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Stokes out of England T20 squad

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AFP | Nottinigham

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was left out of the squad announced on Tuesday for the upcoming Twenty20 internatonal matches against Australia and India. The 14-man squad did contain Surrey seamer Sam Curran, who made his Test debut against Pakistan at Headingley earlier this month. England on Monday said that the hamstring tear...

Rohit likely to take YoYo test

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The drama surrounding Indian limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma's YoYo test continued as he is now set to appear for the fitness test on Wednesday at the NCA in Bengaluru. It is learnt that Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has been kept on stand by as of now in case Rohit...

Harendra eyeing Olympic dream in different role

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

He never got the opportunity to represent India at the Olympics as a player but Harendra Singh is hopeful of living that dream in a different way - as the coach of the senior men's hockey team at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Considered the 'Man Friday' of Indian hockey, Harendra claims...

ZUBER STRIKE HOLDS BRAZIL

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | AP | ROSTOV-ON-DON

Swiss midfielder’s 50th minute header equals Philippe Coutinho’s wonder goal to deny Brazil opening win Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time...

Muscobites

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | Agencies

Marquez in great shape at 5th WC MOSCOW: Mexico defender Rafael Marquez is feeling "in great shape" after becoming only the third man in history to play at a fifth career World Cup. The 39-year-old came on in the 74th minute of Mexico's 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday, following in...

Germany strive to avoid early exit

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | AP | Moscow

Germany didn't play the way they usually plays. Coach Joachim Loew isn't sure why. Stymied by Mexico's skillful forwards and speedy counterattacks, the defending World Cup champions played a sloppy first half, gave up too many chances and ultimately conceded a goal that held up in Mexico's 1-0 victory on Sunday. "We...

BELGIAN AWAKENING

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | AP | SOCHI, Russia

Lukaku nets brace after Mertens’ volley caves open Panama as Red Devils cap convincing win in opener Dries Mertens' perfectly struck volley finally opened up Panama and allowed Romelu Lukaku to take full advantage. Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0...

Parity comes to WC, as biggies fail to win

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | AP | Moscow

Parity has come to the World Cup. Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories. Top-ranked Germany lost to No 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil tied No 6 Switzerland, No 4 Portugal drew 10th-ranked Spain,...

VAR assists Swedish win

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | AP | NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia

Sweden got the break they needed from the video review system, and team captain Andreas Granqvist didn't waste the chance. Granqvist slid his penalty kick into the bottom right corner of the net in the 65th minute to give Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Monday at the World...

A milestone win kicks off celebration

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | AP | Moscow

When the final whistle blew, Mexico midfielder Miguel Layun sank to his hands and knees on the turf and was embraced by his shirtless teammate Carlos Salcedo. If Layun was overwhelmed by his team's 1-0 victory over defending World Cup champion Germany, his coach wasn't. Neither were the sombrero-clad Mexican fans...

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‘Assault’ on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kochi

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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