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WTC: Ajaz Patel named in New Zealand's final 15 for summit clash against India
Southampton | June 15, 2021 10:44:45 AM IST
Ajaz Patel has been included as the specialist spinner in the New Zealand squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India which gets underway from Friday. ... read..


WTC: Best-of-three final a great way to decide winner but not realistic, says ICC interim CEO
Southampton | June 15, 2021 9:44:36 AM IST
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) interim CEO, Geoff Allardice has said determining the winner of the World Test Championship (WTC) on the basis of a best-of-three contest isn't "realistic." ... read..


WTC final: Rahane 'getting the basics right' ahead of summit clash
Southampton | June 15, 2021 9:44:33 AM IST
India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is getting the "basics right" ahead of the much-awaited World Test Championships (WTC) final against New Zealand which gets underway from Friday. ... read..


Islamabad United ride on Munro, Iftikhar's stunning show to beat Karachi Kings
Abu Dhabi | June 15, 2021 9:14:33 AM IST
Colin Munro and Iftikhar Ahmed stitched a record 150-run partnership to help Islamabad United defeat Karachi Kings by eight wickets in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match. ... read..


All Test matches to carry same points per win in 2021-23 WTC: ICC interim CEO Allardice
Southampton | June 15, 2021 8:14:39 AM IST
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) interim CEO, Geoff Allardice said the governing body will going to "stick with the percentage-of-points-won method to rank teams" in the next cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC). ... read..


Slovakia upset Poland 2-1 in Euro 2020
St Petersburg | Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Slovakia started their first major tournament with a win after shocking an uninspired Poland 2-1 through Milan Skriniar's second half winner in their Group E curtain raiser in Saint Petersburg on Monday. ... read..


SA A vs Zimbabwe A unofficial 'Test' suspended due to Covid
Harare | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
The unofficial second 'Test' between South Africa A and Zimbabwe A was suspended here on Monday following the Zimbabwe government's directive to cease all sports activity owing to the Covid-19 situation in the country. ... read..


Euro 2020: Schick scores twice as Czech Republic sink Scotland
Glasgow | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored twice to give his side a 2-0 win in their opening Euro 2020 game against Scotland at Hampden Park on Monday. ... read..


India will play to win against Afghanistan: Chief football coach
Doha | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Indian football team will play with the aim to beat Afghanistan in a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers here on Tuesday, chief coach Igor Stimac said on the eve of the game. ... read..


Copa America: Neymar on target as Brazil blank Venezuela 3-0
Brasilia | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Neymar scored a goal and provided an assist as Brazil cruised to a 3-0 win over Venezuela in their Copa America opener here. ... read..


Federer enters second round of Noventi Open
| Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
World No.8 Roger Federer began preparation for the Wimbledon by defeating 27-year-old Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 7-6(4), 7-5 in the opening round of the Noventi Open in Halle on Monday. ... read..


Pak cricketers to be in 5-day quarantine before England tour
Lahore | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Pakistani cricket squad for the tours of England and West Indies will undergo hard quarantine as they will be under complete room isolation for five days before boarding a charter flight to Manchester on June 25. ... read..


Don't read too much into England's loss to New Zealand: Paine
Sydney | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Australia Test skipper Tim Paine feels not much should be read into England team's capitulation against New Zealand in the second Test, where the hosts lost by eight wickets at Edgbaston on Sunday. ... read..


WTC final winner to receive Rs.12 crore, runner-up Rs.6 crore
Southampton | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The winning team of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will receive USD 1.6 million (Rs.12 crore approximately) along with an ICC Test Championship Mace. The losing team will receive USD 800,000 (Rs.6 crore approximately ... read..


If the ball is moving, Rohit will struggle: Styris
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
India opener Rohit Sharma will struggle if New Zealand bowlers are able to move the ball around during the World Test Championship final that commences on Friday in Southampton, said former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris. ... read..


Djokovic gifts his racquet to a young boy after French Open win
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
After winning the French Open title here on Sunday, world No.1 Novak Djokovic chose a young, vociferous fan to gift his racquet with which he had defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. ... read..


Wrestler Punia gets into Olympic mood as he spars, sweats
Vladikavkaz (Russia) | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia has entered the final phase of preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games, sparring and sweating with the top Russian athletes here. ... read..


India women's team banking on lessons from Rahane
Bristol | Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The India women's cricket team, which reached here on Monday and is due to play England women in a one-off Test from June 16, is banking on lessons from India men's Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. ... read..


NZ's multi-dimensional attack can trouble Kohli: Parthiv
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli needs to revisit 2018 to get back into the habit of scoring hundreds though it won't be easy against New Zealand's bowling attack which possesses variety, said former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel. India play New Zeala ... read..


Paine backs Labuschagne to replace him as Australia captain
Brisbane | Monday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Australian Test captain Tim Paine has backed Marnus Labuschagne as one fit to take over from him, even as former captains Ian Chappell and Michael Clarke have backed Pat Cummins for the top leadership position. ... read..


Indian football coach's philosophy is bearing fruit: Afghan defender Amiri
Doha | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
India's chief football coach Igor Stimac has implemented a "philosophy of playing differently" and the change in strategy is bearing fruit, Afghanistan defender Haroon Amiri has said. ... read..


Rahim, Kathryn voted ICC players of the month
Dubai | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Scotland all-rounder Kathryn Bryce have been voted as players of the month for May, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday. ... read..


Yet to sink in: Conway after heroic show against England
Birmingham | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
New Zealand opening batsman Devon Conway has said that his player-of-the-series performance -- 306 runs across two Tests -- that helped his side win its first Test series on English soil in 22 years is yet to sink in. ... read..


Get set, play late to score in England: Rahane
Southampton | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
India Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has said that batsmen need to get set and play late to score runs in England. ... read..


Batsmen's concentration needs to be upto the mark in England: Pujara
Southampton | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said handling different conditions on one particular day will be the biggest challenge for India batsmen in England where they play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand from June 18 and a five-Test seri ... read..


Williamson likely to be fit for WTC final vs all-round India: Latham
Southampton | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
New Zealand opener Tom Latham has said that captain Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling are recovering well and is confident the duo will be available for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India from June 18 at the Hampshire ... read..


Lahiri finishes tied 25th in Palmetto Championship golf
Congaree Maintenance (US) | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
India's Anirban Lahiri carded an impressive 4-under 67 in the final round to leap 20 places and end at tied 25th in the Palmetto Championship. South African 22-year-old Garrick Higgo returned 3-under 68 to win the title with 11-under 273. Lahiri's last-d ... read..


WTC final: Winner to take home purse of $1.6 million along with Test Championship mace
Dubai | June 14, 2021 6:14:56 PM IST
The winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. ... read..


WTC final: Winner to take home purse of USD 1.6 million along with Test Championship mace
Dubai | June 14, 2021 6:14:44 PM IST
The winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of USD 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. ... read..


'These quicks are dominating': Kohli on Ishant and Siraj
Southampton | June 14, 2021 6:14:40 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli has hailed the dominating performance of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj in the nets and in the intra-squad game as the team gears up for the final of the World Test Championships at the Ageas Bowl. ... read..


We picked Rahane's brain on how to bat in the longer format: Harmanpreet Kaur
Southampton | June 14, 2021 5:44:41 PM IST
India women's Test vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Monday said the players picked the brains of men's Test team deputy Ajinkya Rahane ahead of the one-off Test match against England. ... read..


Indian team winds up its match simulation, out of quarantine
Southampton | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The Indian cricket team ended its three-day match simulation on Sunday ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal among others getting a chance to bat. ... read..


World Bloor Donor Day: Tendulkar donates blood, urges citizens to come forward
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | June 14, 2021 5:14:52 PM IST
Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar on Monday donated blood on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day and also urged citizens to come forward and take part in voluntary blood donation. ... read..


PSL: Islamabad United pacer Hasan Ali opts to stay back in UAE and finish playing league
Abu Dhabi | June 14, 2021 5:14:49 PM IST
Pakistan and Islamabad United pacer Hasan Ali has decided to stay back in the UAE and continue to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after he was initially supposed to take a flight back to Pakistan on the evening of June 13 due to a family issue. ... read..


Euro 2020: Experience of Maguire and Henderson will be vital moving forward, feels Rooney
London | June 14, 2021 5:14:36 PM IST
Former England player Wayne Rooney feels it's vital that Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson get fit as soon as possible because they will be vital moving forward in the Euro 2020 for the Three Lions. ... read..


England wasn't at their strongest against New Zealand, says Paine
Melbourne | June 14, 2021 5:14:33 PM IST
Australia Test skipper Tim Paine on Monday said England wasn't at their strongest in the series against New Zealand and the Joe Root-led squad will be different in the Ashes this year. ... read..


Pitch for WTC final will have pace, bounce & carry, says groundsman
Southampton | Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The pitch for World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand will have pace, bounce and carry thanks to good weather due to 'a lot of sun' in Southampton, said Simon Lee, the head groundsman of Hampshire Bowl, where the match will be played f ... read..


Stimac has implemented philosophy of playing differently: Hamiri on Blue Tigers
Doha | June 14, 2021 4:44:43 PM IST
Former Afghanistan captain Haroon Amiri is back at the centre of the Afghanistan defence after an injury kept him out for a couple of years. A day prior to India's last league match against Afghanistan in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers in Doha, ... read..


WTC final: If the ball is moving around, then Rohit will have his struggles, says Styris
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | June 14, 2021 4:44:40 PM IST
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has said that India opener Rohit Sharma will have his struggles if the ball at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, moves around. ... read..


WTC Final: New Zealand's variety of fast bowlers will challenge Virat Kohli, feels Parthiv
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:44:36 PM IST
Former Team India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel feels Virat Kohli needs to give himself a bit of time in regards to his batting ahead of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand. ... read..


Netherlands, Austria, England start with wins in Euro 2020
Amsterdam | Monday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Gritty Ukraine bounced back from two goals down but Denzel Dumfries's late winner helped the Netherlands snatch a 3-2 win on home soil in Euro 2020 on Sunday. ... read..


Goal is to protect integrity, says Chief Chess Officer after banning billionaire Kamath's chess.com account
Washington | June 14, 2021 4:14:49 PM IST
Daniel Rensch, the Chief Chess Officer for Chess.com, has said the governing body remains "committed" to ensure all games played on site are fairly contested. ... read..


Could have cried, but did not as I tried my best: Tsitsipas
Paris | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost the French Open final on Sunday said he does not have any regrets as he gave it all against Novak Djokovic who won his 19th Grand Slam title. ... read..


Fans need to look beyond maverick Djokovic's antics and celebrate his on-court genius
By Vishesh Roy

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 3:44:47 PM IST
19 Grand Slam titles in an era where both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are still going strong is a testament to a player's grit, determination and passion. A look at the number of titles won by Novak Djokovic should be enough to imagine that he would be ... read..


French Open: Djokovic's coach feels victory against Nadal made the diffrence in final
Paris | June 14, 2021 3:44:46 PM IST
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic's long-time coach Marian Vajda believes that the confidence attained by the Serbian in the semi-final win against Rafael Nadal made all the difference in Sunday's French Open final against No.5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. ... read..


Kathryn Bryce, Mushfiqur Rahim named ICC Players of the Month for May
Dubai | June 14, 2021 3:44:44 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced Scotland's Kathryn Bryce and Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim as the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for May. ... read..


Break after first two sets helped me bury self-doubts: Djokovic
Paris | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic attributed his comeback in French Open final from two sets down to winning the title to a small break that helped him bury self-doubts. ... read..


Played position on board and expected the same: Anand after billionaire Kamath admits to using unfair means
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 3:14:37 PM IST
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has said he only played the position on the board and "expected the same" from billionaire Nikhil Kamath during their charity game even as the Zerodha co-founder admitted to using unfair means during the game. ... read..


Billionaire Nikhil Kamath admits to using unfair means to beat Viswanathan Anand in charity chess game
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 2:44:54 PM IST
The All India Chess Federation (AICF) Secretary Bharat Chauhan has said it is "unfortunate" to see unfair methods employed in a charity chess game by Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath against five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand. ... read..


Eng tour: Pakistan players to undergo 10-day isolation in Derby
Lahore | June 14, 2021 2:44:44 PM IST
The Pakistan squad for the England and West Indies tours will assemble on June 20 in Lahore, where they will stay in complete room isolation for five days. ... read..


Copa America: My biggest dream is to get a title with Argentina, says Messi
Rio de Janeiro | June 14, 2021 2:44:39 PM IST
Argentina football captain Lionel Messi has reiterated that his biggest dream is to win a title with the national team and feels the team is currently "on the right track" ahead of the Copa America opener against Chile. ... read..


Will dedicate Olympic medal to COVID warriors of India if we win, says skipper Manpreet
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 14, 2021 1:44:41 PM IST
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting human life around the world, countless frontline workers risked their lives for the sake of others and spared no effort in fighting the deadly virus. ... read..


Kamath admits to taking help in chess game against Anand, AICF secy says turn of events 'unfortunate'
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 1:14:38 PM IST
The All India Chess Federation (AICF) Secretary Bharat Chauhan has said it is "unfortunate" to see unfair methods employed in a charity chess game by Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath against five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand. ... read..


French Open: Tsitsipas feels Djokovic was a different player after two sets in final
Paris | June 14, 2021 12:44:50 PM IST
Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas was surprised and was taken aback in the French Open final against Novak Djokovic as he described Serbian as a 'different player' in the last three sets of the match. ... read..


French Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas learned of grandmother's death minutes before the final
Paris | June 14, 2021 12:14:39 PM IST
Greek Tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed early Monday morning that he learned of his grandmother's death just five minutes before his French Open final against Novak Djokovic. ... read..


Copa America: Colombia, Brazil off to winning start in tournament
Brasilia | June 14, 2021 11:44:42 AM IST
Colombia and hosts Brazil kicked off their Copa America campaign with a win in Group B. ... read..


T20 World Cup: BCCI President Ganguly reaches Mumbai to discuss tax exemption issue ahead of deadline
By Baidurjo Bhose

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 11:14:35 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has reached Mumbai as the Indian board gears up for an all-important meeting to discuss the issue of tax exemption for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup that is set to be hosted by In ... read..


Shahnawaz Dhani, Rizwan star in Multan Sultans' 8-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi
Abu Dhabi | June 14, 2021 10:44:41 AM IST
Shahnawaz Dhani picked up four wickets before skipper Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood smashed fifties as Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi by eight wickets in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match. ... read..


WTC final pitch: Southampton curator aims for 'pace, bounce and carry'
Southampton | June 14, 2021 10:44:38 AM IST
Simon Lee, the head groundsman at Hampshire, has hinted that pitch for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final will have some "pace, bounce and carry." ... read..


Asif Ali, Musa shine as Islamabad United come from behind to defeat Qalandars
Abu Dhabi | June 14, 2021 9:44:37 AM IST
Asif Ali slammed a brilliant half-century while Muhammad Musa picked three wickets as Islamabad United defeated Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs in a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match on Sunday. ... read..


Tendulkar 'delighted' to see Vinoo Mankad inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
New Delhi | June 14, 2021 9:44:34 AM IST
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar expressed "delight" to see former India cricketer Vinoo Mankad being inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame. ... read..


'Great comeback': Tendulkar, Laxman laud Djokovic for clinching French Open
Paris | June 14, 2021 8:44:30 AM IST
Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman lauded world number one Novak Djokovic's heroics in the French Open on Sunday. ... read..


Djokovic rallies to win French Open; his 19th Grand Slam title (Ld)
Paris | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
World No.1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday made an astonishing comeback from being two sets down to beat fifth seed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in four hours and 11 minutes and win the French Open title. ... read..


Djokovic wins French Open, his 19th Grand Slam trophy
Paris | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
World No.1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday rallied to win the French Open men's title, beating fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in four hours, 11 minutes, and become the first man in the Open Era to win all four majors twice. It was Djoko ... read..


Punjab CM condoles demise of Milkha's wife
Chandigarh | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday condoled the demise of former Indian women national volleyball team captain Nirmal Milkha Singh (85), the wife of legendary 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh, as she passed away at a private hospital in Mohali afte ... read..


Shubho Paul picked for Bayern Munich's U-19 World Squad
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
After an impressive 2020-21 I-League season, Shubho Paul of Sudeva Delhi FC has been selected in the FC Bayern Munich's World Squad (Under-19), a group of players handpicked by Klaus Augenthaler, member of the 1990 FIFA World Cup-winning German team. ... read..


Elite Indian boxers may train in Italy before Olympics
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Elite Indian boxers preparing for next month's Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to train in Italy from next week. ... read..


Barbora-Katerina clinch French Open women's doubles title
Paris | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
No.2 seeded Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova on Sunday clinched their second French Open women's doubles title, beating No.14 seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the USA and Iga Swiatek of Poland 6-4, 6-2 in the final here. ... read..


Wife of injured du Plessis wants a system for player emergency
Abu Dhabi | Monday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
South African batsman Faf du Plessis's wife on Sunday took to social media to highlight her plight after she came to know about her husband's injury suffered during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) match here on Saturday. ... read..


Trials to pick Indian Paralympic team postponed
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Next week's selection trials to select the Indian track and field team for the Tokyo Paralympics Games have been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, said the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Sunday. ... read..


Vinoo Mankad, 9 other stalwarts inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Dubai | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced a special edition intake of 10 cricket icons -- including former India cricketer Vinoo Mankad -- into the ICC Hall of Fame to celebrate the prestigious history of Test cricket, coinciding with th ... read..


WTC: Heavy-scoring Indians have edge over NZ batsmen
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
With less than a week to go before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, the Indian batting unit looks better and more experienced than its New Zealand counterpart in the WTC. ... read..


New Zealand win 2nd Test, clinch series in England after 22 years
Birmingham | Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
New Zealand defeated England by eight wickets in the second Test on Sunday and won the two-match series 1-0 - their first series triumph in England in 22 years. The win pushed New Zealand back to the No.1 spot in Test rankings. ... read..


Woakes back in England T20I squad for Lanka series, Stokes not considered
London | Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
All-rounder Chris Woakes has returned to England Twenty20 International setup for the first time since 2015 after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka beginning in Cardiff on June 23. ... read..


Djokovic defeats Tsitsipas in five-set marathon, wins French Open for second time
Paris | June 13, 2021 11:14:34 PM IST
World number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday managed to win the French Open for the second time in his career. ... read..


Rabada happy his run of bad luck has ended with five-for vs West Indies
Gros Islet (St. Lucia) | Sunday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is glad that he has finally broken the jinx and taken a five-wicket haul (5/34) in 33 innings since Match 2018. ... read..


Aussie McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record
Canberra | Sunday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Australian teenager Kaylee McKeown has smashed the women's 100m backstroke world record, according to Swimming Australia. ... read..


Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Kaur dies of COVID-19
Chandigarh (Punjab) | June 13, 2021 10:14:50 PM IST
Track legend Milkha Singh's wife, Nirmal Kaur, on Sunday passed away aged at the age of 85. She had tested positive for COVID-19 in May this year. ... read..


Have to front up, learn some hard lessons: Root after defeat against New Zealand
Birmingham | June 13, 2021 10:14:44 PM IST
England Test captain Joe Root on Sunday said that his side needs to front up and learn some hard lessons after losing the two-match series against New Zealand. ... read..


Cena posts Kohli's pic, fans say he is supporting India for World Cup
London | Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon and renowned television presenter John Cena on Saturday posted an uncaptioned image of India team skipper Virat Kohli on his Instagram page, leaving his fans confused about what message he wanted to convey. ... read..


Eriksen was 'gone' after suffering cardiac arrest, but we got him back: Denmark team doctor
Copenhagen | June 13, 2021 9:44:45 PM IST
Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen on Sunday confirmed that striker Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in the Euro 2020 game against Finland. ... read..


BCB to probe allegations of biased umpiring in DPL
haka | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
In the wake of the Shakib Al Hasan incident, where the Bangladesh all-rounder misbehaved with umpires and kicked and uprooted the stumps during a Dhaka Premier League (DPL) match, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief, Nazmul Hassan, has set up a commi ... read..


Bengaluru FC appoint Moosa assistant to chief coach Pezzaiuoli
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Bengaluru FC have signed a fresh three-year contract, till the 2023-24 season, with Naushad Moosa, who has been in-charge of the club's youth development programme but will now exclusively assist chief coach Marco Pezzaiuoli. ... read..


Euro 2020: Sterling's strike helps England defeat Croatia
London | June 13, 2021 8:44:37 PM IST
A thunderous goal from Raheem Sterling helped England defeat Croatia 1-0 in the Group D encounter of the ongoing European Championships here at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday. ... read..


Quinton de Kock dedicates century vs West Indies to rhino conservation
Gros Islet (St Lucia) | Sunday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
After India cricketer Rohit Sharma, South African batsman Quinton de Kock has joined the list of people making a strong pitch for the conservation of rhinos, some species of which are critically endangered. ... read..


Euro 2020: Denmark shouldn't have played after Eriksen collapse, says head coach Hjulmand
Copenhagen | June 13, 2021 8:14:32 PM IST
Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand on Sunday admitted that his side should not have played the Euro 2020 game against Finland on the same day midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch. ... read..


Rahul, Rohit, Saha bat on Day 2 of India's match simulation
Southampton | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
After the first day of India's intra-squad match simulation witnessed performances from Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Ishant Sharma, it was the turn of the likes of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to showcase their batting skills at the Hampshire Bowl on the s ... read..


Lahiri slips a place to tied 45th in Palmetto Championship golf
Congaree Maintenance (US) | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Despite an impressive one-under 70, Indias Anirban Lahiri slipped to tied 45th after the third round of Palmetto Championship here. ... read..


Data shows Indian football has turned a corner: Assistant coach Venkatesh
Doha | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Former Indian captain and current assistant coach of the national football team, Shanmugam Venkatesh, feels there has been a huge change in the "process and approach" of the current crop of players compared to what it used to be until two years back. ... read..


Vinoo Mankad, Kumar Sangakkara inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Dubai | June 13, 2021 7:44:54 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced a special edition intake of 10 cricket icons into the ICC Hall of Fame to celebrate the prestigious history of Test cricket, and to coincide with the first-ever ICC World Test Championship final. ... read..


ECB announces social media review after embarrassing historic tweets
London | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
After getting embarrassed over historic tweets coming back to haunt its cricketers, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a "social media review" to remind players of their responsibilities and also "help them learn". ... read..


New Zealand overtake India to attain number one Test ranking
Southampton | June 13, 2021 7:14:34 PM IST
New Zealand on Sunday toppled India to become the number one ranked Test team in the world. ... read..


Have concussion with memory loss, but I'll be fine: Faf du Plessis
Abu Dhabi | June 13, 2021 7:14:29 PM IST
South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis on Sunday provided an update on his health after he injured himself while playing for Quetta Gladiators in the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL). ... read..


Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown shatters 100m backstroke world record at Olympic trials
Adelaide | June 13, 2021 6:44:40 PM IST
Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown broke American Regan Smith's world record in the 100m backstroke, clocking 57.45 seconds to win her Olympic Trials on Sunday. ... read..


WTC final will be big challenge: Tom Latham after defeating England
Birmingham | June 13, 2021 6:44:38 PM IST
After defeating England in the two-match Test series on Sunday, New Zealand stand-in skipper Tom Latham said that the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against India will be a big challenge. ... read..


French Open: Krejcikova becomes first player to win women's singles, doubles title since 2000
Paris | June 13, 2021 6:44:34 PM IST
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova along with her partner Katerina Siniakova on Sunday won the women's double title here at the ongoing French Open. ... read..


Unadkat should have been in squad for Sri Lanka tour: Dasgupta
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta feels that the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) senior selection committee should have included left-arm pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka between July 13 and 25. ... read..


After Russell, Faf du Plessis gets injured in PSL, taken to hospital
Abu Dhabi | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
A day after West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was taken to a hospital here after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer, South African cricketer Faf du Plessis collided with Quetta Gladiators team-mate Mohammad Hasnain during a Pakistan Super League ... read..


Karim Benzema says he is 100 per cent fit for Euro 2020 tournament
Munich | June 13, 2021 6:14:38 PM IST
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has declared himself 100 per cent fit for France's Euro 2020 campaign after recovering from a knee injury sustained during a friendly last week. ... read..


Odisha FC launches Digital Grassroots Academy
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | June 13, 2021 6:14:36 PM IST
Bhubaneswar-based Indian Super League (ISL) Club Odisha FC has launched the 'Odisha FC Digital Grassroots Academy'. ... read..


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