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  • Australia women beat India by 6 wkts in T20 tri-series opener

    22 March, 2018 7:58 AM 8

    Australian women’s cricket team comfortably beat India by six wickets in the opening encounter of the T20 Tri-series, in Mumbai on Thursday. Batting first, India scored a decent 152 for 5, riding on Smriti Mandhana’s 41-ball-67 but the Southern Stars cruised to the target in 18.1 overs with opener Beth Mooney contributing 45 off 32 balls. Skipper Meg Lanning

  • WC qualifier: Windies reserve ticket to World Cup

    21 March, 2018 5:13 PM 29

    Rain and contentious decision cost Scotland dear The West Indies took a spot at next year’s ICC World Cup by edging to a five-run victory over Scotland on DLS method on Wednesday. The two-time winners were bowled out for 198 but rain forced an early finish with the game in the balance and Scotland on 125 for five with 14.4 overs remaining. Jason Holder’s

  • Spain's prosecutor seeks 5-year sentence for Xabi Alonso over tax fraud

    21 March, 2018 4:45 PM 29

    Spain's prosecutor said on Wednesday it was seeking a five-year jail sentence and a fine of 4 million euros ($4.9 million) for former soccer player Xabi Alonso over accusations of tax fraud. The prosecutor said in a statement Alonso is accused of defrauding the Spanish state of some 2 million euros between 2010 and 2012. The prosecutor called for the same sentence

  • It’s Smile Stone vs. Lightning Strikes

    21 March, 2018 9:26 AM 18

    Smile Stone and Lightning Strikes may fight out the finish of the Sprint Challenge Trophy (1,200m), the chief event of the races to be held here on Thursday (March 22). There will be no false rails. 1. KITTY BANK PLATE (1,400m), maiden 3-y-o only, (Terms), 2-15 pm: 1. Excellent Memory (12) Srinath 55, 2. Jersey Storm (7) Irvan 55, 3. Sadaqat (10) Sandesh

  • Sachin bats for Sports Hub as #SaveKochiTurf campaign takes off

    21 March, 2018 2:44 AM 19

    Concerned over KCA’s decision to hold international cricket match in Kochi Sachin Tendulkar, the co-owner of Kerala Blasters, has expressed his concern over the Kerala Cricket Association’s (KCA) decision to conduct the one-day International match between India and West Indies in Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium. Sachin Tendulkar in a tweet

  • ICC silent on BCCI’s request

    20 March, 2018 5:06 PM 14

    Hasn’t responded to India’s request to treat women’s championship as best of six The Indian women’s team has played six One-Day Internationals — three each against South Africa and Australia — the results of which would count for the ICC women’s championship 2017-2020. Mithali Raj’s team played both South Africa in the away series and Australia at home, not knowing

  • Santosh trophy: Mizoram upsets Goa with a fine comeback win

    20 March, 2018 4:38 PM 34

    Mizoram erased a goal’s deficit before piling on the misery on last year’s finalist and six-time champion Goa with a 3-1 win in the opening Group-B league match of the 72nd Santosh Trophy on Tuesday. Goa captain Victorino Fernandes opened the scoring early in the first half but the lead was neutralised by F. Lalrinpuia, who equalised midway through

  • Brazil to play Austria, Croatia in pre-World Cup friendlies

    20 March, 2018 10:02 AM 32

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil will finalise their World Cup preparations with international friendlies against Croatia and Austria, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said. The Selecao will meet Croatia in England on June 3 followed by a clash against Austria at Vienna`s Ernst Happel stadium seven days later, the CBF said on Monday, reports Xinhua

  • Pinyada favoured for Royal Calcutta Turf Club Cup

    20 March, 2018 9:53 AM 21

    Pinyada, who has been well prepared, is expected to score in the Royal Calcutta Turf Club Cup (1,400m), the feature event of the races to be held here on Wednesday (March 21). False rails (width about 6m from 1,600m to the winning post) will be in position. 1. IRUPU FALLS PLATE (Div. II), (1,400m), rated 00 to 20, 2-15 pm: 1, Magnificent Mary (7) Antony

  • Five things to know about day-night Test cricket

    20 March, 2018 7:34 AM 21

    Auckland: The first Test between New Zealand and England, starting at Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday, is the maiden day-night Test in New Zealand and only the ninth worldwide. Sri Lanka are the only team to win a day-night Test away when they beat Pakistan by 68 runs in Dubai last year. The other seven have all been home-ground victories. Sri Lanka