Sunday, June 13, 2021

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..

Ashwin not quite there as an all-time great yet: Sanjay Manjrekar
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 7:44:57 PM IST
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar on Sunday once again reiterated that spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has not become an all-time great yet and there is still some time before he gets included in the list. ... read..

Hamilton suggests boxing ring to settle Mercedes-Red Bull row
Baku | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and his Red Bull rival Max Verstappen would like to see team bosses Toto Wolff and Christian Horner don boxing gloves to settle their differences. ... read..

Vaughan praises Robinson for bowling effort against New Zealand
London | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Vaughan praised debutant pace bowler Ollie Robinson for his performance in the ongoing inaugural Test against New Zealand at Lord's, despite the off-field controversy the 27-year-old had courted recentl ... read..

NBA Playoffs 2021: 'It sucks', Kevin Durant on James Harden's hamstring injury
Brooklyn | June 6, 2021 7:14:41 PM IST
Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant has come out in full support of his teammate James Harden who exited Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Milwaukee Bucks with a hamstring injury in the opening minute of the game. ... read..

Anirudh Thapa cleared to rejoin team after subsequent tests: AIFF
Doha | June 6, 2021 7:14:38 PM IST
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday confirmed that defender Anirudh Thapa has been cleared to join the team squad in Doha, Qatar. ... read..

Maria, Coco move into French Open pre-quarterfinals
Paris | Sunday, 2021 6:45:07 PM IST
No.17 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece secured a hard-fought victory over No.14 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-2 in a nearly three-hour contest to reach the fourth round of the French Open for the first time in her career. ... read..

Ashwin is better bowler than Nathan Lyon: Ian Chappell
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 6:44:38 PM IST
Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes that Ravichandran Ashwin is a better spinner as compared to Nathan Lyon. ... read..

Milkha Singh's condition better than previous days: Hospital
Chandigarh (Punjab) | June 6, 2021 6:44:32 PM IST
In what comes as a big relief, India's legendary sprinter Milkha Singh is doing better and his condition has improved as he battles COVID-19 in the ICU of the NHE block of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) hospital. ... read..

Dhaka Premier League: BCB to investigate bio-bubble breach
Dhaka | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has expressed its anguish over a bio-secure bubble breach during a practice session of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) and is investigating how an outsider gained entry into the Shere Bangla National Stadium indoor facili ... read..

England to kneel at Euros despite possible booing: Southgate
London | Sunday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
England manager Gareth Southgate says his team will take the knee at the European Championship despite the potential for an "adverse reaction" as those that booed the gesture at Middlesbrough only strengthened the group's resolve. ... read..

Azerbaijan GP: One minute silence to be observed ahead of race for Mansour Ojjeh
London | June 6, 2021 5:44:55 PM IST
Formula 1 team McLaren on Sunday announced that Mansour Ojjeh, a shareholder and significant figure in the team since 1984, has passed away aged 68. ... read..

'Perfect role model': Kaif extends birthday greetings to Rahane
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 5:44:38 PM IST
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif on Sunday labelled Ajinkya Rahane 'perfect role model' as he extended birthday wishes to the Indian Test vice-captain. ... read..

Have a problem when people call Ashwin all-time great: Manjrekar
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has said that he has a "few problems" when people call Ravichandran Ashwin as "one of the all-time greats of the game". ... read..

Rashid Khan chooses PSL over County stint with Sussex
Abu Dhabi | June 6, 2021 5:14:54 PM IST
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has revealed that he has put his County contract with Sussex on hold in order to participate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). ... read..

Jayasuriya takes over Melbourne club side Mulgrave as coach
Colombo | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan cricket great Sanath Jayasuriya is set for a one-year coaching stint with Melbourne club side Mulgrave for the 2021/22 season. ... read..

'Feeling is mutual' says Roger Federer after Andy Murray calls his game 'inspirational'
Paris | June 6, 2021 4:44:30 PM IST
Tennis star Roger Federer responded to Andy Murray's words of admiration after the Swiss ace's third round win at the French Open 2021, pointing out that he also saw the British player as 'insprational'. ... read..

Would rather be in Nadal, Djokovic's shoes now: Federer
Paris | Sunday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer conceded after his French Open third-round win that he would prefer to be in world No. 1 Novak Djokovic or world No. 3 Rafael Nadal's shoes right now where they are playing really well and winning their matches. ... read..

India a better side going into WTC final: Vengsarkar
Mumbai | Sunday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Former India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar feels that the Virat Kohli-led India are a better side going into the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18. ... read..

N'Golo Kante deserves to win Ballon d'Or, says France manager
Paris | June 6, 2021 4:14:33 PM IST
France head coach Didier Deschamps has said that central midfielder N'Golo Kante completely deserves to win Ballon d'Or this season. ... read..

Will never forget roar that greeted us in match against Bangladesh: Adil Khan
Doha | June 6, 2021 4:14:27 PM IST
India defender Adil Khan has recalled the side's FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Bangladesh in 2019, saying that he can never forget the reception the team got in Kolkata. ... read..

Federer books pre-quarterfinal berth, to take on Berrettini
Paris | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Former World No. 1, Switzerland's Roger Federer came through a nerve-wracking third-round match against 27-year-old German Dominik Koepfer 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 7-6(4), 7-5 to seal a spot in the French Open pre-quarterfinals. ... read..

Doherty calls Mourinho one of the best managers, says 'team failed to get results'
London | June 6, 2021 3:44:30 PM IST
Tottenham Hotspur's right-back Matt Doherty has accepted that the players must take responsibility for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho. ... read..

Looking forward to how India play Kiwi swing bowlers: Hesson
Auckland | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Former New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson feels that both India and the Kiwis are evenly matched in the World Test Championship (WTC) final which starts at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on June 18. ... read..

Southee optimistic about New Zealand's chances on final day
London | Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
New Zealand right-arm pace bowler Tim Southee is quite optimistic about winning the opening Test against England at Lord's after reducing the hosts to 275 all out and taking a 103-run first-innings lead on the fourth and penultimate day. ... read..

Five Olympic bound athletes yet to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 2:44:29 PM IST
Boxer Simranjeet and shooter Saurabh Chaudhary are among the five Olympic-bound athletes who are yet to be given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read..

Virat Kohli, Wasim Jaffer lead wishes for birthday boy Ajinkya Rahane
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 2:44:27 PM IST
Indian captain Virat Kohli and former cricketer Wasim Jaffer led the way in wishing Indian Test vice-captain, Ajinkya Rahane on his 33rd birthday on Sunday. ... read..

Ashes: Joe Root's captaincy should be a cause for concern, says Ian Chappell
Melbourne | June 6, 2021 2:44:26 PM IST
Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell has said that Joe Root's captaincy lacks imagination which might haunt England during the Ashes slated to be played later this year. ... read..

French Open: Andy Murray calls Roger Federer late night battle 'inspirational'
Paris | June 6, 2021 1:44:29 PM IST
Former World Number 1 Andy Murray was all praise for Roger Federer after seeing his close third-round encounter against Dominik Koepfer at Roland Garros. Federer who battled late at night on Parisian clay ousted the German 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 7-6(4), 7-5 in a ... read..

Ravindra Jadeja starts training in Southampton ahead of the WTC final
Southampton | June 6, 2021 1:44:26 PM IST
Ahead of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja practiced for the first time here on Sunday. ... read..

Naomi Osaka thanks fans for 'all the love' after French Open departure
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 1:14:22 PM IST
Five Days after World number two Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open citing mental health issues, the Japanese tennis player thanked everyone for the love and support. ... read..

Dhaka Premier League: BCB investigating bubble breach involving Shakib Al Hasan's team
Dhaka | June 6, 2021 12:44:31 PM IST
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has begun investigations into a biosecure bubble breach that took place during a practice session of Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20. ... read..

Azerbaijan GP: Max Verstappen curses 'stupid' qualifying
Baku | June 6, 2021 12:44:26 PM IST
Red Bull Formula One championship driver, Max Verstappen was clearly not the happiest person in Baku as he was denied another shot at pole position after red flags prematurely ended qualifying - for the second round in a row - in Azerbaijan. ... read..

PCB shifts women's high performance camp to Karachi
Karachi | June 6, 2021 12:14:33 PM IST
Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) has shifted the women's High-Performance Camp at Multan to Karachi's Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre. ... read..

Burns' ton ensured England not totally out of first Test: VVS Laxman
London | June 6, 2021 12:14:30 PM IST
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman feels Rory Burns' gutsy ton has ensured England is not "totally" out of the first Test against New Zealand. ... read..

Shahadat Hossain returns to competitive cricket after serving 18 months of 5 year ban
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 11:44:34 AM IST
Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain is back in action playing the Dhaka Premier Division match on Saturday after just serving 18 months of the five-year ban. ... read..

French Open: Roger Federer would 'prefer to be in Rafa's or Novak's shoes'
Paris | June 6, 2021 11:14:34 AM IST
Swiss tennis star, Roger Federer, who survived a stern test from Dominik Koepfer to reach the Roland-Garros fourth round feels that he needs the certainty of his old self -- or that of his career rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. ... read..

We knew there was going to be counterpunch from England: Southee on Burns' gusty ton
London | June 6, 2021 11:14:30 AM IST
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee said England skipper Joe Root's wicket was a "dream start" for the Kiwis on day four of the opening Test but visitors were wary of the "counterpunch" they could possible get from the hosts. ... read..

Eng vs NZ, 1st Test: Southee feels Kiwis can 'push' for win on day five
London | June 6, 2021 10:14:40 AM IST
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee feels the visitors are in a great position to go for a win in the first Test against England despite the third day getting washed out due to persistent rain at Lord's. ... read..

Mo Farah's Tokyo 2020 hopes hang in balance after defeat in 10,000m Olympic trial in Birmingham
Birmingham | June 6, 2021 9:14:27 AM IST
Two-time defending champion Mo Farah suffered a crushing defeat and failed to achieve a qualifying time at the European Athletics 10,000m Cup in Birmingham. ... read..

Euro 2020: Kante is 'machine', France will benefit with his presence, says Louis Saha
New Delhi | June 6, 2021 9:14:24 AM IST
Euro 2020 is set to kick off on June 12 and former France striker Louis Saha believes that France will be in good stead in the upcoming tournament as they have some key players in good form including maverick N'Golo Kante. ... read..

COVID-19: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh wishes speedy recovery to Milkha Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) | June 6, 2021 8:44:22 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday spoke to Milkha Singh's son Jeev Milkha Singh to enquire about the condition of the legendary athlete. ... read..

French Open: Roger Federer battles past Koepfer to reach fourth round
Paris | June 6, 2021 8:14:25 AM IST
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer on Sunday stormed into the fourth round of the ongoing French Open. ... read..

French Open: Nadal eases into fourth round, to face Sinner (Ld)
Paris | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal made it a half century of Grand Slam fourth-round entries when the 13-time French Open champion overcame Britain's Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to secure a pre-quarterfinals berth here on Saturday. ... read..

World Cup qualifiers: Neymar scores as Brazil keep slate clean
Porto Alegre (Brazil) | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Neymar scored one goal and set up another as Brazil beat Ecuador 2-0 in their FIFA World Cup qualifier. ... read..

After lot of hard work, playing some good tennis: Sofia
Paris | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
American tennis player and No.4 seed Sofia Kenin said her entry into the fourth round of the French Open was the result of the hard work she had put in on her fitness, and added that she was really playing some "good tennis". ... read..

French Open: Iga on course, Sofia too books pre-quarters berth (Ld)
Paris | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
World No.9 and defending champion Iga Swiatek of Poland was tested in the first set before she pressed the accelerator to get past No.30 seed Anett Kontaveit from Estonia 7-6(4), 6-0 in the third round of the French Open on Saturday. ... read..

Nanavati elected as a bureau member of world swimming body
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Virendra Nanavati, veteran sports administrator and former general secretary of the Swimming Federation of India (SFI), was on Saturday elected as one of the bureau members of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) at its General Congress in Doha. ... read..

Legendary Milkha, wife 'stable'; family denies rumours (Lead)
Chandigarh/Mohali | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh and his wife Nirmal are "stable", according to their family and the hospitals where they are being treated, here and in nearby Mohali. Both Singh's family and the hospital denied rumours about the decorated athlete losing th ... read..

French Open: Djokovic sails into pre-quarters, faces teenager Musetti
Paris | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his quest for a 19th Grand Slam title as he breezed into the French Open pre-quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis in one hour and 32 minutes here on Saturday. ... read..

Legendary Milkha Singh 'stable', family denies rumours
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh is "stable" in a hospital here, but his wife Nirmal is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital in nearby Mohali. Singh's family was quite upset at rumours about him losing the fight against Covid-19. ... read..

Southee's 6 wkts bundle England out for 275, NZ take 103-run lead
London | Sunday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee captured his 12th five-wicket haul to help bowl out England for 275 in their first innings, and earn a 103-run lead, despite opener Rory Burns's century on the fourth day of the first Test here at Lord's on Saturday. ... read..

Baku F1 GP qualifying: Leclerc on pole ahead of Hamilton
Baku (Azerbaijan) | Sunday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc on Saturday claimed pole position ahead of world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in a turbulent qualifying session for Sunday's Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix. ... read..

French Open: Sloane sets up pre-quarters clash with Barbora
Paris | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
American Sloane Stephens gave an indication of her French Open ambitions, defeating No.18 Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 7-5 in one hour, 55 minutes to move into the pre-quarterfinals on Saturday. ... read..

IFA begins vaccination drive for Kolkata's football fraternity
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Indian Football Association (IFA) on Saturday teamed up with local Kolkata clubs, Southern Samity FC and Kalighat Milan Sangha FC, to begin a Covid-19 vaccination drive in the city. ... read..

Singapore F1 Grand Prix called off due to Covid
Singapore | Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Formula One's Singapore Grand Prix has been called off this year due to coronavirus restrictions, local organiser Singapore GP Pte Ltd have confirmed. ... read..

1st Test: Southee's five-wicket haul pegs England back
London | Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee's five-wicket haul left England tottering at 207 for seven an hour after lunch on fourth day of first Test at Lord's on Saturday. ... read..

Chance for Kohli to end ICC title drought: Patel
New Delhi | Sunday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Virat Kohli, who has never won an International Cricket Council (ICC) trophy as India skipper, has got a great chance to fill that void in this month's World Test Championship final against New Zealand, said former India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. ... read..

38 SL cricketers refuse to sign tour contract, England tour in doubt
Colombo | Sunday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
After 38 Sri Lankan cricketers refused to sign the contracts for the upcoming tour of England, serious doubt has been cast over team's scheduled departure for England on June 9. ... read..

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