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Saina storms into semis of BWF World Super Series Final

Agencies, Dubai Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the semifinals of the BWF World Super Series Final, clinching a pulsating three-game thriller against Bae Yeon Ju of Korea here on Friday. The World No. 4 Indian, a 2011 finalist,...

England sack Cook as ODI captain

Agencies, London Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year’s 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will...

Smith, Johnson and tail give Australia edge

Agencies, Brisbane Skipper Steve Smith scored a controlled 133, Mitchell Johnson a game-changing 88 and Australia’s tail wagged vigorously as the hosts barged their way back into the second test against India on day three in Brisbane on Friday. Australia...

Hazlewood takes five as Australia fight back

Agencies, Brisbane Australia reached to 221 for four at the close of play on the second day of the second test against India today after battling their way back into the contest on the back of debutant paceman Josh Hazlewood’s five for 68....

Saina stuns Shixian in World Super Series Finals

Agencies, DUBAI Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal dished out a dominating performance to post a straight-game win over two-time All England Champion Shixian Wang of China and start her campaign on a positive note at the season-ending BWF’s...

Kolkata edge FC Goa on penalties to enter final

Agencies, Panaji Atletico de Kolkata got their act right in the nick of time to humble crowd favourites FC Goa 4-2 in tie-breaker and advance to the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) here on Wednesday. Atletico de Kolkata will...

Dilshan on song as Lanka drub England

Agencies, Colombo Kumar Sangakkara, playing his final One-Day International on home soil, set a record for the most runs in a calendar year as Sri Lanka thumped England by 87 runs in the last match of the series in Colombo on Tuesday. Sri Lanka...

Tathagata sets eyes on Asia

Agencies, Kolkata Racer Tathagata ‘Tunna’ Mukherjee, finished his rookie season in Formula LGB 4 at Buddh International Circuit in Noida at the 9th position. Now, the only Bengali racer in the category, plans to turn on the heat next year....