India to begin U19 WC campaign against Oz

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Dubai

3-time champions will take on 2006 champions in their opening game; WIndies play New Zealand in opener 3-time champions will take on 2006 champions in their opening game; WIndies play New Zealand in opener Three-time champions India and Australia are set to clash in their tournament-opener of the ICC Under 19...

Dhoni in full swing at training

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Dambulla

Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the centre of attention as India's ODI specialists enjoyed their first training session, here on Thursday. It was an optional session where Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah looked like hitting the right notes ahead of what will be...

Cook, Root steady England against WIndies

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | AFP | Birmingham

The first day/night Test in England saw Alastair Cook and Joe Root in the familiar position of rebuilding the innings after the West Indies made early inroads at Edgbaston on Thursday. England were 108 for two at lunch on the first day of the series opener, with Cook exactly 50 not...

Madrid show real class in Clasico

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | AP | MADRID

Inspired by Asensio’s screamer, Zidane’s boys outmuscle Barca 2-0, win tie 5-1 to lift Super Cup Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 to complete a 5-1 victory on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday, dominating its fiercest rival without the need of Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale. Marco Asensio and Karim...


Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Agencies

Zidane leads nominees for FIFA coach prize paris: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the FIFA men's coach of the year award announced on Thursday. Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United's Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and...

Real favourites to defend Liga title

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | AP | BARCELONA

It's been a long, long time since Real Madrid felt this good going into the Spanish league season. Madrid displaced Barcelona as the top team in Spain last season by winning the title for the first time in five years. It also successfully defended its Champions League title to complete its...

Bayern eye record 6th straight title

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | AP | Berlin

With the Bundesliga set to resume this weekend, it's unlikely that any team will challenge Bayern Munich's dominance and prevent the side from extending its league record to six straight titles. Following the retirements of Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, Carlo Ancelotti's side has been boosted by the arrivals of French...

India end Europe tour with 4-3 win vs Austria

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Amstelveen (Netherlands)

Ramandeep Singh and Chinglensana Singh Kangujam struck twice to guide the Indian men's hockey team to a sensational 4-3 win over Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour here. Double goals from Ramandeep (25th minute, 32nd) and Chinglensana (37th, 60th) helped India end the tour with three wins and...

Nadal advances; Kerber, Venus out of Cincinnati

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | AP | MASON

Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova - the No 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses. Nadal sat out an hour-long rain delay and beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night, finishing it off...

Liverpool edge closer to ucl

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 | AP | Sinsheim

Inspired by 18-year-old Trent Reds beat hosts Hoffenheim 2-1 in 1st leg of playoff In the absence of unsettled playmaker Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool turned to an 18-year-old right back making his European debut for some set-piece magic in its Champions League playoff win against Hoffenheim on Tuesday. Trent Alexander-Arnold didn't disappoint. Talked...



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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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Dalit couple allegedly beaten up by upper caste men

18 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | bhopal

A 35-year-old dalit woman's nose was allegedly slashed and her husband was beaten by two members of an upper caste family at Renvjha village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Narendra Singh (32) and his father Sahab Singh beat up the woman's husband on Monday when he refused to go to their house and do some work, inspector RS Bagri of Surkhi police station said...

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