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  • Australia brought out 'A' game in World Cup final: James Faulkner 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner, who etched his name in history by winning the Player of the Match award in the cricket World Cup final, said that his team brought out their 'A' game against New Zealand on Sunday. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets and with 101 balls to...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia thrash New Zealand to become champions 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    Clarke hit 74 in his last ODI to lead Australia to their fifth World Cup title with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a disappointing final on Sunday. ...
  • Brendon McCullum proud of New Zealand despite losing World Cup final 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he had no regrets after his team were beaten by Australia in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Despite being bowled for a duck in the first over of the day then seeing his team beaten by seven wickets, a...
  • World Cup Final: James Faulkner named Man-of-the-Match 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell which helped set up a seven-wicket victory for Australia in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The 24-year-old struck on the first ball of the second powerplay in the 36th over...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup Final highlights 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Highlights of Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground: Captain crunched - Big-hitting New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum plays and misses his first two balls and then falls for a third-ball duck, clean-bowled in the first over from Mitchell Starc. Living on the edge - Martin...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Once Varun Dhawan decided to do 'Badlapur' he went all out to get into his character 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The actor in front of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in 'Badlapur' was a relatively inexperienced Varun Dhawan. But balancing out his own experiences with the "Main Tera Hero" actor in "Badlapur" turned out to be a smooth sailing for the National Award winner. "I saw Varun's energy and passion on day one....
  • N Srinivasan to give away World Cup trophy, Kamal sidelined: reports 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan may breach the global body's constitution on Sunday as reports suggest that he has decided to give away the World Cup trophy to the winning captain. According to the rules of ICC, the president Mustafa Kamal should do the honours, but unhappy with the...
  • Fernando Alonso remains positive despite early retirement 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    Fernando Alonso's first race of the season ended with a 21st lap retirement at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday but the Spaniard saw positive progress at misfiring McLaren. Alonso missed the season opener in Australia two weeks ago on medical grounds after a crash in testing last month and Sunday...
  • Pakistan, Bangladesh fans dial BCCI, sing 'mauka mauka' to mock India's World Cup exit 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    Following India's semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, fans from Pakistan and Bangladesh reportedly called the Borad of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai to make fun of the team's loss by singing lines of a popular TV commercial. According to a report in The...
  • Guus Hiddink insists Netherlands will qualify despite setback 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    Veteran Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink insisted his side would qualify for next year's European Championship as questions over his tenure re-emerged in the wake of a last-gasp 1-1 home draw with Turkey on Saturday. Hiddink's team needed a goal from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar two minutes into stoppage time to snatch a dramatic...
  • Wayne Rooney needs honours to be ranked with Bobby Charlton: Roy Hodgson 5 hours 37 minutes ago

    Wayne Rooney might break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old England scoring record of 49 goals this season but he must be successful at a major championship to be regarded as one of the country's greats said coach Roy Hodgson. Rooney, who will be 30 in October, has scored 47 goals in 102 appearances...
  • Tiger Woods will fall outside world's top 100 5 hours 44 minutes ago

    Former world number one Tiger Woods will on Monday drop outside the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in more than 18 years. The 39-year-old American is down at number 96 and a world ranking official told Reuters that he is likely to slip to 102nd when the...
  • Xavi close to deal with Al Sadd, says Qatari club 5 hours 46 minutes ago

    Madrid: Barcelona midfielder and former Spain international Xavi is close to agreeing a deal to join Al Sadd, the Qatari side said on Saturday. The 35-year-old has played for Barca a record 751 times since he graduated from the academy to the first team in 1998 but has had limited playing...
  • N Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019 7 hours 39 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The Associate cricket nations might be fuming at the prospect of a 10-team World Cup in 2019, but ICC President N Srinivasan on Sunday said they had no reason to feel left out as the format gives them a good chance at qualifying for the mega-event. The ICC's decision to...
  • Trio share lead after 3 rounds at Trophee Hassan II 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    Agadir: Romain Wattel of France produced a late charge on Saturday to share the lead with Scottish pair Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur on 7-under par heading into the final round of the Trophee Hassan II. McArthur and Wattel shot 5-under 67s while overnight co-leader Ramsey had to be content with...
  • Netherlands, Italy need late equalisers in 2016 Euro qualifiers 9 hours 3 minutes ago

    The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalizers to rescue draws in European Championship qualifying on Saturday. And a pair of goals plus an assist by Gareth Bale put Wales atop its group. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored in injury time as the Netherlands drew with Turkey 1-1 in Amsterdam, and Eder scored the...
  • Serena and Venus Williams to play Fed Cup against Italy 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Key Biscayne: Serena and Venus Williams say they plan to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team next month against Italy. The best-of-five match in Brindisi, Italy will be April 18-19. The United States and Italy are vying to return to the tournament's top tier. "We deserve to be back in," Serena...
  • Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga 9 hours 41 minutes ago

    Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele's long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Time for the world to get a new champion 20 hours 49 minutes ago

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Being a Kiwi, it's a fantastic thing for New Zealand to reach the final. I sort...
  • I-League: Injury-hit Salgaocar to face Bengaluru FC 20 hours 53 minutes ago

    Margao: Injury-hit Salgaocar SC will have a tough time when they face defending champions Bengaluru FC in their penultimate round of the first leg of the Hero I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar, who lacked finishing, were expecting that their injured players like Darryl Duffy and Saran Singh would be fit during the...
  • Thought of quitting badminton after last year's World Championships: Saina Nehwal 21 hours 6 minutes ago

    Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships. Saina reaffirmed her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Australia eye perfect homecoming 21 hours 40 minutes ago

    The theatre of dreams for cricket will be lit up on Sunday as the two best teams of the tournament will look to finish on a high. ...
  • World Cup: Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke 22 hours 21 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke's work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights. Clarke announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand. "The standards in...
  • Italy coach Antonio Conte gets death threats after Marchisio injury 23 hours 22 minutes ago

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has received death threats from angry Juventus fans who blame his training methods for the injury that will probably rule midfielder Claudio Marchisio out for the rest of the season. Marchisio suffered ruptured knee ligaments during the warm-up for Friday's Italy's training session ahead of the Euro...
  • Barcelona defender Jordi Alba out for 10 days with injury 23 hours 38 minutes ago

    Madrid: Barcelona say defender Jordi Alba has a right leg muscle injury and will be sidelined for around 10 days. Tests on Saturday morning "confirmed a Grade 1 injury to the abductor muscle in his right leg," the club says in a statement. Alba asked to be substituted in the 77th minute...
  • World Cup: Australia lead the table by a huge margin, but New Zealand no pushover Yesterday

    As the clash of the titans is starting to buzz in Melbourne where the trans-Tasman rivals face off in the World Cup final, CricketNext team takes a trip down memory lane to re-ignite the grueling rivalry between Australia and New Zealand by looking at how both the teams fared while...
  • Team India members arrive home after World Cup campaign Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli, along with his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and five players besides Team...
  • Yes, New Zealand can win the World Cup Yesterday

    Can New Zealand win on Sunday, and will they? They seem to be the only two questions anyone is asking right now, from the tip of the North Island to the foot of the South Island. Yes, Brendon McCullum's men can win, but as to whether they will, that is...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix Yesterday

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes he can end Mercedes' dominant run in Formula One by winning Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after qualifying second on Saturday and ending the Silver Arrows' long run of front-row lockouts. Mercedes had taken the front two grid spots for the past nine races dating back...
  • Euro qualifiers: Harry Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania Yesterday

    London: Harry Kane scored 80 seconds into his England debut on Friday, providing another astonishing moment in his breakthrough season in a 4-0 victory over Lithuania in European Championship qualifying. The 21-year-old Kane replaced captain Wayne Rooney amid roars by expectant fans inside Wembley Stadium, and he delivered instantly by heading...