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Govt Drops Para-Sports Coach Satyanarayana’s Name From Dronacharya List

New Delhi (PTI): The Sports Ministry has dropped para-sports coach Satyanarayana from the list of this year's Dronacharya awardees due to a criminal case pending against him, but made no changes to the names recommended for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards. The decision means that tennis player Rohan Bopanna and weightlifter Sanjita Chanu have not been added to the list...

U-17 World Cup: Indian Football’s Moment Of Reckoning Is Here

New Delhi(PTI): Propelled from the rear end to the centrestage by virtue of being hosts, "sleeping giants" India would be eyeing a football revolution with the FIFA under-17 World Cup -- a tournament which promises to deliver the stars of tomorrow. Delhi and Mumbai will play host to tomorrow's four opening day games, including one featuring the home side....

We need to go back to drawing table: Virat Kohli on India’s loss to Sri Lanka in Asia Cup

New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli said the toss proved to be "crucial" and added that his batsmen could have played "smarter cricket" as they went down to Sri Lanka by two wickets in their Asia Cup encounter here today. Experienced Kumar Sangakkara showed the way with a breathtaking 84-ball 103 as Sri Lanka recovered from a middle-order batting collapse...

Mithali Raj To Lead Hosts India In ODI Series Against Australia

New Delhi(PTI): Opener Mithali Raj will lead a 15-member Indian women's team in the three-match ??ODI series against Australia to be held at Vadodara from March 12-18, BCCI said today. "The All-India Women's Selection Committee has named the India Women's squad for the Paytm ODI series against Australia Women. The three-match series that will be held in Vadodara is part...

I compete with myself and not Ashwin, says Harbhajan

New Delhi: ''In all these years, I have only had one competitor. That's me myself. I have never liked competing with anyone (read Ashwin) and it has remained like that over the years, Ravichandran Ashwin's shoddy overseas performance in recent times might have enhanced Harbhajan Singh's chances of a return to the national side but the experienced off-spinner says he...

IPL cases against Lalit Modi to be finalised soon

New Delhi, January 9: Investigating agencies will soon finalise cases of alleged financial irregularities against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi in various editions of T20 cricket tournament, notwithstanding their failure to get him back to India. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has nine cases of alleged foreign exchange violations registered against Modi and others, is expected to finalise the notices...

IPL 2016 : GJ Lions Survive Morris 82* in Manic Game

New Delhi : It was IPL in a nutshell. A big name - Brendon McCullum - bossed the start, so much that Gujarat Lions recorded the fastest hundred of the season. A helpless collapse then killed the prospect of a one-sided game and Delhi Daredevils would have fancied chasing 173 with dew gathering at Feroz Shah Kotla. However, they...

MCL: Nawab of Najafgarh rules Sharjah, Santokie bags Hat-trick

Virender Sehwag
Sharjah: Swashbuckling Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag has shown a staggering show by playing  a demolishing knock of 134 in a Masters Champions League encounter between Gemini Arabians and Sagittarius Strikers here on Friday. The Nawab of Najafgarah has shown that he has still the temperament to destroy the opponents single handedly as he played a stunning innings of 134 runs off just...

Very proud of today’s play: BJ Watling

Wellington: New Zealand batsman B J Watling, whose world record sixth-wicket partnership with skipper Brendon McCullum today gave the home team a crucial advantage in the second Test against India, said he feels proud of the effort as the visiting bowlers put him through a "storm". Watling and McCullum put together a 352-run sixth-wicket stand that gave New Zealand a...

IPL 2016 : Gautam, Robin & Russell Knock Punjab Down

New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) showed a good performance in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), yet toward the end Andre Russell's last over show the distinction between the teams at Eden Gardens on Wednesday. The West Indian all-rounder played a four-for, furthermore influenced a splendid run-out in the last over to...

Odisha Assembly Adjourned To Enable MLAs To Witness Hockey World League In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till Monday after conducting brief transactions to enable the lawmakers watch the opening of the Hockey World League final here. Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House after obtaining opinion of the legislators who were unanimous in showing their keenness in watching the sports event. The plea for adjourning the house for the day...

Raina’s credentials as T20 batsman unquestionable: Ganguly

Mirpur: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Suresh Raina's ability as a T20 batsman is "unquestionable" and his success in the ongoing World T20 will give him confidence to get ready for "bigger battles" ahead. Raina's sequence of scores, including the two warm-up games, are 41, 54, 35 not out and 1 not out and he had credited Ganguly...

2nd Test: Ton-up Jayawardene gives Sri Lanka upper hand

Dubai, January 9: Mahela Jayawardene defied a left-hand webbing injury to notch his 32nd century and Kaushal Silva missed his by five runs as Sri Lanka gained an upper hand over Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Jayawardene, who received three stitches after he dropped a catch on Wednesday, scored 106 not out and shared an invaluable...

BCCI decision on Chandila, Hiken Shah tomorrow

The BCCI's three-member Disciplinary Committee, headed by President Shashank Manohar, is set to decide on the fate of tainted cricketers, Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah, here tomorrow. The two players had met the committee members in person here to answer questions put to them on December 24 before the three-man panel deferred taking a decision by giving them time till...