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Vijay's ton take India to a comfortable position on Day 1

A solid batting display by Murali Vijay took India to 177 for three against England at tea on day one of the first Test in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Pakistan drop Hafeez from test squad for Lanka tour

Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younis Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

Dhoni optimistic India can banish away-day blues in England tour

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes his largely youthful side can put their miserable away record behind them as they prepare for their first five-Test series in England in 55 years.

Tributes pour in for Real Madrid hero Alfredo Di Stefano

Spaniards flocked to pay homage on Tuesday to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano, one of the world's greatest footballers, who inspired millions of fans during the dari days of the Franco era.

Sim Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin player to join NBA

Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian origin to be a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he signed a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US.

India may not bid for 2019 Asian Games

India’s last-minute dash to bid for the 2019 Asian Games is coming undone, with the government worried about the financial implications and political costs, in case of a scandal, as the event coincides with an election year.

My gut feeling driven by logic and experience, says Dhoni on his birthday

Being instinctive is seen as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's best attributes but the man who has captained India to unprecedented highs in the last seven years reveals that his often talked about gut feeling is backed by cold logic.

India drops plans for late 2019 Asian Games bid

India has dropped its plan to submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after failing to meet an extended deadline, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association told Reuters on Monday.

Sania Mirza enters top-5 for first time in her career

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Kohli, Pujara hold key to India's success in England

With a relatively inexperienced bowling attack at its disposal, India will be banking on its batsmen to get the team in position of strenghts and the spotlight especially will be on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming Test series against England.

Mercedes' Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.

Dhoni fan bags job at his idol's farmhouse as birthday 'return gift'

Ravindar Kumar Saini, 28, who has celebrated every one of Dhoni’s birthdays by distributing sweets, received a phone call from Dhoni offering him a job as caretaker in his farmhouse in Ranchi.

Strauss drops the 'C' word on Pietersen on live TV, later says he is 'profusely sorry'

Former England captain Andrew Strauss was 'mortified' and 'profusely sorry' after initiating a fresh row regarding Kevin Pietersen by making highly offensive comments about his old Test colleague while broadcasting, he said on Saturday.

Mercedes' Rosberg snatches pole at British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix with a late fastest lap in the final seconds of a dramatic and shock-filled qualifying session on Saturday.

India's bowling attack key to England series: Dravid

India's largely unproven attack will decide if the tourists win their forthcoming Test series in England, according to former captain Rahul Dravid.
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