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February 21, 2016

I-League: East Bengal down Salgaocar 2-1

Kolkata, Feb 21: City giants East Bengal edged past Goan outfit Salgaocar 2-1 in an I-League encounter at the Barasat stadium here on Sunday.The win has propelled the red and gold brigade to the second spot on the points table with 17 points from eight games, while from the same number of outings, Salgaocar have only five points and are second from bottom of the table. Mohammed Rafique (38th minute) broke the deadlock for East Bengal. But then Darryl Duffy in the second half (65th minute) restored parity for the visitors.…

Fortunate to have shared dressing room with McCullum: Dhoni

Kolkata, Feb 21: India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday heaped praises on New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum, saying he was fortunate to have shared the dressing room with him.McCullum blasted his way to the fastest Test century on Saturday in his final Test. He achieved the feat in 54 balls, in turn surpassing the record of West Indies legend Viv Richards and Pakistan's Misbah Ul Haq who did it in 56 deliveries. Dhoni and the New Zealand skipper had shared the dressing room for the now…

Rohit and I can match Ganguly-Tendulkar’s success: Dhawan

Kolkata, Feb 21: India batsman Shikhar Dhawan believes that he and Rohit Sharma have the ability to not just match but also surpass the records achieved by the legendary opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in international cricket."Me and Rohit have been opening the batting for a long time. We know each other's nature and understand what the other is trying to do. We are now quite comfortable with each other. We both have all the shots in the book so if he is hitting the ball well, I choose to be…

More pressure in comeback than when debuting: Nehra

Kolkata, Feb 21: After making a return to the Indian cricket team after almost five years, fast bowler Ashish Nehra said that it is much more difficult to make a comeback than making a debut.The veteran last featured for the Indian team in the 2011 World Cup semi-final and then missed the ultimate showdown with a finger injury. He was recalled to the outfit after almost five years to play in Australia in the recent Twenty20 International series which India won 3-0. "It's very difficult to make a comeback. There…

Coach Hiddink confirms quitting Chelsea at end of season

London, Feb 21: Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has announced that he will retire from coaching at the end of the season despite admitting he is relishing his role at the English football club.The 69-year-old took charge at Stamford Bridge for the second time in his career in December after Portugal's Jose Mourinho was sacked following a turbulent start to the campaign. Hiddink has helped the reigning Premier League champions regain some solidity and only suffered his first defeat this season when his side were…
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