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Anything is possible: Gurpreet post goalless Qatar draw

Doha, Sept 11: Star goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh believes anything is possible in football after a gritty India held Asian champions Qatar to a goalless draw in a FIFA World Cup Round 2 qualifying match here.

Despite playing without their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri, who was laid low by fever, the young Indians denied Qatar, who won the Asian Cup...

Race to the top: Kohli chases Smith in ICC Test ranking

Dubai, Sept 10: Steve Smith and Pat Cummins on Tuesday consolidated their positions at the top of the ICC rankings after helping Australia score a 185-run victory over England in the fourth Test in Manchester to retain The Ashes.

Smith's player of the match effort of 211 and 82 runs in the two innings has lifted him to 937...

Ten Sri Lankans, including Malinga, opt out of Pakistan cricket tour over security fears

Colombo, Sept 10: Ten Sri Lankan players, including T20I skipper Lasith Malinga and former captains Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera, have pulled out of an upcoming tour of Pakistan citing security concerns, officials said on September 9.

Following a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus during a Test match in Lahore in March 2009, a majority of...

Afghanistan win one-off Test against Bangladesh by 224 runs

Chittagong, Sept 9: Afghanistan won the one-off Test against Bangladesh by 224 runs at Zaur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Monday.

Chasing a target of 398, Bangladesh were bundled out for 173 runs on the fifth day of the match. On a rain-affected day, the first two sessions were called off and tea was taken early. Bangladesh resumed their...

I fought like hell, says US Open runner-up Medvedev

New York, Sept 9: Daniil Medvedev said the energy of the New York crowd helped instigate his stunning fightback that saw him fall just short against Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic in Sunday's US Open final.

The Russian fifth seed dropped the first two sets to Nadal in his first Grand Slam final but charged back to force...

No matter what, Steve Smith will be a 'cheat' forever: Steve Harmison

Manchester, Sept 9: Former England pacer Steve Harmison feels Australia's batting mainstay Steve Smith will always be remembered as a "cheat" for the infamous Cape Town ball-tampering scandal, irrespective of his incredible feats.

Smith has been England's tormentor-in-chief in the ongoing Ashes series, which Australia have already retained after winning the fourth Test in Manchester on Sunday.

Smith...

Foreign coach's changes helped improve my game: Sindhu

Mumbai, Sept 8: World champion P V Sindhu on Sunday said that working on the changes suggested by India's foreign badminton coach Kim Ji Hyun helped her a lot.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the BWF World Championship recently.

Asked how Kim Ji Hyun's advice has impacted her game, she said,...

Malinga moves up in latest ICC T20I rankings

Dubai, Sept 7: After an exceptional performance in the last T20I against New Zealand, Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga moved from 41st to 21st position in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings updated on Saturday.

Malinga's five-wicket haul in the final match on Friday, which included the incredible feat of four wickets off consecutive balls for the second...

Rashid steers Afghanistan to 342, Bangladesh 1 for 1

Chittagong, Sept 6: Spin sensation Rashid Khan smashed his maiden Test half-century to help Afghanistan post 342 runs in the first innings of their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday.

The visitors then made a quick strike as pace bowler Yamin Ahmadzai dismissed opener Shadman Islam for a duck in the first over of the innings, reducing...

I treat every Test as my last, says Hanuma Vihari

New Delhi, Sept 6: Cricketers often talk about how a sense of security helps their performance but not Hanuma Vihari, who believes in treating every Test match as "his last" because it helps him be on guard against complacency.

The 25-year-old Andhra batsman emerged as the top run-getter with 291 runs in India's 2-0 series win over the West...