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August 18, 2015 9:54 am gmt |
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As the beleaguered Indian cricket team start picking up pieces after a ‘Shocking Saturday’, the spotlight is firmly fixed on team’s senior-most pro Harbhajan Singh whose unimpressive show in the 63-run defeat has raised question marks about his future. In a match, where all 40 wicke...
In Football
August 16, 2015 11:33 am gmt |
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UEFA announced yesterday (Wednesday) that Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have been nominated for their Best Player in Europe award. Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and the Barcelona pair of Messi and Suarez were voted for by journalists from each of UEFA’s 54 member associations. T...
In Cricket
August 16, 2015 10:30 am gmt |
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Steve Smith ws named Australia’s new Test captain by Cricket Australia on Friday. The 26-year-old will replace Michael Clarke, who will retire after the final Ashes Test starting at the Oval on August 20. Smith took to Twitter to express his gratitude at having been given the opportunity to lea...
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August 16, 2015 10:30 am gmt |
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Australia captured the Netball World Cup for the 11th time, surviving a late fightback from New Zealand to win the final 58-55. The New Zealanders outscored the Australians in each of the last three quarters but were unable to erase a nine-goal deficit from the opening quarter. Australian goal shoote...
In Football
August 13, 2015 10:33 am gmt |
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Roma have signed Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko on a one-year loan from Manchester City.   Dzeko, who joined City in January 2011, has been loaned with a view to a permanent transfer to the Serie A club if certain conditions are met.   He joined City in January 2011 and scored plenty of important goals [...
In Cricket
August 13, 2015 9:39 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan cricket great Kumar Sangakkara yesterday (Tuesday) said he had few regrets as he looked back at his 16-year-long cricketing career. The island nation’s most prolific batsman will quit international cricket after the second Test at home to India. Sangakkara had said he wanted to quit ...
In Cricket
August 12, 2015 6:09 am gmt |
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Indian team director Ravi Shastri said that Murali Vijay will miss the first Test against Sri Lanka with a hamstring injury. The 31-year-old sustained the niggling injury in Zimbabwe during India’s recent limited overs series and did not bat in either innings of India’s only warm-up match ahead of th...
In Cricket
August 11, 2015 5:38 am gmt |
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Ten South Africa A players have been hospitalised due to “food poisoning”, including four on Sunday after playing their tri-series cricket match against India A, the visiting team management said. Opener Quinton de Kock, who hit 108 in his side’s eight-wicket loss, was rushed to a c...
In Cricket
August 10, 2015 12:01 pm gmt |
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He is living in exile and facing arrest but that has not stopped sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi from preparing the blueprint for a breakaway governing body for cricket to rival the ICC — a plan which he claims is the future “world order”. Modi, who faces allegations of financial impropriety and i...
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August 10, 2015 11:58 am gmt |
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The Indian cricket team can rise to as high as third in the ICC Test rankings if Virat Kohli’s men whitewash Sri Lanka in the three-match series starting on Wednesday. “Fifth-ranked India know that a 3-0 victory can propel them up the rankings table, and depending on the final outcome in the ongoing ...
In Cricket
August 9, 2015 10:22 am gmt |
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India’s ODI cricket captain MS Dhoni, conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, is undergoing a two-week initial training with the elite Para regiment of the force in Agra. It is expected that the ace cricketer, who had written to the Army authorities to undertake the training, will do ...
In Sports
August 9, 2015 10:22 am gmt |
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Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro have been offered free English courses to improve communication with tourists during next year’s Olympics. Some 10,000 online courses will be provided to drivers under the plan, a joint initiative between Rio 2016, Radio Globo and the English First group. Those wh...
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August 9, 2015 6:59 am gmt |
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Russian, Chinese and Belarus soldiers competed on a river in Vladimir during the ongoing Russian International Army Games in which the Russian team claimed the top in the competition, with the Chinese and Belarusian teams ranking in second and third.  The International Army Games, running from Aug. 1...
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August 8, 2015 5:19 am gmt |
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Michael Phelps showed Friday he’s still a formidable force as the Rio Olympics approach, clocking a stunning 1min 52.94sec to win the 200m butterfly at the US swimming championships. “This next year is going to be pretty damn fun,” a laughing Phelps said after posting the fastest ti...
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August 8, 2015 4:49 am gmt |
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The Brazilian Banco Central launched commemorative coins for the Olympics and Paralympic Games, yesterday (Thursday) the week that Rio de Janeiro begins its one year countdown to the Opening Ceremony.   This coins launching ceremony held at Maracana stadium and the commemorative stamps complete with ...