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Thursday, December 09, 2021


We have to prepare for the worst to win ICC trophies, something has to change: Rohit Sharma

December 9, 2021 8:27:44 pm

Rohit Sharma spoke on a host of topics from the importance of Virat Kohli, on the reasons for India's losses in ICC trophies, his plans for the team, and about Rahul Dravid, the coach.

Shooting association ends contracts of all 24 national coaches

December 9, 2021 7:36:49 pm

NRAI secretary general Kanwar Sultan Singh says even shooters under scrutiny; Asian Games gold medal winner Ronjon Singh Sodhi says coaches with vested interest should not be hired.

Young pole vaulter Devraj’s struggle: Living in rented single room near drain in Delhi, working as security guard at night

December 9, 2021 7:23:16 pm

Crazed passion for pole vault led a teenaged Devraj to leave home in Bhilwara and move to the capital.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gaikwad scores another ton, Venkatesh stars with 112 for MP

December 9, 2021 6:48:44 pm

The Maharashtra skipper on Wednesday left the job unfinished getting out for 136 in their high scoring chase against Madhya Pradesh, but this time he paced his innings beautifully.


Indian women’s hockey team’s ACT campaign ends due to COVID case in squad

December 9, 2021 6:32:46 pm

A day after the cancellation of its matches against defending champions Korea and China respectively, an Asian Hockey Federation source told PTI that the Indian team is no longer competing in the event.

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Bayern’s Kimmich out with lung problem after Covid infection

December 9, 2021 6:21:34 pm

Kimmich said in October he was not vaccinated against the virus, forcing him to miss games while isolating after contact with infected people.

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Mary Kom, Amit Panghal among bigwigs missing from list of national campers

December 9, 2021 5:58:41 pm

None of the five male boxers who competed in the Tokyo Olympics, including Manish Kaushik, Ashish Chaudhary, Vikas Krishan and Satish Kumar, have made the list of 52 men.

Mandhana ideal choice as Mithali’s successor: Shantha Rangaswamy

December 9, 2021 5:34:47 pm

Harmanpreet Kaur has been the T20 captain since 2016 but her inconsistent run as a batter doesn't make her an automatic choice to replace Mithali in the longer formats.

Batter of Virat Kohli’s quality needed in team: Rohit Sharma

December 9, 2021 5:22:52 pm

"The quality and his kind of batsmanship is required. Plus, he is still a leader of the team. His presence is very important to the team,": Rohit on Kohli.

Leipzig hires Tedesco as new coach to replace Marsch

December 9, 2021 4:37:43 pm

The 36-year-old German hasn't coached in the Bundesliga since he was fired by Schalke in March 2019 after a 7-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League.

Travis Head cops Mark Wood beamer

Ashes 2021: Terrifying moment as brutal beamer floors Travis Head

December 9, 2021 4:37:01 pm

Australia’s Travis Head scored an 85-ball century and was then hit on the chin by a Mark Wood beamer.

Watch: Soccer star flattens pitch invader during Women’s CL match

December 9, 2021 4:23:09 pm

The Chelsea striker, who is Australia's captain and one of the world’s best players, walked near to the man as he was finally being ushered back off the field and then knocked him to the ground.

Usman Khawaja: I prayed on Fridays, didn’t go out drinking; being culturally different held against me

December 9, 2021 3:09:00 pm

Facing racism since an early age, Usman is used to hearing people say that he would never make it to the Australian team because of his skin colour.

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Ashes 2021: Travis Head, David Warner help Australia to 196-run lead on Day 2 of first Test

December 9, 2021 2:50:18 pm

Warner's survival and Stokes' delivery stride were the two main talking points on Thursday.

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Ashes 2021: Ben Stokes bowls 14 no-balls in a session but only 1 detected

December 9, 2021 2:35:52 pm

Ben Stokes bowled 14 no-balls in the first session of play on day two of the first Ashes Test.

Technology woes: Ben Stokes’ overstepping exposes Ashes problem

December 9, 2021 10:42:42 am

The missed opportunity on Warner was a problem for Stokes and England. The amended decision: no ball.

Jadeja’s absence to test India’s five-bowler policy in South Africa

December 9, 2021 10:06:25 am

Jadeja will be missing the South Africa tour this time with a forearm injury, and his absence will test India’s ability and willingness to apply their preferred five-bowler approach.

The inside story on why Rohit replaced Kohli as India’s white-ball captain

December 9, 2021 8:52:28 am

Three months after Kohli expressed desire to remain ODI captain, BCCI relieves him of limited-overs leadership role.

Covid scare: Retests show two India A coaches were ‘false positives’ cases

December 9, 2021 8:22:45 am

Two India A team coaches tested positive in South Africa, even though there is no clarity on whether they have been infected with the Omicron variant.

Tottenham Hotspur’s UECL fixture against Rennes called off due to COVID-19

December 9, 2021 7:44:23 am

Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte confirmed earlier that there had been 13 positive COVID-19 cases at the club — eight players and five members of staff.

Barcelona out of UEFA Champions League, snow extends group stage

December 9, 2021 7:15:31 am

Barcelona crashed out of the UEFA Champions League following a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich, failing to make it past the group stage of the competition for the first time since the 2000/01 season.

Peng Shuai case, diplomatic boycotts test IOC before Beijing Winter Olympics

December 9, 2021 6:56:11 am

The Beijing Winter Games are set to open on February 4, the second Olympics to be staged during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiger Woods to make return from car crash at PNC Championship

December 9, 2021 6:45:05 am

Tiger Woods was driving to a Los Angeles course on February 23 when police say he was driving about 85 mph along a winding suburban road. The SUV crashed through a median and plunged down a hill.

Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 2 Live

Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: AUS reach 343/7 at stumps

December 9, 2021 1:15:09 pm

Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Travis Head's unbeaten century helped Australia assume the driving seat of the contest. The hosts lead by 196 runs in Brisbane.

COVID hits women’s ACT: Indian hockey player tests positive, match against Korea cancelled

December 9, 2021 9:32:57 am

According to sources, just like Malaysia, the Indian contingent is likely to undergo quarantine after the positive result.