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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

Olympic Task force recommends replacing bureaucrats in SAI with professionals
New Delhi , August 19 : The Olympic Task Force, formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year as an outcome of India's unsuccessful Olympic campaign in Rio de Janeiro, has recommended major reformation of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), and suggested that the qualified professionals should swap places with bureaucrats and the authority must be given complete financial autonomy. Read Full Story

Never felt Anil Kumble was strict: Wriddhiman Saha
Kolkata , August 19 : Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday insisted that he never found former head coach Anil Kumble strict as his other teammates used to consider him. Read Full Story

India's campaign ends in Cincinnati as Mirza, Bopanna crash out
Cincinnati [U.S.A], Aug 19 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai crashed out of the ongoing 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, after slumping to a straight sets defeat in the semi-finals of the women's doubles event here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Shocking! Nadal stunned by Kyrgios in Cincinnati Open quarters
Cincinnati [U.S.A.], August 19 : Fifteen-time Grand Slam champion and incoming world number one Rafael Nadal suffered a major blow as he was knocked out of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati after going down in straight sets against Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Cook's mighty 243 helps England tighten grip against Windies in first Test
Birmingham [U.K.], August 19 : England opener Alastair Cook continued his rich vein of form as he remorselessly churned out a double century to help his team tighten their grip against West Indies before James Anderson struck on Day Two of the opening day-night Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Saturday. Read Full Story

ISSF Junior Shotgun WC: Akash Saharan finishes sixth in men's trap event
New Delhi , Aug 19 : India's Akash Saharan finished sixth even as Spain's Adria Martinez shot a world record score of 46 out of 50 in the finals of the men's trap event to clinch gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup Shotgun, being held at Porpetto, Italy. Read Full Story

Tri-Nation series a 'stage to try new players': Constantine
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 18 : India football coach Stephen Constantine has termed the forthcoming Tri-Nation Football series as a 'stage to try new players' where India are slated to kick-off their campaign against Mauritius at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. Read Full Story

Manish Pandey hopes to carry 'A' series form against Sri Lanka
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 18 : Middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, who has been recalled to the national side for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is all ready to perform and cement his place. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 WC Trophy Experience to kick off in New Delhi tomorrow
New Delhi , August 18 : In a first of a kind experience, thousands of children from Mission XI Million, football fans, residents and tourists in the national capital will have the chance to see the FIFA U-17 World Cup official winner's trophy. Read Full Story

India Tour will be tough for Steve Smith's men: Michael Clarke
Mumbai , Aug 18 : Former skipper Michael Clarke on Friday admitted that Australia's upcoming limited-overs tour to India will be difficult for Steve Smith and Co. as the Men in Blue are in a great form at the moment. Read Full Story

Umar Akmal making bogus attempt to hide his failures: PCB
Lahore [Pakistan], August 18 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted to the allegations made by Umar Akmal with regards to his omission from the ICC Champions Trophy squad, and said that the middle-order batsman is making a bogus attempt to deviate attention from his own failures. Read Full Story

Lanka eye World Cup 2019 spot in India series
Dubai [UAE], August 18 : Sri Lanka will be eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019 in an upcoming five-match home series against India which commences in Dambulla on Sunday. Read Full Story

Holland experience will help prepare for Women's Hockey Asia Cup: Marijne
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 19 : After a two-week break post the Women's Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg, the Indian women's team is back in SAI, Bengaluru for a three-week national camp. Read Full Story

Khawaja, Agar to make Test comebacks for Bangladesh series, hints Smith
Melbourne [Australia], August 18, : Usman Khawaja and Ashton Agar might be seen making their Test comebacks when Australia face Bangladesh in the two-Test series later this month. Read Full Story

Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA's Best Player 2017 award
Zurich [Switzerland], Aug 18 : Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to clinch the Best FIFA Men's Player 2017 award for the second time after being named among the 24-man shortlisted candidates for this year's coveted prize. Read Full Story

In a first, FIFA appoints female referees for U-17 WC
New Delhi , August 18 : With only two months to go before the FIFA U-17 World Cup kicks off, the FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, representing all six confederations. Read Full Story

Anyone can earn medal if they try well, says star athlete Joby Matthew
Kochi (Kerala), August 18 : Athlete Joby Matthew, who was the largest exponent of medals for India at the recently concluded World Dwarf Games, returned to Kochi on Friday. Read Full Story

Shoulder injury forces Lanning out of Women's Ashes series
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 18 : Australian skipper Meg Lanning has been ruled out of the entire Women's Ashes series after undergoing a surgery on her right shoulder. Read Full Story

Faulkner, Coulter-Nile recalled in Australia squad for India tour
Melbourne [Australia], August 18 : Australian pacemen James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been recalled in the 14-man ODI squad for the upcoming five-match series against India to be held in September and October. Read Full Story

Bopanna, Dodig battle into Cincinnati Open quarters
Cincinnati [U.S.A.], August 18 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig showcased a spirited performance as they bounced back from a set down to book their place in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati here on Friday. Read Full Story

ISSF Junior Shotgun WC: Akash Saharan tops in men's trap qualifiers
New Delhi , Aug 18 : Akash Saharan, Vivaan Kapoor and Janmajai Singh Rathore gave the Indian squad enough reason to smile, as they stayed in contention for the final of the Junior Men's Trap shooting event on day one of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup Shotgun, being held at Porpetto, Italy. Read Full Story

Cook, Root notch tons as England dominate Windies in day-night Test
Birmingham [U.K.], August 18 : Opener Alastair Cook and skipper Joe Root hammered scorching centuries to help England reach the score of 348-3 in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against West Indies here at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground last evening. Read Full Story

Zverev confident for US Open despite Cincy loss
Cincinnati [US], August 17 : Alexander Zverev, whose 10-match win streak was snapped at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday against Frances Tiafoe, enters the US Open confident and feels his best ahead of any Grand Slam event. Read Full Story

Stuart MacGill turns down Bangladesh spin-coaching role
Melbourne [Australia], August 17 : Former Test spinner Stuart MacGill has rejected Bangladesh offer to join the side ahead of two-Test series against Australia. Read Full Story

Talent will never spot you; it's always the other way round, says India football coach
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 17 : One of the hallmarks of India's football coach Stephen Constantine's coaching career has been his eye to spot players from nowhere and draft them into his squad as part of the team's developmental process. Read Full Story

Attempts being made to malign my image: Vijay Goel
New Delhi , Aug.17 : Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday rejected reports that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) changed its layout plan to allot a plot to an NGO closely associated to him, and said that attempts were being to malign his image. Read Full Story

Hastings optimistic to tour India despite injury blow
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 17 : Australian pacer John Hastings, who is currently nursing a foot injury, has expressed confidence that he will be available for selection for the upcoming limited-overs, featuring five ODIs and three T20 Internationals against India. Read Full Story

PCB honours Shaharyar for his contribution to Pakistan cricket
Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 17 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has lauded his predecessor Shaharyar Mohammad Khan for his contribution to cricket development in the country, as the PCB hosted a farewell in his honour at the Gaddafi Stadium last evening. Read Full Story

Umar Akmal accuses head coach Arthur of abuse
Karachi [Pakistan], August 17 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to issue a show cause notice to out-of-favour middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for going to the media with a complaint that head coach Mickey Arthur abused him and had barred him from practicing at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Read Full Story

ICC U-19 World Cup: Windies to take on Kiwis in opener
Dubai [UAE], Aug 17 : Defending champion West Indies will take on hosts New Zealand in the opening day of the next year's ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, which runs from January 13 to February 3. Read Full Story

Mirza advances, Paes crashes out of Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati [U.S.A.], Aug 17 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai showcased a splendid performance as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati following a straight-set victory in the women's doubles clash here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Nadal cruises, Ramanathan bows out of Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati [U.S.A.], Aug 17 : Fifteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal continued his quest to regain top spot as he trounced Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets to romp into the third round of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati here on Thursday. Read Full Story

India outplay Austria 4-3 to end European tour on high
Amstelveen [Netherlands], Aug 17 : The Indian men's hockey team registered a sensational 4-3 win against Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour here last evening. Read Full Story

BCCI `deliberately` misconstrued order to oust Rahul Johri from SGM: CoA to SC
Mumbai , Aug 16 : The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators on Wednesday took a jibe at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for deliberately misconstruing the apex court's order to bar CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team from attending the Special General Meeting (SGM) held on July 26. Read Full Story

Excited to play as India's vice-captain: Rohit Sharma
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug 16 : Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has recently been appointed as the vice-captain of the limited-overs team, on Thursday said he is excited with the prospect of stepping onto the field in his new role when the national side head into the five-match ODI series, beginning August 20 in Dambulla. Read Full Story

Let's rewrite history against England: Stuart Law calls on Windies
Birmingham [U.K], Aug 16 : West Indies coach Stuart Law has backed the Jason Holder-led side to exploit the weaknesses in the England side and prove the critics wrong when the two sides meet each other in the three-match Test series, beginning tomorrow at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Read Full Story

ICC hires international security company for Pakistan
Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 16 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has employed a security company for a three-year period in their bid to resume the international cricket in Pakistan. Read Full Story

Leander Paes-Alexander Zverev suffer first-round exit in Cincinnati
Cincinnati [U.S.A.], Aug 16 : Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev were knocked out of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati after going down in the opening round of the men's doubles event here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Handscomb's inclusion as keeper could free up spot against Bangladesh: Gilchrist
Melbourne [Australia], August 16 : Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has suggested Australia to hand over gloves to Peter Handscomb to squeeze in an extra spinner in the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board post whitewash against India
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 : Following Sri Lanka's Test series whitewash against India, former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has said that the Dinesh Chandimal-led side could not be faulted for the drubbing and blamed the country's cricket board for the same. Read Full Story

Liverpool secure easy win over Hoffenheim in CL first leg
Sinsheim [Germany], August 16 : Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a magnificent goal on his European debut as Liverpool defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 which put them on the brink of Champions League group stage place at the Hein-Neckar Arena on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Sharapova given wildcard for US Open
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will be playing her first Grand Slam after coming back from the 15-month doping back after receiving wildcard for the US Open which begins August 28. Read Full Story

CSA, ECB agree compensation package for Ottis Gibson
London [UK], August 16 : Ottis Gibson, who is set to replace Russell Domingo as South Africa head coach, will remain with England throughout the three-match Test series against West Indies. Read Full Story

Tharanga to lead Lanka in ODIs, T20I against India; urges support from fan
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 16 : Left-arm Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will lead the side in the upcoming five-match ODI series against India. Read Full Story

Dhawan, KL Rahul attain career-best Test rankings; Jadeja slips
Dubai [UAE], Aug 15 : Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete a 3-0 rout of the home side. Read Full Story

PCB to honour Misbah, Younis, Afridi in September
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 15 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been mulling to honour three former skippers--Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi-by hosting a ceremony in September. Read Full Story

Warner retires hurt after being struck by bouncer
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 15 : Australia vice-captain David Warner caused a major scare in the national camp after being hit by bouncer on the neck during intra-squad practice match in Darwin. Read Full Story

Team India hoists tri-colour in Kandy to celebrate I- Day
Kandy [Sri Lanka], Aug. 15 : After completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash against Sri Lanka, the Indian men's cricket team celebrated the occasion of 71st Independence Day by hoisting the national flag in Kandy. Read Full Story

Broad backs Anderson to play 'big part'in Ashes series
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 15 : England pacer Stuart Broad has expressed confidence that his new-ball partner James Anderson would play a fundamental role in the upcoming Ashes series in Australia, beginning November 23 at the Gabba in Brisbane. Read Full Story

Sarthak Gandhi strikes silver at Nigeria TT Open
Lagos [Nigeria], Aug. 15 : India's Sarthak Gandhi registered his best-ever performance as he grabbed runner-up position in the men's singles event at the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos, which concluded on Sunday. Read Full Story

Sports fraternity extends greetings on India's 71st Independence Day
New Delhi , Aug 15 : As India celebrates its 71st Independence Day today, the sports fraternity extended their warm greetings on the auspicious occasion. Read Full Story

Ramkumar Ramanathan enters second round of Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati [U.S], Aug 15 : Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan bounced back from a set down against Christopher Eubanks of the United States to advance into the second round of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Returning to No. 1 position is very special: Nadal
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 15 : 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is thrilled to learn that he would return to the number one spot in the ATP Rankings for the first time in three years. Read Full Story

PKL: Dabang Delhi KC to announce ticket sale
New Delhi , August 15 : On 70th Independence Anniversary, Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club is set to kick-off their sale of tickets for the upcoming home leg matches of the Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) at the Thyagaraj Stadium in Delhi. Read Full Story

Day-night Test is `step into unknown` for England: Broad
London [UK], August 15 : Fast bowler Stuart Broad has said that the day-night Test between England and West Indies beginning Thursday at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground is a step into the unknown. Read Full Story

Ronaldo handed five-match ban after shoving referee
London [UK], August 15 : Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed over with a five-match ban following his red card in Monday night's Supercopa first-leg victory over Barcelona. Read Full Story

Svitolina, Wozniacki round out Top 5 in WTA Rankings
Johannesburg [South Africa], August 15 : Rogers Cup finalists Elina Svitolina and Caroline Wozniacki have both moved a place up in the WTA Rankings released on Monday. Read Full Story

Shahid Afridi wishes India on I-Day, bats for peace, tolerance and love
New Delhi , August 15 : Former Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has wished India on its 71st Independence Day and called for peace, tolerance and love between the two nations as there was
o way to change neighbours. Read Full Story

Rafael Nadal to become World No. 1 as Federer pulls out of Cincinnati
Cincinnati [USA], August 15 : Swiss maestro Roger Federer has withdrawn from this week's ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament, thus paving way for 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to climb to number one spot in ATP Rankings for the first time since July 2014. Read Full Story

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