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  • Win over India will build World Cup momentum for us, says Eoin Morgan 3 days ago

    Perth: England captain Eoin Morgan upped the ante ahead of his side's tri-series clash with India, saying a win in Friday's virtual semi-final will build up momentum ahead of the World Cup. The two sides meet in a must-win game after India's match against Australia was washed out in Sydney on...
  • Virat Kohli may have to 'sacrifice' No. 3 position, hints MS Dhoni 3 days ago

    Ahead of India's crunch Carlton Mid tri-series ODI against England on Friday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that batsmen will have to sacrifice their batting position if that suits the team in its World Cup defence. The Indian team management's decision to ask Virat Kohli to bat a rung down...
  • AIB Knockout: When Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor managed to sound funnier than the top stand-up comics in our country 3 days ago

    The first time I saw the trailer of the AIB Knockout, it got me excited. And not just I, everyone who saw it got their brains inflamed over it. I mean whoa! For the first time we would get to see an unapologetic, unabashed, unstopped stream of pure unadulterated insults...
  • 2016 World Twenty20 in India from March 11 to April 3 3 days ago

    Dubai: The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following its Board meeting on Thursday. Though the tournaments were awarded to countries in 2013, the dates were approved on...
  • Why Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the best man for the job 3 days ago

    A lot of hue and cry is being made about the rather abrupt manner in which the previous Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh was curtailed of her services and her junior and Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar was appointed in her place. And that too, just a couple of days...
  • Important for India to identify frontline pace attack 3 days ago

    The time for trying things out is almost over. With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 a little over two weeks away now, fine-tuning is the need of the hour and towards this end, the warm-up games immediately before the tournament proper need to be taken very seriously. When it...
  • Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers to win thrilling Big Bash final 3 days ago

    Brett Lee's famous gig and the fist pumps, as well as the yorkers, the rip-roaring bouncers and slower deliveries were all on display in the final of the Big Bash League on Wednesday. Yet, his efforts couldn't help Sydney Sixers get their hands on the trophy as Perth Scorchers won...
  • Ravi Shastri's WACA diaries can inspire Indian spinners 3 days ago

    Perth: It isn't without reason that the WACA ground in Perth is called a fast bowler's paradise. With its pace and bounce, it has invariably assisted the quicker bowlers, who have maintained control, but those same attributes that have made it a paceman's ally have also helped batsmen score big...
  • Watch: This AIB 'roast' of actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh must be viewed with headphones ON. Seriously 3 days ago

    In the beginning, the comedy collective All India Backchod endevour to define the idea of celebrity roasting. But despite all formal definitions, the best that works is given by 'roast master', filmmaker Karan Johar. He says, "Let the filth begin".From unabashedly inappropriate jokes, to toilet humour and digs on each...
  • Stuart Broad unhappy with his bowling form 3 days ago

    The last time Stuart Broad looked a threat with the ball in hand was way back in August 2014 when James Anderson and he ran riot against the hapless Indians in the Test series in England. He has been out of action more recently, as he had to undergo surgery...
  • Jaishankar made foreign secretary as a reward for Obama's visit to India on Republic Day, say sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. He replaces Sujatha Singh who has resigned with immediate effect. Sources said Jaishankar has been rewarded for US President Barack Obama's visit to India. "He convinced the White House for Obama's visit to India...
  • Obama brings to an end India's non-aligned policy: US Media 4 days ago

    Washington: The mainstream US media has described the India visit of US President Barack Obama as a successful foreign policy initiative, with a leading daily saying his "personal chemistry" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is helping steer Indo-US relations. As Obama wrapped up his three-day trip to India, the media said...
  • Feared not getting international ton at Eden, says Sourav Ganguly 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday revealed that his biggest fear in his cricketing career was to have not scored an international hundred at his home ground, the historic Eden Gardens. "My biggest fear was that I thought I would never get a hundred at the Eden. But then...
  • Gritty Ranchi Rays hold Dabang Mumbai 2-2 in HIL 4 days ago

    Ranchi: Continuing their gritty performances, Ranchi Rays came from two goals down to hold Dabang Mumbai 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here Wednesday. Daniel Beale (16th) and skipper Ashley Jackson scored for the hosts, before Glenn Turner (12th) and Santa Singh (15th) put...
  • Nominate a candidate who will hold up majesty, says Aditya Verma 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The face of anti N Srinivasan faction Aditya Verma has made an "appeal" to the BCCI members to select an honest candidate for the post of the president in the upcoming polls of the parent body within six weeks. "I hereby appeal to the BCCI members not to be...
  • Force India to miss Jerez Formual One test 4 days ago

    Force India will not take part in Formula One's opening pre-season test in Jerez starting this weekend, the team said on Wednesday. A spokesman dismissed speculation that the Silverstone-based team, run and co-owned by Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, had made the decision for financial reasons and said they would be present...
  • Dabang Mumbai defender Matthew Swann ruled out of HIL 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Dabang Mumbai defender Matthew Swann was ruled out of the ongoing Hero Hockey India League (HIL) due to a calf injury on Wednesday. Australian Swann has returned home for the treatment of his injured calf, which has been bothering him for the last five months. The 25-year-old, who was picked...
  • Advantage India if wickets are slow and low in World Cup: Dravid 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that the upcoming World Cup is going to be a challenge for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which should hope for the Australian and New Zealand wickets to remain slow and supportive of spin. "It's going to be a challenge, it is...
  • Star-studded UP Wizards to face Kalinga Lancers 4 days ago

    Lucknow: Star-studded Uttar Pradesh Wizards will look to break the winless streak and register their first victory when they take on Kalinga Lancers in the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday. Post their draw against Delhi Waveriders and a defeat to Jaypee Punjab Warriors, the V R Raghunath-led UP Wizards...
  • Need to ramp up power generation from green sources: Suresh Prabhu 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday said that there is a need for increasing power generation from green sources and the government aims to have 1 lakh MW renewable power capacity in the next few years. "We really need to introduce a huge element of renewable energy and...
  • India wants border issue resolution with China with 'honesty' 4 days ago

    Kanpur: Asserting that it has no territorial ambitions, India on Wednesday said it wants to resolve all issues with China with "honesty" and asked it to come forward to end the "perceptional differences" over the border. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also sounded unperturbed by the increasing cooperation and friendship between China...
  • BCCI needs to be accountable as per SC observation: Sarbananda Sonowal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing the government's desire to bring BCCI under the ambit of the RTI Act, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reiterated the centre's stance following the Supreme Court ruling that the private cricketing body performs a public function and is amenable to judicial law and review. "This is a...
  • Hockey: Lot of progress still to be made, says Jaypee Punjab coach Dancer 4 days ago

    Despite being on top of the points table in the ongoing Hockey India League (HIL), Jaypee Punjab Warriors coaches Barry Dancer and Jagbir Singh feel that a lot of progress is still to be made if the team has to win this year's trophy. Former Australian player-turned-coach Dancer said though it...
  • Congress to take on Centre in Parliament on Nuclear deal with USA 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress will take on the government in Parliament on the Indo-US nuclear deal during the Budget session and will demand details of the assurances given by it for resolving the seven-year-old logjam. The party noted that the government has kept all the details of assurances given to the US...
  • WICB eager to hold discussions with BCCI 4 days ago

    Jamaica: The president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron has urged the BCCI to sort the issue of West Indies' pullout from the India tour midway into the series last year, through a bilateral discussion or a third-party mediation over the next two months. The WICB has also...
  • Overlooked but not overworked, Pankaj Singh still a romantic figure 4 days ago

    When Pankaj Singh stood at the top of his run up at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Test debut against England in July last year, he not only had the experience of having taken 300 first-class wickets from ten hard-toiling seasons to dig into, but also carried the wishes...
  • England ready for virtual semi-final against India: Paul Farbrace 4 days ago

    England's quicker bowlers, with Steven Finn in the forefront, used the bounce at the Gabba to undermine India's batting line-up in the first tri-series clash between the teams on January 20. Paul Farbrace, the England assistant coach, is confident that same commodity will continue to be England's ally when the...
  • Pakistan opposes US support for India's bid to UN Security Council 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after US President Barack Obama assured that they will push for India's permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan has opposed the bid. Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said US support for India's permanent seat in the UNSC...
  • India vs Pakistan minus Sachin Tendulkar - a first in World Cup history 4 days ago

    If it took you time to digest not seeing that diminutive figure crouching and looking up at the sun or into the flood lights on his way to the middle - then February 15 will be even tougher. For the first time in ICC World Cup history, Sachin Tendulkar will...
  • Cartoon of the day: 'Mann Ki Baat' with Modi, Obama 5 days ago

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong personal commitment to improve ties between the two countries and said if the US and India join together around shared values then world will be more prosperous, peaceful and secure. ...