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Wenger to announce his future plans 'very soon'
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar. 19 : Following Arsenal's 1-3 Premier League loss against West Brom, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has made a decision on his future and will make it public very soon. Read Full Story

Pollard, Narine, Simmons, Badree included in Windies squad for Pakistan T20s
St. John's, Antigua [West Indies], Mar. 19 : West Indies have picked Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Samuel Badree for the four-match T20 series against Pakistan beginning March 26. Read Full Story

Williamson best No. 3 batsman in the world: McMillan
Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 19 : New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan is all but praise for Kane Williamson and said that the skipper is the best No. 3 batsman in world cricket. Read Full Story

Roger Federer to face Stan Wawrinka in all Swiss final at Indian Wells
California [USA], Mar. 19 : Swiss maestro Roger Federer will be facing Stan Wawrinka in an all-Swiss final at the Indian Wells Masters after both registered straight set victories in their respective semi-final clashes on Saturday. Read Full Story

Dhoni registers FIR after losing mobile phone in Delhi
New Delhi , Mar.19 : A complaint was registered on Sunday by the Delhi Police after former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost his mobile phone at a five star hotel in Delhi's Dwarka. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Pujara steals show with 11th hundred, India trail by 91 runs
Ranchi, Mar 18 : The day three of the third Test match in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy, played between India and Australia, belonged to Cheteshwar Pujara, who enthralled the Indian faithfuls with a dogged century, the 11th of his Test career, here on Saturday. Read Full Story

IPL: Rising Pune Supergiant to commence online ticket sales for home matches
Pune, Mar 18 : Online ticket sales for the seven home matches of the Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017 (Season Ten), to be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune, will start on Mar 20, through their ticketing partner BookMyShow, an official release stated. Read Full Story

AIFF: Squad of 24 leaves for dual challenge
New Delhi, Mar 18 : A 24-member Indian National Team squad will leave Mumbai on Saturday night for India's back to back matches, the International Friendly against Cambodia in Phnom Penh and the inaugural Group A League match against Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers UAE 2019, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Pujara slams century, India still in fight with 303/4 at tea
Ranchi, Mar 18 : : A brilliant unbeaten 109 by Cheteshwar Pujara took India to 303 for four wickets at tea on the third day of their third test match against Australia on Saturday as the home team were still in fight after suffering few quick blows that sent skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane packed to the pavilion. Read Full Story

AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: 24-member Indian football team leaves for double clash
New Delhi , Mar. 18 : The 24-member Indian national football team squad will leave Mumbai later tonight for back to back matches -- the International Friendly against Cambodia in Phnom Penh and the inaugural Group A League match against Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers UAE 2019. Read Full Story

Pujara stands tall to keep India alive in Ranchi Test
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Mar. 18 : Cheteshwar Pujara once again came to rescue by scoring a fighting century to keep India in contention in the ongoing third Test against Australia at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Faf all praise for team after 'impossible' victory in Wellington Test
Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 18 : South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis is all praise for his team after registering an "impossible" victory against New Zealand in Wellington to go one-up in the three-Tests series on Saturday. Read Full Story

Sports Council releases Rs. 10 lakh to Kick Boxing Champion Tajamul Islam's academy
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) , Mar. 18 : After recent social media post of International Kick Boxing Champion Tajamul Islam, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the President of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, decided to release an amount of Rs. 10 lakh for the up-gradation of sports infrastructure at Ali Academy Bandipora. Read Full Story

Kuznetsova topples Pliskova to set up all-Russian Indian Wells final
California [USA], Mar. 18 : Svetlana Kuznetsova toppled world number three Karolina Pliskova under the Stadium 1 lights on Friday to book her place in an all-Russian final at the Indian Wells Masters. Read Full Story

Javed Miandad calls for 'death penalty' for match-fixers
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 18 : Calling for strong measures in order to avoid match fixing, former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has suggested that those found guilty should be given death penalty. Read Full Story

Afridi appointed ambassador of Blind Cricket WC
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 18 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been appointed as the ambassador for the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup. Read Full Story

Final line up of racers announced for T1 Season 4
Greater Noida(Uttar Pradesh) Mar. 18: Announcing the final line-up of Indian and International racers, Tata Motors is all set to return to the Buddh International Circuit with an action-packed Season 4 of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit on Sunday. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Murali Vijay departs for 82, India 193 for loss of 2 wickets
Ranchi, Mar 18 : Murali Vijay gave away his wicket at the stroke of lunch to give Australia their first breakthrough in the morning session of day three of the third Test match against India, here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Fire at hotel: MS Dhoni and Jharkhand team escape safely
New Delhi, Mar 17 : Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is currently playing the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Jharkhand, along with his team mates escaped a fire outbreak at team hotel in Dwarka early in the morning on Friday. Read Full Story

Third test : India 120/1 at the end of second day, trail behind Aussies by 331 runs
Ranchi, Mar 17 : : Chasing the formidable Aussie score of 451, India scored 120 losing one wicket at the end of second day's play of the third test here on Friday. Read Full Story

Colombo Test: Shakib's ton put Bangladesh in control
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 17 : All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored a brilliant century to put Bangladesh in control of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval here on Friday. Read Full Story

Openers lead India's solid reply to Australia's 451 in Ranchi Test
Ranchi (Chhattisgarh), Mar. 17 : Opener KL Rahul's brilliant half century and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's five-wicket haul helped India stage a solid fightback in the third Test of the ongoing four-match series against Australia here at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium on Friday. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB suspends Shahzaib Hasan
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 17 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday provisionally suspended Shahzaib Hasan amid ongoing investigations into alleged corruption in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Read Full Story

'Saddening' to lose player like Sharjeel, insists Sarfraz
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 17 : With batsman Sharjeel Khan being suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his alleged part in the infamous spot-fixing scandal during the first week of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan limited-overs skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has admitted that the loss of the 27-year-old batsman is a blow to his squad. Read Full Story

Third test : Australia all out for 451, Smith remains not out with 178
Ranchi, Mar 17 : : Helped by a heroic unbeaten knock of 178 by captain Steven Smith and 104 by middle order batsman Glenn Maxwell, who scored his first test ton, Australia scored 451, all out, in their first innings that came to an end shortly after lunch here on Friday. Read Full Story

Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final postponed due to fire at mall adjacent to team hotel
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : The second semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy between Jharkhand and Bengal was on Friday postponed after a fire incident that took place at the adjacent Mall located in Dwarka area of New Delhi this morning. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Gritty Smith helps Australia go past 400-run mark
Ranchi, Mar 17 :; A dogged innings from Australian skipper Steven Smith has helped his side put on 401 runs for the loss of seven wickets, here on Friday, day two of the third Test match against India. Read Full Story

Cricket: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 semi-final and final rescheduled
Mumbai, Mar 17 : The second semi-final of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 between Jharkhand and Bengal and the final have been rescheduled due to a fire accident which happened in the hotel where the teams were staying, due to which the players were not in a position to play the match, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Wellington Test: De Kock, Bavuma put Proteas in driver's seat
Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 17 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma played crucial knocks to help not only South Africa recover but be in the driver's seat after second day's play in the second Test of the three-match series against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve here on Friday. Read Full Story

New Delhi: Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final postponed due to hotel fire
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : The second semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy between Jharkhand and Bengal was on Friday postponed after a fire incident that took place at Jharkhand's team hotel, Welcome Hotel Complex, located in Dwarka area of New Delhi this morning. Read Full Story

Stage set for first ever Pro Boxing India Championship
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : The boxing fever is soon to grip India with its first ever Pro Boxing India Championship (PBIC) being organised by Royal Sports Promotions in association with Asian Boxing Council, the Asian federation affiliated with World Boxing Council (WBC). Read Full Story

Important to win tournaments in lead-up to World Cup: Oltmans
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 17 : Post the final match at the recently-concluded Hockey India League, Kalinga Lancers skipper Moritz Fuerste backed India to be top three in the world in the next ten years. Read Full Story

Mata helps United edge past Rostov to enter Europa League quarters
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar. 17 : Midfielder Juan Mata scored a timely goal as Manchester United entered the last eight of the Europa League with an underwhelming 1-0 victory against Russian minnows FC Rostov in a nervy encounter at Old Trafford. Read Full Story

Elena surprises Venus to reach Indian Wells semis
California [USA], Mar. 17 : In a major setback, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams suffered a crushing defeat against World No. 15 Elena Vesnina to bow out of the Indian Wells Masters under the lights of Stadium 1 on Thursday evening. Read Full Story

Tajamul Islam viral video: It is state's responsibility to nurture players, says Sunita Godara
New Delhi , Mar. 16:Supporting the plea by World Kickboxing Champion Tajamul Islam's video requesting to Jammu and Kashmir Government to provide better facilities for athletes, former marathon runner Sunita Godara on Thursday said that sports is a state subject and it is their duty to nurture players. Read Full Story

Ranchi Test: Skipper Smith, Maxwell innings put Aussies on front foot
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Mar. 16: Australian skipper Steven Smith's knock along with Glenn Maxwell puts visitors to 299 for 4 at stumps on the opening day of the third Test between India and Australia at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi on Thursday. Read Full Story

Ranchi test match: Kohli ruled out due to injury
Ranchi, Mar 16 : Indian captain Virat Kohli has been ruled out from the ongoing third test match between India and Australia due to shoulder injury. Read Full Story

Steve Smith slams 19th test century, partners with Maxell to take Aussies to 299/4
Ranchi, Mar 17 : : Riding an ,unbeaten 117 by skipper Steven Smith, Australia took a commanding position piling up 299 for four wickets in their first innings at the end of the first day of the third test against India on Thursday. Read Full Story

Centre to enhance India's sports facilities through Khelo India scheme
New Delhi, Mar 16 : Vijay Goel, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, said on Thursday that the government has planned to enhance India's sports infrastructure through the Khelo India programme. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Australia lose 3 wickets, score 109 runs
Ranchi, Mar 16 : Winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Australian team have put on 109 runs for the loss of three wickets in the morning session of play, here on Thursday, in the third Test match against India. Read Full Story

Ranchi test: Aus win toss, elect to bat
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Mar. 16 : Australia have won the toss and asked India to bowl first in the third test of the ongoing four-match series at at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on Thursday. The test match is also the first ever Test hosted by the city. Read Full Story

Third Test between India, Australia begins in Ranchi today
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : The penultimate Test of the four-match series between India and Australia begins in Ranchi today, and it is also the first ever Test hosted by the city, which will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Read Full Story

Manohar's contribution to Indian cricket is invaluable: BCCI
New Delhi , Mar. 15 : Acknowledging International Cricket Council (ICC) chairperson Shashank Manohar contribution to cricket as 'invaluable', the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday said the former is a man of few words but excellent deeds. Read Full Story

BCCI expresses surprise at Shashank Manohar's resignation as ICC Chairman
Mumbai, Mar 15 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday expressed its surprise at the sudden decision of Shashank Manohar to step down from the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman. Read Full Story

It is time to focus on the remainder of the series: Virat Kohli
Ranchi, Mar 15 : Indian captain Virat Kohli while interacting with the media ahead of the third test match between India and Australia said that it is time for both the teams to focus on the remainder of the series and not on the incidents happened in Bangalore test match. Read Full Story

Chandimal leads Lanka's fightback in Colombo Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 15 : Middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal played a calm and composed knock of 86* to help Sri Lanka reach 238-7 on the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh at the P Sara Oval here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Ind vs Aus: Bengaluru pitch rated 'below average' by Chris Broad
New Delhi , Mar. 15 : ICC match referee Chris Broad has rated the pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, which hosted the second Test between Australia and India last week, as 'below average'. Read Full Story

After Taylor, Boult also ruled out of Wellington Test
Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 15 : In a major blow to New Zealand, pace spearhead Trent Boult has been ruled out of the second Test of the three-match series against South Africa beginning at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on Thursday. Read Full Story

India vs Australia: All's not well in Ranchi!
Ranchi , Mar. 15 : Much was expected from the ongoing four-match Test series between India and Australia- a fierce battle of cricketing skills, mind games, sledging and the world two top teams have lived up to the expectations. Read Full Story

`Disappointed` Smith tags Kohli's comments as 'completely wrong and rubbish'
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Mar. 15 : Steve Smith on Wednesday said that he was 'disappointed' by Virat Kohli's statement that Australia broke the DRS protocols repeatedly in the second Test in Bengaluru, dubbing them as completely rubbish. Read Full Story

Former Pak cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz serves legal notice on Shaharyar Khan
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 15 : Former Pakistani pacer Sarfraz Nawaz has served a legal notice on Shaharyar Khan, asking the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman to withdraw a recent press note issued against him. Read Full Story

Shashank Manohar resigns as ICC chairman citing personal reasons
New Delhi , Mar. 15 : International Cricket Council (ICC) chairperson Shashank Manohar on Wednesday resigned from the post because of personal reasons. Read Full Story

Northeast students in Delhi celebrate human excellence through sports
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I don't regret anything I said: Kohli
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Mar. 15 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli has insisted that he stands by the views he expressed after the Bengaluru Test, adding that he doesn't have any regret about what he said. Read Full Story

Sashank Manohar resigns as ICC Chairman citing personal reasons
DubaI, Mar 15 : : International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Sashank Manohar resigned on Wednesday, citing 'personal reasons,' reports said. Read Full Story

Ian Chappell wants administrators to curb on-field chatter
Melbourne, Mar 14 : Former Australian captain Ian Chappell in a column written for Channel 9 said that he wants the administrators to curb the on-field chatter between two teams (India and Australia) as it could bring troubles to both the teams in the ongoing series. Read Full Story

James Pattinson asked selectors not to consider him for India Tour
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 14 : Australian pacer James Pattinson has revealed that he had asked the national selectors not to consider him for the ongoing four-match Test series against India. Read Full Story

Hockey India brings on board three new scientific advisors
New Delhi , Mar. 14 : In the past year the Indian hockey teams have not only made rapid progress and found success in some of the biggest international tournaments but they have also been credited for being faster, physically fitter and stronger. Read Full Story

PSL spot-fixing row: PCB suspends Mohammad Irfan
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 14 : Left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan has been suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Read Full Story

'Umesh always looks like picking-up fifer whenever he comes to bowl'
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Mar. 14 : India head coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday showered praise on Umesh Yadav, saying that the right-arm pacer, always looks to pick-up a five-wicket haul whenever he comes to bowl. Read Full Story


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