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Mumbai lost by 41 runs in the IPL opener on Wednesday, despite Lasith Malinga's four for 23 stand-out effort. File photo.
PTI Mumbai lost by 41 runs in the IPL opener on Wednesday, despite Lasith Malinga's four for 23 stand-out effort. File photo.

Dropped Kallis catch cost Mumbai Indians the game: Malinga

He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but Mumbai Indians’ pacer Lasith Malinga feels responsible for the team’s IPL loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that a catch dropped by him cost... »
A WALK IN THE PARK: Roger Federer barely broke sweat as he drubbed Radek Stepanek to enter the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday.

Nadal, Federer sail into third round with quick wins

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer rushed into the third round at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, with both posting quick opening victories. »

World Youth Boxing Championships: Jamuna Boro in pre-quarters

Rising woman pugilist Jamuna Boro took merely over a minute to book a pre-quarterfinal berth as Indian boxers continued their fine performance in the World Youth championships in Sofia, Bulgaria,... »

Cricket

Top-four finish first goal: Dhoni

DESERT DREAMS: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels playing in the desert clime would be a big challenge to CSK but hopes the former champion can ensure a place in the top four at this year's editon. File photo: Vivek Bendre The CSK skipper says the challenge is the ability to adapt quickly »

Tennis

ITF Asian Junior tennis: Mihika stuns Plipuech, meets Simran Kaur

Fourteen-year-old Mihika Yadav stunned third seed Plobrung Plipuech 7-5, 6-0 in the girls’ singles pre-quarterfinals of the ITF Asian Junior tennis championships at the DLTA Complex on Wednesday. »

Football

Following a couple of missed chances in the first half, Olivier Giroud (centre) made amends with a delightful goal in the second half.

Podolski double helps Arsenal beats West Ham 3-1

“It was a hard-fought win, but a very, very important one,” Arsene Wenger said. “The key was (to score) just before halftime. In the second half we controlled well the game.” »

Races

Smart Strider wins main event

Smart Strider ridden by Rajendra Singh won the Burliyar Plate, the main event of the races held here on Wednesday (April 16). The winner is owned by Mr. PL. Ravi and trained by R. Foley. <... »

Other Sports

P. Harikrishna. Photo: V.V. Subrahmanyam

‘Not easy for Indians to reach Worlds cycle’

P. Harikrishna achieved the rare feat of being the highest-rated player from India (Elo 2,726) after five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand (Elo 2,785). A delighted Harikrishna said it... »

Hockey

Europe tour: Indian women win; men lose

The Indian women’s hockey team registered a 3-1 victory over Ireland in the first ‘Test’ at Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday. This tour is a preparation for the Champions Challenge 1, scheduled at Gla... »

IPL spot-fixing scam

Srinivasan seeks SC permission to continue as BCCI President

N. Srinivasan, who stepped aside as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India, has urged the Supreme Court to reconsider the interim order on his removal and said he should be allowed... »
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