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19-Jan-2017 Perth

Australia beat Pakistan by seven wickets in 3rd ODI

Steve Smith's unbeaten eighth One-Day International (ODI) ton helped Australia to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the third match at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground here on Thursday.With this victory, the hosts now have an important 2-1...

19-Jan-2017 Sibu (Malaysia)

Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram advance at Malaysia Masters

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram advanced in the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday.Top seed Saina defeated Hanna Ramadini of Indonesia 21-17, 21-12 in 42 minutes while Sixth seed Jayaram edged past Chinese Taipei's Hsueh Hsuan...

19-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Hesh and I are good friends : Leander Paes

Leander Paes, India's never-give-up tennis star, said he hopes to work well under the captaincy of his former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi since "we are good friends"."I don't forsee any problem. I will remain calm and collected," he told IANS a few hours...

18-Jan-2017 Melbourne

Rohan Bopanna , Sania Mirza enter second round of Australian Open

India's star tennis doubles players, Rohan Bopanna pairing Pable Cuevas of Peru and Sania Mirza pairing with her new partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic, advanced to the second round with little difficulty on the third day of the Australian Open.Bopanna...

15-Jan-2017 Pune

First ODI: Centurions Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav star in India's win

Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav slammed quickfire centuries to steer India to a three-wicket victory over England in the first One-Day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.Chasing a difficult 351-run target, the hosts were...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian hockey is back to top, feels British star Ashley Jackson

Britain's hockey star Ashley Jackson reckons that the new crop of Indian players can be lethal in the international stage and the recent success has only added to their confidence."I think it's safe to say with the senior team's performances over the past four...

14-Jan-2017 Pune

I am ready for bulk of the responsibility now : Virat Kohli

India's new limited-overs cricket captain Virat Kohli is ready to take the majority of the responsibility and expects previous incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni to play more freely now he is not the skipper anymore."I have to take bulk of the responsibility now....

11-Jan-2017 Dubai

Virat Kohli, Warner chase top-ranked ODI batsman de Villiers

India's Virat Kohli, currently second in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International (ODI) rankings, will have his eyes on the top spot, currently held by South African AB de Villiers, when he starts the three-match rubber against England,...

08-Jan-2017 Doha

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to claim Doha title

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to defend his Qatar ExxonMobil Open title and exact revenge on the World No. 1 tennis star.In an electrifying final here on Saturday, the Serbian captured his first title since July (Rogers Cup) and showed some...

07-Jan-2017 Brisbane

Sania wins Brisbane International crown but loses No. 1 WTA rank

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza clinched her first title of the season with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands by winning the Brisbane International women's doubles title here on Saturday.Sania, who has held the WTA doubles No. 1 ranking for 91 weeks beginning...

07-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Dhoni saved me many times from getting dropped : Virat Kohli

Paying rich tributes to his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, newly-appointed skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday revealed that the Ranchi wicketkeeper-batsman saved him on numerous occasions from getting dropped from the national cricket team.The 28-year-old,...

06-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Sourav Ganguly backs Yuvraj Singh's inclusion for England series

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday backed Yuvraj Singh to get some runs in the limited overs cricket series against England after the dashing left-hander was included in the team to be led by new skipper Virat Kohli.The 35-year-old Yuvraj was on...

06-Jan-2017 Mumbai

It was my father's dream to make me a cricketer : Harbhajan Singh

India's veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says it was his late father Sardar Sardev Singhs dream to see him become a cricketer.Harbhajan will next be seen in the upcoming episode of popular singing reality show "The Voice India Season 2". He will be cheering...

06-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Virat Kohli condemns Bengaluru mass molestation

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Friday took to Twitter to condemn the mass molestation in Bengaluru on New Years Eve saying "those men who do not respect women have no right to call themselves men"."What happened in Bengaluru is really really disturbing....

06-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Yuvraj Singh back in Virat Kohli-led ODI, T20 squads against England

Star batsman Yuvraj Singh was named in the Indian One-Day International (ODI) and T20 squads for the three-match series against England, led by new skipper Virat Kohli, starting on January 15, BCCI's Chairman of Selectors M.S.K. Prasad announced here on Friday.Mahendra...

06-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Virat Kohli takes over as India's full time skipper

Test skipper Virat Kohli was on Friday handed the reigns of India's One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International cricket sides after Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as the limited overs side captain on Wednesday.The announcement came after the Board...

06-Jan-2017 Doha

Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic in semis at ExxonMobil Open

The world's top two tennis players, Britain's Andy Murray and Serbia's Novak Djokovic, have advanced to the semi-finals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.Murray, the World No.1, beat Spain's Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7-4), 7-5. Djokovic, the defending champion, took...

06-Jan-2017 Kolkata

You'll always be my captain, says Virat Kohli of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India's Test captain Virat Kohli on Friday said departing limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always been a leader a youngster would love to be with.Dhoni on Wednesday stepped down as India's One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I)...

05-Jan-2017 Chennai

Not retiring: Leander Paes

After losing a late night encounter against the Indian men's doubles pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja, tennis legend Leander Paes dismissed all talk of retirement, saying he hoped to be back holding aloft the Chennai Open trophy next year.Over the past...

04-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as limited overs captain

Talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni stumped every cricket fan on Wednesday when he informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he is stepping down as the skipper of India's One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International sides, ending a trophy-filled...

03-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Too early to take my name as next BCCI president : Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday calmed talk about him taking over as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, saying "it's too early" to draw any such conclusions."It's better not to take my name. There is no reason to take...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court bowls out BCCI brass, Anurag takes dig at judges

Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI for refusing to implement the R.M. Lodha Committee reforms, the Supreme Court on Monday sacked its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.Besides showing the door to Thakur and Shirke, the court issued notices asking...

02-Jan-2017 Shimla

Anurag Thakur's innings in BCCI; fast furious, short-lived

Dethroned BCCI President Anurag Thakur's innings in Indian cricket was just like a T20 match -- fast furious but short-lived.Before he could score well, the match was over and Thakur, one of the BJP's most flamboyant MPs and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

For me it was not a personal battle with SC : Anurag Thakur

After being removed from the post of BCCI President by the Supreme Court, Anurag Thakur on Monday maintained that it was not his personal battle with the court and his commitment to cricket will remain the same.The apex court on Monday removed both Thakur...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court sacks BCCI bosses for defying Lodha recommendations

Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI for not complying with its orders to implement the R.M. Lodha Committee reforms, the Supreme Court on Monday sacked its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.Besides showing the door to both Thakur and Shirke, the...

31-Dec-2016 Dubai

Steve Smith ends 2016 as top-ranked Test batsman

Australia skipper Steve Smith consolidated his position atop the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings with 937 rating points after his match-winning century against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test.Smith is followed by India skipper Virat Kohli and...

30-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Had received acting offer for 'Dangal', says Ritu Phogat

Promising wrestler Ritu Phogat on Friday revealed that she was offered a role in the recently-released Aamir Khan-starrer "Dangal", based on her father Mahavir Singh Phogat's life.But the 21-year-old, who recently clinched her second successive gold medal at the...

30-Dec-2016 New Delhi

We aren't getting engaged : Virat Kohli

Test skipper Virat Kohli on Friday took to Twitter to rubbish media reports of his engagement to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.Rumours of the 28-year-old Kohli, who recently guided India to a 4-0 thrashing of England, getting engaged to Anushka on New...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

May be quitting IOA soon : Narinder Batra

Critising the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for appointing scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as honorary Life Presidents, IOA Associate Vice-President Narinder Batra on Wednesday said he might quit the Olympic body soon.Expressing his reservations...

27-Dec-2016 Sydney

Virat Kohli named captain of Cricket Australia's ODI Team of the Year

Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday named India Test skipper Virat Kohli as captain of the board's One-Day International (ODI) Team of the Year, which also includes promising medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the other Indian.Besides the Indian duo, the team comprises...

25-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Nair needs to build on unbeaten 303 for a great future : Rahul Dravid

India A cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid feels that India's latest triple-centurion Karun Nair needs to build on his exploits in the recently-concluded Test series against England in order to have a successful career.Dravid, who is also the head coach...

23-Dec-2016 New Delhi

PWL will help me prepare for other global tourneys : Sakshi Malik

Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik wants to use the upcoming second edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) as a platform for her future global tournaments like the Asian Championships and the World Championships.Sakshi (58kg) will represent...

23-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Lot of things will change after January 2 or 3 : Anurag Thakur

Already in troubled waters since the Supreme Court's possible perjury charge against him, an under-fire Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur said on Friday that a lot of things will change after January 2 or 3 when the apex court...

22-Dec-2016 Dubai

Ravichandran Ashwin elated at being named ICC Cricketer of the Year

After being adjudged the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricketer of the Year, India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday termed the award as a recognition of his performance both with the bat and ball in the last couple of years.Ashwin,...

22-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Harbhajan Singh rubbishes reports of his joining Congress

Amid speculation that Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh will join the Congress in Punjab, he rubbished all such reports, saying he had no intention to join politics in near future."I have no intentions of joining politics any time soon. Please stop spreading...

22-Dec-2016 Dubai

Ravichandran Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year

India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday was named the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricketer of the Year, while Test skipper Virat Kohli was chosen to lead the ODI Team of the Year.Ashwin was the only Indian in ICC's Test Team of...

21-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Praful Patel re-elected AIFF president

Incumbent Praful Patel was unanimously elected the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held here on Wednesday.The electoral process was completed in the presence of the appointed returning officer Justice Bipin...

21-Dec-2016 Pune

Sachin Tendulkar unveils revamped multi-specialty hospital in Pune

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday inaugurated the revamped and expanded multi-specialty hospital of Welfare Medical Foundation Trust here, an official said.The existing medicare centre run by the WMF Trust has been converted into a 60-bed specialty...

20-Dec-2016 Mumbai

I associate with brands I believe in, says Sania Mirza

Tennis star Sania Mirza, who graced the launch of her sister Anam Mirza's Label Bazaar, says she associates with brands which she truly believes in.Sania Mirza was present on Tuesday at the launch of the Third Season of The Label Bazaar Exhibition, helmed by...

20-Dec-2016 Chennai

Ruthless India thrash England to pocket series 4-0

Riding on Karun Nair's unbeaten 303 and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's seven for 48, a ruthless India on Tuesday hammered England by an innings and 75 runs in the fifth cricket Test and clinched the five-match rubber 4-0.The Virat Kohli-led side have now...

20-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Sachin Tendulkar, Kavita Seth donate Rs 1 lakh each to charity

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Kavita Seth have donated Rs 100,000 each to the Rotary Club of Mumbai's The Anshul.Seksaria Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Project.The project is aimed at helping 100 surgeries for children whose parents are unable...

19-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Nair's knock reminded me of Sehwag : Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said middle-order batsman Karun Nair's unbeaten 303-run knock against England reminded him of two-time triple-century-maker Virender Sehwag -- but he refused to compare them as the two played in different eras.Nair...

19-Dec-2016 Chennai

Nair's triple ton piles misery on England

Indian batsmen's love affair with the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here continued as middle-order batsman Karun Nair on Monday became only the second Indian after former opener Virender Sehwag to slam a triple ton here.Nair's brilliant unbeaten 303 helped India...

19-Dec-2016 Chennai

Best knock of my life : Karun Nair

After becoming the second Indian cricketer to score a triple century in a Test innings, middle-order batsman Karun Nair on Monday described his unbeaten 303-run knock as the best of his budding career.The right-hander remained undefeated at 303 at stumps on...

19-Dec-2016 Chennai

Cricket was in his blood from age 10 : Karun Nair's father

"cricket was in his blood from age 10," an exhilarated Kaladharan Nair said as records tumbled before his 25-year-old son, Karun Nair, at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Monday."We -- my wife also -- are in the stadium watching our son play this innings....

18-Dec-2016 Lucknow

India clinch their second Hockey Junior World Cup title

Home favourites India produced a clinical performance here on Sunday to outclass maiden finalists Belgium 2-1 and clinch their second Hockey Junior World Cup title after a 15-year-gap.Gurjant Singh (eighth minute) and Simranjeet Singh (22nd) scored the two...

18-Dec-2016 Chennai

Didn't want to waste opportunity of scoring big : K.L. Rahul

India opener K.L. Rahul said he was determined to score big on a batsman-friendly pitch after crafting a superb 199 to guide India to a strong position at stumps on the third day of the fifth Test against England here on Sunday.Rahul faced 311 deliveries,...

18-Dec-2016 Chennai

Fifth Test: Rahul misses double ton as India post 391/4

Lokesh Rahul missed out on a double century as India posted 391/4 in their first innings at stumps on the third day of the fifth and final cricket Test against England here on Sunday.The hosts now trail by 86 runs England's first innings score of 477.At the...

17-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vijender Singh retains WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title

India's Vijender Singh outpunched Tanzania's Francis Cheka by technical knockout at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Saturday to defend his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title.The 31-year-old Indian took just three rounds to conquer the current African champion...

17-Dec-2016 Chennai

Need to get a good first innings lead vs England : Umesh Yadav

Pacer Umesh Yadav on Saturday revealed that the plan is to get a sizeable lead on the third day and get England out cheaply in the second innings of the ongoing fifth and final cricket Test.Yadav, who bowled consistently fast on an unresponsive M.A. Chidambaram...

17-Dec-2016 Chennai

Fifth Test: Rahul, Parthiv take India to 60/0 vs England

India reached 60/0 in their first innings at stumps in reply to England's 477 on the second day of the fifth and final Test at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.Senior wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel, who was promoted to open the innings in...

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