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Cricket

351 cricketers from all across the world are set to go under the hammer on Monday, at the IPL auction. (Photo: BCCI)

Live, 2017 IPL Auction: 351 players to go under the hammer, today

A total of 351 players are set to go under the hammer as the IPL teams get ready to bid for the players they want.

Ishant Sharma

IPL auction: Rookies may rule the show

A total of 357 players will be up for grabs in the auction out of an original pool of 799. Of these, 226 are Indians.

Aakash Chopra, who has just released his fourth book, Numbers Do Lie, chats about  hidden stories behind statistics, the rise and rise of Virat Kohli, and being Mr Nice on Twitter.

What’s in a number?

Virat Kohli, however, is one current player, who has captivated not just the cricketing world’s heart, but also Aakash’s.

Shreyas Iyer scored stroke-filled 85 runs and remained unbeaten at stumps on day two of the India A versus Australia warm-up game at the Brabourne Statdium. (Photo: PTI)

Shreyas Iyer impresses in India A vs Australia warm-up tie

Jackson Bird was the pick of the Australian bowlers with his pace and movement at the Brabourne Stadium.

Tennis

Sania Mirza has denied of any tax evasion. (Photo: AFP)

Sania Mirza denies tax evasion allegations

Sania Mirza was earlier summoned in connection with an alleged case of non-payment of Service Tax.

Rafael Nadal lost to Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open. (Photo: AP)

Toni Nadal will no longer coach Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal's uncle and long-time coach Toni Nadal will not accompany the Spanish great on tour anymore.

Andy Murray lost to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open. (Photo: AP)

Andy Murray to return for Davis Cup tie against France

Andy Murray will return to Britain's Davis Cup squad for the game against France after missing the win over Canada.

Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open. (Photo: AFP)

Davis Cup: Novak Djokovic survives scare, Argentina slump

Novak Djokovic dropped the first set against Daniil Medvedev before the latter retired with cramps in Serbia's Davis Cup tie against Russia.

Yuki Bhambri returns the ball to Finn Tearney. (Photo: AP)

Davis Cup: Yuki Bhambri gives India 1-0 lead against New Zealand

Yuki Bhambri won the opening singles game to put India in front against New Zealand in their Davis Cup clash in Pune.

Football

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Wenger a victim of his own image

Barcelona and Arsenal were always noted for developing players at their academies.

Sunil Chhetri has scored 90 goals in Indian domestic football. (Photo: AFP)

Indian strikers need more game time: Sunil Chhetri

After breaking Bhaichung Bhutia's goalscoring record, Sunil Chhetri believes Indian strikers need to play more to score more goals.

The former Sweden international has scored 17 times in 14 games against the French club. (Photo: AP)

Europa League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic treble sinks Saint-Etienne

Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped United dispatch Saint-Etienne 3-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg of their last-32 match.

Arsene Wenger (right). (Photo: AFP)

Is it time to go for Arsene Wenger?

That sticker has been on display for several months & the words were positively polite compared to the torrent of criticism Arsene Wenger.

In Other sports

Achantha Sarath Kamal celebrates his 4-3 quarter-final win over England’s Paul Drinkhall.

India Open: Sharath edges Drinkhall to enter semi finals

The 34-year-old Sharath came back strongly to win the next two games before Drinkhall broke that momentum to take the sixth game.

Dimitrij Ovtcharov in action.

India Open: Top seed Ovtcharov, Sharath cruise

The four-time Olympic medallist was in red-hot form on the day and dictated terms from the word go against 21-year-old Geraldo.

Kevin Durant is a two-time Olympic champion. (Photo: AP)

NBA superstar Kevin Durant to visit India

Basketball icon and 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant will be visiting India in mid-2017.

Manika Batra

India Open: Unseeded Paul stuns Manika Batra

Tenth seed Batra started on a strong note but soon fizzled against the calm and composed Paul.

PV Sindhu, who is mentored by the shuttler-turned coach Pullela Gopichand, also clinched the 2016 China Open, and the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship, earlier this year. (Photo: PTI)

PV Sindhu attains career-best No. 5 in BWF rankings

Saina Nehwal, who stayed put at No. 9, is the second Indian in the top 10 spots of the BWF rankings.