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Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first: Milkha

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said hockey wizard Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportspersons to be conferred with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. “Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first. Dhyan Chand was the most deserving candidate,” Milkha told reporters. The ‘Flying Sikh’ though felt that bestowing the honour on cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar ...

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Salgaocar looking for a win against Pune FC

An intriguing contest is on the cards as former champions Salgaocar FC take on Pune FC in the final Group B league match of the 36th Federation Cup football tournament at Tilak Maidan here on Wednesday. At stake is a place in the semifinals against Dempo SC. The two sides last met in the finals of the Durand Cup in ...

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Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel make cut for World Cup

Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, still recovering from a shoulder injury, and young left-arm spinner Axar Patel were on Tuesday included in India’s 15-member squad for the cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand from next month. India World Cup Squad: MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra ...

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Now, Vijender wants to try his luck for Padma Bhushan

With Saina Nehwal getting the Sports Ministry’s recommendation for the Padma Bhushan after a furore over her nomination being rejected, star India boxer Vijender Singh also threw his hat in the ring for the civilian honour but insisted he won’t be “hurt” in case of a rejection. Vijender said he preferably wants two-time Olympic medal winning wrestler Sushil Kumar to ...

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Clarke leads emotional tributes to Hughes at SCG

Emotions ran high on the opening day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia as injured skipper Michael Clarke led a series of tributes for late Phillip Hughes, who was fatally struck by a bouncer six weeks back at the SCG. Clarke, who is part of the Channel Nine team, has been been with the Hughes’ family ...

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I hope to be as calm as Dhoni: Kohli

Still coming to terms with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s shock retirement, new Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said he is keen to emulate his predecessor by staying calm in tough situations when he leads the side out in the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia starting here on Tuesday. “We were changing and packing up in the dressing room ...

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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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