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Chahal, Dhoni help India to claim maiden ODI series in Australia
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
Yuzvendra Chahal's deadly spin bowling and MS Dhoni's dazzling batting on Friday ensured a convincing seven-wicket victory over Australia in the third and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, winning the series for the first time on Australian soil ... read..


Vintage Dhoni, Chahal star in India's maiden ODI series win Down Under (Roundup)
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's heroics with the ball were complemented well by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's third consecutive half-century as he anchored India's run chase to beat Australia by 7 wickets in the third ODI, and clinch their first ev ... read..


India win 3rd ODI to claim series
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
India rode a third consecutive half-century by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to defeat Australia by seven wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) here on Friday. ... read..


Espanyol in Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Barcelona | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
RCD Espanyol defeated Villarreal 3-1 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie to advance to the quarter-finals 5-3 on aggregate. ... read..


Betis advance in Copa del Rey
San Sebastian (Spain) | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Real Betis and Real Sociedad played to a 2-2 draw on aggregate over two matches in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, but the Seville club are through to the quarter-finals after scoring a pair of away goals here. ... read..


Budding boxing star Kattimani lauds Khelo India
Pune | Friday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
World Youth Boxing bronze medallist boxer Bhavesh Kattimani is convinced that the government should conduct more events like Khelo India Youth Games to shape budding talent. ... read..


Sharapova defeats defending Australian Open champion Wozniacki
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Russia's Maria Sharapova defeated defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 here on Friday. ... read..


Nehwal beats Okuhara to enter Malaysia Masters semi-final
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Former world number one Saina Nehwal defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to make it to the semi-final round of the ongoing Malaysian Masters here on Friday. ... read..


CA offers free tickets for Gabba pink-ball Test after abandoned BBL game
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday announced that the spectators who attended Thursday night's Brisbane Heat-Sydney Thunder Big Bash League (BBL) clash, which was abandoned due to a power outage, will be given free entry to next week's Australia-Sri Lanka T ... read..


Former coach lashes out at Pakistan pacers for poor performance against Proteas
Islamabad [Pakistan] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed on Friday lambasted the national team and its pacers for their poor performance against South Africa. The veteran railed against the bowling speed of the Pakistani pace battery, and their lack of ability to take wic ... read..


Melbourne ODI: Chahal rattles Australian batting order, hosts bowled out for 230
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
In a clinical performance, Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a six-wicket haul helping his side bowl out Australia for a meagre score of 230 in the final ODI of their ongoing three-match series here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. ... read..


Australian Open: Lethal Sharapova dethrones Wozniacki to reach pre-quarters
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova stunned defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in the third round of the ongoing Australian open to enter the pre-quarters round of the women's singles event here at the Rod Laver Arena on Friday. ... read..


Federer cruises into Round of 16 at Australian Open
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (3) defeated American Taylor Fritz by a comfortable 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 scoreline in less than an hour and a half in the third round men's singles match at the Australian Open here on Friday. ... read..


Hockey India names 18-member women's squad for Spain tour
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Hockey India on Friday named an 18-member Indian women's squad for the season opener in Spain which starts on January 26. ... read..


Bopanna prefers Airbnb while playing abroad
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna prefers to stay in Airbnb while competing in tournaments abroad as it helps to unwind yourself and gives homely feeling. ... read..


Bara thump Levante to advance in Copa del Rey
Barcelona | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Ousmane Dembele had a brace to lead FC Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Levante in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie for a 4-2 triumph on aggregate. ... read..


Injured Ashton Agar ruled out of BBL
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
Australian spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the ongoing eighth season of the Big Bash League (BBL) owing to an injured finger. ... read..


Warner's switch to right-hand batting within cricket laws: MCC
London [UK] | January 18, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has confirmed that Australian cricketer David Warners' change of stance from left-hand to right-hand batting during Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) clash is within the cricketing laws. ... read..


Chahal six-for restricts Australia to 230 in series decider
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Australia's vulnerability to quality leg-spin was exposed by Yuzvendra Chahal, who returned with his second overseas fifer to help India restrict the hosts for a megre 230 in the series-deciding third ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Frid ... read..


Sri Lanka Cricket elections postponed to Feb 21
London [UK] | January 18, 2019 11:11:35 AM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket elections have been postponed by two weeks and will now be held on February 21. Earlier, the scheduled date for election was February 7. ... read..


Australian Open: Federer breezes past Fritz to enter pre-quarters round
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 11:11:32 AM IST
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer on Friday entered the pre-quarters round of the ongoing Australian Open after defeating Taylor Fritz of America in the third round of the men's singles event. ... read..


Kusal Mendis cleared of serious injury ahead of Australia Tests
London [UK] | January 18, 2019 10:41:32 AM IST
Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis, who had sustained a nasty blow while fielding during a tour match against Cricket Australia XI, has been cleared of any serious injuries. ... read..


Mark Wood replaces injured Olly Stone for Windies Tour
London [UK] | January 18, 2019 10:41:32 AM IST
Pacer Mark Wood has been named as a replacement for Olly Stone in the England team for their upcoming tour to West Indies. ... read..


3rd ODI: India opt to bowl vs Australia (Toss)
Melbourne | Friday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia in the third and final one day international (ODI) of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday. ... read..


Melbourne ODI: India opt to bowl against Aussies
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2019 8:41:33 AM IST
India opted to bowl first after winning the toss in the final ODI of the ongoing three-match series against Australia here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. ... read..


England Lions tour to India is a great development opportunity: Andy Flower
London [UK] | January 17, 2019 10:11:36 PM IST
England Lions' head coach Andy Flower on Thursday said winning is the objective on their winter tour to India, but insists that the development opportunities for the young cricketers in unfamiliar conditions are the key to a successful tour. ... read..


CBI raids SAI, director arrested
New Delhi [India] | January 17, 2019 10:11:34 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested four officials of Sports Authority of India (SAI), including Director SAI Sanjay Kumar Sharma and two private persons during an ongoing raid, in connection with alleged corruption in the trans ... read..


CBI raids SAI office
New Delhi [India] | January 17, 2019 8:41:41 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 17 (ANI) The CBI on Thursday carried out a raid at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) office here following bribery allegations against some officials. ... read..


Rashid Latif criticises selectors for Pakistan's Test woes
Islamabad [Pakistan] | January 17, 2019 8:41:37 PM IST
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on Thursday slammed the selectors and team management for their extended Champions Trophy hangover and "inappropriate preparation" as reasons for their downfall in Test cricket. ... read..


Malaysia Masters: Saina, Srikanth in quarters, Kashyap bows out
Kuala Lumpur | Thursday, 2019 7:15:41 PM IST
London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth registered victories in their single's matches to advance to the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Masters here on Thursday. ... read..


Halep, Venus Williams set up Australian Open third round clash
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 7:15:26 PM IST
Top-seed Romanian Simona Halep and Venus Williams of the United States set up a third round clash at the Australian Open after beating American Sofia Kenin and France's Alize Kornet respectively in their second round matches here on Thursday. ... read..


Missing the team balance in Pandya's absence: Dhawan
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 7:15:21 PM IST
Admitting that suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya was "crucial" for the team's balance, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the team is not grappling with a fifth bowler conundrum in the ongoing ODI series against Australia. ... read..


Khelo India: Quality of shooting reflects sport's growing stature in India
Pune | Thursday, 2019 7:15:21 PM IST
The growing stature of shooting as a sport in India was amply reflected in the quality of competition and intense battles for the 19 gold medals on offer at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here. ... read..


Raonic inches past Wawrinka to win 4-hour Australian Open battle
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 7:15:11 PM IST
Canadas Milos Raonic ousted Switzerlands Stan Wawrinka in an epic four-hour clash at the Australian Open on Thursday to advance to the third round. ... read..


I-League: East Bengal look to steady ship against Indian Arrows (Preview)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 7:15:11 PM IST
East Bengal will not only look to get back to winning ways but also cut the gap at the top half of the points table, when they take on Indian Arrows in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday. ... read..


TVS rider Aravind completes Stage 9 of Dakar Rally
Pisco (Peru) | Thursday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP successfully overcame issues with his bike before completing the penultimate Stage 9 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as the Sherco TVS Rally team celebrated their top rider Michael Metge's triumph ... read..


Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semis
Wayanad (Kerala) | Thursday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
The Kerala Ranji cricket team scripted history by entering the semi-finals for the first time in its cricketing history, after hammering Gujarat by 113 runs here on Thursday. ... read..


Ronaldo leads Juventus to Italian super cup title
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Thursday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the lone goal in Juventus' 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana, a win that gives the Portuguese superstar his first title with the Bianconeri. ... read..


England women to tour India for limited-overs series
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 17, 2019 8:41:46 PM IST
Indian women are slated to play home series against England women, beginning from February 22. ... read..


SC appoints PS Narasimha as amicus curiae to assist BCCI in Pandya, Rahul controversy
Delhi [India] | January 17, 2019 6:11:35 PM IST
Following the withdrawal of senior advocate Gopal Subramanium as an amicus curiae, the Supreme Court on Thursday appointed senior advocate PS Narasimha to assist it in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) case vis-a-vis cricketers Hardik Pandy ... read..


Rishabh Pant shares his happiness
New Delhi [India] | January 17, 2019 6:11:32 PM IST
Rishabh Pant, who became the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to score a Test century in Australia, shared his happiness on Thursday. ... read..


Teammates recall brotherhood as defender Anas Edathodika retires
New Delhi [India] | January 17, 2019 4:11:39 PM IST
Breaking into the senior national team at the age of 30 and gathering 19 caps in his four-year career for the Indian football team did not stop defender Anas Edathodika from touching the hearts of his fellow teammates in the camp. The defender announced h ... read..


Windies can cause an upset: Stuart Law warns England
Dubai [UAE] | January 17, 2019 4:11:35 PM IST
Just days before West Indies take on England in the first Test of their upcoming three-match series, former Caribbean head coach Stuart Law has warned the visitors not to take the home team lightly as they can pull off an "upset". ... read..


Warner bats right-handed to smash Gayle for boundaries
Dubai [UAE] | January 17, 2019 4:11:35 PM IST
Southpaw Australian batsman David Warner batted in right-hand stance to smash West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle for 14 runs off 3 balls in a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match against Rangpur Riders on Wednesday. ... read..


Osaka beats Zidansek to move into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Japan's Naomi Osaka downed Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Thursday. ... read..


Sevilla reach Copa del Rey quarters despite loss
Seville (Spain) | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Sevilla lost 0-1 to Athletic Club in the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a dominating performance last week in Bilbao. ... read..


Leganes score moral victory, Real Madrid get berth in Copa quarters
Leganes (Spain) | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Leganes supporters rose to their feet after a 1-0 win against Spanish football giants Real Madrid in the second leg of a Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie, even though it will be the Blancos who advance in the tournament 3-1 on aggregate. ... read..


Nishikori beats veteran Croatian Karlovic at Australian Open
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori defeated 39-year-old veteran Croatian Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-6(6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(7) in round two of the men's singles at the Australian Open on Thursday. ... read..


Svitolina, Giorgi, Wang advance to Australian Open Round 3
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (6), Italian Camila Giorgi (27) and Chinese Qiang Wang each beat their opponents in two sets in the second round at the Australian Open on Thursday. ... read..


India aim to end Australia tour on unbeaten note (Preview)
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
With the three-match ODI rubber tantalisingly poised at 1-1, the task is cut out for both India and Australia to pull up their socks in the series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday. ... read..


Keys beats Potapova, sets up 3rd round clash with Mertens
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Madison Keys of the United States on Thursday beat Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Australian Open. ... read..


Girona eliminate Atletico Madrid from Copa del Rey
Madrid | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Atletico Madrid and Girona drew 3-3 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie and 4-4 on aggregate, but the visitors are headed to the quarter-finals on the strength of their three away goals. ... read..


Sevastova beats Andreescu, moves into round 3
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia defeated Bianca Andreescu of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday to move into round three of the Australian Open. ... read..


Injured Warner to make early BPL exit
Melbourne [Australia] | January 17, 2019 3:11:46 PM IST
Australian cricketer David Warner will make an early exit from the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) due to elbow pain. ... read..


Malaysian Masters: Nehwal, Srikanth enter quarters round
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] | January 17, 2019 3:11:44 PM IST
Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made it to the quarter-final round of the ongoing Malaysia Masters here on Thursday. ... read..


Australian Open: Nishikori survives Karlovic scar in epic battle, enters third round
Melbourne [Australia] | January 17, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
The world number nine tennis player Kei Nishikori on Thursday edged past Ivo Karlovic of Croatia to advance into the third round of the men's singles event in the ongoing Australian open. ... read..


Carreno Busta beats Ivashka, moves to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta on Thursday beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(7) in a second-round match of the Australian Open. ... read..


US airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Washington | Thursday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016. ... read..


Pliskova beats Brengle to advance into round 3 of Australian Open
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova advanced into the third round of the Australian Open after beating unseeded American Madison Brengle, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 in a rain-delayed match on Thursday. ... read..


Mertens beats Gasparyan, advances to Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Belgium's Elise Mertens on Thursday beat Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-1, 7-5 to move to the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. ... read..


Croatia's Coric downs Hungary's Fucsovics in Australian Open
Melbourne | Thursday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Croatian Borna Coric on Thursday sealed his spot in the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. ... read..


People make mistakes: Sourav Ganguly defends Pandya, Rahul
Mumbai | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly has defended cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul over their "Koffee With Karan" episode controversy. saying people make mistakes but everyone should move on and ensure it doesn't happen again. ... read..


Australian Open: Naomi Osaka continues her dominant run
Melbourne [Australia] | January 17, 2019 1:11:31 PM IST
Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka on Thursday defeated Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia to enter the third round of the ongoing Australian open here at the Margaret Court Arena. ... read..


TT star Kamal fancies Olympic medal in 2020 (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
Having formed a mixed doubles combination with Manika Batra, veteran table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal is eyeing a medal at the Tokyo Olympics next year. ... read..


Aussies call Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake for series decider against India
Melbourne [Australia] | January 17, 2019 12:41:32 PM IST
Australia on Thursday included spinner Adma Zampa and pacer Billy Stanlake in their team as they announced their playing eleven for the final ODI of the ongoing three-match series against India. ... read..


Injured Olly Stone ruled out of Windies tour
London [UK] | January 17, 2019 11:11:32 AM IST
England pacer Olly Stone has been ruled out of their upcoming tour to West Indies owing to a back injury. ... read..


Dhoni getting back in touch a good sign for team: Shikhar Dhawan
Melbourne [Australia] | January 17, 2019 11:11:32 AM IST
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan believes that former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni getting back in form is a good sign for the team as his calming nature gives confidence to other players as well. ... read..


ICC opens online portal for public screening requests of 2019 WC
Dubai [UAE] | January 17, 2019 11:11:31 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday opened an online portal for parties interested in staging ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 public screening events. The portal provides a registration gateway and the guidelines, permissions and licence fees ... read..


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