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  • Kings XI Punjab poised for maiden title in IPL 7: David Miller 17-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Destructing South Africa batsman David Miller believes Kings XI Punjab have built a strong squad capable of winning its maiden Indian Premier League title this year. The Punjab outfit, who have only once qualified for the knockout stage in the six editions of the event, made smart buys in the...
  • IPL 7: Chennai in for stiff opening test against Punjab 17-04-2014 05:25 PM

    Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on a positive note when they take on a revamped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Friday in Abu Dhabi. CSK narrowly missed coming under the hammer of...
  • Gareth Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner 17-04-2014 08:32 AM

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale hailed a "perfect night" after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup final, his first trophy since moving to Spain for a record fee in the close season. The Wales winger sprinted from the halfway line into the penalty area five minutes...
  • MS Dhoni expects Chennai Super Kings to reach at least semi-finals 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semi-finals of the seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning on Wednesday. "There are players who...
  • IPL 7: Chennai Super Kings look to move on from courtroom battles 16-04-2014 11:22 AM

    The most consistent and successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) inspiring story dates back to the first edition of the league in 2008. With two titles in six seasons, and the only team to make it to the semi-finals of all the past...
  • IPL Scandal: Srinivasan seeks return as BCCI chief, SC to hear case today 16-04-2014 09:13 AM

    A Supreme Court hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal will once again take centre stage on Wednesday and looks set to overshadow the opening match of seventh season of IPL between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi later in the day. The...
  • IPL begins search for an image makeover in its seventh season 16-04-2014 08:23 AM

    "When it comes to June 1, it is only cricket that will be uppermost in everybody's mind." That comment by the Supreme Court-appointed Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Sunil Gavaskar left no doubt that standing in front of a mirror, the IPL appears anything but cricket. Badly hurt by the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was hopeful Ronaldo would recover in time, but said the player has been ruled out after not training on...
  • Try laundry: MS Dhoni's solution to cleaning IPL 15-04-2014 11:01 AM

    Dubai: His deafening silence on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal infuriated many but an unruffled Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the controversy by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean! "We will try...
  • CSK facing off-field distractions, says Stephen Fleming 14-04-2014 11:04 PM

    Dubai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Monday conceded to experiencing off-field "distractions" going into the IPL 7 season because of the controversies surrounding the team but hoped that his side would settle down once the tournament begins on Wednesday. "There's a lot going on, I won't lie. There...
  • Defiant Gerardo Martino needs to lift Barcelona for Cup final 13-04-2014 02:50 PM

    Barcelona's season is threatening to implode with Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid looming after a nightmare week when they were knocked out of Europe and lost 1-0 at lowly Granada in La Liga. Saturday's defeat at Granada means La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, who were also responsible for...
  • Controversies won't hit CSK's performance in IPL 7: Suresh Raina 13-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Ahead of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, stylish Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he wants to focus on playing T20s at the moment and is not getting into long term planning. One of the most consistent players for India and his IPL franchise, the Chennai Super Kings,...
  • Fraser Castellino appointed as the COO of KXIP 12-04-2014 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Saturday announced the appointment of Fraser Castellino as their new Chief Operating Officer. Fraser has over a decade's experience of working in the sports industry, besides leadership roles in IPL teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. He has also been instrumental in...
  • Should the Supreme Court expand Sunil Gavaskar's role? 12-04-2014 12:46 PM

    In a historic judgment, albeit an interim one, the Supreme Court appointed ace former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar to take over the conduct of IPL7 and appointed senior-most of BCCI vice - presidents Shivlal Yadav to take over its functioning from president N Srinivasan. It also allowed Chennai Super Kings (CSK)...
  • IPL 7: Virender Sehwag grabs eyeballs in Kings XI Punjab squad 12-04-2014 12:31 PM

    After making a promising start in the inaugural edition of the India Premier League, Kings XI Punjab have failed to put up a consistent show in the last six editions. Their best performance came in 2008 when they reached the semis, and after that they have not been able to...
  • Kings & Queens: Will Jayalalithaa be the kingmaker in 2014 LS polls? 11-04-2014 11:24 PM

    In this episode of Kings and Queens, CNN-IBN discusses Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and whether she would be the kingmaker in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Virender Sehwag promises attacking cricket in IPL 7 10-04-2014 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Relinquished to domestic cricket for more than a year, the path for Virender Sehwag's return to the Indian team may well pass through IPL 7, but donning a different kit won't make any difference to the brand of cricket that turned Sehwag into the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' and...
  • Watch: 'Lion King' cast breaks into impromptu singing of 'Circle of Life' on a plane 08-04-2014 05:40 PM

    Australian cast member Toni Stewart captured this amazing impromptu 'Circle of Life' performance on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. The cast had just had an amazing day at Brisbane season launch announcement. ...
  • Mitchell Johnson fit to play in IPL 7 07-04-2014 01:44 PM

    Melbourne: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson was on Monday declared fit to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League that starts in the UAE April 16. The toe infection Johnson suffered in the series against South Africa had spread to his leg and also ruled the left-arm fast...
  • 'Sherlock' co-star Martin Freeman to play Richard III next 06-04-2014 11:21 AM

    London: Actor Martin Freeman is set to play Richard III in his first ever Shakespearean role this coming summer. The 42-year-old actor will play the Machiavellian King from July until September at Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall, the Daily Mirror online. The play's director, Jamie Lloyd, is currently casting for other...
  • Kings & Queens: Rajnath Singh, the man who put party before him 05-04-2014 03:56 PM

    Watch the political journey of Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh and his role in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • R Sridhar appointed fielding coach of KXIP 05-04-2014 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Saturday appointed former Ranji cricketer R Sridhar as their fielding coach for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League starting April 16. "We are pleased to appoint R Sridhar as the fielding coach of the squad. He is a seasoned player whose contribution...
  • Full Schedule: IPL 7 in the UAE and India 03-04-2014 07:55 PM

    After hosting the first part in the United Arab Emirates, the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League will return to India on May 2 with a high-profile clash between the two-time champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ranchi. The UAE was awarded the hosting rights of...
  • IPL 7 to return to India after UAE leg, no matches in Bangladesh 03-04-2014 07:15 PM

    After hosting the first part in the United Arab Emirates, the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League will return to India on May 2 with a high-profile clash between the two-time champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ranchi. The UAE was awarded the hosting rights of...
  • Kings Of Leon to perform at Brangelina's wedding 03-04-2014 01:34 PM

    London: Hollywood star Brad Pitt reportedly wants American rock band Kings of Leon to play at his wedding. The 50-year-old hunk, who is planning to tie the knot with fiancee Angelina Jolie, is apparently hoping the band, which includes brothers Caleb, Jared, Nathan and cousin Matthew Followill, aren't on tour...
  • Dhoni is not higher than the game of Cricket: Zee to HC 02-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Chennai: Facing a Rs 100 crore defamation suit from India cricket captain MS Dhoni over its reports on IPL betting scam, Zee TV on Wednesday defended itself in Madras High Court, saying it merely reported the deposition of a suspended IPS officer. In its counter affidavit filed before the court...
  • Saudi Arabia identifies atheists as terrorists as per new law 02-04-2014 05:29 PM

    "Saudi Arabia has officially identified atheists as terrorists in sweeping new laws that threaten up to 20 years in prison for almost any criticism of the government or Islam," The Daily Mail reported on April 1. According to reports, the regulations place secular citizens who commit thought crimes in the...
  • Virender Sehwag eyes India comeback with good show in IPL 2014 29-03-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: Senior batsman Virender Sehwag on Saturday conceded that he had not scored enough runs in the last season to be in the India team but said he would hope to be back in the reckoning with a good performance in the IPL beginning next month. Sehwag, who was...