This is how Manchester United can get the best out of Paul Pobga

The world’s most expensive football player, Paul Pobga, has underwhelmed to say the least, following the shift back to Old Trafford this summer where he was seldom given opportunities to prove his prodigious talent. With Mou at the helm of affairs at United, the start is far from convincing as they struggle to create and finish chances and satisfy expectations which has been buoyed with business over the summer. The star-studded transfers are yet to get going and to get the best out of Pogba will most definitely improve United’s…

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IND Vs NZ: India win toss at Indore, to bat first

India won the toss and chose to bat first in the  third Paytm test match at Holkar Stadium, Indore. The pitch will favour the bowlers and batting would be difficult, was Sunil Gavaskar’s opinion. “It will be a batman friendly wicket”, said Virat Kohli after winning the toss for the third time in the series. New Zealand will be playing for pride in Indore after India secured an unassailable 2-0 series win against them at Eden Gardens. Injured Buvaneshwar Kumar has been replaced by Umesh Yadav. Skikhar Dhawan’s injury to…

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Gambhir to make comeback, as New Zealand play for pride in Indore test

New Zealand will be playing for pride in the third Paytm test match tomorrow at Holkar Stadium in Indore after India secured an unassailable 2-0 series win against them at Eden Gardens. Skikhar Dhawan’s injury to his thumb, coming in the midst of a poor run of form, gives the comeback man Gautam Gambhir a slot in the playing eleven. “Gambhir is a natural replacemnet for Shikhar,” said the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. The 34-year old southpaw will be playing for India after a break of two years. He last played in…

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BCCI VS Lodha: SC says no money to be disbursed till reforms accepted

The Supreme Court today asked the Board of Cricket Control in India not to disburse any money to state associations and directed state associations not to utilize any funds obtained from BCCI after its last order. If any of the state units utilize the recently disbursed funds, they will also face action, the court warned. In an interim order, the court asked the BCCI to submit an affidavit accepting the Lodha Committee’s recommendations on reforming the cricket club. Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma said today’s order was…

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Sports given infrastructure status in India

The Ministry of Finance said sports infrastructure will be included under the harmonized master list of infrastructure subsectors, easing the flow of investments and incentives to the sector. The decision was taken after a series of meetings and discussions with different agencies including RBI. This inclusion would bolster investment in sports infrastructure sector which will contribute to the economy and help in promotion of health and fitness of the people of this country as also provide opportunities for employment in the new and exciting sectors, said the government. The Ministry…

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Advantage New Zealand, India 57-3 after opting to bat first

New Zealand got of to a good start after the reduced India to 57-3 at the end of  first session of the second Paytm test match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Choosing to bat first, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early after he chopped a Matt Henry ball on to the stumps to be dismissed for 1. India lost wickets at regular intervals as Henry then got rid of Vijay in the 12th. Captain Kohli’s poor run in the series continued was caught reaching out to a wide Trent Boult delivery…

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North East United keeps HTC as principal sponsor

HTC Corporation said it has renewed its association for the third consecutive year as principal sponsor of John Abraham’s football franchise North East United at the forthcoming Hero Indian Super League 2016. As the principal sponsor, HTC will occupy the front chest position on the NEU-FC Jersey. The team that represents the 8 states of North-east India at the championship which kicks off on 1st October 2016. Despite a promising start, North East United failed to make it to the top half in the ISL last year. Faisal Siddiqui, President- South…

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Uri Attacks: BCCI says no cricket with Pakistan

Following the terror attack in the army camp in Uri which killed 18 Indian army personnels, the BCCI has made it clear that India will not play cricket with Pakistan in the near future. BCCI president Anurag Thakur said, “There will be no question of playing cricket with Pakistan.” The two countries last played in the ICC T20 cricket world cup which was played in Kolkata on the 19th of March earlier this year, a match that India won by 6 wickets. The initial venue according to the fixture was Dharamsala, but…

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Suresh Raina to be brand ambassador for Intex speakers

Intex Technologies, the Indian electronic products manufacturer, said it has appointed Indian cricketer Suresh Raina as brand ambassador for its speaker range of products. “Welcoming @ImRaina as the Brand Ambassador of Intex speakers. We are way too excited! Are you? Share your excitement with us!”, said the company through its twitter handle. The company has over 70 models in its speaker range of products. Intex Technologies owns the IPL franchisee Gujarat Lions which is captained by the middle order batsman Suresh Raina. The team was one of the replacements for…

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Wayne Rooney launches new website

Manchester united striker and England’s captain Wayne Rooney launched his new website http://www.officialwaynerooney.com/ today. The 29 year old Rooney announced the new website launch through his Facebook page. “Thanks to Lightmaker for my new website, it looks great! Check it out here……….”, said Rooney through his Facebook page. Lightmaker is a web development firm. Rooney who has appeared for the Old Trafford side in 523 matches is presently training with the England team for the World cup qualifiers. Rooney started of Premier League career representing Everton in 77 games and…

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Promise you gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat, one of India’s prominent wrestlers, has promised to bring the gold medal in wrestling that she missed in the recently concluded Olympics in Rio. “I promise you that the gold medal which I missed in Rio, I will surely get it in Tokyo Olympics 2020”, the wrestler from Haryana, who is recovering a ligament tear in her knee. Responding to her tweet, her fans wished her speedy recovery and wished her success. Vinesh Phogat represented India in womens freestyle wrestling 48 kg category at the Rio Olympics. She had to…

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GAIL pledges Rs 6.8 lakhs to teen gymnast Asmita Pal, India’s next Dipa Karmakar

GAIL, one of the largest natural gas processing and distribution company, has offered finiancial support of Rs 6.8 lakhs to Asmita Pal, a fifteen year old gymnast, who is said to be the next Dipa Karmakar in the making. The offer involves an upfront payment of Rs 2 lakhs followed by scholarship of Rs 20,000 per month for the next two years to meet her training and nutritional requirements, said the company. Ashmita, who has made it to the national Olympic team, is not from a financially well-off background and hails from Agartala…

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Next time we will try to close the game earlier: Juan Mata

“We tried everything during the 90 minutes”, said Juan Mata though his blog after the 1-0 victory over Hull city. Manchester United beat Hull city last saturday, thanks to a injury time goal by Marcus Rashford to continue their unbeaten run this season. “It was very exciting to celebrate the victory at the end with the team-mates and the fans who were there supporting us. Winning in the added time always leaves a special taste; however, next time we will try to close the game earlier.” added the Manchester United’s…

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India lose in final ball as Rahul’s heroics go in vain

Dwayne Bravo held his nerve to concede just 6 runs of the last over to take West Indies to a 1 run win against India in the first Paytm T20 International at Central Broward Regional Park, Florida. Chasing a target of 246 , India required 8 runs of the last over and 2 run of the final ball as Dhoni only managed to scoop a comfortable catch to the short third man. Rahul(110) was at the non strikers end. The Indian team led by a spirited performance by KL Rahul…

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Chris Gayle out of playing eleven, as India win Toss in Florida

India won the toss and decided to bowl first in their first Paytm T20 International match in the US against the West Indies. Lewis replaces the big hitting Chris Gayle in the Windies squad. Shikhar Dhawan makes way for KL Rahul as Stuart Binny finds the place in the side as all rounder. Good batting conditions and shorter square boundaries promises an entertaining  T20 contest. Conditions are perfect for game of  cricket with thuderstorms expected later in the evening. West Indies Playing X1: Carlos Brathwaite (Capt), Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Dwayne…

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“Revenge in mind” as India take on Windies in first T20 in Florida

India will take on the West Indies on Saturday in the first of the two T20 international to be played in Central Broward Regional Park, Florida. The last time the two teams fought each other, India went down to the Windies in the semi-finals of the world T20 held in India in March. The Caribbean team went on to lift the trophy. This will be India’s first International cricket match against the West Indies to be played in the US. The Windies will be led by their new T20 skipperCarlos…

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Indian team lands in Florida to popularize cricket in the US

The Indian team has landed in Florida ahead of their historic match against current T20 Champions West Indies, marking the first time competitive International Cricket will be played on American soil. West Indies will play two T20 international matches on August 27 and 28 with Indian team at the Central Broward Regional Park, Florida. The match is an initiative by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) with support of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to popularize the sport in non-cricketing nations. On the supposed day off for the…

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Ibrahimovic could break a 91-year-old ManU record

Zlaton Ibrahimovic who kickstarted his Manchester United campaign in grand fashion this season will be vying for a place in the record books to become only the second player to score in four consecutive matches for the Old Trafford club when they take on Hull City this Saturday. Jimmy Hanson, who made his ManU debut against Hull City, holds the record since 1924. Although Zlatan is the leading scorer in the season for the Old Trafford side, Sergio Aguero shares his place as the top goal scorer of the premier league…

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Antonio Conte has added spirit and discipline to Chelsea:Gary Cahill

Chelsea centre back and vice captain of England national team Gary Cahill said that Antonio Conte, the clubs new Manager, added spirit and discipline to the team. He further added that the players were feeling the benefits of the intense pre- season campaign. “Players know exactly what their role should be at each individual time they’re on the pitch. He’s added fitness, against West Ham I felt really sharp and really fit, it’s one of the toughest pre-seasons I’ve done. It’s not enjoyable when you’re doing it but you reap…

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