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BCCI nominates Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award

The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country’s third highest civilian award — the Padma Bhushan — for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India’s most successful captain. “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. It was a unanimous decision by the members.

Meet the new Lara Croft

Warner Bros and MGM have released the  first official poster for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, starring Alicia Vikander as the globetrotting archaeologist Lara Croft. The reboot comes more than 15 years after Angelina Jolie first brought the video game adventurer to the silver screen. The new Tomb Raider finds Croft as an ordinary 21- year-old living in London. Haunted by the apparent death of her archaeologist father (Dominic West), she soon sets out on a high-stakes mission to find him, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Attagirl

India’s Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday exacted sweet revenge of her World Championship heartbreak as she defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a thrilling summit clash to clinch the women’s singles title at the Korea Open Super Series.

The 22-year-old Indian overcame eighth seeded Okuhara 22-20, 11-21,

Oh, Rafa, how easy you make winning look like

Rafa Nadal has long been king of the Paris clay but he was just as dominant on New York hardcourt on Sunday as he collected Grand Slam title number 16 with a clinical demolition of Kevin Anderson in the US Open final. The Spaniard insists nothing comes easy to him on any court but scanning his list of grand slam final triumphs one would be hard-pressed to find anything more comprehensive than this 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Maria sparkles on return

Maria Sharapova proved she will be someone to contend with for the US Open crown after the Russian wild card outlasted second seed Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Monday to get the year’s final grand slam off to an electrifying start.

Still shaking off the rust from a 15-month doping ban and a string of nagging injuries, the 30-year-old Sharapova needed all her skill, determination and two hours and 44 minutes to snatch victory in front of a packed Arthur Ashe stadium.

There is no one who can replace Dhoni till 2019 WC

The jury is still out on whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be a part of 2019 World Cup squad but Virender Sehwag strongly feels that the Indian team is “yet to find suitable replacement” of the former skipper.

“I don’t think anyone can replace Dhoni at this point of time. Rishabh Pant is good but he would also need time to replace him. But that can only happen after 2019. It’s then when we should think about Dhoni’s replacement. Till then let Pant gain experience,” Sehwag told PTI during an exclusive interview.

The greatest comedy ever

Billy Wilder’s 1959 hit Some Like It Hot,  about two musicians who after witnessing a murder dress up in drag to hide from gangsters, has topped the list of the greatest comedies  ever made in a critics’ poll by BBC. The black and white film featured Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the lead roles. More than 250 film critics from over 50 countries participated in the poll conducted by BBC Culture. Each critic ranked their top 10 favourite comedies with films from across the world including Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood (Nigerian film industry) being nominated.

Close-In: A fitting question

The Indian Test cricket team is truly on the right path to prove that they are the best cricket side in the world. They demolished Sri Lanka in a most emphatic manner.  A series win overseas is a remarkable achievement and winning eight Test match series in a row is very creditable.

Their next Test match encounter will be away versus South Africa later in the year. Thereafter, India will need to maintain their form in 2018 as they will be travelling to England and Australia and wins there would make them one of the greatest sides ever to play Test cricket.

I am leaving FC Barcelona

Neymar’s record-breaking ¤222 million  ($263 million) transfer to French side Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer on Wednesday when Barcelona said he had informed them of his intention to leave. His move to PSG has been heavily flagged in European media but has yet to be completed. “The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices,” Barcelona said in a statement.

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