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No is more committed to Indian cricket than Dhoni: Kohli

No is more committed to Indian cricket than Dhoni: Kohli

January 18, 2019 8:51 pm

Melbourne: “No is more committed to Indian cricket” than Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batting at number five is the ideal spot for him, said Virat Kohli in stout defense of the former captain. Dhoni faced criticism for slow batting in the ODI series-opener in Sydney before redeeming his pride and reputation with match-winning contributions in the Adelaide and Melbourne ODIs. Acknowledging Dhoni’s contribution in the historic […]

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'Hungry' Mary Kom eyes gold at Tokyo Olympics

‘Hungry’ Mary Kom eyes gold at Tokyo Olympics

January 17, 2019 10:34 pm

Mumbai: Legendary boxer Mary Kom, the only woman to clinch six world championship titles, is now eyeing the elusive Olympic gold medal next year as her crowning glory. The 35-year-old pugilist from Manipur said winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be a big challenge. “Muhammad Ali was my inspiration when I learned boxing. […]

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Griezmann the saviour for Atletico again

Griezmann the saviour for Atletico again

January 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Madrid: Antoine Griezmann came to the rescue again as Atletico Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Sunday by edging past Levante. Griezmann has now scored all of Atletico’s last six goals and this latest one, from the penalty spot, proved the difference in a cagey contest at the Wanda Metropolitano. A 1-0 victory for Diego […]

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'Legend' Murray can be proud of achievements - Federer

‘Legend’ Murray can be proud of achievements – Federer

January 13, 2019 10:36 am

Melbourne: Roger Federer said Sunday he was shocked that tennis was to lose “legend” Andy Murray this year and the Scot should be “incredibly proud” of all he had achieved. Murray on Friday tearfully declared that his chronic hip injury had not been eased by surgery a year ago. He then emotionally revealed that he […]

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Khelo shooting Manavaditya and Keer claim trap golds

Khelo shooting: Manavaditya and Keer claim trap golds

January 12, 2019 8:04 pm

Pune: Rajasthan’s Manavaditya Singh Rathore Saturday pulled himself together after an uncertain start and blazed to the men’s under-21 trap shooting gold medal at the Khelo India Youth Games here. If the son of 2004 Olympic Games double trap silver medallist and Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore was on top in the men’s final, it […]

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Pandya, Rahul suspended pending inquiry; to be sent back from Australia

Pandya, Rahul suspended pending inquiry; to be sent back from Australia

January 11, 2019 8:53 pm

New Delhi: Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul were Friday suspended pending an inquiry into their outrage-evoking comments on women during a TV show, and will be sent back home from Australia. The cricketers, who have been in the eye of a storm following their sexist remarks on ‘Koffee with Karan’, will be sent back on the first available […]

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Khelo India: Delhi dominate judo mat; win 3 gold medals

Khelo India: Delhi dominate judo mat; win 3 gold medals

January 10, 2019 11:05 pm

Pune: Delhi judokas proved unstoppable Thursday, winning three of the six gold at stake on the opening day of the event in Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here. Delhi won a total of six medals — three gold, one silver and two bronze. On a day that saw action confined to the Under-17s, the other three gold were shared […]

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Initiatives like Khelo will create Olympic winners: Sushil

Initiatives like Khelo will create Olympic winners: Sushil

January 9, 2019 8:09 pm

Pune: India’s only individual double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar is convinced that initiatives like Khelo India Youth Games have the potential to unearth and create medal winners on the international stage. “Such events will give our young athletes the feeling and exposure of international events. This can only help India find and mould talent that can shine at the top level,” […]

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Bangladesh cricket "court" expels gamblers from stadium

Bangladesh cricket “court” expels gamblers from stadium

January 9, 2019 4:24 pm

Dhaka: A special temporary courthouse at Dhaka’s main cricket stadium expelled 20 punters for placing illegal bets during the first three days of the Bangladesh Premier League, an official said Wednesday. Betting is illegal in Bangladesh but rampant during cricket matches, where gamblers exploit a brief delay between live play and the official broadcast of results to place frantic bets. Those caught are hauled from the stands […]

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USA Cricket becomes ICC's 105th member

USA Cricket becomes ICC’s 105th member

January 8, 2019 11:40 pm

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday announced USA Cricket as its 105th member. The development is a historical milestone for the governing body established in 2017 to unify and develop the cricket community in the United States following the expulsion of USACA, the ICC said. USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved […]

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