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Sachin honoured at Asian Awards

LONDON - Awards and accolades continue to follow Sachin Tendulkar who added the 'Lebara People's Choice' honour at the inaugural Asian Awards to his trophy cabinet. Presenting the award to the iconic batsman, Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara, said, "Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketers of al

Razzaq smashes century to lead Pakistan to thrilling win over South Africa

ABU DHABI (UAE): Abdul Razzaq's dazzling 109 helped Pakistan edge to a morale-boosting one-wicket win over South Africa in the second one-day international at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Pakistan, which lost the opening one-dayer and both Twenty20 matches against South Africa, was staring

Sachin Tendulkar: favoured by all

Great sportsmen straddle many worlds. They leave behind the merely good very quickly as they enter rarefied areas defined as much by their mastery as by the elements that do not even enter the debate when others are discussed. Part of Don Bradman's greatness lay in his Test average of 99.94, but pa

India create Games history by finishing second in medals tally

New Delhi, Oct 14 (PTI) The country''s competitors came out with flying colours and helped India finish a historic second in the final pecking order with more than 100 medals as the Commonwealth Games, that had a troubled build-up but proceeded smoothly thereafter, came to a close today. A record me

Tendulkar at new heights as World Cup nears

LONDON: Unruffled composure over two decades, in the face of the world's most hostile attacks and the frenzied demands of a celebrity-fixated society, confirms the true greatness of Sachin Tendulkar.For a man in his 38th year, Tendulkar's appetite for runs remains unsated and his unrelenting determi

Good start did the trick for us: Dhoni

Bangalore - Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all smiles at the post-match press conference. After marshalling his team to a 2-0 series triumph against Australia, the Indian captain said: "I am fortunate to have a side that has performed well in the past one and half years. They have done well in difficult c

India beat Australia by 7 wickets to win series 2-0

Bangalore - India completed their first ever series whitewash of Australia as Sachin Tendulkar led them to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the visitors in the second and final cricket Test here today.Tendulkar (53 not out) added a half century to his first innings double ton and capitalise

Vijay hits maiden Test century

Bangalore - Murali Vijay struck his maiden Test century after Sachin Tendulkar completed his 49th as India continued to frustrate Australia by reaching 314 for two at tea on the third day of the second match, here today.After ensuring that Australia go wicket-less in the opening session, the duo b

Sachin Tendulkar completes 14,000 runs in Test cricket

Bangalore - Having been the first one to reach quite a few landmarks, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday became the first person in the history of Test cricket to complete 14,000 runs. Tendulkar cut off-spinner Nathan Hauritz's delivery through coverpoint to hit a boundary and accomplished the

Wrestlers, shooters, archers take India's gold count to 20

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Women wrestlers and archers excelled Friday winning three golds between them as shooters continued to add to their kitty, taking India's Commonwealth Games gold tally to 20 on the fifth day of competitions here.Anita won the gold in the freestyle 67kg category defeating Canad

Shooters bag 12th gold for India at Commonwealth Games

NEW DELHI: Shooters Vijay Kumar and Gurpreet Singh bagged the first gold of the day and women won the first ever archery medal at theCommonwealth Games on Thursday, taking India's gold tally to 12 and overall medal kitty to 25. Vijay Kumar and Gurpeet Singh's gold came in the 25-metre pistol pairs

Anisa Sayyed: From ticket-checker to shooting champion

New Delhi - Anisa Sayyed has shot to fame with the gold medal which she won along with Rahi in the shooting event at Commonwealth Games.It has not been an easy journey for the shooter who hails from Pune. She was employed with the Indian Railways and checked passenger tickets at Vile Parle station i

Sachin wins Sir Garfield Sobers Award

BANGALORE - Sachin Tendulkar capped a fine year with the most coveted cricketing reward in recent times 'The Sir Garfield Sobers Cricketer of the Year' Award as the maestro glittered bright amidst a galaxy of leading players at the LG ICC Awards night here on Wednesday. Tendulkar became the second I

Laxman, Ishant pull off a spectacular one-wicket victory for India

Mohali: In one of the most dramatic comebacks in India's cricket Test history, VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma pulled off a spectacular one-wicket victory over Australia in the first Test at the Mohali Cricket Stadium.Laxman, suffering from a back spasm, literally carried India on his injured back with

Games ceremony leaves spectators spellbound

NEW DELHI - Sarita Joshi says she will never forget Sunday's 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony for the rest of her life. The colour, the sights, the sounds, all Indian to the core, were an overwhelming experience for the Delhi homemaker.'It was such a brilliant show... I have no words to expr

Mangalore United crowned KPL II Champions

Bangalore - Mangalore United have been crowned the new champions of Karnataka Premiere League (KPL) after their sensational win against Provident Bangalore in the final match held at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday, September 29. Batting first, Mangalore United got to a dismal star

Mangalore United storm into KPL finals

Bangalore - Mangalore United beat Davanagere Diamonds by 44 runs in the first semi final match held at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore to book a berth in the finals of the Karnataka Premiere League (KPL) T20 tournament. Mangalore United were asked to bat first by Davanagere Diamonmds skipper Su

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff retires

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff made his decision to quit the cricket after speaking to medical advisersDubai: Andrew Flintoff calls it a day and England has lost one of their finest allrounders. It was Flintoff's performance in the 2005 Ashes series that gave England the much needed confiden