Sports

-April 13, 2018

The man who coached Babita Phogat could not be present to see her win the silver. The Aussies came to the rescue There was no disgruntled coach to lock him out as shown in the blockbuster movie “Dangal” but Mahavir Phogat still missed watching daughter Babita Phogat’s silver-winning campaign at the Commonwealth Games today after […]

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-April 6, 2018

The return of Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals’ splurge at the auction and Shami’s personal problems will make the IPL all the more entertaining Love me or hate me, but I’m here to entertain you. That’s what Mahendra Singh Dhoni is for his fans. The big boys in Indian Premier League are back after a […]

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-April 6, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus quarterfinal first leg. Ronaldo grabbed the opening goal in Turin after just three minutes and added a second on the hour with a sensational overhead bicycle kick, […]

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-April 6, 2018

Poster-girl Sally Pearson dealt the Commonwealth Games a major blow by pulling out with an Achilles’ injury, as competition got under way with dramatic scenes in the swimming pool. Australia’s Pearson, the 100m hurdles world champion and a Gold Coast resident, said she was in tears when she realised she needed to withdraw, but added: “My health comes first.” […]

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-April 6, 2018

Chanu’s remarkable performance saw her clean lift in all her three attempts and went on to lift more than double her body weight World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (48kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three of them in a power-packed performance, to secure India’s first gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. In a remarkable performance, Chanu smashed […]

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-March 30, 2018

The ball tampering episode in full view of high definition cameras makes one wonder where the game is going – and what cheating methods will be tried next  Now that Cricket Australia (CA) has announced a one-year ban on skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has jumped to ban the duo from the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) to showcase their high moral values in dealing with cheats. The ongoing Test series in South Africa has been marked by controversy and drama in full view of the cricket fans all around the world. Australian rookie, Cameron Bancroft, was caught ball tampering. Team skipper Smith admitted his role by calling it “entire leadership call”. Going by the confession of the player in question here, Cameron Bancroft, it was a piece of tape (yellow object), though others thought it was sandpaper to deteriorate the condition of the red cherry. The claims of Smith and Co has even opened up debate whether this tactic was the main reason for sweeping high-profile Ashes series just before the ongoing tour. Brain fade Not so long ago, Team India skipper Virat Kohli created a controversy by calling the actions of Smith & CO “a systemic cheating” while the Aussie team was touring India last year. The incident that time involved Smith and Peter Handscomb looking at the dressing room for assistance while deciding whether to ask for a decision review. After that famous “DRSGate” episode played out in full public view, Kohli come out in the open to accuse Australian cricketers of repeatedly taking the help of dressing room to decide on reviews. And the reply from Smith then was hilarious! “It was a one-time brain fade,” was how Smith described his act. But what followed then was not an act of regret from the Kangaroos. Rather, Cricket Australia’s chief went  to the extent of saying that the Indian skipper “doesn’t know the spelling for sorry” after several of his outbursts against the visitors. Unfortunately, the incident was never properly investigated and buried like many others in the past. “There are lines you don’t cross on the cricket field,” Kohli then had said. Now, going back to what happened on March 24, 2018 in Newlands, Smith and his entire senior pros were forced to admit in the press conference following the television footage that “yes, we did break the rules of the game to win a Test”. Thankfully, he stopped short of using the word “brain fade” for the second time in his career. According to Smith’s own words, “his leadership group decided to take matters into their own hands to get the ball to reverse”. And the player he chose to carry out his plans was none other but Bancroft, the junior-most member of the team. Thanks to Smith and his so-called seniors, Bancroft is now part of cricketing history (even if the ugliest one) for carrying out the most ill-fated operation on a cricket field in recent times. He was seen with a piece of sticky yellow tape that he tried to hide, once caught, in his underpants. Keeping everything aside for a minute, the sheer thought that their team could mastermind a win over the hosts by altering the condition of the ball with so many cameras trained on them is incredible. It’s amazing that Smith, Bancroft and Australia’s “leadership group” thought they could get away with it. History of cheats […]

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-March 30, 2018

Anti-racism campaigners want FIFA to investigate the abuse of French players, including Paul Pogba, by Russian fans. Monkey chants could be heard from the crowd in St. Petersburg on Tuesday when black French players touched the ball in a friendly against Russia. The abuse was also audible on a TV broadcast after Pogba scored France’s […]

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-March 30, 2018

  Hat-trick hero Isco said it was a relief to play for Spain as he feels Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no faith in him. Spain destroyed Argentina, who were without Lionel Messi, 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday as Isco stole the show with his triple at the Wanda Metropolitano. The 25-year-old has […]

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