AITA U-14: Ganapathy, Snigdha champs

Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Top seed Arya Ganapathy made short work of fourth seed Gandharv GK 6-2, 6-3 to clinch the boys’ title in the Sree Gokulam Floresta AITA U-14 CS tournament here on Friday. Second seed Snigdha Kanta created a minor upset, overcoming top seed Zynah Amber Salar 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the […]

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Rahul Chahar is our wicket-taking bowler: Bond

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond has termed leg-spinner Rahul Chahar as a wicket-taking bowler. The 21-year-old picked four wickets for 27 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders as he ran through their top-order, dismissing the first four batsmen including captain Eoin Morgan and opener Shubman Gill. Mumbai Indians, who have a […]

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Arundhati reaches quarters at youth boxing Worlds

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Rajasthan’s Arundhati Choudhary defeated Columbian boxer Deyaneira Casas to advance into the 69kg women’s quarterfinals on the third day of the AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Championships in Kielce, Poland. Arundhati, who was among the five Indian women to clinch gold at the recent Adriatic Pearl Tournament, was dominant […]

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I know I am paid to slog: Morris

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A few days after he was denied strike on the last ball of the match against Punjab Kings as his captain Sanju Samson thought he won’t be able to clear the boundary, Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Chris Morris proved he is no muck with the bat as he led RR to […]

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Vihari takes diving catch to mark County debut

Nottingham, April 15 (IANS) India Test batsman Hanuma Vihari took a diving catch at mid-wicket to mark his debut in the County Championship for Warwickshire. Vihari, who was ignored at the IPL mini-auction this year, then signed a contract to play for Warwickshire. On Thursday, during the first day’s play against Nottinghamshgire, Vihari plucked a […]

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Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to bowl

Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl in their Indian Premier League match against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday. For Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada replaced Shimron Hetmyer while Lalit Yadav came in for Amit Mishra. Yadav will make his debut. For Rajasthan Royals, David Miller […]

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Maxwell’s knock was the difference: Kohli

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli paid compliments to Glenn Maxwell saying that his team’s No. 4 batsman was the difference in Wednesday’s victory over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). Maxwell’s 59 off 41 balls helped RCB make 149 for eight which proved six runs too many for SRH. It was the […]

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SRH restrict RCB to 149/8

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers, led by Jason Holder (3/30) and Rashid Khan (2/18), restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 149/8 in their 20 overs here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after it had looked at one point that RCB would cruise to a big score with the start they got. At […]

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SRH leave out Kohli slayer Sandeep

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday left out pace bowler Sandeep Sharma from their playing eleven in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) despite the fast bowler having a good record against RCB skipper, having dismissed him seven times in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sandeep’s previous expensive outing in IPL […]

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SRH win toss, opt to bowl against RCB

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and opted to bowl in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. Devdutt Padikkal is back for RCB after recovering from Covid-19 and replaced Rajat Patidar while for SRH, Jason Holder and Shahbaz Nadeem replaced Mohammed Nabi […]

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SRK apologises to KKR fans for MI defeat

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fell to a stunning 10-run defeat to Mumbai Indians (MI) despite being in a dominant position for much of the match and their owner, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, ended up apologising to fans for the performance. “Disappointing performance. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all […]

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Swimmer Sajan wins gold but misses Olympic cut

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India’s leading swimmer Sajan Prakash won gold medal in the men’s 200 metres butterfly event in Uzbekistan Open Summer Swimming Championships in Tashkent on Tuesday but missed the Olympics ‘A’ qualification time. The 27-year-old Prakash’s gold-medal winning time of 1 minute 57.85 seconds was his season’s best but slower than […]

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KKR win toss, elect to bowl

Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the toss and elected to bowl in their match against Mumbai Indians (MI) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. KKR had won their first match against SunRisers Hyderabad while MI has lost their opener to Royal challangers Bangalore. MI have brought Quinton de Kock […]

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Chahal ‘welcomes’ Rahul, Gayle to RCB

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Yuzvendra Chahal pointed out the similarities between the Punjab Kings’ jersey with that of RCB’s by playfully welcoming captain KL Rahul and Chris Gayle to the franchise. “Welcome to @RCBTweets boys @henrygayle @klrahul11,” said Chahal in his tweet with a video of Gayle and Rahul having […]

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Neuberg conducting Covid-19 tests for IPL teams

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Neuberg Diagnostics Private Limited, India’s fourth largest pathology player, is conducting Covid-19 RT-PCR test for all the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams. As per the guidelines, all the players, management team, broadcasting crew, state and central cricket committee member, groundskeepers, hotel staff, and the event management team are being tested. […]

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Hoffenheim, Leverkusen share spoils in 0-0 draw

Sinsheim (Germany), April 13 (IANS) Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen played to a 0-0 draw in a result that helped neither side. Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann saved from Charles Aranguiz, Nadiem Amiri and Leon Bailey while the hosts had no major scoring opportunity on Monday, DPA reports. Leverkusen are sixth in the last Europa League slot […]

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Paddler Sathiyan excited after good run in Poland

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India’s ace table-tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran is excited after maintaining an unbeaten record in the Polish Superliga, saying it will boost his confidence ahead of the Tokyo Olympics that start on July 23 in Japan. Representing Jaroslaw in the Polish table tennis league, the 28-year-old Gnanasekaran had a brilliant run […]

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India beat Argentina 3-0 in Pro League

Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 12 (IANS) India’s men’s hockey team completed their second win in as many days in the FIH Pro League as Harmanpreet Singh (11th minute), Lalit Upadhyay (25th min) and Mandeep Singh’s (58th min) goals helped the visitors outclass the Olympic Champions 3-0 here in Buenos Aires on Monday. Argentina got off […]

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SRH win toss, choose to field

Chennai, April 11 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and chose to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, […]

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Postponed PSL to resume on June 1

Lahore, April 11 (IANS) The postponed Pakistan Super League (PSL) will resume on June 1, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Sunday. The PCB said that it will be hiring “a globally-recognised safety management company” to ensure safety of its Covid-19 bio-bubble for the remainder of the tournament. All the matches will be held at […]

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Two fencers test positive for Covid in Egypt

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Two Indian fencers have tested positive for Covid-19 while participating in the World Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Cairo, confirmed a senior official of the Fencing Association of India (FAI). “The players will undergo 15 days of quarantine if their second Covid-19 RT PCR test returns positive on Sunday,” […]

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Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to field

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and elected to field in their IPL 2021 opening match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. Opposition skipper MS Dhoni also wanted to field, saying, “We were also looking to bowl. It is slightly difficult to defend on […]

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Wrestler Anshu Malik earns Olympic quota

Almaty, April 10 (IANS) Wrestler Anshu Malik guaranteed a Tokyo Olympics quota place after entering the final of women’s 57kg freestyle category in the Asian Olympic qualifiers here on Saturday. The top two in each weight category are eligible for the quota place. In the final, she will face Mongolia’s Khongorzul Boldsaikhan.

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Seven more boxers test positive for Covid-19

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With seven more top boxers testing positive for Covid-19 at Patiala’s National Institute of Sports (NIS), the number of positive cases in boxing has gone up to 17. A fortnight ago, 10 boxers, including men’s chief coach CA Kuttappa, contacted the virus and were isolated. “The 10 boxers are recovering […]

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We were 20 runs short: Rohit Sharma

Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Despite losing IPL 2021’s first match to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma praised his team’s effort for fighting till the end but said that they made some mistakes while batting and were 20 runs short. RCB beat MI by two wickets off the last ball of […]

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Harshal is clear with his plans: Kohli

Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli praised Harshal Patel saying that clarity in the fast bowler’s thinking is what got the franchise interested in him. “We brought Harshal in a trade from Delhi. He is relishing the responsibility and is clear with his plans. He was the difference today. He […]

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