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August 16, 2017 8:42 pm

Barcelona also kept Luis Suarez, Real Madrid held on to Gareth Bale, and Atletico Madrid still has Antoine Griezmann. The top three teams did not make any blockbuster additions, but some talented players will keep the Spanish league attractive.

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August 16, 2017 8:34 pm

Rohit Sharma recalled his ten years in international cricket and said the time flew but made him experience various ups and downs. He will be deputy to Virat Kohli in the five ODIs and only T20I against Sri Lanka. The series starts with 1st ODI on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain, Jese, Las Palmas, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Goodison Park
August 16, 2017 8:29 pm

The 24-year-old Jese joined Stoke City on a season-long loan after failing to settle at PSG following his move from Real Madrid for a reported 25 million euros ($29 million) in August 2016. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Spanish team Las Palmas.

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August 16, 2017 8:19 pm

The U.S. team won 10 golds and finished at the top of the medals table at the world championships, which took place this month at the Olympic Stadium. Britain was in sixth place, helped by four medals in the relays on the final two days.

Hertha Berlin, German Cup, Bundesliga, Bayern Munich
August 16, 2017 8:08 pm

First, Hertha Berlin fans lit flares and fireworks in their corner. Later, the match was stopped for a much longer suspension when Rostock fans taunted their rivals with a Hertha banner stolen from a previous game.

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August 16, 2017 8:08 pm

Sri Lanka Sports Minister Dayasriri Jayasekera said, "This teams capability is not a question but we must know the reasons for the defeat. We also have to remember that India is the top team in the world, so the defeat has to be seen from that view point too."

Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh India squad
August 16, 2017 8:01 pm

Both Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina have scored well below the permissible level of 19.5 with Yuvraj barely managing to touch 16, which was the biggest reason for his ouster. The Indian team regularly undergoes a series of fitness tests.

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August 16, 2017 7:54 pm

India, after 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka, have opened up a 15-point lead at top of the ICC Test rankings and Shami credited good understanding between players and the support staff for the same.

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August 16, 2017 7:45 pm

Joe Root said, "He's (Mark Stoneman) obviously got a huge amount of runs under his belt, this season in particular, and in previous seasons as well. I'm excited to see him hopefully take his opportunity."

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August 16, 2017 7:37 pm

The 57-year-old Luis Fernandez played 237 games for PSG as a technically skilled midfielder from 1978-86 and served as captain when the team won the league title in his final season.

August 17, 2017 1:20 am

Pro Kabaddi 2017: While Haryana Steelers and Tamil Thalaivas ended in a thrilling draw, Gujarat Fortunegiants defeated Telugu Titans 29-19 in a one sided affair in the Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad.

Lakshya Sen, Michal Rogalski, Bulgaria Open, Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka
August 16, 2017 7:12 pm

Lakshya Sen, who had reached the finals at Senior National Championship in February, defeated Michal 20-22, 21-18, 21-15 in a men's singles match that lasted an hour and 10 minutes

Tour de France, Chris Froome, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault
August 16, 2017 7:00 pm

Chris Froome will have only had 25 days to rest before Saturday's Grand Depart in Nimes, France. "I’ve got the opportunity and I’m certainly going to go for it," Froome said. "The Vuelta is a race I love – it’s vicious but it’s three weeks that I enjoy."

Vissel Kobe, Nelsinho, Takayuki Yoshida, Lukas Podolski
August 16, 2017 6:51 pm

Vissel Kobe have struggled this season and are currently 11th in the 18-team J.League, despite having former Germany forward Lukas Podolski in their squad. Nelsinho's fate was sealed after Kobe slumped to a third consecutive loss on Sunday.

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August 16, 2017 6:51 pm

"We have not progressed on that front," Arsene Wenger said. "At the moment, he is a player who goes into the final year of his contract and prepares for the season. We have not made any progress on the other front.

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August 16, 2017 6:44 pm

Launching the second edition of RFYS's national football competition in Kochi, she said her aim was to create a unified sports structure through the Foundation and have a holistic plan for all major Olympic sports.

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August 16, 2017 6:33 pm

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said, "We have to make a choice between efficiency on the field and financial interests. We want Sanchez to be with us but I'm not sure whether Chelsea want Costa to be with them."

Andre Schuerrle, Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga, Rielasingen-Arlen
August 16, 2017 6:32 pm

The 2014 World Cup winner has just returned from another injury layoff and played an hour after starting in Borussia Dortmund's German Cup first round match against Rielasingen-Arlen on Saturday.

Newcastle United, Rafa Benitez, Joselu, English Premier League
August 16, 2017 6:22 pm

The former Spain Under-21 international, who has also played at Real Madrid, Celta Vigo and Hoffenheim, has signed a three-year deal, with local media reporting the transfer fee at around 5 million pounds ($6.44 million).

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August 16, 2017 6:08 pm

David Warner was hit on the neck by teammate Josh Hazelwood during an intra-squad practice match on Tuesday. The incident happened early on in the match, as Warner attempted to pull a bouncer but missed it, leaving him no option but to retire hurt.

Kerala Blasters FC, Indian Super League, Hyderabad Football Academy, Sachin Tendulkar
August 16, 2017 6:05 pm

The other co-owners of KBFC include cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and mega star of Telugu films Chiranjeevi. HFA Founder Mohammed Atif Hyder said over 300 students belonging to different schools are being trained by his Academy.

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August 16, 2017 6:02 pm

Arjuna Ranatunga also went on to criticize the Sri Lankan selection panel and went on to deem them as spineless. Ranatunga also raised calls for the sacking of Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala.

Ilkay Gundogan, Manchester City, Girona, English premier League
August 16, 2017 5:56 pm

The German midfielder, who suffered knee ligament damage against Watford last December, could be in contention for a place in the squad for Monday's home tie against Everton. Girona beat Manchester City 1-0, with the 26-year-old coming on as a substitute.

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August 16, 2017 6:14 pm

Ravi Shastri said that his goal is to focus on 2019 World Cup but also stated that India should continue to excel in Test matches as well. He revealed that preparation for World Cup and continuing the good form in Tests, both require a different level of preparation.

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August 16, 2017 5:45 pm

Serena Williams is expected to give birth at the end of the year and add to her already impressive tally of 23 Grand Slam titles. But with a year away from the sport, she knows it will be a difficult ask if she doesn't win outright.

August 16, 2017 6:20 pm

As far as the pink ball is concerned it will provide a unique experience for the 70,000 odd crowd at Edgbaston. The key period in the match will be the final session where the transition between day and night occurs.

Garry Kasparov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Viswanathan Anand, Rapid and Blitz tournament
August 16, 2017 5:41 pm

After three draws on Monday, the 54-year-old former world champion -- who dominated the game from 1985 to 2000 -- had hoped to play "more aggressive" chess on day two of the Rapid and Blitz tournament in St Louis.

August 16, 2017 5:25 pm

Angel Di Maria on Tuesday uploaded a picture with renowned footballers from various clubs including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and joked, "How lucky were these kids, hahahahahaha. What a chance!"

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August 16, 2017 5:23 pm

The academy will be named MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) revealed Parvez Khan of Pacific Ventures while also admitting to being excited about his partnership with India's former captaincy.

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August 16, 2017 4:58 pm

England host West Indies in a three Test series which begins with a day-night contest at Edgbaston. It is the first pink ball Test for England while West Indies have already played one.

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August 16, 2017 4:31 pm

In their status report submitted to the Apex Court, the CoA also demanded forensic audit of each state association under 3-member committee of a former Supreme Court judge on the lines of Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) and Hyderabad.

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August 16, 2017 3:11 pm

It may be recalled here that Hayden was among the many many sports stars who celebrated the Independence day by sending in their wishes. The Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli unfurled the tricolour at Kandy on the occasion of the 70th year of Indian Independence.

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August 16, 2017 2:52 pm

This isn't the first time a cricketer has died after being struck by a ball. The cricketing world went into deep mourning when Philip Hughes passed away after being hit by a bouncer in November, 2014 during a Sheffield Shield match.
August 16, 2017 2:34 pm

Suresh Raina will try to move past the disappointment of not being included in the India squad for the limited over matches against Sri Lanka by readying for the domestic season with Uttar Pradesh. For that he would have the services of fitness trainers in Amsterdam.

August 16, 2017 2:03 pm

Ranked 10th in the world, Raonic admitted his wrist was ailing after dropping a 6-4 6-4 decision to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino last week in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Raonic, 26, has posted a 28-11 mark in 2017.

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August 16, 2017 1:57 pm

The Indo-German pair fought hard before losing 6-2 6(2)-7 6-10 to their Spanish rivals in a closely-fought contest, which lasted an hour and 21 minutes.

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