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IPL 2013: Imperious Virat Kohli powers Royal Challengers to win

IPL 2013: Imperious Virat Kohli powers Royal Challengers to win

After a super over loss in their previous encounter, Virat Kohli-led RCB avenged defeat in convincing fashion in Bangalore.  Virat was a man on a mission as the Delhi boy stroked the ball to all parts of the park. His 47-ball 93 was laced by eleven boundaries and four hits over the fence.  It was […]

Star Indian women cyclists humiliated at Asian Cycling Championships

Star Indian women cyclists humiliated at Asian Cycling Championships

In a shocking incident, Indian women cyclists, including track event podium finisher Manorama Devi, was made to carry medal trays for felicitations to other winning riders in the road race competitions of the Asian Cycling Championships which began here today. The medal trays which are usually carried by ceremonial staff were carried by the Indian […]

Dhoni should continue as captain till 2019 World Cup: Sunny

Dhoni should continue as captain till 2019 World Cup: Sunny

New Delhi: Impressed by the changed leadership style of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar today said that the Jharkhand dasher should continue as India’s captain till the 2019 World Cup.  Gavaskar feels that Dhoni has changed his captaincy approach after the debacle against Australia and England and he was now a much-more assertive leader […]

Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 3-0 in IFA opener

Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 3-0 in IFA opener

Kolkata:   Pune FC went down 0-3 to Mohun Bagan in their IFA Shield Group A opener at the Kalyani Stadium here Tuesday.  Striker C.S. Sabeeth’s brace (fourth and 53rd minute) along with skipper Odafa Okolie’s (30th) goal from a free-kick were enough to give Mohun Bagan the win. The loss to Mohun Bagan was Pune FC’s […]

TUCC: D’Almeida anchors Mumbai to thrilling win

TUCC: D’Almeida anchors Mumbai to thrilling win

Mumbai:  Kevin D’Almeida held his nerves, stroked a fluent 51-ball 65 to anchor Western Wolves Mumbai University to a nail-biting last-ball win against Southern Sharks Madras University at the Brabourne Stadium on Monday night. Chasing, Madras’ 150 for 8, D’Almeida struck the winning boundary as Mumbai (153/7) won by three wickets in a heart-stopping encounter. […]

Bopanna, Bhupathi to clash in Dubai Open semifinals

Bopanna, Bhupathi to clash in Dubai Open semifinals

DUBAI: There will be an Indian presence in the doubles final of the Dubai Duty Free ATP World Tour event on Saturday.  Last year’s champion side Mahesh Bhupathi andRohan Bopanna, playing this year’s edition with different partners, France’s Michael Llodra and American Rajeev respectively, will clash in Friday’s semifinals.  In quarterfinal clashes on Thursday, Bhupathi and Llodra […]

Miandad calls ICC to monitor pitches used in Tests

Miandad calls ICC to monitor pitches used in Tests

LAHORE: Pakistan great Javed Miandad is not happy with the state of pitches being prepared for Test matches around the world these days and feels the ICC needs to keep a watch on the quality of turfs.  Miandad, who also works as Director-General of cricket in the Pakistan Cricket Board, said while he agreed with the concept that Test cricket […]

Kerala beat Maharashtra to enter final of Santosh Trophy

Kerala beat Maharashtra to enter final of Santosh Trophy

Kochi: Riding on Shimin Lal’s second-half extra-time winner, Kerala defeated Maharashtra 2-1 to enter the summit clash of the 67th Santosh Trophy in Kochi on Thursday.  The five-time nationals champions will now face either defending champions Services or Punjab in the final on March 3 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.  In the semifinal clash, Shibin set […]

India swamps Oman

India swamps Oman

India outclassed a lower-ranked Oman 9-1 to record its second successive victory in the Round 2 of the Hero Hockey World League (HWL) at the National Stadium here on Wednesday.  The host occupied the top slot in the table with six points from two big wins. India, placed 11th in the world, faced a little […]

Kohli appointed captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kohli appointed captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli was on Wednesday named the new captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, replacing New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori. The appointment does not come as a surprise with Kohli, seen as a future captain for some time now, having led the side 10 times in the last two IPL seasons.  “It’s a great feeling. [From] being […]

Advani creates history, enters pre-quarters of Welsh Open

Advani creates history, enters pre-quarters of Welsh Open

Pankaj Advani on Wednesday created history by becoming the first Indian cueist ever to reach the pre-quarterfinals of the BetVictor Welsh Open Pro Snooker Series, defeating former world champion, England’s Shaun Murphy, 4-3 at Newport, Wales. Eight-time world champion Advani, the only active player to compete at the highest level in both billiards and snooker […]

Women’s World Cup: South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs

Women’s World Cup: South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs

Cuttack:  Dane van Niekerk’s all-round performance helped South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs and register their first win in the Super Six stage of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday.  A combination of poor shot selection and temperament saw Sri Lanka make a mess of their chase of 228, with only Chamari […]

Sania-Bethanie exit Qatar Open doubles in Round 1

Sania-Bethanie exit Qatar Open doubles in Round 1

Sania Mirza was knocked out of Qatar Open doubles on Tuesday after going down in the opening round, partnering USA’s Bethanie Mattek-Sands.  The eighth-seeded Indo-US pair lost to Lisa Raymond of USA and Samantha Stosur of Australia 4-6 2-6 on the second day of the USD 2,369,000 event in Doha.  This is Sania’s second straight […]

Work on Rajasthan Royals ‘home’ stadium begins ahead of IPL 6

Work on Rajasthan Royals ‘home’ stadium begins ahead of IPL 6

Jaipur:  With the decks cleared for hosting of IPL 6 matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, the state cricket body has started preparing the ground for the home matches of Rajasthan Royals. The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) recently signed an MOU with the state government regarding the use of Sawai Man Singh Stadium for the cash-rich […]

Hockey India joins hands with international body to train referees

Hockey India joins hands with international body to train referees

New Delhi:  Hockey India and its international body (FIH) will jointly conduct a High Performance coaching course for the country’s referees here from February 16 to 22. As part of the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 tournament, the programme aims to identify coaches from all areas of India and provide them with advanced coaching tools.  The […]

Chennai Super Kings sign five uncapped bowlers

Chennai Super Kings sign five uncapped bowlers

Chennai: Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings have strengthened their bowling attack by signing five uncapped Indian bowlers ahead of the sixth edition of IPL. UP fast bowlers Imtiaz Ahmed and Ankit Rajpoot, Haryana quick Mohit Sharma, Karnataka pacer Ronit More and Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner R Karthikeyan are the five to have been picked up by […]

India vs Sri Lanka: Highlights at a glance

India vs Sri Lanka: Highlights at a glance

Sri Lanka registered their first win in 18 One Day Internationals against India in Mumbai on Tuesday to qualify for the Super Six stage and knock the hosts out of the World Cup.  Sri Lanka have registered their first win in four games against India in the World Cup (Lost two and NR 1).  Sri […]

Leading Indian Tennis Players Agitate for Better Support

Leading Indian Tennis Players Agitate for Better Support

CHENNAI, India — In a reprise of the operatic bickering last summer over the Olympics, India’s top tennis players are once again locked in a bitter dispute with the national tennis association. Click here to read more