Alastair Cook alongside the modern greats such as Tendulkar, Lara and Ponting

In the face of adversity, Alastair Cook has produced a typically composed hundred that has kept England alive in the first Test at Ahmedabad. Facing a huge deficit in the second innings, England needed his calm and exemplary discipline to battle the Indian spinners. There was a stutter in the middle after the opening partnership flourished, but Cook remained unfazed throughout and stuck to his meticulous ga ...

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International Olympic Committee slams BCCI for banning media

Posted By Zaheerul Hassan The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has come down heavily on Indian cricket authorities for preventing a section of the international news media from covering the ongoing Test series between India and England. in fact indian authorities have also got full control over the ICC. The countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa time and again raised the issue but no fruit ...

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Indian Athlete Pinki charged with rape

By Zaheerul Hassan On 12 November 2012,  Kolkata police charged an international gold medal-winning so and so called female athlete for raping her former partner.  According to the medical tests, she was   actually a man. Pinki Pramanik, was  retired in 2007 after winning team gold in the 4x400m relay at the 2006 Asian Games, was charged after a report was completed by a medical board set up to determine he ...

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Australia fight back with Clarke and Cowan tons

It was the only wicket South Africa took all day. The left-hander backed up too far at the non-striker's end and was out when bowler Dale Steyn got his fingers to a stinging Clarke drive and deflected the ball onto the stumps. It was Cowan's first century in his eighth Test match and dispelled doubts about his Test credentials after coming into the series with an average of 29.86. Cowan was dropped on 123 b ...

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Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to hear Asif and Butt appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) will hear, next February, the appeals of banned Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif against the ICC's bans for spot-fixing. Asif's case will be heard between February 5-7, and Butt's on the 8th, it was confirmed on Monday. The CAS, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, is recognised as the world's highest judicial body for sportsmen and cases involvi ...

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Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in a Hard fought

LONDON: Novak Djokovic won the latest installment of his thrilling rivalry with Andy Murray as the world number one fought back to secure a dramatic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory in the ATP Tour Finals at London’s O2 Arena yesterday. Djokovic has a 100% record after two Group A matches at the seasonending event and will be guaranteed a place in the semi-finals if France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Czech fifth seed ...

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Red-hot Federer blitzes Tipsarevic

ROGER FEDERER started his bid for a seventh ATP Tour Finals title in record breaking fashion yesterday as the Swiss great crushed Janko Tipsarevic 6-3 6-1 at London’s O2 Arena. Federer’s victory took him to 40 match wins in his 11 appearances at the prestigious season-ending event, breaking the previous record of 39 held by Ivan Lendl. The 31-year-old already has a record six titles in this season-ending ev ...

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PTI Chief Imran Khan stopped at Toronto

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="alignright" width="281"] PTI Chief & former Captian of Pak Cricket Team Imran Khan[/caption]  Posted by Zaheerul Hassan Imran Khan, the one-time Pakistani cricket super-star and now politician, ducked each attempt by the reporters who pressed him on controversial comments he made about the Taliban during a visit to Brampton Thursday night. Khan has come under fire fo ...

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