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India reach 86/2 at tea; stretch lead to 101 runs

ADELAIDE: India lost both openers after a steady start to reach 86/2 and stretch their second innings to 101 runs over Australia at tea on Day 3 of the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval here on Saturday.

One of my top five innings, says centurion Pujara

ADELAIDE: Rating his knock of 123 as one of his top five innings, Indian batting star Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday admitted that the top order should have batted better in the first innings of the opening Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval here.

Punjab win by10 wickets

NEW DELHI: Punjab got their Ranji Trophy season back on track after completing a resounding 10-wicket victory over Delhi here today.

Bajrang, Vinesh, Pooja among 24 wrestlers to get annual contracts

UP: Star wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Pooja Dhadha were among the 24 players to get the central contracts which came into effect from November 15, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) announced on Friday.

Mexico beat Canada, in final of U-17 Women's World Cup

MONTEVIDEO: Mexico qualified for the first time to a final of the Women's U-17 World Cup by defeating Canada 1-0, thanks to a goal by Nicole Perez from a penalty kick, to face Spain in the title match.

Pawandeep Kaur prevails over Omisha Nischal

CHANDIGARH: Pawandeep Kaur prevailed over Omisha Nischal 2-6,6-2,6-0 in the girls under-16 singles quarter-final match in the STA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club in Sector 1 here today.

India face tough task at hockey World Cup

BHUBANESWAR: India are expected to face an uphill battle playing in front of the hockey crazy Odisha crowd that will turn up in large numbers to watch the 2018 FIH World Cup starting here on Wednesday.

India to play football friendly against Oman

NEW DELHI: India will be playing an International Friendly against Oman on December 27 in Abu Dhabi as part of their preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, it was announced on Monday.

2nd T20I: Rain stops play between India, Australia

MELBOURNE: Rain halted the second Twenty20 International between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday.

Sloppy India crash out of ICC women's World T20

NORTH SOUND (ANTIGUA): India crashed out of the ICC women's World T20 after going down to England by 8 wickets in the second semi-final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Friday.

1st T20I: India to field against Australia

BRISBANE: India won the toss and elected to field against Australia in the first Twenty20 International match here on Wednesday.

Argentina beat Mexico 2-0

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's national team ended the year 2018 and Lionel Scaloni's term as interim coach with a 2-0 win over Mexico, playing in the Malvinas Argentinas stadium here.

Khelo India looking at recognising Sesa Football Academy: Rathore

PANAJI: Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday emphasised on the need for stronger alignment with private academies in India and said Khelo India is looking at officially recognising SESA Football Academy as a partner for the programme.

For me aggression is passion to win, says Kohli

BRISBANE: Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is known for his aggressive approach on the field, on Tuesday said aggression for him is passion to win the game for his country.

ICC dismisses PCB's case against BCCI

DUBAI: In a setback to the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) demands for monetary compensation from the BCCI for deciding against playing bilateral cricket, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Dispute Panel on Tuesday dismissed the PCB's case.

Zverev beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals crown

LONDON: Alexander Zverev defeated World No.

Du Plessis signals T20I retirement post 2020 World T20

BRISBANE: South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Friday signalled the 2020 ICC World T20 in Australia as his possible swansong from T20 internationals.

IPL: Cummins, Mustafizur, Duminy released by Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI: Australia quick Pat Cummins and star Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman are among the 10 players, released by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2019 player auction next month.

Women's World T20: Confident India eye semis berth

GEORGETOWN (GUYANA): Having convincingly won their first two matches, a dominant India will look to stamp their authority and inch closer to a semi-final berth when they face a lowly Ireland in a Group B match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here on Thursday.

Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ODI rankings

DUBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah retained their respective top spots in the latest One-Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Tuesday.

Hockey India names probables for women's national camp
NEW DELHI: Hockey India on Saturday named a 33-member core list of probables for the upcoming Indian womens national camp to be held at the Sports Authority of India's Bengaluru campus from November 12-30.
BJP’s secret poll dealings need to be exposed

Election commissioner O.P. Rawat is the latest victim of flattery. Recently, he said that the Election Commission of India would be capable of holding Lok Sabha and states Assemblies elections simultaneously by September 2018, and that the government had sought the EC’s views. The government was told that funds would be needed for electronic voting machines and other equipment, but the EC had already placed orders; machines were already being delivered. “But it is up to the government to take a decision and make necessary legal amendments for it.”

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