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England's Johnny Bairstow, right, and England's Ben Stokes leave the pitch after England beat the West Indies by seven wickets. (Photo: AP)

West Indies’ loss is Sri Lanka’s gain

West Indies struggled to 204 for nine after a promising opening stand of 45 in 5.3 overs between Chris Gayle (37) and Evin Lewis (11).

The Eden Gardens turf was covered on Tuesday. 	(Photo: PTI)

Dark clouds over Eden ODI, practice called off

The low pressure is expected to pass by Wednesday but the local Met director said that there was still chance of a downpour on the match day.

Hardik Pandya inspired India with both bat and ball, striking a blazing 83 while scalping 2 wickets for 28 runs. (Photo: PTI)

India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Aussies fail with the bat as Team India take 1-0 series lead

Australia 137-9 (21 overs): Zampa 5(4) Faulkner 32(25); Bumrah 4-0-20-1, Bhuvneshwar 4-0-25-1

Ravi Shastri and M.S. Dhoni.

Cup scenario brightens

The early pressure on the home side was predictable as they were facing a better directed pace attack from the Aussies.

Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey.

Last chance saloon

Sri Lanka look to end their agonising wait for elusive win in series against India.


China's Zhu Yuling serves against China's Liu Shiwen during their Table Tennis Asian Cup 2017 final match in Ahmadabad. (Photo: AP)

Chinese duo seal maiden titles, World Cup berths

Liu remained on Zhu’s heels and levelled the match 2-2 with well-placed returns. 

Serena Williams  (Photo: AP)

Pregnancy has given me new power, says Serena

In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne.

Canada’s Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in their Davis Cup doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja in Edmonton.(Photo: AP)

Davis Cup: India on back foot

Rohan Bopanna, Raja lose doubles to hand advantage to Canada.

Venus, beaten by sister Serena in the Australian Open final in January, has reached the two Grand Slams finals in the same year for the first time since 2003.

I will be back, vows Venus after final heartache

“I’m in good form. I’ve been in a position a lot of times this year to contend for big titles,” Venus said.


Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker vies for the ball with Cologne’s Jhon Andres Cordoba Copete (left) and Marco Hoger in their Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday. (Photo: AFP)

Gunners on fire

Arsenal crush Cologne; Everton off to losing start.

It was the Portuguese's first game since being suspended for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final last month. (Photo: AP)

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo back with brace as Real Madrid, Man City, Spurs win

Cristiano Ronaldo took his Champions League tally to 107 goals on his return as Real Madrid beat APOEL 3-0.

Finnish international Jussi Jaaskelainen has been signed as another goalkeeper for the ATK. (Photo: AP)

ISL 2017: ATK rope in Finnish international Jussi Jaaskelainen as goalkeeper

Atletico de Kolkata also signed 2 Indian players in the form of Darren Caldeira and Nallappan Mohanraj.

Watford’s Richarlison (left) vies for the ball with Bristol City’s Zak Vyner on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

Watford suffer embarrassing exit

Etienne Capoue put Watford ahead from Will Hughes’ 47th-minute cross, only for Freddy Hinds to equalise from 30 yards 12 minutes later.

Praful Patel believes that the upcoming season of Indian football will only serve bridge the gap between the I-League and the ISL clubs. (Photo: PTI)

Praful Patel hints at east Bengal, Mohun Bagan’s participation in ISL next season

Praful Patel stressed on the 'legacy' of the 2 clubs, stating that they will be given a second chance to make an entry to ISL.

In Other sports

Action from a knockout match of the 11th Maharaja Ranjit Singh Singh hockey tournament at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Central Secretariat, SAI advance in KOs

Central Secretariat routed Western Command TA 11-2 with Shailendra S. Bundela leading the way with four goals, all from penalty corners.

Kidambi Srikanth returns to Tian Houwei of China in their Japan Open Super Series first round match in Tokyo on Wednesday. Srikanth won 21-15, 12-21, 21-11. (Photo: AFP)

Japan Open: Solid starts by PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also made positive starts, notching up contrasting wins in their matches.

The Dutchman, who was appointed as the Indian women's coach in February earlier this year, has never worked with a national men's team before. (Photo: Screengrab)

Sjoerd Marijne succeeds Roelant Oltmans as Indian men's hockey coach

The announcement of his appointment was made by newly appointed Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

Aditya Jagtap

Abhishek Pradhan, Arjun Somani in line for a double

Top seed in both categories, Arjun Somani also remained in line for a double by advancing to the boys under-11 and under-13 finals.