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    'New level of intensity' as England aim for whitewash against Australia

    'New level of intensity' as England aim for whitewash against Australia


    This latest victory left England 4-0 up in the five-match series against world champions Australia heading into Sunday's finale at Old Trafford. It was further confirmation of England's dramatically altered approach to one-day cricket after a humiliating...

    This latest victory left England 4-0 up in the five-match series against world champions Australia heading into Sunday's finale at Old Trafford. It was further confirmation of England's dramatically altered approach to one-day cricket after a humiliating first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup.
    Maradona Exclusive: Brazil need Neymar now more than ever

    Maradona Exclusive: Brazil need Neymar now more than ever


    Argentina football legend Diego Maradona reckons that Neymar, who returned to the training pitch 48 hours after hobbling out two days earlier, remains a key figure for the five-time champions, and that he needs to step up if Brazil are to register their...

    Argentina football legend Diego Maradona reckons that Neymar, who returned to the training pitch 48 hours after hobbling out two days earlier, remains a key figure for the five-time champions, and that he needs to step up if Brazil are to register their first win of the tournament.
    Messi feels pain as World Cup dream turns to nightmare

    Messi feels pain as World Cup dream turns to nightmare


    Lionel Messi was silenced by a far superior Croatia side in a brutal 0-3 defeat that left the South Americans needing an unlikely series of results to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages...

    Lionel Messi was silenced by a far superior Croatia side in a brutal 0-3 defeat that left the South Americans needing an unlikely series of results to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.
    Croatia crush Argentina 3-0 to reach knockouts

    Croatia crush Argentina 3-0 to reach knockouts


    Lionel Messi's World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here...

    Lionel Messi's World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here Thursday.
    England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0

    England beat Australia by six wickets, lead ODI series 4-0


    England beat Australia by six wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Chester-le-Street on Thursday as they went 4-0 up in the series with one to...

    England beat Australia by six wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Chester-le-Street on Thursday as they went 4-0 up in the series with one to play.
    There is always more pressure when we play Pakistan: Thakur

    There is always more pressure when we play Pakistan: Thakur


    Indian skipper Ajay Thakur has always made it count in the 'do-or-die' raids and he expects to do the same during the marquee clash against Pakistan that will flag off the six-nation Kabaddi Masters tournament in Dubai on...

    Indian skipper Ajay Thakur has always made it count in the 'do-or-die' raids and he expects to do the same during the marquee clash against Pakistan that will flag off the six-nation Kabaddi Masters tournament in Dubai on Friday.
    I'm not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic

    I'm not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic


    Novak Djokovic may have won Wimbledon three times, but the former world number one insists he isn't one of the favourites to land the All England Club crown this...

    Novak Djokovic may have won Wimbledon three times, but the former world number one insists he isn't one of the favourites to land the All England Club crown this year.
    Djokovic crushes Dimitrov to reach win No. 799

    Djokovic crushes Dimitrov to reach win No. 799


    Novak Djokovic swept into the Queen's Club quarter-finals and recorded his 799th career win with a 6-4, 6-1 demolition of Grigor Dimitrov on...

    Novak Djokovic swept into the Queen's Club quarter-finals and recorded his 799th career win with a 6-4, 6-1 demolition of Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.
    Federer saves two match points to reach Halle last-eight

    Federer saves two match points to reach Halle last-eight


    World number one Roger Federer kept his quest for a 10th Halle grasscourt title alive by saving two match points to defeat France's Benoit Paire 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9/7) and make the quarter-finals on...

    World number one Roger Federer kept his quest for a 10th Halle grasscourt title alive by saving two match points to defeat France's Benoit Paire 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9/7) and make the quarter-finals on Thursday.
    Great chance to win series against England: Kumble

    Great chance to win series against England: Kumble


    Indian team has enough experience in both bowling and batting to outwit hosts England, said former captain and coach Anil Kumble, who believes wrist spinners will play an important role in the forthcoming series in the Old...

    Indian team has enough experience in both bowling and batting to outwit hosts England, said former captain and coach Anil Kumble, who believes wrist spinners will play an important role in the forthcoming series in the Old Blighty.
    Teenager Mbappe sends France through as Peru exit

    Teenager Mbappe sends France through as Peru exit


    Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he earned Les Bleus a 1-0 win against Peru in their second Group C game, sending the South Americans out of the tournament on...

    Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he earned Les Bleus a 1-0 win against Peru in their second Group C game, sending the South Americans out of the tournament on Thursday.
    Muguruza falls short in Birmingham, Kvitova into quarters

    Muguruza falls short in Birmingham, Kvitova into quarters


    Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a 6-2 6-4 defeat at the hands of unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in the second round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham on...

    Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a 6-2 6-4 defeat at the hands of unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in the second round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham on Thursday.
    Fred completes transfer to 'biggest club in the world'

    Fred completes transfer to 'biggest club in the world'


    Brazilian international midfielder Fred completed his move to the team he says are the "biggest club in the world" Manchester United for a reported £50 million ($67 million) on...

    Brazilian international midfielder Fred completed his move to the team he says are the "biggest club in the world" Manchester United for a reported £50 million ($67 million) on Thursday.
    World Cup : Australia and Denmark draw 1-1 in Group C

    World Cup : Australia and Denmark draw 1-1 in Group C


    Australia drew 1-1 with Denmark in Group C of the World Cup on Thursday, a result that puts the Danes on course for the knockout phase with four...

    Australia drew 1-1 with Denmark in Group C of the World Cup on Thursday, a result that puts the Danes on course for the knockout phase with four points.
    In next FTP cycle, India to play 203 international games

    In next FTP cycle, India to play 203 international games


    World cricket's most marketable team India will once again play the maximum number of international matches across three formats -- 203 in the next five-year Futures & Programme Cycle...

    World cricket's most marketable team India will once again play the maximum number of international matches across three formats -- 203 in the next five-year Futures & Programme Cycle (2018-2023).
    Srikanth, Prannoy slip in badminton rankings

    Srikanth, Prannoy slip in badminton rankings


    Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy on Thursday slipped three and five places to be placed at the 7th and 13th spots respectively in the latest BWF world...

    Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy on Thursday slipped three and five places to be placed at the 7th and 13th spots respectively in the latest BWF world ranking.
    Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos

    Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos


    Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi, his usual enemy as the talisman of Real Madrid's arch-rivals...

    Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi, his usual enemy as the talisman of Real Madrid's arch-rivals Barcelona.
    Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears

    Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears


    Neymar will play in Brazil's vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday despite injury fears, coach Tite has...

    Neymar will play in Brazil's vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed.
    CoA issues showcause notice to BCCI acting secretary

    CoA issues showcause notice to BCCI acting secretary


    A trip to Bhutan to survey "soil and cricketing equipment" has landed BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary in a spot of bother as the CoA has showcaused him, questioning the very "need of his presence"...

    A trip to Bhutan to survey "soil and cricketing equipment" has landed BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary in a spot of bother as the CoA has showcaused him, questioning the very "need of his presence" there.