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Mirpur, 9 Feb 2016/--/Three-time champions India continued their invincible run to enter the ICC Under-19 World Cup final for a fifth time with an emphatic 97-run win over Sri Lanka in the semifinals here on Tuesday. India did well to reach 267/9 after a shaky start before putting up an impressive...

New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Aaron Finch was on Tuesday replaced by Steve Smith as T20 skipper, as Australian selectors named their 15-member squad for World Twenty20 which begins next month in India. Another interesting change in the Aussie side was the selection of Peter Nevill who replaced Matthew...

Barcelona, 9 Feb 2016/--/Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday`s King`s Cup semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys, the La Liga club said. "Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will undergo several tests on Monday and Tuesday...

New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/While their fans are heartbroken after their rumoured break up, Virat Kohli is said to have celebrated his split with Anushka Sharma by setting dance floor on fire at a party in Mumbai. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the 26-year-old was among the invitees at actor...

GUWAHATI, 9 Feb 2016/--/Pakistan hockey team's last visit to India was marked by ugly incidents. Some Pakistani players were seen making obscene gestures at the Bhubaneswar crowd after their team's 4-3 win over hosts India in the Champions Trophy semi-final. This led to a one-match ban on Muhammad...

Melbourne, 9 Feb 2016/--/That Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Steve Waugh didn't get along was an open secret. The leg-spinner had several issues during his playing career when Waugh was skipper.Despite the success of the Australian side, the duo never had any equation off the field. On...

New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Former Pakistan skipper and bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday offered advice to MS Dhoni with regards to Yuvraj Singh's batting position in the three T20Is against Sri Lanka. Akram believes Yuvi is a massive match-winner in the T20 format and should bat higher up the...

New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan made it very clear that discarded Kevin Pietersen would not be included in the ICC's World T20 squad.And with that faintest hopes of KP to make a comeback in the national team were dashed. "That door is completely shut. Kevin will...

New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was on Sunday visibly upset after an injury time goal by Chelsea's Diego Costa denied his side a famous win at Stamford Bridge. Despite a much improved performance, the Red Devils failed to protect Jesse Lingard's second half goal....

London, 9 Feb 2016/--/Diego Costa snaffled a stoppage-time equaliser to preserve interim manager Guus Hiddink`s unbeaten record as Chelsea snatched a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United on Sunday. United looked to be closing to within four points of the Premier League`s top four after Jesse...

New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/A sluggish Barcelona outfit register hard-fought 2-0 win at Levante on Sunday to equal a club record of 28 games unbeaten and move three points clear at the top of La Liga. The game at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia was also manager Luis Enrique's 100th game in charge of...

Karachi, 9 Feb 2016/--/The Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed that the issue of Pakistan’s participation in the World T20 in India in March-April had been discussed at the recent International Cricket Council in Dubai. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that a proposal was also floated about having...

New Delhi, 9 Feb 2016/--/Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA)on Tuesday withdrew its plea from Delhi High Court seeking occupancy certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to hold T20 matches at the Ferozshah Kotla grounds here after the municipality said it wants the cricket...

Mumbai, 9 Feb 2016/--/Mohun Bagan will look to shrug off the disappointment of their nightmarish campaign in the AFC Champions League qualifier when they take on Mumbai FC in a fifth round away game of the I-League football tournament, here tomorrow. Defending champions Bagan, who are currently...

SHILLONG, 9 Feb 2016/--/Indians bagged all the five gold medals up for grabs in the recurve event along with two more silver to make a clean sweep of the archery competition in the 12th South Asian Games here today. Having claimed men, women and mixed pair team gold in the morning session, the...

Cox's Bazar, 9 Feb 2016/--/Afghanistan qualified for the ICC Under-19 World Cup's Plate Championship final with an eight-wicket win over New Zealand here on Tuesday. Aniket Parikh's all-round display of 48 and two for 20 went in vain as the Afghans bowled out New Zealand for 135 and then raced...

Pune, 9 Feb 2016/--/Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first on a green-tinged surface in Pune. Dinesh Chandimal felt there may be some seam movement early in the game. Seamer Kasun Rajitha and batsman Niroshan Dickwella debut for Sri Lanka. Dasun Shanaka is likely to bat in the top order and...

KOLKATA/DHANBAD, 4 Feb 2016/--/Coal India Limited (CIL) for the first time has organized Hockey India League (HIL)-2016. The inaugural Ceremony was held on Jan 18 at BhubaneshwarKalinga in the floodlit Ground (MCL) which was inaugurated by Devendra Prasad, General Manager (Corporate Communication...

New Delhi, 1 Feb 2016/--/Vice captain Virat Kohli was today rested for the upcoming Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka as selectors included all-rounder Pawan Negi for the three-match rubber, beginning February 9. Kohli was in supreme form in the just-concluded Australia T20 series, where he scored...

Dubai, 1 Feb 2016/--/Virat Kohli was today rewarded for his stupendous performance in India's clean sweep against Australia in the T20 internationals as he replaced Aaron Finch as the top-ranked batsman in the ICC list for the shortest format. According to the latest list released by the ICC, Kohli...

New Delhi, 1 Feb 2016/--/Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag was on Monday appointed mentor of the Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). In his new role, Sehwag will work closely with head coach Sanjay Bangar and would be responsible for guiding and motivating the squad,...

Mirpur, 1 Feb 2016/--/Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant smashed his way into the record books with a 24-ball 78 as India colts gave Nepal a rude reality check by handing them a seven-wicket hammering to finish their league engagements unbeaten in the ICC U-19 World Cup here today.   India will...

Port of Spain, 1 Feb 2016/--/West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has made his highly anticipated return to competitive cricket from a career threatening international ban. Boasting a remodelled action, the 27-year-old captured two for 37 in a 10-over spell as his domestic club Queen's Park beat...

New Delhi, 1 Feb 2016/--/Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, who is on a roll in women's doubles along with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis, on Monday said that they are happy to have won 36 matches in a row. Speaking to CNN IBN, Sania said that after having a brilliant 2015, it's great to start the...

Melbourne, 1 Feb 2016/--/Australia’s Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch is facing a race against time to get fit for next month’s World Twenty20 Championships in India even though he does not require surgery on his injured hamstring. Finch injured his left hamstring during second T20 match against India...