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IPL: We backed Rana from the beginning and assured him support: Kallis

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach and former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Monday heaped praise on top-order batsman Nitish Rana, saying the player was told he will get a chance to showcase his talent from the outset. “He played well against us for Mumbai. Had heard good things about him. Perhaps he […]

IPL: Hyderabad opt to bowl against Chennai

Hyderabad:¬†Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Sunday. Williamson was forced to replace injured opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who makes way for Ricky Bhui, while pacer Billy Stanlake is back in the side for Chris Jordan. Chennai’s […]

Bengaluru rout East Bengal in Super Cup final

Bhubaneswar: Skipper Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a brace as Bengaluru FC thrashed 10-man East Bengal 4-1 to win the inaugural Super Cup football tournament here on Friday. Chhetri scored off a penalty in the 69th minute before exploiting some poor marking by the East Bengal defence to head in his second in […]

BCCI must be under RTI just like other sports bodies: Law Commission

New Delhi,: The Law Commission of India has recommended that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act just as other national sports bodies do, stressing that it sees no reason why “BCCI should be an exception”. In its latest report titled […]

JK Motorsports’ Sunny, Dhiraj win sub-Himalayan rally

Chandigarh, April 16: Seasoned rallyist Sunny Kumar exhibited great skill and control to annex the FMSCI-approved sub-Himalayan rally here. Riding for JK Motorports, Sunny was ably assisted by navigator Dhiraj as they conquered the 31st edition of this popular event that is held annually. Sunny and Dhiraj finished with the least penalty points, 58, to […]

IPL: Confident Chennai to face Kings XI Punjab

Mohali: A confident Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to extend their winning momentum when they face Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the PCA stadium here on Sunday. The southern outfit who have made a comeback in the cash-rich league after serving a two-year suspension, roared in their previous two […]

India’s women’s TT team clinches gold at CWG

Gold Coast: Singles star Manika Batra won two matches as India’s women’s table tennis team upset favourites Singapore to clinch its maiden gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Singapore came into this match as the defending champions and have won the event at every edition since it was first introduced in […]

Karthik at the right stage in his career to lead a side, feels Katich

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders’ batting coach Simon Katich feels newly appointed skipper Dinesh Karthik is at the right stage in his career to lead the side which was so successfully shepherded by Gautam Gambhir till the last season. Gambhir, who led KKR to titles in 2012 and 2014, left the city-based franchise to join his […]

Santosh Trophy: Kerala beat Mizoram, will meet Bengal in final

Kolkata: Five-time champions Kerala edged out Mizoram 1-0 in the semi-final to book their berth in the final of the 72nd edition of the national championship for the Santosh Trophy at the Mohun Bagan Ground here on Friday. Kerala will face 32-time winners and hosts Bengal in the summit clash on Sunday. Bengal beat Karnataka […]

Pandya denies disrespecting Ambedkar

New Delhi: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Thursday denied that he had posted derogatory comments against legendary social reformer Bhim Rao Ambedkar on social media. Pandya, who is preparing for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was embroiled in a controversy after a fake Twitter account bearing his name lashed out at […]

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