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To hell with the nets, boys need rest: Ravi Shastri

"To hell with the nets," was what Ravi Shastri said Monday after a memorable 31-run win in the opening Test against Australia, the India coach stressing more on rest...

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Paine hopes lower order fight can rub off on top batsmen

"Shattered" Australia captain Tim Paine praised his lower order for giving India a scare in the first Test but demanded more from his leading batsmen ahead of the se...

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Virat Kohli first Asian captain to achieve this feat

India on Monday earned a hard-fought 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series after registering a 31-run victory over Australia in the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval. And wit...

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Wouldn't say I was cool as ice, says Virat Kohli after win

Captain Virat Kohli Monday said he was not "cool as ice" after the Australian lower-order's spirited resistance delayed India's march to victory in the ope...

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India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant equals AB De Villiers' feat

Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant on Monday equaled the world record for most catches in a Test match. Pant achieved the feat during the opening Test of the four-match Test se...

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India vs Australia: India beat Australia by 31 runs, take 1-0 lead

India kicked off their Test campaign on a high as Virat Kohli’s men defeated Australia by 31 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. With this win, India have taken 1-0 lead i...

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Sanjay Bangar wants Rishabh Pant to remain fearless

His pyrotechnics has the Australians in splits, but India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar maintains that there is more to Rishabh Pant than the somersaults, cartwheels and b...

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Indian batting phenomenon Prithvi Shaw resumes running

Young Indian batting phenomenon Prithvi Shaw resumed running Monday in his battle to be fit for the second Test against Australia after a nasty ligament injury sidelined him l...

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India vs Australia: Offie duo steals pacers' thunder

It was supposed to be trial by pace, but the script has been hijacked by the spinners as the first Test between Australia and India heads for an exciting finish...

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Umpires fail to spot Ishant Sharma's no-balls

The on-field umpires’ role has come under scrutiny after it was revealed during Sunday’s live telecast of the Australia versus India opening Test here that pacer Ishant Sh...

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India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test: Head falls early on Day 5

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ISL: Mumbai City FC hold Bengaluru FC to 1-1 draw

Bengaluru FC failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage in the second half as they were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Mumbai City FC in an engrossing Indian Super League...

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Pro Kabaddi: Jaipur Pink Panthers trounce Tamil Thalaivas 37-24

Jaipur Pink Panthers came up with a solid performance to beat Tamil Thalaivas 37-24 in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6. Deepak Hooda (9 points) was the architect of their win & w...

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Hockey WC: Pakistan sneak into cross-overs round despite loss

Germany beat Malaysia 5-3 to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarterfinal spot, while Pakistan suffered a 1-5 defeat against the Netherlands but still sneaked...

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Self-belief has percolated to grass-root levels: Rajyavardhan Rathore

The former champion spoke to TOI after the launch of the Khelo India Youth Games - which he feels is going to be the supply line for all the future athletes. Rathore also shar...

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Hockey World Cup: India will take on Netherlands or Canada in quarters

The 14th edition of the men's hockey World Cup is now down to 12 teams from the 16 that started the tournament on November 28 as the pool stage concluded at the Kalinga S...

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Bangladesh beat West Indies by five wickets in first ODI

Bangladesh defeated West Indies by five wickets in the first one-day international at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday...

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Hockey WC: Germany beat Malaysia 5-3 to book quarterfinal berth

Olympic bronze medallist Germany defeated Malaysia 5-3 in a keenly-contested match to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarterfinal spot by topping Pool D at th...

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Women's coach job: Prabhakar applies, Kapil may take interview

Former India seamer Manoj Prabhakar has applied for the women's national team coach's job, and if shortlisted, may be interviewed by a panel headed by none other tha...

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Ranji Trophy: Jharkhand score thrilling 2-run win over Odisha

Jharkhand bowlers held their nerves as they guided their team to a nail-biting 2-run win over Odisha in the Elite Group C Ranji Trophy game on Sunday...

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Harmanpreet, Mandhana smash fifties in Big Bash T20

India T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and her deputy Smriti Mandhana hit blistering half-centuries, helping their respective sides to emphatic victories in the Women's Big B...

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Gambhir dismisses rumours of joining politics, open to coaching

Gautam Gambhir categorically rejected rumours around him joining politics but the former India opener indicated he is open to coaching at the big stage. "Not at all,"...

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Manish Pandey fires India A to series win in New Zealand

Captain Manish Pandey led from the front with an unbeaten 111, firing India A to a series-clinching victory over New Zealand A in the second unofficial ODI of the three match...

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Khelo India Youth Games to start from January 9

Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Sunday launched the jersey for the second edition of Khelo India, rechristened as Khelo India Youth Games, which will kick...

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Oosthuizen romps to maiden South African Open win

Home favourite Louis Oosthuizen romped to a first-ever South African Open title after extending his overnight lead and finishing six shots clear after carding a final round 67...

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Raheem Sterling accuses newspapers of fuelling racism

Raheem Sterling has accused British newspapers of helping to "fuel racism" with the way they portray young black footballers after he suffered alleged abuse during M...

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Record-breaking MP cricketer Rohera idolises Tendulkar

Ajay Rohera, who created history by slamming highest first-class score on debut, idolises master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and says he will try to quickly get over the euphoria...

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Chris Ciriello: Australian dragflicker in Indian dugout

Chris Ciriello now sits in the Indian dugout, but given the importance of the tournament and what it means to Chris as a player, his parents decided to come down and support h...

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We did it in Dubai, we can do at Adelaide too: Nathan Lyon

Australia have drawn inspiration from a miraculous draw against Pakistan two months ago and will be going for a win on day five of the first Test against India here on Monday...

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It's now about crossing the line, says Sanjay Bangar

Indian assistant coach Sanjay Bangar Sunday highlighted the lower order collapse as one of the areas the team can improve going ahead in the Test series against Australia and...

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Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team

Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national w...

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Chelsea to review video footage after racism allegations

English Premier League club Chelsea have said they will review video footage following allegations that a supporter directed racist abuse towards Manchester City's Raheem...

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India vs Australia, Adelaide Test: India close in on victory after Australia collapse

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami combined to tear through Australia's top order and bring India within six wickets of victory in the series-opening...

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Live Score, Bangladesh vs West Indies, 1st ODI

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Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Espanyol 4-0

Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals in a blistering display as Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of La Liga with a thumping 4-0 derby win over Catala...

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Clinical Chelsea end Manchester City's long unbeaten run

Chelsea inflicted the first Premier League defeat of the season on champions Manchester City as goals from N'Golo Kante and David Luiz earned the Londoners an unlikely 2-...

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Shubhankar Sharma, 22, soars like an eagle

Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian to clinch the Asian Tour Order of Merit on Saturday with a groundbreaking 2018 season. The Chandigarh-lad won the Order of Merit w...

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Early IPL auctions skews domestic calendar

There is growing discontent over the IPL auctions being held on Dec 18 this year, mainly because it renders the the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament obsolete...

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Ricky Ponting irked by Virat Kohli's booing

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Saturday came out in support of Virat Kohli after the Indian captain was booed by a small section of the 30,000 spectators when he w...

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Gambhir takes final bow after last dance for Delhi

Moments after Gautam Gambhir walked back into the dressing room on Saturday morning, one banner after another was rolled out at the Ferozeshah Kotla...

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RIP 'ugly' Aussies. Welcome polite new Oz!

There was a lot of curiosity over whether the naturally aggressive and brash Australian players will be able to rein in their emotions and also be on their best behaviour in...

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India move into pole position in Adelaide

Nathan Lyon struck a telling blow late in the day to send back Virat Kohli, but India were well on top at the end of the third day’s play in the opening Test against Austral...

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Live 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara hits fifty on Day 4

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Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 1st Test: Day 4

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EPL: Man United romp to 4-1 win against struggling Fulham

Jose Mourinho answered his critics -- for the time being at least -- as his Manchester United side recorded their biggest league victory in 13 months with a 4-1 win over Fulha...

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EPL: Torreira's late winner moves Arsenal into third

Lucas Torreira rode to Arsenal's rescue as the Uruguayan's impressive start to life as a Gunner continued with an overhead kick winner seven minutes from time to bea...

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Early IPL auctions kills Mushtaq Ali T20 relevance

There is growing discontent over the IPL auctions being held on Dec 18 this year, mainly because it renders the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament obsolete...

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Four-nation tournament ends, World Cup begins: Harendra Singh

It was interesting what India coach Harendra Singh christened the pool stage of the World Cup: a four-nation tournament. India won that 'tournament' on Saturday by t...

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Those who don't perform will go home: Inzamam tells Pakistan players

With Pakistan suffering a 1-2 loss in the Test series against New Zealand, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has issued a stark warning to the national team, saying non-performing...

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PKL: U Mumba beat Bengal Warriors 31-20

U Mumba produced a solid all-round performance to beat Bengal Warriors 31-20 in the Inter Zone Challenge Week of Pro Kabaddi Season 6 on Saturday...

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Ranji: Gambhir scores ton as Delhi take first innings lead

Gautam Gambhir scored the 43rd and final first-class century of his career as Delhi ensured at least three points by virtue of first innings lead against Andhra on the third d...

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Salah hat-trick sends Liverpool top of Premier League

Liverpool delivered a clear sign they intend to push Manchester City all the way in the Premier League with an emphatic 4-0 victory at Bournemouth on Saturday that was capped...

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Seven-year-old spinner becomes internet sensation after Warne's praise

A seven-year-old boy from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has become an internet sensation after receiving applause from spin wizard Shane Warne for his spin bowling a...

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Hockey World Cup 2018 Live: India 0-0 Canada

Stay updated with Times of India for all the live updates of Men's Hockey World Cup match between India and Canada...

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Yes I made enemies, but I slept in peace: Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has always been a non-conformist but he has had no regrets even if it meant an "unfulfilled career", "lot of enemies" because he could "...

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Kohli booed by Aus fans; Head, Ponting critical of behaviour

Virat Kohli was booed by a small section of the Adelaide Oval crowd when he stepped out to bat in the second innings against Australia, an act that has been criticised by riva...

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Ranji Trophy: Kerala face uphill task against Tamil Nadu

Kerala was 27 for 1 in 11 overs at stumps on the third day, chasing 369 for a win against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group 'B' match on Saturday...

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Hockey World Cup 2018 Live: India vs Canada

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Ajay Rohera creates world record for highest first-class debut score

Rookie Madhya Pradesh opener Ajay Rohera on Saturday etched his name in the record books by slamming the highest first-class score on debut, an unbeaten 267 against Hyderabad...

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World Junior C'ships: Paddler Manav Thakkar enters quarters

Promising Indian paddler Manav Thakkar beat Feng Yi-Hsin of Taiwan 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 14-12, 11-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Junior Championships on Sa...

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Pujara's first innings is a blueprint for first Test, says Head

Australia batsman Travis Head feels India Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has set an example for others with his first-innings century, calling his gritty knock a "blue...

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Ashwin will play crucial role with rough being created: Bumrah

Nathan Lyon has been using the rough patches effectively during the ongoing Indian second innings which is an indicator that Ravichandran Ashwin will have a bigger role to pla...

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Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home

The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colours of his hero, Argentine soccer idol...

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Hockey World Cup: Australia break Pakistan's record

In the celebrations of their 11-0 demolition of China on Friday, the Kookaburras may have fallen two goals shy of biggest win in World Cup history; but what they perhaps didn...

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Coach Arthur calls on beaten Pakistan to toughen up for Tests

Disgruntled coach Mickey Arthur demanded his players toughen up and seize key moments in Test matches after sloppy batting handed New Zealand an away series win over Pakistan...

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Pant equals Dhoni's record of most catches in a Test innings

Young Rishabh Pant on Saturday took six catches during Australia's first innings to equal predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record of most catches by an Indian wick...

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Watch - No room for experiment in WC: Harendra

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Watch - No room to experiment in World Cup: Harendra

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Sri Lanka appoint Steve Rixon as fielding coach

Struggling Sri Lanka on Saturday announced the appointment of former Australian cricketer Steve Rixon as their fielding coach, in a bid to boost preparations for the world cup...

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Pujara, Kohli help India take stranglehold on Adelaide Test

India built a 166-run lead over Australia on the third day of an absorbing opening Test in Adelaide on Saturday with dangerman Cheteshwar Pujara not out 40, although the late...

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What India need vs Canada to top pool and enter quarters

League fixtures in two of the four pools have drawn to a close. Olympic champions Argentina from Pool A and title-holders Australia from Pool B can now sit back and enjoy the...

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Pakistan's Ammad Butt let off by FIH with a reprimand

The stress level in Pakistan camp eased a bit on Saturday morning when the FIH Appeal Jury lifted the one-match suspension on vice-captain Ammad Butt and let off the defender...

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Virat Kohli joins Sachin, Laxman, Dravid in elite club

Indian skipper Virat Kohli's love affair with Australia is no secret. Captain Kohli on Saturday added another record to his statistics as he completed 1000 Test runs agai...

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If cricket has Joyce brothers, hockey owns Gleghornes

Mark and Paul Gleghorne are the epitome of hockey's sibling rivalry. Mark shifted allegiance to England in 2008 while Paul stayed loyal to his native country, Ireland. On...

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Hockey WC Tour Diary: The unmentioned goal-scorers

India is hosting a World Cup in Bhubaneswar. The media box, VIP lounges of the Kalinga Stadium are cushy and galleries lined with fans even on days when the home team isn'...

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Would be 'worst blokes in world' if we celebrate like Kohli: Langer

Australian coach Justin Langer says if his players were to celebrate wickets like Indian captain Virat Kohli does, they would now be seen as "the worst blokes in the worl...

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Hockey India complains against Pakistan support staff

Pakistan hockey team’s problems don’t seem to be getting over anytime soon. A day after Pakistan’s vice-captain Ammad Butt was suspended for one match, their stand-inman...

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Langer rebuffs Tendulkar criticism of defensive batting

Coach Justin Langer Saturday rebuffed criticism from Sachin Tendulkar that Australia's batting was too defensive, and complained that if his team celebrated like Virat Ko...

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Hockey World Cup: Australia stamp class with 11-0 rout of China

After putting on brilliant performances against England and Ireland in their first two group matches at the World Cup, China were given a master class in hockey by world No. 1...

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Hockey WC: India eye quarterfinals, face Canada

Asked to comment on India’s loss to Canada in their previous encounter, India’s chief coach Harendra Singh said on Friday, the eve of their Pool C World Cup meeting with t...

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Stokes and Hales fined but free to play for England

Cricketers Ben Stokes and Alex Hales were fined on Friday for their involvement in a nightclub altercation but were cleared to play for England after match bans were either s...

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Rashid too late to pull off South African T20 rescue act

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan made an almost immediate impact Friday when he finally played for Durban Heat in the new South African Mzansi Super League...

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Final outing: Gautam Gambhir steals the show

There are bound to be regrets in Gautam Gambhir’s mind as he looks back at how his international career that met an abrupt end in 2016. To his credit, though, he has pushed...

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Expect pitch to slow down more, says R Ashwin

On his previous two tours of Australia — 2011-12 and 2014-15 — Ravichandran Ashwin had claimed 21 wickets at 54 runs per scalp. It prompted his critics to claim that Ashwi...

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Travis Head left with Australia tail for company

The drop-in pitch here became a theatre of torment for Australian batsmen who waged a grim battle all day to keep the advantage that their bowlers had handed them on the openi...

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Live 1st Test India vs Australia: Rain delays start of play on Day 3

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Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 1st Test: Day 3

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Big sports events today

Here are the big sports events lined up for Saturday (December 8) that comprise the first Test between India and Australia while Indian hockey team will be up against Canada i...

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Pro Kabaddi: Gujarat Fortunegiants beat Telugu Titans 29-27

Gujarat Fortunegiants earned a hard-fought 29-27 win over Telugu Titans in the Inter Zone Challenge Week of the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 on Friday...

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Hockey World Cup: Australia maul China 11-0 to storm into quarterfinals

Australia finished their Pool B campaign with a dominating 11-0 win over a hapless China in the ongoing Men's Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium on Friday...

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Hockey World Cup: China enter cross-overs despite loss to Australia

Australia accumulated nine points from three games and secured a direct entry into the quarterfinals while England finished second on four points and China (2 points) scrapped...

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Arsenal's Rob Holding out for season after cruciate ligament damage

Arsenal defender Rob Holding is set to miss the rest of the season after the Premier League club on Friday announced he had sustained cruciate ligament damage...

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SAI appoints 11 Olympians and 3 Paralympians as coaches & asst coaches

Indian quartermilers Muhammed Anas and Ashwini Akkunji were among the 11 Olympians and three Para Olympians appointed as coaches and assistant coaches by the Sports Authority...

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I didn't have good understanding of where to draw the line: Virat Kohli

"I didn't have a good understanding of where to draw the line and stuff like that...," says India's celebrated captain Virat Kohli, known as much for his f...

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Ranji Trophy: Bowlers, Siddesh Lad lead Mumbai fightback

Bowlers and stand-in skipper Siddesh Lad who scored an unbeaten 70 led Mumbai's fightback against Maharashtra on day two of their Elite Group A Ranji Trophy match...

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CoA's mid-season rule-change benefiting govt employees under scanner

In a fresh attack on the Supreme Court-appointed CoA, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary has questioned the mid-season rule change which has enabled wards of government e...

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I should also be treated like Azhar: Sreesanth to SC

Challenging BCCI's decision to ban him for life from Cricket, ex-Indian cricket team player S Sreesanth on Friday told the Supreme Court that the punishment is "too...

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Ranji Trophy: Lucky Gambhir bats on 92 as Delhi score 190/1

Gautam Gambhir lived a charmed life but the famous grit was displayed in abundance on way to an unbeaten 92, his final knock in competitive cricket guiding Delhi to 190 for on...

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New Zealand beat Pakistan in final Test to claim series

New Zealand dismissed Pakistan for 156 in their second innings to seal a 123-run victory and a 2-1 series triumph on day five of the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Frida...

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