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Junior Hockey World Cup: German colts use their bigger physique to end India’s title defence in semifinals

December 4, 2021 12:55:14 am

With their tight man-to-man play, Germany were always going to be an uncomfortable opponent for India. Few, however, thought it would get so brutal.

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Making of Harshal Patel’s comeback: Dylan, dipping yorkers, advice from Zaheer, RCB’s backing

December 4, 2021 12:23:41 am

Harshal Patel ended the IPL with 32 wickets, joint most with Dwayne Bravo for most wickets in any season, besides winning the man of the match award on his international debut, against New Zealand in Ranchi.

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BCCI set to clear Indian team’s travel to South Africa

December 3, 2021 11:24:39 pm

The matches are likely to be held behind closed doors but for Cricket South Africa, their financial health depends on the India team's visit as multi-million dollar TV rights are at stake.

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Unofficial 2nd Test: India A and South Africa A ends in draw

December 3, 2021 10:55:55 pm

The final Test of the three-match series will begin on December 6 at the same venue.

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No fans for Bayern Munich’s Champions League game with Barcelona

December 3, 2021 10:32:21 pm

Bayern hosts Barcelona on Wednesday. Bayern has already qualified for the knockout stages but Barcelona will be eliminated if it fails to win and Benfica beats Dynamo Kyiv.

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Protests by South Africa and Benin dismissed by FIFA

December 3, 2021 10:08:25 pm

Current FIFA rules allow teams to use five substitutes but to make those changes in a maximum of three stoppages, plus the halftime break.

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AC Milan: Considering January signing to replace injured Simon Kjaer, says Stefano Pioli

December 3, 2021 9:45:20 pm

There are fears that the 32-year-old, who has made 11 league appearances this season, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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BCCI AGM Festival Match: Jay Shah wrecker-in-chief; Team Sourav Ganguly falls short by one run

December 3, 2021 9:11:58 pm

Playing the role of a finisher, Ganguly, who batted at No. 6, smashed two sixes and four boundaries en route to a 20-ball 35. He had to retire -- as per the rules of the match -- and his team fell short by just a run.

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Mumbai Test: NZ spinner Ajaz scripts dream return to ‘original home’

December 3, 2021 8:29:16 pm

Not only did Ajaz vary his pace, he also used the crease well. He’d go wide to get a steep angle into the right-handers, and turn it sharply across them from there.

Yorkshire say all members of coaching team have left the club

December 3, 2021 8:14:07 pm

Yorkshire, whose chief executive Mark Arthur resigned last month, said in a statement a new director of cricket will be appointed imminently and a new coaching team was being recruited.

Before Sreesanth, there was Tinu Yohannan from Kerala

December 3, 2021 8:48:11 pm

Fast bowler Tinu Yohannan, the first Kerala cricketer to play for India, made his international debut on this day 20 years ago.

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Mumbai Test: Mayank’s ton salvages day after Ajaz gives India anxious moments

December 3, 2021 7:41:52 pm

Opener bats through shortened opening day, reviving India despite NZ left-arm spinner taking all four wickets


Asian team squash: Indian men beat Hong Kong to enter final, women bow out in semifinal

December 3, 2021 7:42:33 pm

Saurav Ghosal bounced back after being a game down to Fung by winning the next three to win 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 15-13 in a 55-minute match.

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Playing the line of ball is crucial on spin-friendly Wankhede track, says Shubman Gill

December 3, 2021 6:56:30 pm

Gill was dismissed by left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, who scalped all the four Indian batters on the day.

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England’s Stuart Broad relishing Gabba experience ahead of Ashes opener

December 3, 2021 6:50:12 pm

Australia retained the Ashes in 2019 after drawing the series 2-2 in England.

PKL: UP Yoddha sign their first African origin player ahead of eighth season

December 3, 2021 6:11:46 pm

Namaba Kamveti had been adjudged the best raider at the Bangabandhu Cup in March this year and is set to bolster the attack of UP Yoddha.

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Viktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying named BWF Male and Female Player of the Year

December 3, 2021 6:13:53 pm

All eight winners were honoured in a virtual broadcast on Friday. Axelsen was rewarded for his extraordinary run starting from the Barcelona Spain Masters in February 2020.

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Mary Kom supports Special Olympics Bharat on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2021 5:26:34 pm

FICCI and Special Olympics Bharat jointly observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by launching the "National Health Fest for Divyangjan We Care" at the FICCI Federation House.

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World Tour Finals: Already qualified for semis, Sindhu loses final group match, Srikanth bows out

December 3, 2021 5:08:33 pm

Sindhu couldn't apply enough pressure on the world no. 10 Chochuwong to go down fighting 12-21 21-19 14-21 in a match that lasted an hour and 11 minutes.

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Bembem Devi lauds Kerala government for hosting Women’s Football Nationals

December 3, 2021 4:33:52 pm

Bembem Devi has always supported young girls to play the sport and urges every parent to let their children learn from the sport.

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Out or not out? Virat Kohli’s controversial dismissal in Mumbai sparks a debate

December 3, 2021 9:12:08 pm

Virat Kohli was given lbw of Ajaz Patel's bowling under controversial circumstances which has since divided social media. The Indian skipper failed to open his account.

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Marnus Labuschagne happy to lead without a title in Ashes

December 3, 2021 2:33:10 pm

Labuschagne was floated as a future captain by former players and pundits but not offered an interview by a Cricket Australia panel, which named Pat Cummins skipper and Steve Smith vice-captain last week.

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BCCI AGM likely to discuss fate of India’s tour to South Africa

December 3, 2021 2:09:32 pm

Team India are slated to leave for Johannesburg early on December 9 but as of now, there's a lack of clarity on whether the tour is on, shelved or curtailed.

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Don’t know if I will ever walk again but lucky to be alive: Chris Cairns

December 3, 2021 1:00:56 pm

The 51-year-old suffered an aortic dissection -- an often fatal rare heart condition -- in August and was on life support. He was saved by four open heart surgeries but he had a spinal stroke on the operating table.

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T10: Adil Rashid’s hat-trick helps Delhi Bulls to 49-run win over Team Abu Dhabi

December 3, 2021 12:25:27 pm

The result of this match meant Delhi Bulls finished in the top two while Team Abu Dhabi and Bangla Tigers occupy the third and the fourth place respectively on the points table.