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Let Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul play while inquiry is on: BCCI president urges CoA

New Delhi, Jan 19: BCCI acting president CK Khanna on Saturday urged the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to lift the suspension on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their much-criticised sexist remarks and refused to convene a Special General Meeting on the matter.

Khanna said calling the SGM to appoint an ombudsman to investigate the two players' conduct, as...

Ranji Trophy: Cheteshwar Pujara, Harvik Desai guide Saurashtra to record-breaking win in quarters

Lucknow, Jan 19: Harvik Desai hit his maiden first-class century to help Saurashtra pull off the highest run chase in Ranji Trophy history, beating Uttar Pradesh by six wickets to enter the semi-finals in Lucknow on Saturday.

Opener Desai was well-supported by Snell Patel (72), Cheteshwar Pujara (67 not out) and Sheldon Jackson (73 not out) as Saurashtra pulled...

Roger Who? Federer can't get past Aus Open security

Melbourne, Jan 19: Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's trying to go at the Australian Open.

Rules are rules, after all.

So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles in...

Dhoni leads India to historic ODI series-win in Australia

Melbourne, Jan 18: Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck an unbeaten 87 to guide India to a historic ODI bilateral series win against Australia as the visitors beat the hosts by seven wickets in the decisive third match, here Friday.

Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav (61) shared an unbeaten 121-run stand for the fourth wicket as India overhauled the tricky 231-run target...

Malaysia Masters: Saina Nehwal tames Nozomi Okuhara to enter semifinals

Jan 18: A gritty Saina Nehwal scripted a hard-fought straight-game win over former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the women’s singles semifinals of the USD 350,000 Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

Seventh seeded Saina, who had a 8-4 head-to-head record against Okuhara before Friday, fought back from 9-15 and 14-18 down in the two...

Chahal grabs six as India bowl out Australia for 230

Melbourne, Jan 18: Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed his first opportunity in the series with both hands, taking a career-best 6 for 42 to decimate Australia for a paltry 230 in the third and final ODI here on Friday.

At the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Chahal matched Ajit Agarkar's 6-42 during 2004 tri-series to record the joint best-ever...

SAI arrests: 'Transfer wouldn't have addressed problem'

New Delhi, Jan 18: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that the government entrusted CBI to investigate the corruption allegations levelled against the sports department officials as transferring them wouldn't have addressed the real problem.

The CBI on Thursday took six people into custody, including Sports Authority of India (SAI) director and three officials, in connection with a case...

Vinesh Phogat Becomes First Indian Athlete to be Nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards

Monaco, Jan 18: Ace Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian to receive a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards to be held here on February 18.

The 24-year-old Indian, who made a sensational comeback after battling a long injury lay-off to win a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian...

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul row: People make mistakes, let’s move on, says Sourav Ganguly

Mumbai, Jan 18: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday said “we should move on” from the controversy surrounding Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul’s sexist comments because he is sure the two will learn from it and become better persons.

Speaking at an event, Ganguly said he hasn’t seen the ‘Koffee with Karan’ episode in which Pandya...

Malaysian Masters: Nehwal, Srikanth enter quarters round

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made it to the quarter-final round of the ongoing Malaysia Masters here on Thursday.

Nehwal registered a convincing 21-14, 21-16 win over Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip in the second round of the women's singles event which lasted just 39 minutes.

Srikanth, on the other hand, moved...