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Sri Lanka take many positives from Scotland victory ahead of World Cup
Cricket | May 22, 2019 2:11:52 PM IST
Dimuth Karunaratne, who will be leading Sri Lanka side in the forthcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, scored a brilliant half-century on his captaincy debut to guide his side towards a 35-run victory (DLS method) in their second ODI against Scotland at t ... read..


Want to prove Arthur wrong, Riaz after getting World Cup call
Cricket | May 22, 2019 1:11:52 PM IST
Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who recently found a spot in his country's final 15-man World Cup squad, is keen to prove coach Mickey Arthur wrong by excelling in the premier tournament. ... read..


Tough but a right call, Eoin Morgan on exclusion of Denly and Willey
Cricket | May 22, 2019 11:41:57 AM IST
England on Tuesday announced their final squad for the forthcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup that featured Jofra Archer and Liam Dawson. Joe Denly and David Willey were the ones who had to face the consequences of their inclusion as they were missed out ... read..


India leaves for England to participate in World Cup
Cricket | May 22, 2019 8:41:49 AM IST
Team India, on Wednesday, left for England from Mumbai airport to participate in the much-anticipated International Cricket Council (ICC) Men's Cricket World Cup. ... read..


Stimac want us to play as a unit: Rahul Bheke
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Igor Stimac, newly appointed coach of the Indian national football team, made his mark during the very first practice session at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Tuesday, by creating a positive spirit and setting high goals and standards for the play ... read..


Niki Lauda was passionate about Ibiza
Ibiza (Spain) | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Niki Lauda, a three-time Formula One champion, made Spain's Balearic Island of Ibiza his second home after he first visited in 1976, shortly after he suffered a severe accident at the Nurburging circuit. ... read..


Athlete Gomathi tests positive for banned substance
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Athlete Gomathi Marimuthu, winner of womens 800m gold medal at at the Doha Asian Championships last month, has been tested positive for a banned substance norandrosterone, which is an anabolic steroid. ... read..


CFI felicitates HMSI for supporting Indian cyclists
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) here on Tuesday felicitated Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) for supporting young Indian cyclists representing India. ... read..


Ellen DeGeneres proud of India's Dutee Chand
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Globally popular television show host Ellen DeGeneres, an advocate for gay rights, has said she is proud of Indian sportswoman Dutee Chand. ... read..


Handling pressure at WC most important: Kohli (Lead)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
India captain Virat Kohli has said handling pressure at the World Cup will be the most important thing and the team will have to play every game with the same intensity as competition is going to be tough. ... read..


Afridi named icon player for Euro T20 Slam (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as icon player while the South African Twenty20 teams vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players. The three-week long tournament will be ... read..


PUMA launches special edition shoes for Kohli
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
PUMA, one of the worlds leading sports brands, on Tuesday announced the launch of a special collectors edition PUMA one8 cricket shoes - A tribute to team Indias prolific captain and it's brand ambassador, Virat Kohli. ... read..


India has a lot of match-winners for World Cup, says Mithali Raj
Cricket | May 21, 2019 11:41:58 PM IST
India ODI captain Mithali Raj on Tuesday said that "India definitely has a lot of match-winners" and will be going in as favourites in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, beginning May 30 in England. ... read..


BCCI, state officials bemused as CoA announce election dates
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have its election on October 22 as per the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. The CoA chief further mentioned on Tuesday that the elections of the state associations are to be completed ... read..


Afridi named icon player for Euro T20 Slam
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has joined the Euro T20 Slam as icon player while South African Twenty20 teams vice-captain JP Duminy and his country mate Imran Tahir will be among the six marquee players. The three-week long tournament will be hel ... read..


T20 World Cup Africa Final: Namibia, Kenya, Uganda make bright start
Cricket | May 21, 2019 11:11:59 PM IST
Kenya, Namibia, and Uganda made a bright start with their victories over Nigeria, Ghana, and Botswana, respectively in the T20 World Cup Africa Final tournament. ... read..


India Open International Boxing: Mary Kom, Nikhat Zareen to meet in semi-final
Others | May 21, 2019 11:11:58 PM IST
Six-time world champion Mary Kom and Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen set up a blockbuster semi-final in the India Open International Boxing on Tuesday. ... read..


Handling pressure at World Cup most important: Kohli
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
India captain Virat Kohli has said handling pressure at the World Cup will be the most important thing and the team will have to play every game with the same intensity as competition is going to be tough. ... read..


Mandhana focuses on winning for India, not rankings
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Smriti Mandhana, the leading batswoman in ODIs, insists that she never thinks about being the number one batter and focuses on how she could contribute to the team and win matches for India. ... read..


Want 360-degree turn around to level Pak T20I series, says SA Women coach
Cricket | May 21, 2019 10:41:53 PM IST
South Africa assistant coach Salieg Nackerdien said he wants a "360-degree turn around" from the team in the fourth match of the five-match T20I series against Pakistan. ... read..


We have a good pool of strikers: Subrata Pal
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Former India goalkeeper Subrata Pal feels there is no dearth of good strikers in the Indian football team, days ahead of their Kings Cup meet in Thailand under new coach Igor Stimac. ... read..


Ramji-Gregory, men behind MSD's fit avatar
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
He might be one of the senior-most members in this Indian team that heads to the 2019 World Cup on Wednesday, but M.S. Dhoni is undoubtedly one of the fittest in the team. In fact, the former India skipper beating Hardik Pandya in a 100-m dash in December ... read..


India lose 3-2 to Malaysia in Sudirman Cup opener
Nanning | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
PV Sindhu won her first singles match but India fell to a 3-2 defeat to Malaysia in the opening encounter of their 2019 Sudirman Cup campaign. While Sindhu beat her opponent Goh Jin Wei 21-12, 21-8, India lost their men's singles and the men's and women' ... read..


Australia look to put tough years behind in WC (SWOT) (Lead, Correcting 10th para)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Australia were without captain Michael Clarke when they took on England in their first match of the 2015 World Cup. And yet, it was no surprise when they strolled to a 111-run win in that match. When Clarke made his return from a hamstring injury, the tea ... read..


Formula 1 community mourns loss of legend Niki Lauda
Vienna | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Formula One was in mourning on Tuesday after the death of Austrian three-time world champion and businessman Niki Lauda. He was 70. ... read..


Gaurav Makkar finishes Epic 5 Endurance Challenge
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Gaurav Makkar, an Indian triathlete, attempted the five ironman distance triathlons in as many consecutive days on the Hawaiian islands and became the first person from India to complete this challenge. After this, he made it to the list of 38 world class ... read..


FC Goa rope in Seiminlen Doungel on free transfer
Panaji | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
FC Goa on Tuesday completed the signing of Seiminlen Doungel on a free transfer from Kerala Blasters. ... read..


Five leg spinners to watch out for at World Cup
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Just like old times, it could well boil down to captains falling back on leg-spinners to keep the run-flow in check during the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales which has been predicted to be a run fest. ... read..


Australia look to put tough years behind in WC (SWOT)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Australia were without captain Michael Clarke when they took on England in their first match of the 2015 World Cup. And yet, it was no surprise when they strolled to a 111-run win in that match. When Clarke made his return from a hamstring injury, the tea ... read..


Andy Murray hints at playing doubles at Wimbledon
London | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Former world number one Andy Murray, who underwent a hip-resurfacing surgery, has all but ruled out the possibility of competing in singles at Wimbledon this year and would be looking to play in the doubles. ... read..


Willey makes place for Archer in England WC squad
London | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
England have included right-arm pacer Jofra Archer in the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30. ... read..


BCCI election to take place on October 22
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will finally have its election on October 22 as per the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. The CoA met in the Capital on Tuesday and the decision was reached by the three-member committee. T ... read..


I told the world out of helplessness, Dutee Chand on same-sex relationship
Others | May 21, 2019 8:41:48 PM IST
After disclosing her same-sex relationship, sprinter Dutee Chand on Tuesday stated that she made the revelation out of helplessness as her sister had threatened her. ... read..


Unperturbed by IPL form, Miller ready for WC challenge
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
David Miller, a key figure in South Africa's middle order, is confident of shrugging aside his poor form in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) and delivering the goods at the World Cup starting May 30 in England and Wales. ... read..


Slater removed from flight for 'disruptive' behaviour
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater was removed from a flight for his "disruptive" behaviour. ... read..


Dhoni will be a big player in this World Cup: Ravi Shastri
Cricket | May 21, 2019 6:41:50 PM IST
India team head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday said MS Dhoni will be a "big player" in the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, beginning May 30 in England and Wales. ... read..


2 new balls, flat English decks make 350 look ordinary
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
After England had scored a record breaking 481 against Australia last year, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar had lashed out at ICC's decision to use two new balls in ODIs. ... read..


Handling pressure most important: Virat Kohli ahead of World Cup
Cricket | May 21, 2019 6:11:53 PM IST
Handling pressure is the most important thing in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup rather than the conditions, India captain Virat Kohli said on Tuesday, a day before the Men in Blue leave for the tournament. ... read..


Don't get personal with Smith, Warner: Moeen urges fans
London | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
All-rounder Moeen Ali has urged fans, who will be coming to England to watch the upcoming World Cup, not to make personal barbs at tainted Australian duo of Steve Smith and David Warner during the showpiece event beginning May 30. ... read..


Diego Maradona to undergo shoulder surgery
Buenos Aires | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona will travel to Buenos Aires for surgery on his left shoulder. ... read..


Austrian Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70
London | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has passed away, his family has confirmed. He was 70. ... read..


BCCI elections to take place on October 22
Cricket | May 21, 2019 3:11:58 PM IST
The elections for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be held on October 22, 2019, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson named in England's final CWC squad
Cricket | May 21, 2019 3:11:49 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday made three changes from their preliminary squad for the World Cup and in the final 15-man squad, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, and James Vince have been included. ... read..


Kedhar Jadhav declared fit, no changes in India WC squad
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
All-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who had sustained a shoulder injury during the recently concluded edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been declared fit, ensuring no changes will be made to the 15-member India squad for the upcoming World Cup beginnin ... read..


'You've got to be prepared for anything': Ross Taylor
Cricket | May 21, 2019 2:41:57 PM IST
New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor on Tuesday said that the team needs to be prepared for all type of conditions in the upcoming World Cup and the team should possess the skills to adapt accordingly. ... read..


FC Goa signs Seiminlen Doungel from Kerela Blasters
Football | May 21, 2019 2:11:56 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa on Monday signed Seiminlen Doungel on a free transfer basis from Kerela Blasters FC. ... read..


BCCI CEO Johri wants increment, officials question validity
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs. 5,76,36,000 crore other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look ... read..


Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in Rome
Rome | Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men's tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open. ... read..


India eves beat S Korea 2-1 in tour opener (Correction in Para 2)
Jincheon (South Korea) | Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
The Indian women's hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday. ... read..


Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri inducted into Italian Football Hall of Fame
Football | May 21, 2019 1:11:58 PM IST
Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame on Monday (local time). ... read..


Italy's head coach Roberto Mancini takes a dig at 'Brexit'
Football | May 21, 2019 12:11:52 PM IST
Italy's head coach Roberto Mancini has taken a dig at 'Brexit' saying that Premier League teams from England are dominating in Europe, despite the country voting to leave the European Union. ... read..


Guardiola convinced Kompany will return to Man City sooner or later
Football | May 21, 2019 10:41:54 AM IST
English football club Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola on Tuesday said that he is convinced that Vincent Kompany will return to the team sooner or later. ... read..


'Bangladesh is stronger within the squad': Coach Steve Rhodes
Cricket | May 21, 2019 10:11:51 AM IST
Bangladesh head coach, Steve Rodes on Tuesday said that the team's recent success in the Tri-nation series proves that the team is stronger within the squad and there's more to the side than just their big five players. ... read..


Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mt Everest for a record 24th time
Others | May 21, 2019 9:11:55 AM IST
Just a week after breaking his own record for the most number of summits on Mt Everest, Kami Rita Sherpa yet again climbed the world's highest mountain on Tuesday morning. ... read..


F1 legend Niki Lauda passes away
Others | May 21, 2019 8:41:52 AM IST
Austrian Formula One legend Niki Lauda passed away at the age of 70 on Monday (local time), a family spokeswoman confirmed in a statement. ... read..


Cooper named Dottin's replacement for Ireland and England tours
Cricket | May 21, 2019 8:41:48 AM IST
Cricket West Indies named Britney Cooper as the replacement for injured Deandra Dottin on Monday (local time) in the team's women's squad for the tour of Ireland and England. ... read..


BCCI CEO Johri wants increment, officials question validity (Lead with correction in para 1)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs 5,76,36,000 other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into hi ... read..


Thakur's secretary writes to BCCI Ombudsman on 'illegal' termination
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Krishna Pophale, the executive assistant to former BCCI President Anurag Thakur, has filed a complaint with BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain to look into his termination by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). ... read..


Manipur Police, Sethu FC to clash in IWL final
Ludhiana | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Manipur Police made their way to the Indian Women's League (IWL) final after a thrilling performance that saw them beat Gokulam Kerala FC 4-2 despite being one player down in the second half at the Guru Nanak Stadium, here on Monday. ... read..


Kylian Mbappe hints at moving away from PSG
Paris | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Paris St-Germain's (PSG) star striker Kylian Mbappe has put his future with the French champions in doubt with his comments after he won the National Union of Professional Footballers' (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player and Young Player of the Year awards on Sunday. ... read..


IFA secretary not to contest for fresh term
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Utpal Ganguli, secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA), the parent body of the sport in West Bengal, on Monday said he would not contest for a fresh term due to personal reasons. ... read..


Was not aware of captaincy change: Afghan coach Simmons
London | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Coach Phil Simmons was not given any reasons when the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) decided to change the captain, months ahead of the World Cup, but the West Indian said he was trying to ensure that the change didn't impact their preparations. ... read..


BCCI thanks poll panel for smooth conduct of IPL
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday thanked Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for helping in the smooth cond ... read..


Dhoni hints at post-retirement plans
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A lot has been said about former India captain MS Dhoni's retirement and the stumper has now himself fuelled the debate by revealing what he might opt to do after he calls it a day. ... read..


BCCI CEO Rahul Johri urges CoA to resolve increment issue
Cricket | May 21, 2019 12:41:48 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO, Rahul Johri, has urged the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) to resolve an issue of increment pertaining to his Employment Agreement. In a letter written to the CoA, Amicus Curiae, ... read..


All eyes on Gayatri Gopichand in junior badminton meet
Chennai | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
All eyes will be on the under-19 girls singles top seed Pullela Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of India coach Pullela Gopichand, at the Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, starting here on Tuesday. ... read..


'Truth is bitter,' says Junaid Khan after World Cup exclusion
Cricket | May 20, 2019 11:41:53 PM IST
It seems like exclusion from Pakistan's World Cup squad has not gone down well with the pacer Junaid Khan, who stated that 'truth is bitter'. ... read..


India eves beat South Korea 2-1 in tour opener
Jincheon (South Korea) | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Indian women's hockey team edged past hosts South Korea 2-1 in their first game of the three-match bilateral series, here on Monday. ... read..


Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023
Madrid | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the club for four seasons, the La Liga side said on Monday. ... read..


Sony acquires broadcasting rights to 2019 FIFA events
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for marquee FIFA events in 2019 including the FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 and th ... read..


Langer defends decision of picking Kane Richardson over Josh Hazlewood
Cricket | May 20, 2019 10:41:54 PM IST
Australia coach Justin Langer has backed the decision of giving Kane Richardson a World Cup call instead of Josh Hazlewood after Jhy Richardson sustained a shoulder injury during their five-match one-day international (ODI) series against Pakistan in the ... read..


India dominates on first day of India Open International Boxing Tournament
Others | May 20, 2019 10:41:51 PM IST
Sonia Lather, Manisha Moun, and Sachin Siwach gave India a scintillating start in the second edition of India Open International Boxing Tournament here on Monday after registering a dominating win over their opponents. ... read..


Japan defeats Russia 3-2 in Sudirman Cup
Nanning (China) | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Top-ranked Japan defeated Russia 3-2 in the men's singles in their Group 1A opener at the ongoing Sudirman Cup, here on Monday. ... read..


McKenna wants to take Manchester United to 'next level'
Football | May 20, 2019 10:11:58 PM IST
Manchester United had a disappointing season and Kieran McKenna, who will continue to stay alongside manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the next season, expressed his desire of taking the players to the 'next level'. ... read..


Smith and Warner hungry for performance: Andy Bichel
Cricket | May 20, 2019 9:11:49 PM IST
Ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, former Australia cricketer Andy Bichel expressed optimism saying the returning duo, Steve Smith and David Warner, are hungry for performance. ... read..


Everyone in team wants to impress Ponting: Finch
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Australia captain Aaron Finch has admitted that the mere presence of Ricky Ponting in the dressing room and on the training track immediately lifts the morale of every member of the group as they look to defend their World Champions title in the upcoming ... read..


Shastri has done wonders by making Kohli the boss: Gaekwad
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Rating each bowler a match winner, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad said the kind of options this team is blessed with, India never had going into a World Cup. ... read..


WC: Pakistan include Amir, Riaz to bolster pace attack
Lahore | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
In order to strengthen their bowling attack, Pakistan have included left-arm pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the final 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. ... read..


Edmilson feels it's not ideal to make Neymar Brazil's captain
Football | May 20, 2019 8:11:56 PM IST
Former Brazil defender Edmilson opined that Neymar should not be given the leadership role for the Copa America as they have 'several alternatives'. ... read..


Can India replicate 1983 magic in England? (SWOT)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Team India, led by Virat Kohli, are among the top contenders for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. ... read..


I don't know the final 15: Morgan on WC selection
Leeds | Monday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that he is still unsure about the final 15 who will be selected in the squad for the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30. ... read..


Cricketer Asif Ali's daughter dies of cancer
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan batsman Asif Ali's two-year-old daughter Noor Fatima, who was suffering from stage four cancer, breathed her last at a hospital in the US. ... read..


Kylian Mbappe raises doubt over his future at Paris Saint-Germain
Football | May 20, 2019 6:41:49 PM IST
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) player Kylian Mbappe dropped a hint at his possible departure from the club saying he wants more responsibility at PSG or elsewhere. ... read..


India overpower Republic of Korea to claim 2-1 victory
Hockey | May 20, 2019 6:11:57 PM IST
Indian Women's Hockey team trounced the Republic of Korea by 2-1 in their opening match of the ongoing three-match Bi-lateral Series here on Monday. ... read..


Real Madrid bids farewell to Keylor Navas
Madrid | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Real Madrid fans bid farewell to goalkeeper Keylor Navas just before the side's final La Liga game of the season against Real Betis. ... read..


Langer defends Hazlewood's omission from WC squad
Melbourne | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Australia head coach Justin Langer has defended the decision to exclude Josh Hazlewood from the upcoming World Cup squad, saying the pacer didn't play enough white-ball cricket in the recent time to make his case for the showpiece event. ... read..


Henry Menezes feels Stimac can infuse ambition in Indian players to participate in World Cup
Football | May 20, 2019 5:41:51 PM IST
Deputy Chairman of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Technical Committee Henry Menezes has revealed that Igor Stimac's experience in World Cups handed him a bit of advantage over other candidates, saying that "only a person who has been there can s ... read..


Kohli, Smith make the game look so easy, am a fan: Stokes (Lead, correction in Para-1)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The 2019 edition of the World Cup goes back home to where it all started in 1975 and the Englishmen will be hoping to finally add the coveted trophy to their cabinet as they host the top ten teams in world cricket. Interestingly, England go into the tourn ... read..


Tried copying Smriti Mandhana, didn't work: Riyan Parag
Jaipur | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Seventeen-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti ... read..


Pakistan's fielding abilities concerns Arthur ahead of World Cup
Cricket | May 20, 2019 4:41:53 PM IST
After Pakistan's dismal run in the recently concluded five-match series against England, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur lambasted his side's fielding abilities saying it worries him. ... read..


Pakistan's fielding a real worry for me: Mickey Arthur
Leeds | Monday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
After conceding a 0-4 series defeat against England, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted that his side did not perform well in the bowling and fielding departments which led to their loss in the five-match rubber. ... read..


MotoGP: Marquez secures Honda's 300th premier class win
Le Mans (France) | Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Marc Marquez took his third win of the 2019 season with another dominating performance as teammate Jorge Lorenzo took his best finish of the season with 11th position at the French MotoGP. ... read..


Amir, Wahab, Asif named in Pak's final World Cup squad
Cricket | May 20, 2019 3:11:57 PM IST
Fast bowlers Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali have been named in Pakistan's final 15-man squad for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, beginning May 30 in England and Wales. ... read..


Can't accept Dutee Chand's same-sex relation, says mother
Others | May 20, 2019 3:11:50 PM IST
Sprinter Dutee Chand, who recently came out about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family. ... read..


Every side will be wary of Australia: Steve Waugh
Cricket | May 20, 2019 1:41:57 PM IST
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh believes that the return of Steve Smith Smith and David Warner will make opponents wary of the country's team at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. ... read..


Kashmiri footballer eager to shed her stone-pelter tag
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 12:20:53 PM IST
Catapulted into the limelight for the wrong reasons, Kashmiri goalkeeper Afshan Ashiq is keen to grow out of the 'stone-pelter-turned footballer' tag after taking part in the ongoing Indian Women's League (IWL). ... read..


Dhoni puts opposition under pressure: McCullum
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 12:20:53 PM IST
With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 just around the corner, all eyes will be on Team India which is seen as the most strong contender and on former captain MS Dhoni who is probably featuring in his last World Cup. Experts of the game believe the stumper w ... read..


After Dutee Chand's admission of same-sex relation, sister says she was "pressurised, blackmailed"
Others | May 20, 2019 12:11:50 PM IST
Athlete Dutee Chand's brave admission of being in a same-sex relationship has not gone down well with her family. Dutee's elder sister on Monday said that the sprinter's partner "pressurized and blackmailed" her for wealth and property. ... read..


Nadal claims 34th Masters title in Rome
Rome | Monday, 2019 11:45:06 AM IST
Spain's Rafael Nadal has claimed a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 crown, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 with a statement victory in an epic Italian Open final. ... read..


England players will be wary of final selection phone call, says Woakes
Cricket | May 20, 2019 10:11:57 AM IST
England players will be waiting for that one phone call from the selectors to announce the final 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, said fast bowler Chris Woakes. ... read..


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