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Mitchell Johnson becomes MCC Honorary Life Member

London: Former Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), custodians of the game’s laws. The club made the announcement on Sunday, at Lord’s, during the second Ashes Test…

Hima wins another gold, her sixth within two months

Sprint sensation Hima Das won another gold medal to her kitty as she made it to the top of the modium, this time winning the women’s 300 m race at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 in Czech Republic. Finished on…

Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna, cricketer Jadeja among 19 for Arjuna

New Delhi: Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was on Saturday nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa,…

Proud’ Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

London: Frank Lampard admits his first match as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge will be a proud occasion, but only a win against Leicester will make Sunday’s homecoming a truly memorable occasion. After successive defeats in his opening two competitive games…

Indian women’s hockey team defeat Japan by 2-1 in Olympic Test Event

Tokyo (Japan): The Indian women’s hockey team on Saturday defeated host Japan by 2-1 in their opening game of the Olympic Test Event here at Oi Hockey Stadium. It was India, which took an early lead through their penalty corner…

Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach of Indian team

Mumbai: Incumbent Ravi Shastri was on Friday re-appointed head coach of the Indian men’s team by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee, a decision that was expected and has the backing of captain Virat Kohli. Shastri has been reappointed for…

Bajrang Punia nominated for Khel Ratna award

New Delhi: Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist wrestler Bajrang Punia was on Friday nominated for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. His name was finalised by a 12-member selection committee on the opening day…

Man City seek Spurs revenge, Lampard hoping for home comforts

London: Manchester City will seek revenge against Tottenham on Saturday for their dramatic Champions League exit last season as Liverpool and Manchester United also look to build on impressive Premier League starts this weekend. City completed the first ever domestic…

Lionel Messi to miss Barcelona’s La Liga opening match

Leeds (UK): Argentine striker Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona’s opening match of La Liga against Athletic Bilbao, team coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed. The striker is currently recovering from a calf injury which he suffered during training last week. The…

Three-member CAC to announce new coach of team India

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Three-member Cricket Advisory Committee– Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, is expected to announce the new coach of the Indian men’s cricket team later today.  While filing this story, three of the shortlisted candidates–Robin Singh, Lal Chand…

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