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‘Underdog’ Lakshya can play more freely, says Vimal Kumar

India’s previous badminton medals at the Games have been clinched by Saina Nehwal (bronze in 2012) and P V Sindhu (silver in 2016 and bronze in 2020)

17 July,2024 08:17 AM IST | PTI
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'Don't write us off'

India doubles ace Rohan Bopanna confident his partner N Sriram Balaji’s explosive game and firepower will help them perform well at Paris Olympics

17 July,2024 08:16 AM IST | PTI
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Colombian football chief Jesurun released on bail

A Miami-Dade County police file indicated Jesurun had been arrested on charges of “assault on officer/employee” on Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium

17 July,2024 08:15 AM IST | AFP
Cricket News

MCA presidential election: It’s Naik vs Naik

The election for MCA’s president post is scheduled to be held on July 23 following the untimely demise of Amol Kale on June 10 in USA

17 July,2024 08:20 AM IST | Subodh Mayure
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Bawa assured of medal for India; Singh ousted

Meanwhile, Anahat Singh bowed out from the girls’ quarter-finals for a third straight year. She lost to Egyptian Nadien Elhammamy 11-8, 11-9, 5-11. 10-12, 13-11

17 July,2024 08:19 AM IST | PTI
Cricket News

1983 WC members donate 3 months pension to aid Aunshuman Gaekwad’s treatment

“We are happy to learn that BCCI has paid R1 crore and are also thinking of paying the balance amount. Kapil Dev, through his golfing friends, is also raising funds for Anshu,” Sandeep Patil told mid-day on Tuesday

17 July,2024 08:22 AM IST | A Correspondent
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Harmanpreet moves to 12th, Shafali in 15th

The swashbuckling Smriti Mandhana continues to be the top-ranked Indian batter as she remained static on the fifth spot

17 July,2024 08:23 AM IST | PTI
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SLC allows free entry at Women’s Asia Cup

Eight teams—India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, hosts Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, Nepal and Malaysia—are set to battle it out at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. “The Women’s Asia Cup 2024 is here, and entry is FREE!” SLC tweeted on Tuesday

17 July,2024 08:23 AM IST | PTI
Football News

Colombia suffered due to delayed start: Coach Nestor Lorenzo

“I think we had a very good build-up to the game but then some unusual situations started to happen,” he said referring to the 82-minute delay to the match caused by crowd and security problems at the entrances to the stadium

16 July,2024 06:59 AM IST | AFP
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'This was written': Di Maria

After Argentina’s 1-0 win over Colombia in final, veteran winger Angel says he dreamt of retiring in this way; insists he’s grateful to this generation for helping him achieve all that he wanted

16 July,2024 06:59 AM IST | Agencies
Football News

Chaos delays start as fans kept waiting outside venue

Tournament organisers halted entry into the ground and delayed kick-off of the South American football showpiece after fans rushed the entrance gates, clashing with security and leading to the gates being closed two hours before kick off

16 July,2024 06:58 AM IST | AFP
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Kane in pain: ‘It hurts, we wanted to win this for Gareth’

Despite a stellar career with numerous goalscoring honours, Kane, 30,  is yet to win a team trophy. Prior to Sunday’s match, Kane said he would gladly “swap everything in my career” for Euros glory

16 July,2024 06:58 AM IST | AP | PTI
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill improve ICC T20I batting rankings

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill improve ICC T20I batting rankings

Star opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal with 141 runs in the series has secured the sixth spot on the list. Captain Shubman Gill was the highest run-scorer in the Zimbabwe series. Following his 170 runs in the five innings, he moved up 36 places

17 July,2024 04:14 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Brian Lara feels that this player was more talented than him and Tendulkar

Brian Lara feels that this player was more talented than him and Tendulkar

Featuring 425 matches, Brian Lara accumulated 22,260 runs with an average of 46.66. He also has 53 centuries and 110 half-centuries to his name. With these records, he is considered as one of the greatest West Indies batsmen and also one of the best World cricket superstars

16 July,2024 10:44 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Suryakumar Yadav emerges as dark horse for India's T20I captaincy

Suryakumar Yadav emerges as dark horse for India's T20I captaincy

Hardik Pandya made himself available for the T20I series against Sri Lanka, but it is learnt that Suryakumar Yadav is being preferred as the new captain for the Indian team according to new head coach Gautam Gambhir and chairman Ajit Agarkar

16 July,2024 09:42 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

"So many emotions...": Hardik Pandya thanks fans for roadshow in Vadodara

In the T20 World Cup 2024, Hardik Pandya scored 144 runs with the willow with an average of 48.00 and a strike rate of 151.57. He also had a half-century with a best score of unbeaten 50 runs. With the ball, the pacer claimed 11 wickets in eight matches with an economy rate of 7.64 and an average of 17.36

16 July,2024 08:48 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Mishra unhappy with Gill’s captaincy, feels Gaikwad must hire 'good PR manager'

Mishra unhappy with Gill’s captaincy, feels Gaikwad must hire 'good PR manager'

Gill successfully led India to a 4-1 series victory in the recently concluded T20I series against Zimbabwe

16 July,2024 04:00 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent

"I was struggling": Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan further stated that his intention is to contribute to all departments of the game as an all-rounder for Colombo Strikers. Shadab recalled his first outing in the league and expressed that the pitch was helpful for spinners. But he went on to add that a T20 bowler requires variations to be successful across conditions

16 July,2024 03:22 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Pandya to lead India vs Lanka, Gill or SKY in the running for vice-captaincy

Pandya to lead India vs Lanka, Gill or SKY in the running for vice-captaincy

The T20Is against Sri Lanka will run from July 27 to 30 in Pallekele, followed by the ODIs from August 2 to 7 in Colombo

16 July,2024 01:32 PM IST | New Delhi | mid-day online correspondent
'First two days of ENG vs WI summed up where Test cricket is': Hussain

'First two days of ENG vs WI summed up where Test cricket is': Hussain

There is curiosity around whether the second Test between England and the West Indies at Trent Bridge will prove to be more competitive

16 July,2024 12:27 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Laxman presents Rinku with 'Fielder of Series' award after India's series win

Laxman presents Rinku with 'Fielder of Series' award after India's series win

Before the ceremony, he showed a video message from former India fielding coach T Dilip, who emphasised the importance of fielding

16 July,2024 12:20 PM IST | Harare | mid-day online correspondent
Copa America: France calls for action on Argentina's racist remarks

Copa America: France calls for action on Argentina's racist remarks

Some players, including Fernandez, sing a chant dating back to the 2022 World Cup final that Argentina won against France

17 July,2024 12:33 PM IST | Paris | mid-day online correspondent

'It’s time for change': Southgate on quitting England job

“It’s time for change, and for a new chapter. Sunday’s final in Berlin against Spain was my final game as England manager,” Southgate said in a statement

17 July,2024 08:15 AM IST | London | AFP

Champions Spain enjoy open bus parade in Madrid

After receptions with King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, La Roja were paraded through the capital city on an open-top bus

17 July,2024 08:13 AM IST | Madrid | AFP
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