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Australia won three World Cups from 1999-2007. That was the absolutely most boring phase of cricket for all non-Australian fans around. Not only did they win World Cups, but they ruthlessly won bilateral Test and ODI series too. They had the best captain in the world, the best batting line-up, the best pace attack and even the best spinner in the world much to the chagrin of the Indians. Apart from ...
Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell which helped set up a seven-wicket victory for Australia in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.The 24-year-old struck on the first ball of the second powerplay in the 36th over to end a 111-run fourth-wicket partnership between Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott ...
Australia won three World Cups from 1999-2007. That was the absolutely most boring phase of cricket for all non-Australian fans around. Not only did they win World Cups, but they ruthlessly won bilateral Test and ODI series too. They had the best captain in the world, the best batting line-up, the best pace attack and even the best spinner in the world much to the chagrin of the Indians. Apart from ...
Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell which helped set up a seven-wicket victory for Australia in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.The 24-year-old struck on the first ball of the second powerplay in the 36th over to end a 111-run fourth-wicket partnership between Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott ...
Cairo: At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in clashes between police and Egyptian soccer fans who were trying to force their way into a stadium here for a match, in one of the deadliest game-related incidents in the soccer-crazy country.The Ministry of Interior said the incident took place outside the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League ...
Madrid: Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes Tuesday revealed that the Real Madrid prolific striker would sell for at least 300 million pounds if Spanish giants Real Madrid wish to set him free anytime soon. Asked how much Ronaldo was worth, Mendes said: "Cristano Ronaldo? One billion. His buyout clause one billion, so it is one billion. It is impossible to buy someone like ...
Tennis legends Leander Paes and Martina Hingis presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi autographed racquets with which they won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on February 1. "It was wonderful meeting you @mhingis & @Leander! Kind of you @mhingis & @Leander to present autographed racquets with which you played Aus Open Mixed Doubles Finals," Modi tweeted on Thursday. It was wonderful ...
New Delhi: India's top tennis player Sania Mirza has decided to partner former world number one Martina Hingis on the WTA circuit, splitting with Hsieh Su-wei after partnering the Chinese Taipei player in only four tournaments this season.  In four tournaments together, they made two second round exits (Dubai and Australian Open), reached semifinals of the Brisbane event and ended with a runners-up ...
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia. The 24-year-old Dronavalli (FIDE rating 2492), ranked 16th among the women chess players, drew the game fighting hard against the 23-year-old Muzychuk (FIDE rating ...
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia. ...
Rio de Janeiro: Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said.The most expensive tickets are for the opening ceremony, where the best seats will be available for almost $2,000, reports Xinhua.Track and field, basketball and indoor volleyball have the highest single-session prices at about $515.The price is about ...
Bucharest: Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be successful, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.In Bucharest for the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee, the IOC president said that they are expecting an excellent Olympics in Rio, an Olympics full of enthusiasm and joy of life from Brazil."Everyone is working ...
Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and he was duly assisted by Adams who fought it out instead of going for a dull draw with white pieces.The ...
Magnus Carlsen retained the title of world champion with something to spare by winning game 11 of the match versus Viswanathan Anand. That win gave the Norwegian Grandmaster an unassailable lead of 6.5-4.5 and therefore, Game 12 will not be played.It was a tragicomic end to the match as Anand ruined a good position by being over-optimistic. The  game started quietly with yet another Berlin Defence ...
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