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June 17, 2017 10:25AM

Indian-Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy final to be played in England on Sunday sky-rocketed the advertisement rate to 10 times the normal price as per the industrial sources. The rise of cost is due to the expected increase of viewers for the final clash between the two arch-rivals. Millions of cr…


Don’t Consider Semi-Final Match with India as Big Match, Take It as Big Opportunity, Urges Bangladesh Coach

June 14, 2017 03:10AM


 PTI, 14th June: Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha urges his team to consider semi-final match with India a big opportunity not a big match, intending to lessen the pressure of his side. He believes that considering an opportunity will keep players more motivated and inspired that w…


Ton-up Dhawan takes India to 321/6 against Sri Lanka

June 8, 2017 08:31PM

London, Jun 8 (PTI) Shikhar Dhawan continued his love affair with the ICC Champions Trophy with yet another elegant hundred, guiding India to an imposing 321 for 6 against Sri Lanka in a Group B match here today.

Dhawan smashed his way to 125 off 128 balls, his 10th career ODI hundred, and a…


Virat Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

June 8, 2017 08:24PM

New York, Jun 8 (PTI) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's…


Kohli among eight sportspersons named for Padma Shri

January 25, 2017 09:56AM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was among the eight sportspersons who were today picked for the prestigious Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award.

Besides Kohli, the seven other sportspersons named for the award are Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrest…


Talking technique: Kohli on corrections post-England 2014

January 16, 2017 09:34PM


Indian captain Virat Kohli feels that chinks in his technique apart from utter desperation to succeed in England led to a disastrous tour of 2014 post which, he not only worked on his mindset but also on his batting.

In a chat with former England captain Nasser Hussain on bcci.…


Virat Kohli, star of chases, betters Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI record

January 16, 2017 01:27AM

Highlight StoryVirat Kohli is the ultimate batsman in the world when it comes to chasing a big target. His consistency and the method to his batsmanship are unprecedented. In the first ODI against England in Pune on Sunday, his first match as full-time captain across all formats, Kohli put on an exhibition as he s…


Sports Minister Goel inaugurates Khelo India competitions

January 15, 2017 01:23AM

ew Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today inaugurated the Khelo India National-level competitions for various sports for Under-14 and Under-17 children.

The Delhi leg of the competitions, organised by Sports Aunthority of India, will include swimming, cycling and wrestling.

The …


Kohli, Jadhav hit magical centuries to script sensational win

January 15, 2017 01:14AM


Skipper Virat Kohli smashed a majestic 122 while Kedar Jadhav conjured up a career-best 120 before India's lower middle-order held nerves to pull off an incredible three-wicket win over England in the first One-day International, here today.

Kohli and Jadhav rattled up a sensational…


Sakshi Malik brings redemption to wrestling mired with court battle, doping scandal in 2016

December 19, 2016 08:57PM


New Delhi: A bitter court battle, followed by an embarrassing dope scandal, before some redemption through an Olympic medal -- Indian wrestling in 2016 mirrored the script of a Bollywood potboiler in which Sakshi Malik emerged as the new star on the horizon.

For most part of the yea…


Australia deny Pakistan in gripping Test finale

December 19, 2016 08:54PM


Brisban: Australia avoided a world-record, 490-run chase via Pakistan on Monday to win a gripping first Test through simply 39 runs and maintain their 28-year unbeaten streak at Brisbane’s Gabba floor.

Relieved skipper Steve Smith ran out Yasir Shah for 33 to take the ultimate wic…


Karun Nair slams maiden Test triple, becomes second Indian after Sehwag

December 19, 2016 08:49PM

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Chennai: Karun Nair notched up his maiden Test triple hundred and became only the second Indian after Virender Sehwag to achieve the milestone.

The 25-year-old Nair from Karnataka blasted 31 fours and four sixes en route his triple ton against England in the fifth and final Tes…


It's going to be a tough season, says East Bengal coach Morgan

December 19, 2016 08:46PM


Kolkata: East Bengal head coach Trevor James Morgan on Monday said the I-League football tournament starting next month will be a tough nut to crack.

"It will not be easy as all the 10 teams will be ready. Some of our opponents are known while some are unknown. It's going to be a tough s…


Kings XI Punjab have biggest purse going into IPL auctions

December 19, 2016 08:40PM


Mumbai: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will go into the players' auction with the biggest purse among all the franchises, after they on Monday announced list of cricketers retained for next year's tournament.

Punjab have the maximum money of Rs 23.35 crore fo…


ATK coach Molina's approach was like Mourinho's: Derrick Pereira

December 19, 2016 08:34PM


Kolkata: Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata's (ATK) coach Jose Molina went about his job without pomp but poise, according to Indian coaches.

ATK beat Kerala Blaster 4-3 (1-1 in regulation time) in the final at Kochi on Sunday.

Often criticised for his lack of ente…


PM congratulates junior hockey team for world cup win

December 19, 2016 08:29PM


New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight congratulated junior hockey team for winning World Cup and said it augurs well for the future of Indian hockey. 

"Extremely proud of our youngsters! Congratulations to our junior hockey team for winning the #Junior Hockey World Cup," he …


India clubbed with Sri Lanka in women's World Cup Qualifiers

December 19, 2016 08:17PM


Dubai: The Indian women's cricket team has been clubbed alongside Sri Lanka among others for next month's ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers from where top four sides would make the cut for tournament-proper in June.

The tournament will run from January 7 to 21 at four Colombo venues an…


Raja scores winning penalty to make ATK two-time champions

December 18, 2016 10:43PM


Raja scores winning penalty to make ATK two-time champions

Kochi: Atlético de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters FC 4-3 on penalties in front of more than 54,000 fans at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Sunday to win the final of the Hero Indian Super League for a second time. The match ended 1-1 in normal time courtesy of a Mohammed …


BCCI chief may have committed perjury, observes SC

December 15, 2016 09:37PM


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Anurag Thakur prima facie appears to have committed matter of perjury in relation to demanding an intervention via a letter from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in order to sid…


Sports Minister keeps mum on SC's criticism of BCCI chief Thakur

December 15, 2016 09:28PM


Mumbai: Sports Minister Vijay Goel has refused to comment on the possibility of Supreme Court initiating contempt proceedings against BCCI President Anurag Thakur, saying that his ministry has nothing to do with the matter.

"My ministry has nothing to do with the case at the Supreme…


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