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KXIP skipper R Ashwin’s wife and children targeted on social media after controversial run-out in IPL match

The incident began when Prithi Ashwin expressed her opinion on Twitter following a controversial debate regarding Ashwin 'Mankading' Jos Butler out during the clash between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals in an IPL game.
R Ashwin's controversial run out of Jos Butler

Ashwin would regret this hideous act for the rest of his career

From now on, every time Ashwin bats, cameras would pan on how often he leaves the non-striker’s crease as a bowler gets into his bowling stride.
India bagged a whooping 368 medals at the special olympics in Abu Dhabi

Differently abled athletes create history in Abu Dhabi: Best ever tally of 368 medals won in Special Olympics

This was India’s ninth appearance at the event, which takes place every two years. With a vision of treating all athletes equally, the Special Olympics event offers a chance to individuals with not just physical but also intellectual disabilities to compete in any sport.
Life term ban revoked

Life ban on cricketer Sreesanth revoked, SC asks BCCI to re-examine quantum of punishment

Sreesanth has been facing a life term ban since his name surfaced in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the IPL in 2013
A charge sheet has been filed against Shami alleging Sexual and dowry harassment

Charge sheet alleging dowry and sexual harassment filed against cricketer Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami's world cup prospect is in jeopardy as charge sheet filed by Kolkata accuses him of dowry and sexual harassment
Pakistan has approached ICC to register their protest against Indian cricket team sporting camouflage military caps

Pakistan rattled after Indian cricket team sport camouflage caps in their match against Australia

Virat Kohli and his men sported camouflage military caps as a mark of respect for the fallen soldiers in the Pulwama attack
Dhoni and Kohli wearing military caps

Journalist asks Indian cricketers to learn from someone who put Allah’s law over country’s law

After Politics and Bollywood, Pakistani and Islamic propaganda now finds a space in narrative around Sports.
Kaif has called for an all round boycott of Pakistan

If South Africa can be banned for apartheid, why not Pakistan for terrorism: Mohammad Kaif calls for strong action

Harbhajan Singh and Saurav Ganguly have also spoken in favour of an absolute boycott of Pakistan.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Not going gentle into the dark night

Dhoni's remarkable match-winning innings in an important match under extreme pressure only shows that he has still got what it takes
Matteo Guendouzi and Mia Khalifa

Arsenal Football Club creates history: Becomes first club to be mocked by a pornstar

Mia Khalifa, who was in attendance supporting Arsenal's opposition West Ham, called out young Arsenal player Matteo Guendouzi for falling on the pitch one too many times.

Hardik Pandya was downright a**hole, but the system must not be

The controversy erupted when cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul made offensive remarks in talk show hosted by Karan Johar
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Indian fans livid as Australian cricketer racially abuses debutant Mayank Agarwal

Former leg-spinner O'Keeffe from Australia while commentating for Fox Sports tried to undermine the brilliant knock of 76 against the Australia cricket team at the MCG by debutant Mayank Agarwal

Australian Cricketer claims his TOI ‘interview’ was based on conversations reporter overheard while lurking around

A selfie is not proof an interview took place, Mitchell Johnson said while refuting claims by TOI

Mitchel Johnson accused Times of India of faking interview, TOI says Australian cricketer has faint memory

Mitchell Johnson stated that he has not spoken to anyone from TOI.

A note to Virat Kohli’s critics: A Lion need not concern himself with the opinions of sheep

Years down the line, when all of this is over and his hair has turned grey, hardly anyone will remember the critics of Virat Kohli. But they will remember his centuries, his sixes and fours and his cover drives.

Jose Mourinho sacked: A sad end to a promising beginning at Manchester United

The curse of the third season has struck again and Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United.
Mithali Raj controversy

Sorry Mithali Raj, but no individual is greater than the team

Indian women's cricket team is going through a controversy that is not going to do any good to the game or the players.
Hockey World Cup 2018

India opens Hockey World Cup with a 5-0 win against South Africa

Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar is hosting the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup

My patriotism doubted, darkest day of my life: Cricketer Mithali Raj responds to Ramesh Powar’s ‘threat’ revelation

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has come out in support of senior Indian woman cricketer Mithali Raj

Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj accuses coach Ramesh Powar and CoA member Diana Edulji of bias

She adds that her issues with coach Powar started as soon as they landed in West Indies, where she found his behaviour unfair and discriminatory.

As Syed Modi tournament draws to a close, here is who Syed Modi was and what Congress did to him

The manner in which Congress betrayed badminton star Syed Modi is seldom spoken about

Gautam Gambhir criticises BCCI for inviting Azharuddin to ring the bell

Gambhir had earlier opposed the appointment of Manoj Prabhakar as the bowling coach of Delhi over the same reasons

No beef for Team Indian in Australia, BCCI tells Cricket Australia

Indian cricket team has reportedly become very specific about the diet.

Virat Kohli makes history! Reaches 10,000 ODI runs in 205 innings, surpassing Tendulkar’s record

The 29-year-old captain outperformed fellow Indian cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001.

Australian and Pakistani cricket teams compete for a glorified biscuit, Pakistanis angry after ICC tweet

Some Pakistanis are wondering if an Indian is operating the ICC Twitter handle.

Will the selectors be brave enough to drop MS Dhoni from the ODI side?

Dhoni is still an incredibly fit athlete and his performance behind the stumps is as good as ever, but there are factors not in his favour.

Indian Badminton is ailing and it needs attention

Let's keep calm and trust Gopi to fix things.

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