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It's embarrassing for tennis: Purav Raja on Djokovic visa saga
Mumbai | Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Indian tennis doubles player Purav Raja has called the Novak Djokovic visa saga ahead of the start of 2022 Australian Open as 'embarrassing for tennis'. ... read..


Virat can hold his head high, definitely India's most successful captain: Ravi Shastri
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 9:20:27 PM IST
Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday said that Virat Kohli can hold his head high for what he managed to achieve as Test captain. ... read..


The Ashes, 5th Test: England 124/6 at Tea, trail Australia by 179 runs on Day 2
Hobart | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
England were 124/6 in their first innings at Tea, trailing Australia by 179 runs on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test, here on Saturday. ... read..


Tennis great Chris Evert undergoing treatment for Stage 1 ovarian cancer
New York | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
Tennis great Chris Evert, the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles and three doubles titles, has said she has Stage 1C ovarian cancer and is undergoing treatment. ... read..


PV Sindhu bows out of India Open 2022 after losing semi-final clash
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 8:50:01 PM IST
Shuttler PV Sindhu on Saturday bowed out of the ongoing India Open 2022 here at the KD Jadhav Stadium. ... read..


Respect Virat's decision, Indian cricket would thrive under his mentorship: BCCI treasurer Dhumal
By Vishesh Roy

New Delhi | January 15, 2022 8:49:47 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal on Saturday said that there is no doubt that Virat Kohli is the most successful Indian team captain and cricket in the country would continue to thrive under his mentorship and batting ... read..


Madison Keys returns to winning circle with Adelaide triumph
Adelaide | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
American tennis player Madison Keys capped a resurgent week at the Adelaide International 2, cruising past compatriot Alison Riske, 6-1, 6-2, to win her sixth career WTA singles title here on Saturday. ... read..


Kohli turned India into ruthless unit that performed admirably: Jay Shah
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 8:20:43 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah thanked Virat Kohli on his "tremendous tenure" as captain of the Indian Test team after the latter stepped down from the post on Saturday. ... read..


Shocked by Kohli's decision to step down as Test captain, but respect his call: Raina
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 8:20:31 PM IST
Former India batter Suresh Raina on Saturday said that he is shocked to see Virat Kohli stepping down as the Test captain. ... read..


ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan's match against Bengaluru FC postponed
Fatorda (Goa) | Saturday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
ATK Mohun Bagan's match against Bengaluru FC in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) was postponed, hours before the start here on Saturday due to COVID-19 cases in the Kolkata-based franchise's bio-bubble. ... read..


SA batters taking responsibility meant they valued their wicket: Elgar
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
South Africa batters taking responsibility ahead of the second match at the Wanderers meant valuing their wicket a lot more, reckons captain Dean Elgar. ... read..


With 40 wins in 68 Tests, here's look at Virat Kohli's journey as leader
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 7:50:15 PM IST
With Virat Kohli stepping down as India's Test captain, the reign of the country's "most successful captain" in the longest format came to an end. ... read..


India Open: Two more players withdraw due to COVID-19
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Two more players have withdrawn from the ongoing 2022 India Open badminton tournament ahead of their semifinal clash, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed on Saturday. ... read..


SA v IND: Building up to second Test was a turning point, says Elgar
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
South Africa captain Dean Elgar pointed out that the build-up period to the second Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg was a turning point for his team in the series against India. After losing the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion by 113 runs, ... read..


India Open 2022: Duo of Chirag, Satwik storm into finals
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 7:20:12 PM IST
Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty stormed into the finals of the ongoing Indian Open 2022, which is part of the BWF World Tour tournament series, at the KD Jadhav Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Virat Kohli steps down as India's Test captain
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 7:20:09 PM IST
Virat Kohli on Saturday announced that he is stepping down as the captain of the Indian Test team. ... read..


Ponting slams Burns for not showing desperation while taking a single in Hobart Test
Hobart | Saturday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Saturday questioned England opener Rory Burns's commitment to the team, saying he should have at least made a diving attempt to save his wicket on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Bellerive ... read..


India Open 2022: Aakarshi Kashyap bows out after losing in semi-final against Ongbamrungphan
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 6:50:23 PM IST
Indian shuttler Aakarshi Kashyap bowed out from the ongoing India Open 2022, which is part of the BWF World Tour tournament series, at the KD Jadhav Stadium here on Saturday, after losing in the semi-finals. ... read..


India Open: Looking forward to summit clash with Loh Kean Yew, says Lakshya Sen
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 6:20:14 PM IST
After progressing to the final of the men's singles event of the ongoing India Open 2022, shuttler Lakshya Sen on Saturday said that he is looking forward to the summit clash against world champion Loh Kean Yew. ... read..


5th Test, Day 2: England reach 34/2 at dinner, trail Australia by 269 runs
Hobart | Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
England were struggling for 34/2 in their first innings at dinner, trailing Australia by 269 runs on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test, here on Saturday. ... read..


Green's maiden Test century just round the corner, feels Ponting
Hobart | Saturday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels a maiden Test century is round the corner for tall all-rounder Cameron Green after he slammed a 109-ball 74 in the fifth Ashes Test at the Bellerive Oval here on Friday evening. ... read..


Australia release Marsh, Inglis and others from Test squad for BBL
Melbourne | Saturday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
Australia on Saturday released Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Swepson and Michael Neser from their men's Test squad to join their respective teams in the Big Bash League BBL (BBL). ... read..


Ashes, 5th Test: Smith in middle as Australia extend lead to 152 (Stumps, Day 2)
Hobart | January 15, 2022 5:50:28 PM IST
Pat Cummins' four-wicket haul backed up by a gritty batting performance by Steve Smith helped Australia gain full control against England on Day 2 of the ongoing fifth Ashes Test here at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart on Saturday. ... read..


SA v IND: For a period of time, India forgot about the game, says Elgar on DRS drama
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
South Africa captain Dean Elgar believes India expressing their displeasure over the DRS call off him worked well for his team as the tourists forgot the match situation for a period of time. ... read..


ISL: Kerala Blasters look to get better of Mumbai City FC
Panaji (Goa) | January 15, 2022 5:21:22 PM IST
Kerala Blasters will have their eyes on consolidating their lead at the top of the table when they take on bruised Mumbai City FC in a clash of titans in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. ... read..


Lakshya Sen wins 3-game thriller, advances to final of India Open 2022
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 5:21:17 PM IST
Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen stormed into the men's singles final of the ongoing India Open 2022, which is part of the BWF World Tour tournament series, at the KD Jadhav Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Karatsev sets up title clash with Murray in Sydney
Sydney | Saturday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Top seed Aslan Karatsev of Russia set a first ATP Tour meeting with Great Britain's Andy Murray after fighting his way to a 6-3, 6-7(13), 6-3 win over world No. 26 Daniel Evans in the second Sydney Tennis Classic semifinal here. ... read..


Chhetri talks about hardship of bubble life, lends support to ISL players
Panaji (Goa) | January 15, 2022 4:51:23 PM IST
FC Bengaluru forward Sunil Chhetri on Saturday talked about the hardships of bio-bubble life and how COVID-19 cases in the Indian Super League (ISL) bubble have affected the players. ... read..


Tata Open Maharashtra: Top-5 players to watch out for in singles
Pune (Maharashtra) | January 15, 2022 4:51:13 PM IST
Tata Open Maharashtra, South Asia's only ATP Tour tournament, owned by IMG and operated by RISE Worldwide in India, is all set to make its much-anticipated return at Pune's Balewadi Stadium with its 4th edition, scheduled from January 31 to February 6. ... read..


5th Test, Day 2: England bowl out Australia for 303 in 1st innings
Hobart | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
England bowled out Australia for 303 in their first innings on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test, here on Saturday. ... read..


Serbian President says Djokovic being 'mistreated' in Australia
Belgrade | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Serbian President Aleksander Vucic has criticised the Australian government for "mistreating" world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic, saying that not just his family but the entire nation was being undermined by the treatment being meted out to the winne ... read..


Strongly believe that India should have wrist spinner in overseas Tests: Irfan Pathan
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 4:20:08 PM IST
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Saturday said that the Virat Kohli-led Test side should look to have a wrist-spinner in the playing XI while playing Tests overseas. ... read..


Paula Badosa claims Sydney title after thrilling win against Barbora Krejcikova
Sydney | January 15, 2022 4:20:00 PM IST
Paula Badosa claimed her third career WTA singles title by triumphing over Barbora Krejcikova in a down-to-the-wire thriller in the Sydney Tennis Classic final on Saturday. ... read..


Prime Volleyball League will help players construct their lives: Ahmedabad Defenders' Manoj LM
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 4:19:57 PM IST
Manoj LM, who will feature in the Ahmedabad Defenders side in the upcoming Prime Volleyball League, is optimistic that the league will help many players constructively. ... read..


Afy Fletcher returns to West Indies side for WODI series against South Africa
St John's (Antigua) | Saturday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
Experienced leg-spinner and right-handed batter Afy Fletcher has returned to the West Indies side from maternity leave for the WODI series against South Africa Women at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from January 25 to February 7. ... read..


ECB chief Harrison writes to CA, wants England players involved in Sheffield Shield
Hobart | January 15, 2022 3:50:30 PM IST
England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison has written to Cricket Australia, asking the Australian board to involve young English players in the Sheffield Shield. ... read..


U-19 CWC: Australia, Sri Lanka begin in style, crush West Indies and Scotland
Providence (Guyana) | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
A patient unbeaten 86 by Australia's top-order batter Teague Wyllie helped them defeat hosts West Indies by six wickets with more than five overs remaining in the opening match of the U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup here on Saturday (IST). ... read..


Ashes, 5th Test: Cummins, Starc and Boland strike to leave England in spot of bother (Tea, Day 2)
Hobart | January 15, 2022 3:20:06 PM IST
Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Scott Boland got among the wickets as Australia created relentless pressure on England in the second session on Day 2 of the ongoing fifth Ashes Test here at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart on Saturday. ... read..


Youngest in Asia, Shilky Devi looking to take learnings into the future
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 15, 2022 2:50:14 PM IST
Shilky Devi, a 16-year-old member of the Indian women's football team, who apart from wearing the captain's armband in junior international matches, is also set to lead the charts in one particular category in the upcoming AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 ... read..


Hockey India names 66 players for junior women's national camp
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 2:20:34 PM IST
Hockey India on Saturday named 66 players for the upcoming Junior women's National Camp which begins from Monday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bengaluru. ... read..


Pablo Quintanilla takes runner-up spot in Dakar Rally 2022
Jeddah | January 15, 2022 2:20:32 PM IST
Honda Team rider Pablo Quintanilla won the final 2022 Dakar Rally stage to grab a second overall place in the race just three-and-a-half minutes shy of the winner. ... read..


India Open: Loh Kean Yew enters summit clash after Brian Yang withdraws from semis
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 2:20:20 PM IST
World champion Loh Kean Yew advances to the men's singles final of the ongoing India Open 2022, which is part of the BWF World Tour tournament series, at the KD Jadhav Stadium on Saturday. ... read..


Madison Keys dominates Alison Riske to clinch Adelaide 250 title
Adelaide | January 15, 2022 2:20:14 PM IST
Madison Keys put on a commanding performance in the Adelaide international 2 final on Saturday, surrendering just three games against fellow American Alison Riske. ... read..


Ashes: Australia release Inglis, Swepson, Neser, Mitchell Marsh for BBL
Hobart | January 15, 2022 1:50:40 PM IST
Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Swepson and Michael Neser were released from the Test squad to return to respective Big Bash League (BBL) clubs, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Saturday. ... read..


Pro Kabaddi League: Jaipur Pink Panthers take on Tamil Thalaivas, Patna Pirates battle Bengaluru Bulls
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 15, 2022 1:50:15 PM IST
In-form Jaipur Pink Panthers will lock horns with the exciting Tamil Thalaivas on Sunday in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League Season 8. ... read..


'India forgot about game': Dean Elgar on DRS outburst in Cape Town Test
Cape Town | January 15, 2022 1:20:28 PM IST
South Africa skipper Dean Elgar feels the Proteas batters got a "window period" to go after the target in the third Test following Team India's on-field outburst on the DRS call on Thursday. ... read..


Premier League: Anderson's late own goal helps Brighton earn draw against Palace
London | January 15, 2022 1:20:18 PM IST
Joachim Anderson's late own goal helped Brighton and Hove Albion earn a deserved point against Crystal Palace, as the match finished 1-1 at Amex Stadium on Friday. ... read..


Dakar Rally 2022: Hero MotoSports conclude with one stage win and podium finish
Jeddah | January 15, 2022 1:20:11 PM IST
Hero MotoSports Team Rally completed its Dakar 2022 campaign with a stellar result as both team riders crossed the final finish line in Jeddah. ... read..


ISL: Draw against Goa a fair result, says NorthEast's Khalid Jamil
Panaji (Goa) | January 15, 2022 12:20:22 PM IST
NorthEast United FC head coach Khalid Jamil feels that the result was fair, but he would have been satisfied to walk away with full points, as they played out a 1-1 draw against FC Goa in their Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Athletic Stadium in Ba ... read..


Ashes: Burns, Crawley depart after Australia finish first innings at 303 (Dinner, Day 2)
Hobart | January 15, 2022 12:20:15 PM IST
England lost both the openers Rory Burns and Zak Crawley in the first session on Day Two of the fifth Ashes Test after folding Australia for 303 in the first innings on Saturday. ... read..


Hampshire rope in former Sussex skipper Ben Brown
Hampshire | January 15, 2022 11:50:23 AM IST
Hampshire Cricket have announced the signing of former Sussex captain, Ben Brown. ... read..


Time to get things started, says Haaland as Dortmund put pressure on striker to make decision on future
Berlin | January 15, 2022 11:50:19 AM IST
Erling Haaland said that Borussia Dortmund are pressuring him to make a decision on his future and therefore "it is time to get things started". ... read..


COVID-19: Mohun Bagan-Bengaluru FC ISL match postponed
Fatorda (Goa) | January 15, 2022 11:50:09 AM IST
The Indian Super League (ISL) match between ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC slated to be played on Saturday has been postponed. ... read..


Former Australia pacer James Pattinson returns to Nottinghamshire for third spell
Nottinghamshire | January 15, 2022 10:50:41 AM IST
Former Australia pacer James Pattinson is set for a third stint with Nottinghamshire after signing an all-format deal covering the 2022 season. ... read..


Australian Open will be great with or without Novak Djokovic, says Rafael Nadal
Melbourne | January 15, 2022 10:50:25 AM IST
Rafael Nadal on Saturday said the Australian Open is much more important than any one player while talking about his rival Novak Djokovic, who is currently fighting deportation from Australia. ... read..


Tennis legend Chris Evert reveals ovarian cancer diagnosis
Washington | January 15, 2022 10:20:02 AM IST
The winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam doubles titles, Chris Evert, has been diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer, the tennis legend revealed on Friday. ... read..


Afy Fletcher returns as West Indies name squad for South Africa series
St John's | January 15, 2022 9:49:50 AM IST
Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women's selection panel has named an 18-member squad for the One Day International (ODI) series against South Africa at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from January 25 to February 7. ... read..


Netflix announces tennis documentary series, beginning with Australian Open 2022
Tennis | January 15, 2022 9:20:09 AM IST
Melbourne [Australia], January 15 (UK): Netflix has teamed up with the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and ATP Media to bring a tennis documentary series to the screen beginning with the 2022 season at the Australian Open. ... read..


U-19 World Cup: Australia, Sri Lanka record opening day victories
Georgetown | January 15, 2022 9:20:06 AM IST
Australia delivered a dominant early statement of intent as the hotly-anticipated ICC Under 19 men's World Cup kicked off on Friday. ... read..


F1: Mike Krack joins Aston Martin as team principal
Gaydon | January 15, 2022 8:50:59 AM IST
Aston Martin on Friday confirmed that former BMW motorsport head Mike Krack will become their Formula 1 Team Principal, taking over from the recently-departed Otmar Szafnauer. ... read..


No formal charges filed against Team India for DRS outburst in Cape Town Test
Cape Town | January 15, 2022 8:50:58 AM IST
No formal charges were filed against Team India following the controversial DRS call that had helped Proteas skipper Dean Elgar get his LBW decision overturned in the fourth innings of the Cape Town Test here at Newlands on Thursday. ... read..


India Open: Two shuttlers forced out after a positive COVID test
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 8:20:18 AM IST
Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Saturday confirmed that one player from the current draw has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been withdrawn from the India Open 2022. ... read..


ISL: Odisha FC part ways with head coach Kiko Ramirez
Panaji (Goa) | January 15, 2022 8:20:17 AM IST
Indian Super League club Odisha FC on Friday decided to part ways with head coach Kiko Ramirez. ... read..


SA vs Ind: No sanction, but India cautioned for DRS outburst
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
India cricket team has been cautioned by Andy Pycroft, the match referee for the third Test match, after captain Virat Kohli and his teammates furiously vented their ire against host broadcaster SuperSport via the stump mic over a DRS decision involving S ... read..


2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar | January 15, 2022 5:20:12 AM IST
The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay reached Bhubaneswar on Friday and was received and welcomed by Chairman, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, Dilip Tirkey and officials of Sports and Youth Services Department, Govt of Odisha and Odi ... read..


PKL 8: Pawan Sehrawat shines as Bengaluru Bulls overcome Gujarat Giants
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Bengaluru Bulls proved their title credentials with a well-fought 46-37 victory against Gujarat Giants in the Pro Kabaddi League season 8 match at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, here on Friday. ... read..


ISL 2021-22: Goa FC hold NorthEast United 1-1
Bambolin (Goa) | Saturday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
NorthEast United FC played out a 1-1 draw with FC Goa in the 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) at the Athletic Stadium, here on Friday. ... read..


Man City, Chelsea confirm new Covid-19 cases ahead of Saturday clash
London | Saturday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Manchester City and Chelsea have confirmed more positive Covid-19 cases in their squad ahead of their Premier League clash on Saturday. However, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola did not reveal the names of the players, while Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel ... read..


Queen's Baton for Commonwealth Games 2022 arrives in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
The Queen's Baton for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham from July 28-August 8, arrived here in Odisha on Friday. ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: The way he has come through this series I am just at loss for words, says Boucher on Petersen
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher was at a loss for words in appreciating Keegan Petersen's performance in the 2-1 series win over India on Friday. In the decider Test, Petersen was superb in making 72 in the first innings and followed it up with a sub ... read..


AFC Women's Asian Cup: We are aiming to reach quarters and script history, says skipper Ashalata
Mumbai | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
India women's football team captain Ashalata Devi has said that her team is aiming to qualify for the quarterfinals of the upcoming 2022 Women's Asian Cup and create history by securing a qualification berth for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. ... read..


Harith Noah completes his 3rd Dakar in Experience class
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) | Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Harith Noah successfully completed his third Dakar becoming the only rider from India to fly the Tricolour at the 44th Dakar Rally, the prestigious annual cross-country endurance rally-raid race, which concluded here on Friday. ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: Getting 30-40 runs in the first hour was exactly what we needed, says Boucher
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher said getting 30 to 40 runs in the first hour of day four in the series-deciding Test against India was exactly the start his side needed to win the match and series. Keegan Petersen's 82 and unbeaten 57-run partnership ... read..


PKL 8: Jaipur Pink Panthers prevail over Patna Pirates
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated table-toppers Patna Pirates 38-28 in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, here on Friday. ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: Have had to stick to my guns and fight it out, says Petersen
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
South Africa batter Keegan Petersen on Friday said he stuck to his methods and had to fight it out during the third Test against India at Newlands Cricket Ground. In the decider Test, Petersen was superb in making 72 in the first innings and followed it u ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: One of the better hundreds I have seen, says Kohli on Pant's unbeaten century
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli appreciated wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant's unbeaten century in the Cape Town Test, saying it was one of the better hundreds he saw in Test cricket. On day three of the deciding Test, Pant smashed exactly 100 runs off 139 ball ... read..


Cancellation of Novak Djokovic's visa 'irrational', his lawyers tell court
Melbourne | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Novak Djokovic's lawyers on Friday said that the Australian government has cancelled the World No. 1 tennis player's visa on the grounds that his presence in the country might excite anti-vaccination sentiment, and not because he posed a health threat bei ... read..


Pandoo appointed as first high-performance director for weightlifting
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved the appointment of Aveenash Pandoo as the first High-Performance Director for weightlifting until the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a release on Friday. ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: After the first loss, had a lot of hope knowing we can still win this, says Elgar
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
South Africa captain Dean Elgar said on Friday that there were hopes within the team that they could win the series. He was also extremely proud of his team 'responding brilliantly' after being 0-1 down and then making a comeback to clinch the series 2-1. ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: To compare their bowlers to ours will not be correct, says Kohli
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
India captain Virat Kohli said on Friday that comparing their bowlers' to the South Africa bowling attack is unfair. He added that one has to focus on their strengths as a side. After leading 1-0, India went on to face defeat in the next two matches in Jo ... read..


England cricketers Joe Root, Mark Wood contemplate participating in IPL 2022
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
England cricketers Joe Root and Mark Wood are contemplating participating in the IPL 2022 as players are required to finalise their paperwork by the end of the week for the February 12 and 13 auction in Bengaluru. ... read..


Krejcikova defeats Kontaveit, to meet Badosa in Sydney final
Sydney | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
World No. 4 Barbora Krejcikova defeated World No.7 Anett Kontaveit 0-6, 6-4, 7-6(12) to reach the final in the Sydney Tennis Classic, here on Friday. ... read..


Birmingham CWG Baton Relay: Sportspersons need scientific training, says CM Bommai
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Well qualified coaches are needed to provide scientific training for the sportspersons, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, participating virtually in the Baton Relay programme for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham, on Frid ... read..


SA v IND: Batting has let us down, rues Kohli after series loss (ld)
Cape Town | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
India Test captain Virat Kohli rued the batting failures in the 2-1 series loss to South Africa. He added that the team will continue to back the under-fire senior batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane despite their failures in the three-match seri ... read..


India Open 2022: Lakshya overcomes Prannoy challenge, Sindhu beats Ashmita to reach semis
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
World championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen and top seed PV Sindhu advanced to the semi-finals after registering contrasting victories against HS Prannoy and Ashmita Chaliha respectively in the Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2022, here on Friday. ... read..


Sydney Tennis Classic: Andy Murray makes first ATP final since 2019
Sydney | Saturday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Andy Murray reached his first ATP Tour final for more than two years with a three-set 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4 win over American Reilly Opelka at the Sydney Tennis Classic, here on Friday. ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: Petersen shines as South Africa come from behind to win series 2-1
Cape Town | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Keegan Petersen shined with a classy 82 as South Africa defeated India by seven wickets to win the series-deciding third Test at the Newlands Cricket Ground on Friday. ... read..


Cricket still 'in denial' over racism, says former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq
London | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq believes that cricket is still living "in a lot of denial" about the problem it faces with racism. ... read..


You can't act like that: Vaughan wants Kohli to be fined or suspended
Hobart | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Friday called the International Cricket Council (ICC) to fine or suspend Indian captain Virat Kohli after he and his teammates furiously vented their ire against host broadcaster SuperSport on the field over a DRS ... read..


I feel humiliated and dejected, says Kaneria after Sindh High Court verdict
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Former Pakistan leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria, said on Friday he is feeling "humiliated" and "dejected" after the Sindh High Court rejected his appeal seeking directions to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to include him in their rehabilitation programme fo ... read..


IPL 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders appoint Bharat Arun as bowling coach
Kolkata | Friday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Former India bowling coach Bharat Arun has been appointed to take up the same role for two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, said the franchise on Friday ahead of the 2022 season. Arun, who played two Tests and four ODIs for India, takes over the ... read..


ISL: Goa, NorthEast cancel each other out in tight contest
Panaji (Goa) | January 14, 2022 10:50:34 PM IST
Hernan Santana's delightful free-kick failed to hand NorthEast United FC a win as they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Goa in the Indian Super League at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Friday. ... read..


PKL: Pawan Sehrawat shines as Bengaluru Bulls overcome Gujarat Giants
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 14, 2022 10:50:15 PM IST
Bengaluru Bulls proved their title credentials with a well-fought 46-37 victory against Gujarat Giants in Match 54 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. ... read..


PKL: Jaipur Pink Panthers outfox three-time champions Patna Pirates
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 14, 2022 10:20:22 PM IST
Jaipur Pink Panthers beat table-toppers Patna Pirates 38-28 in Match 53 of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 at The Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. ... read..


Inspire Institute of Sport signs High Performance partnership with Wrestling Federation of India
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | January 14, 2022 10:20:20 PM IST
The Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) and the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Friday announced the signing of an agreement that would see the institute become a High-Performance Partner to the WFI for an initial period of three years. ... read..


SA v IND, 3rd Test: South Africa on the verge of victory after Petersen's sublime 82
Cape Town | Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
A sublime 82 from Keegan Petersen and some gorgeous shots from Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma meant South Africa are on the verge of winning the third Test and series against India at Newlands Cricket Ground on Friday. At lunch on day four, South ... read..


Anderson and Broad have still got a lot to offer: Allan Donald
Hobart | Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Former South Africa pacer Allan Donald insists that James Anderson and Stuart Broad have still got it in them to turn out for England in Test cricket. ... read..


AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal spot our primary target, says coach Dennerby
Mumbai | Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Indian women's football team head coach Thomas Dennerby has set quarterfinals as the "primary target" for his side in the AFC Asian Cup India 2022 tournament, scheduled to kick off here on January 20, with the hosts playing Iran in the opener. ... read..


Ship has sailed for Rahane and Pujara, says Atul Wassan
New Delhi | January 14, 2022 9:50:03 PM IST
Former India cricketer Atul Wassan expressed disappointment after South Africa defeated the Men in Blue to clinch the three-match series 2-1 here at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday. ... read..


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