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FIFA revives the 1970 World Cup ball

Zurich: FIFA revived the Telstar, the first made-for-television football used at the 1970 World Cup, as it unveiled on Thursday the official match ball for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FIFA described the so-called Telstar 18, made by German...

Hazlewood declares himself ready for first Ashes test

Agencies, Sydney Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says he is fit and ready for the Ashes series against England after taking six wickets and coming through a Sheffield Shield match unscathed. The 26-year-old was forced to return from Bangladesh...

TNCA condoles death of former cricketer Milkha Singh

Agencies, Chennai The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) today condoled the death of former Indian cricketer A G Milkha Singh. The TNCA, in a release here, expressed shocked over the sudden passing away of Milkha Singh, who is the son of...

Bengaluru Open: Yuki, Pragnesh, Ramkumar lead Indian charge

Agencies, Bengaluru Slavak star Blaz Kavcic has been given the top billing, while Davis Cuppers Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan will lead the charge among Indians in the USD 100,000 Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger series...

I want to avoid Spain in World Cup draw: Messi

Agencies, Barcelona It might be because he lives there or perhaps because he has friends in their team, but Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi has identified Spain as the one country he hopes to avoid in the group stages of the World...

Back injury threatens Coulter-Nile’s Ashes dream

SYDNEY, Australia fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile could miss the Ashes series against England after breaking down with another back injury. Coulter-Nile, who had been expected to be among four quick bowlers selected in the hosts’ squad...

Sri Lanka has armours to challenge Indian brigade: Dinesh Chandimal

Agencies, Kolkata The visiting Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal today sounded confidence in facing Virat Kohli’s Indian brigade saying they have also adequate arsenals to thwart the Test No 1 side. After having a poor run recently in the...

Son of ‘Boof’ has Maxwell looking over his shoulder

Agencies, Melbourne Ashes auditions for Australia’s vacant number six spot have seen a number of leading candidates fluff their lines in the domestic Sheffield Shield but Jake Lehmann’s strong form could force an awkward decision at the...