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Argentina World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown dies at 62

Aug 13: World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown, who scored Argentina's opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, died at the age of 62, local media reported on Monday.

The country's football association confirmed the former central defender's death in a tweet, while former Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta also tweeted his condolences.

Brown, affectionately...

6 candidates short-listed for India's head coach's job

New Delhi, Aug 13: Six candidates, including incumbent Ravi Shastri, were on Monday short-listed for the high-profile post of the Indian cricket team's head coach.

The six candidates are former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, ex-Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former West Indies all-rounder and Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, ex-India team manager Lalchand Rajput,...

Kohli eclipses Ganguly in India's ODI run-scoring chart

Port-of-Spain, Aug 12: Skipper Virat Kohli eclipsed former captain Sourav Ganguly to become the second-highest run-getter for India in the one-day internationals.

Kohli achieved the feat during the second ODI against West Indies when he hit Jason Holder for a boundary in the 32nd over.

The 30-year-old, who had a relatively quiet World Cup in England, went on...

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli badly wanted a century, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Port Of Spain, Aug 12: Virat Kohli brought up his 42nd ODI ton in brilliant fashion while guiding India to a win against West Indies and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said the Indian skipper was eager to end his 11-innings century drought.

On Sunday, Kohli, who is coming off a relatively quiet World Cup, scored 120 off 125 balls to...

Indian cricketers will now be tested by National Anti-Doping Agency

New Delhi, Aug 9: Ending years of defiance, Indian cricket's governing body, the BCCI, on Friday agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), becoming a National Sports Federation in the process despite being financially autonomous.

Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya, who along with NADA DG Navin Agarwal met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri along with the...

Rain halts Gayle history bid against India

Guyana, Aug 9: Inclement weather forced the abandonment of the first one-day international between the West Indies and India at the Guyana National Stadium on Thursday, after Chris Gayle was made to wait for the hosts' ODI run-scoring record.

Only 13 overs were bowled after the home side were put in to bat when India captain Virat Kohli won...

Faf du Plessis remains upbeat despite World Cup drubbing

Cape Town, Aug 8: South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis said that 'specialness' of playing for the team is still there despite witnessing a disappointing run in the World Cup.

"Playing for the Proteas, even though it was disappointing how I felt after the World Cup, the specialness of playing for this team is still there. And I do...

‘God help Indian cricket’, say Ganguly, Harbhajan on conflict of interest notice to Dravid

Mumbai, Aug 7: "God help Indian cricket," said Sourav Ganguly, expressing his displeasure after Rahul Dravid was issued a notice from the BCCI's ethics officer on conflict of interest allegations against the legend.

Ganguly was backed by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who excelled under his captaincy.

The BCCI ethics officer, Justice (Retd) DK Jain, issued the notice to Dravid...

Young Deepak, Rishabh excel in 3rd T20I as Kohli and Co complete series sweep

Guyana, Aug 7: Young Rishabh Pant finally came good under the guidance of skipper Virat Kohli as India comfortably beat West Indies by seven wickets in the third T20 International to complete a 3-0 whitewash on Tuesday.

Chasing target of 147 on a slowish deck, skipper Kohli anchored the innings to perfection with 59 off 45 balls while Pant...

She was people's leader: Condolences from sports fraternity continue to pour in for Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Aug 7: Condolences continue to pour in from sports fraternity for former external affairs minister and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj, who passed away following a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night.

Leaving a strong legacy behind, the BJP stalwart breathed her last at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national...