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Delhi Santosh Trophy hero Banerjee passes away.

New Delhi: Bhabani Banerjee, the man who helped Delhi register their lone triumph in Santosh Trophy National Football Championship in 1944, has passed away here after a brief illness. Banerjee, who died yesterday at his residence, was 88. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter. A product of Raisina Bengali School, tall and well-built Banerjee was known...

Pranav Dhanawade’s 323-Ball-1009 Run Innings Goes to History Books

Mumbai: Pranav Dhanawade, a 'Miracle Boy' who took the game of cricket to a new level by playing an unforgettable and historic knock in an Inter School game in Mumbai as he became the first man on the planet to score 1000 plus runs in a single innings. Pranav has scored an undefeated 1009 off just 323 deliveries which includes 127...

Too late to sack Alastair Cook as ODI captain: Ashley Giles

London: The clamour for his sacking as England’s ODI captain has grown shrill after the debacle against India but former coach Ashley Giles feels it is too late to do this as the World Cup is just five months away. “I’d keep him as captain because we’re close to the World Cup. It’s important from a leadership point of view,”...

Maxwell and Miller fashion Kings XI win over Super Kings

Abu Dhabi: A blazing 115-run stand between David Miller and Glenn Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab pull off a sensational six-wicket win over formidable Chennai Super Kings in their opening Indian Premier League match here on Friday. Maxwell hammered 95 off 43 balls while Miller made an unbeaten 54 off 37 to propel their team past Super Kings` imposing 205...

Ind Vs NZ 2nd Test : India Struggling at 57/3

Kolkata : India were struggling at 57/3 with New Zealand bowlers seizing the initiative on a lively Eden Gardens track in the pre-lunch session on Day 1 of the second Test here on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara, in the midst of a storm over his slow strike rate, was in the middle with a gritty 31 off 80 balls, and now...

Satnam Singh Bhamara: First Indian to feature in NBA, All Set to Play for Dallas Mavericks

Satnam Singh Bhamara: First Indian to feature in NBA, All Set to Play for Dallas Mavericks
Satnam Singh Bhamara became the first Indian to be selected in the NBA. The Indian-born basketball player was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks as he clearly admitted that he was incredibly nervous. “Forget about sleep, I haven't eaten even a morsel. I was certainly hopeful after coming this far but there is always a big if,” said the 19-year-old. Bhamara belongs to a family...

Duncan part of all meetings, says Ravi Shastri

Special report by Debasish Datta (for The Samaya) The Indian team management is now ready to throw out every controversy created regarding the team and their coaching stuff. Once the story was out that the support staff had met when the coach Duncan Fletcher was away, walking by the side of the river Yarra, they had come out defending everything. India's...

BCCI Announces ICC World T20 Venues, Eden Gardens to Host Final

BCCI Announces ICC World T20 Venues, Eden Gardens to Host Final
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the venues for the ICC World T20 2016. The tournament will be held from March 11 to April next year as eight cities will host all the matches while epic ground Eden Gardens will host the final. The popular ground had missed out on hosting big ticket games during 50-over...

FIFA Ranking: Germany Climbs Up To 2nd, Argentina Remains at Top

FIFA Ranking: Germany Climbs Up To 2nd, Argentina Remains at Top
Germany football team are continuously getting closer to the seventh heaven as they won the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil by beating Argentina and now they have gained a place in the FIFA rankings, got the second slot. In the latest FIFA rankings, Germany overtook Belgium for the second position. Meanwhile, Argentina remain at the top position. However, the gap between...

Kiwis will settle for nothing less than a win, says McCullum

Wellington: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Thursday said the hosts will go for the kill in the second and final Test against India to send the visitors empty-handed from the tour. The second Test will start at the Basin Reserve here tomorrow. The hosts lead the two-match series 1-0, after winning the opener at Auckland by 40 runs. McCullum said...

Two Indian mixed doubles pairs reach main draw in Australia

Sydney: Two Indian mixed doubles pairs today notched up straight game victories over their respective local opponents to reach the main draw of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Badminton Open, here today. The pair of Akshay Dewalkar and Pradnya Gadre brushed aside Australian combo of Simon Wing Hang Leung and Tiffany Ho 21-10 21-8 in just 19 minutes to make...

Modi-Abbott to Pose With World Cup Trophy at MCG

Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the 161-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground during his trip here and pose for shutterbugs alongside his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott with the 2015 cricket World Cup trophy. Modi today became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia in 28 years since Rajiv Gandhi in 1986. Modi is scheduled to visit the MCG on Tuesday...

Daredevils grabs YUVI at Peak Outlay

Bangalore: Left-hand all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik were sold for big bucks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held on Monday ahead of the eighth season. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra also fetched big money in the auction. Yuvraj was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for a stupendous Rs 16 crore. Karthik was...

The Ashes: Aussies ready for South Africa challenge, says Clarke

Sydney, January 5: Aussies ready for South Africa challenge, says ClarkeSydney: Michael Clarke said Australia will take the greatest bowling attack in world cricket to South Africa next month in a bid to challenge the number one Test side, after securing a 5-0 Ashes whitewash over England on Sunday. Australia climbed above England and Pakistan from fifth to third on...