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Israel's Zahavi is China's football top gun

Shanghai: Chinese clubs made headlines by splashing out on the likes of strikers Carlos Tevez, Hulk and Alexandre Pato, but cut-price Israeli Eran Zahavi is outgunning them all at the top of the scoring charts. His feat in smashing 23 Chinese Super League (CSL) goals in 22 appearances this season is all the more remarkable when you consider that he plays for a wildly inconsistent Guangzhou R&F side that is

English football team's eco dream as first vegan club

Nailsworth (United Kingdom): English football club Forest Green Rovers, run by a former nomad turned renewable energy entrepreneur, are proudly boasting their credentials as a pioneer in environmental sustainability. As at every football ground in the country, chips, pies and beer are on offer at New Lawn, their 5,000-capacity, eco- friendly ground in Nailsworth, a 6,000-strong town in the picturesque rolling Cotswold Hills of Gloucestershire, southwest England. But there are

Sony Pictures, Discovery bid for IPL media rights

New Delhi: Leading broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Discovery Communications have bought the bid documents for the upcoming auction of media rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 July invited bids for media rights for a five-year period from 2018 to 2022. Both television and digital media rights of the IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament will be up

Ashwin to test skills with county stint

London: Rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, India’s spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin will ply his trade in England’s domestic circuit. As per a report, the off-spinner could play his first match as early as Worcestershire’s match against Gloucestershire starting on 28 August. Ashwin is not the only Indian player who will play county cricket this season as fast-bowler Ishant Sharma, who has lost his place in the

Kabaddi: Gujarat Fortunegiants run over Jaipur

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Fortunegiants continued their brilliant run on home turf as they recorded their third victory on the trot at Ahmedabad on Sunday in the Pro Kabaddi 2017 championship. Courtesy of a strong defensive show, they beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 27-20. The proceedings started with a couple of empty raids from Jaipur’s Tushar Patil and Captain Hegde. Both the teams were competing with similar mindset, not allowing the opponents to

India beat Sri Lanka in third test

Pallekele (Sri Lanka): An authoritative India today completed a 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka with an innings and 171-run annihilation in the third and final Test, bringing to an early end to one of the most lopsided series in recent years. None of the three matches lasted five days, with the final one being the shortest, lasting just two-and-a-half days. With Sri Lanka resuming the day at 19 for