MS Dhoni is an inspiring captain who is open to ideas, says Stephen Fleming

The coach of new IPL team Pune Supergiants Stephen Fleming on Friday made light of the speculations over retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from international cricket and hailed his “remarkable” fitness. Asked about Dhoni’s future in the context of India’s loss on Thursday in the World Twenty20 semi-final, Fleming said what he saw in him was a “sprightly wicketkeeper batsman, a fresh captain with a remarkable fitness”. In reply to a question, Fleming, interacting with reporters about Pune Supergiants for the forthcoming IPL season, did not visualise any possible “conflict of egos”…

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Brussels attacks: Police strike halts Brussels airport reopening

The Zaventem facility has been closed since a twin suicide bomb attack on the departures hall on 22 March. The SLFP police union told the BBC that security measures put in place for the reopening were insufficient. So-called Islamic State (IS) said it carried out bombings of the airport and metro system that killed 32 people. A Texas woman married to an Air Force officer was identified Wednesday as the third American killed in last week’s Brussels terrorist attacks. Gail Minglana Martinez was traveling with her husband, Lt. Col. Kato Martinez, and their…

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Tesla’s Model 3 is here—with a 215-mile range, to be delivered in 2017

Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk took the stage at the Tesla Design Studio to reveal the Tesla Model 3. “It’s very important to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport,” Musk said. “The last time there was this level of carbon concentration in the atmosphere was 11 million years ago.”   “Beyond global warming there are 53,000 deaths per year from auto emissions,” Musk added. Tonight, Musk released the first official details on the company’s most important car to date, the Tesla Model 3. The base version of the all-electric…

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Shane Warne wants to coach Team India

Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne said he would love to work with the Indian cricket team. Warne said he would not hesitate to coach a side that has the backing of billion plus supporters. Leg-spin legend Shane Warne on Friday expressed his desire to coach the Indian cricket team if he is approached for the role in the near future. Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri is currently the team director. He is expected to leave his post after the conclusion of the World Twenty20 tournament. The Board of Control of…

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Hardik Pandya Reprimanded For Aggressive Celebration in Adelaide Twenty20

Hardik Pandya, who made his international debut against Australia in the Adelaide Twenty20, celebrated aggressively after picking Chris Lynn’s wicket. The International Cricket Council officially reprimanded the Indian all-rounder as this was his first offence. Melbourne: Hardik Pandya, India all-rounder, has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for celebrating aggressively after taking a wicket during the first Twenty20 International against Australia in Adelaide. Following the match, which India won by 37 runs, Pandya admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel…

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Heena Sidhu Secures Olympic Quota With Gold Medal at the Asia Olympic Qualifiers

New Delhi: India’s top pistol shooter Heena Sidhu secured an Olympic quota for the country after she led from start to finish and claimed the gold medal in women’s 10-m air pistol on day one of competition at the Asia Olympic Qualifiers for Shooting. The current world record holder and former world number one, Heena shot 199.4 in the eight-women finals to finish ahead of Chinese Taipei’s Tien Chia Chen (198.1) and Gim Yun Mi (177.9) of Korea at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. Heena shot an impressive 10.3…

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Donald Trump Says He’ll Make Apple Manufacture Its ‘Damn’ Products in the US

If Donald Trump becomes the President of the United States, he says he will make Apple manufacture its products in the country instead of outsourcing the job to foreign countries such as China. Trump adds that he will impose a huge tariff on imports. The Republican front-runner speaking at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on Mondaycommented on Apple’s practice of manufacturing its computers and other devices overseas. “I think we’re going to get things coming. We’re going to get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this…

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Indian Sports in 2015

Virat Kohli leading India to their first Test series victory in 11 years against South Africa was the highlight of 2015. The exploits of Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal also made India proud in 2015 while Force India finally made a mark in Formula One. The year 2015 saw India achieve tremendous success in various sports. Be it defeating South Africa in a Test series for the first time in over a decade, Saina Nehwal taking the top spot in the badminton rankings or Sania Mirza winning grand slams just…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Double Saves Rafael Benitez, Takes Real Madrid to Top

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and missed a penalty as Real Madrid eased the pressure on under fire coach Rafael Benitez by moving to the top of La Liga with a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad. Real now lead Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by a point, but both can move back ahead of their title rivals with victories over Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano respectively later on Wednesday. Ronaldo recovered from a terrible start after blasting his first penalty of the day over the bar to put Madrid in front from…

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Islamic State fatwa aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves

The Islamic State fatwa sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls. Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females. The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State’s…

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