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Manchester, 21 Jul 2016/--/England are in a spin in more ways than one as they head into the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday looking to level the four-match series at 1-1. Alastair Cook's men suffered a 75-run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test at Lord's, with...

Karachi, 21 Jul 2016/--/In a bid to convince foreign players to fly down to Lahore and play in the final of the second edition of Pakistan Super League, the country's Cricket Board (PCB) is luring overseas recruits with extra money and better accomodation facilities at National Cricket Academy....

Lausanne, 21 Jul 2016/--/The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday it had rejected Russia's appeal against the exclusion of its track and field athletes from the Rio Games starting on August 5. "CAS rejects the claims/appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes," CAS...

London, 21 Jul 2016/--/English football giants Manchester United have reportedly stepped up their world record chase for Frenchman Paul Pogba by offering a huge financial package for the Juventus midfielder. As Pogba relaxes and awaits developments in sun-kissed Miami, new United manager Jose...

Rio de Janeiro, 21 Jul 2016/--/Brazil's national football coach warned on Wednesday against over-pressuring Neymar, just a day after the Olympic coach said he was glad to depend heavily on the star forward. "It's inhuman to put all the responsibility on one person. The responsibility should be on...

Antigua, 21 Jul 2016/--/Marlon Samuels, who played a stellar role in helping West Indies lift the ICC World T20 this year, has been named Cricketer of the Year by the West Indies Cricket Board. Samuels was also voted the ODI Player of the year on Tuesday. In a year when the West Indies won three...

London, 21 Jul 2016/--/England is on the verge of hiring Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce to take charge of the national team as Roy Hodgson's successor. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the English Football Association is close to finalizing...

Brasilia, 21 Jul 2016/--/Rio's drug testing laboratory had its suspension lifted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday, clearing it to operate at the Olympics that start on August 5. The doping control laboratory was suspended on June 22 due to a non-conformity with the International...

NEW DELHI, 21 Jul 2016/--/Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth while her compatriot P V Sindhu is seeded ninth in the women's singles at the upcoming Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro. Kidambi Srikanth, meanwhile, has received a ninth seeding in the men's draw. Saina is world no. 5...

Johannesburg, 21 Jul 2016/--/South African prosecutors said today they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as "shockingly too lenient". After he was sentenced earlier this month, Pistorius' lawyers said...

Moga (Pb), 21 Jul 2016/--/Two kabaddi players were seriously injured when a police constable allegedly fired at them while they were on their way to Lande village, police said today. Lakhwinder Singh (22) and Varinder Singh (22) were on their way to Lande village from Dosanjh village in Moga...

Candolim (Goa), 21 Jul 2016/--/Futsal suits Indian culture as the fast pace and high intensity of the format is similar to twenty20 cricket played in the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes English Futsal player Doug Reed. Brazilian football legend Ronaldino, Paul Scholes and former Manchester...

Townsville, 21 Jul 2016/--/India-origin spinner Arjun Nair will be among the 18-member National Performance Squad (NPS) announced by Cricket Australia for the upcoming Quadrangular Winter 'A' Series, also featuring India A, Australia A and South Africa A starting August 13. Carrom-ball spinner Nair...

NEW DELHI, 21 Jul 2016/--/India women's hockey team fought valiantly to register a 2-1 come-from-behind win over hosts USA in their second game of the America tour in Manheim, Pennsylvania on Thursday. Both Indian and US girls played out a goal less first quarter with neither able to breach the...

Antigua, 21 Jul 2016/--/West Indies skipper Jason Holder doesn't expect his young and inexperienced side to improve by leaps and bounds and said they are looking for a steady progression as they go into the four-Test series against India with confidence. "The ultimate aim is to start performing...

NEW DELHI, 21 Jul 2016/--/A day after the death of hockey legend Mohd Shahid, Rajya Sabha members today asked the government to ensure all possible help to his family. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Dilip Tirkey (BJD) said the dribbling ace was a role model for several...

Antigua, 21 Jul 2016/--/Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and has elected to bat in the first Test against West Indies in North Sound on Thursday. Indian team has dropped Ravindra Jadeja with Wriddhiman Saha batting at No.6. The team consisted of three fast bowlers (Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav...

Kolkata, 21 Jul 2016/--/After two extremely successful editions in the last two years, Taiwan Excellence in India announced the third stint of the gaming tournament – the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup (TEGC). The worldwide championship that has stupendous fan-following across the world is back this...

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, 21 Jul 2016/--/Minister for Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh conferred the SAIL logo and felicitated Rio Olympics athlete Dharambir Singh here today. Minister of State for Steel, Vishnu Deo Sai, Secretary, Steel, Aruna Sundararajan and Chairman SAIL, P.K. Singh were also present...

NEW DELHI, 20 Jul 2016/--/Indian hockey legend Mohammad Shahid, known for his wizardly stick work during his playing days, passed away today due to multiple organ failure in a private hospital in Gurgaon. The 56-year-old great was admitted to Medanta - the Medicity - earlier this month after a bout...

NEW DELHI, 20 Jul 2016/--/"I would tell him that if you join Pakistan team, we would be world beaters and he used to say the same for me," was how Pakistan's legendary centre forward Hasan Sardar reacted on the demise of Indian hockey great Mohammad Shahid. Accolades poured in from across the...

BUENOS AIRES, 20 Jul 2016/--/Footballer superstar Lionel Messi was relaxing on his private yacht off the coast of Ibiza when he got a surprise visitor from the sea! Suli, a 24-year-old Atletico Madrid fan, swam a kilometre from the shore of Ibiza to reach Messi's yacht in the sea, shocking the...

Antigua, 20 Jul 2016/--/Sensing that the wicket for the first Test against the West Indies beginning on July 21 may be left with some grass on it, India batting coach Sanjay Bangar today said that the visiting players were prepared to play on both slow and lively pitches. With just two days left...

Antigua, 20 Jul 2016/--/India and West Indies commence a four-Test series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday with the visitors heavily favoured to extend a 14-year unbeaten run against the hosts. Such is the gap in performance between the two teams that anything less than a 3...

NEW DELHI, 20 Jul 2016/--/He does "miss playing Test cricket" and India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is keeping a keen eye on the series against West Indies starting tomorrow, saying spinners will play a huge role in the Caribbean. "I think wickets will be slower in West Indies but...