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Former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud dies at 84

SYDNEY: The former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud, who played 63 Test matches, died at the age of 84 after battling with skin cancer. According to the reports,....

I can hit sixes and play aggressive cricket: Fawad Alam

Karachi: Pakistan's left-handed batsman Fawad Alam, who was left out of the World Cup squad despite an ODI average of 45, is now keen to reinvent himself and establish in....

Kamran Akmal lashes out at Pakistan team management

Experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal's scathing attack on the Pakistan team management could hurt his chances of making a comeback to international cricket. Kamran lashed out at the team management for....

Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer

Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing....

MS Dhoni fined for violating traffic rules in Ranchi

RANCHI: As informed by a senior police officer, Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been penalized for violating traffic rule during his short stay in his home town. A....

‘India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey’

Fitness is key to any team's success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men's national team can be rated among the top five fittest sides in the world currently,....

I always love the challenge of bowling against AB: Johnson

NEW DELHI: After playing a crucial role in Australia's World Cup victory, Mitchell Johnson is now training his eyes on the challenge of bowling to the fearsome AB de Villiers....

‘Dhoni is arrogant, will beg one day’, Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh curses India Captain

MUMBAI: Well, undoubtedly, this cannot be just a statement. Former Indian cricketer and Yuvraj Singh’s father, Yograj Singh’s fury against India Captain MS Dhoni is nothing new for their fans.....

Sunrisers Hyderabad bank on foreign power (IPL team profile)

Sunrisers Hyderabad have had mixed luck in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after coming into existence in 2013. They impressed by reaching the playoffs in their debut season -- when....

Sanjay Bangar backs ‘motivated’ Virender Sehwag for India comeback

New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab head coach Sanjay Bangar, who is also a key member of the Indian team's support staff, believes out-of-favour opener Virender Sehwag is capable of making....

Sania Mirza inches closer to world number one rank

New Delhi: Sania Mirza took a giant leap towards becoming world number one player in the doubles by pocketing 1000 ranking points, following her stupendous title win in the Miami....

Sania-Hingis duo reach final of Miami Open, eye 2nd title in a row

Miami: Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are in line to win their second title in a row as they breezed into the final of the Miami....

Indian cricket in good hands with Dhoni, Kohli: Ravi Shastri

Most thought India could go all the way. It was a 300-plus team with the bat. Bowlers left nothing standing on the table. Fielders looked good enough to get 10....

Saina knocked out from Malaysia Open, lose No. 1 ranking

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will lose her world no. 1 ranking after her gallant fight against Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the semifinals ended in heartbreak at the USD....

21 Indian weightlifters caught in doping, face bans

In what could be termed as one of the biggest doping scandals in recent years, as many as 21 weightlifters have been provisionally suspended by the Indian Weightlifting Federation after....

Suresh Raina gets married to childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Indian cricketer Suresh Raina exchanged the wedding vows with his childhood friend Priyanka on Friday night in a private ceremony attended by family members and close friends including....

Saina Nehwal beats Sun Yu to enter Malaysia Open semis

Kuala Lumpur: World No.1 Saina Nehwal beat Chinese Sun Yu 21-11, 18-21, 21-17 to reach the semi-finals of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Friday.....

India may bid for 2024 Olympics; Modi expected to meet IOC President on April 27

It seems that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to bring world’s biggest sports in India as India might soon make its first ever bid for hosting 2024 Olympics. International....

Jayasuria-led selection panel quits after SLC revamp

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket team's selection panel headed by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya on Friday resigned following the recent revamp of the SLC administration.  The Jayasuriya-led panel's term was nearing....

Badminton: ‘Queen Saina’ reaches quarter-finals of Malaysia Open; Parupalli Kashyap crashes out

Officially crowned the world no. 1 in the BWF rankings, Saina Nehwal on Thursday continued her rampaging run with a dominating straight-game win over Chinese qualifier Xue Yao to reach....

Seven-time bodybuilding champion dead

Kolkata: Seven-time former national bodybuilding champion Kamal Bhanadri passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack, according to the Bengal Olympic Association. He was 81 years and was a....

Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC President over trophy-giving row

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday resigned from the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) President over World Cup trophy giving row. In a press conference, Mustafa said, “I am....

Virat Kohli is a team India asset, don’t slam him: Ravi Shastri

Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian team director Ravi Shastri on Tuesday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka....

Virat Kohli steady at 4th, Shikhar Dhawan rises to 6th in ICC ODI rankings

DUBAI: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI....

Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments

Melbourne: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory. Australia defeated New Zealand in the....

New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori says goodbye to cricket with retirement from ODIs

Auckland: Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, today bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during....

Sardar Singh, Saba Anjum receive Padma Shri Award

New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh and former skipper of the national women's side Saba Anjum were on Monday conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award by....

Virat Kohli gets Dravid’s support, says supporters have a short memory

Melbourne: Dismissing criticism against Virat Kohli for his early dismissal in the World Cup semifinal against Australia, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid said barring the one blip, the star....

After a long struggle, it’s a big burden off my head, says world No 1 Saina Nehwal

New Delhi: Relieved to clinch her maiden India Open Super Series title, badminton star Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it is a huge burden off her head as she has....

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth lift India Open Super Series titles

NEW DELHI: Local favourites Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on Sunday gave double delight to the nation by clinching their maiden women and men's singles titles at the India Open....