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  • Bengaluru FC take on Pune FC in I-League 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: After starting their campaign with a draw, pressure will be on Bengaluru FC to register their first win of the season when they take on Pune FC in an I-League match here on Saturday. Bengaluru will be hoping to make amends in their performance as their supply chain to their...
  • Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar launch the music for Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The music of filmmaker R Balki's much awaited film 'Shamitabh' was unveiled Tuesday night by Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar in the presence of the entire star cast of the film. The event was followed by paying tribute to the music composer Ilaiyaraaja. The event also saw a live performance by...
  • Sunil Gavaskar blasts Indian bowlers, wants Ishant out of team 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Once again slamming the Indian bowlers for their poor showing in Australian conditions ahead of the World Cup, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the bowlers have learnt nothing from their past experiences on foreign tours. After failing to take 20 wickets in the 2-0 Test series defeat against Australia,...
  • I-League: Dempo SC earn first points against Bengaluru FC January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Goa's Dempo SC earned their first ever point while playing against Bengaluru FC, following a goalless draw in the Hero I-League, which kicked off at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday. For the fist time, Dempo drew with defending I-League Champions and earned their first point against them. Both teams...
  • Bengaluru FC favourites to retain I-League title January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: The eighth Hero I-League kicks off here Saturday night with defending champions Bengaluru FC taking on Goa's Dempo in a repeat of last Sunday's Federation Cup final that the former won. The 2015 edition was formally launched here Friday with the rival skippers, Sunil Chhetri and Clifford Miranda in attendance...
  • Photo of the day: Sunil Grover makes a beautiful bride in white gown; takes a selfie with Kapil Sharma and Sonam Kapoor January 14, 2015

    Sunil Grover looked a far cry from her usual garb on the sets of 'Comedy Nights with Kapil'. The popular actor's striking white gown was revealed in a photo which he Sonam Kapoor shared on her Instagram account. The 'Doli Ki Doli' actress thanked Kapil and his team for their...
  • World Cup 2015 may have its 'Chuck De' moments January 13, 2015

    International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has cost the teams some of their premier bowlers for the World Cup, with Saeed Ajmal's name immediately popping up at the mention. At the same time, though, some of the participating nations have gambled by naming bowlers who...
  • World Cup squads: Narine back with West Indies, Dwayne Bravo and Pollard left out January 11, 2015

    St. Johns: Offspinner Sunil Narine was recalled by the West Indies for the Cricket World Cup on Saturday after his bowling action was doubted by Indian officials. Jason Holder, who will captain the side for the first time in the upcoming one-day international series in South Africa, will lead the team...
  • We should look for a fresh set of bowlers: Sunil Gavaskar January 10, 2015

    Sydney: Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that it's time "we look for a fresh set of bowlers" in the Test ranks to ensure better showing in overseas conditions. The attack comprising Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav...
  • Dempo take on Bengaluru FC in Fed Cup final January 10, 2015

    Margao: Local side Dempo SC would look to capitalise on their home advantage when they take on reigning I-League champions Bengaluru FC in the summit clash of the 36th Federation Cup football tournament at the Nehru Stadium here Sunday. Both teams have been in impressive form throughout the tournament and have...
  • Fed Cup: Bengaluru FC beat Sporting, set up title clash with Dempo January 9, 2015

    Margao: Bengaluru FC maintained their unbeaten run as they scored a convincing 3-0 win against Sporting Clube de Goa in the second semi-finals to set up a title clash with Dempo FC in the 36th Hero Federation Cup football, here on Friday. Bengaluru, who had more of the exchanges, scored through...
  • Yuvraj or no Yuvraj, it's time to back Team India's World Cup defence January 7, 2015

    India's World Cup squad announcement turned into 'Campaign Yuvraj' 48 hours before the selection meeting, with emotional fans shouting their lungs off for his return and the media hinging that unlikely comeback on Ravindra Jadeja's injury and Yuvi's hat-trick of first-class centuries for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. But Sandeep...
  • Sunil Gavaskar all praise for India's World Cup squad January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday said while India's batting line-up for the upcoming ODI cricket World Cup looks formidable, the allrounders in the side are expected to play a major role in defending the title at the quadrennial extravaganza in Australia and New Zealand. The Indian selectors on...
  • Chhetri's brace takes Bengaluru FC to Fed Cup semis January 5, 2015

    Vasco: Sunil Chhetri scored a brace for Bengaluru FC to sink Pune 2-1 as English coach Ashley Westwood's boys marched into the semi-finals of the Federation Cup at the Tilak Maidan here on Monday. Going into the Group B encounter, Bengaluru needed a stalemate to secure a place in the play-offs,...
  • Sunil Grover: 2014? It was a year of gratitude; thank my mistakes for making it terrific December 31, 2014

    If you are an ardent fan of Sunil Grover, you have obviously not missed any of the jokes he shared as Sud, the popular Radio character. As his loyal supporter, you have most certainly enjoyed all his acts and lauded him for his precision-perfect comic timing. Each time you see...
  • Virat Kohli's aggression can be counter-productive: Sunil Gavaskar December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's outbursts on and off the field, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said the aggression could backfire badly in the ongoing third cricket Test against Australia as the tourists already have their back against the wall. Australia have taken a massive 326-run...
  • Sunil Chhetri named 2014 AIFF Player of the Year December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri was Saturday declared 'AIFF Player of the Year' for the third time in four years while Bala Devi has been declared the 'Woman Player of the Year'. Sandesh Jhingan, who played for Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), was declared the...
  • Indian bowling attack is hopeless: Sunil Gavaskar December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar was scathing in his criticism after Ishant Sharma and company conceded 500 runs for the third time in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that he has "no expectations" from the Indian bowling attack and termed it "hopeless". Asked if the performance of Indian...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar December 27, 2014

    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...
  • India bowled best in series so far, says Sunil Gavaskar December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday rated India's bowling on the opening day of the third cricket Test against Australia as their best performance in the series so far but reminded that lack of quality bowling all-rounder could hurt the visitors again going into day two. India restricted...
  • BJP leader says gun culture should be banned as PDP leader fires Ak47 December 26, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Sunil Sharma commenting on the Ashraf Mir firing issue said that the gun culture should be removed. "No candidate should celebrate like this, it is a unconstitutional incident and law should take its own course," said Sunil Sharma. ...
  • Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on 'unrest' remark December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation. Dhoni made the comment in...
  • Punjab: Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP government December 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly. Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar moved the motion on issue of drug menace in Punjab and the failure of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government to check the trade and providing patronage to...
  • Team India should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal spat...
  • Indian bowlers didn't have Plan B for tailenders: Sunil Gavaskar December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of Indian bowling attack's inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that its a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. Indian bowlers on Friday conceded 258 runs for the last four wickets with Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell...
  • India were 50-70 runs short, says Sunil Gavaskar December 18, 2014

    Batting great Sunil Gavaskar felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. India, resuming the day on 311 for four, could only add 97 runs to their first innings....
  • I am not connected with BCCI administration: Sunil Gavaskar December 17, 2014

    With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration. Senior advocate CA Sundaram, appearing for BCCI, gave the names of former greats...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict December 17, 2014

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...
  • SV Sunil awarded 'Most Energetic Indian Player' at Champions Trophy hockey December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian forward SV Sunil has been awarded as 'Most Energetic Indian Player' in the recently concluded Champions Trophy Hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar, where India finished fourth. The award has been constituted by Cairn India and this award was given to the Indian player who made the maximum impact in...
  • People should restrain from creating a captaincy controversy: Gavaskar December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar strongly feels that people should restrain themselves from creating a captaincy controversy as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take over the mantle from stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, in the second cricket Test, starting in Brisbane on Wednesday. There has been a debate over India's captaincy in...