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India-Sri Lanka Test ends in draw after bad light stops play
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
The first India-Sri Lanka Test ended in a draw as bad light stopped play early on the last day, with SL reeling on 75/7, requiring 231 to win. Earlier in the day, Kohli slammed his 50th international ton, becoming only the second Indian to achieve the feat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 4/8 is India's best 4-for figures in a Test's second innings.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:55 pm on 20 Nov
Indian luger Keshavan qualifies for his 6th Winter Olympics
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Indian luger Shiva Keshavan will make his sixth appearance at the Winter Olympics as he qualified for the 2018 PyeongChang Games. The 36-year-old achieved the minimum five points necessary for Olympic qualification at the ongoing Luge World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria. Luge is a winter sport, wherein a competitor rides a flat sled while lying face-up and feet first.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:46 am on 21 Nov
Indian spinners go wicketless in a home Test for first time
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
The first India-Sri Lanka Test at the Eden Gardens was the first instance of Indian spinners failing to take a single wicket in a home Test. Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowled combined 10 overs without taking a wicket, while pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav took all 17 wickets, the most for Indian pacers at home.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 pm on 20 Nov
17-time Grand Slam champion Novotná dies of cancer aged 49
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Former world number one doubles and number two singles champion Jana Novotná died aged 49 due to cancer on Sunday. Apart from her Wimbledon singles title in 1998 and 24 WTA singles titles in 14 years, the Czech won 12 doubles and four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. Novotná was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:31 pm on 20 Nov
Vijender to take on Commonwealth champion in next fight
short by Apaar Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Vijender Singh will take on British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding in his next fight on March 30, 2018. WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental super middleweight champion Vijender has been unbeaten in his professional career, winning seven of his nine bouts through knockouts. Fielding has won 25 out of his 26 fights, including 14 knockouts.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:09 pm on 21 Nov
Sharapova charged with criminal conspiracy by Delhi Police
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been booked under cheating and criminal conspiracy charges by Delhi Police, following the collapse of a luxury housing project in Gurgaon which she endorsed. The project, named Ballet by Sharapova, was scheduled to be completed in 2016 but was abandoned by builders after they collected money from the buyers.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:55 pm on 21 Nov
Ganguly apologises for calling Harbhajan's daughter a boy
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly mistook Harbhajan Singh's daughter for a boy, while commenting on a family picture posted by the spinner on Twitter on Monday. "Beta bahut sundar hai bhajj..bahut pyar dena," Ganguly commented on the picture. A few minutes later, Ganguly corrected himself and apologised, writing, "Maf karna beti bahut sundoor hai..getting old bhajj."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:34 pm on 21 Nov
Sachin shares old pic with his kids on World Children's Day
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to share a throwback picture of himself with his children Sara and Arjun on the occasion of World Children's Day on Monday. "They grow up so fast, but they will always be our babies. #HappyChildrensDay to my beautiful kids, Sara and Arjun. Happy #WorldChildrensDay everyone," he captioned the photo.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:58 am on 21 Nov
Kohli goes past Ganguly's run record as India's Test captain
short by Apaar Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Virat Kohli went past former captain Sourav Ganguly to become the fourth highest run-getter as India's Test captain, during the first Test against Sri Lanka on Monday. Virat now has 2,664 runs in 30 Tests as skipper, overtaking Ganguly, who scored 2,561 runs in 49 Tests as captain. Kohli is still behind Mohammad Azharuddin, Sunil Gavaskar and MS Dhoni.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:54 pm on 21 Nov
Pak batsman got out obstructing field running for 100th run
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Pakistan's Ramiz Raja became the first batsman in ODIs to get out obstructing the field against England on November 20, 1987. Raja was batting on 98 before playing the match's last ball. While trying to take a second run to get to his century, Raja used his bat to prevent the ball from hitting wickets and was signalled out.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:40 pm on 20 Nov
SL batsman goes behind stumps to hit ball, gets clean bowled
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Sri Lankan batsman Chamara Silva tried to play a shot from behind the stumps but was clean bowled during a domestic T20 match. The 37-year-old exposed his stumps as the bowler was approaching to deliver the last over's second ball and was dismissed for 6(2). "Umpires must intervene to stop such desecration of cricket," a user tweeted about Silva's shot.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:40 pm on 21 Nov
Batsmen should be allowed DRS help from pavilion: Manjrekar
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Former Indian opener and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar said that batsmen should be allowed to take help from the dressing room when in doubt over a Decision Review System (DRS) review. "A fielding side has 11 players and they can have a word with each other before going for a review. Rules should be fair for both teams", Manjrekar added.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:39 pm on 20 Nov
Defender scores own goal by chipping goalie from 32 metres
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Chelsea loanee Fankaty Dabo scored an own goal after chipping his goalkeeper from 32 metres away in Netherlands' top tier league on Sunday. The 22-year-old defender decided to fire the ball back to his goalkeeper when he was being closed down by an opponent. Reacting to it, a user tweeted, "Don't see him coming back to Chelsea anytime soon."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:47 pm on 21 Nov
Women's championship winning team declines Trump's invite
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
The South Carolina women's basketball team, which won its first NCAA national championship in April, has reportedly declined President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the White House. "[A]ll of our focus is on the season ahead. The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA tournament," the team's coach Dawn Staley said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:45 pm on 20 Nov
Broad gets hit by stray golf ball ahead of 1st Ashes Test
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
England pacer Stuart Broad was hit by a stray golf ball at the Brisbane Golf Club while practicing his putting, ahead of the first Ashes Test on Thursday. Broad shared a picture of his bruise, captioned, "**WARNING** Graphic Image. Golf Ball Bruise. If you see really hard you can see it!!" However, Broad's injury has been stated to be minor.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:56 pm on 21 Nov
Bhuvneshwar to miss next two Sri Lanka Tests due to marriage
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was named Man of the Match for his 8-wicket haul in the first India-SL Test, will miss the remainder of the series as he is getting married on November 23. Shikhar Dhawan has also been released from the squad for the second Test owing to personal reasons. Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been named Kumar's replacement.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:32 am on 21 Nov
Footballer who survived air crash may compete in Paralympics
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Brazilian goalkeeper Jakson Follmann, one of the six survivors from 2016's Chapecoense air crash, said he wants to compete in the Paralympics as a swimmer. The lower half of Follmann's right leg was amputated following the crash, which killed 19 of his Chapecoense teammates. Follmann said swimming could allow him to make a comeback and he's anxious to compete again.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:13 pm on 21 Nov
Pak bowler Ali bowls out 5 players, 2nd to do so in T20s
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Pakistan and Comilla Victorians pacer Hasan Ali became the second bowler in T20 history to take an all-bowled five-wicket haul on Monday. Ali achieved the feat against Dhaka Dynamites in this year's Bangladesh Premier League, ending with figures of 3.3-0-20-5. The first bowler to take an all-bowled five-wicket haul was Bangladesh's Rubel Hossain, who did so in 2010.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:46 pm on 21 Nov
Kohli 1st Indian captain to score ton and duck in same Test
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Indian batsman Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a century and a duck in the same Test match. Kohli's nine centuries and five duck dismissals in international cricket this year are the most international centuries and ducks for him in any year. Kohli also became the joint-fastest alongside Hashim Amla to reach 50 international centuries.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:56 pm on 20 Nov
Sachin reached 30000 international runs during his 88th ton
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Sachin Tendulkar became the first and the only batsman till date to reach the 30,000-run mark in international cricket on November 20, 2009. Tendulkar achieved the feat on the way to his international career's 88th hundred in a Test against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad. Sachin ended his career with 34,357 international runs and 100 international hundreds.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:12 pm on 20 Nov
Ronaldo hits brace as Real win 6-0 in UCL; Man City win 1-0
short by Swarnim Bagre / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two second-half goals to help his side Real Madrid thrash Cyprus-based APOEL in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday. Ronaldo took his UCL goals tally to 18 for 2017, the most in a calendar year. Meanwhile, Manchester City claimed a 1-0 win over Dutch club Feyenoord in another group match, courtesy Raheem Sterling's late winner.
short by Swarnim Bagre / 10:41 am on 22 Nov
If you get Kohli, India is 50% out of game: Mohammad Amir
short by Apaar Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
In a recent interview, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir said, "Everybody knows if you get Kohli, India is 50% out of the game...if you give him a chance, he won't score less than hundred." Amir, who dismissed Indian captain Virat Kohli on five runs in the Champions Trophy final, added, "When Kohli was dropped, I thought half the game was gone."
short by Apaar Sharma / 01:29 pm on 21 Nov
4 sprinters break U-16 200m national record in a single race
short by Apaar Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Four sprinters broke the national record in the Under-16 boys' 200m final at the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships on Monday. Delhi sprinter Nisar Ahmed won gold, setting the new record at 21.73 sec. Three other athletes who beat the previous best 22.11 sec were Maharashtra's Karan Hegiste (21.99 sec), Karnataka's Shashikantha (22.00 sec) and Punjab's Satnam Singh (22.04 sec).
short by Apaar Sharma / 02:52 pm on 21 Nov
Feroz Shah Kotla stands to be named after Bedi, Amarnath
short by Apaar Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Stands at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi are set to be named after former spinner Bishan Singh Bedi and batsman Mohinder Amarnath. There will also be a Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi 'Hall of Fame' at the ground. Bedi and Amarnath will also be honoured at the first-ever DDCA Annual Conclave on November 29, DDCA administrator said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 12:17 pm on 21 Nov
Fans call emergency no. 999 over club's poor performances
short by Apaar Sharma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Premier League club West Ham United's fans have been calling the UK's emergency number 999 after losing to Watford on Sunday. Some supporters chanted "sack the board" during the match as the team remained 18th in the league table. "Ringing 999 because @WestHamUtd have lost again and you aren't sure what to do is not acceptable!", tweeted Essex Police.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:22 pm on 21 Nov
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