Lucky 13: Sri Lanka break losing spree

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

After 12 successive losses in ODI’s against India, SL register thumping 7-wicket victory at Dharamsala, lead series 1-0 The susceptible technique of Indian batsmen in seamer-friendly conditions was thoroughly exposed as Sri Lanka comfortably beat India by seven wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series. The win also enabled Sri...

For team management, Rahane is opening batsman: Rohit

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

His technique against pacers was solely missed on a seaming track here and India stand-in- skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that accommodating Ajinkya Rahane was tough as he is considered a specialist opening batsman in the 50-over format by the team management. Rahane, who scored four successive half-centuries against Australia, was today...

Suranga is brilliant when he gets green track: Pothas

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | PTI | Dharamsala

Sri Lanka interim coach Nic Pothas was all praise for pacer Suranga Lakmal, whose 4/13 in 10 overs went a long way in island nation's first ODI win 13 matches as they beat India by seven wickets in series opener. "Look, Suranga is a world-class bowler. If you give him...

Karnataka thrash Mumbai, enter S/F

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | PTI | Nagpur

Karnataka inflicted an innings and 20 runs defeat on Mumbai with more than a day to spare in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final here on Sunday to move into the semi-finals in convincing fashion. Karnataka, who took a huge 397-run first innings lead over Mumbai by scoring a massive 570 after bundling...

Bowlers put NZ in control after lower-order batsmen fire

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | AP | Hamilton

A lengthy rain break in the middle of the afternoon Sunday helped change the trajectory of the second day of the cricket test between New Zealand and the West Indies, contributing to another collapse by the Caribbean side's middle order. The West Indies were 87-2, replying to New Zealand's first innings...

India get Bronze again in HWL Final

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | PTI | BHUBANESWAR

India reclaimed the bronze medal at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final after eking out a close 2-1 win over a depleted but spirited Germany in the third-fourth place classification match here on Sunday. It was always going to be a David vs Goliath task for Germany as they were already...


Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | Agencies

Bangladesh appoint Shakib as Test captain Dhaka: Bangladesh on Sunday appointed all- rounder Shakib Al Hasan as Test captain, removing Mushfiqur Rahim from the post ahead of the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka, starting January. Shakib, who is already the national Twenty20 captain, takes over the Test side after a...

Bagan rout Churchill in I-League

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | PTI | Barasat (WB)

Aser Dipanda Dicka struck twice to power Mohun Bagan to a 5-0 thrashing of Churchill Brothers as another goal fest was witnessed in the I-League football fixture at the Barasat Stadium here on Sunday. On a rain-drenched afternoon, it was also raining goals after Ansumana Kromah (23rd minute) opened the scoring,...

Pune hand Jamshedpur their 1st defeat of season with 1-0 victory

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | Agencies | Jamshedpur

FC Pune City joined the toppers in the Indian Super League after claiming a well deserved 1-0 victory over Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Sunday. FC Pune City defender Adil Khan's goal at the half hour mark proved to be the difference between the two sides...

CR7 celebrates Ballon d'Or with brace in 5-0 win

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | AP | Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d'Or award by leading Real Madrid to victory on Saturday, while Valencia kept the pressure on Spanish league leader Barcelona. Ronaldo presented his trophy for the best player in football to Real Madrid's fans then scored twice as Sevilla was routed 5-0 at Santiago Bernabeu...


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N Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...

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Cong to hold yatra against Govt policy

13 Dec 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

The Congress will organise a yatra covering all the 11 districts where the party feels that the employment rights of the locals have been compromised with. The protest is also against the said promise reportedly made by Chief Minister Raghubar Das to amend the decision allowing outsiders into Government jobs in certain part of the State...

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