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  • Fans blast decision to move ODI from Adelaide to Sydney 17 minutes ago

    Sydney: South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International (ODI) between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was stopped because of rain. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia (CA) over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where...
  • Goal-line technology cannot come fast enough for Serie A 4 hours 38 minutes ago

    Milan: Serie A was hit by yet another controversy on Sunday which left both teams calling for the introduction of goal-line technology. Palermo were denied a goal in their match at Sampdoria when Michel Morganella's shot struck the underside of the bar and television replays showed that it crossed the line...
  • Ind vs Aus, Tri-series: Match called off due to rain 7 hours 40 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Chievo 2-0 to move eight points clear 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    Milan: Paul Pogba showed why the top European teams are interested in him as he orchestrated a 2-0 win for Juventus against Chievo Verona, sending the defending champion provisionally eight points clear at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday. Pogba scored a stunning opener on the hour mark...
  • Ishant, Jadeja in line to return for must-win Australia clash Yesterday

    India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a must-win game for them. Bowling let India down in the first match,...
  • Need to score runs, says Australian skipper George Bailey Yesterday

    Sydney: His team is scoring runs in heaps but Australia's ODI cricket captain George Bailey has been struggling and the batsman is planning to promote himself up the order in the match against India on Monday to get back in form and avoid the axe. The stand-in captain has been in...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI Yesterday

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma...
  • Klose scores one, sets up another as Lazio beat AC Milan 3-1 Yesterday

    Rome: Lazio came back to beat visiting AC Milan 3-1 and move into third place in Serie A on Saturday. Jeremy Menez put Milan ahead four minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico but Lazio - which has lost only once in eight matches - stormed back in the second half...
  • Serie A turning into a repeat of last season Yesterday

    Milan: Juventus are steaming clear of the rest of the field, AS Roma are struggling to keep up, the two Milan clubs lurch from one crisis to another and Napoli are exasperatingly inconsistent. The current Serie A season, which enters the second half at the weekend, is turning into a carbon...
  • Darren Lehmann to experiment with squad in clash against India 2 days ago

    Sydney: With a place in the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series final booked, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Saturday that he would experiment with their eleven in Monday's clash against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The Australian selectors were forced to make three changes for Friday's tense win over...
  • Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants, says Viv Richards 2 days ago

    Sydney: Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires. The Men in Blue are currently involved in a...
  • Tri-series: Steven Smith ton takes Australia to a 3-wicket win over England 2 days ago

    Stand-in captain Steve Smith made an unbeaten 102 to guide Australia to a tense three-wicket win over England in the tri-series one-day cricket international on Friday, clinching their place in the final. Smith, who led Australia in an ODI for the first time in the absence of George Bailey - suspended...
  • India look emotionally drained, says Danny Morrison 2 days ago

    Sydney: Disappointed with India's performance in the ongoing tour of Australia, former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison feels the touring side looks "emotionally drained". India lost the four-match Test series against Australia 0-2 and are yet to post a win in the ongoing ODI tri-series against hosts and England. "India look emotionally...
  • Focus on Shikhar Dhawan ahead of Australia test 3 days ago

    Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dawan worked overtime at India nets under the watchful eyes of coach Duncan Fletcher ahead of India's Carlton Mid Tri-series match against Australia on Jan 26. Dhawan, with twin failures of 2 and 1, was under the spotlight in an optional practice session on Friday at the...
  • Tri Series: Team India returns to training after rest day 3 days ago

    Sydney: Following a rest day, the Indian cricket team returned to practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday ahead of their third ODI of the tri-series, against Australia on Monday. Although it was an optional session, almost the entire team came to practice, with only Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma...
  • India's World Cup preparations take a hit in tri-series 3 days ago

    Sydney: It was meant to be a dress rehearsal for the ODI World Cup next month but the Indian cricket team has been left grappling with selection issues in the ongoing tri-series against Australia and England, failing to find the combination that would be good enough for the marquee event. With...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Match 4, Tri-Series 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side on Friday. The hosts...
  • India desperate to solve the Shikhar Dhawan riddle 4 days ago

    January 18, 2015, the MCG: Full ball outside off shaping away, throws bat hard at it, head high catch to second slip. 2 off 4 balls, 0.5 overs. January 20, 2015, the Gabba: Pushes forward to outswinger ducking away from off stump, comfortable nick through to the 'keeper. 1 off...
  • Moises Henriques replaces Shane Watson in Australian squad for Hobart ODI 4 days ago

    Hobart: All-rounder Moises Henriques on Thursday replaced an injured Shane Watson in the Australian squad for Friday's tri-series cricket match against England. Watson had reported tightness in his right hamstring during training at Blundstone Arena on Wednesday and was therefore ruled out of the contest. "Henriques will link up with the squad...
  • Sledging was worse two decades ago: Andrew Flintoff 4 days ago

    London: The ICC's recently-promised crackdown on sledging might make it seem that players are behaving badly more often right now but former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff feels the on-field altercations were 10 times worse a couple of decades ago. The ICC has warned of strict action, including bans, if players cross...
  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England 4 days ago

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • Team India look to sort out batting woes before Hobart game 4 days ago

    Sydney: Having tried quite a few permutations and combinations in the two losses so far, the Indian think-tank seems to have settled for Virat Kohli at the No.4 position to hit the right balance and stay alive in the ongoing tri-series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company suffered an embarrassing nine-wicket loss...
  • Spats look uglier on TV than on the field: Ricky Ponting 4 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting opines that the on-field spats look "uglier" on TV than they actually are and the fine imposed on David Warner after his altercation with India's Rohit Sharma was more a result of camera footage than the "real picture". Warner, whose on-field behaviour has been under...
  • Are India's World Cup experiments killing Virat Kohli's form? 4 days ago

    Some time back, October 2013 to be precise, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 'Vision World Cup' had Suresh Raina batting for India at No. 4. That was, in fact, part of a contingency plan - just in case Yuvraj Singh isn't there for India's title defence. Yuvraj is now actually not there,...
  • Aaron Finch backs David Warner over verbal confrontations 4 days ago

    Adelaide: Australian opener Aaron Finch has backed teammate David Warner over sledging saying the latter's ability to take on opponents verbally benefits the team. "Having a guy like that (Warner) in your team is fantastic," Finch was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website on Wednesday. The explosive right-hander also explained...
  • Dhoni wants India to do a Gilchrist 5 days ago

    After eight matches since November 24 on their tour of Australia, India are still searching for their first win. With World Cup just 24 days away, it doesn't augur well for Team India. And Dhoni knows that. His suggestion: "Do a Gilchrist". India's consecutive defeats in their first two matches of...
  • We know the brand of cricket we want to play: Brad Haddin 5 days ago

    Hobart: The criticism they are facing notwithstanding, Australia's wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin said that his team is quite comfortable playing a hard-nosed brand of cricket and would not be affected by the furore caused by David Warner's latest code-of-conduct offence. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after a...
  • Sampdoria close to clinching deal for striker Samuel Eto'o 5 days ago

    Rome: Italian Serie A football club Sampdoria is set to sign former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, the club's sporting director Carlo Osti has said. Sampdoria has been in talks with Eto'o and his representatives in recent weeks and the deal "is almost finalised", Osti said on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. The 33-year-old joined...
  • Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez 5 days ago

    Milan: Parma, joint bottom of Serie A alongside Cesena, have signed Uruguay midfielder Cristian Rodriguez and Portugal forward Silvestre Varela, both on loan, the club said on Tuesday. Rodriguez, who has played for Uruguay at two Copa America tournaments and the 2014 World Cup, joined from Atletico Madrid, where he has...