Sunday, June 13, 2021

Warner, Stoinis pull out of The Hundred
London | Friday, 2021 4:15:07 PM IST
Australian cricketers David Warner and Marcus Stoinis have pulled out of The Hundred dealing a blow to the tournament organised by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... read..

Olympic Mission Cell being setup in Embassy of India in Tokyo for logistic support
New Delhi | June 11, 2021 4:14:35 PM IST
An Olympic Mission Cell is being set up in the Embassy of India in Tokyo, as a single-window node to provide logistic support to the Indian contingent bound for Tokyo Games. ... read..

Seales rocks SA after Ngidi's fifer leads to Windies collapse
St Lucia | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Opener Aiden Markram's 60 helped South Africa reach 128 for four at the end of first day's play in the first Test against West Indies here. The Proteas now lead by 31 runs, after having dismissed the host for 97 in their first innings thanks to a five-wic ... read..

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson to join Surrey after WTC final
Surrey | June 11, 2021 3:44:40 PM IST
Surrey County Cricket Club (CCC) has signed New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson on a short-term deal and the fast bowler will join the club after the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India. ... read..

NCA head Dravid learnt from personal experience of going on an 'A' tour and not getting an opportunity
New Delhi | June 11, 2021 2:44:39 PM IST
Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid recognises and knows what it takes to develop a system where all the budding cricketers are getting a fair chance to play and showcase their skills to the selectors. ... read..

NBA: Djokovic congratulates MBA star Nikola Jokic on winning MVP award
Paris | June 11, 2021 2:44:26 PM IST
World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic congratulated Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic for being named the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP). ... read..

SAI relieves wrestling coach Kasarashvili after Greco-Roman grapplers fail to qualify for Oly
New Delhi | June 11, 2021 2:14:34 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has relieved foreign wrestling coach Temo Kasarashvili of his contract after no Indian Greco-Roman grappler secured Olympic Games qualification. The decision was taken following a recommendation from the Wrestling Fede ... read..

French Open: Sharapova congratulates Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on reaching final
Paris | June 11, 2021 1:14:52 PM IST
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova was quick to congratulate and recognise her fellow compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova after the latter booked a spot in her maiden Slam final on Saturday. ... read..

Copa America: Lucas Ocampos misses out as Argentina name squad
Football | June 11, 2021 1:14:35 PM IST
Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], June 11: Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos along with defender Juan Foyth has been left out of Argentina's Copa America squad, which was finalised on Thursday night, according to the official CONMEBOL website. ... read..

PSL: Rashid Khan stuns Zalmi with fifer as Qalandars win by 10 runs
Abu Dhabi | June 11, 2021 12:44:40 PM IST
For the second time in as many days, Rashid Khan orchestrated a victory for Lahore Qalandars in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League in Abu Dhabi. This time the opposition being Peshawar Zalmi and the margin of victory 10 runs. The mystery leg- ... read..

Performance, consistency and technique are what define perfection: Kohli
New Delhi | June 11, 2021 12:44:30 PM IST
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has continued his association with Audi India, the German luxury automobiles manufacturer. Virat has been associated as a friend of Audi India since 2015 but has been driving an Audi since 2012 when he first bought ... read..

French Open: Krejcikova remembers mentor Novotna after reaching maiden Grand Slam final
Paris | June 11, 2021 12:14:34 PM IST
Barbora Krejcikova remembered her mentor Jana Novotna after she booked a spot in the French Open final, where she will now face Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No.31 seed. Unseeded Barbora ousted Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in a nerve-wracking semi ... read..

WTC final: Team India get into the groove for summit clash
Southampton | June 11, 2021 11:44:33 AM IST
With the much-awaited World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand just a week away, the Indian players are getting into the groove. Having served a hard quarantine at the start of their stay in Southampton, the Indian boys are now sweating ... read..

French Open: I'm proud of my run here, but it hurts, says Maria Sakkari
Paris | June 11, 2021 11:14:30 AM IST
Tennis star Maria Sakkari is proud of her historic run in this year's French Open. In what turned out to be a rollercoaster of a semi-final, Barbora Krejcikova ousted No.17 seed Maria 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 to reach her maiden Grand Slam singles final. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: IOC chief Bach to arrive in Japan in July
Tokyo | June 11, 2021 10:44:39 AM IST
The International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach will arrive in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics in July, the CEO of the Tokyo organising body said on Thursday. Toshiro Muto told reporters that John Coates, who heads the IOC Coordination Commission overs ... read..

Euro 2020: Spain good enough to reach quarters, says Luis Garcia
New Delhi | June 11, 2021 9:44:35 AM IST
Former Spain winger Luis Garcia feels the team will have a good chance to spring a surprise in the upcoming European Championships. Spain is placed alongside Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia in Group E and the side will lock horns against Sweden in their firs ... read..

WTC final: BCCI asks fans to get behind team ahead of high-octane clash against NZ
New Delhi | June 11, 2021 9:44:31 AM IST
The much-awaited World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand is just a week away and the Indian players are keeping no stones unturned to prepare for the high-octane clash at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The Board of Control for Cricket ... read..

The Hundred: Warner and Stoinis withdraw from inaugural season
London | June 11, 2021 9:14:36 AM IST
Australia opener David Warner and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis have withdrawn from the inaugural edition of The Hundred. They were set to play for Southern Brave. While these two are top T20 players, it is believed that there could be further withdrawals du ... read..

Euro 2020: UEFA asks Ukraine to remove slogan from jersey
New Delhi | June 11, 2021 8:44:29 AM IST
Hours before the start of the 2020 edition of the European Championship, UEFA has asked Ukraine to remove the slogan 'Glory to Our Heroes' from their football jersey after the Russian Football Union complained against the same. The Ukrainians aren't too p ... read..

WI vs SA, 1st Test: Ngidi and Nortje put visitors in command
Gros Islet | June 11, 2021 8:14:25 AM IST
South Africa's Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje stole the show with the ball before West Indies' Jayden Seales picked three on debut as 14 wickets fell on the opening day of the first Test between West Indies and South Africa at the Daren Sammy Cricket Groun ... read..

French Open: It's Barbora vs Anastasia in women's final
Paris | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova pulled off a remarkable upset by outlasting No.17 seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in a French Open women's semi-final match to reach her first Grand Slam final on Thursday. ... read..

2nd Test vs NZ: England 258/7 in 1st innings on Day 1 (Stumps)
Birmingham | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
England were 258 for seven wickets at stumps on the first day of the second and final Test against New Zealand here at Edgbaston on Thursday. ... read..

French Open: Herbert-Mahut face Bublik-Golubev in men's doubles final
Paris | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France will clash with Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan in the men's doubles final of the French Open. ... read..

French Open: Russian Anastasia storms into women's final
Paris | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
No. 31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Thursday defeated world No. 85 Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 34 minutes in the semifinal to reach the French Open women's final. ... read..

Dhawan to lead India on Sri Lanka tour, Hardik in squad
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Shikhar Dhawan will captain India on a six-match white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July, the Indian cricket board announced on Thursday. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be vice-captain of the 20-member squad announced. Five net bowlers have also been picked. ... read..

Greg Chappell taught India how to chase and win in ODIs: Raina
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
When Greg Chappell was India coach he taught the team how to win One-day Internationals while chasing targets, former India all-rounder Suresh has said. ... read..

KKR's Morgan, McCullum could be in trouble for 2018 tweets
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum, along with Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler, could face uncomfortable moments after their 2018 social media exchange, in which they are mocking Indian accent, has surfaced. ... read..

Five Indian women cricketers to play in The Hundred
London | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Five Indians cricketers -- Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, and Deepti Sharma -- have joined The Hundred women's competition, the official website of the tournament said on Thursday. ... read..

England team wears anti-discrimination jerseys
Birmingham | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Ahead of the second Test against New Zealand here at Edgbaston, the England cricket team players wore black anti-discrimination t-shirts as they repeated the 'moment of unity' gesture from first Test at Lord's. ... read..

1st Test: Windies win toss, elect to bat against South Africa
St Lucia | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Host West Indies won the toss and elected to bat in first of the two Tests against South Africa here on Thursday. ... read..

French Open: Krejcikova storms into women's finals, sets up summit clash against Pavlyuchenkova
Paris | June 11, 2021 1:44:44 AM IST
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova on Thursday progressed to the finals of the ongoing French Open. ... read..

2nd Test: England make steady start, move to 67/0 at lunch
Birmingham | Thursday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
England openers Rory Burns (batting 32) and Dominic Sibley (batting 31) saw off the new-ball challenge and took their team to 67 without loss at lunch on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand here at Edgbaston on Thursday. ... read..

Too much at stake in 2nd Test for England to lose focus: Hussain
Birmingham | Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The England cricket team has too much at stake in the second Test against New Zealand to lose focus and get distracted by the Ollie Robinson tweets issue of the first Test, says its former captain Nasser Hussain. ... read..

NZ gloveman Watling out of penultimate career Test with sore back
Birmingham | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling's swansong hit a jarring note on Thursday after the 35-year-old was ruled out of the second Test against England due to a sore back. ... read..

2nd Test: England elect to bat as New Zealand make six changes
Birmingham | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
England won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test here at Edgbaston against a New Zealand side that made six changes to the side that played the first Test at Lord's last week. ... read..

Dingko Singh: Boxer with a deadly left hook-right cross combo
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Former Asian Games gold medallist in boxing Ngangom Dingko Singh, who passed away on Thursday morning, will be remembered as a person who revolutionised boxing in particular, and sports in general, in Manipur -- and in India. ... read..

French Open: Pavlyuchenkova defeats Zidansek to enter women's finals
Paris | June 10, 2021 9:14:29 PM IST
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Thursday stormed into the finals of the ongoing French Open. ... read..

Oly-bound Indian shooters vaccinated against COVID-19 in Zagreb
New Delhi | June 10, 2021 8:44:37 PM IST
The Indian Tokyo 2020 shooting squad members, in particular those of the Pistol and Rifle team based in Croatia, underwent COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday in the capital city of Zagreb. ... read..

Tokyo Games Village may have no alcohol in public areas
Tokyo | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Tokyo Olympic Games could see a ban on alcohol in dining and public areas of the Games Village although athletes will be allowed to consume it inside their rooms. ... read..

After old tweets fiasco, Ollie Robinson takes short break from cricket
London | June 10, 2021 8:14:32 PM IST
English county Sussex on Thursday confirmed that pacer Ollie Robinson will not be a part of the team squad for the opening two Vitality Blast fixtures against Gloucestershire and Hampshire Hawks. ... read..

WTC final: India team begins group training, practice in Southampton
Southampton | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The Indian cricket team had its first group training and nets session at the Hampshire Bowl ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, the Indian cricket board informed through a video on social media on Thursday. ... read..

Paris Saint-Germain signs Georginio Wijnaldum until 2024
Paris | June 10, 2021 7:44:35 PM IST
Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Thursday announced the transfer of Georginio Wijnaldum. ... read..

ICC to induct 10 former cricketers into Hall of Fame
Dubai | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will induct 10 former players from five different eras in its Hall of Fame ahead of the World Test Championship final. ... read..

PSL: Mindset was not to play big shots, rather find gaps, says Rashid
Abu Dhabi | June 10, 2021 6:44:36 PM IST
Lahore Qalandars all-rounder Rashid Khan has said that his plan was to find the gaps and not look for big shots in the match against Islamabad United in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). ... read..

Exciting that I'm going to play in first-ever game of The Hundred, says Harmanpreet
London | June 10, 2021 6:44:33 PM IST
Five Indian women cricketers -- Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma will be seen in action in the inaugural edition of 'The Hundred'. ... read..

Aussies can find much-needed finisher in veteran Christian: Coach
Sydney | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Australia's middle-order woes in T20 cricket could be answered by 38-year-old Dan Christian who was recently added to 23-member preliminary list of players for the tour of West Indies, said Greg Shipperd, one of the top coaches in Australia and one who ha ... read..

Nikhat Zareen, Simranjit Kaur condole demise of Dingko Singh
New Delhi | June 10, 2021 6:14:38 PM IST
Female boxers Simranjit Kaur and Nikhat Zareen on Thursday condoled the demise of former India pugilist Ngangom Dingko Singh. ... read..

PSL: Faheem Ashraf likely to miss Islamabad United's upcoming matches
Abu Dhabi | June 10, 2021 6:14:36 PM IST
Islamabad United all-rounder Faheem Ashraf is doubtful to play in the upcoming matches of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) after sustaining a split webbing in his left hand during the franchise's 5th game of the season against Lahore Qalandars. ... read..

Euro 2020: Spain defender Diego Llorente tests negative for Covid-19
Madrid | June 10, 2021 5:44:35 PM IST
Spain defender Diego Llorente on Thursday tested negative for Covid-19 and he could rejoin the team squad for the upcoming European Championship if he returns another two negative tests in the next 24 hours. ... read..

Windies mull adding video collage, message to anti-racism gesture
St Lucia | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
West Indies are looking to add a bit of activism to their anti-racism stand on the field even as they look to continue with 'taking the knee' during the Test series against South Africa that begins here on Thursday. ... read..

NZ stand-in captain Latham eyes historic win at Edgbaston
Birmingham | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
New Zealand's stand-in captain Tom Latham faces uphill task as he leads his team, later on Thursday, in the second Test against England at Edgbaston where they have lost all their previous four matches. ... read..

BBL: Greg Shipperd extends contract with Sydney Sixers
Sydney | June 10, 2021 4:44:41 PM IST
Big Bash League (BBL) side Sydney Sixers on Thursday announced that head coach Greg Shipperd has extended his contract with the club for a further two years. ... read..

Euro 2020: France favourites but England look to draw inspiration from home crowd
New Delhi | June 10, 2021 4:14:45 PM IST
Euro 2020 is here and the tournament marks the return of top-flight international football. The top 24 nations in Europe will battle it out to earn the ultimate glory. ... read..

Wanted to do well in Asian Championships with eye on Tokyo Olympics, says Pooja Rani
By Vishesh Roy

New Delhi | June 10, 2021 4:14:42 PM IST
India boxer Pooja Rani is not happy with just winning gold at the recently concluded Asian Boxing Championships. The boxer has set her sights on the upcoming Olympics and is leaving no stone unturned to attain the ultimate glory. ... read..

Being around Sunil Chhetri I have already taken my baby steps: Manvir
Doha | June 10, 2021 4:14:37 PM IST
India striker Manvir Singh has had a good domestic season but still maintains that nothing is constant as a striker. Manvir has also opened up on what he has learnt from senior pros like Sunil Chhetri and Roy Krishna. ... read..

Eng vs NZ, 2nd Test: Anderson surpasses Cook to become England's most capped Test cricketer
Edgbaston | June 10, 2021 3:44:47 PM IST
Veteran pacer James Anderson added another feather to his already illustrious cap on Thursday as he surpassed former skipper Alastair Cook to become England's most-capped Test cricketer. ... read..

Dingko Singh passing away is an irreplaceable loss for Indian boxing: BFI President
New Delhi | June 10, 2021 3:44:37 PM IST
Former India boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh passed away on Thursday aged 42 after a prolonged illness. A Padma Shree awardee, who ended India's wait of 16 years for Asian Games gold in bantamweight category at 1998 Games in Bangkok, lost his fight to liver ca ... read..

Asian Games champion boxer Dingko Singh no more
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
N Dingko Singh, an Asian Games gold-medallist in boxing, passed away on Thursday in Imphal after losing his battle with liver cancer. He was 42. ... read..

Djokovic overcomes Berrettini to set up semis clash with Nadal
Paris | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic set up a semi-final clash with old rival Rafael Nadal after he defeated big-hitting Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 in a three-hour-28-minute quarter-final here at the Roland Garros late on Wednesday night. ... read..

Eng vs NZ, 2nd Test: Watling ruled out, Blundell to don wicket-keeping gloves
Edgbaston | June 10, 2021 3:14:44 PM IST
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Thursday confirmed that wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has been ruled out of the second Test against England. ... read..

Emily Arlott was surprised to know about her maiden England call-up for India Test
London | June 10, 2021 3:14:42 PM IST
Emily Arlott, who recently received her first international call-up in England squad, said she was "shocked" and never expected to be in the fray of getting the call. Arlott was named in the England squad on Wednesday for the upcoming one-off Test against ... read..

Vaughan says 'witch hunt' against cricketers for old social media posts need to stop
London | June 10, 2021 2:44:30 PM IST
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has come out in support of current limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler after the cricketers' old tweets allegedly mocking fans resurfaced. ... read..

WBBL: Australia all-rounder Sophie Molineux named captain of Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne | June 10, 2021 1:44:36 PM IST
Melbourne Renegades on Thursday appointed Australia cricketer and all-rounder Sophie Molineux as captain of the side for the Women's Big Bash League (BBL) season seven. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: India women's hockey team has right balance of experience and youth, says Lilima
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 10, 2021 1:14:35 PM IST
Indian women's hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz believes the Olympic core group currently in preparation mode for the Tokyo Games has the right balance between experienced and young players. ... read..

PM Modi condoles demise of boxer Dingko Singh, says 'he was a sporting superstar'
New Delhi | June 10, 2021 12:44:48 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences on the demise of former India boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh and said his contribution aided the popularity of boxing. ... read..

WTC final: Jamieson's height will pose a different challenge for India's batsmen, says Agarkar
Southampton | June 10, 2021 12:14:42 PM IST
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has highlighted the number of challenges the Virat Kohli-led side will face during the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. ... read..

Eng vs NZ: Hosts to reaffirm commitment to 'improve society through cricket' ahead of 2nd Test
Edgbaston | June 10, 2021 11:44:38 AM IST
England cricket team will wear anti-discrimination t-shirts on the morning of the second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston to reaffirm their pledge of making cricket a more inclusive and representative sport. ... read..

WTC final: Team India's preparations in 'full swing' for high-octane clash
Southampton | June 10, 2021 11:14:41 AM IST
With just eight days to go for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, Team India had their first group training session ahead of the high-octane clash. ... read..

Rashid Khan shines in Lahore Qalandars' win as PSL 6 resumes in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi | June 10, 2021 10:14:31 AM IST
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan starred with the ball before hammering 15 off just five balls in the final over to help Lahore Qalandars seal a thrilling win over Islamabad United on Wednesday (local time). ... read..

Former India boxer Dingko Singh passes away; Kiren Rijiju, Vijender Singh pay tribute
New Delhi | June 10, 2021 9:44:43 AM IST
Former India boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 42. ... read..

Premier League clubs fined for involvement in Super League; face 30-point deduction for joining future breakaways
London | June 10, 2021 9:14:24 AM IST
The six Premier League clubs, who had signed up to play in the breakaway European Super League, have agreed to pay a fine of 22 million pounds. ... read..

French Open: Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in semi-finals
Paris | June 10, 2021 8:15:49 AM IST
World number one Novak Djokovic will lock horns with defending champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the ongoing French Open on Friday. ... read..

Never wanted to be labelled a doubles specialist: Barbora
Paris | Thursday, 2021 5:15:07 AM IST
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, who made her maiden entry into the French Open singles semi-finals after overcoming American Coco Gauff, said on Wednesday she never wanted to be labelled a doubles specialist. ... read..

Defeat will make me a future tennis champ: Coco Gauff
Paris | Thursday, 2021 4:45:07 AM IST
American teenager Coco Gauff believes her French Open quarter-final defeat to Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova would ultimately help her become a Grand Slam champion. ... read..

Poland Ranking Series: Freestyle wrestler Dahiya gets silver
Warsaw | Thursday, 2021 4:45:07 AM IST
Indian freestyle wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Wednesday settled for the silver medal in the men's 61 kg freestyle event in the Poland Ranking Series here on Wednesday. ... read..

French Open: Nadal enters semis with thumping win over Schwartzman
Paris | Thursday, 2021 4:45:07 AM IST
Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain entered his 14th French Open semi-finals with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Argentina's 10th seed Diego Schwartzman in two hours and 45 minutes here on Wednesday. ... read..

India's first taekwondo athlete enters Paralympics
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 4:45:07 AM IST
India's Aruna Tanwar, world No.4 in the women's U 49 category, has been awarded a wild card entry for the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020. She thus becomes the first Indian taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Paralympics. ... read..

I was as getting impatient as success eluded me: Maria
Paris | Thursday, 2021 4:15:07 AM IST
World No.18 Greek Maria Sakkari, who made it to her first-ever Grand Slam singles semi-final said on Wednesday that she was getting "impatient" with not being able to break into a Grand Slam semi-final. ... read..

Indian Grand Prix athletics to be held on June 21
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 4:15:07 AM IST
The Indian Grand Prix (IGP) IV will be held on June 21 in Patiala, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced on Wednesday. ... read..

Chopra returns to overseas javelin competition after 18 months
Lisbon | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Ace Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will return to competition on foreign soil after nearly 18 months on Thursday when he competes at the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa here. ... read..

IPL to be played between Sep 19-Oct 15: BCCI
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League will be played between September 19 and October 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Indian cricket board confirmed on Wednesday. ... read..

French Open: Maria beats Iga, sets up semi-finals clash with Barbora
London | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Defending champion Iga Swiatek was sent packing from the French Open by Greek world No.18 Maria Sakkari, who stunned the 20-year-old Polish star 6-4, 6-4 and set up a semi-final clash against Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova. ... read..

Sri Lanka, Bangla series prepared us for South Africa: Brathwaite
Gros Islet (St. Lucia) | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite on Wednesday expressed confidence on the eve of the opening Test against South Africa here, saying the team will continue to show the same "fight and discipline" it had displayed in the last two series, against Bangla ... read..

Indian football team should fight like bees do: Captain Chhetri
Doha | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
India captain Sunil Chhetri says that "giving everything on the pitch" should be the motto of his team going forward. ... read..

No broadcaster to show India-New Zealand WTC final in Australia
Sydney | Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Even as fans in almost all cricketing nations will be glued to TV during the India-New Zealand World Test Championship final (WTC) starting on June 18, Aussie fans will miss out as no broadcaster has secured rights to televise the match that will decide t ... read..

Olympic hockey opener will set momentum: Forward Ramandeep
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Experienced India hockey forward Ramandeep Singh said on Wednesday that a good showing in the opening match at the Tokyo Olympic Games will give the team the "right momentum". ... read..

Minor injury forces wrestler Punia to pull out of Poland Open
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Olympic Games bound freestyle wrestler Deepak Punia has pulled out of Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw due to minor injury that resurfaced prior to his bout, said a Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) official on Wednesday. ... read..

French Open: Defending champion Nadal powers his way into semifinals
Paris | June 9, 2021 10:14:28 PM IST
Defending champion Rafael Nadal on Wednesday powered his way into the semifinals of the ongoing French Open. ... read..

Eng vs NZ: Made right decision to go for draw in 1st Test, says Root
Edgbaston | June 9, 2021 9:44:27 PM IST
England skipper Joe Root on Wednesday said that his side took the right decision to go for a draw in the first Test against New Zealand. ... read..

Top Aussie players may withdraw from WI tour due to bubble fatigue
Sydney | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Seven top Australian players -- Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson -- could pull out of the national team's white-ball series in the West Indies next month, according to media reports ... read..

India have better record than NZ away from home in WTC
Southampton | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
India and New Zealand may be playing at a neutral venue, but it is Virat Kohli's side that has shown dominance away from home winning two out of the three series they have played overseas in the run-up to World Test Championship (WTC) final. In contrast, ... read..

We have been hot and cold, need to play at same level: Chhetri
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 8:44:24 PM IST
India football captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said that his side has been hot and cold in the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers, and he addressed the need for playing consistently at the same level. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: No branded apparel, only India will be written on kits of our athletes, says Rijiju
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 8:14:44 PM IST
Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, on Wednesday, said that the Indian Olympic-bound contingent will not sport any branded apparel during the upcoming Olympics. ... read..

Brazil players slam CONMEBOL over Copa America switch
Rio de Janeiro | June 9, 2021 8:14:35 PM IST
The Brazil football team has come forward and criticised CONMEBOL, South America's main football governing body over their handling of the Copa America that will be hosted in Brazil. ... read..

Di Venuto, who helped Smith to greatness, joins Aus coaching staff
Sydney | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Former Australia batsman Michael Di Venuto, who is credited for laying Steve Smith's path to greatness, has returned to Australian team as assistant coach for the limited-overs tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh in July and August respectively. ... read..

Was shocked when removed from West Indies' captaincy, says Jason Holder
Gros Islet | June 9, 2021 7:44:30 PM IST
Jason Holder has revealed that he was in shock when he was relieved from the West Indies Test captaincy and said that he now wants to focus more on his game and be a sounding board for youngsters looking for guidance. ... read..

AFI announces Indian Grand Prix-IV ahead of Inter State Championships
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 7:44:29 PM IST
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday announced the fourth round of the Indian Grand Prix series, slated to begin on June 21 at NS-NIS Patiala. ... read..

Nagar allotted Paralympic Games quota place
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Krishna Nagar, a para badminton player from Jaipur in Rajasthan, was allotted Paralympic Games quota place in men's singles short stature 6 (MS SH 6) category on Monday by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). ... read..

Covid-19: AIFF Women's Football Committee discusses challenges being faced
New Delhi | June 9, 2021 7:14:35 PM IST
Sara Pilot on Wednesday chaired the AIFF Women's Football Committee Meeting and discussed the challenges faced by women's football due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and tried to come up with plans for the different issues thrown in the path of women's ... read..

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