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Gopi expects a better medal haul

Gopi expects a better medal haul

Hopes to carry confidence from World championships into the Asiad Chief national coach P. Gopi Chand hopes to have many moments to celebrate in the Jakarta Asian Games starting next week. Speaking at the send-off ceremony for the 20-member Indian badminton contingent here on Monday night, Gopi said the team would …

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Yet again, India’s batting fails under tough examination

Yet again, India’s batting fails under tough examination

No excuse for the lack of fight batsmen showed, their inability to bat with patience in testing circumstances There was none of the usual defiance about Virat Kohli when he turned up for his post-match press-conference on Sunday. Instead, he appeared wounded and disappointed, accepting with a shrug of the …

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Vihari stands tall with unbeaten 132

Vihari stands tall with unbeaten 132

Useful knock by Bawane The pattern of the opening day’s play in the second ‘Test’ between India-A and South Africa-A here at the Alur ground, ticked every cliche written about what an ideal day for cricket should be. It was an overcast morning session with heavy cloud cover and cool …

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India succumbs to swing after hide-and-seek with weather

India succumbs to swing after hide-and-seek with weather

Anderson and running mix-up reduce the visitors to 15 for three in 8.3 overs after having been asked to bat by England Forecasting the weather in Britain, they say, is fairly simple: predict sunshine and showers and you can never be wrong. There was a bit of one and a …

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SC tweaks cooling-off period rule

SC tweaks cooling-off period rule

It will now be after two terms of three years The Supreme Court’s Chief Justice of India (CJI) bench tweaked the mandatory three-year ‘cooling off’ rule — recommended by the Justice Lodha Committee and endorsed by the apex court in July 2016 — sharply by adding the ‘combination lock’ to …

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Persistent and infuriating drizzle washes out day one

Persistent and infuriating drizzle washes out day one

The forecast for Friday is better, with sunshine expected in the morning What is a day out at an English cricket ground without some rain? After weeks of insufferably hot weather, London awoke to a persistent, infuriating drizzle, which washed out the first day of the second Test at Lord’s. …

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Ben Stokes mocked gay couple before brawl, court told

Ben Stokes mocked gay couple before brawl, court told

The trial, expected to last between five and seven days, resumes at 0930 GMT on Tuesday England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay couple’s “camp behaviour” before losing his self-control and knocking two other men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday. Stokes — on …

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Gut feeling is neither here nor there, says Mike Brearley

Gut feeling is neither here nor there, says Mike Brearley

Brearley rated Kohli as the best batsman in world cricket and his success is largely due to his “ruthless streak”. Mike Brearley knows a thing or two about captaincy. He led England in 31 Tests, building a reputation as one of the sharpest minds in the game, a man who …

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Mayank, Shaw send SA-A on a leather hunt

Mayank, Shaw send SA-A on a leather hunt

India A now enjoy a 165-run lead after Mohammed Siraj took five for 56 to bowl out South Africa A for 246. Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw flayed the South Africa-A bowlers to put India-A in a commanding position on the second day of the first unofficial Test here on …

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