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 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.................

IPL 2017: Depleted RCB seek revenge in grudge encounter against champions SRH.

The first match of the 2017 Indian Premier League features a blockbuster with defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi...............

Virender Sehwag welcomes ‘Burj Khalifa’ Ishant Sharma in Kings XI Punjab team

First a phone call and then a grand welcome. Virender Sehwag really knows how to play host in style as he welcomed India pace bowler Ishant Sharma into the Kings XI Punjab team for the 2017............

Zlatan Ibrahimovic saves Manchester United F.C., Leicester City F.C. surge ahead

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return from suspension with a 94th-minute penalty to earn Manchester United a 1-1 draw against Everton at Old Trafford on Tuesday..........

Denis Istomin ruled out for Uzbekistan in Davis Cup encounter against India.

Uzbekistan suffered a blow with their top player Denis Istomin ruled out of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group 1 tie against India due to a foot injury.........

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal lose in Round 1 of Malaysia Open badminton.

Former world No 1 Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu bowed out of the Malaysia Open Super Series in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. While Saina lost to fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi 21-19, 13-21, 15-21..............

Commonwealth Games 2018: Schedule announced for Games in Gold Coast

The schedule for next year’s Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast has been announced, marking one year to go before competition gets under way.......

Masters 2017: Rory McIlroy must fell Dustin Johnson in quest for Green Jacket

Whenever Rory McIlroy’s status as the world’s most naturally gifted golfer is questioned, there is usually a swift reaction to remind us of his immense talent...........

Six Nations 2017: France replacement v Wales to be reviewed further

France’s 81st-minute replacement of prop Uini Atonio by Rabah Slimani in their 20-18 Six Nations win against Wales is to be investigated further.......

Mike Ford replaced by Richard Cockerill as Toulon boss until end of season

Ex-Bath boss Mike Ford has left his role as Toulon’s head coach, with former Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill replacing him until the end of the season.......

F1 gossip: Verstappen, Wurz, Ocon, Grosjean

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen would like to see the louder V10 engines return to Formula 1.......

 Showman Kohli missing, IPL to kick off without some big stars

Virat Kohli’s colossal presence is sure to be missed when the 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) takes off tomorrow after a build-up mired in administrative tug-of-war over funds.......

PV Sindhu’s maiden India Open superseries badminton win - a statistical review.

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu became the second Indian after Saina Nehwal to win women’s singles title in India Open Superseries badminton by beating top seed Spain’s Carolina Marín 21-19, 21-16 ............

Pakistan thrash West Indies by seven wickets in 4th T20I, clinch series 3-1.

Ahmed Shehzad made a welcome return to form in guiding Pakistan to a series-clinching seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the fourth and final match of their T20 International series at the ...............

Neymar scores 100th goal for FC Barcelona, stay in hunt for La Liga title.

Barcelona made light of the suspended Lionel Messi’s absence to remain just two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid as Neymar netted his 100th goal for the club in a 4-1 win at Granada...............

Sakshi Malik, Olympic medallist, weds wrestler Satyawart Kadian.

Sakshi Malik, who created history by becoming the first female wrestler to win an Olympic bronze medal, got married to Satyawart Kadian in Rohtak on Sunday........

Roger Federer heads into a break after beating Rafael Nadal in Miami Open final.

Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year...........

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