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After Proteas head coach role, Domingo to get another coaching gig
It seems Russell Domingo, who is all set to be replaced by West Indian Ottis Gibson as the new South Africa head coach, already has a new job in hand. Although, Domingo reapplied for the post in July, Domingo now seems to have resigned to the idea that his tenure was done by the time Proteas were defeated by England in the four-match Test series.
Soccer-Jagielka backs in-form Rooney to shine for England
Wayne Rooney has made an instant impact on his return to Everton and would be delighted to get the chance to play for his country again if England coach Gareth Southgate comes calling, club captain Phil Jagielka has said. The 31-year-old is being tipped for a return to the England squad ahead of next month's World Cup qualifying double-header against Malta and Slovakia.
Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Belgian Grand Prix
Triple world champion Hamilton has 57 career victories and is second in the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher (91). Ferrari have won 228 races since 1950, McLaren 182, Williams 114, Mercedes 70 and Red Bull 53. This year's race will be the 50th Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. Three Belgian drivers have finished on the podium in their home race - Paul Frere, Olivier Gendebien and Jacky Ickx.
Squad depth key to league campaign, says Leicester's Shakespeare
Leicester City must maintain squad depth to deal with the demands of the Premier League season, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Tuesday after giving several fringe players a run-out in a 4-1 League Cup win at Sheffield United. Shakespeare was impressed with forwards Islam Slimani and Ahmed Musa, as well as England under-21 winger Demarai Gray, who all scored in the Cup win.
Virender Sehwag, Mohammed Kaif call for accountability after train derailments
Following these accidents, former cricketers have called for some accountability from the government and the ministers over the hapless response to the crisis. One of the best opening batsmen India produced, Virender Sehwag wrote on his Twitter account, Being on time was difficult enough, now trains struggling even to be on track. While Mohammed Kaif condemned the lives lost with the cavalier attitude, 2 train derailments within a week. In the aftermath of the two derailments, Railway Board chairman AK Mital tendered his resignation.
Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor trade verbal jabs as countdown begins
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor traded verbal jabs Tuesday as the circus-like countdown to their money-spinning superfight cranked into overdrive on the Las Vegas Strip. Mayweather, the 40-year-old undefeated former welterweight boxing champion, has been lured out of retirement to face McGregor, a star of mixed martial arts' Ultimate Fighting Championship. McGregor, a massive underdog in what will be his first professional boxing fight, insisted Tuesday he was ready to stun the oddsmakers.
Rani to lead 18-member Indian women's hockey team in European tour
Forward Rani will be leading an 18-member Indian women's hockey team for the tour of Europe, which begins against the Netherlands on September 5. The forwardline will see Rani, seasoned Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Reena Khokhar and Lalremsiami. In their previous outing at the Women's Hockey World League Semi Final, the team lost to England in the quarter final and eventually ended the competition in 8th place.
National Anthems not to be played in remaining India vs Sri Lanka ODI matches
The start of an international cricket match always sees national anthems of respective nations being sung, but in the ongoing India vs Sri Lanka ODI series it will no longer be the case. Team India presently lead the 5-match series 1-0 after securing a 9-wicket victory in the opening ODI in Dambulla. While the India and Sri Lanka's national anthems were sung in the first ODI, the act will no be repeated in the reaming four.
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: When and where to watch India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, live TV coverage, time in IST, live streaming
India came into the ODI series with confidence and momentum firmly by their side having spanked Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series. The second ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played on Thursday, August 24, 2017. India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI will be played at Pallekele International Stadium in Balagolla. The first ball in India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, will be bowled at 1430 hrs IST (2.30 PM IST).
Sri Lanka doesn't look confident and isn't hungry enough in the middle, says Mahela Jayawardene
Former Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene has claimed that fear of failure is one of the main reason behind Sri Lanka's poor run of form. Mahela Jayawardene also claimed that the Lankan side's confidence is low and they don't look hungry enough in the middle. They need to address that and find solutions very quickly., he said in an interview with Cricinfo. Talking about the whitewash against India, Jayawardene said the team failed in all departments.
The onus is on all players to find that spark and a little bit extra: Matthew Mott
Australian women's team head coach Matthew Mott has emphasized that with skipper Meg Lanning ruled out for the Ashes, it provides an opportunity for other players to stand up and perform. Speaking to cricket.com.au, Mott said, As an Australian team for the last few years, we've been able to rely quite heavily on Meg. Not only does she score big runs, she scores them at a quick pace which puts pressure on opposition teams.
Hardik Pandya needs to work more on his ODI bowling skills: Bharat Arun
Even skipper Virat Kohli went on to say that Hardik Pandya can be to India what Ben Stokes is to England. Now team India's bowling coach, Bharat Arun has said that Pandya is a work in progress and can be India's frontline bowling options. Com, Bharat Arun spoke about Pandya's role in the side and said, If you look at Hardik, he works up very good speeds and bowls 135 plus consistently.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refutes rumours of rift with Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he has no problems with Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho and is ready to welcome the Brazilian back into the squad after he recovers from illness and injury. Liverpool have rejected three bids from the Spanish side, including the latest last week which British media said came in at 125 million euros ($146.85 million). Klopp has maintained he does not want to sell Coutinho, who missed Liverpool's first three matches of the season due to a back injury.
10-in-a-row: India ready for St Kitts & Nevis challenge
The tournament is being seen as a preparatory one before India tale on Macau in their Asian Cup qualifying encounter on September 5. India in last few months have won eight official international game and an unofficial friendly against Bhutan. India won the first match against 160th ranked Mauritius 2-1 after trailing by a goal. On the other hand, St Kitts and Nevis, who were held by a lower-ranked Mauritius to a 1-1 draw, would like to put up an inspired show against the favourites.
Scalped tickets for Perth Test to be put back on sale
2890 scalped tickets for this summer's Perth Ashes Test between Australia and England have been recovered by Cricket Australia (CA) and will be put back on sale. It is said that the tickets had been offered on eBay at inflated values. Cricket Australia executive general manager, events and leagues, Anthony Everard, said that their team is working extremely hard to identify and stop tickets being re-sold at an inflated value across the venues.
Therese Johaug to miss Winter Olympics after CAS extends doping ban
The ruling handed down by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday extends Therese Johaug's suspension from the original 13 to 18 months. Had the court not extended the ban, it would have expired in time for the seven-time world champion to compete at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics next February. The international federation (FIS) deemed that suspension too short and appealed it to the CAS.
By the numbers: Boom Boom goes bang bang
Afridi's effort is also the equal-fourth fastest century in England's domestic T20s and the equal-twelfth fastest overall. 81.18 - the percentage of Afridi's runs scored in boundaries, consisting of 10 fours and seven sixes. No batsman before had taken more than 200 innings to score his first century in 20-over cricket. The previous record was 187 innings by his compatriot Umar Akmal, followed by Virat Kohli (181) and Andre Russell (180).
Injury concerns might rule out Sam Whiteman for 2017/18 season
25-year old Australian wicketkeeper, Sam Whiteman is in doubt for the entire Australian summer due to complications that have arisen from a serious finger injury. It may be recalled here that Whiteman fractured his right index finger during Perth Scorchers' Big Bash League final. To date, surgical intervention and targeted rehabilitation has been unable to reduce the pain he is experiencing to a satisfactory level for state level wicketkeeping.
Team India captain Virat Kohli's fitness regime will give you workout goals
Team India captain Virat Kohli's fitness is impeccable and that is the reason why the skipper wants his team to be fittest in the world. Basu returned to Team India before the recently-concluded ICC Champions trophy in June. Kohli's stern fitness standards have also set an example for his teammates to be at their peak. Previously, star players of Team India like Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya also showed how they are going toe-to-toe with the Indian skipper.
I know I will get my opportunity again, says Abhinav Mukund
After putting up a relatively decent performance in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, Indian opener Abhinav Mukund has claimed that he is confident of getting another opportunity. Whatever opportunities I get, I want to do well. I think people in the team have an idea of what I can do now. I should take it forward from this and keep scoring runs so that I am always in the reckoning., Mukund said. I know I will get my opportunity again.

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