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Delighted with the rest ahead of India series: Morkel

Cape Town,  South Africa pacer Morne Morkel on Thursday said he was delighted with the time for rest given ahead of the series against India in the first week of January. South Africa will host India in the first of three-match Test series here on January 5. Later the Proteas play six One-Day International (ODI) […]

ISL: Jamshedpur’s dogged defence ready to face league leader Chennaiyin

Jamshedpur,  Steve Coppells robust defensive organisation has made Jamshedpur FC a tough, if not the most exciting, team in their debut Indian Super League (ISL) season. The Englishman’s side is currently sixth on the table with nine points. And such is the congestion at the top of the standings that a positive result against Chennaiyin […]

Finishing Dakar will be my first priority: C.S. Santosh

New Delhi,  Indian racer C.S. Santosh, who will be competing at the 2018 Dakar Rally, said finishing the prestigious off-road endurance event, which starts on January 6, will be his first priority. The Dakar Rally is an annual event organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. This is the 40th edition of the rally and the […]

Shuttler Ashwini backs BWF’s 2018 schedule

New Delhi,  Indian doubles star Ashwini Ponappa on Wednesday backed the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) decision to make it mandatory for top shuttlers to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018. Ashwini’s comments came a week after many singles stars, including the likes of Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin, slammed the […]

Ibrahimovic was not good at shooting at Juventus: Capello

Turin,  Former Juventus head coach Fabio Capello revealed that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not good at shooting the ball when he plied his trade for the Italian football club. Ibrahimovic was a part of the Italian giants from 2004 to 2006. He scored 23 goals in 70 appearances for the club before moving to […]

Serena to be back on track after maternity leave

New York,  American tennis idol Serena Williams will soon return to action after almost a year of absence due to maternity leave. The 23-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on December 30 against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. “I am delighted to be returning […]

Dortmund almost rule out re-signing United midfielder Mkhitaryan

London,  Borussia Dortmund have said that it will be difficult for them to re-sign out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Mkhitaryan has fallen down the pecking order after some poor performances and has not started an English Premier League (EPL) match since the loss to Chelsea on November 5. United had signed the Armenia captain […]

Rohit’s blitzkrieg powers India to 260 in second T20I

Indore,  Skipper Rohit Sharma blasted a 35-ball century to power India to the joint-second highest T20I total of 260/5 in the second match against a hapless Sri Lanka at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Put in to bat, India rode on a record opening partnership of 165 runs, bettering the previous 158 runs […]

Bindra steps down as chairman of sports ministry’s TOP committee

New Delhi,  Beijing Olympic Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Friday resigned as the chairman of the sports ministry’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP). In a letter posted on his official Twitter handle, the Indian shooter announced his decision and said he will now focus on private projects and expanding his Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centres […]

ATK star Keane to go home for two weeks

Kolkata,  Defending champions ATK will be missing the services of star Irish striker Robbie Keane for the next two weeks, coach Teddy Sheringham confirmed on Thursday. “He is going home for a couple of weeks, ya,” Sheringham told IANS on the sidelines of PGTI’s season-ending golf meet at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). It […]

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