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Tuesday, Oct 25th
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Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has revealed that his compatriot Ross Taylor did not communicate or share his thoughts during team meetings, when the latter was captain of the national cricket team.
In his book 'Declared', McCullum has devoted a whole chapter elaborating the tiff between him and Taylor. He also threw insights on Taylor's captaincy and the circumstances that led to the souring of their relationship. The 35-year-old also clarified that he had no...
Real Madrid took the top spot in the Spanish Primera Liga with a slightly fortunate 2-1 win at home over an injury-hit Athletic Club Bilbao.
Real took the lead in the seventh minute on Sunday against the Basque side, who were without five first team regulars, after Karim Benzema stroked home a pass from the right. Sabin Merino equalised for Athletic in the 27th minute after good work from Inigo Lekue and the game could have gone either way in the second half.
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro defeated American Jack Sock 7-5, 6-1 in the summit clash to clinch the Stockholm Open tennis tournament at the Kungliga Tennishallen. The 2009 US Open champion needed just 76 minutes to prevail over the top ranked American player on Sunday.
Del Potro's win in Stockholm marks his first title triumph in nearly 3 years, with his last win having come at the start of the 2014 season when he beat Bernard Tomic to win the title in Sydney.
Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton cut 7 points out of Nico Rosberg's lead at the top of the Drivers' Championship, by beating his Mercedes teammate to win the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Sunday.
Hamilton, starting from Pole Position, got off the grid without any issues and eased into the first corner to take the lead of the race. It was a lead he wouldn't relinquish over the 56 laps that followed as the Briton cruised to a win for the fifth time on American soi...
Dutch Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord drew 1-1 against traditional rivals Ajax in Rotterdam on Sunday, maintaining their five-point gap at the top of the league standings. Kasper Dolberg had given the Amsterdam side the lead before veteran Dirk Kuyt scored the equaliser for the home team in the 85th minute.
Feyenoord, which had won the first nine matches of the season, were the better team in the first half, but wasted several chances.
Chelsea's players produced a memorable performance to commemorate the return of their legendary Manager Jose Mourinho, hammering the 'Special One's' Manchester United side 4-0 at Stamford Bridge. The win, a crucial one as far as the Blues' title aspirations is concerned, takes Chelsea into the top 4 of the Premier League standings, and within a point of top spot of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, all of whom sit on 20 points.
Antonio Conte rewarded the players who...
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 154 off just 134 deliveries as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series in Mohali on Sunday. Kohli, who scored his 26th ODI century, shared a 151-run stand with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (80) as India chased down New Zealand's total of 285 all out with 10 balls to spare.
Tom Latham (61) and James Neesham (57) played pivotal roles in New Zealand's total as they ...
Manchester City moved back above Arsenal and Liverpool on goal difference to reclaim top spot in the Premier League standings, courtesy of a hard earned 1-1 draw against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium.
A goal from half-time substitute Kelechi Iheanacho earned Man City a share of the spoils against a well drilled Southampton side that had nicked the lead midway through the first half through pacey forward Nathan Redmond.
India produced a superb comeback to defeat Pakistan 3-2 in their third round robin match at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Kuantan, Malaysia on Sunday. For India, Pardeep Mor (22nd minute), Rupinder Pal Singh (43rd minute) and Ramandeep Singh (44th minute) found the target while Muhammad Rizwan Senior and Muhammad Irfan Junior scored for Pakistan, respectively in the 31st and 39th minute.
With this win, India bagged a crucial three points to leap to the t...
Half-centuries from Tom Latham (61) and James Neesham (57) took New Zealand to 285 all out in 49.4 overs in the third One-Day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.
While in-form opener Latham batted well at the top of the batting order, Neesham's innings helped the visitors overcome a middle-order batting failure effected by spinners Amit Mishra (2/46) and Kedar Jadhav (3/29). New Zealand were 199/8 in 37.5 overs when Nee...
American Justin Thomas defended his CIMB Classic title in style after a sparkling eight-under-par 64 gave him a three-shot victory at TPC Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. 23-year-old Thomas took advantage of overnight leader Anirban Lahiri’s disastrous start in the final round when the Indian ran up a quadruple bogey nine on the par five third hole which wiped out his overnight four-shot lead.
Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama carded a bogey-free 66 to finish runner-up while Lahiri, ...