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ICC Women's WorldT20: Indian ride spinners' show to beat Ireland and make semis (Roundup) (6 minutes ago)
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 16 (IANS) India rode their spinners' good show to beat Ireland with a comfortable 52-run margin and enter the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium here on Thursday.

167 against Australia gave me confidence: VVS Laxman (00:02)
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) While the epic inning of 281 against Australia at Eden Gardens is what defines V.V.S. Laxman, but it is knock of 167 against the same team at Sydney which is close to the heart of the former Indian cricketer.

PKL 6: U Mumba end home leg on perfect note, hammer Tamil Thalaivas 36-22 (23:30)
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) U Mumba ended their home leg on a happy note after they thrashed Tamil Thalaivas 36-22 in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Thursday.

IPL: KKR release Curran, Johnson ; Nagarkoti retained (23:04)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) released Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport and Javon Searles ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the next season, the franchise announced on Thursday.

Want to build my own legacy, says Birla son Aryaman (23:04)
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Son of Kumar Mangalam Birla, among the top 10 richest Indians, 21-year-old Aryaman, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in first class cricket, on Thursday said he wants to make a name for himself on his own.

Favourites prevail on 1st day of women's boxing worlds (23:04)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Pre-tournament favourites enjoyed easy outings even as the bout between Staridsman Anja of Australia and Cordero Hernanadez of Columbia in the lightweight category turned out to be the best on the opening day of the AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Thursday.

ICC Women's WorldT20: Mithali half-ton lifts India to 145/6 vs Ireland (23:02)
Georgetown (Guyana), Nov 15 (IANS) Former skipper Mithali Raj once again came to India's rescue with a fluent half century to help the women-in-blue post a below-par 145/6 against Ireland in their third match of the ICC Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium here on Thursday.

IPL: Sunrisers retain Warner; release stumper Saha (22:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday retained banned Australian opener David Warner for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) while releasing India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha ahead of the player auction for the 2019 IPL, next month.

Ranji Roundup: Jadeja show helps Saurashtra beat Railways (21:44)IANS Photo Service
Rajkot, Nov 15 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja helped Saurashtra beat the Railways on the final day of Round 2 of the Ranji Trophy at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.

PKL 6: Pardeep guides Patna to 38-35 win over Delhi (21:44)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Skipper Pardeep Narwal's stunning performance helped defending champions Patna Pirates pip Dabang Delhi 38-35 in an inter-zonal clash of the sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Thursday.

IPL: RCB retains 13 players; releases few big guns (20:48)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Nov 15 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday released big guns in former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, all-rounders Corey Anderson and Chris Woakes while welcoming another all-rounder Marcus Stoinis ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month.

We will not initiate sledging but will retaliate, says Kohli (20:48)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Any series between India and Australia over the past few years has been full of sledging wars and it seems the tradition will continue this time again when the Virat Kohli-led side visit down under for a long tour this winter.

IPL: Daredevils pin hopes on young guns; release Gambhir, Shami (20:24)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Making their intentions clear ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month, Delhi Daredevils on Thursday retained a young side comprising the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant while releasing big names like Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell and pacer Mohammed Shami.

I-League: Plaza hattrick helps Churchill beat Lajong 4-2 (20:20)
Vasco, Nov 15 (IANS) Churchill Brothers registered their first win of the I-League season with the help of a Willis Plaza hattrick as they beat Shillong Lajong 4-2 at the Tilak Maidan here on Thursday.

IPL: Yuvraj shown the door by Kings XI Punjab (20:00)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab on Thursday parted ways with local boy and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh along with eight other players that include Australia's limited overs skipper Aaron Finch, ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction next month.

English racer Chadwick sets the pace in MRF Challenge (19:44)IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) Jamie Chadwick, the only female driver on the 12-car grid, put the marker down for the first round of the MRF Challenge championship by topping both the free practice sessions at the Dubai Autodrome here on Thursday.

Indonesian shuttlers perform well at Hong Kong Open (19:36)
Jakarta, Nov 15 (IANS) One Indonesian shuttler went through to the quarterfinal of the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament and two women's doubles pairs also won their second round matches on Thursday.

Hong Kong Open: Srikanth in quarters, Sindhu bows out (Lead) (19:33)IANS Photo Service
Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 15 (IANS) Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated his compatriot H.S Prannoy in an all-Indian men's singles clash to enter the quarter-finals while P.V. Sindhu lost the women's singles tie to crash out of the Hong Kong open tournament on Thursday.

Man City defender out with injury until end of 2018 (19:24)IANS Photo Service
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Manchester City's French international defender Benjamin Mendy faces another spell on the sidelines following an operation on his left knee.

IPL: Rajasthan Royals retain Steve Smith; release Unadkat (19:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals on Thursday retained banned former Australian skipper Steve Smith while releasing their costliest buy last season -- pacer Jaydev Unadkat, along with Aussie opener D'Arcy Short, fast-medium bowler Ben Laughlin and South African wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen, ahead of the 2019 IPL auctions next month.

Chopping, changing over now: Shastri on World Cup squad (17:18)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) As India prepares for the challenging tour to Australia, that includes four Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is, head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the time for "chopping and changing" in the ODI format is over and the team management will work on picking the top 15 for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales next year.

IPL: Cummins, Mustafizur, Duminy released by Mumbai Indians (16:42)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Australia quick Pat Cummins and star Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman are among the 10 players, released by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2019 player auction next month.

Rajnath jibes at Afridi's remark (16:30)IANS Photo Service
Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday made light of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's comment on Kashmir, saying "what he said is right".

Bolt could call it day in football by end of month (16:12)IANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Nov 15 (IANS) Star sprinter Usain Bolt will give himself until the end of November to take a call on whether to continue pursuing a career in professional football or not.

Chennai take on bottom-placed Aizawl in bid to extend lead (Preview) (15:42)IANS Photo Service
Aizawl, Nov 15 (IANS) After a confidence-boosting victory against East Bengal, Chennai City FC will look to extend their lead and stay at the top with a win against a subdued Aizawl FC in the 12th I-League football meet here on Saturday.

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