Jan 27

IPL auction
IPL auction: Stokes goes to Royals for Rs 12.5 cr, Ashwin to Kings XI

England’s Ben Stokes has once again made the headlines as he has been sold for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore to the Rajasthan Royals in the much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction for the 11th edition of the tournament here on Saturday. Stokes, who was on the marquee list, had a base price of Rs 2 crore.He played the last season

Johannesburg test
Johannesburg Test will resume as scheduled on Saturday

Despite pitch fears, the third and final Test between South Africa and India will resume on Saturday. “The on-field umpires, in consultation with the match referee, and after speaking with both the captains and groundsmen, have decided that the Johannesburg Test will resume on time on Saturday,” said International Cricket Council in a statement.The third

India vs South Africa: Experts criticise Wanderers pitch, term it "dangerous"
India vs South Africa: Experts criticise Wanderers pitch, term it “dangerous”

India vs South Africa: Experts criticise Wanderers pitch, term it “dangerous” Johannesburg, Jan 26 (PTI) The Wanderers pitch on offer for the ongoing third cricket Test between India and South Africa has come in for sharp criticism with former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding terming the surface “dangerous”.”This pitch, I think, is dangerous. I

We're just giving platform to talented Manipuris: Neroca owner
We’re just giving platform to talented Manipuris: Neroca owner

We’re just giving platform to talented Manipuris: Neroca owner: Manipur has been the country’s football factory for the past decade or so and the tiny state’s tremendous passion for the game is what the Neroca FC owner Naoba Thangjam wants to capitalise on after qualifying for the top-tier I-League. Neroca, established in 1965 and based in

India beat Bangladesh by 131 runs, enter U-19 World Cup semis
India beat Bangladesh by 131 runs, enter U-19 World Cup semis

Three-time champions India beat Bangladesh by a comfortable 131-run margin to enter the semi- final of the ICC U-19 World Cup, here today.Batting first, India scored 265 in 49.2 overs with Shubhamn Gill scoring 86 and Abhishek Sharma contributing 50.Skipper Prithvi Shaw (40) and Harvik Desai (34) also chipped in with useful runs.In reply, Bangladesh

Valencia top Alaves on penalties to advance
Valencia top Alaves on penalties to advance

Valencia top Alaves on penalties to advance: Vitoria (Spain), (Jan 25) Goalkeeper Jaume Domenech’s heroics in the penalty shootout allowed Valencia to prevail over Alaves and claim a spot in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.In a mirror image of Valencia’s 2-1 win in the first leg, the second leg ended with Alaves up 2-1 here on

Disciplined South Africa bundle out India for 187 on Day 1
Disciplined South Africa bundle out India for 187 on Day 1

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa rode on a disciplined bowling effort to skittle out India for a paltry 187 in their first innings on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Wednesday. On a wicket that promised good carry and bounce for the faster bowlers, India won

India beat New Zealand 3-2 in second leg of 4-nation hockey tourney opener
India beat New Zealand 3-2 in second leg of 4-nation hockey tourney opener

HAMILTON: Indian men’s hockey team registered a fighting 3-2 win over hosts New Zealand in their opening match at the second-leg of Four-Nation Invitational Tournament, here. Lalit Upadhyay (7th minute), Harjeet Singh (32nd) and Rupinder Pal Singh (36th) scored for India while New Zealand’s goals came from sticks of Daniel Harris (23rd) and Kane Russell

Haryana Hammer
Haryana Hammer down UP Dangal, set up repeat clash in PWL semis

Haryana Hammer Sun Yanan and Roublejit Rangi won the last two bouts against UP Dangal to win the last league encounter of the Pro Wrestling League, here at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. Their victories handed the Hammers’ the second position in the points table and, ironically, a semifinal clash against the same opponents. Veer Marathas will take on Punjab

India vs South Africa 3rd Test
3rd Test: Outplayed India pray to avoid series whitewash against SA

India vs South Africa 3rd Test: Johannesburg, (Jan 23) India will aim to avoid an embarrassing series whitewash and salvage some pride when they meet a confident South Africa in the third and final Test match which starts at the Wanderers Stadium here on Wednesday.In the first two Test matches, India were outplayed in every

Real Madrid record emphatic wins
Barcelona, Real Madrid record emphatic wins

Barcelona, Real Madrid record emphatic wins: Madrid, (Jan 22) FC Barcelona opened up an 11 point lead at the top of La Liga as the football season moves into its second half.The Catalan side bounced back from their first defeat in 30 games in midweek, with a stunning second half performance away to Real Betis on

Wounded India get down to business again ahead of third Test
Wounded India get down to business again ahead of third Test

Wounded India get down to business again ahead of third Test JOHANNESBURG:Looking to Salvage pride in the third Test beginning here on Wednesday, team India got down to business at the Wanderers on Sunday with a practice session that lasted just under four hours.India had lost the first Test in Cape Town by 72 runs,

India lose 1-2 to Belgium in final encounter
India lose 1-2 to Belgium in final encounter

India lose 1-2 to Belgium in final encounter TAURANGA: India went down fighting to Belgium 1-2 in a thrilling final match of the first leg of the Four Nations Invitational tournament at the Blake Park here on Sunday. Tom Boon (4th minute) and Sebastien Dockier (36th) found the target for Belgium while Mandeep Singh (19th)

India lose to Belgium in final of 4-nation hockey meet

Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 21, India lost 1-2 to Belgium in the final of the first leg of the Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Blake Park here on Sunday. Tom Boon’s fourth-minute strike gave Belgium the lead but Mandeep Singh pulled India level in the 19th minute. Sébastien Dockier came up with the

Villarreal wins, Valencia and Atletico drop points
Villarreal wins, Valencia and Atletico drop points

Villarreal wins: Madrid, (Jan 21) Atletico Madrid’s title hopes suffered a setback when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Girona in the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium here in the La Liga clash.Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring after an assist from Diego Costa, who had to later leave the game with a groin injury.

Paes and Raja lose in pre-quarters of Aus Open

Melbourne, Jan 21, Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja today suffered a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the pre-quarterfinals to bow out of the Australian Open here. The unseeded Indians were beaten 1-6 2-6 by their 11th seeded opponents in a contest that

India beat Pakistan to retain Blind Cricket World Cup title
India beat Pakistan to retain Blind Cricket World Cup title

India beat Pakistan to retain Blind Cricket World Cup title NEW DELHI: Sunil Ramesh slammed a superb 93 as India defeated arch rivals Pakistan by two wickets in a thrilling summit clash to retain the Blind Cricket World Cup title here on Saturday. Batting first, Pakistan amassed 308 runs, courtesy Some useful contribution by Badar

Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur wants Railway to relieve her
Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur wants Railway to relieve her

Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur wants Railway to relieve her CHANDIGARH: Indian women’s cricket team vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has urged her employer, the Western Railway, to relieve her so that she can join as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Punjab. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has also taken up the matter with the Union Minister Piyush

India beat New Zealand to reach Four Nations hockey tourney final
India beat New Zealand to reach Four Nations hockey tourney final

India beat New Zealand to reach Four Nations hockey tourney final: Tauranga (New Zealand), (Jan 20) India thrashed hosts New Zealand 3-1 in the third match of the Four Nations hockey tourney final on Saturday to set up their summit clash against Olympic silver medallist Belgium here on Sunday.India scored through Harmanpreet Singh, Dilpreet Singh and

Look at the positives, we took 20 wickets: Dhoni on Test show
Look at the positives, we took 20 wickets: Dhoni on Test show

Look at the positives, we took 20 wickets: Dhoni on Test show CHENNAI: The under-fire Indian Test team got the backing of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said there are quite a few positives to pick despite the drubbing handed out by South Africa — the prominent one being the bowlers’ performance. Virat Kohli’s