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1st Test: South Africa opt to bat against Pakistan
Karachi | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test of the two-match series beginning Tuesday at the National Stadium. ... read..


Hungary & Netherlands qualify for Olympics in women's water polo
Rome | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Hungary and the Netherlands have secured qualification for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at the recently concluded FINA Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament. ... read..


Entertainment in T10 is even higher than T20: Johnson Charles
Abu Dhabi | January 26, 2021 3:43:20 PM IST
West Indies wicket-keeper Johnson Charles, who has scored over 4,000 runs in T20s, is all set to turn up for the Bangla Tigers in the upcoming season of the Abu Dhabi T10. ... read..


CA applauds Greg Chappell and others for AO, OAM recognition
Melbourne | January 26, 2021 3:43:16 PM IST
Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday congratulated those in the cricket community named Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) and recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM). ... read..


Poor batting cost us, need to be ruthless: SL coach Mickey Arthur
Galle | January 26, 2021 3:43:13 PM IST
After suffering a six-wicket loss against England in the second Test, Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur said that poor batting in the second innings cost his side, and the coach added that the Islanders need to be ruthless going forward. ... read..


It was huge honour & privilege to manage Chelsea: Lampard
London | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Frank Lampard, who has been sacked as Chelsea head coach, has said that it was a "huge honour and privilege" to manage the club, adding he is disappointed he was not given the time to take the Blues "to the next level". ... read..


AFC cancels U-16, U-19 championships in 2021 due to Covid-19
Kuala Lumpur | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided to cancel a number of competitions, including AFC U-16 Championship Bahrain 2020 and the AFC U-19 Championship Uzbekistan 2020, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


Ben Chilwell will 'always be grateful' to Lampard
London | January 26, 2021 3:13:33 PM IST
Chelsea's Ben Chilwell has said that Frank Lampard, who has been sacked as the head coach of the club, believed in him and showed faith in him for which he will always be grateful. ... read..


SMAT: Siddharth Kaul, Prabhsimran star as Punjab beat defending champs Karnataka to reach semis
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | January 26, 2021 3:13:18 PM IST
Siddharth Kaul's three-wicket haul and Prabhsimran Singh's unbeaten 49-run knock helped Punjab defeat defending champions Karnataka by nine wickets in the first quarter-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday here at the Motera Stadium. ... read..


NZC chief executive optimistic Australia will tour despite COVID-19 scare
Christchurch | January 26, 2021 3:13:09 PM IST
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White is convinced that the coronavirus scare in Northland will not have any repercussion on the upcoming Australia men's and women's series. ... read..


Florida authorities propose relocating summer Olympics from Tokyo to US
Others | January 26, 2021 3:13:08 PM IST
Florida [US], January 26 (ANI/Sputnik): Florida chief financial officer Jimmy Patronis has sent a letter to International Olympic Committee (OIC) president Thomas Bach proposing to relocate the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games from Japan to the United St ... read..


ISL 7: SC East Bengal rope in goalkeeper Subrata Paul on loan from Hyderabad FC
Panaji (Goa) | January 26, 2021 2:13:24 PM IST
SC East Bengal on Tuesday announced the signing of seasoned India goalkeeper Subrata Paul on loan from Hyderabad FC for the remainder of the ongoing seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL). ... read..


Never felt that I needed to sub Bale: Mourinho
Wycombe | January 26, 2021 2:13:23 PM IST
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he never felt like taking Gareth Bale off during the club's impressive win over Wycombe. Tottenham secured a brilliant 4-1 win over Wycombe in the FA Cup here on Tuesday. ... read..


Stones is a great centre-back, deserves everything: Ederson
Manchester | January 26, 2021 1:43:18 PM IST
Manchester City's Ederson lauded John Stones saying that the latter is a great centre-back and deserves everything. ... read..


World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth to lead India's charge
Bangkok | January 26, 2021 1:43:09 PM IST
Badminton players Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu will be the only shuttlers from India in action at the Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals, slated to begin on Wednesday. ... read..


There's possibly another 100 Test matches there for de Kock: Boucher
Karachi | January 26, 2021 1:13:24 PM IST
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher feels skipper Quinton de Kock could become one of the most capped Proteas players of all time. ... read..


West Indies need to play spin better: Phil Simmons
Chattogram | January 26, 2021 1:13:12 PM IST
West Indies head coach Phil Simmons feels the boys need to improve their game against spin bowling in the white-ball format ahead of the Sri Lanka tour. ... read..


Man Utd have a lot of leaders in the dressing room: Maguire
Manchester | January 26, 2021 12:43:07 PM IST
Manchester United's Harry Maguire said he got the captain's armband "a lot sooner" than he would have dreamed of while admitting that the club's dressing room is full of leaders. ... read..


Pollard excited as CWI announces return of regional 50-over cricket with Super50 Cup
St John's | January 26, 2021 12:13:18 PM IST
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced the return of regional 50-over cricket to the Caribbean with the fixtures for the rescheduled Super50 Cup to be played in Antigua in February. ... read..


Guardiola insists focus is key to Manchester City's winning streak
Manchester | January 26, 2021 12:13:14 PM IST
Even as Manchester City is on a roll, manager Pep Guardiola has said that he never asks his players to look too far ahead and wants them to focus on the immediate challenge that faces them. ... read..


Richard Illingworth to become first neutral umpire in Test cricket since coronavirus pandemic
Dhaka | January 26, 2021 11:43:18 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Richard Illingworth as a match official for the upcoming Test series between Bangladesh and West Indies. In June 2020, ICC had temporarily removed neutral umpires owing to the logistical challenges with in ... read..


Sportspersons extend Republic Day wishes to fans and loved ones
New Delhi | January 26, 2021 11:13:25 AM IST
The sports fraternity on Tuesday extended greetings to fans and loved ones on the occasion of India's 72nd Republic Day. ... read..


Jerome Jayaratne appointed Sri Lanka team manager for Windies tour
Colombo | January 26, 2021 11:13:24 AM IST
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed former first-class cricketer Jerome Jayaratne as the national team manager for the Islanders' upcoming tour of the West Indies. ... read..


It's the brutality of football: Mourinho on Lampard's sacking
Wycombe | January 26, 2021 9:43:02 AM IST
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said that he is sad over Frank Lampard being sacked as the head coach of Chelsea but stressed that it is the "brutality of football" and a manager knows that sooner or later it is going to happen. ... read..


ISL 7: We gave away two points after playing so well, says Lobera
Panaji (Goa) | January 26, 2021 9:13:23 AM IST
Mumbai City FC head coach Sergio Lobera is not happy with the team's draw against Chennaiyin FC and said his side "gave away two points after playing so well". ... read..


Lampard disappointed after being sacked but wishes 'every success' to Chelsea
London | January 26, 2021 8:43:13 AM IST
After being sacked as the head coach of Chelsea, Frank Lampard on Tuesday said it was a privilege for him to manage the club while admitting that he is disappointed "not to have had the time this season to take the club forward". ... read..


ISL 7: Laszlo satisfied as Chennaiyin secure 'important point' against Mumbai
Panaji (Goa) | January 26, 2021 8:43:11 AM IST
After witnessing a draw against Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC head coach Csaba Laszlo said although he was aiming for three points, he is satisfied with one point from the game. ... read..


WHO expert says no need to prioritise vaccination of Tokyo Olympics participants
Geneva | January 26, 2021 5:43:09 AM IST
The executive director of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, Mike Ryan, has said that there was no need to prioritize the vaccination of the athletes participating in the Olympic Games in Tokyo planned for July since there ... read..


Gokulam Kerala steam past Neroca FC to move up in I-League
Kalyani | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Gokulam Kerala FC got back to winning ways as they defeated Neroca FC 4-1 to take their tally on the I-League table to six points at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium here on Monday. ... read..


Highlander Deshorn confident of breaching Bagan wall (Match Preview 72)
Goa | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
For NorthEast United, life in the Indian Super League (ISL) without Gerard Nus has been off to a rather positive start. Snapping a winless run against Jamshedpur FC propelled them all the way to fifth on the table. Now they face a much tougher test of the ... read..


Mumbai blunder gifts late equaliser to Chennaiyin
Goa | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
A terrible late error in the box by Ahmed Jahouh rewarded Chennai's perseverance and an improved second-half display as they held Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Monday. ... read..


England win 5 consecutive Tests abroad for 1st time in 107 yrs
Galle | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
England's six-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle was their fifth consecutive win overseas -- a first in 107 years. The last time they won five-plus Tests was between 1911 and 1914. ... read..


Seven sportspersons picked for Padma Shri
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
Seven sportspersons were on Monday conferred the Padma Shri award. The awardees include no cricketer. ... read..


Punjab-Karnataka, Himachal-TN face off in Mushtaq Ali T20 quarters
Ahmedabad | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 quarter-finals will commence on Tuesday with Karnataka facing Punjab in the first quarter-final beginning noon. ... read..


Pakistan host South Africa for first time in 13 years
Karachi | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Pakistan will host South Africa in a Test match at home for the first time in 13 years when their two-Test series commences here on Tuesday. ... read..


Bangladesh beat WI 3-0 in ODIs, jump to 2nd in Super League table
Chattogram | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Bangladesh defeated West Indies by 120 runs in the third One-day International (ODI) here on Monday to win the three-match series 3-0 and climbed to second spot on the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League. This series is part of the qualification proc ... read..


Venue check: India have good Test record against England in Chennai
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium 'Chepauk', which will host the first two Tests of the upcoming four-match series against England, has been a happy hunting ground for the host India. ... read..


English cricketers will have to look after each other in India: Root
Galle | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
England skipper Joe Root on Monday said that the upcoming series against India would challenge them as their period away from home and inside a bio-bubble will keep increasing with every passing day, and they will have to stick together. ... read..


England close in on Australia in World Test Championship final race
Galle | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The World Test Championship (WTC) final race is hotting up with fourth-placed England moving within 0.5 percentage points (PCT) of third-placed Australia. India are on top of the table with 71.7 percentage points, followed by New Zealand on 70.0 per cent. ... read..


Red-hot Root looking to extend batting form to India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
England skipper Joe Root's ability to rack up big scores like he did in Sri Lanka in the just-concluded Test series will be key for England to put up a fight against India in the four-Test series starting next month. He scored 426 in two Tests in Sri Lank ... read..


ISl 7: Mumbai blunder gifts late equaliser to Chennaiyin for a crucial point
Bambolim (Goa) | January 26, 2021 12:43:13 AM IST
A terrible late error in the box by Ahmed Jahouh rewarded Chennai's perseverance as they held Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Monday. ... read..


England turn tables on Sri Lanka, win 2nd Test by 6 wickets
Galle | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
England defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test to seal the two-match series 2-0. Needing 164 to win, the English faltered when reduced to 89 for four. But opener Dominic Sibley and No. 6 Jos Buttler shared an unbeaten 75-run partnership for ... read..


Mouma Das, Sudha Singh among 7 sportspersons awarded Padma Shri
New Delhi | January 25, 2021 11:13:27 PM IST
Table tennis player Mouma Das and athlete Sudha Singh are among seven sportspersons awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India on the eve of the country's 72nd Republic Day. ... read..


Groin doesn't look alright but we need to wait for 24-hour, says Shakib
Chittogram | January 25, 2021 11:13:21 PM IST
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has to wait for the next 24-hour before knowing the full extent of the groin injury he picked up during the third ODI against West Indies. ... read..


Thank you very much for everything legend: Silva to Lampard
New Delhi | January 25, 2021 11:13:07 PM IST
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva thanked Frank Lampard for 'everything he has done to him' at the club. ... read..


England to start summer with two-Test series against Black Caps
London | Monday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
England will start their home international summer with a two-Test series against New Zealand beginning June 2, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. ... read..


ODI Super League: Bangladesh moves to second place
Chattogram | January 25, 2021 10:13:20 PM IST
Bangladesh have kicked off their qualification campaign for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 in style, sweeping their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League series against the West Indies. ... read..


Respect Chelsea's decision to sack Lampard, says Guardiola
Manchester | January 25, 2021 9:43:21 PM IST
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Monday said that he respects Chelsea's decision to sack Frank Lampard as their head coach. ... read..


Ryan Crouser breaks world indoor shot put record
Washington | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Olympic champion Ryan Crouser added 16 centimetres to the world indoor shot put record at the American Track League meeting recently held in Fayetteville, a city in northwest Arkansas. ... read..


India U-16 team beat UAE 1-0 in football friendly
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Youngster Sohail struck the target in the 79th minute from Taison Singh's cross to help India U-16 football team register a 1-0 win over their UAE counterparts in a recent friendly match. ... read..


Ind vs Eng: Stokes arrives in Chennai, begins quarantine
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | January 25, 2021 8:13:10 PM IST
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has landed in India, and is now undergoing quarantine period in Chennai. ... read..


Scotland's Josh Davey extends contract with Somerset till 2023
Somerset | Monday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Scotland fast bowler Josh Davey has agreed a one-year contract extension with Somerset which will see him remain at the Cooper Associates County Ground until at least the end of the 2023 campaign. ... read..


SL vs Eng: We need to learn to bat like Root, says Chandimal
Galle | January 25, 2021 7:43:29 PM IST
After losing the Test series 2-0 against England due to dismal batting performance from the batters, Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal on Monday said that the side needs to bat like visiting skipper Joe Root. ... read..


Pak vs SA: On-field aggression is not a good thing, says Babar Azam
Karachi | January 25, 2021 7:43:21 PM IST
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on Monday said that he is not a fan of on-field aggression, as one is required to play as per the plans prepared prior to the match. ... read..


AFC Champions League and AFC Cup 2021 to be played in centralised venues
Kaula Lumpur | January 25, 2021 7:43:13 PM IST
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League and the expanded AFC Cup will be played in centralised group stages in the 2021 season. The AFC Champions League will be held in the West and East Regions while the AFC Cup will be staged across the ... read..


Ind vs Eng: Stokes arrives in Chennai, begins five-day quarantine
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | January 25, 2021 7:43:10 PM IST
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has landed in India, and is now undergoing a five-day quarantine period in Chennai. ... read..


Korea's Kim earns thrilling one-shot win at The American Express
La Quinta (California) | Monday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Korea's Si Woo Kim claimed a dramatic one-shot victory over a fast-charging Patrick Cantlay at The American Express, earning his third PGA Tour title to end a four-year winless run. ... read..


Ashwin ready to shave half moustache if Pujara goes over the top against any spinner in Eng series
New Delhi | January 25, 2021 7:13:11 PM IST
India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has challenged teammate Cheteshwar Pujara to step down the track go over the top against any spinner in the upcoming Test series against England. ... read..


Hopefully Motera becomes an IPL venue soon: Dinesh Karthik
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | January 25, 2021 7:13:09 PM IST
Ahead of the quarter-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Tamil Nadu skipper Dinesh Karthik on Monday said that the new Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad looks amazing and added that he wishes the stadium becomes an IPL venue soon. ... read..


Ban vs WI, 3rd ODI: Hosts display spirited all-round game to win series 3-0
Chattogram | January 25, 2021 7:13:03 PM IST
Bangladesh displayed a spirited all-round game to defeat West Indies by 120 runs in the third ODI of the three-match series on Monday here at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. With this win, Bangladesh won the series 3-0 and the side gained ... read..


Indian women's hockey team suffer 2-3 loss against Argentina 'B'
Buenos Aires | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
India women's hockey team suffered a hard-fought 2-3 defeat against dominant Argentina 'B' in their latest encounter on the ongoing Argentina tour. ... read..


ISL 7: NEUFC's Deshorn confident of breaching Bagan's defensive castle
Panaji (Goa) | January 25, 2021 6:13:24 PM IST
For NorthEast United, life in the Indian Super League (ISL) without Gerard Nus has been off to a positive start. But now they face a much tougher test of their credentials when they take on ATK Mohun Bagan at the Fatorda Stadium, here on Tuesday. ... read..


AFC cancels 2020 U-16, U-19 Championships due to Covid-19
Kaula Lumpur | January 25, 2021 6:13:23 PM IST
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has cancelled the 2020 edition of the AFC U-16 and the U-19 Championships which were scheduled to be held in Bahrain and Uzbekistan respectively. ... read..


On upward curve as a team, want to take positive strides: Root
Galle | January 25, 2021 6:13:12 PM IST
After winning the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, England skipper Joe Root on Monday said that his side is on an upward curve and every member of the side wants to take positive strides. ... read..


Chelsea sack Frank Lampard as head coach, no successor named
London | January 25, 2021 5:43:22 PM IST
Chelsea FC on Monday confirmed the sacking of Frank Lampard as the head coach of the side. ... read..


Ind vs Eng: Bairstow being rested for first two Tests 'makes no sense' to Vaughan
New Delhi | January 25, 2021 5:43:20 PM IST
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has once again lashed out at England selectors for resting Jonny Bairstow for the first two Tests against India as he 'plays spin well'. ... read..


SL vs Eng, 2nd Test: Spinners, Sibley come to party as visitors win by six wickets, take series 2-0
Galle | January 25, 2021 5:43:12 PM IST
Dominic Sibley hit an unbeaten 56 and Jos Buttler made a 48-ball 46 as England chased down 164 to defeat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test on Monday at the Galle International Stadium to clinch the series 2-0. ... read..


India juniors beat Chile seniors 2-1 in last match of tour
Santiago (Chile) | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The Indian junior women's hockey team defeated Chile senior women's team 2-1 in their sixth and last match here at the Prince of Wales Country Club. ... read..


Will sit down with Lingard and make a decision on what we're going to do, says Solskjaer
Manchester | January 25, 2021 5:13:24 PM IST
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he will sit down and discuss the way forward after dropping midfielder Jesse Lingard from the club's FA Cup match against Liverpool on Sunday. ... read..


World Test Championship final postponed, to be played from June 18-22
By Baidurjo Bhose

New Delhi | January 25, 2021 5:13:10 PM IST
The final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) will now be played out from June 18 to 22 with June 23 acting as a reserve day. The decider was originally scheduled to be held from June 10 to 14 at the Lord's Cricket Ground. ... read..


Ex-NRL boss appointed chief of Australian Cricketers' Association
Sydney | Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Todd Greenberg, former chief executive of Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) chief executive, has been appointed as the new CEO of Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA). ... read..


Tourism Minister announces branch of IISM in Kargil to encourage local talent
Kargil (Ladakh) | January 25, 2021 4:13:25 PM IST
To mark the occasion of National Tourism Day, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel announced a branch of the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) in Kargil. ... read..


Klopp vows to get Liverpool's strikers firing again
Manchester | January 25, 2021 4:13:22 PM IST
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he will get his forwards (Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Robert Firmino) firing on all cylinders in the upcoming matches. ... read..


England to host New Zealand for two Tests in June
London | January 25, 2021 4:13:20 PM IST
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday confirmed that England will start their home international summer with a two-match Test series against New Zealand, commencing from June 2. ... read..


Disrespectful to India if England don't play their best team: Pietersen
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has criticised England's squad selection for the first two Tests against India, saying not selecting the best players in the squad would be disrespectful for the England fans as well the hosts -- Indian cricket team. ... read..


Zimbabwe series will help us prepare for women's WC qualifiers, says Pakistan batter Aliya
Durban | January 25, 2021 3:43:26 PM IST
After losing the ODI series against South Africa, Pakistan batter Aliya Riaz is eyeing the Zimbabwe tour which will help the visitors prepare for ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifiers scheduled to be held later this year. ... read..


Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karnataka look to win back-to-back titles as knockouts start on Tuesday
New Delhi | January 25, 2021 3:43:22 PM IST
The group stage fixtures of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy concluded last week and now the attention is firmly on the business end of the competition with the knockout stage starting from Tuesday. Defending champions Karnataka will look to once again take th ... read..


'Wonderful, selfless cricketer': Sehwag wishes Pujara as batsman turns 33
New Delhi | January 25, 2021 3:43:14 PM IST
Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Monday extended birthday greetings to Cheteshwar Pujara and labelled the right-handed batsman as a "wonderful and selfless cricketer." ... read..


Joe Root now 4th highest Test run-getter for England
Galle | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
England skipper Joe Root has gone past Kevin Pietersen and David Gower to become the fourth-highest run-getter for his country in Test cricket. ... read..


Juventus dominate Bologna in Serie A
Rome | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Juventus have moved back into the top four of Serie A as Arthur's maiden goal for the Bianconeri helped them beat Bologna 2-0 at Allianz Stadium in their recent encounter. ... read..


FA Cup: Lindelof credits Man Utd's patience and calm approach for win against Liverpool
Manchester | January 25, 2021 3:13:23 PM IST
After a win over Liverpool, Manchester United's Victor Lindelof said the side remains very calm and looks to be patient on the pitch as they know that they are going to get chances to score. Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-2 in the FA Cup here on Sunda ... read..


Four footballers die in Brazil air crash
Rio de Janeiro | Monday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Four players and the president of Brazilian football club Palmas lost their lives after their plane crashed ahead of a local cup match. ... read..


Australia batsman Will Pucovski visits surgeon, eyes return in SA series
Sydney | January 25, 2021 2:43:07 PM IST
Australia opener Will Pucovski, who was ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India, has consulted a surgeon to keep his chances alive of playing in the Test series against South Africa. ... read..


Ponting feels Starc needs to start swinging the ball again to be picked for SA series
Melbourne | January 25, 2021 2:13:20 PM IST
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting feels pacer Mitchell Starc might not board the plane for South Africa unless he's able to redeem the art of swing bowling in Test cricket again. ... read..


Experienced Argentina 'B' beat Indian women's hockey team 3-2
Buenos Aires | January 25, 2021 1:43:12 PM IST
Indian women's hockey team went down fighting against a dominant Argentina 'B' outfit in a thrilling encounter. Despite a late surge by India, the home team secured a 3-2 win. ... read..


Afg vs Ire: We expected some more turn in second innings, says Balbirnie
Abu Dhabi | January 25, 2021 1:13:16 PM IST
Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie has admitted that the target of 260 runs for Afghanistan in the second ODI on a pitch that became more dead as the game progressed wasn't enough to seal the match. ... read..


Postponement of Olympics has given Deepak Punia time to fine-tune skills and aim for medal: WFI chief
By Anuj Mishra

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | January 25, 2021 1:13:07 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic might have brought sporting action across the country to a grinding halt last year, but Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has high expectations from the athletes as he feels wrestlers Bajrang ... read..


SL vs Eng: This is turning into one of the great Test matches, says Vaughan
Galle | January 25, 2021 12:43:15 PM IST
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes the ongoing second Test between Sri Lanka and England at the Galle International Stadium will go down to the wire. ... read..


ISL 7: Odisha FC coach Baxter frustrated after draw against Bengaluru FC
Margao (Goa) | January 25, 2021 12:43:12 PM IST
Odisha FC failed to win the encounter against Bengaluru FC on Sunday despite dominating most of the Indian Super League (ISL) tie and coach Stuart Baxter had no hesitation in pointing out his team's inability to close out matches. ... read..


Korea's Kim earns thrilling one-shot victory at The American Express golf tournament
California | January 25, 2021 12:43:07 PM IST
Korea's Si Woo Kim claimed a dramatic one-shot victory over a fast-charging Patrick Cantlay at The American Express golf tournament on Sunday, earning his third PGA TOUR title to end a four-year winless run. ... read..


We did some things really well, but others badly: Gross after defeat to Bayern Munich
Gelsenkirchen | January 25, 2021 12:43:05 PM IST
After suffering a defeat against Bayern Munich, Schalke head coach Christian Gross said his side did "some things really well, but others badly" in the match which led to the defeat. ... read..


Cheteshwar Pujara turns 33, Kohli, Ashwin lead wishes for 'Rock of Gibraltar'
New Delhi | January 25, 2021 11:43:20 AM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led the way as wishes poured in for "Rock of Gibraltar" Cheteshwar Pujara on his 33rd birthday on Monday. ... read..


Scotland bowler Josh Davey extends contract with Somerset until 2023
Somerset | January 25, 2021 11:43:14 AM IST
Scotland bowler Josh Davey has agreed on a one-year contract extension which will see him remain with England's County Cricket Club Somerset until at least the end of the 2023 campaign. ... read..


Milner 'gutted' after losing to Man Utd, sets sights on Tottenham clash
Manchester | January 25, 2021 11:43:11 AM IST
Liverpool's James Milner said he is "gutted" after losing to Manchester United in the FA Cup, adding that his team should now start preparing for the upcoming match against Tottenham. ... read..


Abraham feeling 'great' after hat-trick against Luton Town
London | January 25, 2021 11:43:09 AM IST
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham expressed elation after scoring a hat-trick against Luton Town, saying that he is feeling great to be able to score thrice in the match and lead the team to the victory. ... read..


Indian Junior Women's Hockey team remain undefeated; beat Chile Senior team 2-1 in last match
Santiago | January 25, 2021 11:43:06 AM IST
A fruitful and exciting Tour of Chile came to a very positive end for the Indian Junior Women's Hockey Team as they defeated the Chile Senior Women's Team 2-1 in their sixth and last match held here on Sunday evening. ... read..


Former NRL boss Greenberg appointed as CEO of Australian Cricketers' Association
Melbourne | January 25, 2021 10:43:14 AM IST
Former National Rugby League (NRL) chief executive Todd Greenberg has been appointed as the CEO of the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA). ... read..


We weren't at our absolute top, made decisive mistakes: Klopp after defeat against Man Utd
Manchester | January 25, 2021 10:13:11 AM IST
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that his side was not at their "absolute top" and made "decisive mistakes" which led to the defeat against Manchester United. ... read..


Happy with the result but we can still improve: Flick after 4-0 win over Schalke
Gelsenkirchen | January 25, 2021 9:43:06 AM IST
Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick feels there is still room for improvement after the club secured an impressive 4-0 win over Schalke in the Bundesliga. ... read..


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