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China, Japan to participate in AASF Asian Age Group Championships in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Sept 20: China, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are among the top nations who will be participating in the upcoming 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships here, which are slated to begin from September 24.

In the competition, 1,000 participants will be seen in action from 26 countries. The championships will see participants in the open category (18...

Shahid Afridi Accuses IPL of Threatening Sri Lankan Players against Touring Pakistan

Lahore, Sept 20: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has blamed the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises for putting pressure on top Sri Lanka cricketers so that they do not tour Pakistan.

Sri Lanka's top players -- T20I skipper Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera and Niroshan...

Sushil Kumar loses after returning to Worlds after eight years

Nur-Sutlan, Sept 20: Returning to the World Championship after eight years, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar lost his opening round bout to Azerbaijan's Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev on Friday.

Using all his experience, the wily Indian had raced to a 9-4 lead but lost seven points in a row to lose the 74kg qualification bout.

Sushil employed a four-point throw...

Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for 12 months

Dubai, Sept 19: Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya was on Thursday banned from bowling for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The 25-year-old was assessed after his bowling action came under scrutiny by the match officials in the first Test against New Zealand in Galle from August 14-18.

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Shahid Afridi praises Virat Kohli, calls him 'great player'

New Delhi, Sept 19: Former Pakistan swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Afridi praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his batting in the second T20I against South Africa and called him a 'great player'.

The 30-year-old Kohli played an unbeaten knock of 72 runs to guide India to a comfortable win over Proteas by seven wickets and one over to spare. In...

2nd T20I: Virat Kohli hits unbeaten 72 as India outplay South Africa to begin home season with a bang

Mohali, Sept 19: Skipper Virat Kohli led India to a resounding seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 International with an unbeaten 72-run knock as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the short three-match series here on Wednesday.

Kohli (72 not out off 52 balls), who made a memorable 82 not out in his last T20...

Vinesh Phogat qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Nur Sultan, Sept 18: India's star wrestler Vinesh Phogat (53kg) qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating fancied American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships here on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medallist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games.

Vinesh will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout against Maria...

New cars, tattoos: India's new kabaddi millionaires

New Delhi, Sept 17: Siddharth Desai grew up in humble surroundings but now he's living the life of a millionaire sportsman, driving a souped-up jeep and taking selfies with fans -- and it's all thanks to kabaddi.

The ancient game has undergone a glitzy makeover through the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), creating a new group of sports stars in...

Kohli still behind Smith in latest ICC Test Rankings

Dubai, Sept 16: India captain Virat Kohli has managed to hold on to his second position behind Australia's Steve Smith in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen released on Monday.

Kohli, with 903 rating points, is 34 points behind Smith (937).

Besides former Australia captain Smith, compatriot Pat Cummins has also retained his one position in the ICC...

BCCI accepts Karthik's apology on violation of contract

New Delhi, Sept 16: The BCCI on Monday accepted Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik's unconditional apology for violating a clause of his central contract by watching a Caribbean Premier League match from a participating team's dressing room.

India discard Karthik tendered an "unconditional apology" for violating BCCI's central contract clause by watching a Caribbean Premier League game from the Shah...