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Virat Kohli slams ‘worst batting performance’ after RCB’s IPL record low score.

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was left seething after his side were shot out for 49 - the lowest score recorded in the 10 editions of the Indian Premier League - in the 82-run loss .........

Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are the worst in IPL.

Before the start of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders, April 23 was a happy date for Virat Kohli’s team. After the end of the match, April 23 will now also evoke........

Sachin Tendulkar turns 44: Master Blaster’s 5 records that might never be broken.

Sachin Tendulkar was India’s hope when he held the bat on the cricket field. He bid adieu to his favourite game in 2013 but the country is still revelling in his historic achievements............

IPL 2017: Miffed Jason Roy may not return for Gujarat Lions.

Gujarat Lions’ English recruit Jason Roy is contemplating leaving the IPL 10 midway to join Surrey for the Royal London Cup to get some much-needed match time before the ICC Champions Trophy............

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga back in Sri Lanka squad.

A fit-again Angelo Mathews will lead Sri Lanka in June’s ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales, the cricket board announced on Monday, unveiling a 15-member squad which also includes maverick.........

IPL 2017: For master finisher MS Dhoni, ‘no required rate too high’.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the finisher with a Midas touch, was back in his elements for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match..............

IPL: ‘Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t think of win vs Royal Challengers Bangalore’.

The journey from woeful to wonderful took Kolkata Knight Riders 9.4 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017........

Lionel Messi magic helps Barcelona trump Real Madrid in El Clasico thriller.

Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday..........

Younis Khan breaks 10,000-run barrier as Pakistan build reply vs West Indies.

Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to complete 10,000 Test runs as his team reached 201 for four in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 286 at stumps on the third day.........

ICC Champions Trophy: New Zealand recall Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Fast bowlers Adam Milne and Mitchell McClenaghan have been recalled to the New Zealand cricket squad to contest the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June, ending lengthy injury layoffs...............

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils are on the verge of winning games -Angelo Mathews.

The Delhi Daredevils lineup does not boast of any superstar player, but that does not make them less potent, felt Sri Lanka’s limited-overs skipper Angelo Mathews.............

Shahid Afridi thanks Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team for farewell gift.

Shahid Afridi, retired Pakistan all-rounder, thanked Virat Kohli and Co. after Team India gifted him a signed Kohli jersey in a show of sportsmanship and camaraderie...................

Suresh Raina calls for bowling improvement from Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017 T20.

Back to winning ways riding on its power-packed batting unit, Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina today said the team needs to work on its inexperienced bowling department to be a force.........

Kolkata Knight Riders yet to play to full potential in IPL 2017: Jacques Kallis.

That Kolkata Knight Riders won four out of six games in IPL10 without firing on all cylinders is proof of the strength in depth of this team in purple..........

IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions roar as Suresh Raina’s 84 mauls Kolkata Knight Riders.

Finally, the Gujarat Lions let out a roar worthy of their pride. Led admirably by Suresh Raina who anchored the chase scoring 84, they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets ............

BCCI office-bearers overriding administrative panel in ICC revenue battle.

The Committee of Administrators reportedly advised BCCI office-bearers on Friday against flatly opposing the International Cricket Council’s plan to roll back the controversial............

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid in Champions League semis, Juventus draw Monaco.

Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages for the fourth straight season, this time in the semifinal stage of the competition,...........

Aizawl FC eye history, hope to cross Mohun Bagan hurdle in I-League.

Highlanders Aizawl FC are riding the prayers of 1.1 million people in Mizoram to cross the Mohun Bagan hurdle in Saturday’s crucial Hero I-League match that could decide..........

Novak Djokovic’s poor run continues, crashes out of Monte Carlo Masters.

Second seed Novak Djokovic fell 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday to David Goffin at the Monte Carlo Masters to join a growing list of high-profile upset victims.........

Was MS Dhoni disrespected by Rising Pune Supergiant? Suresh Raina feels so.

Suresh Raina was one of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s trusted lieutenants during the best days of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and not only does Suresh Raina “miss” his captain but also feels............

Tim Southee keeps Mumbai Indians bus waiting for toilet break.

Despite the fantastic amenities Indian Premier League players receive during the course of the tournament, one was found lacking for Mumbai Indians pacer Tim Southee..............

Steve Smith takes six-day break from Rising Pune Supergiant’s IPL 2017 campaign.

Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steve Smith has taken a six-day break from the ongoing 2017 Indian Premier League season to spend time with family.........

Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers among marquee stars in South Africa’s new T20 league.

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers feature in the list of eight marquee Protea players named by Cricket South Africa (CSA) for the first two editions of the T20 Global Destination League,...........

ICC Champions Trophy: India to play warm-up matches vs New Zealand, Bangladesh.

Indian cricket team will prepare for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with two warm-up matches in the days leading up to the tournament.............

KL Rahul set to miss ICC Champions Trophy, setback for Indian cricket team.

India opener KL Rahul has admitted that his chances of playing in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in June are slim due to the shoulder injury he suffered during..............

Zlatan Ibrahimovic injury blow mars Manchester United’s Europa League progress.

Manchester United reached the Europa League semi-finals for the first time after beating Anderlecht 2-1 on Thursday, but at the cost of a potentially serious injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.............

‘Yusuf Pathan can elevate game to next level for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL’.

We all love Chris Gayle, don’t we? OK, let me rephrase this: we all love Chris Gayle’s batting, don’t we? Personally, I love the entire package of this man-mountain..................

Jenson Button to make F1 return at Monaco GP in Fernando Alonso’s absence.

Britain’s Jenson Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso at next month’s Monaco Formula One Grand Prix while the Spaniard competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day...........

Andrew Tye, Samuel Badree script unique day in Indian Premier League history.

When it rains, it pours. And Friday was a day of hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League. West Indies leg spinner Samuel Badree made a memorable debut for Royal Challengers.....................

Sebastian Vettel tops practice charts in Bahrain despite technical issues.

Sebastian Vettel survived a scare on Friday as he and Ferrari proved they are back as serious contenders for this year’s world championship by topping both opening..........

Andre Russell, West Indies cricket star, wants Deepika, Priyanka in debut album.

West Indies cricketer Andre Russell, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year, is busy making his name in another field: music. The Caribbean star all-rounder.......

Coventry City-Charlton Athletic football game held up due to toy pigs.

Fans of struggling English third-tier clubs Coventry City and Charlton Athletic caused an extraordinary hold up in their league match on Friday when they threw toy pigs............

101-year-old Mann Kaur ready to conquer World Masters Games - Watch her train.

Mann Kaur, a 101-year-old great grand mom, who hit the headlines by becoming the world’s fastest centenarian ..........

Indian Premier League a great place to develop even when not playing: Andrew Tye.

Andrew Tye had to wait a long time to get a game in the Indian Premier League, but when he made his debut in the game against Rising Pune Supergiant for Gujarat Lions, he made it count as he picked......

Kieron Pollard says his knocks for Mumbai Indians have come under pressure.

Mumbai Indians were under immense pressure after they were reduced to 7/4 thanks to Samuel Badree’s hat-trick. On a sluggish pitch at the M Chinnaswamy stadium,.....................

Fahad to play Vignesh in final

April 14: Mohammed Fahad will take on Vignesh Peranamallur in the final of the Century Club - Gokuldas Life Style AITA tennis tournament on Friday.

Sindhu to take on Marin in quarters

April 14: Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu set up a quarterfinal clash with Spain’s Carolina Marin in the USD 350,000 Singapore Super Series after posting hard-fought win in the women’s singles on Thursday.

Advani marches into billiards final

April 14: Sixteen-time World Champion Pankaj Advani is in line for another title triumph as he stormed into the final of the Asian Billiards Championship here on Thursday.

’Could’ve handled Aus series differently’

April 14: With the dust having settled on the bitterly-fought India-Australia Test series and with a lot of time to reflect on the events that took place during the course of hosts’ 2-1 win

Leader Kohli back in command

April 14: Royal Challengers Bangalore received a shot in the arm when their talismanic skipper Virat Kohli was declared fit to play in the tournament on Thursday.

Break reignites spark in Kohli

April 14: Virat Kohli, the key man behind RCB’s terrific comeback last season, is set to play his first game of this edition on Friday.

Mumbai Indians milestone men Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga have mixed day at office.

Being their 100th IPL game in Mumbai Indians colours, all eyes were on skipper Rohit Sharma and Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga. However, it turned out to be a game of contrasting.........

Is MS Dhoni still good for Twenty20 cricket? Sourav Ganguly has serious doubts.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Wednesday that MS Dhoni is a “champion ODI player” but doubted if he is still that good in the shortest format.......

Umesh Yadav says India’s current pacers can help win Test series overseas.

India have finally developed a potent pace attack which can help them win overseas but the fast bowlers would still benefit from the recruitment of a dedicated coach, spearhead Umesh Yadav...............

Lewis Hamilton relishes scrap with Sebastian Vettel ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton goes into this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix determined to build momentum in his bid for a fourth world title and to keep his battle with Sebastian Vettel as friendly as possible..........

Virat Kohli fit for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2017 tie.

Virat Kohli, who missed the first three games of the 2017 Indian Premier League due to a shoulder injury, has been declared fit and will be available for selection in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s...........

Mumbai Indians hand Sunrisers Hyderabad first loss of IPL 2017 T20 campaign.

Mumbai Indians produced an impressive all-round performance to continue their domination of Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium, making it three wins out of three at the venue with a................

Champions League: Real Madrid C.F. stage comeback, beat 10-man FC Bayern Munich.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.................

Cristiano Ronaldo slams 100th goal in Real Madrid C.F.’s win in Champions League.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo may be on course for his worst domestic goal haul since 2010 but with two strikes against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final first leg...............

15 no balls, 13 wides: Bangladesh bowler’s extravagant protest against umpire.

A Bangladesh club cricketer peppered the field with no balls and wides to concede 92 runs in four legal deliveries in an extraordinary protest against poor umpiring...............

Delhi Daredevils centurion Sanju Samson reveals how horror times transformed him.

Until Tuesday, nothing seemed to go right for Sanju Samson this season. He had to tender an unconditional apology to the Kerala Cricket Association for an alleged misconduct,...........

Shoaib Malik hits ton as Pakistan down West Indies to win ODI series.

Shoaib Malik scored an unbeaten century as Pakistan beat West Indies by six wickets to clinch victory..........

Borussia Dortmund blast: Cops find letter claiming responsibility, manhunt on.

German investigators hunted on Wednesday for possible suspects responsible for three explosions that rocked Borussia Dortmund football team’s bus, injuring a player................

Champions League: Paulo Dybala helps Juventus F.C. stun FC Barcelona.

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a delightful first-half double to eclipse illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus F.C. recorded a stunning 3-0 win over FC Barcelona in the first leg .........

IPL 2017: Rohit Sharma looks to fire as Mumbai Indians host Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Dismissed for three and two in the first two games, it has not been an ideal start to the new season of the IPL for Rohit Sharma. Sunday’s game was all the more frustrating for the Mumbai Indians skipper.....

USA, Mexico and Canada submit joint bid for hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The United States of America, Mexico and Canada announced a joint bid to stage the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Monday, aiming to become the first three-way co-hosts in the history of FIFA’s showpiece.........

Azlan Shah Cup hockey: India to blood four juniors in Malaysia tournament.

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh (Malaysia) is the perfect platform to blood youngsters, ahead of more gruelling events. And, keeping that in mind Hockey India on ............

AB de Villiers reveals phone call to wife behind successful comeback in IPL 2017.

AB de Villiers revealed his wife’s words of confidence were the reason behind his remarkable return to form.........

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Shane Watson gutted after 2nd IPL loss.

Shane Watson’s nightmare as Royal Challengers Bangalore’s fill-in captain in 2017 Indian Premier League continues. The former Australian all-rounder, asked to lead RCB in the absence of an............

Rising Pune Supergiant seek home solace vs Delhi Daredevils - 2017 IPL preview.

After suffering a six-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab away, Rising Pune Supergiant aim to get their campaign back on track as they take on Delhi Daredevils at the Maharashtra.............

Argentina sack coach Edgardo Bauza, line up Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli.

Twice World Cup winners Argentina sacked coach Edgardo Bauza on Monday after a string of poor results in South American qualifying left them struggling to reach...............

Arsenal hit new low against Crystal Palace as Champions League hopes take a dent.

Arsene Wenger’s wretched season hit a new low as Arsenal crashed to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace ..............

Glad our decisions not subject to DRS, Narendra Modi jokes with AUS PM Turnbull.

The recent happenings on the cricket field have found their way into political discourse through humorous..........

Indian Premier League’s Afghan pioneer Rashid Khan longs for Test cricket.

Rashid Khan has set the Indian Premier League alight just two matches into his maiden season, and while he is enjoying the cut and thrust of the lucrative Twenty20 competition the teenage Afghan spinner......

Rohit Sharma reprimanded for showing dissent during MI vs KKR IPL T20.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians captain, has landed himself in a soup over to his reaction to being adjudged LBW during the 2017 Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders............

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene takes dig at IPL 2017 umpires.

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene made a sarcastic remark as poor umpiring continues to haunt his team in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL)............

India edge out Chile in final to win Women’s Hockey World League Round 2.

India rode on another magnificent showing from goalkeeper Savita Punia to beat Chile in a shootout in the final of the Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 in West Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday............

Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes wash dirty linen in public, once again.

The long-standing war between the country’s two tennis stalwarts — Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi --- flared up again on Sunday with the two having a go at each other following India’s 4-1 win...........

Babar Azam, Hasan Ali lead Pakistan to 74-run win vs West Indies.

Babar Azam stroked yet another hundred against the West Indies and Hasan Ali claimed five wickets as Pakistan won the second one-day international by 74 runs at the National Stadium in Guyana..........

West Indies break 44-year jinx in ODIs, finally chase 300-plus total down.

West Indies were the first team to win the ODI World Cup, having won it in 1975 and 1979. They won the Champions Trophy in 2004 and they became the first team to win the World Twenty20 twice..............

Shah Rukh Khan, AbRam sport identical tattoos as celebs watch KKR rout GL in IPL.

Cricketers in India are celebrities in their own right and the same honour is extended to their children. For nine years, many of these star kids have been spotted supporting their parents .................

Boxing Federation of India granted affiliation by Indian Olympic Association.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), ending a long-standing impasse between the two bodies..........

West Indies beat Pakistan by 4 wickets, achieve 300-plus run chase for 1st time.

Jason Mohammed played the finest innings of his brief international career to pace the West Indies to an historic four-wicket victory over Pakistan in the opening one-day international ............

Novak Djokovic gets Serbia closer to Davis Cup semis, France on course.

Novak Djokovic put Serbia on course for the Davis Cup semi-finals on Friday as the 2010 champions dominated a Spanish team missing Rafael Nadal while Britain, without Andy Murray, slipped 2-0 down..........

Sebastian Vettel blazes to fastest in time in final practice in Shanghai GP.

Sebastian Vettel blazed to the fastest time in Saturday practice at the Chinese Grand Prix, ahead of Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton.................

Younis Khan, Pakistan’s leading Test player, announces international retirement.

Younis Khan, who has played 115 Tests for Pakistan in a career spanning 17 years, has announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. The 39-year-old said...............

Wounded RCB look to bounce back 

April 8: After a disappointing start to their campaign, Royal Challengers Bangalore would be eager to produce an improved show and script their first win when they face Delhi Daredevils here at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday.

Gambhir, Lynn spur KKR past Lions 

April 8: Skipper Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn made short work of a challenging target as two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders drubbed Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets in an IPL tie here on Friday.

Young guns look to make it count

April 7: India’s young guns will look to kick-start the new era on a right note as they take on an equally inexperienced Uzbekistan in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I round two tie here from Friday.

Doubter ABD turns Kohli admirer

April 7: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are as different as Delhi is from Pretoria, their respective places of birth.

Saha looks to keep good run going

April 7: Wriddhiman Saha’s form was among the highs of the recently concluded home run of Test series.

Rashid makes instant impact

April 7: The presence of Afghanistan players in this edition of the IPL was one of the talking points ahead of the tournament.

Records don’t thrill him 

April 7: AB de Villiers requires less than 2000 runs to join the 10,000-club in Tests but the big mark means no more than an “absolute zero” for the South African batting phenomenon.

ABD a doubt for second RCB match

April 7: AB de Villiers remains a doubt for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s second match as the right-hander battles a sore back.

’Bowling was off-colour’

April 7: To regroup after losing some of the key players was always going to be a challenge and in their defeat to the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the league opener on Wednesday

Bengaluru to host two Asian Cup qualifiers

April 7: Bengaluru will play host to two of India’s upcoming games in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers this year, a source close to the All India Football Association (AIFF) has confirmed.

 Kartik on top with one-shot lead

April 7: The lead changed hands for the third day in a row with Kartik Sharma coming out on top in the penultimate round of the Rotary Bangalore-IGU Karnataka State Amateur Golf Championship here on Thursday.

Olympic marathon champion fails drugs test - reports

April 7: Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold when she triumphed at Rio in 2016

IPL 2017 T20: MS Dhoni still part of Rising Pune Supergiants’ brain’s trust.

It was at Pune’s MCA Stadium that Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his first match for India (ODI against England) after stepping down as national captain of the limited-overs team............

Why West Indies cricket is in the dock, explains Viv Richards.

Batting great Viv Richards has slammed “arrogant” Caribbean administrators for thinking they are as important as players and has laid the blame for the decline of West Indies cricket firmly..........

Yuvraj Singh shows vintage form in IPL 2017 opener; social media goes berserk.

Yuvraj Singh produced an excellent performance, described by some as “vintage”, to help Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener of the 2017 Indian Premier League.......

Misbah-ul-Haq announces Test retirement, West Indies series last assignment.

Misbah-ul-Haq has announced his retirement from Test cricket. The 43-year-old, who has been captain of the Pakistan Test team since 2010, has said that the upcoming three-Test series.............

Viv Richards hails Virat Kohli for not letting poor scores affect leadership.

We now have four batsmen competing for the mantle of the world’s best batsman – Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson. During Viv Richards’ time there was no debate – he was The King......

IPL 2017 T20: Yuvraj Singh says Hyderabad a lucky venue after brilliant knock.

Yuvraj Singh started the 2017 Indian Premier League season with a bang as he smashed 62 off 27 balls to help Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in the opening game of the......

Chelsea F.C. beat Manchester City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C. still in hunt.

Eden Hazard fired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a crucial 2-1 win over Manchester City, but Tottenham are hot on their heels after a sensational fightback in their 3-1 victory at Swansea ........

Ajay Jayaram knocks out world no 2 Viktor Axelsen in Malaysia Open badminton.

India’s Ajay Jayaram pulled off a major upset in the second round of the Malaysia Super Series Premier on Thursday when he knocked out world number two Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in three games...........

Mahesh Bhupathi picks Rohan Bopanna, dumps Leander Paes for Davis Cup tie.

Davis Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi made the decision to field Rohan Bopanna rather than Leander Paes for India’s upcoming Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan............

Indian Premier League 2017: Ben Stokes, Chris Lynn among impact players to watch out for.

The 2017 Indian Premier League begins when defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday.............

Sunrisers Hyderabad plan to paint IPL 2017 orange with their fan army.

India, too, can now boast of an Orange Army. No, nothing to do with the Dutch and their Oranje followers; this is quintessentially Indian by nature.........

Virat Kohli named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016.

India cricket team skipper Virat Kolhi was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016 on Wednesday, adding another feather to his already crowded cap.................

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