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Knew limits of some of our players but expected more response, says Jose Mourinho
Bodo | October 22, 2021 3:17:07 PM IST
AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho stated that he knew the limits of his players but he expected more response from the team during their match against Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night. ... read..


US GP: Sebastian Vettel set for grid penalty in Austin after engine change
Texas | October 22, 2021 3:16:50 PM IST
Sebastian Vettel will start the United States Grand Prix on the back foot, after revealing that Aston Martin is planning to equip him with a new engine for the event at the Circuit of The Americas. ... read..


T20 WC, Ind vs Pak: In-swingers can trouble Rohit, must make Kohli earn first 10-15 runs, says Mushtaq
By Baidurjo Bhose

Dubai | October 22, 2021 2:46:47 PM IST
He was known as one of the best leg-spinners in the business during his playing days and while Mushtaq Ahmed has turned to coaching after retirement, he knows what it takes to be a part of India-Pakistan games in the World Cup. Having played against India ... read..


T20 WC: West Indies have edge against England in their opener, says Samuel Badree
Dubai | October 22, 2021 2:16:54 PM IST
West Indies cricketer Samuel Badree has given West Indies a slight edge ahead of their opening match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 against England at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday. ... read..


Kane Williamson is prodigious hitter of balls, says Gary Stead
Dubai | October 22, 2021 2:16:45 PM IST
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead called the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson a 'prodigious hitter of balls', and warned him regarding his over hitting in concern to his elbow injury. ... read..


T20 WC: Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah to be X factor for India, believes Agarkar
Dubai | October 22, 2021 12:47:26 PM IST
Former cricketer Ajit Agarkar stated that Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah could be team India's X factor in the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. ... read..


Maria Sakkari becomes first Greek woman to qualify for WTA Finals
Florida | October 22, 2021 12:47:12 PM IST
The WTA announced Thursday that World No.7 Maria Sakkari has qualified for the 2021 WTA Finals Guadalajara, becoming the fifth singles player to secure her place at the crown-jewel event. ... read..


Europa Conference League: Horror night for Mourinho's Roma, Vitesse stun Spurs
Bodo | October 22, 2021 11:16:57 AM IST
AS Roma crashed to a humiliating 6-1 defeat against Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League clash on Thursday at the Aspmyra Stadion. ... read..


Europa League: West Ham in control, Lyon stay perfect
London | October 22, 2021 11:16:54 AM IST
Olympique Lyonnais and West Ham United have the last two perfect records in the UEFA Europa League group stage after three rounds of fixtures, the French club winning a thriller in Prague and the Hammers easing to three points in London. ... read..


Youngsters take inspiration from SAFF triumph ahead of AFC U23 Qualifiers
Dubai | October 22, 2021 10:16:48 AM IST
Indian national team regulars Lalengmawia Ralte and Suresh Singh Wangjam, who were among the four members of the Blue Tigers' victorious South Asian Football Championship (SAFF) squad, will take inspiration from that win for the upcoming AFC U-23 Asian Cu ... read..


T20 WC: Failure to produce high-scoring wickets could hurt viewer retention
By By Baidurjo Bhose

Dubai | October 22, 2021 10:16:44 AM IST
The T20 World Cup matches are set to move to the UAE after the initial group stage games in Oman. Interestingly, four matches were played in Abu Dhabi and while two games had batsmen scoring runs, two games saw low scores. And as the Sharjah Cricket Stadi ... read..


T20 WC: Not the end, will come back strong, says Oman skipper Maqsood
Muscat | October 22, 2021 9:16:42 AM IST
Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood stated that this is not the end for them as the team will come back stronger after failing to advance into Super 12s of the ongoing ICC men's T20 World Cup. ... read..


T20 WC: No reason to fear in Super 12s, says Scotland skipper Coetzer
Muscat | October 22, 2021 8:46:43 AM IST
Kyle Coetzer stated that there is no reason for Scotland to fear after the team defeated Oman by eight-wicket and booked their place in the Super 12s at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. ... read..


T20 WC: India and England to go as favourites, reckons Warne
Dubai | October 22, 2021 8:16:34 AM IST
Former Australian spinner Shane Warne reckons that India and England are the favourites to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup. ... read..


Honestly, I thought we were done and dusted and we were out: Badree on 2016 final
Dubai | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Former West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree said he felt the team were done and dusted in the 2016 ICC Men's T20 World Cup final against England in Kolkata. He added that he felt they couldn't get 19 runs off the final over as Marlon Samuels, then battin ... read..


T20 World Cup: All-round Scotland book their Super 12 spot with emphatic win over Oman (Ld)
Al Amerat | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
An all-round performance from Scotland ensured that they booked their spot in Super 12 with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Oman in a must-win Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Scotland cruise into Super 12 with an emphatic victory
Al Amerat | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Scotland cruised into the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Oman in a Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday. ... read..


In-form Ridhima breaks another national record in swimming
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Karnataka swimmer Ridhima Veerendrakumar came up with yet another record-breaking performance at the 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Championships as she bagged the gold medal in 50m backstroke for group II girls, here on Thursday. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Oman bowled out for 122 by Scotland in a must-win match
Al Amerat | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Oman huffed and puffed throughout their innings before being bowled out for 122 by Scotland in a must-win Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday. Scotland picked wickets at regular interval ... read..


T20 World Cup: We are getting confident with every game, says Shakib after win over PNG
Al Amerat | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
After a comprehensive victory against Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Thursday said that his team is getting confident with every passing game and this win will ease the pressure and they can play expressively in the upcoming m ... read..


T20 World Cup: Sensational Shakib seals Super 12 spot for Bangladesh (Ld)
Al Amerat | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
A sensational performance by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (46 runs and 4 wickets) led Bangladesh to an emphatic 84-run win over Papua New Guinea in the 9th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here on Thursday. ... read..


T20 World Cup: It's going to be a real dogfight, says Hayden on India v Pakistan
Dubai | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden reckons that the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC men's T20 World Cup clash in Dubai on Sunday will be "a real dogfight". He added that Pakistan captain Babar Azam is a premium player and will ... read..


24th National Racing Championship to kick start this weekend in Coimbatore
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
As the country is regaining its feet from the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic and sporting events resuming across the country, the 24th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship 2021 is all set to kick start at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore on ... read..


Junior Nationals: Big wins for Hubli, Salute, SGPC and MP Hockey Academies
Bhopal | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Hubli Hockey Academy, Salute Hockey Academy, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, SGPC Hockey Academy, Vadipatti Raja Hockey Academy and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy earned victories in their respective matches on day four of the 1st Hockey India Junior ... read..


T20 World Cup: Bangladesh hammer PNG by 84 runs, advance to Super-12
Al Amerat | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
A clinical Bangladesh hammered Papua New Guinea by 84 runs in the 9th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here on Thursday. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Oman win toss, elect to bat first against Scotland
Al Amerat | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood has won the toss and elected to bat first against Scotland in the final Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday. ... read..


Amateur Avani moves ahead of Amandeep, Pranavi in 11th leg of WPGT
Panchkula | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Amateur Avani Prashanth once again underlined her massive potential with a superb six-under 66 that catapulted her to the top of the leaderboard at the end of the second round of the 11th leg of the Hero WPGT at the Panchkula Golf Club. ... read..


Women's National Boxing: Delhi's Hemlata, Maharashtra's Aarya dominate on Day 1
Hisar | Friday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The Women's National Boxing Championships got off to a blistering start on Thursday, with Delhi's Hemlata defeating her opponent PS Mantasaha Kumari from Assam 4-0 in the 50kg category. ... read..


T20 World Cup: New Zealand got as good a chance as anyone, says John Wright
Auckland | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Former New Zealand captain Coach John Wright said on Thursday that Kane Williamson and Co. have got 'as good a chance as anyone' in the ongoing ICC men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He added that things can go New Zealands way despite being in a to ... read..


Trial in France's sex-tape case starts with Benzema accused of complicity
Versailles (France) | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The trial in France football's famous sex tape and blackmail case has started with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema accused of complicity in the attempt to blackmail former teammate Mathieu Valbuena. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Mahmudullah, Shakib power Bangladesh to 181-7 against PNG
Al Amerat (Oman) | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Riding on a quickfire fifty by skipper Mahmudullah (50 off 28) and a vital knock by Shakib Al Hasan (46 off 37), Bangladesh posted a total of 181/7 against Papua New Guinea in the 9th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here ... read..


No team will be easy at Junior Hockey World Cup, says India's chief coach Reid
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
With just a month to go for the FIH Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 which is scheduled to begin on November 24, the national team's preparations to defend the title are in full swing at the SAI centre here. ... read..


T20 WC: Coetzer shines as Scotland defeat Oman to qualify for Super 12s alongside B'desh
Muscat | October 21, 2021 11:16:38 PM IST
Kyle Coetzer played a knock of 41 runs as Scotland defeated Oman by eight wickets in Group B of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup here at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) on Thursday. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Lee expects Australia to win their first T20I title
Dubai | Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee is expecting Australia to go all the way and win the ICC men's T20 World Cup in the UAE. He added that the Australians will be hungry to win the trophy as T20I is a format where Australia hasn't won an ICC trophy yet. Aust ... read..


T20 World Cup: I think India are probably the favourites, says Brett Lee
Dubai | Thursday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee has considered India to be the favourites for winning the ICC men's T20 World Cup. Lee has also picked opener KL Rahul and pacer Mohammed Shami to be the top run-scorer and wicket-taker of the tournament. ... read..


I think it would have lots of benefits: Roy on playing IPL before T20WC
Dubai | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
England opener Jason Roy on Thursday said that playing in the IPL 2021 in the UAE venues just before the ICC Men's T20 World Cup brings a lot of benefits. He added that playing in the IPL 2021 has helped in knowing what to expect from the pitches. ... read..


5th Elite Women's National Boxing C'ship: Hemlata, Aarya dominate on Day 1
Hisar (Haryana) | October 21, 2021 10:16:46 PM IST
The 5th Elite Women's National Boxing Championships got off to a blistering start on Thursday, with Delhi's Hemlata outmanoeuvring her opponent PS Mantasaha Kumari from Assam 4-0 in the 50kg category. ... read..


Sindhu in quarters, Srikanth loses in Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark) | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Sindhu in quarters, India's PV Sindhu has reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the Denmark Open on Thursday, beating Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in three well-fought games at the Odense Sports Park here. ... read..


Never thought that I would get chance to play day-night Test, says Smriti Mandhana
New Delhi | October 21, 2021 9:46:49 PM IST
India opening batter Smriti Mandhana on Thursday said that she never thought that she would be able to play a day-night Test. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Bangladesh win toss, opt to bat against PNG
Al Amerat (Oman) | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Bangladesh captain Mahmudhullah won the toss and opted to bat against Papua New Guinea in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here on Thursday. ... read..


India sprinter Hima Das recovers from Covid-19
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das on Thursday announced that she has tested negative for Covid-19, one week after contracting the virus. ... read..


Lyon hopes to trouble England batters with new mystery balls
Sydney | Thursday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has developed some mystery balls with which he hopes to bamboozle the England batsman during the upcoming Ashes, which starts with the first Test at the Gabba on December 8. ... read..


24th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship 2021 to kickstart this weekend
New Delhi | October 21, 2021 8:46:44 PM IST
As the country is regaining its feet from the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and sporting events resume across the country, JK Tyre is all set to host the 24th FMSCI National Racing Championship (JKNRC) 2021 at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore on Oct ... read..


West Indies Women to play three ODIs in Karachi
Karachi | October 21, 2021 8:46:40 PM IST
West Indies Women will visit Pakistan for three ODIs in November. Karachi's iconic National Stadium will host the matches on November 8-14, following which both sides will travel to Zimbabwe for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier to be held from ... read..


Lyon expects Ben Stokes to make late entry into Ashes team
Sydney | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Ben Stokes may not be in the England team for the Ashes series, starting in December, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has tipped the all-rounder to make a late entry in the series. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Team India look to use Varun Chakravarthy as trump card for crunch games
By Baidurjo Bhose

Dubai | October 21, 2021 7:46:42 PM IST
It is no secret that two cricketers who have been the focus of the Indian medical staff are Varun Chakravarthy and Hardik Pandya. While Varun's knees are a cause of concern, the medical team has also been looking to get Hardik bowling ready. And it looks ... read..


T20 WC: Shakib's all-round performance helps B'desh thrash PNG to qualify for Super 12s
Muscat | October 21, 2021 7:46:40 PM IST
Bangladesh displayed a spirited all-round performance to thrash Papua New Guinea by 84 runs in Group B of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup here at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) on Thursday. ... read..


Ansu Fati agrees new contract with Barcelona
Madrid | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to extend the contract of 18-year-old striker Ansu Fati until June 2027. The official Barcelona website confirmed late on Wednesday night that the youngster, who has just returned after almost a year out with a knee ... read..


T20 World Cup: Inzamam picks India as best suited to win in Gulf conditions
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 7:15:07 PM IST
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE). ... read..


SAI appoints Commodore PK Garg as new CEO of TOPS
New Delhi | October 21, 2021 6:46:54 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India has announced the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), Commodore PK Garg, at the Mission Olympic Cell meeting held on Thursday. ... read..


No team can be taken lightly in Hockey Men's Junior WC, says Graham Reid
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 21, 2021 6:16:41 PM IST
With just a month to go for the much-anticipated FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021, which is scheduled to begin on November 24, the Indian team's preparations to defend the title are in full swing here in SAI, Bengaluru where the t ... read..


Manchester United owners pick bid documents for IPL franchise
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is attracting attention of foreign investors as it gets ready to add two new franchises in the upcoming season. ... read..


T20 WC: India-Pak clash will be 'dogfight', one side won't run away with game, says Hayden
Dubai | October 21, 2021 5:16:41 PM IST
Pakistan batting consultant Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that the T20 World Cup clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be a 'dogfight', and one team would not run away with the game. ... read..


Denmark Open: PV Sindhu progresses to quarterfinals
Odense | October 21, 2021 4:46:45 PM IST
India shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday progressed to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Denmark Open. ... read..


T20 WC: India favourites to win tournament, Rahul to be top run-scorer, says Brett Lee
Dubai | October 21, 2021 4:46:44 PM IST
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee reckons that India are the favourites to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup. ... read..


FIFA Rankings: India rise one spot to 106th, Belgium hold onto top position
Zurich | October 21, 2021 4:46:42 PM IST
October 2021 was a busy month in international football, with qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, friendlies, and the final rounds of the UEFA Nations League all on the agenda. A total of 160 fixtures were played, the impact of which can be seen ... read..


Pique turns striker to keep Barca's Champions League hopes alive
Barcelona | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Barcelona clinched their first points of the 2021 Champions League campaign with victory against Dynamo Kiev. ... read..


Champions League: Ronaldo saves Man United; big wins for Chelsea, Bayern
Manchester | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo capped a rousing comeback as Manchester United edged Atalanta 3-2 in an end-to-end thriller at Old Trafford while holders Chelsea cruised past Malm while Bayern Munich put in an impressive late cameo against Benfica on another night of ... read..


Puducherry coach booked for sexually harassing girl cricketer
Puducherry | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
A senior cricket player cum coach of Puducherry, Thamaraikannan was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and the Mettupalayam police have started investigation into the case. ... read..


Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann tests positive for COVID-19
Munich | October 21, 2021 4:16:40 PM IST
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for COVID-19, the club informed on Thursday. ... read..


Denmark Open: Kidambi Srikanth loses second-round match against Kento Momota
Odense | October 21, 2021 3:46:55 PM IST
India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the ongoing Denmark Open on Thursday. ... read..


Dominic Sibley withdraws from England Lions' squad for Australia tour
London | October 21, 2021 3:46:53 PM IST
After much thought and consideration, Warwickshire batter Dom Sibley has made the decision not to tour Australia with the England Lions, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday. ... read..


Setback for Australia as Georgia Wareham ruptures ACL
Hobart | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Australia women's cricket team suffered a big blow ahead of the upcoming Ashes series against England and next year's ODI World Cup with star spinner Georgia Wareham rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a Women's Big Bash League (WBBL ... read..


T20 World Cup: Bangladesh need to beat PNG with an eye on run rate
Al Amerat (Oman) | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Having lost to Scotland in their opening match, Bangladesh's hopes of making it to the Super 12 round depend on putting together a comprehensive show against Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground on Thursday. ... read..


Promoting Hasaranga was a plan, says Sri Lanka skipper Shanaka after Ireland win
Abu Dhabi | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
With his top-order batsmen failing to fire in their ICC T20 World Cup match Ireland, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka had to do something drastic as the islanders had slumped to a disastrous 8 for 3 and were looking like they may struggle to put even 100 o ... read..


Australia batsman Pucovski 'pretty positive' about his return after suffering concussion
Melbourne | October 21, 2021 2:46:58 PM IST
Victoria coach Chris Rogers on Thursday said Australia opening batter Will Pucovski is "pretty positive" about his return on the field following his latest concussion. ... read..


T20 WC: England need to learn very quickly from warm-up games, says Jason Roy
Abu Dhabi | October 21, 2021 2:17:10 PM IST
England's hard-hitting opening batter Jason Roy has said the team needs to learn "very quickly" from their performances in the warm-up games in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. ... read..


Six-team women's IPL needed to recognise Indian talent, says Punam Raut
By Anuj Mishra

New Delhi | October 21, 2021 1:46:41 PM IST
India batter Punam Raut feels women's Indian Premier League (WIPL) will not only offer young guns a chance to showcase their skills at the global stage but will also help players who are eyeing to make a comeback in the Indian squad. ... read..


Indian women's football team suffers 2-3 defeat against Sweden's Hammarby IF
Stockholm | October 21, 2021 12:47:13 PM IST
The Indian women's football team lost their lead twice on Thursday to eventually suffer a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Swedish top-tier side Hammarby IF in a friendly match here at the Hammarby IP stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. ... read..


It's probably biggest opportunity: PNG all-rounder Charles Amini on beating B'desh in T20 WC
Muscat | October 21, 2021 12:17:07 PM IST
Despite defeats to Oman and Scotland so far in the ongoing T20 World Cup, Papua New Guinea (PNG) can still mathematically qualify for the Super 12s stage which gets underway on Saturday. ... read..


Warm-up games suggest India 'hot favourites' to win T20 World Cup, says Vaughan
Dubai | October 21, 2021 11:47:24 AM IST
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels India are "hot favourites" to win the ongoing T20 World Cup considering their performances in the warm-up games. ... read..


IPL teams: Man United owners' interest maybe reason behind BCCI extending date for purchasing tender
By Baidurjo Bhose

Dubai | October 21, 2021 10:46:48 AM IST
Manchester United owners showing interest to be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) may be one of the reasons why the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on September 21 informed they have decided to extend the date for purchasing the Invit ... read..


T20 WC: Bangladesh aiming to hit 'full throttle' against Papua New Guinea
Muscat | October 21, 2021 10:17:06 AM IST
Bangladesh will look to put all three phases of the game together and hit "full throttle" in the ongoing T20 World Cup when they face Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a place in the Super 12 on the line according to batting coach Ashwell Prince. ... read..


Melbourne Renegades vice-captain Georgia Wareham out of WBBL due to knee injury
Melbourne | October 21, 2021 8:46:37 AM IST
Australia bowler and Melbourne Renegades vice-captain Georgia Wareham will miss the remainder of Women's Big Bash League (BBL) due to a left knee injury. ... read..


T20 WC: Ireland skipper Balbirnie hails 'huge asset' Josh Little ahead of crunch Namibia game
Abu Dhabi | October 21, 2021 8:46:34 AM IST
Skipper Andrew Balbirnie believes bowler Josh Little could hold the key to Ireland's chances of reaching the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12s after he starred against Sri Lanka. ... read..


T20 WC: Top-order has been little concerning for Sri Lanka, says skipper Shanaka
Abu Dhabi | October 21, 2021 8:16:26 AM IST
Sri Lanka might have qualified into the Super 12s of the ongoing T20 World Cup but skipper Dasun Shanaka is concerned over the poor show by the top-order in the showpiece event. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Hasaranga, Nissanka and bowlers secure dominant win for Sri Lanka
Abu Dhabi | Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
A wonderful counter-attack by Wanindu Hasaranga (71 off 47 balls) and Pethum Nissanka (61 off 47 balls) followed by a clinical bowling performance propelled Sri Lanka to secure a dominant 70-run win over Ireland in in a Group A match of Round 1 in the ICC ... read..


Karnataka swimmer Ridhima sets pool ablaze; breaks 7-year record of Olympian Maana Patel
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Karnataka's Ridhima Veerendrakumar came up with a sensational swim in the 100m backstroke for group II girls to add another gold medal to the hosts' kitty and her time of 1:04.87 also broke the national record of 1:05.30 seconds created in 2014 by Olympia ... read..


Denmark Open 2021: Saina bows out, Lakshya advances to next round
Odense | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Denmark Open 2021 after losing to Aya Ohori of Japan in the opening round of the women's singles event, here on Wednesday. ... read..


Win against Itsuki Hirata can put an Indian woman on global MMA stage: Ritu Phogat
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Wrestler-turned-Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Ritu Phogat on Wednesday said that win against Japanese judoka - Itsuki Hirata at the ONE Women's Atomweight World Grand Prix semi-finals is important because it can place an Indian woman on the global MMA ... read..


T20 World Cup: Hasaranga, Nissanka put Sri Lanka on top after Ireland's triple strikes
Abu Dhabi | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Wanindu Hasaranga (71 off 47 balls) and Pethum Nissanka (61 off 47 balls) staged a wonderful counter-attack to take Sri Lanka to 171/7 in 20 overs against Ireland in a Group A match of Round 1 in the ICC men's T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium her ... read..


Hockey India Sr Women Nationals: 28 teams to compete for trophy
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
A total of 28 teams will fight it out to lift the trophy at the 11th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2021, which starts from Thursday in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


India look forward to be in top five medal winners in 2022 Int'l events: IOA
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Expecting a great show by national athletes, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Wednesday said that the country looks forward to be in the top five medal winning nations in the upcoming international events in 2022. ... read..


T20 World Cup: India thrash Australia by 9 wickets in warm-up game
Dubai | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Team India produced a clinical performance with both bat and ball as they thrashed Australia by 9 wickets in their second warm-up game, ahead of the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, here on Wednesday. ... read..


T20 World Cup: Mommsen reckons powerplay will be the key for Scotland against Oman
Al Amerat | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Former Scotland captain Preston Mommsen reckons that powerplay will be the key for Scotland ahead of their final match in Round 1 against Oman in the ICC men's T20 World Cup. In the Group A standings, Scotland sit on top of the table with four points and ... read..


T20 World Cup: Ireland win toss, elect to bowl first against Sri Lanka
Abu Dhabi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in a Group A match of Round 1 in the ICC men's T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday. Craig Young replaces Ben White in Ireland's playing eleven ... read..


T20 World Cup: Wiese's fifty powers Namibia to 6-wicket win over Netherlands
Abu Dhabi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
David Wiese's unbeaten fifty (66 not out off 40 balls) powered Namibia to a six-wicket win over Netherlands in the 7th match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, here on Wednesday. ... read..


These tournaments are a real source of motivation: Bala Devi on AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
India women's football team striker Bala Devi believes that tournaments like the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 are real sources of motivation. She added that tournaments like this are a stepping stone for young players to progress in the game. The AFC Women' ... read..


T20 World Cup: O'Dowd's fifty takes Netherlands to 165 against Namibia
Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Opener Max O'Dowd's second half-century of the tournament helped Netherlands post 164/4 against Namibia in the 7th match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, here on Wednesday. ... read..


Pakistan, India need a cricketing bond: PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has emphasised the need for the revival of sporting ties between archrivals India and Pakistan, who have been fighting it out against each other at their borders and the sporting arena. ... read..


Australia pacer Pattinson retires from international cricket
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Australia pacer James Pattinson has announced his retirement from international cricket ahead of the 2021/22 Ashes starting in December. ... read..


T20 WC: Hardik should be ready to bowl when India play first game, says Rohit
Dubai | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
India vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya is coming along pretty well and he should be ready to bowl when the team starts its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24. ... read..


Jr Hockey World Cup: India men in easy group, to start off against France
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Defending champions India have been placed in an easy four-team Pool B along with Canada, France, and Poland -- a replacement for England who withdrew citing Covid-19 issues -- in the FIH Men's Junior World Cup to be held at Bhubaneswar from November 24 t ... read..


T20 World Cup: Namibia win toss, opt to field against Netherlands
Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus won the toss and opted to field against Netherlands in the 7th match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, here on Wednesday. ... read..


Delhi HC blocks 'rogue websites' broadcasting ICC Men's T20 World Cup
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
As many as seven 'rogue websites' broadcasting ICC Men's T20 World Cup-2021 by infringing the rights of official broadcaster Star India Pvt Ltd have been blocked by the Delhi High Court. ... read..


It was a disgruntled situation with his IPL franchise: Gilchrist on Warner
Sydney | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has expressed apprehension about opening batter David Warner's form coming into the ICC T20 World Cup, given that he wasn't in the Playing XI of his IPL side, Sunrisers Hyderabad, in the last few games ... read..


'Kapil Dev da jawab nahin!': Audience floored with new ad
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
There's a reason Kapil Dev is considered a legendary all-rounder, as this is not just in reference to his cricketing skills and swashbuckling playing style but also it's about what he does off the field. ... read..


Slater charged with stalking, to appear in court
Sydney | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Former Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Slater will have to appear in court after he was "charged with stalking/intimidating" his partner of three years in an alleged incident last week. ... read..


Cricket Australia rejects England's request to move Ashes opener to Sydney: Reports
London | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) request to Cricket Australia (CA) to shift the opening Ashes Test from Brisbane to Sydney has been rejected on the ground that it "could lead to added complications" that could jeopardise the series. ... read..


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