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January 6, 2015

Mohun Bagan exit Fed Cup with win

Vasco, Jan 6: Defender Kingshuk Debnath scored a 74-minute goal to help Mohun Bagan bow out of the Federation Cup football tournament with a 1-0 win against Shillong Lajong at the Tilak Maidan here Tuesday.Mohun Bagan were already knocked out of the competition after their 1-4 loss against Salgaocar FC. Shillong Lajong were also out, losing all their four Group B matches after Tuesday's defeat. Mohun Bagan managed to win only once in their four group matches, drawing twice and losing once. Haitian forward…

South Africa retain top Test team status

Dubai, Jan 6: South Africa have retained their ICC top ranking in Tests following their 2-0 series win over the West Indies.The win helped South Africa retain the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Championship mace and pocket a cash award of $500,000, an ICC statement said Tuesday. "The series win means irrespective of how both the fourth Test between Australia and India, and the second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, pan out, South Africa cannot be removed from the top Test pedestal at the 1…

Ranji: Uthappa’s century puts Karnataka on top

Hubli (Karnataka), Jan 6: Batsman Robin Uthappa slammed a brilliant 156 (202b, 23b, 1x6) as defending champions Karnataka took command of their Group A Ranji Trophy league match against Jammu and Kashmir who, trailing by 243 runs in the first innings, were 37 for one in their second essay at close of play on the second day, here Tuesday.Uthappa, having relinquished his opener's role for No.5 spot in the batting order, held the innings together as Karnataka, overnight 123 for five in reply to the visitors' 160,…

New Zealand’s Williamson, Watling set batting record

Wellington, Jan 6: New Zealand batsmen Kane Williamson and B.J. Watling shared a world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 runs as the hosts dominated Sri Lanka by posting 524 for five declared on day four of the second Test here Tuesday.The declaration meant Sri Lanka needed 390 runs in 107 overs to win at Wellington's Basin Reserve and square the two-match series. Williamson hit an unbeaten 242, his maiden Test double century while Watling made 142 not out, his fourth Test hundred. The duo broke the 352-run…

AIFF offers Constantine India coach’s job

New Delhi, Jan 6: Former Indian national men's football team coach Stephen Constantine was offered the top job for the second time by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday.The AIFF in a release said it took the decision based on the recommendations of its technical committee. Constantine was also offered the top coaching post of the Under-23 men's national team. "The All India Football Federation (AIFF), based on the recommendations of the Technical Committee, took the decision to give an offer…
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