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New Delhi, 27 Nov 2014/--/The Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the present President-in-exile N. Srinivasan and his team should step down and not contest elections for the BCCI. The court made it clear to the BCCI that if it wanted to take action as per the Mudgal panel report, only the new...

Sydney, 27 Nov 2014/--/Phillip Hughes has died as a result of the injuries he sustained when struck by a bouncer on Tuesday, Cricket Australia has confirmed. He was 25. Team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed the news in a statement released on Thursday afternoon. "It is my sad duty to inform you that...

Mumbai, 27 Nov 2014/--/Former India captain Nari Contractor, who had survived a near-fatal skull injury after being hit by a fast bowler in the West Indies five decades ago, described the demise of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes today as "sad and unfortunate". "It's sad and unfortunate. Our...

New Delhi, 27 Nov 2014/--/Phillip Hughes' sad demise barely a week before the first India and Australia Test has put a question mark over the series opener and batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels the onus now is on the cricket boards of the two nations to decide whether to call off the match or not...

Sydney, 27 Nov 2014/--/Devastated at the sad demise of young Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland today described the incident as a "real-life tragedy" and offered his deepest condolences to the left-handed batsman's family. "The word tragedy...

Mumbai, 27 Nov 2014/--/Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar today termed the shock demise of Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who succumbed to the head injury sustained in a Shield match on Tuesday, as a "sad day for world cricket". "It's a sad day for world cricket. It was a freak accident. Lots...

Dubai, 27 Nov 2014/--/The International Cricket Council today offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to his head injuries that he sustained during a domestic match in Sydney on Tuesday. "We are all shocked and saddened with the...

Kolkata, 27 Nov 2014/--/Atletico de Kolkata have included diminutive Bangladeshi midfielder Mohamed Mamunul Islam who is likely to replace suspended Ofentse Nato for their crucial away ISL fixture in Pune on November 29. The 25-year-old Bangladeshi captain and popular name back home is yet to play...

Kolkata, 27 Nov 2014/--/Bharat FC has signed its first player for the 2014-15 season of the I-League, acquiring New Zealand international Kris Bright on a season-long contract. Bright will turn out for Bharat FC in the new I-League season slated to start on the January 7. The 28-year-old Bright...

Panaji, 26 Nov 2014/--/FC Goa’s resurgence continued as they moved to the third spot on the Indian Super League (ISL) table at the expense of Kerala Blasters who were handed a 3-0 defeat at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa on Wednesday evening. Miroslav Slepicka scored a couple of goals in the...

Madrid, 26 Nov 2014/--/Lionel Messi became the all time leading goalscorer in the Champions League just four days after achieving the same feat in La Liga with his 72nd goal in the competition against APOEL Nicosia. Messi was captaining Barca on the night and stabbed home his side's second goal of...

Sydney, 26 Nov 2014/--/West Indian batting great Brian Lara has joined thousands to pray for Australian batsman Phil Hughes' speedy recovery but feels cricket is a "dangerous game" and there is always an "element of risk" in the game. Insisting that the whole of the cricketing world is praying for...

New Delhi, 26 Nov 2014/--/Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I...

New Delhi, 26 Nov 2014/--/Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support top woman boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the Incheon Asiad....

New Delhi, 26 Nov 2014/--/Commonwealth Games gold medallist boxer Manoj Kumar today lashed out at Kapil Dev, saying the Arjuna Award is a "fitting reply" from him to the former India cricket captain, who had earlier refused to recognise the pugilist. "Today I can tell Kapil Dev that I am Manoj...

Sao Paulo, 25 Nov 2014/--/Brazilian football legend Pele was back in hospital in Sao Paulo, days after he underwent surgery for kidney stones. "Patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) has been admitted for evaluation and remains in stable condition," said a statement from Albert Einstein...

New Delhi, 25 Nov 2014/--/Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply to the parliament has stated that Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi is getting all the help from the Boxing India after AIBA suspended her from all competitions for not accepting her bronze medal at Asian Games medal...

Kolkata, 25 Nov 2014/--/Embattled Atletico de Kolkata have now turned to their inspirational co-owner Sourav Ganguly for motivation as the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise approach the business end of the tournament. Known for his inspirational talks during his Team India stint, Ganguly will...

New Delhi, 25 Nov 2014/--/The Supreme Court today said that N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's role in IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal seemed like "insider trading" and agreed to hear a plea for making public the names of cricketers, who were mentioned in the Justice Mudgal...

Melbourne, 25 Nov 2014/--/Australia captain Michael Clarke has no intention of retiring from international cricket in the next 12 months as he continues to battle a chronic back problem that could rule him out of next week's first test against India. "No I don't (have any plans to retire in the...

Sydney, 25 Nov 2014/--/Several of India's batsmen got decent workouts on the second and final day of the warm-up game, against Cricket Australia XI, in Adelaide. M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Wriddhiman Saha and Karn Sharma all got fifties, as the team easily overtook CA XI's 219, ending...

Sydney, 25 Nov 2014/--/Australian batsman Phil Hughes is reportedly in a state of induced coma after being struck on his head during a Sheffield Game at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The 25-year-old cricketer - wearing a helmet - attempted to hook a rising fast delivery from Sean Abbott but...

Adelaide, 24 Nov 2014/--/The Indians made a promising beginning to their tour of Australia, with every bowler picking up a wicket and the batting making a steady start, albeit against a raw Cricket Australia XI that had only two players older than 22, at the Gilderol Stadium in Adelaide. Fast...

Chennai, 24 Nov 2014/--/The Supreme Court has added a dimension to the IPL spot-fixing case by bringing in the issue of N Srinivasan's alleged conflict of interest in being the head of the BCCI and the owner of the Chennai Super Kings franchise. The court made these observations today while hearing...

New Delhi, 24 Nov 2014/--/Delhi Dynamos registered a 2-1 victory over NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati as the two sides were down to ten-men with Soumik Chakraborty (45+1’) and Aiborlang Khongjee (83’) being given their marching orders. Two first half goals by...