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    IPL 2017: Stokes excited about sharing dressing room with Smith, Dhoni

    London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who became the highest paid overseas player in the Indian Premier League auction, is excited about sharing the dressing room with Steven Smith and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his maiden stint at the cash-rich event.

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    Messi penalty rescues Barcelona

    Madrid : Barcelona needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off lowly Leganes 2-1 as a poor week for the Spanish champions continued on Sunday.

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    India, SA gear up for final

    Colombo : Having already booked their berths in the ICC Women’s World Cup, India and South Africa would have a chance to perform freely on the big stage and put their best foot forward when they clash in the final of the qualifying tournament, here today.

  • Teamwork is key to beating Man City, says Moutinho

    Paris : Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho emphasised teamwork was the key to victory over English football giants Manchester City in UEFA Champions League last-16 first-leg on Tuesday.

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    Bye-bye ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi

    Sharjah : Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career.

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    We have plans for each Oz player, says Rahane

    Pune : Not too worried about sledging, stylish batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said the India team has plans in place for each of the Australian players and would look to play attacking cricket during the four-Test series, starting on Thursday in Pune.

  • India to bid for shooting’s 2020 Olympic quota event

    New Delhi : The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) is looking at the upcoming ISSF World Cup as a stepping stone to prepare a strong bid for hosting a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

  • State cricket bodies moves SC seeking clarification on status

    New Delhi : State cricket associations on Monday moved a plea in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on its order in the BCCI matter with regard to their status. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra allowed the state cricket bodies to file their application.

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    Azhar slams Pune Supergiants for Dhoni sacking

    New Delhi : Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Monday slammed the Rising Pune Supergiants management for the manner in which double World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was removed from captaincy of the IPL franchise, terming it “third rate and disrespectful”.