FIFA World Cup Flashback: 'Cruyff turn' & West's turnaround

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SRH mentor Laxman puts faith in bowlers ahead of KKR showdown

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IPL 2018, Qualifier 2: Buoyant KKR hold edge over Sunrisers

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Kallis, writing in Friday’s column for TOI, pointed out he was glad with the way KKR fought back from 24/3 to put up, as it turned out, a winning total.

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Surrey stint Off, Preparations for England tour hampered; skipper's fitness test on June 15.

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When Ireland became the 11th Test nation to make their debut on, coincidentally, the 11th of May, they found the most unlikely of centurions in Kevin O’Brien, a man who raised hopes of one of the most remarkable victories on debut. The 34-year-old from Dublin has become the ‘Maestro of Malahide’ overnight with his remarkable 118 against Pakistan.

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A neck injury has sidelined Virat Kohli for at least the next three weeks, thus ending his hopes of joining Surrey for a month to prepare for the Engl

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Ireland's Ed Joyce retires from cricket

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Krishna one of those talents IPL has unearthed: Streak

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Well drilled at the back, Iran will look to hurt teams on the counter

Team Analysis | Morocco — Dark horse

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Border hails 'amazing' Cook as he equals his record

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Australia great Allan Border praised the "amazing" Alastair Cook as the England batsman equalled his record of 153 consecutive Tests by playing in the series opener against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday.

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No county action for injured Virat Kohli, fitness test on June 15

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India captain Virat Kohli's much-hyped participation in English County Championship was on Thursday ruled out due to a neck injury, throwing his meticulously planned build-up for the tour of UK into disarray.

2nd Test: India 'surprised' by 3rd umpire's decision against Virat Kohli

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2nd Test in balance, expect 'exhilarating stuff' in last 2 days: Sanjay Bangar

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India Vs Australia: Pujara-Rahane gritty partnership puts cricketing world in their awe

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New Delhi, March 6: Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane showed great resolve in the final session of the third day as India fought back hard to take 126-run lead against Australia in the second Test. Series schedule; Photos; Day 3 report;

I-League 2017: Schedule for game week 13 and channel information

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Bengaluru, Mar 6: I-League game week 13 kicks off on Tuesday, March 7, with Minerva Punjab FC taking on Shillong Lajong at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. All leagues special site; I-League latest points table Minerva Punjab who are struggling at the

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Jharkhand enter quarters with luck and pluck

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UCL 2016/17: Schedule for game week 1, round of 16 (second leg)

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Leander Paes retained in Indian Davis Cup team

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