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Superb sub Ollie Watkins!

Substitute Ollie scores 90th-minute winner as England rally to beat the Netherlands 2-1 in semi-final; coach Gareth Southgate wary of finalists Spain in Sunday’s showdown

12 July,2024 07:26 AM IST | AFP
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King Charles III sends request to Kane & Co

“If I may encourage you to secure victory before the need for any last minute wonder-goals or another penalties drama, I am sure the stresses on the nation’s collective heart rate and blood pressure would be greatly alleviated! Good luck, England,” he said

12 July,2024 07:28 AM IST | AFP
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Ugly scenes mar beautiful game as players, public clash in the stands

Majority of the spectators were supporting Colombia, but there was no segregation between them and Uruguayan fans. Several Uruguay players, including Nunez, climbed into the crowd and the fighting continued for several minutes until police intervened

12 July,2024 07:30 AM IST | AFP
Cricket News

"He’ll bring some fire": Kallis on Gambhir being appointed as India's head coach

Ex-South African stars Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis laud Gautam Gambhir’s appointment as India coach; say his aggressive nature will benefit team

12 July,2024 07:22 AM IST | IANS
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Champions Trophy 2025: Team India unlikely to travel to Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board has proposed that the Champions Trophy will be scheduled from February 19 to March 9 with all the matches to take place across three major cities—Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore—refusing to opt for a hybrid model for India’s matches

12 July,2024 07:17 AM IST | Agencies
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Former Mumbai all-rounder Dodu no more

Deobhakta’s toil involved leaving his Agashi home, five kms from Virar, in the wee hours of the morning to reach various Mumbai venues for inter-club and inter-office cricket matches

12 July,2024 07:34 AM IST | A Correspondent
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How Gavaskar got Sachin to make a ‘comeback’

Among those who were asked to speak about their experiences with Gavaskar, was Anil Joshi, who was Gavaskar’s teammate at Nirlon

12 July,2024 07:37 AM IST | Subodh Mayure
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Cream of world cricket arrive for Sunny’s b’day bash in London

And to say the Bombay Brasserie restaurant near Gloucester Road tube station in Central London had cricket in the air would be an understatement

12 July,2024 07:41 AM IST | Debasish Datta | Christalle Fernandes
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Wanindu Hasaranga steps down as Sri Lanka's captain in T20Is

India will tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series which begins with the three T20Is to be played on July 26, 27 and 29 at Pallekele, followed by three ODIs in Colombo

12 July,2024 07:12 AM IST | Agencies
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Debutant Smith helps England take big lead

The wicketkeeper, who turned 24 today, produced the fifth fifty of the innings after Zak Crawley (76), Ollie Pope (57), Joe Root (68) and Harry Brook (50) had all previously reached the landmark

12 July,2024 07:44 AM IST | Agencies
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Making semis at SW19 is Musetti’s best day in life

Italian 25th seed Musetti defeated 13th-ranked Taylor Fritz of the United States 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 and will face seven-time champion Novak Djokovic for a place in the final

12 July,2024 07:47 AM IST | AFP
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A match to remember!

Jasmine Paolini says defeating Croatian Donna Vekic 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) to become first Italian woman to make a Wimbledon final, will remain special

12 July,2024 07:49 AM IST | AFP
EXCLUSIVE | If not a cricketer, I’d be a chef: Smriti Mandhana

Mid-Day Premium EXCLUSIVE | If not a cricketer, I’d be a chef: Smriti Mandhana

Cricketer Smriti Mandhana is back in Mumbai after creating several records in the ODI series against South Africa. In a conversation with mid-day.com, she talks about her sports journey and unconventional life choices and reveals her interests beyond cricket

13 July,2024 10:15 AM IST | Mumbai | Raaina Jain
'WI’s Test issues can’t be solved with money': Lara

'WI’s Test issues can’t be solved with money': Lara

“If you put 100 million, 200 million dollars into the West Indies’s bank account, is it going to change the way we play the game? I’m not sure. We are not harnessing the talent that we have,” said Lara to BBC World Service’s Stumped podcast

13 July,2024 06:51 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS
‘We’re very greedy to win every game’

‘We’re very greedy to win every game’

The Indian women are high on confidence after beating South Africa in a three-match ODI series and in the one-off Test while drawing the T20I series 1-1 recently at home

13 July,2024 06:51 AM IST | New Delhi | PTI
Ashwin’s tales: How Dhoni schooled Sreesanth at Port Elizabeth in 2010

Ashwin’s tales: How Dhoni schooled Sreesanth at Port Elizabeth in 2010

Reason: Sreesanth repeatedly ignored skipper’s calls to sit in the dug-out with other reserves for a massage in the dressing room

13 July,2024 06:50 AM IST | New Delhi | PTI
‘I’m just really proud’: James Anderson

‘I’m just really proud’: James Anderson

Retiring England pacer James Anderson says it was the greatest honour to represent his nation for such a long time; hosts rout West Indies by innings and 114 runs to go 1-0 up in three-match series

13 July,2024 06:49 AM IST | London | AFP
It’s time to seal the deal!

It’s time to seal the deal!

Young Indian stars aim for a dominant show to grab series victory when they face Zimbabwe in the fourth T20I in Harare today

13 July,2024 06:48 AM IST | Harare | PTI
ENG skipper Stokes pinpoints reason behind Atkinson's success vs WI at Lord's

ENG skipper Stokes pinpoints reason behind Atkinson's success vs WI at Lord's

Following the retirement of fellow teammate, James Anderson, Ben Stokes said that he has inspired many people with his incredible career. Gus Atkinson received the "Player of the Match" award for his stellar performance against West Indies

12 July,2024 10:40 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Here's why PAK pacer Shaheen Afridi's had 'heated argument' with Mohammad Yousuf

Here's why PAK pacer Shaheen Afridi's had 'heated argument' with Mohammad Yousuf

Sources informed Geo News that Shaheen and Yousuf exchanged heated words, but later, the pacer apologised to him

12 July,2024 10:22 PM IST | Karachi | ANI
Richards poses with his portrait at Lord's during ENG vs WI 1st Test

Richards poses with his portrait at Lord's during ENG vs WI 1st Test

In the course of a career that had 121 Test matches and lasted until 1993 scoring 8540 runs, Vivian Richards distinguished himself as one of the most feared and productive batsmen of all time

12 July,2024 10:05 PM IST | London | ANI
Spain win is a priority for Olmo, not golden boot race with England’s Kane

Spain win is a priority for Olmo, not golden boot race with England’s Kane

“It’s an extra motivation, if there’s even room for that, but look, as long as we win, I don’t care if I score or if [Spain goalkeeper] Unai Simon does,” Olmo told reporters

13 July,2024 06:51 AM IST | Donaueschingen (Germany) | AFP

James Rodriguez is enjoying a stunning revival with Colombia at Copa America

The 27-year-old Diaz was a teenager when James proved a sensation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer and moved from Monaco to Real Madrid

12 July,2024 10:03 PM IST | Washington | AP | PTI

Mid-Day Premium Euro 2024: Desolation to glory! Spain’s remarkable revival

Euro 2024: Spain emerged as the standout team this year, navigating a challenging group that included defending champions Italy, before overcoming formidable opponents in Germany and France

12 July,2024 12:26 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
PV, Prannoy get easy group, but tough route for Lakshya

PV, Prannoy get easy group, but tough route for Lakshya

The second Indian in the men’s singles, Lakshya Sen, ranked 19, has been drawn in Group L, alongside world number three Jonatan Christie of Indonesia

13 July,2024 06:56 AM IST | Kuala Lumpur | PTI

India golfers Aditi, Diksha disappoint

13 July,2024 06:54 AM IST | Evian Les Bains (France) | PTI
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