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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

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Terrific Tai tames Saina Nehwal in semifinals in World Super Series

Indian ace Indian Saina Nehwal's invincible run came to a shocking halt after Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying handed her a heart-breaking three-game loss in the semifinals of the BWF World Super Series Final badminton tournament in Dubai on Saturday.

Eoin Morgan replaces Cook as England's World Cup captain

Eoin Morgan has replaced Alistair Cook as England's World Cup captain, The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Saturday.

Dhoni complains against umpiring, says 50-50 calls not going India's way

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India's way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday.

Whats eating Ishant Sharma? Missing veggie food at lunch

Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes' death, Indian team's relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day, after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu.

Yearender: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Shoaib Malik

Pakistan cricket's senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik insists that he is having a happy married life with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and that there are no differences or problems between the couple.

India complain about nets after Dhawan injury

India have complained about the uneven bounce on the practice pitches at the Gabba nets after Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were injured warming up for the fourth day of the second test against Australia on Saturday.

India vs Australia: Aussies win by 4 wickets after Indian batting collapse

A listless India crashed to a four-wicket defeat in the second cricket Test against Australia at Brisbane with an inept batting display by the top-order on Saturday. Australia now lead the series 2-0.

My best is yet to come, says Viswanathan Anand

Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014.

Fifa will not reopen 2018, 2022 World Cup ballots

Defiantly declaring that Fifa is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said on Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked.

Next year, ISL could be a three-month affair

As the inaugural Indian Super League season enters its final day, re-assessment of the league is finding voice. Learn and adapt seem to be the motto. Organisers have already begun the process and are planning to extend the 10-week event to three months.

Atletico de Kolkata, Kerala Blasters set for supercharged ISL final

A high voltage clash between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters promises to provide the perfect finale to the inaugural Indian Super League in Mumbai on Saturday.

Alastair Cook sacked, England install Eoin Morgan in his place

Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday.

India vs Australia: India picked the wrong cricketer to sledge, attack

India picked on Mitchell Johnson after the ploy worked well in cutting Brad Haddin's stay in the middle short. But Johnson gave it back with interest on the third day of the second Test in Brisbane.

India vs Australia: Pacers led astray by heads that should be wiser

India squandered a great opportunity to lead by a decent margin in the second Test, with some misguided tactics and wayward bowling, writes former Australia captain Ian Chappell.
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