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12 Jan 2018

Virat Kohli

South Africa vs India 2nd Test: Probable XI

India's 72 run defeat to South Africa in Cape Town was an eye opener for captain Virat Kohli who has some crucial selection decisions to make if they have to keep the three-match Test series alive.

11 Jan 2018

Virat Kohli

What should be Kohli's strategy against South Africa?

The first Test in Cape Town left India with a bitter defeat. It gave us a glimpse of bouncy South African pitches and the relentless pace bowling attack of the home side.

11 Jan 2018


The mysterious case of F1 superstar Hamilton & social media

Four-time Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has mysteriously disappeared from social media leaving the press and 11 million followers wondering what the British driver is up to.

11 Jan 2018

Arjuna Award

Wrestler and coach Sukhchain Singh Cheema dies in road accident

Renowned wrestler and coach, Sukhchain Singh Cheema died in a road accident on Wednesday night.

Suresh Raina named Chennai Super King's vice-captain

Suresh Raina may no longer be in the plans of the current Indian cricket fold, but he is still very much a crucial member of the Chennai Super Kings.

11 Jan 2018


Happy birthday,​ Rahul Dravid; here are amazing-records held by him!

On January 11th 1973, one of India's greatest batsmen, Rahul Dravid set foot on earth and the rest is history.

11 Jan 2018


Novak Djokovic is ready for his favourite Grand Slam

Former world number one and 6-time Australian Open winner, Novak Djokovic has made a strong comeback to the sport after spending 6 months on the sidelines post an elbow injury.

Cricket scout reveals how he selects players for IPL

IPL, in recent years, has paved a way for young cricketers to their entry into the Indian national side. The "IPL breed" of cricketers who made it to the Indian team include Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.

10 Jan 2018

Virat Kohli

Kohli, Pujara take a hit in ICC Test rankings

India's top-ranked Test batsmen, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have slipped down the ICC rankings after the horrendous batting display at Cape Town.

10 Jan 2018


Aanchal Thakur creates history; gets India their 1st-medal in skiing

This girl from Manali, Aanchal Thakur, is making the country proud.

ICC U-19 World Cup: Summary, teams and format

With its reach being close to 1.3 billion viewers, ICC U-19 World Cup is set to be the most widely watched edition in the tournament history.

10 Jan 2018

Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane named as the French coach of the year

Real Madrid are going through a rough patch in the La Liga this season but manager Zinedine Zidane has an opportunity to celebrate after he was named French coach of the year for the second consecutive season.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews reappointed as limited-overs captain

All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been reappointed as Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain, less than 6 months after stepping down from the post.

ICC U-19 World Cup: India thrash South Africa in warm-up

The Indian U-19 team preparations for the upcoming ICC World Cup in New Zealand are in full swing as the boys in blue, coached by Rahul Dravid, thrashed South Africa by 189 runs in a warm-up fixture.

Time up for injury prone Dale Steyn?

South Africa have been dealt a massive blow after pace spearhead Dale Steyn was ruled out of the remainder of the three-match Test series against India. He had damaged the tissue on his left heel on the second day of the opening Test.

Controversial selection of Pappu Yadav's son in Delhi T20 squad

Politician Pappu Yadav's son Sarthak Ranjan has been selected in Delhi's T20 squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali inter-state T20 competition without having played any competitive cricket this season.

09 Jan 2018


Yusuf Pathan suspended by BCCI after failing dope test

Doping is considered a serious offense in any sport and athletes often pay a hefty price for testing positive for banned substances.

Ricky Ponting named Australia's assistant coach for T20Is

Cricket great and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed Australia's assistant coach for the upcoming T20I tri-series against New Zealand and England later this month.

09 Jan 2018


India v/s SA: Analyzing India's failure in 1st Test

After a close fight in the first Test at Cape Town, India succumbed to a 72 run loss as South African bowlers tore apart the Indian batting line.

Records broken in 1st Test SA vs India

South Africa won the 1st Test of the three-match Test series against India at Newlands, Cape Town by 72 runs.

08 Jan 2018


Sprint legend, Usain Bolt secures a trial with Borussia Dortmund

Olympic legend, Usain Bolt moves a step closer to his dream of becoming a professional football player as he takes up on the offer by Borussia Dortmund for a trial.

08 Jan 2018

England Cricket Team

Records broken in the 2017-18 Ashes series

Australia won the 5th Test at the SCG by an innings and 123 runs to complete a 4-0 rout of England in the 2017-18 Ashes.

07 Jan 2018


Antonio Conte hits back at Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho may be one of the best managers in the world of football but he is also one of its most controversial figures.

07 Jan 2018

England Cricket Team

Australia on the verge of 4-0 Ashes triumph

Australia are on the verge of securing a comfortable 4-0 Ashes series triumph.

07 Jan 2018

Liverpool FC

Barcelona sign Coutinho from Liverpool in a record deal

Barcelona have finally got their man, Philippe Coutinho after agreeing to pay 160 million euros fee to Liverpool for the transfer of the Brazilian star.

06 Jan 2018


Boxers return 'gifted' cows to Haryana

Gifts are meant to make people happy and not something which turn out to be a burden.

06 Jan 2018


Kapil Dev turns 59, here are defining-moments of his career

The greatest all-rounder in the history of Indian cricket, Kapil Dev turns 59 today.

Rohit Sharma takes pay cut to stay with Mumbai

Rohit Sharma, who has been the skipper of the Mumbai Indians, was the first player to be retained by the franchise for the upcoming edition of the IPL.

Jayasuriya is unable to walk without crutches, here's why!

Sri Lankan legend, Sanath Jayasuriya might have been one of the most explosive batsmen in the world but off late, the southpaw has been unable to walk without crutches.

IPL biggies up for grabs at the auctions

After months of speculation, the list of players retained by Indian Premier League teams has finally come out.

Smith only second to the great Don Bradman

Australian skipper, Steven Smith reached another milestone as he became the second fastest to score 6,000 runs in Test cricket.

05 Jan 2018

Serena Williams

Defending champion, Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Former world number one and Australian Open defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the first grand slam of the year.

Here's what Indian bowlers have to offer against the Proteas!

It is common knowledge that winning test matches comes down to a great bowling attack, which can take 20 wickets. And, the visiting Indian team can boast of the good bowling combinations ready for various scenarios against South Africa to do just that.

05 Jan 2018


Margaret Court will not attend this year's Australian Open

Tennis all time great, Margaret Court will not attend this year's Australian Open, after her views on homosexuality and gay marriage sparked an outrage.

Interesting facts from India's previous tours of South Africa

South Africa made a return to cricket after serving a ban due to apartheid from 1970 to 1991.

04 Jan 2018


World's fastest man, Usain Bolt to train Indian youngster

Life is mostly cruel to those who live in poverty across slums in the country. But that doesn't hold true, if you have a dream and work hard to achieve it. Delhi's Nisar Ahmed is one such example.

04 Jan 2018

Rohit Sharma

South Africa vs India 1st Test: Predicted Playing XI

After a long stretch of playing matches on home turf, Team India looks to kick off their first away assignment against South Africa with the 1st Test in Cape Town.

Which players have been retained by different IPL franchises?

The Indian Premier League auctions for the 2018 season will take place on 27th and 28th of January but ahead of that, each franchise was given the option to retain 3 players.

04 Jan 2018


Team India asked to shower for less than 2 minutes

The Indian Cricket Team has been asked to time their baths in Cape Town.

04 Jan 2018


Dhoni may miss out on BCCI's top contract

Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, might be a key figure in the Indian cricket team, but as per recent reports, the wicket-keeper batsman will not be a part of BCCI's top contract.