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Old Royal, New king

  PUNE, (Agencies) SEASONED all-rounder Shane Watson, a former Rajasthan Royals player, slammed his third IPL century as Chennai Super Kings moved to their new ‘home’ by posting a huge 64-run win over RR in the Indian Premier League..

Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals

  Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), (IANS), Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Friday advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after he dominated Austria’s Dominic Thiem in a 6-0, 6-2 victory. It took just an hour and eight minutes..

After 22 yrs, Wenger to step down as Arsenal manager

  LONDON, (Reuters), ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is to stand down at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club’s history. The 68-year-old has been with the No..

Real held to draw at home

  MADRID REAL Madrid may be the favourites for the Champions League but a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao will hardly have struck fear into Bayern Munich.Zinedine Zidane’s side started complacently at the Santiago Bernabeu and ended frant..

India to bid for 2026 Youth Olympics

    NEW DELHI THE Indian Olympic Association decided to bid for the 2026 Youth Olympics as well as the 2032 Summer Olympics, receiving appreciation from the visiting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.In a press conferen..

Gayle hits ton as Punjab beat Sunrisers

  Mohali CHRIS Gayle scythed through Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack with a 21st T20 hundred firing Kings XI Punjab to a 15-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Thursday night.Kings XI Punjab posted 193 for three thank..

Neeraj aims at 90m mark for Oly medal

    NEW DELHI INDIA’S only gold medallist in athletics at the 21st Commonwealth Games, young javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has set his eyes at achieving a distance of 90m consistently to enhance his chances of winning a medal at the ..

Kohli disappointed despite amassing highest IPL runs

  MUMBAI VIRAT Kohli became the highest run-getter in Indian Premier League during his 92-run innings against Mumbai Indians but the star batsman said it doesn’t really matter as his effort couldn’t ensure a victory for Royal Challeng..

Royals in a spin

    JAIPUR THE wily spin attack of Kolkata Knight Riders made Rajasthan Royals batsmen dance to its tunes helping the side register a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the Indian Premier League here Wednesday night.The trio of Piyush Chawla..

Isco gives Real win

      MADRID CRISTIANO Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were both rested and Real Madrid hardly broke sweat as they beat Malaga 2-1 on Sunday to climb to third in La Liga.Isco scored one and set up another at La Rosaleda in a comfortable vict..

Rana, Russell shine as KKR beat Delhi by 71 runs

    KOLKATA IT WAS a smooth sailing for former champions Kolkata Knight Riders who recorded a comprehensive 71-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier league (IPL) here on Monday night.After posting a challenging 200 for nine, ..

‘India on right path to become sporting power’

      NEW DELHI INDIAN Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Dhruv Batra, while congratulating commonwealth athletes, said the nation is on right path to become the sporting power house. “On behalf of the IOA, I would li..

Gold Coast bids memorable farewell to CWG athletes

    GOLD COAST IF THE opening was about history and traditions, the signing off was all about celebration as Gold Coast threw a big party to mark the end of the 21st Commonwealth Games with the legendary boxer M C Mary Kom carrying the flag..

MS almost Did it

    MOHALI THIRD time unlucky! After scoring two close wins in theirprevious games, the team of overaged boys could not cross the finishing line though they came within a touching distance.Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings f..

Rajasthan beat Bangalore by 19 runs in ‘Battle Royale’

    BENGALURU SANJU Samson’s breathtaking strokeplay formed the cornerstone of Rajasthan Royals’ 19-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring IPL encounter here on Sunday.Riding on Samson’s 45-ball-92, Ra..

Home sweet home

  BENGALURU, (PTI), Bangalore open account with home win STAR South African batsman AB de Villiers struck a half century with a late flurry of sixes as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets to notch up their first win..

Bajrang Bahubali

  GOLD COAST, (PTI), BAJRANG Punia (65kg) was the lone gold-medallist but it was nonetheless an admirable haul of four medals by Indian grapplers on the second of Commonwealth Games’ wrestling competition.Punia, the prodigy of Olympic bron..

Manika-Mouma wins maiden silver for India

  GOLD COAST, (PTI), MANIKA Batra and Mouma Das fought hard before going down against defending champions Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu to settle for a silver medal in the women’s doubles, a first ever for India in the Commonwealth Games.Bat..

Ronaldo rescues Real after sensational Juve comeback

    MADRID CRISTIANO Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid from a shock Champions League exit as his injury-time penalty allowed the holders to edge out Juventus in the most dramatic of quarter-finals, taking them through despite a 3-1 defeat.Real h..

‘No grudges’

    GOLD COAST THAT was a phase, this is also a phase -- was philosophical Sushil Kumar’s first reaction as he celebrated his third successive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, the build-up to which was marred by a selection cont..

Revised target made it difficult for us: Gambhir

    JAIPUR DELHI Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir says the revised target during the rain-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals was a difficult one to chase.“We were very much in the game. It was a beautiful ..

Dhoni’s calmness rubbed off on me: Billings

    CHENNAI THE calmness of Mahendra Singh Dhoni is contagious, feels Chennai Super Kings’ new hero Sam Billings, who was happy to have his skipper by his side during their successful chase in a high-scoring IPL encounter against Kol..

Royals Dare Devils

    JAIPUR RAJASTHAN Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by ten runs via DLS method in their rain-affected Indian Premier League match at Jaipur on Wednesday night.Chasing a revised target of 71 from six overs, Delhi had an ominous start as o..

Mary Kom punches her way to final

    GOLD COAST THE indomitable MC Mary Kom (48kg) stormed into the finals and was on course to deliver India’s maiden Commonwealth Games gold in women’s boxing, while Vikas Krishan (75kg) along with two others entered the men&r..

Anas misses 400m bronze by a whisker

    GOLD COAST MUHAMMAD Anas shattered the national record for a third time but missed out on a 400m men’s medal while Hima Das qualified for the women’s final in the same event with a personal best on a bitter-sweet day for Ind..

Dentist Heena beats Dr Elena to shoot gold

    BRISBANE WITH one hand in her pocket and the other on the trigger, Heena Sidhu, who is also a qualified dentist, won India’s third gold medal in shooting at the 21st Commonwealth Games, going about her task with the clinical preci..

Sam fits the Billing

    CHENNAI HEROES changed, not the result!After completing a thrilling win over Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener thanks to hurricane knock by Dwayne Bravo, Chennai Super Kings repeated the feat at home with another exciting win ove..

Shikhar rises

    HYDERABAD OPENING batsman Shikhar Dhawan capitalised on a reprieve when on nought as he smashed his way to an unbeaten 77 runs to help Sunrisers Hyderabad thrash Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in their opening match of the IPL season..

I had unflinching belief in my ability to fight back: Jitu

    GOLD COAST JITU Rai says he believed unflinchingly, unquestionably in his ability to stage a comeback and win the men’s 10m air pistol gold after a rather average qualifying outing in the 21st Commonwealth Games.“Frankly spe..

Men join table, clinch team TT gold

    GOLD COAST INDIA swept the table tennis team events of the Commonwealth Games as the men matched the women to seal a memorable gold with an emphatic 3-0 win over Nigeria in the final on Monday.It is the first time since the racket spor..

Eves stun Olympic champs England

    GOLD COAST THE Indian women’s hockey team rallied from a goal down to script a stunning 2-1 triumph over Olympic champions England in its third Pool A match of the 21st Commonwealth Games.India, aiming to do better than the fifth..

Rahul floors DD with fastest IPL fifty

      MOHALI OPENER KL Rahul blasted his way to a fastest ever half-century in Indian Premier League as a new look Kings XI Punjab started their campaign on a resounding note defeating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets, here on Sunday...

I don’t set targets, I just work on technique: Manu

    GOLD COAST UNCLUTTERED is what makes one unhindered -- that’s the philosophy 16-year-old Manu Bhaker follows when she takes aim for gold at shooting ranges, the latest in her collection being the Commonwealth Games 10m air pistol..

Indian lifters to the Four

  GOLD COAST, Resolute lifters add two more golds, lacklustre hockey team draws opening match MEDALS TALLY   Nation G  S  B  Total Australia 20 17 20   57 England  14  12 6  3..

Paes creates world record in India’s stunning comeback win

  TIANJIN, TENNIS icon Leander Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with a record 43rd win before young guns Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran pulled off the must-win rubbers as India advanced to t..

Srikanth leads India to team event semis

  GOLD COAST, STAR shuttler Kidambi Srikanth led from the front as India thrashed Mauritius 3-0 to advance to the semi-finals of badminton mixed team event in the Commonwealth Games.Srikanth took just 29 minute to beat Georges Julien Paul 21-12, ..

CSK, Royals’ return adds spice to IPL 11; Kohli eyes elusive crown

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Indian Premier League keeps getting bigger with each passing edition and the return of MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and Shane Warne-coached Rajasthan Royals for the 11th edition only adds to the cult of the most popu..

India take on Pak in Pulsating Clash

  GOLD COAST, (IANS), INDIA’S men’s hockey team will begin its campaign at the XXI Commonwealth Games with a pulsating Pool B clash against arch-rivals Pakistan here on Saturday.  For the Manpreet Singh-led Indian team, 2018 is ..

A saga of grit, determination

  IMPHAL, (IANS), ONE of the stars of Indian weightlifting, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu’s rise to the top of her sport is a saga of grit and determination against great odds. Hailing from remote Umathel Kakching village in Kakching district ..

Indian shuttlers blank Lanka, Pak

    GOLD COAST INDIAN shuttlers were off to a flying start in the mixed team championship as they blanked both Sri Lanka and Pakistan with identical 5-0 margin in lop-sided preliminary clashes on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games.S..

Warner too accepts punishment

    MELBOURNE CONSIDERED the ‘plotter-in-chief’ in the ball-tampering scandal, David Warner on Thursday said he has “fully accepted” the sanction imposed on him by Cricket Australia, ending speculations that he may ..

Mirabai: From lifting firewood to CWG gold

    KOLKATA CWG gold medallist Mirabai Chanu had showed her weightlifting prowess even as a 12-year-old when she would comfortably lift more firewoods than her elder brother.At 23, Mirabai has the world at her feet as she earned India&rsqu..

Mirabai Chanu carries Indian hopes on Day 1

      GOLD COAST WORLD champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will be in focus for her high medal-winning chances but India’s high-profile shuttlers and boxers will also be watched keenly when they open their campaigns at the 21st..

Smith, Bancroft won’t challenge bans

  MELBOURNE STEVE Smith and Cameron Bancroft will not challenge the bans imposed on them for their role in the ball-tampering scandal as the disgraced former Australia skipper sought to justify the punishment, saying it was meant to send out a &..

Kohli slams Afridi’s comments on Kashmir

      BENGALURU INDIA skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday slammed former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi following his tweet on condemning anti-terror operations in Kashmir.“As an Indian you want to express what is best for your na..

Messi to return as Barca host Roma in CL last eight

    BARCELONA LIONEL Messi is expected back for Thursday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Roma and for Barcelona his return cannot come soon enough.Messi’s latest rescue-act on Saturday, when he came off the b..

Will select trio again after their bans are over: Waugh

  MELBOURNE FORMER Australia opener and national selector Mark Waugh said he wouldn’t hesitate to pick the three players banned in the wake of the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal once they have served their bans, but added in the same bre..

Players’ union wants ‘disproportionate’ bans reduced

    SYDNEY BANS handed to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should be reduced, the Australian cricketers’ union said on Tuesday, arguing the punishment was disproportionate to previous ball-tampering cases.Disgraced form..

Pressure back on Zidane

    MADRID ZINEDINE Zidane said last week he wants to stay at Real Madrid but how welcome his wishes are will depend on the team’s Champions League tie against Juventus on Wednesday.Real face Zidane’s former club in the first l..

Latham, Raval in safe start for New Zealand CHRISTCHURCH

    TOM Latham and Jeet Raval edged New Zealand to 42 without loss at the start of a formidable run chase when bad light brought an early end to the penultimate day of the second Test on Monday.Latham was not out 25 with Raval on 17 and New ..

Morkel stars as SA close in on win

    JOHANNESBURG A HEAVILY-STRAPPED Morne Morkel made two breakthroughs as South Africa pushed for victory on the fourth day of the fourth Test against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday.Australia, set an impossible 612 to win, w..

England take firm control

  CHRISTCHURCH JAMES Vince made 76 and Mark Stoneman 60 as England took firm control of the second Test against New Zealand here on Sunday, reaching 202-3 to lead by 231 runs at stumps on the third day.Joe Root was 30 not out and Dawid Malan 19 ..

Ball tampering incident ‘big wake up call’

KOLKATA LEGENDARY South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Sunday termed the ball tampering scandal by Australian players as a “big wake up call” for cricketers around the world, adding that everybody should now know where to draw the l..

It’s my fault for husband’s ball tampering crisis: Mrs Warner

    SYDNEY DISGRACED Australia former vice-captain David Warner’s wife Candice said Sunday she blamed herself for his part in the ball tampering scandal, adding that the taunts they faced in South Africa took a huge toll.Opening bats..

Khelo India champs set for debut at CWG

  NEW DELHI, SET to make their debut at next month’s Commonwealth Games, teenagers Manu Bhaker and Srihari Nataraj are two prodigious talents who emerged as champions from the Khelo India School Games, government’s ambitious flagship ..

Lukaku reaches century

  MANCHESTER, Man United blank Swansea City 2-0 ROMELU Lukaku became the first Belgian to reach 100 Premier League goals as Manchester United quickly regained second place in the table from Liverpool with a comfortable 2-0 win over Swansea City ..

Sameer in semis

    ORLEANS (France), SAMEER Verma emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament after reaching the semi-finals with a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in men’s singles competition. To..

We should win a medal in all five events : Kashyap

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE excitement was palpable in his voice as reigning men’s singles champion Parupalli Kashyap predicted the Indian badminton team’s best-ever haul, including a medal in each event, at the upcoming Commonwealth Games..

Messi fitness doubts dog Barca

  BARCELONA, Mar 30, (Reuters) BARCELONA must decide whether to field Lionel Messi as they resume their bid for the Liga title away to Sevilla on Sunday amid doubts about their talisman’s fitness at the start of a gruelling period of se..

Tears and sympathy: Support grows for Smith over ban

  SYDNEY, (AFP), A WAVE of sympathy for disgraced Australia skipper Steve Smith gathered pace after his heart-wrenching apology and as opposition grew to the severity of bans handed out in a ball-tampering scandal. Smith’s tearful appeara..

Neymar can outshine Ronaldo, Messi: Carlos

    RIO DE JANEIRO FORMER Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos believes Neymar has what it takes to be the best footballer in the world, even while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are still playing.The 44-year-old on Wednesday..

Lehmann to quit after SA series

  JOHANNESBURG A TEARFUL Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would quit as coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team after the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series in South Africa.“This will be my last Test as head coach of..

Apologetic Smith breaks down

    SYDNEY DEVASTATED former Test captain Steve Smith broke down in tears of remorse as the three disgraced cricketers at the centre of the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal made apologetic returns to Australia on Thursday.Former Australia ..

Smith, Warner banned for 1 yr; out of IPL, India series

    SYDNEY STEVE Smith and David Warner were slapped with a one-year international ban and ousted from this year’s IPL, while Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months as Cricket Australia cracked the whip on the errant trio for ..

Spain crush Argentina, Brazil edge Germany

    PARIS Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.Gareth Southgate’s England were denied vi..

Saina wants best-ever finish

  NEW DELHI MEMORIES of a path-breaking 2010 CWG gold are still fresh in her mind as Saina Nehwal embarks on a quest to regain the title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next month.Eight summers ago, a 20-year-old Saina stood on the podium wi..

Kohli shouldn’t be allowed to play county cricket: Willis

  LONDON LETTING Virat Kohli play county cricket is “nonsense”, feels former England captain Bob Willis, who wants the prolific Indian captain to “suffer” from the wretched form he endured in 2014, when his team comes her..

Unholy Trinity Cricket Australia sends back Smith, Warner, Bancroft home

    JOHANNESBURG  THE embattled trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will be sent home in disgrace on Wednesday as Cricket Australia came down heavily on their errant captain, his deputy and young opener for orchestr..

Dutch give Koeman first win

    GENEVA RONALD Koeman claimed his first win in charge of the Netherlands national team as the Dutch cruised to a comfortable 3-0 friendly victory over an uninspired Portugal in Geneva on Tuesday.The three-time World Cup runners-up have ..

Coach’s exit disheartening but focused on defending CWG gold: Pallikal

  NEW DELHI ALL that could go wrong has gone wrong for Indian squash in the last four weeks but a “disheartened” Dipika Pallikal has chosen to take it in her stride as she aims to defend the doubles gold alongside Joshna Chinappa in ..

Forward places up for grabs as Spain take on Argentina

    MADRID TWO of the World Cup’s leading contenders will meet in Madrid on Tuesday but neither Spain nor Argentina have yet settled on a forward line for this summer.For Argentina and Jorge Sampaoli the question is who best to stir ..

Smith steps down from IPL captaincyMay miss league as CA probe begins; Rahane to lead Rajasthan Royals

        NEW DELHI THE embattled Steve Smith on Monday stepped down as Rajasthan Royals captain in a fallout of the ball-tampering scandal that has left the Australian skipper’s reputation in tatters, raising serious doubt..

Vettel steals victory from Hamilton

    MELBOURNE,  SEBASTIAN Vettel won a thrilling duel with world champion Lewis Hamilton to steal the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.The four-time world champion got the jump on the Mercedes ac..

‘We need to worry about lesser-known opponents at CWG’

    NEW DELHI,  HS PRANNOY is not worried about familiar foes such as three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei, and says it is the surprise element of the unheralded shutters, who could pose a bigger threat to his medal aspir..

Aussies Gone, Smith Gone

  CAPE TOWN,  AUSTRALIAN cricket’s day of shame ended in a crushing 322-run defeat by South Africa on the fourth day of the third Test at Newlands on Sunday.Set an unlikely 430 to win, Australia were bowled out for a paltry 107, with ..

Banega, Lanzini win it for Messi-less Agentina

  MANCHESTER, EVER Banega ensured Argentina weren’t derailed by Lionel Messi’s absence as the World Cup contenders clinched a 2-0 win over Italy in a friendly at the Etihad Stadium.Messi reportedly suffered an groin strain in training..

Saha hits 20-ball century

  Kolkata, WRIDDHIMAN Saha presented another dimension to his batsmanship as he geared for the upcoming Indian Premier League hitting 14 sixes in a 20-ball hundred during a T20 inter-club game. Wriddhiman, playing for Mohun Bagan against Bengal ..

Hamilton seizes pole for Australian GP

  MELBOURNE, MERCEDES world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a sizzling final lap to grab pole position for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix here on Saturday.The four-time world champion knocked out his rivals with a blisterin..

Argentina World Cup winner Houseman dies

  BUENOS AIRES, (IANS), RENE Houseman, a member of Argentina’s 1978 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 64, the Argentine Football Association said.The former Huracan, River Plate and Colo-Colo player was diagnosed with tongue c..

Afghanistan pip Ireland to qualify for World Cup

  HARARE, (PTI), AFGHANISTAN continued their giant strides in international cricket by qualifying for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England with a thrilling five-wicket win against Ireland in the final Super Six encounter of qualifiers. Ear..

We need to start preparing early for Eng tour: Dhawan

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), STAR opener Shikhar Dhawan made it clear that if Indian team intends to do well in upcoming England tour, the preparations for that would need to start early.Indian team’s preparations before the South African tour was..

Serena out of Miami

  MIAMI,  SERENA Williams crashed out of the Miami Open in the first round here on Thursday, slumping to a straight-set defeat against Japan’s Naomi Osaka in the latest setback to the former world number one’s comeback.Osaka, wh..

With improved defence, Sakshi confident of CWG gold

      KOLKATA,  A NEW defensive technique added to her repertoire, Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik is confident that she would fetch her maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal when she takes the mat in Gold Coast next month...

Thunder Boult destroys England Snares six as Visitors skittled for 58; Williamson leads Kiwis charge

    AUCKLAND,  CAPTAIN Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 91 set New Zealand up for a commanding lead after England were skittled for one of the lowest scores in their history in the first Test in Auckland on Thursday.At stumps on Day O..

NZ’s Taylor fit for first Test

  AUCKLAND,  NEW Zealand received a boost on the eve of the first Test against England at Auckland’s Eden Park, with confirmation senior batsman Ross Taylor is fit to play.Taylor, who has a Test average of 48.04, had been battling a g..

Gymnast Patra eyes medal for better life

KOLKATA,  INCLUDED in India’s Commonwealth Games gymnastics squad after going to court, Rakesh Patra is desperate for a medal not just to prove his worth but also to become financially strong enough to change his family’s fortunes.The..

Focus shifts back to cricket Pivotal SA-Aus third Test from today

        CAPE TOWN THE focus will switch back to cricket as South Africa and Australia clash in the third Test on Thursday, with the world’s number one bowler Kagiso Rabada handed a reprieve to bolster the home side in a pi..

Winning in Davis Cup tough without playing together on Tour: Amritraj

  NEW DELHI,  TENNIS great Vijay Amritraj says there should be least controversy with regards to India’s doubles combination in Davis Cup since the doubles match matters only when there are “even singles matches”.AITA has ..

‘Nothing to prove to anyone, but I have an unfulfilled dream’

  NEW DELHI,  THERE is nothing to prove anymore but quite a bit left to achieve, says India’s most decorated wrestler Sushil Kumar, who considers next month’s Commonwealth Games the first step towards accomplishing his “un..

Rabada cleared by ICCTo play third Test against Australia beginNing on Thursday

      JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH Africa received a major shot in the arm ahead of the third Test against Australia, starting in Cape Town on Thursday, after paceman Kagiso Rabada’s two-match ban for making physical contact with Steve ..

Memory for a lifetime: Karthick on last-ball six

  COLOMBO, (PTI), DINESH Karthick is no Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Joginder Sharma but the Indian batsman is not complaining about the “memories of a lifetime” that his last-ball six against Bangladesh created. Kanitkar’s boundary..

I would ask Rubel to bowl again in 19th over: Shakib

  COLOMBO, (IANS), NOT WANTING to “cry about” their heart-wrenching four-wicket defeat to India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International tri-series, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said he would give the ball to ..

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Lukaku, Matic send Man-U into Cup semis

  MANCHESTER (England), (Reuters), HEADERS by Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic earned Manchester United an unconvincing 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in a low-key FA Cup quarter-final played in freezing conditions on Saturday. United..

DK seals it with a six

  COLOMBO, (PTI), Karthick slams 8-ball 29 to help India beat Bangladesh by four wickets and clinch title Really happy to come out of this performance. We have played really well in this tournament and to not win the final would have been unfor..

‘A+ category was proposed by Virat, Dhoni’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI) CONTRARY to popular belief that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was relegated from the elite category of central contracts, it was the former skipper himself who wanted an A+ grade for top performers, says CoA chief Vinod Rai.Twenty-six ..

Confident India vs gutsy Desh

  COLOMBO, (PTI) India take on Bangladesh in T20 final today A BITTER, yet intense rivalry is expected to produce a cracker of a contest when a confident India take on a fiery Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Twenty20 tri-series, here Su..

Chennaiyin FC lift ISL trophy

    BENGALURU, (PTI) CHENNAIYIN FC lifted their game to a level befitting the occasion and sent fancied Bengaluru FC crushing to a painful 2-3 defeat, clinching the Indian Super League (ISL) title in style here Saturday night.Chennaiyin FC&r..

Sindhu’s dream run over

  Birmingham, (Agencies) PV SINDHU’S run at the All England Open came to an end after she lost 21-19, 19-21, 18-21 against world No 2 Akane Yamaguchi in the semi-finals on Saturday.Sindhu got off to a blazing start and won the first six p..

Nepal earn ODI status

  HARARE, (PTI), NEPAL have gained ODI status for the first time in their history after defeating Papua New Guinea by six wickets in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier play-off.Nepal’s bowlers laid the platform for the comprehensive win, with..