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23-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned

The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.Put in to bat, India were 199/3 in 39.2 overs before rain played the spoilsport. After the continuous rain, the match officials...

23-Jun-2017 Sydney

Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.Continuing...

23-Jun-2017 London

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday.Sarfraz, who recently guided the men's team to their maiden ICC Champions Trophy...

23-Jun-2017 Derby (UK)

India face England in Women's World Cup opener

India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.India will bank on the experience of Mithali Raj, the world's second highest-capped batter behind Charlotte...

22-Jun-2017 Dubai

Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team : Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners."My advice to the team would be...

22-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained.Kumble, who put in his resignation on June 20, had offered a...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics

Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year's Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Karmakar, who finished in fourth place...

22-Jun-2017 Paris

Usain Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.The meeting in the Municipality, slated on July 21, is the final Diamond League fixture before August's IAAF...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Partnership with captain Kohli was untenable : Anil Kumble

Acknowledging the rift with captain Virat Kohli, legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble on Tuesday decided against continuing in his post as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.In a statement posted on his Twitter handle, Kumble said that the partnership with the...

20-Jun-2017

Victory for gutsy Pakistan and Kohli's diplomacy

The present crop of Pakistani cricketers may or may not care to know when their team last beat India. All they will now say is that the Indians will not forget the pasting they got in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final.India otherwise have an envious record...

20-Jun-2017 London

Bowlers failed India, reckons off-spinner Harbhajan Singh

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday blamed the bowlers for India's dismal show in the Champions Trophy final cricket match against Pakistan at The Oval here.Pakistan, despite their strength in the bowling department, posted a mammoth 338/4 after being...

19-Jun-2017 London

Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Shahid Afridi

After Pakistan clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy crown, former skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday rated his side as one of the serious contenders for the 50-over World Cup title, to be played in England and Wales in 2019.On Sunday, Pakistan outclassed...

18-Jun-2017 Jakarta

Ruthless Kidambi Srikanth whips Sakai to win Indonesian Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was at his ruthless best as he defeated Japanese Sakai Kazumasa in straight games and clinch the men's singles title at the Indonesian Open Superseries Premier here on Sunday.Srikanth made short work of Sakai 21-11, 21-19 in...

18-Jun-2017 London

HWL Semi Final: India rout Pakistan 7-1 to enter quarters

Penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh and forwards Talwinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored a brace apiece as a relentless India flayed Pakistan 7-1 in a Pool B clash to storm into the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final here on...

17-Jun-2017 Kolkata

India overwhelming favourites : Wriddhiman Saha

India's Test wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha put India as firm favourites to retain the ICC Champions Trophy crown as they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the final in London on Sunday.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a CAB first division league...

17-Jun-2017 London

No one should discount Pakistan : Michael Hussey

Former Australia left-hander Michael Hussey feels that although India are hot favourites to retain the ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan cannot be discounted as they have a feeling of "destiny" with them."India is in a great place and must be favoured to retain...

15-Jun-2017 Birmingham

Dhawan's record-breaking date with ICC Champions Trophy

Swashbuckling opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday became India's highest run-getter in the ICC Champions Trophy, surpassing former skipper Sourav Ganguly's haul of 665 runs.Dhawan reached the landmark during India's chase of 265 against Bangladesh in the second...

14-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

India played best football against Kyrgyzstan : Sunil Chhetri

India skipper Sunil Chhetri says he does not remember in his decade-long career the last time the team played such good football after they rode on his superb second-half strike to beat Kyrgyzstan in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group A qualifier here on Tuesday."I'm...

13-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Chhetri stunner helps India win 1-0 against Kyrgyzstan

Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a peach of a goal as India beat Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in their AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers Group A match here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Tuesday.India now have six points from two outings and a clean slate to show for. The Stephen...

13-Jun-2017 Dubai

Virat Kohli tops ICC ODI batting chart, Shikhar Dhawan in top-10

India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday reclaimed the top batting spot in the ICC One-day International (ODI) rankings surpassing his South African counterpart AB de Villiers and Australian David Warner.Kohli, who had entered the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy...

13-Jun-2017 Cardiff

Amir's temperament helped team win against Sri Lanka : Sarfraz Ahmed

Following Pakistan's win in the do-or-die clash against Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy, captain Sarfraz Ahmed has credited the victory to their front-line pacer Mohammad Amir and his temperament with the bat.In pursuit of Sri Lankan's 236, Pakistan were...

12-Jun-2017 Birmingham

We want to play with a free mind : Mashrafe Mortaza

Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Monday said his team wants to play their Champions Trophy semi-final against India without any pressure and that no one should tag them as champions just yet."No one should start thinking that we have become champions....

12-Jun-2017 Montreal

Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time defeating his Mercedes colleague Finland's Valtteri Bottas and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who was driving for Red Bull.Hamilton, who on Saturday had secured the coveted...

12-Jun-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal returns to second spot, Murray on top of ATP rankings

Spaniard Rafael Nadal regained the second place in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings on Monday, a day after winning his tenth French Open title.However, Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the ATP rankings, despite losing...

11-Jun-2017 London

Soft dismissals cost us the match : AB de Villiers

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers on Sunday blamed soft dismissals for their eight wickets loss to India in the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here.De Villiers also conceded that his side was outplayed in every department of the game and two run-outs...

11-Jun-2017 London

India overwhelm S. Africa to enter Champions Trophy semis

Defending champions India here on Sunday rode on a superb display by their bowlers to thump South Africa by eight wickets and become the first team from Group B to enter the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament.Disciplined Indian bowling dismissed...

10-Jun-2017 London

South Africa will have to bat well against India : Graeme Smith

Former captain Graeme Smith has said that South Africa will have to bat well against India in the do-or die ICC Champions Trophy Group B clash at the Oval here on Sunday.South Africa were restricted to 219/8 in 50 overs in their previous match against Pakistan...

10-Jun-2017 Cardiff

Pakistan need to maintain positive attitude : Shahid Afridi

Former al-rounder Shahid Afridi has asserted that Pakistan need to maintain a positive attitude in order to defeat Sri Lanka in a must win Group B game and reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy cricket tournament.Pakistan have one win and a...

09-Jun-2017 Cardiff

Champions Trophy 2017: Shakib, Mahmadullah keep Bangladesh alive

Bangladesh rode on a record partnership by centurions Shakib Al-Hasan and Mahmadullah to defeat New Zealand by five wickets in their Group A match at the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Friday.Needing 266 runs for the win, Bangladesh were off a nightmarish...

09-Jun-2017 London

Its tough when de Villiers doesn't perform : David Miller

South African batsman David Miller on Friday backed his captain AB de Villiers, who is in poor form in the ongoing Champions Trophy cricket tournament, and said it was very human-like for the skipper to fail.The 33-year-old star batsman has been in the roughest...

09-Jun-2017 Birmingham

A lot of settling down in these four years : David Warner

Australia opener David Warner on Friday said he is a more responsible person now on and off the field than he was four years ago when the southpaw took a swing at England's Joe Root in a bar here.Ahead of Australia's must-win Group A game here on Saturday against...

08-Jun-2017 London

Champions Trophy 2017: Lankan batting trumps India

Sri Lanka rode on a solid batting display to register a seven-wicket victory over India in their Group B Champions Trophy match at The Oval here on Thursday.Set a challenging target of 322 runs, the Lankans rode on half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Danushka...

07-Jun-2017 Paris

Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the women's singles semi-finals in the French Open tennis championships.The 27-year-old Bacsinszky on Tuesday defeated Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes in a...

07-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Amit Sadh meets hockey player Sandeep Singh

Actor Amit Sadh met former hockey star Sandeep Singh and says the latter is a star in the real sense.Amit tweeted on Wednesday a photograph of himself along with Singh."Indian jersey hockey champ and former India captain Sandeep Singh at the hockey training...

06-Jun-2017 Cardiff

England beat New Zealand, become first team to reach semi-finals

England beat New Zealand by 87 runs in a Group A clash of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Sophia Gardens here on Tuesday to become the first side to qualify for the semi-finals.Chasing 311 for victory, New Zealand lost the plot after in-form skipper Kane Williamson...

05-Jun-2017 Birmingham (England)

Skipper Virat Kohli calls for improvement in fielding

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has criticised the team's fielding against Pakistan in their Group B match of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here.Kohli gave his team only six out of ten points for the fielding display on Sunday, where there were some misfields,...

04-Jun-2017 Birmingham (England)

Champions Trophy 2017: India thrash Pakistan in one-sided clash

India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 124 runs in a rain-marred Group B encounter of the Champions Trophy here on Sunday.Asked to bat first, the Indians rode on a power-packed performance by the top order to post a challenging total of 319/3 in an innings...

04-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Merge ISL, I-league, waive franchise fee : Bhaichung Bhutia

India's former soccer captain and former Football Players Association of India president Bhaichung Bhutia on Sunday pitched for merger of the Indian Super League and the I-League for a 20-team long-duration tourney and asserted that the age-old I-league clubs...

04-Jun-2017 Bangkok

Shuttler B. Sai Praneeth clinches title at Thailand Open

Third seeded Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth defeated Indonesian fourth seed Jonatan Christie in the final to capture the men's singles title in the $1,20,000 Thailand Open Grand Prix badminton championships here on Sunday.Praneeth lost the first game 17-21...

04-Jun-2017 Doda

All India 13th Gufran Memorial Tourney from 29th June

To boost the sports activities in the region and to provide the platform to the local cricketers of the State, the Young Star Cricket Club (YSCC) Doda is going to conduct prestigious All India 13th Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2016 from 29th...

03-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Handling pressure key in Indo-Pak tie : Harbhajan Singh

Asserting that India has the edge in their Champions Trophy game against Pakistan, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday that the team which handles pressure better will emerge triumphant.India and Pakistan will start their campaign in the Champions...

02-Jun-2017 London

Balanced India hold advantage over Pakistan : Shahid Afridi

All-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday put his weight behind the Indian cricket team and said the Virat Kohli-led squad holds an edge over Pakistan in the upcoming Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on June 4.India possess a formidable batting line-up with...

02-Jun-2017 Cardiff

I understand why James wants to leave Real Madrid : Cristiano Ronaldo

Though hopeful that teammate and Colombia international James Rodriguez would stay put at Real Madrid, the Spanish football heavyweights' star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that the attacking midfielder has reasons to leave in the summmer."James has...

02-Jun-2017 Bangkok

Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth reach Thailand Open semis

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth stormed into the semi-finals of the $1,20,000 Thailand Open Grand Prix badminton tournament with contrasting wins in the women's and men's singles quarter-finals, respectively, here on Friday.London Olympics...

02-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Greg Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling : Irfan Pathan

Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15...

01-Jun-2017 London

CT2017: England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets

A brilliant batting display helped England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in Group A match of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at the Kennington Oval here on Thursday.Chasing a challenging total of 306, Alex Hales (95) and Joe Root (133 not out)...

01-Jun-2017 Cardiff

Never faced booing by home fans at Man United : Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he misses playing at his former football club Manchester United before the fans there ahead of his team's Champions League final clash against Juventus here on Saturday.Ronaldo was speaking about his frustration...

01-Jun-2017 Paris

Rafael Nadal storms into French Open third round

Rafael Nadal confidently moved one step closer to a potential 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 second-round victory over Robin Haase.The Spaniard needed just an hour and 49 minutes on Wednesday to overcome his 46th-ranked opponent, playing a clean...

31-May-2017 New Delhi

Shami key to India's Champions Trophy prospects : Irfan Pathan

As the high-octane ICC Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan draws closer, veteran India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has picked India as the favourites besides counting pacer Mohammed Shami as the key to the prospects of the men-in-blue in the June 1-18...

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