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Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the ... read..


Disappointed at not getting big scores, says opener Rahul
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Indian opener Lokesh Rahul on Sunday said he was disappointed at not being able to capitalise upon the good starts into big score. ... read..


Ferrari, Vettel opt for winning strategy at Australian Grand Prix (Lead)
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Ferrari and its German driver Sebastian Vettel opted for a winning strategy on Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix here, managing to snatch the 43rd victory of his career. ... read..


England can do well at major football tournaments, feels Lingard
London | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The England football team has not won an international tournament for more than half a century, but Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard is confident that the present squad has the ability to turn things around. ... read..


Del Potro beats Haase, sets up clash with Federer at Miami Open
Miami | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro rolled to a 6-2, 6-4 win over the Netherlands' Robin Haase, setting up a third-round showdown with Swiss great Roger Federer at the Miami Open. ... read..


Pandey's 104 helps India 'Red' beat Tamil Nadu by 32 runs
Visakhapatnam | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Batsman Manish Pandey scored 104 as India 'Red' registered a 32-run win over Tamil Nadu in a Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament match at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Corchia called up by France to replace injured Sidibe
Paris | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Lille's defender Sebastien Corchia was called up on Sunday by the French football team to replace Djibril Sidibe, who was injured in a 2018 World Cup qualifier a day earlier, ahead of a friendly against Spain at home. ... read..


Fourth Test: Australia claim advantage on second day (Roundup)
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured four wickets in the final session to hand Australia an advantage on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Sunday. ... read..


National Drag Racing Championship 2nd & 3rd rounds cancelled
Chennai | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A technical failure in the timing equipment imported from the US forced the cancellation of the second and third (final) rounds of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2016 on Sunday. ... read..


Ind v Aus: Kuldeep's dream debut makes family proud
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Family of spinner Kuldeep Yadav celebrated his dream debut for Indian vs Australia Test match in Dharamsala yesterday, taking four wickets. ... read..


Lyon's late strikes give Aussies edge in Dharamsala Test
Dharamsala [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon bagged four wickets in the final session to leave India in a spot of bother at 248-6 at stumps on Day Two of the series-deciding Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Fourth Test: India vs Australia second day's scoreboard
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The following is the scoreboard after the second day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday: ... read..


FIFA expresses satisfaction over Guwahati stadium for U-17 World Cup
Guwahati | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A delegation of the world football governing body FIFA, accompanied by members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), on Sunday visited the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here to assess the preparedness of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup venue. ... read..


Nathon Lyon with 4/67 gives Australia advantage in 4th Test
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured four wickets in the final session to hand Australia the advantage on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Sunday. ... read..


Mehedi Hasan's inclusion for Lanka ODIs was my decision: BCB president
Colombo [Sri Lanka] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has revealed that it was his decision to choose Mehedi Hasan for the ongoing four-match series against Sri Lanka. ... read..


New Zealand trail by 247 runs vs South Africa in Third Test
Hamilton | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
After dismissing South Africa for 314, New Zealand scored 67 without loss in their first innings at stumps on the second day of their Third cricket Test match at the Seldon Park here on Sunday. ... read..


Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in Belgrade
Moscow | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Three Russian football fans who came to watch a match between Moscows Spartak and Serbian football club Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) were stabbed in Belgrade. ... read..


Federer beats Tiafoe of US to advance at Miami Open
Miami | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer encountered more resistance than expected from American teenager Frances Tiafoe in second-round action, but he took full control toward the end to win 7-6, (7-2), 6-3 at the Miami Open here. ... read..


Federer tips teen Tiafoe for bright future
Johannesburg [South Africa] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has tipped Frances Tiafoe to have a great future in the game after beating the American teenager in straight sets in the Miami Open qualifier earlier today. ... read..


Rahul, Pujara guide India after slow start (Lead Tea)
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Opener Lokesh Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara hit half-centuries as India reached 153/2 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. ... read..


Bosnia & Herzegovina thrash Gibraltar 5-0
Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) crushed Gibraltar 5-0 in the fifth round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group H qualifiers at the Bilino Polje Stadium here. ... read..


Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel stormed to victory ahead of the UK's Lewis Hamilton and Finland's Valtteri Bottas at the Australian Grand Prix here on Sunday, giving the Italian team a second victory in 18 months. ... read..


Brazil can get better, says midfielder Coutinho
Sao Paulo | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Midfielder Philippe Coutinho has insisted that the Brazilian football team still has scope for improvement despite winning seven straight matches since the appointment of coach Tite. ... read..


Pujara, Rahul guide India to 153/2 in fourth Test (Tea Report)
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara and Lokesh Rahul hit half-centuries as India reached 153/2 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. ... read..


Mbappe debuts in France's World Cup qualifiers win, Ronaldo helps Portugal
Paris | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe made his international debut for France in a 3-1 victory over Luxembourg, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to earn Portugal a 3-0 home win against Hungary in the 2018 World Cup European qualifiers. ... read..


Indian eves play 2-2 draw against Chile
West Vancouver (Canada) | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The Indian eves played a 2-2 draw against Chile in a closely-fought first match ahead of the all-important Womens Hockey World League Round 2 here. ... read..


Indian football team gears up for 'bigger challenge' against Myanmar
Yangon [Myanmar] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Just a few days after winning their first-ever away International Friendly match since June 2005 against Cambodia in Phnom Penh, the Indian senior men's football team landed in Yangon on Saturday afternoon for what national coach Stephen Constantine descr ... read..


Defender Fagner set for Brazil start against Paraguay
Sao Paulo | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Corinthians' left-back Fagner has vowed to make the most of every minute after he was informed about his inclusion in Brazil's playing eleven against Paraguay in the World Cup football qualifier here on Tuesday. ... read..


Vettel outpaces Hamilton to win season-opening Australian GP
Johannesburg [South Africa] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari back on track as he fended off Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to win season-opening Australian Gran Prix at Melbourne's lakeside Albert Park Circuit here on Sunday. ... read..


India off to slow start on second day (Lead Lunch)
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
India posted 64/1 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. ... read..


See myself competing for batsman's slot in Team India: Dinesh Karthik
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has consistently been amongst the runs in the domestic circuit, is now eyeing a batsman's slot in the national team, knowing all too well that it was far from easy to displace Wriddhiman Saha and Mahendra Singh Dho ... read..


Hamilton Test: Kiwis make steady start against Proteas on Day 2
Hamilton [New Zealand] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Openers Tom Latham and Jeet Raval produced calm and composed performance as New Zealand reached 67 for no loss at stumps on Day Two of the third and the final Test against South Africa at Seddon Park on Sunday. ... read..


Indian eves hold Chile in thrilling 2-2 stalemate
West Vancouver [Canada] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Indian women's team settled for a 2-2 draw against Chile in a closely-fought first match ahead of the all-important Hockey World League Round 2 here in West Vancouver last evening. ... read..


WC qualifiers: Ronaldo's brace helps Portugal outplay Hungary 3-0
Lisbon [Portugal] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo struck two goals as Portugal hammered Hungary 3-0 in their Group B clash of the World Cup qualifying event at the Estadio da Luz here on Sunday. ... read..


India suffer early blow on second day (Lunch Report)
Dharamsala | Sunday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
India posted 64/1 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday. ... read..


'Long live wrist spinners': Shane Warne impressed with 'student' Kuldeep Yadav
New Delhi [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After his heroics in his debut Test against Australia, spinner Kuldeep Yadav had revealed that he received some tips from Shane Warne that helped him dismantle the guests in Dharamsala, and now the king of spin has responded saying that he was happy to he ... read..


Spanish football club Eibar shows solidarity with Peru flood victims
Madrid | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Spanish top-division football club SD Eibar has given an example of solidarity by announcing it will give the gate receipts of its home game against Las Palmas to a charity aimed at helping victims of the floods currently affecting Peru. ... read..


India's Harikrishna loses to top seed Giri in Shenzhen Masters chess
Shenzhen (China) | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna put up a spirited fight against top-seeded Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri but couldnt avert his first defeat in the Shenzhen Longgang chess tournament here on Saturday. ... read..


Yubrani, Rishabh emerge victorious tennis meet
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Bengal's Yubrani Banerjee stayed true to her form by clinching the girls singles under-18 title at the Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament here at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad (DKS) on Saturday. ... read..


Coach Loew demands ruthless performance from Germany
Baku | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Germany head coach Joachim Loew is determined to continue his side's 100 per cent record in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia. He expects nothing less than a comfortable win against Azerbaijan this Sunday evening and will c ... read..


Wade credits India for being on top on Day 1 despite Smith's ton
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade credited India for dismissing the visitors for 300 in their first innings despite getting off to a strong start on the first day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. ... read..


Brawl, 'death threats', in Delhi court hearing Kejriwal-Jaitley defamation case
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday witnessed heated exchanges between lawyers of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and those of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the hearing of a defamation case filed by the former, with lawyers for the Aam Aadmi Party ... read..


India will have to bat really well without Kohli, says Ganguly
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India will have to bat out of their skin in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli to gain an upper hand in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Dharamsala. ... read..


Goa, Bengal aim to recapture elusive Santosh Trophy crown (Preview)
Bambolim (Goa) | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Bengal and Goa will both look to snap their title drought and win the national football Championship for Santosh Trophy when they meet in the summit clash here on Sunday. ... read..


Deodhar Trophy: Dhawan's flashy ton helps India 'Red' down 'Blue'
Visakhapatnam | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
India discard Shikhar Dhawan's belligerent century helped India 'Red' register a 23-run win over India 'Blue' in the Deodhar Trophy opener at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium, here on Saturday. ... read..


Debutant Kuldeep's 4/68 helps India dismiss Australia for 300 on Day 1 (Roundup)
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. ... read..


Mohun Bagan footballers help club member's daughter fight rare disease
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
City football giants Mohun Bagan have extended a helping hand to club's long-serving member Sanjay Das by raising Rs one lakh as he struggled to meet the huge expenditure for the treatment of his ailing daughter. ... read..


Saqlain Mushtaq joins as England's spin bowling consultant
Lahore | Saturday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq on Saturday revealed that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has hired him as a spin bowling consultant for two years. ... read..


Afridi parts ways with his PSL franchise
Lahore | Saturday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Saturday announced that he is parting ways with his Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi, citing personal reasons. ... read..


It's a dream come true for me, says debutant Kuldeep Yadav
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
After forcing Australia to huff and puff to his left-arm wrist spin, debutant Kuldeep Yadav on Saturday acknowledged that it was a "dream come true" when he helped India bundle out the hosts for 300 in their first innings of the fourth and final cricket T ... read..


Court frames notice against Kejriwal in defamation case (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday framed notice against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders in a defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. ... read..


Fourth Test: India vs Australia opening day's scoreboard
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Following is the scoreboard after the opening day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Debutant Kuldeep helps India dismiss Australia for 300
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. ... read..


FIFA expresses satisfaction over DY Patil stadium for U-17 World Cup
Navi Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
A delegation of the world football governing body FIFA, accompanied by members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), visited the DY Patil Stadium to assess the progress of preparations at the Navi Mumbai venue for the Under-17 World Cup. ... read..


Proteas reach 123/4 vs New Zealand on rain-marred opening day
Hamilton | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Former skipper Hashim Amla's 32nd half century helped South Africa reach 123/4 against New Zealand on an intriguing opening day of the third and final Test, cut short because of rain at the Seddon Park here on Saturday. ... read..


Spain, Italy, Croatia win World Cup qualifiers (Lead)
Madrid/Milan | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Spain and Italy eased past their opponents to stay unbeaten in Group G of the 2018 football World Cup European qualifiers, with Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon playing the 1,000th game of his professional career. ... read..


Life bans on match-fixers can rescue Pakistan cricket: Misbah
Karachi [Pakistan] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Calling for no mercy against anyone involved in corrupt practices within cricket, Pakistan's Test Captain Misbah-ul Haq on Friday called for life bans and strict enforcement of laws against the players involved in match-fixing or spot fixing. ... read..


England 'hires' Saqlain Mushtaq as new spin coach
Karachi [Pakistan] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The England Cricket Board (ECB) has hired former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin consultant for a period of two years. ... read..


Dharamsala Test: Debutant Kuldeep's heroics impress Sachin Tendulkar
New Delhi [India] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
It is every cricketer's dream to be acknowledged by Sachin Tendulkar, and spinner Kuldeep Yadav who made his Test debut against Australia today, was showered with praises by the cricket legend as he weaved a wrist spinner's web around the tourists during ... read..


Shamim Khan and team win Pro-Am event of Kolkata Classic
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Fresh from his Kolkata Classic win, ace golfer Shamim Khan and his team also bagged its Pro-Am event here on Saturday. ... read..


Sevilla defender Mariano earns Brazil call-up
Sao Paulo | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Uncapped Sevilla full-back Mariano has been called up to Brazil's football squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Tuesday. ... read..


Debutant Kuldeep stars for India as Australia totter at 208/6 at tea (Lead)
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav could not have asked for a better debut as India rode on his three-wicket haul to reduce Australia to 208/6 at tea on the first day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. ... read..


Kuldeep restricts Australia to 208/6 at tea
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's three wickets put Australia on the backfoot, even as skipper Steve Smith's 20th Test ton helped the visitors reach 208/6 at tea on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. ... read..


Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Formula One season opener
Melbourne | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton on Saturday secured the 62nd pole position of his Formula One career in the qualifying session for the season's first Grand Prix, the Australian GP here on Sunday. ... read..


England call Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson to replace Chris Smalling
London | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
England coach Gareth Southgate called Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson for Sunday's 2018 football World Cup qualifier against Lithuania, in place of injured Chris Smalling. ... read..


Kyrgios to join Nadal, Murray, Wawrinka, Raonic at Queen's Club Championships
London | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is the last big name to confirm his participation in this year's edition of the Queen's Club Championships, from June 19 to 25, which will also see world number one, Andy Murray, along with Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka ... read..


Muguruza rallies to edge past McHale, reach Miami Open third round
Miami | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Spanish tennis star Garbie Muguruza shook off a first-set drubbing and staved off a match point in the second set before narrowly defeating American Christina McHale 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in a rain-interrupted second-round contest at the Miami Open. ... read..


Kenyan team off to Kampala for Sunday's Cross Country Worlds
Nairobi | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Aiming to sweep the medals, the Kenyan athletics team has left for Sunday's World Cross Country Championships in Kampala. ... read..


Dharamsala Test: Twitter gushes over injured Kohli bringing teammates drinks
Dharamsala [India] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Being injured did not stop skipper Virat Kohli from being there for his boys on the field as they took on Australia in the fourth deciding Test in Dharamsala today. ... read..


Six clubs fined by UEFA for fans' misconduct
Paris | Saturday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
La Liga giants Barcelona and five other football clubs were fined by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for their respective fans misconduct. ... read..


Smith, Warner give Australia steady start (Lead)
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Skipper Steven Smith and David Warner scored half-centuries as Australia made a steady start in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Saturday. ... read..


Former Germany international Kuranyi retires
Berlin | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Former Germany striker Kevin Kuranyi has in an official statement announced his retirement from professional football. ... read..


Croatia beat Ukraine 1-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifier
Zagreb | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic scored his second goal in the 2018 football World Cup qualifying campaign to help Croatia beat Ukraine 1-0, and give the hosts their fourth victory in five matches in front of a sellout crowd at Maksimir Stadium here. ... read..


Spain, Italy win World Cup qualifiers
Paris | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Spain and Italy eased past their opponents to stay unbeaten in Group G of the 2018 football World Cup European qualifiers, with Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon playing the 1,000th game of his career. ... read..


Argentina's win over Chile in World Cup qualifiers criticised by press
Buenos Aires | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
While the Argentinean football team may have won a must-win game against Chile in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Argentina's press condemned them for winning "without football and without ideas." ... read..


River Plate's Alario replaces Higuain in Argentina squad
Buenos Aires | Saturday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has called up River Plate forward Lucas Alario, Lanus midfielder Ivan Marcone and San Lorenzo defender Matias Caruzzo for the team's 2018 football World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in La Paz on Tuesday. ... read..


Caceres recalled to Paraguay squad for Brazil clash
Rio de Janeiro | Saturday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Paraguay coach Francisco Arce has called up veteran right-back Marcos Caceres for the team's 2018 football World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Tuesday. ... read..


Fourth Test: Smith, Warner guide Australia to 131/1 at lunch vs India
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Skipper Steve Smith and David Warner (54) repaired the early damage caused by pacer Umesh Yadav to help Australia reach a comfortable 131/1 at lunch on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday. ... read..


Dharamsala Test: Injured Kohli ruled out, Australia bats first
Dharamsala [India] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ajinkya Rahane is leading India in the deciding Test against Australia in Dharamsala, as skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out following a shoulder injury, causing a major blow to the hosts. ... read..


Australia to bat first in fourth Test
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
Australia captain Steven Smith won the toss and decided to bat first in the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Ind-Aus Dharamsala Test: Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer included in squad for final match
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) [India] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami and Mumbai top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer have been included in the Indian team for the series-decider Test match against Australia. ... read..


UEFA fines Arsenal, Bayern; suspends Tottenham's Alli for 3 games
Nyon | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) decided on Friday to fine Arsenal and Bayern Munich, as well as suspend Tottenham Hotspur's Delle Alli for three matches. ... read..


Yubrani, Pratibha in girl's final of Rendez-Vous tennis tourney
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Yubrani Banerjee continued her good form by entering the final of the girls singles under-18 event at the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Friday. ... read..


ED issues notice against Gauri Khan, Knight Riders Sports (Lead)
New Delhi/Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate has issued show cause notice against Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd (KRSPL) and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules. ... read..


Kolkata Knight Riders to start IPL-10 preparations from Saturday
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will start their preparations for the tenth edition of the cash-rich cricket league here from Saturday. ... read..


Pay Rs. 2.5 crore to HPCA for holding 4th Test match, SC tells BCCI
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the BCCI to pay Rs. 2.5 crore to the Himachal Pradesh State Cricket Association (HPCA) in pursuance of its contractual obligation for the hosting of the fourth Test match between India and Australia at Dharamsala from ... read..


Germany midfielder Weigl ruled out of Azerbaijan clash
Dortmund | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Midfielder Julian Weigl has been left out of the Germany football squad that will face Azerbaijan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Baku on Sunday, the German football federation DFB announced on Friday. ... read..


IPL: Mumbai Indians to kickstart preparatory camp from Saturday
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians will begin their preparatory camp for the upcoming 10th edition of the cash-rich cricket league under new head coach and former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene from Saturday, the franchise ... read..


ED issues notice against Gauri Khan, Knight Riders Sports
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate has issued show cause notice against Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd (KRSPL) and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules. ... read..


Janssen withdraws from Netherlands trip to Bulgaria
The Hague | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Striker Vincent Janssen was on Friday left out of the Netherlands football squad that will play the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia due to illness. ... read..


British racer Hamilton happy with practice in Australia
Melbourne | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
British Formula One racer and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton on Friday said the day was "99 percent perfect" after registering the fastest lap in two practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix here. ... read..


Chinese footballer Qin Sheng banned for 6 months for misbehaviour
Beijing | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Friday handed Shanghai Greenland midfielder Qin Sheng a six-month ban for deliberately stamping on Tianjin Quanjian's Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel. ... read..


Messi's goal takes Argentina to qualification zone
Buenos Aires | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Ace forward Lionel Messi helped Argentina beat Chile 1-0 in an intense football match of the South American qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, putting the Albiceleste in the direct qualification zone. ... read..


Muguruza saved by rain at Miami Open, trails McHale 0-6, 2-3
Miami | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Spanish tennis star Garbie Muguruza got off to a rocky start at the Miami Open and currently trails American Christina McHale 0-6, 2-3 in second-round action, although a rain delay may have given her a new lease of life. ... read..


Shamim sails to five-shot win at Kolkata Classic golf meet
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
Delhi's golfer Shamim Khan put up a dogged final-round show of even-par 72 to clinch the Kolkata Classic title by five shots, while Indian Open champion S.S.P. Chawrasia finished second at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Friday. ... read..


Halappa reckons scientific approach in hockey training helping teams
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
The Indian hockey teams, both senior and junior, have made rapid progress in the past two years and much of this success needs to be attributed to the new approach adopted in terms of modernised and scientific training, feels men's team assistant coach Ar ... read..


Chess: Harikrishna beats Adams in Shenzhen Masters
Shenzhen (China) | Friday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
Indias Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna registered a thumping victory over Englands Michael Adams in the Shenzhen Longgang Grand Masters tournament here on Friday to jump to the top of the table. ... read..


Vani wins women's domestic golf title
Pune | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Vani Kapoor carded three-over 74 in the final round to claim her second title in the sixth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Friday. ... read..


Under Rahane, India will still be in very good hands, says Smith
Dharamsala | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
With India's regular skipper Virat Kohli's participation in the deciding final cricket Test still under the cloud following a shoulder injury, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Friday backed vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's abilities to lead the hosts in the ... read..


Ayaz Memon to mentor DigiOsmosis' Sportswallah
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Senior journalist Ayaz Memon has been roped in as the mentor of sportswallah.com -- the latest venture by digital media firm DigiOsmosis. ... read..


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