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Shikhar Dhawan is fondly called ‘Gabbar’. The term takes us back to the 1975 blockbuster Sholay. Amjad Khan immortalised the character of Gabbar Singh.
(Reuters) - Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka said on Monday she has withdrawn from the U.S. Open as she is unwilling to part with her son during legal proceedings to separate from her former partner. The 28-year-old Belarusian returned to action in June, after the birth of her son Leo last December, and had been hopeful that legal arrangements could be worked out to allow her to compete in the Aug. 28-Sept. 10 grand slam in New York. "I am sadly unable to compete in this year's U.S. Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through," Azarenka said in a statement.
August 21 (CRICKETNMORE) - Guyana Amazon Warriors beat Barbados Tridents by 4 wickets in match no.18 of CPL 2017 on Monday. Put into bat first, Tridents post 159/4 in 20 Overs. Amazon Warriors acheived the target in 20th over with 5 balls remaining.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 CHELSEA 2 Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium. For all the noise and wall of flags that greeted their arrival, Spurs needed an early goal to feel at ease in their new surroundings. It was Chelsea, though, who made the breakthrough against the run of play on 23 minutes when Alonso thumped home a superb free kick from 20 metres after Dele Alli had fouled David Luiz.
Henrik Stenson shot a sizzling final round six-under-par 64 to win the Wyndham Championship by a stroke on Sunday and claim his sixth PGA Tour title, the most by a Swede. Playing machine-like golf, Stenson missed only nine greens in 72 holes and backed up his fine long game with a hot putter at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Swede took the lead by reeling off three consecutive birdies from the 15th hole, the last courtesy of a 25-foot putt, before parring the demanding 18th to edge young American Ollie Schniederjans.
Brisbane [Australia], Aug 21 (ANI): Kevin Mitchell Jr, one of the Australia's renowned cricket curators, has announced that he will bid adieu to his illustrious career following this year's Ashes Test in November. Mitchell, who started his career as assistant curator under his father and predecessor, Kevin Mitchell Sr in 1984, has spent the last 27 years in charge of the Gabba playing surface. Lauding Mitchell's contribution as a curator, Gabba manager Blair Conaghan said that the former's work on the playing surface has been instrumental in bringing success to the venue.
Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says "too many cooks" are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India on Sunday. Sri Lanka were well beaten in the recently concluded three-test series against India, losing the first two matches inside four days and the last one in three to be whitewashed 3-0. If the home fans had hoped the change in format would bring a change in fortunes, they were left bitterly disappointed as India breezed to a nine-wicket win in the first one-day international in Dambulla, chasing down a 217-run target in under 29 overs.
Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga isn’t too pleased with the performance of his boys at the end of the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Dambulla. While the ODI team was expected to put up a better show after the Test team was humiliated in the three-match series, the Tharanga-led unit did no better as they were handed a disappointing loss in the first game.
One of the most noteable omissions in the Indian squad for the ongoing ODI series against hosts Sri Lanka has been India's Yuvraj Singh.
Indian women skipper Mithali Raj is yet to finish unpacking her stuffs, owing to her busy schedule of late.
Australia's only practice match ahead of the two-match test series against Bangladesh has been cancelled after heavy rain left the Fatullah cricket stadium pitch waterlogged. The tourists had been scheduled to play a two-day practice match against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI from Tuesday before the first test in Dhaka begins on Aug. 27. "We've decided to not do the tour game now which is a shame for both sides, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been fantastic trying to get a game," Australia head coach Darren Lehmann told reporters on Monday.
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan Test opener Aamir Sohail believes Umar Akmal's chances of making a comeback into the national side have been greatly diminished after his allegations against head coach Mickey Arthur. Akmal had accused Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur of abusing him and barring him from practicing at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). In his allegations against the Pakistan head coach, Akmal maintained that he was dropped from the team for the Champions Trophy after unjustified warning and wasn't allowed to take the fitness test.
Under Lalchand Rajput, Afghanistan’s performance in this season has been phenomenal, as they won six out of the ten series they played over the time.
By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One will crown its first virtual world champion at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after announcing on Monday the launch of an eSports series to run from September to November. The new eSports Series is a partnership with Formula One, game developer Codemasters and events and competitions specialists Gfinity. The series will be in three stages, starting with qualification events through September to determine the 40 quickest virtual drivers, and run on PlayStation4, Xbox One and Windows PC platforms.
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's rematch with Australian Jeff Horn has been confirmed for Brisbane later this year, the city's mayor said on Monday. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk had earlier threatened to pull funding without confirmation from the Pacquiao camp but said he had been reassured at a meeting with promoters on Monday. "I have had a meeting earlier today which has confirmed that Manny Pacquiao will definitely be in Brisbane this year for a rematch with Jeff Horn," Quirk told local media.
St. Antigua [West Indies], August 21 (ANI): West Indies batters Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been included in the 15-member ODI squad for the series in England. Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015, while Samuels in October 2016. Speaking on their inclusion, Courtney Browne, chairman of selection panel of CWI, said, "With regards to the selection of the ODI squad, the panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who will both add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team." "Both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo have declined to be considered for ODIs in England.
Roaring engines and squealing tyres - though not especially great speeds - were the ordre du jour at a 24-hour endurance race in Britain celebrating one of history's quirkiest cars - France's Citroen 2CV. Twenty-four competitors drove their famously ramshackle but durable 2CVs 706 laps around a three-km circuit with the highest speed recorded at just over 64 mph (102 kph). Team Lion 1 came first despite undergoing three engine changes and 24 pit stops.
Shikhar Dhawan carried his scoring-spree into the ODI series against Sri Lanka, smashing an unbeaten century as India sailed to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI on Sunday. The dominant visitors overhauled Sri Lanka’s 217-run target with 127 balls to spare with Dhawan annihilating the Lankan attack with his brutal 132-run knock which came off just 90 balls. Below are all the big records broken in the match: (Image credits: Reuters, AP) (Text: Quint)