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Gambhir credits Morne-led bowling unit for opening win

KOLKATA: Kolkata Knight Riders might have come up trumps in a high-scoring IPL opener against Mumbai Indians, but skipper Gautam Gambhir was all praise for his bowling unit that was ably led by South African speedster Morne Morkel. KKR outplayed MI by 7 wickets in a match where the bat dominated the ball. If skipper Rohit Sharma led his side ... Read More »

IPL 2015: Thunderstorms threaten opening ceremony, first match

After upsetting the practice session of the Mumbai Indians, rain and thunderstorms could play spoilsport at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, slated to be held at the Salt Lake stadium on Tuesday, according to the Met Office forecast. Wednesday’s IPL opener between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens here also looks ... Read More »

Champions in Miami title number 25: It’s Sania moment of glory

Tennis ace Sania Mirza gave Indian sports-lover another moment to cherish when she partnered with Swiss legend Martina Hingis to lift the women’s doubles title of the Miami Masters at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park on Sunday night. Sania’s victory came a few days after badminton star Saina Nehwal briefly became the world number one after winning the Indian ... Read More »

Srikanth enters second round of Malaysia Open

Newly-crowned India Open badminton champion, Kidambi Srikanth continued his impressive run as he notched up another hard-fought win over England’s Rajiv Ouseph in a three-game men’s singles match of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier, in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Srikanth recovered quickly after a hectic last week, which saw him wining the India Open title at the Siri ... Read More »

From Mary Kom to Saina Nehwal, India shining with its women athletes

For India’s female badminton champion Saina Nehwal, newly crowned world number one, it’s been a tough climb to the top in a patriarchal country that has long neglected women athletes. Although badminton is keenly followed in India, cricket has long been the national obsession, overshadowing all other sports and whose male stars command eye-popping sums. “It’s difficult to play any ... Read More »

Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win

Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the final of the Cricket World Cup. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage ... Read More »

Saina Nehwal seals maiden semi berth at India Open

Saina Nehwal sailed past Indonesia’sHana Ramadhini to make her maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Serieswhile giant-killer H S Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt went down fighting in the quarterfinals at the Siri Fort Complex on Friday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina defeated Hana 21-15 21-12 in the women’s singles competition at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. However the biggest upset of the ... Read More »