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Messi mania over Argentina-Venezuela friendly

KOLKATA: The wait is finally over. For thousands of mortals who will be at the Salt Lake Stadium on Friday to keep their dream date with the god of football, the big moment has arrived. The city is in the grip of Messi mania and expectations are high from the men in blue and white [...]

Skipper Dhoni misses Yuvraj, already!

MANCHESTER: Two days ahead of the first ODI at Chester-le-Street, Indian captain MS Dhoni expressed concern over the fifth-bowler option and rued the absence of Yuvraj Singh, who Dhoni feels could have done the job well like in the World Cup earlier this year.
Probably this was the reason why the team management opted for all-rounder [...]

Murray too good for Somdev

Andy Murrays quest to claim his first trip to the Grand Slam winners circle opened with an easy 7-6, 6-2 6-3 victory over Indias Somdev Devvarman on Wednesday at sun-splashed Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Murray, a finalist at the 2008 US Open and the fourth seed this year, won the opening set in 70 minutes, [...]

What jet lag? Lionel Messi looks sharp and magical

KOLKATA: The moment Javier Mascherano delivered a telling through ball to Lionel Messi, the magician came alive. He was lurking near the edge of the centre circle, but reacted in a jiffy. A typically jinking run followed which saw him sweep past a couple of defenders before Messi was blocked at the edge of the [...]

Blow for India as Gambhir set to return home

An injury-plagued Indian cricket team was dealt another blow today as Gautam Gambhir has been ruled out of the remainder of the England tour after he failed to recover from concussion.
According to team manager Shivlal Yadav, Gambhir went to an eye specialist today and it seems he continues to suffer from concussion.
The left-handed opener sustained [...]

Jenson Button putting F1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the shade

Lewis Hamiltons accident-prone season has cost him any realistic chance of catching Formula Ones champion-elect Sebastian Vettel. But now Hamilton, after a season peppered with incidents with other drivers and confrontations with race stewards, faces a fresh dilemma: how to emerge from the season at the end of November as the best driver at McLaren.
For [...]

Dhyan Chand never expected anything: Ashok Kumar

As the nation marked another Sports Day on the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, his son, Olympian Ashok Kumar, reminisced about the hockey wizard.
Babuji was against me playing hockey, and scolded me often for that. These are the words of a famous son of a legendary father. Major Dhyan Chand didnt want Ashok Kumar to [...]

Vinay helps India to 15-run win over Foxes

Leicester: The Indians won their third straight practice fixture ahead of the limited-overs leg of the England tour, beating Leicestershire Foxes by 15 runs in a Twenty20 fixture at Grace Road. Seamer Vinay Kumar’s spell of three for 29 in four overs helped the Indians restrict the domestic T20 champions to 146 for seven after [...]

Gautam Gambhir likely to miss ODI series

Leicester: With little improvement in his agonising condition in the last 10 days, Indias opener Gautam Gambhir could be packing his bags to return home.
In what could be a big blow to the campaign of the world champions in the forthcoming one-day series, Gambhir is likely to suffer the fate of the likes of Zaheer [...]

Utd hit Arsenal for eight, City stun Spurs

Manchester United swept to an incredible 8-2 victory over a 10-man Arsenal on Sunday the first time the Gunners have conceded eight goals since 1896.
The champions produced the perfect response after Manchester City had underlined their title credentials with a 5-1 rout of Tottenham earlier on Sunday.
City had thrown down the gauntlet to United [...]

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