The Worlds Favourite Playground
Wednesday, Aug 24th
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Bowlers dominated with the pink ball with as many as 17 wickets falling on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy clash between India Red and India Green at the Greater Noida Sports Complex on Tuesday.
At stumps, India Green were on 116/7 in their first innings, trailing India Red's first innings total by 45 runs. Sourabh Tiwary (27 not out) and Ashok Dinda (8 n.o.) were in the middle at the close of play.
Pakistan has topped the ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time after wet ground at the Queen Park Oval, Port of Spain, denied India the opportunity to defend the top spot which it had reclaimed from Australia on 17 August.
The result of the fourth and final Test means India won its series against the West Indies by 2-0, finishing on 110 points – one behind Pakistan and two ahead of third-ranked Australia. Following the Sri Lanka-Australia series, India had needed to wi...
Sania Mirza took sole control of top spot in the women's doubles rankings after beating former partner Martina Hingis in the final of the Cincinnati Open tennis tournament. Sania and Barbora Strycova defeated Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-4 in the final in Cincinnati on Sunday.
The win enabled Sania to take sole possession of the rankings with 11,260 points, followed by Hingis, who has 10,945, according to the latest list issued by Women's Tennis Association (...
Given the fact that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger virtually never confirms who he hopes to sign, and only ever reveals names when a deal is virtually guaranteed to go through, there is reason for Arsenal fans to rejoice.
When quizzed about the potential signing of German defender Shkodran Mustafi by a French TV station on Sunday, Wenger said, "Mustafi? We hope it will be done. He is one of a number of players we are looking at. Negotiations are ongoing."
Gareth Bale needed just 80 seconds to score his first goal of the new football season as Real Madrid began their 2016-17 La Liga campaign with a comfortable and impressive 3-0 win away over Real Sociedad.
The Welsh international on Sunday showed he is becoming the leader of a Real Madrid side without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema as he leapt above the home defence to head Dani Carvajal's cross into the corner of the Real Sociedad net.
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his men's freestyle 65 kg qualification match 0-3 against Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. Yogeshwar, the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist in the 60kg category, was on the backfoot right from the initial stages and lost on technical points at the Carioca Arena 2 on Mat B.
Later, the Haryana wrestler's chances of going for the bronze medal in a repechage also went up in smoke as Ganzorig lost 0-6 to Soslan Ra...
Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic 5-4 (1-1) penalty shoot-out victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany in Rio on Saturday. The Brazil captain held his nerve after the scores were tied 1-1 at the end of extra-time in a pulsating final at the Maracana stadium.
Nils Petersen was the only player to miss in the shoot-out, with Brazil goalkeeper Weverton punching away the German's feebl...
Arsenal picked up their first points of the new season as they left the King Power Stadium with a share of the spoils at the end of a hard fought 0-0 draw against Premier League Champions Leicester City, a game the Gunners could well have lost had Referee Mark Clattenburg been in a more giving mood.
Leicester had more than one appeal for a penalty turned down by Clattenburg, and the last of those, a tackle from behind from Hector Bellerin on 87th minute substitute Ahmed M...
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez led Barcelona to a comfortable 6-2 victory at home over Real Betis as the reigning La Liga champions opened their title defence with a convincing display of passing football and devastating finishing at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
Messi scored twice and Suarez netted a hat-trick as Barcelona started the new season as they ended the last despite part three of MSN - Neymar still being on duty with Brazil at the Olympic Games.
Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished her maiden appearance at the Olympics with a five over 76 - taking her cumulative score to seven over 291 after the fourth round in Rio on Saturday.
The 18-year-old, who had shot successive rounds of three under 68 over the first two days of competition, was eventually placed 41st at the end of her final round.
For the second straight game in succession, Diego Costa was lucky to be on the pitch for the end of a game, and he made his presence count as the Spanish striker scored an 88th minute winner for Chelsea, who once again picked up a well deserved 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Chelsea made just the one change to their starting eleven for the short trip across town with a minor knock for Willian resulting in the Brazilian being dropped in favour of former Barcelon...