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Warner plays down injury scare ahead of Ashes opener

Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Ashes opener on Thursday, Australia received an injury scare when vice-captain David Warner twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield before leaving the playing area. Warner, who immediately rushed to team physio David Beakley, however declared that a sore neck can't rule him out of the high profile opening Test against England....

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Stokes let down a lot of people, feels Warner

Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) Australia vice-captain David Warner has slammed suspended English all-rounder Ben Stokes for letting a lot of people down with his behaviour outside a nightclub in Bristol in September. Warner, however, praised Stokes as a fierce competitor on the field and said he would have loved to face the Englishman during the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting h...

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Ashes: Stokes hits back at Hayden's dig at England squad

Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) The pre-Ashes banter continued to hit the headlines with suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes taking a dig at former Australia opener Matthew Hayden's comments on the rookie English batting in the run-up to the first Test at the Gabba here from Thursday. Discussing the England Ashes squad on a Brisbane Heat podcast, Hayden said he was unimpressed with the inex...

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Kohli jumps to 5th spot in Test rankings for batsmen

Dubai, Nov 21 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli replaced Australian opener David Warner to grab the fifth spot in the rankings for Test batsmen, while Ravindra Jadeja has slipped to the third position in the bowlers' chart, it was announced on Tuesday. Kohli completed his 50th international century in the first match of a three-Test series against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, which ended in a dr...

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Serial entrepreneur acquires Canada-based Pulsus

Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Serial entrepreneur Dr. Srinubabu has acquired Canada-based scientific medical informatics Pulsus Group Inc, foraying into the big scientific, medical informatics market worldwide. He also announced on Tuesday that Pulsus will expand in India with two new centres -- Chennai and Gurugram in the next few months. The company already has a Hyderabad centre. E...

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My hard work on fitness paying off: Bhuvneshwar

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Upbeat after his eight wicket haul in the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday said his hard work on fitness is now paying off. Kumar said experience of international cricket has taught him the areas where he needed to improve. The Uttar Pradesh cricketer brought India tantalisingly close to victory ...

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Bolt gives tips to Aussies on improving running between wickets

Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming five-match Ashes rubber, a group of Australia batsmen have turned to Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt to improve their running between the wickets. The just-retired Jamaican athlete is said to have passed on tips to improve their explosiveness off the mark. It's all about explosiveness, and that's one thing I've noticed with cricket --...

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Former Wimbledon champ Jana Novotna passes away

Prague, Nov 20 (IANS) Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away at her home in the Czech Republic on Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Novotna won the 1998 women's singles at Wimbledon, beating Nathalie Tauziat in the final, to then become the oldest first-time Grand Slam champion in the Open era. A statement from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA...

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Ashes: Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world, claims Lyon

Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23. Hazlewood is currently listed at number six on the ICC Test bowler rankings, headed by England's spearhead James Anderson but...

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AIFF vice-president, Bhutia mourn Dasmunsi's death

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice-president Subrata Dutta and former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia mourned the demise of ex-president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday, saying he changed the face of Indian football during his time at the helm. His contribution to football cannot be forgotten, Dutta told IANS over phone. Dasmunsi, 72, was in c...

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Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dead

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72. He died at 12.10 p.m. today (Monday). He had been critically ill for the past one month and unfortunately succumbed to his illness, said Apollo Hospital in a statemen...

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Australia cancels final parliamentary sitting week

Canberra, Nov 20 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday cancelled the penultimate parliamentary sitting week of 2017 that was scheduled for November 27, officials said. Christopher Pyne, leader of the House of Representatives announced the cancellation, Xinhua news agency reported. There has been speculation that the government made the decision to avoid the embarrassment of ...

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Former AIFF President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Former All India Football Federation (AIFF) President and leader of the Congress party Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away here on Monday. Dasmunsi, 72, was in coma since 2008. Dasmunsi in 2006 became the first Indian to be a match commissioner in a FIFA World Cup game when he performed the role in a group stage game between Australia and Croatia in the 200...

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Pujara achieves rare feat in opening Test vs Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara achieved a rare feat on Monday when he came out to bat with Lokesh Rahul on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka. The in-form Saurashtra man became only the third Indian cricketer, after head coach Ravi Shastri and M.L. Jaisimha to have batted on all five days of a Test match. While Jaisimha did it against Au...

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Australia urged to sue tobacco industry for smoking-related illnesses

Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Leading Australian experts have called on the country's governments to hold tobacco companies accountable for damage done to people's health by taking them to court, a media report said. In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia, public health experts from Macquarie University and Curtin University called on state and federal governments to seek re...

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Andre bans his kids from using social media

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre banned his children from using social media after being bullied as a child left him scarred. The father of four says the biggest issue facing children these days is mental health and warns cyber bullying is adding to problems, reports mirror.co.uk. The London-born star said he was left psychologically damaged by being bullied as a you...

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Perera's DRS moment creates controversy

Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Bringing back memories of Australia skipper Steve Smith's brain fade incident earlier this year, Sri Lanka off-spinner Dilruwan Perera on Sunday asked for a Decision Review System (DRS) after apparently looking towards the dressing room. Batting on 0 after playing seven balls with the score on 208/7 in the 57th over, Perera was seen to be walking back after he was ...

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Indian batsmen found wanting in 'English' conditions

By the time the sun pierced through the clouds on the third morning of the first cricket Test of the return series between India and Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, the green top and the moving ball in seaming conditions occupied the mind space. A depression over the Bay of Bengal brought rain to Kolkata and the collective number of overs on the first two days could add up to one normal ...

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Amid controversy 48th IFFI gets underway on Monday

Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding the dropping of two films Nude and S. Durga from the screening schedule of the 48th IFFI continues, India's largest film event gets underway on Monday, with over 195 films from 82 countries scheduled for screening over 10 days. The festival which kicks off on November 20 in Panaji, will screen 10 world premieres, 10 Asian and inte...

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Ashes: Paine clearly the best keeper in Australia, says Ponting

Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday threw his weight behind wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, who was recalled to the Test side after a seven-year absence for the opening two Ashes Tests against England. Ponting, who presented Paine with his Baggy Green in 2010 when he made his Test debut at Lord's against Pakistan, rated the 32-year-old as the best stu...

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