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  • 1st Test: West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets September 9, 2014

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim completed his third Test century but could not prevent West Indies from romping to a 10-wicket victory early on day five of the opening Test match at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Tuesday. Mushfiqur was last man out for 116 as Bangladesh, 256 for 5 overnight, was...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the follow-on for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite double ton drives WI to 407 for 3 September 7, 2014

    Arnos Vale: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite compiled an unbeaten 205 as the West Indies reached 407 for 3 against Bangladesh at the close of a rain-hit second day of the opening Test at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Saturday. The hosts, 264 for 3 overnight, were stalled by persistent morning rain that...
  • Ronaldinho signs for Mexico's Queretaro September 6, 2014

    Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, twice the World Player of the Year, has signed a two year deal with Queretaro, the Mexican first division club said on Friday. The 34-year-old, who has also played for Paris St Germain and AC Milan, became a free agent in July after cancelling his...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite century puts West Indies in charge September 6, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Braithwaite's confident unbeaten 123 led West Indies to 264 for 3 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Kingstown, St. Vincent on Friday. Barbadian Brathwaite shared a commanding 116-run opening partnership with Chris Gayle as the home side made a strong start...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • India seek fresh start with fresh faces in ODIs August 25, 2014

    Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a five-match ODI cricket series starting here on Monday. On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 1-3 series loss in the Test...
  • 2nd ODI: West Indies bowl out Bangladesh for 70 in a 177-run rout August 23, 2014

    St. George's: An abject batting display by Bangladesh, who were bowled out for just 70, paved the way for a crushing 177-run victory by the West Indies in the second one-day international on Friday. Replying to the home side's total of 247 for 7 in a match they had to win...
  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins August 21, 2014

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's first-half goal gave Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit a 1-0 win at Standard Liege and a second-half effort from Hector Herrera...
  • 1st ODI: Pollard, Ramdin star as West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets August 21, 2014

    Allrounder Kieron Pollard hit 89 and Denesh Ramdin chipped in with 74 as the West Indies overcame a disastrous start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in their opening one-day international at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With five fours and six sixes off 70 balls, Pollard added a critical 145...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras August 20, 2014

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • Manchester City start EPL title defense with 2-0 win over Newcastle August 17, 2014

    England: Manchester City began their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with goals by David Silva and Sergio Aguero putting the champions on top of the fledgling standings. With a professional, assured start to the season, City showed at St. James' Park why they will...
  • Zenit sign Manchester City's Javi Garcia on 5-year deal August 14, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG: Zenit St. Petersburg contracted midfielder Javi Garcia from Manchester City on a five-year deal on Thursday. Zenit said a fee was agreed on with City, Garcia passed a medical, and "will join up with the team in the near future." Garcia, 27, left after two years with City, where he...
  • US: Unrest in St Louis after fatal shooting of unarmed black teen August 12, 2014

    Ferguson: A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised when the officer approached with his weapon drawn and fired repeatedly, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis. The FBI opened an...
  • Veer: Project 'Kadam' a step towards empowering people with disabilities August 21, 2014

    The recently concluded VEER campaign on CNN-IBN that sought to empower and train at least 1,000 people with disabilities seems to have inspired the youth to follow in its footsteps take up the cause of enabling the disabled. Delhi's St Stephens College's project 'Kadam' is the latest to follow in...
  • Real Madrid's Angel di Maria 'too pricey', says PSG president August 7, 2014

    Paris St Germain have ended talks with Real Madrid on buying Angel Di Maria because the Argentina midfielder is too expensive, the president of the Ligue 1 champions was quoted as saying on Thursday. PSG had discussed a bid for Di Maria, whom Spanish media have reported has a price tag...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • CPL: Sohail Tanvir, Henry Davids seal first victory for Zouks August 4, 2014

    Pakistani Sohail Tanvir's handy all-round performance and a crucial innings from Henry Davids were the high spots in propelling St. Lucia Zouks to their first victory of the Caribbean Premier League(CPL) over Antigua Hawksbills by five wickets under the Duckworth-Lewis Method on Sunday. Tanvir followed up his typically miserly left-arm swing...
  • CPL: Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel beat Zouks by eight-wickets August 3, 2014

    Opener Evin Lewis's third straight half-century inspired Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to an emphatic eight-wicket win here, lifting them to the top of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) standings and eliminating the winless St. Lucia Zouks from playoff contention. The attacking left-hander was at his imperious best Saturday night, slamming...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation July 25, 2014

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best July 21, 2014

    Galle: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on...
  • Victory vindicates Hashim Amla's declaration gamble July 21, 2014

    Galle: Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off and the bearded South African began his captaincy tenure with a thumping 153-run win against Sri Lanka on Sunday. South Africa's first permanent non-white skipper made a gamble on the fourth day of the series-opener when...
  • Vernon Philander fined by ICC for ball tampering July 19, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa's Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Philander was charged with an article 2.2.9 offence of the ICC Code of Conduct which...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn gives South Africa control at Galle on Day 3 July 18, 2014

    Galle: Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5 for 50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283 for 9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455 for 9 declared on day three Friday of the first Test. It was the 23rd five-wicket haul in 73 Tests for Steyn, who gained...
  • Centre spends Rs 35,000 crore under SC/ST sub-plan in 2013-14 July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Government's 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed on Thursday. However, government had allocated Rs 41,561.13 crore under the SC/ST Sub-Plan for the central ministries for 2013-14, Planning Minister...
  • Veer campaing impact: St Stephen's students get Rs 50,000 to help those with hearing disabilities July 17, 2014

    CNN-IBN's special campaign, Veer, for those with disabilities has encouraged another project to get a grant for their initiative. Rs 50,000 has been given to students of St Stephen's college to carry on their initiative for those with hearing disabilities. ...
  • Picking five bowlers is a positive move, says Dravid July 16, 2014

    London: Former India captain Rahul Dravid termed Indian team management's decision to include five specialist bowlers as a positive move. "It is a very courageous move, a very positive move in my opinion," Dravid told reporters at the Laureus Academy function here on Thursday. "In the past, India have been a bit...
  • India complained within 24 hours of Anderson-Jadeja fracas: report July 16, 2014

    London: India's much talked-about delayed response to the alleged "pushing and abusing" of Ravindra Jadeja by James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham was not exactly delayed as it has now come to light that the team complained within 24 hours of the incident. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo,...
  • Glad to help England get back in the match: Anderson July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: England pacer James Anderson on Saturday said that he was delighted with his maiden Test half-century and even more so with the fact that his innings allowed his team to find its way into the first Test versus India here. Anderson scored a personal best of 81 runs while Joe...
  • We shouldn't be disappointed with our bowling performance: Pujara July 13, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said that his team's bowling performances in the first Test versus England was up to the mark and they should not be too disappointed with the 198-run world record stand for the last wicket between Joe Root and James Anderson here. Root remained unbeaten...