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Shahrukh AhmedFebruary 21, 2017


Vivo IPL 2017, New Delhi, February 20, 2017: In its 10th edition, the Indian Premier League unveiled the new logo for 2017. The logo beautifully captures 10 golden years of the tournament with the striking pose of the iconic batsman playing a shot alongside the logos of Vivo and IPL.

The star-studded 10th season of VIVO IPL 2017 will give fans a first-hand experience of the VIVO IPL trophy with its multi-city Trophy Tour. Fans can experience a stadium-like environment at VIVO IPL fan parks across 36 cities. Rightly termed as the Mecca of talent for the game of cricket in the country, VIVO IPL 2017 is all set to grip the nation in its frenzy with revamped teams, blowing wickets, ultimate catches and sky high sixes.

Chinese Smartphone maker VIVO replaced Pepsi after their dispute with BCCI over spot-fixing. We had four interested parties for IPL title sponsorship, and other three (apart from Vivo) are still interested in coming on board in other ways,” Thakur dropped broad hints about the manner of a possible association during 2015 VIVO IPL logo launch.

Rahul RathoreJanuary 4, 2017


Team India’s T20 and ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has resigned as captain of the Indian team. The BCCI has announced this news on their official Twitter handle.

Dhoni had hinted about it to the selectors and BCCI. Dhoni will be available for the T20 and ODI series against England starting on January 15.He began his international debut in December 2004. In 2007, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the first time was given the opportunity to lead team India in the first Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa. In 2007, after Rahul Dravid, he was entrusted and was chosen as the captain of team India.

Dhoni, who led India in 199 ODIs and 72 T20s have touched heights of victories. Under his captaincy, the team became world champion in 2011 after 28 years. He is the most successful captain in the history of Indian cricket. Similarly, in 2014 Australia tour, Dhoni suddenly retired from Test cricket. Dhoni has left captaincy when BCCI is going through its most difficult period. While the test captain, Virat Kohli is in fantastic winning form and is being sought to become the captain of all the three forms.

Read this: Dhoni Out, Ajinkya Rahane In as New Captain of India

Rahul RathoreJanuary 2, 2017


The Supreme Court decided to take strict action and has ordered the removal of secretary Ajay Shirke and board president Anurag Thakur from office. This is the biggest blow to the BJP in the new year. The Court has issued contempt notices to Anurag. Shirke declined to comment, saying that I still have not received a copy of the court.

While welcoming the decision, Justice Lodha said that its the victory of the game.The decision will be a lesson to other sports organisations. He sent three recommendations to the board, but they were not considered.

Supreme Court gave its verdict today to an important case running from past one and half years. In the previous hearing, the court had reserved its order and had made his attitude clear. Chief Justice TS Thakur said at the last hearing that BCCI chief Anurag Thakur could be run on the contempt of court case. Anurag Thakur can go to jail for it.

Court on Anurag Thakur

At the last hearing, the apex court warned them. Why not the board chairman should be punished for perjury? Possiblities of contempt of court charges may be filed against him. If he doesn’t not apologise without any conditions, they may have to go to jail. Anurag allegedly lied to the court and tried to disrupt the reform process. This occurred because BCCI was not implementing the recommendations of Lodha committee.

The story behind the case

Delhi Police in 2013 during the match IPL arrested three players of Rajasthan Royal for alleged involvement in spot-fixing. Gurunath Meiyappan CEO of Chennai Super Kings in the case was also arrested. Gurunath Meiyappan is the son in law of the then BCCI president Srinivasan. The investigation of the case was headed by the Supreme Court Justice Mukul Mudgal under Mudgal committee. Justice Mudgal in 2014 recommended improving the BCCI in its report.

CSK-RR ban

Acting on the report of Justice Mudgal, In January 2015, Supreme Court formed a three members committee headed by Justice RM Lodha for the proper functioning of the BCCI and do the Constitutional changes. In July 2015. Lodha panel in its judgment banned the Rajasthan Royal and Chennai Super Kings IPL for two years as well as told the CSK CEO Gurunath Meiyappan and Royal Rajasthan owner Raj Kundra to stay away from cricketing activities.

GoodTime NationDecember 5, 2016


James Ellsworth performed a stunning double cross to shatter Dean Ambrose’s hopes of regaining the WWE World Title at TLC.

Ambrose had helped Ellsworth secure three unlikely wins over WWE World Champion AJ Styles in recent weeks and also attacked The Phenomenal One after he launched a vicious assault on the underdog on Tuesday’s Smackdown.

Ellsworth, therefore, seemed set to assist Ambrose when he came to the ring during Sunday night’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match, especially once Styles tried to clatter him with a Styles Clash.

However, Ellsworth staggered fans in Dallas by shoving Ambrose off a ladder – and through three tables at ringside – as The Lunatic Fringe looked poised to unhook the belt hanging above.

Ellsworth shoved Ambrose off a ladder at TLC
Ellsworth shoved Ambrose off a ladder at TLC – Image Courtesy SkySport

Ellsworth’s interjection allowed Styles – competing in his first TLC Match in WWE – to scale a ladder and grab the belt he won from Ambrose at the Backlash pay-per-view in September.

Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan later revealed that Ellsworth will face Styles for the WWE World Championship on Smackdown on Tuesday night, a bout he earned by besting Styles in Ladder Match in November.

Styles and Ambrose put on a stunning bout before the late drama – Ambrose elbow dropping Styles through one announce desk when he jumped off a ladder set up on another a particular highlight.

Ambrose also sent Styles careering through a pile of chairs with a spinning suplex, while Styles thundered the former Shield man through a table courtesy of a picture-perfect 450 Splash.

Two new champions were crowned inside the American Airlines Center – Alexa Bliss downing Becky Lynch in a Tables Match to claim the Smackdown Women’s Title and Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt knocking off Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Rhyno.

Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt became Smackdown Tag Team Champions
Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt became Smackdown Tag Team Champions – Image Courtesy – SkySports

Bliss, whose victory landed her a first title in WWE, powerbombed Lynch through the timber from the ring apron to end the Irishwoman’s 84-day reign with the championship.

Orton, meanwhile, cracked Rhyno with an RKO after The Man Beast had become distracted by Wyatt to earn a second reign as a Tag Team Champion, having previously held the twin straps with Edge in late 2006 and 2007.

Wyatt, though, is now holding his maiden belt in WWE – three years after he debuted on the main roster.

Elsewhere, The Miz retained the Intercontinental Championship following a high-octane Ladder Match with long-time nemesis Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph Ziggler is thrown into a ladder by The Miz
Dolph Ziggler is thrown into a ladder by The Miz

The Awesome One – who at one point in the contest was left hanging from the title – frequently targeted Ziggler’s leg, with the tactic finally paying dividends as Ziggler slipped from the ladder.

Baron Corbin beat Kalisto in an excellent Chairs Match, the big man withstanding a barrage from the masked marvel, including a senton through a throng of seats, to win with an End of Days onto a pile of chairs.

Plus, Nikki Bella defeated Carmella in a No Disqualification Match thanks to a venomous roundhouse kick off the barricade, a kendo stick and a burst with a fire extinguisher.

Bella was given food for thought post-match, though, when Carmella insisted Natalya had attacked her at last month’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, a claim the Canadian flatly denies.

WWE TLC booking details

WWE TLC will repeated on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 491) BUT NOT Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 492) between 10am on Monday, December 5 and 10pm on Tuesday, December 6.

GoodTime NationNovember 30, 2016


Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh married to model Hazel Keech in Chandigarh. Anand Karaj ceremony took place on Wednesday in Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara in Chandigarh. They married according to the Sikh rituals in Chandigarh; the couple will marry in Goa with Hindu rituals.

To happy times ahead ! ?☝?️???? @hazelkeechofficial

A photo posted by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on

Yuvraj’s closest family members and friends were present on occasion. In the morning Haldi ceremony of Yuvraj was celebrated. Yuvraj’s close friends Angad Bedi was seen in the tradition. On Tuesday, Mehandi and sangeet ceremony celebrated in Hotel Lalit. After winning the match against the England cricket team, Indian cricket team was also present in the event. Virat Kohli was seen dancing fiercely.

Starting a new innings today ! Thank you for your love please bless the couple @hazelkeechofficial ❤️?

A photo posted by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on

Anand Karaj Ceremony in Fatehgarh Sahib

  • Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding happened in Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara about 40 km from Chandigarh.
  • Hazel, she appeared in a maroon lehenga, Yuvraj also wore the same colour sherwani.
  • Yuvraj also shared his selfies before marriage. Actor friend Angad Bedi was with him during this entire time.
  • The dress of Hazel was from her mother in law. On this occasion, she also wore the Queen’s Necklace, which was built by Shabnam Singh, Yuvraj’s mother for this occasion.
  • Hazel have prepared a peach and golden coloured chiffon sari for the reception in Delhi.

Special Dance by Team India in Sangeet ceremony

  • Indian cricket team had made a special dance for Yuvraj to marry and was performed in the ceremony. Captain Kohli was at the forefront here. However, England Team were not present in the event.
  • Singer Ranjit Bawa rocked the ceremony with Punjabi songs. This is when Virat Kohli stepped in and danced for a while, and even Yuvraj started singing the songs.
  • Ranjit Bawa won the hearts of all the guests with his songs. Yuvraj and Virat Kohli took selfies with Bawa and also shared on it Facebook.

70 dishes served to guests

  • Multi cuisine food was included in the ceremony. These included continental and Indian cuisine, as well as Chinese food,
  • In Indian cuisine Peas Vegetable, Paneer khurchan, Special green vegetable, chatori chat, zafrani murgh tikka, Sarson Ka Saag and Oriental cuisines.
  • In Chinese Live Som Top salad, variety of pasta, schezwan Chili Chicken and Including 70 dishes were served

GoodTime NationNovember 29, 2016


Plane taking the Brazilian soccer players has crashed. According to the AFP news agency that the accident occurred in Colombia. According to the present information total of 81 people were on the plane. The plane was travelling from Bolivia to Colombia with the players. Six has been rescued so far. Of the 81 people on the aircraft 72 were passengers and nine crew members. The team had to play the match on Wednesday.

According to preliminary information, the incident was caused by the plane’s fuel exhaustion. According to news agency AP, Colombian officials have confirmed about this. Official said, After the plane crash, we are engaged in the rescue and relief operation. The plane disappeared from radar before reaching the Medellin airport in Colombia.

According to media reports, the plane carrying the Brazilian players club was going to the finals of the South American football championship. According to information, Brazilian Chapecoense football team was on the aircraft. According to the AP report mayor of Medellin said it a significant loss. However, in his statement, he stated that he hope people are also survived. Evacuation of the people from the plane and rescue operations are continuing.

GoodTime NationNovember 21, 2016


WWE Survivor Series, the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. 12 years later, fans got to see a match between Goldberg and Brock lesnar. Wrestling fans around the world thought Brock lesnar would be dominating the match and Goldberg will be mild because he was 12 years away from the ring of WWE.

But Goldberg did something rare which people hardly expected. Goldberg defeated Brock lesnar in the third round itself and made historic match victory.  It would not be wrong to say it as One of the biggest turns in WWE history. The last match between the two stars was om Wrestlemania 20. Even then, Goldberg was the winner.

Also, many more matches were seen in pay-per-view. Results and video highlights of all matches can be found here.

Manasi SinghNovember 1, 2016


New Delhi: In the field game records are meant to be created and broken. Recently during a match played in the ODI series between New Zealand and India, the Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stumped a wicket, which surprised everyone in the playground. He dismissed a batsman without seeing the stumps, 

A few days later in the Ranji Trophy match between Andhra Pradesh and Punjab batsmen got out in the same way. 

As soon as the wicketkeeper got the ball in hands, without seeing the stumps, the wicketkeeper threw a ball, and the batsman got dismissed in the similar fashion. The moment gave a reminder of Dhoni’s astonishing stumping. Can say that we got a Dhoni’s clone.

GoodTime NationMarch 5, 2016


The much awaited event of the year for harness racing enthusiasts, the Dan Patch Awards, is ready to come alive on this Sunday with the participation of many distinguished guests. This is called “Harness Racing’s Night of the Stars” as the organizers have planned to celebrate all the significant performers who have displayed outstanding performance during the year 2015. Standardbred horses in the United States, promising horsemen and horsewomen are the icons celebrated at this night.

Just like it happened over the past several years, all these prestigious awards are voted upon by an expertise panel that consists of The United States Harness Writers Association. This year, organizers expect about 400 enthusiastic participants in Ft. Lauderdale to witness this splendid occasion – unsurprisingly it is already sold-out!

This year, organizers have taken a step forward to add more glamour to the Dan Patch Awards by inviting Heather Vitale to co-host it. This is a real smart step forward for the sake of the popularity of this tremendous event, considering the popularity of Heather in the industry of harness racing. The glamour Heather would add to this remarkable event is quite predictable considering her endowments. Heather always makes sure to grab the attention of the audience with her sparkling and sharp approach blended with first-rate humor. Because of these very reasons, she has built a unique brand in the industry as “Harness Racing’s Firework”.

As an iconic television journalist, Heather has dominated the Standardbred horse racing industry for many years. Adding more value to her career, she hosts POST TIME – a half-hour program, which airs via CBS affiliate WBOC-TV in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. She has proven her enthusiasm, character and professionalism towards harness racing throughout this program since 1998. In addition to that, she is responsible for the success of the PA HARNESS WEEK, a weekly Comcast Philadelpha program, co-hosting with Steve Ross.

Serving her professionalism to the national level harness racing, she has been an active member of the ESPN2 broadcasting team during American Championship Harness Racing Series, 1997.

Heather will also be present at Isle Capri Pompano Park on Saturday to light up the occasion. Capri Pompano Park racetrack possesses a proud history older than 50 years, and Heather is the one and only woman so far to announce a race in this renowned track.

So, it is all about excitement, professionalism, celebration and prestige at the Dan Patch Awards 2016: Harness Racing’s Night of Starts with the esteemed participation of hundreds of racing enthusiasts, hosted by Heather Vitale.

Sridevi RanganathanJanuary 27, 2016

sania and martina hingis into finals
Sania mirza (left) and Martina hingis (right) – Photo Courtesy India.com

It has been a boost for Sania Mirza and her career in tennis that she has been chosen to be honored with the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award. It is no wonder that she continued to top in the Australian Open on Wednesday, the day after listening about the honoring. The combination of Sania and Martina Hingis did win over the team consisting of Karolina Pliskova and Julia Georges at Rod Laver which was the checkpoint for entering their third consequential finals round of Grand Slam doubles.

It was a great view for the audience as the pair gave a competition and took no more than an hour to take over the German-Czech duo with a score of 6-1 as well as 6-0. The “Santina” couple took an easy win against their rivals for two times in about 27 minutes. They also routed the 13th seeds during the second set and possessed a bagel.

Their finals will be against the seventh seeds Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova which took a win against the unseeded Chinese pair Saisai Zheng and Yi-Fan Xu with scores 3-6, 6-3 and 6-1.

Hingis and Mirza were awarded the Wimbledon, the US Open titles as well as the season during the ending of WTA finals and have been the prevailing toppers of the circuit during 2015. Ever since then, the trend has been flowing to reach today’s semi-final. They also bagged for themselves several titles at Sydney and Brisbane International events that were held before Australian Open Campaign.

Sania was also renowned as an awardee of the Padma Bhushan award and the same was announced during the 67th Republic day observation of India, on the 26th of January.

Sania will be teaming up with Ivan Dogic against the tennis legendary Leander Paes and also Hingis during the mixed-doubles sessions in the quarter final levels. It is to be noted that the Paes-Hingis couple are unseeded while Sania-Dogic are seeds of a higher order.

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