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Cricket

Soon after the win, The Board of Control for Cricket tweeted a picture in which MS Dhoni can be seen sharing some tips with Debutant Nadeem. (Photo: AP)

MS Dhoni visits Team India at JSCA Stadium Complex in Ranchi, see pics

The third and final Test of India and South Africa was played in Ranchi, which is also Dhoni's hometown.

India captain Virat Kohli feels that time has come for the BCCI to zero in on five permanent Test centres for future home series, similar to the English and Australian model when top teams tour those countries. (Photo: AP)

India should have only five permanent Test centres: skipper Virat Kohli

In Australia, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide are the five designated Test centres whenever the big teams come calling.

India have continued from their early success of a 2-0 win in the West Indies and are now on 240 points after wresting the maximum in both their series. (Photo:AFP)

India consolidates ICC WTC points table

India gained 120 points with each Test worth 40.

Opening the batting irrespective of the format, requires a certain amount of patience and discipline, something Rohit Sharma inculcated when he started opening in white-ball cricket. (Photo: AP)

Man of the Series Rohit Sharma says, 'Coach and captain's support helped me'

Rohit scored 529 runs in his 'debut series' as an opener with a maiden double hundred apart from twin hundreds.

Ravi Shastri also seemed mighty impressed by Rohit Sharma's performance throughout the series. (Photo: AFP)

Ravi Shastri after South Africa win: 'Bhaad mein gaya pitch'

India wrapped a 3-0 series win by winning the third and final Test by an innings and 202 runs.

Tennis

It has been a roller-coaster 12 months for Japan’s Naomi Osaka since her dramatic victory over Serena Williams in the US Open final last year. (Photo:AFP)

Naomi Osaka seeks form, fitness and fun ahead of US Open

Osaka is adamant she will defend her title, saying she would most likely play in New York even against her doctor’s wishes.

Diego Matos is currently ranked 373 in doubles, with a highest singles ranking of 580 in April 2012. (Photo: Twitter)

Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos handed life ban for match-fixing

Brazil's Diego Matos was given a life ban from professional tennis and fined USD125,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing on Monday.

Mirza said India is working so much towards becoming a sporting nation, not just a cricketing nation. (Photo: File)

Woman is a distraction? Sania Mirza roots for accompanying WAGs on team tours

Mirza, who is now the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, said girls needed to be encouraged from young age to take up sports.

A six-time champion at Flushing Meadows, Serena Williams was once money in the bank when it came to the US Open. (Photo: AP)

Fans hoping Serena Williams wins US Open

In the twilight of her remarkable career Serena Williams is more often the sentimental favourite rather than the bettors’ choice.

Football

Messi and Ronaldo's 10-year grip on the individual award organized by France Football magazine was broken by Luka Modric last December. (Photo: Twitter)

Ballon d'Or nominees: Messi faces Ronaldo, Van Dijk but no Neymar

Moving out of Messi's shadow in Barcelona has not delivered the personal acclaim Neymar sought.

Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche struck a brace to help Kerala Blasters beat ATK 2-1 in the opening match of the Indian Super League season six. (Photo: Twitter/ Indian Super League)

ISL 2019-20: Kerala Blasters turn out winner in a 2-1 thriller against Atletico de Kolkata in opener

The result saw Kerala get the better of ATK in their ISL opener once again, having recorded a 2-0 win last season in Kolkata.

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema reacts to missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match RCD Mallorca against Real Madrid CF. Real Madrid suffered the first defeat of the season. (Photo: AFP)

La Liga 2019-20: Real Madrid beaten by Mallorca as Barcelona go top

Real Madrid endured their first La Liga defeat of the season at newly-promoted Real Mallorca.

The English Football Association (FA) said it was looking into the incident 'as a matter of urgency'. (Photo: Twitter)

'Racially abused and spat at': FA Cup tie abandoned with players 'frightened'

This incident came just five days after England players endured racist abuse during their Euro 2020 qualifier ,

The 34-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 701st goal after 19 minutes. (Photo: File)

Serie A 2019-20: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 701st goal as Juventus pull clear

Ronaldo was presented with a special jersey before kick-off to mark his 700th career goal scored playing for Portugal during the week.

In Other sports

Mary Kom said there should be gender quality in the selection criteria. (Photo: PTI)

'I am not scared to fight Zareen in trials': Mary Kom

Mary Kom (51kg) found herself embroiled in a controversy with Zareen demanding a trial bout against her.

Identities of the deceased and injured are yet to be ascertained by the police. (Photo: ANI)

Four national-level hockey players killed in car crash

The players were travelling from Itarsi to Hoshangabad to play in Dhyan Chand Trophy when their car met with an accident.

As many as 54 participants selected from three wings of the Indian armed forces will be taking part in the nine-day long 7th CISM Military World Games. The Indian boxing contingent will open India's campaign.(Photo: Twitter)

India's campaign to start off with boxing in World Military Games

So far, India has taken part in three editions of the military games in 2007, 2011 and 2015.

The 24-year-old PV SIndhu had lost in the second round and first round at the China Open and Korea Open respectively in the last two events. (Photo: Twitter)

PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma knocked out of Denmark Open

It turned into a dismal day for India as Sameer Verma and men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also went down.