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BCCI nominates MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
BCCI has nominated former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, for his contribution to the game. The 36-year-old is the board's only nomination for the award this year. The other cricketers to have been bestowed with the honour in the past include Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Lala Amarnath.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:29 pm on 20 Sep
Sushant to play wrestler The Great Khali in biopic: Report
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
According to reports, Sushant Singh Rajput will play Dalip Singh Rana, popularly known as 'The Great Khali', in the upcoming biopic on the Indian-born American wrestler. A source said, "People only know about the sporty side of (Khali)....But there's an untold story behind his super success...The story will be about his journey."
short by Tanya Dhingra / 01:36 pm on 20 Sep
Reel & real life dads: Harsh on Anil's pic with Bindra's dad
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Harshvardhan Kapoor took to social media to share a picture of his father Anil Kapoor with retired Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra's father. "The reel and real life dads... Dad beat me to the meeting with Bindra senior," wrote Harshvardhan. Anil will portray Harshvardhan's father in the upcoming biopic on Bindra, which will feature Harshvardhan in the lead role.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:00 pm on 20 Sep
Virat, Anushka to open a restaurant chain together: Reports
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Indian cricket captain team Virat Kohli and his girlfriend, Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma are reportedly set to open a chain of restaurants together. According to the reports, the duo has been searching for properties and has also bought property in Mumbai and New Delhi. The couple is also set to feature in a commercial for a clothing brand.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:51 pm on 19 Sep
Ex-Man Utd player Rio Ferdinand to turn pro boxer
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is set to become a professional boxer at the age of 38 after taking up the sport to stay fit in retirement from football. Ferdinand's training will be reportedly filmed for a TV documentary series and he will aim to have his first fight as its concluding episode.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:24 pm on 19 Sep
Kohli mocks Smith from dressing room over failed review
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Indian captain Virat Kohli trolled his Australian counterpart Steve Smith over a failed review in the first ODI on Sunday. Sitting in the dressing room, Kohli raised his finger after the review against Bhuvneshwar Kumar was deemed unsuccessful. Kohli and Smith were involved in a controversy after the latter tried to take DRS assistance from dressing room in March.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:28 pm on 19 Sep
Chris Gayle returns to ODI cricket after 913 days
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Windies' all-rounder Chris Gayle returned to ODI cricket after a gap of 913 days after taking the field in the first England-Windies ODI on Tuesday. Gayle's last ODI match was against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-final. The 37-year-old had been out of the national team due to a contract dispute between the board and the cricketers.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:13 am on 20 Sep
Captain Virat Kohli has transformed Dhoni’s career: Ganguly
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has said that current captain Virat Kohli's confidence and faith in former captain MS Dhoni has transformed the 36-year-old's career. "Players are made and players are broken by the faith you show in them", Ganguly said. In 2017, Dhoni has so far scored 627 runs in 19 ODIs at an average of 89.57.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:51 pm on 19 Sep
After giving birth, Serena Williams writes letter to her mom
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
American tennis player Serena Williams has penned a letter to her mother Oracene Price after giving birth to her first child Alexis Olympia earlier this month. Serena wrote about her fight against racism, adding, "Thank you for being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges."
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:17 pm on 20 Sep
If Monday had a face, tweets user on Ravi Shastri's photo
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Reacting to Indian coach Ravi Shastri's dressing room photo from the first ODI against Australia, a user tweeted, "If 'Monday' had a face." Other users reacted with tweets like, "Condition of people on Saturday nights," "When your attendance is short and you've to tolerate the teacher," and "Attending the Monday morning review meeting with a terrible hangover".
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:57 pm on 20 Sep
₹5 lakh scholarship for athletes under revamped Khelo India
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of ₹1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. Each athlete selected under the scheme will receive an annual scholarship worth ₹5 lakh for eight consecutive years. The programme will cover around 200 million children in the age group of 10-18 under a national physical fitness drive.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:59 pm on 20 Sep
Bowler picked up ODIs' first hat-trick in career's 2nd match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Former Pakistani pacer Jalal-ud-Din picked up ODI cricket's first-ever hat-trick in his career's second ODI, against Australia on September 20, 1982. Jalal-ud-Din achieved the feat by dismissing Rod Marsh, Bruce Yardley and Geoff Lawson with the last three balls of his seventh over. The pacer went on to play eight ODIs for Pakistan, picking up a total of 14 wickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:37 pm on 20 Sep
Messi nets 4 goals to help Barça extend lead at top of table
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Argentine forward Lionel Messi scored four goals in Barcelona's 6-1 thrashing of Eibar, helping them extend the lead over Sevilla at the top of the table by five points. With the win, Barcelona extended their winning streak in the league to five matches. La Liga defending champions Real Madrid are currently placed 5th with eight points in four matches.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:14 pm on 20 Sep
PSG's Neymar unfollows Cavani after penalty kick argument
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
PSG's world record signing Neymar unfollowed teammate Edinson Cavani on Instagram and Twitter after the duo's argument over a penalty kick during PSG's match against Lyon. Reacting to the incident, a user tweeted, "Neymar unfollowed his teammate on social media because he refused to let him take a penalty. That's a new low. I wasn't this childish at 13."
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:27 pm on 19 Sep
With 6 sixes, Yuvraj became king of Kingsmead: Sehwag
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag posted a video on his Twitter handle wishing Yuvraj on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his six sixes in one over. Sehwag said after smashing six sixes off Stuart Broad, Yuvraj became the king of Kingsmead, the venue of the match. "[The knock] will remain etched in my heart forever," Sehwag further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:01 am on 20 Sep
7-time MotoGP champ back on bike 18 days after breaking leg
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi got back on a bike for test laps on Monday, 18 days after suffering a double leg fracture in a training accident in August. Rossi had undergone surgery on September 1 and was discharged from hospital the following day. The evaluation of his fitness was inconclusive as rain cut the session short, his team said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:39 pm on 19 Sep
Dog invades pitch, plays with football after delaying play
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
An Argentinian top-flight match between San Lorenzo and Arsenal Sarandi was brought to a temporary halt after a dog invaded the pitch. The dog stole the ball from a player and started playing with it during the second half, evading capture from three players. It was then taken off the pitch after officials distracted him with another ball.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:03 pm on 20 Sep
Pakistani player banned for 5 years for spot-fixing
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Pakistani cricketer Khalid Latif has been handed a five-year ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his role in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal. Besides suspension, the 31-year-old has also been handed a fine of 1 million Pakistani Rupees. Latif was charged with six breaches of PCB's anti-corruption code, including luring other players to take part in fixing.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:38 pm on 20 Sep
Bradman's bat from India's tour presented to Kolkata museum
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Australian cricketing legend Sir Don Bradman's bat, which was used by him during India's first tour of Australia in 1947-48, was presented to a Kolkata-based museum. The bat was presented by former Australian captain Michael Clarke on behalf of a Melbourne-based collector. A painting of Clarke scoring 329* against India in Sydney in January 2012 was also presented.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:30 pm on 20 Sep
Dhoni's instructions to bowlers revealed through stump mic
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's instructions to Indian spinners from behind the stumps during the first ODI on Sunday were revealed through the stump microphone. "Woh maarne wala daal na, andar yaa baahar koi bhi," Dhoni was heard telling Kuldeep Yadav. "Tu bhi nahin sunta hai kya," Dhoni was further heard, scolding leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:43 pm on 20 Sep
Smith imitates Maxwell's dismissal for Ashes Cricket game
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Australian captain Steve Smith imitated teammate Glenn Maxwell's dismissal against Brisbane Heat in the 2014 Big Bash League, for an upcoming Ashes Cricket video game. Maxwell was left clueless following a swinging delivery, which went on to hit the stumps. Earlier, Maxwell had imitated Smith's batting stance for the game along with Ravindra Jadeja's sword celebration.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:27 pm on 20 Sep
Suljovic beats 2-time world champ in Darts Champions League
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Austria's Mensur Suljovic, also known as 'The Gentle', defeated two-time world champion Gary Anderson to win the 2017 Champions League of Darts in Cardiff. The 45-year-old world number seven won all five matches over the weekend. This was the second edition of the championship, with Phil Taylor winning the inaugural edition of the tournament.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:41 pm on 19 Sep
Kohli, Dhoni show football skills ahead of Kolkata ODI
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Indian captain Virat Kohli and former captain MS Dhoni showed off their football skills alongside teammates including Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Manish Pandey in Kolkata, where the team's practice session was cancelled due to rains. The cricketers were seen playing the game where the football is passed along a circle without letting it bounce on the ground.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:29 pm on 20 Sep
Sri Lanka qualify for WC after Windies' 1st ODI loss to Eng
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Sri Lanka became the eighth team to automatically qualify for 2019's Cricket World Cup after West Indies lost to England in the first ODI. Sri Lanka join Australia, India, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa. The Windies will now go through the qualifier stage where they will compete with 10 teams, including bottom-placed teams like Afghanistan and Ireland.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:27 pm on 20 Sep
Chitra, Lakshmanan win gold for India in Asian indoor meet
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
India's middle-distance runners PU Chitra and G Lakshmanan bagged gold medals at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan on Tuesday. Chitra bagged the gold in women's 1,500m event while Lakhsmanan won the men's 3,000m to take India's gold tally in the event to three. Meanwhile, 18-year-old wrestler Dharmender won bronze in the men's freestyle 70kg category.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:03 am on 20 Sep
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