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Support-staff not hampering chances: Parthiv

Rebutting assertions that the large Mumbai Indians coaching entourage is hampering the team’s chances in IPL, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel said that the results may not be coming but the star-studded support staff gives players space and their inputs are valuable. The Rohit Sharma-led MI went to down against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla yesterday to suffer their fifth loss ...

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Struggling MI take on resurgent SRH in IPL game

Struggling to stay afloat following their fifth defeat in six outings, former champions Mumbai Indians clash with a resurgent SunRisers Hyderabad in a crucial Indian Premier League game at the Wankhede Stadium here tomorrow. MI seemed to have found their moorings after outclassing Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 19 in Bengaluru to end their dismal four-defeat streak. But it appears ...

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Indian women finish 7th in Hawke’s Bay Cup

Hastings: The Indian women’s hockey team defeated Japan 3-2 in the seventh-eighth position classification match to secure the seventh spot in the Hawke’s Bay Cup tournament on Sunday. It was the team’s second consecutive win against Japan, after beating them in a bronze medal match at the 17th Asian Games last year. India overturned a 0-2 goal deficit to clinch ...

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Milne, Starc return’ll give RCB a big boost: Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore may have faltered against SunRisers Hyderabad after notching up a win in their first game, but captain Virat Kohli expects a complete turnaround once Adam Milne and Mitchell Starc recover from their respective injuries to make it to the playing XI. Even though Kohli backs local recruits Varun Aaron and Abu Nechim to hit their straps soon, ...

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James Faulkner rescues Royals with fiery 46

James Faulkner hit a timely 46 as the Australian all-rounder led Rajasthan Royals to a respectable 162 for seven after a horror start against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League match, here today. Faulkner’s valuable knock, in which he punished the rival bowlers with two fours and three sixes, came when Royals were gasping at 75 for five. ...

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Don’t regret missing out on century: Rohit

The talented Indian youngsters of Kolkata Knight Riders made all the difference as Mumbai Indians struggled to get breakthroughs, skipper Rohit Sharma said after their seven-wicket loss in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener here today. “Their strength is their domestic batters who utilised the conditions in a better way, and handled the situation well,” the Mumbai Indians opener said ...

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NRAI sets tough road to Rio Olympics for shooters

New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Indian shooters aiming for glory at next year’s Rio Olympics will be required to take part in seven selection trials, following which the average final scores and merit points will be taken into consideration to select the team for the multi-sport extravaganza. The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has decided to broadbase its selection ...

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Stricter laws needed to deal with spot-fixing:Dravid

Mumbai, Apr 6 (PTI) Having gone through a testing time as cricket captain of Rajasthan Royals when the spot-fixing scandal broke two seasons ago, team mentor Rahul Dravid today called for stricter laws, even criminal, to be put in place by the country’s lawmakers to deal with this issue in IPL. “Irrespective of whoever is in charge of IPL, one ...

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Coulthard apologises for tricolour goof-up

Hyderabad, Apr 5 (PTI) Former Formula 1 star racer David Coulthard offered apology after India’s tricolour fell on the ground near his feet while he was trying to put inside a car. The incident happened when Coulthard apparently failed to keep the flag properly on the front seat of a car designated to take him around the crowd after participating ...

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T20 is easier for pacers than ODIs: Ishant Sharma

New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) Raring to go in the IPL, a fit-again Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Ishant Sharma feels T20 is easier for fast bowlers than ODIs with the problematic four-fielder rule not being there in cricket’s shortest format. The lanky pacer, who missed the World Cup in Australia due to a knee problem, is eager to prove his worth ...

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