Sports

  • Cook reveals wife convinced him to stay on as captain
    12:16 PM

    London, Aug 18 (IANS) With the series won 3-1, that too convincingly, England captain Alastair Cook paid rich tribute to his wife Alice for persuading him to stay on as the skipper during the tough times against Sri Lanka and India.After the loss to Sri Lanka in the Headingly Test, ahead

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  • Visa woes for Pakistani squash players
    12:04 PM

    Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani players were forced to miss the Professional Squash Association’s CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championship since they were not issued visas by the Malaysian High Commission.A Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) official said that the federation had applied for visas well in time by Aug 11 but the

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  • Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson’s family
    11:36 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The family of Indian cricket’s newest player Sanju Samson Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a “dream come true”.Sanju – who was earlier this month selected for the ODI team as a wicketkeeper-batsman – Monday morning left the coastal

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  • I need more races: Bolt
    7:22 AM

    Rio De Jaeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro Sunday.The six-time Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain’s Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported.“I had

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  • India to play five ODIs, three Tests with Windies
    6:20 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) India will be playing three Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 international with the West Indies during October-November, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here Thursday. The five ODIs will be played at Kochi (Oct 8), Visakhapatnam (Oct 11), Cuttack (Oct 14),

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  • Golf’s Olympic resurgence begins in Nanjing
    2:36 PM

    Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) It has been more than 100 years since the world’s top golfers have targeted a spot in the Olympic Games, but all will change with the sport being included in the 2016 Rio Games. In less than two years, the sport makes a long-awaited return

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  • Woods opts out of Ryder Cup
    2:08 PM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Star golfer Tiger Woods has opted out of the prestigious Ryder Cup due to an injury. Woods was in consideration for a place in the US team for the Ryder Cup but Wednesday night made known that he would not be up for selection. In a

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  • IOC’s ‘life-changing factory’ in place at Nanjing 2014
    12:28 PM

    Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will offer participating athletes more than two dozen cultural and educational events that promote the spirit of Olympism while integrating real-life issues faced by young sportspersons on and off the field of play. The events are considered a key

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  • San Lorenzo win Copa Libertadores
    12:07 PM

    Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (IANS) Argentine football club San Lorenzo won the 2014 Copa Libertadores here after a 1-0 win over Nacional of Paraguay at the Nuevo Gasometro Stadium. With the first leg finishing 1-1 last week, the win gave the Argentine’s a 2-1 aggregate win and their first ever

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  • Transport initiatives to ease congestion at Nanjing Youth Olympics
    11:38 AM

    Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) With the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to open here Saturday, traffic concerns are among the top priorities and a number of measures have been put in place, said Mao Hanqi, the transport and security spokesperson for the Nanjing traffic management bureau. Mao expressed

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  • Dortmund beat Bayern to clinch German Supercup
    11:20 AM

    Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Borussia Dortmund to snatch the DFL (German Football League) Supercup for the second time in row. Juergen Klopp’s men sealed the first title of the season, as Bayern Munich were unable to respond to the goals by Mkhitaryan and

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  • Schalke sign goalkeeper Christian Wetklo
    11:02 AM

    Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Mainz goalkeeper Christian Wetklo has joined German football club Schalke for a year. Schalke signed Wetklo as a backup goalkeeper, as new arrival Fabian Giefer will be sidelined until October. Thus Ralf Fahrmann remains the starting goalkeeper while Wetklo will be the number two between

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