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Long streak of home matches will help Dhoni find momentum: Kohli
Pallekele [Sri Lanka], Aug 23 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said that the series of upcoming limited-over matches scheduled to be held this year will provide a great opportunity to the players, including his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to define their roles and execute it well before the 2019 World Cup. Read Full Story

AB de Villiers steps down as Proteas ODI captain
Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 23 : In a shocking move, South Africa swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers has stepped down as the captain of the one-day international side after leading them for past six years. Read Full Story

Srikanth eases into pre-quarters of World Badminton Championships
Glasgow [Scotland], Aug 23 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced a rich vein of form as he crushed Lucas Corvee of France in straight games to storm into the third round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

AIFF Technical Committee proposes development plan for Indian football
New Delhi , Aug 23 : All India Football Federation's Technical Committee, under the Chairmanship of Shyam Thapa, recently met in Bengaluru to discuss the development plan for Indian Football beyond the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be in held in India from October 6 to October 28. Read Full Story

Wayne Rooney bids adieu to international football
London [U.K], Aug 23 : Star striker Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football, thus bringing an end to his illustrious 14-year spell with England which also saw him become their all-time record goal scorer. Read Full Story

Nehwal, Praneeth enter pre-quarters of World Badminton C'ships
Glasgow [Scotland], Aug 23 : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal kicked off her campaign at the 2017 World Badminton Championships on a winning note as she eased past Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland in straight games in the women's singles event here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Pujara returns to Nottinghamshire for final four County matches
London [UK], August 23 : India's batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara will re-join Nottinghamshire for the final four Specsavers County Championship games of the 2017 season. Read Full Story

SC issues show cause notice to BCCI office bearers over delay in Lodha reforms
New Delhi , August 23 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued show cause notice to senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials, including acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, acting president CK Khanna and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary and has asked them to explain why the Lodha recommendations have not been implemented. Read Full Story

Rani to lead Indian hockey eves in Europe Tour
New Delhi , Aug 23 : Rani will lead the 18-member Indian women's hockey team while Savita will serve as her deputy in the 15-day Europe Tour, beginning September 5 in the Netherlands . Read Full Story

ISL 2017: FC Pune City rope in Rafael Lopez Gomez
Pune , Aug 23 : FC Pune City have announced the signing of Spanish defender Rafael Lopez Gomez for the upcoming fourth edition of Indian Super League (ISL). Read Full Story

T20s allow you to explore your own game: Williamson
Wellington [New Zealand], August 23 : New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who is one of the leading Test batsmen of his age, believes T20, the shortest format of the game, allows a cricketer to explore his own game. Read Full Story

After Proteas head coach role, Domingo to get another coaching gig
Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 23 : It seems Russell Domingo, who is all set to be replaced by West Indian Ottis Gibson as the new South Africa head coach, already has a new job in hand. Read Full Story

Scalped tickets for Perth Test to be put back on sale
Melbourne [Australia], August 23 : 2890 scalped tickets for this summer's Perth Ashes Test between Australia and England have been recovered by Cricket Australia (CA) and will be put back on sale. Read Full Story

Proteas need strong leadership: Graeme Smith
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 23 : Former skipper Graeme Smith believes that a "strong leadership" is required by the current South African team. Read Full Story

Ambrose will 'certainly take' England coaching job if offered
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 23 : Legendary West Indian fast bowler Curtly Ambrose has shown his interest for the role of England's bowling coach post which is set to go vacant with departure of Ottis Gibson. Read Full Story

Tri-Nation Football Series: Mauritius held to 1-1 draw by St. Kitts and Nevis
Mumbai , Aug.22 : Mauritius only had themselves to blame when several missed opportunities and a late conceded goal led to their game against St. Kitts and Nevis ending in a 1-1 draw in the second match of the Tri-nation International Football series here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Ashwin very much part of ODI team: India's bowling coach
Kandy [Sri Lanka], Aug 22 : India's bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday quashed suggestions that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's one-day career is on the downswing, saying the latter remains a vital cog in the national squad. Read Full Story

World Badminton Championship: PV Sindhu, Praneeth ease into pre-quarters
Glasgow [Scotland], Aug 22: Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu kicked off her campaign at the 2017 World Badminton Championships on a promising note as she trounced Korea's Kim Hyo Min in straight games in the women's singles event here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Amla or du Plessis likely to lead World XI against Pakistan XI
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 22 : Either South African skipper Faf du Plessis or opener Hashim Amla will be handed the duty of leading the World XI squad, which will tour Pakistan for the three-match T20 series in September this year. Read Full Story

Kimi Raikonnen extends stay at Ferrari till 2018
Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 22 : Kimi Raikonnen has signed a new one-year extension deal with Ferrari that will keep him with the team until the end of the 2018 season. Read Full Story

New Zealand's oldest cricketer Tom Pritchard passes away
Wellington [New Zealand], August 22 : New Zealand's oldest cricketer Tom Pritchard has passed away. He was 100. Read Full Story

World Wrestling C'ship: India's Gyanender Dahiya cruises into pre-quarters
Paris [France], Aug 22 : Indian wrestler Gyanender Dahiya displayed a superior performance as he thrashed China's Libin Ding to storm into the pre-quarter finals of men's 55 kg category at the World Wrestling Championship in Paris on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Dedicate my Arjuna Award to every Indian woman: Oinam Bemdem Devi
New Delhi , August 22 : Indian women footballer Oinam Bemdem Devi, who has been conferred with this year's Arjuna Award, says that she dedicates the prestigious award to every woman in the country. Read Full Story

Here are the winners of 2017 Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronocharya awards
New Delhi , August 22 : The Sports Ministry on Tuesday announced the winners of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards. Read Full Story

Jude Felix appointed Indian junior men's hockey coach
New Delhi , Aug 22 : Hockey India on Tuesday announced the appointment of former captain Jude Felix Sebastian as the new coach of the Indian junior men's hockey team. Read Full Story

Want to play till 2019 Ashes:Stuart Broad
London [UK], August 22 : Pacer Stuart Broad, who recently surpassed Sir Ian Botham in the list of England's all-time Test wicket-takers, has said he wants to play till 2019 Ashes series. Read Full Story

Tri-nation series: Our first priority is to win, says St. Kitts and Nevis coach
Mumbai (Maharashtra), August 22 : St. Kitts and Nevis coach Jacques Passy has clarified that his team's 'priority is to win' when they clash with Mauritius and India in the ongoing Tri nation International Football Series. Read Full Story

Bangladesh very much unbeatable at home: Shakib
London [UK], August 22 : As Bangladesh prepare to upset Australia in the two-Test series beginning Sunday, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan believes that his team are very much unbeatable at home. Read Full Story

Rooney becomes second to score 200 Premier League goals
Manchester [UK], August 22 : Everton striker Wayne Rooney has become just the second player to net 200 goals in the Premier League with his strike against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. Read Full Story

Graeme Smith to start his coaching stint with Benoni Zalmi
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 22 : Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith will begin his first stint as professional coach with T20 Global League franchise Benoni Zalmi. Read Full Story

Victoria Azarenka to miss US Open because of 'ongoing family situation'
New York [US], August 22 : Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka will miss the US Open for the second year in a row as she is not allowed to take her baby son out of California amid a custody battle with her former partner. Read Full Story

Srikanth begins World Badminton Championships campaign with easy win over Sirant
Glasgow [Scotland], August 21 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth began his World Badminton Championships 2017 on a winning note, defeating Russia's Sergey Sirant in straight games in the opening roundon Monday. Read Full Story

Gayle, Samuels included in Windies ODI squad for England
St. Antigua [West Indies], August 21 : West Indies batters Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been included in the 15-member ODI squad for the series in England. Read Full Story

GST on sports equipment has hurt athletes: Abhinav Bindra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 21 : Abhinav Bindra, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, on Monday said that the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on sports equipment has hurt the athletes. Read Full Story

West Indies set to tour Pakistan in November for T20s
Lahore [Pakistan], August 21 : The West Indies cricket team will be touring Pakistan for a three-match T20 series in late November this year. Read Full Story

Indian football coach heaps praise on skipper Sandesh Jhingan
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 21 : Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has lavished huge praise on the newly-appointed captain Sandesh Jhingan, saying that the latter deserves to be playing should be playing in a bigger league. Read Full Story

Pakistan to host World XI in September, confirms PCB chairman
Karachi [Pakistan], August 21 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed that 15 players from seven different countries have agreed to visit the country as part of the World XI squad visiting to play a three-match T20 series to be held in Lahore next month. Read Full Story

Australia call off Bangladesh warm-up match in Fatullah
Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 21 : Australia have called off their only two-day warm-up match in Fatullah ahead of the two-Test series against Bangladesh because of poor conditions at the ground. Read Full Story

Cincinnati winner Muguruza moves into Top 3 of WTA Rankings
Paris [France], August 21 : Garbine Muguruza, who on Sunday claimed her maiden Cincinnati Masters title, has soared into the top three after her of the WTA Rankings released on Monday. Read Full Story

Nadal starts fourth stint as World No. 1
Paris [France], August 21 : 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal on Monday returned to the top of the ATP Rankings for his fourth stint at the pinnacle of men's professional tennis, almost nine years to the day since he first became No. 1. Read Full Story

Early inroads vital in Bangladesh Tests: Lehmann
Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 21 : Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has called on his team to make early inroads against Bangladesh in the two-Test series beginning Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. Read Full Story

India will surely win 2019 World Cup: Axar Patel
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 21 : Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of India's star performers in the Dambulla ODI, believes that the current Indian team is on a roll and exuded confidence that they will surely win the 2019 ICC World Cup slated to be held in England. Read Full Story

CPL 2017: Jamaica Tallawahs replace Imad Wasim with Mahmudullah
Barbados [West Indies], Aug 21 : Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah, who has been left out of the Test side for the two-match series against Australia, has been roped in by Jamaica Tallawahs for the remainder of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Read Full Story

Umar Akmal's comeback chances slim post Arthur outburst: Aamir Sohail
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 21 : Former Pakistan Test opener Aamir Sohail believes Umar Akmal's chances of making a comeback into the national side have been greatly diminished after his allegations against head coach Mickey Arthur. Read Full Story

Kevin Mitchell Jr to step down as Gabba curator
Brisbane [Australia], Aug 21 : Kevin Mitchell Jr, one of the Australia's renowned cricket curators, has announced that he will bid adieu to his illustrious career following this year's Ashes Test in November. Read Full Story

Dimitrov, Muguruza lift maiden Cincinnati Masters title
Cincinnati [U.S.A], August 21 : Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov continued to perform at his menacing best as he trounced Australian player Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to lift his maiden 2017 Western and Southern Open trophy in Cincinnati here on Monday. Read Full Story

Pro Kabaddi League: Jaipur Pink Panthers edge past UP Yoddha 24-22
Lucknow , Aug 21 : Jaipur Pink Panthers held their nerve in the closing minutes to edge past UP Yoddha 24-22 in an exhilarating match of the in the Pro Kabaddi League here at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium last evening. Read Full Story

Junior Shotgun WC: Manisha Keer, Lakshay Sheoran clinch mixed team trap bronze
New Delhi , Aug 21 : Lakshay Sheoran and Manisha Keer won India a bronze medal in the mixed team trap competition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup Shotgun, presently underway in Porpetto, Italy. Read Full Story

India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in first ODI
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 20 : The Indian Cricket Team achieved yet another comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Constantine's men rewrite Indian football history, win 8 matches on a trot
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 20 : The Indian Football team have now broken all records having won eight games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on June 2, 2016. Read Full Story

Indian spinners restrict Lanka to 216 in Dambulla ODI
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 20 : India bundled out Sri Lanka for mere 216 runs in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Read Full Story

World No. 1 Nadal to begin 2018 at Brisbane International
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 20 : 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will begin his Australian Open build-up at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January, the organisers said on Sunday. Read Full Story

Post Edgbaston thrashing, Holder calls on teammates to 'look in the mirror'
Birmingham [UK], August 20 : West Indies captain Jason Holder has called on each of his teammates to look themselves in the mirror and see where they can improve in the aftermath of the crushing defeat in the opening Test of the three-match series against England. Read Full Story

Muruguza, Dimitrov eye maiden Cincinnati Masters' title
Cincinnati [US], August 20 : Wimbledon champion Garbine Muruguza will face second seed Simona Halep in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday. Read Full Story

India come back from behind to beat Mauritius 2-1
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 20 : India came back from behind to register their eighth official win in international football when they made short work of Mauritius 2-1 in the opening match of the Tri-nation international football series at the Mumbai Football Arena yesterday. Read Full Story

England rout Windies in Edgbaston Test
Birmingham [UK], August 20 : England crushed West Indies by an innings and 209 runs inside three days in their inaugural day/night Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday. Read Full Story

Dambulla: India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug. 20 : The first One Day International of the 5-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Dambulla today. Read Full Story

Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque dropped from B'desh Test squad against Australia
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug 19 : Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain, who played his last Test for the national side in August 2015, has been recalled to the 14-man squad for the opening Test of the two-match series against Australia, beginning August 27 in Mirpur. Read Full Story

Curtain Raiser Function for FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017
New Delhi, Aug 19: A curtain raiser function was held in Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi today for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 to be held in India from 6th to 28th October, 2017. Read Full Story

Not in position to overestimate ourselves: Indian football coach
Mumbai , Aug 19 : Ahead of India's first match against Mauritius in the Tri-nation International tri-series in Mumbai, national football coach Stephen Constantine has insisted that despite the recent good run, they are not in a position to overestimate their ability. Read Full Story

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