England cannot hide truth of Aussie hammering, says Boycott

England cannot hide truth of Aussie hammering, says Boycott

LONDON: Batting great Geoffrey Boycott labelled England ‘false’ for attempting to play down the gulf in class with Australia as a post-mortem began following their chastening 4-0 Ashes defeat. The home side ruthlessly finished off England in Sydney on Monday to record their fourth comprehensive win of a one-sided series...

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England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

England withdraw Stokes from ODI squad

LONDON: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been withdrawn from the squad for this month’s five-match One-day International series against Australia and was replaced by batsman Dawid Malan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday. Stokes, who was provisionally named in England’s squad, is awaiting a decision...

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Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

BRISBANE: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to his “late start of preparation” for the new season. Brisbane International tournament director Cameron Pearson said Thursday that “we received word of his withdrawal this morning.” The joint ATP and WTA tournament begins Sunday at Pat Rafter Arena....

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Pollard skips NZ Twenty20s for personal reasons

Pollard skips NZ Twenty20s for personal reasons

NELSON: The West Indies have suffered a further setback on their New Zealand tour on Thursday with team officials confirming premier all-rounder Kieron Pollard had pulled out of the Twenty20 matches for ‘personal reasons’. It is the second change for the tourists, who have already had to replace the injured...

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New Zealand clean sweep West Indies in ODI series

New Zealand clean sweep West Indies in ODI series

Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult shared six wickets as New Zealand beat the West Indies by 66 runs in the rain-affected third One Day International Tuesday to complete a clean sweep of the three-match series. New Zealand made 131-4, batting first after winning the toss in a match reduced to...

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Mutko steps down as Russia Football Union chief

Mutko steps down as Russia Football Union chief

MOSCOW: Russia Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in doping and was banned for life from the Olympics this month, said on Monday he would temporarily step down as president of the Russian Football Union while he contests the ban in the Court...

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India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga said that their disappointing was the main reason for their loss against India. India were on top of their in the first T20I against Sri Lanka and completed a thumping win over the visitors. Sri Lanka, apart from their win the first ODI in Dharamsala,...

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Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli has had a tremendous year in 2017 – both on the field and off the field. What a year it has been for Indian captain Virat Kohli! The Indian skipper is the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals in 2017, scoring 1460 runs at an average of 76.84. Apart...

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Rohit Sharma posts emotional tweet after 1st successful Team India captaincy stint

Rohit Sharma posts emotional tweet after 1st successful Team India captaincy stint

The Mumbai batsman displayed his qualities as skipper by leading the hosts to their 8th consecutive bilateral series win. Mumbai: Virat Kohli s rest for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, opened a door of opportunity for Rohit Sharma as captain, which he grabbed with both hands. The Mumbai batsman displayed his...

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Lukaku, Lingard lift brazen United past West Brom

Lukaku, Lingard lift brazen United past West Brom

LONDON: Manchester United survived a strained finale to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Sunday and near inside 11 purposes of Premier League pioneers Manchester City. Joined’s previous West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku scored his fifteenth objective of the season in the 27th moment by heading home...

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