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IPL: Dhoni's CSK humble Kohli's RCB with all-round show, claim top spot
CSK produced a clinical all-round show to humble RCB by six wickets and claim the top spot in the IPL pecking order. Kohli (53) and Padikkal (70) struck brisk fifties in an impressive 111-run stand but CSK pulled the strings to restrict them to 156 for six after electing to bowl. In-form Gaikwad came good again with a quick 38 while Du Plessis made 31 as Chennai won the match with 11 balls to spare.
Smriti Mandhana plays down no-ball issue after India's defeat
India's opening batter Smriti Mandhana on Friday sought to play down the controversy around the no-ball in the final over of second ODI against Australia which helped the hosts extend their winning streak to 26 matches.
Bottas leads Hamilton as Mercedes dominate Russian GP practice
Valtteri Bottas led team mate Lewis Hamilton at the top of the timesheets as Mercedes dominated the opening day of Formula One practice for the Russian Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen set to start Sunday's race from the back of the grid.
India women lose nerve to concede second ODI and series to Australia
India and their premier bowler Jhulan Goswami failed to keep their nerves in a dramatic final over as Beth Mooney's brilliant unbeaten hundred ensured a five-wicket win for Australia -- their 26th on the trot -- in the second women's ODI on Friday.
He can project what's going to happen next: Nortje on Pant's game sense
He might have played just one match under Rishabh Pant's leadership as of now but South African speedster Anrich Nortje is impressed by Delhi Capitals' skipper's match reading skills and ability to project what's there in the offing.
'We created a brotherhood': Paes on his successful partnership with Bhupathi
This "brotherhood" between the two Indian tennis icons, who were the first doubles team from the country to win at Wimbledon in 1999, is what the two tennis legends have revisited through a non-fiction series "Break Point". Paes said the audience will get to see a faithful representation of their journey through the series, directed by filmmaker couple Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
European clubs call for talks with FIFA amid plans for biennial World Cup
The European Club Association has said it is willing to "engage" with FIFA over potential changes to the international calendar but has hit out at world football's governing body for its attempts to introduce a biennial World Cup.
Meet Venkatesh Iyer - the new KKR batting sensation who has an MBA degree and is a Rajinikanth fan
Venkatesh Iyer was on the KKR bench for a while after being signed by the franchise. But he was poised to make his debut in KKR's last match in India, before the league was postponed due to COVID-19. But ahead of KKR's first match of phase 2 of IPL 2021 against RCB, Venkatesh called his coach and informed him that he will be given his IPL debut cap. According to coach Dinesh Sharma, Venkatesh has been backed a lot by India veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh and KKR Head coach Brendon McCullum.
Russia's 2012 wrestling gold medallist Makhov gets four-year ban
Russian wrestler Bilyal Makhov, who won a gold medal in the 120kg freestyle competition at the London Olympics, has been banned for four years for an anti-doping violation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said.
Harendra to return for 2021 Junior Men's Hockey WC, this time with USA
Life can be full of pleasant surprises. Coach Harendra Singh led India to winning the 2016 Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in Lucknow. He went on to coach the Indian women's team after that, followed by the men's national team and then made a move to USA as their senior men's team coach. Now, five years after dancing with his champion India juniors and wearing different hats, Harendra will be back for a second jig at the tournament, but this time he will be in the USA dugout.