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Indians add two gold, one silver in Asian Indoor Games

ASHGABAT: India’s impressive show in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games continued as their athletes added two gold and one bronze on the fourth day of competitions here on Tuesday. Govindan Lakshmanan and PU Chitra clinched a gold each in men’s 5000m and women’s 1500m races while Dharmender won the bronze in men’s freestyle 70kg belt wrestling as ... Read More »

MS Dhoni can play 2023 World Cup too: Michael Clarke

KOLKATA: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke is not ruling out the possibility of wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni being part of India’s 2023 World Cup plans. “Don’t ask me whether he will play in the 2019 World Cup. He will play in 2023,” Clarke said smiling when quizzed whether the former India captain could play the ICC 2019 World Cup in ... Read More »

Contrasting wins for Mukund, Van Beem

CHENNAI: Top seed Sasi Kumar Mukund of India and second seed Colin Van Beem of the Netherlands posted contrasting wins to reach the singles second round of LMW ITF Men’s Futures tennis tournament 2017 here on Tuesday. While Mukund, who won the title in the PS Kailasam Futures tournament last week, brushed aside the challenge of compatriot Dalwinder Singh 6-2, ... Read More »

Satwik enters main draw of mixed and men’s doubles at Japan

TOKYO: Young doubles player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy displayed unrelenting will and stamina as he played four matches on the qualifying round to make it to the main draw of both men’s and mixed doubles events at the Japan Super Series here on Tuesday. The 17-year-old from Andra Pradesh paired up with his men’s doubles partner Chirag Shetty to edge past Japan’s ... Read More »

Hardik Pandya ‘ideal’ all-rounder after Kapil Dev: Lalchand Rajput

MUMBAI: Former India cricket manager Lalchand Rajput feels Hardik Pandya is the “ideal all-rounder” that the national team has been aspiring since the departure of legendary Kapil Dev. “Hardik Pandya is an exceptional cricketer. The talent he has got, I have seen him at the NCA (National Cricket Academy) and then he was with me at the Zonal Camp (ZCA). ... Read More »

Constantine names preliminary squad for Asian Cup Qualifiers

NEW DELHI: National football coach Stephen Constantine has named 11 players, who represented India in the AFC U-23 Qualifiers in Doha, in the preliminary squad of 28 for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifier against Macau scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on October 11. The squad will assemble in Mumbai on September 28 with practice scheduled to kick-off the ... Read More »

We want to show the world we are at par with them: Matos

MARGAO: India coach Luis Norton de Matos on Tuesday said he wants his boys to show that they are at par with the best in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. India has been clubbed with USA, Colombia and Ghana for the October 6-28 tournament. “All games are winnable in football, there is no game which can’t be won. Even if ... Read More »

Jesse Ryder not eyeing international comeback, enjoying life

DUBAI: Jesse Ryder, at long last, is trying to embrace life after a brush with death, the flashpoint in a long history of off-field battles, including one with the bottle. Going through an international exile, the 33-year-old New Zealand all-rounder is not bothered about coming out of it anytime soon, as he is “enjoying” life the way it is at ... Read More »

Challenging time for Smith the captain: Michael Clarke

KOLKATA: Steve Smith is in the middle of a challenging phase as captain and he must define the way for the Australian team’s comeback in the ongoing ODI series against India, feels his former skipper Michael Clarke. “Smith’s batting has been outstanding for a long time but his captaincy is challenged now. He needs to define the way for his ... Read More »

India forced to call off practice due to rain

KOLKATA: Incessant rain forced India to call off practice two days ahead of the second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against Australia at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday. The Eden ground was covered from morning with the tourists rehearsing at the indoor facilities here. The focus during the practice session was on playing spin as chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and ... Read More »