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Friday, December 15, 2017

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India Stays Static At 105th In FIFA Rankings

New Delhi(PTI): The Indian football team remained static at 105th in the latest FIFA rankings today. India drew with Myanmar 2-2 at home in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers during this ranking period. Among the Asian Football Confederation countries, the Indian team occupies 15th, ahead of the likes of Jordan, North Korea and Bahrain. Iran led the Asian rankings while world champions...

Mahi Pays Surprise Visit To Army Public School Srinagar

Srinagar(PTI): Cricketer M S Dhoni paid a surprise visit to Army Public School here and emphasised the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students. Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar Corps headquarters in the Badamibagh Cantonment in a low key and unannounced event yesterday. The Chinar Corps...

Hong Kong Open: Saina, Sindhu, Prannoy Enter Second Round

Kowloon(PTI): Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and H S Prannoy made positive starts to their campaign, progressing to the second round of USD 400,000 Hong Kong Super Series here today. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina staved off a spirited challenge from World No. 44 Mette Poulsen of Denmark before emerging 21-19 23-21 winner in a 46-minute match. World No....

Odia Girl Priyanka Priyadarshini Finds Berth In India ‘A’ Team

New Delhi: Odia girl Priyanka Priyadarshini Sahu has been picked in the India ‘A’ cricket squad for the upcoming home series against Bangladesh ‘A’. Priyanka, a native of Hinjilikatu in Ganjam district but resides in Bhubaneswar, is the only player from Odisha to secure a berth in the coveted Indian squad announced by the All-India Women’s Selection Committee here on...

Virat Kohli Moves Up To 5th Position In ICC Test Rankings

Dubai(PTI): India captain Virat Kohli has moved up a spot to be fifth in th latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen while teammate Ravindra Jadeja has slipped a place to be third in the bowlers' standings. Kohli has edged Warner to take fifth position after completing his 50th international century in the first match of a three-Test series against Sri...

50 Hundreds Do Not Seem A Long Journey For Virat Kohli

Kolkata(PTI): Fifty international hundreds might seem staggering for a 29-year-old but India captain Virat Kohli feels that it hasn't been that long a journey as the figures might suggest. Kohli's status in world cricket grew further when he smashed his 18th Test hundred and 50th international ton on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka today, but...

P V Sindhu Spearheads India’s Campaign At Hong Kong Open

Kowloon in Hong Kong(PTI): Playing her fifth successive tournament in little over a month, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu will have to battle exhaustion when she leads India's challenge at the USD 400,000 Hong Kong Super Series, starting here tomorrow. Left with little time to prepare after literally living out of a suitcase in the last month, Sindhu found...

First India-Sri Lanka Test Ends In A Draw

Kolkata(PTI): The first Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in draw after bad light stopped play on day five with the visitors struggling at 75 for seven in their second innings. Brief scores: India: 172 & 352/8 decl (Virat Kohli 104 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 94; Suranga Lakmal 3/93). Sri Lanka 294 and 75/7 in 26.3 overs (Dickwella 27; Kumar...

Barabati T-20: Online Ticket Sale For India-Sri Lanka T20 Match Begins

Cuttack: The online ticket sale for the upcoming T20 match between India and Sri Lanka to be held at Barabati Stadium on December 20 commenced from today. One can log into www.get2thegames.com to book the tickets for gallery No 2, 4, 6, 7 and special enclosure along with the new pavilion. As many as 9,130 tickets will be sold online. Those...

Grigor Dimitrov Beats David Goffin To Win ATP Finals

London(AFP): Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 7 -5, 4-6, 6-3 in a gripping title decider at the ATP Finals to become the first debutant to win the season finale since 1998. In a surprise final match-up, the Bulgarian sixth seed held his nerve under intense pressure at London's O2 Arena to seal the biggest title of his career on his...

India Vrs S Lanka Test: India Reach 171/1 At Stumps On Day 4

Kolkata(PTI): India reached 171 for one in their second innings at stumps after dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 on the fourth day of the opening cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here today. At the draw of stumps, India were leading by 49 runs with openers KL Rahul (73) and Cheteshwar Pujara (2) at the crease. Brief Score: India 1st innings:...

Mohammad Shami Injury Not Serious: Cheteshwar Pujara

Kolkata(PTI): Injury-prone Mohammad Shami walked off the field after failing to complete his 14th over but top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara insisted that the injury was not "serious" and the pacer would be back in action tomorrow. After bowling the fifth ball of the over, Shami appeared to have pulled hamstring muscle on his right leg as he asked for...

After China Open Kidambi Srikanth Now Skips Hong Kong Open

New Delhi(PTI): After missing the China Open, Kidambi Srikanth has now decided to give next week's Hong Kong Super Series a miss to be in the best shape for the Dubai Super Series Final in December. "Srikanth is much better. The injury has almost healed. But we wanted to ensure that he is 100 per cent before he plays a tournament,...

India Aim Gold Rain At 1st Youth Boxing World Championship On Home Turf

Guwahati(PTI): Home advantage will be just one of their strengths when India seek to claim their first gold medal since 2011 but an intimidating field stands in the way at the 5th World Women's Youth Boxing Championship starting here on Sunday. A 10-strong team is pumped up and ready to emulate a certain Sarjubala Devi, the lone Indian to grab...