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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(Reuters) - Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka said on Monday she has withdrawn from the U.S. Open as she is unwilling to part with her son during legal proceedings to separate from her former partner.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.
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 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.
West Bromwich Albion will appeal against the red card shown to forward Hal Robson-Kanu during Saturday's 1-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League, the club has said. Robson-Kanu scored the winner in the 71st minute and was shown a straight red card 12 minutes later after his elbow struck Burnley defender Matthew Lowton in the face as they challenged for a ball in the air. "Albion have contacted the FA (Football Association) and will submit a claim of wrongful dismissal," the club said on their website.
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.
Dwayne Smith’s century effort lost the battle to Chadwick Walton’s 92 as Barbados Tridents failed to defend their 159 for 4 against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
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)
Sports highest tribunal has upheld life bans on two top Russian athletics officials and the son of former world governing body president Lamine Diack for covering up an elite Russian athlete's positive dope test and blackmailing her over it. Valentin Balakhnichev, the former head of the Russian athletics federation, and Alexei Melnikov, the country's former head distance coach, were banned by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) ethics commission in January last year. Papa Massata Diack, a former marketing consultant to the IAAF, was also banned.