Italian Open: Nadal beats Tsitsipas to enter final

May 19 (IANS) Rafael Nadal has cruised into the 2019 Italian Open final at the expense of Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Spaniard, eight-time champion at Rome, took an hour and 42 minutes to edge... Read more »

Indian shuttlers aim podium finish in Sudirman Cup

May 18 (IANS) Top shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will spearhead the Indian challenge at the prestigious Sudirman Cup which gets underway here on Sunday. India, who reached the quarterfinals twice in... Read more »

World Cup: 5 all-rounders to watch out for

May 18 (IANS) All-rounders are the flavour of the season and this World Cup will feature some of the best in the business. West Indies legend Clive Lloyd told Times of India that... Read more »

Perfect mix of skills and pace USP of our attack: Shami

BY BAIDURJO BHOSE  New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Who would have thought that after the 2015 World Cup when Virat Kohli and boys fly down to England to compete in the 2019 Cup,... Read more »

Glamorous end to IPL 2019 – Cricket soon a specialists’ game

BY YAJURVINDRA SINGH The last ball finish to the final between the two consistent top sides in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was just what the doctor ordered. The... Read more »

ICC releases official 2019 World Cup song

London, May 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council on Friday released the official song for the World Cup – named ‘Stand By’ – by LORYN and Rudimental across all streaming platforms. ‘Stand By’... Read more »

$10 million prize pot for World Cup

Dubai, May 17 (IANS) The upcoming ICC ODI World Cup will see the winners of the 10-team tournament earn a purse of $4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the... Read more »

5 fielders who will dictate fate of WC matches

BY ROHIT MUNDAYUR New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) While big totals may be the first thing that comes to mind when one says the phrase ‘modern cricket’ another mutation the game has gone... Read more »

Focus on strengthening raiding unit: Rohit Kumar

BY KAUSHIK KUMAR  Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Defending Pro Kabaddi champions Bengaluru Bulls had a clear strategy while going to the tournament auctions in 2019, which was held last month in Mumbai. Of... Read more »

ICC announces star-studded commentary line-up for WC

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council announced a star-studded lineup of commentators for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. The complete list has a total of 24 names... Read more »

Karim to develop Maldives cricket, BCCI officials stunned

BY BAIDURJO BHOSE  New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) After Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was in India to watch the Indian Premier League game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, it... Read more »

Kane named in England’s Nations League 27-man squad

London, May 17 (IANS) England coach Gareth Southgate has included captain Harry Kane in his squad of 27 players for the UEFA Nations League to be held in June. Kane has not played... Read more »

Irfan Pathan part of CPL 2019 player draft

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Irfan Pathan is one of 536 players from around the world who have signed up for the Carribean Premier League (CPL) player draft. While this is the first... Read more »

Nadal, Djokovic enter Italian Open quarterfinals

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Spanish world number 2 Rafael Nadal has moved a step closer to his first ATP Tour title in nine months, routing Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 6-0 in just over... Read more »

Italian Open: Federer gets hard-fought win over Coric

Rome, May 17 (IANS) World number 3 Roger Federer rallied to beat Croatia’s Borna Coric 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7) in the round of 16 at the Italian Open, where the Swiss great pulled... Read more »

Dhoni ensured no player was late for training: Upton

May 15 (IANS) India’s former mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton on Wednesday revealed that when MS Dhoni took over as the captain of the Indian cricket team in the 50-over format, the stumper... Read more »

Real Madrid train for final league game without Ramos

May 15 (IANS) Real Madrid went through a training session on Wednesday without team captain and defender Sergio Ramos, four days ahead of their final La Liga match against Real Betis. It was... Read more »

Bairstow helps England thrash Pakistan in third ODI

May 15 (IANS) A blistering century by wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow helped England defeat Pakistan by six wickets in the third ODI here at the County Ground. Chasing 359 on Tuesday, England hardly had... Read more »

Saha picked for 4-day games against WI ‘A’, Pant in one-day team

May 14 (IANS) The Indian national selectors on Tuesday picked the India ‘A’ team for two four-day and five one-day matches against Sri Lanka ‘A’ to be played from May 25 as also... Read more »

Mumbai girl is world’s 1st to cross Atlantic Ocean in LSA

BY QUAID NAJMI  Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Captain Aarohi Pandit, a 23-year-old pilot from Mumbai became the world’s first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA), thrilling... Read more »