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Hockey India unites regions to celebrate Olympic Day 2017
New Delhi , June 24 : Hockey India's member units marked the International Olympic Day with celebrations that involved young and the old, men and women, from different regions, from different backgrounds to come together and rejoice the momentous occasion celebrating the inclusive spirit of hockey. Read Full Story

Bopanna-Dodig crash out of Aegon Championships
London [UK], June 24 : Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got knocked out of the ongoing Aegon Championships after suffering a straight-sets defeat against the French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasseli in semi-finals last evening. Read Full Story

Kumble's exit won't have affect India's performance: Kohli's childhood coach
New Delhi , June 23 : Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma on Friday said the Indian cricket team won't be affected by the absence of Anil Kumble during the first one-day international against the West Indies being played in Port Spain today. Read Full Story

Application deadline for Team India Head Coach extended till July 9
New Delhi , June 23 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the deadline to apply for the post of Team India Head Coach till July 9. Read Full Story

Saina Nehwal crashes out of Australian Open Super Series
New Delhi , June 23 : Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Australian Open Super Series on Friday. Read Full Story

India vs West Indies 1st ODI: WI win toss, opt to bowl
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 : West Indies has won the toss and elected to bowl against the Indian side in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday. Read Full Story

Viv Richards, Chappell call for revival of international cricket in Pak
Karachi [Pakistan], June 23 : Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell and legendary West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards has called for return of international cricket in Pakistan, saying that the crowd and players are starved of watching the game in their own country. Read Full Story

Sindhu stunned by World No.1 Tzu Ying in Australian Open
Sydney [Australia], June 23 : In a major blow, Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open Super Series after going down against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-finals of the women's singles event here on Friday. Read Full Story

Proteas coach Domingo to fly back home post mother's accident
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 23 :South Africa coach Russell Domingo, who is in England for the ongoing T20 and Test series, is all set to fly back home after his mother was critically injured in a car accident. Read Full Story

Kohli and Co. to take on Windies in opening ODI
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 : India will aim to put all on-field controversies regarding their head coach Anil Kumble's exit to rest when they take on West Indies in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday. Read Full Story

Srikanth stuns Praneeth to enter Australian Open semis
Sydney [Australia], June 23 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his rich vein of form as he got the better of fellow countryman B.Sai Praneeth in straight games to romp into the semi-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Friday. Read Full Story

Bopanna-Dodig eye final spot at Aegon Championships
London [U.K], June 23 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig will aim to book their place in the finals of the Aegon Championships when they take on French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the men's double event later today. Read Full Story

Women's WC warm-up: Mooney stars in Australia's victory over Pakistan
London [UK], June 23 : Beth Mooney top scored for Australia as it eased past Pakistan by eight wickets in its final warm-up match ahead of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 on Thursday. Read Full Story

Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday asserted that he and the whole team have a huge respect for former head coach Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer. Read Full Story

We should not be compared to male cricketers, says Mithali Raj
London [UK], June 23 : India women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj has asserted that female cricketers should not be compared to their male counterparts. Read Full Story

Liverpool complete 34.3m pound signing of Mohamed Salah
London [UK], June 23 : Liverpool have announced the signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on a five-year deal. Read Full Story

Murray's reign as World No. 1 is under threat, believes Federer
London [UK], June 23 : 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer feels that Andy Murray's reign as the world number one is under serious threat for the rest of the summer. Read Full Story

7th Senior National Hockey C'ship 'A' Division: Punjab beat UP 4-0 in quarters
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , June 23 : Hockey Punjab defeated Uttar Pradesh 4-0 in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Hockey India 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) 'A' Division on Thursday. Read Full Story

HWL Semi-Final: Malaysia cause upset win; beat India 3-2
London [UK], June 23 : Malaysia came up with a brave performance to put India out of the podium finish at the Hockey World League Semi Final with a 3-2 win here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer: Kohli
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 23 : India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday asserted that he and the whole team have a huge respect for former head coach Anil Kumble's achievements as a cricketer. Read Full Story

Hockey World League: India bow out losing to Malaysia 2-3 in quarter-finals
London [U.K.], June 22 : The Indian Hockey Team has crashed out of the Hockey World League semi-final after suffering a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in a quarter-final match on Thursday. Read Full Story

ICC says improving performance convinced it to give full membership to Ireland, Afghanistan
London [United Kingdom), June 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday that improving perfomances by both Ireland and Afghanistan convinced the world cricket body to give full membership to both countries. Read Full Story

Ireland, Afghanistan made full members of the ICC
Dubai[UAE]/London [UK], June 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday confirmed Ireland and Afghanistan as full members of the world cricket body, making them eligible to play all forms of international cricket, including Tests with other cricket playing nations. Read Full Story

Sindhu, Nehwal reach Australian Open quarters
Sydney [Australia], June 22 : Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu produced a spectacular performance as she fended off Chen Xiaoxin of China in straight games to cement her place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday. Read Full Story

BCCI to receive USD 405 million from ICC as per agreed revenue sharing model
Mumbai , June 22 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to receive USD 405 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as per agreed revenue sharing model. Read Full Story

UCWeb registers user traffic of 0.75 billion during IPL, ICC Champions Trophy 2017
New Delhi , June 22 : Consumption of cricket-related content exceeded 0.75 billion on UCWeb Platforms - UC News and UC Browser, for the latest edition of IPL 2017 and the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017, according to a data report, titled Insights into India's Cricket Frenzy, released by UCWeb. Read Full Story

'Injured' Broad doubtful for first Proteas Test
London [U.K], June 22 : England paceman Stuart Broad is doubtful for the opening Test of the four-match series against South Africa due to a heel injury. Read Full Story

WBO sanctions Vijender Singh-Zulpikar Maimaitiali bout for August
New Delhi , June 22 : World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned Asia's biggest showdown between WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion and India's knockout king Vijender Singh and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali for the first week of August in Mumbai. Read Full Story

It's a baby girl: Gambhir becomes father again
New Delhi , June 22 : Veteran Indian batsman and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir and his wife Natasha have become parents, for the second time, to a 'little angel.' Read Full Story

Eventual goal is to unearth talents for senior football team: Stephen Constantine
New Delhi , June 22 : Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine, who is a strong believer of eam for the future, is now toiling hard with the young players in the preparatory camp in New Delhi to get the entry into the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship. Read Full Story

Luke Ronchi bids adieu to international cricket
Wellington [New Zealand], June 22 : New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has announced his retirement from international cricket, saying he now wants to focus on his family. Read Full Story

Srikanth, Praneeth progress into Australian Open quarters
Sydney [Australia], June 22 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced a rich vein of form as he bounced back from a game down against reigning World No.1 Son Wan Ho to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday. Read Full Story

New Indian coach to have tenure till June 2019 World Cup: BCCI
New Delhi , June 21 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna on Wednesday said that the new coach for the Indian cricket team, whose tenure will be fixed at least till 2019 World Cup, will be announced before the Sri Lankan tour. Read Full Story

Sad day for Indian cricket: Lalchand Rajput on Kumble's resignation
Mumbai , June 21 : Former Indian cricketer Lalchand Rajput on Wednesday declared Anil Kumble's decision not to continue as the national cricket team's head coach as a sad day for Indian cricket and praised him for doing a great job during his one-year tenure. Read Full Story

Team India will get new head coach before Sri Lanka tour: BCCI
New Delhi , June 21 : Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) senior official Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday assured that the Indian cricket team will have a new head coach before next month's tour to Sri Lanka as Anil Kumble stepped down from the post in the wake of his alleged differences with captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Rani to lead Indian eves in HWL semis
New Delhi , June 21 : Rani will lead the 18-member Indian women's hockey squad while Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam will serve as vice-captain in the Hockey World League Semi Final, beginning July 8 in Johannesburg. Read Full Story

'Hated my coach, but stuck with him': Bindra on Kumble-Kohli rift
New Delhi , June 21 : After Anil Kumble stepped down from the post of Indian cricket team's head coach following a rift with captain Virat Kohli, Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra has revealed how he stuck with a coach he hated, for 20 long years. Read Full Story

Tom Parker steps down as SCG curator
Sydney [Australia], June 21 : Long-serving Sydney Cricket Ground curator Tom Parker will step down from the position at the end of September, just few months prior to Australia's home Ashes series. Read Full Story

Bopanna-Dodig reach quarter-finals of Aegon Championships
London [U.K], June 21 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig produced a spirited performance as they bounced back from a set down to progress through to the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships here last evening. Read Full Story

Shocking! Andy Murray suffers first-round exit at Aegon Championships
London [U.K], June 21 : World number one Andy Murray's troubled season continued as he slumped to a shocking straight-sets defeat at the hands of Australia's Jordan Thompson in the opening round of the Aegon Championships here last evening. Read Full Story

Pakistan PM announces Rs 10m each for Champions Trophy winners
Karachi [Pakistan], June 21 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced price money of Rs 10 million each for every player of the national cricket team, as a reward for winning their maiden Champions Trophy on Sunday. Read Full Story

Hope Kumble continues association with Indian cricket: CK Khanna
New Delhi , June 21 : A day after Anil Kumble stepped down from the post of Indian cricket team's head coach, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president C.K Khanna on Wednesday expressed hope that the former cricketer continues his association with Indian cricket in any way possible. Read Full Story

Kumble confirms rift with Kohli as reason for stepping down
New Delhi , June 20 : Anil Kumble, who stepped down as Indian cricket team's coach on Tuesday said he was informed that skipper Virat Kohli had reservations about his work 'style' and his extension as the head coach, which prompted him to resign. Read Full Story

HWL: Netherlands ends India's unbeaten streak with 3-1 win
London [U.K], June 20 : Thierry Brinkman, Sander Baart and Mirco Pruijser helped the Netherlands thrash India 3-1 in the high voltage game here at the Hero Hockey World League Semi Final on Tuesday. Read Full Story

With Kumble gone, M.V. Sridhar to supervise India for Windies tour
New Delhi , June 20 : With Anil Kumble deciding to step down as the coach of the Indian Cricket team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) deputed its general manager M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour. Read Full Story

HWL semi-final: India go down 1-3 against Netherlands
London [UK], June 20 : India went down 1-3 against Netherlands in their final Group B clash of the ongoing Hockey World League Semi-final here in London on Tuesday. Read Full Story

7th Senior National Hockey Championship 'A' Division: Madhya Pradesh beat Odisha 4-2
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , June 20 : Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy defeated Hockey Odisha 4-2 in their Pool C encounter of the ongoing Hockey India 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) 'A' Division here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

'Expectant father' Du Plessis in race against time for Lord's Test
London [UK], June 20 : South Africa Test skipper Faf du Plessis is likely to miss the opening Test of the four-match series against England at Lord's owing to the birth of his first child. Read Full Story

Unprecedented broadcast coverage of Women's WC marks turning point for game
Dubai [UAE], June 20 : The Women's World Cup 2017 will see unprecedented broadcast coverage as the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the 31-match television and online schedule. Read Full Story

Mohammad Amir to feature in English county this summer
Karachi [Pakistan], June 20 : Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who tormented the Indian top order in the Champions Trophy final, is all set to make his county debut for Essex this summer. Read Full Story

Our aim is to qualify for 2018 AFC U-23 C'ships: Stephen Constantine
New Delhi , June 20 : As the Indian football team are currently attending the final preparatory camp ahead of the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers kicked off at the Ambedkar Stadium in the national capital on Monday, national coach Stephen Constantine has said that his side would not carry laid back attitude and focus on qualifying for the main event. Read Full Story

Women's WC 2017: Suzie Bates believes experience will be key for Kiwis
Dubai [UAE], June 20 : When it comes to the ICC Women's World Cup, experience can make all the difference and that is exactly what New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates is hoping will give her side the edge this summer. Read Full Story

London: Team India leaves for West Indies, Kumble stays back for ICC meet
London [UK], June 20 : India head coach Anil Kumble did not accompany the cricket team, which left on Tuesday for West Indies for the limited-overs series. Read Full Story

Rahul Dravid set to extend his tenure as India A, U-19 coach
New Delhi , June 20 : Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid is likely to extend his tenure as the coach of the India A and U-19 sides after the Board of Control for Cricket India's (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) agreed to offer a fresh two-year contract extension to him. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy 2017 was a roaring success: Ian Bell
London [UK], June 20 : Former England batsman Ian Bell has hailed the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which was won by Pakistan after they thrashed India in the final on Sunday at the Kennington Oval, London. Read Full Story

ICC could scrap Champions Trophy for expanded World T20s
Karachi [Pakistan], June 20 : International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson has revealed that Champions Trophy could be scrapped to make way for the World T20 every two years. Read Full Story

Want to provide middle ground for average, professional boxers with SBL: Bill Dosanjh
New Delhi , June 20 : British-Indian businessman Bill Dosanjh, who is all set to launch the Super Boxing League (SBL) in India along with pro-boxing star Amir Khan, says the country has a huge talent potential for boxing and with the league they intend to provide a middle ground for both the average everyday player and the professional boxer. Read Full Story

Srikanth wants to start afresh post Indonesia Open triumph
Sydney [Australia], June 20 : Despite clinching his maiden Indonesia Open title, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday said he is looking forward to start from scratch in the Australian Open that gets underway today. Read Full Story

Kyrgios suffers injury blow ahead of Wimbledon
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 20 : Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios suffered a major blow ahead of Wimbledon, when he was forced to retire from the first round of the ongoing Aegon Championships at the Queen's Club last evening. Read Full Story

HWL semi-final: India to take on Netherlands today
London [U.K], June 20 : The Indian men's hockey team will take on world number four Netherlands in their final Pool B clash of the Hockey World League semi-final here on Tuesday. Read Full Story


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