Aug 10

Leicester City sign new contract with coach Ranieri

London:  English Premier League champions Leicester City has signed a new four-year contract with 65-year-old Italian coach Claudio Ranieri, the football club announced on its website on Wednesday. Since July, 2015, Ranieri guided Leicester City to one of the most stunning triumph in the English Premier League’s history. “From the moment I talked to the

Anderson can’t hide his debt to India’s Zaheer

London:  James Anderson may now be ranked as the world’s top bowler but the England great was happy to acknowledge how watching India’s Zaheer Khan had helped him reach the summit ahead of the fourth Test against Pakistan at The Oval. Conventional or reverse swing where a ball deviates late in flight is one of

Umar Gul makes a comeback to Pakistan ODI Squad

Umar Gul,  Pakistan fast bowler, has been included in the One-Day International squad on Tuesday (August 9) to face Ireland and England from August 18. The selectors decided to recall Gul and leave out left-arm seamer Mohammad Irfan. Legspinner Yasir Shah has also made a return to limited-overs cricket for the first time since November

At least I was able to make it to Rio: Serena Williams

Rio de Janeiro:  World number one women tennis player Serena Williams was disappointed by her defeat against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-3) and regretted the missed opportunity at the 2016 Olympics. “It was a great opportunity. It didn’t work out the way I wanted it to be, but at least I was able to make

All eyes on Saina as Indian shuttlers begin Olympic campaign

Rio de Janeiro: Four years after a bronze at London Games made her the toast of the nation, Saina Nehwal will once again carry a billion hopes when she along with the other six shuttlers, including doubles exponent Jwala Gutta, begin their campaign at the Rio Olympics here tomorrow. Saina had started her Olympic journey

Air India inks pact with Spicejet for MRO facility at Mihan

Nagpur:  Air India has finally succeededin roping-in a private airline to use the maintenance repair overhaul (MRO) facility at the SEZ in Mihan here. An MoU was signed by Air India Engineering Services CEO H R Jagannath and Spicejet vice president Arun Kashyap in the presence of top AI officials here yesterday. With the signing

Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-2 to win Supercup

Oslo: Dani Carvajal’s extra-time goal gifted Real Madrid a 3-2 win over Sevilla in the European Supercup final in Trondheim, Norway. Sevilla had been on the verge of victory leading 2-1 deep into added time before Sergio Ramos equalised for Real Madrid in the 93rd minute with the last kick of normal time during the match

Boxer Vikas enters Olympic pre-quarterfinals

Rio de Janeiro: Vikas Krishan Yadav gave India’s boxing campaign a rousing start with a dominant victory at the ongoing Rio Olympics over Charles Conwell of the US in the men’ Middleweight (75kg) category at the Riocentrio Pavilion here. The Indian outpunched the 18-year-old American by a unanimous decision in the Round of 32 bout

Ashwin has been brilliant as India’s No 6, feels Bangar

Islet (St Lucia):  Indian cricket team’sbatting coach Sanjay Bangar praised Ravichandran Ashwin for “brilliantly” fitting in the role of a No 6 batsman in the current Test squad stating that the Tamil Nadu all-rounder has now given more option to management in terms of combination. After a century in the first Test, Ashwin against bailed

Ashwin, Saha defy Windies, guide India to 234/5 in third Test

St. Lucia:  With an unbeaten 108-run sixth wicket partnership, Ravichandran Ashwin and wicket-keeper Wriddhaman Saha brought India back into the game to post 234 for 5 wickets against a domineering West Indies on the first day of the third Test at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Making best out of the

Craig Ervine’s maiden Test ton leads Zimbabwe’s fightback against New Zealand

Craig Ervine’s maiden Test century allowed Zimbabwe to enjoy their best period of a difficult series, as they held New Zealand’s bowlers at bay for much of the third day of the second Test on Monday. Ervine made the most of the early life granted to him to score an unbeaten 115, taking Zimbabwe to

Bolt bids to smash 200m world record in his last Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt aims to claim a new 100-200-4×100 triple win in Rio Olympics and will try to smash the 200-metre world record. Bolt on Monday insisted that he will put the finishing touches to his Olympic career in the Brazilian city, Efe news reported. “This is my last Olympics, for

Argentina-Brazil soccer rivalry moves to the Olympic field

Rio de Janeiro: The sports rivalry between Argentina and Brazil has moved from the soccer field to the Rio Games. Fans from both nations, always willing to taunt each other, have put on a show in the Olympic stands in the first days of competition in Rio. When Argentina faced Nigeria in the basketball tournament,

Stinging criticism: Brazilians taunt US athletes over Zika

Rio de Janeiro: After months of dire predictions from abroad about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, some Brazilian fans are doing some stinging of their own: They’re booing US athletes and taunting them over the fears that kept some competitors at home. From the beach volleyball arena to the soccer stadium, boisterous Brazilian fans are having

World T20 star Brathwaite to lead WI in T20 series vs India

St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda):  CarlosBrathwaite, who was the star of the West Indies World Twenty20 victory, has been appointed the new skipper of the national T20 squad, which will be playing two T20 Internationals against India later this month in Florida. After the conclusion of the ongoing four-Test series, West Indies and India will clash

India up against reigning Olympic hockey champions Germany

Rio de Janerio: On a high after an impressive 3-2 win over Ireland in its campaign opener, India’s men’s hockey team will aim to keep the winning momentum intact against reigning Olympic champions Germany in a keenly anticipated match pool encounter here on Monday. Against heavyweights Germany, India held their nerve at the recent Champions

Day 4: England build lead past 300

Edgbaston, Birmingham: Eventually, the sixth-wicket stand between Jonny Bairstow and Mooen Ali offered a defiant barrier between Pakistan and their outside chance of forcing a favourable result at Edgbaston. By stumps, the partnership had blossomed to 132, stretching England’s overall lead to 311. The duo came together at a rather precarious 282 for 5 with the

Paes-Bopanna ousted as legend’s 2nd medal dream gets dashed

Rio de Janeiro: Leander Paes’s dreams ofwinning a second Olympic medal went up in smoke as he and Rohan Bopanna made an inglorious exit in the opening round of the men’s doubles competition, losing in straight sets to the Polish pair of Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot 4-6 6-7 (6-8) here today. Playing in his

Tennis: Japan’s Nishioka in Atlanta Open semis

Washington : Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka stunned Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 6-4 to reach his maiden ATP Tour semi-final at the Atlanta Open tennis tournament here. Nishioka did not drop a serve as he posted his most dominant victory so far in a week that also saw him oust fourth seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday, reports Xinhua.

Chennaiyin FC sign Davide Succi and Maurizio Peluso

Chennai: Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC is delighted to announce that they have signed Italian forwards Davide Succi and Maurizio Peluso for the next edition of ISL. 34-year-old Succi joins Chennaiyin after the expiry of his contract at Italian Serie B outfit Cesena while 31-year-old Peluso has signed after leaving Italian Serie D club