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Lightning' Bolt dubs De Villiers "100 metre champion among cricketers."

Bangalore, Sep. 2 : Usain Bolt has named South African skipper AB de Villiers as the fastest cricketer in the world.


Moores defends Cook, says skipper can be 'influential' batsman in ODIs

London, Sep 02 : England cricket team coach Peter Moores has insisted that captain Alastair Cook can be an influential batsman in one-day cricket despite former England greats slamming the skipper for his approach.


England batsmen urged to shun respect and punish Indian spinners at Edgbaston

London, Sep 02 : England captain Alastair Cook has acknowledged that his side's batsmen struggled against the Indian spin attack ahead of their fourth ODI at Edgbaston, which is often a haven for that type of bowling.


Ashwin says spin has put India in 'comfortable' position against England in ongoing ODI series

Johannesburg, Sep 02 : India off-break bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has said that spin has put the world champions in a pretty comfortable position against England in their ongoing ODI series.


Boycott asks Cook to accept 'constructive' criticism from Ex-England greats

Johannesburg, Sep 02 : Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has told captain Alastair Cook to accept the 'constructive' criticism from former players like himself.


India vs England: Scoreboard, fourth ODI

Birmingham, Sep 2 : The following is the final scoreboard of the fourth ODI between India and England at Edgbaston here Tuesday.


Zico to be head coach, manager of FC Goa

Kolkata, Sep 2 : Brazilian football legend Arthur Antunes Coimbra, more popularly known as Zico, would be the manager cum head coach of the Indian Super League franchise Football Club of Goa (FC Goa).


Megid ousts Aparajitha to make semis

Chennai, Sep 2 : Farah Abdel Megid from Egypt defeated Aparajitha Balamurukan 11-3, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4 in the quarter-finals to end the Indian challenge in the individual events of the World University Squash Championship at the Indian Squash Academy (ISA) courts here Tuesday.


Sports minister advised not to clear five disciplines for Asiad

New Delhi, Sep 2 : Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was Tuesday advised by his officials not to clear teams in five disciplines, including football -- where the men's team has won two gold medals, for the 2014 Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon.


Scoreboard of England's innings against India

Birmingham, Sep 2 : Scoreboard of England's innings against India in the fourth ODI of the five-match cricket series at Edgbaston here Tuesday.


England all out for 206

Birmingham, Sep 2 : England were bowled out for 206 runs in 49.3 overs against India in the fourth ODI of the five-match cricket series at Edgbaston here Tuesday.


BCCI urged not to postpone AGM

New Delhi, Sep 2 : Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the spot-fixing and betting case in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Tuesday requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to postpone the Annual General Meeting (AGM) just to facilitate N. Srinivasan's re-election for a third term as the president.


Indian debutant Rashid hopeful of dream start at Omega Masters

Crans Montana (Switzerland), Sep 2 : Indian golfer Rashid Khan is living out his dream as he makes his debut at the Omega European Masters which tees off Thursday.


Padukone to mentor Saina for Asian Games

Bangalore, Sep 2 : The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy Tuesday clarified that Saina Nehwal will be training at the academy for two weeks purely as part of her preparations for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea later this month.


MRF academy to train Indian pacers

Chennai, Sep 2 : The MRF Pace Foundation Tuesday inked an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which will send pace bowlers with potential to the academy for training under former Australian great Glenn McGrath.


BCCI signs five-year deal with MRF Pace Foundation

Chennai, Sep 2 : The Indian cricket board Tuesday signed a five-year deal with the MRF Pace Foundation to train fast bowlers under Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath.


Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing Nov 6

Mumbai, Sep 2 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's "Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" will be released Nov 6, the publishers announced here Tuesday.


Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing Nov 6

Mumbai, Sep 2 : "Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" is the title of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's life story in his own words, slated for release Nov 6, it was announced Tuesday.


India elect to field against England in 4th ODI

Birmingham, Sep 2 : India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl against England in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series being played at Edgbaston here Tuesday.


Sania Mirza impresses in US Open, end of road for Leander Paes

New York, Sep 2 : A mixed day for the Indians at the US Open saw Sania Mirza reach the quarter-finals of women's doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles but Leander Paes failed to replicate his compatriot after losing both his men's doubles and mixed doubles.


Sania Mirza advances in US Open women, mixed doubles

New York, Sep 2 : It was a great day for Sania Mirza as she made it to the quarter-finals of women's doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles at the US Open tennis event here.


IPL spot-fixing case: SC defers ruling on Mudgal report till Nov.10, Srinivasan not to be BCCI chief

New Delhi, Sept. 1 : The Supreme Court (SC) has granted an extension to the Mudgal Committee, allowing it to submit its report in the IPL spot fixing case by November 10. The committee had plead that due to the ongoing tour of England by the Indian cricket team, the statement of many cricketers was still pending.


Ex-Pak greats fear ODI series loss in Lanka will hurt team's WC preparations

Karachi, Sep 01 : Former Pakistan cricket greats have said that they fear their national side's one-day defeat in Sri Lanka would hurt preparations for next year's World Cup, which is just five months away.


'Upset' Miandad says changing captains will not 'make a difference' to Pak's fortunes

Karachi, Sep 01 : Former Pakistan cricket team captain Javed Miandad is reportedly saddened by the current squad's third consecutive series defeat in both Test and ODI formats in Sri Lanka and has said that changing captains will not make a difference.


Clarke says 2015 Cricket WC will decide champions of 50-over game

Johannesburg, Sep 01 : Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke has said that next year's Cricket World Cup will decide the kings of the 50-over game no matter what happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then.


Cook calls on England batsmen to raise game ahead of fourth ODI against India

Johannesburg, Sep 01 : England captain Alastair Cook has called on his batsmen to raise their game following their heavy defeat by India that left the hosts looking at another ODI series loss ahead of next year's Cricket World Cup.


Ganguly insists England's mental approach to batting, facing spin causing problems

London, Sep 01 : Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has insisted that the problem England has is their mental approach to batting and facing spin bowling and they have to change that to win matches.


Lehmann 'embarrassed' after Zimbabwe humiliate Oz for first time since 1983 in ODIs

London, Sep 01 : Former Australian cricketer and current national team coach Darren Lehmann is embarrassed after his squad was humiliated by Zimbabwe in a one-dayer for the first time since 1983.


'Tough for BCCI to host AGM this month'

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may find it tough to host the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as scheduled by the end of September after the Supreme Court Monday ignored pleas to reinstate N. Srinivasan as its president.


Supreme Court declines Srinivasan's plea to be reinstated as BCCI president

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Supreme Court Monday declined N. Srinivasan's plea to reinstate him as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and gave two more months to the Mukul Mudgal Committee to submit the final report in the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that involved 13 people, including some prominent cricketers.


Supreme Court ignores BCCI's plea to reinstate Srinivasan

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Supreme Court Monday ignored the Indian cricket board's plea to reinstate N. Srinivasan as its president and gave two more months to the Mukul Mudgal Committee to submit the final report in the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that involved 13 people, including some prominent cricketers.


Wasim Akram to be father again

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Pakistani fast bowling legend Wasim Akram is to be a father again as his Australian wife Shaniera Akram is expecting.


Malhotra tames Pareek to win squash tourney

Mumbai, Sep 1 : Top seed Vikram Malhotra comfortably outsmarted Puneet Pareek 11-1, 11-6, 11-4 in the final to clinch the men's open crown of the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) organised Rs.4 lakh All-India JVPG-Coke Squash Carnival (third leg) at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana here Monday.


World Junior Chess Championship gets Rs.50 lakh grant

Pune, Sep 1 : The World Junior Chess Championship got a major boost Monday as the Maharashtra government released a grant of Rs.50 lakh for the Oct 5-20 tournament to be held here.


England's cricket selectors need fresh thinking: Boycott

London, Sep 1 : Former skipper Geoffrey Boycott blasted England's cricket selectors saying they need to have some fresh thinking in picking players for the ODI squad.


Himachal cricket body to involve students for West Indies ODI

Shimla, Sep 1 : To generate interest among the schoolchildren ahead of the India-West Indies ODI slated for Oct 20 in Dharamsala, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) would organise a month-long quiz contest, it was announced here Monday.


England's approach to spin bowling flawed: Sourav Ganguly

London, Sep 1 : Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has said flawed approach to spin bowling and failure to score runs freely are the main factors that are troubling England in the ODIs.


AIFF discriminating against I-League, says Mohun Bagan

Kolkata, Sep 1 : Accusing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of adopting a "discriminatory attitude" towards I-League, Mohun Bagan Monday said it would demand an increase in the number of foreigners to be at par with the Indian Super League (ISL).


President Mugabe hails Zimbabwe's historic ODI win

Harare, Sep 1 : Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has hailed the national cricket team for its historic three-wicket win over Australia in an ODI in the ongoing triangular series here Sunday.


India are back as No.1 ODI side

Dubai, Sep 1 : World champions India were back as the No.1 ranked ODI side following Zimbabwe's historic three-wicket win over Australia in a triangular series match in Harare Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced here Monday.


India are No.1 ranked ODI side

Dubai, Sep 1 : World champions India were confirmed as the No.1 ranked side in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI team rankings Monday following Zimbabwe's three-wicket victory over Australia in a triangular series match in Harare Sunday.


Manpreet adjudged AHF Junior Men's Player of the Year

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Indian midfielder Manpreet Singh was named the Junior Men's Player of the Year by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) at its Congress held in Kuala Lumpur Sunday.


Rohan Bopanna - Katarina Srebotnik through to US Open quarters

New York, Sep 1 : India's Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia coasted through to the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the US Open with a straight-set victory here.


Cook defends England's approach against Indian spin attack post third ODI loss

London, Aug 31 : England captain Alastair Cook defended his side's approach against the Indian spin attack after their six-wicket loss to the tourists in the third ODI.


Vancouver Lions record maiden win, Tigers beat Eagles

New Delhi, Aug 31 : It took four games and a great fight-back in the last two quarters from Vancouver Lions to record their maiden win in the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League while Yo Yo Tigers overcame California Eagles here Sunday.


Vancouver Lions record maiden win in World Kabaddi League

New Delhi, Aug 31 : It took four games and a great fight-back in the last two quarters from Vancouver Lions to record their maiden win in the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League here Sunday.


Motorsports: Double for Joseph, Khan

Coimbatore, Aug 31 : Joel Joseph (Bangalore) and Rizwan Khan (Hunsur, Karnataka) scored a double each in the second round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian NationalADrag Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here Sunday.


Indians are teaching England how to play ODIs: Alec Stewart

London, Aug 31 : Former cricket captain Alec Stewart has lauded India for their stunning turnaround in ODIs after a 1-3 loss in the Test series and said strong shots, improvisation and not allowing any England bowler to settle has been their formula mixed in with variety in the bowling attack.


Sacking Cook is not a realistic way: Stewart

London, Aug 31 : Former captain Alec Stewart feels that sacking Alastair Cook as England's ODI skipper just a few months ahead of the 2015 World Cup won't be the right step and asked the players not to be overcautious and unadventurous.


Enthusiastic about Indian Super League: Del Piero

New Delhi, Aug 31 : Former Italian football star Alessandro Del Piero, also a World Cup winner, says he is excited about the Indian Super League (ISL) where he will be playing for Delhi Dynamos.


Uncapped Roy included in England T20 squad against India

London, Aug 31 : England have included uncapped batsman Jason Roy for the sole Twenty20 International against India at Edgbaston Sep 7.


Alastair Cook defends England's ODI approach

London, Aug 31 : Captain Alastair Cook has defended England's approach against spin after they lost the third ODI in Nottingham by six wickets allowing India to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.


New boys have brought in a lot of fresh energy: Rahane

Nottingham, Aug 31 : Batsman Ajinkya Rahane credited India's superb turnaround in the ODIs against England to the addition of new boys in the side who have brought in a lot of fresh energy.


Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union married

Los Angeles, Aug 31 : Basketball player Dwyane Wade and model-turned-actress Gabrielle Union got married in a moated castle in Miami.


India start Asian Games hockey against Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Aug 31 : The Indian men's hockey team will take on Sri Lanka Sep 21 while the women will clash against Thailand Sep 22 in their opening matches of the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 3.


It's splitsville for Stuart MacGill and wife Friend

Sydney, Aug 31 : Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill has ended his 14-year-old marriage with actor Rachel Friend and the couple reportedly have put their four-bedroom Neutral Bay home here up for sale.


World Cup is all that matters, not rankings: Michael Clarke

Melbourne, Aug 31 : Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke feels all that matters is winning the World Cup and not the rankings.


Sania Mirza, Leander Paes advance in US Open doubles event

New York, Aug 31 : Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here.


Third ODI scoreboard: India vs England

Nottingham, Aug 30 : The following is the scoreboard of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Trent Bridge here Saturday.


India outclass England to take 2-0 unassailable lead

Nottingham, Aug 30 : India beat England by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series.


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