Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman to join BCCI advisory committee

Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman to join BCCI advisory committee

New Delhi, June 1 : Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have agreed to join the newly constituted advisory committee of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Anurag Thakur , BCCI secretary, tweeted that former Indian players Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman would form the all-important committee that would advise the Indian Cricket Board.

According to reports, the trio would give suggestions on the domestic scenario in India and would also advice on the decision on the appointment of the new coach for the Indian cricket team.

Leicester City trio apologise post reports of racist orgy in Thailand

Leicester City trio apologise post reports of racist orgy in Thailand

London, June 1 - Three Leicester City players, who reportedly appeared in a racist sex tape on their Thaliand tour, have apologised for their behavior.

The footage obtained by Sunday Mirror allegedly show development squad members Tom Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson - son of manager Nigel Pearson. In the video one of the men can be heard racially abusing a Thai woman.

Contenders ready to kick start Intercontinental Cup 2015-17

Contenders ready to kick start Intercontinental Cup 2015-17

New Delhi, June 1 - All four Associate nations, which recently impressed at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, will be in action from Tuesday in their opening round matches of the four-day first-class Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, which is a pathway for Test cricket.

Ireland will face the UAE at Malahide and Scotland would take on Afghanistan at Stirling.

Sean Williams thanks PCB for successful staging of Zimbabwe tour

Sean Williams thanks PCB for successful staging of Zimbabwe tour

New Delhi, June 1 : Zimbabwe all-rounder Sean Williams has thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for successfully staging their recent T20 and ODI series in Pakistan.

Williams thanked the PCB on twitter saying, "Thank you PCB, but most of all, thank you to the security who worked day and night to make sure we were safea_¦ and to the fans, see you soon."

Zimbabwe became the first international team to tour Pakistan since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009, led to the suspension of all international cricket in the country.

92-year-old Harriette Thompson oldest woman to finish marathon

92-year-old Harriette Thompson oldest woman to finish marathon

London, June 1 - Harriette Thomson, a 92-year old cancer patient, has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

She completed the 26.2-mile-long San Diego Marathon on Sunday.

Charlotte resident Thomson ran the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.

Having survived three bouts of oral cancer, she crossed the line with her 56-year old son Brenny, the BBC has reported.

Thompson, aged 92 years and 65 days, overtook the record set by 92-years and 19 day-old Gladys Burrill during the Honolulu Marathon in 2010. (ANI)

Tsonga pulls off upset, beats Berdych to reach last eight at Roland Garros

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

London, June 1 - Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga delighted the home crowd by defeating Czech star Tomas Berdych to reach the quarter finals on an otherwise grey day at Roland Garros.

The number 14 seed made it through to the last eight with a thrilling 6-3, 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3 victory over fourth-seeded Berdych, who was continuously being booed by fans over his demands of suspending the match amid drizzle.

Tsonga failed to serve out at 5-4 up in the third, but delivered two aces in the final game to beat Berdych.

Rory McIlroy reveals very happy in his love with new gal-pal Erica Stoll

Rory McIlroy reveals very happy in his love with new gal-pal Erica Stoll

London, May 31 : Current World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy, who has been dating Erica Stoll from six months now, seems to be very happy with her new girlfriend.

The 26-year-old golf ace asserted that he has known the Florida beauty for three years and they were good friends and if everything off the golf course was good, then it allowed one to be better on it as well, the Mirror reported.

The Northern Irish golfer continued that they haven't really been putting it out there but the past six or seven months have been really nice and that part of his life was going great.

India's preparatory camp for Junior Women's Hockey Asia Cup begins in New Delhi

India's preparatory camp for Junior Women's Hockey Asia Cup begins in New Delhi

New Delhi, May 31 : India`s preparatory camp ahead of the seventh Junior Women`s Hockey Asia Cup began on Sunday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

A total of 48 core probables will take part in the camp under coach NS Saini for week, after which the list will be cut short to 33 on June 5.

The Junior Women's Asia Cup will take place in China from September 5-13. (ANI)

Misbah wants more nations to tour Pakistan

Misbah wants more nations to tour Pakistan

Karachi, May 31 : Excited with the successful staging of international cricket in his home country, Pakistan's Test team captain Misbah-ul-Haq has urged more international teams to visit the nation. Pakistan is currently hosting its first one-day international series against Zimbabwe on home soil after six years since the 2009 terror attack on visiting Sri Lankan team, killing six people and leaving eight players injured.

Messi's magic leads Barca to clinch Copa del Ray title

Lionel Messi

London, May 31 - Lionel Messi scored a magical solo goal as La Liga champions Barcelona secured Copa del Ray title with a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the final played at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

With this victory, the Catalan club has got its second chance of three possible trophies before it turns to the Champions League final.

Messi did all by himself in the 20th minute and evaded numerous challenges on the right wing, dribbling past four Bilbao defenders to put Barcelona in charge.

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