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  • James Anderson breaks Ian Botham's record 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Anderson became England's highest wicket-taker in test cricket when he claimed his 384th victim in the drawn first Test against West Indies in Antigua. ...
  • Indian men bank on P Harikrishna in World Team Chess championship 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship. Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswanathan Anand, along with Krishnan Sasikiran has a task cut out. SP...
  • Caught on Camera: IPL-8 moments you will love to have a look at 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    Indian Premier League is beyond cricket. It's a party, it's a festival, and it's serious cricket at the same time. For fringe cricketers, it's a chance to prove themselves on a stage unmatched to any they have been on. For families, it's a time to go out, have fun and...
  • '3 Still Standing' documentary features Robin Williams 3 hours 43 minutes ago

    Toronto: Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on 'Mork and Mindy' he was a star on the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1980s. The political satirist Will Durst had the unenviable task of following the master when he debuted at the legendary stand-up comedy club Holy City Zoo in...
  • Levante draw Espanyol 2-2 in the Spanish league 3 hours 55 minutes ago

    Valencia: Levante twice came from a goal down to hold Espanyol to a 2-2 draw in the Spanish league on Friday. Victor Casadesus salvaged a point for the host when took a pass from Juan Francisco Garcia to score in the 88th minute. Espanyol midfielder Lucas Vazquez opened the scoring when he...
  • PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's suspension cut to three matches 4 hours 31 minutes ago

    Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's four-match Ligue 1 ban for insulting match officials has been reduced by one game, the French League (LFP) announced on Friday. The Swedish international launched an expletive-laden rant after PSG lost 3-2 at Girondins Bordeaux on March 15. He also said France was a "shit country"...
  • Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    Monaco: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you're a U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final match on Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air to celebrate. The...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship 4 hours 42 minutes ago

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • Cook satisfied with team despite draw against West Indies 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    England did everything possible to win the first Test against West Indies which ended in a draw in Antigua on Friday, captain Alastair Cook said. They failed to bowl the hosts out after reducing them to 162 for five at lunch, West indies' Jason Holder hitting an unbeaten 103 to leave...
  • Britain's Adam Peaty sets 100 metres breaststroke world record 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    Britain's Adam Peaty smashed the world record for the 100 metres breaststroke at the British swimming championships on Friday. The 20-year-old, who also holds the 50m world record and won European and Commonwealth titles last year, finished in 57.92 seconds, beating the 58.46 mark set by South Africa's Cameron van der...
  • IPL 8: Shakib's absence is a big blow to KKR, says Gambhir 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    All the talk ahead of the Indian Premier League 2015 match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday centred on two individuals - Glenn Maxwell and Sunil Narine. Both played starring roles for their teams last season - Narine's Kolkata...
  • IPL 8: MS Dhoni praises bowlers for win against Mumbai Indians 5 hours 45 minutes ago

    Mumbai: On a high after having won all three games so far, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni praised his bowlers for doing well upfront, to reduce Mumbai Indians to 12 for 3 inside four overs in the Indian Premier League match on Friday. "The reason we loved to bowl was...
  • IPL 8: Kirsten has been great for Delhi Daredevils, says Yuvraj Singh 6 hours 3 minutes ago

    Delhi Daredevils bought Yuvraj Singh for a record Rs 16 crore at this year's Indian Premier League auction with the hope that he would help them reverse their fortunes. The start wasn't too hot - an ungainly 9 against Chennai Super Kings and then a scratchy 27 against Rajasthan Royals. Before...
  • Culpable homicide charge wrongly applied on Salman Khan: Defence 6 hours 4 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Lawyer Shrikant Shivade, defending Salman Khan in the 2002 accident case, argued on Friday that the Indian Penal Code seection dealing with culpable homicide not amounting to murder was wrongly applied on the actor. The Section 304 part IIsection stipulates a maximum punishment of 10 years jail. According to Shivade,...
  • IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils look to continue momentum against Hyderabad 6 hours 31 minutes ago

    Having snapped their prolonged losing streak, Delhi Daredevils would look to carry forward the momentum when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. Delhi's fighting win over Kings XI Punjab was just the kind of boost the side needed after losing close matches against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. The batsmen...
  • EPL: Manchester United look to stop Chelsea's march to the title 7 hours 1 minutes ago

    Manchester United's resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea's march to the title. The league trophy is looming into view for Chelsea, which is seven points clear with a game in hand and needs...
  • 1st Test: Jason Holder's unbeaten ton helps West Indies salvage draw against England 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    Antigua: An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first Test on Friday, spoiling James Anderson's celebrations after becoming his country's record wicket taker. Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with Kemar Roach as West Indies...
  • Anirban Lahiri let down by triple bogey, tied 78th after Round 1 16 hours 4 minutes ago

    South Carolina: Anirban Lahiri put all that he had learnt at the Masters to good use by getting to the 18th tee in one-under for the round, before running into a back-breaking triple bogey in the first round of the RBC Heritage tournament on Friday. Lahiri carded two-over 73 and was...
  • 1st ODI: Bangladesh break 16-year hoodoo, stun Pakistan by 79 runs 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday, in only their second win over their rivals in 48 games across all three formats. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim set up the rare win with impressive centuries as the hosts piled up 329 for...
  • Shiv Kapur makes cut, placed tied 29th after end of day 2 16 hours 28 minutes ago

    Shenzhen: Shiv Kapur slipped from a top-10 position to remain tied 29th over the last four holes at the Shenzhen International golf tournament on Friday. Having made the cut, Kapur will have the chance to make amends over the weekend. Kapur shot 69 in the first round and carded 74 in...
  • Sourav Ganguly in the right place at the right time 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    India's first cricket captain to win back-to-back series in the West Indies and England, Ajit Wadekar was called lucky. Sourav Ganguly, the other captain who gave the team confidence of winning overseas, is also lucky in a different way. Just as the knowledgeable think that Wadekar was lucky to inherit a...
  • Sri Lanka defend interim body after ICC threat 19 hours 42 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his "sovereign right". The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka...
  • After conquering Tests, Murali Vijay working towards one-day return 21 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Murali Vijay was widely praised for his batting exploits in the Test series Down Under but the stylish Indian opener says he equally enjoys playing in the shorter formats despite the transition from five-day cricket to T20 being 'tough'. The 31-year-old also feels that a regular spot in the...
  • Czechoslovakia hockey great Jaroslav Holik dies at 72 22 hours 5 minutes ago

    Prague: Jaroslav Holik, an offensive forward who helped Czechoslovakia win a hockey world title and an Olympic bronze medal in 1972, has died. He was 72. The Czech ice hockey federation said on Friday that Holik, the father of NHL player Bobby Holik, died after battling an unspecified, long-term illness. Holik scored...
  • Iconic Indian women athletes Saina and Sania reach the top, show the way to others 22 hours 54 minutes ago

    For most of the women in international sports, their struggle starts after they enter the arena. But for sportswomen in India, a rare breed dominated by their 'more accomplished' male counterparts, the battle starts even before they come out of their mother's womb. Women all over the world enjoy a plethora...
  • Your dressing says a lot, says Alia Bhatt 22 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who has launched the spring summer 2015 line of ladies fashion accessories brand Caprese, agrees that a person's dressing reflects one's personality. She suggests a complete look, taking care of even the handbag that you carry. Â"I feel a lot can be said from your...
  • Tomas Berdych reaches Monte Carlo semi-finals after Milos Raonic retires Yesterday

    Monaco: Tomas Berdych advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the third time on Friday after Milos Raonic retired with a foot injury. Raonic called a trainer after dropping serve for the second time to trail 5-2 in the first. Following a short discussion with the doctor, who...
  • It's a happy change to be back to playing a positive role: Aashka Goradia Yesterday

    Mumbai: Although viewers have praised Aashka Goradia for her negative portrayal of Dheer Bai Bhatiyani in historical drama show 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap', the actress has now turned positive with it. Asked if the character was changed intentionally, Aashka said in a statement: "No actually I never interfered...
  • It won't be easy to stay No 1 for long: Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    Bengaluru: It won't be easy to hold her recently-acquired number one position in the world rankings but ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is confident of a long reign at the top and is prepared to put in the extra effort for it. "It will be tough maintaining the number...
  • Sourav Ganguly fans' favourite to be India's new coach Yesterday

    Speculations of former India captain Sourav Ganguly "taking over" the reins of the team from Duncan Fletcher saw fans erupting with joy on social media. According to a newspaper report on Thursday, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) insider had revealed that Ganguly has put in an informal word to the...