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Australia win tri-series, rise to the top in T20Is

Auckland, February 22 Australia cruised to a 19-run victory in a rain-affected T20 tri-series final with New Zealand today to claim the world No. 1 ranking in the shortest form of the game for the first time. New Zealand struggled to 150/9 after electing to bat first, failing to repeat the pyrotechnics that saw them … Continue reading “Australia win tri-series, rise to the top in T20Is”

cPujara’s IPL loss is India’s gain

New Delhi, February 22 Cheteshwar Pujara, the foremost Test batting specialist among the current generation of Indian players, will be starting his “homework“ for India’s tour of England in April even as the rest of his teammates will crisscross the country playing the cash-rich IPL. Pujara will be turning out for English county heavyweights Yorkshire … Continue reading “cPujara’s IPL loss is India’s gain”

Lee Chong Wei admits being approached by match-fixer

Kuala Lumpur, February 22 Lee Chong Wei has revealed he once rejected an offer by a match-fixer and said he was “ashamed” two fellow Malaysian badminton players were under investigation over alleged fixing, a report said today. World No. 2 Lee said he was approached a few years ago, without giving further details. “Money is … Continue reading “Lee Chong Wei admits being approached by match-fixer”

Badminton ace Lee was approached by match-fixer: Report

Kuala Lumpur, February 21 Lee Chong Wei has revealed he once rejected an offer by a match-fixer and said he was “ashamed” two fellow Malaysian badminton players were under investigation over alleged fixing, a report said on Wednesday. World number two Lee said he was approached a few years ago, without giving further details. “Money … Continue reading “Badminton ace Lee was approached by match-fixer: Report”

Serena Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her

Los Angeles, February 21,Serena Williams says she lives in fear of blood clots, a condition that surfaced during a harrowing postnatal ordeal in September when she almost died giving birth to her first child. In an op-ed piece she wrote for CNN on Tuesday, the tennis legend lifted the lid on her near-death experience while … Continue reading “Serena Williams says terrifying health scare almost killed her”

Cool Runnings all over again: Jamaican women make debut

PYEONGCHANG, February 21 The Jamaican women’s bobsleigh team made their Winter Olympics debut on Tuesday, thirty years after the country’s first appearance at the Games in Calgary. Pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brakewoman Carrie Russel finished their first run in 17th place out of 20 sleds after recording the 10th quickest starting time. There will be … Continue reading “Cool Runnings all over again: Jamaican women make debut”

Kohli crosses 900-point mark in both Tests and ODIs

Dubai, February 20 India captain Virat Kohli became only the second batsman in the history of the game to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah grabbed the joint-top position among bowlers in the latest ICC ODI player rankings on Tuesday. Kohli has become only the second batsman after … Continue reading “Kohli crosses 900-point mark in both Tests and ODIs”

Gokulam continue giant-killing act, shock Minerva 1-0

Panchkula, February 20 Giant-killers Gokulam Kerala FC continued their winning run as they notched up a stunning 1-0 victory over frontrunners Minerva Punjab in their own backyard, as the I-League title race took another interesting turn today. It was a solitary 75th minute strike from Henry Kisekka that secured full three points for Binu George’s … Continue reading “Gokulam continue giant-killing act, shock Minerva 1-0”

I would like to become No. 1 this year, says Sindhu

Mumbai, February 20 Terming 2018 “as a big year”, top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday said she wants to become the world number one by the end of it after narrowly missing out of the numero uno status last season. “It’s a big year and next (tournament) up is the All England (championships in … Continue reading “I would like to become No. 1 this year, says Sindhu”

Mithali, Mandhana power India to 9-wicket win over South Africa

East London (SA), February 17 Veteran Mithali Raj and opener Smriti Mandhana hit stylish half-centuries as India cruised to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over South Africa in the second women’s T20I today. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team is now 2-0 up in the five-match series, having won the opening encounter by seven wickets. Chasing a modest … Continue reading “Mithali, Mandhana power India to 9-wicket win over South Africa”