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 World 10K gets richer, on May 21

March 24: The World 10K Bengaluru, the city’s premier road race event, will mark its tenth edition this year with an increased prize money expected to draw a classy field on May 21.

 Hamilton bats for more women in the paddock

March 24: The­re are "too many dudes" in the paddock at Formula One races and the series needs to improve access for women, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday.

Dabao keeps China hopes alive

March 24: Marcello Lippi’s China stunned South Korea 1-0 in a politically charged World Cup qualifier on Thursday to give themselves a glimmer of hope of reaching next year’s tournament in Russia.

Dharamsala Test: Why Virat Kohli has left Indian cricket fans tensed.

Virat Kohli has raised the speculation about him missing the fourth India-Australia Test in Dharamsala, starting on Saturday. The India captain said he is under medication for the right .............

Podolski’s fitting finale

March 24: Germany’s Lukas Podolski capped his international swansong with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly on Wednesday.

 Mittal clinches double trap gold

March 24: Extending his good form, Ankur Mittal clinched the gold medal in the double trap event at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup, pipping his Australian rival James Willet in the final in a world record equalling effort.

Pitch yet again hogs limelight

March 24: With the third Test in Ranchi ending in a draw, the fourth and last Test beginning on Saturday, has assumed the significance of being the series decider. Like in all the three contests

 Shreyas called up as cover for Kohli

March 24: Shreyas Iyer has been flown in as cover for injured India captain Virat Kohli, who is a doubtful starter for the fourth Test against Australia.

Lionel Messi gives relieved Argentina 1-0 win over Chile in World Cup qualifier.

Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina laboured to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in the automatic qualifying spots for next year’s finals..............

India under pressure, Kohli highly doubtful for fourth Test

March 24: Indian captain Virat Kohli was rendered a highly doubtful starter for the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, a scenario that has put the hosts under immense pressure on the eve of the decider of the bitterly fought series.

Injury can get aggravated while fielding: Kohli

March 24: India captain Virat Kohli today admitted that he is not even close to hundred percent fitness with a possibility that his right shoulder injury could get aggravated while fielding in the series decider here tomorrow.

Manohar defers decision to step down as ICC chairman

March 24: ICC chairman Shashank Manohar today deferred his recent decision to step down from the post until a successor is elected following the completion of the 2017 Annual Conference.

Waugh says pressure on India, urges Australia to retain XI

March 24: Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh felt the pressure will be on pre-series favourites India going into the deciding fourth Test and urged the visitors to not tinker with the playing XI in Dharamsala......

Tensions still boiling high

March 24: It was meant to be a competitive series. When has an India-Australia contest not been.....

Paulinho scores hat-trick as Brazil thrash Uruguay in FIFA World Cup qualifier

Brazil defeated Uruguay 4-1 as the five-time world champions opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the South American qualifying standings

Cash-rich units seek funds for conduct of matches

March 23: The Committee of Administrators (CoA), in their second status report, has mentioned that Saurashtra Cricket Association which has in excess of Rs 250 crore

New Sports Code almost ready, Srinivas

March 23: Even as clamour grows for reforms in sports administration in the country, the panel appointed by the government to revise the National Sports Code is close to finalising its work.

Cash-rich units seek funds for conduct of matches

March 23: The Committee of Administrators (CoA), in their second status report

’Federer can climb back to No 1’

March 23: Roger Federer’s comeback from injury has been so successful that his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka believes he can become the oldest world number one in history at the age of 35.


Indians break 11-year-old jinx

March 23: The Indian football team on Wednesday broke an 11-year-old jinx of not winning a match away from home as they beat lower ranked Cambodia 3-2 in an international friendly.

’Ranchi was toughest to bat’

March 23: Middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb, who played a crucial role in salvaging a draw for Australia in the third Test, says his unbeaten 72-run knock came in the “toughest conditions” he has ever played in.

Ankur Mittal wins double trap gold in Acapulco Shotgun WC

March 23: Extending his good form, Ankur Mittal clinched the gold medal at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in the double trap event, pipping his Australian rival James Willet in the final in a world record equalling effort.

O’Keefe may be dropped, Bird in contention

March 23: Australia’s Pune Test hero Steve O’Keefe in all likelihood will be dropped from the playing XI at expense of pacer Jackson Bird for the fourth Test match against India, starting Saturday.

Virat Kohli is a great leader, says Gilchrist

March 23: Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist has called Virat Kohli a great leader and said it is time for both the countries to put an end to the ’cheatgate’ controversy before it turns into infamous 2008 ’monkeygate’ episode.

HPCA Curator Chauhan says wicket will have good bounce

March 23: Insisting that there was no interference from the team management, HPCA curator Sunil Chauhan today said he has prepared a typical bouncy wicket for the decisive fourth Test, starting Saturday.


Kohli is Donald Trump of world sport: Aussie media

Australian media today dubbed India captain Virat Kohli as Donald Trump of world sport and accused him of spreading fake news regarding their ...........

We are going through tough times: Pakistan’s new captain

Pakistan’s new ODI and T20 captain Sarfaraz Ahmad avoided speaking on the PSL spot-fixing scandal, which has rocked the cricket community .............

India to test waters against Cambodia

Preparing for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, India will get a chance to assess their strengths and weaknesses in a match situation when ..............

India not to bid for CWG, says IOA prez

India will not bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games since it’s too late to make a proposal when so many nations are already in the contention..............

Sunny’s gesture lights up Bhengra

March 20: The name Gopal Bhengra doesn’t ring a bell and why should it?

Saha delivers big yet again

March 20: Widely believed by many as the best wicketkeeper in the country, Wriddhiman Saha played just two Tests in the first four years

Lehmann exhorts his wards to rise to the test

March 20: Australia team coach Darren Lehmann termed his team’s situation “tough” and exhorted his wards to rise up to the challenge

Indians in the driver’s seat

March 20: After almost two days of battle of attrition between bat and ball, India nosed ahead of Australia in the third Test of the four-match series

Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca’s way

March 20: Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2

Jadeja, Sharma strikes floor Australia

March 20: India had Australia on the mat as the visitors were 83-4 at lunch, still needing 69 runs to avoid a first innings defeat on the final day of the third cricket Test here today.

After heated argument, Sharma gets the better of Renshaw

March 20: Tempers flared again in the ongoing battle between fierce rivals India and Australia with pacer Ishant Sharma

Maxwell mocks Kohli on day 3 of 3rd Test

The bad blood between Australia and India continued with spin allrounder Glenn Maxwell making fun of host captain Virat Kohli’s shoulder ............

Maharaj sets ’impossible’ win for South Africa

South African captain Faf du Plessis hailed an "impossible" victory after the Proteas recovered from a desperate situation to win the second .......


Pujara slams century, India 303/4 at tea on Day 3

Cheteshwar Pujara slammed the first century by an Indian batsman in the ongoing series as the hosts reached 303 for 4 in their first innings at ........

I suffered from neurological-medical condition in 2014: Bindra

March 18: India’s lone individual Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra today disclosed that in 2014 he suffered from a serious neurological-medical condition, the after effects of which left his hands in complete tremors.

Didn’t want this to be my last Test: Maxwell

March 18: His voice choking in emotion, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell today said he did not want the ongoing second Test against India to be his last, as a "sleepless night" gave way to a dream day for the maiden centurion.

Shubham, Arjun star

March 18: Shubham Singh grabbed a five-for and Arjun Hoysala hammered an unbeaten century as Herons Cricket Club beat RBNCC, Mysuru

Fancied MEG look to finish the job

March 18: Madras Engineer Group (MEG), needing just a draw to clinch the BDFA Super Division league title

KSLTA gearing up to host Davis tie

March 18: The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) is leaving no stone unturned as it gears up to host the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 1 tie between India and Uzbekistan here from April 7-9.

It’s Prajnesh vs Balaji

March 18: The top two seeds Prajnesh Gunneswaran and N Sriram Balaji took contrasting routes to the men’s singles final of the $15,000 ITF Futures tennis tournament at the KSLTA courts here on Friday.

Jadeja is bowling at his best and is getting rewards for that: Umesh

March 18: Umesh Yadav toiled hard on an unresponsive pitch to bag three wickets and the paceman spoke of the surface, the difficulty of bowling to someone like Steven Smith, who made an unbeaten 178, and Virat Kohli’s injury status

Big Show comes to the party

March 18: If batsmen were to be played only in particular formats based strictly on their batting style or even image

India start in strong fashion

March 18: The best way to neutralise the score board pressure is to counter it head-on. And the Indian openers — KL Rahul and M Vijay.

Glenn Maxwell hits career-reviving maiden ton, Australia cruise vs India.

Glenn Maxwell scored a career-reviving maiden Test century against India on the second day of the third Test in Ranchi on Friday. With Australia already well placed at 299/4 on the first day,..............

Manchester United have lots of enemies, says Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United have lots of enemies, manager Jose Mourinho said after they scraped past Russian side Rostov to reach the...............

Virat Kohli trains but stays off field on day two of India vs Australia Test.

Injured India captain Virat Kohli did not come out to field when the second day’s play in the third Test against Australia..........

Venus Williams bows out of Indian Wells Masters after losing to Elina Vesnina.

Venus Williams was eliminated from the Indian Wells Masters after Elena Vesnina recovered after blowing three match points

MS Dhoni survives fire scare; Jharkhand’s Vijay Hazare Trophy semifinal postponed.

MS Dhoni, former Indian cricket team captain, survived a fire scare on Friday. Fire broke out in Dwarka’s Welcome Hotel............

Australia 401-7 at lunch on day 2

Australia were 401-7 at lunch on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at the JSCA International stadium here today..............


Kohli joins team in warmup, does not field on day 2

Recovering from a shoulder injury, India skipper Virat Kohli today missed the start of day two proceedings on the field as his deputy Ajinkya Rahane led the team against Australia ............


Super Smith, compact Maxwell guide Australia to 299 for 4

Steve Smith continued to be India’s nemesis by scoring a superb century as Australia recovered from early setbacks to reach a comfortable 299 for 4 on the first day of the third cricket ..........

India suffer Kohli injury scare in Ranchi Test

 

India were dealt a serious injury scare today when captain Virat Kohli walked off the field after injuring his right shoulder while fielding in the post-lunch session on the opening day ............

Federer beats Nadal, Djokovic loses at Indian Wells

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than usual...........


Ganguly devises strategy for Dhoni ahead of Hazare semi-final

’Captain Forever’ Sourav Ganguly is helping a young Bengal team devise a strategy to tackle ’Captain Cool’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Jharkhand in the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here tomorrow.....

Pitch didn’t offer turn like the first two Tests: Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith observed that the JSCA Stadium track did not offer sny spin like the first two Test matches where ICC rated the ............

UEFA Champions League: Monaco overturn two-goal deficit to beat Manchester City.

Monaco entered the Champions League quarter-finals and left Manchester City to pick up the pieces of another failed European campaign after a 3-1 victory on Wednesday sent them through on away............

Roger Federer sweeps past Rafael Nadal into Indian Wells quarter-finals.

Roger Federer reprised his Australian Open triumph over Rafael Nadal on Wednesday, sweeping past the Spaniard 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells..............

Shashank Manohar yorked by BCCI? Real story behind his resignation as ICC chief.

Shashank Manohar resigned on Wednesday as chairman of the International Cricket Council and contrary to the reports that the reason was a fall-out with his......

Australia win toss, elect to bat against India in 3rd Test

Australia skipper Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat against India in the third cricket Test at the JSCA International Stadium ...........

Hostilities resume today

An uneasy bonhomie, engineered by the respective cricket boards of India and Australia, forms the smokescreen for the third Test beginning ..........


Kohli refuses to blame pitches for collapses

In four innings spread over two Tests, India have suffered three collapses while doing only half justice to the batting wealth that they ...........


Expecting low bounce: Smith

Steve Smith felt bounce will be at premium on the Ranchi pitch which will be playing host to a Test match for the first time..............


Skippers continue to spar but bat for harmony

Virat Kohli stood by his comments about Australia’s abuse of the DRS while his Australian counterpart Steve Smith termed Indian captain’s ................

The fairytale continues

From heroes to zeros and back again, Leicester City’s remarkable rollercoater ride took another twist as a superb 2-0 victory over ............

Jharkhand cruise into semis

Jharkhand stormed into the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a facile six-wicket victory over Vidarbha at Palam Ground on Wednesday.............


Vishnu in quarterfinals

Top seed Prajnesh Gunn­eswaran of India and compatriot Vishnu Vardhan made their intentions clear as they stormed into the quarterfinals .......


South United down AGORC

South United clinched a 2-1 win over Accountants General’s Office Recreation Club (AGORC) in the BDFA Super Division League at the Bangalore ............

Leicester City stun Sevilla FC to reach UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

From heroes to zeros and back again, Leicester City’s remarkable roller-coaster ride took another twist on Tuesday as a superb 2-0 victory over Sevilla FC put them in the quarter-finals.....................

Juventus reach UEFA Champions League quarters after narrow win over FC Porto.

Juventus cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over FC Porto on Tuesday after a first-half penalty and red card ended the Portuguese side’s lingering hopes of a comeback..................................

Australia batsman Adam Voges, spin bowler Xavier Doherty announce retirement

Australia batsman Adam Voges and spin bowler Xavier Doherty announced on Wednesday that they will retire from international and state cricket at the end of the domestic Sheffield Shield season.................

Trent Boult ruled out of 2nd test against South Africa due to leg injury.

Left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of New Zealand’s lineup for the second cricket test against South Africa due to a leg injury....................

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin Del Potro to reach Indian Wells Masters 4th round.

World number two Novak Djokovic withstood Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters..............

 

’Bengaluru pitch below average’

After the Pune shame, it is now Bengaluru’s turn to suffer the ignominy of providing a ............


Ranchi pitch in spotlight now

The Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Stadium will become India’s fifth newest Test venue this home season .............

Switching focus to cricket

Time to focus on cricket -- that was the crisp and clear message from the Indian team’s Head Coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday..............


Jharkhand eye semifinal spot

Jharkhand, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni in their ranks, have evinced considerable interest in Vijay Hazare one-dayers. ...............

Prajnesh sails into round two

Top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran sailed into the second round of the $15000 ITF Futures tennis tournament here, after quelling a second-set fightback from his German rival Haenle Pirmin...........

Mitchell Marsh set to miss IPL yet again, faces lengthy absence.

Mitchell Marsh, Australia all-rounder, is set to miss the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) owing to a shoulder injury, dealing a blow to his franchise Rising Pune Super Giants..............

MS Dhoni’s Indian cricket team future is not secure - This ICC tourney is key.

The Champions Trophy, to be held in three months’ time, would decide the fate of India’s most successful cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee said........

India vs Australia: Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell contenders for No. 6 spot.

Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as strong contenders for the number six position in the Australian line-up in.............

Virat Kohli’s unique T20I record broken by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad.

Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad notched up 1779 career T20I runs to surpass Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the fourth-most successful batsman in the shortest format of the game..............

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blasts Manchester United’s ‘kicking tactics’ in FA Cup.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte took a swipe at Jose Mourinho’s tactics on Monday by accusing his Manchester United team of trying to kick tricky.......

Stan Wawrinka cruises into Indian Wells Masters fourth round.

Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka continued his dominance of Philipp Kohlschreiber, rolling past the German 7-5, 6-3 on Monday to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells...........

I’m still Chelsea’s No. 1, says taunted Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho, humbled for the second time this season in front of the Chelsea fans who once idolised him, did not go quietly on Monday as he declared that he remains the London............

Chelsea FC beat Jose Mourinho’s 10-man Manchester United FC to enter FA Cup SFs.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte got the upper hand on Jose Mourinho for the second time this season as his double-chasing side beat 10-man Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to reach the FA Cup.............


BFC look to start a new journey

With their I-League campaign in tatters, Bengaluru FC will look for some solace in AFC Cup as they begin their journey wi­th a group tie against Mohun Bagan at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on .........

Karnataka’s Vasisht ousted

Karnataka’s Vasisht Cheruku went down to another youngster Karunuday Singh 6-3, 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s singles opening round of the ITF Futures ..........

 

Leicester eye another piece of history

Remember Claudio Ranieri? The man who penned the most romantic story in football’s annals by making Leicester City English champions and who walked away from Sevilla’s stadium last month ................


Stalin’s hat-trick spurs CIL to victory

A hat-trick from Stalin powered Controllerate of Inspection Electronics (CIL) to a 3-0 win over bottom-placed DYES in their BDFA Super Division ...........

Mitchell Marsh faces nine months on sidelines post shoulder surgery.

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh requires reconstructive surgery on his shoulder injury which will sideline him for up to nine months and end his hopes of participating in this year’s Ashes........

Garbine Muguruza rallies to beat Kayla Day at Indian Wells, faces Svitolina.

French Open champion Garbine Muguruza survived a fierce challenge from US teenager Kayla Day Sunday to reach the fourth round....................

Champions League: Manchester City dream big as Leicester City wrestle Sevilla.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is targeting another deep Champions League run, although Pep Guardiola’s side must first....

Sachin Tendulkar’s ‘small request’ on Holi as Virender Sehwag has a blast.

Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricket team legend, brought joy to a billion Indians with his legendary knocks and painted the country blue. On Monday, as the nation celebrated Holi, the festival of colour,...........

Aussie media calls Ranchi pitch preparation a conspiracy, attacks Virat Kohli.

The Australian media once again questioned Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team’s integrity after the curator of the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, where the third India vs Australia Test will be staged,............

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