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Netherlands head coach Danny Blind fired

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | IANS | The Hague (Netherlands)

The Dutch football association, KNVB has fired head coach Danny Blind following a 0-2 defeat against Bulgaria in the World Cup qualifiers. After the Dutch national team arrived back in Amsterdam from Sofia on Sunday, Blind already skipped the training and had a meeting with KNVB's director of professional football...

Wade, Jadeja get into argument post Maxwell dismissal

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade got into an argument with India's Ravindra Jadeja after Glenn Maxwell's dismissal in the ongoing fourth Test here, continuing the hostilities between the two sides. The incident took place in the 33rd over of Australia's second innings after Maxwell was adjudged LBW by South African umpire Marais...

De Kock defies New Zealand to get South Africa to 314

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | AFP | Hamilton

Quinton de Kock frustrated New Zealand with a defiant 90 to lift South Africa's first innings up to 314 on a rain disrupted second day of the third Test in Hamilton. New Zealand were set to face 29 overs before stumps, although there was the probability this would be affected by...

MDP CRJFederer beats Tiafoe of US to advance at Miami Open

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | IANS | Miami

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer encountered more resistance than expected from American teenager Frances Tiafoe in second-round action, but he took full control toward the end to win 7-6, (7-2), 6-3 at the Miami Open here. Tiafoe showed impressive power in his serve and ground strokes to stay even with...

Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | IANS | Dharamsala

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test on...

Kohli ruled out, Rahane becomes India’s 33rd Test captain

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

Ajinkya Rahane became India’s 33rd Test captain after injured Virat Kohli was ruled out of the fourth and deciding Test against Australia, here today. Kohli suffered a shoulder injury while fielding in the Ranchi Test match. Left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav will be making his debut as India go back to...

Sevilla defender Mariano earns Brazil call-up

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | IANS | SAO PAULO

Uncapped Sevilla full-back Mariano has been called up to Brazil's football squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Tuesday. The 30-year-old on Friday replaced Juventus right-back Dani Alves, who will miss the fixture at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo due to suspension, reports Xinhua news agency. "Mariano...

It's a dream come true for me, says debutant Kuldeep Yadav

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | IANS | Dharamsala

After forcing Australia to huff and puff to his left-arm wrist spin, debutant Kuldeep Yadav on Saturday acknowledged that it was a "dream come true" when he helped India bundle out the hosts for 300 in their first innings of the fourth and final cricket Test here. The chinaman returned with...

Virat Kohli unperturbed by Australian media jibes

Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | IANS | Dharamsala

India cricket captain Virat Kohli on Friday said he is unperturbed by the talk surrounding him in the Australian media and that he is not focussing too much on it, ahead of the fourth and final Test, starting here on Saturday. From comparing him with the United States President Donald...

Waugh says pressure on India, urges Australia to retain XI

Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | PTI | Melbourne

Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh felt the pressure will be on pre-series favourites India going into the deciding fourth Test and urged the visitors to not tinker with the playing XI in Dharamsala. "I think a lot of the pressure is on the Indian side. They've been expected to win...


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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Adiyanath asks party workers not to opt contractual work

27 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Asking party workers not to opt for contractual work in government sector Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi said that UP’s face will change in next two months as people have reposed faith on us and it is workers’ responsibility to ensure BJP fulfills all poll promises. “I appeal to the party workers and family members of law makers not to seek contract of government department...

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