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  • UK woman shocked at receiving messages from dead grandmother Yesterday

    London: In a spooky mix-up, a woman in the UK was horrified at receiving text messages from her dead grandmother three years after she was buried with her mobile only to find out that the phone number had been reallotted. When Lesley Emerson died in 2011 some of her favourite...
  • Army seeks Manipur government's help for exservicemen September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Army's Red Shield Division has sought the help of Manipur government in providing selfemployment and job opportunities to exservicemen. "As part of the ongoing process of strengthening the social fibre and bringing back exservicemen in joining the mainstream, Red Shield Division has approached the Manipur government in setting up...
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return September 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris is hoping to be fit in time for the domestic Sheffield Shield season in October as he continues his long recovery from knee surgery. Harris, who bowled Australia to a rare Test series victory over South Africa on one knee, returned to the nets last...
  • Beaming Arsene Wenger all set for new season to start August 11, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 30 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. "It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well...
  • Arsenal beat Manchester City 30 to win Community Shield August 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal prepared for the Premier League season by collecting the Community Shield with a 30 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, picking up where the team left off at the FA Cup final by adding another piece of silverware at Wembley. Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, who both scored in...
  • Nvidia Shield: An 8inch tablet for onthego gamers launched; lets users stream games from a PC desktop, laptop July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a highperformance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device. The Nvidia Shield, with an eightinch highdefinition display, "was built specifically for gamers," according to the California company. The $299 gadget has an optional $40 cover that can be...
  • 'Shield' actor Michael Jace pleads not guilty in death of wife June 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: An actor who played a police officer on "The Shield" TV series pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday in the death of his wife and was ordered to stay away from his two young sons. Michael Jace entered the plea through his attorneys and was told by a judge...
  • Actor charged with murder due in Los Angeles court June 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Michael Jace is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday for arraignment on a murder charge filed after his wife's shooting death last month. The actor, who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield," did not enter a plea during his initial...
  • New South Wales win Sheffield Shield title March 25, 2014

    New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early. Smith's team only needed a draw to claim the Shield for a 46th time, and had a winning 463-run...
  • Johan Botha handed a one-match ban by CA March 7, 2014

    Melbourne: South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales. CA in statement said that in the first breach, the former South African...
  • Australia to turn on the lights for Sheffield Shield March 1, 2014

    Australia will play a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition under lights next week as a trial for playing day-night Test cricket, Cricket Australia said on Saturday. Brisbane's Gabba ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval will all host matches with sessions played at night using...
  • Western Australia's Ashton Agar fined November 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday fined spinner Ashton Agar 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Behaviour during Western Australia's Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers at the WACA. Agar was reported by umpires for breaching Article 2.1.3 showing dissent at an...
  • Prithvi Shaw: Ten things to know about the prodigious talent November 20, 2013

    Mumbai's Harris Shield interschool cricket tournament has a history of bringing prodigious talent into limelight. Prithvi Shaw, a 15yearold batsman, is the latest to join the list as he smashed a record 546 off just 330 balls representing his school Rizvi Springfield at the famous Azad Maidan on Wednesday. In...
  • 15yearold Prithvi Shaw slams 546 in Mumbai's Harris Shield, breaks school cricket record November 20, 2013

    Batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw made heads turn and with it history pages on Wednesday with a knock of 546 in a Harris Shield match between his school Rizvi Springfield and St Francis D'Assisi the first 500plus score in school cricket. Resuming his innings from overnight 257* in just 166 balls,...
  • Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering November 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australia Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been fined and suspended for pitch tampering during a domestic first class match between Victoria and Tasmania. Wade, the Victoria captain, was found to have tampered with the pitch during his innings of 119 in the first innings of a match which his...
  • Mitchell Johnson on the brink of Test recall for Australia November 11, 2013

    Perth: The prospects of an Ashes Test recall for Mitchell Johnson increased Monday when the veteran paceman was rested from a domestic Sheffield Shield match for his state team. The 32yearold leftarmer hasn't played a Test match since March, but has been in impressive form in the limitedovers arena for Australia...
  • Aussie Test opener Chris Rogers nears ton in Shield game November 8, 2013

    Melbourne: Test opener Chris Rogers scored an unbeaten 96 for Victoria on Friday to play himself into form ahead of the Ashes series against England. After his firstinnings knock of 88 in five hours, Rogers gave another exhibition of strong defence in the second dig, mixed with occasional lusty blows. The 36yearold...
  • Alex Doolan pushes for Australia Test spot with ton November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Alex Doolan boosted his chances of a Test debut in this month's Ashes series with a brilliant century for Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Saturday. Doolan scored 132 to help the defending Shield champions claim a thrilling twowicket win over New South Wales on the...
  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris struck down by virus November 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris succumbed to a virus and was unable to bowl for Queensland in their Sheffield Shield game on Saturday just weeks out from the Ashes series opener with England. As the Bulls drew with South Australia in the Shield match in Adelaide, Harris became the latest...
  • Michael Clarke reprimanded over dissent charge November 1, 2013

    Sydney: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has been reprimanded for showing dissent while playing for New South Wales in a domestic match, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Clarke was reported by the umpires on Thursday for challenging an umpire's decision while captaining NSW in a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania...
  • Michael Clarke bounces back from injury with 88 October 30, 2013

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke bounced back from a sixweek injury layoff with a stylish 88 for New South Wales against Tasmania. Clarke has been plagued by chronic back problems since he was a teenager and was ruled out of Australia's ongoing oneday tour to India so he could rest...
  • Michael Clarke set for Sheffield Shield return October 24, 2013

    Sydney: Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke is back in the nets and could return to competitive action by the end of the month in a major boost to the hosts before the start of the Ashes series on November 21. The 32yearold batsman, who has suffered from a recurring lower back...
  • Tendulkar approached to become Harris Shield brand ambassador October 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Tuesday approached to become the brand ambassador of Harris and Giles Shield by the organisers of the schoollevel cricket tournament. Tendulkar, who has announced his retirement from Test cricket after his landmark 200th and final Test at the Wankhede stadium next month, was involved...
  • Moyes dedicates Manchester United win to Sir Alex Ferguson August 12, 2013

    London: David Moyes was not claiming too much credit after collecting his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. United beat Wigan Athletic 20 in the season curtainraiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge...
  • Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 20 to lift Community Shield August 11, 2013

    London: Robin van Persie reinforced his status as Manchester United's leading striker during Wayne Rooney's absence Sunday by clinching a 20 victory over Wigan to open the David Moyes era with a win in the Community Shield. Van Persie headed the Premier League champions in front after six minutes and netted...
  • Wayne Rooney out of Community Shield with shoulder injury August 11, 2013

    London: Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's Community Shield match against Wigan Athletic on Sunday with a shoulder injury, British media reported. The England striker has been left out of United's squad for the seasonopener at Wembley, the BBC reported on Saturday. Rooney, for whom United have turned down two transfer offers...
  • Community Shield: David Moyes eyes first Manchester United trophy August 9, 2013

    London: After a brandbuilding slog around the Far East and Asia, the serious business of managing Manchester United are beginning for David Moyes. The newcomer could excuse lackluster results on the preseason tour while getting acquainted with the United side he inherited from Alex Ferguson. But starting Sunday, there's little margin for...
  • Wigan fly flag for second tier in EPL curtainraiser August 8, 2013

    London: The Community Shield between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic on Sunday will feature a rare appearance by a secondtier team in the traditional curtainraiser to the English season. Wigan qualified for the match at Wembley with their shock 10 win over Manchester City in May's FA Cup final, just days...
  • No.1 ranking in ODIs reflects our onfield conduct: Dhoni June 3, 2013

    Cardiff: Criticised for maintaining a stoic silence on the IPL spotfixing scandal, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday said that the number one ranking in the ODIs brings with it certain respect in the way the players "conduct themselves" on the field. "Being number one in the world brings with it...
  • Ponting to play on for Tasmania after Sheffield Shield title March 27, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says he will play another season with Tasmania after they won the Sheffield Shield competition. The 38yearold retired from international cricket in December and had been expected to make the current domestic season his last, but said he was in good touch and wanted...