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Sydney: Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and off-spinner Ravichandaran Ashwin moved up while Virat Kohli dropped a place to fourth with 847 points in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings released on Monday. Shami has gained 14 places and is now 11th, while Ashwin's eight wickets to date have helped him climb six places to 16th. The batting table is still ...
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 ...
Sydney: Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and off-spinner Ravichandaran Ashwin moved up while Virat Kohli dropped a place to fourth with 847 points in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings released on Monday. Shami has gained 14 places and is now 11th, while Ashwin's eight wickets to date have helped him climb six places to 16th. The batting table is still ...
Shaun Tait had busted Zubin Surkari's box and hence should be a much-feared bowler, constantly clocking 140. Right? Not if you ask Hiral Patel. A 19-year old Canadian with the most generic Gujju name ever, reached out at a delivery close to 149, and slashed it over extra cover for six it just kept going, going, going and finally went for six - a shot reminiscent of Tendulkar's iconic shot off Shoaib ...
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 ...
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 ...
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal beat home favourite Juan Monaco in straight sets at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires to claim a record-equalling 46th career clay-court title. The world number four moved on to the same number of titles as Monaco's compatriot Guillermo Vilas following 6-4, 6-1 his win over the Argentine. Rain had delayed the start of the match and there was a further hold-up at ...
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Having got the backing of both the N.Srinivasan and Sharad Pawar factions of the BCCI, the newly-elected cricket board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Monday night that those who had once expelled him were now cheering for him. "Those who had once expelled me (from the cricket board) are now cheering for me," a sarcastic Dalmiya told mediapersons at the Netaji Subhas Chandra ...
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) After a gap of over 10 years, Jagmohan Dalmiya made an uncontested comeback as full-time president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), even as former chief N. Srinivasan proved his hold by getting most of his men elected as office bearers at its 85th annual general meeting (AGM) here on Monday. Anurag Thakur, fielded by the rival Sharad Pawar faction, got ...
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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