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Duleep Trophy match Day 2 washed out (21:56)
Kanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Rain washed out the second day of the day and night Duleep Trophy cricket match between India Green and India Blue at the Green Park Stadium here on Wednesday.

Ronaldo, Messi lead 2017 FIFA World XI nominations (Lead, correcting intro) (20:58) IANS Photo Service
Amsterdam, Sep 20 (IANS) Star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi led the 55-man list of FIFA World XI nominations announced by FIFPro here on Wednesday.

Will take a duck in 100th ODI if Australia win at the end: Smith (20:54) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) On the eve of playing his 100th One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens against India, Australia skipper Steve Smith said he would happily take a duck if his team crosses the finishing line eventually.

Kerala team inducted into I-League (20:52)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The I-League will see a new team in the upcoming season with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) approving the bid of Kochi-based Sree Gokulam Group.

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh win on Day 2 of IJPL (20:48)
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Roarers and U.P. Heroes defeated their respective opponents on the second day of the Indian Junior Premier League (IJPL) here on Wednesday.

FC Barçelona defends Catalonian officials (20:30)
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) Football Club Barcelona on Wednesday came out in defence of regional Catalonian authorities in the face of raids being carried out by Spanish police on local government departments in a bid to halt an independence referendum set to be staged there on October 1.

Happy that pay dispute is over: Smith (20:24) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday expressed happiness over the fact that the bitter pay dispute that threatened to derail the Australian summer of cricket is over and they are here in India taking part in an overseas tour.

Baisoya leads at PGTI Players Championship (20:18)
Noida, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhis Honey Baisoya posted a three-under 69 to establish a one-shot lead in round two of the PGTI Players Championship at Noida Golf Course here on Wednesday.

Smith picks Sachin, Harbhajan ahead of Kohli in his dream team (20:18) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) If Australia skipper Steve Smith has to pick two India cricketers in his dream team, India counterpart Virat Kohli would not be part of it.

Dhoni pays visit to Kolkata Police Training School for shooting session (20:18) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Straight after playing foot volleyball with his teammates here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni headed to Kolkata Police Training School for a pistol shooting session.

Ronaldo, Messi lead 2017 FIFA World XI nominations (19:10) IANS Photo Service
Amsterdam, Sep 20 (IANS) Star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi led the 55-man list of FIFA World XI nominations announced by FIFPro here on Thursday.

Pakistan target Asia Cup hockey title (19:10)
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The Pakistan hockey team has struggled at the international level over the past several years, but head coach Farhat Khan is determined to trigger a turnaround by winning the Asia Cup to be held here next month.

6 Barcelona players undergo anti-doping test (19:04)
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS) Six players from the Spanish football club Barcelona on Wednesday underwent blood and urine anti-doping tests after training, the Catalan club reported.

Real Madrid's Benzema extends contract until 2021 (19:00) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Sep 20 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has extended his contract to stay with La Liga's defending champions until 2021, the Spanish club announced on Wednesday.

Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Japan Open (18:04) IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS) Olympic badminton medallists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa advanced to the second round of Japan Open Superseries here on Wednesday.

Rathore announces revamped sports programme (Lead) (17:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday announced a revamped 'Khelo India' programme in an effort to improve the overall standard of sports in the country.

Physical ticket sales for U-17 World Cup to start in Delhi (17:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The physical ticket sales for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will begin at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN) here on Thursday.

Revamped sports programme announced (17:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday announced a revamped 'Khelo India' programme in an effort to improve the overall standard of sports in the country.

Ganguly expresses satisfaction over Eden conditions ahead of ODI (16:30) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) As the sun finally came out after two days of overcast skies, the covers partially went off at the Eden Gardens here which is set to host the second One Day International between India and Australia on Thursday.

FC Goa to undergo pre-season training in Spain (16:26)
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) A new-look FC Goa will fly to Murcia, Spain on October 7, for a run of pre-season football games before the start of the fourth edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), it was announced on Wednesday.

Warner is under pressure when he is facing me: Kuldeep (16:12) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav relishes the opportunity of getting Australia opener David Warner out time and again and feels the southpaw comes under pressure every time he bowls to him.

West Indies' Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket (15:26) IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Kraigg Brathwaite, reported for suspected bowling action during the first Test against England at Edgbaston last month, has been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

India beat Palestine in U-16 World Cup qualifiers (15:18) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Sep 20 (IANS) India scored three goals in the second half to blank Palestine 3-0 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Halchowk Stadium here on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Dahiya to lead India A in Australian Hockey League (15:08)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya was on Wednesday named captain of India A for the Australian Hockey League (AHL), starting on September 28 in Perth.

Sri Lanka qualify for 2019 cricket World Cup (14:52) IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka have qualified for the 2019 World Cup after the West Indies lost the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Old Trafford, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed.

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