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Ronaldo becomes top goalscorer in football history
Rome, Jan 21 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo has become the top goalscorer in football history as his Juventus side won the Italian Super Cup (Supercoppa) for the ninth time, beating Napoli 2-0 in the final at Mapei Stadium.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
India junior beat Chile senior 3-2 in women's hockey
Santiago (Chile), Jan 21 (IANS) An impressive outing by the Indian junior women's hockey team saw them make a comeback from a goal down to defeat the Chile senior team 3-2 in their third match on the Chile tour.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Hockey
Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj-Ashwini enter mixed doubles' quarters
Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday secured their berth into the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles event at the Toyota Thailand Open after getting past Germany's Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich in their second round contest.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Sameer Verma eases into Thailand Open quarters
Bangkok, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian shuttler Sameer Verma continued his stellar run at the Thailand Open as he on Thursday he eased past Denmark's Rasmus Gemke in straight games to enter the quarterfinals of the men's singles event.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Would have loved to play T10 format, says Mudassar Nazar
Abu Dhabi, Jan 21 (IANS) Legendary Pakistan cricketer Mudassar Nazar, who scored over 6,500 runs and took over 150 wickets in international cricket, has been appointed as the technical director for T10 Sports Management (TSM).
2021-01-21
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Hockey India inducts five academies as new members
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Hockey India, continuing in its effort to get new members on their board and in the process of reaching out to new talent at the grassroots level, has announced Khalsa Hockey Academy (Amritsar), RoundGlass Punjab Hockey Club, Adyar Hockey Academy, Surjit Hockey Academy Jalandar and S.G.P.C Hockey Academy, as new members.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Djokovic says demands for Australian Open players 'misconstrued'
Canberra, Jan 21 (IANS) World number one Novak Djokovic said his demands for tennis players in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open were "misconstrued".
2021-01-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Alcoyano send Real Madrid crashing out of Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 21 (IANS) Real Madrid have been knocked out of the third round of the Copa del Rey by third tier Alcoyano 2-1.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
NEROCA FC maul Indian Arrows 4-0 in I-League
Kalyani, Jan 20 (IANS) The North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association (NEROCA) FC thrashed the Indian Arrows, a developmental team of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), 4-0 for their first win of the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Rahul scores in injury time as Kerala beat Bengaluru 2-1 in ISL
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 20 (IANS) A late injury-time goal from Rahul KP handed Kerala Blasters a dramatic comeback 2-1 win over heated rivals Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
IPL's top wicket-taker Malinga quits franchise cricket
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka pace bowler Lasith Malinga, the top wicket taker of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has retired from franchise cricket that is why he was not retained by the Mumbai Indians (MI) for the 2021 season, the franchise said in a statement.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
1st ODI: Shakib four-fer helps Bangladesh beat 2nd string Windies
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets and conceded eight runs in 7.2 overs on his return to international cricket as he helped Bangladesh beat the West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Rahane's success as Test captain puts pressure on Kohli
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's ability to lead a weak Indian team, with many second string or young players to a Test series victory over Australia, has put pressure on regular skipper Virat Kohli to prove himself as a captain all over again.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jain creates biggest upset at AITA Men's Championship
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Young Manav Jain created the biggest upset of the Rs.1 lakh prize money AITA Men's Championship here on Wednesday when he defeated second seed Suraj Prabodh to enter quarterfinals.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
57 players released by 8 IPL franchises ahead of auction (Round-up)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Fifty-seven players have been released by eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises ahead of the 2021 auction, to be held next month. They include Mumbai Indians' fast bowling great Lasith Malinga, former Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, and Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gokulam's comeback king Antwi hopes to shine in I-League
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Around 11 years ago, Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan missed a crucial penalty in the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal against Uruguay, but still went on to make history by being the highest international goal scorer from his country.
2021-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bagan eye comeback against Chennaiyin (Match Preview 66)
Goa, Jan 20 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan have dropped five points in their last two games in the Indian Super League (ISL). The Kolkata team lost against Mumbai City FC and drew with FC Goa that nearly cost them the second spot. However, as they prepare to take on Chennaiyin FC on Thursday, coach Antonio Habas claimed he has "no added pressure", despite results going against his side.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
SunRisers Hyderabad keep faith in Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) have reposed faith in all-rounders Jason Holder and Mitchell Marsh and retained them, along with their core group of players, ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction expected to be held in mid-February.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Chennai Super Kings release Harbhajan, Jadhav
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings have released Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav, along with four other players, for the Indian Premier League 2021 season. Piyush Chawla, Shane Watson, Murali Vijay and Monu Kumar Singh are the others to be released.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karnataka, Himachal qualify for quarters
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh pipped Madhya Pradesh as the second best placed teams to the quarter-finals of the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Karanataka, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh -- all in different groups -- had the highest number of points among all the second-placed elite teams at the end of the round-robin league at the group stage.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Six reasons why India beat Australia in Test series
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India defeated Australia for the second successive time in a Test series in two years, with both the series wins coming in Australia.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Maxwell released by Kings XI Punjab after dismal 2020 season
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is among nine players released by Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, the franchise said on Wednesday. Maxwell was bought for Rs 10.75 crore by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2020 but ended up having a dismal run last season.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
KKR retain Kuldeep, Karthik; release Banton
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have retained Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik among others ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction, which is expected to be held next month.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Women's golf: Jahanvi and Hitaashee sisters under spotlight in 2nd leg
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Bakshi sisters, Jahanvi and Hitaashee, took centre stage on the first day of the second leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour as they occupied the top spots after the first round here on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Golf
Malinga among seven players released by Mumbai Indians
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Veteran Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga, the all-time top wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL), is among the seven players who Mumbai Indians (MI) have released ahead of the 2021 edition.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Morris, Finch released by RCB; Sundar, Siraj among those retained
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) South African all-rounder Chris Morris and Australia's limited overs captain Aaron Finch are among players released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team said on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Prithvi Shaw retained by Delhi Capitals; Carey, Roy released
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhi Capitals, who reached the Indian Premier League 2020 final, have retained batsman Prithvi Shaw despite the unproductive season he had in 2020 and followed it with an equally poor outing in Australia.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sanju Samson named Rajasthan Royals captain, Steve Smith released
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday announced Sanju Samson as the new skipper for the Indian Premier League 2021 season. Australia batsman Steve Smith, who failed to make an impact with bat and captaincy, has been released. RR, who finished last in the 2020 edition released eight players.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aizawl beat Gokulam Kerala 2-0 for first win in I-League
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Aizawl FC grabbed their first win of the I-League with a 2-0 verdict against Gokulam Kerala FC and collected three points at the Mohun Bagan training ground here on Wednesday. Malsawmzuala and Lalrammawia were the goal scorers.
2021-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
'Aussies get Pantsed': Oz media drools over India's triumph
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) The Australian media on Wednesday hailed India's historic Test win at the Gabba here, terming the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar series win as one "for the ages".
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
In a rare gesture, Cricket Australia says 'forever grateful' to BCCI
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA), in an open letter addressed to the Indian cricket board on Wednesday, thanked its counterpart and the Indian team after the conclusion of a successful series between the two teams.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Thailand Open: Prannoy battles chest, shoulder pain to stun Christie
Bangkok, Jan 20 (IANS) India's HS Prannoy battled pain in his ribs and a potential dislocation on his left shoulder to stun Indonesia's world number seven Jonathan Christie in the first round of the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Never ever, ever underestimate the Indians: Langer
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) "Never ever, ever underestimate" the Indians, said Australia head coach Justin Langer following their Test series loss against the Ajinkya Rahane-led side.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
'Aussies get Pantsed': Oz media hails India's 4th Test, series win
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) The Australian media on Wednesday hailed Team India's historic Test win at the Gabba, terming the Border-Gavaskar series win as one "for the ages".
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Indian cricket team's performance brought glory to nation: Sonia
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the final Test at Brisbane where Australia had never lost a Test match since 1988, and said that the team's performance against incredible odds has brought glory to India.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Rishabh Pant signs contract with JSW Sports
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Enterprising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, whose heroics helped India register one of their most memorable Test wins against Australia in Brisbane, has signed a multi-year contract with JSW Sports.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Indian women's hockey team, Argentina juniors draw 1-1
Buenos Aires, Jan 20 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team drew their second match against Argentina junior women's team with a scoreline of 1-1 at Cenard here. In their previous game too, both teams had drawn 2-2.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
'No adversity could stop them': Ex-Pakistan players praise Team India
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan players, including the likes of Wasim Akram and Shahid Afridi, have lavished rich praise on the Indian team following their remarkable Test series win over Australia.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Satark rahe, asli team kuch hafto mein aa rahi hai: Pietersen tells India
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has congratulated the Indian team on their historic and remarkable Test series win over Australia.
2021-01-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Klaasen to lead Proteas in T20I series against Pakistan
Johannesburg, Jan 20 (IANS) Right-handed batsman Heinrich Klaasen will captain South Africa in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan beginning February 11 in Lahore. He will lead the national team for the first time.
2021-01-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Dimitar Iliev named Bulgaria's best footballer of 2020
Sofia (Bulgaria), Jan 20 (IANS) Dimitar Iliev has won the Best Bulgarian Football Player of The Year award for the second consecutive time.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Football
Thailand Open: Praneeth tests Covid-19 positive, Srikanth withdraws
Bangkok, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth has been withdrawn from the Thailand Open after testing positive for the Coronavirus, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has informed.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Positive Covid tests by Oz Open players believed to be 'virus shedding'
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Positive Covid-19 tests attributed to two Australian Open players are now suspected to be instances of 'virus shedding' following evidence of past infections, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Whole world will stand up & salute you: Shastri to Indian team
Brisbane, Jan 20 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri paid tribute to the "self-belief" that his players showed in a speech speech to the team after their historic win over Australia at the Gabba in the fourth Test on Tuesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
I look good as captain because everyone contributed: Rahane
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) On the day he led India to a 2-1 Test series win at the Gabba as captain, Ajinkya Rahane was named Virat Kohli's deputy for the first two Tests against England in the home series next month. Rahane, however, said that he does not want to even think of the England series, let alone leadership.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Its bench has shown the calibre of Indian team: Shami
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India's second string players showed in Australia the calibre that the team has and its ability to win in all conditions, said fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who missed the last three Tests owing to a fractured forearm, here on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sorry I couldn't play in Brisbane: Ashwin trolls Paine
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made a reference to the banter he had with Australia captain Tim Paine during the third Test while celebrating India's win in the fourth Test here on Tuesday. An injured Ashwin watched on from the stands with the rest of his Indian teammates as Rishabh Pant led the visitors to a 2-1 series win.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Pujara is the team's warrior: Shastri
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) Coach Ravi Shastri called Cheteshwar Pujara a warrior after the India No. 3 took multiple blows on his body, head and arm during his 211-ball 56 that helped lay a solid platform for the Indian team's three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba on Tuesday.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Natarajan: From dusty fields in Salem to Gabba high
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Pace bowler T Natarajan had all odds stacked against him growing up. His family, led by father who toiled for daily wages and mother who ran a roadside shack, had little money and his house had no TV on which he could watch cricket and pick his initial lessons. But there was one thing he had managed to pick in the dusty village fields around Salem in Tamil Nadu while playing tennis ball cricket -- ability to bowl fast.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rishabh Pant knows he has to balance caution & aggression: Shastri
Brisbane, Jan 19 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri called Rishabh Pant a good listener and someone who is fast learning how to strike balance between caution and his natural aggression.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket