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Friday, November 27, 2020


Aslam Sher Khan writes over Batra being made Hockey India ‘life president’

November 25, 2020 10:40:46 am

Aslam Sher Khan sent the letter to Kiren Rijiju on Monday, just days before the Delhi High Court hears his plea in which he alleged that Hockey India had created posts in violation of the code.

Anirudh Thapa’s first-half strike sets up Chennaiyin’s win over Jamshedpur

November 24, 2020 10:29:04 pm

Anirudh Thapa's early strike coupled with a penalty goal from Esmael Goncalves ensured that Chennaiyin began their ISL campaign with a win.

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‘Concentration, hunger, cunning’: Antonio Conte’s recipe to beat Real Madrid

November 24, 2020 10:01:47 pm

Antonio Conte conceded that Inter Milan, who have had an erratic season in both Serie A and the UEFA Champions League, needed to take a "step up" in quality.

Roberto Firmino is a complete footballer, vital for our orchestra: Jurgen Klopp

November 24, 2020 9:48:13 pm

Roberto Firmino had scored only twice in 23 Premier League matches before heading one in during Sunday's 3-0 victory over Leicester City and Jurgen Klopp said he was happy with his output.

Premier League’s return of fans brings new set of headaches for clubs

November 24, 2020 8:59:14 pm

Even the clubs that are allowed to have fans in stadiums from December 2, will need to have ensured that local safety advisory groups have been consulted and given the go ahead.

‘Aussie Lahm’ Scott Neville could destroy Mohun Bagan in Kolkata derby, warns former star Cameron Watson

November 24, 2020 8:27:47 pm

Former Mohun Bagan star Cameron Watson has warned that ATK Mohun Bagan could be destroyed if they take East Bengal's new signing Scott Neville lightly.

England will tour India for 4 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is: Sourav Ganguly

November 24, 2020 7:25:21 pm

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly reveals some details about the series vs England at home starting from February next year.

David Silva faces spell out for Real Sociedad with hamstring injury

November 24, 2020 7:07:52 pm

David Silva, who has helped Real Sociedad win six straight matches to go three points clear at the top of the La Liga standings, hurt his hamstring in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Cadiz.

ISL 2020-21 Highlights: Chennaiyin blow away Jamshedpur 2-1 in Vasco

November 24, 2020 9:38:58 pm

ISL 2020-21, Jamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FC Highlights: Two first-half goals from Anirudh Thapa and Esmael Goncalves helped Chennaiyin win 2-1 against Jamshedpur in Vasco.


Meet the Australian squad that will take on Team India in the ODI series

November 26, 2020 9:47:44 am

Australia have seven changes from the time they last met India in an ODI series. While a few senior players have returned, the big change has been in the wealth of seam-bowling all-rounder options available to them this time.

‘Nice try, Daddy’: Irfan Pathan practices with 3-year old son for Lanka Premier League

November 24, 2020 6:02:55 pm

Irfan Pathan has a special coach quarantined with him as he plays for the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

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Tokyo Olympics’ best-case scenario is venues full of spectators, says governor

November 24, 2020 4:52:28 pm

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, said organisers were still hopeful venues could be filled with spectators when the Olympics begin in July.

ICC World Cup in 2023 definitely on radar: Ross Taylor

November 24, 2020 4:31:40 pm

New Zealand’s highest Test and ODI runs scorer, Ross Taylor should achieve another milestone this season by becoming the most country’s most capped player.

AIFF Disciplinary Committee warns Mumbai’s Ahmed Jahouh for reckless foul

November 24, 2020 4:12:50 pm

The AIFF deemed Ahmed Jahouh's first-half tackle on NorthEast United's Khassa Camara a serious foul play offence, endangering the safety of the opponent on field.

Virat Kohli, R Ashwin nominated for ICC Men’s Player of the Decade award

November 25, 2020 10:41:55 am

Apart from Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, AB de Villiers, and Kumar Sangakkara were also nominated for ICC Player of the Decade award.

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Shikhar Dhawan shows a glimpse of Team India’s new jersey

November 24, 2020 8:47:50 pm

The new Team India jersey has a darker shade of blue than more recent national team jerseys. The new jersey's similarity to the 1992 World Cup jersey has been pointed out by fans.

Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe apologises for red card at Leeds United

November 24, 2020 3:03:39 pm

Nicolas Pepe and Ezgjan Alioski were subjected to racial abuse on social media after the game, and Arsenal and Leeds said they would work with authorities to trace those responsible.

India’s ‘fabulous five’ can overcome pink-ball inexperience: Ravi Shastri

November 24, 2020 2:48:02 pm

Australia have played seven day-night Tests since 2015 and won each of them. India were late to embrace the innovation and played their only pink-ball Test against Bangladesh last year.


The gamble that paid off: Why Azhar bowled Sachin Tendulkar in the last over vs South Africa in 1993

November 25, 2020 2:48:12 pm

November 24, 1993: A gamble of epic proportions that somehow paid off! Why was it Sachin Tendulkar who bowled the last over though, when India had several overs from their frontline bowlers remaining?

‘Lionel Messi knows I have a lot of respect for him’: Antoine Griezmann denies rift

November 24, 2020 3:21:03 pm

Earlier this month, Antoine Griezmann’s former agent Eric Olhats said Lionel Messi’s "reign of terror" had made life difficult for the French forward in Barcelona.

Series loss to India still annoys and grinds me: Tim Paine

November 24, 2020 1:27:46 pm

India had stunned Australia 2-1 to win their maiden Test series Down Under in 2018-19, which was Paine's first assignment as skipper on home soil.

‘Wish to see you married this year’: Indian teammates greet Amit Mishra on his birthday

November 24, 2020 2:47:03 pm

Amit Mishra, who had made his India debut in 2003, turned 38 on Tuesday. Some of his former Indian teammates wished him on social media.


IND vs AUS: Sachin Tendulkar tells Indian pacers how to get unorthodox Steve Smith out

November 24, 2020 2:47:42 pm

Smith, who missed the last India-Australia series in 2018-19 due to a ball-tampering ban, will be itching to go out there and prove a point. He has always performed against India and has six hundreds and a 92, a statistic that won't be lost on India skipper Virat Kohli.

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India will get smoked 4-0 in Tests if Virat Kohli does not set tone before leaving: Michael Clarke

November 24, 2020 12:13:20 pm

Michael Clarke has warned that India could be "smoked 4-0" in the Test series if skipper Virat Kohli does not set the tone in the white-ball games before his departure.

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IPL was disappointing but two days back, I think I found my hands: Smith ahead of India series

November 24, 2020 11:32:17 am

Smith reckons Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's absence will leave a "big hole" in the Indian team but the visitors have a lot of talented players who can put their hands up in pressure situations.