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India to take on New Zealand in T20 WC opener today

The Indian team will be led by skipper Harmapnreet Singh. The 10-team tournament will be played as a standalone event for the first time between Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.  A young Indian squad will aim to emerge from the ... Read More »

India outclass Pakistan in Kabaddi Masters opener

The Ajay Thakur-led side started off sensibly, gauging the weakness and strength of Pakistan in the initial minutes before thrashing their arch-rivals to notch up a tsunami of points. Reeling under pressure, Pakistan gifted away some easy points as they lacked any co-ordination and confidence on the mat. Both teams started on a positive ... Read More »

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

With 20 minutes gone, Coutinho gathered a clearance 25 yards from goal and curled a marvellous shot into the far corner off the post to give the five-times world champions the lead. However, Switzerland, who had looked toothless throughout the first half, got back on level terms five minutes into ... Read More »

Indian women’s hockey team play Japan in ACT opener 

The team led by experienced defender Sunita Lakra and vice-captain Savita eye a strong start against world no.12 Japan, who have in the past given India a hard fight, often challenging them with a structured defence. In the 2013 Asian Champions Trophy final, Japan had beaten India to emerge as ... Read More »

Djokovic powers past Nishikori in Madrid opener

Following early exits in Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Miami and Indian Wells, the 30-year-old Djokovic struck his shots with precision and recorded 26 winners to improve his head-to-head advantage to 12-2 against world number 20 Nishikori. Djokovic was broken to love at 2-2 but he recovered well by pouncing on his ... Read More »