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Indian team excited to play Germany: Men's hockey captain Sreejesh
Krefeld (Germany), Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team, ranked No.4 in the world, is ready to face world No.6 Germany in the first of the four-match tour of Europe beginning here on Sunday, said an upbeat captain PR Sreejesh.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Bumrah released from Indian Test squad on his request: BCCI
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Indian team on his request, the Indian cricket board announced on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Barcelona, Sevilla's La Liga title chances to tested
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona travel to the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday for a game that is absolutely vital to both teams' La Liga title hopes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Weekend fixtures give Manchester City chance to extend lead
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Manchester City look to extend their winning run to 20 games on Saturday and widen their lead at the top of the Premier League when they host fourth-placed West Ham.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
West Indies recall Gayle, Edwards for series vs Sri Lanka
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle and experienced fast bowler Fidel Edwards have been named in the West Indies T20I squad to play against Sri Lanka, marking their return to the international stage.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
SunRisers Hyderabad's Warner looking ahead to IPL 2021
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad's David Warner is already looking forward to the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and leading the franchise again, even though the dates of the T20 tournament are yet to be announced.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Super50 Cup: Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana set for final (Preview)
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Captains Kieron Pollard of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and Leon Johnson of Guyana Jaguars are both confident they have the firepower to win the CG Insurance Super50 final and lift the Sir Clive Lloyd Trophy on Saturday night.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Super50 Cup: Thomas stars in Leewards win 5th-place playoff
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Devon Thomas made a career-best 117 to guide Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a seven-wicket win over Barbados Pride in the CG Insurance Super50 Cup fifth place playoff.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
I expect many Indian swimmers to get A Cuts by 2024 Oly: Expert
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Acclaimed Sports Science Expert Dr Genadijus Sokolovas sees a lot of potential in the Indian swimmers after conducting a six-day workshop here on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Top six positions to be decided on Sunday
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The race for the top six spots in the I-League is set to go right down to the wire with three teams still in the running to secure a place in Group A of Phase 2, which has two vacant spots.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fazza Para Archery: India finish 3rd with 2 gold, 3 silver medals
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Rakesh Kumar on Friday defeated compatriot Shyam Sundar Swami to clinch the Compound Men Open gold medal as India finished their campaign with five medals at the 7th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Championships-Dubai 2021 here. Overall, India finished third.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Hetmyer ton guides Guyana Jaguars into Super50 Cup final
St John's (Antigua), Feb 26 (IANS) Shimron Hetmyer pulled Guyana Jaguars out of deep trouble and then went on to score his seventh limited overs century as his team recorded a massive 95-run win over Windwards Volcanoes in the second CG Insurance Super50 Cup semi-final match.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Titans lose to Dolphins, miss out on play-offs
Durban, Feb 26 (IANS) The Momentum Multiply Titans missed out on the Betway T20 Challenge play-offs after falling to a seven-run defeat to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their final round-robin match here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Shotgun World Cup: Indian men win skeet team bronze
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Indian men's skeet team, comprising Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmed Khan, and Gurjoat Khangura, beat Kazakshtan 6-2 to win team bronze at the shotgun World Cup in Cairo on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Root & I will discuss where to go with Motera pitch: Silverwood
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) England coach Chris Silverwood has remained non-committal on whether he or the England team management will complain about the pitch in the third Test that ended inside two days with India winning it by 10 wickets here on Thursday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Titans miss out on play-offs after defeat to Dolphins
Durban, Feb 26 (IANS) The Momentum Multiply Titans missed out on the Betway T20 Challenge play-offs after falling to a seven-run defeat to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their final round-robin match here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Watching past footage helped me look at myself differently: Ashwin
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin, who picked his 400th Test wicket in the third Test to become only the fourth Indian to reach the milestone after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, has said that watching past cricket matches' footage during the Covid-19 lockdown has helped him develop better understanding and made his planning more thorough and effective.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Resilient Chouhan clinches Glade One Masters golf title
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow dominated the final day's proceedings to win the Glade One Masters golf title with a four-shot margin at 17-under-199 here on Friday. He shot a five-under-67 at the Glade One Golf Resort and made up for his heartbreaking loss on the PGTI last week.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
NorthEast qualify for ISL playoffs with 2-0 win over Kerala
Vasco (Goa), Feb 26 (IANS) NorthEast United qualified for the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs with a 2-0 win over Kerala Blasters at the Tilak Maidan on Friday. NorthEast needed at least a point from the match to cement their place among the top four and an all-round performance helped them leave their playoff rivals FC Goa and Hyderabad FC behind.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Pandya, Pant train as Indians chill out after victory
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian team is unlikely to train over the next couple of days after the third Test, the pink-ball game that ended inside two days on Thursday in their favour. However, Hardik Pandya who is looking to regain fitness and get fit for bowling, turned up at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera for training along with wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Pitch conundrum: To play or not to play
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Ratings for the pitches used for the second Test in Chennai and the third in Motera, like elsewhere in the world, remain in the hands of the International Cricket Council (ICC). While the ICC will decide whether they offered fair competition between bat and ball, both England and India batsmen fell to straight deliveries and not to the ones that turned revealed their lack of application and nerve required for batting on surfaces assisting spin.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Promising Babyrojisana learns Hindi to become better boxer
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Teenaged Asian youth champion boxer Babyrojisana Chanu from Manipur is training and taking lessons in Hindi at the same time so as to communicate better with coaches and become a better player as she aims to have podium finish at the World Youth Championships in April.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
U-14 Talent Series tennis: Kothapalli, Sushmita win singles titles
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Gandharv Gourav Kothapalli and Sushmita Ravi won the boys' and girls' singles titles, respectively, in the Tattvam KSLTA Under-14 Talent Series here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Boxer Deepak upsets Olympic champ to enter 52kg final
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 26 (IANS) India's Deepak Kumar upset reigning Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan 4-1 and entered the final of the 52kg of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Yusuf Pathan bids bye to all forms of cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who was a member of India's two World Cup-winning teams, on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: Gavaskar, Boycott defend Motera pitch
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The pitch that was used for the third Test between India and England here has drawn polarised reactions from commentators and former players. India thrashed England by 10 wickets inside two days. It was the lone day-night Test in the four-match series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Axar Patel pins England on the 'mat'
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Handling the glossy new pink ball at the spin-friendly and dusty Motera pitch was akin to a spinner handling the new ball on a matting wicket, something that old Gujarat and Saurashtra spin bowlers have experienced over the years and decades.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Records that were broken in 3rd India-England Test (Ld)
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Several records were broken during the third Test between India and England that Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets on Thursday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3,000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable to train under Belarusian coach
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Avinash Sable, national record holder in the men's 3,000m steeplechaser who has qualified for this year's Olympic Games, will train under Belarusian Nikolai Snesarev, a middle and long distance expert, from next month.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Yusuf Pathan announces retirement from all forms of cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who was part of India's two World Cup-winning teams, on Friday announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka's Ranji-winning captain Vinay Kumar retires from cricket
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Former India pacer Vinay Kumar, who twice captained Karnataka to Ranji Trophy title, on Friday announced retirement from international and a 17-year first-class cricket.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Batsmen struggle to get a hang of skiddy pink ball
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The debate over the pink ball, batsmen's ability in handling it on Indian pitches, and the ideal surface is sure to gain momentum after the third Test, a day-nighter, between India and England ended on Thursday inside two days. To give an idea about the rarity of the occasion, it was only the 22nd match ever in the history of Test cricket to end inside two days and the second in India -- after the Test against debutants Afghanistan in 2018 that was played with the red ball.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Records that were laid to rest in 3rd Test in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A host of records fell during the third five-day Test between host India and England and Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets inside two days at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Friday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Deepak Kumar seals India's 2nd medal at Strandja Memorial
Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 26 (IANS) India's Deepak Kumar cruised into the 52kg semi-finals of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament with a 5-0 win over Bulgarian Darislav Vasilev on the fourth day.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Germany tour will be test of skills, fitness: Rani
Dusseldorf (Germany), Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team's fitness and skills will be tested during their tour of Germany and will be valuable match practice in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, said captain Rani Rampal. The team is set to face world No.3 Germany in four matches starting on Saturday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
All-round Sciver helps Eng women secure series win over NZ
Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb 26 (IANS) England women secured an unassailable 2-0 win over New Zealand with a seven-wicket win in the second ODI on Friday. Natalie Sciver led the way with bat and ball as England dismissed New Zealand for 192 runs and then chased down the target in 37.4 overs.
2021-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Concentrated on improving myself when I was out: Patel
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Spinner Axar Patel has said that he concentrated on improving his game to block out the negative thoughts as much as possible when he was out of the Indian team for the past three years.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Indian gymnasts' chances of making it to Olympics all but over
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Cancellations of a series of World Cups, which were part of the Olympic qualification programme, has all but evaporated the chances of Indian gymnasts, including 2016 Olympian Dipa Karmakar, qualifying in this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cricket technology could end up in a mess (Column: Close-in)
Innovations and improvements through progressive and modern thinking are essential for the world to move forward. Technology has in the last two decades brought about a sea of change in every area of our lives. Communication, transmission and digital and virtual interaction has revolutionised the way we approach and analyse our thought process and action.
2021-02-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
India one draw away from qualifying for WTC final
Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (IANS) India's victory over England in the third Test has put them on the cusp of qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The result knocked England out of contention for the final which is scheduled to be held from June 18 at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Hoffenheim, Leverkusen eliminated from Europa League
Berlin, Feb 26 (IANS) Both Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League in the last-32.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Granada, Villarreal through to last 16 of Europa League
Madrid, Feb 26 (IANS) Spain will have two teams in Friday's draw for the Europa League last-16 after Villarreal and Granada assured their places.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Rampaul bowls Trinidad & Tobago into Super50 Cup final
St John's (Antigua), Feb 25 (IANS) Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul took for our 29 from his 10 overs as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force easily defeated Jamaica Scorpions by six wickets to advance to the final of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Dutee, Hima Das win sprints; Jacob 400m in personal best time (Ld)
Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's ace sprinter Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet here on Thursday, even as Delhi's Amoj Jacob recorded personal best time to win the men's 400m.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
ISL: Jamshedpur survive Bengaluru fightback to win 3-2
Vasco (Goa), Feb 25 (IANS) Jamshedpur held on to sixth position after staving off a fightback from Bengaluru FC to win 3-2 in what was both sides' last match of the season in the Indian Super League on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Warriors leapfrog Titans in Betway T20 Challenge
Durban, Feb 25 (IANS) Raynard van Tonder struck the highest score of the Betway T20 Challenge thus far but it was not enough as the VKB Knights were beaten by the Dafabet Warriors in their final group phase match at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India spinners expose England's mental frailties, weak skill-sets
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) India's spin bowlers exposed England batsmen's frailties on pitches that aid turn more than usual. England's mental fragility as well as their lack of skills were laid bare as slow bowlers Axar Patel and R Ashwin kept them under a tight leash with wicket-to-wicket line.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
60m hurdles sexier than a sprint: New world indoor champ Holloway
Madrid, Feb 25 (IANS) Grant Holloway, who eclipsed the 16-year-old world indoor 60m hurdles record at the Villa de Madrid meeting on Wednesday by clocking 7.29 seconds, says his event is sexier than just a regular fast sprint.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Athletics
Glade One Masters golf: Chouhan, Gandas in joint lead after 3rd rd
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow produced a super eight-under-64 while Manu Gandas of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, shot a determined five-under-67 as the duo held the joint third round lead at 12-under-132, three shots head of the rest, at the Glade One Masters on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Golf
Covid helped me tame home conditions: TT national champ Gnanasekaran
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A day after winning the national men's single table tennis title by outplaying seasoned Achanta Sharath Kamal in the final, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Thursday revealed that the key to his success was adapting to Indian playing conditions as the global Covid pandemic forced him to change his training pattern.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports