Algerian players celebrate after winning the African Cup of Nations final (AP)

Algeria beat Senegal 1-0 to win 2nd Africa Cup of Nations title

July 20 (AP) - Algeria won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in nearly three decades on Friday, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah. Bounedjah's shot on Algeria's first attack deflected off Senegal defender Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomis at Cairo International...

Sachin Tendulkar has joined the likes of Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev on the ICC Hall of Fame (Reuters)

Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

July 19 (The Hindu) - Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. Joining Tendulkar and Donald in the Hall of Fame was two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick. “It’s a huge honour for me,” Tendulkar said at the induction ceremony held here...

Hundreds out of job: Zimbabwe cricket suspended by ICC

Hundreds out of job: Zimbabwe cricket suspended by ICC

July 19 (India Today) - After the ICC suspended Zimbabwe from international cricket on Thursday citing "government interference" former Zimbabwe players have slammed the decision of the world body terming it as one that has put many people out of a job in one go. Zimbabwe player Sikandar Raza and former captain Brendan Taylor were chief amongst many who voice...

Kane Williamson and teammates looks dejected as they await their runners up medals. (Reuters Photo)

World Cup 2019: New Zealand’s homecoming ceremony postponed

July 16 (ANI) - New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White on Tuesday said due to logistical complications it would not be feasible to have a homecoming celebration for the World Cup runners-up team. White said the team appreciated the endeavours to arrange a homecoming function upon arrival. However, the players' different post-tournament arrangements have prevented them from being...

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2019 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer REUTERS/Toby Melville

Mind tricks help Djokovic to fifth Wimbledon crown

July 15 (Reuters) - “When the crowd is chanting ‘Roger’ I hear ‘Novak’,” freshly-crowned Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic said with a smile on Sunday. A fairly implausible claim, perhaps, but the comment hinted at the phenomenal feats of mental strength and focus the Serb deployed in beating Roger Federer in the longest singles final in the tournament’s 133-year history. “It...

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