Aug 27

Anderson, Broad out for rest of English season

London: England’s new-ball Test duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad will both miss the final few weeks of the domestic season through injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today. However, they are expected to be fit for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, requires what an ECB

South Africa off to good start

Centurion: Stephen Cook and Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a good start after the hosts were sent in to bat in the series-deciding second Test against New Zealand today. South Africa were 100 for no wicket at lunch at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. De Kock, the South African wicketkeeper, was moved up to open the

 Saketh Myneni makes it to US Open singles main draw

New York: India’s Saketh Myneni literallyblew away Serbian Pedja Kristin 6-3 6-0 in only 56 minutes to earn his maiden entrance into the men’s singles event of the upcoming US Open. To make it to the main draw, Saketh needed to win three rounds in the qualifiers and he made it with minimum fuss without

FC Pune City takes over Pune FC’s academy

Pune:  With a vision to develop talent andprofessionalise the sport, Indian Super League team FC Pune City announced today the takeover of Pune FC’s academy and unveiled its comprehensive development plans. Grassroots and Youth development has always been one of the core tenets of the club and the club took a long leap in fulfilling

Kedar, Shreyas power India A to easy six-wicket win

Mackay (Australia): Middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav powered his way to an unbeaten 83-ball 93 as India A recovered from early blows to cruise past Australia’s National Performance Squad by six wickets in the quadraungular 50-over tournament, here today. India A are firm favourites to make it to the final with 16 points from five games.

Sindhu offers prayers at Mahankali temple in Hyderabad

Hyderabad:  Rio Olympics silver medalist P. V. Sindhu on Saturday offered thanksgiving prayers at Mahankali temple in the old city of Hyderabad. Clad in ‘half saree’ and carrying ‘bonam’ (offering) on her head, the star shuttler visited Mahankali temple at Lal Darwaza in the old city and offered prayers. Sindhu told reporters that she worships

Paes-Begemann make it to final of Winston Salem Open

Winston-Salem (USA): Veteran Leander Paesbrushed off the disappointment of Rio Olympics as he and his German partner Andre Begemann made it to the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open beating Swede Robert Lindstedt and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi in a close encounter. The Indo-German pair won 1-6 7-6 10-4 courtesy super tie-break. The duo will

South Africa, New Zealand aim for series win

Durban:South Africa and New Zealand go into a one-match shootout for series honors when they meet in the second and final Test starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Proteas can nudge up one place to sixth in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings if they win, while the Black Caps will remain fifth

Athlete Lalita Babar, chess player Gagare to get SJAM awards

Mumbai:  Maharashtra’s sixth Chess GM ShardulGagare, and steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar, who finished a creditable 10th in the Rio Olympics, have been chosen for the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s (SJAM) Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2016. Ahmedanagar-based Gagare will receive the Sportsman of the year award and the Satara-based Lalita, the Sportswoman of the year

India Red crush India Green by 219 runs

Greater Noida: India ‘Red’ predictably completed the formalities polishing off the India ‘Green’ tail within half-an hour to win the inaugural Day/Night Duleep Trophy encounter by a comprehensive 219-run margin on Friday. Starting the day at 217 for 7, the Green brigade were all out for 277 in 56.2 overs with skipper Suresh Raina hitting

How can India improve dismal Rio performance at Tokyo 2020?

New Delhi: With India, a country of over 1.2 billion people, managing to win only two medals — one silver and a bronze — in the just concluded Rio de Janeiro Olympics, critics and experts say revamping sports bodies and removing corruption are the key to moving forward. In an effort to ensure that India

Betis sign Serbian Brasanac for five seasons

Sevilla (Spain): Spanish football club Real Betis has announced the signing of Serbian midfielder Darko Brasanac, who comes from Partizan Belgrade, for five seasons. The 24-year-old joined Betis after the club failed to sign Napoli midfielder David Lopez because the Italian side did not send the necessary documents to finish the process, reports Efe. Brasanac,

Looking forward to work with Dhoni, says Kumble on T20Is

Lauderhill (Florida):Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble has said he is looking forward to working with limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni when the side takes on the West Indies in the first game of the two-match Twenty20 International series starting here on Saturday. The team is coming into the shortest format of the game

Paes-Begemann in semis of Winston-Salem open

Winston-Salem (US):  Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann stormed into the semi finals, defeating top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Nenad Zimonjic in straight sets of the ATP Winston-Salem Open here on Friday. The Indo-German duo outplayed the Polish-Serbian combine 6-4, 6-4 in their quarterfinal match. Paes and Begemann will now

Myneni a step closer to US open main draw

New York:  India’s Saketh Myneni is one winaway from making the singles main draw of the US Open as he advanced to the final Qualifying round with a 7-6 (6) 6-4 win over local lad Mitchell Krueger, here. Saketh, ranked 143rd in the ATP chart, now has a chance to play in the singles main

Indian, Windies stars look to rock US as ICC eyes new market

Fort Lauderdale (US):  Cricket will seek to reach out to the untapped American market when the sport’s most followed practitioners, India, lock horns with the West Indies in their maiden international game in the US here tomorrow. The two Twenty20 Internationals over the weekend will be the first instance of India being involved in a

Polish athlete puts Olympic medal up for sale

WARSAW, Poland :  Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who took silver at the Rio Olympics, said that he auctioned off his medal this week to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy struck with cancer. The 33-year-old world champion wrote on his Facebook page that he was moved to auction his prize after receiving a letter

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeks urgent hearing on his plea challenging 2-year ban on Chennai Super Kings.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeks urgent hearing on his plea challenging 2-year ban on Chennai Super Kings. SC to list matter next

Another Rio Olympian tests positive for H1N1, hospitalised

Bengaluru:  Olympian O P Jaisha, who returnedfrom Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, has been hospitalised after she tested positive for H1N1, two days after another athlete Sudha Singh was found to be suffering from the same disease. “Jaisha, who arrived in Bengaluru with fever and body ache, has been hospitalised at

Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Player in Europe

Real Madrid superstar – Cristiano Ronaldo won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award after winning both last season’s Champions League and Euro 2016 with Portugal. Ronaldo, 31, received the accolade for the second time in his career after finishing ahead of Real team-mate Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann. “I’m obviously delighted to