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  • Prajnesh moves to quarterfinals of Ningbo Challenger in China

    New Delhi :  Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the lone Indian surviving in the singles main draw, quelled a late challenge from Zhe Li to book a quarterfinal berth at the Ningbo Challenger on Wednesday. After a sound start, the Chennai southpaw struggled to keep focus but regrouped for 6-3 2-6 7-6(0) win in the second round against his Chinese opponent.

  • Asian Champions Trophy: Team India look to make a winning start against Oman

    New Delhi : Indian men’s hockey team will look to open their campaign at the 5th edition of the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy with a convincing performance as they face hosts Oman in their opening match on Thursday. World number five India go into the tournament as the highest ranked Asian nation, and will be looking to bounce back from their subdued Bronze Medal finish at the recently-concluded 18th edition of the

  • Pakistan on top as Abbas destroys Aussies

    Abu Dhabi : Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas registered a five-wicket haul to steer Pakistan into a dominating position in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Abbas finished with five for 33 to bowl out Australia for a paltry 145 to give Pakistan a 137-run lead in the first innings on the second day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Pakistan stretched that lead to 281 as they were 144 for

  • Gambhir-led Delhi up against high quality Jharkhand

    Bengaluru :  Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi will need to negotiate Jharkhand’s potent bowling attack with guile when the two teams meet in the second semifinal of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Thursday. Gambhir leads a formidable Delhi unit comprising Unmukt Chand, Nitish Rana and Dhruv Shorey.

  • Mumbai crush Hyderabad challenge to book final spot

    Bengaluru : In form Prithvi Shaw and skipper Shreyas Iyer smashed half-centuries as Mumbai brushed aside Hyderabad by 60 runs in a rain-marred contest to move to the summit clash of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here Wednesday. Chasing 247, Mumbai were placed comfortably at 155 for two when rain halted play. Iyer (55 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (17) were at the crease with their unbeaten third wicket stand of 73 runs.

  • Germany’s woes continue with 1-2 loss to France

    Paris : Antoine Griezmann had a double to lead World Cup champions France to a 2-1 win over Germany in a UEFA Nations League match here. The result leaves Les Bleus atop League A Group 1 with 7 points from three matches, while struggling Germany have just 1 point after three games and are sure to be relegated if they don’t beat the second-place Dutch, reports Efe. The visitors scored first in

  • Srikanth sets up clash with Lin Dan at Denmark Open

    Odense (Denmark) :  World number six Kidambi Srikanth set up a second-round clash with the legendary Lin Dan after an easy win over Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus even as one Indian women’s doubles pair was knocked out of the Denmark Open, here Wednesday. Srikanth needed 35 minutes to get the better of local hope Vittinghus 21-16 21-10 in the opening round of the USD 7,75,000 tournament.

  • Women’s camp for World T20 at CCI

    Mumbai: The Indian Women’s team preparatory camp for the upcoming World T20 will be now held at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) till October 21. “The BCCI requested us to conduct the camp till the October 21 and we have agreed to it. The camp will happen at the Brabourne Stadium till the said date. After that it is for the BCCI to decide on it,” a senior CCI official told

  • England blames crammed calendar for choosing Lanka tour in rainy season

    Kandy (Sri Lanka) :  England on Wednesday blamed the crowded international cricket calendar for its decision to tour Sri Lanka during the rainy season as bad weather hit the third straight one-day international. England said the number of tours left it no “wriggle room” in organising a tour of the island currently in the grip of inter-monsoonal storms. Heavy rain also hit Wednesday’s game in Kandy. England won the rain-disrupted second ODI

  • Evin Lewis pulls out of India tour citing personal reasons

    Guwahati  : The struggling West Indies were dealt another blow on Wednesday with opener Evin Lewis pulling out of the limited overs leg of the India tour, citing personal reasons. Lewis had recently declined a central contract offered by the Cricket West Indies, potentially making him more available for leagues around the world, following in the footsteps of Chris Gayle and other stars from the region. Gayle, who is playing the Afghanistan

  • Farm labourer’s son from TN wins bronze in triple jump in Youth Olympics

    Buenos Aires :  Praveen Chitravel, a farm labourer’s son from Tamil Nadu, clinched a bronze medal in the men’s triple jump to give India its second athletics medal in the ongoing Youth Olympics here. The 17-year-old Praveen, who hails from a village in Thanjavur district, cleared a distance of 15.68m to finish fifth in the Stage 2 competition Tuesday night but his good showing in Stage 1, where he was third with

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