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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

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Safe hands Ashwin happy with no slip ups

Ravichandran Ashwin believes India still have work to do in the slip catching department but the lanky off-spinner is delighted that the hard work he has put in fine-tuning his technique is paying off.

Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside.

India vs Australia 2nd Test, Day 2: Honours even after bad light ends play

Australia reached to 221 for four at the close of play on the second day of the second Test against India on Thursday after battling their way back into the contest on the back of debutant paceman Josh Hazlewood's five for 68.

Atletico de Kolkata prevail over FC Goa; advance to final

Atletico de Kolkata got their act right in the nick of time to humble crowd favourites FC Goa 4-2 in tie-breaker and advance to the final of the inaugural Indian Super League football tourney.

Pak cricketers shattered after terror attack: Younis Khan

Former Pakistan captain and senior batsman Younis Khan feels playing the fourth cricket ODI against New Zealand would be very difficult as the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar had left the players shattered.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Vijay ton puts India in driver's seat

Murali Vijay scored 144 and shared a century stand with Ajinkya Rahane as India's batsmen dictated terms to an Australian attack that fell short of expectations Wednesday.

Kerala Blasters trump Chennaiyin, book ISL final berth

Kerala Blasters struck the match-winner deep into the extra time in a thrilling second leg semi-final to book a berth for the summit clash of the inaugural Hero Indian Super League football tournament on 4-3 aggregate over Chennaiyin FC.

Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and US Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Ex-France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry announces retirement

Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, bringing an end to his a glittering 20-year career.

Australia make three changes for second India Test in Brisbane

Shaun Marsh, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc replaced Michael Clarke, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle in the Australian team for the second Test against India starting in Brisbane on Wednesday.

India vs Australia: Fit again, Dhoni to lead India in second Test

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will return from injury to lead India in Wednesday's second Test against Australia in Brisbane, the Indian team management said on Tuesday.

Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Chess Classic

Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round. The victory confirms Anand's presence in elite chess for some time.

ATP annual prize money to exceed $100 million for first time

ATP chiefs have revealed overall prize money for the men's tennis tour will exceed $100 million for the first time in 2015. The biggest increases come at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category.

IPTL: Watching Federer, other stars dream for Indian fans

Aimed at whetting the appetite of Asian fans, generally starved of top-level action, the reaction in India to the IPTL was crucial to the inaugural tournament's fortunes.

Indian Aces lose last IPTL match against UAE Royals

Novak Djokovic bageled Gael Monfils as inaugural champions Indian Aces signed off their campaign IPTL campaign with a 15-29 defeat against UAE Royals in Dubai on Saturday.
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