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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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IPL 2016 : Virat & De Villiers Set up Royal Challengers Win

Pune: Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers smashed brisk half centuries to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a well-deserved 13-run win over Rising Pune Supergiants in an Indian Premier League match, here on Friday. Sent into bat, RCB rode on De Villiers' 83 off 46 balls with the help of six boundaries and two sixes and Kohli's 80 off...

Saina Resumes Partnership With Gopichand

New Delhi (PTI): London Olympics bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal has resumed her partnership with former coach Pullela Gopichand with an aim to achieve her "future goals". Saina today announced the decision on her twitter handle. "For a while I've been thinking about moving my training base back to the Gopichand academy and I had a discussion about this with...

India Trample Pakistan 6-1 in Hockey World League Semifinal

London(PTI): India continued to torment Pakistan in the Hero Hockey World League Semifinals, hammering the arch-rivals 6-1 in a 5th-8th place classification match, here today. Ramandeep Singh (8th, 28th) and  Mandeep Singh (27th and 59th) struck a brace each while Harmanpreet (36th) sounded the board in the third quarter in India's comprehensive victory in the match. Talwinder Singh (27th) was the...

Premier Futsal To Be A Bigger Success, Says Ronaldinho

Mumbai (PTI): Legendary Brazilian football player Ronaldinho today said the Premier Futsal will be a bigger success this year. "I am happy to be here (in India). The very first season was a huge success that motivated everyone at the back here. This season is going to be a bigger success. I am very happy to be here and receive the love...

Fletcher is a 1.5/10, appoint Dravid as chief coach: Gavaskar

New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday lashed out at chief coach Duncan Fletcher and called for his immediate ouster while suggesting the name of Rahul Dravid as the next coach of the Indian cricket team. "For me, Duncan Fletcher would get 1.5 in a scale of 10 as far as his success is concerned. I believe a younger...

Sania Mirza-Horia Tecau in Australian Open mixed doubles final

Melbourne: Sania Mirza stands just one win away from clinching her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title after the Indian and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau entered the Australian Open final with a come-from-behind win on Friday. Sania and Tecau defeated the Australian pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden 2-6, 6-3, 10-2 in a contest lasting an hour and...

Asia Cup will be a tough tournament for all teams: Pakistan bowling coach

Lahore: Pakistan’s bowling coach Muhammad Akram has said that the upcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh will be a tough assignment for all teams and not just arch-rivals India but minnows Afghanistan too can pose serious threats on batsman-friendly conditions. Akram, a former Test pacer who has been given a new two-year contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board, said it was...

Five Odisha lasses make it to Indian hockey squad

Bhubaneswar(Samaya Bureau): They have made Odisha proud. Five players women hockey players from Odisha, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo,Deep Grace Ekka, , Lilima Minz and Anupa Barla,  have clinched their berths in the 18-member Indian women’s squad for the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final scheduled to be held between July 8 to 23 in Johannesburg,  in South Africa. The...

ICC WT20 2nd Semifinal : West Indies Opted to Bowl First

Mumbai : West Indies Won the toss and choose to bowl first in the second semifinal of ICC WT20 2016 vs India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The stage is set for the big game at a big venue that has seen a lot of runs recently. India's batsmen barring Virat Kohli need exactly this to get their rhythm back but...

Astro-turf is beneficial for Indian hockey: Balbir Singh sr

New Delhi: Dismissing the oft-cited problems in adjusting to asrto-turf as the reason for Indian hockey's decline, the legendary Balbir Singh Sr. said such an argument is merely an excuse to hide poor performance as the surface is beneficial for the country's players. Balbir said he does not share the widely-held belief that India and Pakistan lost ground in world...

Rani Rampal To Lead India In Women’s Asia Cup

New Delhi(PTI): Striker Rani Rampal will captain an 18-member Indian team at the ninth women's Asia Cup hockey tournament, which starts from October 28 at Kakamigahara City, Japan. Senior goalkeeper Savita has been named as the vice- captain of the side. The team selected by Hockey India for the upcoming Asia Cup has five changes from their Europe Tour of Netherlands...

Steve Smith: Keeping Kohli Quiet Would Be Key For Success

Chennai (PTI): Steve Smith reckons that keeping home captain Virat Kohli "quiet" would be key for Australia to in the upcoming ODI series against India and promised that the contest will be played in "good spirit". Kohli is in red-hot form as he was the highest run-getter in the five-match series against Sri Lanka with a tally of 330 runs,...

Moroccan International Midfielder Ahmed Jahouh To Play For FC Goa

Panaji (PTI): FC Goa has confirmed the signing of Moroccan International Ahmed Jahouh on a one year loan deal from FUS Rabat of Morocco. The powerful midfielder will now link up with the squad for the pre-season which is slated to start in October. After completing the formalities, Jahouh said: "I'm very pleased to sign for FC Goa. This is a challenge...

Bowling Long Spells In Tests Remains My Ultimate Aim: Kuldeep

New Delhi(PTI): He has made rapid strides in limited overs cricket over the past couple of months but for Kuldeep Yadav, the ultimate challenge is to bowl long spells consistently in the Test format. The 22-year-old from Kanpur, alongside another youngster Yuzvendra Chahal, have shouldered the Indian spin attack in back to back limited overs series against Sri Lanka...