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India eye improvement in series-decider

There are chances of rain as well with the weathermen expecting the ongoing spell to last till October 20.

Adapt quickly or be ready for harsh lesson in India, says Mike Hesson

The coach said senior players, including captain Kane Williamson, will have to rise to the challenge.

‘Solo’ review: devoid of soul or substance

Beyond the packaging, and the brilliance of some of its elements, there is nothing really to write home about.

Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup

When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina.

Behrendorff’s dream spell destroys India in second T20I

The left-arm pacer’s four for 21 helps the Aussies bundle out the host for 118; Henriques and Head guide the home after the openers fall cheaply

U-17 World Cup: India goes down fighting against Colombia

Penaloza’s brace keeps his team in the reckoning; Colombia win 2-1

In-form India eye series win against struggling Australia

Rain forces cancellation of the host’s practice as another truncated match looms

Statistical highlights of India vs Australia first T20 international

India have won ten and lost four out of 14 matches played against Australia in T20Is.

World XI arrives in Lahore amid unprecedented security

The short tour includes three T20 internationals scheduled for September 12, 13 and 15 at the Gaddafi stadium.

Steve Smith to return home with shoulder injury

Marcus Stoinis will replace Smith in the squad and vice-captain David Warner will stand in as captain in Smith’s absence.

Sardar Singh returns to Indian hockey team for Asia Cup

Veteran midfielder Sardar Singh on Saturday returned to the national team as Hockey India named a strong 18-member squad under the captaincy of Manpreet Singh for the Asia Cup to be held in Dhaka from October 11-22.

ICC name Corey Anderson as event ambassador for U-19 World Cup 2018

Australia and India have both won the tournament three times each, Pakistan two times, while the Windies, South Africa and England won it once each.

Paulinho adores Cristiano Ronaldo

On the ball: Brazilian star striker Paulinho says he’s working really hard to give his best for the national squad.

It’ll be Johnson 2.0 in Ashes, warns Starc

“We’ve got a really solid attack and we complement each other,” he said in the Sydney Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

Moonwalk: ’Dangerous’ Jeakson ready to rock at U-17 World Cup

The meagre family income pulled through by his vegetable-seller mother has Jeakson Singh worried quite often but the midfielder shoves it away by focussing on the pride he feels in representing India at the FIFA under-17 World Cup.

FIFA Under-17 World Cup: US team arrives in Delhi

The US team came from Dubai where they had a seven-day camp, preparing for the U-17 World Cup.

Max Verstappen wins Malaysian Grand Prix, Hamilton second 

Red Bull’s Verstappen wins a day after 20th birthday

South Zone junior athletics: 14 new meet records set 

Nihal Joel clinches 400m title in a nail-biting finish

Statistical highlights of fifth ODI between India and Australia 

Since January 2013, Virat Kohli has missed a century in a bilateral series of five matches for the first time.

Zeeshan expects high-quality tennis

Sep 14: India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali is expecting high-quality tennis during the upcoming tie against Canada since external factors like the sun and the wind will have no chance to influence the contest on the indoor courts.

Messi rips Juve to shreds

Sep 14: Lionel Messi netted twice in Barcelona’s convincing 3-0 victory over Juventus that kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, while Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea also won big on Tuesday.

When Sharapova heard Serena sob

Sep 14: Maria Sharapova muses on her long, lopsided rivalry with Serena Williams in a new autobiography released on Tuesday and how she believes a locker room moment fueled the American’s drive to dominate her.

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to lead routine Real win

Sep 14: Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in showing Real Madrid what they have been missing during his five-game domestic suspension.

Sindhu, Sameer progress to quarters, Kashyap loses in Korea

Sep 14: P V Sindhu and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarter-finals with straight game wins but Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the USD 600,000 Korea Super Series following a narrow defeat in the second round, here today.

Confident India start favourites

Sep 5: The Indian football team will look to continue its unbeaten run and inch closer to the 2019 Asian Cup when it takes on Macau in the third round qualifying phase game here on Tuesday.

Superb Venus defying age, illness

Sep 5: Defying an energy-sapping disease, Venus Williams has pushed herself farther than she ever imagined at age 37 to reach her 39th career Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open.

Belgians seal World Cup berth

Sep 5: Romelu Lukaku’s goal allowed Belgium to become the first European nation to clinch qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday as much-fancied France were held to an embarrassing goalless draw by Luxembourg.

Sevastova halts Sharapova

Sep 5: Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam return after a 15-month doping ban ended with a fourth-round defeat at the US Open but the former world number one considered it a major step in her comeback.

All eyes on Argentina, Chile

Sep 5: Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

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