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India may scrap 2016 West Indies tour

MUMBAI:ndia may scrap their tour to the West Indies in 2016 as a result of the West Indies’ abrupt cancellation of the India series in Friday. The BCCI is considering legal actions and is seeking the intervention of the ICC. The West Indies abandoned the series against India with an ODI, a T20I and three Tests left to be played. The pullout resulted from [Full Article...]

Messi nears scoring record with 250th La Liga goal

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi notched his 250th La Liga goal to move one off the all-time league scoring record as leaders Barcelona won 3-0 against Eibar on Saturday ahead of next weekend’s Clasico with Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his blistering scoring form with two goals as Real swept Levante aside 5-0. They are in second place four points off the pace ahead of the [Full Article...]

Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph

VIENNA: Andy Murray wasted no time in hopping on a jet on Sunday for his next ATP event in Spain after boosting his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals by winning the Austrian Open. The Scot claimed the 30th title of his career as he defeated Spain’s David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, lifting the title on his Austrian debut as he played [Full Article...]

Serena slams Russian chief for ‘sexist’ slur

SINGAPORE:World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using ‘extremely sexist, racist and bullying’ comments after the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president described her and sister Venus as the ‘Williams brothers’. The WTA took swift action and fined Tarpishchev 25,000 dollar and disqualified him from working in an organisational capacity for a year on Saturday after he made the comments on Russian State [Full Article...]

SPORTS UPDATE

Meghalaya climbers to attend mountaineering course By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Association (MeRCMA) informed that two groups of climbers were nominated by the Association to attend the Advance Mountaineering Course and Methods of Instruction (MOI) in Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi respectively. While the Advance Course commenced from October 17, MOI course is from [Full Article...]

Moritz scores hat-trick, Mumbai sink Pune

Mumbai: Brazilian Andre Moritz dazzled the home crowd with a hat-trick of goals to power Mumbai City FC to a stunning 5-0 victory over state rivals FC Pune City in a Hero Indian Super League fixture here on Saturday. Mumbai totally dominated the match with their attacking style of play with excellent wing to wing passing to notch up their first victory in the [Full Article...]

Blues ride on Bansharai to beat Wahingdoh

SHILLONG: Bansharai Sunn displayed a stellar performance on Saturday to help Rangdajied clinch a 2-1 victory over rivals Royal Wahingdoh in their second leg Imperial Blue Shillong Premiere League match at Polo Grounds here in Shillong. Bansharai, the seasoned midfielder, scored a brace for the blues after they faced early pressure from the Royals who collected as many as ten corners throughout the match. [Full Article...]

Livid BCCI may consider freezing bilateral ties with West Indies

Mumbai: A livid BCCI may contemplate a freeze on bilateral series with the West Indies for five years and claim hefty damages for the Caribbean team’s unprecedented move to pull out of the remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious unresolved pay dispute with its Board. The exact course of action and the amount of compensation will come up for discussion [Full Article...]