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Dhoni not innovative, proactive: Holding
Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year. Holding believes that captaining the Indian ODI team is "not a difficult task". India has earned many laurels during...
Md Sporting makes U-turn, decides to play   
Just days after shocking the football fraternity by declaring they were shutting down for the season due to acute fund crunch, the Kolkata's 123-year-old club Mohammedan Sporting announced that they would play in all tournaments and resume practice."After the wide media coverage (of our shutdown), we have started getting sponsors now. Talks are on and things have started looking...
India drops to 159 in FIFA rankings   
The Indian football team dropped one place to be ranked 159th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday.The Sunil Chhetri-led side got 119 points and went a place below as Liechtenstein gained 17 points to reach 155th position in the rankings which continue to be headed by World Champions Germany.While the World Cup runners-up Argentina, Colombia and Brazil were static at second, third and...
IOA, ministry to discuss Sarita ban   
Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L. Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward.IOA President N. Ramachandran said the meeting will be held in Delhi on October 28.AIBA, in a sweeping move, decided to suspend Sarita, her...
PCB releases Saqlain from Ajmal duty   
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq after completion of a one-month contract but said that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will continue his remedial work on his bowling action. A PCB press release said that the PCB will decide whether to hire Saqlain again after an evaluation of Ajmal's remodelled bowling action at a bio-tech laboratory in the...
Never wanted to abandon India tour: Samuels   
Allegation of assault on Pires to be probed   
ICC 'concerned' by India-WI dispute   22 October, 2014
AIBA suspends pugilist Sarita Devi   22 October, 2014
Walsh was anguished over HI working: SAI   22 October, 2014
'Embarrassed' WICB seeks meeting with BCCI   22 October, 2014
Walsh to continue as India's coach   22 October, 2014
Chennaiyin defeats Kerala Blasters 2-1   22 October, 2014
No IPL bar on West Indies players   21 October, 2014
BCCI to take legal action against WICB   21 October, 2014
Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead India   21 October, 2014
SLC defends decision to tour India   21 October, 2014
Mohammedan Sporting temporarily shuts football activities   21 October, 2014
Saina to lead Indian challenge at French Open   21 October, 2014
Pistorius to spend five years in jail for girlfriend's death   21 October, 2014
Back on the hunt   18 October, 2014
Atletico manager criticises scheduling   20 October, 2014
NorthEast United, Goa play out a draw   20 October, 2014
Delhi Dynamos, Kolkata share points   19 October, 2014
Moritz' hat-trick helps Mumbai thrash Pune   19 October, 2014
Was left with no option, says WICB   18 October, 2014
BCCI to review West Indies players' participation in IPL   17 October, 2014
KCA officials quizzed over reports of payment to WI   18 October, 2014
Qualifier postponed by a day due to rain   27 May, 2014
BCCI has suffered huge losses: Patel   18 October, 2014
India to take on Lanka after WI pull-out   17 October, 2014
WI pulls out of tour, BCCI shocked   17 October, 2014
Shiv Kapur qualifies for US Open   27 May, 2014
Second win for Atletico de Kolkata   17 October, 2014
Blatter not serving football anymore: Platini   17 October, 2014
We need to look in the mirror: Duminy   26 May, 2014
Swann denies Gooch's 'criminal' charge   16 October, 2014
'Questioning Qatar's right to host 2022 WC premature'   16 October, 2014
Ajmal practises with revamped action   16 October, 2014
Chennaiyin FC register first away win   16 October, 2014
Victory signs   11 October, 2014
Van Gaal has massive task: Scholes   22 May, 2014
IPL snub to Pak players dented India's image: Afridi   24 May, 2014
August company   11 October, 2014
Gooch rubbishes KP's allegations   15 October, 2014
Delhi, Pune play out drab draw   15 October, 2014
ISL will answer critics soon: AIFF Director   14 October, 2014
NorthEast United starts with nervy win   14 October, 2014
Kolkata trounces Mumbai in ISL opener   13 October, 2014
F1 to make changes after Bianchi crash   11 October, 2014
Strauss laments 'madness' of Pietersen fall-out   10 October, 2014
Pietersen blames Flower for 'choking' Eng   09 October, 2014
Document surfaces outlining Pietersen's misbehaviour   08 October, 2014
'I was naive, stupid but not a villain'   07 October, 2014
'Bullying' hurt England, says Pietersen   06 October, 2014
KomBack & setback   04 October, 2014
Goldfinger   27 September, 2014
Slippery shine   27 September, 2014
Federer to lead Indian franchise of IPTL   22 September, 2014
Going for glory   18 September, 2014
'Federations have a hand-to-mouth existence'   18 September, 2014
World Cup unfair protest target: FIFA   13 May, 2014
Ferdinand to leave Manchester United   13 May, 2014
Evolution of a revolution?   13 September, 2014
Target practice   13 September, 2014
Paes denies allegations by wife Rhea   12 May, 2014
Cole quits England after World Cup axe   12 May, 2014
HI recommends 4 players for Arjuna Award   08 May, 2014
Crisis of talent in Indian boxing: Qamar   08 May, 2014
Sethi, Miandad engaged in war of words   07 May, 2014
IOA serious about hosting 2019 ASIAD   06 May, 2014
Relay medals in jeopardy after Gay's ban   05 May, 2014
Murray ponders hiring McEnroe as coach   05 May, 2014
Tyson Gay returns Olympic medal   03 May, 2014
Marsh named chief Australia selector   02 May, 2014
SC reserves order on setting up probe panel   29 April, 2014
Moin named Pak team manager, chief selector   22 April, 2014
Disillusioned with WC meeting: Manohar   21 April, 2014
Anti-Srini faction opposes Shastri's inclusion   21 April, 2014
BCCI should probe IPL fixing scandal: SC   16 April, 2014
IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing   03 April, 2014
Sports Ministry derecognises IABF   01 April, 2014
Speed up 2016 planning: IOC tells Brazil   22 March, 2014
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