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September 29, 2016

I don’t think there is anything called ‘form’, says Kohli

Kolkata, Sep 29: A rare run drought over the last three innings does not bother Virat Kohli, the Indian Test captain said on Thursday."I don't think about these things. Cricket is a game where you can only prepare well. Results cannot be in your hand all the time. You get caught to a no-ball and different things can happen which are out of your control," Kohli said at a media briefing ahead of India's second Test against New Zealand starting at the Eden Gardens on Friday. "Preparation is…

River Plate striker Alario earns Argentina call-up

Buenos Aires, Sep 29: River Plate striker Lucas Alario was included among three Argentina-based players added to the Albiceleste squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Paraguay next month.Alario, 23, has scored 22 goals in 45 appearances for the Buenos Aires club since arriving from Colon in July 2015, reports Xinhua. On Wednesday, Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza also added uncapped Tigres midfielder Guido Pizarro, San Lorenzo's Emmanuel Mas and Estudiantes' Mariano Andujar to the preliminary squad…

Barcelona beat Monchengladbach in Champions League tie

Berlin, Sep 29: Barcelona came from behind to beat Monchengladbach 2-1 in the second round in Group C of the UEFA Champions League, a victory owed to second-half goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique.Hosts Monchengladbach grabbed the opener through Thorgan Hazard before substitutes Turan and Pique smoothed the way for the victory on the road in front of 46,283 spectators at Borussia Park on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. Barcelona took the reins from the kick off, but the Catalans were unable to break the deadlock despite…

Rankings don’t motivate me: Kohli

Kolkata Sep 29: India may be one win away from regaining the No.1 ICC Test Championships slot, but skipper Virat Kohli says he doesn't care about rankings, as records don't motivate him."Records don't motivate me. If you look at the Test team two years back and now, the way we are playing, it's easy to get carried away. You forget to focus on the process if you are thinking about rankings all the time," Kohli told reporters on Thursday at the customary media meet on the eve of the second Test…

Midfield-heavy North East United FC eye better show in Season 3

ATTN Editors: This is the sixth in a series of profiles of the teams participating in the Indian Super League that begins on October 1.By Debayan Mukherjee A continuous exhibition of good free-flowing football, but without the desired outcome -- that is the story of NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) in the previous two editions of the Indian Super League (ISL). This year, the Highlanders look determined to script a different tale by making it to the play-offs as they gear up for season three of the cash-rich league that begins on…
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