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MS Dhoni set to return after a long brea...

MS Dhoni set to return after a long break with focus on World T20

India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the thick of things after a three month break as Indian selectors will be picking the squad for the upcoming T20 International and ODI series against South Africa, starting October 2. There is a possibility that selectors may... read more »

Pakistan recall Fawad Alam for England T...

Pakistan recall Fawad Alam for England Tests

Allrounder Fawad Alam has found his name back in the Test squad for the upcoming series against England in the UAE, as one of two changes to the side that ended a Test series drought in Sri Lanka earlier this summer. Apart from the Test squad for the three-match series starting October 13, the... read more »

Lower-order contribution good for Indian cricket : Former captain Rahul Dravid
I am inexperienced as a coach: Rahul Dra...

I am inexperienced as a coach: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid said learning is a two-way process and he is benefiting on that front in his role as the India A coach. Dravid, who hung his international boots in 2012, said as a coach he is inexperienced and still has a lot to learn. “Coaching at the India A level is not... read more »

India’s Davis Cup team needs camar...

India’s Davis Cup team needs camaraderie, not friction: Bopanna

For too long Rohan Bopanna has been the man in waiting. Despite his obvious talent and good showing on the men’s doubles tour, somehow the man from Coorg seemed to stay a side actor in the soap opera of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. While those two doubles rock stars whined and moaned and... read more »

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Australia, New Zealand set to play first day-night Test match in ...

In a bid to revive dwindling interest in Test cricket, Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to meet in the game’s first day-nighter later this year. The trans-Tasman rivals will play a... read more »

Rahane wishes to emulate Dhoni’s calmness, V...

India’s new ODI captain Ajinkya Rahane has insisted that he wants to emulate a blend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calmness, Virat... read more »

Saeed Ajmal says ICC clean bowled ‘mystery spinne...

Out-of-favour Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal believes that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has brought an end to mystery spinners and their... read more »

Ahmed Shehzad’s half-century steadies Pakistan against ...

slammed his third Test half-century as Pakistan cruised ahead towards Sri Lanka‘s lead on Day Three of the second Test at P Sara Oval, Colombo. Pakistan were... read more »

Virat Kohli needs to learn from MS Dhoni, feels Steve W...

Shanghai: Australia‘s World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in... read more »

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Burnley holds Manchester United on di Maria debut

Angel Di Maria’s promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0—0 draw in the Premier League. The Argentina... read more »

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Player in Euro...

Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named the UEFA Best Player in Europe, defeating Bayern Munich duo Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben for the prestigious... read more »

Xabi Alonso announces international retirement

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso announced that he was retiring from football after making 114 appearances for Spain and scoring a total of 16 goals for his... read more »

Messi back with 2 goals as Barcelona wins opener

Lionel Messi scored twice to help 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the... read more »

Manchester United sign Di Maria for £59.7 million

Manchester United broke the British transfer record when they completed the signing of Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria for £59.7 million on Tuesday. The... read more »

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Hockey World Cup: England beat India 2-1

THE HAGUE: India crashed to their second defeat in the men’s hockey World Cup by conceding a late goal yet again to go down 1-2 against England at the Kyocera Stadium on Monday. Hockey World... read more »

Time for Walsh, Oltmans to deliver: Dhanraj Pillay

Every player is very young, and the younger generation has taken over Indian hockey now. Sardar (Singh) is the most senior player, but other than him... read more »

Hockey World Cup: India looks for solid start against B...

Injury-hit India will be seeking to reverse the tide of their recent encounters against Europe’s rising hockey powerhouse Belgium in the World Cup opener at... read more »

Sachin Tendulkar Motivates Indian Hockey Team Before Wo...

The Indian men’s hockey team were in for a surprise as batting legend Sachin Tendulkar visited them in New Delhi to wish them luck for the World Cup. The... read more »

Hockey is a poor man’s game, says Balbir Singh Sr

Chandigarh: Legendary hockey player and chief coach of India’s 1975 World Cup winning team, Balbir Singh Sr, said Hockey India’s felicitation of... read more »

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Captain’s knock: Kohli shows maturity in Sri Lanka Test series win

India, pleased as they must be at the series win, should still feel a bit disappointed that the scoreline is 2-1 and not 3-0 in their favour. India lost the first Test after having... read more »

Sports Ministry approves names for Dronacharya Award

Wrestling coach Anoop Singh and Paralympics coach Naval Singh were among the five names officially approved by the Sports Ministry for the prestigious Dronacharya Award this year. Based on... read more »

BCCI looking to better it’s public image, says Anurag Thakur

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to change it’s public image, according to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. BCCI, the richest board in the world by far, is commonly... read more »

IPL 2013 spot-fixing’s Lodha Committee office burgled

A month after the Lodha Commission panel suspended the two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams — Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the office of the Supreme Court... read more »

This ton will give me great confidence: Ajinkya Rahane

COLOMBO: If there was a vote for the ‘Man Friday’ in the Indian team, Ajinkya Rahane will win it hands down. Whatever the conditions, whatever the situation or whatever the demands,... read more »