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Is this end of the road for Yuvraj Singh?
30.03.16 08:10 as Cricket - Chinmay Jawalekar*

There was a time when Yuvraj Singh's walk to the crease would send shivers down the spine in opposition ranks. His uninhibited striking, confident swagger and golden arm had made him India’s Talisman in the limited-overs.
 
Almost exactly a couple of years ago, India suffered heartbreak ...
  


National level Volleyball player beaten to death by stalker in front of teammates
26.03.16 06:04 as General - pt team

A national-level volleyball player was beaten to death in front of her teammates at Notunpukur, on the outskirts of Kolkata on Friday.
 
Sangita Aich (14), represented India at the U-14 level twice, and was a stalwart of Bengal junior setup. According to police reports, she was ...
  


Rio will be my last Olympics: Bolt
26.03.16 03:52 as Athletics - pt team

Sprinter Usain Bolt has confirmed he will retire after this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro despite calls to prolong his career.

The six-time Olympic gold medalist suggested in January that he could continue competing until the 2020 Games in Tokyo on the advice of ...
  


Pakistan gear up for the big match, Kohli presents Amir with a cricket bat
19.03.16 05:03 as Cricket - pt team

Pakistan cricket team arrived at The Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday to train ahead of their World T20 match against India. During the session, Indian batsman Virat Kohli presented Mohammad Amir with a cricket bat.
"I had asked him for a bat during the Asia ...
  


1999: When Pakistan and India went to war, on and off the field
19.03.16 04:56 as Cricket - AHSAN IFTIKHAR NAGI

It is a widely affirmed notion that sports and politics must not be mixed.

However, when it comes to India and Pakistan, it's hard to pry away one from the other. It is usually all or nothing. Culture, traditions, politics, economics, science and history all come ...
  


Gruesome Murder of National-level Kabaddi Player Sukhvinder Narwhal's On Camera
16.03.16 06:20 as Kabbadi - pt team

National-level kabaddi player Sukhvinder Narwhal’s murder in broad daylight in Rohtak has been recorded by security cameras at a house near the killing scene. The athlete was shot dead yesterday by two men when he was walking back home from practice, in his village in ...
  


NBA’s Search For Basketball Superstars Finds Gold Ore In Punjabi Youth
14.03.16 04:03 as General - SHASHANK BENGALI*

Loveneet Singh Atwal was just a scrawny fifth-grader, still learning his way around the basketball courts of his native Punjab, when he persuaded his father to let him get a tattoo.

The letters on his right biceps spell "N-B-A."

Loveneet, now 20, found himself tantalizingly close to ...
  


For last 60 years, It's been Indian batting vs Pakistani bowling : Shahid Afridi
13.03.16 07:30 as Pakistan -

It has traditionally been a battle between India's batting and Pakistan's bowling whenever the arch-rivals have met on a cricket field and Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reckons the trend will continue in their World Twenty20 contest on Saturday.

Pakistan were the last team to land in ...
  


Vijender clinches fourth successive professional win, Beats Horvath
12.03.16 19:47 as Boxing -

There was no stopping Indian boxing star Vijender Singh as he notched up his fourth successive knockout professional win by pummelling Hungary’s Alexander Horvath in less than three rounds on Saturday.

Vijender had little trouble outpunching his opponent, who failed to get up after being thrown ...
  


Wasn't warned five times: Maria Sharapova slams critcs, media on Facebook
12.03.16 06:24 as Tennis - ekjot singh

On late Friday night Maria Sharapova hit back at reports that said  that she was warned five times that the drug she was taking, meldonium, had been added to the banned list.
 
The former world No1, who faces a lengthy suspension after testing positive at Australian ...
  


World T20 - Spinners like Afridi and Ashwin will be successful : Rashid Latif
12.03.16 05:49 as Cricket -

High scores are expected in the World T20 as India continues its practice of producing batsmen-friendly pitches for limited overs games, unlike the traditional turning pitches used for Test cricket.

India has recently produced some very benign pitches, including in last year's five-game home one-day series ...
  


T20 World Cup : Pakistan sends a team to review security situation in Dharamsala
07.03.16 08:59 as Pakistan -

 Amritsar : A two-member team from Pakistan arrived on Monday to review the security situation in Dharamsala which is scheduled to host the side's marquee World Twenty20 clash against India -- a match that appears to be in trouble owing to protests by Himachal Pradesh's ...
  


Pakistan cricket team will not depart for India till security clearance granted, says minister
05.03.16 08:40 as Pakistan -

Islamabad: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that a security team has been constituted and will depart on Monday for India, to ensure that the Pakistani cricket team is provided complete security while participating in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.

"ICC's security ...
  


Pakistan has enough talent, need to play correct combination: Imran Khan
03.03.16 05:32 as Pakistan -

Pakistan’s legendary cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Thursday the country’s cricket team has "enough talent” but there was a need to get the team combination right reported Dawn.
 
Khan’s reaction came after Pakistan exited from the Asia Cup T20 title race yesterday, following a five-wicket defeat at ...
  



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