Aug 07

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

Perera bags six as Sri Lanka clinch series

Galle: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera bagged six wickets to fashion Sri Lanka’s historic series win over Australia today as the world number one side suffered a humiliating 229-run loss inside three days in the second Test in Galle. Australia, chasing a challenging 413 for victory, were bundled out for 183 after lunch as Sri Lanka, who

Russel’s fastest Ton in CPL takes Tallawahs to Final

Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts:  Andre Russel scores fastest 100 of CPL in just 42 balls with 3-4s and 11-6s. He came to bat in the 10th over of the first innings. It was a playoff match being played vs Trinbago Knight Riders. Jamaica managed to score 195/7 in given 20 overs. A stunning start

Sammy sacked ‘in 30-second phone call’

Darren Sammy has said in a video message on Facebook that he will no longer captain the West Indies Twenty20 International (T20I) team. The two-time ICC World Twenty20 winning captain, in his video post on Friday (August 5), mentioned that he received a call from the West Indies chairman of selectors indicating that the captaincy

West Indies recall Hope, axe Chandrika for third Test

Kingston (Jamaica): The West Indies have axed opener Rajendra Chandrika for the third cricket Test against India starting next Tuesday in St Lucia, and have recalled Shai Hope to the 14-member squad. The right-handed Chandrika has scored 53 runs from his four innings in the current series, to extend his misery at the highest level,

Indian tennis stars hoping to rise at Rio

Rio de Janeiro: With three established though squabbling players of the professional tennis circuit in its ranks, India hopes to bag at least a medal in this discipline at the Rio Olympics. India’s biggest so far contingent to Olympics this year is raising expectations of the largest medals haul at the summer Games – and

Portugal down Argentina in Olympic soccer

Rio de Janerio:  Two second-half goals helped Portugal outplay Argentina 2-0 in the Olympic football tournament opener here. In the match at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday afternoon, however, it was Argentina who dominated in the first half. But it were Rui Jorge’s squad who really took off in the second half, reports Efe. Paciencia

Indian men and women gears up for Olympic hockey

Rio de Janerio: Buoyed by some strongperformances in the run-up to the Rio Olympics, Indian men’s team will look to break their 36-year-long medal jinx when the hockey competition begins here tomorrow. Eight-time champions, India won their last Olympic gold at the 1980 Moscow Games. What followed were years of missed opportunities and then came

Herath hat-trick puts Lanka on top in Galle

Galle:  Australia were dismissed for a record low against Sri Lanka in the second Test today after a Rangana Herath hat-trick, before striking back with three wickets in a tumultuous morning session. After the visitors were all out for 106 in their first innings, Sri Lanka were 31 for three at lunch on the second

Concacaf sues ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner

Miami: Former vice president of football’s world governing body FIFA Jack Warner is being sued for more than $50 million by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association (Concacaf). The new suit centres around a lavish football facility built in Trinidad with millions of dollars in funding from FIFA, reports CMC. The suit