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Following support, Powar re-applies for coach job

  MUMBAI, RAMESH Powar, whose controversial tenure as women’s coach ended on November 30, on Tuesday reapplied for the job after receiving strong support from T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and her deputy Smriti Mandhana.  The 40-year-ol..

‘India will play attacking hockey’

  BHUBANESWAR, With the Netherlands confirmed as their quarter-final opponents in the World Cup, India captain Manpreet Singh Tuesday said they will continue to play attacking hockey in a game where there will be no margin for error. Netherlands ..

Buoyant Bayern head to Ajax for showdown

  BERLIN, RESURGENT Bayern Munich head to Ajax for Wednesday’s Champions League group showdown with clear winners and losers among the star-studded squad after Niko Kovac’s decision to end rotation. “We want to keep going,&rdquo..

Germany enter quarter-finals

BHUBANESWAR, Pakistan sneak into cross-overs round despite loss GERMANY beat Malaysia 5-3 to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarter-final spot, while Pakistan suffered a 1-5 defeat against the Netherlands but still sneaked into the kn..

Manchester City taste first defeat of season

  LONDON, Chelsea halt City’s unbeaten run with 2-0 victory CHELSEA brought a whole new dimension to the Premier League title race when they handed Manchester City their first defeat of the season on Saturday to leave Mohamed Salah-inspire..

Barcelona thrash Espanyol

  MADRID, LIONEL Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday’s Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga.The champions, who started the game level with Sevilla and..

France stun Argentina

  BHUBANESWAR, Qualifies for cross-overs MINNOWS France stunned Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 to cause the biggest upset of the tournament in their must-win last Pool A match and book a place in the knock-out stage of the men’s hockey Wo..

‘need to carry momentum’

  MUMBAI, IMPRESSED by the good start of the Indian team in the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup in Bhubaneshwar, former captain Sardar Singh Thursday said the team needs to keep the momentum going and play as a collective unit.“The sta..

Manchester United scramble to draw

  MANCHESTER, JOSE Mourinho accused his Manchester United players of shooting themselves in the foot as he saw his under-strength team gift Arsenal two goals in a 2-2 draw that extended their winless Premier League run to four games. United, who ..

Australia stamp authority

  BHUBANESWAR, Thump England 3-0 TWO-TIME champions Australia firmly remained on course for a hat-trick of titles by becoming the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the men’s hockey World Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Eng..

United face revitalised Arsenal

  MANCHESTER, JOSE Mourinho needs to lift Manchester United’s morale quickly as a deflating run of performances threatens to throw their season off track completely but he faces a daunting task against a revitalised Arsenal. Mourinho’..

Never had this kind of depth in Indian tennis: Bhupathi

  NEW DELHI, DAVIS Cup non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi on Tuesday said Indian tennis has an unprecedented depth in its talent pool and it’s headed in the right direction.  “The depth we have today we have never had. Prajnesh,..

Argentina produce champions stuff

    BHUBANESWAR, Blank New Zealand 3-0 OLYMPIC champions Argentina lived up to their billing and beat New Zealand 3-0 to inch closer towards a direct quarterfinal spot at the men's hockey World Cup here on Monday. Argentina were the better..

Dembele takes Barca to top of the table

  MADRID, OUSMANE Dembele took another step on the road to redemption as Barcelona eased past Villarreal on Sunday to move back to the top of La Liga. Dembele, dropped last month by coach Ernesto Valverde, was making his second consecutive start ..

Rahm wins Hero World Challenge

  NASSAU (Bahamas), JON Rahm closed the week with another error-free 65 to coast to a four-shot victory, becoming the first Spaniard to win the Hero World Challenge here. Rahm, who had a bogey free 63 on second day, took his four-day total to 20-..

Spirited India settle for draw

  BHUBANESWAR, In the first half, we were running behind the ball, we didn’t have enough possession. We changed the structure slightly (at half-time). That worked really well. We started shifting the ball vertically. —India’s ch..

Lakshya, Ashmita clinch singles titles

  MUMBAI, RISING Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen avenged his defeat in last month’s World Juniors final in style with a straight-game victory over Thailand’s Kunlavat Vitidsarn to lift the men’s singles title in the Tata Open India ..

Pedro, Loftus-Cheek score to send Chelsea into third place

  UNDATED GOALS in each half from Spain’s Pedro and homegrown midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over southwest London rivals Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday. N’Golo Kante dispossessed Jean Michael Seri in t..

Collector inspects security at strong room 

  Staff Reporter, DISTRICT Election Officer and Collector Chhavi Bhardwaj inspected security arrangements for safety of strong room at MLB School. The Collector also signed on the inspection register placed near entrance gate of strong room. Ele..

Vinesh, Sakshi end season with national titles

  GONDA (UP), (PTI), VINESH Phogat capped a highly successful season by grabbing the 57kg title while Sakshi Malik ended a terrible year by emerging champion in the 62kg at the Tata Motors Senior National Championship, here Saturday. Vinesh ha..

Stern Belgium test awaits India

  BHUBANESWAR, (PTI), Today’s Matches  Canada vs South Africa 5:00 pm India vs Belgium 7:00 pm THEIR World Cup campaign off to a bright start, India will be optimistic of clearing a stern test awaiting them Sunday in the form of wo..

Olympic champs Argentina eke out win

    BHUBANESWAR, Argentina beat Spain 4-3 while Kiwis edge past France 2-1 AGUSTIN Mazzilli and Gonzalo Peillat scored a brace each to help Olympic champions Argentina eke out a 4-3 win over Spain, while New Zealand scrapped past France 2-..

2018 was tough year due to packed schedule: Saina

  MUMBAI, ACE shuttler Saina Nehwal said Thursday that 2018 was a tough year for Indian badminton as players hardly got any breaks to recover between the tournaments.“It is definitely a tough year. Throughout there were so many big tourname..

Neymar’s PSG leave Klopp’ men on the verge of exit

  PARIS, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hit out at the referee and Neymar as his side slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain that leaves last season’s runners-up dangerously close to an early Champions League exit.Juan Bernat and Ne..

Fellaini late show secures Man Utd last 16 spot

  MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER United manager Jose Mourinho boasted about his Champions League record after Marouane Fellaini’s injury time winner fired his side into the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Young Boys at Old Trafford.The three-time Europ..

Ashwin moves up to seventh spot

  DUBAI, INDIA-OFF spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has gained a place to be seventh in the latest ICC bowlers’ rankings.India captain Virat Kohli has maintained his number one position in the batsmen rankings ahead of the four-Test series again..

Mary Kom dreams of winning Olympics gold

  NEW DELHI, A SIXTH world title added to her cabinet, ace Indian boxer MC Mary Kom Wednesday said she is now aiming for a gold in the Olympics. The 36-year-old claimed her sixth gold at the world event, making her the most successful boxer in th..

Bhubaneswar in the grip of excitement

  BHUBANESWAR, WITH just a few hours left for the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, here, the city is in a frenzy of excitement. Most of the 16 teams have reached Bhubaneswar and will play in four pools..

Mary’s story: From no skills to master planner

  NEW DELHI, A “NO SKILLS, mostly strength” boxer when she got her maiden world championship medal, the iconic MC Mary Kom says she has now reached a point where she doesn’t like exerting herself and looks to win without concedi..

To win Tests, Indian batsmen need to support Kohli: Gilchrist

  SYDNEY, ADAM Gilchrist is expecting Virat Kohli to do an encore of 2014-15 Test series but for India to win the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the other batsmen will have to rally around their talismanic skipper. The first Test starts in Adela..

I have become a smart boxer: Mary

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), MC MARY Kom said Saturday she has transformed from being a “bullfighter to a smarter pugilist” and that the ability to out-think her opponents helped her in becoming one of the world’s best amateur boxers of..

‘Grateful’ Hamilton on pole position with record lap 

  ABU DHABI, (AFP), NEW five-time champion Lewis Hamilton smashed the lap record as he secured pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and led team-mate Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes to another front-row lockout. In a scintillating performance,..

One last chance

  SYDNEY, (PTI), STARING at an imminent defeat after seven successive series wins on trot, India will be looking for yet another solid bowling performance against a brittle Australian top-order in third and final T20 International on Sunday.In..

Mary storms into final

    NEW DELHI,   Lovlina settles for bronze THE legendary MC Mary Kom remained on course for an unprecedented sixth gold medal by reaching the 48kg final but Lovlina Borgohain had to settle for a bronze after losing her semi-final bo..

Sameer, Saina, Kashyap advance

  LUCKNOW, DEFENDING champion Sameer Verma and former champions Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap progressed to the quarter-finals of the Syed Modi International World Super Tour 300 with contrasting victories, here on Thursday.Second-seeded Sai..

Kubica makes incredible comeback to F1 racing

  ABU DHABI, POLISH driver Robert Kubica will return to Formula One for Williams in 2019, eight years after he was seriously injured in a rally crash, the team said Thursday. Kubica, who has not taken part in a grand prix since his right arm was ..

India aim to iron out flaws

  PROVIDENCE (Guyana), (PTI), INDIA will face their biggest challenge so far in the ICC Women’s World T20 when they lock horns with a gifted Australian team in an inconsequential game here Saturday.Considered title contenders, both India a..

Hardik’s absence will hurt India: Hussey

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), MIKE Hussey, who has a fair idea about the current crop of India players, feels that all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s absence will “hurt” the visitors in the upcoming Test series against Australia.The series star..

Sarita, Manisha record win

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), VETERAN L Sarita Devi and rookie Manisha Mouna gave India a flying start in the women's World Boxing Championships with dominating victories in their respective bouts here on Friday. While Manisha punched above her weight t..

Athlete commits suicide at JLN premises, SAI orders inquiry

  NEW DELHI, PALINDER Chaudhary, an 18-year-old athlete who represented India at international level, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at the capital’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, prompting the Sports Authority of India..

Kosovo’s Sadiku’s Worlds chances over; Mary and Sarita get first round byes

  NEW DELHI, KOSOVO boxer Donjeta Sadiku’s chances of competing at the AIBA Women World Boxing Championship are virtually over since her name does not figure in the draw, released on Wednesday. Sadiku, who has not got a visa to travel to th..

Federer outclasses Thiem

  LONDON SIX-TIME champion Roger Federer put a troubled start to his 16th ATP Finals behind him as he outclassed Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-3 on Tuesday to stay on course for the knock-out stage. The 37-year-old Swiss played poorly in defeat against K..

Warning Bell

  LONDON, Warning Bell Djokovic crushes Isner in ATP Finals opener Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts after breaking serve to go 4-3 in the second set against US’ John Isner during their men’s singles round-robin match. Anderson ..

‘It won’t be easy for Mary’

  NEW DELHI, THE weight of expectations is enormous on Mary Kom but grabbing a sixth gold medal at the World Championships won’t be easy for the celebrated pugilist, says Indian boxing’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva.One of..

Ibra named top MLS newcomer

  NEW YORK, SWEDISH forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy was named Monday as Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year, defeating England’s Wayne Rooney among others for the award. Ibrahimovic won in a balloting of MLS coach..

Sindhu sets eyes on Hong Kong Open

  KOWLOON (Hong Kong), PV SINDHU will look to continuing her consistent run when she spearheads the Indian challenge at the Hong Kong World Tour Super 500 tournament beginning here on Tuesday.Sindhu finished second best in the last edition after ..

Man City storm back to top

  LONDON, MANCHESTER City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United as Liverpool maintained their title challenge to the champions with a 2-0 victory over Fulham.Chelsea, like the top two, rem..

Max, Ocon clash on and off track

  SAO PAULO, MAX Verstappen pushed Force India’s Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday following a collision on the track when the Red Bull driver was leading the race. Verstappen was later ordered to perform two days of pub..

Mithali anchors India’s 7-wicket win

  PROVIDENCE (Guyana), (PTI), VETERAN Mithali Raj smashed an aggressive half century to guide India to an easy 7-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World T20 here Sunday. Raj anchored the Indian run chase with a 4..

India complete whitewash over WI

  CHENNAI, (PTI), SHIKHAR Dhawan smashed a career-best 92 to guide India to a thrilling six-wicket win over the West Indies in the third and final T20 International, thus completing a 3-0 clean sweep, here on Sunday. Dhawan hit 10 fours and two..

Reigning champs Vidarbha take on Karnataka 

  By Anupam Soni NAGPUR, Vidarbha had pipped Karnataka by five runs in last year’s semi-final at Eden Gardens ONE must not show one’s bleeding finger or wounds to the rivals. Karnataka might still be nursing that internal injury tha..

Sunday Special: India Vs Pakistan

  PROVIDENCE (Guyana), AFTER a near perfect beginning, the Indian women’s team will be overwhelming favourites against arch-rivals Pakistan in its second group league encounter of the ICC World T20 here on Sunday.Not considered among the to..

‘Big hits was my way of battling stomach cramps’

  PROVIDENCE (Guyana), FOR an ordinary cricketer, battling unbearable stomach cramp could well mean retiring to the cooler confines of the dressing room but if it is Harmanpreet Kaur, she would just hit eight sixes in order to avoid running. Kno..

Imam head injury overshadows Pak triumph

  ABU DHABI, PAKISTAN beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second Day-Night International in Abu Dhabi on Friday but the match was overshadowed by a worrying injury to opening batsman Imam-ul Haq who was taken to hospital after being hit on the..

Sindhu loses to Bingjiao, Srikanth, too, ousted 

  FUZHOU (China), (PTI), OLYMPIC silver medallist P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were ousted from the China Open World Tour Super 750 on Friday after losing their singles quarter-finals matches here.While Sindhu yet again struggled to go past C..

Sindhu loses to Bingjiao, Srikanth, too, ousted 

  FUZHOU (China), (PTI), OLYMPIC silver medallist P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were ousted from the China Open World Tour Super 750 on Friday after losing their singles quarter-finals matches here.While Sindhu yet again struggled to go past ..

Umesh, Bumrah, Kuldeep rested for final T20I

  CHENNAI, (PTI), INDIAN bowlers Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav were Friday rested from the third and final T20 International against the West Indies to keep them in “best physical condition” for the tour of Australia..

Harmanpreet hammers record ton

  GUYANA, (PTI), THE hitting was incredible and the sixes unbelievably monstrous, making Harmanpreet Singh the first Indian woman to record a century in the format and propelling her team to a 34-run win over New Zealand in the World T20 opene..

Juve gift Man Utd win

  TURIN (Italy), A late own goal by Bonucci helps Man Utd secure victory CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus but a stunning Manchester United comeback snatched a 2-1 win for the English Premier League side to de..

‘Didn’t insult Juve in celebration’

  TURIN (Italy), JOSE Mourinho insisted his provocative celebration of Manchester United’s dramatic 2-1 Champions League win at Juventus wasn’t meant to insult the Italian club. Mourinho’s side snatched a vital Champions League ..

Sindhu, Srikanth reach quarters

  FUZHOU, FORMER champions PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth recorded contrasting victories to advance to the quarterfinals of the China Open World Tour Super 750 here on Thursday.While Olympic and two-time World Championship silver medallist, Sindhu ..

Chandimal looks to putting Eng in a spin at Galle

  GALLE, SKIPPER Dinesh Chandimal Monday said Sri Lanka’s spinners are ready to fire in the first Test against England in Galle as the hosts eye a winning farewell for the retiring Rangana Herath. Sri Lanka, who went down to the tourists 3..

Djokovic on top of the world

  PARIS, NOVAK Djokovic’s return to the world number one spot, just five months after slumping to his lowest ranking in 12 years, leaves little doubt that he is one of the sport’s greats.The Serb is back on the top of the pile for the..

Swapna to get seven pairs of customised footwear

  NEW DELHI, ASIAN Games gold medallist Swapna Barman will receive seven pairs of customised shoes, one each for the different events of heptathlon, sports giants Adidas announced Monday. Swapna, who became the first Indian to secure a gold medal..

Khachanov stuns Djokovic

  PARIS, RUSSIA’S Karen Khachanov clinched the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 upset of Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title. Khachanov became the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament thi..

Emery’s impact puts Arsenal rebuild

  LONDON, ARSENAL are still waiting for a first statement win of the Unai Emery era, but the progress made by the Spaniard in his first three months in charge was clear to see as Liverpool left the Emirates content with a point from thrilling 1-1..

Sehwag no longer part of KXIP

  NEW DELHI, FORMER India opener Virender Sehwag announced on Saturday that he will no longer be part of Indian Premier League (IPL) Kings XI Punjab.“All good things must come to an end and I’ve had a wonderful time at Kings XI Punjab..

Kohli is superstar who can keep Test cricket alive: Smith

  KOLKATA, (PTI), VIRAT Kohli is a “superstar” who will be at the forefront of keeping Test cricket alive, feels former South African captain Graeme Smith. The year 2018 has been great for the Indian captain, who has produced some ex..

Symonds says, ‘monkeygate’ triggered his slide in international cricket

  SYDNEY, (PTI), FORMER Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds says the ‘monkeygate’ incident during the home series against India in 2008 triggered his downfall in international cricket and even led to bouts of “binge drinkin..

‘India favourites to steamroll Oz’

  BHUBANESWAR, (PTI), FAST bowling great Jeff Thomson Friday said India are favourites to “steamroll” Australia in the Test series Down Under due to the absence of the experienced duo of Steve Smith and David Warner. Thomson, arguab..

Young Subhankar stuns Lin Dan

  SAARBRUCKEN (Germany), UNHERALDED Indian Subhankar Dey shocked multiple time World and Olympic champion Lin Dan 22-20, 21-19 to enter the quarter-finals of the SaarLorLux Open Badminton Championship here Thursday. World No 64 Subhankar took 45 ..

Sandeep statue unveiled at Jaipur Wax Museum

  JAIPUR, FORMER Indian Hockey captain Sandeep Singh is the latest celebrity whose statue has been installed at the Jaipur Wax Museum.Singh, along with his family members, unveiled the statue Thursday at the museum in Nahargarh fort here, said An..

Australia, China reach semi-finals

  By Mukund Dhus, BENGALURU, AUSTRALIA and holders China lived up to expectations to reach semi-finals of A division at the 24th FIBA Asia U-18 Women’s Basketball Championship at Bengaluru, on Thursday. They, along with Korea and Japan, ha..

‘India’s fast-bowling stock looks exciting and so does Khaleel’

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA’S bowling coach Bharat Arun Wednesday said the team’s fast-bowling strength has never been more “exciting” with new find Khaleel Ahmed being the latest addition to the stocks. “We have a v..

Nadal pulls out of Paris, Novak No 1

  RAFAEL Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters on Wednesday guaranteeing Novak Djokovic’s return to number one spot. Announcing his withdrawal at a hastily arranged press conference Nadal said: “My abdominal muscles haven’t felt..

IMary has no plans to retire

  NEW DELHI, CELEBRATED woman boxer MC Mary Kom on Wednesday said she has no plans to hang up her gloves and wants to continue till 2020 Tokyo Games in a bid to fulfil her dream of winning an Olympic gold. “I am not yet done. I will carry o..

Real sack Lopetegui, Solari is interim coach

  MADRID, JULEN Lopetegui’s brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach lasted just 139 days after the club confirmed he had been sacked. Lopetegui was dismissed on Monday following a meeting of the board of directors, who concluded the..

Manchester win pitch battle

  LONDON, Mahrez scores the lone goal on a turf scarred due to an NFL fixture PEP Guardiola claimed Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Tottenham was extra special because of the problems posed by Wembley’s damaged pitch. Playing on the s..

Icardi’s double in Inter Milan’s win

  MILAN, MAURO Icardi scored in either half as Inter Milan beat Lazio 3-0 under the rain in Rome to move ahead of Napoli and into second place behind Juventus in Serie A. Inter skipper Icardi tapped in the opener after 28 minutes with Marcelo Bro..

Leicester boss, 4 others killed in crash

  LEICESTER, Leicester City’s Thai billionaire boss was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the Premier League side’s football stadium car park moments after taking off from the pitch, the clu..

I was no longer vital for Madrid: Ronaldo

  PARIS, CRISTIANO Ronaldo has said he decided to leave Real Madrid for Juventus after sensing that the Spanish club’s president, Florentino Perez, no longer saw him as being “indispensable”.“I felt within the club, especi..

Svitolina wins WTA Finals

  SINGAPORE, AN UNWAVERING Elina Svitolina claimed the biggest title of her career with a gritty comeback victory against Sloane Stephens at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.The Ukrainian once again dug deep to triumph 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in t..

Arsenal pay the penalty

  London, TWO penalties by Luka Milivojevic earned Crystal Palace a battling 2-2 draw at home to high-flying Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.Palace captain Milivojevic, who missed a penalty at Everton last week, converted one just before ..

India prevail over Iran

  By Mukund Dhus, BENGALURU, STRUGGLING India prevailed over Iran 73-65 in a B Division match of the 24th FIBA Asia Under-18 Women’s Basketball Championship that got under way at Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Sunday. India, playing wi..

Full-strength India seek control

  PUNE, (PTI), HANDED a reality check after West Indies salvaged a morale-boosting tie in the second game, India will be hoping to put up an improved bowling show with their frontline pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah back in action f..

Osaka to focus on form after tearful end

  SINGAPORE, (AFP), NAOMI Osaka has set her sights on becoming better on different surfaces, as the US Open champion’s season ended in tears at the WTA Finals on Friday. A left hamstring injury forced the 21-year-old to retire against Kik..

Same opponent, same result

  PARIS, Oct 26 Saina loses to Tzu Ying again OLYMPIC medallist Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s impressive run at the French Open ended with yet another loss to world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying, this time at the quarter-finals of the BWF World Tou..

I don’t feel any sense of entitlement: Kohli on 10,000 runs milestone

  NEW DELHI, PERFORMING for the country is “not a favour done to anyone”, and may be that is the reason even after 10 years of international cricket, Indian captain Virat Kohli feels “no sense of entitlement”. Kohli, who c..

Babar, Wasim propel Pak to biggest T20 win over Oz

  ABU DHABI, OPENER Babar Azam struck an unbeaten 68 while spinner Imad Wasim capped a return to international cricket with three wickets as Pakistan crushed Australia by 66 runs in their opening T20 match in Abu Dhabi. Azam hit five fours and a..

Shubman takes India C to Deodhar final

  NEW DELHI, SHUBMAN Gill rose to the occasion with a timely hundred to steer India C to the Deodhar Trophy final with a six-wicket win over India A on Thursday.In the presence of three selectors, U-19 star Gill hit an unbeaten 106 off 111 balls ..

Juve too good for Man Utd

  MANCHESTER,  CRISTIANO Ronaldo emerged victorious again on his second return to Old Trafford, but this time did not get on the scoresheet as Juventus outclassed Manchester United to win 1-0 in the Champions League. Instead Ronaldo played ..

Saina, Srikanth enter 2nd round

  PARIS, TOP Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round of the French Open with straight-game wins but it was curtains for Sameer Verma at the USD 750,000 BWF event here on Wednesday.Saina, who finished runner..

Sakshi and Phogat still alive at Worlds despite crushing defeats

  BUDAPEST (Hungary), STRUGGLING Sakshi Malik suffered a humiliating quarter-final defeat while Ritu Phogat also faded at the same stage but the two wrestlers still have a chance to reach the bronze medal play-off at the World Championship after ..

‘King’ Kohli breaks Sachin’s record

  VISAKHAPATNAM, Becomes fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs Tendulkar took 259 innings to touch the mark, while Kohli did it in 205 innings VIRAT Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest to score 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals, rewrit..

Arsenal beat Leicester City

  LONDON, PIERRE-EMERICK Aubameyang had a brace here as Arsenal recovered from an own goal to beat Leicester City 3-1 and take possession of fourth place in the Premier League.The Gunners have now won 10 straight matches in all competitions for t..

‘I am happy to have bettered my effort’

  NEW DELHI, BAJRANG Punia added another feather in his cap as he secured silver medal in World Championships at Budapest on Monday night.  Expressing his happiness, Punia said, I am happy to have bettered my bronze medal effort, achieved fi..

Barca look for Messi solution

  BARCELONA, BARCELONA’S lowest ebbs are invariably followed by questions about Lionel Messi but the issue of over-reliance may become clearer over the coming weeks.The sight of Messi on the ground, grasping his right arm, during Barca&rsqu..

Bajrang settles for silver

  BUDAPEST (Hungary), BAJRANG Punia’s bid to become only the second Indian to win a gold medal at the World Championship fell flat as a tactically superior Takuto Otoguro of Japan stunned the Indian in the 65kg final, here on Monday. Only t..

India thrash Japan

  MUSCAT, Demolish Asiad gold medallists 9-0 THE Indian men’s hockey team put up a clinical performance against Japan, demolishing the Asiad gold medallists 9-0 for its third win in as many matches at the Hero Asian Champions Trophy here.A..

Hamilton’s crowning gets delayed

  AUSTIN, LEWIS Hamilton was forced to wait for a fifth world title when he finished third at the US Grand Prix as Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen took a first victory in more than five years.Title rival Sebastian Vettel in another Ferrari was fou..