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Pharrell Williams launches Adidas Tennis collection

London, Aug. 22 -- Musician Pharrell Williams has expanded his ever-expanding collaboration with Adidas.

According to the Independent, the 10-time Grammy-winning artist is now overseeing the launch of a collection inspired by the golden era of tennis.

By launching the collection, Pharrell and Adidas is aiming to re-mix their most iconic looks into a tennis collection that also incorporated Adidas' latest breakthroughs in technology, such as Adi... Read More


Amritsar to have museum dedicated to dying folk arts, food street

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that a museum will be set up in Amritsar to make people aware about the the dying arts of the state.

Besides this, an art gallery connected with Punjabi culture, dressing and Punjabi way of life and a food street with choicest delicacies of the state would be an added attraction," he said. During a meeting with the eminent personalities and inte... Read More


Graeme Smith to start his coaching stint with Benoni Zalmi

Johannesburg, Aug. 22 -- Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith will begin his first stint as professional coach with T20 Global League franchise Benoni Zalmi.

Zalmi team owner Javed Afridi announced on Monday that Smith has been appointed as head coach of the franchise.

Smith last played a competitive game in May 2014, a T20 for Somerset two months after his final Test against Australia.

Highveld Lions' Geoffrey Toyana, who was recently amo... Read More


Rooney becomes second to score 200 Premier League goals

Manchester, Aug. 22 -- Everton striker Wayne Rooney has become just the second player to net 200 goals in the Premier League with his strike against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.

The former Manchester United captain gave Everton the lead in the 35th minute against Pep Guardiola's side on Monday to Alan Shearer as a double centurion, reports goal.com.

However, the match ended 1-1 with Raheem Sterling scoring the equalizer in t... Read More


Punjab mulls Plan B to raise Rs 10,000 crore

Chandigarh, Aug. 22 -- The Congress government in Punjab has completed six months, but the promise to write off farm loans remains on paper despite much talk. Farmer unions have, meanwhile, upped the ante and last week laid siege to local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's house in Amritsar.

Amid this simmering unrest, the government led by Capt Amarinder Singh is hoping that the central government bails it out. The chief minister has already ... Read More


Ranatunga urges to probe visitor to dressing room during first ODI

Sri Lanka, Aug. 22 -- For the first time in Sri Lanka's cricketing history the local fans resorted to show their frustration against the national cricket team at the Dambulla Cricket Stadium, after Sri Lankans were routed by India in the first ODI.

We used to hear similar stories from India a number of occasions in the past.

The Lankan fans booed at the cricketers and even did not allow the team bus to leave the stadium.

Meanwhile, joining the... Read More


Sri Lanka coach Pothas distances himself from Chandimal non-selection

Sri Lanka, Aug. 22 -- Sri Lanka's interim coach Nic Pothas distanced himself from the controversial non-selection of middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal for the ongoing five-match ODI series against India after his team suffered a humiliating nine-wicket defeat with more than 21 overs to spare on Sunday.

Chandimal, Sri Lanka's best ODI batsman in the last two years and the Test captain, was overlooked for the home series against Zimbabwe as we... Read More


Graeme Smith named as head coach of Benoni Zalmi in T20 Global League

India, Aug. 22 -- Former South Africa cricket team captain Graeme Smith is set to start his coaching career. Smith will make his coaching debut in the South Africa T20 Global League tournament, taking charge as head coach of Benoni Zalmi.

Benoni Zalmi owner Javed Afridi of Pakistan (who also owns Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi)?made the announcement, unveiling Smith on Monday. Geoff Toyana, one of South Africa's best coaches, wo... Read More


West Indies recall Gayle and Samuels

Sri Lanka, Aug. 22 -- Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been included in West Indies ODI squad named to be played against England, starting from next month.

They have been included after a prolonged absence due to an impasse with the board.

Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015, and Samuels in October 2016.

"With regards to the selection of the ODI squad, the panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who will both add value to our... Read More


Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the Logo of Odisha Tennis Premier League-2017

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Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the Logo of Odisha Tennis Premier League-2017 in New Delhi on August 18.

The League is being organised by Neelachal Tennis Academy and is scheduled to be held in Odisha during November, 2017. Eight teams from Odisha namely, Angul Acers, Bhadrak Victors, C... Read More