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Ronaldo still ‘The Best’ for Zidane

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win FIFA‘s ‘The Best’ award for 2017 despite his faltering La Liga form so far this season. Ronaldo missed Real’s first four La Liga games through suspension, but has managed just one goal in the last five and was wasteful once more in front of goal as Madrid eased ... Read More »

Ankur Mittal, Jitu Rai in focus at ISSF World Cup Finals

NEW DELHI: The in-form double trap exponent Ankur Mittal and pistol ace Jitu Rai will spearhead India’s challenge in the prestigious ISSF World Cup Finals, which the country is hosting for the first time, from Tuesday onwards. The tournament is a reflection of India’s growing reputation in the Olympic sport, and the top shooters representing the host nation, would certainly ... Read More »

India v NZ: Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj in T20I squad

NEW DELHI: The uncapped pair of batsman Shreyas Iyer and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj have been named in India’s squad for three Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand next month. The All-India Senior Selection Committee met in Mumbai today to pick the squad for the series starting November 1 in New Delhi, and from the pool of players selected to play ... Read More »

Murali Vijay returns for Sri Lanka Tests

NEW DELHI: Murali Vijay has been recalled to India’s squad for the first two Test matches against Sri Lanka, having recovered from the wrist injury that sent him home from Sri Lanka two months ago. He is the only change to India’s previous Test squad, with his Tamil Nadu captain and opening partner Abhinav Mukund making way. R Ashwin, Ravindra ... Read More »

Usain Bolt determined to pursue football dream

AUSTIN: Retired sprint king Usain Bolt has vowed to pursue his dream of playing professional football but admits he will not “embarrass” himself if his goal is out of reach. The Jamaican track and field superstar, who retired from athletics after August’s World Championships, has long spoken of trying his hand at soccer and has been invited to train with ... Read More »

We defended well during the final phase: Sjoerd Marijne

DHAKA: Conceding last minute goals has been the bane of Indian hockey but recently-appointed coach Sjoerd Marijne says the team improvised its defensive tactics quite well in its triumph over Malaysia in the Asia Cup final. India edged past Malaysia 2-1 to claim their first continental championship triumph in a decade. “I was a bit worried when the score was ... Read More »

Chris Gayle denies exposing himself to masseuse

SYDNEY: Star West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has denied exposing his genitals to a massage therapist, claiming an Australian media group set out to “destroy” him in a defamation action Monday. The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times in a series of stories in January last year. They ... Read More »

With sweep shots, we put pressure on their spinners: Ross Taylor

MUMBAI: Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is happy that centurion Tom Latham paid heed to his advice to play the sweep and reverse sweep which disturbed the length of Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Taylor scored 95 and added 200 runs with Latham, who struck an unbeaten 103 in New Zealand’s successful chase of 281 in the ... Read More »

Would be too optimistic to call ourselves dominant force: Pullela Gopichand

ODENSE: Indian badminton has been on the ascendancy for quite some time now but a pragmatic chief national coach Pullela Gopichand believes that there is still a long way to go before the country can be termed as dominant force in the sport. In recent past, PV Sindhu have won silver medals at the Olympic Games and World Championship along ... Read More »

WWE TLC results: Angle returns in style; Balor-Styles steal the show

WWE RAW pay-per-view, Tables Ladders Chairs had a very interesting card a couple of weeks before with the Shield reunion and much awaited main roster debut of the undefeated Empress of Tomorrow, Auska. However, the other spectrum had the third installment of Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor – this time Demon King vs Sister Abigail. But, WWE locker room was ... Read More »