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Rashid's chances of Test comeback gain momentum

London, July 20 (IANS) England leg-spinner Adil Rashid's stunning form in white ball cricket could earn him a recall to Test cricket in the upcoming five-match Test rubber against India, starting August 1. Interestingly, the 30-year-old Rashid last played Test cricket in the 2016 series against the Indians before being overlooked for the home series against South Africa and the West Indi...

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Hockey World Cup: Indian women's team to face hosts England

London, July 20 (IANS) The mood among the Indian womens hockey team is upbeat as they are set to take on hosts England in their opening match of the World Cup here on Saturday. India, grouped in Pool B, will take on World No.16 Ireland on 26 July followed by World No.7 US on 29 July apart from facing the Olympic Champions England in their home ground on the opening day of the prestigious...

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Kerry Katona goes topless

Marbella, July 20 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona went topless while sunbathing here, flaunting the curves after her weight loss following a fitness transformation. The former Atomic Kitten singer was at a poolside with her friends at the Holistic Body Camp here when she removed her bikini top, reports dailystar.co.uk. She wore nothing but a pair of teeny swimwear bottoms, championing...

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New coach Luis Enrique open to adapting Spain's passing game

Madrid, July 19 (IANS) New Spanish national football team coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that it was possible to evolve the current style of play. The 48-year-old replaced Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve of the World Cup and temporarily replaced by Fernando Hierro for the duration of the tournament, reports Xinhua news agency. In three seasons as coach at FC Barce...

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2019 Ashes series from Aug 1 to Sep 16

London, July 19 (IANS) The next Ashes Test cricket series between Australia and England will be held from August 1 to September 16, 2019 in the UK, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday. The summer's five-match series assumes more significance as for the first time an Ashes rubber will be part of World Test Championship. While the first Test begins in Ed...

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Shoulder injury further dents Saha's recovery prospects

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Already out of the Indian squad for the first three tests against England due to a left thumb injury, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is now nursing a shoulder problem which he picked up while rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). It has been learnt from sources close to Saha that the 33-year old stumper picked up the knock during a gym session at the...

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Priest from Punjab arrested in Delhi after rape complaint

Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday. Zirakpur station house officer (SHO) Pawan Kumar said the priest, Bajinder Singh, was nabbed from the Delhi airport as he was about to board a flight for London where he w...

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Bangladesh appoint McKenzie as batting consultant

Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Former South Africa international Neil McKenzie was appointed the Bangladesh batting consultant until next year's ICC World Cup in England and Wales, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Wednesday. McKenzie was earlier scheduled to join the team on July 7 but according to BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury, he will now team up with the squad in the ...

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Kohli retains top ODI spot, Root shoots to No.2

Dubai, July 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli held on to his No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI player rankings for batsmen, but had a new man just after him with England Test skipper Joe Root vaulting to the No.2 spot at the end of the three-match rubber. Root struck two centuries -- 113 not out in the second game and 100 not out in the third, to average 216 in E...

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Analysis: Best XI of World Cup

Moscow, July 18 (IANS) It is called the world's biggest sporting event as every way you look at it, the 2018 FIFA World Cup did not disappoint. Dramatic late goals, unexpected results and the tension created by the Video Assistance Referee are just some of the elements that will ensure this tournament is likely to always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of fans who witnessed it. <...

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Tunisia forward Khazri joins Saint-Etienne

Paris, July 18 (IANS) Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne has announced the arrival of Tunisia forward Wahbi Khazri on a four-year contract until 2022. Khazri was on Tuesday the latest reinforcement of Saint-Etienne following signatures of Mathieu Debuchy and Kevin Monnet-Paquet. The Tunisia forward will wear the No. 10 jersey in the new season, reports Xinhua news agency. At 27, Wahbi ...

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Gomez steps down as Panama football team coach

Panama City, July 18 (IANS) Hernan Dario Bolillo Gomez, who helped Panama to book its first-ever World Cup berth, has stepped down as the national football team's head coach. The Colombian announced his decision in a letter published on Tuesday by the Panamanian football federation (Fepafut), reports Efe. This is nothing more than a 'see you later,' Gomez wrote. Sometime...

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Pant gets maiden call; Shami back for first 3 England Tests

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was on Wednesday picked as the second choice stumper as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recalled pacer Mohammed Shami in the 18-member squad for the first three Tests of the five-match rubber against England. Pant was rewarded with the Test call-up following a successful run with the willow in the Indi...

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Iceland coach Hallgrimsson resigns

Reykjavik, July 18 (IANS) Iceland's football team head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson on Tuesday stepped down after leading the European side to its first FIFA World Cup. The Icelandic Football Association said on Tuesday Hallgrimsson has decided to leave at his own request, ending seven years in the role, reports Xinhua news agency. Hallgrimsson was the co-coach with Lars Lagerback o...

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England outclass India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series

Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8, despite captain Virat Kohli playing a 71-run knoc...

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England pip India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series

Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8, despite captain Virat Kohli playing a run-a-ball ...

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Tough draw for Indians at Badminton Worlds

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India's competitors in the BWF World Badminton Championships 2018 in Nanjing, China, have been handed a difficult path in the draw. Men's singles fifth seed Kidambi Srikanth has been clubbed in the fourth section which also has Malaysian veteran Lee Chong Wei, means they could clash in the quarter-finals. Srikanth will open against Ireland's Nhat Nguyen ...

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Satwik-Ponnappa advances, Gurusaidutt, Rituparna qualify for Singapore Open

Singapore, July 17 (IANS) India's mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa advanced while singles shuttlers R.M.V Gurusaidutt and Rituparna qualified for the Singapore Open here on Tuesday. The Indian pair defeated Indonesian's Andika Ramadiansyah and Mychelle Crhystine 21-16, 21-19 in just 34 minutes of opening round play. Among other shuttlers, Gurusaidut...

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Disciplined England restrict India to 256/8 in series decider

Leeds, July 17 (IANS) Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8 in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Put in to bat, India rode on captain Virat Kohli's run-a-ball 71, combined with his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's laborious 66-ball 4...

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Pacer Awana retires from all forms of cricket

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Former India paceman Parvinder Awana on Tuesday announced his retirement from all formats of the game with immediate effect. The pacer represented Delhi for nine years and played two Twenty20 Internationals against England in 2012, but failed to pick up any international wicket. Awana shared the news of his retirement on Twitter, thanking his teammates, ...

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