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Ex-Ranji players to form association

Former India captain Mohd. Azharuddin and V.V.S. Laxman were among those who attended a meeting of players convened at the Gymkhana Ground. The specific objective of the meeting was forming a Players’ Association as per the Justice Lodha panel guidelines. The meeting, held on Friendship Day, as Laxman pointed out, was attended among others by […]

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Shaw thriving under Dravid

Rahul Dravid was known as a proficient technician during his playing days, but that does not mean that he imposes his beliefs on his wards. The India-A coach believes in letting a player do what works best for him. This was the case with Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw, who has had a problem getting his […]

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Kohli on top of the world

Virat Kohli broke new ground by topping the International Cricket Council Test batting rankings for the first time in his career when the latest edition was published on Sunday. Kohli’s innings of 149 and 51 at Edgbaston boosted his ranking rating by 31 points and helped him end Steve Smith’s 32-month reign as the top-ranked […]

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AFI’s dilemma!

With under-20 World champion Hima Das and Asian champion Nirmala Sheoran — the continent’s second and third best quartermilers behind Bahrain’s Nigeria-born star Salwa Eid Naser — in its team, India is the favourite to retain the women’s 4x400m Asian Games relay gold at Jakarta. But there is a hitch. The AFI has been repeatedly […]

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A comfortable win for West

Anthony West continued his good form on Sunday, as he, for the second time this weekend, secured a lights-to-flag victory in the second race of the SuperSport 600cc class in the fourth round of the FIM Asia road racing championship at the MMRT here. Such was his supremacy on Sunday, that he won by over […]

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It’s Otters vs Radio Club

Defending champion Otters Rockets and Radio Club Tigers convincingly won their semifinal encounters to set up a clash for the top honours in the Otters Club BSAM Mumbai Z3-Snooker League. Abhimanyu Gandhi’s return to form and Rishabh’s Thakkar’s impressive steady play helped Otters Rockets win the first two frames which laid the foundation for its […]

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Marin makes history with third world title

Carolina Marin claimed a slice of history as the Spaniard became the first woman to win three badminton World titles with an emphatic victory over P.V. Sindhu of India on Sunday. The aggressive Marin is now the reigning World and Olympic champion thanks to an imperious 21-19, 21-10 win in Nanjing. The all-action 25-year-old adds […]

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It’s two out of two for Gaurav Gill

Team Mahindra Adventure’s top contender Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) gave their best in the challenging stages to emerge a clear winner in the second round of the MRF-FMSCI INRC 4W Rally of Coimbatore at Kethanur in Palladam on Sunday. For the first time, his skills came into play on a surface that was rough. […]

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Netherlands win women’s World Cup; Irish dream shattered

The Irish women’s fairytale run to the field hockey World Cup final ended Sunday in a 6-0 hammering by defending champions The Netherlands who claimed a record eighth title. The Dutch were ruthless in their dismantling of the Irish defence — which had been one of their strengths — with six different players on the […]