Nepal Beats PNG, clinches tri Nation T 20 International Series by 50 runs

Kathmandu, Apr. 4: Nepal has defeated Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 50 runs in the final of the ongoing Tri-nation T20 International Cricket Series. Nepal clinched the title unbeaten in all five matches of the series played at TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur. After losing the toss, Nepal lost 6 wickets…

04/04/2022

Nepal Enters final in Triangular T20 Int’l Cricket Series

Kathmandu, Mar. 31:  Nepal has reached the final of the Triangular T20 International Cricket Series, defeating Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Kirtipur-based TU Cricket Ground for a second time in the series on Thursday.  In the match, Karan KC made a hat trick by taking three consecutive wickets in…

03/31/2022

Triangular T20 International Cricket Series: Nepal Defeats Malaysia

Kathmandu, Mar. 30: Nepal defeated Malaysia in a second match held today under the Tri-nation T20 International Cricket Series at Kirtipur-based TU cricket ground. Nepal trounced Malaysia by six wickets. With this achievement, hosts Nepal registered a second straight victory in the series. Nepal on Monday won the opening match…

03/30/2022

Nepal Beats Papua New Guinea by 15 runs

Kathmandu, Mar. 28: Nepal has registered a win over Papua New Guinea in the first match of the Tri-Nation T20I series on Monday by 15 runs. In the Kirtipur Stadium, batting first Nepal has scored a total of 184 in 20 overs.  In response, PNG became all out in 19.2…

03/28/2022

India vs West Indies Highlights Women's World Cup Updates - Centurions Mandhana, Kaur And Bowlers Power IND to 155- Run Win Over WI

Hamilton, New Zealand, Mar. 12: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur slammed twin centuries as India produced a splendid batting display to notch up a comprehensive 155-run win over West Indies and bring their campaign back on track at the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup on Saturday. While Mandhana smashed her…

03/12/2022

Nepal defeats Oman by 39 runs

Kathmandu, Feb. 18: Nepal defeated Oman by 39 runs in the first match of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers on Friday. Skipper Sandeep Lamichhane, Dipendra Singh Airee and Kamal Singh Airee showed excellent performances in the match. Kamal took three wickets while Sandeep and Dipendra took two wickets…

02/18/2022

India win record-extending fifth U-19 World Cup title, beat England by 4 wickets

North Sound, Feb. 6: An utterly dominant India won a record-extending fifth U-19 World Cup title here on Saturday, beating England by four wickets in the final of an extraordinary campaign that was almost derailed by a COVID-19 outbreak.   The triumph bore resemblance to the exploits of world-class Indian U-19 teams…

02/06/2022

India Herald kicks off new era with five-wicket victory over New Zealand

New Delhi, Nov. 18: Skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav produced sublime knocks as India bungled towards end before recovering in time to fashion a five-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening T20 International ushering in a new era in Indian cricket. Martin Guptill (70 off 42) and Mark…

11/18/2021

Real Madrid forward Benzema on trial in France for blackmail

Iyon, Oct. 19: Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will stand trial outside Paris starting Wednesday after being accused of trying to blackmail former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema is on trial for complicity in attempted blackmail. Four other people, including one of the player’s childhood friends,…

10/19/2021

India lifts SAFF Championship title

Kathmandu, Oct. 17: Nepal, which had made it to the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship for the first time in history of the game, has been defeated by India. In the final match played at the National Stadium in Male, the capital of the Maldives, on…

10/17/2021

IPL returns as precursor to T20 World Cup

Dubai, Sept. 18: Players will be getting valuable experience in the UAE conditions ahead of the T20 World Cup while the Indian cricket board will be hoping its money-spinner stays away from the looming COVID-19 shadow when the IPL resumes with the blockbuster Chennai Super Kings-Mumbai Indians clash here on…

09/18/2021

India's IPL stars off to Dubai after second successive negative RT-PCR reports

Manchester/Dubai, Sept. 11: The Indian cricketers contracted to play the Indian Premier League (IPL) left for the UAE in chartered and commercial flights after returning negative RT-PCR tests for the second time in two days. The travel arrangements were made by players' respective franchises. The players began their early departures…

09/11/2021

Indian PM Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole

New Delhi, Sept. 9: India's Paralympians presented Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an autographed stole on Thursday during a breakfast hosted by him to felicitate the contingent at his residence in New Delhi. The Indian para-athletes returned from Tokyo on the back of a sensational campaign that saw them…

09/09/2021

Whatever Virat Kohli touched on final day of Oval Test turned to gold, says Nasser Hussain

London, Sept. 7: Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain gave a huge compliment to Virat Kohli, whose team pulled off a sensational 157-run win against England in the fourth Test at The Oval, saying that the Indian skipper had his Midas Test and everything "Virat touched turned to gold on the…

09/07/2021

FIFA release statement on Brazil vs Argentina suspended match

Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 6: FIFA have released a statement regarding the scenes preceding the suspension of the match between Brazil and Argentina for the CONMEBOL qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Earlier, The World Cup qualifier between Latin America powerhouses Brazil and Argentina was suspended on Sunday night…

09/06/2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat wins first ever badminton gold for India

Tokyo, Sept. 4: India’s Pramod Bhagat won the Men’s Singles SL3 event badminton gold medal match against Great Britain’s Daniell Bethell at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday. This is India’s first medal in badminton at the Paralympics Games. Manoj Sarkar beat Daisuke Fujihara of Japan and clinched the Bronze medal…

09/04/2021

Indian hockey teams unlikely to compete in Birmingham Commonwealth Games, says IOA chief Batra

New Delhi, Sept. 3: The Indian hockey teams are unlikely to participate in next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to ensure that they hit peak form during the Asian Games, which is a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra said on Friday. Batra said…

09/03/2021

In T20 World Cup, India to play Pakistan in Dubai on October 24

New Delhi, Aug. 18: The ICC Men's T-20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman will get under way from October 17, with the final to be played in Dubai on November 14 and the first semifinal in Abu Dhabi on November 10. India and Pakistan will lock horns on…

08/18/2021

Bruno hat-trick gives Man United big win

Manchester, Aug. 15: Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick and Paul Pogba set up four goals as Manchester United thrashed Leeds 5-1 to make a statement about their Premier League title credentials. On a day when Jadon Sancho made his debut off the bench and Raphael Varane was presented as the…

08/15/2021

Lionel Messi to be seen in Paris Saint-Germain’s colours

Paris, Aug. 11: Lionel Messi is travelling to France after agreeing to join Paris Saint-Germain, a person with knowledge of the negotiations has told the Associated Press, paving the way for one of the game’s greats to play for a new club after spending his entire career at Barcelona. The…

08/11/2021

India’s Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold Medal In Tokyo Olympic

Tokyo, Aug. 7: Neeraj Chopra win a gold medal, flinging the javelin a staggering 87.58m to top the charts in Tokyo, With this gold, India win seven medal in total with 2 silver and 4 bronze. The gold, a historic first for the country in track and field, the second…

08/08/2021

How Ravi Kumar Dahiya Pulled Off Dramatic Comeback to Confirm 4th Tokyo Olympics Medal for India

Tokyo, Aug. 5: Ravi Kumar Dahiya was just one and a half minutes away from losing his Men’s 57kg Freestyle semi-final bout on Wednesday when he produced a sensational comeback to go through to the gold medal match and confirm a fourth Tokyo Olypics medal for India. Ravi came back…

08/05/2021

Indian women create history, enter Olympic hockey semifinal for first time

Tokyo, Aug. 2: A brave and determined Indian women's hockey team etched its name in the history books by entering the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time, stunning three-time champions and world no.2 Australia 1-0 in an intense last-eight tie here on Monday. A day after the Indian men's…

08/02/2021

India beat Great Britain 3-1, enter semis of Olympics men’s hockey after 49 years

Tokyo, Aug. 1: The Indian men’s hockey team defeated Great Britain 3-1 in a quarterfinal match to qualify for the semifinals of Olympics Games after 49 years here on Sunday. India scored three field goals through Dilpreet Singh (7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the…

08/01/2021

Tokyo Olympics: Vandana's hat-trick keeps India's quarterfinal hopes alive in women's hockey

Tokyo, Jul. 31: Striker Vandana Katariya scored a historic hat-trick to keep alive the Indian women's hockey team's quarterfinals hopes in the Olympics with a fighting 4-3 victory over lower-ranked South Africa in its must-win final group match here on Saturday. Vandana (4th, 17th, 49th minutes) achieved a rare feat…

07/31/2021

Olympic host Tokyo hits record 2,848 Covid-19 cases, seeks more hospital beds

Tokyo, Jul. 28: Tokyo's 2,848 Covid-19 infections on Tuesday were the Olympic host city's highest since the pandemic began, officials said, as media reported that authorities had asked hospitals to prepare more beds for patients as the Delta variant drives the surge. The rise in cases threatens to further erode…

07/28/2021

Head Coach of National Football Team Al Mutairi announces resignation

Kathmandu, Jul. 25: Head coach of national football team Abdullah Al Mutairi has announced to resign from the position. He declared that he was resigning from the position of the head coach via his official Facebook page on Sunday. "I am resigning because of senior vice-chairman of All Nepal Football…

07/25/2021

India gets first medal at Tokyo Olympics as weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinches silver

Tokyo, Jul. 24: A confident smile never leaving her face, Mirabai Chanu ended India's over two-decade long wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics, clinching the 49kg category silver medal five years after leaving the same platform in tears following a disastrous debut. With her historic triumph, she ensured…

07/24/2021

ICC confirms new WTC points system: 12 for win, 4 for draw, 6 for tie

Dubai, Jul. 15: The ICC on Wednesday officially confirmed that teams will be awarded standardised 12 points for a win, four for a draw and six for a tie during the second World Test Championship cycle which kicks off with the five-match series between India and England in August. The…

07/15/2021

Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

London, Jul. 12: Italy won the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two England penalties en route to a 3-2 shootout win after the teams had fought out a 1-1 extra-time draw at a raucous Wembley on Sunday. The giant keeper saved from Jadon…

07/12/2021

Italy, Spain book Euro semis date

Munich, Jul. 4: Italy and Spain are going to meet at football's European Championship for the fourth tournament in a row, and this time a place in the final will be on the line. Italy made it to the semifinals with a 2-1 win over Belgium in Munich, while the…

07/04/2021

Italy and Spain to meet again at a European Championship

London, Jul. 3: Italy and Spain are going to meet at the European Championship for the fourth tournament in a row, and this time a place in the final will be on the line. The match is scheduled for Tuesday at Wembley Stadium in London. The first Euro 2020 semifinal…

07/03/2021

Neymar and Sanchez return for Copa America knockout match

Rio de Janeiro, Jul. 1:  Defending champion Brazil and Chile will have their star players back in action when they meet in the Copa America quarterfinals on Friday. Neymar will return for Brazil and Alexis Sánchez has recovered from a calf muscle injury ahead of the encounter at the Nilton…

07/01/2021

Tearful Serena Williams retires from Wimbledon after first-round injury

London, June 30: The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who is still pursuing Margaret Court’s all-time record, started Tuesday evening’s match well though had heavy strapping on her right thigh. She broke Sasnovich in the Bulgarian’s second service game, but was immediately broken back herself and appeared to roll her ankle…

06/30/2021

T20 World Cup to be held from October 17-November 14: ICC

Dubai, June 29: This year’s T20 World Cup, which has been moved to the UAE and Oman from India due to the Covid-10 pandemic, will be played from October 17 to November 14, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. The ICC statement came a day after BCCI intimated…

06/29/2021

Indian team arrives in Sri Lanka for limited overs series

Colombo, June 28: The India white-ball team led by Shikhar Dhawan, featuring as many as six uncapped players, arrived here from Mumbai for their four-week tour which will feature six limited-overs games against Sri Lanka, starting July 13. Senior all-rounder Hardik Pandya shared an Instagra story captioned: “Touchdown, Sri Lanka,…

06/28/2021

Sajan Prakash creates history, becomes first-ever Indian swimmer to make Olympic ‘A’ cut

New Delhi, June 27: Sajan Prakash on Saturday became the first-ever Indian swimmer to qualify for the Olympic Games by breaching the ‘A’ standard time, clocking 1:56:38 seconds in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy. The Games ‘A’ standard was set at 1:56.48…

06/27/2021

Indian women’s archery team reaches World Cup final

Paris, June 26: Days after the heartbreak of missing out on their quota for Tokyo Olympic Games, the Indian women’s recurve archery team bounced back strongly to storm into the final of the World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Friday. The trio of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika…

06/26/2021

Chhetri extends contract with Bengaluru FC for another two years

Bengaluru, June 21: India captain Sunil Chhetri has prolonged his contract with Bengaluru FC for one more two years and will probably be with the Indian Tremendous League facet until 2023. The brand new deal will allow Chhetri, who joined ‘the Blues’ in 2013, to increase his stick with the…

06/21/2021

India bids farewell to legendary Flying Sikh Milkha Singh

New Delhi, June 19: “We may not have seen you compete, but every time we ran fast as kids, we ran ‘like Milkha Singh’,” India's football captain Sunil Chhetri summed up what ‘The Flying Sikh’ meant to the nation, which mourned the end of an era following the nonagenarian sprint…

06/19/2021

DeChambeau-Koepka spat overshadows US Open

San Deago, June 17: Torrey Pines has had its share of conflict over the years involving some of the top players in golf. Just not during such a taxing major as the U.S. Open. Think back to 2003 at the Buick Invitational when Phil Mickelson was quoted in a magazine…

06/17/2021

Williamson as top-ranked Test batsman, Kohli climbs to fourth

Dubai, June 16: India skipper Virat Kohli climbed to the fourth spot while Australia batsman Steve Smith reclaimed the top position in the ICC Test rankings released on Wednesday. Kohli, who will lead India in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from…

06/16/2021

Wales travel far to take on Switzerland in Baku at Euro 2020

Baku (Azerbaijan), June 11: From schoolboy to the national team, Dylan Levitt has come a long way since Wales went a long way at the last European Championship. The Welsh reached the semifinals at Euro 2016 in their tournament debut, inspiring the likes of Levitt to work his way into…

06/11/2021

Desperate India eye win against Bangladesh to keep Asian Cup expectations burning

Doha, June 7: A winless India desperately need a positive result against neighbours Bangladesh in their joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers match here on Monday, if they want to avoid the ignominy of playing in the qualifying play-off round of the continental showpiece. India are already out of…

06/07/2021

Modi reviews India’s preparedness for Oly

New Delhi, June 4: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed India’s preparations on the occasion of ‘50 Days to Tokyo Olympics’. The Prime Minister, in the meeting, said that he would be connecting with the Indian Olympics contingent through a video conference in July, to encourage them and…

06/04/2021

India, NZ on equal terms for WTC final, says Kohli

Mumbai, June 3: India captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday that India and New Zealand would contest the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final as equals, despite expectations that playing conditions would better suit his opponents. The limited preparation time available to India before the final, which begins on June…

06/03/2021

Asian Boxing Championships: Sanjeet wins India’s second gold

Dubai, June 1: India’s Sanjeet beat Kazakistan’s Vassiliy Levit in a 3-2 split decision in the 91 kg final to win gold at the Asian Boxing Championship on Monday. Earlier, Shiva Thapa lost to Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig in a 2-3 split decision in the 64kg final and settle for silver, as Amit Panghal lost to reigning World and Olympic champion Zoirov…

06/01/2021

Indian Premier League likely to restart in September

New Delhi, May 26: The postponed Indian Premier League will likely resume on September 18 or 19 in the UAE with as many as 10 double-headers expected to be played during a three-week window, a senior BCCI official told on Tuesday. The final might be held on October 9 or…

05/26/2021

Dravid to coach India white-ball team in Lanka

New Delhi, May 21: Former India captain Rahul Dravid, currently heading the National Cricket Academy (NCA), is set to be named the head coach of the Indian white-ball squad that will tour Sri Lanka in July. Dravid, who stopped travelling with the India A and U-19 teams after taking over…

05/21/2021

IPL suspended indefinitely after multiple Covid cases in its bio-bubble

New Delhi, May 4: The Indian Premier League was on Tuesday suspended indefinitely after multiple Covid cases were reported in its bio-bubble, ending a month-long relatively smooth run for cricket's most glamorous and cash-rich event in the middle of a raging pandemic. "The tournament has been suspended indefinitely. We will…

05/04/2021

We’re on right track for Tokyo: Mandeep Singh

Bengaluru, Apr. 28: National hockey team’a star Mandeep Singh has said that after recent successes on foreign tours, the team is on track to do well in the Tokyo Olympic Games, which are less than three months away. The star forward from Jalandhar said the recent performance against reigning Olympics…

04/28/2021

India Open badminton tournament postponed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

New Delhi, Apr. 20: The India Open Super 500 tournament, one of the last three qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics, was on Monday postponed due to raging COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The USD 4,00,000 India Open was scheduled to be held behind closed doors in the National Capital…

04/20/2021

Finally, an Asian gold for Vinesh

Almaty (Kazakhstan), Apr. 17: Dominating the proceedings in a depleted field, Olympics-bound wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Anshu Malik won their maiden Asian Championship titles with comfortable triumphs in their respective final clashes here 0n Friday. There was no stopping Vinesh in the absence of the Chinese and Japanese rivals as…

04/17/2021

Vikas crushes European champ; Vinka, Poonam enter quarterfinals

New Delhi, Apr. 16: Five Indian boxers registered remarkable victories on the second day of boxing’s Youth World Championships, the most notable win being 52kg specialist Vikas upsetting reigning European youth champion Yasen Radev of Bulgaria. It was a second successive all-win day for Indian boxers at the event in…

04/16/2021

Hockey: India hold Argentina with last-minute goal, win 3-2 in shootout

Buenos Aires, Apr. 12: Harmanpreet Singh scored a goal with a powerful dragflick with only 25 seconds left on the clock, changing the course of their FIH Pro League match against Olympic champions Argentina. The goal, Harmanpreet’s second of the match, helped India hold Argentina 2-2 in regulation time and…

04/12/2021

Indian men’s hockey team starts on a winning note, beats Argentina 4-3

Buenos Aires, Apr. 8: The Indian men’s hockey team made a positive start to its tour of Argentina, beating the reigning Olympic champions 4-3 in the first practice match here. Nilakanta Sharma (16th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (28th), Rupinder Pal Singh (33rd) and Varun Kumar (47th) were the goal scorers for…

04/08/2021

Partial son-rise on F1 debut

London, Mar. 31: Ash Barty is tough to beat under any circumstances, especially when she’s on the ropes. She proved that again in reaching the Miami Open quarterfinals. The 22-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher admitted he needs to learn to cope with being overtaken so much after…

03/31/2021

After Oman high, India face UAE

Dubai, Mar. 29: On a high after an impressive 1-1 draw against the fancied Oman, India are pitted against the formidable United Arab Emirates in their second football friendly here on Monday, with head coach Igor Stimac again set to experiment with a fresh set of rookies. Ten players made…

03/29/2021

Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman cricketer to score 10,000 international runs

Lucknow, Mar. 12: Veteran batter Mithali Raj on Friday became the first Indian woman cricketer and second internationally to complete 10,000 runs across all formats. The 38-year-old Mithali, who leads the Indian ODI team, joins England’s Charlotte Edwards in the elite club. Mithali achieved the feat with a boundary off…

03/12/2021

No decision yet on Olympic foreign fan ban says Tokyo 2020 president Hashimoto

Tokyo, Mar. 12: Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto denied media reports on Thursday that a decision had already been made to bar foreign spectators from attending the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Hashimoto said the issue is still under discussion and that a final decision will be made by the start of…

03/12/2021

Silver medals for three Indian women finalists at Boxam International Boxing

New Delhi, Mar. 7: The Olympic-bound duo of Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) signed off with silver medals at the 35th Boxam International Boxing Tournament in Castellon, Spain on Saturday. While Simranjit could not take the ring against Rashida Ellis of USA because of an injury, Pooja lost…

03/07/2021

Swiss Open: Praneeth, Jayaram lose in quarters

Basel, Mar. 6: Olympics hopeful B Sai Praneeth suffered a straight game loss to Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in the quarterfinals as Indian shuttlers had a dismal outing at the Swiss Open here on Friday. Praneeth, who finished runner-up in the last edition, lost 14-21 17-21 to Jia in 45…

03/06/2021

Sania ousted in Qatar

Doha, Mar. 5: : Sania Mirza’s first tournament in more than a year ended with a semifinals defeat as she was ousted from the Qatar Open along with her partner Andreja Klepac here on Thursday. Sania and her Slovenian partner lost 5-7 6-2 5-10 to America’s Nicole Melichar and Dutch…

03/05/2021

Sania-Andreja pair enter semifinals of Qatar Open

Doha, Mar. 4: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Slovenian partner Andreja   Klepac sailed into the women's doubles semifinals of the Qatar Open with a straight set win over their rivals here on Wednesday. Sania and Andreja made short work of fourth seeds Anna Blinkova and Gabriela Dabrowski, winning…

03/04/2021

Tokyo 2020 organisers to raise ratio of women on its board to 42%

Tokyo, Mar. 2: The Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Tuesday it would add 12 new women to its board, more than doubling the ratio of women to 42 per cent, after its former president, Yoshiro Mori, stepped down last month over sexist remarks. Organising committee chief executive Toshiro Muto…

03/02/2021

Motera likely to escape ICC ‘Red Eye’ as final Test pitch promises to be batting beauty

New Delhi, Feb. 27: The Motera track may have received a lot of flak after the pink ball Test ended inside two days but it is unlikely to attract any severe sanctions from the game’s governing body ICC with the pitch for the final game set to be a batting…

02/27/2021

India: World's biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad renamed after PM Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Feb. 25: : India's president on Wednesday inaugurated the world's largest cricket arena here, renamed from Sardar Patel stadium to Narendra Modi stadium in honour of the prime minister who is credited with conceptualising the facility in its current awe-inspiring form. The state-of-the-art stadium, inaugurated by President Ram Nath…

02/25/2021

Australia won’t allow players to endorse betting, alcohol at IPL

New Delhi, Feb. 23: Cricket Australia (CA) doesn’t want its players to feature in advertisements promoting betting, fast food, alcohol and tobacco brands during the next edition of Indian Premier League. The 14th Indian Premier League is scheduled to start in the second week of April and quite a few…

02/23/2021

India’s Ankita wins maiden WTA title, assured of doubles top-100 entry

Melbourne, Feb. 19: India's Ankita Raina on Friday claimed her maiden WTA title by lifting the Phillip Island Trophy along with Russian partner Kamilla Rakhimova, a feat which will catapult her into the top-100 in the doubles for the first time in her career. Ankita and Kamilla erased a one-set…

02/19/2021

Muchova overcomes dizziness to beat Barty, reaches Australian Open semis

Melbourne, Feb. 17: Karolina Muchova said she was so dizzy she thought she was going to faint during her Australian Open quarter-final against Ash Barty on Wednesday before a lengthy medical timeout helped her regain her composure to turn the tables on the world number one. Home favorite and top seed Barty…

02/17/2021

Djokovic breaks the shackles

Melbourne, Feb. 17: Novak Djokovic smashed a racquet, sending a piece of the frame flying. Later, he plopped himself down right there at the back of the blue court, looking forlorn as can be. He dropped the opening set against Alexander Zverev, one of the young guys trying to shove…

02/17/2021

Point from defeat, Osaka edges Muguruza at Australian Open

Melbourne, Feb. 14: So good for so long lately, Naomi Osaka was just one point from the end of her lengthy winning streak, one point from leaving the Australian Open with a loss to Garbine Muguruza. Bleak as things looked for her late in a big-hitting matchup of Grand Slam…

02/14/2021

Australia Open: Djokovic holds off Tiafoe, reaches 3rd round

Melbourne, Feb. 10: Djokovic outclassed America's Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7, 7-6(2), 6-3 to win the second-round match at the Rod Laver Arena. Frances Tiafoe had never played a No. 1, had never beaten anyone in the Top 5, and now he'd just won a tiebreaker against Novak Djokovic to level…

02/10/2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee to hold special meeting over Mori’s comments as volunteers withdraw help

Tokyo, Feb. 9: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee is set to convene a special board meeting as early as Friday after the outcry over committee president Yoshiro Mori’s sexist comments, public broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday. There are no plans to discuss Mori’s resignation at the meeting but he…

02/09/2021

Ibrahimovic nets 500th club goal to help AC Milan beat Crotone; Lazio win against Cagliari

Milan, Feb. 8: Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke the 500-mark for career club goals with a brace on Sunday as AC Milan held top spot in Serie A with a 4-0 win over lowly Crotone. "It's difficult to be surprised by Ibrahimovic," said Milan coach Stefano Pioli of the 39-year-old who is…

02/08/2021

Inter Milan on top of Serie A after beating Fiorentina 2-0

Florence, Italy, Feb. 6: Inter Milan moved to the top of Serie A after winning at Fiorentina 2-0 on Friday. Nicolò Barella scored a great first-half opener and Ivan Perišić doubled the lead shortly after the break to hand the Nerazzurri their first win in Florence since 2014. Inter moved…

02/06/2021

Germany bars Liverpool from coming for Champions League game

Berlin, Feb. 5: Germany will not allow Liverpool into the country to play a Champions League game at Leipzig on Feb. 16 because of border restrictions imposed over new variants of the coronavirus. The German Interior Ministry confirmed Thursday that an application by Leipzig for special permission for Liverpool to…

02/05/2021

Serena Williams sizzles to victory

Melbourne, Feb. 4: Serena Williams sounded a warning for her fellow Australian Open contenders with a sleek 6-1 6-4 victory against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Yarra Valley Classic here on Wednesday. After top two seeds Ash Barty and Sofia Kenin faced steep challenges to keep…

02/04/2021

Rani Rampal's strike helps India secure 1-1 draw against World No 2

Buenos Aires, Feb. 2: The Indian women’s hockey team put up a spirited performance to hold world No. 2 Argentina to a 1-1 draw and end the tour of the country on a high. Skipper Rani struck for India in the 35th minute while Emilia Forcherio scored for the home…

02/02/2021

‘Show more respect to Lionel Messi’: Ronald Koeman after contract leak

Barcelona, Feb. 1: Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman rallied behind Lionel Messi after the Argentine delivered a vintage performance in Sunday’s 2-1 home win over Athletic Bilbao, hours after full details of Messi’s lucrative contract were published in the Spanish media. Messi scored his 650th goal for the Catalans with a…

02/01/2021

Army Club wins PM Cup Cricket Tournament

Kathmandu, Jan. 30: Tribhuwan Army Club (TAC) has beaten the Armed Police Force (APF)  by 33 runs to lift the Prime Minister Cup 2021. In the final clash played at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday afternoon, the APF team fell short of 33 runs while chasing…

01/30/2021

Rohan Bopanna ties up with Ben McLachlan for Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan. 30: Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna’s search to look for a partner for the men’s doubles competition at the Australian Open ended on Saturday as he tied up with Japan’s Ben McLachlan for the season’s first Grand Slam. Bopanna had originally paired with Joao Sousa but the Portuguese…

01/30/2021

EPL: Liverpool beat Spurs 3-1 to revive faltering title defense

London, Jan. 29: Roberto Firmino ended Liverpool’s 483-minute goal drought in the Premier League to set the champions on their way to a 3-1 win over Tottenham on Thursday and revive their faltering title defense. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane also netted as Liverpool ended a five-game winless run in…

01/29/2021

After surreal week, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea era begins with Wolves stalemate

London, Jan. 28: Considering Frank Lampard’s standing at Chelsea it was perhaps just as well there were no fans present inside Stamford Bridge for his replacement Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge on Wednesday. Had there been, an outpouring of support for the club’s record scorer, sacked after 18 months…

01/28/2021

Messi back in Barcelona squad for Copa del Rey match

Madrid, Jan. 27: Lionel Messi is back in the Barcelona squad that will face second-division club Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Messi has not played in the Copa del Rey this season but coach Ronald Koeman is expected to use him in the round-of-16 game after…

01/27/2021

Chelsea sack manager Lampard after slump

London, Jan, 26: Chelsea dismissed manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge Monday after the man at the heart of much of their greatest success as a player failed to deliver as coach despite spending over £200 million in the summer transfer window. Former Paris St Germain manager Thomas…

01/26/2021

Swimming Australia eyes Plan B in case of Tokyo cancellation

Sydney, Jan. 23: Swimming Australia has started discussions about a replacement domestic or virtual international competition for its athletes in case the Tokyo Olympics are cancelled, president Kieren Perkins said. Organisers were forced to reiterate their commitment to holding the Games in July and August after a report on Friday…

01/23/2021

Thailand Open: Satwik-Ashwini enter mixed doubles semifinals, Sameer’s fight ends in agony

Bangkok, Jan. 22: India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa entered the mixed doubles semifinal with a stunning win, but Sameer Verma’s impressive run at the Toyota Thailand Open Super 1000 tournament came to an end after a gruelling battle here on Friday. The unseeded pair of Satwik and Ashwini stunned…

01/22/2021

India win Brisbane Test, take series 2-1

Brisbane, Jan. 19: India pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane's Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 on Tuesday. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant starred with a swashbuckling 89 not out as the injury-depleted visitors overhauled the…

01/19/2021

England win first Test against Sri Lanka

Galle, Srilanka, Jan. 18: England won the first Test against Sri Lanka by seven wickets at Galle International Stadium on Monday as Jonny Bairstow and debutant Dan Lawrence knocked off the 36 runs required on the last day. Bairstow was 35 not out and Lawrence unbeaten on 21 in a…

01/18/2021

Neymar on the spot as PSG clinch French Super Cup against Marseille

Paris, Jan. 14: Neymar scored on his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat arch rivals Marseille 2-1 to win this season's Champions Trophy. The Brazilian rolled home an 85th minute penalty to put PSG two goals ahead following Mauro Icardi's first-half opener to give new coach Mauricio…

01/14/2021

Arsenal begin FA Cup defence with win over Newcastle, United into fourth round

Dubai, Jan. 10: Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in extra time as Mikel Arteta’s side began their FA Cup defence with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the third round at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Substitute Smith-Rowe was initially shown a straight red in stoppage time by…

01/10/2021

Aston Villa’s FA Cup tie against Liverpool in doubt after positive COVID-19 cases

Liverpool, Jan. 8: Aston Villa’s FA Cup third-round match against Liverpool on Friday is in doubt after Villa reported fresh COVID-19 cases in their first-team squad. Villa said they had closed their training ground and cancelled Thursday’s training session, as a number of players and staff went into isolation. “A…

01/08/2021

Football: Liverpool frustrated by Newcastle in 0-0 draw

Newcastle, England, Dec. 31: Goalkeeper Karl Darlow pulled off a string of saves to help Newcastle hold Liverpool to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday as the defending champion’s vaunted attacking trio came up empty. Mohamed Salah missed two good chances when he had just Darlow to beat, and strike-partner Roberto…

12/31/2020

Barcelona held 1-1 at home by Eibar without Messi

Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 30: With Lionel Messi nursing his ankle in the stands, Barcelona fell further behind in the Spanish league on Tuesday after ceding its first-ever point to Eibar at Camp Nou. Halftime substitute Ousmane Dembele salvaged Barcelona a 1-1 draw when he scored in the 67th. That canceled…

12/30/2020

India win Boxing Day Test at Melbourne by 8 wickets

Melbourne, Dec. 29: Hungry for redemption, India recorded a win for the ages under an inspirational Ajinkya Rahane, beating Australia by eight wickets in the second Test to level the four-match series 1-1 here on Tuesday. The target of 70 was never a big one but for a team that…

12/29/2020

Arsenal stop rot by beating Chelsea, Everton move second and City win easily

Manchester, Dec. 27: Arsenal ended their seven-match winless run in the Premier League with a surprise 3-1 London derby victory over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday while Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw at Leicester City. Everton moved into the second spot with a late winner in…

12/27/2020

If I say Rahane's captaincy is outstanding, I will be accused of backing a Mumbaikar: Gavaskar

Melbourne, Dec. 26: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar is impressed by Ajinkya Rahane's field placements but said he would refrain from praising his captaincy as it was still "early days" and he did not want to be accused of backing a fellow Mumbaikar. Taking charge of the team in the…

12/26/2020

BCCI AGM approves 10 teams for 2022 IPL

Ahmedabad, Dec. 24: The BCCI's governing body on Thursday ratified the entry of two new franchises in the IPL to make it a 10-team affair from 2022 during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) here. In another major development, the Board, in principle, decided to back the ICC's bid for inclusion…

12/24/2020

Simranjeet strikes gold; India finish with nine medals

New Delhi, Dec. 21: Indian women boxers Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) and Manisha (57kg) notched up gold medals with contrasting wins in the Cologne World Cup in Germany. Manisha defeated compatriot Sakshi 3-2, while Simranjeet got the better of Germany’s Maya Klienhans 4-1 to finish on top in their respective categories.…

12/21/2020

Messi equals Pele's record of 643 goals for a single club

Barcelona, Dec. 20: Lionel Messi equalled Pele’s haul of 643 goals for Santos after scoring for Barcelona against Valencia in La Liga on Saturday, matching the Brazilian great’s scoring record for a single club. The Argentine, 33, hit the milestone goal with a diving header just before halftime immediately after…

12/20/2020

Robert Lewandowski wins FIFA award as best men’s player

Geneva, Dec. 18: Robert Lewandowski won the biggest individual prize of his career Thursday, showing that a forward not named Messi or Ronaldo can be voted the world’s best soccer player. The Poland captain was named the FIFA Best Men’s Player for 2020 after his 55-goal season lifted Bayern Munich…

12/18/2020

Pink ball should replace ‘pathetic’ red-ball in Tests: Shane Warne

Adelaide, Dec. 17: Australia spin legend Shane Warne on Thursday made a strong pitch for the pink ball to be used in all Test matches in place of the "pathetic" red cherry that offers "nothing" to the bowler. The pink ball, as of now, is only used for Day/Night matches…

12/17/2020

Badminton player Foo Kune banned for 2 years in doping case

Luasanne (Switzerland), Dec. 16: Four-time African badminton champion Kate Foo Kune was banned for two years on Wednesday in a doping case and will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Foo Kune was the flag bearer for Mauritius at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Court of…

12/16/2020

World Cup ski race postponed after heavy snow in French Alps

Courchevel, France, Dec. 13: A women’s giant slalom in the Alpine skiing World Cup was postponed Sunday after heavy snowfall in the French Alps. The International Ski Federation cited “the inconsistency of the snow surface” at Courchevel for postponing the race to Monday. Snow fell throughout Saturday’s race won by…

12/13/2020

Jamieson rocks West Indies after New Zealand score 460

Wellington, Dec. 12: Kyle Jamieson has made a reputation in his short Test cricket career for New Zealand as a man who makes things happen. He enhanced that reputation on Saturday on the second day of the second Test, taking 5-34 as New Zealand had the West Indies 124-8 at…

12/12/2020

Tokyo Games sponsors pay $3.3 billion, but more still needed

Tokyo, Dec. 11: Domestic sponsors have already contributed a record of $3.3 billion to help pay for the Tokyo Olympics. That's at least twice as much as any previous Games. Now they're being asked to pay millions more to cover some of the soaring costs of the one-year postponement. This…

12/11/2020

Indian captain Kohli stays on top of ICC ODI ranking for batsmen

Dubai, Dec. 10: India captain Virat Kohli cemented his spot at the top of the ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings for batsmen after scoring two half-centuries in the recently-concluded three-match series against Australia. Kohli, who had scored 89 and 63 in the second and third ODIs against Australia in Sydney…

12/10/2020

Players walking off ‘lays down a marker’ in racism fight

Washington, Dec. 9: Players have taken a knee, unfurled slogans and demanded tougher action only to find soccer — their working environment — remains infected with racism. The tipping point might just have come, with elite players in Paris taking the ultimate step by refusing to continue playing. At the…

12/09/2020

NZ all-rounder Corey Anderson retires from Int’l cricket, signs up with MLC in USA

Cristchurch, Dec. 5: Plagued by injuries, New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, who once held the record for fastest ODI hundred, called time on his international career and signed a three-year deal with USA’s Major League Cricket (MLC). The 29-year-old, who has played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20Is for…

12/05/2020

'Concussion sub' Chahal trumps Australia, India win first T20 by 11 runs

Canberra, Dec. 4: Yuzvendra Chahal turned out to be the perfect concussion substitute after an injured Ravindra Jadeja did his part with the bat as the duo played their roles to perfection in India's impressive 11-run victory over Australia in the first T20 International here on Friday. While Jadeja smashed…

12/04/2020

Mick Schumacher confirmed for F1 seat with Haas in 2021

Sakhir, Bahrain, Dec. 2: Mick Schumacher will make his debut in Formula One next season for the Haas team. Haas said Wednesday it had signed the 21-year-old son of F1 great Michael Schumacher, bringing the famous name back to the grid for the first time since the seven-time champion retired…

12/02/2020

Rain washes out 3rd T20 between NZ and WI; Kiwis pocket series 2-0

Mount Maunganui (New Zealand ), Nov. 30: New Zealand on Monday claimed the T20 series against the West Indies 2-0 after the third and final match of the rubber was washed out here. Persistent rain played spoilsport to left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner’s debut as New Zealand’s T20I captain and the…

11/30/2020

Warner suffers injury, taken to hospital for scans

Sydney, Nov. 29: Australia's swashbuckling opener David Warner's participation in the remainder of the limited-overs series against India was thrown into doubt after he suffered a groin injury during the second ODI here on Sunday. Warner hobbled off the field after he struggled to get up following a dive in…

11/29/2020

With no Plan B in place, India need their ‘A’ game to save ODI series

Sydney, Nov. 28: India’s battered bowling unit will have little time to regroup and limited resources at its disposal in a desperate bid to perform a redemption act and save the ODI series against a turbo-charged Australia in the second game here on Sunday. It wasn’t just about the margin…

11/28/2020

Unorthodox Smith will require fifth off-stump line bowling: Tendulkar to Indian pacers

New Delhi, Nov. 24: Steve Smith’s unconventional technique will warrant a slightly wider line from Indian bowlers, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar said, urging the pacers to target the “fifth stump” to blunt the redoubtable batsman during the upcoming series in Australia. Smith, who missed the last India-Australia series in 2018-19…

11/24/2020

Medvedev fights off Nadal to set up ATP Finals showdown with Thiem

London, Nov. 22: Rafa Nadal's dream of adding the ATP Finals title to his vast collection of silverware was ended for another year as the Spaniard was beaten 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3 by Russian Daniil Medvedev in a sizzling semi-final on Saturday. World number four Medvedev's first career victory over the…

11/22/2020

Orlando Challenger: Prajnesh beats Tung-Lin Wu, enters quarters

Orlando, Nov. 19: Prajnesh Gunneswaran reeled off seven games in a row before his opponent Tung-Lin Wu retired in the decider as the Indian tennis player entered the quarterfinals of the Orlando Challenger here. The fourth seed Prajnesh was leading 5-7 7-5 2-0 when Wu opted out of the second…

11/19/2020

Have earned the right to be named in the Test squad against India: Pucovski

Sydney, Nov. 17: Fast-rising Australian batsman Will Pucovski feels he has “earned the right” to be in the red-ball squad for the series against India and is better prepared to make his Test debut compared to a couple of seasons ago. Pucovski, who was named in a 17-member extended Australian…

11/17/2020

Buttler hails 'brilliant' De Kock ahead of South Africa tour

London, Nov. 16: England's Jos Buttler says South Africa captain Quinton de Kock is one of his "favourite players in the world" as two of the most attacking batsmen prepare for a T20 international series. England will play six limited-overs matches in South Africa between November 27 and December 9,…

11/16/2020

Big guns McIlroy, Koepka and Woods spiked by leader Johnson at the Masters

Augusta, Ga., Nov. 15: Three of golf’s biggest guns had their ammunition spiked by rampant Dustin Johnson as Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods found themselves out of range after the third round at the Masters on Saturday. McIlroy and Koepka were eight shots behind Johnson, the leader on…

11/15/2020

Australia pick uncapped Pucovski, Green, Abbott for Tests against India

Melbourne, Nov. 12: The prodigiously talented pair of Will Pucovski and Cameroon Green were among five uncapped players picked on Thursday in a 17-member Australian Test squad for the big-ticket four-match series against India, starting December 17. The other uncapped Test players in the Tim Paine-led side are fast bowler…

11/12/2020

Diego Maradona needs time, family support to recover: Doctor

Buenos Aires, Nov. 11: Diego Maradona’s psychologist Diego Díaz says the Argentine soccer hero is in a stable condition in a private health clinic where he is recovering from surgery. Maradona last week had an operation for a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and…

11/11/2020

Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque tests positive for COVID-19

Dhaka, Nov. 10: Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has tested positive for COVID-19 and he is undergoing home isolation, according to a report here. Haque’s coronavirus positive result came close on the heels of another senior player Mahmudullah Riyad contracting the virus which forced him to miss the Pakistan Super…

11/10/2020

Djokovic clinches sixth year-end No. 1 ranking; equals childhood hero Sampras' record

Nov. 7: Novak Djokovic has clinched the year-end No. 1 FedEx ATP Ranking for a record-equalling sixth time, after the Sofia Open draw was published on Friday. At 33 years of age, Djokovic also sets a new record as the oldest year-end No. 1. The Serbian, who finishes as World…

11/07/2020

Ramkumar makes Eckental Challenger semis in season's best show

Eckental (Germany), Nov. 6: His net game looking much-improved, India's Ramkumar Ramanathan stormed into the singles semifinals of the Eckental Challenger with a ruthless win over fourth seed Evgeny Donskoy, here on Friday. The unseeded Indian trounced the Russian 6-2 6-1 in just 57 minutes as he fired 11 aces…

11/06/2020

Shubhankar shows gradual return to form with 14th place finish in Cyprus

Paphos (Cyprus), Nov. 2: Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma rounded off a consistent week by carding a 2-under 69 in the final round, to finish a creditable tied-14th at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open, here. It was Sharma's best finish of the season, bettering his tied-26th at the ASI Scottish Open…

11/02/2020

Shubhankar Sharma shoots 69 to stay in contention at Cyprus Open

Paphos (Cyprus), Nov. 1: Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma endured a tough day on the greens but managed to hang on for a gritty 2-under 69 in the third round that kept him in with a chance for a strong finish at the inaugural Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open here. Starting the…

11/01/2020

Novak Djokovic saves 4 set points, beats Borna Coric for Vienna quarter

Vienna, Oct. 29: Novak Djokovic saved four set points in a 7-6 (11), 6-3 win over Borna Coric on Wednesday to reach the Erste Bank Open quarterfinals and move one step closer to sealing the year-end No. 1 ranking. Djokovic can lock up the top position by winning the title…

10/29/2020

Barcelona president Bartomeu quits in fallout of Messi feud

Madrid, Oct. 28: Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu resigned Tuesday in the fallout from his feud with Lionel Messi and one the club's worst seasons in more than a decade. Bartomeu announced that his entire board of directors also resigned, thus avoiding a motion of censure vote that was scheduled for…

10/28/2020

Australia set for Test return to South Africa

Cape Town, Oct. 27: South Africa will play England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan at home during the 2020-21 season and could also tour the latter for the first time in 14 years after announcing their season schedule on Tuesday. Cricket South Africa last week announced a home limited overs…

10/27/2020

Patrick Cantlay wins at Sherwood; Ally McDonald has birthday breakthrough

Thousand Oaks (US), Oct. 26: Patrick Cantlay rallied from four shots behind and got far enough ahead that Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas couldn’t quite catch him in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. Cantlay closed with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot victory, the third of his career, and first…

10/26/2020

Real Madrid sink Barca in 'Clasico' with help of Ramos penalty

Barcelona, Oct. 24: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos once again proved to be the man for the big occasion as he converted a fiercely debated penalty to help his side to a 3-1 win over rivals Barcelona at an empty Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday. Ramos, making a…

10/24/2020

Kapil Dev suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty

New Delhi, Oct. 23:India's first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev suffered a heart attack and underwent an angioplasty on Friday but is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days, said the hospital where he is currently admitted.a The 61-year-old complained of chest pain on Thursday following…

10/23/2020

Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80, isolated at home

    Sau Paulo, Oct. 22 : Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80 on Friday, but the celebration will have to wait. No other player has accomplished that feat. Pelé also collected a slew of trophies for Brazilian club Santos from 1956-74, including 10 Sao Paulo state league titles, which…

10/22/2020

Federer pain-free and on track for Australian Open

Mumbai, Oct. 21: Roger Federer is practising pain-free after undergoing two knee surgeries this year and says he expects to return to the circuit at the Australian Open in January. The 39-year-old Swiss reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park at the start of the year but missed the rest of…

10/21/2020

Zimbabwe coach Rajput skips Pakistan tour after Indian Embassy in Harare seeks ‘exemption’

Karachi, Oct. 20: Zimbabwe cricket coach Lalchand Rajput has not travelled with the team to Pakistan after the Indian Embassy in Harare requested his exemption from the limited-overs series. A statement from Zimbabwe Cricket said that Rajput won't be a part of the tour following the request from the Indian…

10/20/2020

Shubhankar saves best for last, settles for T-37 at Scottish Open

St. Andrews (Scotland), Oct. 19: Indian gofer Shubhankar Sharma shot his best score of the week with a 4-under 68 on the final day, gaining six spots to finish tiedd-37 in the Scottish Championship here. It was his third sub-par round of the week as he showed more control and…

10/19/2020

Scottish Open: Shubhankar Sharma gives away early gains, SSP Chawrasia slips

St. Andrews(Scotland), Oct. 18: Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia had a disappointing outing after two good days, as he slipped to four-over 76 to drop to tied 51st from tied 18th at the 2020 Scottish Championship at the Fairmont St Andrews here. Another Indian, Shubhankar Sharma, four-under through 13 holes, gave…

10/18/2020

Wawrinka saves three match points to top Evans in St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Oct. 13: Stan Wawrinka saved three match points to achieve a comeback win over Dan Evans and reach the second round of the St Petersburg Open, after the tournament was disrupted by an unnamed player's coronavirus case. Serving to stay in the match at 5-6 down in the…

10/13/2020

Alistair Nicholson steps down as CEO of Australian Cricketers’ Association

Melbourne, Oct. 12: Alistair Nicholson has stepped down from his post of chief executive officer of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA). He has been in the role since 2014 when he replaced Paul Marsh. Nicholson’s six years at the ACA saw him deal with several significant issues during a tumultuous…

10/12/2020

Am the Universe boss: Gayle from hospital

Abu Dhabi, Oct. 11: Dashing left-handed batsman Chris Gayle posted his picture from a hospital bed after his team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lost their IPL 2020 match narrowly to Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. The Jamaican is yet to play a game in this edition even as KXIP have…

10/11/2020

COVID-19: India’s request for shorter quarantine in Australia likely to be rejected

Sydney, Oct. 10: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s request for a shorter than mandated quarantine period for the Indian team in Brisbane, ahead of its tour of Australia, is likely to be rejected, said a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the rules of the game,…

10/10/2020

Teen Swiatek is lowest-ranked French Open women's finalist

Paris, Oct. 9: Iga Swiatek is just 19. She's ranked 54th. She's never won a tour-level title. She'd never been past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament. And she's as dominant as can be so far at the French Open. Poland's Swiatek became the lowest-ranked women's finalist at…

10/09/2020

Australia's women hammer NZ to share ODI record win streak with men

Melbourne, Oct. 7: The peerless Australian women's cricket team thrashed New Zealand by 232 runs in Brisbane on Wednesday to match the world record 21-game winning streak in one-day internationals set by Ricky Ponting's men's side in 2003. Stand-in skipper Rachael Haynes (96) and fellow opener Alyssa Healy (87) helped…

10/07/2020

Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai dies following road accident

Kabul, Oct. 6: Afghanistan top-order batsman Najeeb Tarakai has died from injuries following a road accident last week, the country’s cricket board said on Tuesday. The 29-year-old was critically injured in the accident on Friday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said without sharing details. “ACB ... mourns the heartbreaking &…

10/06/2020

Kvitova reaches 1st French Open quarterfinals since 2012

Paris, Oct. 5: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached the French Open quarterfinals for the first time in eight years by beating Zhang Shuai 6-2 6-4. The seventh-seeded Czech player lost her only semifinal match at Roland Garros in 2012. Zhang had a medical timeout while trailing 5-2 in the…

10/05/2020

French Open: Novak Djokovic advances, Garbine Muguruza crashes out

Paris, Oct. 4: World number one Novak Djokovic has moved clear of Roger Federer with his 71st Roland Garros victory, after he cruised past lucky loser Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia in his third round contest in the ongoing tournament. On Saturday, Djokovic defeated Galan 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 to improve…

10/04/2020

Mane 2nd Liverpool player this week to contract virus

Liverpool, England, Oct. 3: Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has become the second player to contract the coronavirus at the English Premier League champions this week. “I've been tested positive but I am feeling good and not showing heavy symptoms,” Mane wrote on Instagram on Friday. “I will begin my quarantine…

10/03/2020

Halep punishes Anisimova to reach last 16 at French Open

Paris Oct. 2: Top seed Simona Halep extracted brutal revenge on American teenager Amanda Anisimova with a 6-0 6-1 victory to move ominously into the fourth round of the French Open. Anisimova caused a huge upset last year when she comfortably beat Romanian Halep, then the defending champion, in the quarter-finals, but…

10/02/2020


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