Five key takeaways from Duleep Trophy 2016

Yuvraj Singh's India Red side was no match for Gautam Gambhir's Blues as it succumbed to a massive 355-run defeat in the final of inaugural day-night Duleep Trophy tournament at Greater Noida Sports Complex.

India vs New Zealand 2016: Five talking points from Sandip Patil's last squad

The Indian selectors on Monday announced a largely unchanged 15-member Indian Test squad for the three-match home series against New Zealand.

"We have stuck to the combination which has done very well. We were of the opinion that this was the best possible combination for New Zealand," said chief selector Sandeep Patil after he chaired the final meeting of his tenure.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola duel headlines Manchester Derby

Past touchline rows and press-conference hostilities suggest the two men despise each other.

Rio Olympics highlights: Ten moments that defined the Games for Indian contingent

Rio 2016 has come and gone. The Games in Brazil had its good, bad, and ugly moments in abundance. While old hands Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps completed their indelible Olympic legacies, we also witnessed the birth of a future hall of famer in Simone Biles. There wasn't much to write home about from an Indian perspective, but the 119-strong contingent gave all it had.

Rio Olympics, Day 5: Flop shows from Jitu Rai, women's hockey team; Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari reach pre-quarters

Archer Atanu Das and boxer Vikas Krishan progressed to the next rounds in their respective disciplines on Day 4

Dance with the devil: What Manchester United under Jose Mourinho might be like

Mourinho will deliver what he promised but in the process alter the character of the club forever. 

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 8: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – As it happened...

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 8: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – As it happened...

Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir played a brilliant innings as the two-time champions beat Hyderabad by 8 wickets with 10 balls remaining in the match.

Indian Premier League: Big boost for Kolkata Knight Riders as star spinner Sunil Narine's bowling action cleared

Indian Premier League: Big boost for Kolkata Knight Riders as star spinner Sunil Narine's bowling action cleared

Over the years, the offie has been a central part of the Kolkata side, picking up over 20 wickets in most editions.

READ: Carlos Brathwaite's beautiful message for Ben Stokes' mother Deborah

READ: Carlos Brathwaite's beautiful message for Ben Stokes' mother Deborah

Stokes, who moved from Christchurch to England as a child, conceded four consecutive sixes in the final of ICC World Twenty20 2016.

Indian Premier League 2016: Batting powerhouse Royal Challengers Bangalore seek maiden title

Virat Kohli’s belligerent knock against Australia offered troubled liquor baron Vijay Mallya a sense of momentary satisfaction.

The flamboyant tycoon got rather nostalgic, so to say, casting his mind back to perhaps his only successful business decision in recent years.

REVEALED: Why Chris Gayle donated World Twenty20 match fees to charity

REVEALED: Why Chris Gayle donated World Twenty20 match fees to charity

The Jamaican expressed his disappointment at the same and hoped to play more cricket in 2017.

READ: Carlos Brathwaite describes in detail the four balls that made him a cricket superstar

READ: Carlos Brathwaite describes in detail the four balls that made him a cricket superstar

Brathwaite's knock was a rare one that the cricket world had never seen or is likely to see again for a very long time.

WATCH: Brian Lara goes berserk after Carlos Brathwaite hits winning runs against England

WATCH: Brian Lara goes berserk after Carlos Brathwaite hits winning runs against England

After Darren Sammy’s side turned the tables on England in the final over of the match, Lara could not contain his excitement.

After Windies beat England, Amitabh Bachchan shows Andrew Flintoff who’s Boss in epic Twitter exchange!

After Windies beat England, Amitabh Bachchan shows Andrew Flintoff who’s Boss in epic Twitter exchange!

Soon after West Indies stunned England in the final of the tournament, Bachchan hit back at Flintoff with the most brutal comeback.

 

ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs Pakistan - As it happened...

ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs Pakistan - As it happened...

Smith scored an unbeaten fifty, while Faulkner bagged a five-wicket haul.

2016 World Twenty20, Match 19, Super 10 Group 2: India v Pakistan – As it happened...

2016 World Twenty20, Match 19, Super 10 Group 2: India v Pakistan – As it happened...

Virat Kohli's unbeaten 55 helped India beat Pakistan once again.

ICC World Twenty20: Why India are odds-on favorite to win second title

Never before has the Indian team been dubbed overwhelming favorite to win a major ICC event like it is this year.

Even during the 2011 World Cup and the 2014 World T20, there was no unanimity in cricketing circles in propping MS Dhoni’s side as the team to beat.

Pep Guardiola’s arrival an inflection point in Premier League history

Over 20,000 professional players deemed not one footballer from the English Premier League worthy of starring in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2015, as was revealed at the recent Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich's Kongresshaus.

Barring England, all European hotbeds – Spain, France, Italy and Germany – found representation in a team comprising football’s crème de la crème from the continent.

Kevin Pietersen: The elephant in the room

The great Shakespearean line from Hamlet ‘to be, or not to be, that is the question’ can easily be rephrased into ‘to pick, or not to be, that is the question’ in the context England’s squad selection dilemma for the ICC World T20.

Australian Open, Day 7: As it happened

Australian Open, Day 7: As it happened

On day 7, Djokovic, Federer, Berdych, Nishikori won their respective matches to enter the quarters in men's section, while Serena, Sharapova, Radwanska and Suarez Navarro made into the last eight.