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Cricket: Consistency key for dangerous West Indies at World Cup - Brian Lara

09 Apr 2019

MUMBAI West Indies are replete with match-winners but consistency will be key to their success in English conditions at this year's World Cup, batting great Brian Lara has said.

Cricket: Hot English summer to aid subcontinent teams - Pietersen

08 Apr 2019

MUMBAI The English weather will play a major role during the World Cup and teams from the Indian subcontinent stand to gain if hot and dry conditions prevail during the May 30-July 14 tournament, former captain Kevin Pietersen has said.

Cricket: IPL not ideal yardstick, but little choice for India selectors

05 Apr 2019

MUMBAI India captain Virat Kohli does not want performance at the ongoing Indian Premier League to determine team composition for this year's World Cup but selectors have little choice after a series of candidates failed to nail down the number four slot.

Cricket: India a class act with soft underbelly - Manjrekar

25 Mar 2019

MUMBAI India are a class outfit but they will go into this year's World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview.

Soccer: Xavi says 48-team Qatar World Cup would be too long

19 Mar 2019

MUMBAI Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says FIFA should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32.

Athletics: Coach Hohn lays out pathway for Neeraj Chopra's Tokyo success

15 Mar 2019

MUMBAI India's Neeraj Chopra is reluctant to discuss specific targets for the next couple of years but his coach Uwe Hohn has laid out a comprehensive roadmap for the former javelin world junior champion to win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Boxing: Yearning for Olympic gold, 'Magnificent Mary' keeps punching

14 Mar 2019

MUMBAI M.C. Mary Kom has spent close to two decades slugging it out in the ring but even at 36 one of the most decorated women boxers in the amateur game has no intention of quitting before she gets a chance to land the ultimate prize in Tokyo next year.

Athletics: Neeraj Chopra has Olympics on his mind as he gears up for 2019

07 Mar 2019

MUMBAI Neeraj Chopra had a fruitful 2018 when he won javelin gold at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games but the Indian reckons this year is going to be even more crucial for him as he chases Olympic glory at Tokyo 2020.

Cricket: Finisher Dhoni best suited in lower middle order - Raina

06 Mar 2019

MUMBAI Mahendra Singh Dhoni's finishing skills remain unmatched and the former captain will be an asset in India's lower middle order at this year's World Cup, former team mate Suresh Raina told Reuters.

Soccer: Manchester City owners keen to invest in Indian club this year

05 Mar 2019

MUMBAI The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are considering investing in a club in India as part of an effort to increase their presence in Asia, chief executive Ferran Soriano has said.

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