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Kolkata, 26 Sep 2016/--/India notched up a mammoth 197-run win in their historic 500th Test to assert their supremacy in home conditions, bowling out New Zealand for 236 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here on Monday. After setting the Kiwis a target of 434, the Indian bowlers,...

Karachi, 26 Sep 2016/--/Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that if people want resumption of bilateral cricket ties between Pakistan and India then politics has to be kept out of the sport. "As a player I would like to play against India. I would want to captain our side against them....

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2016/--/Yuvraj Singh has found a place in India's Dream Test team, voted by cricket fans. Yuvraj Singh, whose limited overs career outweighs his Test credentials, had edged out India's current Test skipper Virat Kohli and the hugely successful Sourav Ganguly. On the occasion of...

KANPUR, 26 Sep 2016/--/Effusive in his praise for Ravinchandran Ashwin, Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the off-spinner is a “priceless” cricketer to have in the team having contributed with both bat and ball in the massive win over New Zealand in the opening Test here. Ashwin took 10...

KANPUR, 26 Sep 2016/--/Kanpur Virat Kohli said he has learnt a few lessons while captaining India in their 500th Test at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. The 27-year-old Kohli, leading in his second home series and first under new head coach Anil Kumble, said "patience" and the value of the lower...

London, 26 Sep 2016/--/Arnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper's son who became one of golf's most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular "everyman" image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sunday at University of Pittsburgh Medical...

London, 26 Sep 2016/--/Southampton condemned West Ham to another miserable experience at their new London Stadium as Charlie Austin and Dusan Tadic inspired the visitors' 3-0 victory on Sunday. West Ham's move from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium just across east London was supposed to...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2016/--/FC Pune City on Sunday suffered a massive blow ahead of the third season of the Indian Super League as their marquee player Eidur Gudjohnsen was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. The 38-year-old Iceland international, who has played for top sides likes Chelsea...

Glasgow, 26 Sep 2016/--/Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his side's confidence is high ahead of their Champions League clash against Manchester City following their thrashing of Kilmarnock. The Hoops warmed up for Wednesday's Group C match with a comprehensive 6-1 defeat of Killie in Glasgow's...

St. Petersburg, 26 Sep 2016/--/US Open champion Stan Wawrinka came up short against rising German star Alexander Zverev in the Saint Petersburg Open final on Sunday, the teenager claiming his debut ATP title 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Zverev, the 19-year-old Monte Carlo resident, came into the final full of...

Wuhan, 26 Sep 2016/--/Newly minted world number one Angelique Kerber warned Sunday that Serena Williams will come back strong after the German stripped her of her long-held position atop the rankings. "I am sure that she (Williams) will (be) coming back strong," Kerber told AFP in Wuhan, China....

KANPUR, 26 Sep 2016/--/India cricket captain Virat Kohli today offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the Uri terrorist attack, saying such cowardly acts are "disturbing" and "hurts" every citizen of the country. "When these big incidents happen regularly, it feels bad. When we...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2016/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the performance of Indian athletes at the Rio Paralympics 2016 and shared their life struggles while saluting their indomitable spirit. "I will never forget the words of medal winner Deepa Malik, who while receiving her medal...

Kolkata, 26 Sep 2016/--/Gearing up to host India's 250th Test on home soil when they face New Zealand in the second match from September 30, the Cricket Association of Bengal will felicitate both the teams and former Bengal captains with specially-minted silver coins. The coin will be embossed with...

KANPUR, 26 Sep 2016/--/Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev today said a few of the recommendations made by the Lodha Panel were too harsh, such as one vote for one state and the cooling off period of three years for administrators. Gavaskar and Kapil's comments echo that of another former...

Dhaka, 1 Sep 2016/--/Former West Indies paceman Courtney Walsh has agreed a three-year deal to become specialist bowling coach with the Bangladesh team, the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. Walsh completes his assignment as a selector for the West Indies this month, a post he...

Lauderhill, 1 Sep 2016/--/BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said the Cricket Board has put on hold plans of hosting a 'mini IPL' in the USA, with T20 Internationals being seen as the preferred platform to reach out to the American market. The main hurdle, according to Thakur, was the time zone...

New York, 1 Sep 2016/--/French Open champion Garbine Muguruza and Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic were knocked out of the US Open on Wednesday as Novak Djokovic was handed a free pass into the last 32. Third seeded Spaniard Muguruza, who has struggled in the aftermath of her Roland Garros...

Berlin, 1 Sep 2016/--/Bastian Schweinsteiger let the tears flow on Wednesday as Germany's captain made his final appearance for die Mannschaft in their 2-0 friendly win at home to Finland. Schalke's Max Meyer and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil scored Germany's second-half goals, but the night belonged to...

New York, 1 Sep 2016/--/Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna made a rampaging start to their campaign at US Open as they advanced to the second round of the US Open along with their respective partners after notching up contrasting wins at Flushing Meadows. Defending...

London, 1 Sep 2016/--/Premier League powerhouses Chelsea have re-signed Brazil defender David Luiz from French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a three-year deal, the English club announced on Wednesday. Luiz, 29, became the world's most expensive defender in 2014 when Chelsea sold him to PSG for...

Dambulla, 1 Sep 2016/--/Australian skipper David Warner criticised preparation of Sri Lanka's pitches following his side's series-clinching one-day international victory against the hosts, saying his batsmen were being prevented from scoring big totals. Warner lauded his teammates for their six-...

Nottingham, 1 Sep 2016/--/Alex Hales has accepted he could be risking his England place if he pulls out of the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh. The future of the tour was called into question after an attack on a Dhaka cafe last month saw 20 -- mostly foreign -- hostages killed, with the Islamic...

NEW DELHI, 1 Sep 2016/--/NorthEast United FC has roped in Uruguayan striker Emiliano Alfaro and Brazilian attacking midfielder Fabio Neves Florentino to complete their player roster ahead of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). Sharing his thoughts on the new recruits, John Abraham, Owner, NEUFC...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/Praising the efforts of Indian athletes at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country's "daughters" made the country proud. "The two medals we got were bagged by the daughters of this nation. There were other girls who almost made it and...