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England took trophy, but India owned WC 2019 on Twitter

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After six weeks of action-packed cricket, England emerged as the world champions after beating New Zealand in a close game ending with a Super Over. Sundays final was one of...

DSport to broadcast draw for Asian qualifiers of 2022 FIFA WC

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) DSport will broadcast the Round 2 draw for the Asian qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preliminary competition. The draw will be broadcast to the Indian audienc...

Tendulkar remembers coach Achrekar on Guru Purnima

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Guru Purnima on Tuesday. "Guru is the one who removes the darkness o...

Mortaza remains captain as Bangladesh name squad for SL tour

Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza was named in the squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and will continue to lead the team, according to a Cricbuzz report. ...

Zsirkretak from Hungary win World Finals of Neymar Jr's Five

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Neymar Jr took to the field for the first time since his injury at the Copa America as the two strongest five-a-side football teams in the world were crowned at the Red Bull...

Dream11 becomes official fantasy game partner for ECL

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform Dream11 on Tuesday announced its exclusive partnership with the European Cricket League (ECL), the new Champions League of European Cricket. Dream11 ...

itel smartphone signs up as official partner for UP Yoddha

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) itel, one of the leading mobile brands in sub-5K category from TRANSSION Holdings, on Tuesday announced its association as the official partner of UP Yoddha, one of the lead...

NZ players should be proud of their WC show: Vettori

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori feels the Black Caps should be proud of their journey in the recently concluded World Cup and take the positives of the game ahead....

Grass tasted like never before: Djokovic post Wimbledon win

London, July 16 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes that the summit clash at the just concluded Wimbledon against Roger Federer was a "match that had ever everything" and will be remem...

Black Caps homecoming ceremony on hold

Wellington, July 16 (IANS) The homecoming ceremony for New Zealand's World Cup squad has been put on hold due to some "logical complications". On Sunday, Kane Williamson's men lost an opportunity ...

Amitabh mocks ICC's boundary rule after England WC win

New Delhi, July 16: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest to join the list of people criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the "boundary rule" which helped England win t...

Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

London, July 14 (IANS) New Zealand's Kane Williamson on Sunday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Ja...

Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with Kallis, Katich

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced on Sunday that they have decided to part ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Si...

Sharma makes it count on Day 3 of Scottish Open golf

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Golfer Shubhankar Sharma showed his mettle and resilience to recover from a two-bogey start to end the round with a score of 67 (4-under par) at tied 50th position in the Sc...

Formidable Sharath and party favourites for team title

Cuttack, July 14 (IANS) A strong Indian contingent, led by experienced A. Sharath Kamal, would be gunning for the Home Associations Cup in men section when the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Champion...

Easy win for England in WC final, predicts Pietersen

London, July 14 (IANS) As England prepare to take on New Zealand in the finals of the World Cup 2019 on Sunday, former batsman Kevin Pietersen has predicted the result of the summit clash. Accordi...

Bumrah amazed by elderly fan's imitation of his bowling style

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the leading pacer across formats in last two-three years. His pin-point accuracy and ability to strike at any moment of the game has ta...

Why even talk about Dhoni's retirement: Javed Akhtar

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) After legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni asking him not to retire from the game. Follow...

Ask banks who's chor: Mallya on being trolled

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya has been subjected to heavy trolling by users on the internet after West Indies batsman Chris Gayle posted a picture with him on Twitter...

Kiran More appointed new USA cricket coach

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More has been appointed the interim coach of the USA cricket team. More will take over from the former coach Pubudu Dassanayake of...

Rashid thanks Morgan for having his back

London, July 13 (IANS) England's Adil Rashid might not have had the best of games in the group stages, but the legspinner made it count on the big stage as he picked up three wickets in the semifinal...

We played our worst cricket in most critical moments of this WC: Ponting

London, July 13 (IANS) Former skipper Ricky Ponting believes Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments of the ongoing World Cup. Australia failed to make it to the finals a...

'Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?'

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Following India's exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiec...

Resell your final tickets: Jimmy Neesham to Indian fans

London, July 13 (IANS) Black Caps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has appealed to the Indian fans to resell their tickets via the official platform if they don't want to come and watch the World Cup finals...

Shubhankar Sharma stages dramatic comeback at Scottish Open

North Berwick (Scotland), July 13 (IANS) Ace Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma shrugged off an average first round score to make a dramatic comeback in the second round of the Aberdeen Investments Scot...

Lionel Scaloni to remain Argentina coach until 2022 WC: Official

Buenos Aires, July 13 (IANS) Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni will keep his job until at least the 2022 World Cup, national team director Cesar Menotti has said. Lionel Scaloni said last week t...

We've not won anything yet, says England coach

London, July 13 (IANS) England coach Trevor Bayliss has called on his team not to get carried away by the 'favourites' tag and concentrate on the summit clash of the ongoing World Cup to be played ag...

SA didn't have chance to win WC without you: Yuvi tells AB

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) "There was never a chance for South Africa to win this World Cup without you," said former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to former Proteas captain AB de Villiers after he c...

'Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?'

New Delhi, July 13: Following India's exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiece eve...

Rashid Khan named Afghan captain across all formats

Kabul, July 12 (IANS) Rashid Khan was on Friday named the captain of the Afghanistan cricket team in across all formats, the cricket board confirmed. Asghar Afghan, who was sacked as captain ahead...

Staying calm is the mantra for success, feels Archer

London, July 12 (IANS) Having helped his team march to the final of the World Cup after 27 years, England pacer Jofra Archer believes staying calm has been the key to success for him and the hosts as...

Officials for the World Cup final announced

London, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and South Africa's Marais Erasmus will be the two on-field umpires for the World Cup final, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a stat...

Didn't demand to be included in SA WC squad: de Villiers

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has denied that he made any demand to be included in the national squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales. de Villiers...

Sathiyan-Amalraj win bronze in Australian Open

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Indian pair of G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won the bronze at the World Tour Platinum Australian Open after they went down 12-14, 9-11, 8-11 to top seed Korean pair o...

We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered: Rohit

Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) India vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels the team could not deliver as a unit during their 18-run semifinal loss to New Zealand in the World Cup. "We failed to deliver as a tea...

Why British GP on same day as WC, Wimbledon finals: Hamilton

Silverstone (England), July 12 (IANS) Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton is unhappy with the fact that the British Grand Prix is being held on the same day as the final of the ICC World Cup and men's fina...

Kohli thanks physio, fitness coach for amazing work

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli has thanked physiotherapist Patrick Farhat and fitness coach Shankar Basu for the "amazing work" they have done after both ended their association ...

Lata's request to Dhoni: Please don't retire

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Thursday requested cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni to not retire, following rumours that the former Indian captain was all set to end his ...

2 fans die as India lose semi-final thriller to NZ

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In different incidents, two cricket fans lost their lives while watching the first semifinal clash of the ongoing World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. ...

Rohit signals to Jadeja 'You are strong', video goes viral

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant 77-run knock against New Zealand went in vain as India lost their World Cup semi-final affair by a meagre 18-run margin at the Old Trafford. ...

We are disappointed, gave everything we had: Kohli

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) After India's heart-wrenching defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ongoing World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli expressed gratitude towards the fans and said that the te...

Yuvi to Pant's rescue as KP slams his 'pathetic' dismissal

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was left utterly disappointed with the way Rishabh Pant gave away his wicket in the first semi-final against New Zealand which India ...

Hope Indian fans support NZ in WC final: Williamson

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) After beating Virat Kohli's men in the semifinals, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is hopeful that Indian fans are not too angry with the Black Caps and would be suppor...

Afghanistan fast bowler Aftab Alam suspended for one year

Kabul, July 11 (IANS) Afghanistan fast bowler Aftab Alam has been handed a one-year suspension by the country's cricket board for a code of conduct violation at the ongoing World Cup in England and W...

Jadeja ripped me apart in bits and pieces: Manjrekar

Manchester, July 11 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja played a blistering knock of 77 runs that nearly took India across to the World Cup finale during the first semi-final, which New Zealand won by 18 runs. Fo...

Federer, Nadal set up blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal

London, July 11 (IANS) Swiss legend Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and set up a showdown in the Wimbledon semifinals against arch-rival Rafael Nadal,...

Proud of you: B-Town celebs tell Team India

Mumbai, July 11: After Team India lost their World Cup semi-final match to New Zealand, a string of Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Varun Dhawan and Shahid Kapoor among many other...

Indian team played well, do not blame players, Do not blame Nehru either: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jul 11: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said it was unfair to blame players who played well in the semi-final match again...

PM among millions disappointed as India exits cricket world cup

As India crashed out of the Cricket World Cup following a gripping contest against New Zealand in the semifinals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the result as “disappointing” but hailed the V...

Kashmiri translation of Russian folk, modern stories ‘Poz te Apuz’ released

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: JK Cultural Council in collaboration with Department of Information and Public Relations today organized a book release function here at DIPR Media Complex in which a Kashmiri tran...

Necessary steps afoot to give requisite fillip to tourism in State: Advisor Sharma

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today said that the Government has undertaken necessary steps to ensure that the tourism sector, which forms one of the main sectors for generating em...

Advisors Kumar, Ganai inaugurate Divisional level cricket tourney at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, JULY 10: Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today inaugurated divisional level inter district cricket tournament at Government Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara, ...

Div Com inaugurates inter-distt provincial level Kho- Kho C’ship at Budgam

BUDGAM, JULY 10: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan in presence of Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar and Joint Director Youth Service and Sports, Bashir Ahmad to...

Sehwag's tweet on Duckworth-Lewis method has Twitter laughing

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag tickled the funny bone of everyone with his cheeky tweet on the Duckworth-Lewis method as the India versus New Zealand semi-final could n...

Manchester United coach denies receiving offers for Pogba

Perth (Australia), July 10 (IANS) Manchester Uniteds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday said the Premier League side had not received any offers for France midfielder Paul Pogba, reportedly li...

Albert Serran signs one-year extension with Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) Bengaluru FC on Wednesday extended the contract of defender Albert Serran who has put pen to paper on a deal which keeps him with the Indian Super League (ISL) champions til...

'You make India proud' as Dutee sprints to gold in Naples

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the gold medal in women's 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy becoming the first Indian to win do s...

Five Brazil players named in Copa America team of tournament

Porto Alegre (Brazil), July 10 (IANS) Five Brazil players have been selected in the 2019 Copa America's team of the tournament by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The tourname...

Apologised to Naomi after controversial US Open defeat: Serena

New York, July 10 (IANS) Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed that she has apologised to Japan's Naomi Osaka who defeated her in the finals of the US Open last year. Naomi had defeated Serena ...