Rashid’s acts of indiscipline got him banned: DGC chief

BY ROHIT MUNDAYUR  New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Delhi Golf Club President Major Ravinder Singh Bedi (retired) on Monday dismissed golfer Rashid Khan’s claim that the club has been discriminating against him due... Read more »

Windies bank on power hitters to go deep in WC

BY DEBAYAN MUKHERJEE  Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Blessed with some of the best power hitters in the world, West Indies can be unpredictable as the team can cause major upsets this World Cup... Read more »

Fans in England are ruthless, there’s not much love: Lyon

May 27 (IANS) After Steve Smith and David Warner were given a torrid time during Australia’s first warm-up game, off-spinner Nathan Lyon insisted that his team was prepared for the “ruthless” reaction from... Read more »

Variety in bowling makes India strong contender: Chappell

May 27 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes the Virat Kohli-led India has variety in their bowling department, making them a strong contender to win the 2019 World Cup beginning May 30... Read more »

French Open: Federer returns with easy win, Kerber knocked out

May 27 (IANS) Swiss tennis star Roger Federer made a triumphant return to French Open after three-year absence, easing past Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets in the men’s singles first round, while... Read more »

Golfer Rashid ready to quit after DGC fiasco

BY DEBAYAN MUKHERJEE  Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Rashid Khan, India’s leading professional golfer, on Sunday said he is ready to quit the sport if the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) continues to deny him... Read more »

S. Korean experience may prove crucial: Marijne

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Sjoerd Marijne, coach of Indian women’s hockey team, has said the series win in South Korea is vital for team’s preparations for the forthcoming FIH Women’s Series Finals, slated... Read more »

World Cup: Kohli pleased with lower-order fightback

London, May 26 (IANS) After the Indian top order failed to live up to the expectations in the warm-up game against New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli expects his lower-order batsmen to rise to... Read more »

Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAC Vice President

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected the Vice President of the Badminton Asia Council (BAC). The 50-year-old got 35 votes from a... Read more »

Favourites England, India start WC preparation with losses

May 26 (IANS) England and India, both touted as favourites for the ICC World Cup 2019, began their preparations for the showpiece event on a losing note, something which they must not be... Read more »

Sri Lanka look to spring surprise in WC

 May 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka are entering this year’s World Cup tournament as underdogs. The 1996 World Cup champions have not been in the best of their forms ever since the 2015 edition... Read more »

Don’t get bothered by crowd’s reaction: Steve Smith

May 26 (IANS) Australian batsman Steve Smith said he was not bothered by the smattering of jeers he was greeted with during the warm-up game against England, adding he tries not to pay... Read more »

Kohli, Finch, Morgan are top skippers, feels Border

Melbourne, May 25 (IANS) Batting legend Allan Border feels Indias’s Virat Kohli, England’s Eoin Morgan and Australia’s Aaron Finch are the three captains to look out for in the World Cup in England... Read more »

Armstrong “We did what we had to, won’t change a thing”

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Tainted former American cyclist Lance Armstrong said he would not change the way he acted during his doping ordeal that led to him being stripped of his record seven... Read more »

Tendulkar “Dhoni’s role behind the stumps critical for skipper Kohli”

BY BAIDURJO BHOSE  New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The 2019 edition of the World Cup is now six days away and while India is considered one of the favourites going into the tournament... Read more »

India and other team’s chances at the World Cup

BY YAJURVINDRA SINGH The two most difficult jobs in India are that of the Prime Minister and the Indian cricket team captain. The saffron colours of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under... Read more »

India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here... Read more »

Was ready to walk away after WT20 controversy: Harmanpreet

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the women’s T20 India team, has revealed that she was “ready to walk away from the game” after the controversy that erupted in the... Read more »

Kohli, Buttler, Warner: Waugh’s top 3 batsmen for WC

Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh has picked the top three batsmen he would be looking forward to in the upcoming World Cup beginning on May 30 in England and... Read more »

Nadal, Federer set up potential semifinal at French Open

May 24 (IANS) Eleven-time winner Rafael Nadal and Swiss great Roger Federer are slotted in the bottom half of men’s singles and could meet in the semifinals of the upcoming French Open starting... Read more »