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(Follow the Live Blog from the auction and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the squads as they build up) Day-1 Highlights: 1. Yuvraj takes home a mammoth Rs. 14 crore, more than any player so far in IPL 7, maximum was Rs. 12.5 crore bagged by the first retained players of the franchises. He is bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. 2. Dinesh Karthik is bought by Delhi Daredevils for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore. His base price was Rs 2 crore. 3. Delhi Daredevils used Right to Match card for Kevin Pietersen, who was sold for Rs 9 crore. 4. Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 6.5 crore. 5. Comparatively, Virender Sehwag generated moderate interest and was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 3.2 crore. 6. Zaheer Khan is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.6 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad used the Right to Match Card for Amit Mishra and he was was bought for Rs 4.75 crore. 7. Huge paycuts for Pathan brothers - Yusuf sold for 3.25 crore, Irfan for 2.4 crore. 8. Corey Anderson sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 4.5 crore, Glen Maxwell sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 6 crore, Mohit Sharma sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2 crore, Jaidev Unadkat sold to Delhi Daredevils for 2.8 crore.

Looking beyond the fairytale: Leicester, the only men amongst the Premier League boys

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Looking beyond the fairytale: Leicester, the only men amongst the Premier League boys

It has happened. The moment has finally arrived. Leicester, yes Leicester, are the new Champions of England. We all knew this was coming, yet we still had to pinch ourselves after referee Mark Clatten...


Another day another defeat: RCB left staring at few positives after loss to KKR

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Another day another defeat: RCB left staring at few positives after loss to KKR

When a couple of brutal, marauding strongmen armed with sturdy clubs go on the rampage, the last place to be is in their path. This probably echoed the sentiment of Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowle...

Champions League: Bayern Munich counting on home advantage to counter Atletico Madrid

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Champions League: Bayern Munich counting on home advantage to counter Atletico Madrid

Berlin: Bayern Munich is looking to its strength at home to overturn a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid and reach the Champions League final for the second time in three years.Since losing the 2014 semifin...

From relegation battle to Premier League champions: A timeline of Leicester City's unbelievable season

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From relegation battle to Premier League champions: A timeline of Leicester City's unbelievable season

Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the Premier League for the first time, a year after they were on the verge of relegation from the...

They'll stutter, wait they'll slip surely, oh! They didn't: How consistent Leicester won the title

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They'll stutter, wait they'll slip surely, oh! They didn't: How consistent Leicester won the title

After Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions for the first time on Monday, AFP Sport recalls how the most astonishing title triumph in the history of English football unfolded:AugustWith...

India to tour Zimbabwe for limited over matches in June

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India to tour Zimbabwe for limited over matches in June

Zimbabwe will host India for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches in June, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club with the ...

ICC has one rule for West Indies, another for India: Viv Richards lashes out

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ICC has one rule for West Indies, another for India: Viv Richards lashes out

Kingston: The legendary Viv Richards has lashed out at ICC for its official reprimand of the World T20 champions West Indies, stating that it has one rule for the Darren Sammy-led outfit and another f...