Sports – Said List News On Celebrity Quotes Wed, 03 Aug 2022 07:53:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sports – Said List 32 32 5th day of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Highlights: Lawn bowls and table tennis win gold medals, while weightlifting and badminton take silver. Wed, 03 Aug 2022 07:53:25 +0000 The Commonwealth Games 2022 are currently underway in Birmingham, with a number of star Indian athletes taking center stage. On Day 5 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, India gained four more medals, the existing tally of 9. 

The women’s fours Lawn Bowls team, which won gold, received all the attention. India’s first medal in the sport was won by the Indian team, which defeated South Africa 17-10 in the championship. Then, the men’s table tennis team defeated Singapore in the championship match to win India’s sixth gold medal overall. Vikas Thakur won the silver medal in the men’s 96 kg weightlifting a short while later.

The mixed badminton team lost against Malaysia in the championship match late at night, taking home the silver medal instead. In the women’s discus throw, India was hoping for at least a medal, but neither Seema Punia nor Navjeet Kaur Dhillon delivered. Additionally, the women’s hockey team lost to England 1-3 in a Pool A encounter. Men’s long jump competitors Muhammad Anees Yahiya and Murali Sreeshankar, men’s high jump competitor Tejaswini Shakar, and women’s shot put competitor Manpreet Kaur all qualified for the finals. However, Dutee Chand was unable to advance to the women’s 100m final. Even squash ace Saurav Ghosal was defeated in the men’s singles semifinal. In the men’s welterweight class of boxing, Rohit Tokas defeated Alfred Kotey of Ghana to advance to the quarterfinals.

Medals Tally:

President and Prime minister congratulated athletes for their great performance at CWG 2022:

Indian athletes hope to win more medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

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Jasprit Bumrah Rocks South Africa With Sensational Deliveries Thu, 30 Dec 2021 11:05:52 +0000

India vs South Africa 1st Test.

CricketNDTV@CricketNDTV Tweeted on twitter,”India ended Day 4 on a high thanks to Bumrah’s sensational deliveries”

Jasprit Bumrah was in top form on Day 4 of the ongoing first Test match against South Africa. The Proteas were left reeling at 94 for four and needing 211 runs on Day 5, with Dean Elgar (52) holding fort at one end. The hosts once again had a top-order collapse with Mohammed Shami taking the wicket of Aiden Markram before Mohammed Siraj removed Keegan Petersen.

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Sourav Ganguly tests positive ! Tue, 28 Dec 2021 11:40:59 +0000

President of BCCI and captain of former India Sourav Ganguly admitted to a Kolkata hospital after tested positive.

“Mr Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain, got admitted at Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital on December 27, 2021 late evening with Covid Positive status,” Woodlands Hospital said.

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MS Dhoni’s Match-Winning Knock Against Delhi Capitals That Broke The Internet Thu, 14 Oct 2021 08:37:55 +0000

CSK, one of the finest and the dominant teams of the Indian premier league, has qualified for the playoffs of this season.

#CSK #Premier #Play #delhicapitals #Teams #league #MSDhoni #IPL #Games #Instagram  #like #share #comment  

CSK defeated Delhi capitals in the playoffs to qualifier match last night. Captain cool once again proved his team’s efforts after losing the last year IPL season. CSK has lifted the IPL trophy thrice and the only team to reach to the finals for the maximum time.

Captain cool MS Dhoni played a sensational knock of 18 runs to get his team to the finals of IPL 2021.

See the tweet, “Dhoni is an Emotion”

Selfish as always. Jadeja could have done the same but he as always pushed himself up the order. Watch: MS Dhoni’s Match-Winning Knock Against Delhi Capitals That Broke The Internet

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Deepak Chahar’s CSK Teammates, Led By MS Dhoni, Did This After He Proposed To Girlfriend Fri, 08 Oct 2021 12:27:25 +0000
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In the final league match of CSK, one of the finest players of team CSK Deepak Chahar proposed to his girlfriend.

#DeepakChahar #CSK #Team #TeamMates #Girlfriend #proposal #MSDhoni #Cricket #Games #life #saidlist #instagram #facebook #share #comment 

This happened after the match got really over and CSK got defeated in the match but that was indeed a happy and cherishing moment for Deepak and all the pacer of CSK.

After the match in the Dubai international stadium, Deepak went on his one knee band and surprised his girlfriend. The beautiful couple also cut the cake in the bright presence of MS Dhoni.

CricketNDTV@CricketNDTV twitted on twitter,’#DeepakChahar and his fiancee returned to the team hotel and cut a cake together even as his #CSK teammates circled around him, ready to pounce”

Lavanya L Narayanan@lav_narayanan tweet,” You lose some, but you win some sweeter stuff. Congratulations, #DeepakChahar

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Watch: Virat Kohli’s Emotional Video Where He Talks About Stepping Down As RCB Captain Post IPL 2021 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:00:31 +0000

After the news of stepping down as the captainship of T-20, India cricket team captain Virat kohli now announced to step down as the RCB captain after this season of Indian premier league.

#Sports #games #ViratKohli #EmotionalVideo #RCB #2021 #IPL #Captain

Virat, caught quite emotional while sharing the news. His video is just heart melting. He is announcing to quit RCB captainship after this IPL.

Kohli came into RCB in 2012 while he was serving his best to the team but despite all his performances on the field his team RCB yet not able to lift the IPL trophy. He mentioned that he is just stepping down from the captainship but still being a part of RCB.

CricketNDTV@CricketNDTV tweeted, “#ViratKohli has been the face and leader of #RCB since taking over as captain in the middle of the 2012 season”

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Who Can Be Groomed As Future Captain”Can Be Looked At”: Sunil Gavaskar Fri, 17 Sep 2021 06:38:37 +0000

After the decision made by Virat kohli to rest the case of India’s shortest format of India cricket captaincy, it left all the cricket fans in shock.

Virat kohli stepped down from the captaincy of Indian cricket in T-20 after this T-20 world cup to be held in UAE. Now the major question is who will replace the position in the shortest cricket format.

Sunil Gawaskar, former Indian cricketer, said that KL Rahul could be an option to replace Virat kohli as the new Captain of T-20 cricket. As he is being one of the toughest players in all the formats as in IPL, T-20 and in 50s as well.

“If you are thinking of a new captain, I think KL Rahul can be looked at. His performance has been very good. Even now in England, his batting was very good. He has been performing well in IPL and 50-overs cricket as well at the international stage. I think he can be made the vice-captain,”  Gavaskar said .

CricketNDTV@CricketNDTV tweeted on twitter, ” Former Indian captain #SunilGavaskar has named his choice for the player who can be groomed to take over the India captaincy in future”

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Uproar As Brazil vs Argentina Clash Abandoned Following Covid Controversy Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:54:27 +0000

The world cup clash between Brazil and Argentina was called off due to Covid 19 controversy. It stated that the protocols erupted. 

#Covid #Covid19 #Brazil #Argentina #Sports #Saidlist #Controversy 

The match between two giants of South American football was going to be amazing but it got called off when the health officials ran onto the pitch after stated to some covid lines. It involved some Players from both sides.

This just came after the health officials states that some players were against the Covid-19 protocols and breached covid protocols.

NDTV Sports@Sports_NDTV tweeted on twitter, “Health officials ran onto the pitch leading to the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina to be scrapped, with Argentina players accused of breaching COVID-19 protocols”

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The world record holder Cristiano Ronaldo has become the male world record holder in international goal record. Thu, 02 Sep 2021 10:03:51 +0000

The world record holder Cristiano Ronaldo has become the male world record holder in international goal record. 

Manchester United confirmed Ronaldo’s return to the club after 12 years at Real Madrid and Juventus. He will make his debut under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his return from international duty, on tuesday.

#Games #CristianoRonaldo #RecordHolder #InternationalGoal #Saidlist #Instagram #Facebook

Sky Sports Football@SkyFootball tweeted on twitter, “Cristiano Ronaldo broke the men’s all-time international scoring record as his late goals secured a dramatic 2-1 win for Portugal in their World Cup Qualifier against the Republic of Ireland”

Amazon Prime Video Sport@primevideosport also tweeted on twitter, ” 𝟭𝟭𝟬 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝘁! Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the all-time record for international goals in men’s football”

Ronaldo had the chance to break the record earlier in the game after Portugal were awarded a penalty but Ireland’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who is on loan at League One Portsmouth from Manchester City, saved Ronaldo’s spot kick.

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Nice Hit With Stadium Ban, Marseille Physio Suspended After French Mayhem Thu, 26 Aug 2021 11:29:43 +0000

Members from MARSEILLE backroom staff suspended following the mayhem at a French Ligue 1 game between the two teams last weekend.

#Games #NiceHit #Ligue1 #Suspended #Mayhem #French #Instagram #Facebook #Stadium #Saidlist #Like #Comment 

Nice was about to play it’s next home match behind closed doors on Wednesday while this happened. The PFL told Nice that spectators were banned from the next upcoming game on Saturday against Bordeaux as a punishment.

Last Saturday’s game was halted after 75 minutes, when MARSEILLE threw a bottle.

It had been aimed at him back into the nice end at the stadium.

NDTV Sports@Sports_NDTV tweeted, “The French league told #Nice that spectators will be banned from Saturday’s game against Bordeaux at Allianz Riviera as punishment following the pitch invasion and mass brawl amongst fans, players and staff”

INQUIRER Sports@INQUIRERSports tweeted, “Nice were ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors while a member of Marseille’s backroom staff was suspended following the mayhem at a French Ligue 1 game between the two teams last weekend.”

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James Anderson’s Animated Celebration After Dismissing Virat Kohli In 3rd Test : England VS India Thu, 26 Aug 2021 09:27:47 +0000

James Anderson celebrating picking up the wicket of Virat Kohli (India Captain). Kohli played 16 balls and hit a boundary. 

#Games #ViratKohli #JamesAnderson #England #India #Saidlist #Instagram # Celebration #Facebook 

England Cricket’s Tweeted “We think @jimmy9 enjoyed this one!”

Earlier in the third Test, Kohli had won the toss and opted to bat at Headingley.

Pujara made one, Few overs later, the 39-year-old managed to got the outside edge of Pujara’s bat to push India on the backfoot early in the game.

Briggs on Beer@realaleupnorth tweeted, “Another beautiful delivery from @jimmy9 snares Kohli! He has all the three wickets taken!”

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England’s Archer aims to return for Windies tests after injury… Wed, 25 Aug 2021 11:57:14 +0000

England’s Jofra Archer said he hopes to be fit for the test series against the West Indies in March after the fast bowler was ruled out of this year’s Twenty20 World Cup and the Ashes due to a recurrence of a stress fracture in his right elbow.

#england #jofra #archer #hopes #returns #windies #injury #fracture #saidlist #share #yourview #dailyupdate #news #sports #bone #like #2020 #worldcup

Archer underwent an operation in May to remove a bone fragment from his elbow and missed England’s two-test series in June against New Zealand, which they lost 1-0. The 26-year-old was also ruled out of the ongoing five-test series against India, which England are trailing 1-0, with the third test set to begin later on Wednesday.

“The reason I had an operation in May was that I wanted to sort out the problem once and for all. I don’t want this thing hanging over me,” Archer told the Daily Mail.  “If I do end up with another stress fracture, I may have a different view on things as regards to my future. But for the moment, I’m still only 26 and I think my best years as a test cricketer are ahead of me.

“I’m trying to be cautious about when I make my comeback, but I guess there’s a chance I’ll be ready in time for England’s three-test series against West Indies in the Caribbean in March. But I can’t make any promises.”

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Murray was eliminated in the second round at Winston-Salem open… Wed, 25 Aug 2021 09:05:44 +0000

Andy Murray is out of Winston-Salem Open after losing to Frances Tiafoe in the second round. Murray, who is currently ranked 114 in the world, admitted after the straight-sets defeat on Tuesday night that he is struggling to find any consistency in his game.

#andymurray #winstonsalem #france #secondround #tiafoe #thiago #eliminated  #tennis #injuries #battled #season #saidlist #comment #share #like

Tiafoe advanced to the third round of the hardcourt tournament where he will face either Thiago Monteiro or Eduardo Nava.

“The positive thing is that I moved well and served well but my level is up and down with no real consistency,” Murray said. “There are moments in matches where I play well and then I make mistakes or miss returns. I wish I wasn’t doing that.

“My level is around 50 or 60 in the world. It’s frustrating because if I wasn’t moving great and not feeling good physically then I would be a bit easier on myself. But when I’m winning a low percentage of second-serve points, that’s got nothing to do with the physical side of things.”

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Tim Paine backs Justin Langer as Australia coach after discussions… Fri, 20 Aug 2021 06:24:48 +0000

Australia Test captain Tim Paine has backed under-fire coach Justin Langer and vowed the players will work with former openers over the next six months following a “robust” emergency zoom meeting between Cricket Australia’s leaders on Wednesday.

#timpaine #hustinlager #australia #coach #discussions #former #cricket #saidlist #zoom #meeting #share #fb #comment #tags

Langer’s role has been under the microscope in the wake of heavy T20 series defeats and amid media reports that some players had become disaffected by his intense coaching style. Test skipper Paine said he and other senior players had cleared the air with Langer and that the coach was not to blame for the team’s recent setbacks in the West Indies and Bangladesh.

“The last few days we’ve really been able to galvanise around him, to have some really robust discussions on where we want to take this cricket team, what we expect of him and what he expects of us.”

Cricket Australia boss Nick Hockley this week said Langer was contracted through to mid-2022 and praised him for helping rally the team when he took over in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal in 2018.

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MS Dhoni “Master and Blaster”, meets Actor Vijay in Chennai, Fans Go Crazy on Social Media Sat, 14 Aug 2021 07:24:26 +0000 Chennai super kings shared a picture of MS Dhoni and Vijay on their Instagram account. 

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Chennai super kings shared a picture of MS Dhoni and Vijay on their instagram account. 

Captain Ms dhoni and Actor vijay met in Chennai. Both met on a set of shooting times.

#MSDhoni #Vijay #Actor #Cricket #Fans #Socialmedia #Saidlist #MasterandBlaster #Instagram 

The Indian Premier League (IPL) instagram account and  team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shared a picture of the two  popular respective celebrities together. “Master and the blaster,” CSK captioned the post. 

Blockbuster opening of movie Master in January this year,  Dhoni is lovingly called the “blaster” by his fans because of his cracking shots with the bat.

A user commented, “Picture of the year,”

“Two lions meeting each other.” one more user commented.

“Cricket legend and cinema legend,” commented a third user.

Actor Vijay shared on twitter as well:

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Salman Khan poses with silver medalist Mirabai Chanu Thu, 12 Aug 2021 10:29:49 +0000

Bollywood superstar, Salman khan, recently shared a picture on his social media platform, with Olympic silver medalist, Merabai chanu.

Salman having a huge popularity just surprised his fans by Sharing a picture of Our nation’s pride Merabai chanu.

#Meerabaichanu #Tokyoolympics #Beinghuman #Saidlist #Instagram #Facebook #like #share

She won the first medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics which was worth more than anything. Chanu won a silver medal in weightlifting.

Salman said, ” Happy for you Merabai chanu, lovely meeting with you. Best wishes always, sweet”.

Salman Khan tweeted:

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Neeraj Chopra, India’s Olympic Gold Medallist Becomes World Number 2 In Men’s Javelin Throw Thu, 12 Aug 2021 08:49:33 +0000

Olympics Gold medalist, Neeraj chopra becomes the world number 2 Jevlin thrower. Neeraj won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics and gave happiness to the country as on 7th of August 2021.

#Tokyoolympics #Goldmedalist #Neerajchopra #Saidlist #Gold #Games 

After the Olympics, the world rankings of Neeraj raises to world number 2. Neeraj secured the medal by throwing the highest of 87.58 M in the finals.

Indian Jevlin thrower, Neeraj chopra gained 14 places to become the world’s number 2 after his sensational performance in Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Indian Sports Fan@IndianSportFan teweeted,”Neeraj Reaches #2nd in World Athletics Rankings. Ironically #No.1, is Germany’s Johannes Vetter who Chopra defeated in #Tokyo2020

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Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra and Olympians Athletes From Punjab To Be Honoured On August 12 Wed, 11 Aug 2021 09:18:49 +0000

Chief Minister of Punjab Amrinder singh will honour the Olympians. 

Neeraj Chopra also would be honoured with Rs 2.51 crore cash reward.

Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi(Punjab Sports Minister) said on Tuesday that the state Government will honour Neeraj Chopra and other olympic athletes from Punjab with cash rewards.

#NeerajChopra #Punjab #AmrinderSingh #Honour #Saidlist #12August #Athletes #olympians #Olympics #TokyoOlympics #Cash #Rewards 

Punjab Government had announced a cash reward for Neeraj Chopra of 2 crore. 

Government awarded with cash 11 players. Vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh, Dilpreet Singh,Rupinder Pal Singh, Simranjit Singh, Gurjant Singh, Shamsher Singh, Mandeep Singh, Varun Kumar, Hardik Singh and Krishan Pathak are also from Punjab.

The women’s hockey team awarded Gurjit Kaur and Reena Khokhar  and discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, who took sixth position, will be given Rs 50 lakh each.

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“Mere liye ye bronze nahi” Gold medal hai, Sandeep Singh: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:57:20 +0000

It is really a big thing to break the forty-one-year gap in the world of hockey and the life of sports. 

Now, recently won at the Tokyo Olympics a historical victory and inviting it to match the charm of the gold medal, Haryana’s Sports and Youth Minister Singh is calling the men’s hockey team’s bronze.

#Sandeepsingh #Bronze #Gold #yegoldmedalhai #BronzeNahi #AfterFortyOneYearGap #Games #Hockey

Sandeep singh says, “mujhe lagta hai k bronze har bhartiya ke liye Gold hi hona chahiye, kyunki hum 80s se Pehle Baat kare toh gold aana, 72 mein bronze medal aana. Humare Liye hockey ki history shark medal ki. Aur India ke sabse zyada medals bhi hockey mein aaye hain, Singh says and thinks this medal inspires young people to play sports. Jab bhi kisi sport mein medal aata hai toh young mein bahut chehel Pehle hoti hain steam ek junoon dikhta hai. 

He adds : Young players ke andar ek Alag hi mehak hoti hai ki Hume bhi waisa khiladi banna hai aur star banna hai. He game wed medal aa hail shark, usi game wed bache develop hona shuru ho jaate shark.” (For Punjabi follow @BawaHs)@yespunjab twweet:”Hockey bronze is worth gold, it fulfilled long cherished hope: Sandeep Singh”

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Neeraj created history after, 12 years grab a gold I’m Tokyo Olympics Sat, 07 Aug 2021 17:29:32 +0000

On the 16th day of the Tokyo Olympics, India finally, able to grab it’s first gold in the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj chopra becomes the second man to win a gold medal in the history of Olympics after Abhinav bindra did so in 2008 Beijing Olympics in shooting.

#Tokyoolympics2020 #Goldenboy #Neerajchopra #Gold #Javelinthrow

Neeraj chopra win gold on the 16th day of Tokyo Olympics. It’s the first gold in the track and field events. Neeraj chopra won the gold medal today in Javelin throw.

Neeraj’s first throw of 86.03 M made an assured medal but till then, it wasn’t confirmed to be the gold, but after his second throw of 87.53 M India finally able to win it’s second gold medal after 12 years.

Narendra Modi@narendramodi· , “History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold. #Tokyo202

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Golfer Aditi Ashok finishes 4th misses out of historic medal Sat, 07 Aug 2021 15:02:15 +0000

Aditi Ashok gave an outstanding performance in the women’s Golf stroke play. It was a heartbreak for India and the World finished 3rd round on friday at the silver medal position.

#olympics #AditiAshok #4th #OutofhistoricMedal #Golf #Golfer

In Tokyo Aditi Ashok finished 4th in women’s individual stroke play Golf. 

Lydia Ko was at the second spot with 16 under, and Aditi Ashok was at the 4th spot with 15-under before the final hole while Nelly Korda and Mone Inami were tied for the top spot with 15-under.

#Tokyo2020 for India@Tokyo2020hi tweeted, “This birdie showed us how @aditigolf – the world no. 200 went toe-to-toe with the champions till the last shot and finished fourth.”

Olympics@Olympics tweeted, “Shout-out to Aditi Ashok: 200th player in the world. Her caddie at #Tokyo2020 was her mother Fought until the end for a medal in #Golf

Olympic Golf tweeted,

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The journey of salima Tete from village to Olympic glory Sat, 07 Aug 2021 07:21:18 +0000

When India women’s hockey team lost against Great Britain in the bronze medal match, a star player, Salima Tete, was catching the highlights as she belongs to a very poor background. Her father used to travel with her to the nearby district of Jharkhand to let her play hockey from where she has emerged as a player in Indian hockey team.

#Starplayer #Salimatete #Jharkhandtotokyo #Olympics2020

Salima’s father revealed that they used to win against the chicken and goat in the village and they didn’t even saw the match of her daughter as they don’t have television at home. 

He added that, ” playing hockey is the best thing at our village as Salima often used to accompany him to the nearby district to play the game and hence she is in the Indian hockey team”.

NDTV says “jharkhand: Visuals from the residence of hockey player Salima Tete, in Badkichapar village of Simdega district Tete is part of the Indian women’s hockey team that takes on Great Britain for #Bronze medal in #TokyoOlympics today. (ANI)”

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PVR eyes business reaching pre pandemic level by end of FY22 Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:18:59 +0000

PVR cinemas is now ready to make its expansion in the screens. It has been said that it will add 19 more screens to its cautious till September to expand its business more and more.

#Businessstandard #Businessideas #PVRcinemas

The screens which it’s going to add, most of it Are capitalised pre pandemic and post then, It will pause up to next year till the business progresses and Notice some kind of cash flow generations.

In a statement, Bijli told PTI that there are 18-19 screens which we are going to make till next year and hoping to bounce back in the market.

The Tribune@thetribunechd tweeted,

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Women’s hockey team didn’t make it to bronze medal Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:53:20 +0000

On the third last day of the Tokyo Olympics, the Women’s hockey team was competing to Great Britain where India faced a defeat with 3-4 against Great Britain.

#Hockey #Nationalgame #Gold #Olympics2020

India was playing the bronze medal match against Great Britain where they were holding a tight position till third quarter with 3-2 but with the coming last quarter the score went equal with 3-3. Last quarter was the toughest from the point of view of India as India wasn’t able to make it to the podium of Tokyo Olympics 2020.

This was the first time when the Women’s hockey team was into the semi finals but lost and was planning for a bronze medal but didn’t finish well.

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted on twitter:

Well done #TeamIndia on giving your best and fighting till the very end.

You may have lost the match but you have won our hearts. We are all very proud of you.

Twwet of M.K.Stalin :

“The performance of the Indian Women’s #Hockey Team at #Tokyo2020 is no less than those that resulted in a medal. I congratulate each and every member of our team for taking India to the semi-finals for the first time in #Olympics and for their undaunting efforts till the end.”

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India gets its possession back by winning an Olympic medal after 41 years in Hockey Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:28:23 +0000

Through 2021 is the toughest year for all of us but it’s been an incredible year for the sports era as after the gap of 41 long years India holds the possession back to win an Olympic medal in Men’s Hockey. Though it’s a bronze but worth the gold.

#Tokyoolympics2020 #Teamindia #Bronzeisgold #Menshockeyteam #After41yeras #saidlist

India was facing Germany in the bronze medal match after loosing to Belgium in the semi finals. During the first quarter India was at the backfoot with 1-3 by Germany but after in the third quarter India hold it back with a lead of 5-3.

It was an incredible match as it was quite suspenseful till the last 6.8 seconds but eventually India made its efforts worth to the medal.

Gautam Gambhir congratulates the Indian team for the historic win,

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BCCI Confirms England Players’ Availability For T20 League In UAE… Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:25:38 +0000

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that the English players will be available for the resumption of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE from September 19.

#bcci #ipl #cricket #2021 #uae #edition #england #bangladesh #ani #english #players #saidlist #like #comments #share #updates #games

The postponement of the England-Bangladesh series has opened the doors for the English players to use the IPL as preparatory ground for the T20 World Cup which gets underway just after the IPL.

Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said the BCCI has received the green signal from the England and Wales Cricket Board on the participation of the English players and is the perfect example of the brilliant working relation BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has with the English and Bangladesh cricket board.

“The English players will be available for the resumption of the IPL in the UAE. The BCCI has the green signal. This shows the brilliant working relationship that the secretary has with not just the ECB, but also the BCB,” the source said.

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It’s a good day for India in Tokyo Olympics, Glittering the hopes for medals Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:04:45 +0000

In the Tokyo Olympics, it’s a great day as it started with the winning of Neeraj chopra who qualified for the finals with top position with a throw of 86.7 meters. In wrestling, Ravi Kumar and Deepak puniya entered the semi finals.

PM Narendra Modi tweeted for congratulating Neeraj Chopra;

Anand mahindra tweeted on twitter, “A star is born….”

Ved malik tweet, “WHAT A THROW!!!  86.65 m

Congratulations to Subedar #NeerajChopra , VSM on qualifying for the finals of the #JavelinThrow event at #Tokyo2020 #Olympics

Best wishes for the Finals

In the Tokyo Olympics, on one hand there are winners on the spot, secondly, Lovlina won a bronze medal in freestyle boxing. She tasted defeat by Turkish player in the semi finals. 

In the upcoming matches there are matches which are continuously glittering the hopes for medals in the form of Ravi Kumar and Deepak puniya. Women’s hockey team will play their semi finals today to go for the race to gold.

#Tokyoolympics #Goforgold  #Boxing #Tokyoolympics2020 #wrestling #saidlist

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Indian Men’s Hockey lost against Belgium in the Semis Tue, 03 Aug 2021 07:37:50 +0000

India’s biggest medal hope this time from men’s hockey to win a gold this time shattered by Belgium in the semi finals.

On Tuesday, India lost to Belgium with 5-2 in the semi finals and now will be competing in the upcoming match for the bronze medal. There was a medal hope for gold after a huge gap when the men’s hockey team came to the semi finals.

India was leading in the first two quarters of the game with 2-1 but then Belgium hold it back and defeated India with the margin of 5-2 in the last quarter. Now there is a medal of bronze for which India will be competing in upcoming match.

#Hockeyteamofindia #Chakdeindia #Tokyoolympics2020 #Goforgold

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PV Sindhu, created history; first woman to have two Olympic medals in badminton Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:40:58 +0000

PM Narendra Modi, tweet on twitter ;

“We are all elated by the stellar performance by @Pvsindhu1. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze at @Tokyo2020. She is India’s pride and one of our most outstanding Olympians. #Tokyo2020

Piyush goyal tweet; “Congratulations on scripting history at the #Olympics#PVSindhu The first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals. Your bronze medal win has charged up an entire nation.”

PV Sindhu created history by winning back to back two medals in the Olympics. Sindhu won silver medal in 2016 in Rio Olympics and yet again she has won bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics.

PV Sindhu by winning this medal became the first Indian woman to win two back to back medals in an individual game in Olympics.

On Sunday, she was facing the shutter of China, where she defeated her in the bronze medal race by 21-15 and 21-13 in straight sets and clearly bring the glory home.

Sindhu said, “I am feeling so proud as it’s a proud moment for me. I am on the top of the world”.

#Tokyoolympics #Olympicgames2020 #PVSindhu #Bronzemedal #Proudindia

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Tokyo Olympics:- Archer Atanu Das, boxer Amit Panghal bows out in pre quarter finals Sat, 31 Jul 2021 11:52:09 +0000

On the 9th day of Tokyo Olympics 2020, the day Didn’t start well. It started with the defeat of boxer Amit Panghal and than archer Atanu Das didn’t make it to quarter finals in the game.

There is some relief as in the women’s field, as Kamaljeet Kaur qualifies in the finals of Women discus throw with the record of 64 meters. 

Meanwhile, there is still the hope for medals for India as in the afternoon show, PV Sindhu is going to make her best to take it to the finals of badminton singles of women against China.

Puja Rani is still the hope as if she wins today she will hold for the third medal for India in Tokyo Olympics.

#Tokyoolympics #Discussthrow #Archeratanudas #Olympics2020 #Goforgold #Womenempowerment

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#KamalpreetKaur #TokyoOlympics Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:37:06 +0000

Kamalpreet kaur did not disappoint on her Olympic debut, qualifying for the women’s discus for final perfectly with a 64m effort on Saturday in Tokyo.

#goforgold #teamindia #KamalpreetKaur #TokyoOlympics #discussthrow #cheer4india #Atheletics #Olympicgames #Olympics2021 #Indiatodayatolympics

Arvind Kejriwal@ArvindKejriwal tweet for #kamalpreetkaur :

What an excellent performance Congratulations to Kamalpreet Kaur for qualifying for Women’s Discus Throw finals in #TokyoOlympics. Wish you all the very best champion. India is proud of you. #Cheer4Indiia

Railway ministry of India tweet :

Randeep Hudda is also tweet on tweeter for #kamalpreetkaur

The Punjab athlete, who has not competed in the Asian Games or Commonwealth Games and who has a personal best of 66.59m achieved in June, opened her qualification series with 60.29m. She then produced two big throws, 63.97 and 64m, to finish second overall behind American Valarie Allman (66.42).

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Tokyo Olympics:- Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assure India’s second medal in Tokyo Olympics Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:53:31 +0000

After a shocking defeat of Marry Kom in Tokyo Olympics, Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assure a medal for the nation this morning. This will be the second medal for India in Tokyo Olympics 2020.

#Lovlinaborgohain #Bronzetogold #Tokyoolympics #games #olympics

The Times Of India@timesofindia also tweeted :

It will be India’s first boxing medal in Tokyo Olympics after getting a silver in weight lifting by Merabai chanu on the very initial day. Lovlina shattered former world champion Bien Chin Chen of China to enter into the semi finals.

Lovlina, a two time world championship bronze medalist, keep it calm and quite successfully entered the semi finals where she will be competing with world champion Busenaz of Turkey to change the colour of the medal from bronze to silver or gold.

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“What an ultimate champion looks like” Priyanka Chopra praise Marry Kom after her journey end in Olympics Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:28:56 +0000

Priyanka Chopra tweeted on tweeter ;

This is what the ultimate champion looks like… Bravo @MangteC… you’ve shown us how to go the distance with passion and dedication. You inspire us and make us proud Every.Single.Time.

Priyanka Chopra shared a picture on her instagram profile by watching the opening of the olympic games:

In the Tokyo Olympics when Marry Kom lost her match in quarter finals of women’s boxing, India lost its one hope to gain a medal. It was her last match in the Olympics. Adding to that, Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra praised her a lot as titled her “an ultimate champion”

.#Bravo #MCMarrykom #Quarterfinals #Tokyoolympics #प्रियंकाचोपड़ा

Actress Priyanka Chopra showed her support to Marry Kom after she suffered a shocking defeat in Tokyo Olympics. She added, ” This is what an ultimate champion looks like. Bravo, you have shown us how to go with distance with passion and dedication. You inspired us every single time. Raising hands. #Legend”.

After the match Marry Kom thought she had won the match. Therefore she slammed the International Olympics Committee for “Poor judging” her performance.

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The Photographers Of This Virat Kohli, KL Rahul Pic, Athiya Shetty And Anushka Sharma… Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:32:19 +0000

A new, unseen picture of Athiya, KL Rahul, Anushka and Virat has gone viral on social media.
#unseen #picture #athiya #kl #rahul #anuksha #virat #goodtimes #viralphoto #social media #saidlist #like #share #comment

Bollywood actresses Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty, two of who have been in England with their respective partners, cricketers Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, are having a gala time in each other.

The said image which was shared by KL Rahul on his Instagram last night featured him and Virat with Indian cricketers Ishant Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, and Umesh Yadav.

Athiya, Anushka with other WAGs which included Umesh’s wife Tanya Wadhwa, Ishant’s wife Pratima Singh and Rajal Arora, Senior Producer of the BCCI media team, and Mayank’s wife Aashita Sood.

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By defeating Denmark’s player, PV Sindhu enters the quarter finals of Badminton in Tokyo Olympics Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:34:03 +0000

On the seventh day of Tokyo Olympics 2020, India’s medal hopes goes on high as Indian shuttler PV Sindhu beat Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the straight sets.

#PVsindhu #Starshutter #Winforwin #Goldthistime #Tokyoolympics2020 #saidlist #games #instagram #facebook

Sindhu by defeating Mia Blichfeldt clearly made it to the quarter finals in women’s badminton singles. Sindhu beat Mia as 21-15, 21-13 in just 41 minutes during the game in her round of 16 match in Tokyo Olympics.

With this good news Sindhu has made her place to run in quarter finals and glitter the hope of one more medal to the nation after Mirabai chanu’s Silver in weight lifting. 

Read some other news of PV sindhu here

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PV Sindhu, enters the pre quarter finals, Hockey team lost the game.. Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:27:30 +0000

Rio Olympics Gold medalist PV Sindhu, enters the last 16 pre quarter finals. In the badminton single category, PV Sindhu defeated the player from Hong Kong NY Cheung. 

Whereas the Hockey team of India wasn’t able to make it to win. 

#Olympics2020 #Tokyoolympics #PVSindhu #Goldthistime #Worldsnumber7 #games #instagram #saidlist #facebook #like #post 

World’s 7th ranked player Sindhu has defeated NY Cheung several times in many meetings as it was not the first time.

Now Sindhu will meet Denmark’s world number 12 Mia Blichfeldt. This player topped group one.

Rio Olympics Gold medalist PV Sindhu, is the hope for India to have one more media in the list after Merabai chanu won silver medal in the Ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

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Bhavani Devi got knocked out in fencing after loosing to France’s Manon in Tokyo Olympics 2021 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:58:47 +0000

India’s representative at fencing in Tokyo Olympics 2021, got knocked out by France’s Manon. Bhavani Devi, who was representing India in the Tokyo Olympics, in the fencing category, got the taste of defeat.

She gave a good start to the game on the first attempt and became the first woman to get in this category as a fencer but couldn’t be able to continue the charm.

Bhavani Devi was pumped from the first ‘en grade’ and led all the way through.

However, she was knocked out by France’s Manon Brunet in a table of 32 match.

#Tokyo #Tokyoolympics #Tokyoolympics2021 #Gold #Silver #Bronze

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India wins the opening match 3-2 against New Zealand… Sat, 24 Jul 2021 09:26:16 +0000

India beat New Zealand 3-2 in a Pool A match of the men’s hockey event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinderpal Singh scored three between them.

New Zealand had a chance to make it 3-3 in the dying seconds when Kane Russell hit a shot towards the top left corner of the post off a penalty corner. Indian goalie Sreejesh executed a full-stretch dive to his right to deny New Zealand the equaliser. Moments later, he pulled off another remarkable save in open play.

New Zealand won its first penalty corner in the 6th minute and Kane Russell converted it to make it 1-0. However, minutes later, India pulled one back when Rupinder Pal sent NZL keeper Leon Hayward the wrong way from close range.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 is now to be start by today as in 2021 Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:19:41 +0000

The live telecast of Tokyo Olympics 2021 will be on Doordarshan and Sony sports network from 4:30 PM IST.

The Tokyo Olympics, which got stucked due to the shades of Coronavirus last year, are now going to start and thrill the audiences from 23rd July 2021. The opening ceremony will be telecast on Doordarshan and Sony sports network in the evening time. Meanwhile the live streaming will be on Sony Liv app and on the website as well.

The Rescheduled Olympics will premiere their grand opening ceremony Under the amid shades of Covid-19 where the Players will showcase their talent in different fields and forms with full agility and strength.

#Tokyoolympics #Olympics2021 #Openingceremony #2020to2021 #saidlist #instragram #like #share #comment #saidlist

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Ankita Raina: Sania’s experience, my enthusiasm could be a surprise weapon… Thu, 22 Jul 2021 06:06:25 +0000

The former Asian Games bronze medallist (singles) is quite excited about the Olympics and shares her thoughts on her prospects and what she is looking for before leaving for Tokyo after training with Sania Mirza at her academy in Hyderabad.

There’s a big mix of emotions – excitement, nerves, pride! But I’m determined to focus on the task at hand and give it my best shot. The journey here has been a long one. I’ve always dreamt of it, but it is, of course, no easy feat. The best of the best compete there, and you get a chance only once in four years, says Ankita about how she feels about the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.

Representing the country at the Olympics is the dream of every athlete and it will now turn into reality for me. I’m excited and really looking forward to it, but I’m also focused on the task at hand. The world’s best athletes are going to be there, and to finish on the podium, I know I’m going to have to play my best tennis ever. That’s what I’m focusing on.

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Sri-lanka vs India, 2nd ODI, Virat Kohli praise for great win of India .. Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:45:17 +0000

Great win by the boys. From a tough situation to pull it off was an amazing effort .  well done DC and Surya 🇮🇳Kohli tweeted after wins .

ndia scored in #SLvsIND 277 for 7 in 49.1 overs. Surya kumar yadav scored a half century , and Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets.

#Teamindia #SLvIND #HungerTOWin #chahar #deepakchahar  

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#ChessWorldCup Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:17:49 +0000

R. Praggnanandhaa, 15, became the youngest Indian to qualify to the fourth round of the Chess World Cup in Sochi, Russia. Praggnanandhaa secured a win in 67 moves in the second tie-break game against the Polish grandmaster Michał Krasenkow.

The youngster, who lost from a winning position in the second game on Monday, bounced back strongly to blank Michael Krasenkow 2-0 in the two rapid tiebreak games.

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Alex Carey to captain Australia In 1st ODI vs West Indies in Aaron Finch’s absence… Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:30:57 +0000

Alex Carey will captain Australia in the first one-day international against the West Indies; Cricket Australia said on Monday that Finch injured a knee while batting in the fifth Twenty20 in St. Lucia last Friday and that his fitness for the ODI series will be assessed on a day-to-day basis.

All three matches are being played in Barbados, starting on Wednesday. Carey, 29, will become Australia’s 26th ODI captain and takes the mantle in the absence of regular vice-captain Pat Cummins, who is sitting out the West Indies tour along with a host of senior players including Steve Smith and David Warner.

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Tabraiz Samshi caught the victory for South Africa by 1-0.. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:39:29 +0000

In the ongoing T-20 series between South Africa and Ireland, Tabraiz Samshi hit four wickets completely which open the doors for South Africa to beat Ireland and get ahead by 1-0.

South Africa beat Ireland by 33 runs in the first T-20 match of the three match series.

Samshi, the top ranked bowler in the T-20 cricket, figured 4-27 in the match and catch the victory.

Seven of the eight batsman reached to the top figures during the match, 

Where Aiden Markram scored and David Miller scored 28.

The total score to be shifted at 165-7 in 20 overs in their first match.

#T20 #Samshi #Southafrica #victory

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Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest Indian opener to reach the 6000-run mark in ODI cricket… Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:32:01 +0000

Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest Indian opener to reach the 6000-run mark in ODI cricket, crossing the milestone in the series opener against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.

#shikhardhawan #indian #opener #run #cricket #srilanka #saidlist #comment #colombo #indianskipper

The Indian skipper went past former India captain Sourav Ganguly (160 innings) and Rohit Sharma (200 innings) to reach the landmark in 140 innings.

See how his teammates are pouring wishes on his becoming the fastest Indian opener!

Dhawan is now the second-fastest opener in the world to cross the feat behind Hashim Amla, who went past the mark in just 126 innings. Dhawan is fourth on the all-time list behind Amla (126), Virat Kohli (136) and Kane Williamson (139).

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Rishabh Pant Gets a Gift from England -Covid 19 Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:18:39 +0000

Rishabh Pant is always in the news at times for his accomplishments but also at times for not very good things. The latest about him is that he has been tested +ve for Covid.

This has created a lot of noise on social media with people pointing out to what caused it and to the surprise of all there are photos of him watching Football at the euros which may have caused this.

Rishabh Pant is known for his heroics on the field and is a hard hitter of the ball but this kind of an act is not expected from a National team player. He should have been wearing a mask at least.

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Gayle blitz helps West Indies secure T20 series against Australia… Tue, 13 Jul 2021 12:38:27 +0000

Chris Gayle belted 67 from 38 balls to guide the West Indies to a six-wicket, series-clinching win over Australia in the third Twenty20 cricket international. The West Indies finished 142-4, chasing down Australia’s total 141-6 with 31 balls to spare in the third of five T20s.

Stand-in captains Nicholas Pooran hit the winning runs to remain unbeaten on 32 from 27 balls. But it was all about former captain Gayle in St. Lucia.

The 41-year-old left-hander slogged seven sixes and four boundaries as he posted his first Twenty20 International half-century since an unbeaten 100 against England in March 2016.

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EURO2020!!! Mon, 12 Jul 2021 12:58:28 +0000

Italy crowned European champion after penalty shootout win over England.
Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two penalties in the shootout to guide Italy to the EURO 2020 title at the Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.

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Anurag Thakur appointed new Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports… Thu, 08 Jul 2021 11:53:23 +0000

Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur was appointed as the new Union Sports Minister, taking over from Kiren Rijiju.
#anurag #anuragthakur #bcci #president #unionsports #minister #saidlist #like #share #comment

Anurag Thakur was given charge of sports along with the Information and Broadcasting ministry after he took oath as a cabinet minister. “I am honoured to serve the people of India as a Union Cabinet minister and take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for entrusting me with this responsibility,” Thakur tweeted.

Anurag Thakur was the president of the BCCI between May 2016 and February 2017. Before that, he was the secretary of the Board and also headed the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).

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#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:32:37 +0000

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Brazil beats Peru 1-0 to move into Copa America final… Tue, 06 Jul 2021 12:11:05 +0000

Brazil reached the Copa America final after a first-half goal from Lucas Paqueta, his second in two games, gave them a 1-0 win over Peru on Monday. The host nation will play the winner of Tuesday’s other semi-final between Argentina and Colombia in the title decider at the Maracana stadium on Saturday.

Brazil has won the Copa America every time it hosted the tournament and in the early part of Monday’s match showed exactly why it is favorites to do so again, within the first 20 minutes, Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese made two point-blank saves in succession from Neymar and Richarlison plus another two blocks when Casemiro tried his luck from further out.

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Cook pointed out India’s weakness against the moving ball… Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:41:19 +0000

Former England captain Alastair Cook reckons India will be in trouble if the ball moves around in the upcoming five-match Test series in the UK, notwithstanding its formidable batting line-up.

#england  #love #cricketer #cricketteam #cricket #cricketfans #lovecricket #dream #cricketlover #teamindia #cricketlover #sports #cricketmerijaan  #cricketlove #cricketlife #saidlist #games #players #cook

England will always fancy their chances more if that ball moves. If the conditions are like that in the month of August with moisture around, England will fancy bowling to that Indian side. “Yes, they are a world-class batting unit. But their big weakness is the ball that moves if it nips. You always fancy your chances against them,” Cook said on BBC Test Match Special podcast episode.

“I did say New Zealand was going to win that game purely down to the fact that they were match-hardened. Those two Test matches against England were such perfect preparation,” Cook said.

“Intra-squad games, as good as your intention might be, it hasn’t got the same intensity. First hour might be really competitive but everything goes less and less and less. India was hard done by that way,” Cook added.

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Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic Survives Series Of Falls To March Into 3rd Round… Thu, 01 Jul 2021 06:28:39 +0000

In a repeat of the 2018 Wimbledon final, Djokovic triumphed once again over Anderson in straight sets in the second-round contest on Wednesday.

#tennis #players #wimbledon #djokovic #secondround #beats #saidlist #like #comment #share #yourviews

World number one Djokovic, chasing a sixth Wimbledon and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, won 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 over the 102nd-ranked South African. However, he slipped and fell on at least five occasions on Centre Court, the day after Serena Williams suffered a tearful, tournament-ending injury on Tuesday due to similar slips.

Despite the tumbles, the Serb cruised to victory over the man he defeated in the 2018 final without facing a single breakpoint and committing just six unforced errors.

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Switzerland beats France 5-4 on penalties at Euro 2020. Tue, 29 Jun 2021 09:47:21 +0000

Switzerland beats France 5-4 on penalties at Euro 2020. The Switzerland goalkeeper, who left in the middle of the European Championship’s group stage to be with his wife for the birth of their second daughter, made the biggest save of his life against one of the best players in the world.

#euro2020 #switzerland #france #penalty #5-4 #goalkeeper #championship #leftstage #seconddaughter #saidlist #share #like #comment #bestplayers #players #team #world

That gave the Swiss a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over World Cup champion France on Monday and a spot in the quarterfinals of a major soccer tournament for the first time in 67 years. The match had finished 3-3.

Sommer dived to his right to save the final penalty by Kylian Mbappé, the young France forward who became a superstar at the last World Cup by scoring in the final. “I think that everything we had in us, we left out on the field,” Sommer said. “I’m unbelievably proud of this team, how we’ve done it this evening.”

The Swiss haven’t reached the quarterfinals at a major tournament since they hosted the World Cup in 1954. This team also ended a run of three consecutive exits in the round of 16. They were knocked out by Poland after losing a penalty shootout 5-4 at Euro 2016.

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Euro 2020: France Eye Quarterfinals Berth As Luka Modric Plots Spain Downfall. Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:14:34 +0000

World Cup holders France are in Euro 2020 action on Monday as they face Switzerland in Bucharest looking to secure a place in the quarter-finals, while Luka Modric leads Croatia into battle against Spain.

#EURO #euro2020 #worldcup #lukamodric #spain #auarterfinals #uefa #football #saidlist #dailynews #allupdates

The pre-tournament favourites, France have so far struggled to find their best form in this competition after following a narrow opening win over Germany’s withdraws against Hungary and Portugal.

Switzerland, who qualified for the last 16 as one of the best third-placed sides, have not won a knockout tie at a major tournament since the 1930s and it would be an enormous shock if they ousted the defending world champions.

Around 25,000 supporters will be permitted in the stands, amounting to half the overall capacity as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed.

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Brazil controversial 2-1 win over Colombia; unhappy with the referee’s decision. Fri, 25 Jun 2021 07:04:38 +0000

Brazil controversial 2-1 win over Colombia; extremely unhappy with the referee’s decision. Brazil had a large share of possession but struggled to erase the deficit as Colombia held on doggedly. Brazil’s attack was rather tame in the first half and Colombia went into the interval with the lead.

#brazil #colombia #unhappy #referee #decision #unhappy #controversial #win #2-1 #heartbroken #game #players #football #nestorpitana
#saidlist #like #share #yourtake

In world football, referees have one of the toughest jobs, as every one of their decisions could have a major role in the outcome of the game, every referee has to make difficult decisions and will get criticized at some point of time by players, managers and the fans.

The ball had struck the referee, Nestor Pitana, and he seemed like he was going to blow his whistle before he let play go on and Brazil went on to score. The Colombian defense, expecting the referee to blow the whistle, momentarily shut down and Lodi whipped in across that Firmino duly converted.

The Colombians were extremely unhappy with the referee’s decision, which was upheld by a VAR check and had a long heated argument that didn’t affect the scoreline.

#brazil #colombia #unhappy #referee #decision #unhappy #controversial #win #2-1 #heartbroken #game #players #football #nestorpitana #saidlist #like #share #yourtake

A referee’s decisions have a major impact on the game and it is important that common sense is displayed on the pitch. However, there have been a number of blatant blunders by officials in the past.

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#Messi34 Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:05:47 +0000

The greatest Football player of all time was born today…
May all the joy you have spread around come back to you a hundredfold. Happy birthday Lionel Messi!!!

#birthday #messi #football #team #lionel #lionelmessi #loveforfootball #greatestplayer #loveforhim #player #footballer #messifans #saidlist #comment #wishes #like

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#HappyBirthdayDada Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:24:50 +0000

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Former India Captain Sourav Ganguly. Hope you continue your good work for the betterment of Indian cricket. One of the most Fearless Captain India ever Produced.

#happybirthdaydada #souravganguly #india #indiancriketer #cricket #trueleader #formercaptain #bestcaptain #blessings #stayhealthy

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#HappyBirthdayMSD Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:46:26 +0000

From leading India to the World Cup in 2011 to breaking many cricket records, you are an inspiration to millions. Wishing the legend and a true leader MS Dhoni a very Happy Birthday.

#happybirthdaymsd #happybirthdaydhoni #birthdayboy #cricket #dhoni #india #msdhoni #celebration #worldcup

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Clean Sweep against South Africa – Congratulations Team India Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:32:01 +0000 We are full of praise for our team after they crushed South Africa by an inning and 202 runs in the Third Test in Ranchi to complete a 3-0 Clean Sweep on Tuesday. This completed India’s record of 11th consecutive Test series triumph at home.
Proud of you Team India!!

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All set for Former Indian Captain – Sourav Ganguly to become BCCI’s new president Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:46:13 +0000 Sourav Ganguly, who led India to the 2003 World Cup finals and is one of the most accomplished captains of the Indian cricket team when filled his nomination for the post was selected by BCCI as they announced that they have selected Ganguly as president and that the decision will be finalised on the 23rd October.

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PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:11:43 +0000 P.V. Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win gold medal in Badminton World Championships by defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in just 38 mins.

Now, Sindhu has all medals from World Championships – two bronze medals, two silver medals and a gold medal.

In the year 2017, Sindhu met Okuhara in a World Championships final but the gold was grabbed by Okuhara in an epic 110-minutes.

A gold medal for the country is a gold gift for mother.

The President of India, the Prime Minister of India along with other ministers and common man had congratulated P.V. Sindhu for her great achievement. It is a moment of pride for everyone.

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Veteran Malinga announces his retirement day Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:37:24 +0000 Sri Lanka’s experienced and fast bowler Lasith Malinga announced on 23 July that he will be retiring from ODI matches after the first game of one-day international series against Bangladesh.

He was selected in Sri Lanka’s 22-members team for the upcoming three-days ODIs against Bangladesh at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium which will be starting from 26 July. But it was clear in the official announcement that Malinga will be available for Twenty20 Internationals.

Let’s have a glimpse of what people say about Veteran Lasith Malinga!

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Football Ratna – Sunil Chhetri interacts with fans at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:09:41 +0000

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Soccer fans from Delhi. Sunil Chhetri is the current Indian and Bengaluru FC captain. He was facilitated in ‘An Evening with Sunil Chhetri’ organised by Football Delhi at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. Sunil Chhetri was given the FOOTBALL  RATNA AWARD 

Sunil Chhetri interacted openly with fans, Media personnel and Soccer association present and past officials. He carries a very wise head upon his shoulders. Sunil was very prompt and straight forward in answering to all the questions.

He had good words of advice to kids who are taking up football. When asked about the importance about Skill and Stamina for a football Player, Sunil Chhetri insisted that ‘Hardwork’ is more important. He stressed upon the fact that there are no shortcuts even if a player has good ‘Skills’ and ‘Stamina’.

Sunil Chhetri was recently awarded the PadmShri for his outstanding contribution to Football. Sunil has taken Indian Football up the ladder on the global stage. The Indian team had a fantastic outing at the AFC Asian Cup where Sunil Chhetri added to his tally of International goals to 67. Sunil Chhetri is now the second top scorer of International goals. He is ranked second after Christiano Ronaldo leaving behind Messi among the active international Players.

The event was a memorable one for all who attended. Football Delhi President Shaji Prabhakaran awarded the first ever Football Ratna award to the living Legend.

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Hardik Pandya Apologies after Facing Flak for Sexist Remarks on ‘Koffee with Karan’ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 05:35:00 +0000 Pandya’s apology comes days after the episode featuring him and KL Rahul on ‘Koffee with Karan’ caught everyone’s attention for Pandya’s outrageous statements about women and his sexual activities.
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya issued an apology on Wednesday after his appearance on the latest episode of Koffee with Karan drew criticism from every quarter for his ‘misogynist’, ‘sexist’, and ‘racist’ remarks.
Taking to Twitter, Pandya admitted that he ‘got a bit carried away with the nature of the show’ and he meant no disrespect to anyone.
“After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Respect,” Pandya wrote on his Twitter page.

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Priyanka Chopra May have made Biopic too early,as MaryKom Achieves another milestones Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:16:50 +0000 Mother of three, marry Kom is still not planning on slowing down anytime soon, the sportswoman won us a gold medal for the sixth time on Saturday. Stagnant as the first female boxer to win six gold medals in the World Championship, the boss-lady has yet again manifest that there’s no terminate her! It considers like Priyanka Chopra has made the biopic too early because Mary Kom just keeps getting better.

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Gautam Gambhir all set for final cricket match of his career Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:35:12 +0000 Gautam Gambhir all set for the final cricket match of his career
One of the biggest names to ever don the Delhi jersey, Gambhir will be retiring from his spiritual home, the Feroz Shah Kotla, amidst an outpouring of emotion on social media, where he enjoys a sizeable following.

Gautam Gambhir’s final appearance in competitive cricket will add an emotional overtone to an otherwise normal Ranji Trophy group league encounter between a depleted Delhi and Andhra starting here from Thursday.

One of the biggest names to ever don the Delhi jersey, Gambhir will be retiring from his spiritual home, the Feroz Shah Kotla, amidst an outpouring of emotion on social media, where he enjoys a sizeable following.

However, Delhi would have ideally liked the veteran left-hander to at least complete the season but having understood that a good IPL deal is a long shot, Gambhir did what any player who has played a bit of international cricket would do — retire with minimum fuss.

With regular captain Nitish Rana and the talented Himmat Singh away on national duty (with Emerging India squad), Gambhir’s experience was much more required at this stage where a couple of bad matches will put Delhi out of knock-out contention.
Gambhir will be the star attraction even as home team coach Mithun Manhas plans to hand three debuts.

One of them is U-23 captain Jonty Sidhu, whose senior team debut has been much anticipated after a string of good shows at the U-19 and U-23 level.
A former U-19 India captain, the lanky left-hander Jonty is also a brilliant fielder and will replace skipper Rana in the playing XI as Dhruv Shorey leads the side.

The other debutant could be left-arm spinner Shivank Fascist while veteran Vaibhav Rawal may come in place of Himmat.

The three players out of the 15 are Sarthak Ranjan, Kunwar Bodhi, both of whom failed in the last game, along with left-arm spinner Varun Sood.

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Delhi Soccer Association promulgate squad for Junior National Football Championship Tue, 27 Nov 2018 06:11:24 +0000

My best wishes to @FootballDelhi Junior Boys team for National Junior Football Championship (BC Roy Trophy) in Odisha. #Delhi

— Shaji Prabhakaran (@Shaji4Football) November 25, 2018

Delhi Soccer Association on Sunday named a 20-member troop for the 50th Junior National Football Championship scheduled to be held in Punjab from January 25 to February 3.

The DSA selection committee, after a 15-day open selection proceedings -cum-coaching camp at the CWG Village Sports Complex, Akshardham, proclaims the squad and named goalkeeper Bunty as captain and defender Aniket Singh Thakur as vice-captain.

Delhi has been clubbed in reproduce D with Madhya Pradesh, Sports Authority of India and Goa. Delhi opens their campaign opposed Sports Authority of India on January 26 tread on the heels of by Goa on January 28 and Madhya Pradesh on January 30.
The semi-finals date January 31 and on February 1. The final is lambaste on February 3rd.
Sweeper: Himanshu, Ritwik Ramola, Ankiket Singh Thakur (vice-captain), Anurag Singh, Yash Sharma.

Equidistant -fielders: Ankit Rawat, Parchey Badhiyari, Lalman, Arav Bagla, Shivender Kumar Bharati

Onwards: Nischey Adhikari, Suyesh Tiwari, Rohit Singh, Kaonaya Bansal, Adan Malik
Stand-buys: Shashank Malhotra, Himanshu Manocha, Shashank Bisht, Chirag Nayak, Jeffery Gangte, Shahil Mahajan, Manav Rawala, Tanish Arora, Himanshu Gosain.

In this, the decision for the changing sport in the sport governing authority of the state was taken at the executive committee, where it was decided that a branding partner will be bought on board to oversee and the logo change.

Nineteen members of the executive committee unanimously approved this decision in addition to approving 10 standing committees and 15 sub-committee for a different area of football.

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Pele visited India, said will choose Messi over Ronaldo anyday Sat, 06 Oct 2018 12:07:25 +0000 Pele, the King of Football aka Black Pearl visited India. In a press interview, the former football superstar said that he will choose Messi over Ronaldo to play for his team anytime. The questions were replied by the superstar at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. The summit also witnessed the presence of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, the former Indian Football team captain Baichung Bhutia and many more.

The god of football replied to many questions, some were asked by the fans, some by media channels. The summit also gave the opportunity to former Indian football team captain, Baichung Butia to ask questions to Pele. It was during one such question asked by the former captain to which Pele replied, “Ronaldo and Messi are different types of players, one can’t compare them. Ronaldo is a center forward player and Messi is a more organized player. I will choose Messi over Ronaldo to play for my team”.

The question that who is a better player among Messi or Ronaldo has been bugging us all from a long time, at least we got to know what the legend thinks.

He first won the FIFA World Cup title with the Brazilian national team as a teenager in the year 1958 and went on to defend the world title with the Selecao in the year 1962. He capped off his outstanding international career with his third World Cup trophy in 1970.

Please check the below link for more details-


Here are some insights-

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Christiano Ronaldo accused of rape, firmly denies Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:37:27 +0000 Christiano Ronaldo, the Portugese forward player, five times recipient of the Ballon’D award has been accused of rape and sexual harassment by a woman. The woman has filed a case saying that the football star sexually assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009. This is not the first incident when when people are hearing about the loose character of CR7.

The allegation is a part of the ‘Me Too’ movement which started after several woman accused Harvey Weinstein, the famous movie producer of Hollywood for sexual harassment. This allegation was followed my many harassment allegations on men from women all over the world. Kathryn Mongra, a former teacher is the lady that held Ronaldo accused. Her lawyer has said that the woman came out after getting inspired from the Me Too Moment.

Christiano Ronaldo has denied the allegation firmly saying that he is a person whose ideology and actions are something which are totally opposite to rape.

The fans of the star are supporting him and have expressed negative comments and views for the woman, but the question which  arises is that why will a woman blame a man for something that can have adverse effects on her life too, everyone knows the repercussions of messing with the celebrities and accusing them for harrassing.

The scenario can also be other way round, it may be possible that the woman is performing a publicity stunt, because getting one’s name taken with Christiano Ronaldo is also a big thing for people, after all no one can deny the fact that Ronaldo is a legend in football.

Here is the statement of the star, his fans who are against the woman and people who are supporting the lady:

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The A and B division Leagues of Football Delhi (DSA) begin Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:00:46 +0000 Football Delhi, Delhi’s Soccer Association has started the 2018-19 Annual A and B Division football league championship from 4th Oct. Both of the leagues will take place simultaneously.

A Division League:

The A Division League will be held at Netaji Subhash Sports Complex, Jasola and the event will witness the participation of 20 affiliated clubs. The teams have been divided into three groups and the top teams will be selected for the super six round robin league.
The top two teams of A Division league will be promoted to superior leagues and the bottom two teams will get demoted to B Division League. The matches will take place at 1.15 pm and then 2.30 pm respectively.
Mr Hem Chand has been appointed as vice-president and Benny Joseph has been appointed as chairman and convenor of A division league.

B Division League:

The B Divison League will take place simultaenously at CWG Village Aksharham. Twenty Six affiliated clubs will compete for the top honours in Football Delhi. The teams have been divided into three groups and the top teams will be selected for the super six round robin league. The top two teams of B Division League will get promoted to the A Division League.
Mohd Aslam is the appointed chairman and Sunil Dutt is the covenor of the B division league.

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New Sponsors for Football Delhi, Delhi Soccer association Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:08:02 +0000 The JSW Group, a pioneer in the steel and cement industry has funded the Football Delhi  the erstwhile DSA. The JSW Group has decided to fund the football body for the next 3 years, the news is a big inspiration for all the players and people associated to the football world. Football Delhi is the governing body of  Football in Delhi.

The JSW Group under the JSW sports banner has supported the development of many young athletes. Apart from being the main sponsors for Bengaluru FC, they are helping talented sportsmen reach out to the world, the  JSW group are sponsoring athletes like wrestlers Pooja Dhandha and Sakhshi Malik, Neeraj Chopra of Javelin Throw and many more to win gold for the nation.

The Association has been able to get support from the corporate world in various forms and now has several Support Partners like JSW, Angelique Foundation, ExperealMyCujoo (Live Streaming Site) and ITCombine who manage the Web presence for Football Delhi.  These are really good sign for development of Football in Delhi.

After the recent change in the leadership Football Delhi has initiated many events related to football, one such event is the Football Delhi Golden League, which is generating huge interest and participation across Delhi. The recent matches witnessed participation of around 1200 players, the league was a huge success at all the eight venues where it took  place, the audience enjoyed over 200+ goals being scored.

The players from Delhi have always made an impactious contribution to the football sport, Delhi players have done well in the past and are continuing to do so. The Indian Football team captain Sunil Chhetri is one major historical contribution of Delhi to the football realm. Sunil Chhetri, born and brought up in Delhi, serves an inspiration for all the football players in India who dream  to make it to the international football platform someday.

Football Delhi  celebrated the birthday of Sunil Chhetri as Delhi Football Day, the occasion was marked by the presence of Sunil Chhetri’s parents who interacted with the younger talent and motivated them the play sports more passionately. 3rd August, from now on will be celebrated as FOOTBALL DELHI Day, every year.

Due to increased focus and structured approach of Football Delhi, there has been a surge in involvement and performance of Players, specially Girls of Delhi, who have performed equally well and are nowhere less in comparison  to the boys, Aveka Singh got selected in the under 14 Indian Jr Football Team  and is making news as the Vice Captain of the team. Recently 2 Seniors girls Aditi Chauhan  and Dalima  Chibber have been inducted to the Indian Senior Womens team.

The future of Football in Delhi certainly looks bright.

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Delhi Soccer Association is now Football Delhi. Fri, 04 May 2018 16:02:53 +0000 The AIFF operates through its state Associations and the Football administration in Delhi is managed by the Delhi Soccer Association. The DSA has been in operation since long and has charge of  80 plus clubs across various divisions including both Men and Women.

With the growing focus on Football and increase in interest among the youth there has been a talk of bringing professionalism in management of the Footballing activities. With the success of the FIFA U17 in India, Football has taken the center stage. The Delhi State Association elections that were held in Nov 2017 also saw a complete change in the committee, with the election of a set of younger and internationally experienced Shaji Prabhakaran as the President.

The new President and the Office bearers have initiated an overhaul in the way the Association operates. The association is also getting a Branding makeover. Delhi Soccer Association is now FOOTBALL DELHI.

The branding has been created by Expereal, which is a three-year-old brand consulting company, based in Gurgaon. The New Logo is a combination of letters F and D written in a youthful Blue and Orange colour. There are 2 human figures of a man and a woman playing Football. The Logo also beautifully highlights ‘ALL DELHI’ as the guiding principal of the new outfit.

Football Delhi has engaged ITCombine a 6 year old Digital and Mobile solutions company based at Noida, for creating of the website, Digital and Mobile development. The website has a very professional look. The excellent UX makes it easy to comprehend and browse through the huge depth of content and activities showcased.

Now if you are looking for the DSA website, simply type

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Gold Alert for India at Gold Coast 2018 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:26:03 +0000

India claims its first gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia.

World champion weightlifter,  Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (48kg), won the gold medal in weightlifting. Mirabai Chanu broke her own personal record too with a power-packed performance.

She won the silver medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games, and now secured a gold in 2018. Mirabai Chanu lifted thrice (80kg, 84kg, and 86kg). In the later 3 lifts, she lifted the weights double her body weight (103kg, 107kg and 110kg).

She was congratulated with a massive round of applause from the huge crowd when her final total came out to be 196kg (86kg+110kg).

“I was not expecting to break records but I certainly wanted to break them when I came here. I can’t put in words, how it feels right now,” said Chanu.

As soon as the news came, the internet was flooded with good wishes for the Manipuri star. Here are some


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Manchester City’s hopes of winning go down Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:00:57 +0000

In a football match on 5th April between Manchester City and Liverpool, Manchester City faced a big defeat. The score at the end of the match was Manchester City- 0 and Liverpool- 3.

Liverpool played a very aggressive and attacking match during the Quater finals first leg.

The audience witnessed 38th goal of Mohamed Salah during this season. It was indeed an amazing one. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled their lead eight minutes later when he unleashed a fierce shot past Ederson from 20 yards.

Although Liverpool was in its full form and was a wonderful moment of victory for them and their over-enthusiastic supporters, Mohamed Salah faced a groin injury apparently in the early second half of the game.


Look at this amazing goal here:

and here’s what Twitteraties have to say after this defeat


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Facts that you should know about Sania Mirza on her Birthday Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:15:34 +0000

Everyone knows Sania Mirza. She is one of the best tennis players in India. In the year 2010, she married Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Malik. She has millions of fans worldwide especially in India, UAE, and a few other countries.

  • Sania Mirza started playing when she was just six-years-old. Her first coach was her father. She has bagged the Grand Slam title six times. She was formerly ranked No. 1 in the women’s doubles rankings.
  • Sania Mirza became first South Asian Woman to feature as UN Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia in 2013.
  • Sania Mirza is the first Indian to win a WTA title. Time magazine named her “50 heroes of Asia” in 2005. and in 2010 she was named in “33 women who made India proud” by The Economic Times.
  • In the early stage of her tennis career, as a junior player, Sania Mirza won 10 Singles and 13 doubles title. She also bagged ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2004, ‘Newcommer of the Year’ in 2005, and ‘Padmashri’ in 2006. She won 27 WTA and 4 ITF doubles titles along with 1 WTA and 14 ITF singles titles.
  • She won 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girl’s double title with her partner Alisa Kleybanova.
  • Sania Mirza became second Indian tennis player to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award which is country’s
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Andrea Pirlo takes retirement Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:47:54 +0000

Andrea Pirlo, a professional Italian footballer, announced he is retiring from football after playing his last game for New York City.

Pirlo began his career at Brescia and also played for Inter, AC Milan and Juventus before joining the Major League Soccer side two years ago.

Former club Juventus described him as a “true genius”.

This is what he wrote on his twitter handle when he officially announced his retirement:

People wished him good luck for his future endeavors and called him the best Italian footballer. Here some of the tweets of his well-wishers:


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Top 5 #GoalofTheDay in the Premier League Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:32:49 +0000

With the ongoing Premier League, fans are very excited to know who will win the trophy.

Here we have top five #GoalOfTheDay videos from the Premier League of all times

  1. What a lovely finish from Carlton Cole

2. And here comes a pretty high goal from Ian Harte


3. Smooth.

4.  That was absolutely stunning. Top-notch

5. When Olivier Giroud finished it in style.


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Hamilton and Mexican Grand Prix 2017 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:46:27 +0000

Mexico is going to witness the Formula One Grand Prix race 2017 this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton in USA GP finished first and is really close to clinching his fourth Grand Prix title. He finished the USA GP in 66 points while his rival, Sebastian Vettel finished in 75.

Hamilton finished first in the last race and made his winning the world title almost certain. Even so that if he finished fifth he will anyhow win the title.

However, he said that there’s only one way to win his fourth title and that is by winning the Sunday race.

“It definitely doesn’t change my position- I want to win it and I want to win it the right way”,- said Lewis Hamilton.

He is not willing to come fifth and secure the title but rather stand on the top of the podium and receive it.

Lewis Hamilton, on his twitter handle, shared some pictures and videos after his US race.


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Hamilton very close to winning the Fourth World Title Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:53:00 +0000

Recently, Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix race with a dominant victory. The Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton finished in 66 points while his title rival and Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel finished second with 75 points.

This win was Mercedes’ third consecutive win in the constructor’s championship in Austin on Sunday, and if Vettel fails to make up 17 points on Hamilton in the Mexico city then it would be Mercedes’ clear fourth win by beating Ferrari.

Even if Hamilton finishes 5th in the next race then also Hamilton will be eligible to claim the title.

“Lewis Hamilton believes he is driving the best of his career after winning the US Grand Prix”- said the Guardian.

As much as happiness this win would have brought for Hamilton. He is very much busy in preparing for his next race.

Here are some tweets summing up Hamilton’s win:

Lewis Hamilton is pretty sure that he will claim the title in his next race.



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Can Real Madrid retain its crown? Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:57:44 +0000 champions-league
The reigning champions are Real Madrid, who secured their twelfth title in the Champions League after defeating Juventus 4–1 in the 2017 final. Thus, they became the first team in the UEFA Champions League era to successfully defend their title. Champions League is starting tomorrow and all the football fans are very excited for it. Last time Real Madrid secured their twelfth title and the biggest question this time is whether they will win this time too and retain their position. Real Madrid is among the top favourites among the football fans. The competition will be held at Bernabeu. The club, Real Madrid, has been canny in choosing players like Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos and others who are the young talents in the field. The coach Zinedine Zidane has preferred ability over position. Real Madrid has won a lot of trophies. The list of star players of Real Madrid include great players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos. The Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champions of the strongest UEFA national associations. Did you know that Champions League is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide?
With Neymar signing the contract with Paris St-Germain after leaving Barcelona in April this year the chances of PSG becoming the top favourite team has increased. Interestingly, PSG also has some of the strongest players including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
The first match is between Chelsea and Qarabag FK. This season of Champions League is going to be more interesting than the others for everyone. With Real Madrid doing their best to retain their title and others teams making a mark in the history themselves too. Hold your breaths and be ready for an exciting competition ahead.

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The new EA SPORTS FIFA 18 front cover star is Cristiano Ronaldo Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:14:07 +0000

Cristiano Ronaldo will feature on the front cover of FIFA 18, it has been confirmed.

EA Sports confirmed the news on Monday that Ronaldo would take the coveted front cover spot on their brand new game, set to be released on September 29.

Aaron McHardy, Senior Producer for the company said: “The world’s best player has helped fuel the biggest leap forward on the pitch that we’ve ever delivered. We are extremely excited to partner with Cristiano – working with him we learned a lot about his unique play style and what makes him so special. His passion, energy and global fan base make him the perfect ambassador for FIFA 18.”

The Portuguese said: “It is a real pleasure to be on the cover of FIFA 18. It’s a great feeling and I am grateful to have been chosen.”

Ronaldo helped his side win their first La Liga title since 2012 before winning the Champions League final.

Real’s 4-1 win over Juventus saw the 32-year-old lift his fourth Champions League trophy, and he is now favourite to win a fifth Ballon d’Or.

Fans Reaction:

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Harbhajan Singh accuses Jet Airways pilot of racism and physical assault Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:33:14 +0000 Image result for harbhajan singh

In a series of tweets tweeted by Harbhajan Singh, he claimed that an expat pilot with Jet Airways hurled “racist” comments at and physically assaulted a lady on a flight. The pilot also abused a physically challenged man, Singh termed the incident as “disgraceful” and demanded strict action against the person concerned.



Last week, the National Aviators Guild (NAG) had said the carrier is treating Indian pilots in a cold-blooded manner compared to their expat counterparts.

NAG has also asked its members not to fly with the expats in the cockpit after one of the foreign pilots allegedly assaulted a trainer in Bengaluru recently.

In response to NAG’s allegations, the airline last week said it has a strict and common code for employees.

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Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh hits back at Harsh Goenka Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:51:20 +0000 Dhoni's wife Sakshi Singh hits back at Sanjeev Goenka

Harsh Goenka attracted a lot of criticism for his alleged anti-Dhoni tweet which sparked a frenzy on the social media.

“Smith proves who’s the king of the jungle. Overshadows Dhoni totally. Captains innings. Great move to appoint him as captain,” he said in his tweet which was deleted later.

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However, things did not end there, the younger brother of Pune owner Harsh Goenka tweeted a screenshot of strike rate of Pune players from this season and the list showed that Dhoni had the least strike rate.

His continued attack on one of the most loved cricketers in Indian has not gone down well with the fans. Now it looks like Dhoni’s wife feels the same and took to social media to avenge the insult of her husband.

Sakshi recently posted two updates on Instagram which is seen as taking a dig at Rising Pune Supergiant owners.

#throwback !!

A post shared by Sakshi (@sakshisingh_r) on

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Virat Kohli is costlier than any other Indian celebrity Sat, 01 Apr 2017 08:46:50 +0000 Displaying shahrukh-virat-fb-post.png

The Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli, is said to have hiked his endorsement fee from around Rs 2.5 crore a day to now demanding Rs 5 crore a day for all new contracts he is signing.

The hike will make the 28-year-old the highest paid brand ambassador in India, surpassing figures of any Indian Celebrity. According to an estimate, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Kahan charge Rs 3-3.5 crore each per day.

According to a report in the Economic Times, the hike in fee was confirmed by representatives of two different brands that Kohli recently signed contracts with although the officials requested anonymity because of confidentiality clauses.

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India Wins Border-Gavaskar Trophy Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:39:18 +0000

India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the final Test in Dharamsala to claim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

Rahul made 51 not out and Rahane added 38 to help India chase down the modest 106-run victory target.

In the absence of injured Virat Kohli, Rahane played with uncharacteristic aggression, hitting Cummins for back-to-back sixes at a stadium marking its debut as a test arena.

“We want to be scoring big runs and taking big wickets but at the end of the match, we want to stand behind that board that says ‘champions’,” Rahul said, calling it the best series he had ever played in. “The way Jinks (Rahane) came out and started hitting Cummins for sixes was excellent. He came out with a clear mind and said ‘let’s not play this out, let’s attack’ and I said ‘okay’.”

The victory sealed India’s seventh series win in a row, dating back to their triumph in Sri Lanka in August 2015

“Magnificent series,” Australia captain Steven Smith said. “One of the best I have been a part of. Credit to India, they are a fantastic cricket side, particularly in their backyard.”

The win also brought a successful end of India’s 13-test home season, in which they won 10, drew two and had the lone loss to Australia in the opener in Pune.

“To come back from 1-0 down against the Aussies, when you could see there were tired bodies out there was just brilliant,” India coach Anil Kumble said. “It was a tough game and after losing Virat through injury, it was really important that the team stood up. Rahane led the team brilliantly,” the former captain added.

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Pep Guardiola ‘happy and proud’ as Manchester City draw with Liverpool Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:02:30 +0000 Image result for Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola claimed it was “one of happiest days of my career as a manager” after Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Manchester City recovered from going a goal down to a James Milner penalty with a Sergio Aguero to rescue a point and keep City in third place.

Guardiola was delighted with the response against a side that has not been beaten by any of their top-six rivals. He was proud of the attitude of his players.

“You cannot imagine. This is one of the happiest days of my career as a manager,” he told Sky Sports. “After our defeat in the Champions League, for two days we were so, so sad and in the training sessions we didn’t talk too much.”

“We arrive here against Liverpool, who haven’t had European football all year and had all week to prepare for that game, and how we fight and how we run and how we showed spirit — today is one of the happiest days of my life as a manager. The way we play, we concede chances but we create a lot of chances. Like all matches, we create more chances but this is our problem, our problem is we don’t score goals. With the conditions we played that game, after being [knocked] out of the Champions League and playing against Liverpool, one of the best teams, and how we played against them means a lot to me — so that is why I am happy with my players. We always play to win, we always play to attack, we always play to respect our spectators and of course, we are sad because we didn’t win. When you approach one game after 10 games winning nothing is special. You have to consider the situation we played this game, how we played against them, a top team — they have exceptional players — means a lot to me. That is why I am so happy.” he said

In the news conference, Guardiola praised defender John Stones.

“John Stones has more balls than everyone here,” he said. “I am delighted to have John with all the huge amount of mistakes he has, I love him. Because it’s not easy to play central defender with this manager.”

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Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha Passed away in a Car Crash Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:20:40 +0000 Image result for ashwin sundar

Professional auto racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha passed away on Saturday after a fatal car crash in Chennai. The couple’s BMW car crashed into a roadside tree, causing the car to be swept over by flames. The racing world has mourned the young driver’s death.

Ashwin Sundar and his wife, who was a doctor, were trapped inside the car and were charred to death. Ashwin Sundar had been driving the car at the time of the accident. The tragic crash was caught on camera by witnesses.

Ashwin Sundar is a former national champion, having won the Formula 4 national title twice. He had also won the MRF Formula 1600 International Challenge competition on two occasions.

Social media condoled racer’s demise:

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Always wanted to be one of the top players, says Kohli Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:52:27 +0000
Virat Kohli, who won the Polly Umrigar award for BCCI’s International Cricketer of the Year at the Cricket Board’s annual awards on Wednesday night, said he always wanted to be one of the top players in the world.

“I always wanted to be one of the top players in the world for sure. So I understood what it would take for me to maintain my form in all three formats. It is very important in the transition phase to be available in all three formats and take the country forward,” Kohli said.

Kohli also took a dig at his haters and said,“All along in my career, there were many people who had doubted the way I have gone about my game. Even now there are doubters and haters all around, but one thing is for sure that I have always believed in myself. I always believed in my heart that if I work 120 per cent every day in my life I am answerable to no one.”

Kohli also became the first Indian cricketer to receive the Polly Umrigar award for the third time.

Hailing his teammates for their support and contribution Kohli said, “It is been quite unbelievable in the last 10 to 12 months. As cricketers, you always have a breakthrough year for everyone. Starting late 2015 to the end of 2016, probably I could term it as the breakthrough year in my career. All the hard work, all the training on a daily basis, all the sacrifices, came together nicely. It could not have been possible without the help of the teammates throughout.

“At times you don’t do well but when the champion players in your side step up and everyone delivers what when you start producing results. That is why we are the top side in the world at the moment, and it is a testimony to the kind of talents we have in the team and how players have stepped up on occasions which helped the team pull through different situations. I thank my teammates for their support, trust and effort,” Kohli said.

The Indian skipper said the mantra behind the team’s success is its care-free attitude and belief.

“We play with a kind of attitude, we don’t care about what happens outside that change-room door,” Kohli said.

“That is the attitude I have adopted since late 2015 when I stopped putting pressure on myself. I told myself I am working hard enough, I have the talent and I have the ability. I am going to go and express myself, but if I get an opportunity I make sure that I win games,” he added.

Kohli also thanked the Cricket Board (BCCI) for being given an opportunity to lead the Indian team.

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Virat Kohli’s message for mother Saroj Kohli and Anushka Sharma on this Women’s Day will melt your heart Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:57:55 +0000 On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli decided to wish two of the most important women in his life in the most beautiful way.

Virat Kohli, who lost his father at the young age of 18, has been supported and motivated by his mother who has played a key role in shaping his personality, and he commended her strength in his post.

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India beat Australia by 75 runs to level series 1-1 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:21:43 +0000

India beat Australia by 75 runs in the second test to level the four-match series at 1-1 after home off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 6-41 on the fourth day on Tuesday.

Australia, who won the opening test at Pune by 333 runs, were all out for 112 in their second innings as they chased 188 for victory on a difficult surface at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The third test is in Ranchi and starts on 16 March.


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5 possible replacements to replace Luis Enrique as Barcelona manager Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:19:53 +0000 Image result for luis enrique

FC Barcelona announced on Wednesday that Luis Enrique will not continue as boss after this season, and there are 5 names that have been linked with the club as his successor.

The favourites for many experts are:

1. Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli

The Sevilla coach has made it clear that he would love to take over at the Camp Nou if given the chance, particularly with his lavish praise of Lionel Messi, and his affectionate manner with Barcelona players after they faced his side at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan in November.

Former Chile boss Sampaoli has inspired Sevilla’s title challenge in La Liga this season. He has a Copa America title to his name after leading his nation to victory over Argentina in 2015.

2. Ernesto Valverde

He played for Barcelona between 1988 and 1990, but Valverde is better known for his time at Athletic Bilbao — as a player, then as a coach, where he is affectionately known as “the ant.” The Athletic Bilbao boss is reportedly being considered as one of the best viable options to take the reigns at the Nou Camp.

Like Sampaoli, Valverde plays a pressing, attacking style of football.

3. Eusebio Sacristan

He is a former Barca B manager. But unlike the other two, he left in acrimony. A midfielder in his playing days at Camp Nou, he was also assistant manager to Frank Rijkaard for five years at Barca and took charge of Celta Vigo in 2009-10, so he has plenty of experience at the club.

4. Juan Carlos Unzue

Enrique’s current assistant Juan Carlos Unzue is Luis Enrique’s choice to take over from him and continue his work.The Spaniard is already in charge of various aspects of the team’s strategy.Unzue has never coached a top-flight side himself, although Tito Vilanova was in a similar position when appointed in 2012 after Pep Guardiola left.

5. Ronald Koeman
Koeman has a rich Barcelona history, playing for the club over 250 times between 1989 and 1995, a key part of the “Dream Team.” He is fondly remembered at Camp Nou, having helped Barcelona to four titles, one Copa del Rey and their first European Cup in 1992. It was Koeman’s goal that helped them win it.

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique to step down as the Boss Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:51:26 +0000 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique ended speculation over his future on Wednesday by confirming he will leave the at the end of the season, blaming the huge pressure of the job for his decision.

“I will not be the coach of Barcelona next season,” Enrique said after Barca’s 6-1 thrashing in La Liga.

“It is a difficult, measured and well thought out decision and I think I have to be loyal to what I think.”

Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique.

There are three exciting months ahead,” Enrique added. “We are in a difficult situation, especially in one competition, but with the help of everyone and if the stars align we can turn that game around. I will give my full dedication in these three months.The reason for leaving is the way in which I live this profession. It means very few hours of rest.”

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said Enrique would go down as one of “Barca’s legendary coaches.”

Manchester City manager Guardiola paid tribute to Enrique:

Fans’ Reaction:

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Jitu Rai wins gold at ISSF World Cup in 50m free pistol, Amanpreet Singh silver Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:08:40 +0000

Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai won the gold medal in men’s 50m free pistol event of the ISSF World Cup, with a world record score of 230.1. India’s Amanpreet Singh wins silver with a score of 226.9.

A day after wining bronze in the air pistol, the Army shooter gradually moved up in the final to clinch gold

India has had a decent show so far, with Ankur Mittal winning silver medal in men’s double trap and Pooja Ghatkar won the women’s 10m air rifle bronze.

 National President of BJP and Gujarat Cricket Association tweeted:

Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel tweeted:

Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje tweeted:

Phogat sisters also congratulated them on their win:

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Bale will be out a little longer: Zidane Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:12:14 +0000

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes he has no need to rush Gareth Bale back from a long-term ankle injury as the European champions extended their lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday.

Madrid achieved 3-0 win Real Sociedad thanks to goals from Mateo Kovacic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata.

Bale has been out since suffering ankle ligament damage in November and is not expected to return before March. However, Zidane is hopeful of having Luka Modric and James Rodriguez back for Real’s next match at Celta Vigo on the weekend.

“Our idea to is to have Luka back next week. We will see (how he is) on Tuesday and the same goes for James,” said Zidane. “Gareth will take a while longer. He is now on the training pitch in boots which is a good sign, but we have to take it slowly.”

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Serena Williams wins record 23rd Grand Slam singles title, beats sister Venus Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:43:53 +0000 Photo published for Serena Williams Makes History At the Australian Open

Serena Williams won her seventh Australian Open singles title and reclaimed the No. 1 world ranking with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of sister Venus William on Saturday.

Serena’s this achievement gave her a 23rd Grand Slam singles title, breaking her tie with Steffi Graf for the most in the Open era and putting her within one victory of Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.

Williams has broken her own record, set at Wimbledon last year, by becoming the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open era. Venus, 36, became the oldest finalist in Grand Slam singles in the Open era.

 “That’s my little sister, guys,” Venus said, pointing to Serena at the ceremony. She then spoke to Serena directly. “I’m enormously proud of you,” she said. “You mean the world to me.”

 “There’s no way I’d be at 23 without her,” Serena Williams said of Venus. “No way I’d be at one without her. . . . She is the only reason I’m standing here today. She’s the only reason that the Williams sisters exist.”

Later she posted a picture on instagram:

The top is never lonely when your best friend @venuswilliams is there. Here’s to #23. What a night for our family.

A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on

On social media, the reaction was quick and ecstatic:

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AB De Villiers is not retiring from test circket Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:59:13 +0000 AB De Villers made it clear that he is not retiring from test cricket. Only unavailability in upcoming South Africa’s series in New Zealand is due to elbow injury since July. He has handed over the Test captaincy to Faf du Plessis. He says, to return into action in Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. He said “his main aim is to get that world cup and lift that trophy”. He wants to prepare himself for the format.

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My next destination is Manchester United, confirms Zlatan Ibrahimovic Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:08:29 +0000

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will be a Manchester United player next season, and will fly to the UK on Friday to sign a one-year contract.

The 34-year-old – a free agent after leaving Paris St-Germain – has agreed personal terms worth £220,000 a week.
He announced on Twitter: “Time to let the world know. My next destination is @manchesterunited #iamcoming.”

Ibrahimovic, who won four Ligue 1 titles in his four years in Paris, will become José Mourinho’s second signing for United, following the capture of Eric Bailly.


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Messi Retires! Messi retirement breaks internet. Social Media on boils on News of Messi Interview about leaving Argentina FA. Mexit! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:30:45 +0000 I was wondering the other day that One day, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will retire and normalcy will come back to football. Then, records will stay for years and not get shuffled around every week.
Hat-tricks will again become the highlight of a player’s season and not an expectation on every match.
A half century goals in a single season will be something to tell the grand-kids about and not just another seasonal target to be met. The Ballon D’or would become a FIFA prize again, rather than the personal property of two men.
Until that day, guys, let’s stop comparing and enjoy the show whilst it lasts….

The One way would come so soon, no one expected as Messi announced his retirement from Argentina FA. He missed the penalty that could have put one hand on the #CopaAmerica Trophy. This time the responsibility seems to be directly his.

It was going fine till Messi caused a red card expulsion of a Chilean player, but once both teams were down to 10 men, Argentina seemed to loose steam. The resultant Panelties started well with Vidal missing the opener for Chile, but then Messi returned the favour.

Messi said in his announcement of retirement “That’s already four finals. I’ve tried a lot. It’s what is most wanted. For me, it’s done.” Messi was visibly drained and devastated, but there are lot of years in him to help Argentina get a Trophy and hope he reconsiders his decision soon.

But then, some players do not need a trophy to be the greatest. Messi is one of them.

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The best team lost, says Cacic Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:43:07 +0000 Photo published for Euro 2016: Cacic believes Portugal are now favourites

Croatia coach Ante Cacic described football as “unfair” after his side lost their Euro 2016 last-16 clash against Portugal 1-0 due to Ricardo Quaresma’s winner three minutes from the end of extra-time.

However, Cacic refuted suggestions his side had crumbled under the pressure of being classed as favourites after beating defending champions Spain on Tuesday to top Group D.

“We cannot say football is fair, we had many chances, we dominated for the whole match, so it was not a psychological problem,” said Cacic.

 “The best team doesn’t always win and that happened tonight.”

Portugal now face Poland in the quarter-finals in Marseille and Cacic admitted he knew Croatia had missed out on a wonderful chance to go far in the competition.

“Of course I am really sad, we had a great chance, the draw was perfect for us,” he added.

“We knew we had a really open part of the draw against Poland, but that is tournament football. Portugal are a really strong team, I congratulate my players for their effort. I am sure Portugal are a high quality team with some experienced players and I think Portugal are the favourites now (to reach the final).”

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Quaresma heads Portugal into QF with late winner over Croatia Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:32:30 +0000

Portugal snatched a berth in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday as the Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s parried shot was headed into a gaping net by Ricardo Quaresma to defeat Croatia late in extra-time.

The 1-0 win in a game which only burst into life in the final minutes earned Ronaldo’s side a place in quarter-final.

Ronaldo did not even touch the ball in the Croatia box during the first-half, but Portugal were doing enough to limit a Croatia side that had thrilled in beating defending champions Spain 2-1 in midweek to precious few chances.

Portugal will face Poland in the quarter-finals in Marseille on Thursday after the Poles beat Switzerland 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw earlier on Saturday.


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India name Anil Kumble as head coach, Twitterati hails appointment Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:24:21 +0000 Anil Kumble
India finally got their head coach after Anil Kumble’s name was announced in Dharamsala on Thursday.

India were without a head coach after Duncan Fletcher’s contract expired after the World Cup in 2015. Ravi Shastri was appointed as team director in the World Cup build-up and he continued at the position till World T20 2016.

Twitter reacted to the appointment of Kumble.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Euro 2016 goals for Portugal have silenced the critics, Nani insists. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:11:05 +0000 Ronaldo Nani

Portugal winger Luís Nani believes star striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace against Hungary in their last Euro group encounter has helped silence the captain’s critics.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo had two tough games and failed to score against Iceland and Austria. But he was the force behind Portugal’s 3-3 stalemate against Hungary on Wednesday.

“Everyone knows Cristiano and what he can do at any time, in any minute in a game. I am 100 per cent sure he will go on and score more goals now. Of course he can. No one can say anything against him. He is a fantastic player,” Nani was quoted as saying by ESPNFC on Friday.

“Every time he is faced with difficult moments — he showed it again against Hungary when everyone was talking about him. He has shut them all up now. I think Cristiano has always been there, always playing well for us throughout the tournament. It doesn’t mean that when he is not scoring, he is not playing well. The whole team has been. We had two great performances in our other games as well but we promised we’d score against Hungary and we have got three so I am very pleased,” the Fenerbahce player said.

Portugal have laboured into a round of 16 clash against Croatia on Saturday, and despite being winless in the tournament, Nani said the belief in the squad was still high.

“Obviously I am disappointed that we conceded three but we were a bit unlucky with the bounce on two of them. So we’re happy, we’re in the next stage, we will focus on that and keep believing we can reach our targets.”

“To tell you the truth, before we came here we said our ambitions were very high. We said we wanted to win this competition. Any team we play, we must believe we can win so it doesn’t matter who we will face now,” the 29-year-old said.

“It will be difficult against Croatia. They have one day more than us to rest but we are professional, so we will get a quick rest and prepare for the game.”

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This is how Ishant Sharma proposed to Pratima Singh! Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:43:20 +0000 474107-473298-ishant-engaged-facebook

Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma is all set to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend Pratima Singh.

While Ishant might not look or seem that way, he’s quite a romantic person. Pratima revealed.

“He’s the most decent guy around and extremely caring. We have been dating for quite a few years and I feel he’s the best guy in the world,” she told TOI.

Not just that, she recalled the special moment when Ishant proposed to her. “Oh, he’s the most romantic guy in the world. But only I’m privy to that aspect of his personality. He proposed to me in a car with roses and gifts,” she added.

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Saina Nehwal enters final of Australian Open Badminton. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:21:56 +0000 saina_650_010415090730Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is one win away from her maiden title of the season as she advanced to the finals of Australian Open Super Series by beating World No. 2 Yihan Wang of China in the women’s singles event on Saturday.

Saina received a big boost ahead of her Rio Games campaign as she defeated 2011 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist Yihan, seeded fourth, 21-8 21-12 in just over half an hour in the semi-finals.

The London Olympic bronze medallist Indian will take on World No. 12 Sun Yu of China in the summit clash on Sunday.

Congratulations Saina!!


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Euro 2016 kicks off with a glittering opening ceremony Sat, 11 Jun 2016 07:23:47 +0000 2

Euro 2016 kicked off in French capital Paris on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony where EDM artist and DJ David Guetta performed.

The French producer performed his tournament anthem ‘This One’s For You’ alongside Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson while 600 choreographed dancers added to the spectacle.

The opening ceremony went off without a hitch as extravagantly dressed dancers took centre stage and performed on the pitch, which had been temporarily transformed into a French garden.




The huge crowd then gave a rousing rendition of ‘La Marseillaise’, the French national anthem, in scen

es reminiscent of the aftermath of November’s bloody attacks.

On November 13, while a friendly match was being played between France and Germany was being played at the Stade de France, three explosions were set off by suicide bombers outside the ground.

The ceremony ended with a huge illustration of the Eiffel Tower rising towards the top of the stadium.



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Chess legend Korchnoi dies in Switzerland aged 85 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:18:39 +0000 korchnoi

Chess grandmaster and four-times Soviet chess champion who fled to the West, Viktor Korchnoi, has died aged 85, the Russian chess federation said on Monday.

Korchnoi died in Switzerland where he had lived for many years after defecting to West in 1976 from the Soviet Union. He had suffered from heart problems and had a stroke in 2012.

He won four Soviet Union championships in 1960, 1962, 1966 and 1970. In 1974, he lost against Anatoly Karpov, then emerging as a great player.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, president of the international chess federation (FIDE) told TASS news agency: “This is a great loss for the whole chess world. Korchnoi led a vivid life and did a lot to popularise chess.”


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Serena Williams passes Maria Sharapova as highest paid sportswoman Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:11:37 +0000 On Monday, Forbes Magazine reported that Serena Williams has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman.

Williams earned $28.9 million over the past 12 months, the financial magazine reported in an article posted on its website.

Russian tennis star Sharapova had held the title for the past 11 years.

Williams’s career prize money of $77.6 million amounts to more than twice as much as any other sportswoman’s.

Sharapova dominated in endorsement profits before companies including Nike, American Express, Porsche and TAG Heuer distanced themselves after she tested positive for the recently banned drug Meldonium earlier this year.

Sharapova earned $21.9 million over the past 12 months, down almost $8 million from the previous year, Forbes said. American mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey was third on the list with $14 million, just ahead of NASCAR stock car driver Danica Patrick, who earned $13.9 million.

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India’s judoka Avtar Singh qualifies for Rio 2016 Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:53:18 +0000 avatar singh

South Asian Games (SAG) gold medallist judoka Avtar Singh has qualified for the Rio Olympics in the under 90kg weight category, the national federation said on Saturday.

As per the list released by the International Judo Federation, Avtar has qualified for the Rio Games under the continental quota, Judo Federation of India President Mukesh Kumar said in a release.

Besides the SAG gold in Shillong in February, Avtar, who hails from Punjab, took the bronze in Asian Junior Judo Championships in 2011.

He also won gold medals in senior national judo championships in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In the Asian judo championships in April in Uzbekistan, Avtar finished fifth after beating judokas from China and Iran.

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Van Gaal had hoped that he would have been given the ­opportunity to work the final season of his three-year contract if he lifted the FA Cup .


But that summit will confirm his departure a year early from Old Trafford. Woodward’s determination not sack his second manager in three seasons has been undone by United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.

And even though Jesse Lingard’s goal gave United their first win in the tournament since 2004, the Glazers had become increasingly concerned that they would face a fans’ revolt if they failed to wield the axe.

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“Can you please stop making batting look so easy, it’s embarrassing for most other batters in the world.” Says Aussie Star To Virat Kholi Wed, 18 May 2016 22:33:04 +0000 Virat Kohli just made his fourth hundred of this season, In Twenty20s that too just in this IPL.

And as an Indian fan, we are thoroughly enjoying this.


Aaron Finch, until recently the top-ranked T20 batsman in the world, won the internet with a brilliant tweet that confirms the level that Virat Kohli is operating!

And many other Cricket Stars followed the praise for our Indian Star Virat Kholi.

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Spanish Football Team Unveils Bizarre New Kit Design Sun, 15 May 2016 21:52:53 +0000 Spanish football team C. D. Palencia have unveiled a new team kit, and if the underlying aim is to distract their opposition then they may well be onto a winner.


Photos of the kit, which the Telegraph reports was designed by sportswear company Kappa, were shared on social media which took no time to go viral.

The whole motto behind is was to speak “Live your own skin”. Following the hashtag #nosdejamoslapiel.

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Max Verstappen, 18, is youngest race winner in history after Spanish GP win Sun, 15 May 2016 15:02:56 +0000


Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in Formula One history when he claimed the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Dutchman beat Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo into second, third and fourth respectively.

He vindicated the faith of his bosses at Red Bull, who had replaced Russian Daniil Kvyat with the teenager just last week. Kvyat was demoted back to Toro Rosso following a series on on-track incidents.

He had delivered on his promise with a stunning first qualifying for Red Bull on Saturday to secure fourth place on the grid for his debut race with the team.

There was less happy news for the Mercedes team. World championship leader Nico Rosberg and his team-mate Lewis Hamilton collided and retired in a sensational crash on the opening lap.


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It’s A Girl For Suresh Raina Sat, 14 May 2016 09:04:02 +0000 Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka Chaudhary have welcomed a baby girl. This is the first child of the couple, who got married in 2015. The proud parents have named her Shreyanshi.

On Friday, Suresh took to twitter and posted pictures with his better half:

Raina, who is leading the Gujarat Lions in the ongoing IPL, took a break and flew to Holland for birth of his first baby.

Once the news about his baby daughter broke, ‘Welcome Baby Shreyanshi Raina’ started trending on Twitter.

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Preity Zinta Calls out Mumbai Mirror’s Sexist Fri, 13 May 2016 11:46:47 +0000 Mumbai Mirror reported that Preity Zinta had threatened to fire Sanjay Bangar, the coach of her IPL team Kings XI Punjab after they lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run.

The article, titled “Angry Preity teaches Sanjay Bangar Cricket,” said that

“a furious Preity Zinta tore into Punjab Kings XI coach Sanjay Bangar after the team’s one-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mohali in a shocking rant laden with expletives and threats of sacking.”

The journalist was also shocked that Preity had apparently said “fuck you” to the coach, which, had it happened, isn’t exactly something to be shocked about while talking about an angry person. The case against her is further made in the article, with “Preity one is not sure has ever held a bat or a ball when not posing for publicity shots. In fact, her Twitter status introduces her as — “Actor, Producer, Writer, Entrepreneur, Human Being and Cricket fan!””

Preity Zinta, however, was having none of the newspaper’s bullshit. In a Facebook post earlier today, the actor explained what really happened after the match, and called out MM on its sexist and baseless reporting. From their use of a picture to how they’d described her, she didn’t spare anything and spoke her mind about what she thinks of this kind of journalism.

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Around 90 Sports Persons To Compete In Rio 2016, Largest Ever For India. Thu, 12 May 2016 11:50:45 +0000 India will be sending its largest sports group to Rio de Janeiro this Summers, claims Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju.

About 90 sports persons to Olympics in Rio de Janeiro beginning August 5.

“About 90 athletes have qualified for Olympics in Rio. India will send the largest ever contingent this year,”

said Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, while replying on behalf of Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during Question Hour.

Rijiju said

58 sports persons have qualified for individual events while 32 hockey players — both men and women — also qualified to participate the Olympics.

The Minister said

special assistance has been given to sporting talents for their training both in India and abroad. Trinamool Congress MP and former footballer Prasun Banerjee, who had participated in Olympics in Moscow in 1980, said there was no dearth of talent in India but sportspersons face problems in getting assistance and proper infrastructure.

Rijiju also said

The government was always ready to accept suggestions and advice for the improvement of sports, sporting infrastructure and promotion of athletes.

Source: DNA

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PSG reach ‘verbal agreement’ over transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo Wed, 11 May 2016 18:57:53 +0000 CRISTIANO RONALDO must decide if he wants to join Paris Saint-Germain after his agent agreed a deal with the Ligue 1 champions, according to reports in France.

PSG have been in search of a new club symbol with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s likely summer departure to signal the dawn of a new era.

Paris Saint-Germain want Cristiano Ronaldo to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the club's icon

As recently as last month there were reports that not only had Ronaldo flown to Paris for talks with the Ligue 1 club, but that there had been multiple meetings and that Ronaldo was preparing for life away from Madrid.

Le Parisien are now claiming that Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent, has reached a verbal agreement with the club for a transfer. However, this is only valid in the case of his departure from Spain, which is by no means certain.

With Real Madrid in the Champions League final , the player and his entourage are refusing to respond to any questions. Ronaldo, however, is now willing to remain in Madrid and would be happy to extend his deal by a further two years from 2018 to 2020.


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Manchester United Bus Attacked By West Ham Fans Outside Boleyn Stadium Wed, 11 May 2016 09:52:15 +0000

West Ham United’s farewell party turned sour when Manchester United’s team bus got attacked by bottle-throwing home fans after it got stuck in traffic.

Huge crowds, many without tickets, had congregated outside the stadium for the sell-out Premier League clash, West Ham’s final home game before moving to the 60,000-seat Olympic Stadium after 112 years at Upton Park.

Several windows on the coach were damaged during the chaos and policemen with riot shields moved in to quell the trouble.

The Football Association also announced that it would launch a full investigation, including an incident where objects were thrown at United goalkeeper David de Gea during the game.

“The FA strongly condemns the unsavory incidents this evening,”

said in a statement.

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When Yuvraj Singh touched ‘god’ Sachin Tendulkar’s feet Mon, 09 May 2016 07:58:14 +0000 Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most respected cricket players across the globe, even after leaving the game. A generation of Indian players has grown up idolizing him, to succeed at the highest level every time.

During a recent match, Vizag stadium witnessed one such show of respect from Yuvraj Singh to master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

They met after the match near the boundary ropes, Yuvi tried to touch ‘god of cricket’ Sachin’s feet. The legend broke into a bright smile and stopped Yuvi, embracing him in the process.

This is not the first time Yuvraj has done the same. It seen Yuvraj truly a great fan of Sachin.

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5-year-old Messi Fan Forced Escape To Afghanistan, After Death Threats Fri, 06 May 2016 07:07:44 +0000 The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan after constant telephone threats.

Earlier this year, the Afghan soccer federation had promised to arrange a meeting between Messi, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, and Murtaza (the boy). There were reports that either Messi would come to Afghanistan to visit the boy or that some other arrangement would be made, such as sending the boy to Spain, where Messi plays with Barcelona or arranging a meeting in a third country.

But none of the options worked out, Ahmadi, the father said.

Mohammad Arif Ahmadi — whose son grabbed headlines when he was photographed wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with No. 10 on the back — said they have moved to neighboring Pakistan and settled in the city of Quetta, hoping for a better life there.

“Life became a misery for us,” said Ahmadi, speaking to The Associated Press over the telephone from Quetta. He added that the family didn’t want to leave Afghanistan, but the threats were just getting more and more serious.

“I sold all my belongings and brought my family out of Afghanistan to save my son’s life as well as the lives of the rest of the family,” the father said.

“Still, Murtaza hopes that one day he would be able to meet his hero, Messi,” the father added.

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What Players and Coaches SAID on Leicester EPL 2016 victory. Tue, 03 May 2016 06:00:25 +0000 Eden Hazard scored the Goal for Chelsea that made Leicester City the 2016 Premier League Champions. A Tottenham victory could have delayed the historic moment for a few days more, but Chelsea ensures a Blue Team won the Trophy.

The footballing fraternity that has been watching the progress of the underdogs in awe are all praise for the Fearless Ranieri and his men.

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Leicester City are the Champions. Did you SAY that on Social Media Yet? Tue, 03 May 2016 05:47:06 +0000 Oh yes! The dream is a reality for Ranieri and team!
The Fairytale has a happy ending!
The greatest Underdog victory ever!
Chelsea Do Leicester a Favour!
Are you still posting Standard Simple Posts on your Social media profiles? Everyone else is having a blast.

This is the team Watching the Tottenhan Vs Chelsea Match and reacting at Full Time

We cant agree more with this one below.

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Harbhajan and Rayudu Involved In An Ugly Fight During A Match Mon, 02 May 2016 10:51:53 +0000 During Pune’s innings, Harbhajan was bowling to Saurabh Tiwary, when the left-hander squatted him to long on where a diving Rayudu failed to stop the ball from reaching the boundary ropes. As he put in the dive, the ball bounced off his palm and went over the fence.

Harbhajan was furious at Rayudu’s fielding effort and yelled at him while conveying his emotions through sign language. Rayudu, surprisingly shouted at the off-spinner hinting that he couldn’t have done any better than what he did with the effort.

Harbhajan, sensing that the situation was getting out of control, walked up to Rayudu and tried to calm him down but he was in no mood to listen to anything.

Here’s a glimpse of what happend.

However things finally cooled down when Harbhajan got rid of Peter Handscomb as the duo was seen hugging each other and celebrating the wicket.

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Nico Rosberg strolls to 7th consecutive victory! Mon, 02 May 2016 10:39:08 +0000 Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg chalked up his seventh win in a row at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday with teammate Lewis Hamilton fighting back from 10th on the grid to seal a Mercedes one-two finish.


Hamilton was 25 seconds behind Rosberg with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finishing third after winning a battle with fellow-Finn Valtteri Bottas, who started on the front row, in the Williams.

Rosberg, who won the last three races of 2015 and now the first four of 2016, leads triple world champion Hamilton by 43 points in the standings with 17 races remaining.

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Jamy Vardy is not Married but has 3 children! Dad SAYS he is Upset! Sun, 01 May 2016 11:36:51 +0000 Jamy Richard Vardy is at the cusp of creating history. Leicester City’s pre season odds of winning the Title were 5000-t0- 1, now they are just a few hours and 3 points away. Vardy has played the pivotal role by scoring 22 goals for his team.  His personal life has been quite different though.

Jamy Vardys life makes a perfect story for a movie. It is a perfect Rags to Riches story. It also has the Masala of romance, betrayal and family fights. Emilia Clarke is likely to play Becky in the movie.

Vardy now has Becky Nicholson, 34, as his partner and Becky has a history of Dumbing guys for an Upgrade!. Becky has in this very short time with Vardy, been able to separate Vardy from his Parents. They now live in Leicestershire . They have their (own) 17-month-old daughter, Becky’s six-year-old son with Boyfrient No2, and her daughter from Boyfriend no 1.

Well!! Lets see If Vardy Changes his Jersy no from 9 to 3!!

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Virat Kohli And Chris Gayle’s Awesome Dance-Off Will Make You Join Them. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:13:54 +0000 After watching this video I think I will finally be interested in IPL or any other Cricket match where Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli will be playing.


Because they are Damn good. That’s why!

After watching this video anyone will be their great fan. At least fan of their dancing skills.

Recently, Gayle returned to Bangalore after recently becoming a father and chose to celebrate with his team in true Indian fashion. The Dilliwala inside Kohli could be held back no more as he decided to join the gentle giant by busting a few moves on his own. And just look at how happy they are.

Here’s a look;

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Virat Kohli has the perfect answer to questions on his patch-up with Anushka Sharma Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:11:18 +0000 Virat Kohli launched a venture where he interacted with fans. After all Virat-Anushka’s break up and patch up had made headlines. It was natural that his love life would also become the talk of this press conference. A Journalist asked Virat to speak up about his relationship status.

Virat calmly told the lady journalist that though he was opening up to fans his personal life will continue to remain private. The cricketer said, “That’s for no one else to know. I wouldn’t like to comment on it. I said fans will get access to my personalised content but that doesn’t mean that they have access to everything that goes on in my life.” He then went on to add cheekily, “How is your personal life going?”


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First Indian to Qualify for the World Kickboxing Championship Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:16:54 +0000 Seven-year-old Tajamul Islam is all set to become the first Indian to represent the country in the World Kickboxing Championship, which will take place in Italy in November this year.

Tajamul comes from a small village in Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Her father, Ghulam Mohammad Lone, is a driver for the Hindustan Construction Company. In 2014, she has adjudged the best fighter in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

In December 2015, she won a gold medal in the sub-junior category at the National Kickboxing Championship in Delhi, thereby qualifying for the World Championship.


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Kaushal Silva Out Of Danger After Blow To Head Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:05:45 +0000 kaushalsilva

Sri Lanka batsman Kaushal Silva was declared to be out of danger after suffering a blow to his head on Sunday during a practice match at Pallekele on Sunday.

Silva was fielding at short-leg and got hit on the back of his head despite wearing a helmet with additional padding when Dinesh Chandimal swept a ball. He was immediately taken to a hospital in Kandy where he underwent a CAT scan.

He was left dazed for some time immediately after the impact and was then airlifted to a hospital in Colombo.

The Sri Lankan cricketers have been preparing for the England tour with this two-day practice match and Silva had scored a ton on the first day.

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The enthusiastic boss revealed his excitement, “We are in the Champions League, dilly ding, dilly dong!” Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:28:21 +0000 The enthusiastic boss also revealed his excitement about playing in Europe, saying: “We are in the Champions League, dilly ding, dilly dong!”

After playing down his side’s chances all season, Claudio Ranieri has finally admitted that Leicester CAN win the Premier League title.

Leicester has already secured a place in next season’s Champions League and just Swansea, Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea stand in their way of unprecedented glory.

Ranieri has continued to tell the media that he is not gunning for the top spot and his side is merely focused on their next matches.

“We are in the Champions League, dilly ding, dilly dong! It’s fantastic, terrific,” Ranieri exclaimed in his pre-match press conference.

“Well done to everybody, the owners, the fans, the players, the staff, everybody involved in it. It’s a great achievement. Unbelievable.”

“And now we go straight away to try to win the title. Only this remains. Mauricio, keep calm!

“I talked with my players, ‘Come on, now is the right moment to push.’ I believe. Always I believe. I am a positive man, if Spurs go above us, congratulations. But I prefer to be five points up.

See the video here:

After this Press Conference, football fans have appreciated one of the great coaches in the premier league.

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MS Dhoni’s Neighbours Are Holding Him Responsible For Ranchi’s Water Crisis Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:14:37 +0000 Cricketing Mahendra Singh Dhoni always remains in news for some or the other reason.

Now, even his swimming pool is in the news.

His neighbours at his home in Ranchi, Jharkhand have expressed concerns about the usage of excessive water for his swimming pool. Residents have complained that around 15,000 litres of water are used each day to refill the pool despite there being a severe water crisis in the locality.


“We have four borewells but they do not work. But right next to our house is Dhoni’s house where thousands of litres are being wasted daily. The authorities must look into it,” says Raju Sharma, a neighbour, told India Today.

The matter has been taken so seriously that the residents have brought it to the notice of the state revenue minister Amar Bauri, who has promised action.

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Social Media Slays Italian Football Team After Extremely Ill-Advised Haka Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:09:50 +0000 What in the world was AC Milan thinking?

The Italian football club was behind a cringeworthy ripoff of the haka Thursday as part of a promotion for a skincare company. The dance is traditionally performed by New Zealand’s Māori people, and has become known around the world thanks to the country’s sporting teams, who perform it with respect, and you know, a genuine understanding of its cultural significance.

The utterly astounding performance came before a Serie A match against Carpi. The dance was dubbed the “Tekitanka,” and slogans that read “Men, this is your ritual!” were displayed along the stadium’s sideboards. The club even boasted about it on Twitter.

The haka was performed by a group of actors and not the actual team, according to the ABC.

Here are the reaction of people:

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Dipa Karmakar Wins Gold In Vaults Finals After Historic Olympic Qualification Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:35:22 +0000 Hours after creating history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold in vaults finals at the test event of the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

The 22-year-old Tripura girl scored 14.833 as her best effort to finish first in the women’s vaults finals and win the gold.

Dipa came up with her gold-winning effort in the first attempt itself and she scored 14.566 in her second and last try. This gold won by Dipa in vaults has nothing to do with her Olympic qualification in the artistic event, which is an all-round competition.

“No Indian has ever won a gold at a global event earlier and Dipa’s gold is the first time this is happening. She has qualified for the Olympics and then has won a gold now. It is fantastic stuff,” international referee Deepak Kagra told PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Dipa saying she brought laurels for the country by her sheer determination.
“Dipa has made India proud and brought glory to its name. First time, a daughter from the country has been selected in gymnastics stream for the Rio Olympics. She has achieved the feat through her determination. Lack of resources never came in her way,” he said, addressing the convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University here.

He said it is essential to have firm determination to excel in life and the amount of facilities available should not become an obstacle in this pursuit.

Many other celebrities all congratulated her:

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Watch Dipa Karmakar’s Moves Which Only 4 Other Gymnasts Can Perform Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:23:46 +0000 Dipa Karmakar is a 22 year old from Tripura. When she talks about her home, she describes it as a place that is simple and relatively unknown. But instead of saying it with a sense of distaste she reminisces, almost nostalgic when speaks about her humble beginnings.

Later this year, Dipa is going to represent India in the Rio Olympics at women’s gymnastics.

For those of you who don’t know what that is, the Produnova vault involves a front handspring into two frontal somersaults and it is the most difficult maneuver in women’s gymnastics.

If performed incorrectly it can cause a fatal injury to the spine. In spite of that, she risked it. She risked it till she was able to do it and THAT is what makes her Olympian material.

Listen to her very inspiring journey in this video.

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Ravindra Jadeja In Trouble As Police Initiate Probe Into Celebratory Firing Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:48:53 +0000 Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wedding sparked a controversy when celebratory firing took place just a few feet away from the bridegroom during the marriage procession in Rajkot on Sunday.

According to reports, local police immediately launched a probe into the incident and said it is unlawful to use even licensed firearms except in cases of self-defence.

Jadeja will tie the nuptial knot with fiance Reeva Solanki on Sunday. The couple had got engaged in the first week of February.

All-rounder’s close friends MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and many other Indian players are expected to attend the wedding reception on Sunday.

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Messi Scores 500th Goal But Barca Falter Again Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:23:50 +0000 messi1

Lionel Messi’s 500th career goal couldn’t prevent Barcelona’s incredible slump in form from continuing with a fourth defeat in five games. They lost 2-1 at home to Valencia on Sunday.

Barcelona have 76 points along with Atletico, who knocked the holders out of the Champions League in midweek and remain top only due to a superior head-to-head record.

Lionel Messi finally broke his scoring drought to reach his 500th professional goal, but that personal achievement was overshadowed by another poor Barcelona display as they went down 2-1 to Valencia.

Luis Suarez, Messi and Neymar all failed to beat the excelling Diego Alves, though, as the Valencia goalkeeper pulled off a string of fine saves.

An own goal by Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic put Valencia ahead after 27 minutes at the Nou Camp and Santi Mina added a second just before half time to stun the Barcelona supporters.

Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal to reduce the deficit after 64 minutes but the struggling team could not find an equaliser.

Luis Enrique remained upbeat about his team’s chances of winning the title.

“We’ve got a marvellous challenge, if we win the five games remaining we will be champions,” he told a news conference.

Barcelona have lost three consecutive La Liga games for the first time since January 2003.


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Dipa Karmakar Becomes First Indian Gymnast To Qualify For Olympics Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:31:52 +0000 dipa

Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics.

The 22-year-old garnered a total score of 52.698 points at the final qualifier and Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janiero.

The International Federation of Gymnastics (Federation Internationale de Gymnastique) has confirmed Dipa’s Rio Games qualification in its official release.

“Following the Women’s Qualification Competition at the Gymnastics Test Event in Rio, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of nations and individual gymnasts that have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,” the world body said in its release.

Dipa has been listed as the 79th gymnast among individual qualifiers in the list of women’s artistic gymnast who have qualified for the Rio Olympics.

Her first vault, the much difficult Produnova, gave Dipa 15.066 points, the highest among the 14 competitors. But a poor show in the uneven bars took her points down as she collected 11.700, the second worse among the 14 participants.  She secured 13.366 and 12.566 points in beam and floor exercises.

Deepak Kagra, an international referee, said, “It was a very good score from Dipa and we were certain that she would qualify. Now the world body has published the names of the gymnasts who have qualified for the Olympics and her name is there. The gymnastics community is proud of Dipa’s achievements.” .


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Nico Rosberg Wins The Chinese Grand Prix Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:14:06 +0000
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, center, leaps while celebrating his win with Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, and Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia, right, in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit today, his third win from three races. He opened up the championship lead with 75 points to his name and took an absolutely dominant victory today.

Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari and Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull rounded off the podium scoring the second ever podium of his career, the first coming at the Hungarian Grand Prix of 2015.

Three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton starting the race from the back of the grid after an ERS failure. However, Hamilton put in an impressive effort to move his way up the grid, finishing in P7.

The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were involved in a shunt early on in the race, with Raikkonen spinning out and sustaining a bit of damage; he pitted and got back out on track relatively quickly, however. In the final 10 laps, Raikkonen went wheel-to-wheel with Lewis Hamilton to go P5.

Felipe Massa also pushing Hamilton, finished in P6.

With Mercedes taking victory today, both drivers were in the top 10 – as are both Ferraris, Red Bull, Williams and Toro Rossos – the top 10 made up of 5 teams this time around.

Ricciardo suffering an early puncture after stealing the lead from Rosberg in the opening moments of the race managed to take the top spots today.

With teammate Daniel Ricciardo qualifying in P2 and then losing out, Kvyat took on the mantle of leading driver and pushed his car to the maximum for a podium finish. Ricciardo himself finished well in P4, taking double points for the team.

Force India’s Sergio Perez finished just out of the points today at P11 behind the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.

Nico Rosberg now has the record for most race wins without a championship title, overtaking Sir Stirling Moss. He also joins teammate Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso as the only multiple race winners in Shanghai.


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After Twitter outrage, Dhoni quits Amrapali brand promotion, his wife to exit board Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:42:31 +0000 Indian cricket team captain M S Dhoni has resigned as brand ambassador of realty firm Amrapali, days after the unhappy residents of a housing project in Noida launched a social media campaign asking the cricketer to dis-associate himself from the builder.

The complaints from the residents of Amrapali’s Saphhire project in Noida had gone viral on Twitter over the past few days after they tagged Dhoni in their tweets asking the cricketer to dis-associate himself from the builder or force the company to ensure completion of pending work.

“Dhoni is no longer our brand ambassador… I do not want his image to be affected because of being attached to Amrapali,” company Chairman and Managing Director Anil Sharma told PTI.

“This decision was taken mutually by Dhoni and us,” he added.

Dhoni was the brand ambassador of the company for the last 6-7 years.Dhoni’s wife Sakshi, who as of now continues to be a director with the builders, will also quit her position soon.

Earlier this week, Dhoni had said that he will take up the matter with the builder and it must deliver on its promises. Sharma assured residents that the company would complete the pending works in the project in next three months.

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Dravid and Gavaskar: Don’t Link IPL With The Drought Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:15:04 +0000 The court had ordered that all IPL matches after April 30 should be shifted out of Maharashtra owing to the acute water crisis in the state. (BCCI to meet three affected teams over venue shift)

Meanwhile Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur also said yesterday that lucrative league had become the soft target and also said that it was extremely difficult to move the matches out of Maharashtra citing logistical issues.

“It’s a serious issue and the fact that so many people are dying because of shortage of water is serious but linking it to IPL will trivialise it. How can a drought be as important as cricket? If not having IPL will solve the problem, then we should stop playing cricket,” Dravid told ‘NDTV’.


Bombay High Court’s order to shift 13 IPL matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra, former India captains Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid said cricket has become a “soft target” for creating controversies

“What do you think has been happening for the last 9-10 years? It’s always something or the other cropping up before or during the IPL. Whether it’s a soft target or not, yes it is a soft target,” Gavaskar said.

He also said,”Gavaskar said while the water crisis, which has led to farmer suicides, is a serious issue but it cannot be mixed with cricket. Farmers’ life has to be absolute priority. You cannot trivialise people who put bread on our table. That’s an absolute priority.”

” Is water being saved by not having IPL matches? If yes, how can it be done? The BCCI did guarantee that they will not use potable water. Franchises and BCCI, I believe, also offered to make donation. Those two were significant and good gestures,” he added.

Gavaskar said if water conservation can be done by stopping cricket matches, then other activities should also be checked.

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Irfan Pathan Gives The Perfect Excuse To Why Mohammad Kaif Didn’t Know Of His Wedding Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:24:05 +0000 A couple of days ago, Irfan Pathan married the beautiful Arab model Safa Baig at a private ceremony in Mecca.


When a friend points out to you in public that you did not invite him to your wedding, what would be your first reaction?

But if you are Irfan Pathan you would quickly put the batsman on the backfoot.
And this is exactly what happened when Mohammad Kaif put this question to the Indian bowler.


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Vinod Kambli Asks Sachin Tendulkar To Speak Up About Maharashtra Drought Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:50:53 +0000 Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli have been friends for the longest time, but the friendship fell through when Vinod was dropped from the Indian cricket team and Sachin’s career reached to the moon.

In a reality show, Vinod confessed that he feels Sachin didn’t help him enough and that lead to a cold war between the two.

Kambli has not left an opportunity to comment on anything related to Tendulkar.

With the whole debate of shifting IPL matches from Mumbai to another state due to the drought in Maharashtra, Kambli has slyly tweeted something about Sachin again.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick Takes Real Madrid Into Champions League Semifinals Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:13:35 +0000
The final whistle goes and the celebrations begin as Ronaldo does his best Platoon impression.

What a comeback from Real Madrid, and what a performance by Ronaldo. Zidane’s team were in a jam after that sorry away performance, but they were much the better team today, and deserved to go through: they had more possession, created more chances, and basically looked much the classier side.

Wolfsburg defended poorly in the opening 20 minutes and looked nervous, and their second-half display was deeply mediocre. Julian Draxler’s injury was unfortunate, but they were second best here.

Congratulations to Madrid, and that Ronaldo is a force of nature, isn’t he? Unstoppable.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore Thrash Sunrisers Hyderabad By 45 Runs In IPL 2016 Match 4 At Bengaluru Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:38:02 +0000

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers strung a partnership of 157 runs off 87 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a comfortable 45-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match of the IPL at Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The bowlers defended the steep total comfortably on a batting beauty despite a spectacular knock from the Sunrisers captain David Warner (58 off 25), limiting the opposition to 182 for six in 20 overs.

With Sunrisers reaching 83 for one in eight overs, the game was very much in the balance.

David Warner played a spectacular knock of 58. (Photo: PTI)
David Warner played a spectacular knock of 58.

Warner was in good form after the departure of his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (8), who was bowled by Parvez Rasool. He hit five sixes in his entertaining innings which ended with a pull off fellow Australian Shane Watson. Soon after his wicket, RCB took three quick wickets to reduce Sunrisers to 101 for five in the 12th over. Needing almost three runs a ball at one stage, Eoin Morgan (22 not out) and Ashish Reddy (32 off 18) tried their best but couldn’t succeed.

AB de Villiers in action. (Photo: Ron Gaunt/ IPL/ SPORTZPICS)
AB de Villiers in action. 

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Banglaore: 227 for 4 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 75, AB de Villiers 82; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 for 55, Mustafizur Rahamn 2 for 26) beat

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 182 for 6 in 20 overs (David Warner 58; Shane Watson 2 for 30) by 45 runs.

Man of the Match: AB de Villiers

Reactions to the match:

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India’s top woman biker dies in road accident in Madhya Pradesh Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:20:39 +0000 In a tragic incident, Veenu Paliwal, India’s top woman biker died in a road accident in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh’s on Monday evening.

Paliwal was on a nationwide tour on her on Harley Davidson along with fellow biker Dipesh Tanwar.

Day 16- Durgapur to LucknowWhen the going gets tough…the tough get going.We proved ourselves so true to this today….

Posted by Veenu Paliwal on Sunday, April 10, 2016

The 44-year-old death took place after her bike skid off a road near Gyaraspur, 100 kilometers from state capital Bhopal. She was rushed to a primary health centre and then to the Vidisha district hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead, police said.

Paliwal was also planning to make a documentary on her motorbike journey across the country.

May her soul Rest In Peace.

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Why Harsha Bhogle Was Suddenly Removed As IPL-9 Commentator? Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:27:50 +0000 There was a familiar Indian voice missing from the commentary box in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening game on Saturday night.

And it turns out, Bhogle, whose association with Indian cricket spans at least two decades and who has been an integral part of the commentary box for the IPL since it’s debut season in 2008, was reportedly informed about the termination of his contract just a week back.

Harsha Bhogle’s commentating contract for the ninth season of the IPL has been terminated by the BCCI, reports Indian Express.

There has been no official reason stated for his termination, He even tweeted expressing disappointment over not being part of the IPL again.

Speculations of these two possible theories are doing the rounds:

>> It could be because a personality no less than Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter after India’s last ball nail-biting victory over Bangladesh in the World T20 game on March 24, to express his disappointment over a “certain Indian commentator”. Though the Bollywood veteran didn’t give out any names, everyone knew he was referring to Bhogle.

>> There was a heated argument that Bhogle reportedly had with a Vidharbha Cricket Associated official during India’s opening World T20 game at Nagpur last month.

Whatever the reasons, the reaction is so strong that ‘Harsha Bhogle’ became a top trend on Twitter on Sunday. Here how tweeople reacted.

Bhogle thanked people for their ‘overwhelming’ support.

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Harbhajan Singh & Geeta Basra To Become Parents Soon Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:16:57 +0000 cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his wife Geeta Basra

Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra are expecting their first child!

The couple tied the knot in November last year. A source close to the couple confirmed the news to a leading English daily.

It was the IPL opening ceremony on Friday that sparked off the rumours where Geeta wore a loose dress and sneakers with a pretty visible baby-bump. The actress hails from the UK and will be flying back to spend some time with her family there.

Here’s wishing the happy couple all the best on their journey to parenthood!

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Glitzy Opening Ceremony Kick-Starts IPL 2016 Sat, 09 Apr 2016 08:23:53 +0000 A glitzy ceremony at National Sports Club of India in Mumbai kick-started the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Bollywood stars were aplenty, as were the international ones as they dazzled the audience with their entertaining performances.

Co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab Preity Zinta was also present. Donning a gorgeous red dress, Preity stole the thunder on Friday. She said that she is excited for the new season of IPL and would like her team, KXIP, to win the trophy this time around.
Preity Zinta

Jacqueline Fernandez was the first on stage as she entertained the audience by grooving to several Bollywood dance numbers


Katrina Kaif got loud cheers for her performance and the audience cheered her for her moves.

Preity Zinta
Dwayne Bravo took over the stage from the Bollywood stars and performed his ‘champion dance’ and the crowd seemed to enjoy it. While singer Ankit Tiwari provided an Indian touch to the Champion song soon after.

Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh was in his new look but still had the magic of old as he made his presence felt with a performance on his superhit numbers.

Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh made a grand entry by donning the cricket attire to the wild cheer of the crowd inside the stadium as he entertained them for a long period towards the close.
Ranveer Singh

Ravi Shastri was holding the mic again, anchoring the MCC Spirit of Cricket segment. The eight captains (in the order of: Zaheer Khan, Suresh Raina, David Miller, Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, David Warner and Rohit Sharma) came on to the stage to sign the pledge to ‘play hard, play fair and uphold the spirit of the game’.


Major Lazer, the American electronic music group, brought the opening night to a close with their extravagant performance along with Shweta Pandit.

But social media had a very different; a very real take of the opening ceremony. Here are 10 tweets that best described the whole ceremony.

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Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma’s Late Night Dinner Date In Bandra Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:03:19 +0000 Anushka and Virat’s love story began in mid-2013 when the two did a shampoo commercial. As soon as they unfollowed each other on social media early this year, tongues started wagging about their break-up. There were rumours about the actress turning down Virat’s marriage proposal since she wanted to focus on her Bollywood career.

This is the first time that the duo have been spotted together in public after their break up in February.

Recognising Anushka’s car, the paparazzi waited outside the restaurant to catch a glimpse of her, but were taken by surprise to see Virat in town. The actress was accompanied by Leepakshi Ellawadi, stylist of her next film Sultan, while celebrity consultant Bunty Sajdeh was with Virat.


The two, however, left in separate cars. The Indian cricketer recently lashed out at social media trolls for targeting Anushka, saying those who blame her for anything negative in his cricket career should be ashamed of themselves.

So, does the dinner date signal that Virushka have kissed and made-up? The star’s spokersperson says, “Anushka would not like to talk about her personal life. So, no comments.”

Are ex-lovebirds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli back together? Don’t know. But for sure we all are so happy to see them together.

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Sarfraz Ahmed replaces Shahid Afridi. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:08:32 +0000 Two days after Shahid Afridi stepped down, wicketkeeper/batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has been named captain of Pakistan’s T20 team.

Sarfraz Ahmed has played 21 T20 Internationals and is widely respected as a team man. He will replace the controversial Shahid Afridi as the country’s T20 captain.

The 28-year-old has so far played 21 T20 Internationals and is widely regarded as a strong team man.

Pakistan had a disastrous time at the Asia Cup T20, winning only two out of four games. Following the horror run, Afridi, criticised for his poor captaincy and bad form, resigned as captain.

Here what tweeople had to say about ‘Sarfraz Ahmed’.

Shahid Afrid wished Sarfraz Ahmed luck for upcoming matches and said, “Sarfraz Ahmed is energetic, passionate and a fighter”

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Chris Gayle Has A Special Challenge For Amitabh Bachchan, Kholi & ABD Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:27:46 +0000 Since Ice Bucket fever (Challenge) has become a thing of the past, a new fever has gripped the cricketing fraternity!

After West Indies won their ICC T20 World Cup this Sunday, the jubilant team danced to “Champion”, the song that is making everyone gyrate to the calypso.

Chris Gayle took to social media showing off his “Chaampyan” dance skills, accepting Dwayne Bravo’s challenge. The Windies pinch hitter then challenged Virat Kohli, Amitabh Bachchan and AB de Villiers.

Accepted your challenge @djbravo47 now I nominate @amitabhbachchan @virat.kohli @abdevilliers17 #Champion

Posted by Chris Gayle-SPARTAN on Saturday, April 2, 2016

It will be great to see them performing the challenge.

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Legends of the Game – Virat Kholi Vs Lionel Messi Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:07:54 +0000 In a country like India, there is a large fan following for cricket. In fact cricket is considered to be a religion, there are very small rooms for any other sports. In case of football, it is second most popular game in the country with a very little fan following. As expected, football has been a benchwarmer, just like any other sports in India.

Players like Pele, Beckham, Maradona are few legends of football. You even see rural villages of Africa with kids sporting in Beckham, Messi jerseys, playing football.

Similarly in cricket, Bradman, Tendulkar, Richards are legends. In India, you will find people roaming around streets wearing cricket jerseys. Anyways, jerseys doesn’t decide the fan following.

We must have seen various comparisons between football and cricket. Most talked about in India, basic fam background and various achievements. But today we are comparing great player of the same- Virat Kholi and Lionel Messi!


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Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra named in team of the tournament; full list of players Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:36:09 +0000 Virat Kohli, the man of the tournament in the ICC World T20 2016, has been named skipper of the World XI that was named by the ICC at the conclusion of the World Twenty20. Ashish Nehra is the second Indian player to find a berth.

“The teams [both men’s and women’s] were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and highly respected commentators who were given the task of picking a balanced side for all conditions on the basis of performances in the tournament. Statistics were used but were not the sole basis for selections,” read the ICC statement.

There was no place for Team India captain MS Dhoni. The list also contains four players from England, two players from West Indies and one each from Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and South Africa.

The teams were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and highly respected commentators like Nasser Hussain, Ian Bishop and Sanjay Manjrekar.

“The experts had an extremely difficult task to select the men’s and women’s squads from around 400 cricketers who represented the 26 teams, thanks to outstanding performances by all the players at this hugely successful event,” ICC chairman Geoff Allardice said.”In the end, I believe the selectors have chosen two very well balanced sides which are capable of beating any opposition under any conditions.”

Meanwhile, there was no India Women player in the official Women’s World T20 team of the competition.

Men: Jason Roy (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa, wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli (India, captain), Joe Root (England), Jos Buttler (England), Shane Watson (Australia), Andre Russell (West Indies), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand), David Willey (England), Samuel Badree (West Indies), Ashish Nehra (India). 12th man: Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Women: Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Charlotte Edwards (England), Meg Lanning (Australia), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies, captain), Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Rachel Priest (New Zealand, wicketkeeper), Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Megan Schutt (Australia), Sune Luus (South Africa), Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand), Anya Shrubsole (England). 12th player: Anam Amin (Pakistan)

Congratulations to Virat Kohli and Ashish Nehra!!

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Shahid Afridi To Step Down As Captain Of Pakistan Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:30:52 +0000 Facing criticism for Pakistan’s dismal show in the ICC World Twenty20, Shahid Afridi today stepped down as captain of the team but will continue to play in the shortest format of the game.

The Afridi-led Pakistan failed to make it to the semifinals of the World Twenty20 in India, where his comments also drew the ire of former players.

Afridi, however, asserted that he will be available for selection as a player in the team even though PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that the all-rounder is no longer a surety in the side.

Tweeople’s reaction at his step down.

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BCCI Keen To Approach Rahul Dravid As Head Coach Of India Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:11:51 +0000 rahul dravid

The Indian cricket board’s advisory committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, has approached batting legend Rahul Dravid – in charge of India A and India U 19 squads for almost a year now – to enquire whether he would be interested in taking over as chief coach of the senior team.

The advisory committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss the issue of the chief coach. Dravid is presently the mentor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils. Before this he led the India Under-19 team to the WC final last month. While playing for Rajasthan Royals earlier, Dravid had also taken up the role of a mentor for the franchise, a job in which he continued even after quitting the game.

Prior to Dravid, Australia’s Mike Hussey had also been approached for the role; however, the southpaw had declined the offer. In the meantime, the BCCI is all set to continue with the services of assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar. Their contracts are likely to be extended soon.

There may be more clarity about the decision on Team India’s head coach after the BCCI advisory committee meets on 5 April.

Everyone is really happy and excited to see Rahul Dravid as the coach of the Indian cricket team. We just want him to accept the proposal.

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Sania Mirza Was Basically The Biggest Sport During The Ind Vs Pak Match. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:21:02 +0000 Everyone had predicted that Sania Mirza was going to be the butt of all jokes during the India Vs Pakistan match. But no one predicted this…

India VS Pakistan cricket match happened yesterday, everything seemed fine until Sania Mirza Started trending, While her husband Shoaib Malik was the one on the field.

As all these jokes were pouring in;

Sania had a great reply to them all;

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Tendulkar’s Emotional Facebook Post Will Make You Sob. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:07:35 +0000 India continued the winning streak against Pakistan at World Cups when they beat their opponent by six wickets.

MS Dhoni and Kohli walked off the pitch after sealing the win, India’s Test captain raised his bat towards Sachin Tendulkar.

The team waved towards him after the game.. just showing how much India misses him.

The Master Blaster got quite emotional about the gesture which he pretty much explained with his Facebook post with a selfie, he posted:

Great Win Team India!! Thank you for the innings and gesture Virat Kohli! Team India returning to the dressing room after the game, waved to me. Felt like I never left the team…

Posted by Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday, March 19, 2016

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Maria Sharapova Admits She Failed The Drug Test. Tue, 08 Mar 2016 06:45:08 +0000 Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues.

The 28-year-old Sharapova, a five-time grand slam champion, will be provisionally suspended starting March 12, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said. She is the seventh athlete in a month to test positive for meldonium, which is used to treat diabetes and low magnesium, and was only banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency as of Jan 1.

That victory also made her the third-youngest Wimbledon champion, behind only Lottie Dod and Martina Hingis, and the fourth-youngest grand slam winner in the open era after Hingis, Monica Seles and Tracy Austin.

She has also been has suspended their Nike sponsorship of Maria Sharapova following her failed drug test at the Australian Open.

Here’s what her fans had to say about the whole thing.

And then there was this tweet.

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Woman Who Walked 583 Kms From Mumbai To Goa. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:01:38 +0000 Dreams are precious and must not be neglected, as Aanchal Dhara will tell you.


In an attempt to promote the importance of passion, photographer Aanchal Dhara and her ad-filmmaker husband Prashant launched an initiative called The Audacious-Project to create ‘audacious, life-changing experiences’. But with this also came the realisation that it would all be for naught if they themselves do not embark on a life-changing journey.

To undertake this life-changing experience of theirs, Dhara decided to take a slightly long walk – from Mumbai to Goa.


Aanchal and Prashant recently finished their first project, Two Feet & A Dream, a 583-km-walk from Andheri to Morjim. This seemingly impossible walk was completed over a period of 26 days. Dhara walked all the way and her support team followed in a car.

Dhara would take a 15-min break after every 7 km, get inside the car and massage her feet. This would go on every day till 6 or 7 pm. And when they would reach the hotel, she would massage and ice her feet and go off to sleep by 10:30 pm.


So, what The Audacious Project has accomplished with this feat is to show people the power of dreams while urging them to not give up.

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Messi ties Ronaldo’s Spanish record with 35th hat trick Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:34:22 +0000 Lionel Messi bagged a hat trick on Thursday against Rayo Vallecano, scoring twice in the second half as Barca won 5-1.

It was his 35th with Barcelona, matching Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was a dominant display from the visitors and prolific finishing from the five time Ballon d’Or winner.

His first goal was a great give-and-go with Neymar.

His second was a rebound early in the second half.

His third came from a fine finish in the middle of the box.

Its just another day for Lionel Messi. And here is what his fans had to say about his just another day.

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Twitter reactions before, during and after India trounces Pakistan in the Asia Cup. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 17:00:43 +0000 India made it two wins out of two in the 2016 Asia Cup after beating Pakistan by five wickets in their second match at Mirpur. With both sides getting off to poor starts and the Indo-Pakistan rivalry in the air, Twitter was bound to be a battlefield. Here is the collection of the best Twitter reactions before, during and after the India versus Pakistan Match. 
















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Lionel Messi scores unbelievable goal. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:44:04 +0000 Lionel Messi continues to dazzle us with his amazing football skills.

Two days ago, he combined with Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez to score an amazing goal during a 6-1 thrashing of Celta Vigo in a La Liga match.

He now scored an unbelievable goal when Italian musician Eros Ramazzotti challenged Messi whether he could score a goal while standing well behind the goal post from an impossible angle.

Watch the full video below to see what happened next:



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India sign off with record-breaking 308 medals at South Asian Games. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 06:19:45 +0000 SouthAsianGames2016SHILLONG: India’s regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 308 medals, dominating the final day of competitions as well in the South Asian Games.

India had a haul of 308 medals, inclusive of 188 gold and 90 silver, which put to shade its previous best of 214 medals at the 2006 Games in Colombo. Sri Lanka, which finished second, only had a total of 186 medals (25 silver, 63 silver and 98 bronze). Pakistan held on to the third spot with a final count of 106 medals (12 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze).

London Olympics bronze-medalist M C Mary Kom (51kg), former world champion L Sarita Devi (60kg) and Asian Games bronze winner Pooja Rani (75kg) picked up the top honours in their respective categories.

The javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Suman Devi, both touching personal bests, long distance runner L. Surya winning a double, young P.U. Chithra won her first international senior gold medal in the 1500m and Srabani Nanda ending with an impressive showing in the 200m, was pleasing.

In the pool, India encountered a stiff challenge from Sri Lanka swimmers led by Matthew Abeysinghe and Kimiko Raheem. But Sandeep Sejwal, P.S. Madhu, V. Malavika and Damini K. Gowda showcased their talent and saved the country from embarrassment. The archers and boxers made a clean sweep of the titles. Teams in tennis, table tennis, triathlon, badminton, handball, volleyball, kabaddi and kho-kho also had a gain.

The wrestlers were not left far behind, dropping just two of the 16 gold medals, with young Ravinder proving his valour. And then, there was a bagful of gold medals from the shooters. Chain Singh had three successive wins over a seasoned Gagan Narang, and Yashaswini Singh Deswal emerged as the new face of Indian shooting Slightly removed from these pleasing takeaways were the losses suffered in men’s hockey, football and men’s squash.

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India thrash Sri Lanka by 69 runs to level T20I series 1-1. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:45:06 +0000 india-vs-sri-lanka-2nd-t20iIndia beat Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at at the Jharkhand International Stadium on Friday to level the three-match series 1-1.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 25) scored a quick-fire half century as India posted a challenging total of 196/6 in 20 overs. Dhawan’s opening stand with Rohit Sharma provided a solid 75-run base for the hosts against an inexperienced Sri Lankan attack. Ravichandran Ashwin (3-14), Jasprit Bumrah (2-17), Ravindra Jadeja (2-24), Ashish Nehra (2-26) were the pick of the bowlers for India.

India earlier lost the first match by five wickets. After India were put into bat on a flat pitch, Dhawan’s blistering innings enabled the hosts to post a challenging 196 for six, despite a late hat-trick from Perera.

After losing two early wickets, Sri Lanka never looked like chasing down their target and they only managed to post 127 for nine in their 20 overs.

Man of the Match Shikhar Dhawan said, “I enjoyed batting over here and it’s good that I got my first T20 fifty so I am very happy about that. I like to play my natural game and I got a lot of support from the captain and the support staff. They told me to play the way I want to play and backed my game so that gives you a lot of confidence and I enjoy that confidence.”


Toss: Sri Lanka

R Sharma c & b Chameera 43
S Dhawan c Chandimal b Chameera 51
A Rahane c Dilshan b Senanayake 25
S Raina c Chameera b Perera 30
H Pandya c Gunathilaka b Perera 27
MS Dhoni not out 9
Yuvraj Singh c Senanayake b Perera 0
R Jadeja not out 1
TOTAL: (6 wkts; 20 overs) 196
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-75, 2-122, 3-127, 4-186, 5-186, 6-186
BOWLING: K Rajitha 4-0-45-0, T Perera 3-0-33-3, S Senanayake 4-0-40-1, D Chameera 4-0-38-2, S Prasanna 3-0-21-0, M Siriwardana 1-0-6-0, D Shanaka 1-0-12-0

M Gunathilaka c Dhoni b Nehra 2
T Dilshan st Dhoni b Ashwin 0
S Prasanna c Yuvraj b Nehra 1
D Chandimal st Dhoni b Jadeja 31
K Kapugedera c Pandya b Jadeja 32
M Siriwardana not out 28
D Shanaka c Raina b Ashwin 27
T Perera c Rahane b Ashwin 0
S Senanayake lbw b Bumrah 0
D Chameera b Bumrah 0
K Rajitha not out 3
TOTAL: (9 wkts; 20 overs) 127
FOW: 1-2, 2-3, 3-16, 4-68, 5-68, 6-116, 7-117, 8-119, 9-119
BOWLING: R Ashwin 4-0-14-3, A Nehra 3-0-26-2, Yuvraj Singh 3-0-19-0, R Jadeja 4-0-24-2, S Raina 2-0-22-0, J Bumrah 3-0-17-2, H Pandya 1-0-5-0

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Leicester City Football Club have exceeded all expectations. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:11:05 +0000 LeicesterCity

Leicester City are the favorites to clinch the Premier League title after defeating title contenders Manchester City 3-1.
They have showed great potential for the most part of the season and if they can maintain the same form till the end of the season, they would create history by becoming the first club outside of Manchester or London to have ever won the Premier League title since Blackburn Rovers in 1995.

Louis Van Gaal claims Leicester City can win the Premier League title this season. The foxes have already secured league victories against Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham this season, but Van Gaal believes that the biggest test of Leicester’s credentials is now on the horizon.   “They are the favorites because they are five points away from the rest, but the moment that they have to win it is different,” Van Gaal says. “They are more or less in that place now because they want to continue with this lead.  

Leicester City’s current chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha bought the club in 2010 when it was struggling in the third-tier of England and with the help of his finances and support, the team was able to gain promotion in 2014. After Leicester’s promotion, the Thai billionaire announced that he will be spending £180m in order to make the Foxes a top five team within three years.

Celebrity Fans can’t stop talking about them,

And so can’t others;

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India storms into fifth Under-19 World Cup final. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:10:56 +0000 Indian Under-19 Cricket Team

India entered the ICC Under-19 World Cup final for a fifth time with a 97-run win over Sri Lanka in the semifinals.

India did well to reach 267 for nine after a not so stable start before dismissing Sri Lanka for 170 in 42.4 overs. The batting stars were Sarfaraz Khan(59)and Anmolpreet Singh (72).

The target was not a big one but Sri Lankans failed to rotate strike, and regular loss of wickets meant the asking rate was going up. Sri Lanka’s hopes of reaching its second ever final was over when the scoreboard read 133 for six in the 35th over.

India now awaits either West Indies or Bangladesh in the finals to be played on February 14.

Former English county cricketer, Alan Wilkins took to twitter to congratulate India.

Cricket fans also took to twitter to express how proud they are;

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Daniel Bryan calls it quits? Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:00:48 +0000 The former WWE world heavyweight champion shocked the whole world when he announced on Twitter that he is retiring from the in-ring competition:

It just isn’t fair to Bryan that a seemingly in-his-prime superstar can be entertaining millions one day and then be forced to retire the next. Although he said, “Wrestling doesn’t owe us anything,” Bryan said, “We do this because we love to do this.”

Bryan’s speech concluded with his asking the Seattle crowd to join him and his wife in one final “Yes!” chant, per WWE:

WWE Hall of Famer shared their thoughts on Bryan’s retirement:

With many competitions before him, he could become an NXT trainer if he wants to remain involved. His experience would be a welcome addition to a roster that’s already thriving in popularity.

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Nathu Singh’s Rise From Anonymity to Super Rich Pace Bowler in One Day. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:17:48 +0000 nathu-singh

20-year-old Nathu Singh, whose father is a factory worker in Jaipur, on Saturday was bought by IPL franchise Mumbai Indians at the auction – for a Rs 3.2 crores. Pace bowler, Nathu Singh is considered as the fastest bowler in the India at the moment; hence it did not come as a surprise that he found an employer in the league.

“Now I will build a new house for my parents,” an emotional Nathu said to Hindustan Times on Saturday. “My priority is to play well in IPL and prove my strength. IPL is the platform to enter the Indian team,” he said.

Nathu’s father Bharat Singh said he was busy loading packets of wire on trolleys, when someone informed him.

“I am very happy for his achievements. His hard work has paid off”, Bharat Singh said, adding that his son even took up odd jobs to buy cricket kits.

Surprisingly, Nathu’s base price was just Rs 10 lakhs – which means he was bought for 32 times that amount. Nathu said he hopes to catch the eye of the national selectors during his stint with Mumbai Indians in IPL.

Nathu was picked for the India ‘A’ squad to play the touring South Africans after a successful outing in the Ranji Trophy. Though he didn’t do very well, Nathu bounced back in the Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali tournaments with great work in most matches. Nathu also represented India ‘B’ in the Deodhar Trophy.

With the likes of McGrath and Rahul Dravid terming him as India’s fast bowling future, all eyes will be on Nathu at the upcoming edition of the IPL.

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Neymar’s Father Confirms Massive Manchester United Bid for Barcelona Star. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:22:59 +0000 neymar

The Barcelona forward’s father confirms that Louis van Gaal made an attempt to sign his son last summer in what would have been a world-record deal.

 Louis van Gaal made no secret of his search for a creative star in the summer and the Old Trafford club has no fear with plashing out for top players. Manchester United made a £145.6m offer for Barcelona star Neymar, according to the father of the third best football player in the world.

Neymar Snr made reference to the offer during a court case this week but left the club unnamed until now. He was in court as part of a case brought by Brazilian third-party investment fund DIS against himself, Neymar, Santos and Barcelona over the exact fee paid for his son’s services in 2013.

He told radio COPE: “Manchester United is the side that offered €190 million for Neymar. He has still two years left on his contract but you all [the media] can be calm as my son is so happy here.”

Fans are really wondering if Neymar is going to leave Barcelona or continue his incredible partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

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Magnussen returns in new-look Renault F1 team, replaces Pastor Maldonado. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:38:53 +0000 Kevin

When Kevin Magnussen was dumped by McLaren a few months ago, he feared his Formula One career might be over. But he is back officially as a Renault driver for Formula 1 season, replacing Pastor Maldonado. Magnussen, whose F1 career appeared to have stalled after he spent last year on the sidelines, has replaced Pastor Maldonado after the Venezuelan’s funding dried up.

He will partner British rookie Jolyon Palmer, whose signing was announced last year by the team when they were racing as Lotus F1. Frederic Vasseur will run day-to-day operations as racing director.

Renault bought back the team, which they had sold at the end of 2009, last December.They will now compete under the Renault Sport Formula One name, along with that of the Infiniti marque, which is part of the Renault-Nissan alliance.

“We are not here (just) to participate. We are here to compete at the highest level and eventually win,” Renault Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn told reporters at the company’s Technocentre at Guyancourt.

Magnussen, 23, made an impressive debut with McLaren in 2014 when he took second place in his first race in Australia but had to drop back to a reserve role in 2015 when double champion Fernando Alonso arrived.

He was let go by McLaren in October. Palmer was the 2014 champion in the GP2 feeder series and a regular in Friday practice as reserve driver last season, but Renault will still have one of the sport’s least experienced line-ups when the season starts in Australia on March 20.

The first pre-season test at Barcelona’s Catalunya circuit is just three weeks away.


Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg
Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen
Williams-Mercedes: Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa
Red Bull-TAG (Renault): Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo
Force India-Mercedes: Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg
Renault: Kevin Magnussen, Jolyon Palmer
Toro Rosso-Ferrari: Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz Jr
Sauber-Ferrari:Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson
McLaren-Honda: Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button
Manor-Mercedes: tba
Haas-Ferrari: Romain Grosjean, Esteban Gutierrez

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Australia’s shocking loss against New Zealand in the first ODI Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:56:22 +0000 Well, that all happened fast! Australia to 148 all out from just 24.2 overs.

New Zealand, who was asked to bat by Australian team, had firstly were to set a total excess of 320, but then lost wickets at critical times.

While Mitchell Marsh had figures of 2-35 from seven, John Hastings was the most economical of the bowlers with 1-39 from 10 overs.

The three-match one-day international series moves on to Wellington on Saturday with the sides also scheduled to play two tests.

People showed their disappointment as follows;

A very sorry display indeed from the World Cup holders.

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Messi out for 8 weeks due to knee injury, to miss key LaLiga, Champions league and World Cup Qualifiers Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:46:37 +0000 Leo Messi has tore his internal collateral ligament of the left knee and will be out of action for 8 weeks as per the Barcelona club release. Fans are heartbroken but its quite a tricky situation for the club. The start of the season has not really been as expected. Rivals Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid have made significantly better starts.

#Messi will miss the following games in these 7-8 weeks that he is expected to remain out for treatment. The matches include some easy ones where he could have scored goals to close the gap created by Ronaldo, Banzema and Nolito.
Champions league matches: Bayer Leverkusen on 30th September. Borisov on 21st October and 5th November.
LaLiga Matches: Sevilla on 3rd October, Rayo vallecano on 18th October, Eibar on 25th October, Getafe on 1st November, Villareal on 8th November and Real Madrid on 22nd November.
This injury is also a matter of concern for The Argentina national side who have to face tough matches for their
South American World Cup qualifiers. Matches against Equador, Paraguay, Brazil and Colombia are slotted in October and November.

Fans across the world have expressed worry and sadness.

We wish Messi a quick recovery. Get well soon Messi!!

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Robert Lewandowski scores FIVE goals in NINE minutes – including the fastest-ever Bundesliga hat-trick against Wolfsburg 5-1! Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:10:48 +0000 FC Bayern München dispatch VfL Wolfsburg 5-1 and the match will be remembered for the fastest-ever Bundesliga hat-trick by Robert Lewandowski. If you have not seen these goals, you have missed one of the best performances in a match in soccer history.
Watch this video posted by Fox sports Asia to see the 5 goals by Robert Lewandowski.


What a night for Robert Lewandowski! 5 goals in 9 minutes. He scored the quickest hat-trick in the Bundesliga and only the second Bayern player to score 5 in a match.

Posted by FOX SPORTS Asia on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lewandowski displayed amazing finishing skills with each of his 5 goals. He scored from close range, from top of the box, from the long range, with a Volley and with a bicycle kick. His goals became better as he progressed and the goals #3, #4 and #5 can be in the top 10 goals for the season. The goals no 5 being the best.

Lewandowski has now the quickest hat-trick to his name, in the Bundesliga and he is only the second Bayern player to score 5 in a match. Awesome. Pep Guardiola’s face said it all, the striker was unbelievable.

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Martial makes a dazzling entry in BPL, Ronaldo sinks Espanol and Messi sucks thumb for Mateo. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 06:38:50 +0000 The weekend of football Club action was worth the break due to the Internationals for all the players. There was some awesome action all around. New players left an impression in the BPL as Messi and Ronaldo continued from where they left last season.
Martial played the first game of his BPL career for #ManUnited and scored a fabulous solo goal. He has raised the bar for other ManU players definitely and will soon be in the race for most goals like other newcomers Bafetimbi #Gomis of #SwanseaCity and Riyadh Karim #Mahrez of #LeicesterCity

Chelsea are staring at the possibility of being in the relegation zone if #Newcastle beat #WesthamUnited in their upcoming game, although Jose Murinho looked calm after their latest 3:1 defeat at the hand of #Everton.

Barca continued to be on top of the table by beating #AthleticoMadrid. Messi started the game on the bench but replaced Rakitic in the 60th minute and scored 17 minutes later. Fans weere waiting for the thumb in the mouth celebration dedicated to his second child, born just 2 days back, Mateo.

Ronaldo was firing all cylinders and scored 5 goals against #Espanyol, to become the highest goal scorer for #RealMadrid beating Raul record of 228 goals, that too in a short span of 6 years. Ronaldo will be hard to beat in no of goals scored this season as he has already netter 5 and Messi just 1.

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Leander Paes is simply unbelievable. A great champion, wins another title with Martina Hingis Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:41:04 +0000 If one player doesn’t seem to grow old among all Indian sports persons, it is Leander Paes. Born in 1973, leander became a pro in 1991 and has hardly looked back. he is considered on of the best doubles player. Children have grown up seeing him leading India to victory in so many Davis cup matches against formidable rivals. Leander won the US Open Mixed Doubles with Martina Hingis, following the pairs triumph at the French Open.

Its amazing how a 43 year old can win 3 Gland slams in one year. This pair of Hingis and Leander have done just that. Leander has once stated to the Statesman Newspaper that He has the Guts to go after his Targets and thats what makes him successful. The pair have become the 1st mixed doubles pair since 1969 to win three major titles in same year.
And how legends support each other..

And an interesting point by Vikram Chandra

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Rooney takes the top spot by beating Sir Bobby Charton’s Record. Once in a generation player, SAYS Messi Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:29:32 +0000 England beat Switzerland 2-0 to maintain their perfect record in the Euro Qualifiers, but the match will be remebered for Rooney going past Sir Bobby Charlton’s record as the highest goal scorer for England. Charlton scored 49 Goals for England while playing in 106 games and Rooney has scored 50 in the 107 that he has played already. Its a coincidence that both have achieved this over a 12 year period.

Rooney considers Sir Charlton as his role model and the old man has had a great influence on Rooney because of the frequent interactions in the Manchester United Dressing room. Bobby Charlton also played for the Club in his hay days and Rooney has been with the club for the last 10 years. Rooney thanks everyone by posting a pic with his wife on Twitter.

Rooney netted his 50th International Goal and has the potentialto reach 70 goals which will becaome an unbeatable record, most Football pundits believe. Messi in an interview to The Mirror praised him by saying, “Wayne Rooney is for me a once in a generation player. One of those special players, who is not comparable to any other. Rooney is a Winner”

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Sandesh Jhingan stars as India restrict mighty Iran to 3 goals. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:53:38 +0000 Sandesh Jhingan was the reason why India held Iran 1-0 in the first half and it was only a 10 minute window in the beginning of the first half, when India, due to their inexperience at the Topmost level, conceded 2 goals to loose the match 3-0. The Indian defense showed courage that has never been seen before by any Indian team. Sandesh Jhingan was the star defender and definitely the Loosing team’s Man of the Match.

India played Iran in the 2018 Russia World cup Asian qualifiers and it was a No match from the start. Iran are one of the top 50 nations in FIFA rankings and India is not even in the 150. Iran is the Best Asian team and hence the expectation in the International circles was for a scoreline of 6-0 in favour of Iran, Since Iran is known for their attacking play.

The performance by the Lanky defender was summarized by his diving effort when he bravely threw himself in front of the feet of a shooting Iranian Midfielder. Kudos to this Indian team, they have still to go a long way is bringing the crowds back to football.

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UEFABestPlayer, People SAY Messi, Who else? Ronaldo fans are hoping. Suarez a Happy third. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:39:28 +0000 Thursday will see the announcement of #UEFABestPlayer for the season 2014-15. The draw for the new season will also be taking place and its widely aniticipated that the whole show would be more about Messi than anything else. Messi has had the impact on Barcelona Performances as much as no one else has had on any club team ever. Although Ronaldo scored more goals in the Laliga, he was beaten by the overall performance of Messi as a team player and not only a Striker.

Last season Champions league saw Both Messi and Ronaldo scoring 10 Goals each for their teams. Messi had 2 more assists so was ahead in the Goals and Assists count. Messi had a pass accuracy of 86% completing 838 passes. and a Shot accuracy of 54%. Messi won 58% of the 253 duels that he had in matches. 92 successful dribbles. Ronaldo had a pass accuracy of 81% completing 838 passes. and a Shot accuracy of 54%. Ronaldo won 48% of the 128 duels that he had in matches. 25 successful dribbles.

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Manchester City and Chelsea rob ManU of Pedro and Otamendi in a single day of heartbreak for fans. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:16:42 +0000 Manchester United Fans were happily imagining #Depay running on the left, #Rooney in the center and #Pedro on the right flanks and making life of all the competitors hell on way to winning the Premier League, the dream was cut short though. Chelsea completed a the deal in 2 days that Manchester United could not in two weeks. Another Argentine star Nicolas Otamendi was quickly signed by Manchester City.

Pedro has won more titles as a player than Chelsea as a club has. On joining Chelsea Pedro was happy to say, “I am very happy to be here. I am very excited to start my adventure at Chelsea and I am here to keep winning titles.” Pedro has won 20 Cups during his stint at Barcelona.
LaLIGA 5 times
UEFA Champions League 3 times
COPA DEL REY 3 times


Posted by FC Barcelona on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chelsea have had a bad start to the season but Pedro could quickly change the situation for them since Cuadrado has not been up to the mark yet. Manchester City though have further strengthened their position by hiring #Otamendi and build up their defense. Vincent Kompany will be less under pressure now and with Kun #Aguero in full flow, title hopes are better for ManCity this year.

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What People SAID when Manchester United listed the Popular No 7s of the Club on Facebook Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:33:25 +0000 Memphis Depay, with his performance in the Champions Trophy Qualifier between Manchester United and Club Brugge, attracted a lot of praise since he scored 2 goals and assisted in the third scored by Fellaini. This is the Young Dutchman’s first season at #ManU. Brugge were down to 10 men but most of the damage had been done already by Depay in the first half itself. All this happened after a disastrous start for ManU with a #Carrik Own Goal.

Manchester United’s social media team was quick to compare Depay with some great No 7s that ManU have fielded. Names included greats like #DavidBeckham and #current hottie #Ronaldo. The post also featured Angel Di Maria and Valencia. Fans of ManU and otherwise were quick to notice the most famous No7 of all time Eric Cantona. The French Man nicknamed a ‘King Eric’ has been voted the most popular ManU player ever in a Poll.

There's a new no.7 in town… and his name is Memphis Depay.

Posted by Manchester United on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One of the Comments Anders Everhard Schrøder .. never EVER post 5 pics of Man Utd. no. 7’s without one of Cantona. Ever! got nearly 12000 likes and everyone seemed to agree.
Di Maria seems to have made a lot of ManU people unhappy as suggested by comments like Khan Navid Hasan remove Di maria please. no place for snakes! which also got nearly 5000 nods.

It is too early to say if the £8.5m invested on #MemphisDepay by the club will be worth or not.

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Manchester City make Chelsea bleed literally, sit comfortable on top of the table in the season begining. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:57:17 +0000 Eva Carneiro must be haunting ‎Jose Mourinho in his sleep now after the 3-0 loss to Manchester City‬. Chelsea not only lost the match badly, they were bruised badly with 2 players needing medical attention and they falling short of Medical staff at one point in their first meeting in the new season.

Kun Aguero was pulling the trigger now and then and it was because Begovic had a superb game that the victory margin was just 3 goals. Chelsea goalie was well appreciated by the attacking forwards too for his saves. Sergio Kun #Aguero now has scored 79 goals since he joined the #BPL.

Chelsea boss ‎Jose Mourinho was ripped apart on Social media not only because of his sacking of Eva Carneiro and some very casual comments in his post match interview. Mourinho said, “When after 10 seconds you have Aguero behind the defence & facing Begovic, immediately you get the notion it’s not good,” but still called the result was #FAKE! Jose Mourinho seems hell bent on use of sophisticated criticism & distraction techniques against his rivals, knowing well that this is just the begining of the season.

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Why are people TALKING about Virat Kohli when Shikhar Dhawan has also hit a Ton? Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:16:23 +0000 Everytime Shikhar Dhawan slams a ton, Virat Kohli also does so and takes away all the social media hype. Dhawan made 134 and Virat made only 103, 3o runs less but the Social media was all praise for Virat. Shikhar got only a few mentions that too for the partnership. Why is Virat Kohli so popular? There are primarily 2 reasons to this.

Reason #1 why Virat is more popular. Virat kohli is probably the only player in the world who is a real threat to Sachin Tendulkars all the records. #Virat Kohli is only the 3rd batsman, after Sunil Gavaskar and Alastair Cook, to score 4 hundreds in the first 4 tests as a captain. He has hit more tons away than at home and this makes his batting really special. #ViratKohli now has 8th Test Hundreds away From home out of 11 tons in 35 test matches.

Virat is definitely the most Glamourous cricketr after Ravi Shastri that India has produced. Virat is quite stylish too which makes him a heartthrob of girls and boys alike. His relationship with the beautiful Anushka Sharma adds to the glitz quotient.

People are clearly bowled over by the exuberance and passion for cricket that #ViratKohli shows both on and off the field.

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First EPL weekend results. People reaction to Arsenal Loss, Chelsea Draw and Liverpool Win. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:04:37 +0000 English Primer league, the best league in the world started on Saturday with a very nervous and ordinary match between Manchester United and Tottenham. The match ended in a 1-0 win for #ManU but neither team was particularly convincing. The end of the weekend saw a fantastic display of attacking football by Leicester to be the surprise table leaders.

The worst result came for Arsenal who were sadly let down by the great #PeterCech who misjudged one and hardly reacted on the other goal that sank the Gunners. Cech’s buy from #Chelsea was one of the most impressive and talked about transfers before the season.

The new comers start was as expected. Only Watford could get a draw to earn a point. The rest of the propotees lost their first games. Watford were able to net 2 past the Everton defence.

Manchester City is yet to play its opening match. They now have a chance to stamp their authority on top of the table with an emphatic win and put Chelsea under pressure for the Championship, right at the start.

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Special Olympics Medal tally makes India Proud. 47 Gold medals. What a Show! Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:16:28 +0000 The Indian contingent that participated in the Special Olympics has returned back with Bags full of Gold, Silver and Bronze. With a haul of 47 Gold 54 Silver and 72 Bronze, the Indian players brought home a total of 173 Medals. The event held in New York between 25th July to 2nd August.

USA had the maximum number of Medals followed by China and India got a very respectable 3rd position with this huge tally of 173 Medals. Special Olympics are the pinnacle of the capability of the human will. The amputee Swimmers, the blade runners and each one of the athletes is a story of huge courage and will power in itself.

Rajdeep Sardesai aired an interaction with the athletes highlighting the achievements when most other channels were busy with the regular Masala shows

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3 times when Leo Messi lost his Cool. Headbutt, Neck-grab and a Goal, all in a Single match against Roma. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 06:03:41 +0000 When Messi is happy, his teammates are happy, the fanbase is happy and Barça is happy! Last season has been some bit harsh on Messi though. He scored many goals for barca but could not beat Ronaldo for Most goals. He took Argentina to the finals of the World Cup and the Copa America but could not win the Trophies.
Is the criticism playing on Messis Mind at the start of the new season?

Messi is known to keep his cool and disrupt the defence of teams with his skill and presence of mind. Messi made the most number of Assists last season and this fact definitely puts him ahead of any other player in the world. However there have been instances when Messi has lost his cool. Last night in the Gamper Trophy game Messi headbutted Roma’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and then proceeded to grab him by the throat before getting pushed away by the referee.

Messi followed the incident with a super goal as a sign of things to come in the season ahead. Watch the match here.

There have been earlier instances also when Messi is known to have lost his cool. Messi lost his cool during one Clasico and confronted Alvaro Arbeloa after the match calling him Stupid. The trigger could be that during the match Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso repeatedly touched Messi’s face to try and provoke him. Messi was reported as having shouted “What are you looking at? Shut up. You’re just [Jose] Mourinho’s puppet.”

Another time was when he was kicked on his foot and retaliated and was sent off for Barcelona on his international debut as a teenager in 2005. We now know for sure the 3 things that make Messi angry, a unnecessary Shoulder bump, a kick on the foot and toughing his face.

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Girls’ love for Milind Soman rekindled with the Iron Man run. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:46:07 +0000 Long back when Milind featured in Alisha´s music Video ‘Made In India’, girls went crazy about Milind and the era of Models with Exercised bodies and TDH looks, started. Milind has been a heartthrob of most girls who were girls in the 90s. Now with his Iron Man Run, he has put all the young Models and Heros behind, several notches, at 49.

Milind Soman participated in the Iron Man Run, the TOUGHEST TRIATHLON in the world and completed it in 15hrs &19mins whereas the allocated time limit is 16 Hours. Milind has proved that he is the real National Treasure, the real Made In India Soniya!

Milind is the holder of Indian National Swimming Championship title for four years. Milind has now completed the Ironman challenge so is now the Ironman of India. The triathlon includes a 3.8-km swim, a 180.2-km cycle ride and 42.2-km run raced in that order without a break which the participants are required to complete within 16 hours to win the title of ‘Ironman’.

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Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra Fixed for Life. Lodha gets hard on them. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:13:16 +0000 Justice RM Lodha gave the right verdict when he Banned Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra for life. The reactions across the internet and other media shows that people are wanting to see transparency and fair-play coming in to Sport administration, specially Cricket. People are sad that their trust was broken butt happy with the hope of the game becoming cleaner.

Chennai Super Kings and rajasthan Royals have been banned for 2 years, the players are however free to join any other team, and BCCI can add 2 new Franchise in the IPL. We can now look forward to some new team setups. One wonders if any franchise will take Ravindra jadeja, because all the 3 teams he has been part of have been Banned.

The trolls had a field day indeed.

And do you know, CSK won the Fair play award nearly every season!!

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Iker Casillas emotional exit from Real Madrid. Farewell messages from Players, Friends and Fans Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:56:36 +0000 Iker Casillas was once regarded as the best goal-keeper in the world and one of the most popular player across the club and country followers. Iker Casillas has been reportedly been forced to leave Real Madrid and was inconsolable when he read his last message in front of the press. He is joining Porto, a club no where close in reputation to his own. He has 5 Million Twitter fans.

Casillas is the ONLY goal keeper in the world to lift the World Cup, UEFA and European championship as a Captain. Casillas said, “Whenever I can, I will come and cheer on Real Madrid. Don’t remember me for being a good or bad goalkeeper… Remember me as a good person, with its defects. After 25 years at Real Madrid C.F. the difficult day has come to say goodbye.”

This Sums Up….

Iker, un orgullo haber trabajado contigo tantos años. Mucha suerte en tu nuevo equipo!

Posted by Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday, July 13, 2015

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What Serena, Djokovic, Sania, Leander and Martina said after winning Wimbeldon 2015 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:38:36 +0000 This years Wimbeldon has been special for India. 3 out of 5 finals saw an Indian winning. This is indeed history created and is unlikley to be matched for several years.

Djokovic won 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 and 6-3 and attributed his recent form to his marriage, ‘Ever since I got married and became a father, I haven’t lost many matches and have won many tournaments. ‘I suggest to every player, get married and have kids and enjoy this. Whether I’m winning or losing, the family’s always there. When I go back home I’m not a tennis player any more; I’m a father to Stefan and a husband to Jelena. That’s a balance that allows me to play this well.’

Serena won hearts when she praised the runner up and Said after the Win,”Don’t be sad. You’ll be holding this trophy very soon, believe me. You’re a great champ.” “Oh, I could do a cartwheel,” In the press interview she said “Man, it is really a great feeling. I’m just really excited about it because I didn’t want to talk about the Serena Slam. I honestly wouldn’t have thought last year after winning the US Open I would win the Serena Slam at all. It’s super exciting. I just knew I wanted to win Wimbledon this year. Of all the Grand Slams, it was the one I hadn’t won in a while. It was like, I really want to win Wimbledon. It happened. Just amazing. It feels really, really good.”

Sania Mirza Said, “I’m trying to win because we want to win. This is what we play for really. I mean, I hope, sure, it inspires a lot of girls and makes them believe they can be Grand Slam champions, too.” “To come out at Wimbledon Centre Court and have the whole crowd behind you is pretty incredible.”
Martina Hingis was all praise for her partner Sania. Martina Said, “It’s above my expectations.
I have a great partner to pull me through. It takes guts and courage being 5 2 down in the third set. Couldn’t have asked for more drama how to win it.” “It’s definitely the crowd who made us win this match at the end. Sania Started to hit her forehands even bigger towards the end.”

The Indian Prime Minister praised all the winners through his tweets.

Leander and Martina have a lot of mutual respect and leader expressed it when he said, “I feel really special being on the court with Martina.”
This is what the winners earned for their effort:
Djokovic won £1.88 million for his victory. Federer takes home £940,000 as runner-up.
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza took away £340,000.
Martina Hingis and Leander took home £100,000.

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Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis pair enters Wimbledon 2015 final in Straight sets Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:12:23 +0000 Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis took just 56 minutes to beat Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-2 to enter the Wimbledon 2015 finals. The American pair is seeded 5th and this match turned out to be pretty loop-sided.

If Sania Wins in the Finals, it will be her first ever Womens Doubles Grand slam title. This pair looks quite up for winning with their current form. Hingis is an all time global favorite and Saina is improving in her company. Last time Sania reached a women’s doubles Grand Slam final in the 2011 French Open but lost the match . Her partner then was the Russian Elena Vesnina.

Martina Hingis won the Wimbeldon as a junior in 94, ladies singles in 97, ladies dubs in 96 & 98. At 34 yrs, she can again win dubs + mxd dubs. What a Player.

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How Players and People WISHED Roberto Carlos on joining Delhi Dynamos as Marque Player manager Fri, 10 Jul 2015 06:46:24 +0000 Barthez could not move an inch and the ball curled into the goal! Yes, the Free-kick was taken by Roberto Carlos and if you are a Football lover you must have seen it, several times. It is the stuff legends are made of. Roberto Carlos is synonymous to curling a football into a goal while the goalkeeper just stands like a bystander.

Delhi Dynamos have brought the legend Roberto Carlos as their Marque Player and manager for #ISL2015. His former teammates from Real Madrid and Brazil are wishing him luck and the Indian football fans and Delhites in particular are delighted.

David Beckham says Good luck to Roberto and praises Delhi Dynamos.

Bend it like… And it's none other than David Beckham who has sent an extra special message for the newly appointed #DelhiDynamos Head Coach, Roberto Carlos! #OlaCarlos

Posted by Delhi Dynamos on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Roberto Carlos is the real Bullet shooter in football history. You can keep watching the goal against France and keep wondering about the Laws of Physics.

This #ISL2015 season will be the grandest of Footballing Showcase that ever happened in India. Come #LetsFootball

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What people SAID about first ASHES2015 test match. Joe Root hits a ton. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:03:37 +0000 The England Australia Test series has begun. There is another aspect to all the fun when the two teams meet. The people reactions on social media. Wonder all the stand up comedians get their lines from random people quotes.

The press is already after the team and players after the first day, where as the series is a long one and spread over entire July and August. The players though are all worked up and raring to go. We can expect fierce competition in the days to come.

The day ended in a balance as at Stumps and end of day’s play England were 343 for 7 with Root scoring 134 for and Starc 3/84, Hazlewood 3/70 for Australia.

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Nadal beaten Blue and Brown, SAID he is sad about the Loss. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:05:31 +0000 The first game of the match between Brown and Nadal was a clear indication that Brown had enough motivation and skill to beat Nadal. The soft touch on the Net and the fast service and returns proved to be too much for Nadal in the end.

Nadal Said, “I lost and I’m sad for that. But that’s sport. There are good moments & bad moments, today is a bad moment.” “I am a good loser. When I am not that good, I always accept it. I congratulate my opponent”, Nadal Said.

Brown does 3 things well, he servers well, returns well and comes on the net quite fast and he speaks 3 languaes well too, German, English and Jamaican. ‘Dreddy’ as he is lovingly called because of his hair, has defeted Nadal in straight sets some time back too.

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Paraguay loose 1-6 to Argentina. Messi Man Of The Match Again. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:24:44 +0000 ScreenShot014
Messi did not score a Goal but created nearly all of the 6 that Argentina scored against Paraguay in the Copa America Semifinals. Argentina won 6-1, a scoreline no one expected mainly because Argentina had been able to score only 4 till this match.

Lionel Messi produced a scintillating performance for his man of the match Award and was in his elements last night. He was so good, the Paraguay defenders started tackling themselves!. Messi Created a pile of defenders.

Chile must be wondering which striker to mark and how to contain Messi, exactly the problem rival clubs face.

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What Messi SAID after the Copa America Quarterfinal win against Columbia Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:50:27 +0000 Messi told TVP, “We played our best match of the Copa America,” “We create a lot of chances… Unfortunately we were able to not get any goal and we were eventually lucky to win on penalties.” Messi was adjudged Man Of The Match for the ARGENTINA vs COLUMBIA tie.

Ospina was at his best and stopped at least 2 certain goals.

Tevez who took the winning penalty said, “This is for my team-mates. It’s not just me,”I was not Afraid””

Tevez is now moving to Boca juniors from Juventus after the Copa America.

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What people SAID to Satnam Singh drafted in NBA, selected by Dallas Mavericks Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:11:39 +0000 Satnam Singh Bhamara, became the first Indian hoopster to be drafted in NBA. Satnam, a very versatile center player, was selected by Dallas Mavericks. This was Mavericks 52nd pick of the 2015 NBA draft. The youngster, hails from a remote village in Punjab and stands 7 feet 2 inches tall.

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What people SAID to Wish Leo Messi as he turned 28. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:48:38 +0000 Whenever Messi scores a goal, his celebration of raising his arms in the air is a gesture of gratitude to his grandmother who passed away when he was 10. He has been playing at Barca since he was 13 and today he turned 28. The fans across the universe are wishing their hero and Fav footballer by tagging #Messi28.

There are many who watch football just because Messi Plays the game.

#Messi28Feliz cumpleaños Messi! Yo soy tus mayor fan en India.

Posted by Nandini Lohani on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Watch these greatest goals from Messi and you will forget prayers and just be a fan, of God.

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Why The International Day Of Yoga was truly a Global event. Another HitAasana from PM Modi. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:48:28 +0000 Yoga in Paris
These simple things that Narendra Modi does and does them with grandeur makes one wonder about the previous Govts lack of thoughtfulness. There are so many things ‘INDIAN’ that, if properly advocated and promoted, can go a long way in creating an atmosphere of well being and pride in the citizens of this country. To get a UN resolution passed and make 21st June as the International Day of Yoga is one thing, to ensure that it is celebrated across the Globe with enthusiasm and cheer is totally grand.

Even as Rajpath was turned into YogaPath, events were also executed in all states with representation of Central Ministers. The International response to the International Day Of Yoga was overwhelming with people volunteers joining in huge numbers in New York, London, Paris and several other cities including the UNESCO Lawns.

Well done. Another feather in the Cap Mr PM

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Ronaldo makes it a Hat-trick of Hat-tricks. Moves ahead in the Ronaldo V/S Messi war. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:17:06 +0000 Ronaldo VS Messi
He rarely misses a change to put the Ball in the back of the net. Cristiano Ronaldo’s has produced 3 Hat-tricks in the last 3 games he has played. 2 in LaLiga and 1 for his Country in the Euro Qualifiers.
3 goals vs. Armenia
3 goals vs. Getafe
3 goals vs. Espanyol

Ronaldo displayed some awesome opportunism as well as Skill in this match against Armenia. The arrogance was also on display as he teased his haters after scoring the goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 55 international goals; Robbie Keane (65) and Carlos Ruiz (57) are the only active players with more. Messi with 45 goals in 97 matches for Argentina is 10 goals behind. Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored a hat-trick in FOUR of his last seven games in all competitions for club & country.

Ronaldo seems to have got his interest back to Football after break up with Irina Shayk 😉

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What Sunil Chhetri Said after the WC Qualifier against Oman Fri, 12 Jun 2015 03:54:27 +0000 Sunil Chhetri Goal
Indian went down fighting to Oman 2-1 but the highlight of the match was a Stunning goal from inside the box by Indian striker Sunil Chhetri. India conceded a penalty as Oman increased pressure on the Indian goal and the spot kick decided the match in Omans favour.

There was a decent crowd turnout for the match despite several people unable to plan their outing due to confusion on ticket sales. Sunil Chhetri attributed the Indian performance to the crowd support. Chhetri Said, “special mention to the whole crowd, it was amazing. This is a great day in terms of the way they support us.”

Popularity of Football in India is increasing day by day not only on ground but also on the social media as evident by this tweet by Baljit Rihal, who is one of the few Indian FA Licensed Football Agents (specializing in Indian Super League)

The audience is also maturing and this could be the result of extensive telecast of the BPL, LaLiga and Champions league, where the audience get exposed to the spirit of the game when they see great players like Messi, Buffon, Pirlo, Ronaldo playing for a win but accepting defeats with grace.

Its great to feel the positive vibes, both, on and off the field.

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4 deserving individuals who have not got the World Cup, Oscar and the Career Slam Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:41:45 +0000 ScreenShot451
Novak Djokovic, Messi, ABdeVillers and Leonardo DiCaprio are 4 individuals with awesome talent and have delivered performances in their fields that are way ahead of their competitors, STILL the biggest Prize has eluded them.

Wawrinka won the #FrenchOpen and the world immediately took notice of the fact that he defeated World o 1 Novak Djokovic, who has had such a great time over the last several months. BBC was right in quoting, “The world number one played well enough to have beaten almost anyone, but for 3 hours and 12 minutes, Wawrinka didn’t play like just anyone.”