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M Vijay to play against Mumbai

Chennai: The State selection committee of the Tamilnadu Cricket Association has released the 16 member squad for the State senior cricket team that is set to play the third Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai from 24-27 October. The team has been selected keeping in mind their performances in the first two matches against Andhra and Tripura. No surprises in the sqaud as Mukund retains his position as captain despite the

Barca roll on calmly amidst Catalan chaos

Barcelona: Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga 2-0 at the Camp Nou. Spanish Primer Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Saturday that Madrid will move to dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and call fresh elections in the semi- autonomous region. In protest 450,000 independence supporters piled onto the streets of Barcelona to voice their

Two city schools trade wins RFYS

Chennai: Sriram Vidhiya Mandir Higher Secondary School and Dr Gurusamy TTV Higher Secondary School traded a win and a loss each in the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports football tournament. In the junior boys’ qualifying match at Don Bosco, Perambur, Dr Gurusamy HSS began on a triumphant note, walloping Sriram Vidhiya Mandir 5-0. R Gokul and S. Sathish with two goals each led the charge for the victorious team. Gokul scored

ICF sports person felicitated

Chennai: V Jayaprakash working as a technician (Grade I) in Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will be receiving a cash award of Rs 10 lakhs from Railway Sports Promotion Board for winning gold medal in 9th World Body Building and Physique Sports Championships held in Mongolia under 75kg category. Speaking at an event, Jayaparakash, Senior sports officer at ICF, said ‘ICF are confi dent of enhancing its talents of its sports

Sreesanth cannot play for another country: BCCI

New Delhi: BCCI acting president CK Khanna has made it clear on Friday that fast bowler S Sreesanth cannot play for any other country as per ICC rules. Sreesanth has hinted that he may play for another country following the Kerala High Court order to uphold his life time ban earlier in the day. ‘Any player banned by his parent body cannot play for any other country, ICC rules very

Gujarat overcomes Pune to finish as Zone A toppers

Pune: After two losses in two games against Gujarat Fortunegiants, Puneri Paltan looked determined to turn the tides against their opponents from the west. However, the debutants once again showed why they are considered the side to beat this season as they emerged victors with a 23-22 scoreline at Pune in their Pro Kabaddi league encounter. The other match of the day saw Bengal Warriors contest a tense 37-37 tie

RFYS: Immaculate Heart overpower govt school

Chennai: Immaculate Heart of Mary Girls’ HSS and St Andrews High School boys scored contrasting victories in the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) football tournament. The Immaculate Heart girls walloped Government Girls HSS 10-0 in a Junior Girls’ qualifying match, with Sowmiya leading the charts with four goals (5th, 10th, 13th, 38th). Keerthana scored three (1st, 13th, 42nd) of her own to completely outplay the Government Girls’ team. Vincy (4th),

Neymar injury helped us in 2014 WC: German

Kolkata: Three years after humiliating hosts Brazil 7-1 in the FIFA World Cup semi-final, German Football Association vice-president Hans-Dieter Drewitz today said the absence of an injured Neymar helped his team a lot that day. “We played so well against Brazil because Neymar was injured. Our boys were in the groove and everything went perfectly for them,” he said about the win in Belo Horizonte en route to winning their

Hamilton in driving seat for 4th world title

Austin (USA): Lewis Hamilton will seek a fifth win in six visits to Texas this weekend and hope for further Ferrari misfortune as he bids to clinch his fourth world title at the United States Grand Prix. The Briton leads nearest rival Sebastian Vettel by 59 points with four races remaining and will take this year’s crown if he can outscore him by 16 points. In short, that means that

Taylor, Jarvis to resume test careers

Harare: Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak says returning players Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis have already made a positive impact on the team even before the first Test against West Indies starts tomorrow. Batsman and former captain Taylor and fast bowler Jarvis have made themselves available again for Zimbabwe after giving up internationals to pursue careers in English county cricket. Taylor last played a test in 2014 and Jarvis in 2013,

Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls out of playoffs

Pune: Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls played out a fire-cracker of a match drawing level at 29-29 tie at Pune on Deepavali eve. In the other match of the day, Puneri Paltan climbed to second spot in Zone A by crushing Jaipur Pink Panthers 38-15. Monu Goyat managed a game-high 11 points for Patna, while Skipper Deepak Hooda was Pune’s top performer on the night with a game-high 14 points.