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Dream come true for me: Prayas (00:02)
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) Bengal's 16-year-old legspinner Prayas Ray Barman, who was picked for Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.5 crore at the Indian Premier League auctions Tuesday, said it's like a dream come true for him.

Rookies turn overnight millionaires at 2019 IPL auction (Roundup) (22:40)
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) The 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Tuesday witnessed a new list of millionaires with Varun Chakaravarthy and Jaydev Unadkat topping the charts among the Indian players with a hefty purse of Rs 8.4 crore each, while Englishman Sam Curran emerged as the highest paid overseas player with a price tag of Rs 7.2 crore.

Services dominate junior national boxing (22:14)
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) Services emerged as the top team as their men bagged nine gold medals on the concluding day, while Haryanas women topped the chart with five gold medals at the Junior National Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.

Bengaluru beat Titans, enter PKL play-offs (21:44) IANS Photo Service
Panchkula, Dec 18 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls notched up a thumping 44-28 victory over Telugu Titans in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) clash here on Tuesday.

IPL Auction: Varun extremely skilled, handles pressure very well, says Badani (21:04)
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions saw several surprises as some big names like Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill found no takers, while rookies like Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Dube evoked massive bidding wars between the franchises.

Sindhu stands out in a big week for Indian sport (Column: Just Sport) (21:04)
By Veturi Srivatsa
Indian sports fans had plenty to cheer for over a week as Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, Indian cricket and hockey teams were out-performing to be world beaters.

IPL Auction: Sam Curran becomes most expensive overseas player (Third Lead) (20:18) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) English left-arm quick Sam Curran emerged the costliest overseas buy after being snapped up by the Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 7.2 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Tuesday.

Spain's Laia Sanz gears up for her 9th Dakar Rally (20:16)
Barcelona, Dec 18 (IANS) Spanish motorcyclist Laia Sanz said on Tuesday that she feels like a sportswoman again after preparing for competing in the upcoming Dakar rally for the ninth time.

IPL Auction: Shami is a big buy for Punjab, says Kumble (20:10) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) With the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction underway, former India skipper and head coach Anil Kumble and ex-Australian batsman David Hussey have expressed their views on the purchase made by different franchises so far.

IPL Auction: Uncapped Varun Chakaravarthy, Unadkat go for Rs 8.4 cr each (Second Lead) (18:30) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab splurged a whopping Rs 8.4 crore for little known mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy who became the joint costliest buy along with Rajasthan Royals' left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction so far.

IPL Auction: Gambhir surprised as Yuvraj goes unsold (17:52) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Former India opener Gautam Gambhir was amazed as veteran Yuvraj Singh went unsold in the first round of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Tuesday, but believed the swashbuckling left-hander will surely be picked in the next round.

IPL Auction: Royals splurge Rs 8.4 crore to buy Unadkat back (Lead) (17:50)
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Rajasthan Royals has splurged a whopping Rs 8.40 crore to buy back India discard left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Tuesday.

Minerva take on Mohun Bagan in battle of strugglers (Preview) (17:46) IANS Photo Service
Panchkhula, Dec 18 (IANS) Defending Champions Minerva Punjab will take on former champions Mohun Bagan at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Wednesday.

Manchester United sack coach Mourinho (Lead) (17:12) IANS Photo Service
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been sacked as the manager of English Premier League team Manchester United, the club announced on Tuesday.

IPL Auction: Delhi Capitals buy Axar Patel for five crore (16:56) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) India discard Axar Patel was on Tuesday bought for a whopping Rs five crore by Delhi Capitals while veteran Yuvraj Singh remained unsold from among the first set of players who went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here.

MOCA claim JK Tyre Orange 4x4 Fury (16:22)
Dambuk (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 18 (IANS) The Manabhum Off-Roaders Club of Arunachal (MOCA) displayed strategic acumen and nerves of steel to claim the JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury title here on Tuesday.

Manchester United sack coach Mourinho (16:18) IANS Photo Service
London, Dec 18 (IANS) English club Manchester United on Tuesday announced that head coach Jose Mourinho would be leaving the club with immediate effect.

Derby between Alaves and Athletic ends in draw (15:22) IANS Photo Service
Vitoria (Spain), Dec 18 (IANS) Deportivo Alaves and visiting Athletic Club met in a Basque regional derby that provided plenty of action, but little in the way of quality football.

IPL: MI appoint Zaheer Khan as Director of Cricket Operations (15:06) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday inducted former left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan as Director of Cricket Operations.

Lazio's winless streak continues with 1-0 loss to Atalanta (14:52) IANS Photo Service
Bergamo (Italy), Dec 18 (IANS) Lazio are without a victory in their last five matches after losing 1-0 to Atalanta in a Serie A contest where the video assistant referee (VAR) played a decisive role.

Dhoni to endorse luxury sports watch brand in India (14:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed the India ambassador of Italian luxury sports watchmaker Panerai.

It was pleasing to see our bowlers bowl: Kohli (13:54) IANS Photo Service
Perth, Dec 18 (IANS) Despite being on the receiving end in the second Test against Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli has praised the effort of his bowlers and hopes they carry the momentum to the next games as well.

Probe launched into alleged racist abuse in Chelsea youth set-up (13:46)
London, Dec 18 (IANS) A probe has been launched into allegations that black players in Chelseas youth system during the 1980s and 1990s were subjected to a "racist bullying culture" from staff members.

Juventus coach motivated after Champions League last-16 draw (13:40) IANS Photo Service
Rome, Dec 18 (IANS) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said that his team has been driven by ambition to achieve big things, as he commented on facing Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

Martino named Mexican national football team coach (13:36) IANS Photo Service
Mexico City, Dec 18 (IANS) Mexican Football Federation president Yon de Luisa confirmed over the weekend that Argentine Gerardo "Tata" Martino would be the new coach of Mexico's national team in the World Cup cycle leading to Qatar 2022.

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