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Cricket

“He (the Dalai Lama) is all about compassion and fondness for each and every human being. It was nice to hear from someone as prestigious as the Dalai Lama,” said Steve Smith after Australian cricket team’s visit to the global leader. (Photo: AP)

Hope Dalai Lama's blessings helps me sleep peacefully: Steve Smith

Steve Smith was happy meeting apostle of peace as not everyone gets to meet the Dalai Lama.

The Annual Retainer amounts were enhanced for all the categories and Grade A players will be paid Rs 2 crores per annum, Grade B will be paid Rs 1 Crore per annum and Grade C will be paid Rs 50 lakhs per annum. (Photo: BCCI)

BCCI COA double salaries of Virat Kohli and co.

The COA met earlier in the day and decided on the Annual Player Contracts for men cricketers for the period ending September 30, 2017.

Last week, it was reported that Mumbai, Vidarbha, Saurashtra and Baroda had lost their voting rights after the Supreme Court-appointed COA listed the amended memorandum of rules and regulations that will now govern the BCCI. (Photo: PTI)

BCCI COA issues clarification on full member ouster

The BCCI COA clarified that Mumbai, Suarashtra and Vidharba will not lose their voting rights.

Mitchell Starc maintained that his foot fracture was not as serious as the one that kept him out of much of the 2015-16 season. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

India scared of defeat to us, says Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc was forced to fly back home with a foot stress fracture after the 2nd Test in Bengaluru, which the visitors lost by 75 runs.

Tennis

Roger Federer now joins Novak Djokovic as a five-time winner at the event and becomes the oldest champion in the tournament's history, surpassing Jimmy Connors who was 31 when he triumphed in 1984. (Photo: AP)

Federer topples Wawrinka in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

Federer capped an impressive run in the California desert in which he did not lose a set.

Roger Federer is poised to win his 90th career title in the final, keeping him third behind Jimmy Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl (94) for the most titles in the Open era. (Photo: AFP)

Roger Federer reaches Indian Wells final against Stanislas Wawrinka

Roger Federer will pursue a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title after beating Jack Sock 6-1, 7-6 (4) Saturday to reach the final.

N. Sriram Balaji

N Sriram Balaji gives himself a treat

Balaji was in fine fettle at this point, firing in ace after ace.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran in action. (Photo: Satish B.)

Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sriram Balaji set up title tilt

Prajnesh appeared the more composed customer, waiting till the decisive moment to seize the game and match.

Roger Federer broke Rafael Nadal four times in advancing to the quarterfinals in 68 minutes. (Photo: AP)

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic loses at Indian Wells

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in a fourth-round match.

Football

The tournament thereafter lost its glamour. This year, the AIFF allowed 2nd division I-League players to represent their states in the national championships.

Santosh Trophy Final: Goa-Bengal clash a battle of attrition

Goa have beaten Bengal only once in a Santosh Trophy final, in 2009 at Chennai, winning 4-2 on penalties.

Members of the India team at a practice session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday, the eve of their friendly against the hosts.

India out to prove a point in Cambodia

The 24-man squad are in Phnom Penh after a camp in Mumbai.

Bastian Schweinsteiger struggled to replicate the highs of his Bayern Munich career in England because of injuries and lack of playing opportunities. (Photo: AFP)

Bastian Schweinsteiger leaving Manchester United for Chicago Fire

Bastian Schweinsteiger could be struggling for match fitness after making only four appearances this season – none in the Premier League.

Lionel Messi drilled home at Alves's near post seven minutes into the second period for his 41st goal of the season. (Photo: AP)

Lionel Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barcelona's way

Barca needed to come from behind to keep the pressure on Madrid as Eliaquim Mangala headed Valencia in front.

In Other sports

An ongoing session of Tagball.

Bend it like... Freestyle!

And so, they introduced a rendition of football, called Tagball that is only for women.

Gaurav Gill

Racing is meant for tracks, says Gaurav Gill

The best part is that these sports movies are projecting sports as a career option.

Krishna Prasad Garaga

Smashing his way to success

When not playing badminton and studying, Krishna likes to play cricket and read books.

Indian men’s hockey team captain PR Sreejesh feels that the upcoming six-week camp will be a great opportunity for youngsters to learn as much from stalwarts like Sardar Singh, SV Sunil in the team. (Photo: AFP)

Juniors need to earn their place in Indian squad: PR Sreejesh

Sreejesh feels the level of game will be entirely different in the senior team.

PR Sreejesh

Juniors will have to earn their spots: Sreejesh

India’s colts, who won the Junior World Cup last year, had a fabulous outing in 2016.