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Sports Ministry recommends Saina’s name for Padma Bhushan

Sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend the name of ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award. Like wrestler Sushil Kumar, now Saina’s name will also be forwarded as a special case. However, despite the recommendation from the ministry, it is quite unlikely for the 24-year-old to get the award, government sources told Zee Media. But if ...

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I will use the ban period to rectify my technique: Sarita

Banned from competition fora year, Asian Games bronze medallist L Sarita Devi today said she would utilise the period by taking corrective measures in her technique so that she can be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. “I will positively use the year by practising and working on my problem areas to correct them. I have faith in myself. I ...

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Tendulkar made adjustments across all formats easily: Richards

Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards is of the opinion that Sachin Tendulkar is probably one of the two batsmen in modern era who had seamless adjusted their game according to their needs across all three formats. For Richards, the other batsman apart from Tendulkar, who can be lauded for his flexibility is Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara. “It ...

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Dhoni calls it quits from Tests, Kohli to lead

Mahendra Singh Dhoni today surprised the cricket world with his sudden announcement of immediate retirement from Test cricket, making way for Virat Kohli to don the mantle of captaincy. Announcement of Dhoni’s retirement after the wicketkeeper-batsman had played in 90 Test matches, 60 of them as captain, was made immediately after India lost the current Test series to Australia following ...

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Dhoni led by example not by rhetoric: Dravid

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid said Mahendra Singh Dhoni would go down as a captain who led “more by example than by rhetoric or by words”. “One of the things I really liked about playing under MS was that he never asked you to do anything that he himself didn’t do,” he said. Dhoni retired from Test cricket at the ...

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Century at last for Sehwag, Delhi in command

Virender Sehwag played an innings in complete contrast to his school of batsmanship as his 40th first-class century put Delhi in a comfortable position at the end of the second day in their group league match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here today. Courtesy Sehwag’s 105 and an equal contribution from Unmukt Chand (105), who scored his second successive ...

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Australia set India a target of 384 at lunch on day 4

Shaun Marsh missed his century by a whisker as Australia set India a daunting target of 384 after declaring their second innings at 318-9 on a rain-hit final day of the third cricket Test here today. Marsh’s 99-run innings was studded with 11 fours and two sixes as he took Australia’s lead to 383 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ...

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Disappointed to not get a big score: Chris Rogers

He cracked a half-century to lay the foundation for Australia’s first innings but opener Chris Rogers said he was “frustrated” and “disappointed” to miss out on a big score on the opening day of the third cricket Test against India in Melbourne on Friday. The hosts finished at 259/5, thanks to Steve Smith’s 72 not out and Rogers’ 57 runs, ...

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I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar

Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some inconsistent umpiring, a Dennis Lillee in-cutter caught Gavaskar plumb in front ...

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Atwal credits Tiger Woods & family for Dubai Open triumph

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal has credited his friendship with Tiger Woods and the strong family support for restoring his former glory after he won the Dubai Open last weekend. Victory at the inaugural USD 500,000 Asian Tour event was especially sweet for the 41-year-old as it has been four years since his historic win at the 2010 Wyndham Championship on ...

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