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  • Live: Haddin takes a blinder to send Pujara packing 44 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*)...
  • Saeed Ajmal doubtful for ICC World Cup over action problem 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal's chances to feature for Pakistan in next year`s World Cup were further hit Saturday after authorities decided he needed more time to remodel his bowling action. The 37-year-old was suspended from all international cricket after his bowling action was found illegal in a bio-mechanical test in September. Pakistan...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid, says agent 12 hours 22 minutes ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has ruled out a Manchester United return, claiming the Portuguese winger will retire at Real Madrid. And Mendes, on Friday, even went so far as to claim that Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time, and his club should retire the famous number 7...
  • Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014 12 hours 38 minutes ago

    Madrid: Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of Europe's elite club...
  • John Terry's all gold for Chelsea and Mourinho 13 hours 5 minutes ago

    London: Former England captain John Terry is performing as well in central defence as he was a decade ago, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Terry scored for the second time in five days when his first-half goal, the 61st of his club career, paved the way for Premier League leaders...
  • Dhyan Chand deserves Bharat Ratna: Milkha Singh 13 hours 28 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: While reiterating that Major Dhyan Chand should be conferred the Bharat Ratna, legendary athlete Milkha Singh conveyed his congratulations to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter-educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya on being named for India's highest civilian honour. "I wish to congratulate Vajpayeeji for a very...
  • India didn't have an answer for us: Steven Smith 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Skipper Steven Smith said on Saturday that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third Test. "It felt pretty good at the crease and things are working well for me. It is nice...
  • Batsmen will score big on Day 3, says Ravichandran Ashwin 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin said on Saturday that the tourists will pile up their own share on Sunday in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now. India had pushed Australia on the...
  • Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    Al Ain, UAE: Riding on three back-to-back victories, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta emerged as the best performing Indian as he finished seventh in the Al Ain Classic International chess tournament that concluded here. Gupta, who started the tournament as the defending champion, lost his fifth and sixth round games but scored victories...
  • Steven Smith ton helps Australia take grip of 3rd Test 16 hours 39 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Steven Smith hit a superb 192 to power Australia to 530 on day two of the third Test on Saturday. In reply, India were 108 for 1 at stumps with Murali Vijay (55*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (25*) in the middle. India still trail Australia by 422 runs. Vijay's fifty...
  • Yearender: Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt shine in good year for Indian wrestling 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A long sabbatical and a rejig in weight categories notwithstanding, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt reaffirmed their dominance at the world stage, which included ending a 28-year gold drought at the Asian Games, even as youngsters showed the quality of Indian wrestling's talent reservoir in a...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in control as Sri Lanka follow on 17 hours 25 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Openers Dimuth Karunarate and Kaushal Silva led Sri Lanka's fightback on the second day of the first Test Saturday as they followed on 303 runs behind New Zealand after being dismissed for 138 in the first innings. Karunaratne and Silva shrugged off their failures in the first innings, in which...
  • David Warner fails to take field after hand injury 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    Melbourne: David Warner on Saturday failed to take field against India in the ongoing Boxing Day cricket Test after the Australian opener suffered a nasty blow on his right forearm at the MCG nets. Warner, who injured his left thumb at the Gabba last week, was hit by a Peter Siddle...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar 18 hours 6 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • Mitchell Marsh ruled out of Sydney Test 18 hours 53 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh, on Saturday, was ruled out of the fourth cricket Test against India in Sydney after fresh scans revealed that his injured hamstring has deteriorated. Australia's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Marsh's injured hamstring would keep him out of the Sydney Test from January 6 and the focus...
  • Indian Super League 2014: Super XI from the inaugural edition 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    So it's Athletico de Kolkata who got their hands on the Indian Super League trophy at the end of a breathtaking and amazing two-and-a-half months of football in India. But who made the cut for the team of the tournament? Goalkeeper: Subrata Paul The battle for the best man in gloves is...
  • Michael Clarke unlikely to make start of World Cup 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke doubts he will be fit for the start of the World Cup in February but hopes to be back at some stage during the tournament. Clarke had surgery on his injured hamstring after straining it for a fourth time in as many months during the first...
  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett perform together 20 hours 53 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga and her collaborator Tony Bennett made a surprise appearance on a TV show to perform their new song 'Winter Wonderland'. The duo was backed by a band while showcasing their vocals during their appearance on 'Good Morning America', reported Ace Showbiz. The 28-year-old 'Born...
  • Louis van Gaal rewarded for Christmas offering at Manchester United 21 hours 52 minutes ago

    Louis van Gaal's carrot and stick approach worked wonders on Friday as his rapidly-improving Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-1 to cement third spot in the Premier League. A double from Wayne Rooney before halftime and another goal by Robin van Persie after the break earned a comfortable three points and...
  • Angel Di Maria may miss Manchester United's trip to Spurs 22 hours 43 minutes ago

    Manchester United will await tests on winger Angel Di Maria to see if he has a chance of facing Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after the Argentine suffered a pelvic injury in training. Record signing Di Maria was injured on Wednesday and ruled out of Friday's 3-1 home victory over Newcastle United...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brendon McCullum smashed 195, including the fastest Test century by a New Zealander and became the first Kiwi to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year as he lifted his team to 429 for 7 at stumps Friday on...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Report: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in...
  • Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis punish West Indies for fielding lapses Yesterday

    Port Elizabeth: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth, on Friday. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in to bat in overcast...
  • Strong start gives Manchester City 3-1 win at West Brom Yesterday

    West Bromwich: Manchester City kept the pressure on Premier League leader Chelsea by easing to a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in snowy conditions on Friday, scoring all of its goals in the first 34 minutes. Fernando gave City the lead in the eighth minute by pouncing on a goalkeeper...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Sajjad Lone Yesterday

    Ex-separatist leader and the newest legislator from Handwara, Sajjad Lone says people of Jammu and kashmir would benefit with a BJP CM as it would give the valley a vital link to the centre. ...
  • India have an edge over Australia at the end of Day 1: Kris Srikkanth Yesterday

    Srikanth is of the opinion that India have done a fair job by not letting the opposition score more than 3 runs per over and the visitors have an edge at the end of Day 1 of Boxing Day Test match. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • Miley Cyrus gets thumbs up from Patrick's mother? Yesterday

    London: Miley Cyrus' new love interest Patrick Schwarzenegger's mother Maria Shriver reportedly considers the pop star a very nice girl. Schwarzenegger's family could not be happier with Patrick's choice of girlfriend, reported Contactmusic. Cyrus and Schwarzenegger met up with Maria's brother Anthony Shriver, who is the founder and chairman of the charitable...
  • Chris Rogers frustrated to miss out on a big score Yesterday

    Melbourne: He cracked a half-century to lay the foundation for Australia's first innings but opener Chris Rogers said he was "frustrated" and "disappointed" to miss out on a big score on the opening day of the third Test against India in Melbourne on Friday. The hosts finished at 259/5, thanks to...