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Record-breaker McCullum gifts New Zealand 'special day'

New Zealand's big-hitting skipper Brendon McCullum was hailed on Friday for his rollicking 195 to dramatically turn the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

India mull on Rohit-Raina conundrum

India are contemplating a possible swap in the middle-order and it is Rohit Sharma who could lose his place to Suresh Raina in the third Test starting at the MCG on Friday.

Srikanth ends year on a high, reaches fourth spot in rankings

Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year.

Delhi cricket officials ‘go nuts’ this time

A DDCA official was accused of stealing peanuts from the Rajasthan Ranji team dressing room at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, during its game against Delhi. The visiting team manager Vijendar Yadav has filed a written complaint.

Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steve Smith

The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room on Thursday became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steve Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy 'whingeing among themselves'.

Captain Dhoni in denial mode again on Kohli-Dhawan spat

After two days of silence, the skipper finally responded to stories about the unrest incident on Friday by sticking to a narrative of denial which has been exercised many a times in the past by the Indian cricket establishment.

School students torn between board exams and World Cup that matters

Is cricket your life, as is casually thrown around? Are you appearing for board examination in 2015? If your answer to both is yes, the schedules will be out to get you. The WC starts Valentine’s Day and ends March 29. This will be a testing period!

Joe Burns to make debut batting 6th for Australia

Joe Burns will make his test debut batting No. 6 for Australia in the third test match against India beginning Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Injured Michael Clarke upbeat he will play at World Cup

Australian captain Michael Clarke eased fears on Wednesday his career may by over, saying he is recovering well from surgery on a torn hamstring.

Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test

Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of Bill Lawry behind the mike.

Virat Kohli tries to make amends after Shikhar Dhawan spat

The Indian team's intense, three-and-half-hour training session on Wednesday was a precursor to the return of a semblance of bonhomie in the camp.

They came, they saw, they conquered: Top 10 sportspersons of 2014

With a plethora of major sporting events taking place in 2014, a lot of new heroes emerged onto the scene, while many forgotten ones came out of oblivion and stamped their mark. Here are 10 athletes who were in the news this year.

Shiva Keshavan continues to plough on despite meagre means

Keshavan has had to depend on self-funding and help from private organisations to keep his dream running. It is bearing fruit too. Months after getting a personal coach, American Duncan Kennedy, his first ever in a long career, the athlete claimed silver in the 17th Asian Championships in Nagano, Japan, held on Sunday.

The headlines that shook the sporting arena in 2014

From Maria Sharapova not knowing who Sachin Tendulkar is, to boxer Sarita Devi refusing her medal at the Asian Games, 2014 has witnessed a number of sports controveries; here are the top 10 sporting events that created the wrong headlines.

Del Bosque upbeat despite year to forget for Spain

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is feeling positive about 2015 despite the shock of failure at this year's World Cup and is confident he can successfully shepherd the team through qualification for Euro 2016.
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