Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sports:2/21/2013 8:12:09 AM

Ponting to lead Mumbai Indians in IPL 6

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting will replace Harbhajan Singh as captain of the Mumbai Indians for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Bhajji would be 'very hard' to face: Clarke

Oz captain Clarke admitted that Harbhajan would be the toughest customer to face among Indian bowlers when the two teams lock horns in first Test on Friday.

Fencers not allowed under Indian flag

Indian fencing team will not be able to participate in Asian Cadet C'ship scheduled to be held in Thailand under national flag owing to IOC's ban on India.

Harbhajan Singh to play his 100th Test

Set to complete a century of Test appearances, veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said he is a "bit nervous" going into the first Test against Australia.

Fauja Singh, 101, sad over retirement

Fauja Singh, 101, believed to be the world's oldest marathon runner said he felt sad to be retiring from events, as he prepared for his last race.

India eyeing fresh start against Australia

Shrugging off disappointments, India will seek to reaffirm their supremacy on home soil when they take on Australia in the first Test on Friday.

Team India wary of Aussie fast bowlers

Boasting of proven match-winners and exciting young performers, the present Australian pace attack is one of the best to have toured India in recent times.

Lance refuses to cooperate with USADA

Lance Armstrong said he will not cooperate with USADA's investigation into dope cheats in cycling but would be willing to help other anti-doping inquiries.

Barcelona crash to defeat against Milan

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari scored in the second half as AC Milan inflicted a shock 2-0 defeat on Barcelona in their Champions League tie.

India maul Oman in one-sided encounter

Major Dhyanchand National stadium witnessed yet another mismatch when Indian men recorded their second win of the HWL - this time against Oman.

Shane Watson ready to guide youngsters

Shane Watson knows that seniors like himself and skipper Michael Clarke will have to guide the Aussie young bunch for the Indian tour to be a success.

It is Indian spinners vs Australian pacers

While Aussies preferred to show their cards ahead of the duel, Indians maintained their old habit of adding an element of mystery in their choice of final eleven.

A look at India's first battle in Australia

India lost 4-0 on their first tour of Australia in 1947-48, a series dominated by the great Sir Donald Bradman. However, Vijay Hazare stood tall for the visitors.

India maul Oman 9-1 to record 2nd win

Raghunath, Rupinder and Nithin scored a brace each to guide India to a 9-1 win over Oman and register their second straight victory in the Hockey World League.

EPL pushing for goal-line technology

The English Premier League on Wednesday confirmed its intention to introduce goal-line technology in time for the start of the 2013-14 season.

'Ensure that Tests remain pinnacle'

Emphasising significance of Test cricket, Gavaskar asked the game's administrators to ensure that the longer version of game remains "pinnacle" of the sport.

Team still in dilemma over Viru's partner

The Indian team management's dilemma over Viru's partner was evident during training as both Vijay and Dhawan were seen spending good time at the nets.

Fit-again David Warner to play 1st Test

The suspense over David Warner's availability for the first Test ended with Australia naming him in the playing XI, which will also see Moises Henriques.

Pele urges Neymar to choose Barcelona

Brazil legend Pele has urged compatriot Neymar to choose Spanish football giants Barcelona over a move to EPL champions Manchester City or Real Madrid.

Virat Kohli to captain Royal Challengers

IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday appointed Virat Kohli as their captain for the upcoming sixth edition of Indian Premier League.

Medallists urged to lobby for wrestling

Japanese wrestling chiefs on Wednesday urged Olympic medallists the world over to join forces to save their sport from the chop at the 2020 Olympics.

Whatmore criticised after defeats in SA

Dav Whatmore has come under severe criticism after the team's successive defeats in the Test series in South Africa, with some holding him responsible.

PHF wants to enter agreement with HI

Pakistan Hockey Federation wants to enter into an agreement with Hockey India under which the party found to be defaulting will be liable to pay damages.

We will play our brand of cricket: Clarke

Michael Clarke knows what it takes to win a Test series in India, having made his debut on the 2004 tour when Australia captured a Test series victory.

India seek turnaround against Australia

MS Dhoni & co took England lightly and paid the price, losing a Test series in their own den. Can they avoid making the same mistakes against Australia?

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