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Nehwal in spat with Xuerui ahead of quarterfinal clash at badminton world championship

Beijing, Aug 29 : India's greatest woman badminton player Saina Nehwal and China's Olympic champion Li Xuerui have reportedly become embroiled in a sharp exchange of words before their quarterfinal clash at the world championships on Friday.


Tahir gets confidence boost post performance against Oz in triangular series match

Johannesburg, Aug 29 : South Africa spinner Imran Tahir has been given a timely confidence boost following his performance against Australia in the Triangular series match on Wednesday.


Botham rules out England's chances of winning WC with current strategy

London, Aug 29 : Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham feels that the team's one day plans need to be torn up and started again, because if they follow their current strategy in the World Cup they would be laughed out of Australia, again.


De Villiers, Du Plessis power Proteas to seven-wicket victory over Oz

Johannesburg, Aug 28 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers scored a magnificent unbeaten ton to guide his side to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of an ODI triangular series on Wednesday.


Goveas in line for double tennis crown

Chennai, Aug 29 : Fourth seeded Aryan Goveas will take on Rana Roop Singh Bhullar in the boys (under-18) singles final of the Ozone Group ITF Junior tennis tournament following straight set semi-final victories here Friday.


Bangalore rider dies in race track accident

Coimbatore, Aug 29 : A rider from Bangalore, Syed Irfan, succumbed to injuries late Thursday night after a head-on crash with the safety amco barrier during a practice session ahead of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Drag Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here.


Sindhu in semis at Worlds, Saina Nehwal ousted

Copenhagen, Aug 29 : Though Saina Nehwal's campaign once again came to an end in the women's singles quarter-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu kept the tricolour flying high and created history by reaching the semi-finals to assure herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Badminton Championships here Friday.


Hope she improves on the bronze: Sindhu's father

New Delhi, Aug 29 : P.V. Sindhu's father and mentor P.V. Ramana fervently hopes that his daughter would Saturday improve on the bronze she won at the 2013 World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou and settle for no less than a silver -- or better still gold.


Sindhu creates history, enters semis at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 29 : Leading Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu created history Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships here.


Sunil, Robin, Alwyn on target as India win friendly

Shanghai, Aug 29 : The Asian Games-bound India U-23 national football team started their China 'Exposure Tour' with a convincing 3-0 win over Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Sainty at the Century Park here Friday.


Shuttler Sindhu in Worlds semis, assured of bronze

Copenhagen, Aug 29 : P.V. Sindhu created history here Friday when she assured herself of a second bronze medal by reaching the women's singles semi-finals of the World Badminton Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena.


Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20

Nottingham, Aug 29 : Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.


Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li

Copenhagen, Aug 29 : Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by top seeded Chinese Li Xuerui at the Baller Super Arena here Friday.


Kings XI sign HTC Mobiles as official sponsor

New Delhi, Aug 29 : In the build up to the Champions League Twenty20, Kings XI Punjab Friday announced HTC Mobiles as an official sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand

New Delhi, Aug 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day.


Richardson anticipating Windies domination in Test series

Basseterre (St.Kitts), Aug 29 : West Indies team manager Richie Richardson has backed the regional side to use the momentum from the successful one-day series and also dominate Bangladesh in the upcoming Test series.


Saina, Sindhu reach World Championship quarters

Copenhagen, Aug 28 : India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday.


Saina Nehwal, Sindhu survive scares, enter quarters

Copenhagen, Aug 28 : India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday.


We can get 4-5 medals at Asiad: Yogeshwar Dutt

New Delhi, Aug 28 : Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said here Thursday that Indian wrestlers have it in them to win four-to-five medals, including gold, at the upcoming Asian Games.


Cook faces one match ban after England fined for slow over-rate in ODI against India

London, Aug 28 : England captain Alastair Cook is reportedly on the brink of a one-match ban after his side was fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India in Cardiff.


England fined for maintaining slow over-rate in Cardiff

Dubai, Aug. 28 : The England team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff.


Cook brands Swann 'so-called friend' for asking him to quit England captaincy for WC

London, Aug 28 : England skipper Alastair Cook has branded Graeme Swann as a 'so-called friend' after the retired spinner called for him to quit as captain for the World Cup.


De Villiers, Du Plessis power Proteas to seven-wicket victory over Oz

Johannesburg, Aug 28 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers scored a magnificent unbeaten ton to guide his side to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of an ODI triangular series on Wednesday.


Raina hits ton as India thrash England by 133 runs in second ODI

London, Aug 28 : Indian batsman Suresh Raina hit a superb century as the visitors thrashed England by 133 runs in the second ODI at Cardiff.


Competition at Asiad tough: Deepika Kumari

New Delhi, Aug 28 : Top Indian archer Deepika Kumari said the competition won't be easy at the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from Sep 19 to Oct 4.


IOA chief wishes Asiad bound Indian athletes

New Delhi, Aug 28 : Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N. Ramachandran wished the Asian Games bound Indian contingent at a function here Thursday.


Stakeholders should make most out of ISL: Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai, Aug 28 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is the co-owner of Kerala Blasters, Thursday said it was important for the stakeholders of Indian football to come forward and make the most out of the Indian Super League (ISL).


Abhishek Bachchan unveiled as ISL's Chennai franchise owner

Mumbai, Aug 28 : After days of speculation, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan was finally unveiled as the team owner of the Chennai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) during the official launch of the glamorous football league here Thursday.


National drag racing gets 250 entries

Coimbatore, Aug 28 : Over 250 cars and bikes will be seen in action in the first two rounds of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship to be held at the Kari Motor Speedway near here this weekend.


Saina Nehwal survives scare, enters quarters

Copenhagen, Aug 28 : Saina Nehwal survived a scare to eventually make her way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday.


Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor launch ISL

Mumbai, Aug 28 : The Indian Super League (ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched here Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of the sport in the country.


Chennai to host World University Squash Championship

Chennai, Aug 28 : The eighth World University Squash Championship will be hosted by the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) in association with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Sep 1-7 at the Indian Squash Academy here.


Conditions remain same, but Raina makes the difference

By Veturi Srivatsa: The conditions for the One-Day Internationals (ODI) were as they prevailed for most of the five-Test cricket series against India -- typically English. Both sides retained the core of their teams and beefed up by bringing in limited-overs specialists Suresh Raina and Eoin Morgan, respectively.


Sania Mirza advances at US Open

New York, Aug 28 : Indian tennis player Sania Mirza with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares progressed to the second round of the mixed doubles competitions of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows here.


Spin to play peripheral role in 2015 World Cup: Michael Hussey

Melbourne, Aug 28 : Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has suggested that spin will play a minimal role in the 2015 ICC World Cup and believes Australia will play without a specialist spinner in the tournament.


Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations

Dubai, Aug 28 : International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson Thursday expressed his satisfaction with preparations for World Cup 2015 after receiving detailed updates in Wellington and Melbourne this week.


England fined for slow over-rate in Cardiff ODI

Dubai, Aug 28 : The England cricket team was Thursday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cardiff Wednesday.


Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 28 : One of India's best hopes P.V. Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena here Wednesday.


Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open openers

New York, Aug 28 : Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows here Wednesday.


Delhi Half Marathon Nov 23

New Delhi, Aug 28 : The annual Delhi Half Marathon will be held Nov 23. The registrations for which was declared open here Wednesday.


Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 28 : One of India's best hopes P.V. Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena here Wednesday.


Suresh Raina, spinners script India's 133-run win over England

Cardiff, Aug 27 : Suresh Raina got his maiden century outside the subcontinent to inspire India to a 133-run win via the Duckworth Lewis method against England in the second ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Wednesday.


India vs England: Second ODI scoreboard

Cardiff, Aug 27 : The following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and England played at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday:


India beat England by 133 runs in second ODI

Cardiff, Aug 27 : India defeated England by 133 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-affected second ODI at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


ICC questioning Ajmal's bowling action unfair, untimely: Mahmood

Karachi, Aug 27 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has raised questions over the timing of the decision to refer Saeed Ajmal for a suspect bowling action.


National champion shooter Tara Shahdeo's husband arrested

New Delhi, Aug. 27 : National champion shooter Tara Shahdeo's husband R.S. Kohli alias Rakilbul Hussain, who is facing charges of deceit, exploitation and torture lodged by her, was arrested near the Delhi-Ghaziabad border last night.


Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosra

Karachi, Aug 27 : Pakistan's off spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to play in the third and last one day match of the current three match series against Sir Lanka which will be held on August 30.


Bangladesh to lift ban on ex-skipper Shakib al Hasan

Dhaka, Aug 27 : Bangladesh cricket authorities have said they would lift the ban on ex-skipper Shakib Al Hasan from 15 September.


Pakistan cancels its ambitious T20 league

Karachi, Aug. 27 : Pakistan's cricket authorities have cancelled their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of next year's World Cup.


Usain Bolt to play cricket in India

New Delhi, Aug. 27 : Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will come to India next week to play a cricket match against a team that includes World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh.


Allrounder Perera helps Sri Lanka to beat Pakistan in second ODI

Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Aug. 27 : Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one day international between the two sides on Tuesday, thanks to an all-round performance by Thisara Perera, who first smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets.


AB de Villiers laughs off Clarke 'apology'

Harare, Aug. 27 : South African middle-order batsman AB de Villiers has said there will be no grudges against Australia when the two teams clash in their first ODI of the Triangular Series at Harare Sports Club here on Wednesday.


Cook right man to lead England into World Cup 2015: Root

London, Aug. 27 : Middle order batsman Joe Root believes Captain Alastair Cook is the right man to lead England into next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


Kabaddi: Bengaluru Bulls tame Jaipur Pink Panthers for semi-final berth

Bangalore, Aug 27 : Bengaluru Bulls did more than required by defeating league leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers 30-29 to book their berth in the semi-finals of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi tournament Wednesday.


Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games

New Delhi, Aug 27 : In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion M.C.Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon.


Suresh Raina's 100 takes India to 304/6

Cardiff, Aug 27 : A quickfire 75-ball 100 by Suresh Raina took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs against England in the second ODI of the five-match cricket series at Sophia Gardens here Wednesday.


Shuttlers Attri-Reddy progress at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 27 : Indian men's doubles shuttlers Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth won their opener at the World Championships here.


Three uncapped players in Windies women's squad

St. John's (Antigua), Aug 27 : Three uncapped players have been named for the West Indies women cricketers squad which will undergo a training camp Wednesday onwards ahead of their home series against New Zealand.


Australian cricketer Cameron out with fracture

Brisbane, Aug 27 : Australian woman cricketer Jess Cameron has been ruled out of the remainder of the series against Pakistan due to a fractured left hand.


Pune FC sign Sporting captain Gonsalves

Pune, Aug 27 : Pune Football Club Wednesday signed Sporting Clube de Goa captain Matthew Gonsalves for the upcoming I-League season.


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