HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014


Keeping tabs without tying the loose ends, BCCI style

BCCI may have become a tad wiser this season. After scandals over the last two years, where it came to light that not just IPL games but televised inter-district contests too are vulnerable to fixing, the board has issued directives for taking extra steps.

India vs Australia: Time to mix pace, prudence

It’s rare to see a three-pronged Indian pace attack forcing the Australia batsmen to duck and take their eyes off the ball, causing a bit of intimidation like Javagal Srinath once did.

Smart cricket not smart comments should concern India

India have shown greater fight on this tour of Australia and were in a position to win both Tests but in the end are 0-2 down. The second Test loss should be more disappointing than the brave, never-say-die battle they lost in Adelaide.

Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia, ‘stable’

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for three decades, was in stable condition after being hospitalised with a “mild” case of pneumonia, his spokesman  said late Saturday.

Atwal ends four-year title drought, wins Dubai Open

Arjun Atwal ended a four-year title drought by winning the inaugural Dubai Open by one stroke on Sunday after South Korean teenager Wang Jeung-hun bogeyed the final hole.

A private homecoming for Atletico de Kolkata boys

When it comes to welcoming heroes, this city never fails to pull out all stops. Be it the thousands of people running along the bus that carried El Diego or the night vigil at the airport to get a glimpse of Lionel Messi.

AIFF technical panel shortlists Constantine, Herbert for top post

Seeking a national team coach on a decent budget, the All India Football Federation’s technical committee on Sunday shortlisted Englishman Stephen Constantine and New Zealander Ricki Herbert.

Real Madrid win, but Club World Cup debate is on

Greeted with overwhelming indifference in Europe, the Club World Cup is still seen as the pinnacle of club football elsewhere as thousands of San Lorenzo fans demonstrated this week.

My appetite for chess has recovered: Anand

Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm.

BCCI has to accept DRS now, insist Vengsarkar, Harbhajan and Azhar

With close decisions going against India of late, current and former cricketers feel it is high time the BCCI give its nod to the contentious DRS as refusal to accept technology is hurting the team.

Ishant fined 50% of match fee for 'using foul language'

Indian speedster Ishant Sharma has been fined 50% of his match fees for breaching ICC's 'Code of Conduct' during the second Test match between India and Australia, while Steve Smith was fined 60% for his team's slow over-rate.

There’s more to off-road biking than just the bike

Off-road riding is one of the most physically demanding sports and the Dakar just takes it a few notches higher, writes Sukhwant Basra.

Despite Brisbane defeat, Dhoni backs youngsters

It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage.

Atletico de Kolkata trump Kerala Blasters 1-0 to become ISL champions

Atletico de Kolkata defeated Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the final to lift the ISL football trophy. A last gasp goal from forward Mohammed Rafique helped the Sourav Ganguly part-owned franchise clinch the inaugural edition of the tournament.

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.
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