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Indians have their best chance of winning their first series

Melbourne: India and Australia have had close battles on the cricket field for a decade now, and the two countries will resume the rivalry with the the Boxing Day Test here Monday. By all accounts, the Indians have their best chance of winning their first …

Australian team is fully prepared to take on India in the four Test series: Brad Haddin

Melbourne: Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin says the team has put behind it the recent loss to New Zealand and is fully prepared to take on India in the four Test series starting here Monday. “I think we are in a very good space. We have …

Sehwag, Zaheer crucial to India’s chances: Chappell

Ian Chappell said Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan were crucial to India’s chances on the current tour of Australia while Kapil Dev stressed on team commitment ahead of individual achievement at a panel discussion, organised by the Raj Singh Dungarpur Foundation, on Monday. Ajay Jadeja …

National basketball championships; Punjab men overwhelm Delhi

The ongoing 62nd senior National basketball championships has witnessed the best of Punjab side. Wonderful defence, aggression and speed in counter-attacks, and relatively error-free shooting have been Punjab’s assets. Everything was crystal clear in its 83-60 victory over Delhi in a Group ‘B’ contest on …

Saina loses in final

World No. 4 Saina Nehwal of India showed flashes of brilliance which was not good enough as she missed her date with history as the World champion and World No. 1 Wang Yihan recorded a come-from-behind 18-21, 21-13, 21-13 win in the women’s singles final …

England’s James Willstrop takes top honours

James Willstrop of England earned it the hard way, as he broke down Gregory Gaultier of France with a solid performance and clinched the title in the $165,000 Punj Lloyd PSA Masters squash tournament here on Sunday. Though it was a worthy climax to the …

Djokovic and Petra Kvitova named ITF World Champions for 2011

Djokovic and Petra Kvitova named ITF World Champions for 2011

  Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic have been named ITF World Champions for 2011. Djokovic won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in a stellar year in which took over as the top-ranked men’s player, finishing with a …

India must not get complacent in the Test series against Australia: Coach

Chennai: Indian cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has asserted that India must not get complacent in the Test series down under and should not read much into Australia’s inconsistent run in their recent series against New Zealand and South Africa. Fletcher, speaking at the pre-tour press …

Viswanathan Anand played out another draw with Carlsen

Viswanathan Anand played out another draw with Carlsen

London: World Champion Viswanathan Anand played out another draw, signing peace with Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the eighth and penultimate round of London Chess Classic here. On his 42nd birthday, the draw came easy for Anand as he remained on joint fifth spot, taking …

Tour of Australia will be a different ball game: Gautam Gambhir

Chennai: While expressing happiness over India’s 4-1 series win against the West Indies here, stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir has cautioned that the forthcoming tour of Australia would be a “different ball game” that will put to test both the technique and mental toughness of the …

India registered a 34-run win over WI

India registered a 34-run win over WI

Manoj Tiwary’s maiden ODI century scored over Kieron Pollard’s as India registered a 34-run win over the West Indies in the fifth and final ODI at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday. The victory gave India the series 4-1. The 26-year-old Tiwary (104, 126b, …

Tigres beat Santos Laguna to win Mexican title

MEXICO CITY: Tigres UANL came from a goal down to beat Santos Laguna 3-1 on Sunday and lift the Mexican league title for the first time in 29 years.The side from the northern city of Monterrey won the final 4-1 on aggregate following their 1-0 …