Sweden bury opening jinx

    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, (Reuters) SWEDEN won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended their worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea that was a must-win if they want to progress from a tricky-looking G..

Psychic parrot tips Japan to fall off perch

  TOKYO, (AFP), JAPAN’S hopes of winning their opening World Cup fixture on Tuesday have been written off before a ball has been kicked -- by a chirpy parrot believed to possess psychic powers. The grey-feathered tipster called Olivia, wh..

Colombia fret over Rodriguez

  SARANSK, (AFP), DESPITE sacking their coach just 71 days before the World Cup, Japan will attempt to prove their doubters wrong on Tuesday against a Colombia side sweating on the fitness of star midfielder James Rodriguez. The top scorer at B..

Messi regrets missing penalty

      MOSCOW ARGENTINE superstar Lionel Messi said he regretted having squandered a second-half penalty try that could have led his team to victory over Iceland in Group D action on Saturday at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The match at Ot..

Great Expectations Belgium take on debutant Panama

    SOCHI (Russia) ROBERTO Martinez can’t wait to lead an outstanding Belgium side into the World Cup as they prepare to take on Panama in their opening game on Monday.A team who sit third in the FIFA rankings and who boast what is f..

Aleksandar, The Great Captain Kolarov fires Serbia to victory over Costa Rica

    SAMARA ALEKSANDAR Kolarov produced a moment of captain’s inspiration, curling home a superb free kick as Serbia got their World Cup Group E campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday. With Costa Rica pro..

Messi fails to break Ice

  MOSCOW, Misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina for famous draw ARGENTINA were held to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a penalty. Sergio Aguero sco..

VAR brings peace to France

  KAZAN (Russia), Griezmann hits historic VAR penalty as France squeeze past Aus ANTOINE Griezmann scored from the first VAR-assisted penalty awarded in the history of the World Cup as title hopefuls France battled to a 2-1 win over gutsy Austra..

Neymar begins assault

  SOCHI (Russia), FOR three months, a whole nation feared it might not happen, but Neymar will take to the field with his Brazilian team-mates when they kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday.The world’s most expens..

Harsh reality check for Afghanistan

  BENGALURU, (PTI), AFGHANISTAN’S dreams of scripting a fairytale turned into a virtual nightmare as a ruthlessly professional India demolished them by an innings and 262 runs inside two days to win the historic one-off Test match here. A..

Gabriel Jesus hopes to make history

SOCHI, (IANS) Gabriel Jesus, at 21 the youngest member of Brazil’s 23-man World Cup squad, said he intends make history for the country by helping the team win a sixth world championship.“I want to go down in history in Brazil,” the..

Denmark out to spoil Peru’s return

SARANSK, (AFP), PAOLO Guerrero will look to proving his drug-ban controversy is behind him on Saturday when Peru face Denmark and their star goal-scoring midfielder Christian Eriksen in both teams’ World Cup opener. The presence of Flamengo for..

Russia begin with 5-goal salute

Russia begin with 5-goal salute..

Salah boost for Egypt

  YEKATERINBURG (Russia) MOHAMED Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and barring a last-minute hitch the Egyptian star will play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, coach Hector Cuper said.The striker’s return aft..

Afghan bowlers make comeback Vijay, Dhawan slam tons, India 347-6

  BENGALURU HUNDREDS from Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay gave Afghanistan the expectedly tough initiation into Test cricket but the debutants managed to find their bearings to leave India a tad uncomfortable at 347 for 6 on a rain-curtailed fir..

Spain sack Lopetegui, name Hierro as coach

  KRASNODAR  SPAIN dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui and appointed federation sporting director Fernando Hierro — just two days before the team’s opening game at the World Cup.In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Real ..

Hosts Russia have point to prove in openerMOSCOW

  HOST nation Russia are under enormous pressure to perform as they head into Thursday’s World Cup curtain raiser against Saudi Arabia in a contest between the two lowest-ranked nations in the tournament.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side wil..

World Cup: From Russia with love

  MOSCOW, GERMANY will aim to be the third country to successfully defend their crown while other traditional powers Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France will also fancy their chances when the 2018 FIFA World Cup starts here on Thursday.Precisely 1,4..

Djokovic to play Queen’s Club before wimbledon

LONDON, (IANS) SERBIA’S Novak Djokovic will take part in the Queen’s Club tournament, a tuning-up contest for Wimbledon, Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association announced. “I am very excited to be playing the Fever-Tree Championship..

Fans swarm to watch stars

Messi the star attraction BRONNITSY (Russia), (AFP) AROUND 400 eager fans turned out at Argentina’s World Cup base camp to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi and his team-mates at an open training session. A particularly affectionate welcome was ..

Kohli star attraction at BCCI awards

BENGALURU, (PTI), HE IS not a part of the historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan but India captain Virat Kohli was the star attraction at the BCCI Annual Awards function on Tuesday as he received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricket..

Egypt fans pin hopes on injured Salah

  CAIRO ENCIRCLED by expectant cheers of Egyptian fans, Mohamed Salah appeared at the Pharaohs’ final pre-World Cup training session and kindled hopes he can overcome injury to aid Egypt’s first shot at the tournament in nearly three..

Milestone man Chhetri helps India clinch title

    MUMBAI INSPIRATIONAL Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to put himself on par with Lionel Messi and lead the home side to Intercontinental Cup title triumph with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash.Playing in his 102nd in..

Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title

Awe-inspiring Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open title..

Finally, a Queen

  PARIS, Thrilling Fightback Gives Halep First Grand Slam Title SIMONA Halep fought back from a set and a break down to finally claim her first Grand Slam title by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a gruelling French Open final on Saturda..

Groaning Lions

  LONDON, England tasked with avenging 2014 shame FOUR years ago, there was a collective groan from the whole country as England were spectacularly knocked out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil at the first hurdle.It was the first time England had..

Chhetri’s India seek crowning glory, Kenya stand in way

  MUMBAI, INDIA will for the umpteenth time look up to the talismanic Sunil Chhetri and a stadium packed to the brim with emotionally-charged fans for inspiration as they face Kenya in the summit showdown of the Intercontinental Cup here on Sunda..

Decision making policy can’t rest in hands of two individuals: BCCI

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), LAUNCHING a scathing attack on CoA members Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary asked how can all the powers rest in the hands of “two individuals” in a democratic set-up. The CoA and the ..

Nadal reaches 11th French Open final

  PARIS, (AFP), TEN-TIME champion Rafael Nadal reached his 11th French Open final on Friday when he demolished Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets, setting up a title showdown with Dominic Thiem, the only man to defeat him on clay in the las..

Is it time for Belgium’s golden generation?

  BRUSSELS, (IANS) AFTER a disappointing quarter-final defeat to minnows Wales at Euro 2016, Belgium’s golden generation now have another, possibly final chance to fulfil their potential at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With talent like Eden Ha..

Arjun Tendulkar in India U-19 team

Arjun Tendulkar in India U-19 team..

Kohli to get cricketer of the year award at BCCI annual gala

  NEW DELHI INDIA captain Virat Kohli’s phenomenal batting form fetched him the BCCI’s best cricketer award for two seasons, while World Cup stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were chosen for the women’s equivalent of t..

Last of a dying breed?

  WARSAW ROBERT Lewandowski, Poland’s 29-year-old goal scoring machine means a lot to the Polish national football team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup but he might also be the last of dying breed.Numerous centre forwards like Gerd Muller, Gabri..

Muguruza condemns Sharapova to worst Slam loss in six years

  PARIS GARBINE Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday, condemning the Russian to her worst Grand Slam defeat in more than six years.The Spanish third seed, who was the champion in Paris in 2..

Virat among top earners No women in world’s top 100 highest-paid athletes: Forbes

Virat among top earners No women in world’s top 100 highest-paid athletes: Forbes..

Can Colombia make breakthrough?

  Bogota James Rodriguez, 26, and Juan Quintero, 25, are the leaders of Colombia’s golden generation as they try to go further than the quarter-finals at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.Head coach Jose Pekerman could be the key to ..

Ake strike gives Dutch draw

Ake strike gives Dutch draw..

Serena faces Wimbledon fight

  PARIS SERENA Williams admits her dream of an eighth Wimbledon title could either be saved or shattered in a Paris doctor’s office this week.The 36-year-old American stunned the French Open on Monday by withdrawing from her eagerly-antici..

Blasts keep happening, we need to focus on cricket: Zadran

  DEHRADUN THE bullets and blasts narrative that is associated with sportspersons from war-ravaged countries doesn’t sit well with Afghanistan speedster Shapoor Zadran, who wants the stereotypical perception to change. He says it is heart-..

India claim 2nd successive win

  KUALA LUMPUR SKIPPER Harmanpreet Kaur delivered a solid all-round performance as the Indian women’s cricket team defeated Thailand by 66 runs in the Asia Cup T20 tournament, here on Monday.Put into bat, India posted 132/4 in the designat..

Nothing isimpossible for Germany

  BERLIN GERMAN fans are always the happiest as their national football team has reached at least the semi-finals of every major tournament since Joachim Loew took over as coach in 2006.This can surely boost the confidence of the Germans who are ..

Brazil fans relieved after Neymar’s return

  LIVERPOOL NEYMAR needed only 23 minutes to reassure Brazilians that his recovery is right on track for the World Cup.Three months after undergoing surgery on his right foot, Neymar returned to action for Brazil and inspired a 2-0 win over Croa..

Tite revives Brazil’s beautiful game

  Rio de Janeiro Given their proud history and superb recent form, it comes as little surprise that Brazil will be among the favourites to win the FIFA World Cup when the tournament begins on June 14.It seems unfathomable that two years ago the ..

India bundle out Malaysia for 27in 142-run win

India bundle out Malaysia for 27 in 142-run win..

Serena slams Sharapova book ahead of French Open clash

    PARIS SERENA Williams turned up the heat ahead of her French Open clash with bitter rival Maria Sharapova, saying the claims about her in the Russian’s book were “hearsay” and not “necessarily true”.\Shara..

From Uruguay to Russia

  ITALY hosted the fourteenth edition of the World Cup from June 9 to July 8 in 1990. Teams representing 116 national football associations entered, and qualification began in April 1988. A total of 22 teams qualified from this process, along wit..

Egypt pin hopes on Salah

  CAIRO, ASSUMING talisman Mohamed Salah is fit in time for Egypt’s first FIFA World Cup appearance since 1990, the north African nation will still have their chance to make a name in the global football showpiece.The Egyptian Football Asso..

Neymar fitness in the spotlight

  LIVERPOOL, BRAZIL will keep a close eye on the fitness of star striker Neymar when the World Cup contenders face Croatia in a friendly at Anfield on Sunday.Neymar, who scored four goals in the 2014 World Cup, has not played any form of football..

Rahul ready to keep wickets

  NEW DELHI, (IANS), WITH India Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha struggling with a thumb injury, opener Lokesh Rahul said he is ready to take on the role of the glovesman in the one-off Test against Afghanistan if the team demands. Saha remains ..

Can Messi shoulder Argentina’s hopes?

BUENOS AIRES, (IANS), RUNNERS-UP at Brazil 2014, the Copa America in Chile in 2015 and again in the US in 2016, football powerhouse Argentina has been the perennial bridesmaid in recent years. The South American nation are two-time World Cup winners,..

ICC wants evidence from Al Jazeera to prove allegations

DUBAI, (PTI), THE ICC Chief Executive David Richardson once again urged the Al Jazeera network to provide unedited footage of their sting operation on alleged spot-fixing and pitch-fixing in Test matches involving big teams like India, Australia and ..

Zidane stuns Real

  MADRID Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane made the surprise announcement on Thursday that he was leaving the European champions after winning an unprecedented third straight Champions League title.“I think it’s the moment, both for ..

I don’t think I will get fit in time for Afghan Test: Saha

  KOLKATA INDIA Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Thursday made it all but clear that he is out of India’s Afghanistan Test match owing to a thumb injury.While BCCI has maintained as a thumb injury, reliable sources have confirmed that ..

‘We’ll get to bottom of fixing allegations’

    LONDON THE International Cricket Council (ICC) says it will meet representatives of the channel that claims to have unearthed ‘spot-fixing’ and ‘pitch-fixing’ in Test matches through a sting operation, insisting..

Messi warms up with hat-trick

  BUENOS AIRES LIONEL Messi warmed up for next month’s FIFA World Cup with a hat-trick as he inspired Argentina to a morale-boosting 4-0 win over Haiti here.Messi scored a quickfire second-half double (58th and 68th minutes) to add to a fi..

Anand holds Nakamura to easy draw

  STAVANGER  FIVE-TIME world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw against American Hikaru Nakamura in the second round of Altibox Norway Chess tournament here.After conceding a draw with white against Levon Aronian of Armenia,..

Star-studded Australia A squads named for India tour

  MELBOURNE ALL-ROUNDER Mitchell Marsh was on Wednesday named skipper of a star-studded Australia A squad for the four-day games during their tour of India later this year while Travis Head will lead the One-Day side.The One-Day side will compet..

Fekir helps France tocomfortable win over Ireland

Paris Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were on target as France stepped up their World Cup preparations by beating the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris on Monday evening.Chelsea striker Giroud bundled in the opener at the Stade de France, and Lyon captain..

‘SA must prepare for tricky transition’

    MUMBAI THE untimely retirement of “irreplaceable” AB de Villiers is a big loss for South Africa and the team must prepare for the challenging transition they face in the next couple of years, former captain Graeme Smith has..

Rashid, Mujeeb stars in spin-heavy Afghan squad

  NEW DELHI WORLD’S premier T20 bowler Rashid Khan will headline a four-pronged spin attack in the 15-strong Afghanistan squad announced on Tuesday for the historic one-off Test against India in Bengaluru, starting June 14.Apart from IPL s..

Madrid supporters urge Ronaldo to stay

    MADRID REAL Madrid supporters urged Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at the club during celebrations at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday to mark their third consecutive Champions League title after an open-top bus parade through the Sp..

Half of my career over, no point thinking about Test record, says Rohit

  MUMBAI India’s limited overs run-machine Rohit Sharma said there was no point fretting over his start-stop Test career as “half” of his playing days were over.Rohit now just wants to enjoy the remainder of his playing career...

Fitness matters more than age: Dhoni

  MUMBAI BY ORCHESTRATING team’s title triumph, Chennai Super Kings’ seasoned players in 30s have confuted the critics, who harp on packing the side with youngsters, and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not stop himself from gushing ..

Dimitrov downs mystery man; Venus out

  PARIS FOURTH seed Grigor Dimitrov reached the French Open second round on Sunday, even if he wasn’t exactly sure who he was facing, while Venus Williams was defeated and Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios limped out.Dimitrov had been draw..

Lyles matches year’s 200m best

  LOS ANGELES AMERICAN Noah Lyles matched the fastest time in the world this year in winning the 200 meters in 19.69 seconds Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League athletics meet.The 20-year-old former world junior champion, helped b..

Centurion Watson fires Chennai Super Kings to record equalling third IPL title

    MUMBAI CHENNAI Super Kings completed a fairy tale comeback from disgrace to glory, clinching their third IPL title after imposing all-rounder Shane Watson single-handedly hammered Sunrises Hyderabad into submission with a blazing hundr..

Watson slams ton as CSK lift IPL title

  Mumbai, After serving two-year ban, Chennai Super Kings return in style Lift third Indian Premier League crown beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets Shane Watson notched up a brilliant unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat..

Mexico head to Russia ‘to win’

    LOS ANGELES, MEXICO head to the World Cup in Russia with a clear objective, to reach the final and win it, defender Hector Moreno said. “We are going to play the World Cup to win it,” the Real Sociedad defender said as Mexi..

Iniesta greets Japanese fans, vows to conquer Asia

  KOBE (Japan), BARCELONA legend Andres Iniesta made his first appearance at Vissel Kobe since signing for the Japanese side, greeting thousands of fans and vowing to make his new club the biggest in Asia. Wearing the number eight shirt—li..

Ricciardo romps to Monaco pole, crash woe for Verstappen

  MONACO, DANIEL Ricciardo took pole position for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix with another sensational record-breaking performance for Red Bull in a dramatic qualifying on Saturday.But his team’s hopes of an all-Red Bull front row were..


  KOLKATA, (PTI), All-round Rashid guides Sunrisers to final clash with CSK WONDER man from Afghanistan Rashid Khan produced an all-round effort to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier and..

ICC prohibits smart watches on field of play and in dressing rooms

DUBAI, (PTI), THE International Cricket Council has prohibited players and officials from using communication devices, especially smart watches, on the field of play as well as the dressing room, taking another step at curbing corruption in the sport..

Nadal happy to ‘suffer’ in pursuit of 11th French Open

PARIS, (AFP), RAFAEL Nadal said on Friday he is happy to “suffer” as he chases an 11th French Open title.The top seed is the overwhelming favourite to lift a 17th career major at Roland Garros after claiming his 11th titles on clay in bot..

Cook makes battling 70 but Pakistan on top at Lord’s

  LONDON ENGLAND’S last six wickets fell for just thirty-five runs as the team’s first innings folded at 184 after tea on the first day of the opening Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on Thursday.In the 23 overs of the final ses..

Upbeat KKR ready for Sunrisers battle

Upbeat KKR ready for Sunrisers battle..

No county action for injured ViratFitness test on June 15

No county action for injured Virat Fitness test on June 15..

Tejaswini wins gold, Chain Singh silver at Munich WC

  NEW DELHI EXTENDING her brilliant run this season, seasoned Tejaswini Sawant nailed a gold in the women’s 50m Rifle Prone event on the opening day of ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage in Munich. Sawant shot 621.4 to pip younger team-mate..

Cricket takes a 360° turn

  PRETORIA ONE of contemporary cricket’s greatest batsmen, AB de Villiers, called time on his illustrious international career on Wednesday, claiming to be “out of gas” after 14 years in the top league.The 34-year-old former So..

Knights Eliminate RoyalsSet up Qualifier-II clash with SRH

  KOLKATA SKIPPER Ajinkya Rahane’s slow batting cost Rajasthan Royals dearly as two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders comfortably beat them by 25 runs in the Eliminator to set-up the IPL Qualifier-II clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad, here..

All or Nothing

  KOLKATA WITH odds stacked against them, former champions Rajasthan Royals will look to going full throttle when they lock horns with two-time winners and overwhelming favourites Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Eliminator T20 fixture here on W..

CSK pip Sunrisers to make their 7th final

  MUMBAI SOUTH African skipper Faf du Plessis pulled off a ‘Houdini Act’ to guide Chennai Super Kings to their seventh Indian Premier League final with a two-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in what has been a fairy tale comeb..

Liverpool coach Klopp wants great finish to Champions League

  LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL coach Jurgen Klopp has congratulated himself and his squad for their great moments this football season, stressing that his side is looking for a great finish to their Champions League run.Liverpool, a five-time European ch..

From Uruguay to Russia

  ITALY hosted the second World Cup in 1934 from May 27 to June 10. The political situation in Europe had become more and more tense, with fascism, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler in Germany, taking a hold. Italy too was under the spell, with..

Don’t think Virat wields disproportionate influence: Rai

    NEW DELHI VIRAT Kohli’s aura in Indian cricket has grown exponentially over the past few years but contrary to popular perception, he has never wielded “disproportionate influence” when it comes to policy decisions, s..

riveting contest

  MUMBAI AN INTRIGUING and no-holds-barred battle between two former champions is on the cards when table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad clash with second-placed Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 here on Tuesday.A slight ..

Figo puts his money on Portugal

      TEGUCIGALPA, PORTUGUESE former football great Luis Figo said he expected Real Madrid to win the Champions League and was picking Portugal to take the World Cup title in Russia. “I believe (Real) Madrid is one of the favou..

Ronaldo, Bale score in Real Madrid draw

  MADRID, Zinedine’s son makes debut REAL Madrid’s final Champions League rehearsal was running perfectly until Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted and Villarreal scored twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.Gareth Bale and Ronaldo put Real in cr..

Svitolina reigns supreme

  ROME, FOURTH seed Elina Svitolina successfully defended her Italian Open title on Sunday with a dominant 6-0 6-4 victory over an out-of-sorts Simona Halep.World number one Halep came through a tough three-set semi-final against Maria Sharapova ..

Hazard seals FA Cup glory

  WEMBLEY, Sweet victory for Conte over Mourinho on possible farewell outing as Chelsea coach   EDEN Hazard inspired Chelsea to a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.The 27-year-old forward fuelled..

India eves hold Korea

  DONGHAE CITY (Korea), YOUNG forward Lalremsiami’s equaliser earned defending champions India 1-1 draw against Korea in the last round robin match at the fifth Asian Champions Trophy women’s hockey tournament here on Saturday. With ..

Uphill task for Indian shuttlers at finals

  BANGKOK (Thailand), A DEPLETED but young team, led by Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, will face the ardous task of punching above their weight when they compete in the Thomas and Uber Cup Final starting here on Sunday. With senior shuttlers such ..

‘We can come back with medal from Thomas Cup’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI) INDIA will be fielding a young team at the prestigious Thomas Cup Final, but B Sai Praneeth believes they have the firepower to not only reach the knockout stage, but also return with a medal. India didn’t make it to th..

Eder, Nani out of Portugal squad

  LISBON, (AFP) FORWARDS Eder and Nani were surprise absentees from Portugal’s World Cup squad with national team coach Fernando Santos opting instead for the youth of Andre Silva and Goncalo Guedes to play alongside superstar Cristiano R..

Kings trip in Devils’ den

NEW DELHI, (PTI) DELHI Daredevils restored some pride with an upset 34-run win over the formidable Chennai Super Kings in a dead rubber of the Indian Premier League here on Friday night.Vijay Shankar (36* off 29) and Harshal Patel (36* off 16) script..

Atletico seal Europa title

    LYON ANTOINE Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Europa League final in Lyon, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.It is Gri..

To toss or not? ICC cricket committee to discuss this month

  NEW DELHI SHOULD international cricket ‘toss away’ the toss to ensure an even playing field?The relevance or rather the fairness of the tradition, which is as old as the game itself, will be up for discussion at the International C..

RCB alive and kicking

  BENGALURU ROYAL Challengers Bangalore defeated table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs in a must-win match to stay alive in the Indian Premier League here Thursday night.AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali smashed quickfire half-centuries to pro..

Vandana’s brace in India’s 3-1 win

  DONGHAE CITY (South Korea) VANDANA Katariya struck a brace as defending champions India stunned higher-ranked China 3-1 to continue their winning march at the fifth Asian Champions Trophy women’s hockey tournament here on Wednesday. Exper..

Alexander-Arnold gets Eng WC call

  LONDON TRENT Alexander-Arnold has been included in England’s squad for the World Cup as Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere were the big-name casualties of Gareth Southgate’s youth revolution.The England manager confirmed on Wednesday that,..

MI survive by skin of their teeth

  MUMBAI SEAMER Jasprit Bumrah snapped up three crucial wickets as defending champions Mumbai Indians kept their play-off hopes alive by notching up a thrilling three-run win over Kings XI Punjab in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) match he..