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  • Inability to perform in Powerplays knocked KXIP out, says Ashwin

    Mohali (Punjab): Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain R Ashwin maintained that the reason for not finishing in the top-four of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was the inability to perform in the…

  • Overseas players keen on Women’s IPL

    New Delhi [India]: India’s triumph over Pakistan in the final of the first-ever ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007 drew not only worldwide attention towards T20 cricket but also led to…

  • Leadership roles for Smith, Warner at WC: Langer

    Brisbane: Steve Smith and David Warner would be given leadership roles within the Australian World Cup squad, said head coach Justin Langer as the team held its first training session without the…

  • Decision on Rabada taken by South Africa: Ponting

    New Delhi: Delhi Capitals will definitely miss the services of Purple Cap holder Kagiso Rabada going into the business end of the tournament, but head coach Ricky Ponting made it clear that…

  • We deserve a trophy, says Sarri

    Leeds: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri expressed that he wants to reach into the finals of Europa League and win it. “I want to reach the final against any team, Arsenal or Valencia,”…

  • Bajrang Punia bags gold at Ali Aliev wrestling tournament

    Kapiisk: World number one Bajrang Punia has become the first Indian to win gold at the Ali Aliev wrestling tournament after defeating Viktor Rassadin of Russia in the 65 kg freestyle in…

  • Neeraj Chopra undergoes elbow surgery

    New Delhi: Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Friday ‘undergone’ a surgery in his right elbow, which he mentioned will require ‘some months’ of rehabilitation. The 21-year-old wrote on his Twitter handle:…

  • Xavi Hernandez to retire at end of season

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona legend midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced that he will retire at the end of the season to move into coaching. The Terrassa native in a statement said, “It has…

  • Niranjan Mukundan qualifies for World Para Swimming C’ships

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): Born with a medical condition – spina bifida, Indian para-swimmer Niranjan Mukundan has qualified for World Para Swimming Championships, scheduled to be held in London this year, after winning a…

  • New Zealand Open: HS Prannoy advances into quarter-finals

    Auckland: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy advanced to the men’s singles quarter-finals of the New Zealand Open on Thursday as he defeated Tommy Sugiarto 21-14, 21-12 in the second round. The unseeded Prannoy…

  • Celtic extends Sinclair’s contract by another 12 months

    Leeds [UK]: The Scottish club Celtic FC has extended the contract of Scott Sinclair by another 12 months, the club manager Neil Lennon revealed on Thursday. The former Manchester City and Swansea…

  • Complete breakdown of trust between team and Alex: Eoin Morgan

    London [UK]: England limited-overs captain has said a complete breakdown of trust between Alex Hales and his England team-mates led to Hales’ omission from the World Cup squad. “We’ve been working extremely…

  • IPL 2019: MI defeat SRH in super over, book playoff berth

    Mumbai (Maharashtra):Mumbai Indians booked their place in the playoffs in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a super over here at the Wankhede stadium…

  • Wickets in England to assist batsmen, feels Sachin

    Mumbai: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar reckons that the wickets in England and Wales, set to host the 2019 Cricket World Cup starting May 30, will assist batsmen and bowlers might struggle to…

  • Prannoy stuns Sugiarto, Sai Praneeth crashes out

    Auckland: H.S. Prannoy hogged all the limelight after he stunned Tommy Sugiarto in straight games to sail into the men’s singles quarter finals of the New Zealand Open badminton tournament on Thursday.…

  • Sharapova withdraws from Italian Open with shoulder injury

    Rome: Former world no.1 Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury she has been complaining of through 2018. The three-time champion…

  • Alex Hales to return for Nottinghamshire

    Dubai: England player Alex Hales is set to return for Nottinghamshire, when the team will compete against Durham on May 3. After the reports which stated that Hales failed a recreational drug…

  • India retain top-spot in ICC ODI team rankings

    Dubai: India have retained their top position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings in the annual update on Thursday in which series results from 2015-16 were removed, and outcomes…

  • Neesham, Young and Blundell offered New Zealand central contracts

    London: New Zealand players Jimmy Neesham, Will Young and Tom Blundell have been offered New Zealand central contracts for 2019-20. Neesham, who was missed out in the 2018-19, gave an amazing performance…

  • I would not change anything in Pant, says Iyer

    Chennai: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer, on Wednesday, praised ‘freebie’ Rishabh Pant saying that he would not like to change anything in him. “You need to give him a freebie, you cannot…

  • Messi shines as Barcelona thrash Liverpool

    Barcelona: Barcelona vanquished Liverpool to register a 3-0 win in the first leg of the Champions League’s semi-finals at Camp Nou on Thursday. In this much-anticipated battle, Luis Suarez scored the opening…

  • Apurvi Chandela attains top position in 10m Air Rifle rankings

    New Delhi [India]: Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela added another feather to her already illustrious cap, securing world number one position in the 10m Air Rifle rankings on Wednesday. Apurvi shot a world…

  • Only ‘work’ can get us through difficult moment, Marquinhos on PSG’s poor form

    Leeds [UK]: Paris Saint Germain’s dismal form has made Marquinhos say that they do not have any other option but to ‘work’ to overcome through this ‘difficult moment’. “It’s a difficult moment,…

  • India tour of Windies rescheduled

    London [UK]: India tour of West Indies has been rescheduled as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) has agreed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) request of pushing back…

  • Caster Semenya loses landmark testosterone levels case against IAAF

    Atlanta [US]: Caster Semenya, the double Olympic champion has lost her appeal against the introduction of new rules regulating the testosterone levels for athletes with differences of sex development (DSD). The Court…

  • IPL 2019: CSK thrash Delhi Capitals by 80 runs

    Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Delhi Capitals by 80 runs in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. With this…

  • Getting dropped from Team India affected my form: Umesh

    Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Umesh Yadav feels that getting dropped from the Indian team has affected his form besides the loss of self confidence in the ongoing edition of the…

  • Manpreet to lead Indian team on Australia Tour

    New Delhi: Manpreet Singh will lead the 18-member Indian men’s Hockey team on the Australia Tour, slated to begin on May 10, Hockey India has announced. The Indian team, under newly-appointed Chief…

  • New Zealand Open: World No.212 stuns Saina Nehwal

    Auckland: Young Chinese shuttler Wang Zhiyi caused a major upset in the ongoing New Zealand Open as the 19-year-old outclassed World no. 9 Saina Nehwal in a first round match here on…

  • Smith’s workhorse-like IPL ride statement for critics

    New Delhi: One can never forget the scene when Steve Smith cried at a press conference held in Australia after taking full responsibility of the ball-tampering incident which took place in the…

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