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India vs Australia: Found nice rhythm but there wasn’t a lot of pressure, says Steve Smith

Australian batsman Steve Smith found his "rhythm" with a cracking hundred against India in the first ODI but admitted that there wasn't much pressure unlike other times.

‘Childhood hero’ Maradona inspired me to take up football: Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhuita made no bones unturned when he said that he would rooting for his former club East Bengal in Friday's first ever ISL derby against ATK Mohun Bagan.

Pakistan cricketers issued “final warning” by New Zealand authorities: Here’s why they risk being sent back

After landing in New Zealand on Tuesday, the Pakistan squad is on a 14-day quarantine after which they'll be free to leave the isolation.

India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Finch, Smith smash tons, Zampa bags 4 wickets as Aus win by 66 runs in Sydney

India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli's men started exactly on a note they wouldn't have liked, giving away 374 runs in 50 overs with rival captain Aaron Finch (114 off 124 balls) and his illustrio

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Ind vs Aus 1st ODI: Aaron Finch, David Warner give Australia a solid start in Sydney

India vs Australia: Fans have returned to the ground for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced games before empty stadiums across the world.

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Why Rohit Sharma didn’t travel to Australia? BCCI finally clears ‘confusion’

After captain Virat Kohli complained of ‘lack of clarity’, BCCI says Rohit Sharma didn’t travel due to his father’s illness.

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India vs Australia, 1st ODI Preview: Without Rohit Sharma, Kohli’s men venture into unknown against mighty Oz

India vs Australia, 1st ODI Preview: The absence of an injured Rohit Sharma will certainly leave a gaping hole at the top of the order, something that skipper Virat Kohli wouldn't have fancied at the

Remembering Maradona: “Unparalleled Magician”, says Ronaldo, “Eternal Great” for Messi

Maradona, 60, considered the greatest footballer of all time alongside Brazil's Pele, died following a cardiac arrest, two weeks after undergoing a surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain.

India Tour of Australia: Soft quarantine over, Indian team checks into new hotel on eve of first ODI

India's much-anticipated tour of Australia begins on Friday with the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground in front of limited crowd amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maradona: ‘Mad genius, Rest In peace’, Indian sports fraternity led by Ganguly pays tribute

"My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football for you," former India captain and BCCI president Ganguly, who has always termed the Argentine genius as his first sporting hero, tw

Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Diego Armando Maradona saw heaven and hell

One of the most gifted soccer players in history, Maradona's pinnacle of glory came when he captained Argentina to win the World Cup in 1986 before plunging to misery when he was kicked out the 1994 W

Football legend Maradona dies of heart attack at 60

Argentina soccer superstar Maradona died of heart attack, Reuters reported on Wednesday quoting his attorney.

But he reinvented himself in a stunning comeback in 2008 as coach of the Argentina team, persuading managers that with sheer charisma he could inspire the team to victory, despite a lack of coaching experience.

India’s home series against England to feature four Tests instead of five: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

"England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs and five T20s, it is a lot easier having bi-laterals because the number of people are less," he said.

India Tour of Australia: India’s ‘fabulous five’ can overcome pink-ball inexperience, says Ravi Shastri

A mouth-watering four-test series between the top two teams in the World Test Championship standings will get underway with a pink-ball contest at Adelaide from Dec. 17. "We begin with pink-ball crick

NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for Monday Night Football

Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side judge Dale Shaw, field judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg St

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Britain partially lifts restrictions; fans can finally watch English Premier League games in stadiums

A maximum of 4,000 fans will initially be allowed into venues in the areas with the lowest COVID-19 infection rates.

Supporters are set to return to English Premier League games next week for the first time since March. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is allowing a return of spectators to sports stadiums as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions when the national lockdown ends on December 2. A maximum of 4,000 fans will initially be allowed into venues in the areas with the lowest COVID-19 infection rates and up to 2,000 in the areas placed in the next tier of restrictions. The highest-risk areas still won't be allowed fans. Plans for the return of spectators in October were put on hold due to a spike in coronavirus cases. The government will announce on Thursday which tiers English cities and regions will be placed into. “We are able to get the turnstiles turning sooner than expected,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Monday, “taking a cautious approach and starting with the lowest risk areas first. I'm confident that sports will take every step to ensure their fans are safe, and fans will play their part and look out for each other until we can safely get everyone back in." Britain has been Europe's hardest-hit country during the pandemic, with 55,230 known deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test including another 206 in Monday's daily update.

India will get smoked 4-0 in Tests if Kohli does not set tone before leaving: Michael Clarke

Clarke feels that despite featuring in only one Test, Kohli could still play a huge role in the outcome of the red-ball series by dominating in the limited overs game.

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India tour of Australia: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has some special advice for ‘unorthodox’ Steve Smith

Steve Smith, who missed the last India-Australia series in 2018-19 due to a ball-tampering ban, will be itching to go out there and prove a point.

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India Tour of Australia: David Warner focussing on disciplined batting, says, ‘At 34, my days are numbered’

"I've just recently turned 34, so my days are numbered, when you're in the 30s. There's obviously a risk element but there's obviously a cricket smarts element to it as well," the explosive opener sai

Looking at India squad, Suryakumar Yadav could have been there: Brian Lara

The Mumbai Indians batsman's non-inclusion, despite being seventh in the IPL run-getters' list with 480 runs at a strike-rate of 145 plus, has become a major talking point.

India tour of Australia: I haven’t really set any personal goals, but looking forward to it, says Shubman Gill

Gill has so far played only two ODIs for India and is part of the limited overs as well as the Test squad for the Australia tour beginning on Friday.

Modi govt to launch fitness app in January next year: Sports Secretary

It will be like other health app but the main thing will be that everyone will be able to evaluate their fitness, the official said.

Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal on Saturday said the government is planning to launch an application in January next year to help people check and improve their fitness level. "We are developing a fit India app next year, it will be like other health app but the main thing will be that everyone will be able to evaluate their fitness," Mittal said during a Airtel Delhi Half Marathon press conference. "We will be launching this app sometime in January. I would like to request all the participants in the event to come to this app and check their fitness. If you check your fitness every month, it will improve your fitness." Some of the world's top runners, including defending champions Ethiopia's Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu, will take part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, one of the first global sporting events to be hosted by India during the COVID-19 pandemic. Extending his best wishes to the event, Mittal said: "Events like this will help us to understand that things are slowly getting normal, if we have to win medals in Olympics, we have to change ourselves, how long can we stop ourselves for COVID. So these events will help in strengthening our mind." "I would like to request procam to organise more such marathons before the Olympics, so we can strengthen the mind. We can sponsor them if necessary, fund will not be a problem." Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla said ADHM is going to be the "launch of Indian athletics towards the Olympic games." "This is the first event happening in India, we have been under shutdown. The athletes are rearing to go, for the athletes they can't just be training, they have to compete. So it will be a starting point," he said. "From April onwards there was a blackout period, that gets over now. This is the resurgence of athletes, resurgence of sports, there are some top class runners who are coming, as sports person, we like to take on the challenge, we will compete, and come on top." The international and Indian elite runners will be at the start line at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, while the amateurs from across the globe will join them via the exclusive Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Mobile App.

Hamstring getting better, keeping fingers crossed for Australia: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is currently doing strength and conditioning work at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru before heading to Australia.

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“We have to respect people like Messi more”: Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman defends Lionel Messi’s angry outburst

When journalists asked Lionel Messi for his response, he wearily answered: "To be honest, I'm a bit tired of always being the problem for everything in this club."

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma debate: Split captaincy cannot work in our culture, says Kapil Dev

Ever since Rohit Sharma guided Mumbai Indians to a fifth IPL title, a debate on split captaincy has gathered momentum with several former players suggesting that the opener be handed the leadership of

Sunil Gavaskar’s ‘The Champs Foundation’ comes to aid of ailing hockey Olympian MP Singh

Till date, 'The CHAMPS Foundation' claims to have helped 21 former players with monthly assistance besides taking care of their medical expenses.

Tiger Woods to play with his 11-year-old son Charlie in PNC Championship

Woods has caddied for his son in junior events; the tournament is televised by NBC.

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