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Hollande warns unions against disrupting Euro 2016

French President Francois Hollande has warned against attempts to disrupt Euro 2016 with strike action, on the eve of the football tournament. France has been in the grip of industrial action, mainly over reforms to labour law, and a train strike could affect Friday’s opening match. Train drivers are threatening to strike on a line serving the Stade de France ... Read More »

Pink ball for home Test not black and white

Decision to play D/N Test during upcoming season hinges on how the ball performs, players’ feedback during Duleep Trophy Kolkata, hold your horses! The most famed cricket ground in the country might still get to host the pink-ball Test against New Zealand but there are many ifs and buts before that. No one wants to squander home advantage and risk ... Read More »

Copa America: Colombia Enter Quarter-Finals with Win over Paraguay

Columbia became the first side to enter the quarter-finals of the 2016 Copa America after defeating Paraguay 2-1. Colombia became the first side to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday, while the United States thumped Costa Rica 4-0 to get their campaign back on track. Goals from AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca and Real Madrid star James ... Read More »

David Warner the star but Hyderabads IPL triumph credit to the teams unsung heroes

“Virat chasing is very dangerous, so we’ve decided to field first” — Zaheer Khan, Delhi Daredevils skipper “We would have bowled first. When you’re playing against Virat, you have to bat second. Can’t let him chase” — Suresh Raina, Gujarat Lions captain “It is very difficult with Virat batting second. I would have definitely fielded first” — Suresh Raina Such has ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal seek milestone wins at French Open

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both will be expected to beat much lower-ranked opponents in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. If they do, they’ll achieve milestone victories. (Stanislas Wawrinka battles into third round) Djokovic, trying to complete a career Grand Slam and win his fourth consecutive major title, can become the seventh man with at least ... Read More »

IPL 2016 AB de Villiers Iqbal Abdullah take RCB into final with stunning win over GL in Qualifier 1

Chasing 159, RCB looked down and out at 29 for five before de Villiers smashed 79 off 47 balls to script a sensational comeback. Bengaluru: Ab de Villiers played a breathtaking knock to single-handedly lead Royal Challengers Bangalore fightback and take them into the Indian Premier League final with a thrilling four wicket win over Gujarat Lions here on Tuesday. Chasing 159, RCB looked down ... Read More »