Ranji Trophy: Milind Kumar stars for Sikkim; Deepak Dhapola 7-for-50 puts Uttarakhand on top

By: PTI | Dimapur | Published: November 12, 2018 10:54:42 pm Milind Kumar dished out an all-round show to guide Sikkim to 120 for 5 against Nagaland at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group. (Representational Image) Milind Kumar dished out an all-round show to guide Sikkim to 120 for 5 against Nagaland at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match here Monday. Opting to field, Sikkim first bowled out Nagaland for 179 in 52.5 overs with outstation players Ishwar Choudhary…

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Bangladesh on top after Rahim’s record-filled marathon

ZIMBABWE TOUR OF BANGLADESH, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 12 Nov, 2018, 04:37 PM Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten 219 off 421 deliveries was the highest individual score for Bangladesh © AFP Day 2 of the second Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe was mainly about Mushfiqur Rahim’s (219*) heroics. The wicketkeeper-batsman wore down Zimbabwe’s bowlers with a marathon vigil, where he faced 421 balls and batted for more than nine hours to take Bangladesh to a commanding position at close of play. After the hosts declared their innings at 522 for…

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Challenger Q&A: Opelka Nears Top 100 With Knoxville Crown | ATP World Tour

Reilly Opelka is quietly making a significant charge towards a Top 100 debut. The 21-year-old American entered the US Open at No. 173 in the ATP Rankings, and he is now projected to rise to a career-high No. 116 following his latest ATP Challenger Tour title in Knoxville. Opelka was a machine all week on the campus of the University of Tennessee, not dropping a set en route to the final. There, he overcame a stern test from countryman Bjorn Fratangelo, eventually prevailing in a deciding tie-break 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(2).…

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Leah Pritchett leads NHRA Top Fuel qualifying at Pomona

POMONA, Calif. — Leah Pritchett led Top Fuel qualifying Friday night in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Prichett had a 3.649-second pass at 329.34 mph in the second session. “When you have this horsepower weather and this time of day you can just feel the energy,” Pritchett said. “The reason why there’s a smile on our faces is that we were able to execute what we wanted to do. Tomorrow we’re not going to have these same conditions so that’s why we’re excited we were…

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Novak No. 1: Djokovic Motivated To Stay At The Top | ATP World Tour

It was March 11, 2018. Novak Djokovic was facing Taro Daniel on Court 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. On paper, a 30-time ATP World Tour Masters 1000 champion was battling a qualifier with just one match win at the level. But, peel back the layers and it was far from straightforward. It was the Serbian’s first match in his return from elbow surgery and the former World No. 1’s career was in a state of flux and uncertainty. He would go on to lose five of…

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The field for Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge features 16 of the top 23 players in the world — for now

Tiger Woods won’t need an exemption to compete in the Hero World Challenge this year. After two consecutive years of being (by far) the lowest-ranked player in the small, but star-studded field, Woods, currently No. 13, has played his way into this year’s event. Although, his lofty ranking wouldn’t even place the tournament host in the top half of the draw right now. RELATED: Tiger Woods remains the Masters favorite; Bryson DeChambeau climbing Sixteen participants were announced on Thursday and it’s a particularly elite gathering of golfers. Led by World…

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Top Challengers Honoured In Milan With Awards Ceremony | ATP World Tour

This week, the stars of tomorrow of the ATP World Tour have descended on Milan, as the Next Gen ATP Finals enters its second edition. It marks the culmination of a successful season for these rising talents and gives them an exclusive stage to showcase their talents. It was apropos that the week also featured the awards presentation for 2017 Challenger Tournaments of the Year. With many Milan qualifiers making great strides on the ATP Challenger Tour this year, the circuit is a true springboard to the next level. Three…

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Tiger Woods to host 16 top players in Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods will welcome a field that includes 16 of the top 23 players in the world — including himself — to the Hero World Challenge, to begin later this month in the Bahamas. Woods, the tournament host of the event he launched with his late father, Earl, in 1999 to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation, will be joined by No. 1-ranked Justin Rose, No. 3 Dustin Johnson, No. 4 Justin Thomas, and No. 5 Bryson DeChambeau among the 16 players announced Thursday. Defending champion Rickie Fowler, Masters winner Patrick…

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Limited transfer movement among cycling’s top stars

In an article published by L’Equipe on Wednesday about the relatively quiet transfer market among the world’s top riders this year, riders’ agent Joona Laukka says that it’s due to today’s UCI WorldTour teams being “more and more structured” and that team leaders are enjoying increased salaries. Related Articles While the majority of the WorldTour teams play it safe – and L’Equipe points out that Denmark’s Michael Valgren is the only rider inside the top 20 of the UCI ranking making a move, transferring from Astana to Dimension Data for…

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