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Oval Test: Proteas restrict England at 149/4 at Tea on Day One
London [UK], July 27 : South Africa came out with an exemplary performance as they restricted England to 149-4 at Tea on opening day of the third Test being played at The Oval on Thursday. Read Full Story

You have not 'lost': PM Modi tells Mithali and Co. post Women's WC defeat
New Delhi , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian women's cricket team that recently participated in the ICC Women's World Cup and brought laurels to the country. Read Full Story

Virender Sehwag, PT Usha named in committee to pick Khel Ratna, Arjuna awardees
New Delhi , July 27 : Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and former sprint queen P.T. Usha have been named in the 12-member committee to pick this year's Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees. Read Full Story

I don't need any extra motivation: Cheteshwar Pujara
By Aakash Kumar, Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 : When it comes to Test cricket, the one batsman that Team India looks upto is Cheteshwar Pujara. Read Full Story

Sterling performance of Indian Women Cricket Team at World Cup inspires Youth to take Sports as a career: Vijay Goel
New Delhi, July 27: Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today felicitated the Indian Women's Cricket team and its support staff when they came to pay a courtesy call to the Minister at his official residence. Read Full Story

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu felicitates Indian Railways Women Cricketers of Indian Women Cricket Team
New Delhi, July 27: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu felicitated Indian Railways Women Cricketers of Indian Women's National Cricket Team (Women in Blue) in Rail Bhavan today, i.e. on 27 July,2017. Read Full Story

Creatigies drives Tata Yodha and U.P. Yoddha together
New Delhi , July 27 : UP Yoddha, the new Franchise in the upcoming edition of Pro Kabaddi League, rides in with Tata Motors' Yodha, as the Lead Principal Sponsor for the Season 5, 6 and 7 (2017-2019). Creatigies Communications Pvt. Ltd., an independent, integrated marketing agency working across multiple platforms i.e. Sports, Fashion, Entertainment and Media aided in the forging of the partnership. Read Full Story

PKL Season 5 trophy unveiled with 12 captains
Hyderabad (Telangana) , July 27 : The thrill of electrifying raids and dynamic tackles is just a day away, and the captains of all 12 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) teams came together to launch the Season 5 of the league. Read Full Story

Mithali and Co. has won hearts of 1.25 cr Indians: Anurag Thakur
New Delhi , July 27 : Anurag Thakur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has hailed the exemplary performance of the Indian women's cricket team in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, saying the team despite being unable to clinch the coveted trophy, won the hearts of 1.25 crore Indians. Read Full Story

India tighten screws over Sri Lanka in Galle Test
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 : India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka being played at the Galle International Stadium. Read Full Story

PV Sindhu appointed as Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) , July 27 : Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday issued an appointment letter for the post of Group-I officer here in Hyderabad. Read Full Story

MCC approves introduction of Lord's ODI honours boards for both genders
London/Melbourne [UK/Australia], July 27 : Women will feature at the honours board of The Lord's after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) approved the decision to introduce an ODI honours boards for both men's and women's cricketers. Read Full Story

The real job starts now, says Indian women's football team coach
New Delhi , July 27 : On the surface the Indian women's team's back to back international friendlies may seem to be just another regular international fixture. Read Full Story

'Confident' Indian women's team lands in Kuala Lumpur
New Delhi , July 27 : The Indian senior women's team arrived in Kuala Lumpur today morning to play two back to- back international friendlies against Malaysia. Both the matches have been arranged by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to provide more exposure to the team. Read Full Story

SBL: OPM Punjab Sultans, Delhi Gladiators eye semi-final spot
New Delhi , July 27 : OPM Punjab Sultans will face a do-or-die situation when they take on the Delhi Gladiators in the penultimate Group A clash of the Super Boxing League (SBL) at the Siri Fort Squash and Badminton Stadium on Friday. Read Full Story

Passion for game has only grown stronger post doping ban: Maria Sharapova
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has hit back at her critics and said that her 15-month doping ban has only fueled her passion for the game. Read Full Story

Galle Test: Pandya's cameo help India post 600 in first inning
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 : Debutant Hardik Pandya carried on the onslaught started by Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara as India posted a monstrous first inning-score of 600 in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Thursday. Read Full Story

CA ready for independent arbitration in pay dispute: Sutherland
Melbourne [Australia], July 27 : Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has called on the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) to enter into a period of intense negotiations over coming days in order to resolve the ongoing pay dispute between the two governing bodies in toto. Read Full Story

World XI tour will revive international cricket in Pak: Arthur
Karachi [Pakistan], July 27 : Pakistan cricket team Head Coach Mickey Arthur has expressed the hope that the proposed upcoming tour of World XI team to the country will help bring international cricket back home. Read Full Story

Vijay Goel felicitates Indian cricket eves
New Delhi , July 27 : Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated the Indian women's cricket team for their tremendous performance in the recent ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

UTT: Falcons TTC lead DHFL Maharashtra United 7-5 after four matches
Mumbai , July 27 : Falcons TTC held a slender 7-5 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the ongoing tie as the race for knockout spots heated up in the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the NSCI in Mumbai last evening. Read Full Story

BCCI adopts all Lodha reforms expect five having 'practical difficulties'
New Delhi [India], July 26 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary informed on Wednesday that the board has unanimously adopted all the recommendations of the Justice Lodha recommendations, except five which have some practical difficulties. Read Full Story

Djokovic ends 2017 season due to elbow injury
Belgrade [Serbia], July 26 : World Number four Novak Djokovic announced on Wednesday that he will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury. Read Full Story

Destiny had different plan for me: Shikhar Dhawan post brutal 190 against Lanka
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : Stylish Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, who made a memorable comeback to the Test team with a blistering century, said on Wednesday that he was satisfied with his performance against Sri Lanka on the opening day of the first Test at Galle. Read Full Story

Roland-Jones to make England Test debut at Oval
London [UK], July 26 : Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones will make his Test debut when England take on South Africa in the third Test of the four-match series at the Oval beginning Thursday. Read Full Story

Galle Test: Dhawan, Pujara lead India's carnage on opening day
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : Blistering centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara helped India attain a strong position on the very first day of the opening Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

This year's Ashes could be Bodyline 2, says Damien Fleming
Melbourne [Australia], July 26 : Former Australian pacer Damien Fleming predicts that this summer's Ashes series could turn out to be "Bodyline 2" if the pace quartet of Steve Smith's side fire against England's top order, which according to him is fragile. Read Full Story

Gunaratne ruled out of Galle Test with thumb fracture
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow as batsman Asela Gunaratne was ruled out of the ongoing first Test of the three-match series against India at the Galle due to a fractured thumb. Read Full Story

Will try not to fall short of target in 2021 World Cup: Harmanpreet
Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 26 : Star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has assured the Indian fans that the team would continue to perform in the same way as they did in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup and will win the prestigious quadrennial global tournament in 2021, slated to be held in New Zealand. Read Full Story

It's beginning of good times for Indian women's cricket: Mithali Raj
Mumbai , July 26 : Although Team India lost their chance of winning their maiden ICC Women's World Cup title by a whisker, skipper Mithali Raj believes that it is the beginning of good times for women's cricket in the country. Read Full Story

Wanted to win World Cup for 'legends' Mithali and Jhulan: Poonam Yadav
Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 26 :Indian spinner Poonam Yadav, who was one of the finds for the team during the ICC Women's World Cup, has said that they wanted to win the prestigious title for 'legends' Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami. Read Full Story

ISL: Mumbai City FC retain Lucian Goian for next two seasons
Mumbai , July 26 : Mumbai City FC have retained central defender Lucian Goian to strengthen the defense of the team for the next two seasons of the Indian Super League (ISL). Read Full Story

Umar Akmal vows to comeback stronger
Karachi [Pakistan], July 26 : Pakistan middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was dropped from the country's cricket board central contract list, has vowed to work hard on his fitness to make his way back to the national squad. Read Full Story

PCB rejects idea of making PSL autonomous
Lahore [Pakistan], July 26 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected the idea of making the Pakistan Super League (PSL) an autonomous company and instead decided to organize it itself. Read Full Story

Pandya makes debut as India opt to bat in Galle Test
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 26 : India have won the toss and opted to bat first in the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

AFC approves ISL, dubs it 'temporary solution'
New Delhi , July 26 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has approved the Indian Super League (ISL) to be played simultaneously with the I-League for six or seven months in 2017 and 2018 as a temporary short-term 'bridging solution'. Read Full Story

UTT: Oilmax Stag Yoddhas, Dabang Smashers level after four matches
New Delhi , July 26 : Oilmax Stag Yoddhas and Dabang Smashers T.T.C. were level at six-all after four matches in the ongoing tie on Day 13 of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Indian Women's Cricket team arrives in India to grand welcome
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , July 26 (AN): Amid cheers and enthusiasm of fans, the Indian Women's Cricket team has arrived in Mumbai, early Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj 'incredible ambassador' for cricket: Sania Mirza
New Delhi , July 26 : Ace tennis player Sania Mirza recently lauded the Indian Women's cricket team and its skipper Mithali Raj for their excellent performance in ICC Women's World Cup. Read Full Story

AFC approves AIFF proposal, grants official status to ISL
New Delhi , July 25 : Following the recommendation from the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Competitions Committee of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has approved that the Indian Super League (ISL) Champions will play in the AFC Cup. Read Full Story

Sports Minister Vijay Goel interacts with Indian Football Team for FIFA U-17 World Cup
New Delhi, July 25: Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today visited Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to meet the practicing Indian Football Team for FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India in October this year. Read Full Story

PKL Season 5: Tata Yodha associates with UP Yoddha
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , July 25 (ANI: Tata Motors on Tuesday announced the association of Tata Yodha with one of the latest franchise in the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2017, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Yoddha. Read Full Story

BCCI conducts interviews for post of Team India manager, shortlists five
New Delhi , July 25 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday conducted interviews of 12 candidates for the post of Team India manager. Read Full Story

Hockey India League to return in 2019 with fresh outlook
New Delhi , July 25 : After hosting five successful editions that generated tremendous interest from hockey fans across the globe, the sixth edition of Hockey India League will be hosted in 2019. Read Full Story

Harmanpreet breaks into top 10, Jhulan also surges in ICC Rankings
Dubai [UAE], July 25 : Star Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has made a jump of seven slots to move to the sixth position in the latest ICC ODI Rankings for Batswoman released on Tuesday. Read Full Story

PCB mulling over legal recourse against BCCI for dishonouring MoU
Karachi [Pakistan], July 25 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has laid out a strategy to adopt legal recourse against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not standing to their commitment of playing a bilateral series. Read Full Story

Yuvraj joins Creator's Gurukul as partner and brand ambassador
New Delhi , July 25 : Flambouyant Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has created a niche with his well thought off the field initiatives in the world of business and social upliftment. Read Full Story

India need to beat Lanka to end Proteas' challenge for top Test spot
Dubai [UAE], July 25 : Virat Kohli's men go into the three-Test series against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday fully aware that they need to win the series to retain their number-one Test ranking. Read Full Story

India vs Sri Lanka: Kohli hints at Pandya's inclusion in playing XI
Galle [Sri Lanka], July 25 : India skipper Virat Kohli has hinted at Hardik Pandya's inclusion in the playing XI in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting Wednesday, saying that the all-rounder has a "great chance of playing". Read Full Story

'Battleground Asia' to feature two title fights
New Delhi , July 25 : IOS Boxing Promotions on Tuesday announced its complete fight card for the much-awaited fight night 'Battleground Asia' scheduled to take place on August 5 in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Feeling great to get back to whites: Rohit Sharma
Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 25 : India's star batsman Rohit Sharma, who has been included in the Test squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka beginning Wednesday at Galle, is ecstatic with his return and is feeling "great" to again don the white jersey. Read Full Story

Injured Djokovic likely to miss US Open
Sydney [Australia], July 25 : World number four Novak Djokovic is doubtful for the US Open--the upcoming fourth and final major of the season--due to an elbow injury. Read Full Story

Having Rabada back a big bonus for Proteas: Langeveldt
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 25 : South Africa bowling coach Charl Langeveldt believes that Kagiso Rabada's return is a timely boost for the team ahead of the third Test match against England starting at The Oval in London on Thursday. Read Full Story

Adam Gilchrist reveals the toughest bowler he kept to
Melbourne [Australia], July 25 : Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, who is most commonly considered as the best wicket-keeper in cricket history, has rated Michael Bevan as the most challenging bowler he kept to. Read Full Story

Hashan Tillakaratne roped in as Lanka's batting coach for India series
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 25 : The Sri Lanka cricket team have roped in former batsman Hashan Tillakaratne as their temporary batting coach for the upcoming series against India. Read Full Story

UTT: Gacina gives Shaze Challengers edge over Maharashtra United
New Delhi , July 24 : Andrej Gacina won two matches to put Shaze Challengers ahead 7-5 against DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the ongoing tie on day 12 of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi last evening. Read Full Story

AIFF President training session of U17 WC team
New Delhi , July 25 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel, along with General Secretary Kushal Das, met the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad on the sidelines of a training session at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here yesterday. Read Full Story

BCCI not functioning in coherent, cohesive manner: Justice (retd.) Lodha
New Delhi , July 24 : Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha on Monday said that the functioning of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has not been very coherent and cohesive. Read Full Story

T20 Global League appoints Russell Adams as Tournament Director
Johannesburg [South Africa], July 24 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the appointment of experienced sports management professional, Russell Adams, as the Tournament Director for the T20 Global League. Read Full Story

India finish seventh with 11 medals in Youth Commonwealth Games
New Delhi , July 24 : The Indian contingent finished at the seventh position in the recently-concluded Youth Commonwealth Games at Bahamas after clinching a total of 11 medals, including four gold, one silver and six bronze medals. Read Full Story


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