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Sri Lanka made world's highest Test score against India
short by Saloni Tandon / on 26 Jul 2017,Wednesday
Sri Lanka's score of 952/6d, against India at Colombo in 1997, has remained the highest-ever team score in a Test innings for almost 20 years. In the match, Sanath Jayasuriya scored Sri Lanka's first-ever Test triple hundred, and was out 35 runs short of the then-highest Test score of 375. The match was a draw, with India posting 537/8d.
short by Saloni Tandon / 09:43 am on 26 Jul
British swimmer breaks same world record 2 times in one day
short by Saloni Tandon / on 26 Jul 2017,Wednesday
British swimmer Adam Peaty broke the 50-metre breaststroke world record twice in a day, in the World Aquatics Championships semi-final in Budapest on Tuesday. The 22-year-old defending champion won the semi-final in 25.95 seconds, eclipsing his 26.10 seconds world record set in the heats. Peaty has now broken the 50-metre breaststroke record four times, the first instance being in 2014.
short by Saloni Tandon / 12:54 pm on 26 Jul
Biopic to be made on India's 1st female Paralympic medallist
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 24 Jul 2017,Monday
Actor Farhan Akhtar and filmmaker Ritesh Sidhwani are set to produce a biopic on Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. Talking about the project, Ritesh said, "When I met her... she was empowering, a pillar of strength, and I knew that we needed to take her fight to the big screen."
short by Tanya Dhingra / 08:26 pm on 24 Jul
Cricket should have mixed team like tennis, suggests Akshay
short by Daisy Mowke / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Akshay Kumar has suggested having a mixed cricket team similar to mixed doubles in tennis. "[W]hy can't there be a men and women cricket match against another country? If this kind of a set-up happens, it'll be the biggest set-up ever," he added. Akshay further said the idea struck him when he was watching a Wimbledon match on his phone.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:30 pm on 25 Jul
Khali helps Mahal retain WWE C'ship in Punjabi Prison match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Indian-origin wrestler Jinder Mahal, assisted by The Great Khali, defeated Randy Orton in WWE's third Punjabi Prison match on Sunday to retain the WWE Championship title. This was the third successful title defence for Jinder Mahal after winning the championship in May this year. The Punjabi Prison, started by Khali, involves the wrestlers being trapped in two bamboo cages.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:23 am on 25 Jul
Mithali Raj named captain of ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team
short by Anmol Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Mithali Raj, who led India to their second Women's World Cup final, was named captain of the Team of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017. This is the second time that Raj made it to the team of the tournament, with the first instance being in 2009. Harmanpreet, who recorded India's highest individual score in World Cup, was also included.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:01 am on 25 Jul
Wrestler's son threatens to sell India's 1st Olympic bronze
short by Saloni Tandon / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
The family of late wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, who bagged India's first Olympic bronze medal in 1952, has threatened to auction the medal to fund a wrestling academy. The wrestler's son said the Maharashtra government had planned an academy in 2009, but no action was taken. The family has also threatened a hunger strike if funds are not released.
short by Saloni Tandon / 11:18 am on 25 Jul
Mithali Raj to be gifted BMW car by Hyderabad businessman
short by Saloni Tandon / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj will be presented a BMW car by Hyderabad-based businessman V Chamundeswaranath, following the team's performance in the women's World Cup. Chamundeswaranath, who is also a former skipper of the Andhra Ranji team, had earlier presented a Chevrolet car to Mithali in 2007. Chamundeswaranath also gave a BMW to PV Sindhu last year.
short by Saloni Tandon / 12:06 pm on 25 Jul
Not my fault if people thought I'd race a real shark: Phelps
short by Saloni Tandon / on 26 Jul 2017,Wednesday
Swimmer Michael Phelps, who was supposed to swim 100 metres alongside a great white shark, said it is "not his fault" that people thought he would be racing the real animal. Phelps, who was slammed for competing against a computer simulation, said he had clarified earlier he would not be in the water at the same time as the shark.
short by Saloni Tandon / 02:04 pm on 26 Jul
5-yr-old baseball fan kicks star player ahead of match
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Five-year-old baseball fan Leo Schneider from Northern Kentucky kicked Boston Red Sox's Dee Gordon when he got the chance to meet the star before Sunday's Marlins-Reds game. Leo's mother, Amy, later said, "Leo loves baseball. He loves every single player. He was just thrilled to be there in the first place."
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:26 pm on 25 Jul
Ex-footballer denies posting photo of 100 dead hunted foxes
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Former Chelsea footballer, Vinnie Jones, who has also acted in several Hollywood movies including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, has denied posting a photograph of 100 dead foxes which he claimed to have hunted in one night. Jones, who once posted a photo with 16 dead rabbits, has admitted that he enjoys shooting birds, foxes and going fishing.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:40 pm on 25 Jul
Peaty sets world record in 50m breaststroke at World C'ships
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Britain's 22-year-old Adam Peaty broke his own world record for the 50m breaststroke to set a new one at the World Aquatics Championships on Tuesday. Peaty swam the 50m in 26.10 seconds, eclipsing the 26.42 seconds he produced at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships. Notably, Peaty also won Britain a gold in the 100 metres breaststroke.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:14 pm on 25 Jul
Footballer bites opponent and pinches him during match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
El Salvador defender Henry Romero bit US player Jozy Altidore and twisted his nipple during a corner in the second half of the teams' Gold Cup quarterfinal match last week. Romero's teammate Darwin Ceren was also caught biting US defender Omar Gonzalez. Romero has been suspended for six games and Ceren for three for their "anti-sporting" behaviour.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:39 am on 25 Jul
India Women keeper Sushma Verma offered DSP post by HP govt
short by Saloni Tandon / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
India's women's team wicketkeeper Sushma Verma has been offered the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police by the Himachal Pradesh government. CM Virbhadra Singh made the announcement on Tuesday, saying the state was "proud of her achievement in the international cricket arena". Sushma, who hails from Shimla, had 15 dismissals, the most by a keeper in this women's World Cup.
short by Saloni Tandon / 05:44 pm on 25 Jul
Arjun will be a winner if he has Sachin's passion: McGrath
short by Anmol Sharma / on 26 Jul 2017,Wednesday
Ex-Australian pacer Glenn McGrath, while talking about Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun who is a left-arm pacer, said he will be a winner if he has the love and passion for cricket like his father. "When you have a name like Tendulkar, those are pretty big shoes to fill," added McGrath. The 17-year-old was bowling in nets to India Women players.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:50 am on 26 Jul
Farmer builds straw ground to mock Russia's ₹4600 cr stadium
short by Saloni Tandon / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Farmer Roman Ponomaryov has built a straw replica of Russia's FIFA World Cup semi-final venue, the St Petersburg Stadium, to mock the 43 billion ruble (₹4,625 crore) spent on its construction. Ponomaryov's arena is made of 4,500 straw bales and comes with tiered seating for 300 and flagpoles. St Petersburg's Zenit Arena was completed in December after a 10-year delay.
short by Saloni Tandon / 03:17 pm on 25 Jul
NBA player does push-ups on 37-storey-high glass floor
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jul 2017,Monday
NBA side Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry did push-ups on a transparent glass floor 37 storeys above the ground at the headquarters of CGTN, China's state broadcaster in Beijing. Curry could manage only three push-ups before rolling away from the glass floor. "Took me 5 mins to gain confidence to walk across this thing," Curry's Instagram video was captioned.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:43 pm on 24 Jul
SC restrains Srinivasan, Shah from attending BCCI SGM
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jul 2017,Monday
The Supreme Court has restrained former BCCI head N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah from attending the board's Special General Meeting, which is scheduled for July 26. The bench passing the order, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, said that the Special General Meeting shall be attended only by the office-bearers of the state cricket associations.
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:14 pm on 24 Jul
Mithali an incredible ambassador for cricket: Sania Mirza
short by Saloni Tandon / on 26 Jul 2017,Wednesday
Sania Mirza has called Indian women's team captain Mithali Raj an "incredible ambassador for the game of cricket". "Mithali has been performing amazingly for many years... I really hope this appreciation that all the girls are getting continues because they deserve it," said Sania. Mithali became the first Indian captain to lead the team in two ODI World Cup finals.
short by Saloni Tandon / 12:01 pm on 26 Jul
Frenchman becomes world's most expensive defender at ₹436 cr
short by Anmol Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Premier League club Manchester City has signed French side AS Monaco's Benjamin Mendy for £52 million (over ₹436 crore), making him the world's most expensive defender. The 23-year-old left-back surpassed Kyle Walker, who recently signed for Manchester City from Tottenham Hotspur for over £45 million (around ₹377 crore). Manchester City has now taken its summer spending to over £200 million.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:23 am on 25 Jul
India to host men's World Boxing C'ship for 1st time in 2021
short by Dishant Sharma / on 26 Jul 2017,Wednesday
India will host the men's World Boxing Championship for the first time in 2021 and the women's World Championship in 2018. India has never hosted the men's championship but played host to the 2006 women's event. "It is the first time ever that a country has been awarded two major championships, that too back-to-back," Boxing Federation of India President said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:38 am on 26 Jul
Jatt ji jutey ta pahlo: Yuvraj to Shikhar on pic in slippers
short by Saloni Tandon / on 26 Jul 2017,Wednesday
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh trolled teammate Shikhar Dhawan for wearing slippers in the official kit photoshoot of the team. Addressing Shikhar as 'Jatt ji', Yuvraj asked Shikhar in Punjabi to wear shoes for the photoshoot. Shikhar also replied in Punjabi, saying he did not know the entire picture would be uploaded, but the picture still had swagger despite the slippers.
short by Saloni Tandon / 12:05 pm on 26 Jul
MP govt announces ₹50 lakh award for women's cricket team
short by Anmol Sharma / on 24 Jul 2017,Monday
The Madhya Pradesh government has announced a ₹50 lakh cash award for the Indian women's cricket team, which finished as runners-up after losing to England in the Women's Cricket World Cup final on Sunday. The state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted that the award will be given to the team at a grand felicitation ceremony in Bhopal.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:31 pm on 24 Jul
Italian footballer retires, returns, retires again in a week
short by Saloni Tandon / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
Italian footballer Antonio Cassano has announced his retirement for the second time in a week, after joining newly promoted side Verona two weeks back. The 35-year-old joined Verona on July 10, but announced his retirement after a week, reversing it hours later, then retired again on Monday. Cassano said his priority was to be close to his wife and children.
short by Saloni Tandon / 12:49 pm on 25 Jul
Mumbai Open to be India's 1st WTA event in 5 years
short by Dishant Sharma / on 25 Jul 2017,Tuesday
India will host its first WTA tournament in five years when the city of Mumbai stages the ₹80 lakh ($125,000) Mumbai Open in November. Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association had recently bagged the hosting rights of Chennai Open which is India's only ATP World Tour event, and re-branded it as "Maharashtra Open", to be held in Pune.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:34 pm on 25 Jul
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