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KOLKATA, 26 Feb 2015/--/Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club has kicked off on the digital playground by launching an official app available for Android users on the Play Store. The club has continuously set a precedent for being a leader in engaging football fans ever since its inception in 1920,...

Dunedin (New Zealand), 26 Feb 2015/--/Top-order batsman Samiullah Shenwari struck a gritty 96 to pave the way for Afghanistan's historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match of the cricket World Cup, here today. Chasing 211 for a win at the University Oval, Afghanistan...

Sydney, 26 Feb 2015/--/Fresh from a Chris Gayle power show that took them to their second win in the cricket World Cup, a buoyant West Indies will now take on South Africa, who are still licking their wounds after the 130-run hammering against India, in a Pool B match, here tomorrow. Once again all...

Sydney, 26 Feb 2015/--/West Indies captain Jason Holder Thursday played down Chris Gayle's absence from training on the eve of the team's crunch World Cup Pool B match with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle, who has a chronic back complaint, hit the highest-ever individual World Cup...

Mumbai, 26 Feb 2015/--/The most anticipated clash of the cricket World Cup created Indian television history as 288 million viewers tuned in to watch the defending champions take on Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side comfortably won, was the most-...

Perth, 26 Feb 2015/--/It has been a near-flawless performance by the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup but there is one grey area that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team management would quickly like to address before the side gets ready for the all-important knock-out stage...

Sydney, 26 Feb 2015/--/West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels will not be sanctioned over a "throat-slitting" gesture he made in his team's World Cup win over Zimbabwe, a source told AFP today. Samuels appeared to run his thumb from one side of his throat to the other to mark his century in Tuesday's...

New Delhi, 26 Feb 2015/--/Even as the suspense over the upcoming BCCI elections intensifies, former Board president Sharad Pawar today said that he was not too "eager" to contest for the top job. Pawar, who headed the Board from 2005-08 and was also the ICC chief, is considered as one of the...

Melbourne, 26 Feb 2015/--/Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, playing in his 400th ODI, hit strokeful centuries to power Sri Lanka to a comfortable 92-run victory over Bangladesh in a Group A match of the cricket World Cup here today. Electing to bat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sri...

Shillong, 26 Feb 2015/--/The return of rock-solid Korean defender Minchol Son to Shillong Lajong FC squad will prove to be a tough challenge for visiting Mohun Bagan tomorrow as both lock horns in a Hero I-League round 8 match at the J N Stadium here. The North East giant comes into this match with...

Melbourne, 26 Feb 2015/--/Sunil Gavaskar has predicted a bright future for Afghanistan after their first ever World Cup win today, saying the players from the strife-torn come across as "natural cricketers", reminding him of West Indies' greats of the past. "They come across as natural cricketers,...

Melbourne, 26 Feb 2015/--/Sunil Gavaskar has predicted a bright future for Afghanistan after their first ever World Cup win today, saying the players from the strife-torn come across as "natural cricketers", reminding him of West Indies' greats of the past. "They come across as natural cricketers,...

Sydney, 25 Feb 2015/--/The Indian cricket team that arrived here on Monday for their next two World Cup fixtures (Feb 28 vs UAE & March 6 vs WI) had the day off yesterday.The defending champions will train at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground this afternoon. Dhoni was accompanied...

Melbourne, 25 Feb 2015/--/Out of favour South African all-rounder Albie Morkel says India's hammering of the Proteas at the MCG demonstrated that the defending champions are capable of blowing any team away in the World Cup and big-ticket ICC events bring out the best in them. Morkel, holidaying...

Brisbane, 25 Feb 2015/--/Wicketkeeper-batsman Gary Wilson hit a pacy 69-ball 80 and Kevin O'Brien cracked a whirlwind fifty as Ireland eked out a thrilling last over two-wicket win over a spirited UAE in their pool B match of the cricket World Cup, here today. Chasing a challenging 279, man-of-the-...

Paris, 25 Feb 2015/--/Luis Suarez scored a double on his return to England for the first time since a big money move last summer as Barcelona secured a 2-1 win over Manchester City in their Champions League last 16 first leg clash. The Uruguayan -- who moved to Barcelona from Liverpool -- struck...

Auckland, 25 Feb 2015/--/Shane Watson admitted he was facing "crunch time" with the bat as he battled to stay in Australia's side ahead of their World Cup clash with co-hosts New Zealand. In the midst of Australia's thumping 111-run opening pool win over England in Melbourne, all-rounder Watson was...

Brisbane, 25 Feb 2015/--/Younis Khan's future became a subject of speculation after a message sent out from a fake Twitter account suggested that he would retire from ODIs at the end of the World Cup, prompting the veteran Pakistan batsman to issue a denial. Battling poor form in the mega-event,...

Sydney, 25 Feb 2015/--/Struggling South African fast bowler Dale Steyn must find a way to contain record-breaking West Indian batsman Chris Gayle in Friday's crunch World Cup clash. Steyn's cutting edge has been blunted at the tournament so far with his two matches giving him total figures of two...

Melbourne, 25 Feb 2015/--/Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is not taking Bangladesh lightly in Thursday's World Cup clash despite a superior record, saying he expects a tough game against the South Asian rivals. "This will be a pressure match for all of us," Mathews said of the Pool A encounter at...

New Delhi, 25 Feb 2015/--/National football coach Stephen Constantine today announced the list of 32 probables for India's forthcoming home and away matches for the preliminary joint qualification round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Nepal. The matches would be played on a home and away...

New Delhi, 25 Feb 2015/--/IPL spot fixing case petitioner Aditya Verma and politician Subodh Kant Sahay today requested the Supreme Court to appoint Justice R M Lodha as observer for the BCCI elections on March 2 besides ensuring that the Annual General Meeting is held in Mumbai and not in Chennai...

London, 24 Feb 2015/--/At the centre of a probe into black money allegedly stashed by Indians in Swiss banks, global banking giant HSBC increased its headcount in India by 1,000 last year to 32,000 -- the second highest after the UK. As per the bank's latest annual report, it had a total worldwide...

Canberra, 24 Feb 2015/--/Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into the history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup as the West Indies rode on his record-equalling 16 sixes to notch up a massive 73-run win via D/L method against Zimbabwe, here today. Gayle...

Perth, 24 Feb 2015/--/Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but ?spin twins? Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin has ?proved their critics wrong? with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team?s premier batsman Virat...