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Samuels ton in vain as Australia seal final berth

Marlon Samuels’s maiden One-Day International (ODI) ton against Australia and his record 194-run partnership with Denesh Ramdin (91) went in vain as Australia secured a six-wicket victory in the eighth match of the tri-series on Tuesday (June 21) to book a spot in the final. Samuels and Ramdin registered the highest fourth-wicket stand for West

Process of reviving Bihar Cricket begins

The cricket express in Bihar has finally left the platform,” beamed Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) Jt secretary Mrityunjay Tiwary, while hailing the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s first-ever serious initiative to revive cricketing activities in Bihar, which has previously been stagnant due to infighting and politics for a long time. Since June 11,

Euro 2016: Croatia fightback condemns Spain to unwanted Italy clash

Ivan Perisic’s last gasp winner gave Croatia a 2-1 win over Spain that condemned the defending European champions to a heavyweight last 16 clash against Italy while Germany claimed their place in the knockout rounds. Mario Gomez struck the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Paris to ensure Joachim Loew’s men

Back to school: BCCI plans to revive university Cricket

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to have a University League in order to revive University cricket in the country. In the 70’s and 80’s, university cricket produced many cricketers — most notably Sunil Gavaskar —who went on to represent India but it has lost its charm since then. BCCI

Barinder Sran moves it back, pegs Zimbabwe back

Barinder Singh Sran digs debuts. On his ODI debut against Australia in Perth this January, he took three wickets. Now in his first T20 game for India, he has taken four – three of them in an over as India levelled the three-match series in Harare. The last time a young Indian left-handed bowler did

Pro boxers who compete in Rio 2016 Olympics will lose titles: IBF

Professional boxers were given the green light to compete at the August 5-21 Rio 2016 Olympics. Professional boxers who compete at this year’s Olympics will be stripped of their International Boxing Federation titles, the IBF said in a statement on Monday. Professional boxers were given the green light to compete at the Aug. 5-21 Rio

England advance to last 16 but blow away chance to top group

England had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Slovakia on Monday although that was enough for Roy Hodgson’s team to reach the knockout phase by finishing second in Group B behind Wales. England dominated the match but their failure to beat Slovakia, who came third and should also go through to the last 16,

Sardar Singh returns to lead India in six Nation tournament

Rested from India’s silver medal winning Champions Trophy campaign, Sardar Singh was on Monday named captain of the 18-man squad for the 6 Nations Invitational hockey tournament to be held in Valencia from June 27. Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh also made a return with Sardar, and so did Birender Lakra. Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh captained

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