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Everything for people is meme content: Kohli on Anushka's video
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Slamming Twitter users who trolled Anushka Sharma over a video showing her scolding a man for littering, Virat Kohli tweeted, "Everything for people nowadays is meme content. Shame". "Lot of people who don't have the courage to do something like this find it funny," his tweet further read. Some people on Twitter had called the video a "publicity stunt".
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:24 pm on 18 Jun
Ronaldo winked after getting Rooney sent off in 2006 WC
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo winked towards the Portuguese bench after his then Manchester United teammate and England forward Wayne Rooney got sent off in the 2006 FIFA World Cup quarter-final. Ronaldo had encouraged the referee to show Rooney a red card for a stamp on defender Ricardo Carvalho. Rooney also pushed Ronaldo in frustration when the latter appealed to the referee.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:28 pm on 18 Jun
Ireland-Scotland play 1st-ever tied T20I without super over
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Ireland and Scotland on Sunday played out what was the first-ever game in T20I cricket that was left as a tie. The match was also just the 10th tied result ever in the format, with all the other nine being decided on the basis of a super over or a bowl-out. Ireland had smashed their highest T20I score of 185/4.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:28 pm on 18 Jun
North, South Korea to march together at Asian Games
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Following a meeting at the demilitarised zone, North Korea and South Korea on Monday announced that the two countries would march together at the upcoming Asian Games. The Koreas also agreed to hold a joint basketball match in Pyongyang. Earlier, North Korea and South Korea marched together under a unified Korea flag at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
short by Ankush Verma / 06:18 pm on 18 Jun
Video of SL captain allegedly tampering with ball surfaces
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A video of Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal allegedly tampering with the ball during the ongoing Windies Test has surfaced. The video shows Chandimal trying to shine the ball allegedly with mint saliva after briefly putting his hand in the pocket. The 28-year-old had pleaded not guilty to ICC's ball-tampering charge, with hearing scheduled to take place after the match.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:50 pm on 18 Jun
Rival fans lift handicapped Egypt fan so he can see WC match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A picture of a wheelchair-bound Egyptian fan being lifted by Mexican and Colombian fans so that he could watch Egypt's World Cup match at a fan zone in Moscow, Russia has surfaced online. Reacting to the gesture, a user tweeted, "The joy of the moment will numb the pain...It is the beauty of the great game of football."
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:50 pm on 18 Jun
Footballer sent home from World Cup after refusing to play
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Croatian forward Nikola Kalinić has been sent home from the 2018 FIFA World Cup after he refused to come on as a substitute during Croatia's 2-0 victory against Nigeria. The 30-year-old footballer had reportedly cited a back injury for not being able to play. "I need my players fit and ready to play," Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalić said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:57 pm on 18 Jun
Lukaku scores 2 as Belgium defeat World Cup debutants Panama
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Forward Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium defeated World Cup debutants Panama in their opening match of the 2018 edition on Monday. Belgium are now unbeaten in their last 20 matches, with their last loss having come in September 2016. Further, Dries Mertens became the first Belgian to score in two different World Cup editions since Marc Wilmots (1998, 2002).
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:04 pm on 18 Jun
Mexican fans chant homophobic slurs at German goalkeeper
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
FIFA has fined Mexico's football association after Mexican fans were heard chanting homophobic slurs directed at German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the sides' World Cup match on Sunday. Previously, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had cancelled two fines against Mexico in November, ruling that the chant used by Mexican fans was "insulting" but not meant to offend.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:38 am on 18 Jun
VAR penalty helps Sweden mark World Cup return with 1-0 win
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist converted a penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) to help his team defeat South Korea in a 2018 FIFA Group F match on Monday. The match was Sweden's first in World Cup since the 2006 edition. Further, this was the first time since 1958 that Sweden won their opening match in a World Cup.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:20 pm on 18 Jun
Russian driver loses control of cab, injures 2 football fans
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A taxi driver in Russia plowed into a crowd of pedestrians, of which two were visiting Mexican football fans, after losing control of his car and driving it on a pavement in Moscow's Red Square on Saturday. Moscow authorities stated that of the eight people injured, seven were in a stable condition while one woman was in a serious condition.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:09 am on 18 Jun
Messi fan from Kerala cycles 4,000 km from Iran to watch WC
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Clifin Francis, a Lionel Messi fan from Kerala, cycled from Iran to Russia, covering over 4,000 kilometres, to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Francis took a flight on February 23 from Kerala to Dubai before leaving for Iran in a ship. The 28-year-old then began his cycling expedition from Bandar Abbas and reached Russia on June 5.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:20 pm on 18 Jun
Kane scores in injury time to help England start WC with win
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Jun 2018,Tuesday
Captain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury time goal, to help England win their 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday. The 24-year-old became the first English footballer to score two goals in a World Cup match since Gary Lineker in 1990. Further, Tunisia's goal was the first by an African nation in this year's World Cup.
short by Anmol Sharma / 01:44 am on 19 Jun
S Korea coach made players swap shirts to confuse opponents
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
South Korean football team coach Shin Tae-yong has revealed that he made his players swap shirts after he "heard that there was a Swedish spy" present during their training sessions. Tae-yong said that the tactic of swapping shirts during the side's final warm-up matches was taking advantage of the fact that Westerners find it "difficult to distinguish between Asians".
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:46 am on 18 Jun
Watch goal whose celebrations triggered earthquake in Mexico
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Mexican forward Hirving Lozano's first-half goal against Germany in the FIFA World Cup caused an artificial earthquake in Mexico City. The counter-attack goal began after a tackle on Sami Khedira propelled the ball forward towards Javier Hernández, who played a one-two pass with Carlos Vela. Hernández then passed the ball to Lozano, who cut Mesut Ozil and scored past Neuer.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:45 am on 18 Jun
Peru fan gains 25kg in 3 months to guarantee World Cup seat
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A Peruvian fan put on 25-kg weight in three months to secure the Special Access Tickets for "obese" to watch the team's FIFA World Cup matches. Miguel decided to buy the special tickets after the normal tickets were sold out. FIFA approved Miguel's application after he increased his Body Mass Index to required 35 and presented a medical certificate.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:52 pm on 18 Jun
99.6% of TV viewers in Iceland watched team's 1st WC match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
As many as 99.6% of TV viewers in Iceland watched the country's 2018 FIFA World Cup opener against Argentina. Iceland, the smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup with a population of nearly 3,35,000, held two-time champions Argentina to a 1-1 draw. Notably, 99.8% of TV viewers in Iceland watched the team's Euro 2016 semi-final victory against England.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:14 pm on 18 Jun
Ronaldo's bust in hometown replaced on day of his hat-trick
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo's bust at the Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport in his hometown of Madeira was replaced on the day he scored the World Cup hat-trick against Spain. Following the replacement, internet users have begun an online petition to bring back the old bust as it was "an attraction for [the] island [Madeira]".
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:04 pm on 18 Jun
Kohli's replacement in county team is yet to make ODI debut
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
South African batsman Theunis de Bruyn, who has been named as Indian captain Virat Kohli's replacement by English county side Surrey, is yet to make his ODI debut for South Africa. The 25-year-old, who has played five Tests and two T20Is for South Africa, has been named for the two county championship matches against Somerset and Yorkshire.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:15 pm on 18 Jun
B'desh beat 500:1 odds to win against Australia for 1st time
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Bangladesh defeated Australia against the odds of 500:1 in the favour of Australia, in the second ODI of the NatWest series in England on June 18, 2005. Mohammad Ashraful's maiden ODI ton helped Bangladesh chase 249 in the final over. The defeat was called "The most embarrassing defeat in our sports history" by Sydney's Daily Telegraph.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:57 pm on 18 Jun
No video footage available of India's first ODI century
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
There is no video record of former India captain Kapil Dev's unbeaten 175-run innings against Zimbabwe, the first-ever century by an Indian in ODI cricket, on June 18 in the 1983 World Cup. The BBC was on strike on that day and no professional video camera recorded Kapil's performance, which was the then highest individual score in limited-overs cricket.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:36 pm on 18 Jun
Australia drop to their lowest ODI ranking in 34 years
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
After losing 11 of their last 13 ODIs, Australia have slipped to their lowest ODI ranking in 34 years, dropping to sixth position on the ICC's latest rankings table. Australia had last won an ODI series in January last year and have since lost three bilateral series and exited the Champions League at the group stage.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:05 pm on 18 Jun
Nadal official race starter at 24 hours endurance race
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal was the official race starter at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race. The race, being contested by 180 drivers in crews of three, also features Formula One champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. The Le Mans race is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing.
short by Dishant Sharma / 02:59 pm on 18 Jun
1,100 test wickets between us: Akram poses with Steyn, Thomson
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram posed for a photo alongside Dale Steyn and former Australian pacer Jeff Thomson, while meeting them at Lords'. Wasim's post was captioned, "5 decades of fast bowling and over 1,100 test wickets between us." "You two are legends! Never thought a kid from Phalaborwa would hang out with my heroes!" tweeted Dale Steyn.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:34 pm on 18 Jun
Bowl of pasta on his head, tweets user on Neymar's hairstyle
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Reacting to Brazilian forward Neymar's new hairstyle, a user tweeted, "It seems like Neymar has a bowl of pasta on his head." Other tweets read, "31 minutes in and Neymar still hasn’t been booked for his haircut. Suspicious refereeing," and "Neymar's spaghetti hair was more obvious in the game than his skills (in the match vs Switzerland)."
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:36 pm on 18 Jun
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