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Desperate India women look to end five-match losing streak in T20s

Mar 6: A desperate India women's team would aim to snap its five-match losing streak in the second T20 International against England on Thursday.

India suffered a crushing 41-run loss to England in the first T20 of the three-match series on Sunday.

The loss, India's fifth in a row in the shortest format, meant the WV Raman-coached side...

Playful Dhoni has some fun before obliging the fan

Nagpur, Mar 6: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among the fastest runners between the wickets in international cricket. On Tuesday, the pace came in handy as he tried to dodge a fan, who breached security in pursuit of a hug from the charismatic former captain.

Dhoni did embrace the man but only after making him run for it.

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Minerva Punjab FC, who pulled out against Real Kashmir after Pulwama attack, awarded re-match

Mar 5: Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC, who pulled out of their I-League clash against Real Kashmir in Srinagar citing security concerns, will get a re-match against the debutants, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided.

The game was originally scheduled for February 18 but did not take place after Minerva refused to travel to Srinagar, insisting that...

Have to learn from mistakes, says Smriti Mandhana on captaincy

Guwahati, Mar 5: Leading India in place of injured Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana looked short of ideas against the World T20 runner-up England in the first game of the three-match series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Monday.

Mandhana, new to her role, couldn’t guide the bowlers and under pressure kept changing the field after every other...

India unbeaten against Australia at Nagpur's VCA Stadium

Mar 4: The Vidarbha Cricket Association's stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur has proved to be a good hunting ground for Team India against Australia as the hosts have emerged victorious by a comfortable margin in all the three ODI matches played between the two sides at the venue.

India first played the Aussies on October 28, 2009, which was co-incidentally...

Martina Navratilova sorry for transgender 'cheat' language

Paris, Mar 4: Martina Navratilova apologised for describing transgender athletes wishing to compete in women's sports as cheats.

The tennis legend, an 18-time Grand Slam title winner, was branded as "transphobic" after writing in a newspaper column that allowing trans athletes to compete with women who were assigned female at birth is "cheating and unfair".

She was also...

Bajrang Punia Wins Gold in Bulgaria, Dedicates Medal to Abhinandan

New Delhi, Mar 4: India's star wrestler Bajrang Punia has won the gold medal at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria and dedicated the victory to Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Punia, a World Championship silver medallist, overpowered Jordan Oliver of USA 12-3 in the 65kg freestyle final to begin the season on a...

ICC turns down BCCI's request to 'sever ties with nations emanating terrorism'

Mar 1: The International Cricket Council has turned down the BCCI's request to sever ties with countries from which "terrorism emanates", saying the ICC has no role to play in matters like these.

In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed, the BCCI, in a letter to the ICC, urged...

New Zealand crush Bangladesh by innings after Boult bags five

New Zealand, Mar 3: Defiant centuries from Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah were in vain as Trent Boult's five-wicket haul gave New Zealand a crushing victory over Bangladesh in the first Test by an innings and 52 runs in Hamilton on Sunday.

After the stubborn double-century partnership took Bangladesh 361 for four in their second innings, Boult opened the final...

India vs Australia 1st ODI: Bowlers won the game for us, says Virat Kohli

Mar 3: India skipper Virat Kohli has lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav for scripting a memorable chase but said the bowlers set up their six-wicket win over Australia in the first ODI at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.

India produced a clinical bowling performance, led by Mohammed Shami, to restrict Australia to 236...