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Handscomb, Marsh pull off great escape

Ranchi, March 20: The middle order duo of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb produced some gritty batting to help Australia salvage a draw against India in the third cricket Test match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium here on Monday.

Handscomb and Marsh forged a brilliant 124-run fifth-wicket stand as Australia ended their second innings at 204/6 and denied the hos...

Tamil Nadu clinch fifth Vijay Hazare crown

New Delhi, March 20 : Inspired by a belligerent century from seasoned keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, Tamil Nadu outshone Bengal by 37 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday, to clinch the domestic 50-over cricket competition, the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy for the fifth time.

Monday's summit clash resembled the 2008-09 and 2009-10 finals, when Tamil Nadu got the better of the Beng...

BCCI slams new ICC constitution

New Delhi, March 20: Terming the changes in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) new constitution as "vague and unclear", the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has expressed the Indian board's reservations over various aspects.

Johri, in his mail to the game's global governing body on Sunday, said the new constitution will convert the nature of the ICC an...

Duminy withdraws from IPL

New Delhi, March 20: South African all-rounder Jean Paul Duminy has decided to give the upcoming 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) a miss, citing personal reasons, IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils confirmed on Monday.

Duminy, who led the Daredevils in the 2015 edition, before passing on the baton to former India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, had been a regular with the Delhi s...

We were bit short in first innings: Smith

Ranchi, March 20: Australian skipper Steve Smith on Monday said they were a few runs short in the first innings against India in the third cricket Test match here.

“It was important to score big first–innings runs, we left ourselves a bit short there. 450 was not enough to win this match,” Smith, who scored 21 runs in the second innings, said after the match.

Kohli praises Marsh, Handscomb

Ranchi, March 20: India skipper Virat Kohli credited Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb with preventing an Australian defeat in the third Test, adding that although the hosts got into a winning position it was their excellent batting that forced the draw. "We got ourselves into a very good position," Kohli said after the match.

"Losing the toss here was never easy. Not being able to take t...

Chawrasia star attraction in Kolkata Classic golf meet

Kolkata, March 20: Still basking in the glory of winning his second consecutive Indian Open title, S.S.P. Chawrasia will be the star attraction once again in the Kolkata Classic starting at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Tuesday.

Chawrasia also played in the Kolkata Classic last year, finishing tied 29th. Gurgugram's Shubhankar Sharma is the defending champion but is not taking pa...

AIFF confirms friendlies with Lebanon, Palestine

New Delhi, March 20: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Monday confirmed two more international friendlies for the Indian team to be played in June and October. In addition to the international friendly against Cambodia scheduled for March 22, the Indians will be playing two more matches as part of their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

While a tie against Lebanon...

Chau-Lung-Syukapha Indoor Stadium inaugurated in Sivasagar


SIVASAGAR, March 20: A golden chapter in the field of sports in Sivasagar has begun with the inauguration of the much-awaited Chau-Lung-Syukapha Indoor Stadium in Sivasagar on Sunday. The stadium was formally inaugurated by Director (Onshore), ONGC Ved Prakash Mahawar on Sunday evening. With the formal inauguration of the stadium, the dream of Seuj Konwar Parag Ch...

Manchester City, Liverpool in exciting draw

Manchester, March 20: Manchester City played out a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in an English Premier League (EPL) match at the Etihad Stadium here on Sunday evening.

James Milner converted a penalty to open the scoring for Liverpool six minutes into the second half on Sunday evening, reports Efe news agency.

Mancherter City equalised at the 69-minute mark when Kevin De Bruyne sent a...

Elbow injury rules out Djokovic from Miami Open

Paris, March 20: Serbia’s tennis star Novak Djokovic has been ruled out of the Miami Open, beginning from Wednesday, due to right elbow injury. World No.2 Djokovic was the defending champion in the men’s singles category. He also won the title in Miami six times. “I have some very disappointing news to share with you regarding the Miami Open tournament. My doctor has strongly ...

Petagna included in Italy squad

Milan, March 20: Young Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna has been included in the Italian football squad that will face Albania in a World Cup qualifier on Friday, as Manolo Gabbiadini and Federico Bernardeschi withdrew due to injuries.

“There have been two recent withdrawals from the Italy squad, with Bernardeschi and Gabbiadini both suffering injuries over the weekend. Coach Gian ...

Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca's way

Barcelona, March 20: FC Barcelona defeated Valencia CF 4-2 in the Camp Nou Stadium here to remain in touch with Real Madrid as the Spanish La Liga reached the final international break of the season.

Barca, however, had to work hard against Valencia in a game in which their attacking trio of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez was again decisive, reports Xinhua news agency.


Monaco, PSG win in French league

Paris, March 20: Monaco maintained their recent momentum with a 3-0 away win over Caen in Ligue 1 on Sunday to maintain a three-point lead over defending champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who beat Olympique Lyon 2-1 at home.

Missing their top scorer Radamel Falcao due to a hip injury, French football league leaders Monaco were boosted by an excellent performance by promising youngste...

Brazil has recovered winning DNA: Neymar

Rio de Janeiro, March 20: Neymar has praised the impact of Brazil coach Tite on the team’s fortunes, saying the former Corinthians manager has helped the five-time World Cup winners recover their “DNA”.

Six months ago there were fears that Brazil could miss next year’s World Cup in Russia as they languished in sixth place in the South American qualifying standing...

Bayern, Schalke win in Bundesliga

Berlin, March 20: Thomas Mueller’s lone goal helped front-runners Bayern Munich to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 and Schalke 04 overcame FC Mainz 1-0 in their respective Bundesliga matches. Bayern Munich increased their advantage to 13 points atop the standings of the German top division after securing their 19th win of the season, and the fourth in a row.

The German giants co...

Feyenoord increase lead in Dutch league

The Hague, March 20: Dutch Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord booked a crucial 2-1 win at SC Heerenveen with main rivals Ajax Amsterdam dropping points following a 1-1 draw at Excelsior.

Heerenveen were the better side in the first half against Feyenoord and took the lead in the 18th minute of Sunday evening’s encounter, reports Xinhua news agency.

Heerenveen striker Reza Ghooch...

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