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Actor Siddharth tenders apology to Saina Nehwal for 'rude joke'
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Actor Siddharth, whose response to a tweet by badminton player Saina Nehwal has stirred up a controversy, tendered an apology to the badminton star for what he called a 'rude joke'.
2022-01-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Injured Virat Kohli receives throwdowns from Rahul Dravid
Johannesburg, Jan 5 (IANS) India's Test captain Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test in Johannesburg due to an upper back spasm, took some time out to train with the team ahead of the third day's play on Wednesday.
2022-01-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Netizens react to Kohli's absence in second Test against South Africa
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Test skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out of the second Test against South Africa due to an upper-back spasm with KL Rahul taking the charge. The decision to make Rahul captain attracted mixed reactions from cricketers and fans. While some rued the absence of Kohli in the crucial Test, others lauded the Indian management for their bold decision.
2022-01-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sourav Ganguly tested positive for Delta Plus variant
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, who was on Friday discharged from a hospital here after testing negative for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, was found positive for the Delta Plus variant.
2022-01-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
Things are absolutely fine between Kohli and Rohit: Chetan Sharma
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Chetan Sharma, India's chief selector, on Friday quashed the rumours of a rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, saying that things are absolutely fine between the two stars of Indian cricket.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Selectors, BCCI officials urged Kohli to continue as T20I captain for sake of Indian cricket: Chetan Sharma
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Contradicting Virat Kohli's statement, Chetan Sharma, India's chief selector on Friday said that everyone present at the meeting -- selectors as well as BCCI officials -- had requested the star batter to reconsider his decision to quit the T20I captaincy.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rahul named captain for South Africa ODIs, Rohit ruled out; Ashwin returns (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The BCCI on Friday announced the India squad for three-match ODI series against South Africa, naming KL Rahul as the skipper of the 18-member side, with newly-appointed skipper Rohit Sharma still unavailable due to injury.
2021-12-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2021 one of India's best years in Test cricket: Duminy
Centurion, Dec 31 (IANS) Former South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy stated that one has to acknowledge that 2021 will be known as one of the years for India, especially in Test cricket. He also credited KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal for setting up India's 113-run win at SuperSport Park on Thursday with the first-innings opening partnership of 117.
2021-12-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'Fabulous': Former cricketers laud Team India's historic win at Centurion
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers including legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday showered praise on the Virat Kohli-led side for their historic win at the Centurion, saying the team has capability to pick 20 wickets in a Test match anywhere in the world.
2021-12-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Kohli and Pujara take India's lead to 209 at lunch
Centurion, Dec 29 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara took India's lead to 209 on day four of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park here on Wednesday.
2021-12-29
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly tests COVID-positive, admitted to hospital
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Former India skipper and the current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to a Kolkata hospital.
2021-12-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
KL Rahul may lead in ODI series against Proteas if Rohit fails to recover in time: Report
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Stylish opener KL Rahul is likely to captain Team India in the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa if the newly appointed skipper, Rohit Sharma fails to recover in time.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pay more attention to red-ball cricket: Moeen Ali after England's Ashes debacle
London, Dec 28 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali wants the country's cricket board to pay more attention to red-ball cricket in the aftermath of the Ashes series debacle, and cited the limited-overs revolution which led to the team winning the 2019 World Cup.
2021-12-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ind vs SA: Rahane being relieved as a vice-captain has lessen the burden for him, feels Sanjay Bangar
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has lavished praise on Ajinkya Rahane, saying the veteran batter came out all guns blazing -- on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa in Centurion -- after being relieved of vice-captaincy.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Early lunch taken after persistent rain delays start of day two
Centurion, Dec 27 (IANS) Early lunch was taken on day two of first Test between South Africa and India at SuperSport Park after persistent rain delayed the start of play, eventually causing no cricketing action in the first session. Umpires called in for lunch from 3pm IST to 3:40pm IST so that the second session could have an early start.
2021-12-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
I think it's the right way to go: Ravi Shastri on split captaincy
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that split captaincy between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is the right way to go. He added that the arrangement could be a blessing in disguise for both Kohli and Sharma as one captain handling all three formats of the game will not be easy in a pandemic-dictated world.
2021-12-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Cricket South Africa mourns the passing away of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Sunday mourned the passing away of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu, a world-renowned anti-apartheid activist, passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town on Sunday morning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Premier League: City hope to extend winning run on Covid-marred Boxing Day
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Boxing Day is usually the busiest Day in English football with all Premier League clubs in action. Teams usually have to play three matches within a week leading to New Year Day. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc in the 2021 festival season with many matches getting postponed due to Novel Coronavirus spread and injuries.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
National Para-Badminton C'ship: Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar register wins
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26 (IANS) Tokyo Paralympics gold medalist Pramod Bhagat and bronze medallist Manoj Sarkar registered wins at the ongoing 4th National Para-Badminton Championship, here on Saturday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Badminton
Pele living moments of 'love, peace and unity'
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 26 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele took to social media to send a Christmas message to his followers, two days after his release from a Sao Paulo hospital.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Ashes: I have a slight tear in the rib muscles, says Hazlewood
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood is "still a little bit away" from regaining full fitness after he suffered a side strain in the ribs cage during the opening Test at Brisbane, which ruled him out for the second and third Ashes Tests.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Atherton unhappy with Burns, Pope being axed; says wholesale changes not good
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Atherton says he would have stuck with under-fire opener Joe Burns and middle-order batter Ollie Pope for the third Ashes Test, which began at the MCG on Sunday, adding that he was unhappy with the changes made by skipper Joe Root.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: World No. 14 Shapovalov tests positive, to miss ATP Cup
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) With 22 days to go for the start of the opening Grand Slam of 2022 -- the Australian Open -- Canada's world No. 14 Denis Shapovalov has tested positive for COVID-19 while in Sydney, ruling him out of the multi-nation ATP Cup.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Pak tour will go ahead; allegations against a former player unsubstantiated: Hockley
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley has said that his team is committed to touring Pakistan in March next year and the series won't be cancelled despite fresh concerns emerging over the new Omicron strain of COVID-19.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia reduce England to 128/6 at tea on Day 1
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Continuing their dominance with the ball, Australia reduced England to 128/6 at tea on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Djokovic pulls out of ATP Cup, adds to Australian Open mystery: Reports
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has added further mystery to his participation in next year's Australian Open -- where he is the defending champion --, reportedly opting to skip the ATP Cup, scheduled in Sydney from January 1-9.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Root surpasses Graeme Smith's record of Test runs in a calendar year
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Adding another feather to his cap, England's Joe Root surpassed former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith's record of scoring most Test runs as captain in a calendar year, during Day 1 of the ongoing third Ashes Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Cricket Australia chief Hockley keeps Langer guessing on contract extension
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley refused to get into the issue of whether chief coach Justin Langer will get a contract extension once it expires after the month-long series against Pakistan in March-April next year, though he added that the former player will serve out his term.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia bundle out England for 185 in 1st innings
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Showing their dominance with the ball, Australia bowled out England for 185 in their first innings on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ex-Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar's mother passes away, Bhajji pays condolences
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar announced the demise of his mother on social media late on Saturday, drawing condolences from the cricketing fraternity including former India spinner Harbhajan Singh who retired from all forms of cricket recently.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
COVID UPDATE: Aston Villa coach Gerrard to miss two PL games after contracting virus
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the next two Premier League games.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SA v IND, 1st Test: India win toss, elect to bat
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat first against South Africa in the first Test at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday. The Boxing Day Test marks the start of the three-match Test series between the two teams.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia 61/1 at stumps, trail England by 124 runs on Day 1
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australia were 61/1 at stumps, trailing by 124 runs against England on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bernie Ecclestone believes Hamilton could retire before start of 2022 F1 season
Monaco, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas may have brushed aside speculation about Lewis Hamilton's retirement from Formula One, saying that the Briton is hungry for more success, but ex-F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone believes the seven-time champion is unlikely to return in 2022 to wrest back the title he lost to Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Motorsports
SA v IND, 1st Test: South Africa wear black armbands in memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) In the first Test against India at SuperSport Park, the South Africa players were seen wearing black armbands in memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town on Sunday morning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia dominate England on Day 1 with all-round show (Ld)
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) Australia showed their dominance with both bat and ball and were in a commanding position against England at the end of the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul and Agarwal justify Kohli's bat-first decision with solid opening stand
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) India openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal justified captain Virat Kohli's decision to bat first with a careful yet solid opening stand as India reached 83/0 in 28 overs at lunch on day one of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Only thing England have done right on Ashes tour is turn up on time: Vaughan
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) On a day when England's batting was flattened again by the Australian bowlers in the Boxing Day Test at MCG, former captain Michael Vaughan was scathing in his attack of Joe Root's side, saying, "the only thing they've done right is turn up on time".
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
God saved several Indian women football stars from 2004 tsunami
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) It was providence that saved the future Indian women football stars of Cuddalore being swallowed by the giant tsunami wave on December 26, 2004.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Former India pacer Sreesanth set to play Ranji Trophy for Kerala, again
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth has been included in the 24-member preliminary squad of Kerala for the upcoming Ranji season. The 38-year-old is making a return to red-ball cricket after a gap of nearly nine years. Sreesanth last played a first-class match in 2013 when he was featured in the Irani Cup for the Rest of India against Mumbai.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
The Ashes: Toss played crucial role in England's batting collapse, feels Bairstow
Melbourne, Dec 26 (IANS) England batter Jonny Bairstow feels the toss played a crucial role in England's batting collapse against Australia on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here on Sunday, saying that his side would have bowled as well considering the helpful conditions and tinge of green on the pitch.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Thomas Tuchel hints at Conor Gallagher's Chelsea future
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel indicated that the Crystal Palace mid-fielder Conor Gallagher will return to the club next season to fight for a starting spot by saying the club 'love' him.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Herath joins Bangladesh team after finishing quarantine
Tauranga, Dec 26 (IANS) Bangladesh spin bowling consultant Rangana Herath has completed his 14-day quarantine and has been allowed to join the team ahead of the two-Test series against New Zealand.
2021-12-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Himachal beat Tamil Nadu by 11 runs to win maiden title
Jaipur, Dec 26 (IANS) Riding on Shubham Arora's unbeaten century, Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu by 11 runs (VJD Method) in the final to win their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy title, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
SA v IND, 1st Test: Rahul, Kohli take India to safety at tea despite Ngidi's double strikes
Centurion, Dec 26 (IANS) KL Rahul and Virat Kohli kept India ticking despite double strikes by Lungi Ngidi as the tourists reached 157/2 at tea on day one of the Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park. South Africa improved on their performance in the wicketless first session but Rahul and Mayank Agarwal crossed a century stand for the opening wicket while reaching their respective half-centuries. With Rahul and Kohli still at the crease, India are in a very good position in the match.
2021-12-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Amateur players need professional window registration to play in I-League, says AIFF
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) cleared the confusion over the participation of amateur players in the Hero I-League 2021-22 on Sunday, saying they can only play if they are registered in the professional window. The AIFF said that those players who want to play in the I-League will have to register in the professional registration window.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ICC expresses sadness at the passing away of Ray Illingworth
Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday has expressed grief at the passing of former England captain Ray Illingworth at the age of 89. Illingworth, who had been undergoing radiotherapy for esophageal cancer, died on Saturday, leaving the cricket community in mourning.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
I-League 2021-22: Defending champ Gokulam Kerala FC begin I-League campaign with solid win
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Defending champions Gokulam Kerala FC began their Hero I-League title defence in solid fashion with a 1 - 0 win over last season's runners-up Churchill Brothers at the Kalyani Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League 2021-22: TRAU, Indian Arrows settle for goalless draw
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) TRAU and Indian Arrows started their campaign with a goalless draw in the I-League 2021-22 at the Mohun Bagan Ground, here on Sunday. Despite getting plenty of shots on target, both the teams shared points after the match ended draw without any goal being scored.
2021-12-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: Mumbai City's Rahul Bheke set to make 100th ISL appearance
Fatorda (Goa), Dec 26 (IANS) Defender Rahul Bheke will become the eighth player to make 100 or more appearances in the Indian Super League when Mumbai City FC take on NorthEast United on Monday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football