Open in the do...

  • BCCI's image took a beating because of Anil Kumble's unceremonious exit, says Gautam Gambhir

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017
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    New Delhi: Team India's newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri is all set to begin his first assignment with the tour of Sri Lanka that begins on Wednesday. There was a lot of drama involved in Shastri's selection after Anil Kumble's unceremonious exit. Everyone has had a reaction about skipper Virat Kohli's equation with the spin legend and Gautam Gambhir is the latest to join the bandwagon. Gambhir told India Today that he is not happy with the way the BCCI handled Kumble's matter. "BCCI could have...

  • ICC Women's World Cup: Sourav Ganguly predicts India to beat England in final

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017
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    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has termed India as favourites against hosts England for the upcoming final of the ICC Women's World Cup on Sunday. Ganguly hailed Harmanpreet Kaur for her superb unbeaten 171 off 115 balls which enabled India beat Australia by 36 runs in the semi-finals yesterday. "I saw her innings, (Harmanpreet) Kaur was superb yesterday. They will beat England in the final on Sunday," Ganguly said at Eden Gardens today. The Cricket Association of Bengal president also informed that th...

  • Women's World Cup: India need to find extra level to beat Australia, says Mithali Raj

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017
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    Derby: India skipper Mithali Raj believes her team needs to reach an extra level today as it prepares to face Australia at the County Cricket Ground for a place in the ICC Women`s World Cup final. A last-game victory over New Zealand secured India`s place in the knockout stages, a performance that was arguably its best in the competition, bowling out the White Ferns for just 79. But in Australia, it faces a side with a better head-to-head record, victorious in its group-stage meeting by eight wickets when chasing down 227 with just two w...

  • Shastris And Kumbles Will Come And Go, Says New Coach Ravi Shastri

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017
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    New Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri played down the manner in which he was appointed after Anil Kumble stepped down from the position. Addressing the media ahead of the team's tour to Sri Lanka, Shastri said that the fabric of the team was more important than the individuals. "Shastris and Kumbles will come and go, the fabric of the team will remain," he said. Asked about Arun's contribution during his previous stint with the team, Shastri strongly defended his colleague's return. "There is track rec...

  • World Para Athletics Championships: Sundar Singh Gurjar Wins Gold In Javelin

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017
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    Sundar Singh Gurjar gave India their first medal on Day 1 of the 2017 IPC Para Athletics Championships in London on Friday by winning gold in the javelin competition. In the absence of Paralympic gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar, who had been disqualified from his event in Rio 2016 due to technical reasons, set the record straight and took home the gold medal with a personal best throw of 60.36 metres. India fell just short of the bronze as young sensation Rinku finished fourth. "I was very disappointed after Rio, as I had ...

  • Women’s World Cup: Under pressure India face New Zealand in virtual quarterfinal on Saturday

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017
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    Derby: Their confidence on a low after two consecutive defeats, India face a do-or-die situation when they take on New Zealand in what can be termed as a virtual quarterfinal of the ICC Women's World Cup here tomorrow. Hanging on to fourth spot on the points table, a loss tomorrow will shatter India's semifinal hopes. After starting the tournament on a promising note with four wins on the trot, India slumped to their second straight loss on Wednesday. At Bristol, they were defeated by a dominant Australia by eight wickets, de...

  • Ravi Shastri Says India Can Produce Its Best-Ever Test Team Soon

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017
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    Newly-appointed coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said the current Indian cricket team, with a battery of pacers at its disposal, can go on to become the country's best-ever Test outfit in the coming years. Shastri was on Wednesday appointed coach, filling in the void left by Anil Kumble's resignation last month. The 55-year-old former skipper sounded upbeat about the times ahead. "It can be a better Test team than any Indian team we have had. This is a team you can travel with (anywhere). There is a battery of pacers which ca...

  • Angelo Mathews steps down as Sri Lankan cricket captain from all three formats

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017
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     It may have not come as a bolt from the blue but Angelo Mathews has decided to step down as Sri Lankan cricket captain from all three formats of the game. This has come just a day after Mathews hinting that he is considering his future as a captain, adding that the ODI series loss against Zimbabwe is one of the lowest points in his career. What was a shock in mere cricketing terms was that Lanka not only went down 3-2 in the five-match ODI series against a weak Zimbabwe, but lost despite hosting the series. After the series los...

  • Virat Kohli Will Be Consulted Before Team India Coach Is Named, Insists Sourav Ganguly

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017
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    The suspense surrounding the new coach for the Indian cricket team does not show any signs of subsiding as former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is a member of the three-man Cricket Advisory Committee of the Indian cricket board, maintaining on Tuesday that skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted before the new coach is named. Ganguly said that Kohli will be consulted over the selection but was not the main person to decide on the issue. "We respect his (Virat's) decision. At the end of the day it is his team, he is going to le...

  • Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record For Most ODI Hundreds While Chasing

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017
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    Virat Kohli is called a run-machine for a reason. He rarely disappoints with the bat, and when it comes to chases, there is no one better. In January 2017, Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar's record for most centuries in successful chases and now the Indian skipper has once again gone past the Indian batting legend for most hundreds in the 50-over format while chasing. Kohli produced a batting masterclass to slam his 28th ODI ton in the fifth and final ODI against the West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston. It was his 18th century in a chase,...

  • Chris Gayle to Take Field Against India in T20 Tie

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017
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    Big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the lone Twenty20 International against India on Sunday. Gayle, who is West Indies' most successful batsman in the T20 format with 1519 runs at an average of 35.32, replaced Lendl Simmons, who had struggled for runs in the T20 series against Afghanistan. It will be Gayle's first T20 match at his home ground, Sabina Park. The marauding batsman, who has two T20 centuries, last played an international match for the West Indies in the 2016 World T20 final ...

  • India's next coach: Phil Simmons becomes latest candidate to send application for top job

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017
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    New Delhi: While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to name the replacement for Anil Kumble, the list of candidates to have applied for the top job is increasing by the day. Days after veteran Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri confirmed his interest in the role, former West Indies cricketer Phil Simmons has emerged out at the latest candidate to send the application. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Simmons, under whose guidance Windies won a World Twenty20 title, has expressed his interest in coaching the Ind...

  • Ravichandran Ashwin second fastest Indian spinner to 150 ODI wickets mark, only behind Anil Kumble

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017
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    New Delhi: Spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin became the second fastest Indian spinner to reach the 150 ODI wickets mark in the team's 93-run victory over West Indies in third ODI at Antigua.  The offie removed Miguel Cummins in his last over of the match against West Indies, helping Virat Kohli and Co. take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series, after the first match was washed out due to rain. Deceiving Cummins in the air, the West Indian was too late in reading the trajectory of the ball and the umpire didn&#...

  • Ravi Shastri has different aura than that of Anil Kumble, it's their individuality, says Shikhar Dhawan

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017
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    New Delhi: Amid the hangover surrounding Anil Kumble's sudden resignment from the post of India's head coach and controversies dealing with his rift with skipper Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan became the first member of the Indian squad to react to the on-going scenario. The left-handed opener has been at the peak of his form since his return to the Indian squad. Notching up 338 runs in five matches in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Dhawan once again clinched on the 'Golden Bat' award for the second consec...

  • ICC T20I Rankings: Virat Kohli retains top spot; Jasprit Bumrah rises to second position

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017
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    New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has retained his top spot amongst batsmen, while bowler Jasprit Bumrah jumped to second position in the latest ICC T20 International Rankings released on Sunday. Virat Kohli has continued with his World No. 1 spot, sitting comfortably atop with 799 points. The 28-year-old is followed by Australia's Aaron Finch (787) and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (745). The Delhi-based batsman also retained his top postion in the recently released ICC ODI Rankings. Next Indian on the list in T20I ran...

  • AB de Villiers to take call on international future in August

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017
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    Wales: AB de Villiers left South Africa's tour of England saying he would decide his cricket future in August. One of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, the 33-year-old headed home after captaining the Proteas in a 19-run defeat by England in Cardiff on Sunday that saw them beaten 2-1 in a three-match Twenty20 series. They previously lost a one-day international series to England by the same scoreline and then suffered a hugely disappointing first-round exit at the Champions Trophy. But a Test series against England i...

  • 'Anil Kumble Scolded Players Like Children,' Say Sources About Fallout With Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017
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    The Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli spat has been a trending topic since the former tweeted his resignation as India coach highlighting his reasons for quitting the high-profile job - among them that Captain Kohli had "reservations" with his style. But with skipper Virat Kohli prepping for the series with the West Indies, his side of the story is yet to be heard. Sources have told NDTV that there were sharp differences and several reasons why to two were almost destined to fall apart. For one, they alleged, "Anil Kumble treated player...

  • Champions Trophy Final: Pakistan 'Pressure' Got To Us, Says Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017
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    India cricket captain Virat Kohli said the pressure created by Pakistani bowlers proved too much for his side to handle in a stunning 180-run Champions Trophy final defeat at The Oval on Sunday. After Kohli won the toss and opted to field first, Pakistan posted an imposing total of 338 for four featuring Fakhar Zaman's maiden ODI hundred, an innings where he might have been run out for one and was caught off a no-ball on three. It all left the Men in Blue needing to set new tournament record for a team batting second to win if they w...

  • Champions Trophy 2017 Final, India vs Pakistan: Amir Begins Mind Games With Kohli

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    The game that always 'stops two nations' comes again to a third when title-holders India face Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at London's Oval ground on Sunday. Pakistan are likely to make one change if Mohammad Amir, who missed the semi-final with a back spasm, is fit. Amir will take the place of left-arm quick Rumman Raees, who marked his ODI debut with two wickets. Indian skipper and star batsman Virat Kohli, who is heading the tournament batting averages with a stratospheric 253, will be the prized wicket for Pakistan ...

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli Credits MS Dhoni For This Tactical Move Vs Bangladesh

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017
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    India decimated Bangladesh by nine wickets in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston on Thursday to set up title clash against Pakistan. The defending champions chased down the 265-run target in 40.1 overs as the Bangladesh bowlers were sent on a leather hunt by the all-star Indian batting line-up. Though Bangladesh were going great guns at one stage with 154/2 after 28 overs, they lost the plot in the middle overs. Indian skipper Virat Kohli took a gamble to bring in Kedar Jadhav to bowl which worked well. Jadha...

  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather to take on MMA star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas superfight

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017
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    California: Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor -- the kingpins of their respective sports -- announced Wednesday they would fight on August 26 in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Mayweather announced the fight on his Instagram account with a graphic saying "IT`S OFFICIAL!!!" showing pictures of both fighters and listing Las Vegas as the location. McGregor sent out a tweet stating "THE FIGHT IS ON." He also included photos of the pair. MMA promoter Dana White said the bout would...

  • India need to be on their toes against Bangladesh

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017
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    Birmingham: Professionalism will be pitted against passion when defending champions India clash with Bangladesh in the second semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy, here on Thursday. On paper, India are overwhelming favorites against their neighbors, but it will be foolhardy to count Bangladesh out of equation. Especially after their inspirational come-from-behind victory over New Zealand that paved the way for their semifinal berth. India, after a clinical performance against South Africa, would like to maintain the same intensity a...

  • Was In Tears When I Shared Captaincy News With Anushka: Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017
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    Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have never publicly spoken about their relationship despite constant media speculation. The Indian cricket captain often shares photos of Anushka on social media but does not entertain any questions about his equation with her. Hence it came as a surprise when the stylish right-hander opened up about a memorable moment the duo shared in Mohali in an interview to Stars Sports "I was in Mohali and there was a test series going on. I was with Anushka then, she had come to visit me. Surprisingly, when I wa...

  • FIFA president Gianni Infantino says Qatar World Cup not under threat

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017
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    Zurich: FIFA president Gianni Infantino does not believe that the diplomatic crisis which has embroiled 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its staging of the tournament, he said on Sunday. In an interview published in Swiss newspapers Le Matin Dimanche and Sonntagszeitung, the head of the global soccer body said he expected the diplomatic situation to be back to normal by the time the tournament is played in five-and-a-half years` time. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut links with Qatar last Mo...

  • Rashid Khan scalps seven as Afghanistan shock West Indies

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    Cary, North Carolina: Afghanistan teenage leg-spinner Rashid Khan recorded the fourth best bowling figures in One-Day International history, taking seven for 18 as the visitors thrashed West Indies by 63 runs in the series opener at St Lucia on Friday. Rashid wasted no time weaving his magic, picking up wickets with his first two balls, Jason Mohammed edging to first slip before Roston Chase was deceived by a googly and trapped plum leg before for a golden duck. The 18-year-old from Nangarhar then delivered an encore in his next over...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo remains atop on Forbes' richest athletes list; Virat Kohli lone Indian

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017
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    Skipper Virat Kohli is the lone Indian on the list of Forbes magazine's list of 100 highest-paid athletes, which is topped by Real Madrid forward and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo. He is followed in by NBA star LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, ranked 89, is estimated to have earned around $22 million, which includes $3 million from salary and winnings, while the rest $19 million from endorsements. Ronaldo, 32, who maintained his position atop, is estimated to have earned $93 million...

  • Anil Kumble's coaching role: 10 members of Indian team don't want veteran leggie as coach anymore

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    Anil Kumble might have got an automatic entry in the race for India's coaching role, but as far as the Indian dressing room is concerned, the players don't want the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to hand him a contract extension. According to a report in DNA, ten members of the Indian team do not want an extension for Kumble, who is "too bossy" according to them. The report added players were unhappy with Kumble for "imposing strict standard of inhuman approach while tackling fatigue and injury"....

  • I would make a good partnership with Virat Kohli but BCCI cannot afford me as India's coach: Shane Warne

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017
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    Ever since the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited applications for the position of Indian coach, several cricketers have thrown their hats into the race. While it is nothing less than a dream for the veterans of the game to bag the top job, legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne too has expressed his desire to coach the Indian team. Warne said that while he will make a good partnership with Indian skipper Virat Kohli, it cannot materialise since the BCCI cannot afford him. "I am very expensive, I don&...

  • Champions Trophy 2017: Painful To See Pakistan Being Thrashed By India, Says Imran Khan

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017
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    A sterling batting display from the top order, combined with some good bowling, handed India an easy 124-run victory (DLS method) over Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B opener at Edgbaston on Sunday. India scored 319 for 3 in their rain-truncated 48 overs and then dismissed Pakistan to 164 off 33.4 overs as the latter chased revised Duckworth-Lewis total of 289 off 41 overs. Dismayed by the performance of Sarfraz Ahmed and his boys, legendary Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan described the loss as painful. Barring Azhar Ali...

  • Champions Trophy 2017: England Pacer Chris Woakes Ruled Out Of Tournament

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017
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    It was a bittersweet win for England in their opening ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match against Bangladesh on Thursday. The hosts might have cantered to victory but suffered a double injury blow to star batsman Joe Root, who scored a superb 133 not out, and pacer Chris Woakes. England Cricket on Friday confirmed that Woakes suffered a side strain against Bangladesh and will miss the rest of the tournament. England are still sweating over the fitness of Root, who hobbled through the second half of his career-best innings after tweaking a calf m...

  • Ballon d`Or in play as Cristiano Ronaldo bears down on Lionel Messi

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017
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    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo heads to Saturday`s Champions League final against Juventus on the brink of realising a burning ambition of matching Lionel Messi`s record of winning the Ballon d`Or five times. "I want to catch Messi," Ronaldo confessed when collecting his third World Player of the Year crown back in 2015. Now the Portuguese has four to his name, but Messi still remains one step ahead with five. The two have dominated the award for the past decade in the battle to not just be considered the best of their gener...

  • La Liga: Real Madrid on brink of title triumph after Cristiano Ronaldo's double sinks Celta Vigo

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    Madrid: Real Madrid moved to within one point of winning La Liga as Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to down Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday. The European champions lead Barcelona by three points at the top of the table and now need to just avoid defeat at Malaga on Sunday to secure their first league title in five years. Once again Ronaldo made the difference as he blasted into the top corner after just 10 minutes and then added a second with a composed finish early in the second-half. Iago Aspas was then controversially sent-off when...

  • MI vs RPS: Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith praises 'magnificent' MS Dhoni after reaching IPL 2017 final

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017
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    Mumbai: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) stormed into their maiden Indian Premier League final with a comprehensive 20-run win over two-time winners Mumbai Indians. RPS, who are playing only in their second season, defeated Rohit Sharma's men for the third time in a row in the tenth edition. While Ajinkya Rahane (56), MS Dhoni (40*) and Manoj Tiwary (58*) were the heroes with the bat, teenager Washington Sundar ripped through Mumbai's top-order by claiming three key wickets. Steve Smith hailed former skipper MS Dhoni for playing ...

  • IPL 10: Bowlers haven't been bowling a lot in nets due to the heat, says Shane Bond

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017
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    Dubai: Usually overworked, top international bowlers will head into next month's Champions Trophy without enduring enough workload as the condensed schedule of the IPL has denied them regular net sessions, feels former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond. Writing in a column for the International Cricket Council (CC), Bond said the hectic travel schedule for the IPL leaves little time for regular net sessions. He feels bowlers coming off the event will face the challenge of adjusting to increased workload in the Champions Trophy. &q...

  • Pakistan bid farewell to Misbah, Younis with dramatic win

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017
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    Roseau: Pakistan clinched their first ever series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third Test in Dominica on Sunday, giving Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq a perfect retirement present. A valiant, unbeaten century by Roston Chase almost staved off defeat for West Indies, who were all out for 202 in their second innings with only one over remaining at Windsor Park in Roseau. Chase and the West Indies tail made the Pakistan bowlers sweat after the visitors took the new ball with 17 overs remain...

  • Steve Smith Has No Advice For Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017
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    The rivalry between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli had sometimes threatened to boil over during the recent India vs Australia series, especially after the 'brain fade' controversy. However, the mutual respect the two captains share is quite obvious. Australia have always played their brand of cricket -- aggresively and with positive mindset and Smith acknowledged that India had adopted a similar approach under the captaincy of Kohli. The Australian skipper admitted that India's style of playing cricket changed a bit from the time of...

  • IPL 2017: Martin Guptill's 'One-Handed Stunner' Leaves Fans Mesmerised

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017
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    New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has been a late bloomer in the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) line-up for the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 10, but he was more than handy in their hard-fought win over table-toppers Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday night at the Wankhdede Stadium in Mumbai. Apart from being involved in a 68-run opening partnership with Wriddhiman Saha off just 5.3 overs, the Kiwi was in fine fettle, claiming three catches including a one-handed stunner that sent Lendl Simmons back to the pavillion to give his side a vital break...

  • Madrid Open: Andy Murray advances into third round with straight sets victory over Marius Copil

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017
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    Madrid: World number one Andy Murray beat Romanian Marius Copil 6-4 6-3 to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday. The Briton made a slow start against an opponent 103 places below him in the world rankings but he broke Copil`s serve in the 10th game to take the set and found his feet in the second after breaking at 3-2. He finished off the big-serving Romanian in 83 minutes without having faced a break point. Murray, runner up in Madrid last year to Novak Djokovic, is likely to face a real test of his number one sta...

  • Indian women's hockey team leaves for Test series against New Zealand

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017
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    With new-found aggression and tactics up their sleeves, the Indian women's hockey team on Tuesday departed for the five-match Test series against New Zealand starting in Midlands from May 14. The Indian women play the Test Series in New Zealand after a successful outing in West Vancouver, Canada where they won the Women's Hockey World League Round 2 and qualified for the Women's Hockey World League Semi Final to be played in Johannesburg. The team led by Rani features an experienced mix with the likes of Sushila Chanu, Ri...

  • Wimbledon increases prize money to $40.8 million

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    London: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, host of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament, announced on Wednesday that this year`s edition will pay out 31.6 million pound sterling ($40.8 million) in prize money, 12.5 per cent more than last year. In addition, organisers of the tournament reported that the winners of the singles competitions will pocket $2.8 million each -- $258,000 more than in 2016, Efe news reported. British tennis player Andy Murray and the American Serena Williams, who will not participate in this year`s edition as s...

  • Roger Federer, currently ranked fourth, says he wants to play French Open 2017

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017
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    Johannesburg: Swiss maestro Roger Federer, who has been brimming with confidence after resounding victories at the Australian Open and ATP events in Miami and Indian Wells, has said he plans to play in French Open scheduled for next month. Federer, after defeating John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) in an exhibition at Seattle, Washington, to benefit his charity foundation, on Saturday said he plans to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015. "I am registered and my intention is to play Roland Garros," Sport24 quoted him ...

  • IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir criticises Kolkata Knight Riders' 'sloppy' fielding in tenth edition

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017
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    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) suffered a 48-run loss against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 37 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 on Sunday. David Warner, who has been one of the most consistent performers in the tournament, once again played a captain's knock as he decimated KKR with a 59-ball 126. While it was a flawless innings from the SRH skipper, he did give one opportunity to Gautam Gambhir's men, which went in his favour. In the 10th over, Warner was dropped by Chris Woakes when he played a lofted...

  • Ricky Ponting picks 'Best XI' of IPL 2017 season so far; four Indians make the cut

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League 10 has reached it's half-way mark, just the most perfect opportunity for former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting to reveal his 'Best XI' of the season so far. Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina, Mumbai Indians spinner Harbhajan Singh and Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar got a place in Punter's XI, which included 4 Indians players in total.  Raina has made 309 runs in the eight matches he has played so far at a strike rate of 141.74, Harbhajan has taken just four wic...

  • MS Dhoni With Kolkata Knight Riders In IPL 2018? Shah Rukh Khan Says This

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017
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    MS Dhoni is widely regarded as one of the most successful players in the Indian Premier League. The wicketkeeper-batsman, as captain of the Chennai Super Kings, won the IPL and Champions League T20 on two occasions. Dhoni's ability to lead and finish close matches transformed CSK into the most dominant team in the IPL. After the two-year ban on CSK, Dhoni's services were secured by the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). As captain, Mahi failed to weave his magic at Pune in the first season and Steve Smith was handed the captaincy for the ...

  • Champions Trophy: BCCI rejects ICC's proposal of additional USD 100 million; announcement of 15-man squad put on hold

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continues to remain at loggerheads with International Cricket Council as the Indian board refused the world body's fresh proposal of additional USD 100 million in the proposed format of the revenue sharing model. While ICC softened its stand today, Indian board refused the new proposal since the proposal came from Shashank Manohar, who is no more the ICC chairman. "Yes, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar gave us an offer of an additional USD 100 million in the new financ...

  • Shahid Afridi thanks 'superstar' Kohli & team for wonderful farewell gift

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017
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    New Delhi: Retired Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has thanked Virat Kohli and Co. after Team India gifted him a signed Kohli jersey in a show of sportsmanship and camaraderie. The Indian cricket team gifted him the jersey following Afridi's retirement from all forms of cricket. "Thank you to you and the entire Indian team for a wonderful farewell gift @imVkohli. Respect superstar, hope to see you soon," Afridi wrote on his Twitter handle. Kohli had tweeted, "Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playi...

  • IPL 2017: Top-ranked Mumbai Indians look another commanding show against Delhi Daredevils

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017
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    Mumbai: On a roll after five wins on the trot, table toppers Mumbai Indians will look to continue their domination when they clash with struggling Delhi Daredevils in an IPL game, here tomorrow. The Rohit Sharma-led side mauled Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets while chasing a challenging 198-run target with Englishman Jos Butler smashing 77 off 37 balls. Mumbai will be pleased with the consistency of orange cap holder Nitish Rana, who is getting better day by day. Rana, who has so far amassed 255 runs this IPL season, remained unbeat...

  • Hashim Amla, Ricky Ponting 'most difficult batsmen' says England pacer James Anderson

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017
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    Johannesburg: England pacer James Anderson has revealed that he found South Africa`s veteran batsman Hashim Amla and former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting the most difficult batsmen he bowled to.Anderson made his revelation while appearing with former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne in the Sky Sports studio to discuss the Indian Premier League (IPL).While Warne chose Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar besides Jacques Kallis, Kevin Pietersen, Graham Gooch and Ponting in the list of batsmen he had trouble bowling to in his Test career, Ander...

  • West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor comes out of retirement nine months after hanging boots

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017
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    St. John`s: West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor on Wednesday announced he was coming out of retirement, just nine months after he called time on his 46-Test career. Taylor, 32, said he was available for all three formats of the game, which will be a boost for the flagging Caribbean team who face Pakistan in a three-Test series from April 21. "I believe I still have a lot of cricket left in me and I know I can still offer a lot to West Indies cricket in the Test arena," said Taylor, who quit international cricket in July l...

  • IPL 2017, RCB vs KXIP: AB de Villiers once again proves why is he, not Chris Gayle, the world's most dangerous batsman

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: Ahead of their third match of Indian Premier League 2017, Royal Challengers Bangalore got a major boost as AB de Villiers, who missed out on the first two matches due to a back injury, was fit to join the squad. While the South African mentioned his availability through a video, the cricket fraternity wasn't sure whether he could deliver from the first match since he was coming back after recovering from a back injury. With two formidable overseas pacers in Tymal Mills and Billy Stanlake, and with Shane Watson leading the ...

  • Mumbai Indians ponder changes ahead of KKR clash

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of April 2017
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    Mumbai: Under pressure post Steve Smith's blitzkrieg, Mumbai Indians will be fretting over their team combination as they take on a marauding Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League encounter, here on Sunday. Both teams had contrasting results in their opening games with Mumbai Indians losing to Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets and KKR thrashing Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets. The MI team management may be forced to make a couple of changes to bolster the bowling attack which suffered and because of it Kieron Pollar...

  • Dhoni reprimanded for Code of conduct breach

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the match between his team, Rising Pune Supergiant, and Mumbai Indians in Pune on Thursday. Exactly why he was given a reprimand by match referee Manu Nayyar has not been specified by the IPL. "M.S. Dhoni admitted the Level 1 offense (Article 2.1.1) for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game," read an official IPL statement. "For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee's decision ...

  • Davis Cup: Mahesh Bhupathi drops Leander Paes from squad, Rohan Bopanna to partner Sriram Balaji

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017
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    Bengaluru: Veteran Leander Paes was on Thursday dropped from the Indian team for the Asia/Oceania Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan to be held here from April 7 to 9. India's non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi instead selected Rohan Bopanna to pair with Sriram Balaji in the second round Davis Cup tie in Group 1 of the Asia/Oceania zone to be played at the KSLTA. Bopanna and Balaji will feature in the doubles match against Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev. Bopanna is ranked 23rd in the world -- 34 spots above Paes. Ramkumar R...

  • #IPL10, Match 2: Steve Smith-led Rising Pune Supergiants look to start on winning note against Mumbai Indians

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017
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    Pune: With a new captain in place, Rising Pune Supergiants would look to make amends for a poor last season but have a tough opening battle at hand against two-time former champions Mumbai Indians here tomorrow. Pune decided to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Steve Smith in the leadership role. Under Dhoni, who has only played as skipper in the previous nine Indian Premier League editions, Pune could win just five matches in their debut season last year. While Dhoni would be desperate to prove a point with his blazing blade -- ...

  • Indian Cricketers' Salary Of Rs.2 Crore Is "Peanuts": Ravi Shastri

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017
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    Ravi Shastri is not happy with hike Indian cricketers recently got. Backing the reported demand of top Indian players for a steep hike in their emoluments, the former India all-rounder on Monday termed as "peanuts" the increase in their payment announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently. Last month the BCCI doubled the retainers for all contracted players to Rs.2 crore, Rs.1 crore and Rs.50 lakh respectively for the three graded categories A, B and C. The board also enhanced the match fees to Rs.15 lakh,...

  • Miami Open: Roger Federer denies Nick Kyrgios, will battle Rafael Nadal for crown

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    Miami: Roger Federer beat Australia`s Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (7/5) on Friday to set up a mouth-watering Miami Open final against Rafael Nadal. Federer and Kyrgios produced an extraordinary range of shots in an enthralling, fiercely intense semi-final that kept a capacity crowd at Key Biscayne on the edge of their seats. When Federer won the third tie-break a furious Kyrgios hammered his racket into the ground three times as the frustration of a remarkable near-miss came flooding out. Kyrgios broke in the first s...

  • New Zealand's World Cup hero Grant Elliott confirms retirement from international cricket

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Grant Elliott, who smashed a six off South Africa paceman Dale Steyn to put New Zealand into their maiden World Cup final in 2015, has confirmed his retirement from international cricket after signing a deal to play in England`s Twenty20 competition. The all-rounder joins New Zealand internationals Colin de Grandhomme and Jeetan Patel at the Birmingham Bears after signing a Kolpak deal, which means he gives up his right to play for his country and is not classed as an overseas player in county cricket. The South Africa-bor...

  • ICC Rankings: KL Rahul climbs to career best 11th; Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin retain top two spots

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    Dubai: India opener Lokesh Rahul, who hit two half-centuries in the deciding Dharamsala Test against Australia, on Thursday jumped 11 places to a career-high rank of 11th in the latest ICC chart for Test batsmen. The 24-year-old Karnataka batsman had started the series in the 57th position and has gained 46 places over four Tests following scores of 64, 10, 90, 51, 67, 60 and 51 not out. Rahul is now India's third highest-ranked batsman after Cheteshwar Pujara (4) and Virat Kohli (5), who lost two and one place respectively. ...

  • IND vs AUS: KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane orchestrate Dharamsala run-chase; India claim Border-Gavaskar series 2-1

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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    Dharamsala: Opener Lokesh Rahul and skipper Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final test against Australia to secure a 2-1 series victory for the hosts at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday. Rahul made 51 not out and Rahane added a quickfire unbeaten 38 to help the hosts chase down the 106-run victory target with more than five sessions to spare. Rahul scored the winning run, completing his sixth fifty of the series in the process.  Wrapping up the win appeared jus...

  • Dharamsala Test: Ajinkya Rahane becomes India's 33rd Test captain

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday became India's 33rd Test captain after Virat Kohli failed to gain full match fitness and was ruled out of the fourth and deciding Test against Australia in Dharamsala. Rahane, 28, has been the vice-captain of the Indian Test team for some time, but never got the chance to lead the national side in the traditional format of the game. And before today, he has never captained a side in first-class cricket. He thus joined an illustrious list of Mumbai cricketers like Polly Umrigar, Nari Contr...

  • FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Spain ease to 4-1 victory over Israel to stay top of group

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Diego Costa was among the scorers as Spain strolled to a 4-1 win at home to Israel in a World Cup qualifier on Friday to stay top of their group. Manchester City playmaker David Silva put Spain ahead in the 15th minute with a low shot through the legs of goalkeeper Ofir Marciano while Vitolo doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime just after Israel had squandered a chance to level. Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored a fourth international goal in four games to put Spain 3-0 up early in the second half with a header fr...

  • IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli is one of the great ambassadors of the game, we fully support him: Cheteshwar Pujara

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    Dharamsala: Ahead of the deciding fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, starting on Saturday, Indian middle order mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said the mind games played by the Kangaroos won't work with the side led by Virat Kohli. Hailing the 28-year-old Kohli as a "great leader", Pujara, who scored a magnificent double-hundred in the previous Test in Ranchi, said the team's sole focus is on the game and nothing else. Pujara's comments came after some members of the Australian side,...

  • Injured Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Deodhar Trophy

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma and his India teammate Kedar Jadhav were on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming Deodhar Trophy one-day tournament due to injuries. While Rohit suffered a minor knee injury, Jadhav was rested due to a stomach ailment, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India`s (BCCI) medical team. Maharashtra`s Ruturaj Gaikwad will replace Rohit in the India `Blue` side, which will now be led by veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. On the other hand, Jadhav will be replaced by Hyderabad`s Chama M...

  • Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo seeks end to 37-year Aussie drought

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017
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    Victoria: Daniel Ricciardo called his strong support at the Australian Grand Prix "kind of overwhelming" Thursday, but said it gave him extra motivation to become the race`s first Aussie winner in 37 years. The 27-year-old from Perth, Western Australia, is lining up for his sixth crack at the race in Melbourne on Sunday, after placing fourth last year, his best performance yet. Ricciardo is seeking to become the first domestic driver to win the Australian race since it became part of the world championship calendar in 1985....

  • Ravindra Jadeja Pips R Ashwin To Stay No.1, Cheteshwar Pujara No.2 In Batting List

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017
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    Some brilliant performances during the ongoing series between India and Australia means that Ravindra Jadeja remained No.1 in the list of International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings for Test bowlers. Ravichandran Ashwin was at the top but dropped a place to No.2. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara reached a career-high second rank among batsmen. Left-arm spinner Jadeja whizzed past Ashwin after snaring nine wickets in the drawn third Test against Australia, which put the four-match series interestingly poised at 1-1. Jadeja, who grabbed...

  • NZ vs SA: Ross Taylor ruled out of third Test against South Africa, Trent Boult likely to play

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017
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    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has failed to recover from a calf injury and been ruled out of the third test against South Africa, though frontline pace bowler Trent Boult is looking likely to play, selector Gavin Larsen said on Monday. Boult (upper leg) and Taylor (calf) were injured in the drawn first test in Dunedin and missed the eight-wicket second test defeat to the Proteas at the Basin Reserve, which ended inside three days on Saturday. Despite the humiliating defeat, Larsen said the squad would remain unchanged f...

  • Champions League: Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich, Juve meet Barca

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    Zurich: Titleholders Real Madrid must face their former coach in the Champions League quarter-finals after they were drawn against Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich Friday. Ancelotti led Real to the 10th of their 11 European Cups in 2014, inflicting Bayern's heaviest European home defeat on the way with a 4-0 win at the Allianz Arena in the second leg of the semi-final. Barcelona were pitted against Italian champions Juventus in a repeat of the 2015 final which the Spanish side won 3-1. Rank outsiders Leicester City will ta...

  • Fire accident forces BCCI to reschedule Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final to Saturday at Feroz Shah Kotla

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: After break out at the hotel in Dwarka where Jharkhand team was staying for their Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final clash against Bengal on Friday, the match has been postponed to Saturday. Though BCCI have confirmed that all the players and match officials are unhurt and safe, but it can be very well understood that they won't be in a mental state to continue with today's match. The semi-final, which was to be held today at the Airforce Complex ground, Palam will now be held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium tomorrow. ...

  • India to tour Sri Lanka for T20 tri-series; Bangladesh 3rd team

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: India will be touring Sri Lanka in March, 2018 to play a tri-nation T20 tournament which will also involve Bangladesh. Sri Lanka are scheduled to play 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and a 2 T20 Internationals in India next year but probably some of the ODI matches will be transformed into T20 fixtures which will also help both SLC and Bangladesh make substancial monetory gains. Sri Lanka was always there with India at ICC and now it's clear that even Bangladesh, which had voted against BCCI at Fenruary meeting of the ICC Board is now...

  • Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC Chairman

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017
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    In a surprise development, Shashank Manohar, on Wednesday, resigned as International Cricket Council chairman after merely eight months in office citing personal reasons. The 59-year-old Manohar mailed his resignation letter to ICC CEO Dave Richardson without clarifying the exact reason for this sudden move to end what was to be a two-year-tenure. However, according to highly-placed sources Manohar has decided to quit as the Board of Control for Cricket in India seems to have gained enough ground to block the constitutional and finan...

  • Australia in no position to throw stones at India, Ian Chappell calls for curb on sledging

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: A cricket match featuring India – Australia is one of the most profound encounters in modern day cricket considering the sort of rivalry the two great cricketing nations possess. The ongoing Border-Gavaskar series has already has some enthralling clashes, though not just between bat and ball. While the sledging incidents – especially between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith – have been talked about all around the globe, former Aussie legend Ian Chappell feels Australia is in "no position to throw stones" at ...

  • India Vs Australia: Virat Kohli Gets Support From Matthew Hayden On Ian Healy's Remarks

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017
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    The ongoing India-Australia series has made global headlines not just for the battle on the pitch but off it as well. From Harbhajan Singh's comments ahead of the 1st Test to the 'brain fade' row in the 2nd, there has never been a dull moment so far. Both camps have traded several verbal blows in a bid to win the psychological war. One such attempt was made by Ian Healy, former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, when he said he was losing respect for Indian skipper Virat Kohli due to his constant sledging of Steve Smith's men. ...

  • New Zealand v South Africa final day washed out, first Test ends in draw

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    The first Test between New Zealand and South Africa ended in a draw on Sunday after heavy rain washed out the fifth and final day’s play in Dunedin, leaving both sides frustrated at losing the chance to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The match had been delicately poised entering the final day with South Africa 224 for six in the second innings, a lead of 191 runs, with captain Faf du Plessis on 56 and Vernon Philander on one at University Oval. Heavy rain that began early on Sunday, however, ensured a delayed start ...

  • Anil Kumble could become Team India director, Rahul Dravid coach: Reports

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid played pivotal roles during Indian cricket’s ascension to the top of the cricket rankings. Even after their retirements, both Kumble and Dravid continue to contribute to the growth of Indian cricket. Kumble is the current coach of the Indian team led by Virat Kohli while Dravid is the coach for the U-19 side. Under Kumble, India are the World No.1 side in Tests and in 2016, they did not lose a single Test. With Kumble at the helm, India have won series in West Indies and have continued a great run at ho...

  • Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in first Test

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    Captain Rangana Herath claimed six wickets in the second innings to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in the first cricket test in Galle on Saturday. Sri Lanka dismissed Bangladesh for 197 runs in its second innings in the penultimate session of the match to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Resuming from its overnight score of 67-0, Bangladesh had big hopes of saving the test, but lost opener Soumya Sarkar to the second ball of the day when Asela Gunaratne bowled him for 53. The tourists never recovered. Mominul ...

  • FIFA Ranking: India drop two places to 132; Argentina remain no 1

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: The Indian football team dropped two notches to No.132 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, due to the fact that Guyana and Niger moved up five and three places in the table respectively. The Stephen Constantine-coached side were previously ranked No.130 in the month of February. India have a total of 233 points, which is 11 lower than their previous month's total, when the board showed 244. In the Asian Football Confederation rankings, India rose to No.19 amongst 46 teams, with Iran, ranked No.33 at the t...

  • I always wanted to be the best in the world: Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    BENGALURU: Always aiming to be the best in the business since his early days, India captain Virat Kohli says he very well knew that he has to consistently perform in all three formats of the game to realise his dream. Kohli, who won the Polly Umrigar award for BCCI's International Cricketer of the Year at the Cricket Board's annual awards on Wednesday night, said he always wanted to be one of the top players in the world. "I always wanted to be one of the top players in the world for sure. So I understood what it would t...

  • Ravichandran Ashwin fastest to 25 5-wicket hauls: Indian off-spinner’s records

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    Ravichandran Ashwin picked up six wickets to lead India to a dramatic 75-run victory over Australia in the second Test in Bangalore on Tuesday, the win enabling the hosts to level the four-match series at 1-1. The off-spinner, the world’s No. 1 bowler, broke several records en route as India’s leading spinner Anil Kumble watched from the Chinnaswamy dressing room. (HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD) Ravichandran Ashwin became the fifth highest wicket taker for India in Tests when he bowled Mitchell Starc in Australian second innings on ...

  • Steve Smith says sorry, Sunil Gavaskar slams Australia skipper on DRS row

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    Steve Smith seeking the dressing room’s help on an umpiring decision review has not gone down well with former cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman. Both former cricket greats were commentating on the second India vs Australia Test in Bangalore and had a ringside view of the incident. On a dramatic day when Australia were chasing 188 for a win on a tricky Bangalore wicket on Tuesday and losing wickets quite regularly, Steve Smith’s decision to await advice from the pavilion on whether to seek DRS after he was given o...

  • Ind vs Aus 2017, 2nd Test, Day 4: R Ashwin's six-fer rattles Australia as Virat Kohli & Co win by 75 runs to level series

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Bengaluru: Virat Kohli and his men bounced back in the four-match series against Australia with a comprehensive 75-run win against Australia at M Chinnasawamy Stadium. Day 4 of the second Test match saw several ups and downs as Indian bowlers put a great show to dismantle the Australian batting line-up.  Chasing a stiff target of 188 runs, the visitors were bowled out for 112 in their second innings. Ravichandran Ashwin was once again the hero of India's innings as he claimed six wickets for 41 runs. Ishant Sharma got an ear...

  • Cheteshwar Pujara scores 92, India set 188 as target for Australia in Bangalore

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Cheteshwar Pujara missed his eleventh Test century after he was out for 92 as Australia fast bowlers led a brilliant comeback to bowl India out for 274 in their second innings at lunch on Day 4 of the second Test on Tuesday. (Day 4 LIVE UPDATES) Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood captured a career-best six for 67 after joined forces with Mitchell Starc (2/74) to trigger an Indian batting collapse which saw the last six wickets fall for 36 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. (SCORECARD) India lost five wickets for 20 runs before a 16-ru...

  • OPPO to replace STAR India as India cricket team sponsor

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Mobile manufacturing brand OPPO was named as the new sponsor of the Indian cricket team. The BCCI has signed a five-year contract with OPPO which begins from April. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is pleased to announce OPPO Mobiles India Private Limited as the new team sponsor for the Indian Cricket Team,” the BCCI said in a statement on Tuesday as the Indian team was involved in an intense battle against Australia in the second Test in Bangalore . The mobile manufacturers will replace STAR India whose ...

  • Xabi Prieto scores 2 vs Real Betis to send Real Sociedad into 4th place in La Liga

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Veteran midfielder Xabi Prieto scored two goals to help Real Sociedad win a 3-2 at Real Betis and climb up to fourth place in the Spanish league on Friday. Prieto, playing his 15th season for Sociedad, twice restored the Basque side’s advantage following an opening goal from 21-year-old Jon Bautista. Watch | Fernando Torres head injury: Videos of 6 worst injuries in football Bautista struck 10 minutes into his first start, taking full advantage of the injuries and suspensions to the team’s three first-choice st...

  • Shahid Afridi pulls out of Pakistan Super League final due to injury

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who plays for Peshawar Zalmi franchise in Pakistan Super League (PSL), has confirmed he will be unable to play the final against Quetta Gladiators scheduled for March 5 in Lahore. Shahid Afridi injured his right hand while attempting to take a catch of Kieron Pollard off the bowling of Hassan Ali, in the third qualifying final against Karachi Kings. In a video message, Afridi said that he has been instructed by the doctors to rest for 10 day following his hand injury. “I really wan...

  • Pune Test done and dusted, look forward to Bengaluru: Anil Kumble

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    India coach Anil Kumble on Thursday said it was important to move ahead from the embarrassing defeat in Pune and focus on the Bengaluru Test to get back to winning ways against Australia. Australia won the first Test of the four-match series by 333 runs with two days to spare and snapped India's 19-Test unbeaten run, shocking fans who expected the team to steamroll the visitors. Kumble felt his team needed to forget what happened in Pune and concentrate on making a comeback in the series in Bengaluru Test starting March 4. &q...

  • Anil Kumble urges Indian cricket team to forget ‘one-off’ Pune horror vs Aussies

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Virat Kohli’s Test team discovered two seasons ago that no matter how well you do at home, it will have to be done without the asterisk against the results, due to the nature of the pitch. After skipper Kohli and then team director, Ravi Shastri, were left seething following criticism of the rank turners laid out for the Test series against South Africa in late 2015, which India won 3-0, normalcy seemed to have been restored. India reeled off victories in eight of the first nine Tests they played in this home season before faci...

  • IND vs AUS: Team India didn't play to its potential in Pune Test, says coach Anil Kumble

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Bengaluru: Head coach Anil Kumble on Thursday said the Indian cricket team did not play to its potential in the Pune Test, where they lost to Australia by a mammoth 333-run margin. Kumble said the team did not adapt well to the conditions and that was the reason it lost the first Test match. The Pune Test was finished inside three days with Australia`s left-arm spinner Steve O`Keefe taking six wickets in each innings. "What has happened in Pune is done and dusted. I don`t think we played to our potential. The team didn`t ada...

  • SA vs NZ, 4th ODI: Martin Guptill's blistering century guides New Zealand to seven-wicket victory over South Africa

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017
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    Martin Guptill underlined his importance to the New Zealand one-day side with a blistering match-winning century as he guided his side to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in their fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Wednesday. Guptill, who had suffered two separate hamstring strains and not played for a month, scored 180 not out and combined with Ross Taylor (66) in a 180-run partnership to take New Zealand to 280-3 in 45 overs. The 30-year-old blasted 11 sixes and 15 boundaries in his swashbuckling 138-ball knock to ...

  • Virat Kohli fails to maintain MS Dhoni's record of unbeaten run against Aussies at home

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017
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    New Delhi: Virat Kohli-led India were given a reality check by the visiting Australian side as Steve Smith's men registered a comprehensive 333-run win in the first Test. With the shocking defeat, India's 19-match unbeaten run at home also came to an end. The defeat was a reality check for the Indian team, who looked invincible during their long home season. Since being appointed as the skipper of the Test team, Kohli had not tasted defeats on many occasions. While the Aussies overshadowed India in all departments of the game...

  • Pune Test: Australia thrash India by 333 runs to end record winning streak

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of February 2017
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    Pune: Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs in the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Chasing a mammoth 441, India once again succumbed to the left-arm spin of Steve O'Keefe, who returned with figures of 6/35 in the second innings to bundle out the hosts for a paltry 107. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon also contributed with four wickets. The 32-year-old O'Keefe, who took six wickets in the first innings, took his ...

  • Jharkhand batsman Ishank Jaggi included in IPL auction, becomes 352nd player eligible for selection

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017
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    MS Dhoni's Jharkhand teammate Ishank Jaggi makes it to the list of players available to picked at the IPL 2017 auction, beginning February 20. Ishank wasn't part of the initial list published on IPL website which had a total of 351 players, soon after he stole the show with a splendid knock in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Inter Zonal Trophy, he was added to the list as 352nd player. The list shows his name with a base price of Rs. 10 lakh, however, no official statement was released confirming his inclusion. Jaggi's unbea...

  • Ex-England great Nasser Hussain the best captain I ever played against, says Sachin Tendulkar

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017
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    While Sachin Tendulkar has had the pleasure of playing under some of the finest Indian captains ever including Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni, when it comes to naming the best opposition captain, the Master Blaster had a clear choice in former England skipper Nasser Hussain. "Among the captains I played against, I consider Nasser Hussain the best. He was an excellent strategist and even if some of his tactics occasionally bordered on the negative - using the left-arm spinner Ashley Giles to bowl to me outside my leg stump from over the...

  • Usain Bolt wins Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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    MONACO: World's "greatest" sprinter Usain Bolt pipped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James to win the 'Sportsman of the Year' trophy for a record-equalling fourth time, while gymnast Simone Biles clinched the top honour in the women's category at the Laureus World Awards at a glittering ceremony. They are the little and large of sport - while Bolt stands 1.95 metres, Biles measures just 1.45 metres - but they were both giants at the Rio Olympics, and enjoyed an ecstatic welcome as they received their ...

  • No Shami, Mishra as India unchanged for first two Australia Tests

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017
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    The MSK Prasad-led selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday (February 14) announced an unchanged 16-member squad for India's first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia, starting on February 23. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami and leggie Amit Mishra were not considered for selection owing to injuries. The injury and fitness status of Shami remains unclear. The fast bowler last played any form of competitive cricket in November 2016, in the Mohali Test against England. Even if he had regained f...

  • BCCI lauds Indian cricket team for winning Twenty20 World Cup for Blind

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017
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    New Delh: The BCCI has congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup for the Blind in Bengaluru. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to congratulate the Indian Cricket Team for successfully defending the Blind T20 World Cup title," the Board said in a statment. India registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Pakistan in the final held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday. Having won eight of the nine matches, hosts India were the tournament favourites and they ...

  • South African Imran Tahir becomes No.1 ODI bowler, Faf du Plessis breaks into top 5 of batsman standings

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017
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    New Delhi: As South Africa complete a 5-0 series white wash over Sri Lanka in One-day Internationals, spinner Imran Tahir surged to the top in MRF Tyres ICC player rankings for ODI bowlers. Tahir took 10 wickets in the ODI series against Sri Lanka with best figure of 3-26 in the first ODI at Port Elizabeth. He managed to take wickets in every match and at crucial times which helped Proteas dominate the game. He earned 49 points during the series, which helped him move ahead of New Zealand’s pacer Trent Boult and West Indies spi...

  • King Virat Kohli hits another double century; climbs 'The Wall', eclipses 'The Don'

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017
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    New Delhi: There isn't really a record that seems out of Virat Kohli's reach. The Indian captain on Friday, continued his unbelievable record-breaking spree by surpassing the legendary Sir Donald Bradman and Rahul Dravid to become the first batsman ever to score double hundreds in four successive Test series. Kohli's earlier double tons came in the series against the West Indies, New Zealand, England. While he didn't shy away from making the sole-Test against Bangladesh count and hammered a double ton in first innings at ...

  • Coach's job is harder than that of players: Thierry Henry

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017
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    Paris: Former football player Thierry Henry believes the work of a coach is harder than that of a player, judging from his current post as assistant manager of the Belgium national team. In an interview with French newspaper L`Equipe, the former Arsenal and Barcelona player said he is beginning to understand the priorities of a managerial post as a simple mistake can have grave consequences, reports Efe. He added that playing football was never easy for him, but being involved in coaching is much more difficult because every factor h...

  • Russia banned from London World Athletics Championships: IAAF

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017
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    Alpes-Maritimes: Russia will miss August`s World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended on Monday, world governing body president Sebastien Coe said. Coe said Russia, whose 15-month ban from athletics was prolonged at the IAAF`s Council meeting in Cap d`Ail near Monaco, could not be reintegrated into the sport before November. Double Olympic 1500-metre champion Coe was speaking after the IAAF Council approved the Taskforce`s recommendation that Russia was "not ready for reinstatement". Rus...

  • Cricket South Africa to launch new T20 Global Destination League

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017
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    Dubai: Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced the launch of its new 8-team franchise-based #T20 Global League after president Chris Nenzani and CEO Haroon Lorgat's presentation to the ICC Board was met with favourable response. The league is expected to be held in the last quarter of this year and one can expect that there will be interested potential Indian investors. CSA has invited potential bidders through its tendering process with deadline process for 'Expression of Interest' being March 3. "Our vision ...

  • ICC Rankings: Indian Captain Virat Kohli maintains top slot of batsman; India move to second spot in T20Is

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017
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    Dubai: Virat Kohli maintained his top spot in the latest ICC rankings of T20 batsmen while India have gained a spot by virtue of their series win against England to climb to the second spot in the team rankings. Kohli leads number-two ranked Aaron Finch of Australia by 28 points, while Glenn Maxwell of Australia is third. Kohli is ranked second in Tests and third in ODIs which makes him the only Indian batsman in top five across all formats. Jasprit Bumrah also maintained his second position in the bowlers' table with a four-...

  • Maria Sharapova to make comeback at Stuttgart claycourt after learning boxing during doping ban

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017
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    Moscow: Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box. The former world number one and five-time Grand Slam title winner told a Russian chat show that she particularly enjoyed lacing up a pair of boxing gloves as part of her fitness regime. "I tried boxing as I needed to keep myself in good form. It was great as I could imagine some particular people whom I wanted to hit," said the 29-year-old...

  • Australia Bring In New Faces For Sri Lanka T20s

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017
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    Despite injury worries, Chris Lynn along with four uncapped players were on Wednesday included in Australia's squad which will play three Twenty20 Internationals against Sri Lanka from February 17 to 22. Lynn was a dominant force for Brisbane Heat in the just-finished Big Bash League (BBL) but is still recovering from a neck injury and faces further fitness tests ahead of the opening clash in Melbourne on February 17. "Chris's selection will depend on his fitness. He is due to see a specialist later this week and we will tak...

  • Aaron Finch Named Australia Captain For T20I Series Vs Sri Lanka

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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    Opener Aaron Finch was on Tuesday named as Australia captain for the three-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka, scheduled to start on February 17. With regular skipper Steven Smith leading Australia's Test squad in the tour of India at the same time, Finch, who captained Australia in six T20Is between 2014 and 2016, has been handed the job for a second time. Finch was also named the captain of the Australia ODI team on Monday for the first match against New Zealand in Auckland after wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was ruled o...

  • Serena Williams Beats Venus To Clinch Australian Open Title, Breaks Steffi Graf's Open-Era Record

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    Serena Williams created history when she beat sister Venus to clinch the 2017 Australian Open women's singles title on Saturday. The 6-4, 6-4 win at the Rod Laver Arena helped the younger Williams sister to go past Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 Major titles and also reclaimed the World No.1 ranking. With 23 Grand Slam titles in the bag, Serena is now just one behind Margaret Court's all-time mark of 24. The two Williams sisters have now faced each other nine-times in Grand Slam finals with Serena holding a 7-2 edge after he...

  • Rahul Dravid declines honorary doctorate degree: Gautam Gambhir hails former Indian skipper's decision

    Posted on : Friday 27th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has hailed former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid's decision to decline an honorary doctorate degree which was conferred on him by the Bangalore University. Dravid, who is currently the coach of the Indian U-19 cricket team, said that he will like to earn the doctorate by completing a research in the field of sports. Lauding The Wall's decision, Gambhir tweeted, "Proud of Rahul Dravid for declining honorary doctorate of Bangalore University. He says he wants 2 earn it and that is th...

  • Playing in India is tough, says Warner

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017
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    Australia’s player of the year David Warner has welcomed a rest before touring India next month, saying it’s tough preparing for subcontinental conditions. Warner, who won back-to-back Allan Border medals on Monday night, has been excused from the three ODIs in New Zealand starting next week. “We’re running ragged in the outfield ... we’re giving everything we can, and I’ve run as hard as I can for every ball,” the 30-year-old told reporters after the ceremony. “So that does take it...

  • Australia rest David Warner, recall Aaron Finch for upcoming ODI series against New Zealand

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017
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    Sydney: Australia has recalled opener Aaron Finch and decided to rest star batsman David Warner for the one-day series in New Zealand starting next week. "David has had a very big summer and will benefit from a break in cricket, both mentally and physically," interim national selector Trevor Hohns said Monday. Vice-captain Warner was man-of-the-match against Pakistan in Sydney on Sunday when he hit 130 off 98 balls, his 12th one-day century. Hohns praised Finch`s return to form in the Twenty-20 format. "His for...

  • Fit-again Saina lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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    Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal notched up her first title after a career-threatening injury by claiming the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold with a hard-fought victory in the summit clash here on Sunday. Up against 18-year-old Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong, the top-seeded London Olympics bronze-medallist triumphed 22-20 22-20 in a 46-minute clash. This was her 23rd title overall and the first after last year’s Australian Open. The 26-year-old world No.10, who had been desperately looking for a title that boosts her confidenc...

  • Dhoni's kith and kin expected to be present during Kolkata ODI

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017
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    Kolkata: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's family is expected to be present during India's third and final One-Day International (ODI) against England at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Dhoni, who relinquished ODI and T20 captaincy recently to hand over the baton to Test captain Virat Kohli, rolled back the years with a magnificent 134 off 122 balls, belting 10 fours and six sixes in the second match in Cuttack to help India seal the three-match series with a 15-run win on Thursday. Fellow veteran Yuvraj Singh scored a career-best 150 runs ...

  • Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka till 2019 World Cup : Sri Lanka Cricket

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017
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    Colombo: Angelo Mathews, who is facing a lot of criticism following Sri Lanka`s recent 0-3 Test series defeat in South Africa, would remain skipper until the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Addressing a media conference, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Thilanga Sumathipala announced that the cricket board and Sanath Jayasuriya, the head of the national selection committee, have provided their backing to Mathews. The SLC and the selectors had a post-series review on Wednesday with Mathews, coach Graham Ford and manager Ranjith Fernando soon...

  • Australia’s tour to India can’t be worse than 2013: Watson

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017
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    Australia’s tour to India next month can’t be worse than the side’s 2013 campaign when he and four other players were suspended for a Test, former all-rounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday. India dealt a 4-0 whitewash to the Aussies in 2013, a tour remembered for Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja being handed a one-Test ban for disciplinary breaches. “It really can’t get any worse than what it was in 2013,” Watson told Cricket Australia’s website. “So that&r...

  • Not retiring from Test cricket; unavailable for New Zealand series: AB de Villiers

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017
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    AB de Villiers will not be retiring from Test cricket, but South Africa's one-day captain will sit out the upcoming series against New Zealand as he figures out the best way to manage his workload ahead of the 2019 World Cup. De Villiers has spent the past six months on the sidelines with an elbow injury, but is due to make his international comeback in the third Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at Newlands on January 25. Asked when he would be returning to the Test side, de Villiers said on Tuesday (January 17): "Not ye...

  • World's biggest cricket stadium to come up in Ahmedabad

    Posted on : Monday 16th of January 2017
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    A cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 1.1 lakh is in the works in Ahmedabad. Once completed, the stadium, designed by world renowned architect firm M/s. Populous, would be the biggest one in the world. The new stadium will be spread across a 63 acre land in Motera where the existing stadium has been demolished. "There will be a concourse to connect the entire stadium for pedestrian and vehicular movement. Moreover, the club house will be equipped with 55 rooms and an Olympic size swimming pool," said vice-president o...

  • After quitting captaincy, MS Dhoni takes role of a fast bowler in net sessions

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: After hanging up his captaincy boots, MS Dhoni's primary objective might be of mentoring Virat Kohli in helping him become a better skipper in limited overs formats too but fans are also expecting Mahi to display the old carefree style of batting performance as he comes on to the pitch to bat. Ahead of the 1st ODI between India and England on January 15 in Pune, a new fast bowler was spotted in a net session and that pacer wasn't anyone else but MS Dhoni himself. Realistically, it might be difficult for Dhoni to ta...

  • Pakistan's 19-Year-Old Parantha Maker To Play International Cricket

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    Hanan Khan, a parantha-maker who works in a local restaurant in Karachi, has been called up to play two Twenty20 matches for Pakistan's National Cricket Academy (NCA) XI against Malaysia, reports Dawn.com. The matches start from January 14 at Gadhafi Stadium in Lahore. "I am really happy to get this chance. When the first telephone call came from Lahore, I was playing a match. Later I called back and was informed about my selection," Hanan, who is a left-handed batsman, told Dawn News. "I wasn't sure if it was ...

  • Australian Open 2017: Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber top seeds; Roger Federer seeded No. 17

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: World No. 1 male tennis player Andy Muray, along with Germany's Angelique Kerber, have been named the top-seeded players for upcoming Australian Open. Murray, who had a brilliant run in 2016, is the top seed ahead of six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the men's draw. Meanwhile Kerber, the reigning Australian and U.S. Open champion, is the top seed in the women's draw ahead of six-time campion Serena Williams, who is seeded No. 2. The seedings were confirmed by Australian Open organizers on Thur...

  • Jimmy Adams appointed as new director of West Indies Cricket Board, Richard Pybus steps down

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017
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    St. John's: West Indies turned to former batsman Jimmy Adams to help rebuild the side as he was named their new director of cricket on Tuesday after signing a three-year deal. Adams played 54 Test matches for the Caribbean side and will be able to draw upon a wealth of experience as he turns his focus to overseeing the development of West Indies cricket at all levels. The 49-year-old returned to Jamaica after ending a five-year spell as head coach of English county side Kent last October. "I am very excited to be directl...

  • South Africa name weakened T20 squad for Sri Lanka series without Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017
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    Johannesburg: South Africa has named a diminished 13-man squad shorn of all-rounder David Wiese and captain Faf du Plessis to play Sri Lanka in three Twenty20 internationals later this month. Wiese has joined the exodus of South African international cricketers who have opted for the security of an English county contract, signing a three-year deal with Sussex. Cricket South Africa (CSA) yesterday said that selectors initially included Wiese, 31, in the squad, but his switch effectively ends his international career for South Africa....

  • Australian Open 2017: South Africa's Kevin Anderson withdraws after failing to recover from injury

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017
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    Paris: South Africa`s Kevin Anderson withdrew from the Australian Open on Sunday after failing to recover from injury, the 30-year-old announced on Twitter. Anderson, a former world number 10 who is now down at 67 after suffering ankle and shoulder injuries in 2016, hasn`t played since October, when he lost in the first round at Vienna. "Unfortunately I have just made the very tough decision to withdraw from the Australian Open. I am really sad to miss one of my favourite events each season," wrote the 2.03m (6ft 8in) playe...

  • To captain India at 2019 World Cup will be my biggest achievement: Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: Virat Kohli, who was named as India's captain for limited overs cricket soon after MS Dhoni decided to step down, opened up on prospects of leading India to the 2019 World Cup in an interview with BCCI.TV. "Just hearing about the World Cups gives me goosebumps, I've played one, I've played a couple of T20 World Cups, but to play a World Cup as captain of India would be the biggest achievement of my life," Virat clearly considers the prospect of leading the team to the biggest cricketing event in the world...

  • MS Dhoni's decision to quit captaincy a hint of retirement before 2019 World Cup, says Rahul Dravid

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: MS Dhoni's decision to step down as the captain of India's ODI and T20 captain might have left the entire cricketing world shaken, but Rahul Dravid wasn't much surprised with the former's big call. “Dhoni’s decision was probably not that much of a surprise, in the sense that he probably knew that the time was sooner rather than later,” Dravid said. “There was talk of him continuing till the Champions Trophy with only one one-day series before that. Dravid analyzed the situation and s...

  • Virat Kohli set to be named India's captain for all three formats as MS Dhoni steps down

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017
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    Mumbai: India’s limited overs cricket will usher in a new era with the national selectors expected to name Virat Kohli as the captain when they pick the squad for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals against England. Test skipper Kohli is expected to be anointed captain of the limited overs teams also, after Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to step down from the job in a surprise decision last night. While there should not be any doubt regarding Kohli taking over as skipper of the limited overs team, the selectors have the onero...

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as captain of Indian ODI, T20I teams: Bollywood pays tribute

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017
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    Mumbai: One of Indian cricket’s most successful skippers – Mahendra Singh Dhoni – stepped down as captain of ODI, T20I teams on Wednesday. The man who led India to great heights in the international cricketing arena has left an inedible impression. He will however, continue to play for the country. The man, popular as Mahi, has admirers in Bollywood too. In fact, he was recently honoured with a film based on his success story. Sushant Singh Rajput, who had essayed his character in Neeraj Pandey’s ‘M.S.Dhoni:...

  • Qatar Open: Andy Murray registers his 25th straight win, beats Jeremy Chardy in straight sets

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017
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    Doha: Andy Murray began 2017 where he left off last year, beating Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in his season opener in Qatar on Tuesday to register his 25th consecutive victory. The world number one secured a 6-0, 7-6 (7/2) first-round victory, breezing through the first set in just 20 minutes before the Frenchman improved in the second. "From my side, I felt like I hit the ball very clean," Murray said. "I wasn`t mis-hitting many balls, moved pretty good, served well, especially in the tiebreak. "For a ...

  • Next BCCI president: Sourav Ganguly is right candidate to replace Anurag Thakur, feels Sunil Gavaskar

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    New Delhi: The Supreme Court caused a storm in the Indian cricket fraternity by sacking Anurag Thakur as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday. A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur and comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud took the bold step. Now that the top post is vacant, the question in everybody's mind is – who will be Thakur's successor. While several names are doing the rounds, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar reckons Sourav Ganguly is the right candi...

  • SC orders removal of BCCI president Anurag Thakur

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke to "forthwith cease and desist" from holding their respective offices on the Board. A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud further issued notice to Mr. Thakur to respond on why he should not face contempt of Supreme Court proceedings and criminal prosecution for perjury. The court had found him prima facie guilty of contempt and perjury for approaching ICC chairman Shashank M...

  • Australia set to visit Dubai to prepare for 'Indian test' ahead of Test series

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    Sydney: Australia plan to prepare for their Indian Test series in Dubai as team officials seek more control over the state of practice pitches, reports said today. The tour to face the world's number one side next month has been tagged the "closest thing to mission impossible" for Australia, who have not won a Test in India since 2004. The staging camp at Dubai's state-of-the-art International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy has been devised to help avoid a repeat of Australia's disastrous 2013 series in India whe...

  • Ricky Ponting joins Australian T20 coaching team as assistant to Justin Langer

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of January 2017
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    Sydney: Former Test skipper Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach to the Australia Twenty20 international squad for next month`s series against Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia said Sunday. Ponting, one of Australia`s greatest batsmen, will work alongside the interim head coach Justin Langer and interim assistant coach Jason Gillespie during the three T20 internationals. The matches will be played in Melbourne (February 17), the Victorian provincial city of Geelong (February 20) and Adelaide (February 22). The trio h...

  • Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina to play at DY Patil T20 tourney in January

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Two of India's most famous cricketers in the limited overs formt, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, have been out of Indian ODI team for quite a while. But the good news for their fans and indeed the Indian cricket fans is that the they are among some leading cricketers scheduled to play in the 13th DY Patil T20 tournament to be held at the D Y Patil Sports Academy in Nerul from January 4 to 15, 2017. The tournament, carrying a prize fund of Rs 15 lakh, would feature 16 teams in total with 31 matches being staged in all, incl...

  • Dwayne Bravo to undergo surgery

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016
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    West Indies star allrounder Dwayne Bravo will undergo surgery for a left hamstring injury sustained during a Twenty20 match in Australia on Thursday. Melbourne Renegades officials said Friday that Bravo has been ruled out for the remainder of the Big Bash League and will have an extended rehabilitation. Bravo was taken from the field on a stretcher after his left leg buckled underneath him as he moved at full pace along the boundary rope. “Unfortunately my Big Bash season is over which is very disappointing,” Bravo sa...

  • Nothing wrong with my game, will do everything to regain India place: Yuvraj Singh

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Celebrated all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has said that he is confident of regaining his India place soon. Yuvraj, 35, said he still "have few more years of cricket left" in him, and promised to "do all it takes to get back into the side win games for India." "I am training hard and have the confidence of getting the runs. I feel I still have a lot to offer, and I will do my best to regain my place in the side. I will do all that I can to get the call from the selectors, and take it from there," he ...

  • Azhar Ali hits 205; Pakistan declares at 443 for 9

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016
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    Pakistan declared their first innings closed at 443 for nine wickets after lunch on day three of the second test against Australia on Wednesday. Azhar Ali finished unbeaten on 205 after Wahab Riaz fell for one, caught and bowled by paceman Josh Hazlewood for his 100th test wicket. Azhar's double-century, the highest score by a Pakistan cricketer in Australia, put the tourists well in front but their chances of forcing a result have been reduced by the rain that disrupted the opening two days. Hazlewood finished with 3-50, wit...

  • Bird puts Australia on top against Pakistan

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016
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    Australian seamer Jackson Bird claimed two crucial wickets just before rain ended play on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at the MCG on Monday. When tea was called early due to rain, the visitors were 142 for four with opener Azhar Ali on 66 and first Test centurion Asad Shafiq on four, and that proved to be the stumps score as well. The rain continued after tea and play was abandoned without any more action. After winning the toss and electing to bat the visitors made a cautious start, but only Ali had been a...

  • Karun Nair thanks Virat Kohli for showing 'patience'

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Days after scoring an epic 303 against England in the fifth and final Test in Chennai, India's latest batting sensation Karun Nair thanked captain Virat Kohli for "showing patience". The 25-year-old on Monday became the second Indian batsman, after legendary Virender Sehwag, to score a Test triple hundred. His epic knock helped India beat England by an innings and 75 runs in Chennai for a 4-0 series win. Talking to TOI, the talented batsman admitted that the triple hundred "has sunk in yet", and &qu...

  • Bhupathi to be India's next non-playing Davis Cup captain

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi was Thursday named the new non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team and will take charge after the Asia/Oceania zone group I home tie against New Zealand in Pune from February 3 to 5. The tie against New Zealand will be Anand Amritraj's last tie as non-playing captain as AITA wants to give him a "farewell". Multiple Grand Slam winner Bhupathi was the hot favorite the moment AITA decided to replace Amritraj. "Everybody should get a chance to be captain. No post st...

  • Erasmus named Umpire of the Year, Misbah wins Spirit of Cricket Award

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016
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    DUBAI: Marais Erasmus on Thursday won the David Shepherd Trophy for the Umpire of the Year for 2016 while Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the Spirit of Cricket Award. Erasmus was voted by the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel match referees as well as the Test playing captains, and he beats off strong competition for this award from his colleagues Richard Illingworth, Bruce Oxenford and Richard Kettleborough. Erasmus is the fifth umpire to win this prestigious award after Simon Taufel (2004 to 2008), Aleem Dar ...

  • Series win against England just the foundation laid for many more years: Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian Test cricket team is scaling news heights with each passing series under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. While Kohli's form in 2016 has been exceptional, he has also led from the front as a result of which the team has now won five successive series. While the entire cricket fraternity hailed India's brilliant show against England, Kohli issued a a warning for the opponents by saying that it was just the beginning. “But this is just the foundation that’s been laid for us to carry on for lot many ye...

  • Messi deserves Ballon d'Or every year, says Bartomeu

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    BARCELONA: Barcelona star Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or award every year, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, after the Argentine was beaten to the prize by Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. "The Ballon d'Or should be Messi's every year as he is the best player in the history of football," said Bartomeu on Tuesday. "There are other good players but Messi is undoubtedly number one." Ronaldo was crowned the world's best footballer for a fourth time earlier this month, e...

  • Toyota sells over one lakh units of the Fortuner in India

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    Japanese automaker, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd, has announced that it has sold more than one lakh units of the Fortuner in India. The Fortuner was launched in the year 2009 and since then the Ford Endeavour has been its primary rival. Last month, the automaker launched the second-gen model at Rs 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and it goes up against the second-gen Endeavour, which was launched back in January this year. N. Raja, director and senior vice president, marketing and sales, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “Being ...

  • At one point Dada thought title was slipping away from ATK

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016
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    Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sourav Ganguly said both the Indian Super League (ISL) title triumphs are special to him. ATK won their second crown in the three-year history of the tournament, beating Kerala Blasters 4-3 on penalties after the teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the extra-time. "Both the wins are special," Ganguly, who was in Kochi for the summit clash, told reporters here. "Congratulations to the boys. They have shown great determination to come from behind and win the match," Ganguly sa...

  • India vs England: Karun Nair becomes first Indian cricketer to convert maiden Test century into a triple hundred

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian Test batsman Karun Nair on Monday entered history books as he became the first Indian cricketer to convert his maiden Test ton into a triple century. Resuming from his overnight score of 71, Nair went on to hit one of the finest knocks in the history of Test cricket. The moment came in the 191st over, where batting on 299, he played a cut shot against Adil Rashid past covers to reach the feat with a boundary. Virat Kohli declared the innings the moment Nair crossed the 300-run mark. Nair remained unbeaten on 303 run...

  • Junior Hockey World Cup: Spirited India beat Belgium 2-1 to win 2nd title after 15 years

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Favourites India beat Belgium 2-1 in the final of the 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup on Sunday at Lucknow's Major Dhyan Chand Stadium and reclaimed the crown after 15 long years. The Indian Under-21 team dominated the European side right from the start. Gurjant Singh provided the lead as early as the eight minute with a killer reverse flick, beating the Belgian goal-keeper to the far post. Within a minute, Nilakanta Sharma got a golden chance to double the lead, but his effort went wide. But in the 22nd minute, India...

  • Australia wins first test against Pakistan by 39 runs

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016
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    Australia captured Pakistan's last two wickets to win the first day-night test in Brisbane by 39 runs before tea on day five on Monday but the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings chase. Paceman Mitchell Starc proved the game-breaker, ending a stubborn 71-run partnership between Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah with a searing delivery that dismissed Shafiq for 137. Yasir Shah was the last Pakistan wicket to fall when he was run out by Steve Smith with a direct hit for 33. Australia take a 1-0 lead in the...

  • History awaits Indian hockey team in Junior World Cup final

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016
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    LUCKNOW: A win away from rewriting history after a long gap of 15 years, Indian colts would look to showcase their best and leave nothing to chance when they take on Belgium in the summit showdown of the men's Junior Hockey World Cup on Sunday. The wintry Sunday could turn out to be the biggest day for these Under-21 Indian hockey players as they chase a dream of winning the mega event for the second time. India had earlier won the trophy way back in 2001 in Hobart, Australia. This is India's third entry into the final of the...

  • Alastair Cook completes 11, 000 runs in Tests, becomes youngest batsman to do so

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016
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    Chennai: England skipper Alastair Cook on Friday became the youngest batsman to complete 11, 000 runs in Test cricket. Cook, who needed two runs to achieve the feat, did so off the first ball on the opening day of the fifth Test match against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium. It was a special achievement for Cook, who is the youngest (31y 257d) and has taken the least time from debut (10y 290d) to reach 11, 000 Test runs. One of the finest batsmen of his generation, the left-handed batsman has scored 10998 runs from 139 Tests at an im...

  • India's Smriti Mandhana only sub-continent player in ICC's Women Team of the year 2016

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    Dubai: India batswoman Smriti Mandhana has been named in the Women's Team of the Year 2016, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced. The women's team of the year, which will be captained by West Indies' Stafanie Taylor, has been added to the list of awards to acknowledge and appreciate outstanding performances of women's cricketers over a 12-month period. Based on their performance between September 14, 2015 and September 20, 2016, which included the ICC Women's World Twenty20 and the ICC Women's Cha...

  • No changes in venue or schedule of 5th Test despite Chennai being hit by cyclone Vardah, confirms TNCA

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: The 5th and final Test between India and England is scheduled to proceed as usual despite Chennai being severly hit by cyclone Vardah. As the news of Tamil Nadu being swept by the cyclone broke, Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium was kept on standby but now the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has confirmed that some property damage in the stadium has happened but the pitch and outfield at the MA Chidambaram Stadium has not been unduly affected. "Both teams have been informed about this and they have agreed," Kasi Visw...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or for fourth time

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Real Madrid's talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d`Or on Monday for the fourth time. The 31-year-old Portuguese, who won the Champions League with Real and European Championships with Portugal in recent months, inherits the title of the best player in the world from his long-time Barcelona rival Lionel Messi. Ronaldo won the prestigious gong in 2008, 2013 and 2014. "This has been the best year of my career from both a team and individual level," Ronaldo said in an intervie...

  • India clinches the series, Ashwin takes 12 wickets

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016
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    With R. Ashwin taking 12 wickets in the fourth Test against England at Mumbai on Monday, India won the series against the visitors by an innings and 36 runs. Virat Kohli also earned the title of being the first Indian batsman to hit three double-centuries in a single year, with his 235. Jayant Yadav got his maiden Test — his third game after he received the India cap. On day 4 Beginning its second innings 231 runs in deficit, England went to stumps six wickets down and needing 49 runs to make India bat again. Bhuvneshwa...

  • Kohli brings up third double century of 2016

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    Indian skipper Virat Kolhi brought up his third double century of the year with a brilliant innings on day 4 of the fourth test match between India and England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Together with Jayant Yadav, the duo also added 200 runs to put India in the driver's seat. Yadav also scored the second fifty of his test career. England's first innings score was 400. At the end of third day's play on Saturday, India's score was 451 for 3. India leads the five-Test match series 2-0. ...

  • Ishant Sharma ties nuptial knot with basketball player Pratima Singh

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: India bowler Ishant Sharma tied the marital knot with basketball player Pratima Singh on Friday at a farmhouse in Gurgaon. The wedding function was attended by India limited overs' captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, who recently got married to Hazel Keech. Ishant and Pratima got engaged on June 19. It's reported that there will be a second round of marriage in Varanasi, the city Pratima hails from. Pratima is a basketball player and had represented the country at various International events includi...

  • UEFA Europa League: Manchester United progress to round of 32, Southampton crash out

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: English giants Manchester United advanced to the knock-out phase of the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League after defeating Ukrainian outfit Zorya Luhansk 2-0 in Luhansk early Friday morning. It was Jose Mourinho's first win in 10 away games. A defeat and a a Feyenoord win would have spelled disaster for the Red Devils. But Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first United goal to set up the win in Ukraine. Fenerbahce topped the group with 13 points, which is one more than United's tally. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the second g...

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar floors umpire Paul Reiffel with 'wicketless' ball

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Australian umpire Paul Reiffel survived a horror show when he was hit by a throw from Bhuvneshwar Kumar during first day's play of India-England fourth Test at Mumbai. Reiffel, 50, was stationed at square leg when the ball thrown by Kumar from deep square leg hit him flush on the back of the head and he fell down on the turf. The post lunch session was stopped for some time, as required medical attention was given to the former Aussie fast bowler. Reiffel was replaced by Marias Erasmus, who was doing the third umpi...

  • Ravindra Jadeja's success with the bat in India-England series pleases coach Anil Kumble

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian cricket team's coach Anil Kumble is mighty impressed with Ravindra Jadeja's success with the bat in the ongoing Test series against England. Jadeja, who has three triple centuries in domestic cricket to his name, scored a career best 90 at Mohali against Alastair Cook and his men. Not only Jadeja, but at a time when the likes of Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are struggling to find their rhythm, the lower order has contributed heavily for Virat Kohli. Heaping praise on Jadeja, R Ashwin and rising spinner Ja...

  • Saqlain Mushtaq to continue as England's spin consultant for ODI series against India

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Former Pakistan great Saqlain Mushtaq will continue to guide England's spin department in the upcoming ODI series in India. Saqlain confirmed a contract has been signed to assist English spinners, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, during the three-match ODI series, starting January 15. The ex-Pakistan off-spinner was hired by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to help the English spinners for the first two Tests but now will be giving his services on ODIs too. After a morale boosting draw in 1st Test, England have ...

  • MS Dhoni to lead India in ODI series against England without match practice?

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will most likely head into the his first ODI match after New Zealand series without an official game in the long two-and-a-half months long duration. India are set to play their first ODI against England on January 15 in Pune. Having played his last one-day against New Zealand at Visakhapatnam on October 29, Dhoni hasn't participated in any official cricket match. The official BCCI protocol states that for injured players, at least one first-class game before being...

  • Sachin Tendulkar admits he liked watching Virender Sehwag bat the most

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag once declared that he is "an entertainer". And he has entertained God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar too. Tendulkar, 43, admitted that he enjoyed watching Sehwag bat the most while speaking during a session at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in Delhi yesterday. He said it the very unpredictability of Sehwag's batting made it thrilling, and entertaining. “With Sehwag, I didn’t know what was going to happen next. After playing with him for a while I unders...

  • Rahul Dravid heaps praise on Virat Kohli, R Ashwin; calls duo modern cricket legends

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Mr. Reliable of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid has been the guiding force for young Indian cricketers off late. The India U-19 cricket team coach expressed his pride on seeing India continuing as a dominating force in cricket despite the exit of legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble and of course himself. While the above mentioned players will be considered as legends forever, Dravid belives that India already have two modern cricket legends at their disposal. Even the rise of Ha...

  • Rahul Dravid names Glenn McGrath as greatest fast bowler he has ever faced

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: One of India's most resolute and determined batsmen ever, Rahul Dravid, was a stern test for bowlers, especially in Test matches. Popularly known as The Wall for his exceptional defensive abilities, Dravid has been one of the best players ever to don the Indian jersey. The 43-year-old has had some of his best outings with the bat against Australians, facing the mighty Aussie bowling attack which included the likes of Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee, etc. When asked to name the toughest fast b...

  • Antonio Conte's Chelsea face stern Pep Guardiola test on visit to third placed Manchester City

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Chelsea had their fair share of initial struggles soon after Italian manager Antonio Conte took charge of the Blues. But since the team's transition into the 3-4-3 formation, the London club has witnessed a scintillating late-year burst of form. Currently placed at the top of Premier League standings, Conte's Chelsea will arguable face their sternest test till date as they visit the Etihad stadium to face Pep Guardiola`s Manchester City. After a resolute 2-1 win over Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur at Stamf...

  • League Cup: Manchester United defeat West Ham 2-0, Arsenal ousted by Southampton

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    London: Anthony Martial and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice each to help Manchester United ease into the League Cup semi-finals with a 4-1 home victory over West Ham United on Wednesday as Arsenal suffered a 2-0 home defeat by Southampton. Martial netted twice in the second half to take the tie at Old Trafford away from West Ham, who had levelled through Ashley Fletcher following Ibrahimovic`s opener after two minutes. The Swede added the fourth deep into stoppage-time. Southampton clinched their first appearance in the last four of ...

  • Trent Boult set to return for ODI opener against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    Auckland: Trent Boult is expected to be fit for New Zealand`s opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Sunday after the strike bowler missed the second test win over Pakistan due to knee discomfort. Boult sustained a knee injury on New Zealand`s tour of India and he felt some discomfort when he slipped during the first test against Pakistan in Christchurch earlier this month. He was ruled out of the second match in Hamilton, which New Zealand won by 138 runs to clinch their first series win over Pakistan since 198...

  • Online ticket sales for Chennai Open from Thursday

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    Ticket sales for the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament will start on December 1, with a flat 10 per cent discount on season tickets for all seven days of the tournament. This offer can be availed on aircelchennaiopen.org and get2thegames.com. Box office sales at the venue will begin on December 23 along with ticket redemption for online purchases. Day tickets can be bought online 24 hours prior to each match day or at the venue on match days. Pocket-friendly offers There will be pocket-friendly offers for school and c...

  • Australian pacer Pat Cummins to make latest comeback in one-dayers

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    Sydney: Pat Cummins` international career has had more than its fair share of false starts due to injuries but captain Steve Smith hopes the upcoming one-day series against New Zealand will prove a launchpad for the Australia fast bowler to kick on. The right armer, who made a dream test debut against South Africa as a raw 18-year-old in 2011 with match figures of seven for 117, was recalled to the Australian side for the first time in more than a year for the three-match Chappell-Hadlee series. The 23-year-old missed all of last sea...

  • Hardik Pandya set to be sidelined for six weeks with shoulder injury, may miss ODIs vs England

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    Mumbai: In what may come as a major blow to India, all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to be sidelined for at least six weeks after suffering a hairline fracture on his right shoulder. The 23-year-old was struck by a ball during a net session before the start of the ongoing third Test match against England in Mohali and was subsequently released from the side to consult a specialist. "He will take minimum six weeks to recover from this injury. BCCI medical team will monitor his progress and rehabilitation programme and update accor...

  • 2nd Test: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 138 runs to clinch series 2-0 series

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    Hamilton: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 138 runs in the second Test in Hamilton on Tuesday to secure a clean sweep of their two-Test series. Set a target of 369 in their second innings, Pakistan were all out for 230 with less than six overs remaining in the match. Sami Aslam scored 91 and Azhar Ali 58 while for New Zealand Neil Wagner took 3-57 and Tim Southee 2-60. New Zealand, who won the first Test in Christchurch by eight wickets, claim their first series win over Pakistan in 31 years. ...

  • Steve Smith calls on new-look Aussies to be at their best to beat Pakistan in upcoming series

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    Karachi: Australian skipper Steve Smith has admitted his newly-energised side need to work harder and have to be at their absolute best to overcome Pakistan in the three-match Test series beginning on December 15 at the Gabba. "Pakistan have been playing some good cricket, [they have] some quality players and we will have to be at our best to get on top of them as well," the Express Tribune quoted Smith as saying. Recently, Australia ended their five-Test losing streak with a comfortable seven-wicket win over South Africa i...

  • Argentina beat Croatia to clinch maiden Davis Cup title

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    Zagreb: Argentina lifted their first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday's reverse singles to complete the South American nation's spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over hosts Croatia in the final. Del Potro fought back from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic 6-7(4) 2-6 7-5 6-4 6-3 before Delbonis swept aside Ivo Karlovic 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the decisive rubber, sparking wild celebrations among several thousand away fans in the Zagreb Arena. Argentina joined the list of Davis Cup winners...

  • Australia vs South Africa: Snail-paced Aussie opener Matt Renshaw wins Usman Khawaja's support

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    South Australia: Australia`s Test hero Usman Khawaja said young opener Matt Renshaw can change gears and abandon his steadfast batting technique when required after guiding the team to an overdue victory over South Africa. The English-born debutant, one of five changes in the Australian team, finished unbeaten on 34 from 137 balls as they ended a run of five Test defeats with a seven-wicket victory in the pink-ball Test in Adelaide on Sunday. Despite displaying a resilience and determination previously missing from Australia`s batsme...

  • EPL GW 13 Saturday Report: Chelsea down Tottenham as Manchester City, Liverpool keep pace

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016
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    London: Chelsea fought back for a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur that cemented their place on top of the Premier League, while title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool kept pace with the leaders on Saturday. Antonio Conte`s Chelsea had been knocked out of pole position by City`s 2-1 win at Burnley and Liverpool`s 2-0 success against Sunderland earlier in the afternoon. But they regained their one-point lead over second-placed Liverpool, who are level on points with third-placed City, thanks to a gritty London derby success at Stamf...

  • 3rd Test: England win toss but lose wickets in Mohali

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    Mohali: Alastair Cook won an important toss but England could not make the most of it as the tourists slumped to 92 for four at lunch on the opening day of the third Test against India on Saturday. Wary of batting fourth on a spinning track, Cook rather unsurprisingly asked the hosts to bowl but his top order were unable to vindicate his decision and paid the penalty for some casual shot-making at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes were batting on 20 and five respectively at the break with England, ...

  • In-form Wayne Rooney hopes to continue scoring spree against West Ham United

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    Manchester: It is a sign of Wayne Rooney's recent troubles that he is not guaranteed to make Manchester United's starting line-up against West Ham on Sunday despite breaking a club record this week. The United captain became the Red Devils' all-time leading European scorer on Thursday with a fine finish to set up a 4-0 Europa League victory over Feyenoord. He needs just one more goal now to draw level with England great Bobby Charlton as United's highest scorer in all competitions. Yet in a television interview af...

  • If I did something, ICC would have spoken to me: Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Friday termed the ball tampering allegations against him as a ploy to “shift focus from the series” as “ICC would have spoken to him” had there been any iota of truth in the matter. At pre-match media conference, Kohli looked prepared with his answer the moment one of the English scribes asked him about the footage that shows him applying saliva to the ball. “I think it’s just to take the focus away from the series to be honest. It happened in Australia when South...

  • Europa League: Wayne Rooney enters Man Utd history books, Inter Milan knocked out

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    Paris: Wayne Rooney claimed a piece of club history as he set Manchester United on the way to a 4-0 Europa League win over Feyenoord on Thursday that saw them close on the last 32. Rooney got the opening goal against the Dutch side at Old Trafford to score for the 39th time in Europe, matching Ruud van Nistelrooy's club record. He is now only one goal away from equalling Bobby Charlton's all-time club scoring record of 249 goals after setting United on the way to a welcome victory. Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard also netted ...

  • UCL: Messi double seals Barca's last-16 berth

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    Glasgow: The dazzling Lionel Messi returned from illness to score yet another double to help Barcelona ease into the knockout stages of the Champions League for a 13th successive year with their 2-0 win at Celtic on Wednesday. Messi, who missed the goalless draw with Malaga in La Liga Saturday with a sickness bug, was back to his tormenting best just as he had been when scoring a hat-trick in Barca's 7-0 win over Celtic in their Group C fixture at the Camp Nou two months earlier. The Argentinian followed up an impressive first-ha...

  • Australia vs New Zealand: Aussies announce 14-man squad for ODI series; Hilton Cartwright surprise inclusion

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    South Australia: Australia on Wednesday named Zimbabwe-born Hilton Cartwright for the first time in a one-day squad for the three-match series against New Zealand next month The Western Australia all-rounder was the only uncapped member of a 14-man squad for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series. Cartwright`s inclusion follows the selection of English-born opener Matt Renshaw for this week`s third Test against South Africa in Adelaide. Australia`s squad also includes injury-plagued fast bowler Pat Cummins, who has not played for his ...

  • Homecoming king Cristiano Ronaldo eyes European century

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    Lisbon: Fresh from vanquishing Atletico Madrid with his 39th Real Madrid hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo will be guaranteed a hero`s welcome when he returns to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. Ronaldo has another landmark in his sights as he is just two goals short of 100 in European competitions and history suggests he won`t go easy on the side that handed him his breakthrough. The three-time World Player of the Year has scored on all five occasions he has faced his former clubs in the Champions League, netting twi...

  • India vs England, 2nd Test: Spinners shine as Virat Kohli & Co thrash visitors by 246 runs to take 1-0 lead

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    Visakhapatnam: Virat Kohli led-India defeated England by 246 runs in the second Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Indian spinners once again rose to the occasion as R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav picked six of the eight wickets that fell on Day 5. Resuming play on 87/2, India picked a wicket as early in the sixth over of the day when Ashwin removed Ben Duckett once again. It was the start of another collapse for England as none of the batsmen looked convincing enough against quality Indian spin. Joe Root (...

  • ATP World Tour finals: Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win title and seal world no. 1 spot

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    London: Andy Murray proved his critics wrong who often said that the Brioiton would never win a major or he get to No 1 position in the world rankings by defeating Novak Djokovic at London`s O2 Arena late Sunday in the finals of ATP World Tour to finish the year as the new world number one. The Scot produced a superb display to defeat Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in the finals and guaranteed that he would remain above the Serb in the last rankings of 2016. The 29-year-old is the first British man to finish in pole position since the inception o...

  • Murray in a hurry to keep up with brother

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of November 2016
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    London: It was quite a couple of hours for the Murray brothers at the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday. Younger sibling Andy crushed Switzerland's world number three Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-2 to top his group and stay on course for a season-ending finale against Novak Djokovic. Shortly before taking to the O2 Arena court, it was also confirmed that Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares would end the year as the world's top-ranked duo, courtesy of a defeat for rivals Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Jamie has ...

  • Kohli continues to build monuments

    Posted on : Friday 18th of November 2016
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    The fiercely focussed Virat Kohli’s hunger for runs remains undiminished. Even as he dismantles attacks, the Indian captain continues to build monuments. And the cultured Cheteshwar Pujara’s well-constructed 119 here on Thursday was his third century in as many Tests, following his unbeaten 101 at Indore and 124 in Rajkot. The right-hander is in the form of his life. The two came together in a pressure situation at 22 for two; James Anderson and Stuart Broad had struck early. When Pujara was eventually dismissed, snar...

  • Sourav Ganguly brands uncertainty surrounding Gautam Gambhir's Test career as 'unfair'

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: When BCCI's selection committe opted to give Gautam Gambhir an extended run in the Indian squad by picking him for the first two Tests against England, many believed this two be the rebirth of the left-hander's career. However, after disappointing in both innings in Rajkot Test ( 29 and 0 respectively), coupled with KL Rahul's heroics in Ranji Trophy, coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli decided to put Rahul straight back in the starting XI, dropping Gambhir to the bench. When the news of Lokesh Rahul part...

  • Pujara, Kohli steady Indian innings

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    After the early dismissals of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli steadied the Indian innings and exhibited some delightful strokeplay. India 39 for 2 with Kohli on 10 and Pujara on 9. After losing KL Rahul early, India lost Murali Vijay for a well-made 20. James Anderson took his first wicket after coming back from injury. India 22 for 2. It now depends on Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to stabilise the innings for India. After winning the toss and electing to bat, India lost early wicket with Stuart Broa...

  • Rahul is our No.1 choice opener, declares Kohli

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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    Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday declared fit-again K L Rahul as the team’s No.1 choice opener, putting paid to veteran Gautam Gambhir’s chances of playing any further role in the ongoing series against England in Visakhapatnam. After the drawn first Test where Indian batting came under scrutiny in the second innings, Rahul was pulled out of an ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan to be brought into the Indian team. With Rahul becoming an automatic choice, it seems to be curtains for senior pro Gambhir...

  • Saina loses on comeback; Sindhu, Ajay, Prannoy win in China

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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    Saina Nehwal’s comeback ended with a gruelling opening round loss but Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu crossed the first hurdle at the USD 700,000 China Super Series Premier in Fuzhou on Wednesday. Three months after limping out of the Rio Olympics due to a severe knee injury, fourth seed Saina was back on the court but her fight against Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk ended with a 16-21 21-19 14-21 loss in a women’s singles match that lasted for almost an hour. London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina, who had...

  • World Cup 2018 qualification: Lionel Messi's magic guides Argentina to 3-0 win over Colombia

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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    San Juan, Argentina: A Lionel Messi masterclass, netting a brilliant free kick before laying on two more goals, put Argentina`s World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a resounding 3-0 win over Colombia on Tuesday. The win lifted Messi`s team, recovering from two successive defeats, into fifth place in the South American group with 19 points, one behind Ecuador and Chile, who beat Uruguay 3-1 with an Alexis Sanchez brace. Brazil, away to Peru in Lima in a later match, top the table with 24 points while Uruguay are second wit...

  • Lokesh Rahul added to Indian squad for 2nd India-England Test to be played at Visakhapatnam

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Promising batsman Lokesh Rahul was on Tuesday drafted into the India squad ahead of the second cricket Test against England, starting from November 17 at Visakhapatnam. Rahul, who suffered a hamstring injury during the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur, made 76 in a Ranji Trophy match for Karnataka against Rajasthan and his return will boost a batting line-up which is missing Rohit Sharma down the order. "The All India Senior Selection Committee has decided to add India batsman K.L. Rahul to the Indian squad ah...

  • ATP World Tour Finals: As new World No. 1, Andy Murray storms past Marin Cilic

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    London: Andy Murray celebrated his rise to the top of the world rankings with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Marin Cilic on Monday as the Scot made a strong start to his bid to win the ATP Tour Finals. Murray was officially confirmed as the first Briton to reach number one last Monday and he marked his first match since that historic moment by dispatching Cilic at the prestigious season-ending event at London`s O2 Arena. The 29-year-old took only 90 minutes to extend his remarkable winning streak to 20 matches as he looks to add to the four...

  • Australia vs South Africa: Quinton de Kock, pacers guide Proteas to thumping win over hapless Aussies in 2nd Test

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    Tasmania: South Africa thrashed Australia by an innings and 80 runs in Hobart Tuesday to take their third consecutive Test series Down Under. Led by Faf du Plessis in the absence of their regular skipper AB de Villiers, the Proteas dominated the proceedings right from Day 1 and exposed weaknesses in Australia's defense. The Proteas demolished the hapless hosts for 161 in 60.1 overs, taking the last eight wickets for 32 to win the Test before lunch on the fourth day. Khawaja, who scored a fighting fifty on Day 3, was the first...

  • IND vs ENG 2016: Alastair Cook's 30th Test century eases pain of being away with newborn daughter

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: England skipper Alastair Cook said scoring his ninth Test century in Asia during the drawn first Test against India made the struggle of being away from his newborn baby "worthwhile". Cook jetted back to England from Bangladesh to be there for the birth of his second daughter in October, but returned after spending just 18 hours with his family`s new addition. But the difficult separation was softened slightly by Cook`s score of 130 as he put on 180 runs with teenage-opener Haseeb Hameed (82) in second innings in...

  • Australia 54-1 at tea, trail S.Africa by 187

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    Australia were 54 for one at tea trailing South Africa by 187 runs on the third day of the second Test in Hobart on Monday. The home side recovered after losing opener Joe Burns for a duck on the fourth ball of the innings. At the interval, David Warner was on 29 with Usman Khawaja not out 24. Earlier, Quinton de Kock plundered a century on Monday as South Africa frustrated Australia to tighten their grip on the second Test as the sun emerged on the third day in Hobart. After Sunday's second day was washed out, the Austra...

  • Kohli slams fielding after drawn first Test

    Posted on : Sunday 13th of November 2016
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    India captain Virat Kohli feels the performance in the drawn opening Test against England has prepared his team for tougher battles ahead though he expected a much better fielding effort from his side. Kohli struck a 98-ball unbeaten 49 to help India save the game on day five. “Good opportunity to find out new things about your game. Couldn’t get a better chance to practice other aspects of your game (towards the end). It is important play against momentum sometimes, it helps you become a better team,” said Kohli at...

  • Philander the destroyer as nightmares return for Aussies

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of November 2016
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    Australia's hopes of preventing South Africa from winning a third consecutive series Down Under suffered a major setback after recording their lowest total against the Proteas at home in Hobart on Saturday. Steve Smith's hapless team were demolished for just 85, with Vernon Philander snaring five for 21 as South Africa seized control on just the opening day of the second Test. At tea, the Proteas strengthened their hold with an unbroken stand of 43 with Stephen Cook on 23 and Perth centurion Dean Elgar not out at 17. The ...

  • Virender Sehwag opens up on hilarious acts of superstition with partner in crime Gautam Gambhir

    Posted on : Friday 11th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: The Virender Sehwag – Gautam Gambhir combination has been one of the finest opening pair ever in Tests not just in India but all across the globe. At their prime, both Sehwag and Gambhir were extremely frustrating for bowlers as they contrasted with each other in all possible forms. While Gambhir was a left-handed batsman, Sehwag batted right handed. The former would settle down first and then play his shots while the latter would play shots in order to settle down. At the 1st Test between India and England in Rajkot...

  • 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil thrash Argentina 3-0, Uruguay defeat Ecuador to continue qualification march

    Posted on : Friday 11th of November 2016
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    Montevideo: Brazil thrashed arch-rivals Argentina to tighten their grip on South America`s 2018 World Cup qualification campaign on Thursday as Uruguay maintained their push towards the finals with a hard-fought defeat of Ecuador. Barcelona superstar Neymar outshone club-mate Lionel Messi with his 50th international goal for Brazil in Belo Horizonte as the five-time World Cup winners romped to a 3-0 win in the Estadio Mineirao. It was a sweet return to the venue for Brazil, who were humiliated 7-1 at the same ground by Germany in the...

  • England pacer James Anderson hopeful of playing against India in second Test

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    Rajkot: England pace spearhead James Anderson says he is hopeful of being declared match fit to play in the second Test against India starting November 17 in the port city of Visakhapatnam. The 34-year-old paceman, England's record Test wicket-taker, is coming off a shoulder injury which ruled him out of the drawn series in Bangladesh and there were fears that he would miss most of the India tour. However, Anderson sounded optimistic about returing to playing XI next week. "I had a good week at Loughborough last week, bo...

  • Martin Guptill dropped from New Zealand squad for Pakistan Tests

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    Struggling opening batsman Martin Guptill is among five players to be dropped from the New Zealand cricket team for the two-Test home series against Pakistan beginning at Christchurch next week. Guptill was among the batsmen who under-performed on the recent tour to India, where it was white-washed in a three-Test series. He had scores of 21, 0, 13, 24, 72 and 29 — a total of 159 runs at an average of 26 — in Tests that were won by India by 197, 178 and 321 runs. Spinners Ish Sodhi and Jeetan Patel, fast bowler Doug Brace...

  • India vs England, 2016: Joe Root scores 11th Test hundred

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    Joe Root gave England the desired start and accumulated the runs without playing any rash shots to race away to his 11th Test ton against India on the first day of the first Test in Rajkot. Coming in at one down, after Alastair Cook departed from the middle at 47 on the board for the visiting England side. Root picked up a double to reach the milestone in 154 balls. This is his third Test against India and first in the sub-continent. His inning was laced with nine boundaries. Root played well to go on the backfoot to tackle the threat of...

  • When Neymar gave lift to Lionel Messi on private jet

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    Belo Horizonte: They may be about to lock horns in the latest instalment of Brazil and Argentina`s ferocious football rivalry, but Neymar was not about to let 102 years of South American footballing enmity get in the way of his friendship with Barcelona mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano. So when the three men were working out how to get to Belo Horizonte for Thursday`s 2018 World Cup qualifier, Brazil star Neymar didn`t hesitate to offer a lift to Messi and Mascherano on his private jet. The trio touched down in the city on Tu...

  • BCCI moves Supreme Court over blocked funds

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of November 2016
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    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court, saying there are no funds for the India-England Test series scheduled to start on October 9 in Rajkot. The BCCI said the Lodha panel has to clear the funds required for the series with immediate effect. Justice Lodha panel secretary, advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, said neither the BCCI nor its member-State associations have given any compliance reports or undertakings that they will comply with the recommendations as per the Supreme Court verdict o...

  • Lionel Messi reaches 500-goal mark, Gareth Bale keeps Real Madrid top

    Posted on : Monday 7th of November 2016
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    Madrid: Lionel Messi, with his 500th Barcelona goal, and Luis Suarez saved the Spanish champions from a second defeat in six days as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Sevilla on Sunday. Victory keeps Barca just two points adrift of Real Madrid, who were 3-0 victors over Leganes thanks to a double from Gareth Bale. Madrid also announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will extend his contract with the European champions until 2021 on Monday. Messi inspired a spirited Barca fightback fresh from a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City in the Champ...

  • Murray one win from number one ranking

    Posted on : Saturday 5th of November 2016
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    Andy Murray moved to within one victory of becoming the world's top-ranked player for the first time after defeating Tomas Berdych in the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Friday. Marin Cilic had earlier dumped out a struggling Novak Djokovic to pave the way for Murray to supplant the Serb at the top. But Murray was forced to save seven set points in an extraordinary opening tie-break before clinching a 7-6 (11/9), 7-5 win in just under two hours. The Briton will meet Milos Raonic or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals knowin...

  • Manchester City midfielder Yay Toure offers apology after bust-up between agent and Pep Guardiola

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    England: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has apologised on behalf of his agent for controversial comments which led to his exclusion from the Premier League team. Manager Pep Guardiola has refused to pick Toure since Dimitri Seluk claimed the midfielder had been "humiliated" by his omission from the club`s Champions League squad. Guardiola insisted Seluk should apologise before he would consider Toure for selection again. In a statement published on Facebook, Toure said: "I wish to apologise - on behalf of my...

  • Each member of World Cup winning team to get Rs. 10 lakh

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    With the ProKabaddi League (PKL) making waves and giving a glamorous, well-marketed spin to the sport across the country, the Indian players now admit that continuing with the same format in international competitions should be the way forward to spread kabaddi’s appeal further. The Indian kabaddi team was in town for a felicitation by Sport Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday. The team recently won the World Cup after a tight 38-29 win against Iran in the final with the tournament being played according to the same rules as the PK...

  • Chicago Cubs end 108-year long wait, beat Cleveland Indians to clinch World Series title

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    Cleveland: The Chicago Cubs shed themselves of the “Curse of the Billy Goat” and ended a 108-year wait for a World Series title by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings on Wednesday in a thrilling Game Seven classic. The triumph of Chicago’s beloved Cubbies set off a wild celebration in the streets of the Windy City after more than a century of pent up frustration for fans since their last Major League Baseball championship in 1908. Cubs players held their own euphoric party on the Progressive Field diamon...

  • Champions League: Real Madrid, Leicester City must wait as Borussia Dortmund advance to knock-out stage

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    Paris: Titleholders Real Madrid and English Premier League winners Leicester must both wait to take their place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they could only manage draws Wednesday on a night which saw just Dortmund advance Leicester, who had previously rattled off three wins in this their debut season after their unlikely Premier League title success, could only secure a goalless draw at Copenhagen. That points left the Foxes`, who had rattled off three straight wins in this their debut season in the competition, now ...

  • Man City beats Barcelona in sweet win for Guardiola

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of November 2016
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    Ilkay Gundogan scored either side of Kevin De Bruyne’s curling free kick to help Manchester City come from behind to beat Barcelona 3—1 in the Champions League, as Pep Guardiola got the better of his old club on Tuesday. Lionel Messi’s 90th goal in Europe’s top club competition gave Barcelona a 21st-minute lead, but City was rampant after Gundogan’s equalizer in the 39th. It was a landmark win for City over a team that the English club has modelled itself on since becoming a major force in the game after...

  • ICC reveal latest Test Rankings, Ravichandran Ashwin & India maintain numero uno spots

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    Dubai: There was no change at the top of ICC Test rankings for teams and bowlers as India and its premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin held on to their numero uno spots respectively. India led the team's table with 115 points ahead of arch-rivals Pakistan (111) and Australia (108). England were at fourth place followed by South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe completing the list. Ashwin, who became the second fastest to 200 wickets during the Test series against New Zealand, maintained ...

  • Ian Botham slams England for agreeing to host their first ever day/night Test

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    London: Ian Botham has hit out at the "appalling" prospect of a first day/night Test in England, saying the "ridiculous" plan risks damaging cricket`s flagship format. The England and Wales Cricket Board announced last month that Edgbaston will host the first day/night Test ever staged in Britain when England face the West Indies at the Birmingham venue in August next year. The move will see England become the third nation to stage a five-day Test under floodlights, following Australia`s clash against New Zealand ...

  • Judge England after India series and not Bangladesh, says legendary Ian Botham

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    London: Ian Botham believes England's end of year tour programme will be judged on their upcoming five-Test tour of India, rather than a stunning loss to Bangladesh. England, 100 without loss at tea on Sunday's third day in Dhaka, collapsed to 164 all out on a spin-friendly pitch to lose by 108 runs -- their first Test match defeat by Bangladesh. The result saw Bangladesh share the two-match series 1-1 and raised fresh concerns over how England would cope in similar conditions in India, whose attack will feature off-spinner R...

  • Sania Mirza retains World No. 1 status for second successive year

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    Hyderabad: India's tennis star Sania Mirza retained her numero uno status in women's doubles for the second consecutive year, despite failing to defend the WTA Finals Singapore title with partner Martina Hingis. Defending champions Sania and Hingis had lost to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals Singapore yesterday. Makarova and Vesnina then defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova to lift the doubles title today and denied Mattek-Sands the Number One spot. "I am very ha...

  • Diwali delight for Yuvraj Singh: Yet another masterpiece from India discard, and Internet goes boom

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: India discard Yuvraj Singh probably played his career's most important innings as Punjab responded in style to Baroda's first innings total of 529 in their Ranji Trophy match at Delhi. Yuvraj, 34, still harbouring a dream for India comeback led from the front with a scintillating knock of 260 runs off 370 balls as Punjab moved past Baroda's first innings total of 529/4d on Sunday. It's his first Ranji double hundred, and the knock was laced with 26 fours and four sixes. He, along with opener Manan Vohra (22...

  • Chennaiyin, Kerala share points as southern derby ends in goalless draw

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    Chennai: Defending champions Chennaiyin FC were held to a goalless draw by Kerala Blasters in the southern derby of Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here Saturday. In a tale of two halves, Chennaiyin FC were the dominate side in the first session, creating plenty of chances but could not give finishing touches. Kerala Blasters were the stronger of the two teams in the second session but couldn't keep their shots on target despite having the better chances. The draw did neither teams' any good. Chennai...

  • Maradona’s former house turned into museum in Argentina

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of October 2016
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    How many sleepless nights did the young man who would become one of soccer’s greatest players spend gazing up at the ceiling, imagining dizzying dribbles, spectacular goals and hoisting the World Cup above his head? That is the question visitors often ask when they see the small wooden bed in the former house of Diego Maradona, which was recently turned into a museum in Argentina’s capital. Maradona, now 55, lived with his family in the two-story house in Buenos Aires’ La Paternal neighborhood in the late 1970s, whe...

  • WTA Finals: Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis through to semis

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: World number 1 doubles player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis returned to action with a straight sets win over Chan sisters at the WTA Finals on Friday in Singapore. The defending champions defeated the sixth seeds Yung-jan Chan and Hao-ching Chan in their first match together after their split earlier this year. The celebrated Indo-Swiss team won the year-end title last year, and they will now play the winners of Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka and Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina. SanTina won the ma...

  • Andy Murray in Vienna last-eight, keeps alive his bid to dethrone Novak Djokovic as world No. 1

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    Vienna: Andy Murray defeated France`s Gilles Simon for the 16th time on Thursday to reach the Vienna ATP quarter-finals and keep alive his bid to snatch Novak Djokovic`s world number one ranking. The Olympic and Wimbledon champion eventually triumphed 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 after two hours and 40 minutes in a match which saw Murray commit an uncharacteristic 58 unforced errors. Simon was almost as sloppy, hitting just three fewer. "It was a very long match, but I expected it to be very hard because it`s just that way against Gilles. ...

  • Bangladesh win toss, opt to bat against England

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to bat in the second and final test against England at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The hosts have added an extra slow bowler to the side that lost the first test in Chittagong, bringing in off-spinner Shuvagata Hom for paceman Shafiul Islam. England, who won the first test by 22 runs, handed a debut to 24-year-old left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari while paceman Steven Finn was also drafted in. Off-spinner Gareth Batty and Stuart Broad were the two men dropped ...

  • IND vs NZ, 4th ODI: India not over-reliant on Virat Kohli, claims skipper MS Dhoni

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    Ranchi: India incurred a disappointing 19-run defeat to New Zealand in the 4th ODI after the middle order failed to build partnerships. With this win, New Zealand leveled the five-match series 2-2 and now head to Visakhapatnam for the final one-dayer on Saturday. One of the best run chasers in world cricket, Kohli was caught behind in his attempt to cut a wide delivery from leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and his rare failure coincided with India losing the match. Asked whether India were heavily reliant on Kohli, Dhoni said: "It'...

  • English League Cup Roundup: Juan Mata helps Man Utd edge Man City; West Ham sink Chelsea

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    England: Juan Mata`s second-half strike earned Manchester United a 1-0 win over holders Manchester City on Wednesday as Jose Mourinho`s side bounced back to reach the English Football League Cup quarter-finals. Humiliated 4-0 by Mourinho`s former club Chelsea at the weekend, United got back to winning ways and claimed a measure of revenge for their 2-1 loss to Pep Guardiola`s City in last month`s league derby. The result at Old Trafford gave Mourinho only his third victory in 13 encounters with Guardiola, who has gone six games witho...

  • Resurgent Kiwis keep series alive

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    New Zealand successfully overcame the inertia in its ranks and put together a fine performance to beat India by 19 runs and restore parity in the Paytm ODI series here at the JSCA International Stadium on Wednesday. The result was a big disappointment for the home crowd, which had turned out in the thousands to cheer for the local hero Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian skipper. But the visitors spoiled the party with a better show of discipline and all-round efficiency. With the series tied 2-2, the focus now moves to Visakhapatna...

  • Upbeat Indians look to seal series in Dhoni-land

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of October 2016
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    Nothing could spark a greater rejoicing in this region than the news of M.S. Dhoni playing a big knock. The India limited-overs captain produced just that kind of an innings in Mohali with a match-defining 80. As Dhoni returns to his hometown to lead India in the fourth ODI against the Kiwis, the legend about his ability as one of the most successful cricketers of all time has gained credence. With that innings on Sunday, which took him past 9000 runs in ODIs, Dhoni has reaffirmed his ability to carve out a masterful performance, late in...

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata ratified as venue; showpiece event to take place from October 6 2017

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    Kolkata: The 13-member FIFA delegation along with members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) ratified Kolkata`s Salt Lake Stadium as one of the venues for next year`s FIFA U-17 World Cup, here on Tuesday. The dates of the showpiece event were also announced, which is from October 6 to 28. The draw is on July 7, 2017. The FIFA delegation visited the site and had a comprehensive look at both the stadium and the training facilities. Joy Bhattacharjya, project director, said: "We first came here two years before to see the ...

  • Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to La Liga award

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    Madrid: Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has been named La Liga player of the season for 2015-16, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player. Curiously, though, Barca's Argentina international Messi was recognized as the best forward at the award ceremony in Valencia Monday. Atletico dominated the awards as Jan Oblak was best goalkeeper, Diego G...

  • FIH throws major part of Indo-Pak hockey history into dustbin

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    Kuantan (Malaysia): An India-Pakistan encounter on the hockey pitch is one of the most sought-after and intense rivalry, acknowledged and followed by millions but the world body (FIH) seems to think otherwise as it has placed into dustbin a majority of this history. An Indo-Pak crunch encounter provides the International Hockey Federation (FIH) its biggest audience by a huge margin, which in turn fetches millions of dollars in television rights. Hosts at international tournament await an India-Pakistan match to boost their ticket sal...

  • India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Kiwis end up chasing Virat Kohli and shadows

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    Matt Henry sat mid-pitch on his haunches, clutching his head with both hands. The stadium around him erupted. New Zealand had laid a trap for Virat Kohli and very nearly succeded. Henry fed him a fuller length delivery and Kohli duly drove it through cover for a boundary. The next ball was shorter and closer to the stumps. Kohli edged it trying to steer to third man. At wide-slip, which had been placed for the India vice-captain for this precise moment, Ross Taylor, who has been an almighty non-performing asset for New Zealand on this to...

  • India outmanoeuvres Iran, keeps its kabaddi crown

    Posted on : Sunday 23rd of October 2016
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    Ajay Thakur masterminded a memorable triumph against a spirited Iran with a terrific exhibition of raiding in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final at the Arena by TransStadia here on Saturday. Outwitted in the first half by rival skipper Meraj Sheykh’s versatile display — he fetched points by kicking with his right leg and stretching his right hand at the opponent — and down 13-18 at half time, India took charge of the final in the second half with Thakur’s sleek raiding skills earning super raid points. Once Thakur w...

  • India overwhelms Thailand to make 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    India toyed with Thailand to score a runaway 73-20 win and make a grand entry into the final of the Kabaddi World Cup at ‘The Arena’ here on Friday after Iran had defeated Korea 28-22 in the first semifinal. A bonus point earned by Anup Kumar on his opening raid and quick points thereafter through a combination of raids and tackles were clear indications as to which way the match would head. The first two all-out points were earned in the sixth minute, with the Thailand captain and last man standing Khomsan Thongkham spor...

  • Denmark Open: Setback of India as shuttlers PV Sindhu, Ajay Jayaram, HS Prannoy knocked out

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    Odense: Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu suffered a narrow loss against Sayaka Sato of Japan in women's singles to draw curtains on Indian campaign at Denmark Super Series premier, here on Thursday. In a battle of nerve, Sindhu went down fighting 13-21 23-21 18-21 to World No 12 Sato in a second round match that lasted an hour and five minutes. It was Sindhu first event after the Olympics and she will be back at French Open next week. It was a bad day for India at Denmark as Ajay Jayaram and HS Prannoy also suffered lo...

  • India-Australia Test series to start on Feb. 23 in Pune

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    Pune, Ranchi and Dharamsala will be hosting Test matches for the first time as the BCCI on Friday announced venues for India’s four-match series against Australia beginning February 23. The teams will open their campaign in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with the first Test in Pune from February 23 to 27. The series will then move to Bengaluru, which will host the second game from March 4-8. The last two matches will be played in the two new Test centres — Ranchi and Dharamsala — from March 16-20 and March 25-29 respect...

  • New Zealand pulls off a thriller, squares series

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    Neither the target nor the opposition was intimidating. In such a scenario, it takes a mix of overconfidence and lack of respect for the rival to fall short. On Thursday evening, India’s somewhat casual approach with the bat resulted in a narrow series-levelling victory for New Zealand at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here. For the better part of the second one-day international, India looked in control. But the Kiwis gradually regained lost ground, saw off Hardik Pandya’s 32-ball 36 cameo and snatched a six–run victo...

  • Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble wish Virender Sehwag on 38th birthday

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    Former India batsman Virender Sehwag turned 38 on Thursday and in typical ‘Viru’ style, he received and thanked fellow cricketers on wishing him birthday. The swashbuckling former opener has built a reputation for being a laugh riot on Twitter as has been visible in his banter with Piers Morgan, unique way in wishing people and jovial way of doing commentary. Prior to this second inning, Sehwag had set the mark with his incredible batting style where the Haryana batsman played in his own fashion and style without paying heed ...

  • Barcelona vs Manchester City, Champions League: Lionel Messi's hat-trick punishes Pep Guardiola`s error-prone team

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    Catalonia: Manchester City`s Claudio Bravo and Pep Guardiola endured a nightmare return to Barcelona as Lionel Messi`s hat-trick spearheaded a 4-0 Champions League rout for the Spanish champions on Wednesday. Guardiola led Barca to 14 trophies in a glorious four-year reign between 2008 and 2012, but his homecoming was undone by a series of shocking defensive errors and Messi`s clinical touch on his return from injury. Messi pounced on Fernandinho`s slip to give Barca a half-time lead before goalkeeper Bravo was sent off for handling ...

  • India cannot afford to be complacent

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    Just over a month ago, New Zealand began its tour optimistic of dealing with India’s arsenal in both formats of the game. The warm-up game at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground against Mumbai did not exactly give the team much to be thrilled about. What followed was a whipping in the three Tests and a comprehensive defeat in the first of the five One-Day Internationals. On Thursday, the Kiwis will be back at the Kotla keen to square the series. Its batting is yet to flourish on this tour. Optimistically, the Kiwis believe that the &ls...

  • 2nd ODI: India vs New Zealand - Preview

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Limited over captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be eager to regain his golden touch even as Virat Kohli eyes another smashing knock at his home ground when favourites India lock horns with an hapless New Zealand in the second ODI here tomorrow. It may be just another ODI in a bilateral series, but there is lot at stake for Dhoni, who has been under pressure after Test skipper Virat Kohli led India to the number one ranking following a 3-0 whitewash. With India up 1-0 in the five-match series, Dhoni and his men would like to...

  • A daunting task, but BFC is primed for it

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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    On paper, it seems rather simple for Bengaluru FC (BFC). After having secured a crucial away goal in the 1-1 draw at Johor Darul Ta’zim in the first leg of the AFC Cup semifinal, it’s only one clean sheet away from going through to the final. But the strength of its opponent — Johor is the defending champion — and the weight of history — if BFC gets through, it will be the first Indian club ever to reach the final — have ensured that it’s probably the reigning I-League champion’s toughest e...

  • Rhythm is the key, says Ashwin

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of October 2016
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    After spinning India to another series win, with 27 wickets in the three-match series against New Zealand, and climbing to the top of the bowlers’ rankings, R. Ashwin said rhythm was the key to his success over the past year. He was speaking during the launch of a diamond jewellery collection for men at Chennai Diamonds on Monday. “The key thing is that my rhythm and action are falling in place. I have been trying to graph what is right and what is wrong for the past couple of years and understood that rhythm is very impo...

  • Great expectations as PV Sindhu returns at Denmark Open after Rio Olympics 2016

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    Odense: Expectations will be sky-high when Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu returns to international circuit this week, spearheading the Indian campaign at Denmark Open Superseries Premier badminton tournament starting here tomorrow. A slew of felicitation programs kept her busy in the last one and a half month after Sindhu returned from Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first Indian badminton player to win a silver and her legions of fans will expect her to replicate the Olympic success when she competes this week here. The sixth-seed...

  • World No. 1 ranking: Unfashionable Andy Murray looking good to dethrone Novak Djokovic from top spot

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    Shanghai: Andy Murray has never been the most fashionable member of tennis`s `Big Four`, but he finally looks the part as he zeroes in on the world number one spot. Winning back-to-back titles in China without dropping a set tells its own story, and underlines the consensus that Murray is currently the world`s best player. The 29-year-old swept past Roberto Bautista to win his third Shanghai Masters title on Sunday, lifting his sixth trophy in what has been his best season yet. It could get better for Murray, who can overtake Nov...

  • Kohli sizzles in another chase after Pandya’s sterling debut

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    Virat Kohli engineered yet another victory, this time with a fluent, unbeaten 81-ball 85, as India wrapped up a six-wicket win against New Zealand in the first One Day International here on Sunday. Chasing 191, India won in 33.1 overs in its 900th ODI, the winning runs deservedly coming from Kohli in style, a huge straight six off Ish Sodhi. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane gave a good start with a 49-run opening partnership. Both fell in quick succession, a settled Rahane caught behind trying to poke at a delivery wide outside the of...

  • Chance for Dhoni & Co. to extend domination

    Posted on : Sunday 16th of October 2016
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    As a venue, Dharamsala ranks high for cricket teams visiting India. Both on and off the field, the place provides conditions far more amenable to visitors than most of the grounds in the country. Come Sunday, a battered and bruised New Zealand would be hoping for something similar when it takes on a confident India, playing its 900th One-Day International, in the first of the five matches. A 3-0 whitewash in the Tests, two of them coming inside four days, is not exactly the kind of form the Kiwis would hope to carry into the ODIs. Th...

  • India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Using Virat Kohli's brain more now, says MS Dhoni

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    Dharamsala: Well aware of the change in transition that will happen across formats in near future, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said he has started using Test skipper Virat Kohli's advice more often on the field. "I have already started using him (Kohli) more. If you witness a match you will see I have more interactions with him on the field because two individuals of course will conduct in different ways," Dhoni said on the eve of the five-match ODI series against New Zealand starting here t...

  • Defending champion Ajay Jayaram reach semifinals of Dutch Open

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    Almere: Defending champion Ajay Jayaram continued his dominating run at the Dutch Open, reaching the semifinals of the men's singles competition of the USD 55,000 Grand Prix tournament here. Top seed Jayaram, who has clinched this title three times in his career, notched up a 21-15 21-18 win over Brazil's Ygor Coelho De Oliveira, seeded eighth, in a 32-minute match at the Topsportcentrum Almere here. The 29-year-old Indian will next face fifth seeded Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Indian combo of Pranaav Cherry Chopra and Si...

  • Pakistan vs West Indies: Hosts dominate day-night Test after Azhar Ali's 302

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    Dubai: Opener Azhar Ali smashed a maiden triple hundred to put Pakistan firmly in control against the West Indies in the first day-night Test in Dubai on Friday. Ali`s epic unbeaten 302 guided Pakistan to 579-3 declared before the West Indies closed the second day on 69-1, still needing another 311 to avoid the follow-on with opener Kraigg Brathwaite (32) and Darren Bravo, on 14 not out, fighting at the crease. They lost Leon Johnson leg-before in leg-spinner Yasir Shah`s second over for 15 but negotiated the pace-cum-spin attack wel...

  • New Zealand capable of better show against India in five-match ODI series

    Posted on : Friday 14th of October 2016
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    Setbacks can make life seem longer than it actually is, as much as victories often resemble an ineffable blur. So New Zealand, after exactly a month of futile labour and debilitating torment, could feel they have been criss-crossing the country for ages. At least some of them might be counting the number of days to board their flight back home. In the final few days of the Test series, the visitors conveyed an impression they are expended, both mentally and physically. Skipper Kane Williamson, in the press conference after the galling de...

  • Ranji Trophy 2016: Yuvraj Singh ends poor run in domestic season with hundred against Madhya Pradesh

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Veteran Indian left-hander Yuvraj Singh on Thursday ended his poor run in the domestic season with a brilliant century in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2016. Yuvraj, who was left out of India's 15-man squad for upcoming five-match ODI series against New Zealand, slammed his 25th first-class ton which came against Madhya Pradesh. The knock came as a huge relief for the southpaw, who was struggling to score runs in Indian domestic cricket. In his first match of the new Ranji season, Yuvi managed to score just 26 runs from two inn...

  • Bale all set to extend Real contract till 2022: report

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    Barcelona: Gareth Bale has agreed to sign a six-year contract extension with Real Madrid and the European champions are set to announce new deals for Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Luka Modric, Spanish media reported on Wednesday. Radio station Cadena Ser said Bale, who joined Real for a then world-record fee of 100 million euros ($112 million) in 2013, will sign a new contract until 2022 in the next two weeks. Central defender Pepe, whose existing deal was set to end next year, will extend his contract until 2018. Ronaldo, Real'...

  • 5th ODI: David Warner's epic ton goes in vain as South Africa complete 5-0 series whitewash against Australia

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    Western Cape: David Warner hit a magnificent century for Australia but could not prevent South Africa from completing a clean sweep by winning the fifth and final one-day international by 31 runs at Newlands on Wednesday. Warner hit 173 off 136 balls but received scant support from his teammates as Australia, chasing South Africa`s 327 for eight, were bowled out for 296. South Africa won all five matches in the series, the first time Australia have suffered such a beating in a five-game bilateral series. Australia will retain their n...

  • Virat Kohli 2.0: India captain unveils new, cooler version of himself during New Zealand Test series

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Virat Kolhi is a flamboyant character. He makes things happen, and has rightly been the most celebrated player. But his insistence to become the best has come with an unwanted tag of being aggressive. But in the just concluded India-New Zealand Test series, the 27-year-old has unveiled his another self, more calmer and cooler, probably version 2.0. This augurs well for the team ahead of a long and arduous season. India, thanks to 3-0 series win over the Kiwis, became the top ranked side in the world. With India hosting...

  • Ravichandran Ashwin surges to the top of ICC Test rankings with career best 900 points

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    Dubai: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today reclaimed the number one spot in Test rankings for bowlers following a career-best match haul of 13 for 140 in the third Test against New Zealand in Indore. Ashwin, who was named man of the series after he finished with 27 wickets in a 3-0 sweep by India, now has 220 wickets, the most by any bowler after 39 Tests. Ranked third before the final Test in Indore, Ashwin, who also holds the top position in rankings for all-rounders, has leapfrogged pace bowlers James Anderson and Dale St...

  • India outclass Bangladesh 57-20 in Kabaddi World Cup

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    Ahmedabad: Hosts India outclassed Bangladesh 57-20 in a league clash of the Kabaddi World Cup here on Tuesday. In a must-win crucial encounter in Group A, India lived up to their reputation to beat Bangladesh. Ajay Thakur scored 10 points for India after coming on as a substitute whereas Pardeep Narwal led India's charge in the first half and ended with eight points. India have got their World Cup campaign firmly back on track after suffering a setback in the opening encounter against South Korea. This was a stern test fo...

  • ISL: Pune aim to make the most of home matches

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    Pune: FC Pune City are targeting a maximum of nine points from their next three matches, all at home, as they hunt for a place in the semi-finals of the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). FC Pune City opened their account with a late winner against FC Goa last week and now return home to tackle NorthEast United FC at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Wednesday. This will be followed by two more home matches against Kerala Blasters (October 17) and Chennaiyin FC (October 23) even as assistant coach Mig...

  • Ashwin shares his success secret

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of October 2016
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    With the kind of form he is in, R. Ashwin’s second five-wicket haul of the series – his 20th of his career – may have been expected by many of Indian cricket’s aficionados. But for the man himself, the effort was “pretty special” because he had to really work hard to get into his rhythm at the Holkar Stadium on Monday. “Pretty special. It’s very important for me to get into a good rhythm. I just finished my interview with Simon Doull where I was telling him that throughout this series I&rsq...

  • Lionel Messi Deserves to Retire as World Champion: Edgardo Bauza

    Posted on : Monday 10th of October 2016
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    Madrid: Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza believes Lionel Messi deserves to retire from international football in style as a World Cup winner. Messi flirted with the notion of quitting playing for his country after three successive final heartbreaks, to Germany in the 2014 World Cup and to Chile in the Copa America in 2015 and earlier this year. But the Barcelona star had a change of heart after talks with Bauza in August. For Bauza, Messi's initial decision was borne out of frustration rather than any real desire to turn his bac...

  • Kohli and Rahane help India take command

    Posted on : Sunday 9th of October 2016
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    During India’s pre-match training session on Friday, after facing throwdowns from batting coach Sanjay Bangar, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were involved in a long chat at the Holkar Stadium. On Saturday, the captain and vice-captain spent even more time together, where it mattered the most. The two most vital cogs in the team’s batting wheel gelled together to make it a memorable maiden day of Test cricket in Indore. Kohli and Rahane stitched together an unbeaten 167-run stand to help India end the opening day of the l...

  • Injuries not hurting India’s momentum

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    Virat Kohli’s predecessor M.S. Dhoni used to be wary of fiddling around with the “winning combination”, especially while playing at home. But along with the coach Anil Kumble, the young India captain seems to have adopted the horses for courses policy in the recent past. Perhaps that is why the growing list of unavailable players through injury or ailment hasn’t really affected India’s performance in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand. Captain Kohli, stressing on the inability to prevent inj...

  • ISL-3: Diego Forlan penalty gives Mumbai City full points over NorthEast United

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    Mumbai: Captain Diego Forlan led from the front as hosts Mumbai City FC defeated NorthEast United FC 1-0 in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Friday. NorthEast United were comfortably perched at the top of the table with two successive victories but were denied a rare hat-trick of wins after marquee player Diego Forlan scored the only goal of the match in the 55th minute from a penalty. Mumbai City now share the top spot with NorthEast United but have a match in hand. With matches in quick suce...

  • India in line for third clean sweep in four years

    Posted on : Friday 7th of October 2016
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    The series already in their pocket and the number one ranking cemented, a dominant India go into the third Test against New Zealand in Indore on Saturday, aiming yet another clean sweep of a Test rubber at home. The hosts had blanked Australia 4-0 in 2012-13 and the West Indies in the next season. They nearly repeated the feat against South Africa last year and this impressive history in recent past makes India favourites in the first-ever Test being hosted by this city which has a long tradition in the game. New Zealand, who have co...

  • Indore ready to host its first Test

    Posted on : Friday 7th of October 2016
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    It’s the season of firsts for Indian cricket. No, one is not at all referring to terms like Lodha, reforms, Supreme Court, et al. It’s all about the men in white flannels. The Indian cricket board included a whopping 13 Tests in India’s home season, albeit to the detest of the host broadcaster. That’s not all. Six of those 13 Tests were allotted to venues across the country which had been granted Test status recently. No wonder then that the moment one boards a flight to Indore — the debutante venue, whi...

  • Ilkay Gundogan surprised by Bastian Schweinsteiger snub at Manchester United

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    Manchester United would be better off having midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger in the side, Manchester City’s Ilkay Guendogan has said of his fellow German, who remains unlikely to figure in manager Jose Mourinho’s plans. After making 18 Premier League appearances last season, 32-year-old Schweinsteiger has failed to turn out for United since the Portuguese coach replaced Louis van Gaal in the close season. Schweinsteiger has also been left out of the side’s Europa League squad, with Mourinho confirming that it woul...

  • Blasters should go full blast

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    Kerala Blasters lost a golden opportunity to play some exciting football against Atletico de Kolkata. Blasters could be pardoned for losing against NorthEast United in Guwahati in the opener as they were playing in an away match but there is no justification for the loss suffered at home in Kochi against the Kolkata side. Kerala Blasters progressed to the final in the inaugural edition of ISL by winning their home matches. Losing at home is a huge setback to their plans. Mehtab Hussain disappointed in the midfield as he was unable to...

  • Miller leads South Africa past Australia in epic run chase

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    David Miller blasted an unbeaten century as South Africa chased down a massive target of 372 in the third one-dayer against Australia at Kingsmead on Wednesday to clinch the series. The hosts went 3-0 up in the five-match contest after winning by four wickets thanks to Miller's brilliant 118 in 79 balls. Earlier, Australia won the toss and posted 371 for six on the back of centuries from David Warner (117) and Steve Smith (108). Quinton de Kock made 70 as South Africa reached 217 for five in the 32nd over of their reply but a...

  • Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha rise in latest ICC Test rankings

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of October 2016
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    Wriddhiman Saha and Rohit Sharma have made notable gains and climbed up the ladder in the latest ICC player rankings for Test batsmen, although none of the Indians figure in the top-10 list. Wicketkeeper-batsman Saha’s unbeaten knocks of 54 and 58, and Rohit’s second-innings contribution of 82 not only enabled India to win the second match of the ongoing three-Test series against New Zealand and take an unassailable 2-0 lead but also helped them earn huge ranking points. Saha has gained 18 slots to reach 56th place, while...

  • India clinches match and series in style

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of October 2016
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    A pace bowler-dominated victory for India on home soil is a rare occurrence. It is even rarer at the Eden Gardens. India’s 178-run win over New Zealand in the second Test, in which the fast bowlers contributed 12 wickets, here on Monday was a surprising contradiction to the country’s reputation as a favourite hunting ground for the spinners. The result, which gave the host a 2-0 lead, ensured India’s series win and its ascendancy to World No. 1 rank after the third Test. It also gave the notion, which doubted India&...

  • Atletico go top after Barca lose to Celta and Real slip up

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of October 2016
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    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid became the surprise table toppers on Sunday after beating Valencia 2-0 following a thrilling day of La Liga action which saw champions Barcelona lose 4-3 at Celta Vigo and Real Madrid held to a 1-1 draw at home to minnows Eibar. Barca had the chance to go top after Real drew a fourth consecutive game in all competitions for the first time in over a decade but they were rattled by rampant Celta who capitalised on a litany of mistakes from Luis Enrique's side. The Barca coach rotated his team after the hard-f...

  • Rohit Sharma helps India take a sizeable lead

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of October 2016
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    There cannot be a better treat than watching a class batsman with rock solid grit in action. Playing a crucial knock of 82 and propelling India to a comfortable lead of 339 runs on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday, Rohit Sharma underlined that he belonged to the rare league of batsmen born to entertain cricket lovers in all forms of the game. At his favourite venue, Rohit (82) lived up to the faith reposed in him by the team to score his sixth half-century and second of the series. H...

  • Cricketers to earn more; BCCI doubles salary for Test players

    Posted on : Sunday 2nd of October 2016
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    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have indeed increased the salaries for Test players. Such a move was speculated when reports emerged Friday evening that the board president Anurag Thakur himself hinted for a pay hike. According to reports surfaced on Saturday, Test players will now earn double their match fees — Rs 7 lakh to Rs 15 lakh for those in the playing XI and from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh for reserves. "I have always maintained that we need to do more for Test cricket and cricketers both...

  • Kiwis in control as India end day one at 239 for 7

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of October 2016
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    Kolkata: Gutsy fifties from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane helped India reach 239 for seven in the second test against New Zealand after a see-saw opening day on Friday. The touring side claimed three wickets in the first session and four in the third but the Indian duo forged a 141-run partnership for the fourth wicket to leave the match evenly poised. Wriddhiman Saha was unbeaten on 14 with Ravindra Jadeja yet to score when bad light stopped play at Kolkata's Eden Gardens. Earlier, New Zealand paceman Matt Henry (3-35...

  • I have faith in my players: Materazzi

    Posted on : Friday 30th of September 2016
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    Defending champion Chennaiyin FC, which announced its squad for the Hero-Indian Super League at a gala function here on Thursday, looks midfield-heavy, with as many as 12 players vying for a place in the team. This gives head coach Marco Materazzi a host of options to exercise. Or will it be a problem of plenty? On the other hand, the absence of Elano Blumer, the 2014 Golden Boot award winner who has rejoined Brazilian club Santos FC, star striker John Stiven Mendoza (plying his trade with New York City FC in Major League Soccer) and Bru...

  • India win toss, elect to bat against New Zealand

    Posted on : Friday 30th of September 2016
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    Kolkata: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the second cricket Test of the three-match series at the Eden Gardens here today. India made two changes, bringing in Shikhar Dhawan in place of Lokesh Rahul, who was ruled out of the remainder of the series because of a hamstring injury. Also Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes in for Umesh Yadav. New Zealand suffered a set back on the morning of the Test after captain Kane Williamson was ruled out due to fever. Ross Taylor will lead the side against I...

  • Bollywood stars to spice up opening ceremony

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    Guwahati: Having played host to the South Asian Games opening ceremony earlier this year, the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium here will be witnessing yet another spectacle when Bollywood glamour will meet sporting world to kick off the third Indian Super League football tournament here on Saturday. Bollywood heartthrobs Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Dhawan along with about 500 performers are ready to rock the stadium in the short yet spectacular 30-minute show from 5.30 pm ahead of ISL-3 opener between hosts NorthEast Unite...

  • Carrasco strike helps Atletico end Bayern's winning streak

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    Bayern Munich's perfect start to the season under coach Carlo Ancelotti came to an end as Jannick Carrasco's first-half goal gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 home victory in their Champions League Group D game on Wednesday. Bayern were aiming to make it nine wins in a row in all competitions, but were derailed when Atletico struck in the 35th minute for the only goal of the game. "Today I liked everything," Atletico coach Diego Simeone told a news conference. "We pressed them well, when we sat back and set up for the...

  • Ravichandran Ashwin's brilliance on display again after UK newspaper messes up his name

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the most talked about player during the 1st India-New Zealand Test. The 30-year-old was in top form again, securing a 10-wicket haul. Ashwin also contributed with the bat, scoring a crucial 40-run knock during the 1st innings. Though Ravindra Jadeja walked away with the man-of-the-match award, Ashwin grabbed all the headlines.The Tamil Nadu bowler entered the 200-wicket Test club at Kanpur, the second-fastest in cricket history to do so. Ashwin's feat was not just celebrated in I...

  • Dortmund strike late to hold Real Madrid

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane could not hide his frustration after his side conceded a late equalizer to draw 2-2 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, repeatedly remarking "we are broken". Substitute Andre Schurrle's 87th minute rocket pulled an impressive Dortmund side level for the second time in the game, denying Real a victory that would have taken them three points clear at the top of Group F.Dortmund had wasted a series of chances to equalize before Schurrle struck, but Zidane still lamented hi...

  • India a win away from reclaiming No. 1 Test ranking

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of September 2016
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    India is now a victory away from reclaiming the Test championship mace from Pakistan. India had entered the three-match series against the Kiwis, trailing Pakistan by a point and needed to win the series to move ahead of its traditional rival. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who stole the show in Kanpur, also climbed one place to occupy second position in the Test rankings of bowlers. Ashwin’s match haul of 10-225 helped India notch up a 197-run victory in the first Test in Kanpur. He is seven points behind No. 1 ranked Dale S...

  • Sania holds on to No. 1 ranking

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of September 2016
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    Sania Mirza continued at No.1 in the latest WTA women’s doubles ranking, following her recent victory in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo with Barbora Strycova. Sania (9,730 points) is only five points ahead of ex-partner Martina Hingis at No. 2. Among the men, Saketh Myneni at No. 138 is India’s highest ranked singles player. Ramkumar Ramanathan plummeted 10 places to 229, while the injured Yuki Bhambri dropped 62 places to 282 on the ATP rankings. Rohan Bopanna stays at No. 18 in the doubles ranking while Leander P...

  • Ashwin's six wicket haul gives India a massive win in its 500th test

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    A six wicket haul by R. Ashwin propelled India to a massive win in its 500th test on Monday, giving the host team a 1-0 leg up in the three test series against New Zealand. New Zealand had six wickets in hand when they started out on the final day of the test, needing 341 runs to close the deal. After reducing the Kiwis to 205-7 at lunch, India claimed the three remaining wickets to clinch the opening Test on the fifth day here. Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match, while Ashwin bagged a total of 10 wickets in both innings, be...

  • Up against the wall, Rohit takes heat off self with classical shotmaking

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    While the fans’ loudest cheers have been reserved for Virat Kohli, the support for Rohit Sharma is no less. Still on the fringes of the Test side due to his repeated failures, Rohit’s superstar status, built on two double hundreds in ODIs, has allowed him a long rope. He is drafted into the Test squad time and again, leading to raised eyebrows. He’s got several opportunities but has wasted them. But on the eve of the Test, skipper Kohli insisted on the need to ensure his players felt comfortable, even letting th...

  • Sohail Tanvir, Hasani Ali star as Pakistan beat West Indies for T20 series win

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of September 2016
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    Dubai: Pakistan played good all-round cricket to beat world champions West Indies by 16 runs in the second Twenty20 in Dubai on Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hit a rapid 32-ball 46 not out to guide Pakistan to 160-4 before pacemen Sohail Tanvir (3-13) and Hasan Ali (3-49) restricted the West Indies to 144-9 at Dubai Stadium. Pakistan had won the first match -- also in Dubai -- by nine wickets on Friday. The victory over the world champions gave Pakistan reasons to smile...

  • Jadeja, Ashwin star as India bundle out New Zealand for 262

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    Kanpur: India claimed a 56-run first innings lead against New Zealand after the hosts bowled out the visitors for 262 on the third afternoon of the first Test at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium on Saturday. Ravindra Jadeja (5/73) claimed three wickets in an over and five overall, while his spin partner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four as New Zealand folded 11 overs after the lunch break having resumed the day on 152 for one. Starting with slow bowlers at both ends, off-spinner Ashwin made the breakthrough when he trapped Tom Latham (...

  • Sindhu, Sakshi felicitated

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    It was a momentous occasion as Kerala sport celebrated the Olympic success of P. V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik in style at a felicitation function organised in the honour of the two sporting heroes here on Friday. Organised jointly by the Kerala State Sports Council (KSSC) and the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs (DSYA) at the Cotton Hill Girls High School, the function on the whole stood out for the presence of several sporting icons from the State and a large number of school children and sports lovers. In the absence of the Ch...

  • Australian cricketer Chris Rogers retires from first-class cricket

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    London: Chris Rogers announced his retirement from first-class cricket after keeping Somerset in the hunt for the County Championship title with a win over Nottinghamshire at Taunton on Thursday. The 39-year-old former Australia batsman bowed out in style as he scored a hundred in each innings and then led his team on a lap of honour at their Taunton headquarters. Somerset`s victory inside three days ups the pressure on title rivals Middlesex or Yorkshire to win their match at Lord`s on Friday`s fourth and final day. A draw would...

  • No-frills Kiwis turn the tables on careless India

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    Among the corrective measures Indian cricket can explore is one that pertains to repeat offenders like Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai batsman’s lazy elegance only spelt his doom and negated the flourish that marked the opening partnership of the Indian innings after Virat Kohli opted to bat at the Green Park Stadium here on Thursday. At the end of an intense day of cricket, India was placed at 291 for nine with Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav occupying the crease on the first day of the first Test. Perseverance The New Zealan...

  • India would be out to make an impact in milestone match

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of September 2016
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    There is a dearth of spectators to appreciate this format as India launches a season of hope on the landmark occasion of playing its 500th Test. The venue may lack in cricket culture but then it is one of the oldest and permanent centres of the country. As the team chases history and fame, Virat Kohli, an outstanding icon of the game in times of distress for those in charge of the administration, brings a certain verve and flair to the job of playing Test cricket. If fans flock to cheer the teams, much credit should go to this delightful...

  • Ajay Jayaram, HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth reach second round of Japan Open

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    Tokyo: It turned out to be a mixed day for Indian shuttlers at the Japan Super Series with Ajay Jayaram, H S Prannoy and K Srikanth fighting their way to the second round of the men's singles competition here on Wednesday. While Jayaram defeated Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21-19 23-21 in a 46-minute match to avenge his loss at the 2013 Hong Kong Open, Prannoy had to dug deep in his reservoir to eke out a 23-21 19-21 21-18 win over Malaysia's Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin. World No. 13 Srikanth, who reached the quarterfin...

  • League Cup: Cesc Fabregas downs Leicester, Everton crash out

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    London: Cesc Fabregas made an emphatic point to Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as his double sealed a 4-2 win at Leicester, while Everton and Bournemouth suffered shock third-round exits from the English Football League Cup on Tuesday. Fabregas has been limited to three substitute appearances in the Premier League since Conte took charge over the summer, but the Spain midfielder proved he can still be a game-changer with an influential display capped by the decisive two goals in extra-time. "I was happy to play from the start! Ho...

  • Kapil Dev names current Indian team's most valuable player and it's not Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    New Delhi: From VVS Laxman to Sourav Ganguly, every former Indian cricketer has nothing but admiration for Virat Kohli. The 27-year-old's work ethic, apart from his golden run with the bat, has deeply impressed some of Indian cricket's biggest names. Being captain of India's side, also automatically makes the Delhi batsman the most important member of the team.While the majority seems to believe this, World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has a different view. According to the legendary all-rounder, Ravichandran Ashwin ...

  • India will be too strong for New Zealand: Brett Lee

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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    Former Australia pace spearhead Brett Lee feels India will be too strong a challenge for New Zealand when the two sides lock horns in the upcoming three-match Test cricket rubber, starting with the first match on September 22 in Kanpur. Hailing India’s Test side as “well-balanced”, the 39-year-old said India seriously looks to be the superior side on paper with a strong batting line-up. “I think India will be too strong for New Zealand. India has got a lot of options in the batting order. It’s a power-pa...

  • Kohli’s team begins quest to regain top spot

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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    Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev will be among the icons celebrating India's 500th Test in Kanpur this week as Virat Kohli's team begin their quest to regain the top spot in the world rankings against a dangerous New Zealand. The match marks both the start of a three-Test series against the Black Caps and a packed programme of international cricket for India, who will also host England, Bangladesh and Australia later this season. India are strong favourites after their recent 2-0 victory over the West Indies in a four-match awa...

  • Anurag Thakur takes a dig at Shashank Manohar, says he has no interest in ICC​

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Sunday made it clear that unlike his predecessor Shashank Manohar, he is not "interested" in any ICC post and his sole focus at present is to protect the rights of Indian cricket. Hinting at Manohar, Thakur said, "One who had to go to ICC have already gone long back. I have no interest and I am happy here with BCCI and nothing is more important for me than India. We have to protect the rights of India. If you don't think about India then it will be difficult to think about any...

  • Nadal, Lopez take Spain into World Group

    Posted on : Sunday 18th of September 2016
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    Olympic champions Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez fought like tigers to seal the tie 3-0 for Spain, with a 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4 victory in the doubles over Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni, in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie at the R.K. Khanna Stadium on Saturday. There was no doubt that Saketh was top class, but Paes stepped up his game to his classy levels and inspired the 28-year-old Saketh to a robust standard. The Indian pair played brilliantly to recover from a slow start, to be ahead 6-4 and 5-3, but Nadal and Lopez, who dropped...

  • Hosting Spain a massive boost for Indian tennis: Zeeshan Ali

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of September 2016
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    Indian coach Zeeshan Ali feels that hosting Spain in the ongoing Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie with the likes of Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer playing in front of Indian crowds will provide a massive boost to tennis in the country. Indian singles players Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni fought an uphill battle in their matches against Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer respectively on the opening day of the tie on Friday. The 203rd ranked Ramanathan punched above his weight against Lopez, who is placed 26th in the world ranki...

  • Oscar, Thiago Silva return to Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of September 2016
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    Chelsea midfielder Oscar and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva are back in Brazil’s squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers, after a long absence. Formerly starters for Brazil, both Oscar and Silva were long overlooked by Dunga, who took over as Brazil coach after the 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinal until 2016. Current coach Adenor Bacchi, known as Tite, continued his shake up on Friday. Bayern Munich star Douglas Costa is also back in the squad after recovering from injury. Brazil host...

  • TNPL 2016: Huge blow for Dindigul Dragons as BCCI doesn't clear R Ashwin for semi-finals

    Posted on : Friday 16th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: In the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2016, Dindigul Dragons suffered a major blow ahead of the semi-final after their premier off-spinner R Ashwin did not get the permission from the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI). Considering the fact that the three-match Test series between India and New Zealand is set to begin soon, the Indian board did not give permission to Ashwin, who was also the skipper for Dragons. According to a TOI source, “Dindigul management thought Ashwin would be available for ...

  • Kohli has done wonders for the country, says Ganguly

    Posted on : Friday 16th of September 2016
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    Sourav Ganguly, known for his aggressive attitude during his playing days, is a self-confessed fan of Virat Kohli’s batting. The former Indian skipper said Kohli will serve India for long. “If you ask about the brand he has to endorse for the next 10 years, it is the brand of his batting. I wish he scores lots of runs for India in the next 10 years. Hopefully, he will continue to do that. “He is a terrific player,” said Ganguly at a promotional event here on Thursday. “Kohli has done wonders for the ...

  • Marsh, Faulkner ruled out for South Africa tour

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of September 2016
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    Batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner have been ruled out of Australia's one-day series in South Africa later this month with injuries, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. Marsh has a fractured finger and Faulkner suffered a calf injury in training. The selection panel have called up Usman Khawaja for Marsh, but said Faulkner will not be replaced in the squad. "Shaun undertook a follow-up X-ray and was reviewed by specialists this week," team physiotherapist David Beakley said. "Unfortunately, due ...

  • No surprises in Indian Test squad for NZ series

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    Mumbai: India have picked a strong 15-member squad for the upcoming three-Test series against New Zealand. The selectors have retained 15 of the 17 players who toured the West Indies recently. The players to miss out are all-rounder Stuart Binny and Mumbai seamer Shardul Thakur. Binny and Shardul didn't get to play in any of the four Tests in the Caribbean. The selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took the decision at its meeting in Mumbai. Captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Anil Kumble were also p...

  • Wawrinka wears down Djokovic for 1st US Open title, 3rd Slam

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    Stan Wawrinka is the first to acknowledge he hasn’t always been the most consistent player or the strongest mentally. That’s why, when he shows his mettle during a match, he likes to point his right index finger to his temple. That signature gesture got a lot of use in the U.S. Open final Sunday, when Wawrinka surprisingly managed to wear down Novak Djokovic and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 for his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall. “He was the better player. He was toug...

  • Defending champion Djokovic into US Open final

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of September 2016
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    Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday to reach the seventh US Open final of his career. The world number one from Serbia, trying to become the first man to win back-to-back titles at Flushing Meadows since Roger Federer won five straight from 2004-08, will face either third-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland or sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, the 2014 runner-up, in Sunday's championship match. Djokovic, the No. 1 seed and defending champion, dipped in form in the third set, and...

  • Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur not ready to tolerate unfit and under-performing players

    Posted on : Friday 9th of September 2016
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    Openly admitting that it was “very frustrating” to see Mohammad Irfan bowling just 5 overs at Headingley before leaving the field, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has made it clear that he will not tolerate unfit and under-performing players in the national squad. Irfan, who was called into the squad as replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez, managed to claim two wickets in just five legitimate overs he bowled in the fourth ODI against England at Headingley before going off with cramps. He was then ruled out of the remaind...

  • Serena Williams loses U.S. Open Semis for 2nd year in row

    Posted on : Friday 9th of September 2016
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    For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals. A seventh title at Flushing Meadows, which would have been an Open-era record, will have to wait. So will a 23rd Grand Slam championship, another record. And her 3-year reign at No. 1 in the WTA rankings is over, too, one week shy of what would have been yet another mark. Undone by a half-dozen double-faults, including on match point, and dealing with an injured left knee that limited her movement, Williams...

  • Serena Williams fights off Simona Halep to reach US Open semis

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of September 2016
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    Serena Williams’ serve was broken for the first time at this year’s U.S. Open. Twice, in fact. She dropped a set for the first time in the tournament, too, pushed to the brink by Simona Halep in the quarterfinals. In a match filled with fantastic shot-making and enthralling exchanges, neither player budged until Williams righted herself in the third set to emerge with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Halep on Wednesday night to get back to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows. “I knew that I could play a lot better, and I...

  • Australia breaks T20 record, beats Sri Lanka

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of September 2016
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    Australia broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals on Tuesday as an unbeaten century by opener Glenn Maxwell helped the tourists to 263 for 3 and an 85-run victory in the first match against Sri Lanka. Asked to bat first, Maxwell smashed nine sixes and 14 boundaries for his 145 not out in 65 balls to guide Australia to its record-breaking 20-over total. The previous mark had been set by Sri Lanka at 260 for 6 against Kenya in 2007. Needing more than 13 runs an over to win, Sri Lanka made a poor start, losing Tillakar...

  • India vs New Zealand: Kiwis pick struggling Martin Guptill in 15-man squad for upcoming Test series

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    Wellington: New Zealand selectors kept faith with out-of form opener Martin Guptill Tuesday, naming him in a 15-man squad for a three-Test tour of India. Guptill failed with the bat in two Tests against South Africa last month, reinforcing the impression he struggles in the five-day game, despite his limited overs talents. He averages 43.25 in one-dayers but just 29.59 in Tests and can expect a torrid time against world number two India. In retaining the 29-year-old, New Zealand have rejected the chance to blood Jeet Raval, who i...

  • Wawrinka to face del Potro in US Open quarterfinals

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    Stan Wawrinka reached the US Open quarter-finals for a fourth successive year on Monday with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win over Ukraine journeyman Illya Marchenko. Third seed Wawrinka, a semi-finalist in 2013 and 2015, will take on 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the last-four. Del Potro, at 142 in the world, is the lowest ranked man in 25 years to reach the last eight. The Argentine progressed when Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem retired from their last-16 tie with a knee injury. Del Potro was leading 6-3,...

  • US Open: Pouille stuns Nadal

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    New York: Lucas Pouille outlasted 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic to lead a trio of French men into the quarterfinals of the US Open. Pouille, 22 and ranked 25th in the world, lived up to the promise of his quarterfinal run at Wimbledon, emerging from a roller-coaster ride with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) win over the Spanish superstar Sunday. The defeat leaves Nadal -- forced out of the French Open third round with a wrist injury that also saw him miss Wimbledon -- without at least one Grand Slam q...

  • Monfils, Tsonga in French charge to Open quarters

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    Tenth seed Gael Monfils motored into the U.S. Open quarter-finals with a straight-sets dismissal of Marcos Baghdatis on Sunday launching a French charge at the year's last grand slam championship. Monfils, who has enjoyed a run of success this hard court season, maintained his impressive form with a 6-3 6-2 6-3 romp that kicked off a busy day for the French men's contingent. Ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga followed Monfils' lead and booked his berth in the last eight with a 6-3 6-3 6-7(7) 6-2 victory over American 26th seed...

  • US Open: Brief encounter as Novak Djokovic wins in 32 minutes, Rafael Nadal breezes

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    New York: Novak Djokovic reached the US Open last 16 in just 32 minutes Friday when Mikhail Youzhny retired injured before fellow two-time winner Rafael Nadal also made the fourth round for the first time in three years. Defending champion Djokovic was 4-2 ahead in the first set when Russian 34-year-old Youzhny called it quits suffering from a left hamstring injury. The outcome completed a bizarre first week for world number one Djokovic After labouring over four sets to beat Jerzy Janowicz on Monday, he was handed a walkover int...

  • US Open 2016: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna beaten in men's doubles

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    New York: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men`s doubles competition after losing their respective matches at the US Open tennis tournament. The Indo-German pair of Paes and Andre Begemann gave a tough fight before going down 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 in one hour and 59 minutes in the first round against Stephane Robert of France and Dudi Sela of Israel here on Friday. Next, Indo-Danish pair of Rohan Bopanna and Frederik Nielsen went down against American Brian Baker and New Zealand`s Marcus Daniell 2-6, 6-7 ...

  • Star Aussie pacers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood to miss South Africa ODI series

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    Sydney: Pace pair Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will be rested for this month`s one-day international series in South Africa, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Starc and Hazlewood would be stood down to allow them time to refresh ahead of the Australian summer season, CA said. "Mitchell and Josh have had big tours of Sri Lanka and have a heavy workload ahead of them with ten Tests to be played this (domestic) summer," chief selector Rod Marsh said. "As such, it is important they are managed appropriately and we...

  • US Open: Andy Murray says noise under roof a distraction for players

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    Andy Murray said on Thursday the noise created by the U.S. Open’s new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium is a distraction to players and makes it difficult to react to opponents’ shots. But the British second seed managed to shut out the noise and Spain’s Marcel Granollers during a 6-4 6-1 6-4 second-round victory played while rain beat down on the closed roof and crowd noise reverberated inside. The Wimbledon and Olympic champion ground down the world number 45 in a match involving numerous lung-busting rall...

  • Paes, Sania, Bopanna win at US Open

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of September 2016
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    Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna began their US Open campaign on a sound note, winning their respective opening round matches at Flushing Meadows here. Bopanna kicked off India’s day with a sweat-inducing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win with his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen over 16th seeds Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic in the first round men’s doubles on Wednesday. Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated unseeded American pairing of Jada Myii Hart and Ena Shiba...

  • Nadal rolls into third round under new US Open roof

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of September 2016
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    Rafael Nadal glided into the third round of the US Open on Wednesday as smoothly as the new roof over Arthur Ashe stadium slid shut for the first time during a match. Two-time champion Nadal, seeded fourth, defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 to book a meeting with Russian Andrey Kuznetsov for a place in the round of 16. Retractable roof called into action The $150 million retractable roof on top of the Arthur Ashe Stadium court at the US Open was called into action for the first time as rain hit the tournament on We...

  • I was lucky I wasn’t good in studies: Gopichand

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    Chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, who guided Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu to Olympic medals in the successive Games, says he was lucky that he wasn’t good in studies and it was a flunked IIT exam that paved his way to be a successful sportsperson. “My brother and I both played sports. He was fantastic in sports and now I feel that I was lucky I wasn’t good in studies,” Gopichand said while discussing how sports requires commitment from both parents and sacrifices and sometimes luck also plays a part. &l...

  • England hit world record 444 to crush Pakistan

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    Nottingham: England amassed a world record one-day international total of 444 for three as they crushed Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Jos Buttler struck the last ball of the innings for four to take Eoin Morgan's men past Sri Lanka's 443 for nine against Netherlands in July 2006. Hales plundered 171, the highest individual limited-overs score by an England batsman, before Buttler reached his fifty off 22 deliveries, another record for his country. ...

  • Saketh Myneni puts a tough fight but knocked out of US Open

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    Indian qualifier Saketh Myneni gave a mighty scare to the world number 49 Jiri Veseley before limping out of the US Open as leg spasms scuttled his victory march, here. Myneni, ranked 143 in singles, had a match point in the eighth game of the fifth set but stiffness in the right thigh restricted his movement badly and he was forced out 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-2 2-6 5-7 after battling hard for three hours and 47 minutes in a marathon first round match. His first ever appearance in the singles draw of a Grand Slam thus ended in disappointment. ...

  • Building a sports culture crucial to winning medals at Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: Pullela Gopichand, who has coached Olympic medallist shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, today said that India can win a bagful of Olympic medals only if sports culture is built in the country through nurturing talent at the grassroot level. Wrestler Sakshi Malik and Sindhu saved India the blushes at the Rio Olympic Games by winning a bronze and a silver respectively. "We have come a long way since my playing days. There is a lot of government support these days but that is not going to give us medals. The help is ...

  • 3rd ODI: After contributing with bat, Ben Stokes eager to bowl against Pakistan

    Posted on : Monday 29th of August 2016
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    London: Ben Stokes is looking forward to giving England an extra bowling option as they go in search of a one-day international series-clinching win against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. England will head to Nottingham 2-0 up with three to play after convincing wins at Southampton and Lord`s. All-rounder Stokes has been involved in both those victories but as a batsman only after a calf problem prevented England one-day captain Eoin Morgan deploying him as a member of the hosts` pace attack. But the Durham star hopes to be...

  • Rain denies India chance to level series

    Posted on : Monday 29th of August 2016
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    In an anti-climactic finish to the second Twenty20 cricket International, wet outfield denied India chance to level the series after dominating proceedings in the West Indies innings as the match was called off due to wet outfield, here today. The match began late by 40 minutes due to technical reasons and later rain spoilt India’s chase when they were 15 for none in two overs, chasing 144 to win. Absence of Super Sopper at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium meant that the game could not be re-started at cut-off time. ...

  • Andy Murray keen to win another grand slam before turning 30

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    New York: With a second Wimbledon title in the bag, a second gold medal in his pocket and his biggest rival struggling with injury, Andy Murray believes he has a golden chance to add to his three grand slam titles. The second-ranked Scot, who has lost just twice since early May, is favoured by some to dethrone an ailing Novak Djokovic next week and win a second U.S. Open title, though the Serbian top seed remains the favourite with bookmakers. At 29, Murray knows that his time at the top is limited and is setting his sights on winnin...

  • Red thumps Green, takes a step towards final

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    Some sighted the ball well. Some did not. In the end the team that adapted better won the honours. In this case, it was India Red, which had the bowlers to slice through India Green. The winning margin was 219 runs and that told the story of the difference between the teams in the Duleep Trophy league match at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here on Friday. The victory fetched India Red six points. India Red’s win was a foregone conclusion when India Green resumed its chase for an improbable target of 499. Sur...

  • Pakistan's Sami Aslam reveals why he always recalls these words from Sachin Tendulkar's retirement speech

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: It has been a while since Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket. Fans often remember the master's retirement speech as the most eloquent and humble goodbyes a sportsman's ever bid. Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop recommended at the time that every cricketer must keep a copy of that speech as it would help them become better cricketers and human beings. It now looks as though Pakistan cricketer Sami Aslam has done exactly what Bishop said. In an interview with popular Pakistan cricket websi...

  • Jason Roy sets up England’s 44-run win

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    Jason Roy overcame a dizzy spell to lead England’s charge to a 44-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-marred first One-Day International against Pakistan in Southampton on Wednesday. Surrey opener Roy’s quick-fire 65 fired England towards an initial victory target of 261.But after a third and final rain interruption, the umpires eventually called the game off with England 194 for three. Eoin Morgan, the England captain, was 33 not out and Ben Stokes 15 not out.Earlier, Pakistan was held to a modest 260 for ...

  • Smith returns home mid-series, Warner to lead Australia

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of August 2016
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    Colombo: Australian captain Steve Smith has been rested to focus on next month's tour of South Africa, leaving David Warner to lead the side for the remainder of the Sri Lanka series. Smith captained Australia to an 82-run loss in the second ODI on Wednesday which tied the series 1-1. "I hate missing cricket, but in the long run it will do me a world of good," said Smith who returns home with three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s still to be played. "The schedule is very busy. I still want to take on t...

  • 1st ODI: Azhar Ali's 82 goes in vain as Jason Roy guides England to 44-run win over Pakistan

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of August 2016
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    Jason Roy overcame a dizzy spell to lead England`s charge to a 44-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-marred first one-day international against Pakistan in Southampton on Wednesday. Surrey opener Roy`s quickfire 65 fired England towards an initial victory target of 261 after Pakistan had made 260 for six, captain Azhar Ali top-scoring with 82. But following a third and final rain interruption of this day/night fixture at 9:37 pm local time (2037 GMT), the umpires eventually called the game off with England 194 for thr...

  • Matches at neutral venues present a win-win situation: Thakur

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of August 2016
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    Cricket at neutral venues is the way forward for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Even as India prepares for two T20 matches against the West Indies in Florida, Board secretary Anurag Thakur is convinced that the cricket market was waiting to be explored at non-traditional venues. “From where I see it, neutral venues help in promoting the sport amongst a captivate fan base. In the past, cricket has been played at neutral venues such as Canada or the UAE and the response was overwhelming. Neutral venues present ...

  • Groundbreaking Games for women

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of August 2016
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    From the dizzying gymnastics heights of USA’s Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo — Rio proved a groundbreaking Games for women. Biles’s amazing acrobatic skills also won star billing with her record-equalling four women’s gold and a bronze at her first Games. The 19-year-old became the second African-American after Gabby Douglas in 2012 to win the all-around title, ending her Olympics in the spotlight by carrying the United States flag at the closing ce...

  • P.V. Sindhu accorded grand welcome on arrival

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu was accorded a grand welcome in Hyderabad on Monday. Amid scenes of jubilation and loud cheers, Sindhu, accompanied by coach Pullela Gopichand, was greeted by her parents — P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. “This is an unforgettable day. We take this opportunity to once again thank Gopi and his support staff and the millions of Indians who were praying for her success,” Mr. Ramana said. She waved to the cheering crowd from an open top vehicle as the procession began from the airport...

  • Sania moves alone at top of doubles rankings after Cincinnati triumph

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    Cincinnati: India's Sania Mirza took sole possession of the WTA doubles No. 1 ranking after teaming up with Barbora Strycova to beat former partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-4 in Cincinnati final. The 29-year-old will move alone to the top of the rankings, after she and Swiss Hingis ended their highly successful partnership last month as joint number ones. The dominant pairing claimed 14 titles, including three Grand Slams. Hingis came to Cincinnati off the back of winning Olympics silver for Switzerland with Time...

  • Rio bids farewell to athletes in colourful closing

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    Rains failed to dampen the famous Rio carnival spirit as this Brazilian city bid an emotional farewell to the thousands of athletes of the world in a colourful closing ceremony to bring down curtains on the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach declared the Games closed to mark the official end of the 16-day sporting spectacle competed among more than 11,000 athletes from 205 countries in 42 disciplines. “I declare the Games of the 31st Olympiad closed. In accordance with tr...

  • Virat Kohli will make a good captain in all formats: MS Dhoni

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his heir apparent Virat Kohli will make a good captain in all three formats. Dhoni, showering praise on India's Test captain, said Kohli is always pushing the envelope and that is what makes him special. "Virat has been fantastic over the years; if you see what really counts is how you can improve your game. Right from the very first game that he played for India, he is somebody who always wanted to improve and he always wanted to contribute in the team&...

  • Sindhu lends silver lining to Olympic campaign

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of August 2016
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    P.V. Sindhu’s bold shot at the Olympic gold was competently handled by two-time World Champion Carolina Marin, as the Spaniard prevailed 19-21, 21-12, 21-15 at the Riocentro Pavilion on Friday. The 21-year-old Sindhu joined shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Vijay Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar to win the Olympic silver for India. Even though she tried hard and was intense throughout, Sindhu was unable to match Carolina who played a solid game and was quite fluent with her strokes, especially at the net. In fact, it was a fo...

  • History beckons as PV Sindhu takes on Carolina Marin in gold medal contest

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian badminton sensation PV Sindhu on Friday will play world number one Carolina Marin of Spain in the women's singles badminton final. In the semi-final, the 21-year-old crushed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to secure India's second medal of the Games. Sindhu is the first Indian to reach final of a badminton event at the Olympics.Marin on the other hand also beat China's Xuerui Li of China in straight games. On his daughter's performance, Ramana said, "Yesterday it was excellent perf...

  • Bolt takes Olympic 200 but falls short of record

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    Usain Bolt’s only real competition was the clock. He couldn’t beat it. Another gold medal isn’t such a bad consolation prize. The Jamaican superstar romped in what he says is his last Olympic 200-meter race Thursday night, but finished in 19.78 seconds, more than a half-second short of his own world record the one he said he really wanted to break. “I’m always happy for the win, but I wanted a faster time,” Bolt, who turns 30 on Sunday, told NBC. “I felt good, but when I came into the straigh...

  • My dream of winning medal for India has been cruelly snatched away: Narsingh Yadav

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    New Delhi; In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav was ousted from the Olympics and slapped with a four-year ban for flunking a dope test after Court of Arbitration for Sports overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had appealed against the NADA all-clear to Narsingh at CAS, three days ahead of his scheduled opening bout at the Olympics. The Mumbai-based wrestler issued to a statement after the devastating verdict. "To say I am ...

  • India regain top spot as Lanka whitewash Australia

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of August 2016
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    Colombo: Australia have conceded their number-1 ranking to India after Sri Lanka made a clean sweep of the three-Test series in Colombo on Wednesday. Australia had arrived in Colombo in number-one position on 118 points. But following loses by 106 runs in Pallekele, 229 runs in Galle and 163 runs in Colombo, Australia have joined England on 108 points, but is ranked above Alastair Cook's side, while Sri Lanka has jumped to 95 points. Australia's drop means India has become the number-one ranked side on the MRF Tyres ICC Test ...

  • It's a result of 12 years of hard work, says Sakshi Malik

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of August 2016
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    After ending India’s agonising wait for an Olympic medal at the Rio Games with a bronze medal, wrestler Sakshi Malik said it was the result of her 12 years of persistent hard work. Sakshi on Wednesday scripted history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal and only fourth female athlete from the country to climb up the podium at the biggest sporting event. “Meri 12 saal ki tapasya rang layi [It’s the result of my 12 years’ dedication]. Geeta didi, my senior had qualified for th...

  • India becomes No. 1 Test team after Sri Lanka completes whitewash against Australia

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    Sri Lanka on Wednesday defeated Australia by 163 runs in the final Test in Colombo to complete a 3-0 sweep in the three-match series. India, which was placed second on the ranking list ahead of the series, moved to the top spot. Chasing 324 for victory, Australia were all out for 160, half-an-hour before the tea break, succumbing to their third successive defeat against the hosts. David Warner top-scored for Australia with a fluent 68. Rangana Herath (7/64) was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers, finishing with a 13-wicket match haul...

  • Dipa Karmakar recommended for Khel Ratna after inspiring show at Rio Olympics 2016

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who stole the hearts of the Indian fans with her superlative performance in vault finals of Rio Olympics 2016, has been recommended for the prestigious Khel Ratna award. Despite finishing fourth in the event, the 23-old-girl from Tripura was lauded all over the country for her brave act. According to reports, Dipa will receive the award from President Pranab Mukherjee on National Sports Day.Sprinter Tintu Lukha is also said to be in contention for the honour. In the women's vault final...

  • India's tour of West Indies: Virat Kohli & Co chase top ranking in final Test

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    Port of Spain: India will take over top spot in the world rankings if they beat West Indies in the fourth test in Trinidad that starts on Thursday. Captain Virat Kohli`s men, second behind Australia in the International Cricket Council rankings, will relentlessly probe for weaknesses in the West Indies team, says fast bowler Ishant Sharma. India lead the series 2-0 heading into the final game at the Queen`s Park Oval in Port of Spain. "If we win the next match we will be the number one test team in the world and there can be...

  • 7 hurt as giant camera comes crashing down in Rio

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    Rio de Janeiro- Up to seven people were injured when a giant television camera suspended by cables plummeted to the ground in the Rio Olympic Park on Monday, a spokesperson said. The black camera, known as a 'spidercam' and used to take aerial shots of the park, came crashing down just outside the basketball stadium early in the afternoon. An amateur video clip showed the camera, the size of a small motorbike, falling from a great height as people milled in the precinct below. More footage showed two shocked-looking women...

  • Pakistan deserve to be No. 1, says Misbah

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    London: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said his side deserves to be the world’s top-ranked Test team after coming from behind to draw the four-match series 2-2 in England. Their 10-wicket thrashing of the hosts in the fourth and final Test at the Oval on Sunday gave Pakistan, currently third in the standings, a chance of climbing to the top of the table. Pakistan’s achievement is all the more impressive as they have not played a Test series on home soil since an armed attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009...

  • Yasir Shah and Younis Khan star as Pakistan win over England to level series 2-2

    Posted on : Monday 15th of August 2016
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    London: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took five wickets to help Pakistan crush England by 10 wickets in the final test at The Oval on Sunday and level a fluctuating series 2-2. The touring side bowled England out for 253 in their second innings, Shah completing figures of 5-71, before Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam eased them to a simple target of 40 in 13.1 overs to complete an emphatic win. England had resumed on 88 for four and Gary Ballance soon fell for 17 but Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 65 to give the h...

  • 3rd Test, Day 4: Bhuvneshwar Kumar skittles Windies as India hunt series win

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of August 2016
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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar demolished the West Indies first innings as India resuscitated their victory prospects following the third day washout by dismissing the home side for 225 on the fourth day of the third Test at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St Lucia on Friday. Building on a first-innings advantage of 128 after the home side lost their last seven wickets for 23 runs in the afternoon session, the tourists reached stumps at 157 for three for an overall lead of 285 runs going into the final day. An unbroken 85-run fourth-wicket p...

  • Doping row roils the waters of Olympic pool

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of August 2016
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    Michael Phelps backed young team-mate Lilly King in speaking out against dope cheats after she vanquished drug-tainted Russian Yulia Efimova for Olympic 100m breaststroke gold on Monday. “I think you’re going to see a lot of people speaking up more,” said 19-time Olympic gold medallist Phelps. “I think she’s right, something needs to be done.” King, a 19-year-old first-time Olympian, had made it clear she didn’t think Efimova belonged in the pool after serving a 16-month ban in the wake of a ...

  • No more shooting for me even as hobby, says Abhinav Bindra

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of August 2016
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    Rio de Janeiro: "I am done with shooting, even hobby shooting," said Abhinav Bindra in detailed comments after coming fourth in the 10m air rifle event here at the Olympic Shooting Centre on Monday. Talking to reporters an hour after the event, a much more relaxed Bindra said that he did not know what he will do in the future, but shooting would not be any part of it, even as a hobby. He said he had done his best but had come out without a medal. Asked whether he would be at least shooting in his backyard range, he quipped:...

  • India lose to Great Britain in women's hockey

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of August 2016
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    Indian women’s hockey team could not produce the performance of their opening match against Japan as Great Britain convincingly overpowered them 3-0 in the second match of the Olympic Games, here today. After a cautious first quarter, the English women who are the London 2012 bronze medalists, unleashed their fury by scoring within two minutes in the second quarter. Giselle Ansley pierced through captain Sushila Chanu and goalkeeper Savita Punia to sound the board with a powerful dragflick breaking the deadlock in the 25th minu...

  • India's tour of West Indies: Shai Hope replaces Rajendra Chandrika for third Test

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: West Indies have brought in Barbados opener Shai Hope for the third Test against touring India. The 22-year-old opener replaced Rajendra Chandrika in 14-member squad. Hope has played six Tests, scoring 171 runs at an average of 15.54. The right-handed batsman can also keep wickets. He is expected to play the match, which begins on August 9 in St Lucia. Chandrika had a torrid time against India. He managed to 16, 31, 5 and 1 in the first two Tests, and his average of 14.00 is statistically the worst by any West Indies opene...

  • Vault specialist Dipa Karmakar makes history at 2016 Rio Olympics; becomes first Indian gymnast to qualify for apparatus finals

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    India's lone gymnast Dipa Karmakar at 2016 Rio Olympics made history on Monday after qualifying for the finals of the Vault apparatus The Tripura-girl, who became India's first woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, managed to perform her much-appreciated 'Produnova' vault cleanly to secure 14.850 points after two attempts. Dipa secured 7.000 on difficulty and 8.1 on execution in her first attempt. Her score for difficulty was a tad lower at 6.000 in the second attempt. She finished eighth in the Vault individual ...

  • I won't be captain anymore: Sammy

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to the World Twenty 20 title in 2012 and 2016, claimed on Friday that he had been sacked as captain in a 30-second phone call from the head of selectors. The 32-year-old posted an emotional video on his Facebook page where he said his six-year spell in charge had ended. Sammy, lying shirtless in his bed and with reggae music playing in the background, also said he had been dropped from the squad. "I got a call yesterday, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me t...

  • Rio Olympics begin with ode to forests, favelas and funk

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil unfurled a vast canvas celebrating its rainforest and the creative energy of its wildly diverse population in welcoming the world on Friday to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, all to the pulsating beat of samba, bossa nova and funk. Brazil's interim President Michel Temer declared open the first Games ever in South America. But in a display of the deep political divisions plaguing Brazil, he was jeered by some in the crowd at the famed Maracana Stadium. The opening ceremony was decidedly simple and low-...

  • England fight back to leave third Test in the balance

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    London: England fought back strongly to leave the third Test against Pakistan hanging in the balance after an enthralling third day in Birmingham on Friday. The hosts bowled out Pakistan for 400 before Alastair Cook and Alex Hales took them to 120 for no wicket in their second innings at the close, 17 runs ahead with two days remaining at Edgbaston. "It was a really good day. We felt like we put the ball in the right areas and put them under pressure," England all-rounder Chris Woakes told Sky Sports. "Yesterday wa...

  • Nita Ambani formally elected IOC member

    Posted on : Friday 5th of August 2016
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    Nita Ambani was on Thursday formally elected as an individual member of the International Olympic Committee (ICC) at its 129th session. The IOC Executive Board had nominated her to the committee in June. Ms. Ambani is India’s first woman member of the IOC and her new position will run till she attains the age of 70. Ms. Ambani was nominated in June following an independent selection process driven by the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations. She is the founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, and has played a proa...

  • Losing more than 100 overs was crucial, feels coach Anil Kumble

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    Kingston: Indian coach Anil Kumble praised rookie Roston Chase's match-saving century but also lamented that losing more than 100 overs of bowling time also enabled the hosts to play out a draw in the second cricket Test, here. Courtesy Chase's 137 and half-centuries from Jermaine Blackwood and Shane Dowrich helped West Indies end the final day at 388 for six from a precarious 48 for four as India could not consolidate on their 1-0 lead. "Obviously, we wanted to win this Test match. Yesterday, we were in a very good posi...

  • Chase, Blackwood, Dowrich, Holder ensure Windies draw

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    Rookie batsman Roston Chase conjured up a heroic maiden Test century to lead a remarkable West Indies fightback as the hosts forced a frustrating draw on India on the final day of the second match, here Wednesday. Chase, playing only his second Test match, came up with a resolute 137 off 269 balls and in the process raised three match—saving partnerships with his teammates. The 24-year-old batsman batted through the day and became only the fourth West Indies player to score a hundred and claim a five—wicket haul in same m...

  • Sigurdsson extends contract with Swansea

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    Bengaluru: Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed a four-year contract extension with Swansea City, keeping him at the club until 2020, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, who joined Swansea from Tottenham Hotspur in 2014, scored 11 league goals last season as he helped the Welsh club away from relegation trouble, eventually finishing 12th. Sigurdsson was also part of the Iceland's fairytale 2016 European Championship quarterfinal run, making five appearances and scoring one goal in France. The set-...

  • Rain hampers India’s victory charge in second Test

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    The weather stands in the way of India going 2—0 up in the series after rain forced an early end to play on day four with the West Indies in deep trouble at 48/4 in their second innings and 256 runs behind the visitors. Rain played hide and seek at Sabina Park as the hosts lost four wickets by lunch with only 15.5 overs being bowled. While the sky was clear during the break, rain returned just minutes before the scheduled resumption of play. No play was possible thereafter, with the day called off at 3.40 pm local time. Tro...

  • India vs West Indies 2016: Plan was to bat once, says Ajinkya Rahane

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    Kingston: Sitting comfortably with a 304-run lead, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said the plans of batting just once during the match seems to have worked for the team. In reply to West Indies' 196, India declared at 500 for nine at the end of third day's play of the second Test here yesterday. "Initially, in the morning, we wanted to play normal cricket. Unfortunately Wriddhiman Saha got out just before lunch. That partnership was really important for us. The plan was to bat once and bat long and I think we did that...

  • 3rd Test, Edgbaston: England vs Pakistan - Preview

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    Edgbaston: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is desperate to see a greater return from his top-order batsmen in the third Test against England at Edgbaston starting Wednesday. England levelled the four-match series at 1-1 with a crushing 330-run win in the second Test at Old Trafford -- a margin of victory that was testimony to the tourists` batting woes. It was all a far cry from Pakistan`s 75-run win in the first Test at Lord`s, which featured an inspiring century from captain Misbah-ul-Haq. Poor starts have been a problem for Pakis...

  • Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishkori to claim Toronto title

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    Ontario: World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Japan`s Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 Sunday to win the Toronto hardcourt tournament and claim his 66th career singles title. The Serb top seed collected his seventh trophy of the season as he duplicated his win over Asia`s top player three months ago in the Miami final. Djokovic improved to 10-2 in the series as he handed Nishikori a defeat in just 81 minutes. Djokovic now leads the Masters 1000 winner list by two over Rafael Nadal (28). "I had to realize my level," Djokov...

  • Rahul completes 150 as India consolidates lead

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    At the time of publishing, India consolidated its lead riding on some excellent knocks from Lokesh Rahul (158), Pujara (46) and Kohli (44). After the dismissal of Kohli, West Indies removed the wicket of R. Ashwin early and India are comfortably placed at 328 for 5. Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha are at the crease. Earlier before tea, opener Lokesh Rahul showed a lot of composure en route a career best innings of an unbeaten 150 as India slowly and surely took control of second day’s proceedings moving u...

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic delighted to make United debut in front of fellow Swedes

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    London: Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is delighted his compatriots will get to see the moment `everyone has been waiting for`, namely his debut for new club Manchester United in his homeland on Saturday. Ibrahimovic will lead United`s frontline in the pre-season friendly with Turkish side Galatasaray in Gothenburg, Sweden, after missing the club`s trip to China. Ibrahimovic, who has had to wait till the end of his career to play in the Premier League having won titles in Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands, sai...

  • Murali Vijay ruled out of second Test

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    Opener Murali Vijay has been ruled out of the second Test against against the West Indies to be played at Sabina Park. The opener has been missing action since being hit on the thumb by Shannon Gabriel on the first morning of the series, and didn’t field for a single minute in the first Test. K.L. Rahul is expected to replace the Tamil Nadu batsman. Bolstered by the comprehensive win in the series opener, an upbeat India will look to assert its supremacy over an inexperienced West Indies with yet another commanding show in the ...

  • Germany legend Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: German football legend Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday announced his retirement from international football.The midfielder took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to break the news to his fans and followers He retires from die Mannschaft with his Old Trafford future in the balance having reportedly been told by United`s new coach Jose Mourinho that he is one of nine players free to leave the club. Schweinsteiger still has two years left to run on his United contract. A knee injury in January flared up again in Marc...

  • Olympic torch riot deepens Rio Games woes

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    A riot during the Olympic torch relay on Thursday cast a shadow over the Rio Games starting in just over a week, marking a new low in a ritual that was meant to unite Brazil. The torch is nearing the end of a 300-city relay that will end with the lighting of the Olympic flame in the Maracana stadium at the opening ceremony on August 5. But while organisers portray the epic journey as a chance to ignite public enthusiasm, repeated security incidents have turned the torch into a symbol of the organizational glitches and social disconte...

  • Team India gets into Jamaican groove with heavy work-out

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    Indian cricket team hit the nets at Sabina Park on the Wednesday morning, hours after landing in Jamaica, and followed a rigorous exercise to get used to the hot and humid conditions. The entire team put in some effort, with different batting and bowling sessions following the regular drill. Wriddhiman Saha worked on his keeping skills in particular. Murali Vijay seemed happy about his sore thumb whilst flying out of Antigua but he continued to watch his workload with a light workout. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan went full h...

  • Rio Olympics 2016: India to start with a bang

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: With little luck, India can start the 2016 Rio Olympics with a bang. On the first day of competition, on 6 August, as many as four Indian athletes will compete for medals in their respective events. Jitu Rai, one of India's biggest hopes, will compete in Men's 10m air pistol. It's not his favourite, but the Army shooter has won medals at various ISSF World Cups. In the women's 10m air rifle event, Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul, will keep Indian interests alive. Chandela is the 2014 Commonwealth Games cha...

  • Coming soon to Florida: India vs West Indies in three T20I games

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    INDIAN CRICKET is likely to make its first official foray into American soil, with MS Dhoni & Co set to play a short T20 series against the West Indies in Florida in late August. The Indian Test team is presently involved in a four-Test series in the Caribbean, which concludes on August 22 at Port-of-Spain in Trinidad. It’s learnt the Indian board was keen on playing a few T20s against the world champions at the Central Broward Regional Park at Lauderhill in Florida, which is presently hosting six Caribbean Premier League (CPL) mat...

  • Tough for India with world’s best tennis teams in action

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    To win a Grand Slam (title) is the greatest thing in the sport, but to win an Olympics is the biggest thing you can do in all sports.” This was Andre Agassi, the owner of multiple majors including the coveted career Grand Slam, reflecting on his gold medal winning performance at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Coming from a man of his era, it was surprising. For, he played at a time when persuading top players to play even the Davis Cup, let alone the Olympics, was next to impossible. But, it is not so for India. For a country which...

  • Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Yashir Shah at the top of ICC bowler rankings

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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    Dubai: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has surged to the top of the ICC player rankings for Test bowlers after a superb outing in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua which the visiting side won by an innings and 92 runs. Ashwin, who was top-ranked in the 2015 year-ending rankings, not only regained the top spot with his second-innings haul of seven for 83 but has also gained in the batsmen's rankings with a knock of 113 and resultantly strengthened his grip on the top spot among all-rounders. Ashwin has replac...

  • After wrestler Narsingh, shot putter Inderjeet fails dope test

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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    A few days after wrestler Narsingh Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his ‘A’ sample returned positive for a banned substance. 28-year-old Inderjeet, the reigning Asian Champion, tested positive for a banned steroid and he has been informed by National Anti-Doping Agency. His out-of-competition test was done on June 22, sources said. NADA has asked the Haryana athlete, who had won a silver in the 2014 Asian Games, if he wants to tes...

  • India can topple Australia from No.1 spot with clean sweep over Windies

    Posted on : Monday 25th of July 2016
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    Australia may have just won the ICC Test Championship mace but India can topple them from the number one spot if they are able to blank the West Indies 4-0 in the ongoing series and results in the other two marquee series go as per their wish. If India win 4-0, England-Pakistan series ends in a draw and Sri Lanka win by 1-0 or better, then India will jump to the number one position, the ICC said in a statement on Monday. India thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test in Antigua. To permanently shut the...

  • It’s good to have contagious winning habit: Kohli

    Posted on : Monday 25th of July 2016
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    Winning is “contagious” and Indian Test captain Virat Kohli feels that it is a “good habit” that his boys can create in order to become a formidable Test team anywhere in the world. India trounced West Indies by an innings and 92 runs well inside four days in the first cricket Test of the four-match series. “We want to create winning habits, good habits. And you know, winning is contagious. If we learn to win Test matches, then we’ll learn how to win Tests everywhere. We will learn how to play in d...

  • I wanted to bat in the top seven for a long time, reveals Ravichandran Ashwin

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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    North Sound: A third Test hundred in his kitty, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed a desire to bat at number six for the team, which has been his long time goal. Ashwin (113 off 253) struck his third Test ton, as he along with skipper Virat Kohli took India to 566 for eight declared on day two of the first Test against the West Indies. "I've always wanted to bat in the top seven for the Indian team, which is a long-time goal that I have to try to strive to get better at," said Ashwin at the post match press...

  • Kohli hits maiden double ton

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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    India again dominated play on Friday in the first test with a 535-run lead over West Indies at stumps on the second day. The tourists declared on 566-8 with captain Virat Kohli hitting his maiden test double century before getting out without adding another run. Ravichandran Ashwin, who shared a 168-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Kohli, went for 113. West Indies lost Rajendra Chandrika for 16, finishing on 31-1. Earlier, India resumed on 302-4 and Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a double century overseas...

  • Russia's Olympic ban will send out strong signals: Bolt

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of July 2016
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    Bengaluru: The ban on Russia's track and field athletes from the Rio Games will scare drug cheats and help cleaning up the sport, Jamaica's six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has said. The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected Russia's appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from next month's Games. The ban on Russia's track-and-field team going to Rio was imposed last November by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after an indepe...

  • Kohli cruises to 12th Test ton as India end day one at 302/4

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of July 2016
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    Virat Kohli continued his sublime form to ease to a 12th hundred and lead India to 302 for four on day one of the first Test against the West Indies here today. Kohli (143 batting) led from the front to lay a solid platform for his team with the other major contribution coming from opener Shikhar Dhawan (84). The Indian captain, who also crossed the 3000-run mark in his 42nd Test, had the support of Ravichandran Ashwin (22 batting) at close of play as the two shared an unbeaten 66-run stand. The away side had a rather quiet first...

  • We are looking for a steady progression: Jason Holder

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    West Indies skipper Jason Holder doesn’t expect his young and inexperienced side to improve by leaps and bounds and said they are looking for a steady progression as they go into the four-Test series against India with confidence. “The ultimate aim is to start performing well in Test cricket. We have got a young side, and we are looking to build something,” said Holder ahead of the opening Test starting at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. “In the last series we played in Australia, we di...

  • Russia has no plans to boycott Rio Olympics

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    Moscow: The head of Russia's Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, said on Wednesday Russia had no intention of boycotting the Rio Games to protest against the way a doping scandal was being handled, saying politics had no place in sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday it would consider banning Russia from the Games after a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation found evidence of a state-backed doping scheme at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi. Russia is strongly opposed to such a ban and Zhukov said an...

  • India begins campaign as strong favourites

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    West Indies and India commence a four-Test series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday with the visitors heavily favoured to extend a 14-year unbeaten run against the hosts. Such is the gap in performance between the two teams that anything less than a 3-0 triumph by the Indians will see them lose rating points in their quest to close the gap on Australia at the top of the official international Test rankings. Outstanding year so far for Windies Despite an outstanding 2016 for the West Indies in shorter forms...

  • Star attractions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal pull out of Toronto Masters

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    Ontario: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on Tuesday pulled out of next week`s Toronto Masters, joining Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in deciding to skip the event. Seventeen-time major champion Federer`s last match was his loss to Canadian Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semi-finals, while Nadal, who has won 14 titles in Grand Slam tournaments, has not played since withdrawing from the French Open in May with a wrist injury. World number three Federer has won the Toronto event twice in his career, but also missed the tournament last ye...

  • New Zealand supremo David White pitches for four-day Tests, two-tiers

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket chief David White called Tuesday for Test cricket to continue its pink-ball revolution by slashing the format to four days and introducing two divisions. The longest form of the game has struggled to find an audience in the Twenty20 era, prompting the introduction last year of day-night Test cricket played under lights with a pink ball. The Black Caps were part of that first day-night Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval and White described it as "one of the great sporting events". But...

  • If I don't win a medal at Rio Olympics, I will try again: Sania Mirza

    Posted on : Monday 18th of July 2016
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    Mumbai: Ace tennis player Sania Mirza is geared up to represent the country in next month's Olympics but she refused to predict winning a medal in the Rio Games Sania will pair up with young Prarthana Thombare in women's doubles and with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles in the Games, and she says she will prepare for the Olympics the same way she does for every big tournament. "You try and play every tournament, play every match at merit, give your best and hopefully come back with a medal. If you don't (win a medal) t...

  • England vs Pakistan: Mohammad Amir all set for 'new life', says Misbah-ul-Haq after brilliant win at Lord's

    Posted on : Monday 18th of July 2016
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    London: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Mohammad Amir could start a "new life" after he completed his return to he scene of his spot-fixing shame by rounding off victory over England in the first Test at Lord`s on Sunday. The corresponding Test match between England and Pakistan at Lord`s in 2010 saw teenage sensation Amir take a superb six for 84 to secure a coveted place on the dressing room honours board. But that feat was utterly overshadowed when it was revealed the 18-year-old had deliberately bowled no-balls as p...

  • BCCI's mini-IPL project takes a hit as four cricket boards oppose proposal

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: In a surprise turn of events,  Board of Control for Cricket in India's proposal to host a mini-IPL was strongly objected to by four boards at the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Edinburgh. According to a Times of India report, Cricket Australia, West Indies Cricket Board, England Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa opposed the idea floated by Anurag Thakur at the meeting last month. The vacant September slot has become the bone of contention between BCCI and ICC. The Indian board wants to stage an ov...

  • England vs Pakistan - Mohammad Amir's first wicket after Test cricket comeback

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: Pakistan's Mohammad Amir on Friday took his first Test wicket in nearly six years when be bowled England captain Alastair Cook on Day 2 of the 1st Test at Lord's. The 24-year-old suffered the frustration of seeing fellow left-hander Cook dropped off his bowling by slip Mohammad Hafeez and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed when the opener was on 22 and 55 respectively. But with Cook in sight of a hundred on the second day of the first of a four-Test series, Amir took the fielders out of the equation by inducing Cook to pl...

  • Misbah becomes oldest Test centurion in 82 years

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    London: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest player in 82 years to score a Test century as the 42-year-old hit an unbeaten 110 to put his side in a strong position on the first day of the opening match against England at Lord's. Pakistan, who also had Asad Shafiq (73) to thank for digging them out of a spot of early bother, closed on 282 for six after choosing to bat and making England toil in the field for much of the day. Yet two late wickets from Chris Woakes, who ended Thursday's play with figures of 4-45, lif...

  • Premier Futsal kicks off today

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    Chennai: Football superstars Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes and futsal legend Falcao will showcase their skills in front of Indian fans when the Premier Futsal begins amid hype and anticipation here on Friday. The inaugural season of Premier Futsal, touted to be the world's first multi-national futsal league, will kick off with some of the most well-known footballers rubbing shoulders with some of the leading futsallers in the world. The first match day of the inaugural season will see Falcao's Chennai 5's go u...

  • US Open boosts prize money to record $46.3 mn

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of July 2016
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    State of New York: The 2016 US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year, will dish out a record $46.3 million in prize money, including $3.5 million for the men`s and women`s singles champions. The bumped-up new purse, announced by the US Tennis Association, will make for an increase of about 10 percent per round for players, with the singles runners-up commanding $1.75 million. The numbers outstrip those paid at the other Grand Slam events. This year`s Wimbledon champions, Andy Murray and Serena Williams, earned two million...

  • Beware Virat Kohli and co! Taskmaster Anil Kumble sets tough rules for young team

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: Anil Kumble's discipline and dedication towards his craft were perhaps the biggest reasons behind his tremendous success as a leg-spinner. Despite not being a big spinner of the ball like Mushtaq Ahmed and Shane Warne, the Karnataka cricketer achieved more than what his ability commanded. In his new avatar as coach, the former captain intends to instill some of those qualities in the young Indian side. On his first tour, Kumble has set some new and interesting rules for Virat Kohli and company. According to a r...

  • Holder-captained West Indies without Ramdin, Taylor

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of July 2016
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    The Jason Holder-captained West Indies squad for the upcoming four test series against India was released on Monday, with Denesh Ramdin a frustrated absentee. Ramdin took to social media to express his displeasure at being overlooked for the series with the first Test starting in Antigua on July 21. The West Indies wicket keeper was served with an unspecified punishment for venting his frustration in public, the West Indies Cricket board announced in a statement. Ramdin was a member of the one-day-international squad which finish...

  • Murray masters Raonic to win second Wimbledon title

    Posted on : Monday 11th of July 2016
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    London: Britain's Andy Murray put the finishing touch to an almost faultless fortnight to claim a second Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the Centre Court sunshine on Sunday. The world No.2, champion in 2013, was in control throughout the two hour 48 minute contest as the power game that sixth seed Raonic employed to crush Roger Federer in the semifinals made little impact on the 29-year-old Scot. Unlike three years ago when near hysteria broke out as Murray ended Britain&#...

  • Three world records that Mahendra Singh Dhoni can break vs NZ in October

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: India's limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni turned 35 on Thursday.The wicketkeeeper-batsman is currently on break with Virat Kohli's Test side in action in the West Indies. Mahi's next assignment will commence in October with New Zealand's visit to India for a five-match ODI series. When he finally takes to the field for the first time since the Zimbabwe tour, the skipper will have the opportunity to break several records. Here are the three records India's inspirational leader is on the verge of shatter...

  • Ganguly turns 44, wishes pour in

    Posted on : Friday 8th of July 2016
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    Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly turned 44 today and birthday wishes poured in from all quarters for one of the country’s most celebrated cricketers. ‘#HappyBirthdayDada’ trended on Twitter for the former batsman, who was the most successful Indian captain before the feat was surpassed by the present limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Indian head coach Anil Kumble, a former teammate and captain, was among the first to wish Ganguly on his official twitter handle, ‘Happy birthday @SGanguly99! May th...

  • Griezmann double France in Euro 2016 finals

    Posted on : Friday 8th of July 2016
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    Antoine Griezmann scored twice Thursday as France beat world champions Germany 2-0 to seal a place in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal. Having converted a controversial first-half penalty for Bastian Schweinsteiger's handball, Griezmann put the result beyond doubt with a sweetly struck second half shot. "We suffered but we knocked them out," said French coach Didier Deschamps after the game in which Germany dominated possession. The victory in Marseille mean Les Bleus face Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal in Sunda...

  • Wimbledon: Murray, Federer scrape into semis

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of July 2016
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    London: Second seed Andy Murray survived a ferocious Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fightback to reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the seventh time, winning the Wednesday's second Centre Court blockbuster 7-6(10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1. After Roger Federer's miraculous earlier escape act against Marin Cilic, when he recovered from two sets down to win, 12th seeded Frenchman Tsonga threatened something equally improbable as dusk settled at the All England Club. When the maverick Frenchman blazed away, firing winners from here, there and eve...

  • Anil Kumble loves Virat Kohli's on-field aggression

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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    Bengaluru: He will be the 'last person to curb' skipper Virat Kohli's on-field aggression but newly appointed chief coach Anil Kumble made it clear that as 'ambassadors of India' the players should also be aware that there exists a 'thin line' which needs to be respected. "I love his aggression. I was also no different as I was very aggressive. But we were probably very different in terms of how we came across in the field. But you don't want to curb aggression. I will be the last person to curb someo...

  • Post poll defeat, Sreesanth vows a cricket comeback

    Posted on : Monday 4th of July 2016
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    Kerala cricketer and former Team India pacer S Sreesanth has promised to make a comeback to top-level cricket. The 33-year-old has been out of action for around three years after getting a life ban for spot-fixing in the IPL back in 2013. Sreesanth got a clean chit from the Delhi High Court a year ago but the BCCI is yet to lift the ban on him. Sreesanth has been involved with politics and films over the last few months. However, through a series of tweets, the fast bowler has now vowed to make a comeback to cricket. &quo...

  • With mentor Anil Kumble in dressing room, life comes full circle for Amit Mishra

    Posted on : Sunday 3rd of July 2016
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    There is a spontaneous twinkle in his eyes when you ask Amit Mishra about his Test debut -eight years ago, in the second Test of the four Tests against Australia, where he replaced the injured skipper Anil Kumble. He calls this happiest hour of his life. “Mein tho acha khel raha tha, lekin mero ko bharosa nahin tha,” he says. The reasons were obvious — Kumble, skipper and by that time most productive bowler of the country, was irreplaceable. So was the primeful Harbhajan Singh. If he had to make a case for himself, he had t...

  • Despite tough phase, Angelo Mathews won`t `run away` from Sri Lanka captaincy

    Posted on : Sunday 3rd of July 2016
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    Wales: Angelo Mathews said he had no intention of quitting as Sri Lanka captain after yet another crushing defeat by England. Sri Lanka lost the fifth and final one-day international by 122 runs in Cardiff on Saturday as England took the series 3-0, with one tie and one no result, following their 2-0 success in the preceding three-Test campaign. England, sent into bat by Mathews in the Welsh capital, made 324 for seven with Joe Root (93) and Jos Buttler (70) putting on 109 for the fifth wicket. Sri Lanka never looked like chasing...

  • Meeting of minds: Anil Kumble dials MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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    JUST A couple of days into his new role as head coach, Anil Kumble is looking at the bigger picture. And he’s called for a meeting on Sunday with Rahul Dravid, India U-19 coach, National Cricket Academy (NCA) coaches, Test captain Virat Kohli and limited-overs’ skipper MS Dhoni in Bangalore on the sidelines of the ongoing camp. The senior and junior national selection committees will also attending the meeting and sharing their views. Kumbles intent for the joint discussion involving all stakeholders is to streamline the feed...

  • Kumble wants us to take our own decisions: Rahul

    Posted on : Friday 1st of July 2016
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    Talented Karnataka opener Lokesh Rahul is happy that new chief coach Anil Kumble has decided to empower the national team members so that they can take their own decisions. Rahul, who is a part of the Indian cricket team set to tour West Indies for a four-Test series, is currently attending the conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy under the watchful eyes of Kumble. “We had a few interactions with him (Kumble) and he has stressed on few things — he has made it clear that he will let the boys take decision by t...

  • Portugal beat Poland on penalties to reach semi-final

    Posted on : Friday 1st of July 2016
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    Portugal reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 by beating Poland 5-3 on penalties after the two sides drew 1-1 after extra time on Thursday. Jakub Blaszczykowski failed to convert Poland's fourth penalty, which was saved by Rui Patricio, as Portugal earned a semi-final against either Wales or Belgium in Lyon on July 6. Poland raced into the lead in the second minute when Kamil Grosicki burst down the left and crossed into the middle where Robert Lewandowski sidefooted the ball into the net for his first goal of the competition. ...

  • Andy Murray centre stage as wet Wimbledon plays catch-up

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of June 2016
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    London: World number two Andy Murray takes centre stage at Wimbledon Thursday as the All England Club plays catch-up after two days of rain misery. Murray, the 2013 champion, faces Taiwan`s Lu Yen-Hsun, the world number 76 who made the quarter-finals in 2010 beating former runner-up Andy Roddick on the way. Lu underwent right elbow surgery in January and missed the first four months of the season. He returned in May and is currently on an 11-match winning-streak on grass at all levels having won two Challenger titles prior to com...

  • Team is higher than individuals: Anil Kumble to Ravi Shastri

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    Indian cricket team’s new head coach Anil Kumble interacted with media for the first time since been appointed to the position by BCCI last week. Kumble was speaking in Bangalore were the India team will be attending the preparatory camp before its tour to West Indies for four Tests, the first of which starts July 21. Excerpts: On Ravi Shastri’s controversy I was the first one to call Ravi. It’s not about Ravi or Kumble but it is about the team. I told him the same” On the preparatory camp We are l...

  • Wimbledon 2016: Roger Federer aims to end Marcus Willis fairytale

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    London: Roger Federer plans to end Marcus Willis`s Wimbledon fairytale when he faces the British qualifier whose rise has captivated the All England Club, while defending champion Novak Djokovic hopes to maintain his serene progress on Wednesday Willis is ranked 772 in the world and just months ago the 25-year-old, who works as a coach to children and senior citizens, was considering calling time on a professional career that appeared to be going nowhere. But, persuaded to give tennis one last shot by his new girlfriend, Willis battl...

  • Players take to twitter to announce India-NZ series schedule

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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    Indore is set to host its first-ever Test during the three-match series against New Zealand in September-October as India’s top cricketers on Tuesday announced the full schedule of the tour that will kick start the team’s home season. Skipper Virat Kohli announced on twitter that the first Test will be played at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur between September 22 and 26. Batsman Ajinkya Rahane revealed that the second Test will be held at the Holkar Stadium in Indore between September 30 and October 4, while the iconic ...

  • President, Maradona want Messi to reconsider decision

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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    Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing the Copa America final to Chile. Dozens of emotional fans wearing the white and sky-blue striped jerseys of the national team, adorned with Messi’s number 10, waited in the rain for the team to arrive back from the tournament in the United States. Some followed the team bus along the road leading from the airport to the Argentine Football Association complex. They waved flags, chanted “Mess...

  • In a first, pro kabaddi league opens doors for women

    Posted on : Monday 27th of June 2016
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    From the second season of the Pro Kabaddi League, organisers had started taking steps to making the event more inclusive for women. Then, 2010 and 2014 Asian Games gold medallist Mamtha Poojary was introduced to the commentary team. Yet now as the fourth season has begun, Poojary will skipper one of the teams in a mini-league set in place for women’s kabaddi. In the four days that the PKL caravan stays within a city, three days accommodate two men’s matches. As for the remaining day, a women’s game will be held. “...

  • Lionel Messi retires from international football

    Posted on : Monday 27th of June 2016
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    Ace footballer Lionel Messi on Monday announced retirement from International Football after Argentina's loss in Copa America final. "For me the national team is over. I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion," the 29-year-old Barcelona superstar told reporters after his fourth defeat in a major final with Argentina. Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shootout as Messi's title curse struck again. Messi blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas ...

  • Copa's 100th anniversary marks start of new era

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of June 2016
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    South America, by turning its flagship Copa America into a joint effort with the northern half of the continent, has definitively taken its showpiece tournament into the 21st century. Sunday’s centenary final between Argentina and Chile pits one of South America’s three big teams that have historically dominated the event against the current best of the second tier of nations looking to make a more permanent mark. First called the South American Football Championship, with Copa America the name of the trophy, it was first...

  • West Indies beats South Africa; enters tri-nation finals

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of June 2016
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    Darren Bravo’s third hundred and impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel propelled the West Indies to a comprehensive 100-run victory over South Africa in the ninth and final preliminary match of the tri-nation ODI series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Friday. Bravo’s stroke-filled 102 anchored an impressive recovery from 21 for four to lift the West Indies to 285 all out off 49.5 overs batting first. Gabriel, in just his second ODI, then tore through the Proteas’ vaunted top-order, taking the wickets of Qui...

  • BCCI to host mini IPL overseas in September

    Posted on : Friday 24th of June 2016
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    Dharamsala: The BCCI is set to introduce a new Twenty20 event, to be branded as mini IPL, outside India in September. "In the month of September, the BCCI is willing to host a mini IPL or IPL overseas with all the eight teams participating," BCCI president Anurag Thakur said at the conclusion of the Board's Working Committee meeting here. "It will be a shorter format, not home and away matches but a lesser number of matches. In a two-week window we should be able to complete it," he said. The BCCI move was...

  • Anil Kumble's first message to India captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli after appointment

    Posted on : Friday 24th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian cricket set foot into a new era on Thursday as Anil Kumble was appointment head coach for a period of one year by the BCCI. The former India captain's first assignment will be the tour of West Indies next month.Soon after addressing media, Kumble took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to thank past and present cricketers. While Kumble is an Indian cricket legend, BCCI offered him just a one-year-contract as he does not have any coaching experience. One of the most important requirements for the Karnataka...

  • Chile beats Colombia to meet Argentina in finals

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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    Charles Aranguiz and Jose Pedro Feunzalida scored in the first half and defending champion Chile returned to the Copa America championship with a soggy 2-0 victory over Colombia on Wednesday night. Led by Claudio Bravo’s stellar effort in goal, Chile earned its fourth straight win since a 2-1 loss to top-ranked Argentina in their Group D opener. Next up is a rematch with La Albiceleste in the final Sunday night in New Jersey. Chile also faced Lionel Messi and Argentina in last year’s championship, with La Roja winning 4-1...

  • Composed Australia down West Indies to reach final

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    Bridgetown, Barbados: Australia displayed the composure and assurance of world champions to chase down a target of 283 and advance to the final with a six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the seventh match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Marlon Samuels' first-ever hundred against Australia and a record-breaking partnership with Denesh Ramdin lifted the West Indies to a competitive 282 for eight batting first. But half-centuries by captain Steven Smith and all-rounder...

  • Plunkett's last-ball six helps England tie with Sri Lanka

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    London: England's Liam Plunkett smashed the last ball of the match for six to earn his team a dramatic tie with Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International in Nottingham on Tuesday. The hosts, chasing 287 for victory, collapsed to 82 for six before Jos Buttler made 93 and Chris Woakes 95 not out to give England a chance of winning the game at Trent Bridge. They needed 10 off the last two balls and Woakes scrambled three before Plunkett launched Nuwan Pradeep over long-off to tie the match. "It was nice to get that one o...

  • India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of June 2016
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    India rode on young seamer Barinder Sran’s memorable performance on debut to notch up a crushing 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International and level the three-match series 1-1 here on Monday. Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer opted to bat as a determined India restricted the hosts to 99 for nine in the stipulated 20 overs with Sran returning the best figures by an Indian debutant in the T20 format to lay the foundation. Mandeep Singh (52) and K.L. Rahul (47) then led the way with unbeaten knocks as the v...

  • France top group, Swiss advance to knockout phase for first time

    Posted on : Monday 20th of June 2016
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    Lille: Switzerland rode their luck to earn a goalless draw with France and reach the knockout stage at a European Championship for the first time on Sunday, finishing second in Group A behind the hosts. Les Bleus, who hit the woodwork three times, including two efforts by the impressive Paul Pogba and a spectacular strike from substitute Dimitri Payet, top their section with seven points, two ahead of Switzerland. Tournament debutants Albania finished third on three points after a surprise 1-0 win over Romania, who were eliminated wi...

  • Gutsy India settle for maiden silver medal

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of June 2016
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    India were pipped by reigning world champions Australia 1-3 via penalty shootout to settle for their maiden silver medal in the Hockey Champions Trophy on Friday. After the 60 minutes of regulation play remained goalless in the final, Australian goalkeeper Tyler Lovell denied S.K. Uthappa, S.V. Sunil and Surender Kumar in the penalty shootout to drive Australia to their 14th Champions Trophy title — most by any side. Harmanpreet Singh was the only scorer for India, while for Australia, Aran Zalewski, Daniel Beale, Simon Orchard...

  • USA beat Ecuador 2-1 to enter semifinal

    Posted on : Friday 17th of June 2016
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    Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game on a first-half header and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal midway through the second half, boosting the United States into the Copa America semifinals with a 2-1 win over Ecuador on Thursday night. Playing before a boisterous and almost completely partisan home crowd in the soccer-mad Pacific Northwest, the US won a knockout game against a nation outside its region for only the second time and will play Argentina or Venezuela on Tuesday in Houston. American midfielder Jermaine Jo...

  • Tahir spins South Africa to victory over West Indies

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of June 2016
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    Leg-spinner Imran Tahir became the first South African to claim seven wickets in a one-day international as the Proteas demolished West Indies in St Kitts on Wednesday. Tahir served up a rich variety of deliveries to claim 7-45 from nine overs as the Proteas won by 139 runs, dismissing the bewildered West Indies for 204 in 38 overs at Warner Park. Earlier, Hashim Amla scored 110 off 99 balls to notch his 23rd career ODI century, sharing an opening partnership of 182 with Quinton de Kock (71) to set the visitors on their way to a form...

  • France free of pressure ahead of Albania game: Lloris

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of June 2016
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    Paris: France captain Hugo Lloris believes the hosts have shaken off the early Euro 2016 pressure ahead of their second Group A game against Albania at the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday. France looked tight in a last-gasp 2-1 win against Romania at the Stade de France in the opening game of the tournament last Friday, but victory has given them the confidence they needed after two years without playing a competitive game. "The mental aspect is essential," Lloris told a news conference on Tuesday. "It will be a total...

  • Copa America: Argentina rolls past Bolivia 3-0

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of June 2016
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    Erik Lamela and Ezequiel Lavezzi scored two minutes apart early in the first half, Victor Cuesta scored his first international goal later in the half and Argentina dominated Bolivia 3-0 on Tuesday night to win Group D of the Copa America. Argentina star Lionel Messi subbed on at the beginning of the second half for his most extensive game action since Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 to win the Copa del Rey on May 22. In the time since, Messi suffered a back injury, testified in his tax fraud trial in Spain and scored a hat trick off the ...

  • Lionel Messi expected to play as Argentina faces Bolivia

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Even with little at stake, the expectation is Lionel Messi will play in Argentina’s final group game of the Copa America. But Argentina manager Gerardo Martino was coy on Monday as to whether Messi will be on the field from the start, or if it’ll be another supporting performance off the bench from the star forward who has been dealing with a back injury. Argentina is already assured of a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament and is likely to be the top of Group D baring the highly unlikely scenario of a Bolivia wi...

  • Mexico top Group C after 1-1 draw with Venezuela

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Houston: Jesus Manuel "Tecatito" Corona's goal in the 80th minute gave Mexico a 1-1 tie against Venezuela on Monday night and first place in Group C of the Copa America. Corona had missed several opportunities to score before he took on five defenders before firing off a shot from 10 yards to tie it and thrill the overwhelmingly pro-Mexico crowd. By winning their group, El Tri avoids a quarterfinal matchup with Lionel Messi and tournament favorite Argentina. They're likely headed for an easier match with Chile in th...

  • Brazil crash out of Copa America after Peru upset

    Posted on : Monday 13th of June 2016
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    The Copa America Centenario erupted into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sent Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru — and out of the tournament. The defeat left Brazil struggling to digest their worst performance in the Copa America since 1987, the last occasion the five-time world champions failed to make it past the group stage. Brazil, needing only a draw to qualify for the quarterfinals as winners of Group B, looked to be on course for a place in the last eight with 15 minutes to go against Peru. ...

  • Hat-trick hero Messi helps Argentina blank Panama 5-0

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    A left-footed chip past Penedo on the goaltender's right side finished off Messi's fourth international hat trick, joining friendlies against Switzerland and Brazil in 2012, and Guatemala in 2013. It also ran Messi's total to 53 international goals, just three away from Gabriel Batistuta's Argentine record. It was quite a return for Messi after he departed in the second half of a 1-0 victory against Honduras on May 27 with a back and rib injury. He also missed Argentina's 2-1 victory over Chile in the Copa opener, but...

  • Chile earn dramatic win over Bolivia thanks to controversial penalty

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    Foxborough, Massachusetts: Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty deep into injury time as holders Chile snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bolivia to keep their Copa America Centenario campaign alive here Friday. Bayern Munich star Vidal struck from the spot in the 10th minute of time added on after a hugely debatable penalty was awarded against Bolivian defender Luis Gutierrez for handball by US referee Jair Marrufo. Television replays showed Gutierrez had his right arm behind his back to avoid conceding a handball but Alexi...

  • Mexico, Venezuela through to last eight; Uruguay crash out

    Posted on : Friday 10th of June 2016
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    Philadelphia: Venezuela pulled off the shock of the Copa America so far by stunning Uruguay 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals, while Mexico also advanced with a 2-0 win over Jamaica. A goal by Salomon Rondon after 36 minutes in Philadelphia was enough to give Venezuela the points and eliminate the team that leads South American qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Midfielder Alejandro 'Lobo' Guerra lobbed Fernando Muslera from more than 30 metres and although the Uruguayan goalkeeper got a finger tip to the ball, it bounced off th...

  • Indian cricket team arrives in Zimbabwe for short series

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    A 16-member Indian cricket team, led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, arrived for a short limited-overs series beginning on Saturday. The team landed after a long flight after leaving Mumbai on Tuesday. The BCCI tweeted to inform the arrival of the players at the Harare International Airport with pictures of Dhoni and some of his teammates completing the formalities at the airport. The team will be playing three ODIs and three T20 Internationals against Zimbabwe between June 11 and 22. All the matches are scheduled to be played a...

  • Coutinho scores hat-trick as Brazil rout Haiti

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    Orlando (Florida): Philippe Coutinho grabbed a hat-trick as Brazil ramped up their Copa America campaign with a resounding 7-1 win over a hapless Haiti on Wednesday. Renato Augusto scored a brace and substitutes Lucas Lima and Gabriel also scored for Brazi, while James Marcelin put in Haiti's consolation goal. The scoreline -- identical to Brazil's nightmare 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semifinal two years ago -- takes the Selecao to the top of Group B with four points. Coutinho got Brazil off to a positive star...

  • Colombia through to quarterfinals

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    Pasadena, California: Colombia made it to the quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario with a 2-1 win over Paraguay here on Tuesday. Carlos Baaca scored the opener in the 12th minute, while James Rodriguez added a second on the half-hour mark for the Colombians. Colombia, who had beaten hosts US 2-0 in the opener, went into the break 2-0 ahead. Though Víctor Ayala pulled one back in the 71st, the Paraguayans could not find the equaliser. Paraguay had played out a goalless draw against Costa Rica in their opener and wil...

  • India coach should understand our culture, says skipper Dhoni

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    With Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading a second-string team to Zimbabwe, the appointment of a new coach appears to be attracting more attention than India’s return to international cricket. The same was reflected in Dhoni’s interaction with the media on Tuesday. He didn’t react to Ravi Shastri’s recent views about the need for Virat Kohli to be elevated as captain across all three formats but did specify that the head coach shouldn’t necessarily be Indian but should be well-acquainted with the diverse Indian cult...

  • Serena pips Sharapova as world's highest paid sportswoman

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    Los Angeles: Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena Williams scored a different win on Monday, when Forbes Magazine reported she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world's highest-paid sportswoman. Williams earned $28.9 million over the past 12 months, the financial magazine reported in an article posted on its website. Russian tennis star Sharapova had held the title for the past 11 years. Williams, 34, has dominated her sport for more than a decade. She won her second Grand S...

  • Wasted chance: After dismal IPL season, Pawan Negi wonders why he wasn't given enough chances

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: The 2016 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is done and dusted but Pawan Negi still wonders why he wasn't given enough chances to prove his abilities. Despite being one of the costliest players in the cash-rich league, the 23-year-old was reduced to a peripheral figure in the youth dominated Delhi Daredevils outfit. "I kept wondering why wasn't I given more opportunities," Negi told the Asian Age. "And the team management didn't tell me the reason either. When I was with CSK [Chennai Super Kings]...

  • I try to give 120 per cent when I am on the field: Virat Kohli

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli, who is in the form of his life has said that he tries to give his best on the field which is probably the reason behind his enormous success this year Speaking on the sidelines of an event, the Delhi batsman said that he is waiting to see whether his form will be the same when he returns to international cricket. “I don't know whether the law of averages will catch up with me. Even I am waiting to find out what shape I will be in when I return to competitive cricket. The intention...

  • Tri-Nation ODI Series, Match 2: Australia thrash West Indies for bonus-point win

    Posted on : Monday 6th of June 2016
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    Providence: Australia wobbled near the finish yet still made an immediate statement in their opening match of the Tri-Nation Series at the Guyana National Stadium on Sunday, whipping the West Indies by six wickets in the second fixture of the tournament. Put in to bat on a pitch that once again made strokeplay difficult, the West Indies collapsed from the relative comfort of 50 for one to be dismissed for 116 off just 32.3 overs, losing the last nine wickets for only 66 runs on the way their lowest-ever total in a One-Day International a...

  • Sandeep Patil: BCCI's chief selector wants to become India's next coach

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: The BCCI's chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil has probably become the first big name to submit his application for the post of Indian cricket coach. “Yes, I have applied for Indian team coach job,” Sandeep Patil told The Indian Express. Patil, who has coaching experience thanks to stints with Kenyan national team and various age-group Indian teams, took over as chairman of selectors in September 2012, and his four-year term is about to end. He will be one of the many candidates in contention for the to...

  • Paes completes Career Slam with French Open triumph

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    Paris: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes completed a Career Slam in mixed doubles with Swiss partner Martina Hingis after a hard-fought win over compatriot Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in the French Open, here on Friday. The unseeded Indo-Swiss pair eked out a 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 win over the second seeds in the summit clash that lasted one hour and 28 minutes. Forty-two-year-old Paes had won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open titles in 2015 with Hingis. It was 18th Grand Slam title for Paes and 10th in the mixed doubles. ...

  • Paes-Hingis to take on Sania-Dodig in mixed doubles final

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of June 2016
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    Paris: Indian stars Leander Paes and Sania Mirza set up the mixed doubles final against each other at the French Open after winning their respective semifinal matches in Paris on Thursday. Paes, with Swiss partner Martina Hingis, posted a battling 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 victory over sixth seeds Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Andrea Hlavackova to reach the final. Sania, with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig, overcame a gruelling duel against third seed duo Kristina Mladenovic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert before emerging winners 4-6, 6-4, 12-10. ...

  • Djokovic enters his 30th Grand Slam semifinal

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of June 2016
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    Novak Djokovic reached his 30th Grand Slam semifinal at Roland Garros on Thursday to move two wins away from a first French title and a career Grand Slam. The World No.1 defeated Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, claiming a place in an eighth Roland Garros semifinal and sixth in succession. But the 29-year-old Serb, who will face Dominic Thiem of Austria for a place in the final, came perilously close to being disqualified in the second game of the third set. Frustrated at missing a break point, the Serb smashed his...

  • Test cricket must be lucrative for players, says Anurag Thakur

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of June 2016
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    CHETESHWAR PUJARA earns Rs 7 lakh from every Test he plays. Pawan Negi played eight matches for Delhi Daredevils this season after commanding Rs 8.2 crores at the auction. If new BCCI president Anurag Thakur has his way though that diabolically unfair disparity between what Test and T20 cricketers make from plying their respective trades could finally be fixed. At least for now, it looks like the richest cricket board in the world has finally woken up to the income inequalities that exist in the present T20-dominated climate of world cricket...

  • India ‘A’ to play one-day series, four-day games in Australia

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday confirmed that India A will play in the upcoming quadrangular one-day ‘A’ series in August, followed by two four-day matches against Australia A in September. Australia had announced that their A side and National Performance Squad would play a quadrangular one-day series against South Africa A and another international team. The CA on Wednesday confirmed that the fourth team is India A. The quadrangular series will have 18 matches, comprising 30 days of cricket across Mackay, Brisb...

  • Li Na becomes 60th member of Laureus Academy

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na has been named the 60th member of the Laureus World Sports Academy. She was inducted in Paris, the city where she became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam title in 2011. The former world No.2 joins the 59 fellow sporting legends in the Laureus Academy including tennis greats Boris Becker, Ilie Nastase, Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles. One of China’s greatest ever athletes, the 34-year-old Li Na’s tennis career was defined by firsts. She was the first Chinese player to ...

  • Pironkova shocks second seed Radwanska

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    World No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska suffered a monumental meltdown at a soggy Roland Garros on Tuesday, fizzling out with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the fourth round. Radwanska had been leading 6-2, 3-0 when rain halted play on Sunday but with the match resuming more than 40 hours later, following Monday’s washout, the Polish second seed seemed all at sea as she lost 10 games in a row against a player ranked 100 places below her. With misty rain falling over Court Suzanne Lenglen, Radwanska struggled ...

  • Blunder of the decade: Delhi Daredevils picked this player over Virat Kohli in 2008 U-19 IPL draft

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    New Delhi: Vijay Mallya recently admitted he had no clue that Virat Kohli would go on to become the world's best batsman when the Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired him at the Indian Premier League's U-19 draft in 2008. The right-hander has been one of the main reasons behind transforming RCB into one of the most feared teams in the tournament. Virat is also one of the very few players to have represented a single franchise in all nine editions of the cash-rich league. RCB though should consider themselves lucky as they...

  • Warner attributes success to tremendous team effort

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    Eventually, the margin of victory was only eight runs, but when it truly mattered, the gap between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore felt a whole lot bigger. In the end, it came down to those overs at the death in both innings, when Ben Cutting and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a major impact. Cutting, bought for his base price of Rs. 50 lakh at the auction, bludgeoned a 15-ball-39 and then returned to take two important wickets. Bhuvneshwar finished with figures of 0 for 25 from his four overs, sensational in the circumstances...

  • Wawrinka, Murray in quarters; Gasquet takes out Nishikori

    Posted on : Monday 30th of May 2016
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    Paris: Perennial Grand Slam title contenders Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray were joined in the French Open quarterfinals by two unfamiliar faces on Sunday as the Parisian clay continued to turn up unexpected plot lines. It was no surprise to see Swiss title holder Wawrinka beat Viktor Troicki although it took a while for the third seed to subdue the Serb 7-6(5), 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-2. Murray's 7-6(9), 6-4, 6-3 defeat of John Isner was entirely predictable, even if the second seed had to save three set points in the opener before extend...

  • Bhuvi is a world-class bowler, says Warner

    Posted on : Monday 30th of May 2016
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    Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has praise seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, calling him a world-class bowler. “Obviously Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar] is in and out of the Indian team, but he is a world-class bowler. With the new ball as an opening batsman I would like to come up against him on a wicket like this because he sets the tone from ball one,” said Warner at the post-match press conference, after leading Sunrisers to their maiden IPL title at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Warner said as a captain he has utmost faith in Bhuvn...

  • Olympics should move due to Zika concerns, say medical experts

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    An open letter signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers on Friday called for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be moved or postponed due to the Zika virus. To press on with the Games in Rio, the second most affected city in Brazil by the Zika crisis, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical," the letter argued. "Our greater concern is for global health. The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed before," said the letter, signe...

  • Too close to call as Real meet Atletico in UCL final

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    Milan: Cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid go head to head for the second time in three seasons in the final of the Champions League football tournament at the San Siro Stadium on Saturday. Atletico flew in here on Thursday, looking to overturn the memories of the heartbreak they suffered in Lisbon in 2014 when a 93rd minute header from Sergio Ramos cancelled out Diego Godin's goal which had looked as if it would hand Atletico their first European Cup. Real eventually went on to win 4-1, pumping in three goals in extra ...

  • Lions batsmen vs Sunrisers bowlers, the defining contest of Qualifier-2

    Posted on : Friday 27th of May 2016
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    In 15 matches, the Gujarat Lions batsmen have aggregated 2161 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad has a bag of 77 wickets. Does that make it a contest between Lions batsmen and Sunrisers bowlers? If they play to their strengths, this statistic will confirm the nature of Qualifier-2 at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday. One can expect a combat of skills. With a place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final beckoning, the penultimate match of the competition shall test the temperament and cricketing acumen of some of the best players in the game....

  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson extends contract until 2019

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of May 2016
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    Wellington: Mike Hesson has been rewarded for his successful reign as New Zealand coach with a contract extension that takes him through until after the 2019 World Cup in England. Since taking over as coach in 2012, Hesson has overseen a marked improvement in New Zealand`s standing in international cricket and they are now ranked number one in Twenty20, second in one-day internationals and fifth in tests. "Mike`s the most successful coach in New Zealand cricket history and, in my opinion, the best selector we`ve ever had," ...

  • De Villiers guides RCB into final

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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    Bengaluru: AB de Villiers played a breathtaking knock to singlehandedly lead Royal Challengers Bangalore fightback and take them into the Indian Premier League final with a thrilling four-wicket win over Gujarat Lions in the first Qualifier here on Tuesday. Chasing 159, RCB looked down and out at 29 for five before de Villiers smashed an unbeaten 79 off 47 balls to script a sensational comeback and take the team home in 18.2 overs. The Lions were outdone by one man's class as the efforts of Dhawal Kulkarani and Dwayne Smith went in v...

  • IPL 2016: Kolkata Knighr Riders start favorites against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Eliminator

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    New Delhi: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to assert their supremacy while Sunrisers Hyderabad will have revenge on mind when the two teams clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator, here tomorrow. Both Sunrisers and KKR finished their league engagements on 16 points each but the Gautam Gambhir-led side ended fourth behind Sunrisers due to inferior net run rate. But going into tomorrow's game, KKR have psychological advantage over the Sunrisers having beaten them on both the occasions during the leag...

  • BCCI contemplating over holding mini-IPL in September: Report

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    New Delhi: The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) is contemplating over holding a mini-Indian Premier League (IPL) in the month of September. According to a report in The Times of India, while BCCI wants to hold a mini-IPL, the International Cricket Council (ICC) too is eyeing that slot considering the Champions League was scrapped. "It can be a great testing ground for what is possible in terms of reaching out to the Indian fan base abroad.It can be made financially viable if a market like the US is explored. Frankly,...

  • MS Dhoni to lead on Zimbabwe tour, Shardul Thakur included in Test team for Windies series

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's national selection committee on Monday announced squads for India's next two assignments. The Sandeep Patil-led panel met in Mumbai to select the squads for the short tour of Zimbabwe and the West Indies-bound Test team. Senior players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been rested from tour of Zimbabwe.Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur was the  only uncapped player in India's 17-member West Indies-bound Test team. The 24-year-old right-arm medium pa...

  • RCB through, meet Lions in first Qualifier

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    Raipur: Royal Challengers Bangalore grabbed the IPL play-off spot with a six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils as Virat Kohli continued with his superlative batting show by hitting an unbeaten 54, here on Sunday. It was the RCB bowlers that set up the easy win by restricting Daredevils to a modest 138 for eight with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (3/32) and Chris Gayle (2/11) being the standout performers. Quinton de Kock (60) hit a fighting half-century, but other Daredevils batsmen struggled badly as the RCB bowlers straitjacketed the...

  • Mary Kom's Olympic dreams over

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    Astana (Kazakhstan): Five-time world champion M. C. Mary Kom's hopes of a second successive Olympic appearance ended on Saturday after she went down in the second round of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here. Mary Kom (51kg), who was a bronze-medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, lost 0-2 to Germany's Azize Nimani in the second round of an event from where only the semifinalists would make the cut for the upcoming Rio Games. Nimani will next be up against top seed Davide Marzia of Italy who got the better of...

  • England wreck Lanka as Anderson goes past Kapil

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    London: The England pace attack ripped out Sri Lanka for 91 after Jonny Bairstow made an excellent century to put the hosts in complete control of the first Test on the second day in Leeds on Friday. Bairstow's superb knock of 140 lifted England to 298 in their first innings before James Anderson and Stuart Broad took nine wickets between them in favourable conditions for seam bowling at Headingley. England captain Alastair Cook enforced the follow-on and the touring side negotiated two deliveries to reach one for no wicket befor...

  • BCCI to felicitate Shashank Manohar on Saturday

    Posted on : Friday 20th of May 2016
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    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will on Saturday (May 21) felicitate Shashank Manohar who has been elected as the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Mr. Manohar resigned as BCCI president a couple of days before the ICC made the announcement as he being the unanimous choice of its 13-member Board. Most members of the BCCI are likely to attend the felicitation function because they would be in the city for the Special GeneralbodyMeeting (SGM) to be held at the Cricket Centre here on Sun...

  • Smith, Raina take Lions closer to play-offs

    Posted on : Friday 20th of May 2016
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    Kanpur: Dwayne Smith starred with the ball before Suresh Raina struck a sublime half century to guide Gujarat Lions to a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders, taking them closer to a spot in the play-offs of the Indian Premier League here Thursday. A timely 59-run run stand between Suresh Raina (53 not out of 36 balls) and Aaron Finch (26) secured the game for Lions after Smith put a stellar show with the ball, ending with career best T20 figures of four for eight. Lions eventually raced home in 13.3 overs after restricting to K...

  • Sevilla complete hat-trick triumph in Europa League

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of May 2016
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    Basel: Sevilla conjured up a dazzling comeback to clinch a record third successive Europa League title on Wednesday, flooring Liverpool with a 3-1 victory that showed why the Spanish side have become masters of Europe's second-tier competition. Sevilla captain Coke lifted the trophy at Basel's St Jakob-Park having been the architect of their heroics, scoring twice to leave Liverpool gasping on the canvas after Kevin Gameiro had cancelled out Daniel Sturridge's opener. It was a remarkable turnaround after Liverpool had dom...

  • Kohli hands Kings a royal thrashing

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of May 2016
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    It seemed that rain had only delayed the inevitable at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday. Virat Kohli (113, 50b, 12x4, 8x6) scored his customary century, Royal Challengers Bangalore ran up a total in excess of 200 — 211 to be precise — and yet another team, this time Kings XI Punjab, came under the bludgeoning willows of the home batsmen, all in a matter of 15 overs. Having threatened all day, rain came down in a torrent in the evening to push the start to 9.45 p.m. and reduce the match to a 15-overs-a-side affair. ...

  • Pune hand Delhi a shock defeat

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of May 2016
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    Visakhapatnam: Adam Zampa and Ashok Dinda shone with the ball by grabbing three wickets apiece before Ajinkya Rahane hit an unbeaten 42 as Rising Pune Supergiants beat Delhi Daredevils by 19 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-interrupted IPL match here on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Zampa (3/21) and pacer Dinda (3/20) led a disciplined bowling display for Pune to restrict the Daredevils to a meagre 121 for 6 and later opener Rahane led the batting charge as the 'home' side won the match comfortably. Rahane hit five fours an...

  • Kohli, de Villiers power RCB past KKR

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of May 2016
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    Kolkata: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers once again delivered the goods with their bats as their Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Kohli and de Villiers remained not out on 75 and 59 respectively while Chris Gayle contributed with a 31-ball 49. The Kohli-de Villiers partnership added 115 runs off just 67 balls. Kohli, who batted with a split webbing on his left hand, completed his half-century in 37 balls and also bec...

  • All-round Krunal ambushes Daredevils

    Posted on : Monday 16th of May 2016
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    Powered by Krunal Pandya’s rip-roaring 86 (37b, 7x4, 6x6), Mumbai Indians pulverised Delhi Daredevils for a thumping 80-run victory at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy Stadium here on Sunday night. Running aground Delhi’s reply to Mumbai’s 206 for four was Jasprit Bumrah with a bag of three for 13. Some lusty blows from Quinton de Kock made amends for the loss of three top-order wickets in less than eight overs of the Delhi innings. The South African southpaw however fell hook, line and sinker for Krunal Pandya’s plo...

  • Test for bowlers as Kolkata face might of Bangalore batting

    Posted on : Sunday 15th of May 2016
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    A rampaging Royal Challengers Bangalore will stand in the way of two-time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders’ bid to make it to the play-offs in a mouthwatering Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament encounter, in Kolkata on Monday. With three matches remaining, both the teams are in the mix of things in a tight top-of the-table melee after their respective victories on Saturday. But it’s the second-placed KKR, who are ahead requiring just another win to get to the magic figure of 16 points which will take them ...

  • BCCI calls SGM to elect new president on May 22

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of May 2016
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    The BCCI has called for a Special General Meeting on May 22 in Mumbai to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar. Goa Cricket Association General Secretary Vinod Phadke said that an SGM will be held in Mumbai on May 22 and the only agenda of the meeting would be election of a new president. “Yes, we have the SGM on May 22 in Mumbai. The only agenda is the election of the president,” Phadke told PTI. Manohar’s exit from the top post on May 10 barely seven months into his tenure has n...

  • Stoinis stars as Punjab outclass Mumbai, climb off bottom

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of May 2016
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    Visakhapatnam: Star batsmen Murali Vijay (54 not out) and Wriddhiman Saha (56) smashed half-centuries each as Kings XI Punjab outclassed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Friday. Batting first, defending champions Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals as they were restricted to 124/9 in 20 overs, thanks to some impressive bowling by Marcus Stoinis (4/15), Sandeep Sharma (2/11) and Mohit Sharma (2/26). In reply, skipper Vijay and Saha displayed an impressive batting show as Punjab ch...

  • ICC reappoints Kumble as ICC Cricket Committee head

    Posted on : Friday 13th of May 2016
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    Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Friday re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years while his one-time team-mate and batting great Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel. Kumble, the all-time highest wicket-taker for India, was appointed as the chairman for his first term in 2012 and will now continue to head the panel until 2018. Meanwhile, another former India captain Dravid and ex-Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more ...

  • India Wants to Host Australia For Day-Night Test

    Posted on : Friday 13th of May 2016
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    Mumbai: India wants to host a day-night Test against Australia early next year, according to a report, as the world's richest cricket board continues its backing of the concept which seems to be taking root in the subcontinent. Australia and New Zealand played the first floodlit Test last November at Adelaide Oval and have found takers in Asia. India and Pakistan are schedule to play twilight tests this year while Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are considering following suit pending the results of domestic trials. The Board of Cont...

  • Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as ICC chairman

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of May 2016
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    Veteran cricket administrator Shashank Manohar was today elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent Chairman, two days after he stepped down from the post of BCCI president. The 58-year-old was elected to the post after the ICC full council’s approval of constitutional amendments proposed by the Board following its April meeting. Manohar, who on Tuesday resigned as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, is the first elected independent Chairman of the game’s governing body and will commence hi...

  • Pollard, Buttler power Mumbai to stylish win against Bangalore

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of May 2016
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    Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians relied on a late assault from Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in their crucial IPL match and keep their hopes of a play-offs berth alive here on Wednesday. Chasing 152 for a win, Pollard and Buttler smashed unbeaten cameos of 35 and 29 respectively to share 55 runs from just 3.3 overs for the unbroken fifth wicket to take Mumbai home with eight balls to spare at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Pollard smashed three fours and two sixes in his 19-ball unbeaten innings...

  • Crucial test for Delhi against Hyderabad

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of May 2016
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    Delhi Daredevils, who are looking to get back to winning ways after two straight defeats, face a stern test as they clash with formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL T20 cricket match, in Hyderabad on Thursday. The home team is in red-hot form, having secured 14 points from 10 matches (winning 7 and losing only 3) and it would look to cement its position at the top by scoring a comfortable win against the Daredevils. Putting its unimpressive run in IPL history behind, Hyderabad is a well-oiled machine this year with its bowlers and...

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