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Sri Lanka rope in Allan Donald as pace bowling coach
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 30 : Former South African paceman Allan Donald has been appointed as Sri Lanka's a consultant fast bowling coach for the Champions Trophy, which is to be held in England and Wales from June 2. Read Full Story

IPL 2017: Andrew Tye ruled out with dislocated shoulder
Rajkot (Gujarat) , Apr 30 : Gujarat Lions' all-rounder Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL season 10 with a dislocated shoulder. Read Full Story

My relationship with Dhoni is pretty chilled out, says Smith
New Delhi , Apr 30 : Australian skipper Steve Smith, who is playing alongside former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for Rising Pune Supergiant in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has asserted that they both share a pretty chilled out relationship. Read Full Story

India crush New Zealand 3-0 at Azlan Shah Cup
Ipoh [Malaysia], 30 Apr : India came up with extraordinary skills to excel against New Zealand as they won 3-0 in their second match at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament here on an entertaining Sunday. Read Full Story

SV Sunil completes 200th international caps for India
Ipoh [Malaysia], Apr 30 : The Indian Hockey Team celebrated forward S.V Sunil achieved the distinction of playing 200 matches for his country on Sunday. Read Full Story

Azlan Shah Cup: Harmanpreet's brace help India rout New Zealand 3-0
Ipoh [Malaysia], Apr 30 : After a 2-2 draw against Great Britain in their opening game, India came out with a brilliant performance to beat New Zealand 3-0 in their second match at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia on Sunday. Read Full Story

ICC's USD 400 million offer far less than what India deserves: Amitabh Choudhary
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 30 : BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary has said that the USD 400 million offer presented by the International Cricket Council (ICC) before India is far less than what the country deserves, seeing BCCI's contribution to global cricket revenues. Read Full Story

Rohit Sharma turns 30: Wishes pour in for 'Talent ka bhandaar'
New Delhi , Apr 30 : Flamboyant Indian batsman Rohit Sharma turns 30 on Sunday. And his former teammates and colleagues took to their respective Twitter handles to wish the Mumbaikar. Read Full Story

I-League: Shivajians host Minerva in their final fixture
Pune (Maharashtra) , Apr 30 : Seventh placed DSK Shivajians FC will today host bottom-placed Minerva Punjab FC at Balewadi Stadium, Pune in their last I-League game of the season. Read Full Story

Win over Gujarat Lions one of my best games: Krunal Pandya
Rajkot (Gujarat), Apr 30 : Mumbai Indians' all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who came out with a match-winning performance against Gujarat Lions in what was by far the most incredible game of IPL season 10, labeled the victory as one of his best wins across levels. Read Full Story

Mladenovic halts Sharapova's controversial comeback run at Stuttgart
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 30 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's comeback on the tennis court after 15-months of doping ban was halted as she lost in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open on Saturday. Read Full Story

Bayern Munich seal Bundesliga title after thrashing Wolfsburg 6-0
Istanbul [Turkey], Apr 30 : Bayern Munich came out with all guns blazing and thrashed Wolfsburg 6-0 to be crowned Bundesliga champions for a record fifth straight season at the Volkswagen Arena Stadium on Sunday. Read Full Story

Mohun Bagan look to end I-League on a high
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 30 : A home win and a loss for Aizawl away to Shillong Lajong- that's what every Mariner is praying for now. Read Full Story

Veiby grabs lead as Gill suffers damper issues at 2017 ARPC
Whangarei [New Zealand], Apr 30 : India's Gaurav Gill of Team MRF Tyres, struggling with an errant damper, saw his slender advantage vanish as team-mate Ole Christian Veiby from Norway literally splashed his way to a 33.2-second lead in the International Rally of Whangarei, which is also the first round of the 2017 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), here on Saturday that marked by heavy rains in the afternoon. Read Full Story

7th Senior Women's Hockey C'ship: RSPB to face Hockey Haryana in final
Rohtak (Haryana) , Apr 30 : Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) and hosts Hockey Haryana will today clash in the finals of 7th Senior National Championship 2017 (Women) 'A' Division. The two teams recorded contrasting victories in their respective semifinals to get to a shot at glory. Read Full Story

Bengaluru FC finish at fourth spot in I-league
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 30 : JSW Bengaluru FC finished-off their I-League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers, their sixth win (including AFC Cup) in as many matches, on Saturday. Read Full Story

India draws two all with UK in Azlan Shah Cup
Ipoh [Malaysia], Apr 29 : India and Great Britain drew their rain-delayed opening match at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, two all on Saturday. Read Full Story

7th Junior Women's Hockey C'ship: Kerala edge past Bengal 6-4
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Apr 29 : Kerala Hockey defeated Bengal Hockey Association 6-4, in what was the most exciting game of the Day Three of the 7th Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women) 'B' Division here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Vettel pips Raikkonen to top Russian GP third practice
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 29 : Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel fended off his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari made a one-two finish in the third and final practice session of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix here on Saturday. Read Full Story

18-year-old Jehan Daruvala finishes on podium at F3 European C'ship
Monza [Italy], Apr 29 : Adding yet another milestone to his ever-growing roster of Indian firsts in the world of motorsport, 18-year-old Jehan Daruvala made India proud on Saturday when he emerged as the second fastest driver in the FIA Formula 3 European Championships here at Monza. Read Full Story

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India to take on Great Britain in opener
Ipoh [Malaysia], Apr 29 : The Indian men's hockey team, led by PR Sreejesh, will aim to begin the new season on a strong note when they take on Great Britain in the first match of the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here today. Read Full Story

Ponting warns critics against writing off 'champion' Dhoni
Melbourne [Australia], Apr 29 : Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has warned against writing off Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a dominant force in international cricket, adding that the former Indian captain has a significant role to play in the upcoming Champions Trophy, which is to be held in England and Wales from June 2. Read Full Story

Aizawl FC deserve to be I-League champions: defender Ashutosh Mehta
New Delhi , Apr 29 : Settling in Aizawl would be the last option for a Mumbaikar, who feels more comfortable in travelling from Malad to Bandra and toiling hard at the Cooperage ground before unwinding himself with maybe a stroll down the Marine Drive. Read Full Story

Gaurav Gill sets early pace at FIA Asia Pacific Rally C'ship
New Delhi , Apr 29 : India's Gaurav Gill of Team MRF Tyres, the defending champion, put the hammer down with a scorching night run of the Super Special Stage and led team-mate Ole Christian Veiby by 2.5 seconds as the International Rally of Whangarei, the first round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship got underway here on Friday. Read Full Story

ISL: FC Pune City ropes in Pradhyum Reddy as assistant coach
Pune (Maharashtra) , Apr 28 : Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City on Friday appointed Pradhyum Reddy as the assistant coach for the first team and the Head of Football - Youth. Read Full Story

Want to start Azlan Shah Cup on a great note: PR Sreejesh
Ipoh [Malaysia], Apr 28 : Having arrived in Ipoh, Malaysia a week before the start of the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the Indian Hockey team has had enough time to get used to the humid conditions and are geared up for a good start at the tournament, asserts captain P.R Sreejesh. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee felicitates Indian deaf cricket team
New Delhi , Apr 28 : The Indian Deaf Cricket team scored the highest honour with a felicitation by President Pranab Mukherjee last week. Read Full Story

Sindhu's downfall ends India's challenge at Badminton Asia Championships
Wuhan [China], Apr 28 : Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu crashed out of the Badminton Asia Championships after suffering a heart wrenching defeat at the hands of He Bingjiao of China in the quarterfinals on Friday. Read Full Story

`Some incidents shake me so hard that I lose context of playing cricket`
New Delhi , Apr 28 : Everybody knows that veteran Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir is a very passionate cricketer, who loves his country more passionately. Read Full Story

Shahid Afridi turns down Najam Sethi's farewell offer
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 28 : Former Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has declined Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee chairman Najam Sethi's offer to give him a farewell upon his retirement from international cricket. Read Full Story

Harbhajan, Raina in Ponting's Best IPL XI of 2017
Melbourne [Australia], Apr 28 : Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina, Mumbai Indians spinner Harbhajan Singh and Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar have got a place in former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting's Best XI of IPL 2017. Read Full Story

Pankaj Advani to take on Chinese teen in Asian Snooker C'ship's final
Doha [Qatar], Apr 28 : Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani will aim to add a snooker crown to his account when he takes on China's Lv Haotian in the final of 33rd Asian Snooker Championship here later today. Read Full Story

7th Junior Women's Hockey C'ship: Andhra Pradesh beat Bengal 9-2
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Apr .28 : Hockey Andhra Pradesh trounced Bengal Hockey Association 9-2 in the opening match of the 7th Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women) 'B' Division here at the Aishbagh Stadium last evening. Read Full Story

7th Sub-Junior Hockey Championship : Namdhari XI thrash Puducherry 15-0
Bengaluru , Apr 28 : Namdhari XI produced a superlative performance as they thrashed Hockey Puducherry 15-0 in their Pool B clash of the 7th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) 'B' Division here last evening. Read Full Story

Gautam Gambhir to bear educational expenses of Sukma bravehearts' children
New Delhi , Apr 28 : Veteran Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has pledged to bear the educational expenses of the children of the 25 CRPF personnel, who were killed in an attack by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on Monday. Read Full Story

Sharapova enters Quarterfinals of Stuttgart Open
Stuttgart [Germany], April 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who made her comeback after 15-months of doping ban, registered her second win on Thursday by beating Roberta Vinci to reach the quarter-finals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart. Read Full Story

ICC's revised revenue model not acceptable to BCCI: C.K. Khanna
New Delhi , Apr 27 : C.K. Khanna, acting president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Thursday said that International Cricket Council's (ICC) revised revenue model is not acceptable to them, adding that they would take a final call on this sensitive issue only after thorough analysis with the board officials. Read Full Story

Boycotting Champions Trophy could isolate India: Rajeev Shukla
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Senior BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla on Thursday asserted that it would not be right for India to pull out of the upcoming Champions Trophy in its act of defiance over the ICC's revised financial model, saying such a move could see them isolated in world cricket. Read Full Story

Haddin not surprised by Faulkner's omission from Champions Trophy squad
Melbourne [Australia], Apr 27 : Former wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has backed the national selectors' decision to axe James Faulkner from the Australian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, saying that the all-rounder has not been performing well from over the last one year. Read Full Story

IPL 10: Samuels replaces injured de Kock in Daredevils squad
New Delhi , Apr 27 : West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been roped in by Delhi Daredevils as a replacement for injured South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock for the remainder of the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

BCCI didn't consult me before going to ICC meet: Vinod Rai
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Vinod Rai, the head of the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Thursday revealed that the office bearers of the national cricket board didn't consult him before going for the recent International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Dubai. Read Full Story

BCCI to receive USD 293 million under ICC's revised financial model
Dubai [UAE], Apr 27 : Under ICC's revised financial model, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will receive USD 293 million from the International Cricket Council global revenues for the 2015-23 rights cycle. Read Full Story

Sehwag condemns Army camp attack in Kupwara
New Delhi, April 27,: In the wake of the Kupwara attack that claimed lives of three Army personnel this morning, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag took to Twitter expressing his ire over the tragedy while saying that such attacks should come to an end. Read Full Story

IPL 2017: Uthappa, Gambhir power KKR to thumping win over Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) , Apr 27 : Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir struck blistering half centuries as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets in a crucial encounter in the ongoing IPL season 10 at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

ICC meeting: BCCI loses both revenue and governance votes
Dubai [UAE], Apr 26 : In what could be seen as a major setback to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) influence in the International Cricket Council (ICC), the cricket board on Wednesday lost both the governance and the revenue votes at the crucial ICC meet. Read Full Story

England all-rounder Zafar Ansari bids adieu to cricket at 25
London [UK], Apr 26 : England all-rounder Zafar Ansari, who played three Tests and an ODI for the national team, has called curtains on his cricketing career at the age of 25. Read Full Story

West Indies penalised for slow over-rate during Jamaica Test
Dubai [UAE], Apr 26 : West Indies have been fined by the ICC for maintaining a slow over-rate during their seven-wicket defeat in the opening Test against Pakistan at the Sabina Park last evening. Read Full Story

Harbhajan accuses Jet Airways pilot of racism, calls for strict action
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday brought in notice an alleged incident of racism and assault by Jet Airways pilot which took place on April 3. Read Full Story

Misbah soars into top 20 Test Batsmen
Dubai [UAE], Apr 26 : Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has gained six slots to reach 20th position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after his side registered a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the first Test of the three-match series at the Sabina Park here last evening. Read Full Story

Saina bows out, Sindhu advances in Asian badminton C'ship
Wuhan [China], Apr 26 : Rio-Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu kicked off her Asian badminton Championship on a winning note as she thrashed Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia in straight games to storm into the second round of the women's singles event here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

IPL 10: Upbeat Pune Supergiant face stern test against KKR
Mumbai , Apr 26 : Rising Pune Supergiant will face a tough challenge when they take on two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here today evening. Read Full Story

England recall fit-again Mark Wood for Champions Trophy
London [U.K], Apr 25 : England pacer Mark Wood has been included in the 15-man ODI squad for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be held from June 2. Read Full Story

Dope-tainted Subrata Paul vows to prove his innocence
New Delhi , Apr 25 : Arjuna Awardee footballer Subrata Paul, who failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping agency (NADA) earlier this year, has vowed to prove his innocence by going for the confirmatory 'B' sample test. Read Full Story

Neil McKenzie expecting third child with wife Kerry McGregor
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 25 : Former South African batsman Neil McKenzie has announced that he and his wife Kerry McGregor are expecting their third child later this year. Read Full Story

Arjuna-awardee footballer Subrata Paul fails dope test
New Delhi , Apr 25 : In what may come as a shock to the Indian football fans, Arjuna Awardee Subrata Paul has failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping agency (NADA). Read Full Story

IPL 10: Rohit Sharma penalised for showing dissent
Mumbai , Apr 25 : Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his side's three-run defeat against the Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium last evening. Read Full Story

Younis draws praise post 10,000 Test runs landmark
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 25 : Former and current Pakistan players have come in unison to praise veteran batsman Younis Khan, who has become the country's first cricketer to complete 10,000 Test runs. Read Full Story

IPL 10: Irfan Pathan replaces injured Bravo in Gujarat Lions squad
Gujarat , Apr 25 : Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has been roped in by Gujarat Lions as a replacement for injured Dwayne Bravo for the remainder of the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read Full Story

Jamaica Test: Yasir's four-fer leaves Windies reeling on Day 4
Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 25 : Yasir Shah scalped a four-wicket haul as West Indies slumped to 93-4 and trailed by 28 runs in the second innings against Pakistan at the end of the fourth day's play of the opening Test at the Sabina Park here last evening. Read Full Story

Serena Williams calls out Nastase for 'racially' abusing her unborn child
London [U.K.], Apr. 25 : Responding to controversial Romanian former world No1 Ilie Nastase's comments about her, American tennis legend Serena Williams has accused him of racially abusing her and her unborn baby. Read Full Story

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