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Friday, January 22, 2021


Bowling coach Bharat Arun reveals how India strangled Australia with a leg-side trap

January 22, 2021 8:16:34 pm

It all began with a call from head coach Ravi Shastri five months before the first Test got underway in Adelaide, said Arun.

Mature Angelo Mathews shows the way for smarter Sri Lanka against England

January 22, 2021 7:02:36 pm

Sri Lanka reached 229 for four at the close after electing to bat first, their total boosted by an unbeaten 107 from Mathews and 52 from captain Dinesh Chandimal.

Bangladesh beat West Indies in 2nd ODI to clinch series

January 22, 2021 6:26:50 pm

Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career-best 4-25 as Bangladesh clinched the three-match series against the West Indies with a seven-wicket victory in the second game.

Zinedine Zidane tests positive for Covid-19

January 22, 2021 6:14:46 pm

 The Real Madrid coach will now enter a period of self-isolation.

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When Shardul Thakur decided against passing on Ravi Shastri’s message to India’s batsmen

January 22, 2021 5:23:16 pm

Shardul Thakur was one of India's heroes in the miraculous Brisbane win, but even in Sydney, where he had been 12th man, he had a role to play in the match-saving partnership between Ashwin and Vihari.

In lawsuit, woman alleges Conor McGregor assaulted her

January 22, 2021 4:49:38 pm

Conor McGregor has been sued in Ireland by a woman who accused the mixed martial arts star of assaulting her.

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No one learns algebra in Class I, Pant will improve gradually as wicketkeeper: Wriddhiman Saha

January 22, 2021 3:29:42 pm

Saha was all praise for the 23-year-old Pant whose 89 not out on the fifth day sealed the match for India at the Gabba to win the series 2-1.

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Ajinkya Rahane refuses to cut kangaroo on cake after triumphant return from Australia

January 22, 2021 3:28:41 pm

The kangaroo is a symbol of Australia, appears on the Australian coat of arms and on some of its currency and is used as a logo for some of Australia's most well-known organisations.

‘What killed Maradona’: Diego’s lifestyle became perfect prescription for his death

January 22, 2021 3:12:54 pm

"What killed Maradona' is a documentary that pieces together the painful life of football legend off the field.

Virat Kohli’s midnight call that led to ‘Mission Melbourne’

January 22, 2021 8:37:09 pm

Sridhar said: “It was midnight, around 12.30 am, the night we lost the Adelaide Test. Virat Kohli messaged me: ‘What are you doing?’ I was shocked."

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Alex Carey, Coulter-Nile not surprised at IPL franchises releasing them

January 22, 2021 1:25:30 pm

While wicket-keeper batsman Carey was released by last edition's runners-up side Delhi Capitals on Thursday, Coulter-Nile was de-listed by champions Mumbai Indians.

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Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile not surprised at IPL franchises releasing them

January 22, 2021 1:17:30 pm

Alex Carey and Nathan Coulter-Nile said they were not surprised at their IPL franchises releasing them and they are hoping to find a team in next month's Players Auction for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.

Australia not best team anymore, England should focus on beating India instead of Ashes obsession: Graeme Swann

January 22, 2021 1:06:32 pm

England would be touring India for a four-match Test series, beginning on February 5, followed by five T20 Internationals and three ODIs.

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Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponappa enter mixed doubles semifinals with upset win

January 22, 2021 12:53:45 pm

The unseeded Indian pair toiled hard for one hour and 15 minutes to beat their world no. 6 Malaysian opponents 18-21 24-22 22-20 in a nail-bitting quarterfinal duel.

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Baroda suspends Deepak Hooda for current domestic season for indiscipline

January 22, 2021 12:23:02 pm

Deepak Hooda had walked out of the Baroda team on the eve of domestic T20 tournament after a spat with captain Krunal Pandya. He had alleged "misbehaviour" on the part of Pandya.


Barcalona miss two penalties but advances past Cornella in Copa del Rey

January 22, 2021 10:31:27 am

In the Spanish league, Luis Suárez scored twice as leader Atlético Madrid came from behind to defeat Eibar 2-1 and open a seven-point gap to second-place Real Madrid.

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Union Berlin player gets 2-game ban, cleared of racism

January 22, 2021 9:47:02 am

A German soccer federation disciplinary panel banned Hübner for “unsporting behavior” but said there was not proof of racist or discriminatory conduct. Hübner was also fined 20,000 euros ($24,300).

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Liverpool’s 68-match unbeaten EPL home run ended by Burnley

January 22, 2021 9:29:35 am

It was Burnley’s first win at Liverpool since 1974 and it leaves Jürgen Klopp’s side six points behind leader Manchester United halfway through its title defense, having not scored in four successive games.

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India’s heroes from Australia return to a rousing welcome from families, friends and fans

January 22, 2021 9:07:05 am

The Mumbai contingent in the Indian team – Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw and head coach Ravi Shastri – landed in the Maximum City in the morning. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials were present to receive them at the airport. A cake was cut there itself to celebrate the achievement.

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Shardul Thakur: ‘We knew their bowlers weren’t rested, and were getting tired’

January 22, 2021 9:40:32 am

Reaching home at Palghar, Shardul Thakur spoke to The Indian Express about his crucial 67 runs in the first innings at Gabba, and the 7-wkt match haul.

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For cricket stars, new test: 2 km in 8.30 minutes

January 22, 2021 10:01:52 am

According to the new norm, the benchmark for fast bowlers is 8 minutes and 15 seconds. For batsmen, wicket-keepers and spinners, the standard will be 8 minutes and 30 seconds. The minimum yo-yo level for all remains at 17.1.

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Team India returns: BMC relaxes quarantine norms for players, coach

January 22, 2021 8:37:23 am

The norms were relaxed after the intervention of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who interjected on the players' behalf with the state government at the behest of the Board of Cricket Control in India.

Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer back for first two Tests against India

January 21, 2021 8:12:59 pm

Ben Stokes and pacer Jofra Archer on Thursday returned to a 16-member strong England squad named for the first two Tests of the upcoming four-match series against India.

Inside Team Room: Wear that 36 all out like a badge, R Sridhar recalls ‘Raviship’

January 22, 2021 9:53:16 am

An integral part of the Indian team set-up, Sridhar opened about the tour in an elaborate chat, asserting it will be difficult to surpass what the team went through in the past one month -- from hitting the nadir to reaching the zenith.

Umpires offered us option to leave Test midway after racial abuse from crowd: Mohammed Siraj

January 21, 2021 6:56:42 pm

Mohammed Siraj revealed that on-field umpires had offered his team the option of leaving the third Test against Australia midway after he was subjected to racial abuse by the crowd in Sydney.