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3rd Test: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane guide India to 307/6 on Day 1

After another shaky start following England's decision to bowl first, Kohli (97) and Rahane (81) added 159 runs together to lay the foundation for India's 307/6 at s...

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Even Asiad gold won't help doubles get its due: Ashwini

Over the years, the Indian shuttlers have struggled in Asian Games as they couldn't go beyond winning the bronze medal. But there is a new hope this time as PV Sindhu, Sa...

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Richarlison strikes again as Silva's Everton sink Saints

Brazilian winger Richarlison continued his sparkling start to the season with his third goal in two games as Everton beat Southampton 2-1 in new manager Marco Silva's fir...

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Kane ends August drought as Spurs enjoy 'home' comforts

Tottenham managed to put the controversy over their delayed move to a new home behind them and Harry Kane finally found the net in August as Fulham were beaten 3-1 on Saturday...

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We are capable of beating any opponent: Manika Batra

Ace table tennis player Manika Batra shot into limelight with her four-medal haul in the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. But she faces a bigger challenge in the upcoming...

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Asian Games open with explosive opening ceremony

A presidential dig at their traffic woes, a colourful display of their cultural heritage and a message for world peace -- Indonesia mixed it up all for a vibrant and slick ope...

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Two Koreas march together at Asian Games opening ceremony

North and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of the world's biggest sports events, opened in a blaze of colour in Jakarta...

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PM Modi conveys best wishes to Indian contingent for Asian Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his best wishes to the Indian contingent for the 18th Asian Games, which started on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia...

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Even first session for both India and England: Gambhir

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India's schedule at 2018 Asian Games on Day 1

The action at the 18th edition of the Asian Games will kick off on Sunday with India's medal hopes pinning on shooters and wrestlers to open the account on the first day...

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Live Asian Games 2018 Opening Ceremony

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Indian players wear black armbands as mark of respect to Wadekar

The Indian cricketers on Saturday wore black arm bands on the first day of the third Test against England here as a mark of respect to former captain Ajit Wadekar, who passed...

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Asian Games: Manu Bhaker bans parents from foreign trips

Teenage shooter Manu Bhaker said she told her parents not to accompany her to tournaments abroad as she struggles to adapt to life as one of India's best known sportswome...

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Indian rower Bhokanal targets Asiad gold for late mother

Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal, the favourite to win single sculls gold at the Asian Games, is back to his best after a traumatising period during which he lost his mother...

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Chance for Bajrang and Vinesh to enhance status, test for Sushil, Sakshi

Rising star Bajrang Punia and confidence-personified Vinesh Phogat will lead the Indian charge on the wrestling mat even as double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has a point t...

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India finalise doubles combination after Paes' pull-out

The Indian tennis contingent squad has finally figured out its doubles combinations less than 24 hours before the start of competition at the Asian Games on Sunday, a far from...

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Live Score, 3rd Test Day 1: India vs England

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Teenage shooting sensations face stiff Asian Games test

Teenage prodigies Anish Bhanwal, Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan will carry India's medal hopes in the shooting event of the Asian Games beginning here tomorrow, and...

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WATCH | India can still look to win the series: Gambhir

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Asian Games: India's medal hopes in wrestling

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Asian Games: India's medal hopes in tennis

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Asian Games: First-timers hungry to make their mark for India

A clear pattern has started to emerge. The country is no longer dependent on its experienced stalwarts to make headlines. At the Asiad, 35 per cent of the Indian contingent is...

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Asian Games: CWG show will inspire us, says boxing coach Nieva

Indian boxers have been in good form of late, which is evident from their rich haul in April's Commonwealth Games and June's Chemistry Cup in Germany. However, coach...

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Asian Games: India hoping to overtake their best-ever medals tally

India's best - 15 gold - came in the first edition 67 years back when it ushered in the Games by hosting it in Delhi at the National Stadium. Since then, Indians have str...

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Asian Games: India looking to better their best ever performance

India's best - 15 gold - came in the first edition 67 years back when it ushered in the Games by hosting it in Delhi at the National Stadium. Since then, Indians have str...

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Shikhar Dhawan must scrap the big cover drive: Sourav Ganguly

Ahead of the third Test against England, former captain Sourav Ganguly has urged the Indian batsmen to show some grit at Trent Bridge where conditions are often conducive to s...

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Federer wears down Wawrinka to maintain mastery over compatriot

Roger Federer continued his mastery over Stan Wawrinka, but not before getting a fright en route to a 6-7(2), 7-6(6), 6-2 quarter-final victory at the Cincinnati Masters on Fr...

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Allan Lamb slams India's preparation for England tour

"It's just a case of poor preparation. England go to Australia and play two First-Class games and then get hammered in the first Test. So it's imperative that t...

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Cannot assure players of their berths, says Virat Kohli

"For us the priority is to win games of cricket. We are not thinking whether someone's career is on the line or what's going to happen to their future. When it&...

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Under-pressure India look to salvage series against England

"If you don't take 20 wickets, you don't win Test matches. For that you need five bowlers," Indian captain Virat Kohli clearly is not too keen on sacrifici...

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From sweeping a dhaba floor to playing for gold at Asiad

The 24-year-old, who helped India win gold at the 2014 Asiad, spent her childhood and teen years washing utensils and sweeping floors at the dhaba, which is run by her parents...

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Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer

Djokovic, a five-time finalist here who has never broken through, is aiming to lift the trophy at the only one of the Masters 1000 series events that he has never won...

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Halep into Cincinnati semis after eighth straight win

Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday for a place in the final after the unseeded Belarusian saved 10 break points en route to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over American Madison K...

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Wanted to retire, but Imran Khan threw me a challenge: Sunil Gavaskar

On a day Imran Khan is set to be sworn in as Pakistan Prime Minister, Sunil Gavaskar writes on his old friend...

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Annu, Monika dropped from Asian Games squad

Javelin-thrower Annu and 1500m runner Monika were dropped from the athletics squad after their performance in the confirmatory trials was found to be unsatisfactory by the sel...

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Virat Kohli slams critics of 'team selection'

Kohli has made 37 changes in 37 Tests as captain and that trend looks set to continue when India meet England in a must-win third Test here from Saturday...

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Kohli urges to adopt 'backs to the wall' mentality

Kohli said "the only option is to win this game" as he urged his side to make a virtue of their dire position heading into the third Test against England. India trai...

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Lionel Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

The move was widely expected following media reports earlier in the week claiming the five-time Ballon d'Or winner had asked to be excused from the country's four re...

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Asian Games: India women shuttlers handed tough draw in team event

Indian team, which won a bronze medal in the last edition at Incheon, will face top seeds Japan in the quarterfinals after receiving a first-round bye. The team events begin o...

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Fighting tears, Mumbai cricket fraternity bids Wadekar goodbye

As the truck, carrying their 'captain' Ajit Wadekar's body arrived in front of the Shivaji Park Gymkhana, a horde of supporters thronged to pay their last respe...

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Ace archer Deepika ready for Asian Games after recovering from fever

Down with fever for five days, the Commonwealth Games twin gold medallist's departure was delayed, with the archery contingent leaving on August 14...

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Asian Games: Indian grandmother leads elderly charge for bridge gold

Rita Choksi says yoga and breathing exercises have kept her sharp as the Indian grandmother goes for gold at the age of 79 -- just one of many elderly contenders in the Asian...

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Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne out for three months with knee injury

De Bruyne, who came on as a substitute in City's 2-0 victory over Arsenal in their first league match of the season last weekend, suffered the injury in training this wee...

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Badminton squad looks stronger than ever before: Gopichand

The Asian Games over the years, however, have been an extremely challenging tournament for India's shuttlers. Since the first edition of the Games in New Delhi in 1951, I...

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England recall Ben Stokes for third Test against India

All-rounder Stokes was added to England's 13-man squad on Tuesday, just hours after being acquitted on a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court. He replaced Sam Curran...

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England recall Stokes for 3rd Test against India

All-rounder Stokes was added to England's 13-man squad on Tuesday, just hours after being acquitted on a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court. He replaced Sam Curran...

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Emirates Cricket Board to host Asia Cup

The event was originally scheduled in India with BCCI playing the hosts but Pakistan's participation was an issue considering the prevailing political situation between t...

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Ajit Wadekar cremated with full state honours

Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, who died on August 15, was cremated at the Shivaji Park crematorium here on Friday with full state honours...

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Esow wins India's first world track cycling medal

On Thursday, the teenager won the country's maiden medal in track cycling at the world level by claiming silver in the Men's Keirin event of the UCI Junior Track Cyc...

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Leander Paes' absence is big blow for us: India coach Zeeshan Ali

Ali said he tried his best to convince Paes to change his mind but the 18-time Grand Slam champion eventually decided against coming to Palembang after expressing his disappoi...

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Tendulkar terms Wadekar's demise as irreparable, personal loss

"This is an irreparable loss. I will say it is a personal loss. People know Wadekar sir as a great cricketer, but I was fortunate enough to see him as a great cricketer a...

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India eye Asian Games glory after topsy-turvy build-up

The build-up has been signature chaos with complaints and even court cases about selection matters, usual controversies over the size of the contingent which came to 804 -- at...

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Asiad success key to World Cup podium dreams: Harendra Singh

Indian men's hockey team coach Harendra Singh is chasing a second successive Asian Games gold not just to secure qualification to the 2020 Olympics, but also kick-start p...

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Desperate India set for reshuffle in do-or-die Test

For Indian team, the Trent Bridge Test will be their last chance to save the series after being outplayed in the first two Test matches -- by 31 runs Edgbaston and innings and...

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India can beat England in their backyard: Gautam Gambhir

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Ajit Wadekar was a calm captain and an aggressive batsman: TH Naidu

Former Vidarbha cricketer TH Naidu has fond memories of Ajit Wadekar. The legendary cricketer passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday. In shock after the news of Wadekar's dem...

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Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years for corruption

Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for 10 years by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Super Leag...

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#KeralaFlood: Sportspersons pitch in to spread awareness

The sportpersons of the country has now started pitching in their voices to land whatever help they can provide by spreading awareness about the tragedy as well as the effort...

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Kerala Floods: Sport stars pitch in to spread awareness

Prominent Indian sportpersons have started pitched in to help by spreading awareness about the tragedy as well as the effort needed for the relief and rescue work...

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Pujara's go-slow approach putting pressure on others: Mohinder Amarnath

Former batsman Mohinder Amarnath lamented India's embarrassing innings and 159-run defeat in the second Test against England at Lord's that left the struggling visit...

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Ajit Wadekar had the vital Midas touch: Bishan Singh Bedi

Former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi paid glowing tributes to Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, following his...

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India at Asian Games 2018: All you need to know and past trivia

The 18th edition of the Asian Games begins in Indonesia on Saturday, and India will attempt to better their best gold count of 15, which was 67 years ago in the inaugural edit...

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Iran, not Pakistan, our main worry in Asiad: Rohit Chillar

Rohit Chillar was taking a stroll at the Delhi airport on Thursday, with a swagger that comes with the tag of being a member of the Indian men's kabaddi team...

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Asian Games: Ashish Kumar on road to redemption

"I take a lot of inspiration from my medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games and the Asiad. They were huge moments in my career. Unfortunately, injuries affected my performance...

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Sports ministry-IOA ties hit a new low ahead of Asian Games

The major bone of contention has always been IOA's selection of the Indian contingent and controversial choices of officials accompanying the athletes for multi-sports ev...

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Asian Games: India's medal hopes in rowing

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Asian Games: India's medal hopes in kabaddi

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Asian Games: India's medal hopes in shooting

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Rohit Sharma says he is ready to open in Tests if asked

Rohit Sharma couldn't resist a chuckle on hearing the question which came across more as a suggestion. 'Why don't you try opening in Test cricket?' a scrib...

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Shastri's mantra: Play ugly, look dirty, be gritty

"The resolve should be to know where your off- stump is, leave a lot of balls and be prepared to look ugly and dirty by showing some grit," Ravi Shastri said after a...

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Rishabh Pant set to make debut in third Test

Dinesh Karthik's batting form has been woeful for the series and the practice session on Thursday suggested that Pant would make his debut on Saturday. "You will onl...

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I persuaded Wadekar Sir to let me open: Sachin Tendulkar

It's really shocking, very troubling to hear that Wadekar Sir is no more. Our relationship went back a long way. It was in 1992 when he joined the team as manager. We...

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Ajit Wadekar will always be my captain: Sunil Gavaskar

'Sunil, sorry, he is no more'. Those devastating words conveyed to me that 'my captain' Ajit Wadekar had passed away. Just a little while earlier, I was tr...

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Veteran tennis star Leander Paes pulls out of Asian Games

Miffed at not getting a "specialist" men's doubles partner, veteran tennis star Leander Paes on Thursday pulled out of the 18th Asian Games starting on Saturday...

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India's complete Asiad contingent: 311 men, 260 women, 36 sports

After a series of disagreements and legal battles over selection or non-selection of India squads/athletes for various sports, the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) fina...

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Anand finishes last in St. Louis Rapid and Blitz

India's Viswanathan Anand had a forgettable outing in St. Louis Rapid and blitz as he finished last after scoring 13.5 points in all out of a possible 27 games that ended...

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Injury-hit Kohli could be more dangerous in third Test: Bayliss

He might be recovering from a back injury, but Virat Kohli could become more dangerous as a player when the India skipper turns up for his team in the third cricket Test start...

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Major Davis Cup shake-up approved

World tennis chiefs on Thursday approved a radical Davis Cup revamp that will overhaul the 118-year-old competition, condensing the annual worldwide showpiece into an 18-team,...

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Bayliss calls on Stokes to make public apology

England coach Trevor Bayliss has suggested Ben Stokes make a public apology over the events that led to his eventual acquittal for affray as the all-rounder waits to see if he...

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If offered, I am ready to open in Tests: Rohit

Opening in shorter formats proved to be a boon for Rohit Sharma, who said that he will not mind taking a shot at it in Test matches too, if the team management ever considers...

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Sainz replaces Alonso at McLaren

Spaniard Carlos Sainz will drive for McLaren in next season's Formula One championship, filling the vacuum left by the retirement of Fernando Alonso, the team announced o...

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Pandya not scoring enough runs, lacks control with ball: Holding

West Indian fast bowling great Michael Holding feels Hardik Pandya is not yet the all-rounder India wants him to be, because he is ineffective as a bowler and also not scoring...

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India move up a place to 96th in FIFA rankings

The Indian football team on Thursday climbed one spot to the 96th in the recently released FIFA rankings...

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Prepare to play ugly and show grit, Shastri tells batsmen

Under-fire India coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday called on his struggling batsmen to show more discipline and grit when the third Test against England gets underway at Trent Br...

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Indian flag raised at Asian Games Village

The tri-colour on Thursday unfurled at the Asian Games Village following a simple flag-hoisting ceremony, attended by India's men's hockey stars and wrestlers...

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Expect shotgun shooters to do well at Asian Games: Ronjan Sodhi

India's rifle and pistol shooters have grabbed the headlines at international events across the globe and will face a stern test now at the Asian Games, where the shootin...

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Extra bounce reason for India's slip problems: Jonty Rhodes

The visual of South African fielding ace Jonty Rhodes running out Inzamam-ul-Haq at Brisbane during the 1992 World Cup remains etched in the memories of millions of cricket fa...

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Schumacher not being moved from Switzerland to Mallorca: Spokeswoman

Ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is not being moved from his home in Switzerland to the Spanish island of Mallorca, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, refuting a report...

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Vengsarkar calls for Pant's inclusion in third Test

Former BCCI chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has backed the inclusion of rookie wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in India's playing XI for the third Test against England,...

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Wadekar was a game changer, says Jonty Rhodes

Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes said on Thursday that the spontaneous outpouring of condolence messages for former Test captain Ajit Wadekar, who died on Wednesday,...

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Gambhir: Indian Men's hockey team favourites to win gold at Asian Games

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France top new-style FIFA rankings, Germany slump to 15th

World champions France predictably shot to the top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first roun...

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Is Paes coming to Asian Games? Indian captain Zeeshan Ali has no clue

"I have no idea of his arrival. Only Paes can tell you when he is coming. The last time I spoke to him he said he would play in Cincinnati and then come to Palembang. But...

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Forced to eat rice porridge with pickle at 1984 Olympics Village: PT Usha

"We would jealously look at the athletes from other countries enjoying fabulous amenities; they had the latest equipment at their disposal. We wondered if we too would on...

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Lost focus due to injury, movie: Geeta Phogat

"I think staying away from wrestling for two years with injury and the movie, I lost my focus. Now I am concentrating just on wrestling," veteran Indian wrestler Gee...

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Relieved that GM title is done and dusted: Nihal Sarin

All of 14, India's latest Grandmaster Nihal Sarin says he is more relieved than ecstatic about achieving the feat as the build-up to it was distracting...

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Champions League the dream for Barca, says Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will "do everything possible" this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch rivals Real Madrid, who have...

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Djokovic overcomes stomach trouble as Zverev exits in Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic battled stomach issues to beat Adrian Mannarino and reach the third round in Cincinnati on Wednesday as women's title holder Garbine Muguruza crashed out...

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Atletico Madrid come back to beat Real Madrid in Super Cup

Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopet...

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Ajit Wadekar: Man who made Indian captaincy coveted

If Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi brought princely demeanour to leadership in the swinging 60's, Ajit Wadekar added a dash of middle-class stubbornness during the heady days of...

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