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Chess: Russia, Ukraine to clash

It’s the unlikely new front in the war between Russia and Ukraine: Mamallapuram, the ancient temple town...

Audacious Ireland fall four short

The Irish bowling was below par, serving plenty of freebies on a ground not too big either. But that takes no ...
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Positive England excites ‘retired’ Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali played three of the four Tests of the unfinished India-England series last year. Nine months later, ...

Wimbledon: Serena Williams crashes out

Serena Williams began and ended her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking ve...

Decision time: Stick to old or opt for new

Bengal have been a formidable outfit in red-ball cricket ever since Arun Lal’s appointment as their head...

Fearless MP’s lessons for Bengal

Not many years ago, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had toyed with the idea of recruiting Chandrakant ...

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Sports  /  Published 02.07.21

Brazil stars return for last-eight clash

Defending champions Brazil and Chile will have their star players back in action when they meet in the Copa America quarter finals on Friday. Neymar will return for Brazil and Alexis Sanchez has reco...
By AP/PTI in Rio de Janeiro

Sports  /  Published 02.07.21

Messi’s Barcelona deal ‘stuck in wage rule’

FC Barcelona’s attempts to offer Lionel Messi a new contract are being held up because of La Liga’s financial control measures, club president Joan Laporta said on Thursday after the Argen...
By Reuters in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

Olympics: 15 Indian athletes qualify

Star sprinter Dutee Chand, javelin thrower Annu Rani and 400m hurdler M P Jabir qualified for the Tokyo Olympics through world rankings as 15 Indian athletes and two relay teams were confirmed for the...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

Euro crowd driving Covid cases: WHO

Crowds at Euro 2020 football stadiums and in pubs and bars in host cities are driving the current rise in coronavirus infections in Europe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.  ...
By Reuters in Copenhagen

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

Wimbledon: Sania, Mattek-Sands stun sixth seeds

Mirza and Mattek-Sands too had two opportunities to break their rivals but the American fluffed a volley from the net before the left-handed Desirae served extremely well to hold. Guarachi hit a fore...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in London

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

Cricketers face ban for bribery

The ICC on Thursday banned two UAE players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed for eight years after they were found guilty of trying to fix T20 World Cup qualifying round matches in their country, colluding ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Dubai

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

Timing seal on Srihari Olympics berth

India swimmer Srihari Nataraj officially booked himself a Tokyo Olympics berth on Wednesday after Fina, the sport’s world governing body, approved his ‘A’ standard qualification time...
By PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

England Women bag ODI series

Sophia Dunkley (73 not out) and Katherine Brunt (33 not out) held their nerves and stitched an unbroken 92-run stand as England Women beat India Women by five wickets in the second and penultimate ODI...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, Taunton

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

Barca boss on Messi deal: Don’t worry

Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona was on the verge of ending on Wednesday midnight with no news from the player or the club about his future. The expectation is that the 34-year-old Messi,...
By Agencies in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 01.07.21

Injury blow to Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill has been ruled out of the first half of the Test series against England, beginning early August. Sources told The Telegraph that the young opener has a shin injury and needs at least &ld...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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