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India look to clinch seventh Asia Cup title

Abu Dhabi, Sep 28: India would be aiming to lift the Asia Cup trophy for the seventh time while taking on Bangladesh in the final of the prestigious tournament at Dubai International Stadium on Friday.

Rohit Sharma-led side have been dominant in the tournament so far, having won all the matches except for their last Super Four clash against...

Give Messi time to decide Argentina future: Saviola

Kolkata, Sept 28: Former Argentina forward Javier Saviola said Lionel Messi should not be hauled up for their World Cup exit and given ample time to decide on his international career.

"We all know Argentina didn't perform as expected in the last World Cup. But I think we should just let Messi be. Just let him relax. He will...

Islam and fashion can go together: Mariam Farid

Doha, Sept 27: Leading Qatari woman athlete Mariam Farid, who competes wearing a hijab, says she would never compromise on her identity but would not mind blending a bit of fashion with religion.

At a young age of 15, Mariam had played a significant role in Qatar winning the bid in November 2014 to host its first ever IAAF...

Asia Cup 2018: Shoaib Akhtar slams news anchor for ‘Swachh Bharat’ jibe on Pakistan’s defeat

Every cricket match between India and Pakistan is quite a tense situation for cricket fans, cricket experts, among others from both the countries. Rivalry between India and Pakistan in cricket is a popular topic of discussion on Indian news channels. Sometimes, these discussions turn into harsh arguments and verbal fights.

Such an incident occurred when former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib...

Mushfiqur, Mustafizur lead Bangladesh to Asia Cup final with India

Abu Dhabi, Sept 27: The former skipper missed out a deserving century but still lifted Bangladesh from a precarious 12-3 to 239 all out in 49.5 overs before they kept Pakistan down to 202-9 in 50 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Mashrafe Mortaza's team will now face defending champions India in the final in Dubai on Friday, with an...

Dhoni praises Afghanistan, decides not to comment on umpiring howlers

Dubai, Sep 26: "I don't want to be fined," said Mahendra Singh Dhoni as umpiring howlers became as much a talking point as Afghanistan's dogged resilience in the exciting tie between the two sides in what was an inconsequential Asia Cup match here.

Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik were given leg before by the on-field umpires -- Gregory Brathwaite of...

Rashid, Shahzad star in Afghan's thrilling tie against India

Dubai, Sep 26: Afghanistan's unheralded bunch made the biggest impact in their nascent international careers by pulling off a thrilling tie which in fact was a moral victory against India in one of the most memorable encounters in the history of Asia Cup.

Twenty20 cricket's global superstar Rashid Khan showed a big heart as he defended only seven runs...

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu bask in Khel Ratna glory

New Delhi, Sept 25: Ace cricketer Virat Kohli sent the shutterbugs into a clicking frenzy as he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, sharing the country's highest sporting honour with diminutive weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won gold medals in the Commonwealth and Asian...

Dhoni comes back as captain as Rohit takes rest

Dubai, Sept 25: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday had a date with destiny as he got to lead India for the 200th time in ODIs, nearly two years after giving up captaincy on his own terms.

With skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy Shikhar Dhawan being rested after four matches in six days, it was nothing but sheer destiny...

Virat Kohli reveals his most preferred format, speaks about future of Test cricket

New Delhi, Sept 25: India’s talismanic skipper Virat Kohli says Test cricket should not be “tinkered” with and does not see it getting compressed to four days, as the ICC mulls ways to prop up the sport’s traditional format.

Kohli has been one of the top run-getters in Tests in recent times, and plays and talks about it with...