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Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports Ministry

Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports MinistryNew Delhi : After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India`s secretary general Narinder Batra on Tuesday filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson.  Read more »

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sportsZurich - FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business and cricket great Sachin Tendulkar is scheduled to attend the event.  Read more »

Gavaskar backs Dhoni, hails BCCI's move to appoint Shastri as Team Director

Sunil GavaskarNew Delhi : Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI`s new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director.  Read more »

Duncan Fletcher sidelined, Ravi Shastri appointed Team Director

Duncan FletcherNew Delhi : Cracking the whip following India`s shambolic Test series against England, The BCCI today sidelined coach Duncan Fletcher by appointing former captain Ravi Shastri as the Team Director while  Read more »

Darren Lehmann challenges England to produce green tops for next Ashes

Darren LehmannMelbourne : Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the `Old Blighty` next year.  Read more »

Root, Herath make big jump in ICC Test rankings

Joe-RootNew Delhi, Aug 19 : England batsman Joe Root's impressive performance in the five test series against India has helped him move 17 places and break into the top 10 ranked batsmen in Test cricket.  Read more »

Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan, Abdul Qadir slam Pak for poor performance against Lanka

Zaheer-AbbasKarachi, Aug 19 : Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas and ex-opener and coach Mohsin Khan on Monday expressed their utter disappointment on Pakistani cricket team's poor show, which they displayed in  Read more »

ISL schedule to be finalised by August end

Indian Super LeagueMumbai: The full schedule of the inaugural edition of Indian Super League is expected to be finalised by the end of this month.

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Anderson says Jadeja-incident made him 'more aggressive with ball' instead of mouth

James-AndersonJohannesburg, Aug 19 : England pace bowler James Anderson has said that the fall-out from his row with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja helped him star in a 3-1 Test series win against India.  Read more »

Newly elected PCB chief says Pak losing Test series against Lanka is not a 'disaster'

Shahryar M KhanKarachi, Aug 19 - Newly elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar M. Khan has said that he does not think that Pakistan losing the Test series against Sri Lanka is a disaster.  Read more »

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Wilshere says Arsenal's returning WC heroes will kick-start their season

jack-wilshereLondon, Aug 21 : England midfielder Jack Wilshere has claimed that Arsenal's returning World Cup heroes from Germany would kick-start the club's season.  Read more »

FIFA rejects Barca's appeal against transfer ban

FIFALondon, Aug 21 : FIFA has rejected Barcelona's appeal against a transfer ban that would unable the club to sign players until January 2016 once the current transfer window shuts.  Read more »

England women's cricket team defeats India by 42 runs in 1st ODI

Charlotte EdwardsScarborough (England): Fine fifties from skipper Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight helped England women outplay their Indian counterparts by 42 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the first rain-hit one-dayer here on Thursday.  Read more »

Saeed Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Lanka for tests on action

Saeed AjmalKarachi: Pakistan`s leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.  Read more »

'Eager' Button admits there is 'no better place' than Belgium for F1 to resume

Jenson-ButtonLondon, Aug 21 : McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he is raring to get back on the track after the long summer break and admits that there is no place better than Belgium for the championship to resume.  Read more »

Lewis Hamilton compares 'intense' F1 battle with Rosberg to poker

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, Aug 20 : British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamiton compares his Formula One title battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Roseberg to a game of poker and thinks that it is more 'intense' than his earlier fights.  Read more »