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Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Buttler’s scoop: A delightful treat with a unique twist, when he gets it right

October 20, 2021 12:51:05 am

The Englishman gives his own twist to his strokes. His ramp is more like a drag-flick in hockey, while his scoop is vastly different from those of both AB de Villiers and Tillakaratne Dilshan.

T20 WC: Scrappy Bangladesh stay alive with 26-run win over Oman

October 20, 2021 12:31:01 am

Both Oman and Bangladesh now have one win each, and will be vying for the only remaining spot to qualify for the Super 12 stage.

All areas are a problem, says Indian football coach Igor Stimac

October 20, 2021 12:06:15 am

Calls for a longer season, says the quality of the league has to be on par with other Asian countries for the team to progress

Djokovic could miss Australian Open due to anti-vaxx stance

October 19, 2021 11:56:36 pm

On Monday, Djokovic declined to reveal his vaccination status and said he was unsure if he would compete at Melbourne Park in January due to the Covid-19 related restrictions.

Records tumble on day 1 of junior national aquatic championships

October 19, 2021 11:18:42 pm

Karnataka's Sambhavv R bettered ace Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj's record in 200m freestyle as three more national marks were obliterated

Haider Ali: Pakistan’s Rohit Sharma, and a courageous adventure-seeker

October 19, 2021 11:09:41 pm

Young Haider Ali comes from a place known for daredevil tent-peggers, and is expected to bring the same jazbaa & dileri to the T20 World Cup

Sports, politics shouldn’t be mixed, India-Pak World T20 game should go ahead: Padukone

October 19, 2021 9:12:03 pm

The match has become a point of contention after politicians from BJP and AAP called for the game to be cancelled in the wake of the recent killings of civilians by terrorists in Kashmir.

England’s Liam Livingstone overcomes finger injury before T20 World Cup

October 19, 2021 8:39:04 pm

Livingstone left the field with the little finger on his left hand swollen after he dropped a catch at deep midwicket during England's seven-wicket defeat by India on Monday.

GSC World Snooker Qualifiers: Pankaj Advani shines with 121 points break

October 19, 2021 8:26:17 pm

Pankaj Advani neatly constructed a brilliant 121 points effort, the highest break so far in the competition, for his fourth successive win in the round-robin league matches

T20 WC: Berrington, Davey guide Scotland to 17-run win over PNG

October 19, 2021 7:53:52 pm

Scotland grabbed the top position in Group B with two wins having shocked Bangladesh in their opening game.

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Before WWE Crown Jewel, Becky Lynch talks about motherhood and motivation

October 19, 2021 7:27:41 pm

Becky Lynch proved that her star was burning as bright as ever when she was drafted to Raw with the first pick in the 2021 WWE Draft.

Sindhu makes winning return; Srikanth, Sameer too advance at Denmark Open

October 19, 2021 7:10:26 pm

World no 7 Sindhu, who had claimed a bronze at Tokyo Games to go with her Rio silver medal, hardly broke any sweat during her opening contest against Yigit.

Love having Dhoni in dressing room as he brings sense of calm: KL Rahul

October 19, 2021 6:53:51 pm

Rahul, who is all set to open with Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup where India will start against Pakistan on Sunday, said that there couldn't have been a better "mentor" than Dhoni in what promises to be a tough journey.

Indian women’s football team faces Swedish top tier side in friendly match on Wednesday

October 19, 2021 6:32:39 pm

The team played four matches against UAE (4-1), Tunisia (0-1), Bahrain (5-0) and Chinese Taipei (1-0) as part of preparations for next year's women's AFC Asian Cup.

Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath awarded MCC life membership

October 19, 2021 5:44:19 pm

"Eight of the 12 Test-playing nations are represented within this year's list, which includes some of the most recognisable names in the modern game," said the MCC in a statement.

Real Madrid forward Benzema on trial in France for blackmail

October 19, 2021 4:45:51 pm

Benzema is on trial for complicity in attempted blackmail. Four other people, including one of the player's childhood friends, have been charged with attempted blackmail.

India coach Stimac supports FIFA’s biennial WC plan but wants to know if there’s financial reasons

October 19, 2021 4:39:31 pm

FIFA revealed its detailed plan last month, after meeting with retired players, to redraft the calendar of international football competitions with biennial World Cups for men and women at the heart.

SAFF Championships title not a ‘special success’, aim is to qualify for 2023 Asian Cup

October 19, 2021 3:06:24 pm

India won the regional tournament after beating Nepal 3-0 in the final in Male on Saturday to hand Stimac his first trophy as in-charge of the team.

Never wanted this version of Bangladesh: Mashrafe calls cricket and communal unrest the ‘two defeats’

October 19, 2021 2:34:21 pm

"Seen two defeats yesterday," Mashrafe said pointing to the Bangladesh team’s defeat to Scotland in the T20 World Cup, and the incident of fire in Rangpur’s Pirganj.

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India looks to fix batting order in final T20 WC warm-up game Australia

October 19, 2021 2:15:04 pm

India will clash against Pakistan in their main event lung-opener on Sunday. The tournament will be Virat Kohli's last as skipper in the format besides being the swan-song for head coach Ravi Shastri.

Fred Goodall, Umpire Fred Goodall,

Fred Goodall, umpire in stormy West Indies series, dead at 83

October 19, 2021 1:31:19 pm

Fred Goodall is best remembered in cricket for his part in the contentious second test at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in February 1980, when he was barged by West Indies fast bowler Colin Croft. While the incident appeared deliberate, Croft has always maintained it was accidental.

Runner Lokesh Kumar

No money for bus, warm water instead of milk: Runner Lokesh Kumar struggles with lack of funds

October 19, 2021 2:30:09 pm

Delhi U-16 100m, 300m silver medallist — lives in a rented room with his family of four. Father, a cycle rickshaw driver, has been mostly out of work since the pandemic, and mother works as a domestic help at the bungalows nearby.

Jatinder Singh cricketer, Oman cricketer Jatinder Singh

My family now has two countries to cheer for, says Ludhiana-born Oman cricketer

October 19, 2021 2:30:25 pm

Jatinder Singh celebrated his fourth half-century in T20Is in style imitating the famous thigh patting celebration of Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Premier League: Last-gasp Alexandre Lacazette earns Arsenal draw with Crystal Palace

October 19, 2021 9:11:09 am

Superb second-half goals from Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard had turned the match on its head after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal an early lead but Palace were denied a win as Lacazette netted at the death.

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T20 World Cup: Predicting the next bunch of breakout cricket stars

October 19, 2021 2:30:16 pm

There are a lot of upcoming talents who will make their mark in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup.