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India squad for WI Tests: Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj included; Shikhar Dhawan dropped

Mayank Agarwal was handed his maiden Test call-up while Shikhar Dhawan was dropped as BCCI announced the 15-member squad for the two-match Test series against West Indies on Saturday. Dhawan had a forgettable outing during the Test series against England with just 162 runs in 8 innings and as a result, …

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India coach Vimal Kumar lauds Saina for remaining focussed on game

Former national badminton coach Vimal Kumar Thursday lauded Saina Nehwal for not letting her relationship with fellow shuttler Parupalli Kashyap affect her game, amid reports that the two are tying the knot in December. “I knew about their (Saina and Kashyap) relationship. One good thing about it is, Saina managed …

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Daniel Vettori sacked as coach of IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore: report

After a mediocre Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore have made few changes to their management group. As per a report in Bangalore Mirror, head coach Daniel Vettori, batting and fielding coach Trent Woodhill (Australia) and bowling coach Andrew McDonald (Australia) have been asked to leave. However Ashish …

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Asian Games 2018: Shah Rukh Khan most popular Bollywood star in host cities

The worst fears about traffic in Indonesia are coming true but there is unmistakable warmth all around as the city welcomes participants of the 18th Asian Games, beginning in Palembang and Jakarta tomorrow. While the Indonesian capital Jakarta is notorious for its traffic jams (it made President Joko Widodo walk …

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Lesia Tsurenko stuns defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza

Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko stunned defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza as the world’s top players faced difficulty during a rain-shortened second round on Wednesday. Tsurenko took down the seventh-seeded Spaniard 2-6 6-4 6-4 in the early match, which was a preview of the challenges faced by top seeds during the …

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Abhinav Bindra appointed member of IOC’s elite Athletes’ Commission

India’s champion shooter Abhinav Bindra has been appointed member of the prestigious Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the rare honour adding another feather to his illustrious cap. Bindra became only the second Indian sportsperson, after badminton ace Saina Nehwal, to be appointed to the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission. …

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South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis ruled out of remainder of Sri Lanka tour

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will miss the remainder of his side’s limited overs tour to Sri Lanka after injuring his shoulder in Sunday’s 78-run victory that clinched the one-day international series. Du Plessis hurt his shoulder while diving for a catch and played no futher part in the …

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India vs England: Kevin Pietersen picked in England’s best ever eleven to mark 1000th Test

England fans gave their verdict on Monday by selecting an all-time best Test eleven to mark the national team’s historic moment as the first Test against India at Edgbaston, starting on Wednesday, will be its 1000th Test. Three from the current Test team find place in the side chosen by …

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India vs England: Virat Kohli would like to prove his best batsman tag in front of British public, says Ravi Shastri

Success in the last four years has driven Virat Kohli to a different level “mentally” and the Indian skipper would like to show the British public in the upcoming Test series why he is eulogized as the best player in the world, says head coach Ravi Shastri. With scores of …

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Girona FC crush Melbourne City FC 6-0 in La Liga World

Spanish top division side Girona FC kick-started its campaign with a landslide 6-0 victory over A-League club Melbourne City FC in the second match of the LaLiga World tournament hereon Friday. The Spanish side made its intentions clear from the word go as it looked to keep possession. The pair …