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Bayliss hints at playing Bairstow as specialist batter in 4th Test


Dubai, Aug 24: England head coach Trevor Bayliss on Friday said that wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, who broke his finger in the third Test, might play the upcoming match against India as a specialist batsman. England are leading the five match Test series 2-1 with the fourth match starting on August 30. Bairstow injured his finger while...

Rajput appointed full-time Zimbabwe head coach


Harare, Aug 24: Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Friday confirmed former India international Lalchand Rajput as the head coach of the national team, a couple of months after he joined on an interim basis. Zimbabwe Cricket is thrilled to announce Lalchand Rajput has been appointed as the substantive head coach of our mens national team, ZC...

World Cup winner, Tottenham captain Lloris charged with drink driving


London, Aug 24: France and Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink driving after the star goalkeeper failed a routine breathalyzer test in London, police said on Friday. The Frenchman, who captained his national squad to World Cup glory this year in Russia and is set to play for Spurs against Manchester...

Azharuddin advice for free as son gets into Goa team: Official


Panaji, Aug 24: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin will offer free expert advice to the Goa Ranji team following the inclusion of his son Asaduddin, a Goa Cricket Association (GCA) official said on Friday. Shadab Jakati, Goas highest wicket-taker, slammed the 28-year-olds inclusion in the state team. Asaduddin has not played a single Ranji trophy match...

Chennaiyin FC and MIFA to play pre-season football friendly


Kuala Lumpur, Aug 24: Indian Super League holders Chennaiyin FC announced a pre-season friendly with the Malaysian Indian Football Association (MIFA) on September 4 in the Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya Stadium, it was announced here at a joint press conference with MIFA officials. Like Chennaiyin FC, MIFA was also founded in 2014, and is co-owned...

Tvesa wins 12th Leg of Hero WPG Tour in play-off


Hyderabad, Aug 24: Tvesa Maliks steady back nine helped her rally from a four-shot deficit to tie with overnight leader Amandeep Drall and then beat Drall in the play-off to win the 12th Leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Hyderabad Golf club here on Friday. This was the second play-off this season,...

Vettel leads Belgium’s 1st Formula One free practice session


Francorchamps (Belgium), Aug 24: Ferraris diver Sebastian Vettel of Germany on Friday set the pace in the first free practice session for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix. Vettel clocked in a time of one minute and 44.358 seconds, while Red Bulls Max Verstappen of the Netherlands followed just 0.151 seconds off the pace, reports Efe. Championship...

Asiad 2018: Japan’s Ikee wins gold in 50m freestyle women’s swimming


Jakarta, Aug 24: Japans Rikako Ikee won her sixth swimming gold at the Asian Games on Friday, winning the womens 50 metre freestyle. Ikee clocked 24.53 seconds, an Asian Games record, while Chinas Liu Xiang, with 24.60s, and Wu Qingfeng, with 24.87s, trailed her to claim the silver and bronze medals, reports Efe. The 18-year-old --...

India to play friendly against Sydney FC


New Delhi, Aug 24: The Indian football team, currently on an exposure trip to Australia, will play against defending A-League Premier Champions Sydney FC in a friendly fixture on August 28, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement. Besides, India are also scheduled to play against APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC and Rydalmere...