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NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2017/--/Anurag Thakur, who was today sacked as BCCI president for obstructing Lodha panel reforms, took a subtle dig at the Supreme Court's order saying that if the apex court feels the cricketing body will do well under the guidance of retired judges, "I wish them all the best"....

Chennai, 2 Jan 2017/--/Indian tennis fraternity today came together in acknowledging the "tremendous contribution" Somdev Devvarman made to the game in the country and the fitness benchmarks he had set for the younger generation. Counter-puncher Somdev, at the age of 31, announced his retirement...

Hyderabad, 2 Jan 2017/--/Bengaluru Blasters humbled Delhi Acers 4-3 in a keenly-fought Premier Badminton League (PBL) clash between the two sides at the Gachibowli indoor stadium here. Bengaluru's Cheung Ngan Yi pulled off a thrilling 11-9, 6-11, 11-2 win in her women's singles match (the last and...

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2017/--/Given the marching orders by Supreme Court, the sacked duo of BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke today said they will abide by the directive even though they made their skepticism with the verdict quite apparent. Thakur and Shirke were told to quit...

Mumbai, 2 Jan 2017/--/Denmark's Viktor Axelsen, ranked world number three in men's singles, today said that Indian badminton is growing and called for the sport to be made more spectator friendly. "At the moment we (Bengaluru Blasters) have only played one match, but the atmosphere was really great...

London, 2 Jan 2017/--/Olivier Giroud scored a stupendous "scorpion kick" volley as Arsenal climbed to third place in the Premier League table with a 2-0 New Year's Day victory over Crystal Palace. Giroud netted with a breathtaking improvised strike reminiscent of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's recent goal...

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2017/--/With the likes of Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt opting out, all eyes will be on Rio Olympics bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik and the Phogat sisters, who are making headlines owing to their blockbuster biopic ’Dangal’, when the second edition of Pro Wrestling League (PWL)...

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2017/--/The Supreme Court swallowed the bitter pill today in dismissing BCCI President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke after the top bosses's continues attempt to stall Lodha reforms despite numerous warnings. While the next decision on naming the top administrators is...

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2017/--/Sacked BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said he is "absolutely fine" with the Supreme Court order asking him to leave office but hoped that the Board does not lose its international standing owing to the administrative upheaval here. Poll: Did the BCCI president and secretary...

Nagpur, 2 Jan 2017/--/RP Singh dismissed the dangerous-looking Ishan Kishan late in the day to swing the balance of the second semi-final clash between Gujarat and Jharkhand in the former's favour on Day Two at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Resuming the day on 283 for 3,...

Rajkot, 2 Jan 2017/--/If Mumbai were just ahead at the end of the opening day of the first semifinal against Tamil Nadu, for most parts of the second day it seemed they would slam the door open and drive home the advantage, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association ground in Rajkot on Monday (January 2...

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2017/--/Gokaraju Ganga Raju, the president of the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA), announced on Monday (January 2) that his state association will adhere to the Lodha reforms with immediate effect. Ganga Raju is also one of the vice presidents of the Board of Control for Cricket...

SILIGURI, 2 Jan 2017/--/India put on a dominant display as they defeated Nepal 3-1 in the semifinals of the SAFF Women's Football Championship at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri on Monday, to book a berth in the tournament's title clash. After a goal by Kamala Devi in the dying stages of the...

Sydney, 2 Jan 2017/--/The Australian cricket team will have a preparatory camp at ICC's state-of-the-art academy in Dubai ahead of next month's tour of India in an attempt to reverse its dismal fortunes in the subcontinent. "India is not going to be the same everywhere. What they can do in Dubai is...

NEW DELHI, 2 Jan 2017/--/With the Supreme Court removing Anurag Thakur from the president's post, the BCCI is in a fix over who to nominate among its five vice-presidents as the acting chief of the beleaguered cricket body. At the moment, veteran Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)...

Sydney, 2 Jan 2017/--/Being traditionally the Australian Test summer's finale, the New Year's Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is one of the most beloved on the international cricket calendar. Perhaps it doesn't quite match Boxing Day's inimitable spectacle but, still, the SCG's grandeur...

Port Blair, 30 Dec 2016/--/The Regional Sports Council (RSC) Open Badminton Tournament for men & women 2016 held on 29.12.16, the matches played between the followed teams, Women Singles:- Match No.05: Sweta defeated Testha Tripathi by 21-4, 21-3, Match No.06: Khushi defeated M. Pricilla by 21-...

Kolkata, 14 Dec 2016/--/Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly today welcomed International Cricket Council's recent announcement of showing Red Card to cricketer in case of extreme behaviour. "It is a good decision. It was needed. Many undesirable actions take place on the cricket field. Since...

Kolkata, 14 Dec 2016/--/Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly today set the ball rolling for his new ventures-Sourav Ganguly Foundation and Sourav Ganguly Cricket School, which will aim at spreading cricket in all corners of West Bengal. Inaugurating the Sourav Ganguly Foundation at a city hotel...

Kolkata, 14 Dec 2016/--/Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly today welcomed International Cricket Council's recent announcement of showing Red Card to cricketer in case of extreme behaviour. "It is a good decision. It was needed. Many undesirable actions take place on the cricket field. Since...

NEW DELHI, 14 Dec 2016/--/Kerala Blasters secured a spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2016 finale with a 3-0 win on penalties over Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday. The two sides were inseparable at 2-2 on aggregate at the end of the second leg. The Tuskers managed to...

Kolkata, 14 Dec 2016/--/“I don't know. I couldn't understand. I don't know who started it but I think it's absolutely dirty. You should fight inside the pitch during 90 minutes. It should end within 90 minutes but it shouldn't continue ahead. I don’t like it and I couldn't see it all. Maybe you'll...

NEW DELHI, 14 Dec 2016/--/Fans of veteran Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh were taken by surprise when his father Yograj Singh decided to give his son's wedding a miss. Yuvraj's wedding with Bollywood actress Hazel Keech was scheduled on November 30 at a gurdwara in Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab. “It is...

Yokohama, 14 Dec 2016/--/Soon after bagging his fourth Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid's talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo said that he would have won more number of prestigious titles if he was a teammate of Lionel Messi. It was the perfect ending to another fantastic year for the Real Madrid star,...

Yokohama, 14 Dec 2016/--/Cristiano Ronaldo is itching to prove just why he deserved the Ballon d’Or by leading Real Madrid to another Club World Cup title, Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday. The Portuguese superstar, voted the world’s best player for a fourth time earlier this week, will lead Real’...