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Tosun ready to shake off slow start and fire for Everton

Everton striker Cenk Tosun believes that he can put his slow start at the Merseyside club behind him and adapt to the rigours of the Premier League.

Aeroflot Open: Vidit Gujrathi draws round 2

For the second day in succession, Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi had to settle for a draw. In the second round of Aeroflot Open 2018, Vidit drew with Eesha Karavade in an encounter that went on for 60 moves.

Lindsey Vonn bids Olympics farewell, targets Stenmark record

Lindsey Vonn bowed out of her fourth Winter Olympics with a heavy heart Thursday having failed to medal in the alpine combined, but promising to ski on until she breaks the World Cup win record.

Sharmila off to a fine start, lies fourth in Australia

Sharmila Nicollet got off to a strong start in the Australian Ladies Classic, carding a solid two-under 70 to grab a share of the fourth place after the first round at the highly-acclaimed Bonville Golf Resort on Thursday.

Gisin denies Shiffrin gold in Olympic combined

Switzerland's Michelle Gisin consigned American Mikaela Shiffrin to silver after storming to victory in the Olympic women's alpine combined on Thursday.

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of his Pyeongchang Winter Olympics bronze medal Thursday after admitting doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

Indian shuttlers fined for withdrawing from Uganda event

Indian players Harshit Aggarwal and Chaliha Orijit will be fined for their late withdraw from the 2018 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship.

USA women beat Canada to end 20-year Olympic drought

The United States won Olympic women's ice hockey gold for the first time in 20 years on Thursday, edging four-time defending champion Canada 3-2 in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

I quite fancy Chahal's bowling: Klaasen

"I fancy him quite a lot," said South African big-hitter Heinrich Klaasen of the hammering he dished out to Indian wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, a bowler the rest of his team has struggled to read.

Duminy takes fear out of my game: Klaasen

South Africa's newest swashbuckler Heinrich Klaasen has credited JP Duminy for "taking the fear out" of his game, saying the skipper's presence was a key factor in his match-winning knock against India in the second Twenty20 International.

Constant drizzle made life difficult for bowlers: Virat Kohli

"Tough one for the bowlers. We were looking at 175 with the loss of early wickets. Manish and Raina batted well initially. Manish and MS were outstanding to get to 190. I thought that was a winning total. Then the weather made it hard for the bowlers. Til

Looking forward to playing with Dhoni again: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan, who has played under various caption since his international career took off in 1998, called Dhoni a great captain and said the 2011 World Cup winning captain possesses certain qualities that make him an asset in T20s.

Andre Myhrer wins shock slalom gold

Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer took a shock slalom men's gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday as the two favourites both spectacularly bombed out.

Australian sprinter Jessica Peris fails doping test: ASADA

Australian sprinter Jessica Peris, the daughter of Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris, has tested positive to a banned substance, drug agency ASADA said Thursday, rocking her Commonwealth Games hopes.

WATCH: MS Dhoni is not impressed with Manish Pandey's running between the wickets

MS Dhoni, usually known for his calm and composed demeanour, was not too impressed with his batting partner Manish Pandey during the final over of India's innings against South Africa during the second T20I.

Lindsey Vonn clinging on for medal

"Old lady" Lindsey Vonn topped the downhill section of the women's Olympic alpine combined on Thursday to leave American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin almost two seconds to make up in the slalom.

Scans to decide Chris Lynn's IPL playing hopes

Scans this week will decide if explosive batsman Chris Lynn can take up his lucrative Indian Premier League contract after he was injured in Australia's Twenty20 tri-series win over New Zealand.

Waiting is tough, it works on your mind: Manish Pandey

"Honestly, it's a little tough (waiting for chances) and it works on your mind a lot. Especially on this tour, I have felt it a lot actually but that is what cricket is all about. You have to wait for your chances to play for a team like India where you h

I-League: Gokulam, turning it on and turning it around

After a shambolic start to their I-league debut season in which they won only one of their first nine matches, the Kozhikode-based club have bounced back strongly, registering victories in five of their last six matches.

Skating coach Pravin Deshpande gets Shiv Chhatrapati award

Experienced city skating coach Pravin Deshpande received the prestigious Shiv Chhatrapati award for best coach in a function held recently at Mumbai. Deshpande, who got the award for his achievements in 2014-15, had performed well as a professional skater

Nagpur shuttlers advance in veteran national championship

Several city shuttlers started their campaign on a winning note in the 42nd Indian Masters (Veteran) National Badminton Championships at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday.

Arora, Dayal, Mahajan, Kharabe move up in veteran badminton nationals

Gurdeep Singh Arora, Ajay Dayal, Sharad Mahajan and Rajendra Kharabad moved up in their respective categories on the third day of the 42nd Indian Masters (Veteran) National Badminton Championships 2017-18 at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday.

Vidit draws round 2 of Aeroflot Open

For the second day in succession, Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi had to settle for a draw. In the second round of Aeroflot Open 2018, Vidit drew with Eesha Karavade in an encounter that went on for 60 moves.

National Volleyball Championships: Kerala start in style

Men brush aside the challenge from Rajasthan while women ease past Telangana.

Wildcard Opelka topples Sock in Delray Beach

Wildcard Reilly Opelka, ranked 228th in the world, stunned top seed and defending champion Jack Sock 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Delray Beach, Florida.

Pakistan Super League second only to IPL: Ramiz Raja

The third edition of the PSL gets underway today and Ramiz believes this edition will take PSL to even more unprecedented heights.

Mourinho hails McTominay after leaving out Pogba for Sevilla draw

Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as "fantastic" in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday's Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla.

Good night and good morning as Muguruza wins late Dubai duel

Defending champion and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours to reach the Dubai quarter-finals while second seed Garbine Muguruza had to wait until 2 a.m. to complete her opening victory.

Eugenie Bouchard recalls locker room fall in lawsuit testimony

Former world number five Eugenie Bouchard testified Wednesday in US District Court in Brooklyn that she screamed in pain in a locker room fall at the US Open in 2015, US media reported.

National Volleyball Championships: Jammu & Kashmir girls serve it right

They didn’t mind losing as the experience of playing in front of a sizeable number of fans in a national volleyball championship after having travelled all the way from the north of the country to the south was second to none for them.

No FA action against Firmino over Holgate spat

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will face no disciplinary action following his clash with Everton's Mason Holgate in the FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield last month.

Abu Dhabi Tour: Slightly uphill end helped to go past Ewan: Alexander Kristoff

Kristoff, winner of the last stage in the recently concluded Tour of Oman, bided his time behind sprinter Caleb Ewan of Mitchelton–Scott, and overtook the Australian in the nick of time aided by the slightly uphill end - to claim the Red Jersey.

Real Madrid fight back to win without Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was rested as Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at Leganes on Wednesday and move back up to third place in La Liga.

Ivanka Trump to attend Winter Olympics finale in South Korea

Ivanka Trump is set to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Sunday in the latest high-profile visit to Games which have been dominated by the North Korea crisis.

Kidambi Srikanth predicts golden era for Indian badminton

"We have five or six very good men's singles players and with Saina and Sindhu doing extremely well and doubles players adding to it, it is a very good pool we have . Probably we have the best set of players in the last 10 years or so," Srikanth said.

Hop onto cycles to get fit, Narain Karthikeyan urges Indians

India’s first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan has called on Indian citizens to start cycling, advocating the use of cycles as a viable and pollution-free option to stay fit as opposed to running, which can cause wear and tear on the body.

Klaasen, Duminy help SA level series against India

Set a challenging 189 to win, the hosts rode on Klaasen’s belligerent knock and skipper JP Duminy’s calculated 64 not out to romp home in 18.4 overs.

Fantastic Fred gives Shakhtar edge over Roma

Shakhtar Donetsk fought back from a goal down as Fred's free-kick gave the Ukrainian champions a 2-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday in their Champions League last 16, first leg.

De Gea stars as Manchester United settle for Sevilla draw

David de Gea deflected the attention away from Paul Pogba with another spectacular display of goalkeeping as Manchester United came away from their Champions League last 16, first leg against Sevilla in Spain with a 0-0 draw on Wednesday.

Is Hardik Pandya really the answer to India's allrounder puzzle?

After his Cape Town exploits where he struck a 93-run knock, all Pandya could manage was 1, 15, 6, 0 & 4 in his next five innings to finish with 119 runs in the Test series at 19.83, whereas in ODIs, he finished with 26 runs at 8.66.

Sri Lanka tri-series: India youngsters in fray

Sources close to the selectors told TOI that pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah could be rested for the tri-series and young pacers like Mohammed Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat or Shardul Thakur could get a look in.

Indian hockey team can succeed at CWG, World Cup: Manpreet

"The importance 2018 cannot be over-emphasised. It's not only important but critical too, looking ahead to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Most fans would know that we are steadily climbing in terms of performance, displaying better skills and that would refl

2nd T20I: South Africa beat India by six wickets to draw level

A blistering 30-ball 69 from Heinrich Klaasen and a measured 40-ball 64* from captain JP Duminy helped South Africa hunt down 189 as they beat India by six wickets in Centurion to draw level at 1-1 in the three-match series on Wednesday night.

2nd T20I: South Africa beat India by six wickets

Follow all the live cricket updates from the 2nd Twenty20 International between India and South Africa in Centurion

ISL: Delhi Dynamos rally to hold FC Goa to 1-1 draw

Delhi Dynamos rallied to hold FC Goa to a 1-1 draw to make a dent on the home side's chances of making it to the play-offs of the Indian Super League on Wednesday.

SL T20s: Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah's workload to be discussed

Speedsters Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah's workload is expected to be a topic of discussion when the national selection committee headed by MSK Prasad meets this weekend to decide on the Indian squad for the Tri-Nation T20 meet in Sri Lanka.

Sakina Khatun set to take part in CWG after IOA accepts CGF's conditions

Para-powerlifter Sakina Khatun is all set to take part in the upcoming CWG in Gold Coast after the Commonwealth Games Federation granted a conditional slot to her in view of the "exceptional circumstances" she had faced.

Abu Dhabi Tour: Alexander Kristoff takes Stage 1

UAE Emirates team made a winning start to their home race winning Stage 1, the Al Fahim Stage, with a late surge by Alexander Kristoff that saw Mitchelton-Scott's Caleb Ewan, give away his lead with just over 50m to go.

Vikas, Amit in quarters of Strandja Memorial Boxing

The seasoned Vikas Krishan and the fast-rising Amit Panghal advanced to the quarter-finals of the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament for men and women, on Wednesday.

4th India-South Africa women T20I abandoned due to rain

Indian women's cricket team will return from their tour of South Africa without losing a single series after the fourth T20 International was abandoned due to rain, giving Harmanpreet Kaur's team an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match contest.