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At 35, Siddhanta is world's youngest mountaineer to climb 7 volcanic peaks
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Well-known mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta, 35, on Wednesday conquered Antarctica's highest point, Mount Sidley, to become the youngest man in the world to have climbed the seven highest volcanic peaks, besides other summits. ... read..


Golfer Priyanshu extends lead in Round 3 of PGTI's Final Qualifying Stage
Ahmedabad | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Gurugram's Priyanshu Singh extended his lead to four shots in Round 3 of the PGTI's Final Qualifying Stage for the 2019 season at the Kensville Golf and Country Club here on Wednesday. ... read..


Pandya refuses to step out of home, says father
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
All-rounder Hardik Pandya's father said on Wednesday that his son has become a social recluse and has refused to step out of his home or attend phone calls ever since he was forced return from the Australia tour due to his controversial comments on a tele ... read..


Bismah Maroof set to return as Pakistan captain
Dubai [UAE] | January 16, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
All-rounder Bismah Maroof has been named as Pakistan captain ahead of West Indies series, which will be part of the ICC Women's Championship. ... read..


Steyn, de Kock rested from first two ODIs against Pakistan
Dubai [UAE] | January 16, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
South African cricketers Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock have been rested for the first two one-day internationals (ODI) against Pakistan. ... read..


Indian women team is balanced to take on New Zealand: Anuja Patil
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
Offspinner Anuja Patil believes that the Indian women's team is balanced to take on New Zealand in the limited-overs series, beginning on January 24. ... read..


Golfer Diksha takes sole lead on pro debut in Hero women's Tour opener
Pune | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Golfer Diksha Dagar opened her professional career in style with a one-under 70 that put her right on top of the leaderboard in the first leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour 2019 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Wednesday. ... read..


India women's football team to play friendlies against Hong Kong, Indonesia
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, the Indian women's football team will be playing two matches each against the senior national teams of Hong Kong and Indonesia. ... read..


TVS rider Aravind breaks into top-40 in 2019 Dakar Rally
San Juan de Marcona (Peru) | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP battled low visibility before successfully completing Stage 8 of the ongoing Dakar Rally at overall 39th position even as his remaining two Sherco TVS Rally teammates also improved their positions. ... read..


Kohli wants India to be superpower in Test cricket
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap after becoming the first ever India skipper to win a Test series on Australian soil. However, the 30-year-old wants to take Indian cricket to much greater heights. ... read..


Federer overpowers Evans in round 2 of Australian Open
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Two-time defending champion Roger Federer overpowered British qualifier Dan Evans in a hard fought game on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Australian Open. ... read..


Nehwal, Srikanth make winning start to Malaysia Masters
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] | January 16, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made a winning start to their campaign at the ongoing Malaysia Masters on Wednesday. ... read..


Schwartzman pulls off tough win against Kudla in round 2 of Australia Open
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Argentina's Diego Schwartzman picked up a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4 win against Denis Kudla of the United States to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Wednesday. ... read..


Chandimal hopes to emulate India success against Aussies
London [UK] | January 16, 2019 3:41:31 PM IST
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal praised the India team for their recent performance against Australia in the recently-concluded Test series and hoped that his side would repeat the same while taking on the Tim Paine-led side in their upcoming two-Test ... read..


Australian Open: Caroline Wozniacki continues title defence with win over Johanna Larsson
Melbourne [Australia] | January 16, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday made an easy task of Swedish veteran Johanna Larsson to continue her quest for the straight second title here at the Margaret Court Arena. ... read..


Tiafoe upsets Anderson in Australian Open 2nd round
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
American Frances Tiafoe recorded a surprise victory over fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... read..


Favourites Bertens, Kontaveit stumble in second round of Australian Open
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Dutch Kiki Bertens and Estonia's Anett Kontaveit stumbled in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, losing to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich respectively. ... read..


Olympic champion Zhou Yang to become ISU Athletes Commission member
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Two-time Chinese short track speed skating Olympic champion Zhou Yang will be elected as the International Skating Union (ISU) Athletes Commission member, the ISU announced on Wednesday. ... read..


Verdasco first Spaniard in Oz Open third round
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Spain's Fernando Verdasco defeated Radu Albot of Moldova 6-1, 7-6(2), 6-2 to become the first Spaniard in the third round of the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... read..


Wozniacki beats Larsson at Australian Open
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sweden's Johanna Larsson in straight sets to notch up her ninth straight win at this venue. ... read..


Pope doesn't fancy his chances for England's World Cup squad
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The newest 'boy' in English cricket, 21-year-old Ollie Pope is more or less clear that he does not see himself in the scheme of things when the England team is selected for the upcoming World Cup to be played shortly in his home country. ... read..


Australian Open: Federer beats Evans in second round
Melbourne [Australia] | January 16, 2019 2:11:34 PM IST
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer on Wednesday defeated Dan Evans of United Kingdom to enter the third round of the men's singles event at the ongoing Australian Open. ... read..


Petr Cech announces retirement from professional football
London [UK] | January 16, 2019 12:11:37 PM IST
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced that he would be retiring from professional football at the end of the current season. ... read..


Indian football federation expresses gratitude to departing coach Constantine
New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 12:11:32 PM IST
All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel thanked national coach Stephen Constantine for his contribution to Indian football. ... read..


Darren Bravo makes Windies comeback for England Test
London [UK] | January 16, 2019 11:11:38 AM IST
Left-hand batsman Darren Bravo has made a comeback in the West Indies Test squad as they announced a team for the first clash of their upcoming three-match series against England. ... read..


Chelsea face UEFA investigation over racial chants during Europa League
London [UK] | January 16, 2019 11:11:31 AM IST
London-based football club Chelsea will face UEFA investigation following allegations of racial chanting during a Europa League match against MOL Vidi in December, last year. ... read..


Khelo India Youth Games: K'taka swimmer Nataraj bags 7th gold
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 16, 2019 10:11:33 AM IST
Karnataka swimmer Srihari Nataraj emerged as the most prolific gold medallist as he added two more medals on Tuesday to reach a total of seven at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games. ... read..


Khelo India Youth Games: Devika, Laxmi enter boxing semis
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 16, 2019 10:11:32 AM IST
Local pugilists Devika Ghorpade and Laxmi Patil stormed into the semifinals of the girls under-17 boxing event at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games on Tuesday. ... read..


Duanne Olivier attains career-best position in ICC Test rankings
Dubai [UAE] | January 16, 2019 8:11:31 AM IST
South African fast bowler Duanne Olivier on Tuesday reached a career-best 24th position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after another stellar performance in the final Test in Johannesburg, which his side won by 107 runs to complete a 3-0 series ... read..


Shane Burger appointed Scotland's head coach
Edinburgh [UK] | January 16, 2019 8:11:30 AM IST
Former South African domestic all-rounder Shane Burger has been appointed as the new head coach of the Scotland cricket team. ... read..


Karthik praises Dhoni for setting up victory in last-over thriller
Adelaide [Australia] | January 15, 2019 11:41:35 PM IST
India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik heaped praises on Mahendra Singh Dhoni for setting up India's victory in the last-over thriller in the second ODI against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. ... read..


Naomi Osaka speeds into second round of Australian Open
Melbourne [Australia] | January 15, 2019 11:41:32 PM IST
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka started her campaign during the ongoing Australian Open with a convincing victory over Magda Linette of Poland at the Rod Laver Arena here on Tuesday. ... read..


Khelo India: Nataraj shines as Maharashtra extend lead in medals tally
Pune | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
Srihari Nataraj emerged as the most prolific gold medal winner, as he added two more on Tuesday, to reach a total of seven at the Khelo India Youth Games. ... read..


Atletico coach seeks solutions to get past Girona in Copa del Rey
Madrid | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone Tuesday said he was working on a game-plan to defeat Atletico's rival Girona so that his side will advance to the Copa del Rey's quarterfinals. ... read..


AIFF thanks outgoing coach Constantine
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel thanked outgoing coach Stephen Constantine for his contribution to the national team. ... read..


Solari hopes Benzema will play in La Liga clash vs Sevilla
Madrid | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
Spanish football giants Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said Tuesday that French striker Karim Benzema will not undergo surgery for a fracture in the phalanx of his fifth finger on his right hand. ... read..


Pooja leads debutant MP Yodha to first PWL win
Panchkula | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
MP Yodha captain Pooja Dhanda lived up to her favourite tag as she overcame a strong challenge from Romanian Katherina Zhydachivska of Delhi Sultans 6-0 and paved the way for her teams first win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) season 4 currently underw ... read..


TVS rider Aravind picks momentum in Stage 7 of 2019 Dakar Rally
San Juan De Marcona (Peru) | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
Seasoned Indian rider Aravind K.P. successfully navigated his way through the dust left behind by the preceding riders to finish the Stage 7 at the 46th position even as his two remaining Sherco TVS Rally Factory teammates also completed the stage. ... read..


Atletico coach not focused on possible team transfers
Madrid | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday he was not thinking about the current transfer window as decisions on who will be traded and kept on Atletico are not completely up to him. ... read..


Langer hails Kohli, compares him with Tendulkar
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:15 PM IST
Comparing Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar, Australia coach Justin Langer said the Indian captain's balance while shot-making in all formats of the game is "unbelievable". ... read..


I have been given the role of a finisher: Karthik
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:15 PM IST
Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday said the Indian team management has asked him to play the role of a finisher after his cameo helped the side win over Australia in the second ODI here. ... read..


2nd ODI: Dhoni, Kohli power India to series levelling win (Intro Roundup)
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:15 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni silenced his critics with a brisk unbeaten half-century while skipper Virat Kohli scored a century as India clinched a series levelling six-wicket win in the second ODI against Australia here on Tuesday. ... read..


Golfers Diksha, Sifat to debut at Hero WPT season opener
Pune | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:15 PM IST
As many as six of the seven golfers who have recently turn professional will figure in the first leg of the Hero women's Pro Golf Tour that starts at the Poona Club Golf course here from Wednesday. ... read..


Gunners' Cech to retire from football at end of season
London | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech on Tuesday decided to call it a day from football at the end of the season. ... read..


Kohli terms Dhoni's knock as 'classic'
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Calling it an "MS classic", India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday firmly put his weight behind the under-fire former skipper, saying he will definitely be part of the team going ahead. ... read..


Shuttler Kashyap qualifies for Malaysia Masters
Kuala Lumpur | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
India's Parupalli Kashyap qualified for the Malaysia Masters 2019 after defeating Vladimir Malkov 21-12, 21-17 in straight games in the men's singles qualification round at the Axiata Arena here on Tuesday. ... read..


Djokovic begins 7th Australian Open title campaign with straight-set win
Melbourne [Australia] | January 15, 2019 10:11:52 PM IST
World number one Novak Djokovic started his campaign at the Australian Open with a thumping win over Mitchell Krueger of the USA at the Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. ... read..


Australian Open: Simona Halep clears first hurdle
Melbourne [Australia] | January 15, 2019 10:11:37 PM IST
World number one Simona Halep cleared the first hurdle of her campaign at the Australian Open with a thrilling victory over Estonian player Kaia Kanepi at the Margaret Court Arena on Tuesday. ... read..


Djokovic follows Federer, Nadal into round 2 of Australian Open
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
World No 1 Novak Djokovic downed Mitchell Krueger of the US 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the Australian Open here on Tuesday. ... read..


Next goal is 2,650 rating: Gukesh, World's 2nd youngest GM
Chennai | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
It is business as usual for Chennai boy D.Gukesh despite becoming the World's second and India's youngest chess Grand Master (GM) on Tuesday. ... read..


Constantine thanks players, AIFF after resignation
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Monday took to social media to thank the federation and players for their support during his four-year stint. ... read..


Former world number 1 Azarenka bows out of Australian Open
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Germany's Laura Siegemund ousted former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Australian Open. ... read..


Sachin, Sehwag hail India's series-levelling win
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar led the congratulatory wishes for skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who starred in India's 6-wicket series-levelling win in the second One-day International at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. ... read..


2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win vs Australia (Roundup)
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
India rode skipper Virat Kohli's magnificent century followed by stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's unbeaten half-century as India defeated Australia by six wickets to level the three-match rubber 1-1 at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday. ... read..


Disheartened Pak coach backs his team for future tours
Dubai [UAE] | January 15, 2019 6:42:01 PM IST
Pakistan head Coach Mickey Arthur is extremely disappointed with his team's performance after getting whitewashed by South Africa in the recently-concluded Test series. The coach, however, backed his side for future tours. ... read..


Australian Open: Kei Nishikori progresses after Kamil Majchrzak retires
Melbourne [Australia] | January 15, 2019 6:41:53 PM IST
Japan's tennis player Kei Nishikori defeated Kamil Majchrzak of Poland to advance to the second round of the Australian Open at the Melbourne Park on Tuesday. ... read..


Manu Sawhney named as ICC Chief Executive
Dubai [UAE] | January 15, 2019 6:41:46 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ... read..


Adelaide ODI: India beat Australia, level series
Adelaide [Australia] | January 15, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
India defeated Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international (ODI) at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday to level the three-match series 1-1. ... read..


2nd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni power India to series-levelling win
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
India rode on skipper Virat Kohli's century and stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's controlled fifty to beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the three-match ODI rubber 1-1 here on Tuesday. ... read..


Young cricketer dies during practice
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
A 21-year-old cricketer collapsed on the field during a warm up session and died due to a possible cardiac arrest here on Tuesday, officials said. ... read..


Manu Sawhney unveiled as new ICC CEO
Dubai | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manu Sawhney as its new Chief Executive Officer. ... read..


Sourav Ganguly to launch trailer of cricket-themed film '22 Yards'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will launch the trailer of the Hindi film "22 Yards", helmed by Mitali Ghoshal and starring Barun Sobti, at an event here on Wednesday. ... read..


Sousa beats Pella to reach Australian Open 2nd round
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Portuguese Joao Sousa on Tuesday progressed to the second round of the Australian Open by beating Argentine Guido Pella 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. ... read..


World chess body FIDE plans rejig: Nigel Short
Chennai | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The new team at FIDE's helm is mulling downsizing its 26-member Presidential Board, had slashed fees paid by national federations/players/tournament organisers and abolished proxy voting, said Vice President and chess Grand Master Nigel Short. ... read..


Konta beats Tomljanovic in tie-break at Australian Open
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Former Australian Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after beating Ajla Tomljanovic in a tie-break on Tuesday. ... read..


Spain's Muguruza cruises into second round of Australian Open
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Garbine Muguruza advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday after beating Zheng Saisai in straight sets. ... read..


Nishikori advances to second round after Majchrzak retires
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Japan's Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after Polish wild card Kamil Majchrzak retired due to cramping during Tuesday's match. ... read..


Khelo India Youth Games: Shashi Chopra enters boxing quarters
Maharashtra (Mumbai) [India] | January 15, 2019 3:41:36 PM IST
Former world youth champion Shashi Chopra won a close battle against current champion Sakshi Choudhary to advance into the quarter-final round of the Under-21 feather-weight section (57kg) at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games boxing competition on Monda ... read..


2019 World Cup Cricket is going to be a tough contest: Jonathan Trott
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Former England batsman Jonathan Trott is keeping his cards close to his chest on predicting the winner of the upcoming edition of the World Cup to be played in his home country. ... read..


Serena Williams, Karolina Pliskova advance to second round of Australian Open
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Serena Williams of the United States and the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova dismissed their respective opponents on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Australian Open. ... read..


I feel very good but these tournaments are very long: Verdasco
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco, 26, who reached the second round of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament on Monday after beating Serbia'S Miomir Kecmanovic, admitted that he feels great but warned that these type of tournaments are very long ... read..


2nd ODI: Marsh ton powers Australia to 298/9 vs India
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Australia rode on a laborious century from Shaun Marsh in energy sapping conditions to post a competitive 298/9 against India in the second One-day International (ODI) at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday. ... read..


Adelaide ODI: Marsh's ton helps Aussies post 298 runs
Adelaide [Australia] | January 15, 2019 1:41:38 PM IST
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh played a blistering knock of 131 runs to help his side set a solid target of 299 runs for India in the second ODI here at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. ... read..


Atalanta reach last 8 of Coppa Italia with 2-0 win over Cagliari
Cagliari (Italy) | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Striker Duvan Zapata scored one goal for Atalanta and assisted in the second as the visitors beat Cagliari 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2018-2019 Coppa Italia. ... read..


PSL 2019: AB de Villiers set to play in Pakistan
Lahore [Pakistan] | January 15, 2019 12:41:36 PM IST
Former South African skipper AB de Villiers has confirmed that he would be playing for his side Lahore Qalandars in their back to back clashes at the city's Gaddafi Stadium in the upcoming Pakistan Super league (PSL). ... read..


KWK controversy: Hardik Pandya loses Mumbai's Khar Gymkhana membership
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 15, 2019 12:41:33 PM IST
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has lost the honorary membership of Mumbai's Khar Gymkhana following his controversial remarks against women on a celebrity chat show. ... read..


Jos Buttler sees 'huge opportunity' in World Cup for England
Dubai [UAE] | January 15, 2019 12:11:42 PM IST
English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler believes that with England hosting this year's cricket World Cup, it is a huge opportunity for them. He, however, cautioned the team against getting too far considering how things change quickly in cricket. ... read..


Indian football coach resigns post Asian Cup debacle
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | January 15, 2019 11:41:37 AM IST
Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has resigned from the post following India's ouster from the ongoing AFC Asian Cup. ... read..


Serena Williams begins Australian Open campaign with a bang
Melbourne [Australia] | January 15, 2019 11:11:34 AM IST
American tennis ace Serena Williams started her campaign at the ongoing Australian Open with a thumping win over Germany's Tatjana Maria here at the Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. ... read..


Adelaide ODI: India to bowl first against Aussies
Adelaide [Australia] | January 15, 2019 10:11:33 AM IST
Australia won the toss and asked India to bowl first in the second ODI of their ongoing three-match series here at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. ... read..


I'd be okay if Australian Open match is my last: Murray
Melbourne [Australia] | January 15, 2019 10:11:30 AM IST
Former world number one Andy Murray, who faced a first-round ouster from the ongoing Australian Open, said that if the match was his last one, it was a brilliant way to finish. ... read..


Trump hosted fast-food dinner for college football team
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump hosted a fast-food dinner for a university football team during their national championship celebration at the White House, the media reported. ... read..


2nd ODI: Australia opts to bat vs India
Adelaide | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:04 AM IST
Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat against India in the second ODI of the three-match rubber at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday. ... read..


AFC Asian Cup: India lose 0-1 to Bahrain, crash out
Sharjah [UAE] | January 15, 2019 4:11:32 AM IST
India's hopes of entering the knockout stage of AFC Asian Cup 2019 for the first time were dashed by Bahrain, who scored a last-minute goal through a penalty, thereby going on to lose 0-1 and crashed out of the tournament. ... read..


Constantine steps down as India coach after Asian Cup exit
Sharjah | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Stephen Constantine resigned as the head coach of the Indian football team after they crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup here on Monday. ... read..


I-League: Chennai march on with 2nd comeback win over East Bengal
Coimbatore | Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
Chennai City FC consolidated their lead at the top of the points table with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over title contenders East Bengal in a crunch I-League encounter here at the Nehru Stadium here on Monday. ... read..


TVS rider Aravind successfully completes Stage 6 of Dakar Rally
Arequipa (Peru) | Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
Seasoned Indian rider Aravind KP continued to move up the ranks with a steady pace throughout Stage 6 of the Dakar Rally, overcoming the road book navigation challenges to finish the stage at 48th overall even as his Sherco TVS teammate Lorenzo Santonlino ... read..


Ishan Kishan to lead BP XI against England Lions
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
Rising wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan was on Monday named captain of the 13-member Board President's XI squad for the two List-A warm-up fixtures against England Lions in Thiruvananthapuram. ... read..


Hernandez, Martins join Atletico's preparation for Girona
Madrid | Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
France defender Lucas Hernandez and Portugal winger Gelson Martins joined Atletico Madrid's group practice at the club's facilities in Majadahonda on Monday as the team prepared for the upcoming Copa del Rey clash against Girona. ... read..


Schwartzman beats Molleker to move to Australian Open 2nd round
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
Argentina's Diego Schwartzman on Monday defeated Germany's Rudolf Molleker 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to move to the second round of the Australian Open. ... read..


Murray bows out of his last Australian Open after tough battle
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
Andy Murray fought hard for more than four hours on Monday at round 1 of the Australian Open but lost to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-2. ... read..


Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings
Madrid | Monday, 2019 11:15:09 PM IST
Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday with 6,642 points, followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber. ... read..


Dean Elgar heaps praises on SA fast bowlers
Dubai [UAE] | January 14, 2019 10:11:31 PM IST
Stand-in South Africa skipper Dean Elgar heaped praises on the fast bowling unit for securing the Proteas a 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan on Monday. ... read..


India retain No. 1 spot in ICC Test team rankings
Dubai [UAE] | January 14, 2019 7:41:41 PM IST
India have retained their number one spot in the updated ICC Test team rankings, released on Monday. ... read..


India can secure ODI series against Australia, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Dubai [UAE] | January 14, 2019 7:41:36 PM IST
India right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday said that it is "not impossible" for his team to secure the ongoing three-match ODI series against Australia. ... read..


Pandya, Rahul are needed for World Cup: Sreesanth
Panaji (Goa) [India] | January 14, 2019 6:41:45 PM IST
Banned Indian cricketer S Sreesanth on Monday chided Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their misogynist comments on 'Koffee with Karan' talk show, but also said that the team needs the "match-winner" duo for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. ... read..


Shakil Ahmed sets world record in Indoor Rowing
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Asian Cup gold medalist and noted oarsman Shakil Ahmed added one more feather in his cap when he set up a world record by completing 100,000 (one lakh) metres of indoor rowing in the 40-years-and-above category here. ... read..


Umpire Taufel backs Hardik, Rahul
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Australian umpiring great Simon Taufel on Monday backed under-fire cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, calling for the issue to be handled with care as everyone makes mistakes and it is important to learn from them. ... read..


2nd ODI: India face must win situation in Adelaide (Preview)
Adelaide | Monday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
After a disappointing start to the three-match ODI rubber against Australia in Sydney, India will look to bounce back in the second match at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday to stay alive in the series. ... read..


FIDE will be briefed about state of affairs in Indian chess: V-P
Chennai | Monday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
If players are banned for playing chess and several state chess federations are de-recognised by the All India Chess Federation (AICF) then warning bells toll about something being amiss, said global chess body FIDE's Vice-President and chess Grand Master ... read..


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