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Santosh Trophy-72nd edition begins on March 19th 2018

72nd edition of Santosh Trophy-National football championship begins on 19th March in Kolkata, West Bengal. Ten teams are qualified for the participation in the tournament, the inaugural match will be between the defending champions West Bengal and Manipur on the19th March in Kolkata. Group A will have West Bengal, Chandigarh, Manipur, Maharashtra, and Kerala Group B will have Goa, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, and Karnataka. Kerala will take on Chandigarh on 19th March as the second game on the day.

World records created,broken - by Alina Zangitova

EVG ENIA MEDVEDEVA - Russian ice skater - created a world, by breaking her own world record only to be broken by ALINA ZANGITOVA-  contemporary competitor, all in quickly, so quickly in minutes, leaving the world of sports- ice skating short programme at winter Olympics on 21st February 2018 at Pyeongchang. 

Fifteen years young, skating prodigy Alina Zagitova scored an unbelievable 82.92 at the winter Olympics, 1.31 more than just created world record by Medvedeva.

Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold

 

The 22-year-old American used a hard-charging final run to win the giant slalom Thursday for her second career Olympic title. Shiffrin trailed by 0.20 seconds after the first run but powered through a course filled with bumps to quickly make up time in the second.

She ended up 0.39 seconds ahead of Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway at Yongpyong Alpine Center. Federica Brignone of Italy took bronze, 0.46 behind Shiffrin’s combined time of 2 minutes, 20.02 seconds. First-run leader Manuela Moelgg of Italy wound up eighth.

First Day-Night Test on own soil at Kensington Oval in Barbados

 Kensington Oval in Barbados will be written in golden letters in the history of  West Indies cricket on 23rd June 2018 by playing a Day-Night test match against Srilanka for the first time. 

Sri Lanka will be touring West Indies to play a three test match series beginning 6th June at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago.

 The Second test begins on 14th June at St.Lucia.

Even though West Indies have played two day-night test matches, it will be playing its first match on its own soil on 23rd June in the third test being played at Kensington Oval.

IOC has a mess on its hands with CAS ruling on Russian athletes

There won’t be zero Russian athletes at these Olympics, as some might have thought. There will actually be quite a bit more than zero Russians here: 169 to be exact, all judged to be “clean” by an IOC panel, with the chance that another 13 who were deemed to be cheating could sneak back in thanks to a surprising reprieve last week from the Court of Arbitration for Sport. That could mean a grand total of 182 Russians competing at these Games, which would be just 50 fewer than the 232 who were in Sochi four years ago.

Life after 50: Jerry Kelly is playing some of the best golf of his life

At 51, Jerry Kelly is playing some of the best golf of his professional career — proof that, for some, life after 50 is as exciting as ever.

Kelly is brushing off the adage “over the hill” with two victories in his first season on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2017.[1] It’s an exciting transformation for Kelly, who prior to last season hadn’t won a PGA TOUR event since 2009.[2]

ഐ പി എൽ പതിനൊന്നാം സീസണിലാക്കുള്ള താരാലേലത്തിന് ബാംഗളൂരിൽ തുടക്കമായി ഐ പി എൽ പതിനൊന്നാം സീസണിലേക്കുള്ള താരലേലമാണ്ഇന്ന് ഇന്ന് ബാംഗ്ലൂർ ഇൽ തുടങ്ങിയത് രണ്ടു ദിവസങ്ങളായിട്ടാണ് ലേലം നടക്കുന്നത്, 361ഇന്ത്യൻ

  ഐ പി എൽ  പതിനൊന്നാം സീസണിലേക്കുള്ള   താരലേലമാണ്ഇന്ന്  ഇന്ന്  ബാംഗ്ലൂർ ഇൽ  തുടങ്ങിയത്   രണ്ടു ദിവസങ്ങളായിട്ടാണ് ലേലം നടക്കുന്നത്, 361ഇന്ത്യൻ താരങ്ങളടക്കം 580 താരങ്ങളാണ് ലേലത്തിൽ പങ്കെടുക്കുന്നത് ,ഇതിൽ 16 താരങ്ങൾ രണ്ടുകോടി അടിസ്ഥാന വിലയുള്ള മുൻനിര ലിസ്റ്റിൽ ഉൾപെട്ടവരാണ് ,മാർക്വി  താരങ്ങളായ  ഇവർക്കാണ് ലേലത്തിൽ പ്രാമുഖ്യവും  ഓരോ ടീമുകൾക്കും ചുരിങ്ങിയത് 18 താരങ്ങളെയും പരമാവധി 25 താരങ്ങളെയും സ്വന്തമാക്കാം ഇതിനായി  80 കോടിയാണ് ടീമുകൾ ചിലവൊഴിക്കുന്നതു  ഇംഗ്ലണ്ടിൽ  26  ഉം ഓസ്‌ട്രേലിയയിൽ  നിന്ന് 30 ഉം ദക്ഷിണാഫ്രിക്കയിൽ നിന്ന്  57  ന്യൂസിലാൻഡിൽ നിന്ന് ൩൦ താരങ്ങളാണ് ലേലത്തിൽ പങ്കെടുക്കുന്നത്     

ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Afghanistan trounce NewZeland to enter semifinal

 Afghanistan beat New Zealand by 202 runs to storm into the semifinals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the Hagley Oval. After opting to bat, four Afghanistan batsmen scored half-centuries - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (69), Ibrahim Zadran (68), Bahir Shah (67 n.o) and the incredible Azmatullah Omarzai (66 off just 23). Having posted a mammoth 309/6, Mujeeb Zadran (4/14), the mystery spinner, and Qais Ahmed (4/33), the leggie, ran through the line-up. Azmatullah Australia, who Afghanistan will meet in the Super League semifinal, would have taken note.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal retires with injury against Marin Cilic

Rafael Nadal struggled with injury on Tuesday at the Australian Open, retiring against Marin Cilic in the fifth set of their quarterfinal match. 

Cilic was leading 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0 when Nadal decided to give in. 

The No. 2 seed, Nadal came out in the fifth set hobbling and unable to move around the court. 

He had been bothered by pain in his right knee late last season. The 31-year-old Spaniard was looking to add to his 16 Grand Slam singles titles in Melbourne. 

Nadal received treatment on his upper right leg after the fourth set. 

ഇന്ത്യൻ ക്യാപ്റ്റൻ  വിരാട് കോലിക്ക് ക്രിക്കറ്റർ ഓഫ് ദി  ഇയർ അവാർഡ്

   ഈ വർഷത്തെ  ഏകദിന  ക്രിക്കറ്റർ  ഓഫ് ദി ഇയർ അവാർഡും മികച്ച താരമായും   ഇന്ത്യൻ ക്യാപ്റ്റൻ വിരാട് കോലിയെ അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര ക്രിക്കറ്റ് കൗൺസിൽ(ICC )തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്തു . 2016  മുതൽ 2017 ഡിസമ്പർ  വരയുള്ള കാലയളവിലെ മിന്നുന്ന പ്രകടനമാണ്  കോലിയെ  ഈ നേട്ടത്തിന് അർഹനാക്കിയത്  ഏകദിനത്തിൽ ഏഴു സെഞ്ചറികൾ ഉൾപ്പടെ 8 .63  ശരശരിയിൽ  1818  റൺസ്  കോലി സ്വന്തമാക്കി  153  സ്‌ട്രൈക് റേറ്റിൽ 299  ട്വന്റി 20  റൺസും കഴിഞ്ഞ വര്ഷം  വിരാട് കോലി നേടിയിരുന്നു . കഴിഞ്ഞവർഷം ഒക്ടോബറിൽ ന്യൂസീലന്ഡിനെതിരേ  നേടിയ 31 -ഓ സെഞ്ച്വറി യിലാണ്  കോലി, മുൻ ഓസ്‌ട്രേലിയൻ  ക്യാപ്റ്റൻ  റിക്കി പോണ്ടിങ്ങിനെ   രണ്ടാം സ്ഥാനത്തേക്കു  പിന്തള്ളിയതു.

ക്രിക്കറ്റ് താരം യൂസഫ് പഠാനെ ബി സി സി ഐ വിലക്കി

ക്രിക്കറ്റ് താരം യൂസഫ് പഠാനെ ബി സി സി ഐ വിലക്കി

P V Sindhu to scale new heights in 2018- with affence and defence combo

P.V.Sindhu after the successful year of 2017 which brought laurels in her game, wants to ride on an offense-defense combo to new heights in 2018.   

"It is important to be a player with consistency, mastery in every stroke that is possible, one cannot focus only on attack or only on defense.You have to be good in attack and defense".

IPL auction on January 27, 28 in Bengaluru

 

11th Edition of Indian Premier League's shall go for big-auction on 27th and 28th January 2018 at Bengaluru, confirmed by a senior official from BCCI.

Garden city Bengaluru has been the place of choice for most of the franchises, all the players who are capped would go for an auction, the budget of each franchise is increased to Rs.80 crores from Rs.66, purchasing capacity increases to get target-cricketer.

 

3rd ODI- India beat Srilanka to win the series 2-1

 

India beat Srilanka by 7 wickets to win the 3 ODI series, to 2-1 today at Vishakhapatnam.Shikhar Dhawan’s hundred made the victory easier.Rohit sharma as a captain, even though could not score individually, won the series convincingly.Rohit sharma won the toss and elected to field first.

Srilanka looked to score a big total, 160 for 2,186 for 5 were bundle out to 215.Indian spinner duo-Kuldeep yadav 3 for 43 runs, Yazuvendra Chahal 3 for 46 runs, brought the tourists on their knees.

India scored 216 runs in just 32.1 overs losing 2 wickets.

Anushka Sharma stumps Virat Kohli

Bhangra Dance of Punjabi and songs of Rasiya to collaborate divine love of Radha and Krishna shall be played in Italy known for civic beauty occasion Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have decided to celebrate their wedding on December 11 in all probability.

Virat Kohli, a Delhi ite, hailing from a legal background, anushka sharma born in Ayodhya, brought up in Bengaluru from Army surroundings fell in love and culminating in uniting them to holy family.

Prithvi Shaw to lead Indian team in 2018 in the World Cup ICC U19

Upcoming Mumbai's batsman has been named as the Indian Captain of the Cricket team Under 19 for the ICC-U19 Cricket world cup in 2018.

All India junior selection Committee has picked the U-19 team for the ICC-U19 cricket world cup. The tournament is being played from 13th January to 3rd February 2018, as per the BCCI'srelease.

India's U19 have won the title thrice in 2000,2008 and 2012.India lost to West Indies in 2016 when played in Bangladesh.

The preparatory camp will be held from 8th to 22nd December 2017 at Bengaluru.

Virat Kohli's Double Century six times equals Sachin and Sewag

Virat Kohli, as an Indian captain scored his first double century, the sixth time in his test career while playing his 63rd test for India while playing in the second test against Srilanka at Feroz Shah Kotla grounds, NewDelhi on Sunday. He took 238 deliveries to achieve the feat.Virat is the first International skipper to score six-double centuries in test cricket.Sachin and Sehwag have scored double centuries six times in their test career.Kohli has every chance to supersede them as former players have retired from test cricket.

Kerala into quarter-finals, a history in Ranji Trophy

Kerala creates a history by entering into quarterfinals defeating Haryana by an innings and eight runs. Kerala scored 389 runs while Haryana scored 208 and 173 runs in the first and second innings.Kerala has earned 31 points from the six games realizing the dream of quarter-finals for the first time.

Talent untapped in Indian basketball says Tim Mottin,

If Indian basketball players get a stint abroad, that will make them better, says Tim Mottin, Hawks coach

He turned Geethu Anna Jose into an international star. Tim Mottin, the coach of Melbourne’s Ringwood Hawks, believes Indian basketball could come up with more players like her.

He had a close look at some of the country’s top female hoopsters during his team’s five-match series against Kerala All-Stars, which concluded here on Sunday.

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Drug testing in cricket:

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) refused to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)  stating players' privacy. BCCI a private body not funded by the government feels no binding, despite consistent pressure from WADA over the year. The Sports Ministry has ordered the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to make sure Indian cricketers are subjected to dope-testing, initially In-Competition and then Out-of-Competition testing.

Is Virat Kholi burnout of over play

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New Delhi: Rahul Dravid downplayed over the speculations of Virat Kholi being denied the rest during the Test series against Sri Lanka begining next month, in order to keep him fresh for the tour to South Africa

This is with the background where Virat had recently spoken about Indian cricketers burnout due to overplaying of top players in tests,one-dayer, twenty-20, IPL both in India and Abroad.

Hardik Pandya - today's Kapil Dev in Indian Cricket Team

 

Hardik Pandya has all the characters and the strength to change the course of a match as an all rounder , says Ian Chappel, former Australian captain. Kapil Dev, as the captain and all rounder who won the 1983 Prudential cup against West Indies in London.It was India's first world cup won by all round performance of Kapil Dev.

All rounder Hardik Pandya has had shown his performance in one dayers,test matches winning the matches.

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