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Cricket

“Overall, the Indian team has improved as a fielding unit but slip fielding is something we are still looking to improve,” said Cheteshwar Pujara after the third and final India versis Sri Lanka Test in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)

No more slip ups, Cheteshwar Pujara tells butterfinger teammates

India's slip fielding woes were once again exposed during Sri Lanka Tests and remain a big concern ahead of the tough

India’s Rohit Sharma and Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella after the final day’s play. (Photo: PTI)

Silva lining

Dhananjaya de Silva slams ton and Roshen Silva chips in with an unbeaten 74 to defy India.

A surplus number of cricketers have disappeared into the oblivion, as they could not get the break that they wanted.

Never say never for Tambe

Putting up a strong display at the Police Shield Tournament, city’s veteran cricketer Pravin Tambe wants to keep going in his career.

Virat Kohli  (Photo: PTI)

Challenge for Kohli-less India

Sri Lanka will look to capitalise on star batsman’s absence.

Ben Stokes. (Photo: AP)

Ben Stokes returns to Eoin Morgan-led England's ODI squad for Australia series

The first ODI series between England and Australia will be played on January 14.

Tennis

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their semi-final match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (Photo: AP)

Garbine Muguruza wants women’s Laver Cup

Caroline Wozniacki, the world number six, also warned a women’s Laver Cup would be tough to arrange.

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Dalila Jakupovic makes two finals in Mumbai

Dalila also set herself in line for a title double after she beat Sabina Sharipova in the singles semi-final on the center court.

The 36-year-old six-time champion may have been giving away 16 years to the youngster fancied to be the game’s next major force but Federer proved in a dominant third set that, for the moment, he still remains a cut above his young pursuers. (Photo: AFP)

ATP World Tour Finals: Roger Federer downs Alexander Zverev in 'generation game'

19-time grand slam champion Roger Federer booked a place in the last four for the 14th time in 15 appearances.

Supporters of Maria Sharapova display a banner in her welcome during one of her matches at the China Open. (Photo: AFP)

Maria Sharapova still crowd favourite

The former number one is now 104 in the world and needed a wildcard to make it to the China Open because of her lowly ranking.

Football

Two late strikes by player of the match Nihal Dudwalkar (53rd, 57th minutes) helped the Matunga boys’ surge in the semis.

Don Bosco junior teams in RFYS last four

The winners played a waiting game and struck when it mattered most.

Paulinho Dias (46th minute), Lallianzuala Chhangte (54th) and Matias Mirabaje (65th) scored for the visitors. (Photo: AFP)

Delhi begin with win

All the five goals were scored in the second half.

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ISL 4: Mumbai halt Chennaiyin’s run

Emana converted the penalty in the 60th minute to ignite the home crowd.

Ben Woodburn has captained Liverpool in the Uefa Youth League.

Liverpool strike trio seek elusive breakthrough

The problem remains the stockpiling of resources by the big clubs, with the best young talents getting experience in short bursts.

Action from the Indian Super League opener between Kerala Blasters and ATK in Kochi. (Photo: Sunoj Ninan Mathew)

ISL Season 4: Blasters hold ATK in opener

Sharma gave a good account of his prodigious talent, both on and off the ball.

In Other sports

Ruthvika won the opening game easily, and then saved three game points in the second before putting it across a younger and fighting opponent.

Ruthvika wins Tata Open title, Lakshya loses in final

Ruthvika got the better of Riya in straight games 21-12, 23-21 after a battle of 37 minutes.

Charley Hoffman in action on Day Three.

Hero World Challenge: Hoffman keeps lead, Woods struggles

Woods is at four under, his back has held up well and he feels he can “fight his way back” from here.

NBA will take on  Mastan YMCA in the championship round.

NBA pip Ghatkopar YMCA in thrilling semi-finals

In another thriller, Bandra YMCA beat Somaiya College in the last second for a nail-biting 36-34 win in a women's match.

P. V. Sindhu returns to Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying in their women’s singles final at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Sindhu lost 18-21, 18-21. (Photo: AFP)

PV Sindhu falters in Hong Kong final

It was Sindhu’s second loss in four finals she has reached this season.