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15-Jan-2018 centurion

S. Africa reach 90/2 after Kohli lifts India to 307 on Day 3

South Africa reached 90/2 in their second innings after bowling out India's first outing for 307 runs on the third day of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Monday.AB de Villiers (50) and Dean Elgar (36) were at the crease for South Africa,...

14-Jan-2018 centurion

Third day's morning session important for us : Ishant Sharma

India pacer Ishant Sharma on Sunday said the morning session of the third day's play against South Africa will be important for the team.Ishant, who bagged three wickets in the first innings, said it is crucial for the team that how skipper Virat Kohli and...

14-Jan-2018 centurion

India post 183/5 after bowling out S. Africa for 335 on Day 2

Indian skipper Virat Kohli (85 batting) waged a lone battle to lift the struggling visitors to 183 for five in their first innings on the second day of the second cricket Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday.The flamboyant Delhi right-hander...

14-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Nadal, Djokovic, favourites at Australian Open, says Federer

After last year's inspirational five-set victory against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, tennis great Roger Federer looked cool, calm and confident when he addressed the media on Sunday, just one day before the 2018 tournament gets underway.But...

13-Jan-2018 Centurion

2nd Test: S. Africa pegged back by late Indian bowling show

India fought back late to reduce South Africa to 269 for six wickets in their first innings on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Saturday.Aiden Markram (94) and Hashim Amla (82) threatened India with signs of a prospective...

13-Jan-2018 Hyderabad

Mohammad Azharuddin to take legal action against HCA officials

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Saturday said he was contemplating legal action against the officials who prevented him from contesting elections to Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) despite BCCI giving the green signal.He told reporters that...

13-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal wants to start afresh at 2018 Australian Open

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has said the bitter disappointment of last year's narrow five-set loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final will not give him any extra motivation for this year's opening Grand Slam."It is impossible to be more motivated...

12-Jan-2018 centurion

Must not get surprised by the bounce in S. Africa : Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday said the batsmen must not get surprised by the challenges offered by the bouncy wickets during the South African tour.Kohli also said that reading bounce will be the key factor during the Proteas tour."We must not get surprised...

11-Jan-2018 Rohtak

Shashi Chopra enters final at women's boxing nationals

World youth championships gold medallist Shashi Chopra entered the final of the featherweight category to set up a high-octane clash against Asian Championships silver medallist Sonia Lather at the 2nd Elite Womens Boxing Championship here on Thursday.Shashi...

11-Jan-2018 centurion

Always good to face new challenges : Jasprit Bumrah

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah who made his Test debut in the series opener against South Africa at Cape Town, on Thursday said it's good to face new challenges.Bumrah said he is relishing the challenges posed by the wickets and the conditions which he was unfamiliar...

11-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer lead rankings at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal has been top seeded at the Australian Open, above Swiss great Roger Federer at two, followed by Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Germany's Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem of Austria.Serbia's Djokovic, who is making a comeback after a six month...

10-Jan-2018 Hyderabad

Delhi beat NE Warriors in PBL

Delhi Dashers jumped to the third spot of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) as they defeated North Eastern Warriors 4-1 at the Gachibowli Stadium here on Wednesday.Delhi won three matches, including the Trump tie, to garner four points and swell...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Bhambri, Ramnathan in second round of qualifiers

India's Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramnathan got through the first match while Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost their matches in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.Bhambri, with an ATP ranking of 121 and...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Novak Djokovic beats Thiem in strong comeback after 6-month absence

In his first appearance in six months, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Wednesday defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 at the Kooyong Classic exhibition here.The 12-time Grand Slam champion seemed to have overcome the elbow injury that ended his...

10-Jan-2018 Bangalore

We need to play enough matches away: Sunil Chhetri

India captain Sunil Chhetri wants the national football team to play more away games this year as it prepares for the AFC Asian Cup in 2019.Chhetri, who is currently playing for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), feels each and every player who...

10-Jan-2018 Geneva

42 Russian athletes banned for doping file CAS appeals

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes against the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the tribunal said.The announcement on Tuesday comes in response to the sanctions imposed by...

09-Jan-2018 Rohtak

Sonia, Shashi impress in women's boxing Nationals

Former world champion Sarita Devi (AIP) and Asian boxing championship silver medallist Sonia Lather stormed into the quarter-finals of the second elite womens National boxing Championship, scoring facile wins here on Tuesday.Sonia (Railways Sports Promotion...

09-Jan-2018 Ahmedabad

Gulfam tops PGTI's Pre Qualifying I

Delhis Gulfam topped the Professional Golf Tour of India's (PGTI) Pre Qualifying I for the 2018 season carding a five-under 67 in the second round here on Tuesday.Gulfam got a total of nine-under 135 at the end of round two as a total of 27 players qualified...

09-Jan-2018 Dubai

Virat Kohl, Cheteshwar Pujara slip in ICC Test rankings

The 72-run loss in the opening Test to South Africa has cost India skipper Virat Kohli a drop to the No.3 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings, which were released here on Tuesday.Besides Kohli, India's batting mainstay Cheteshwar...

09-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Yusuf Pathan suspended for 5 months for doping

Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for five months for doping and this period will end on January 14, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday.The BCCI said Pathan had been serving the backdated five-month suspension...

08-Jan-2018 Cape Town

South Africa beat India by 72 runs in first Test

South Africa bowled out India for 135 in their second innings, registering a 72-run victory on the fourth and penultimate day of the opening cricket Test here on Monday.Indian bowlers had given India big hopes after bowling out South Africa for 130 in their...

08-Jan-2018 Rohtak (Haryana)

Nikhat Zareen, Shashi Chopra advance at women's boxing nationals

Former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen of Telangana breezed past Kerala's Anju Sabu while recently crowned World Youth Championship gold medallist Shashi Chopra of Haryana defeated Shamim Banu of Manipur to advance to the next round of the 2nd Elite Womens...

08-Jan-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains top spot in ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal of Spain remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, released on Monday.Nadal, the 16-time Grand Slam champion, was nearly a thousand points ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer,...

08-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Geeta Phogat will shine at Asian Games, Olympics : Ritu Phogat

Upcoming wrestler Ritu Phogat on Monday came out in support of her elder sister Geeta Phogat and asserted that, despite failing to qualify for the Commonwealth Games, she will prove her mettle at the Asian Games and 2020 Olympics.Geeta failed to book a spot in...

06-Jan-2018 Chennai

Chennai beat Ahmedabad 2-1 in PBL

Chennai Smashers rode P.V. Sindhu's brilliance to pip Ahmedabad Smash Masters 2-1 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.Ahmedabad took a 1-0 lead as the men's doubles pair of Lee Chun Hei Reginald and...

06-Jan-2018 Cape Town (South Africa)

S. Africa reach 65/2, take 142-run lead over India on Day 2

South Africa reached 65 for two in their second innings after bowling India out for 209 in their first innings on the second day of the opening Test at Newlands here on Saturday.The hosts have taken a lead of 142 runs as all-rounder Harik Pandya's fighting...

06-Jan-2018 MADRID

Real Madrid does not need to sign goalkeeper : Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday denied that his club needed to contract a goalkeeper during the winter transfer window.During a press conference one day before the La Liga match against Celta Vigo, Zidane commented on reports that link Athletic...

06-Jan-2018 Cape Town (South Africa)

Hardik Pandya takes a leaf out of De Villiers

The Indian team arrived in South Africa full of confidence and the backing from stars of the previous era as well as pundits of the game.In the past there were two worries for the Indians: One, not enough firepower to hustle the South African batsmen, and...

06-Jan-2018 Cape Town

Hardik Pandya fights to help India post 185/7 at tea against S.Africa

Batsman Hardik Pandya played a fighting knock to help India post 185/7 against South Africa at tea on the second day of the first Test at the Newlands here on Saturday.Pandya (81 batting) who notched up his second Test half-century was at the crease along with...

05-Jan-2018 Cape Town

India 28/3 after bowling out Proteas for 286 on Day 1

India lost three wickets for 28 runs in their first innings after bowling out South Africa for 286 on the opening day of their first cricket Test at Newlands here on Friday.Murali Vijay (1), Shikhar Dhawan (16) and captain Virat Kohli (5) all lost their wickets...

04-Jan-2018 Kolkata

It was a frustrating day for all of us : ATK coach Sheringham

For ATK head coach Teddy Sheringham, it was a frustrating day in office where they had to wait forever for the match to start due to "unavoidable" circumstances which forced FC Goa to reach the city less than two hours before the Indian Super League (ISL)...

04-Jan-2018 New Delhi

CSK retains Dhoni, Raina; KKR releases Gambhir for IPL-2018

Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again be seen in his favourite yellow jersey in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) 2018 season as the Chennai Super Kings retained the Ranchi stumper along with Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.Dhoni...

04-Jan-2018 Madrid

Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open

Five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray on Thursday said he would head home after pulling out of the first tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year due to an ongoing hip problem that has kept the former World No.1 from competitions since mid-way through...

04-Jan-2018 Dubai

Qatar Open : Thiem wins; Rublev sets up quarterfinal against Coric

Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria survived the upset wave by getting past Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-4 in the Qatar Open tennis tournament here while Russia's Andrey Rublev withstood Spain's Fernando Verdasco to set up a quarterfinal tie against Borna...

03-Jan-2018 Lucknow

Delhi smash Chennai in PBL-3

Defending champions Chennai Smashers went down to Delhi Dashers after being forced to concede the last match of the tie due to an ankle injury to Gabrielle Adcock mid-way into the first game in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the BBD UPBA here on Wednesday.The...

03-Jan-2018 Cape Town (South Africa)

Just want to play my 'A' game : Murali Vijay

India Test opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday said he wants to play his 'A' game in the upcoming match against South Africa here on Friday.Vijay also said he is in positive frame of mind for the match and not taking any sort of stress. "I just want to go out...

03-Jan-2018 Pune

Bhambri loses in Tata Open Maharashtra tennis

India's hopes in the singles competition of the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament took another blow on Wednesday as Yuki Bhambri lost to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 in the second round here.In what was the toughest test for Bhambri so...

02-Jan-2018 Capetown (South Africa)

Always important to leave the ball well : Cheteshwar Pujara

On his third trip to South Africa, Indian middle order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara on Tuesday advised his team's batsmen to "leave the ball well" when the Virat Kohli-led side takes the field in the first Test against South Africa here from Friday."It is...

02-Jan-2018 New Delhi

I-League: East Bengal thump Arrows to stay on top

An all-out aggressive East Bengal blanked Indian Arrows 2-0 in a one-sided I-League contest at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.Attacking midfielder Mahmoud Al Amna opened the scoring for East Bengal with a superb curling free-kick in the 13th minute....

02-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Ten-man Chennai City stun Mohun Bagan

Ten-man Chennai City FC stunned former champions Mohun Bagan 2-1 in an I-League encounter at the latter's Maidan club ground here on Tuesday.Kyrgyz defender Veniamin Shumeiko (71st minute) scored the winner in the second half after Jean Michael Joachim's (6th)...

01-Jan-2018 Indore

Vidarbha clinch maiden Ranji Trophy title

Vidarbha clinched their maiden Ranji Trophy cricket title crushing Delhi by nine wickets on the fourth and penultimate day of their final at the Holkar Stadium here on Monday.Vidarbha put up a huge first innings total of 547, taking a commanding lead of 252 runs...

01-Jan-2018 Mumbai

I read books to get rid of match pressure : Mithali Raj

India Women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she reads books to get rid of match pressure."When you are on the field, and everyone is looking up to you and the entire team to bring back the trophy, (then) it is not just about the game. So, it is necessary...

31-Dec-2017 Kochi (Kerala)

Bengaluru beat Kerala in ISL tie

Bengaluru FC defeated Kerala Blasters FC 3-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Sunday.Sunil Chettri (60th minute) converted a penalty at the hour mark to open Bengaluru's account. Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores (90+3, 90+4) struck twice in the second...

30-Dec-2017 Chennai

Viswanathan Anand third in World Blitz Chess, Carlsen wins the title

Two days after he won the World Rapid Chess Championship, Indian chess Grand Master (GM) and five time World Champion Viswanathan Anand on Saturday established again that he is a force to reckon with third position at the King Salman FIDE World Blitz Championship...

30-Dec-2017 Cape Town (South Africa)

Virat Kohli believes balanced Indian team ready for Proteas test

India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday expressed confidence that his team was a balanced side capable of getting an elusive Test series win against South Africa.India arrived here on a 56-day-long tour in which they will play three Tests, six One-Day Internationals...

30-Dec-2017

Badminton stars give cricketers a run for their money

Year-end media reviews are invariably about cricket, more cricket and lots of cricket. In the last few years Indias champion badminton stars have done excellently to stay in public eye. They have even put the cricketers in the shade.Cueist Pankaj Advani, winning...

30-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sushil Kumar, supporters booked by Delhi Police

Indian wrestling star Sushil Kumar was booked by Delhi Police on Saturday following a complaint by fellow grappler Parveen Rana.Supporters of Sushil and Rana had clashed at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Friday during trials to select the Indian wrestling...

30-Dec-2017 New Delhi

A watershed year for Indian badminton (2017 in Retrospect)

Indian badminton in 2017 continued to move northwards, dishing out one stunning performance after another, especially with the men's shuttlers earning respect on the global stage.While P.V. Sindhu extended her status as India's leading shuttler, the likes of...

29-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Indian cricket vaults to new high amid off-field controversies

The Indian men's cricket team achieved many highs in 2017 -- winning 37 out of their 53 matches across all formats -- even as the women hogged the limelight by finishing runners-up at the ICC women's World Cup in London. But off-field controversies refused...

28-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Carolina Marin keen to regain World No.1 rank in 2018

Four Superseries finals with one win could sum up Spanish badminton star Carolina Marin's form in 2017 which she conceded wasn't the best for her and hoped -- with an eye on regaining the top spot in the world rankings -- that the coming year will fetch her...

27-Dec-2017 Mumbai

U-19 boys will have to adapt fast in New Zealand : Rahul Dravid

India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid on Wednesday asserted that the conditions in New Zealand will pose the biggest challenge to his wards when the U-19 World Cup starts next month."The conditions would provide unique challenge in that no one in the team has played...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shuttler Ashwini backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Indian doubles star Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday backed the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) decision to make it mandatory for top shuttlers to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018.Ashwini's comments came a week after many singles...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shuttler Ashwini backs BWF's 2018 schedule

Indian doubles star Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday backed the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) decision to make it mandatory for top shuttlers to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018.Ashwini's comments came a week after many singles...

26-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rohit Sharma defends Mahendra Singh Dhoni's place in ODI, T20I teams

India opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday joined his skipper Virat Kohli in backing former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future in India's limited-overs side.Having firmly backed Dhoni during his media interactions in the recently concluded series against Sri...

26-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rohit is ahead of Kohli in limited overs : Sandeep Patil

Former BCCI chief selector Sandeep Patil stirred a fresh controversy saying opener Rohit Sharma is a better batsman than skipper Virat Kohli in limited overs cricket."Virat Kohli fans might not like it but I have to say Rohit Sharma is currently the better...

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