India break 12-year jinx, beat Cambodia 3-2

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | PTI | Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

The Indian football team on Wednesday broke a 12-year-old jinx of not winning a match away from home as they beat lower ranked Cambodia 3-2 in an international friendly here. Playing in their first international friendly this year, India — currently at 132nd in the FIFA rankings — were given...

BCCI doubles central contracts; Dhoni stays, Raina out

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The BCCI on Wednesday doubled the Annual Retainership fee of India's 32 centrally contracted cricketers with current skipper Virat Kohli and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the `2 crore Grade A bracket along with five others. The COA on Wednesday announced that Grade A players would now be getting `2...

Federer on course for No 1: Stan

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | AFP | Miami

Roger Federer's comeback from injury has been so successful that his compatriot Stan Wawrinka believes he can become the oldest world number one in history at the age of 35. Federer beat Wawrinka in the final of Indian Wells on Sunday for his second win of the year following his triumph...

Hamilton wants fast start to season

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | AFP | MELBOURNE

Lewis Hamilton will look to put his stamp on the new Formula One season at this week's Australian Grand Prix, as he seeks to regain the world title following the shock retirement of reigning champion Nico Rosberg. Ten years after his F1 debut at Albert Park, Hamilton arrives at the downtown...

Brazil on verge of sealing WC berth

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | AP | SAO PAULO

The only team to play in every World Cup is about to qualify for the next one. Brazil could ensure its spot at the 2018 tournament in Russia with a victory at Uruguay on Thursday. Depending on other results, however, the five-time champions may have to wait until next week when...

Satisfied FIFA urges to speed up preparation

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The 21-member FIFA and LOC delegation that is visiting India to assess preparations for the Under-17 World Cup on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the ongoing efforts while at the same time urging authorities to increase the pace of work at training sites. Present at the inspection event at Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Jadeja pips Ashwin to top rankings

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | Agencies | Dubai

Indian players continued to rule the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings as Ranchi double-centurion Cheteshwar Pujara gained four spots to a career-best No 2 spot while his teammate Ravindra Jadeja consolidated his stay on top of the bowler's list after pushing fellow tweaker Ravichandran Ashwin to the No 2...

‘Will turn my form around’

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | PTI | Ranchi

It has been a barren run for David Warner since arriving in India but the Australian opener is hopeful of a turnaround, saying he will soon be among runs. The left-handed opener has managed just 131 runs in six innings with a 33-run knock being his best so far. Warner said...

Schweini’s misery at United ends, to join Chicago Fire

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | AP | MANCHESTER

World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Manchester United to join the Chicago Fire. The Major League football team is signing a midfielder in the twilight of his career who struggled to make an impact after joining United in 2015. The 32-year-old German struggled to replicate the highs of his Bayern Munich...

Juniors need to earn their place: Sreejesh

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Indian hockey seems to be experiencing a renaissance with success at both the senior and junior levels on the international stage. However, the senior team is going through a transitional phase and the seniors are being pushed for their place by emerging youngsters. This has put experienced players in a...



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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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