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After Rafael Nadal, Deepika Padukone meets Saina Nehwal!

New Delhi: When tennis legend Rafael Nadal was in Delhi for the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League, fans mobbed him wherever he went. Bollywood stars and industry big wigs were present at the venue to watch the Spanish matador in action. One such special guest included Bollywood queen Deepika Padukone, who met the Nadal on Saturday on ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams reign despite sudden impact shocks

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams celebrated seasons of epic proportions, claiming six of eight Grand Slam titles in a march to greatness dented only by two players producing once-in-a-lifetime performances. Djokovic ended 2015 with 11 titles, 82 wins and just six defeats in a haul which included three of the four majors — the Australian and US Opens and Wimbledon. ... Read More »

Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli: Twin series wins show he’s a leader

New Delhi: Team India director Ravi Shastri on Sunday stated Test skipper has matured into a leader after having taken over charge relatively early in his career. In an interview with the Times of India, Shastri said the twin series wins against Sri Lanka and South Africa are proof of Kohli’s leadership abilities. “The year has ended. The selectors do ... Read More »

HC reserves orders on CSK plea challenging Lodha panel order

The Madras High Court on Monday reserved orders on a petition filed by Chennai Super Kings challenging the orders of the Justice Lodha Committee suspending it for two years. The First Bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam, reserved orders on the plea and said the petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy “is subject to the result of the present ... Read More »

India vs South Africa 2015: Criticising pitches is taking credit away from spinners’ brilliance

When the World No. 1 Test team South Africa were wobbling against an unplayable Indian spin attack in the recently concluded 3rd Test at Nagpur, cricketers from across the globe expressed their opinions (read concerns) as to how a rank turner was ruining the beauty of Test cricket. Though the Nagpur Test finished inside three days, I wonder how it ... Read More »

Premier League: Title race heats up after unpredictable twist

Consistency has taken a beating amongst top teams in the Premier League with the 2015-16 season promising that anything is possible. With Gameweek 16 coming up this weekend, the race amongst the teams in top four is expected to see further changes. Scenes in England are similar to that of Italy’s Serie A as the football world is expecting a ... Read More »

Indian Premier League: MS Dhoni, R Ashwin up for grabs in Players’ draft

Mumbai: India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, along with his teammates Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin, among others, will be up for grabs for the two new IPL teams in the draft to be held here on Tuesday. Sanjeev Goenka’s New Rising won the bid for the Pune franchise while Intex won the bid for Rajkot after ... Read More »

Euro 2016: Hodgson & Coleman welcome England & Wales draw

England manager Roy Hodgson and Wales boss Chris Coleman welcomed the draw for Euro 2016 which put both home nations together in Group B. Hodgson told BBC Sport: “I feel good about it. We know all the Wales players, but what we know most of all is their team is very organised.” Coleman said: “It will be a great game, ... Read More »

Leicester City: ‘The longer they stay top, the harder it will get’

There has already been talk of a film about Jamie Vardy’s life, but Leicester City’s season is also shaping up to be a story suitable for the silver screen. The in-form Foxes have gone from relegation favourites to title contenders in a matter of months, but can their fairytale start to the 2015-16 campaign really have a Hollywood ending? History ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua beats Dillian Whyte for British heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua came through his first real test as a professional, knocking Dillian Whyte out in the seventh round to win the British heavyweight title. Olympic champion Joshua, 26, came into the fight boasting 14 straight knockouts in the first three rounds. But Whyte, 27, stood up to some huge blows and, perhaps more importantly, managed to land a few ... Read More »