After missing out on retention from their respective franchises, India veterans Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh - along with Australia's Ashes super star Mitchell Johnson - have attracted the top base price of Rs. 20 million for the IPL players' auction to be held in Bangalore on Feburay 12 and 13. In the list of 233 capped players - which includes 46 Indians - from ten countries finalised by the IPL, only 31 are in the top price bracket. The other prominent Indian names part of the 31 top-grossers are Dinesh Karthik, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Amit Mishra, Prveeen Kumar and Murali Vijay. Yusuf's brother Irfan is out of the that bracket and is valued at Rs. 15 million. The notable expatriates absent from the full list are Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal, Australia skipper Michael Clarke and team-mate Mitchell Marsh, England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, and West Indies pacer Kemar Roach. The hottest property among the debutants in the IPL auction is New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson, especially after he hit the fastest ODI hundred against the West Indies and then hammered the Indian team in the ODI series, apart from taking a five-wicket haul. He has a base price of Rs 10 million. The list of capped players circulated to the franchises erroneously included the name of Baroda wicketkeeper-batsman Pinal Shah. The lists mentioned Shah as having played four ODIs, but he has never been part of any Indian squad. Pakistan players continue to remain out of the list, though Azhar Mahmood - who now is an England citizen - and Fawad Ahmad - who was recently granted Australian citizenship - are part of the pool. The 43-year-old Brad Hogg is the oldest capped player and is valued at Rs. 15 million. The only player from among the Associate ICC members is Ryan ten Doeschate of the Netherlands. He has a base price of Rs. 10 million. The new IPL regulations stipulate players will be paid in Indian rupees. For the foreigners, it can be converted into the currency of their choice. The conversion will be calculated per the exchange rate prevailing either at the actual date of payment or contract due date, whichever benefits the player more. Players with maximum base price: Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ashish Nehra, Pragyan Ojha, Yusuf Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Murali Vijay, George Bailey, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Alex Hales, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Marlon Samuels
Krrish Delhi Smashers icon player Jwala Gutta appeared visibly livid after she was peppered with some lewd comments from the fans during her tie against Banga Beats in the Indian Badminton league at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here late Sunday night.
England had to settled for a 3-0 victory in the Ashes series against Australia after the fifth and final Test ended in a thrilling draw at The Oval here.
Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was offered cash to lose the 2010 world championship final.
The Hyderabad Hotshots defeated the Mumbai Masters 3-2 in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) tie to top the points table at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
Manchester United have reportedly enquired about the availability of Chelsea's Juan Mata.
Awadhe Warriors won their first tie of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) in style by drubbing Krrish Delhi Smashers 4-1 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
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Kevin Stadler teed off just after breakfast and finished right before dinner. It took him nearly 11 hours to complete a 7-under 64 at Liberty National, his lowest score on the PGA Tour since the first week of February.