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PV Sindhu, K Srikanth crowned national champions

PV Sindhu, K Srikanth crowned national champions

Young shuttlers PV Sindhu and K Srikanth notched up contrasting victories in the summit clashes to clinch the women’s and men’s titles respectively at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championship in New Delhi on Monday. It was the second national title for World Championship bronze medalist Sindhu after she registered a straight-game victory over Rituparna […]

India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni should be disappointed his bowlers didn’t win the game, says Graeme Smith

India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni should be disappointed his bowlers didn’t win the game, says Graeme Smith

Johannesburg: His team abandoned plans to go for a win after coming extremely close to upstaging India but South African cricket captain Graeme Smith insisted that the last-minute change in strategy was not prompted by the fear of loss. In a pulsating finish to the first Test in Johannesburg on Sunday, South Africa fell short […]

Team India youngsters must take leaf out of Sachin Tendulkar’s book, says Kapil Dev

Team India youngsters must take leaf out of Sachin Tendulkar’s book, says Kapil Dev

New Delhi:  As a young and relatively inexperienced Indian team prepares for life without Sachin Tendulkar on the pitch ahead of their first Test against South Africa at Johannesburg, former Indian captain Kapil Dev said that the new players need to learn from Tendulkar and perform well against the No. 1 Test side. “The new […]

Somdev Devvarman gets Chennai Open main draw berth

Somdev Devvarman gets Chennai Open main draw berth

Chennai:  India’s Somdev Devvarman was included in the main draw of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from December 30 January 5 after Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp pulled out with a back injury. Devvarman, the world No.90, will be spearheading India’s representation at the $450,000 tournament. Cutting off at 89, the tournament […]

Saina Nehwal raring to go in World Super Series Finals

Saina Nehwal raring to go in World Super Series Finals

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal, ranked No.6 in the world, said she is geared up and raring to go for the Super Series Finals as the draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium on Tuesday. “I have worked hard and prepared well for the tournament. I feel I am ready to challenge in […]

Junior hockey World Cup: India held by Korea, fail to qualify for quarter-finals

Junior hockey World Cup: India held by Korea, fail to qualify for quarter-finals

Despite leading 3-1 till the 58th minute, India Tuesday blew away their chances of qualifying for the quarterfinals after being forced to a 3-3 draw by South Korea in a dramatic finish in the last Pool C match of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. After going 0-1 […]

MS Dhoni, Alastair Cook deserve to be captains; Virat Kohli lost out to Hashim Amla

MS Dhoni, Alastair Cook deserve to be captains; Virat Kohli lost out to Hashim Amla

While Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Alastair Cook deserve to lead the International Cricket Council’s ODI and Test teams of the year, respectively, theabsence of Virat Kohli from the many listsannounced by the ICC in Mumbai on Tuesday would have caused some heartbreak to Indian fans. While Dhoni is India’s must successful skipper, Cook remains England’s […]

David Beckham and Victoria splurge 40 million pounds on London mansion

David Beckham and Victoria splurge 40 million pounds on London mansion

London:  Celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham have splurged 40 million pounds on getting a palatial mansion here, and they will reportedly spend an extra 5 million pounds on its renovation. Their newly acquired mansion, which is a replacement for their sprawling Hertfordshire estate, is four-story, detached period home in West London, reports dailymail.co.uk. The […]

Mark Webber reflects on amazing F1 journey

Mark Webber reflects on amazing F1 journey

Sao Paulo:  Mark Webber bade farewell to Formula One on Sunday with a typically gritty drive to second place in the Brazilian Grand Prix and without shedding a tear. The 37-year-old Australian, who overcame a variety of obstacles on his 12-year journey from Queanbeyan to Interlagos, via Silverstone, Monaco and Milton Keynes, did his best to retain […]

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and team back match-winner Yuvraj Singh

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and team back match-winner Yuvraj Singh

Visakhapatnam:  India captain MS Dhoni lent his support to out-of-form Yuvraj Singh after their two-wicket defeat to West Indies here on Sunday. Yuvraj, who scored just 28 runs in 49 balls, also dropped Lendl Simmons when he was on 43. Simmons would go on to score 62 in a match-winning partnership with Darren Sammy. (2nd ODI, as […]

A chance for England to displace India from second spot

A chance for England to displace India from second spot

DUBAI: England have a chance of displacing India from their current second position in theICC Test Team Rankings table if they can win the upcoming Ashes series against Australia 4-0 or better. The Ashes series will offer England an opportunity to reclaim the number two spot that they held till India moved ahead of them last week following a 2-0 series […]

Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri ready to lead India in World Cup of Golf

Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri ready to lead India in World Cup of Golf

Melbourne:  India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar does not want to let his biggest fans — his parents — down when he attempts to build on a liking for the Royal Melbourne Golf Club at the World Cup of Golf, which starts in Melbourne on Thursday. Together with close friend Anirban Lahiri, Bhullar will represent his nation for […]

Viswanathan Anand-Carlsen world chess championship game No.8 drawn

Viswanathan Anand-Carlsen world chess championship game No.8 drawn

Chennai:  World champion Viswanathan Anand got an easy draw with black as challenger Magnus Carlsen continued his march towards the throne after the end of the eighth game of the World Chess Championship here on Tuesday. The morale boosting draw, first since the first game of the match, is likely to help Anand psychologically before […]

Why Sachin Tendulkar will give a billion fans a sleepless night

Why Sachin Tendulkar will give a billion fans a sleepless night

Wankhede Stadium is expected to burst at its seams when Sachin Tendulkar walks out to take fresh guard on Friday morning. The 40-year-old genius will start at his overnight score of 38 as India start Day Two of the second Test against the West Indies at 157 for two wickets, just 25 runs adrift of […]

West Indies salutes Shivnarine Chanderpaul, their own legend

West Indies salutes Shivnarine Chanderpaul, their own legend

Mumbai:  West Indies on Sunday saluted their own legendary batsman in Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who will touch the milestone of playing 150 Tests when the Caribbean side will clash with India from Wednesday to salvage a draw in the two-match series. The second Test will be 200th for legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who will bid adieu to […]

Didn’t expect to see my name on top of a club, it felt different: Sachin Tendulkar

Didn’t expect to see my name on top of a club, it felt different: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar said he felt “very humbled” after the Mumbai Cricket Association on Monday formally renamed the Kandivili ground as the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Club. The 40-year-old who will be playing his 200th and last Test match in Mumbai from November 14 already has a stand named after him at the famous Wankhede Stadium. (All […]

Rohit Sharma slams century on debut as India take big lead against West Indies

Rohit Sharma slams century on debut as India take big lead against West Indies

Kolkata:  Rohit Sharma stamped his class by hitting a sparkling century on debut as India recovered from a top-order collapse to take a firm grip of the first Test against the West Indies with a 120-run first-innings lead here on Thursday. (Match Scorecard | Highlights) Sharma stole the thunder with his unbeaten 127 as the hosts, who were […]

Umpiring blunder on Sachin Tendulkar angers Eden fans

Umpiring blunder on Sachin Tendulkar angers Eden fans

Kolkata:  If Twitteratis are to be believed, it will be a long shot for umpire Nigel Llong to get out of the country without facing irate fans of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar who was given out in a contentious decision on Thursday. A pindrop silence descended on the Eden as Llong raised his finger while […]

India vs Australia: Ishant Sharma works overtime with bowling coach in optional practice

India vs Australia: Ishant Sharma works overtime with bowling coach in optional practice

Ranchi:  Under-fire Indian pacer Ishant Sharma whose sloppy bowling cost India the third ODI against Australia today worked overtime with bowling coach Joe Dawes even as his teammates took a day’s break ahead of their fourth match here on Wednesday. Dawes was seen giving an extra attention to out-of-from Ishant who slogged it out for […]

Open Letter to Sachin Tendulkar

Open Letter to Sachin Tendulkar

By Malay Vyas Dear Tendulkar, A couple of weeks ago, a Texans player played with a bloody nose in a football game at Reliant Stadium but a few thousand cricket fans living in Houston remember the original bloody nose. We remembered you from the time you bled on Doordarshan. I had a black & white […]