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Far From Madding Crowd, Dhoni Trains Alone At NCA

Bengaluru(PTI): The best in the business prepare quietly for tougher battles and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no exception as he went through a rigorous net session at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), far from public gaze, ahead of England tour. Legends at the business end of their careers prepare and follow a customised blue-print to increase their longevity. Sachin Tendulkar...

BCCI Congratulates Shikhar Dhawan On One-Session Century

Bengaluru(PTI): The BCCI today congratulated Shikhar Dhawan for becoming the first Indian cricketer to score a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test. Dhawan blazed his way to an entertaining 104 off 91 balls with 19 fours and three sixes in the historic Test against Afghanistan. The previous record for the highest score by an Indian batsman...

It’s What Happens When Breakfast Is Not On Time, Chhetri On Viral Video

New Delhi(PTI): The plea brought about an outpouring of emotion but Sunil Chhetri's detailing of what went into making the video, that had him seek fan support with folded hands, brought the house down here today. Fresh from netting eight goals in the title-winning Intercontinental Cup campaign in Mumbai, Chhetri spoke about his thoughts leading up to the twitter video...

Golfer Vani Makes Cut In Finnish Open

New Delhi(PTI): Indian golfer Vani Kapoor made the cut in the Viaplay Ladies Finnish Open after making a jump of eight places to lie tied 14th at the end of second round in Messila, Finland. Vani shot an even par score in round 2 at the Messila Golf Club. Vani's two rounds of 75 and 72 gave her a total of...

Efforts To Tackle Age Fraud In Tennis Begin

New Delhi(PTI): To tackle the menace of age fraud, the AITA has made it mandatory for players to submit a report of TW3 age verification test for registration if they do not have a birth certificate issued within one year of birth even as the newly-crowned national champion Tejasvi Dabas has "voluntarily" withdrawn from the Under-12 category after allegations...

Virat Kohli Among World’s Highest-Paid Athletes; No Women In Top 100: Forbes

New York(PTI): India cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the world's highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes' compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Kohli, the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list, is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million. Surprisingly, the 'World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2018' compilation is an all-male affair with no women being...

Pugilist Vijender To Fight British Lee Markham For 3rd Title

New Delhi(PTI): Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be gunning for his third professional title when he takes on Briton Lee Markham for the Commonwealth Super Middleweight belt on July 13 in London. "I will be competing for my third title on July 13 against Lee. I am training for it right now. The fight will take place in York...

Gritty Shubhankar Qualifies For US Open

Columbus in US(PTI): Shubhankar Sharma's magnificent year continued as the Indian grabbed a spot in next week's US Open Golf Championships with a solid display of 69-68 in the qualifiers here. The prestigious tournament will be held at the the Shinnecock Hills. In the qualifiers held at Brookside GCC and Lakes Golf and Country Club, the 21-year-old was tied fifth. Two...

Leander Returns, Yuki Exempted For Asian Games

Leander Returns, Yuki Exempted For Asian Games New Delhi(PTI): The iconic Leander Paes today returned to the Indian team for the Asian Games while the country's top player Yuki Bhambri was exempted as the AITA announced a 12-member squad, including six women players, for the quadrennial extravaganza, beginning August 18 in Indonesia. Since Yuki, ranked 94, is likely to make the...

Won’t Be Another Like Me & Ambrose But New Generation Will Create Own Stuff: Walsh

Dehradun(PTI): West Indian pace legend Courtney Walsh doesn't foresee another one like him or Curtly Ambrose coming along in international cricket but neither does he believe that fast bowling is on the decline. "You are not going to get bowlers like me and Curtly anymore because we are long gone, retired," Walsh told PTI in an interview when asked about...

We Have A Difficult Game Against India: Kenya Coach

Mumbai(PTI): Kenya started their Intercontinental Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory against New Zealand but their head coach Sebastian Migne feels that his the side have a difficult game against hosts India. "We're happy to win, it was a fantastic opportunity for my players to discover a new continent and opposition. It was difficult for us to find good balance...

Nadal Swats Aside Gasquet To March On At Roland Garros

Paris(AFP): Rafael Nadal continued his bid for an 11th French Open title on Saturday by brushing aside home favourite Richard Gasquet to claim a 16th consecutive win over his childhood friend and reach the fourth round. The 16-time Grand Slam champion has still never lost to his old junior rival at Tour level, after easing to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2...

I Am Innocent, Will Challenge Suspension: Sanjita Chanu

New Delhi(PTI): Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu today said she will challenge the provisional suspension imposed on her for allegedly failing a dope test, insisting that she is innocent. "I am innocent, I have not taken any banned substance. I will challenge this with the help of the national federation," Sanjita told PTI. Sanjita, who had won a gold in the women's...

BCCI Decides To Wait And Watch On Pitch-Fixing Sting

New Delhi(PTI): The BCCI today reacted cautiously to a sting operation which alleged pitch doctoring in three Test matches featuring India, saying it would consider action against implicated former cricketer Robin Morris only if he is found guilty in an ongoing ICC probe. The sting has been carried out by Al Jazeera channel and the Test matches in question are...