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A season of riches: In 2019, golf shone bright in all fifty shades of purple

Brooks Koepka fattened his resume with another PGA Championship under his belt. There were not one, but two first time winners — Gary Woodland and Shane Lowry. Rory McIlroy won hearts with his consistency and class as he endured more pain in the Masters and then at the Open on home turf.

India beats West Windies by six wickets in first T20

Kohli hit six sixes and accelerated just when the team needed to help India chase down a 208-run victory target with eight balls to spare at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. KL Rahul, Kohli's collaborator in a century stand, made 62 but the India captain completed a clinical chase, going run-a-ball in his first 20 deliveries before plundering 74 in his next 30.

As India brace for a tough challenge from West Indies, here are some important threads to follow

This has been a year of preparation for the two T20 World Cups in next two years. But how much has it gone to plan? Perhaps not much, for an almost full-strength Indian squad has been named to now face a strong West Indies challenge.

Individual milestones secondary to Team's cause: David Warner, Australian opener

Having scored a magical 335 not out and with Brian Lara saying he was getting ready to congratulate David Warner, the phone hasn’t stopped buzzing for the Australian dynamo. “It was the night after, not that night but the night after, that I literally slept off on my couch. I was so tired,” laughs Warner, as he talks about his achievement and other aspects about Cricket.

Tiger Changes his Stripes

Say hello to Woods, who is slowly yet surely transforming into a leader

Hamilton has already secured the title but the Briton would like to sign off with an unprecedented 5th win in UAE

The Briton has won just twice in the eight races since the sport returned from its summer break at the Belgian Grand Prix, with five winners from three different teams tasting success. The last race in Brazil was particularly disappointing. Hamilton finished third at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos track but was demoted to seventh.

Ishant Sharma finally reaches the maturity point

In a year’s time, Ishant Sharma will make another entry into the record books – 100 Tests. With India slated to play 6 Tests in New Zealand and Australia in 2020, it is but a given that Ishant, who has 96 matches to his name, will add the necessary four to his career. Even as Kohli is spoilt for choice in the pace department nowadays, he can’t really do without Ishant.

Rohit Sharma a big hit with 22 brands

Cricketer Rohit Sharma’s brand value shot up after this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England where he scored five centuries to emerge the highest run scorer of the tournament, and now he trails only Indian captain Virat Kohli and former skipper MS Dhoni among cricket celebrities.

Against pink ball, every ball was a test: Wriddhiman Saha

Having made a spectacular comeback after being sidelined by injury for more than a year, Saha is now being compared to the best of all time. Having turned heads with his keeping against the pink ball, Saha opened up to BORIA MAJUMDAR on his wicketkeeping technique, upcoming New Zealand series and how he is trying to forget the horror of the past one year.

He was my hero: Mathias on his father Niki Lauda

"We had a great relationship. I learned everything from him. He was always the first that I wanted to be. He was my hero, my role model, my everything. And he was a very smart guy and everything he did after F1, everything he touched was a success."

A season of riches: In 2019, golf shone bright in all fifty shades of purple

Brooks Koepka fattened his resume with another PGA Championship under his belt. There were not one, but two first time winners — Gary Woodland and Shane Lowry. Rory McIlroy won hearts with his consistency and class as he endured more pain in the Masters and then at the Open on home turf.

India beats West Windies by six wickets in first T20

Kohli hit six sixes and accelerated just when the team needed to help India chase down a 208-run victory target with eight balls to spare at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. KL Rahul, Kohli's collaborator in a century stand, made 62 but the India captain completed a clinical chase, going run-a-ball in his first 20 deliveries before plundering 74 in his next 30.

As India brace for a tough challenge from West Indies, here are some important threads to follow

This has been a year of preparation for the two T20 World Cups in next two years. But how much has it gone to plan? Perhaps not much, for an almost full-strength Indian squad has been named to now face a strong West Indies challenge.

Individual milestones secondary to Team's cause: David Warner, Australian opener

Having scored a magical 335 not out and with Brian Lara saying he was getting ready to congratulate David Warner, the phone hasn’t stopped buzzing for the Australian dynamo. “It was the night after, not that night but the night after, that I literally slept off on my couch. I was so tired,” laughs Warner, as he talks about his achievement and other aspects about Cricket.

Top 20 footballers emit 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2019

International status of football means the world’s best players spend a lot of their time travelling all over the globe to appear in European and international fixtures, but while they do so they continue to rack up air miles and cause further damage to the planet — often without doing enough or anything to offset it.

Tiger Changes his Stripes

Say hello to Woods, who is slowly yet surely transforming into a leader

Yohan Blake accuses IAAF president of harming the sport

Yohan Blake admitted that the loss of that medal in Bolt’s final race still haunted him. "I have a lot of bad memories, a lot sleepless nights, I got very emotional a lot of times and no medal, (you) come so close, but so far, but you have to believe in yourself, in your ability, not what you have done before,” said Blake.

Lewis Hamilton: Formula One’s reference point

Hamilton, meanwhile, has clearly established himself as Formula One’s reference point. He has elevated himself above his peers, seeing off Fernando Alonso, whose illfated move to McLaren proved to be his undoing, and Sebastian Vettel, who is under pressure at Ferrari from young teammate Charles Leclerc.

Jyothi Vennam returns nation post winning Asian Archery Championships

Archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam returned to India. She won gold in the mixed pair event in archery, alongside Abhishek Verma. She won the medal compound bow category at 21st Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok on November 27.

Have lived my career playing for country: Leander Paes

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Veteran star tennis player Leander Paes bettered his own Davis Cup record by winning his 44th doubles match along with debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as India took an unassailable 3-0 lead against Pakistan with victory in the third rubber on November 30.

Root, Burns tons lift England before NZ fight back

Root, Burns tons lift England before NZ fight back

Despite centuries by Joe Root and Rory Burns England expressed disappointment after day three of the second Test against New Zealand after losing late wickets in Hamilton on Sunday.

Pakistan face innings defeat

Pakistan face innings defeat

Having thrashed Pakistan by an innings and five runs in the Brisbane opener, Australia appear well set to sweep the series 2-0 unless weather intervenes.

Emery or not, Arsenal can’t win

Emery or not, Arsenal can’t win

The clearest takeaway for Arsenal fans from the 2-2 draw wasn't the same lapses in defence, nor the familiarity of the team's success being almost entirely shouldered by Aubameyang, but that the solution to their problems won't come quickly, no matter the manager.

Reverse sweep as BCCI seeks SC's approval to rollback Lodha reforms

Reverse sweep as BCCI seeks SC's approval to rollback Lodha reforms

The decisions to seek apex court's approval for dilution of tenure cap, which is aimed at clearing the path for an extended stint for Ganguly, and appoint Shah for the ICC meet were taken at the Board's 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mumbai.

BCCI would soon fix the term for selectors: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI would soon fix the term for selectors: Sourav Ganguly

Mumbai: The Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI on Sunday decided to seek the Supreme Court's approval to water down administrative reforms on tenure cap for its office-bearers and named secretary Jay Shah as its representative for the ICC chief executives' committee meeting

BCCI decides to dilute Lodha reform on tenure at AGM, to seek SC approval

BCCI decides to dilute Lodha reform on tenure at AGM, to seek SC approval

As per the current constitution, an office-bearer who has served two three-year terms, either at the BCCI or at the state association, goes into a compulsory three-year cooling-off period.

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