Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:22:52 IST - sports
Pacer Mohammed Siraj's "remarkable improvement" should be rewarded with a place in the playing XI in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, reckons former India spinner Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan also says young opener Shubman Gill must get back to his groove after a cheap run against England and in the IPL at home since a good start is paramount.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:25:58 IST - sports
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat world number 85 Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 7-5, 6-3 to reach a first Grand Slam final at a record 52nd attempt at the French Open on Thursday.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:20:29 IST - sports
Former England left-arm medium-pacer Ryan Sidebottom feels the mega clash between India and New Zealand at the World Test Championship will be a closely fought battle between the number one (India) and number two (NZ) ranked Test teams in the world. Sidebottom said while India scores in terms of strength and depth, NZ is competitive and knows how to punch back.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:12:31 IST - sports
It's one of the greatest rivalries in tennis, currently standing at 57 matches, encompassing Grand Slams, Masters, Olympics and Davis Cups. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet once again in the semi-finals of the French Open on Friday at Roland Garros, the very place where they first clashed in 2006.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:54:14 IST - sports
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:32:41 IST - sports
India's Olympic contingent will be fully vaccinated by early July ahead of their journey to Tokyo for the Games, the country's top sports official Narinder Batra told AFP. India will send nearly 200 athletes, coaches and support staff to the Tokyo Games scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8 after last year's event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:05:31 IST - sports
The likely non-participation of Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler in the second phase of the IPL could save them from being sanctioned by their respective franchises Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals for posting allegedly racist tweets about Indians in 2017.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:36:59 IST - sports
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:14:33 IST - sports
English county Sussex on Thursday confirmed that pacer Ollie Robinson will not be a part of the team squad for the opening two Vitality Blast fixtures against Gloucestershire and Hampshire Hawks. "After a difficult week, Ollie has decided to take a short break from the game to spend time with his young family," said Sussex in an official statement.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:51:05 IST - sports
India's T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and teen batting sensation Shafali Verma will be representing the Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix respectively in the inaugural edition of The Hundred in the UK starting on July 21.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:35:21 IST - sports
The delayed Euro 2020 tournament will finally get underway on Friday, a year behind schedule, with Covid still set to cast a shadow over the event.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:56:26 IST - sports
It was the first time the Indian players mixed with their teammates on the ground after being allowed to run in the gymnasium and the main playing field at different time slots on completion of the third day of their hard quarantine in the UK.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:51:57 IST - sports
Veteran pacer James Anderson added another feather to his already illustrious cap on Thursday as he surpassed former skipper Alastair Cook to become England's most-capped Test cricketer. The legendary pacer has now featured in 162 matches for England one more than Cook, who played 161 games in the longest format.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:45:18 IST - sports
Belgium not only take their top ranking into the European Championship but they will also be the most experienced of the campaigners at the tournament, which kicks off on Friday.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:05:39 IST - sports
He exploded on the scene like a seasoned superstar. Not many fit this description in Indian sports, especially without an Olympic medal, but then Dingko Singh was unlike most. All of 42 and four years after losing over 70 per cent of his liver to cancer, Dingko breathed his last at his Imphal home on Thursday, leaving Indian boxing stunned and the many he inspired with a void.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:13:40 IST - sports
It's not about one, two or three but all his shooters are capable of winning a medal, including gold, at the Tokyo Olympics, reckons Pavel Smirnov, the longstanding foreign coach of the Indian pistol team. On the back of their unprecedented success in recent years, the Indians will enter the upcoming Olympics with heightened expectations.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:11:41 IST - sports
The probe into England cricketers' old tweets is a "witch hunt" that must stop, says former skipper Michael Vaughan as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:43:10 IST - sports
Joe Salisbury ended Britain's 39-year wait for a main draw title at the French Open when he combined with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the mixed doubles at Roland Garros on Thursday. Krawczyk and Salisbury rallied from a set down to beat the Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev 2-6 6-4 (10-5) to clinch the title on a sun-bathed Philippe Chatrier court.
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:19:35 IST - sports
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet for the 58th time on Friday in the French Open semi-finals. We look at six of their best Grand Slam matches:
Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:34:18 IST - sports
Premier League club Norwich City on Thursday ended their partnership with kit sponsor BK8 following supporters' criticism of the Asian betting company's provocative marketing material online.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 12:57:40 IST - sports
For this exclusive interview with Timesofindia.com, Batra sat in the chair of IOA president only, taking questions ranging from India's preparedness for the Olympics, reports of alleged friction with sports minister Kiren Rijiju and his views on the arrest of India's two-time individual Olympic medal-winner Sushil Kumar in a murder case.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:15:29 IST - sports
Pace bowler Deepak Chahar has said that veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may hit form with the bat if the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season resumes.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:26:08 IST - sports
Indian lifter Achinta Sheuli produced his personal best in all three events to clinch an overall silver medal in the 73kg category at the Junior World Championship on Wednesday. The 19-year-old lifted 313kg -- 141kg in snatch, followed by 172kg in clean and jerk -- at the gold level Olympic qualifier event.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 20:13:39 IST - sports
Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg) advanced to the semifinals and assured himself of a second successive medal at the Asian Boxing Championships after overcoming a stiff challenge from Mongolia's Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh in the last-eight stage on Wednesday.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:40:24 IST - sports
Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins feels if the current wet weather conditions in England persist, New Zealand will enjoy an edge over India in the World Test Championships final, starting in Southampton on June 18.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:53:47 IST - sports
With the high-profile case transferred to the Crime Branch and the investigation team digging deeper to know the truth, TimesofIndia.com got in touch with one of Sushil Kumar's lawyers, BS Jakhar, for a clearer picture of what exactly the defence's stand is in this case.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:46:19 IST - sports
Fans flocking into Poland's historic city of Gdansk for the Europa League final between Manchester United and Villarreal on Wednesday said their enthusiasm for the game had triumphed over their fears about COVID-19.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:53:29 IST - sports
Children will not be allowed to attend England's second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston next month after the match was chosen as one of the British government's pilot events to allow bigger crowds.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 20:16:38 IST - sports
Experienced hockey striker Akashdeep Singh is unperturbed by the lack of pre-Olympic Games tours due to Covid-enforced travel restrictions and says that intra-squad matches are providing good preparation.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:54:04 IST - sports
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday it was only natural for news organisations to have different views on the Olympics Summer Games, when asked about an editorial from a sponsor company urging cancellation. He added that no board member had discussed the cancellation or delay of the Games as a possibility during a Tokyo 2020 board meeting held earlier in the day.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:15:13 IST - sports
The Indian women's cricket team is set for their England challenge. They are scheduled to play a one-off Test, 3 ODIs, and as many T20Is against England Women, starting June 16.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 17:13:56 IST - sports
India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma held on to their second and third positions respectively in the batting chart, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah remained static at number 5 in the bowling list of the latest ICC ODI player rankings. Kohli and Rohit were sitting pretty with 857 and 825 points respectively in the batting list headed by Pakistan's Babar Azam with 865 points.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:21:12 IST - sports
India's Tokyo 2020 Olympic-bound 10M Pistol and Rifle Mixed Team pairs, put up stellar shows while participating in the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section of the events, at the ongoing European Shooting Championship in Osijek, Croatia, on Wednesday.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:20:27 IST - sports
England's wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes was on Wednesday ruled out of the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand after a freak dressing-room accident resulted in a torn hamstring. Haseeb Hameed and the uncapped Sam Billings have been added to England's Test squad for the matches against New Zealand.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 19:17:26 IST - sports
Former India player Rohan Gavaskar has suggested the country's state cricket associations to start offering annual contracts to its players, quite like the way the BCCI does with the Indian team.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 18:42:51 IST - sports
Forward Steven Bergwijn was dropped on Wednesday as Netherlands coach Frank de Boer finalised his 26-man squad for next month’s European Championship, axing eight players from a preliminary squad named earlier this month. The final squad was released by social media ahead of a news conference that De Boer was giving at 1400 GMT.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 16:33:14 IST - sports
It was on this day, 22 years ago, when Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid formed a 318-run stand against Sri Lanka in the 50-over World Cup. The duo achieved the feat in the group stage match against Sri Lanka played at Taunton. In the match between India and Sri Lanka, the latter won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 15:06:52 IST - sports
Winning a Grand Slam is the ultimate goal for most tennis players but Ash Barty says there is no greater honour than representing your country and the world number one sees the Olympic Games as the pinnacle of sport.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 14:50:45 IST - sports
Impressed with Virat Kohli's ability to hit a perfect free-kick, Indian football team's captain Sunil Chhetri asked the Indian cricket team's skipper to pay up for lessons in a friendly banter.
Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:15:45 IST - sports
Virat Kohli, whose football skills are no secret, displayed his ability to hit perfect free-kicks on social media. The India skipper, struck a pile-driver from outside the box and struck the crossbar as the goalkeeper stretched to stop it.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 09:19:35 IST - sports
During every player auction, Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) team management emphasizes on getting a balanced side for the upcoming season, but six matches down in the 14th season of the IPL, they still seem clueless about a settled unit. Tottering at the bottom half of the table KL Rahul’s boys have their task cut out against a rampaging Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 13:24:13 IST - sports
Overseas spectators have already been barred from the Games, and this week a decision on domestic fans was delayed until June, with organisers citing a new wave of infections in Japan.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:32:18 IST - sports
Playing his first season in the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings youngster Shahrukh Khan has shown he has the ability to play the finisher's role with bat in hand.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 11:33:46 IST - sports
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:48:21 IST - sports
A senior BCCI official agreed that the option could be explored looking at the international travel guidelines during the last week of May as all commercial flights from India to Australia are banned at the moment due to sky-rocketing cases of Covid-19.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:23:41 IST - sports
His six fours in the very first over set up Delhi Capitals' easy win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match here on Thursday and Prithvi Shaw said he knew where pacer Shivam Mavi would bowl and was prepared for it.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:49:07 IST - sports
After registering a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant said that right-handed batsman Prithvi Shaw is a very talented player and he can do wonders if the side shows confidence in his abilities.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:47:10 IST - sports
Indian club Bengaluru FC's AFC Cup play-off match, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this month, has been rescheduled for May 11. BFC, runners-up in 2016, were earlier scheduled to play on April 28.
Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021 21:29:19 IST - sports
Mumbai Indians' senior player Quinton de Kock said he feels "very safe" inside the IPL bio-security bubble, two days after leg-spinner Adam Zampa called it one of the "most vulnerable" before taking a flight back to Australia. "To be honest, we trust in our doctors, so we are pretty safe in our bubbles. At least we feel very safe and it is quite easy," de Kock said after winning match against Rajasthan.
Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 09:41:01 IST - sports
A sense of anxiety has gripped Mirabai Chanu as the world record-holder weightlifter from Manipur hurriedly works out plans to visit Kansas City for treating her recurring shoulder injury before the imposition of a likely travel ban on Indian visitors by the US owing to the unprecedented Covid-19 situation.