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IND-WI first Test: Ishant Sharma puts India on top with five-wicket haul

St. John's: After bundling out India for 297, West Indies were trailing by 108 runs as they scored 189/8 at the end of play on day two of the first Test on Saturday.

For West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell opened the innings and stitched a brief 36 runs partnership for the first wicket. Campbell (23) was sent...

BWF World Championships: Sindhu advances to semis after beating Tai Tzu Ying

Basel, Aug 23: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Tai Tzu Ying by 12-21, 23-21, 21-19 to reach in the semi-finals of the ongoing BWF World Championships here on Friday.

In the first game, the world number two proved to be too good for Sindhu and the latter lost opening game by 12-21.

However, after going down in the...

Lance Klusener becomes Proteas' assistant batting coach for T20Is against India

Johannesburg, Aug 23: Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener was on Friday appointed as the assistant batting coach of the national team for the three-match Twenty20 series against India in September.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) also announced that former pacer Vincent Barnes will serve as the assistant bowling coach. While Justin Ontong will retain his position as the assistant...

Months ahead of 2020 Olympics, WADA suspends India's dope testing laboratory

New Delhi, Aug 23: The World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months in what could be a massive blow to anti-doping movement in the country with less than a year left for the Tokyo Olympics.

It is understood that National Anti-Doping Agency or NADA can still carry...

Messi 'made me better player', says Ronaldo

Lisbon, Aug 22: Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him "a better player" and that he enjoys a "healthy" rivalry with the Argentine great.

However, Portuguese star Ronaldo, whose influence at Real Madrid mirrored that of Messi at Barcelona before he left for Juventus, admitted that the pair have never socialised together....

Better to get hit early and hard: Kohli on bouncers

North Sound, Aug 22: India skipper Virat Kohli doesn't mind getting hit and that too hard immediately after he takes guard as he feels it fires him up to have a go at the bowler.

The world's number one Test batsman gave his views on the 'chin music' that batsmen are often subjected to by fast bowlers,...

Newly-appointed ministers will be allocated portfolios soon: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru, Aug 22: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said the newly-appointed ministers will be allocated portfolios in a couple of days.

"It will be done by tomorrow or the day after," he told reporters in response to a question about portfolio allocation to new ministers.

More than three weeks after he was...

Root urges England to take advantage of Smith's absence

Leeds, Aug 22: England captain Joe Root wants his side to make the most of Australia star batsman Steve Smith's enforced absence from the third Ashes Test at Headingley starting Thursday as the hosts try to level the five-match series at 1-1.

Smith suffered delayed concussion symptoms after being hit on his neck by a 92mph bouncer from England...

Indian men’s hockey team hammers NZ 5-0 to win Olympic Test Event

The Indian men's hockey team won the Olympic Test event on Wednesday, beating New Zealand 5-0 to avenge the loss it endured in their round robin clash.

Captain Harmanpreet Singh (7th minute) set the ball rolling before Shamsher Singh (18th minute), Nilakanta Sharma (22nd minute), Gursahibjit Singh (26th minute) and Mandeep Singh (27th minute) scored for India at the...

S Sreesanth's ban to end in August 2020: BCCI Ombudsman

Mumbai, Aug 21: Observing that Indian pacer S. Sreesanth has undergone a ban for alleged spot-fixing for almost six years, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman, Justice (retd) DK Jain has ordered the restriction to end in August 2020.

"Sreesanth is already facing a ban, for almost a period of six years now, which bars him...