Sunday, June 13, 2021

If you give Chhetri a chance, he will score: Bangladesh coach Jamie Day
Doha | June 8, 2021 11:14:36 AM IST
Bangladesh football team coach Jamie Day lavished praise on India skipper Sunil Chhetri for grabbing chances with both hands on Monday. ... read..

Mushfiqur Rahim wishes to skip T20I series against Zimbabwe
Dhaka | June 8, 2021 10:14:39 AM IST
Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has informed the selectors that he wants to pull out of the T20I series against Zimbabwe. ... read..

Sri Lanka cricketers agree to tour England without contracts
Colombo | June 8, 2021 9:44:27 AM IST
Amid the tussle between Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the national players, the cricketers have agreed to tour England uncontracted. ... read..

I-League: Gokulam Kerala FC sign young Kerala defender Muhammed Uvais
Kozhikode (Kerala) | June 8, 2021 9:44:24 AM IST
I-League side Gokulam Kerala FC has announced the signing of young Kerala defender Muhammed Uvais in a multiyear deal. ... read..

What are we going to do when Chhetri retires: Igor Stimac
Doha | June 8, 2021 9:14:38 AM IST
Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac lavished praise on skipper Sunil Chhetri following a win over Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers on Monday. ... read..

Sunil Chhetri surpasses Messi's tally to become 2nd highest international goalscorer among active players
Doha | June 8, 2021 8:14:23 AM IST
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri added another feather to his illustrious cap as he overtook Argentina star Lionel Messi to become the second-highest active international goalscorer on Monday. ... read..

French Open: Maria first Greek woman to enter Grand Slam Q-F (Ld)
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
World No.18 Greek Maria Sakkari on Monday gave her tennis career a huge boost as she secured a spot in her first Grand Slam quarterfinals defeating last year's runners-up and world No.5 Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-3 at the French Open. ... read..

Teenager Schwartzman not relishing quarters clash with Nadal
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Argentinian tennis player, 10th seed Diego Schwartzman, is not really relishing the thought of playing 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, though he might not have a choice as the world No.3 Spaniard is in the best form of his ... read..

French Open: Teenager Coco Gauff breezes into quarterfinals
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
American teenager Coco Gauff on Monday pulled played an inspired game as she breezed past Tunisia's Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-1 to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinals, at the French Open here. ... read..

Djokovic rallies to overcome teenager Musetti, enters quarters
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
World No.1 Novak Djokovic came back from a two-set deficit to overcome Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti who retired in the fifth set and the Serbian moved into the French Open quarterfinals here on Monday. ... read..

Asian Cup qualifiers: Chhetri nets 2 in India's win over Bangla (Ld)
Doha | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
India captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday struck twice in the closing minutes to hand India a 2-0 win over Bangladesh to revive his team's prospects of advancing from Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers. The first-half had end ... read..

Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: India beat Bangladesh 2-0
Doha | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday scored twice in India's 2-0 win over neighbours Bangladesh in a Group E Preliminary Round 2 match of the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Monday. ... read..

Former doubles No.1 Barbora making a splash in singles
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
World No.33 Barbora Krejcikova credited her entry into the French Open quarterfinals on Monday to competing against the top players back home in the Czech Republic. ... read..

Saini loses in 1st Rd of world judo, Sushila has fingers crossed
Budapest | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
India's Jasleen Singh Saini on Monday lost in first round of the men's 66kg category and crashed out of the World Judo Championships here. He lost to Radu Izvoreanu of Moldova. ... read..

Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: India-Bangladesh 0-0 at half-time
Doha | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
India and Bangladesh played out a goalless first half of a Group E Preliminary Round 2 match of the combined qualifiers for the football World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Monday. ... read..

WTC final: Follow-on mark to be 200 runs even after first day washout
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will not see a reduction in follow-on mark even if the first day's play is lost completely due to the presence of a reserve day, state the playing conditions of the International Cricke ... read..

After overcoming 4th Rd jinx, Coco says Q-F entry means a lot to her
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
American teenager Coco Gauff was relieved after securing a spot in the French Open quarterfinals here on Monday. ... read..

In 2010, I thought Dhoni didn't know how to bat: Nortje
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
South Africa speedster Anrich Nortje on Monday recalled MS Dhoni as a batsman who he thought didn't know how to use his feet and bat while bowling to him during nets in the 2010 Champions League T20 in South Africa. ... read..

French Open: Defending champion Nadal enters quarterfinals
Paris | June 7, 2021 11:44:31 PM IST
Defending champion Rafael Nadal on Monday progressed to the quarterfinals of the ongoing French Open after winning his fourth-round match. ... read..

Naomi pulls out of Berlin event, question mark over Wimbledon
Berlin | Monday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
World No. 2 Naomi Osaka, who controversially exited the French Open tennis citing mental health issues, has also withdrawn from the Berlin WTA grass court tournament beginning June 14. ... read..

'It hurts': Ashwin engages in fun banter with Manjrekar
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 11:14:35 PM IST
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar might feel that Ravichandran Ashwin is not quite there as an all-time great yet, but the spinner on Monday replied back to his criticism in the funniest manner possible. ... read..

Ashwin, British govt official support suspended pacer Robinson
London | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Pace bowler Ollie Robinson, who has been suspended by England for his old racist and sexist tweets, has got support from a top government official as well as India off-spinner R Ashwin. ... read..

Indian men strong contenders for Oly hockey podium finish: Khandker
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
The Indian men's hockey team is a strong contender for a podium finish at the Tokyo Olympic Games, former India forward Tushar Khandker said on Monday. ... read..

WC qualifiers: Chhetri's double strike helps India defeat B'desh, Blue Tigers rise to 3rd spot
Doha | June 7, 2021 10:14:32 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri's brace helped India defeat Bangladesh 2-0 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China Qualifiers on Monday at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium at Al Sadd Club in Doha. ... read..

French Open: Djokovic survives Musetti scare to enter quarterfinals
Paris | June 7, 2021 9:14:33 PM IST
World number one Novak Djokovic on Monday stormed into the quarterfinals of the ongoing French Open. ... read..

Williamson upset Lord's pitch didn't deteriorate on Day 5
London | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said his team will have to start all over again in second Test at Edgbaston after first Test against England ended in a draw as his side failed to bowl out England on a pitch that did not deteriorate as much as he expec ... read..

Boris Johnson rallies behind UK Sports Minister in criticising ECB on Robinson matter
London | June 7, 2021 8:14:42 PM IST
Boris Johnson, United Kingdom Prime Minister on Monday rallied behind Sports Minister Olivier Dowden in criticisng England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for suspending pacer Ollie Robinson from international cricket over his tweets which were sent out by ... read..

Women recurve archery team reaches Paris, eyes spot in Olympics
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A three-member Indian women's recurve archery team, including Olympian Deepika Kumari, reached Paris on Monday to compete in World Olympic qualification tournament beginning June 17. ... read..

Domestic, international Pakistan men cricketers begin training at NHPC
Lahore | June 7, 2021 7:44:40 PM IST
Top-performing domestic Pakistan cricketers along with the international cricketers began training at the National High-Performance Centre under the watchful eyes of the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) coaches and the members of the coaching staff ... read..

Euro 2020: England in better place now as compared to 2018 WC, says Harry Kane
London | June 7, 2021 7:44:33 PM IST
England football captain Harry Kane has said that his side is in a better place as compared to where they were ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. ... read..

Boult likely to play second Test: NZ coach Stead
London | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Pace bowler Trent Boult, who left for home to rest instead of travelling with New Zealand squad to United Kingdom after suspension of Indian Premier League (IPL), will likely play second Test against England that begins on June 10 at Edgbaston and acts as ... read..

Euro 2020: France manager snarks Jose Mourinho over Spurs' stint
Paris | June 7, 2021 7:14:47 PM IST
France manager Didier Deschamps took a ruthless dig at Jose Mourinho after the former Spurs boss commented on France being favourites at Euro 2020 and insisted France "have to win" the UEFA competition in order to be successful. ... read..

Chelsea captaincy gives me confidence, says Mason Mount after winning Blues' POTY award
London | June 7, 2021 7:14:39 PM IST
Chelsea FC winger Mason Mount feels his occasional captaincy at London-based Premier League club will further help him to develop his leadership skills. ... read..

Kohli doesn't get rattled, stays with own shots: Rashid
Abu Dhabi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli is special since he follows his own process religiously even under pressure, not resorting to any shot which is not his strength, said Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan. ... read..

Eng vs NZ: Hosts fined for slow over-rate in 1st Test at Lord's
Dubai | June 7, 2021 6:44:32 PM IST
Joe Root-led England on Monday was fined 40 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's Cricket Ground. ... read..

Eng vs NZ: Hosts add Dom Bess to their squad for 2nd Test
London | June 7, 2021 6:44:29 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday confirmed that Dominic Bess has been added to the team squad for the upcoming second Test against New Zealand. ... read..

We will never sell Kylian Mbappe: PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Paris | June 7, 2021 5:44:39 PM IST
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe will stay at the Ligue 1 club next season. ... read..

'Will never support anything anti-India': Harbhajan after criticism on Instagram post
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 5:44:34 PM IST
Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Monday issued an apology after being trolled on social media over his "tribute" to Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. ... read..

Mow it a bit, give it a roll: Williamson on WTC final pitch
London | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson wants less grass on Southampton pitch for the World Test Championship (WTC) final from June 18 since he feels there is plenty of rain around already. He termed Indian bowling attack, which his side will face in WTC fina ... read..

Ind vs SL: ODI series to commence on July 13, three T20I series to begin on July 21
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 5:14:37 PM IST
The schedule for the three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka has been confirmed. ... read..

Pooja looks to climb greater heights after Asian Boxing C'ships gold
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 5:14:35 PM IST
After successfully defending her title at the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships, Indian boxer Pooja Rani (75kg) is now looking to climb greater heights and she is leaving no stone unturned to attain maximum glory. ... read..

Zverev not taking young Fokina lightly, eyes semis berth
Paris | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Despite his impressive form on clay that saw him beat Kei Nishikori in straight sets in fourth round of French Open, and win Madrid Open last month, sixth seed Alexander Zverev is not taking anything for granted as he focusses on the last three matches an ... read..

ECB has gone over the top by suspending Robinson: UK Sports Minister
London | June 7, 2021 4:44:33 PM IST
Oliver Dowden, United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport on Monday said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has gone over the top by suspending pacer Ollie Robinson from international cricket over his tweets whi ... read..

Euro 2020: Ben White replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold in England squad
London | June 7, 2021 4:44:27 PM IST
The Football Association (FA) on Monday confirmed that Ben White has replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold in England's squad for the upcoming European Championships. ... read..

French Open: Zverev beats Nishikori to enter quarters
Paris | Monday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Sixth seed Alexander Zverev thrashed Kei Nishikori in straight sets 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 to enter French Open quarter-finals here at Roland Garros late on Sunday. ... read..

WTC final: Williamson has correct defence, is decisive about footwork, says Parthiv
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | June 7, 2021 4:14:34 PM IST
Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has praised New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for always being decisive in his footwork and knowing how to play every ball on its merit. ... read..

Copa America: Argentina confirm participation in tournament
Buenos Aires | June 7, 2021 3:44:51 PM IST
Argentina has confirmed their participation in the upcoming Copa America following controversy over the tournament's relocation to Brazil. ... read..

On this day in 1975: First-ever men's cricket World Cup began
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 3:44:46 PM IST
It was on this day, 46 years ago, when the first-ever men's cricket World Cup began in England. ... read..

France are super favourites to win Euro 2020, says Wenger
London | June 7, 2021 3:44:36 PM IST
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that England will be the main threat for France in the upcoming European Championships. ... read..

England board suspends pacer Robinson from international cricket
London | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
England pace bowler Ollie Robinson, whose Test debut last week was marked by controversy over his eight-year-old racist and sexist tweets, was suspended from all international cricket by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... read..

Robinson's suspension strong indication of what future holds in this social media Gen: Ashwin
London | June 7, 2021 3:14:41 PM IST
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday said he felt genuinely "sorry" for England pacer Ollie Robinson following his suspension by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at the end of the first Test against New Zealand at the Lord's. ... read..

French Open: She's powerful, but I was ready, says Rybakina after defeating Serena
Paris | June 7, 2021 3:14:29 PM IST
Kazakhstan tennis player, Elena Rybakina was all praise for Serena Williams after she defeated the 23-time Grand Slam champion 6-3, 7-5 in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday. ... read..

IPL 14: Season to resume on September 19, final on October 15
By Baidurjo Bhose

New Delhi | June 7, 2021 2:44:38 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has zeroed in on the date for the resumption of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League to be held in UAE. The first game on resumption will be played on September 19 while the final will be hosted on ... read..

French Open: I love the attention, says Tsitsipas after reaching quarters
Paris | June 7, 2021 2:14:36 PM IST
Greece tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas does not shy away from any attention or playing in front of people, in fact, he loves it. ... read..

French Open: Andy Murray backs Roger Federer's decision to withdraw
Paris | June 7, 2021 1:44:39 PM IST
Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer's sensible decision to withdraw from the ongoing French Open to protect his body after two knee operations. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang reaches Russia while Neeraj hits Portugal to train for showpiece event
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 1:14:46 PM IST
Wrestler Bajrang Punia and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra have reached Russia and Portugal respectively to further their training for the Tokyo Olympics. ... read..

Mayweather and Logan Paul's exhibition boxing match ends without a winner
Florida | June 7, 2021 1:14:29 PM IST
YouTube personality Logan Paul locked horns with former American boxer Floyd Mayweather in an entertaining boxing match on Sunday that did not have a winner at the Hard Rock Stadium. ... read..

WTC final: It will be quite cool walking out for the toss with Kohli, says Williamson
Southampton | June 7, 2021 12:44:32 PM IST
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said it will be "quite cool" to walk out with India captain Virat Kohli for the toss in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. ... read..

Tokyo 2020: Hockey team definitely a strong contender for podium finish, says Olympian Tushar Khandker
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 12:14:39 PM IST
With the clock ticking closer to July 23 when the Olympics kicks off in Tokyo, the eagerness to watch the Indian athletes achieve success is palpable. ... read..

Eng vs NZ: Boost for New Zealand as Trent Boult can now play second Test
London | June 7, 2021 12:14:32 PM IST
New Zealand's ace pacer Trent Boult can now play the second Test match against England at Edgbaston -- starting June 10 -- due to the updated quarantine protocols. ... read..

T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka emerges as darkhorse to host event after BCCI engages with SLC
By Baidurjo Bhose

New Delhi | June 7, 2021 12:14:28 PM IST
While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already been discussing hosting the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), in a recent turn of events, Sri Lanka has entered the race as the darkhorse to help India host ... read..

COVID-19: PT Usha requests Kerala CM to vaccinate athletes on priority
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 11:44:41 AM IST
Track legend PT Usha has requested Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to vaccinate sportspersons, their coaches, support staff and medical team, who will participate in the forthcoming National and other competitions, on priority basis. ... read..

We know how strong they are and the depth they have: Williamson on playing India in WTC final
Southampton | June 7, 2021 11:44:36 AM IST
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is "excited" to lock horns with "top-ranked" Team India at a neutral venue in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju wishes wrestler Sonam Malik
New Delhi | June 7, 2021 11:14:44 AM IST
Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, on Monday, extended his wishes to young Indian wrestler Sonam Malik for the Tokyo Olympics. ... read..

Nasser Hussain criticises England for not going for win against NZ
London | June 7, 2021 10:44:32 AM IST
Former England skipper Nasser Hussain feels the hosts should have gone for a win rather than playing sluggish cricket on the final day of the first Test against New Zealand. ... read..

T20 WC: BCCI and ICC engage in meeting to discuss road ahead
By Nitin Srivastava

New Delhi | June 7, 2021 10:44:28 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) met on Sunday to discuss the future of the upcoming T20 World Cup slated to be played later this year. ... read..

Expected pitch to deteriorate on final day but it sort of flattened out: Williamson
London | June 7, 2021 10:14:39 AM IST
While losing day three might have dented New Zealand's chances of winning the first Test, skipper Kane Williamson feels the Kiwis put in their efforts to go for a victory against England on Sunday. ... read..

Euro 2020: Spain skipper Sergio Busquets tests positive for COVID-19
Madrid | June 7, 2021 9:14:31 AM IST
Spain skipper Sergio Busquets has tested positive just a week before the start of Euro 2020. As a precautionary measure, Spain will now lock horns with Lithuania with members of the Under 21 National Team. ... read..

Eng vs NZ, 1st Test: Root defends hosts' approach, says chasing wasn't 'realistic'
London | June 7, 2021 8:44:24 AM IST
England skipper Joe Root feels there wasn't a "realistic" opportunity for the hosts to win the first Test against New Zealand. ... read..

First England-New Zealand Test ends in a draw
London | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
All the efforts of the New Zealand bowlers to dismiss the England batsmen came to nought as the home team preferred to play out time while chasing 273 runs in 75 overs for a win, and it resulted in the first Test ending in a draw here on Sunday. ... read..

French Open: Kazakh Elena shocks Serena, enters quarterfinals
Paris | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
No.21 seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan on Sunday created a massive upset as she defeated three-time champion and seventh seed Serena Williams of the USA 6-3, 7-5 in the fourth round and entered the quarterfinals of the French Open. ... read..

Federer withdraws from French Open due to fitness issues (Ld)
Paris | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Tennis great Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open ahead of his fourth-round match against Matteo Berrettini, the tournament announced on Sunday. ... read..

Sifan shatters women's 10,000 metres world record
Hengelo | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands ran at a blistering pace to smash the women's 10,000 metres world record, clocking 29 minutes 06.82 seconds here at the FBK Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, on Sunday. ... read..

Judoka Sushila loses, but can still make it to Olympics
Budapest | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Sushila Devi on Sunday lost in the first round of the women's 48kg category and crashed out of the World Championships here on Sunday. ... read..

Federer pulls out of French Open due to fitness reasons
Paris | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Roger Federer withdrew from French Open tennis ahead of his fourth-round match against Matteo Berrettini, the tournament announced on Sunday. ... read..

Perez wins turbulent Baku F1 GP after Verstappen crash
Baku (Azerbaijan) | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Red Bull driver Sergio Perez won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday after team-mate Max Verstappen, who was leading, crashed out with five laps left owing to a puncture, and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton made a rare mistake in the closing stages. ... read..

Ollie Robinson suspended from international cricket over controversial tweets
London | June 7, 2021 3:14:23 AM IST
England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following "historic" tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday ... read..

1st Test vs NZ: Chasing 273, England 56/2 wkts (Tea)
London | Monday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Chasing a target of 273 runs in 75 overs, England were 56 for two wickets in 32 overs at the tea interval on the fifth and final day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's here on Sunday. England now need 217 runs in the final session of play. ... read..

Bangladesh an annoying team: Indian football coach Stimac
Doha | Monday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Bangladesh could not be taken lightly as they have a "great fighting spirit" and put in "quality work" on the pitch, India football's head coach, Igor Stimac, said on the eve of the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Sun ... read..

Athletics legend Milkha showing 'continuous improvement': Hospital
Chandigarh | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh has shown steady improvement at a local hospital where he is being treated for Covid-19, and his wife Nirmal is battling with the coronavirus in a hospital in nearby Mohali. ... read..

Conflict-of-interest more widespread, deep-rooted than fixing in Indian sports
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Turning to senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who was representing then Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan, Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur said bias in a conflict of interest situation happens in a "subtle way". ... read..

Tamara sets up French Open quarter-final clash with Paula
Paris | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Slovenia's world No. 85 Tamara Zidansek's dream run at the French Open continued as he delivered a masterful performance to beat a higher-ranked Romanian Sorana Cirstea 7-6(4), 6-1 and move into her first Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday. ... read..

Among Ian Chappell's 5 best bowlers, 3 Indians, Cummins No.1
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Australian Pat Cummins has found unanimous approval as the best speedster in world cricket after former cricketers Ian Chappell, Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra picked him as their first choice among the top five present-day Test bowlers. Former Austra ... read..

French Open: 21-year-old Rybakina stuns Serena Williams to progress to quarterfinals
Paris | June 6, 2021 11:14:34 PM IST
American tennis player Serena Williams on Sunday bowed out of the ongoing French Open. ... read..

Hopeful of getting picked for Sri Lanka tour: Kuldeep Yadav
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Spinner Kuldeep Yadav is disappointed at missing out on India's tour of England for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and a five-match Test series against the hosts. He hopes he would get picked for upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. ... read..

FIFA WC qualifiers: India's Adil Khan recalls double joy of 2019
Doha | Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
How many times does it happen that an athlete representing his national team scores a match-saving goal and at almost at the same time his father is undergoing a heart surgery -- a successful one? Indian football team defender Adil Khan savoured this on O ... read..

Sudha Singh focussed on qualifying for Olympics in 3000m steeplechase
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Versatile distance runner Sudha Singh is focussed at this month's National Inter-State Athletics Championships will be to crack the Olympic Games' qualification mark of women's 3000 meters steeplechase. ... read..

Mo Farah's chances to compete in 10,000m at Olympics all but over
Birmingham | Sunday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Long-distance Olympic champion Mo Farah's chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics have all but evaporated as one of the most successful British athletes failed to clock the qualification time of 27min 28sec at the European Athletics 10,000m Cup in Birm ... read..

Jitendra Singh inspects proposed site for Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Stadium in J-K's Hiranagar
Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) | June 6, 2021 10:14:43 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday inspected the proposed site for construction of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex at Hiranagar. ... read..

Will keep pushing until the end: Verstappen after crash in Azerbaijan GP
Baku | June 6, 2021 10:14:40 PM IST
After witnessing a heartbreaking crash in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen on Sunday said that he will keep pushing until the end to come up with better results. ... read..

Ashwin better than Lyon as the Aussie hasn't done well of late: Chappell
Sydney | Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
India's R Ashwin is a better off-spinner than Nathan Lyon because the Australian's strike rate since the start of 2018 is below par and he gets hit through on-side by right-handers which shouldn't happen, said former Australia captain Ian Chappell. ... read..

B'desh pretty 'annoying', they disturb opposition with defensive work: Stimac
Doha | June 6, 2021 9:14:37 PM IST
Indian national team head coach Igor Stimac, on the eve of the Blue Tigers' match against Bangladesh, described the opposition as a "team with great fighting spirit", that puts in "quality work" on the pitch. ... read..

Azerbaijan GP: Perez beats Vettel to register second career victory
Baku | June 6, 2021 9:14:35 PM IST
Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen looked set to take his first first-ever Azerbaijan Grand Prix victory on Sunday before he crashed out from the lead with just five laps to go, giving his teammate Sergio Perez a second career victory. ... read..

4,500 security personnel for Colombia-Argentina WC qualifier
Barranquilla (Colombia) | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
More than 4,500 security personnel will be deployed to ensure safety for Colombia's home World Cup qualifier against Argentina, local authorities said. ... read..

Sri Lanka cricket team gets KXIP physiotherapist
Colombo | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The chief physiotherapist of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kings XI Punjab, Brett Harp has been appointed as the new physiotherapist of the Sri Lanka cricket team from the upcoming tour of England onwards. ... read..

Wishes pour in for Ajinkya Rahane on 33rd b'day
London | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
India team skipper Virat Kohli led the cricketing fraternity and fans in wishing Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on his 33rd birthday on Sunday. ... read..

Roger Federer withdraws from French Open
Paris | June 6, 2021 8:44:31 PM IST
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer on Sunday withdrew himself from the ongoing French Open, tournament organisers confirmed. ... read..

Chhetri-led India in no mood to take Bangladesh lightly (Preview)
Doha | Sunday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Sunil Chhetri-led Indian football team would take Bangladesh lightly at their own peril when the teams face off in the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023, here on Monday. ... read..

French Open: Pair of Rohan Bopanna, Franko Skugor reach quarterfinals in men's doubles
Paris | June 6, 2021 8:14:34 PM IST
India tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Franko Skugor on Sunday reached the quarterfinals of the ongoing French Open. ... read..

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