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Rajkot, 2 May 2016/--/The shocking loss to laggards Kings XI Punjab in their last match, notwithstanding, table toppers Gujarat Lions will have to get their acts together quickly if they wish to end their home campaign on a winning note against a formidable Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match, in...

Melbourne, 2 May 2016/--/Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Rising Pune Supergiants' Indian Premier League 2016 campaign seems to be going from bad to worse with Australia's Steve Smith becoming the latest international star to be ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. The Pune Supergiants, who had...

Rajkot, 2 May 2016/--/Kings XI Punjab’s left arm spinner Axar Patel, who recorded the first hat-trick of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), on Monday said he is reaping the rewards for bowling slower through the air. Patel’s four wickets in five balls for his franchise helped break the...

New Delhi, 2 May 2016/--/Left-handed opener Shaun Marsh on MOnday joined the long list of Australian cricketers, who all have pulled out of the cash-rich Indian Premier League tournament. The 32-year-old veteran is suffering from a back injury and will not take any further part for Kings XI Punjab...

Rajkot, 2 May 2016/--/Kings XI Punjab's new captain Murli Vijay has termed left-arm spinner Axar Patel's bowling spell as "incredible" during their stunning 23-run win over table toppers Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League match here. Axar did the star turn as laggards Kings XI rode on the...

Karachi, 2 May 2016/--/Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad and wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal were on Monday dropped from the list of probables for the tour of England owing to their past indiscipline and poor recent form. The new selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq announced the probables,...

New Delhi, 2 May 2016/--/Rising Pune Supergiants on Monday called Australia batsman George Bailey as the replacement for Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out of rest of the IPL with a finger injury. One of the two debutant teams this season, the Supergiants have already lost four of their star...

New Delhi, 2 May 2016/--/Indian weightlifters earned two quota places for Rio Olympics -- one each in men's and women's sections -- at the recently-concluded Senior Asian Championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Indian women lifters collected 100 points and stood third, while men earned 129 points...

New Delhi, 2 May 2016/--/The Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed some of the most ugliest fights on the field in the past. In one of such incidents, Mumbai Indians' cricketers Ambati Rayudu and Harbhajan Singh were involved in an ugly spat on Sunday. The incident took place after Rayudu...

Manchester, 2 May 2016/--/Manchester United head coach Louis van Gaal has asserted that he will hold on to his post at the English Premier League (EPL) club, no matter what happens at the end of the football season. United remain in contention for a top-four finish and are in the FA Cup final but...

Manchester, 2 May 2016/--/Claudio Ranieri`s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Foxes needed three points to win the league for the first time, but with thousands of fans...

Madrid, 2 May 2016/--/Barcelona remain on top of La Liga with two games remaining as goals from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez earned a 2-0 win over 10-man Real Betis on Saturday. On a day of high tension when all three title contenders were at one point top of the table, Antoine Griezmann came off...

Madrid, 2 May 2016/--/Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is football's version of Rafael Nadal, while Barcelona's Lionel Messi is more like Roger Federer, according to Italian footballer Antonio Cassano. Cassano also believes that 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer is the best tennis...

New Delhi, 2 May 2016/--/The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that all state cricket associations have to "fall in line" with recommendations of Justice RM Lodha led-panel on structural reforms in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which was carried out in the wake of match-fixing...

Goa, 2 May 2016/--/Salgaocar FC were beaten 2-3 by Mohun Bagan in a first leg Federation Cup encounter at the Tilak Maidan stadium, on Monday. Martin Scott (26') and Calvin Mbarga (31') did get on the scoresheet for the hosts but Jeje Lalpekhlua's (1', 85') brace aided by a strike from Abhishek Das...

New Delhi, 30 Apr 2016/--/Young batsman Karun Nair and debutant Sam Billings batted with lot of responsibility before their bowlers came good as Delhi Daredevils displaced Kolkata Knight Riders from the second spot with a comfortable 27-run win in their IPL match, here today. The hosts overcame...

New Delhi, 30 Apr 2016/--/Murali Vijay has been appointed as the skipper of the Kings XI Punjab side for the remainder of the 2016 Indian Premier League. He replaces David Miller, who will continue as a player. In a statement released by the Kings XI Punjab franchise, they said, "Miller continues...

AIZAWL, 30 Apr 2016/--/Aizawl FC pulled off a remarkable 2-1 win over defending champions Bengaluru FC in the opening fixture of the Federation Cup at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, on Saturday. Eugenson Lyngdoh's 15th minute opener was cancelled out by Alfred Jaryan in the 38th minute before Joel...

New Delhi, 30 Apr 2016/--/Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar was caused a lot of embarrassment on Friday due to the actions of his two young boys. According to a report on ESPNCricinfo, the duo lied about being Scottish in order to play for one of Britain's oldest cricket clubs.Ali and Hassan Dar, aged 18...

New Delhi, 30 Apr 2016/--/Claiming to have resolved all outstanding issues, the BCCI today announced the resumption of bilateral cricket ties with the West Indies starting with a four-Test series in July-August. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India and the West Indies Cricket Board have...

WUHAN (CHINA), 30 Apr 2016/--/Indian challenge ended at the Asian Badminton Championship after Saina Nehwal suffered a straight-game defeat against local favourite Yihan Wang in the semifinals of women’s singles, here on Saturday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina lost 160-21 14-21 to sixth seed Wang...

Rajkot, 30 Apr 2016/--/Table-toppers Gujarat Lions will look to consolidate their position when they take on laggards Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match here tomorrow. Punjab are lying at the bottom of the table with only two points from six matches, while Lions have managed to perch...

Pune, 30 Apr 2016/--/On a downward spiral after suffering their fifth loss of the season, debutants Rising Pune Supergiants would look to plug the holes in bowling to get their campaign back on track when they face title-holders Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match, here tomorrow. Led...

New Delhi, 29 Apr 2016/--/Celebrated shooter Abhinav Bindra was today roped in as goodwill ambassador of India's Olympic contingent alongside Bollywood star Salman Khan, while cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was also approached for the role after the controversial actor's appointment created an...

Hyderabad, 29 Apr 2016/--/Batting maestro Virat Kohli today said he is in "no position" to make a comment over the appointment of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics. Asked if Indian Olympic Association's decision to name Salman, who...