Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sports:3/20/2013 7:44:35 PM

KP to miss IPL 6 due to knee injury

In a big blow to Delhi Daredevils, Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the upcoming IPL due to a knee injury which he sustained during the ongoing NZ tour.

Bhutia is AIFF technical committee chief

Baichung Bhutia has been appointed chairman of the All India Football Federation's technical committee, marking Sikkimese sniper's foray into administration.

Dhawan batted like Bradman: Ed Cowan

Aussie Ed Cowan gave a huge compliment to Shikhar Dhawan by equating his breathtaking effort of 187 on debut to the batting style of legendary Don Bradman.

All is well between Clarke and Watson?

Call it pure 'co-incidence' but skipper Michael Clarke dropped in at the adjacent net area only after Shane Watson was done with his session on Wednesday.

All is well between Clarke and Watson?

Call it pure 'co-incidence' but skipper Michael Clarke dropped in at the adjacent net area only after Shane Watson was done with his session on Wednesday.

Ricky Ponting rules out Ashes return

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting picked up his domestic cricketer of the year award and ruled out a return to the beleaguered Test team for the Ashes.

Akram wants to solve Pak's pace crisis

Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram wants to play a role in helping the Cricket Board resolve, what he calls, a "crisis" in the fast bowling department.

Maria Sharapova aiming for rare double

After winning the PNB Paribas Open last week, number three seed Maria Sharapova is aiming for a rare double when she lines at the Sony Open.

Why it happened to Yuvraj, asks Sachin

Tendulkar had everyone wiping a tear from their eyes when he recalled how he was scared of breaking down in front of Yuvraj when he had met him in London.

It's great to be back in the team: Raina

Suresh Raina has replaced injured Shikhar Dhawan in the Indian squad for the final Test against Australia, scheduled to be played at Delhi from March 22 to 26.

Kotla pitch likely to keep low, play slow

With the Indians having won the Test series against the Australians, all eyes are now on the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch where the final Test begins on Friday.

Dhawan out of 4thTest, Raina in squad

Shikhar Dhawan was on Tuesday ruled out of the final Test against Australia as he will be out of action for six weeks due to a fracture on his left hand.

Sachin scared of crying in front of Yuvi

Sachin Tendulkar said that he was scared of breaking down in front of Yuvraj Singh when he met him in London after his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer.

Murray can be world No.1, says Del Potro

Indian Wells runner-up Juan Martin del Potro believes Britain's Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray can become world tennis number one this year.

Rahane likely to replace Dhawan

While Rahane looks a straightforward replacement of Dhawan, he might not open the innings with Vijay as there is a chance to induct him in the middle-order.

Clarke upheld the spirit despite defeat

After India were left with a chase of 133 in a minimum of 27 overs, Clarke hardly indulged in time wasting nor did he tell his bowlers to bowl wide off stumps.

No threat to IPL matches, says Shukla

"There is no threat to the IPL. Matches will take place at the scheduled venues. Till now, we haven't seen any threat," IPL commissioner Rajeev Shukla said.

Michael Owen to retire at end of season

Owen made his first-team debut for Liverpool at the age of 17 and also played for Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City.

Put my neck on line, says Mickey Arthur

Oz coach Mickey Arthur has conceded that he put his "neck on the line" when four players were axed for not completing a presentation during the Test series.

Starc set to miss 4th Test against India

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc will have surgery later this week on an ankle injury as he races the clock to be fit for the Ashes series, Cricket Australia said.

Grand Slams, the lure for Sharapova

Sharapova rose to No. 2 after her impressive title run at Indian Wells but says she is motivated much more by Slam glory than the prospect of regaining top spot.

Is this Australian team bad as it gets?

This has easily been the worst Australian team ever to visit India. As they stare a 'Brownwash', The Times of India looks at what plagues the Aussies...

Nadal sets sights on clay-court season

Rafael Nadal appears poised to reign again on the clay courts, now that his balky knee has stood the test of the world's best on the punishing hard courts.

Clarke injury to pave way for Watson?

In a strange quirk of fate for the Australian team, 'axed' vice-captain Watson may have to lead the team as Clarke's struggles with his bad back continue.

It's not about revenge, says MS Dhoni

Dhoni's boys were whitewashed 4-0 Down Under, and now with the stage set for a clean sweep in Delhi, the skipper insisted that series was not about revenge.

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