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Didn’t have ‘setting’ for coach’s job: Viru

Didn’t have ‘setting’ for coach’s job: Viru

Sports September 16, 2017 at 3:01 am 0 comments

New Delhi, Virender Sehwag today said he missed out on becoming the Indian team’s chief coach due to the lack of patronage from the powers that be in BCCI and will not apply for the position again. Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was touted as skipper Virat Kohli’s choice.Read More

Bops-Raja for doubles, Myneni dropped

Bops-Raja for doubles, Myneni dropped

Sports September 16, 2017 at 2:59 am 0 comments

Edmonton, India’s non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi was forced to pair Rohan Bopanna with Purav Raja instead of Saketh Myneni in the Davis Cup doubles rubber, to be played on Saturday. Bopanna and Raja, who will play only his second Davis Cup tie, will take on the seasoned Daniel Nestor andRead More

Sindhu in semis, Sameer ousted

Sindhu in semis, Sameer ousted

Sports September 16, 2017 at 2:59 am 0 comments

Seoul, PV Sindhu progressed to the semifinals but it was curtains for Sameer Verma at the $600,000 Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament. Sindhu, who won the silver medal at the World Championships last month, recovered from a mid-game slump to stave off the challenge from world No. 19 MinatsuRead More

Modest start for Aditi, Bhullar makes the cut

Modest start for Aditi, Bhullar makes the cut

Sports September 16, 2017 at 2:58 am 0 comments

Evian-Les-Bains (France),  Aditi Ashok birdied three of four par-5s, but dropped three bogeys and a double to finish with a modest 1-over 72 in the opening round of the Evian Championships. With half the field still on course, Aditi was 48th in the opening round. The tournament has been reducedRead More

Duleep Trophy: India Blue 232/3 after rain curtails Day 3

Sports September 16, 2017 at 2:57 am 0 comments

Kanpur, India Blue could add only 16 runs to their overnight total to reach 232/3 against India Red as the third day’s play of the Duleep Trophy encounter was called off after only 4.4 overs of play. Brief Scores: India Red: 383; India Blue: 232/3 (G Hanuma Vihari 88, DeepakRead More

Dhawan released for first three ODIs against Australia, to attend to ailing wife

Dhawan released for first three ODIs against Australia, to attend to ailing wife

Sports September 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, September 14 India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been released from the team for the first three ODIs against Australia to attend to his wife, who is unwell. “Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has requested to be released from the team for the first three ODIs of the PaytmRead More

India out of top-100, placed 107 in FIFA ranking

India out of top-100, placed 107 in FIFA ranking

Sports September 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, September 14 The Indian football team has dropped 10 places to be placed 107 in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. The Sunil Chhetri-led side notched up two victories and a draw in three matches after they were placed 97th last month. India beat Mauritius and heldRead More

Sindhu, Sameer progress to quarters, Kashyap loses in Korea

Sindhu, Sameer progress to quarters, Kashyap loses in Korea

Sports September 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Seoul, September 14 P V Sindhu and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarter-finals with straight game wins but Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the US$ 600,000 Korea Super Series following a narrow defeat in the second round, here today. Olympic silver medallist Sindhu saw off Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol 22-20 21-17Read More

Plan A is to use Cummins in all games: Saker

Sports September 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Chennai, September 14 Australia’s stand-in coach David Saker today said that the team management will closely monitor fast bowler Pat Cummins’ workload in the upcoming limited-overs series against India even though he’s expected to play all five ODIs. “At this stage we’re planning for him to play all the games.Read More

BCCI must lift women’s cricket

Sports September 14, 2017 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

Chandigarh, September 14 The Indian cricket board (BCCI) was the last of the big international boards to introduce central contracts for women cricketers. It happened in 2015, much after the likes of Pakistan or Australia did it. Why were the BCCI officials not keen to make sure India’s women cricketersRead More