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    Here are the big sports events lined up for Saturday (February 16) that comprise the action of the second ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh and the fifth day's play of the Irani Cup match between Ranji champions Vidarbha and Rest of...

    Here are the big sports events lined up for Saturday (February 16) that comprise the action of the second ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh and the fifth day's play of the Irani Cup match between Ranji champions Vidarbha and Rest of India.
    1st Test: South Africa ahead against Sri Lanka after burst of wickets

    1st Test: South Africa ahead against Sri Lanka after burst of wickets


    South Africa took three Sri Lankan wickets in three overs to finish in a strong position on the third day of the first Test on...

    South Africa took three Sri Lankan wickets in three overs to finish in a strong position on the third day of the first Test on Friday.
    Want to give Pant a few ODIs before World Cup: Prasad

    Want to give Pant a few ODIs before World Cup: Prasad


    The BCCI's selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday backed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's call-up to the ODI squad for the five-match rubber against...

    The BCCI's selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday backed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant's call-up to the ODI squad for the five-match rubber against Australia.
    Martial, Lingard to miss Chelsea, Liverpool matches

    Martial, Lingard to miss Chelsea, Liverpool matches


    Manchester United will be without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for Monday's FA Cup clash at Chelsea with both sidelined for up to three weeks after picking up injuries during Tuesday's Champions League defeat by Paris...

    Manchester United will be without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for Monday's FA Cup clash at Chelsea with both sidelined for up to three weeks after picking up injuries during Tuesday's Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain.
    Sindhu, Saina set up summit clash at Senior Nationals

    Sindhu, Saina set up summit clash at Senior Nationals


    PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective semifinals in contrasting fashion to set up a mouth-watering women's singles summit showdown at the 83rd Yonex-Sunrise Senior National Championship on...

    PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won their respective semifinals in contrasting fashion to set up a mouth-watering women's singles summit showdown at the 83rd Yonex-Sunrise Senior National Championship on Saturday.
    Irani Cup: Vihari creates history, gives ROI edge over Vidarbha

    Irani Cup: Vihari creates history, gives ROI edge over Vidarbha


    Hanuma Vihari on Friday scripted history by becoming the first player to score a hat-trick of hundreds in the Irani Cup, helping Rest of India rally and set Vidarbha a tricky 280-run...

    Hanuma Vihari on Friday scripted history by becoming the first player to score a hat-trick of hundreds in the Irani Cup, helping Rest of India rally and set Vidarbha a tricky 280-run target
    We have shortlisted 18 players: Prasad on World Cup plans

    We have shortlisted 18 players: Prasad on World Cup plans


    National selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday said that 18 cricketers have been shortlisted for the upcoming ODI World Cup and the BCCI is in talks with their respective IPL franchises to manage their workload ahead of the mega-event in...

    National selection committee chairman MSK Prasad on Friday said that 18 cricketers have been shortlisted for the upcoming ODI World Cup and the BCCI is in talks with their respective IPL franchises to manage their workload ahead of the mega-event in England.
    Home of Malaysian cricket, scene of Sachin ton, saved from closure

    Home of Malaysian cricket, scene of Sachin ton, saved from closure


    Malaysia's top cricket stadium, which has hosted some of the game's greats including Sachin Tendulkar, was saved from closure Friday after the government blocked an attempt to turf out the sport's local governing...

    Malaysia's top cricket stadium, which has hosted some of the game's greats including Sachin Tendulkar, was saved from closure Friday after the government blocked an attempt to turf out the sport's local governing body.
    16-year-old Aryaan becomes first Indian tennis player to flunk dope test

    16-year-old Aryaan becomes first Indian tennis player to flunk dope test


    Aryaan Bhatia became the first Indian tennis player to fail a dope test and has been put under provisional suspension, NADA said. The 16-year-old's urine sample was taken during the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship held here in Oct last year....

    Aryaan Bhatia became the first Indian tennis player to fail a dope test and has been put under provisional suspension, NADA said. The 16-year-old's urine sample was taken during the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship held here in Oct last year. The NADA had collected samples for the first time from tennis players during the championship.
    India vs Australia: Kohli, Bumrah return; Markande gets T20I call-up

    India vs Australia: Kohli, Bumrah return; Markande gets T20I call-up


    The selectors on Friday announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming limited over series against Australia. Virat Kohli, who was rested for the final two ODIs and the T20I series against New Zealand returned for the two-match T20I and five-match ODI...

    The selectors on Friday announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming limited over series against Australia. Virat Kohli, who was rested for the final two ODIs and the T20I series against New Zealand returned for the two-match T20I and five-match ODI series scheduled to commence from February 24.
    Markande's fifer hands India A innings victory over England Lions

    Markande's fifer hands India A innings victory over England Lions


    Young Mayank Markande scalped five wickets to spun India A to a convincing innings and 68-run win over England Lions in the second unofficial Test to clinch the two-match series 1-0 on...

    Young Mayank Markande scalped five wickets to spun India A to a convincing innings and 68-run win over England Lions in the second unofficial Test to clinch the two-match series 1-0 on Friday.
    Coach Raman keen on improving Mandhana's 'patience'

    Coach Raman keen on improving Mandhana's 'patience'


    India women's team opener Smriti Mandhana, who is in blazing form, said on Friday that the team's coach W V Raman has set her targets to bat for a specific number of overs to develop her patience at the...

    India women's team opener Smriti Mandhana, who is in blazing form, said on Friday that the team's coach W V Raman has set her targets to bat for a specific number of overs to develop her patience at the crease.
    SAI asks CBSE to shift Manu and Vijayveer's board exams

    SAI asks CBSE to shift Manu and Vijayveer's board exams


    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to shift the Class XII board examinations for two subjects for shooters Manu Bhaker and Vijayveer...

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to shift the Class XII board examinations for two subjects for shooters Manu Bhaker and Vijayveer Sidhu.
    Pulwama attack: Cricketers in Irani Cup wear black armbands

    Pulwama attack: Cricketers in Irani Cup wear black armbands


    The Faiz Fazal-led Vidarbha team, who are the 2018—19 Ranji Trophy champions and Rest of India, captained by Ajinjya Rahane, mourned the soldiers who were martyred in Pulwama terror attack.The players on Friday wore black armbands on Day 4 of the...

    The Faiz Fazal-led Vidarbha team, who are the 2018—19 Ranji Trophy champions and Rest of India, captained by Ajinjya Rahane, mourned the soldiers who were martyred in Pulwama terror attack.The players on Friday wore black armbands on Day 4 of the ongoing Irani Cup at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
    Pulwama Attack: Minerva seek to shift Srinagar game

    Pulwama Attack: Minerva seek to shift Srinagar game


    Holders Minerva Punjab FC have requested the All India Football Federation to shift their upcoming I-League match from Srinagar or defer it in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack, saying the club is ready to forfeit if the game is not...

    Holders Minerva Punjab FC have requested the All India Football Federation to shift their upcoming I-League match from Srinagar or defer it in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack, saying the club is ready to forfeit if the game is not rescheduled.
    Barca extend contract of coach Ernesto Valverde

    Barca extend contract of coach Ernesto Valverde


    FC Barcelona announced on Friday it had extended the contract of its coach Ernesto Valverde for another season with the option of one...

    FC Barcelona announced on Friday it had extended the contract of its coach Ernesto Valverde for another season with the option of one more.
    Badminton Nationals: Saina, Kashyap, Verma in semis

    Badminton Nationals: Saina, Kashyap, Verma in semis


    Former champions Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma advanced to the semifinals of the 83rd Senior Badminton Nationals here on...

    Former champions Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Sourabh Verma advanced to the semifinals of the 83rd Senior Badminton Nationals here on Friday.
    Boxers Sonia, Lovlina reach QF at Strandja Memorial

    Boxers Sonia, Lovlina reach QF at Strandja Memorial


    Former world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) was among the three Indian women boxers who advanced to the quarterfinals, but the men were off to a disappointing start at the 70th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia,...

    Former world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) was among the three Indian women boxers who advanced to the quarterfinals, but the men were off to a disappointing start at the 70th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
    Turn up stump mics to curb sledging, says Moeen Ali

    Turn up stump mics to curb sledging, says Moeen Ali


    West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was banned for four one-day internationals on Wednesday after found guilty of 'personal abuse' aimed at England skipper Joe Root in the St Lucia Test.England all-rounder Moeen Ali differs with coach Trevor Bayliss...

    West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was banned for four one-day internationals on Wednesday after found guilty of 'personal abuse' aimed at England skipper Joe Root in the St Lucia Test.England all-rounder Moeen Ali differs with coach Trevor Bayliss and believes turning up the stump microphones could curb sledging in cricket.