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  • Bhuvneshwar given Grade A contract, Yuvraj denied despite Ranji ton 9 hours 0 minutes ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday announced a list of 32 contracted players for the year 2014-15. The list is divided into three categories as was the case in previous years with no major changes except the expected exclusion of the seniors who have also been left...
  • FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup Yesterday

    London: England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big surprise," Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying in The Sunday Times. The 53-year-old, a former...
  • Alastair Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Andrew Strauss Yesterday

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was "hugely disrespectful". The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan...
  • David Guetta concert: Fans enjoy themselves immensely 2 days ago

    All roads lead to Buddh International Circuit on Friday as French DJ and EDM artist David Guetta took to the stage to give yet another memorable performance. "We want David Guetta," screamed the crowd. ...
  • Kolkata International Children's Film Festival begins Sunday 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Workshops, quizzes and over 200 films for children from 25 countries, in addition to India, will be the highlights at the fourth edition of Kolkata International Children's Film Festival beginning here Sunday. As many as 180 films from India will be screened at the fest which concludes Dec 28, said...
  • A 5-year-old helping hockey find its feet in Finland 2 days ago

    Helsinki, football and ice hockey is what comes to mind at the first mention of Finland. With a population of around 5.5 million, the North European country lives happily in peace and hardly makes the news for any wrong reason. And among those 5.5 million is the 5-year-old Arjunjit Singh,...
  • Argentinian movie 'Refugiado' bags the prestigious Suvarna Chakoram award at the International Film Festival of Kerala 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Argentine movie 'Refugiado' has bagged the coveted 'Suvarna Chakoram' (Golden Crow Pheasant Award) for the Best Feature Film in the 19th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala, which concluded here today. The movie's director-producer Diego Lerman and co-producer Nicolas Avruj would share the prize money of Rs 15...
  • This was better than the first time I performed here: David Guetta on his second India tour 3 days ago

    The stage was set and fans ready to welcome the floppy-haired DJ David Guetta who brought in a revolution in the world of Electronic Dance Music. Over thousands of EDM aficionados, shouted in a frenzy as they waited with bated breath to see the Grammy-award winning DJ. Having attended the entire...
  • FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes 3 days ago

    Marrakech: Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and that the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts. The decision...
  • Eric Abidal announces retirement 'for personal reasons' 3 days ago

    Athens: Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for 'personal reasons'. Abidal, 35, made 67 appearances for France and last featured in a World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in November 2013. He...
  • David Guetta concert: Grammy award-winning DJ enthrals fans, says EDM has become huge in India 3 days ago

    All roads lead to Buddh International Circuit today as French DJ and EDM artist David Guetta takes to the stage to give yet another memorable performance. Guetta, who is currently in India performs in Delhi/NCR today and soon fly to Bangalore for his second performance scheduled for December 21. David...
  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's champion off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will finally make an appearance in a competitive cricket match three months after being suspended by the ICC for an illegal bowling action. The Pakistani selectors on Thursday included Ajmal in the country's A squad for the last two matches of the one-day series against...
  • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take ITF annual honours 4 days ago

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams. Wimbledon champion Djokovic takes the men's prize for the fourth time having won seven titles this season and the year-end top...
  • Grateful to entire nation for their support: Sarita Devi 5 days ago

    Sarita Devi minced no words in thanking the entire nation including Sachin Tendulkar and Boxing India for their unconditional support when she was almost certain to face a life ban from AIBA. ...
  • AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year 5 days ago

    India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on Thursday slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were...
  • Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent 1 week ago

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee from their victory over England on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed the penalty after deciding Sangakkara was "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". The disagreement came at the start of 34th over when the...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League 1 week ago

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning...
  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • IPTL: Manila Mavericks sign off with 30-15 win over Singapore Slammers December 13, 2014

    Dubai: Manila Maverics wrapped up their IPTL campaign in style, winning all five matches in their 30-15 victory over Singapore Slammers, here on Saturday. Mark Philippoussis had a tough Legends' Singles match in which he prevailed 6-5 over Patrick Rafter. Philipp Kohlschreiber then thrashed Tomas Berdych 6-2 in the Men's Singles to...
  • Phil Hughes' brother scores 63 in return to cricket December 13, 2014

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes' older brother returned to Sydney grade cricket on Saturday for the first time since the Australia batsman's death, and Jason Hughes had a most appropriate score. The elder Hughes scored 63 for Mosman against Sydney, the same number of runs his brother made when he was fatally struck...
  • Indian Aces beat Manila Mavericks 28-23 in IPTL's UAE leg December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna continued their good form as Indian Aces dished out yet another dominating performance, beating Manila Mavericks 28-23 in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) here on Friday. This was the second successive win for Indian Aces, who now have consolidated their...
  • Delhi: Loader at IGI Airport arrested on charges of molesting a woman December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A loader at Indira Gandhi International Airport has been arrested on charges of molesting a woman, who was on her way back from Dubai. The incident happened on late Thursday night. More details are awaited. ...
  • Pakistan chief selectors question ICC for chucking calls December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test spinners and chief selectors Iqbal Qasim and Salahuddin Ahmed have questioned the current protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowlers and said it was destroying the careers and livelihoods of players. The 61-year old Iqbal Qasim, who played 50 Tests as a left arm-spinner, felt it...
  • IPTL and 'traditional' tennis can co-exist: Carlos Moya December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The innovative rules and format of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) may have struck a chord with the Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, but former World No.1 Carlos Moya believes the 'traditional' sport will stick to its conventional rules, though the inaugural tournament will 'co-exist'...
  • Indian Aces edge past Singapore Slammers in IPTL December 11, 2014

    Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got past Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova in the mixed-doubled match as Indian Aces edged past Singapore Slammers in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League on Thursday. Indian Aces were given a hard time by the Singapore team but they won four of...
  • India is the next frontier for the NBA: Adam Silver December 11, 2014

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the man who runs one of the most successful leagues in the world, sees India as a wonderful market. ...
  • Sarita Devi finally receives her Asian Games bronze medal December 11, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi finally received her Asian Games bronze medal after she had controversially refused it at the Incheon Games. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal to play against Kenya before biomechanics test: PCB December 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally decided that suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal should play two one-day games against Kenya this month before he goes for his final biomechanics test in Chennai. An official of the board said on Thursday that Saeed will feature in one or two matches of the...