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Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Thursday broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here. Left-armer Nadeem, who has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team for a while now, ran through the Rajasthan batting to end a sensational spell.

03:11:11 on 20 Sep

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India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup with an acute back injury and Deepak Chahar is likely to be his replacement. Pandya not taking further part in the tournament was expected after he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan.

02:04:26 on 20 Sep

India ticked all boxes as they clinically decimated Pakistan by eight wickets in a lopsided Asia Cup group league encounter. It was a superlative effort from the bowling unit that saw them shot out Pakistan for a paltry 162 in 43.1 overs before Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase.

07:41:01 on 20 Sep

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Asia Cup: India dismisses Pakistan For 162

Malik and Babar frustrated the Indian bowlers as they took Pakistan forward with occasional boundaries. Kuldeep Yadav had other plans as he broke the partnership between Malik and Babar. In all the action, India dealt with a blow as Pandya was stretchered off the field after suffering a back injury. Slowly, India started taking control with wickets in regular intervals.

08:25:02 on 19 Sep

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Indian mixed doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa shocked Commonwealth Games silver medallists England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the $1 million China Open in Changzhou. World No 25 Satwiksairaj and Ashwini executed their plan well to notch up a win in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes.

06:55:01 on 19 Sep

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Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across the border and elsewhere in the world will be watching the Group A clash, at the Dubai Stadium.

12:40:02 on 19 Sep

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India will take on Pakistan in their second group match of the Asia Cup on Wednesday. The two teams have met 12 times in the competition and India hold a marginal 6-5 lead with one game ending in no result. It is interesting to note that the two giants have never met in the final of the tournament. Let's take a look at five classic Indo-Pak contests from the past.

10:40:02 on 19 Sep

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P V Sindhu progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the USD one million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament. P V Sindhu defeated Saena Kawakami of Japan 21-15, 21-13 in the opening round at the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium. The match started out as a close contest with Sindhu and Saena before the Indian broke off to grab a 13-7 lead at one stage.

07:25:02 on 18 Sep

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India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Tuesday crashed out in the first round of the China Open after losing to South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun. The Olympic medallist Saina suffered a 22-20, 8-21, 14-21 defeat in the opening round of the competition.

01:24:44 on 18 Sep

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Eliud Kipchoge: The new king of Marathon

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin with a time of 2 hours 1 min and 39 seconds. The 33-year-old Olympic champion, aided by a string of pacemakers, took 1min 18sec off the previous best set four years ago by Dennis Kimetto. It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.

05:25:02 on 18 Sep

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Different views and laws from different parts of the world have made hijab the subject of a worldwide debate in the past few years. Following prominent fashion events and publications that gave a platform to hijabis, Nike has become the first major brand to launch hijabs for women.

11:55:01 on 17 Sep

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A formidable India will be aiming to make short work of minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener before getting battle-ready for their much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan. The match against Hong Kong will be an ‘appetiser’ before cricket junkies are treated to a lavish spread of main course which will be the Indo-Pak rivalry.

06:55:01 on 17 Sep

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were jointly recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Kohli will become the third Indian cricketer after legendary Sachin Tendulkar and the talismanic former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni once the sports ministry officially accepts the committee’s recommendation.

05:55:01 on 17 Sep

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Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu will have to find a way to battle fatigue if she has to continue her consistent run in international circuit and regain the China Open, beginning in Changzhou. Sindhu showed signs of fatigue during her second-round exit at last week’s Japan Open, her first early loss since the first-round ouster from the Denmark Open last October.

04:55:02 on 17 Sep

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Indian captain Virat Kohli’s absence from the ongoing Asia Cup has got the BCCI into a head-on collision with the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) after broadcasters Star expressed their displeasure. The BCCI, however, in a tersely worded reply to ACC has made it clear that neither them or the broadcasters have any say in national team selection matters.

01:10:02 on 17 Sep

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The golden arrow in city’s quiver

A night before the compound archery team finals at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Vennam Jyothi Surekha’s father Surendra Kumar speaks to her on the phone: “For you, a perfect score of 80/80 is possible. Good luck, kuturu .” At the match against South Korea, Surekha and her team mates Mukan Kirar and Madhumita Kumari settle for a silver medal.

11:40:01 on 17 Sep

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India’s dismal showing in kabaddi at the 2018 Asian Games has thrust the sport into a bizarre turn of events that began with a rival faction raising a stink over the way the official selectors picked the national men’s and women’s squad. The Sports Authority of India conducted trials to pick a new ‘national team’. The exercise was overseen by a retired high court judge.

03:55:02 on 17 Sep

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Former Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan on Sunday held Team India head coach Ravi Shastri responsible for the 4-1 debacle India suffered in the Test series in England and said Shastri should be removed before Australia tour in November. The former Test opener also criticized Shastri for calling Virat Kohli-led present Indian team as the ‘best travelling team in the world’.

12:55:01 on 17 Sep

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Tamim Iqbal batted, got inured, visited a hospital, returned with a wrist fracture and batted again this time with one hand, his act of bravado receiving instant applause in the real and virtual world. He hung on with Mushfiqur Rahim and helped add 32 for the final wicket, lifting his side to 261. The end result was a massive win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka.

04:55:01 on 16 Sep

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The seasoned M C Mary Kom (48kg) collected her third gold medal of the year with a display of tactical brilliance while Manisha (54kg) settled for a silver in the 13th Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women Poland. Five-time world champion Mary Kom, returning to the ring after recovering from some niggles, prevailed 5-0 against Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kassanayeva.

03:25:01 on 16 Sep

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Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is one of the co-owners of the Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Kerala Blasters Football Club, sold his stakes in the franchise before the start of the new season. It is learnt that MA Yousuff Ali plans to buy the stakes of Sachin Tendulkar. However, Lulu Group hasn’t made an official announcement on this.

01:25:01 on 16 Sep

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Back in the mix after a gap of 12 years, five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand said he is confident of a good show at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in a week's time, adding that he feels his own form remains a bit wobbly these days. The five-member Indian men's team will also have GM P Harikrishna, GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, GM B Adhiban and GM K Sasikiran.

08:57:01 on 16 Sep

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Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called “Osama” by an Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015. Moeen, who is a Muslim, made the allegation in his autobiography, saying the apparent reference to Islamist militant Osama bin Laden.

04:55:01 on 15 Sep

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Asia Cup 2018 will witness the blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan on September 19. It will be the first match played between the two arch-rivals since the ICC Champions Trophy final in 2017 which Pakistan won by a comfortable margin to lift the title in England. Overall, the two nations have played 129 ODIs with Pakistan holding a 73-52 advantage over India.

01:25:01 on 15 Sep

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Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the men’s singles event after losing a marathon three-game quarterfinal to draw curtains on India’s campaign at the Japan Open badminton tournament. Just like his compatriots, fatigue seemed to have caught up with Srikanth as he squandered a game’s lead to lose against Korea’s Lee Dong Keun in a duel that lasted an hour and 19 minutes.

08:26:02 on 14 Sep

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India's Murali Vijay struck a fine century in a dream county debut, guiding Essex to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire in a Specsavers County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge. Vijay scored exactly 100 from 181 balls and shared a second-wicket stand of 204 with Tom Westley, who finished with an unbeaten 110.

06:56:01 on 14 Sep

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Udhayveer Sidhu shot 587 out of 600 and won the junior men’s sports pistol gold in the 52nd World Shooting Championship in Changwon, Korea, on Thursday. The double gold haul on the penultimate of the championship took India’s tally to nine gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals. India was in the fourth place with 24 medals and China leading with 39 medals.

08:44:25 on 13 Sep

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The Indian women’s cricket team Thursday held its nerves in pressure situations to beat Sri Lanka by seven runs in the second ODI, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. India also earned two additional points as the match is a part of the ICC Women’s Championship. India: 219 in 50 overs (Tanya Bhatia 68 off 66 balls, Mithali Raj 52 off 121 balls).

06:55:17 on 13 Sep

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The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League proved to be a hit with the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after a two-year spot-fixing ban. But keeping the 2019 general elections in mind, the next edition of the tournament could be scheduled outside India with South Africa and UAE being considered as feasible destinations.

07:01:26 on 12 Sep

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The Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has been roped in by Hero Motocorp to endorse its two-wheelers. The company, since its separation from Honda, is looking to carve its own identity in the highly competitive motorcycle segment, where it rivals the likes of Bajaj, TVS and others. Kohli is the latest celebrity from India to partner with a two-wheeler manufacturer.

04:55:01 on 12 Sep

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The MotoGP has seen its fair share of controversies over the years but none so incredible as the one that took place during a Moto2 race at the San Marino on Sunday. Romano Fenati, a Moto2 rookie this year aboard a Marinelli Snipers-run Kalex bike, pulled his rival Stefano Manzi's front brake while racing at 220kph.

11:25:02 on 11 Sep

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An Australian cartoonist has come under withering criticism for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using -- what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as -- "racist and sexist tropes".
Mark Knight's caricature, published in Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper on Monday, shows a butch and fat-lipped Williams jumping up and down on her broken racquet at the US Open.

12:05:02 on 11 Sep

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan called Virat Kohli the worst reviewer in the world. Indian skipper Virat Kohli had taken two reviews during England's second innings. Vaughan later took to Twitter to make his feelings heard. "Virat is the best Batsman in the World .. #Fact .. Virat is the worst reviewer in the World .. #Fact #ENGvsIND", he captioned.

01:25:01 on 11 Sep

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The Indian women’s team will tour Sri Lanka from September 11 to 16 for the third round of the ICC Women’s Championship announced. The bottom four sides in the points table, Sri Lanka, India, West Indies and South Africa, will look to make up ground on Australia, England, Pakistan and leaders New Zealand in the race to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021.

08:26:01 on 10 Sep

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The Women’s Tennis Association has backed up Serena Williams’ claims of sexism regarding the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramos during US Open final.
She was given a warning for coaching, then docked a point for smashing a racket before being penalised a game by Ramos after she called him a “liar” and a “thief”. That left her one game from defeat and in tears.

03:10:01 on 10 Sep

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Kerala Blasters FC have landed in a controversy soon after their opening match of their pre-season tour in Thailand as Bangkok FC, the team which Blasters claimed to have defeated 4-1, denied playing against the Indian Super League side. In a major embarrassment to Blasters, the Thai League 3 club posted on social media sites that they had never played against the Kerala.

12:40:01 on 10 Sep

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The US Open 2018 final snowballed into a huge controversy with Serena suffering a meltdown after being handed a code violation. It was drama-filled conclusion to a final that was rich with storylines but will now go down as one of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time. Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final "a thief".

05:27:01 on 10 Sep

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Serena Williams insisted she was not cheating in the US Open final before accusing tennis, which made her a global icon of sexism. Naomi Osaka won the final to become Japan's first ever Grand Slam singles champion. It also delayed Williams's bid for a record-equalling 24th major title. She was handed a code violation for coaching and a penalty point for racquet abuse.

10:57:01 on 09 Sep

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Juan Martin del Potro set up a US Open final clash against Novak Djokovic on Friday after defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal quit his last-four clash against the giant Argentine with a knee injury. Third seed Del Potro, the champion in 2009, was 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 ahead when Nadal retired. Del Potro will now face Djokovic, the 2011 and 2015 winner.

12:55:01 on 08 Sep

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Former players including Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar are speaking out against Ravi Shastri’s comment that the current Indian team is better than any in the last 15-20 years. Ganguly laughingly dismissed Shastri’s comments as immature, adding that no matter which generation the cricketers play in, they all play for ‘Team India’ and such comparisons mustn't be made.

04:26:01 on 08 Sep

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Santhi Soundarajan, a recipient of several medals in multiple international sporting events, including the South Asian Games, who has been working as a coach in the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, filed a harassment complaint against a male colleague. She alleged that the colleague made casteist remarks and had been making fun of her ‘gender.’

07:40:02 on 07 Sep

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Virat Kohli is very well known to be an aggressive cricketer. Virat recently spoke about flipping the bird at the Sydney Cricket Ground during a Test match against Australia. India will embark on a full-fledged tour Down Under later this year as the teams continue their preparations heading to the ICC Cricket World Cup in England next year.

11:49:08 on 07 Sep

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Hasan Ali believes Virat Kohli’s absence from the Asia Cup would work in his team’s favour but remains cautious of the rest of the Indian squad. Pakistan will take on India on 19 September in the Asia Cup in UAE. It will be the first time the teams are facing each other since Pakistan got the better of their neighbours in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

10:57:01 on 07 Sep

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Former Australian speedster Brett Lee has backed Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to come good in the upcoming Asia Cup. He said the duo will hold key to India’s game-plan in absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli. With Kohli being rested following the England tour, Rohit will lead the Indian team, which starts its Asia Cup campaign on September 18.

05:26:01 on 07 Sep

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Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club is all set to launch north India's biggest inter-zonal private kabaddi tournament, called 'Red Bull Tashan', on September 8. The tournament will witness 90 teams competing for the title, all hailing from three of the Delhi NCR zones -- Gurugram, Delhi and Noida. The finals of Red Bull Tashan will be held at Ambience Mall, Gurugram on September 22.

04:26:01 on 07 Sep

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This is an Indian cricket team that has the resources not only to dominate visiting teams on spin tracks at home but also to win in seamy England and New Zealand. Which brings us to a closer inspection of how India let slip a great opportunity to beat a vulnerable England. India had the resources to beat England. Here’s how the No.1 Test team didn’t leverage its strengths.

01:55:02 on 07 Sep

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Asian Games gold-medallist Saurabh Chaudhary shattered the world record to claim the junior 10m air pistol gold at the ISSF World Championships but senior shooters failed to impress yet again. Arjun Singh Cheema settled for a bronze in the same event and the Indian team took the silver, propelled by Chaudhary's phenomenal individual performance.

04:56:01 on 06 Sep

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Virat Kohli admitted that he may have “got away” with what he did during the 2012 Sydney Test between India and Australia. The image of Kohli showing a middle finger to the Australian crowd spread like wildfire across the cricketing world and he said that it is one episode he would like to forget.

12:25:01 on 06 Sep

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Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh stated that R Ashwin’s inability to take wickets during the fourth England-India Test was one of the reasons that India lost the game. Eventually, that loss cost them the entire series, with the hosts taking an unassailable 3-1 lead with one match to play.During the third Test in Trent Bridge, Ashwin had suffered a groin injury.

10:55:02 on 05 Sep

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India will host the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters, one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the world, for the first time starting September 22 in Hyderabad. The Hyderabad Masters will see participation from the leading international 3x3 teams and top two 3BL teams Delhi 3BL and Bangalore 3BL.

02:25:01 on 05 Sep

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