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KINGSTON UPON HULL (United Kingdom): Lukas Podolski scored twice as Arsenal claimed an important 3-0 victory at Hull City on Sunday in his side's quest for a top-four finish and FA Cup success.In a preview of next month's FA Cup final at Wembley, Arsenal scored an important psychological edge over Steve Bruce's team after Aaron Ramsey shot them in front. German forward Podolski then added two ...
​Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the BCCI to the Supreme Court to probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal and demanded an inquiry by the CBI."There should be no compromise on new panel. Current proposed panel has Srini cronies on it. Supreme Court should allow CBI 2 only do enquiry," Modi said in a series of tweets.Modi also objected ...
​Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the BCCI to the Supreme Court to probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal and demanded an inquiry by the CBI."There should be no compromise on new panel. Current proposed panel has Srini cronies on it. Supreme Court should allow CBI 2 only do enquiry," Modi said in a series of tweets.Modi also objected ...
Sharjah: Parthiv Patel, who won Man of the Match award for his half-century against Mumbai Indians, on Sunday showered encomiums on AB de Villiers for calming the roughed up proceedings and guiding Royal Challengers Bangalore to a convincing seven-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. (IPL standings)"I think I couldn't have asked for any better person to come in at that ...
Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win a riveting King's Cup final on Wednesday.Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in the close season, galloped down the left wing into the penalty area in the 85th minute at Valencia's Mestalla stadium and slipped ...
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a laboured 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday as the FA Cup finalists maintained their push for a Champions League place by moving back into the top four.Germany international Podolski equalised before the break and capped a fine display with the third goal, after Olivier Giroud had put Arsenal in front 10 minutes into the second half, as Arsene Wenger's ...
​Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition."I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the same just like coach (Zeeshan Ali) has. I think it is important because the doubles ...
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble.The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player, who was on a private visit to Sialkot, the hometown of her in-laws, clarified that reports about her marriage being on the rocks were incorrect."Our ...
Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history.The McLaren discard's third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former employers into third place overall.The only other time the Silverstone-based team ...
​Seven-times Formula 1 motor racing world champion Michael Schumacher, who suffered serious head injuries in a December skiing accident, is making progress and showing signs of waking from an artificial coma, his agent said on Friday."Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening," Sabine Kehm said in a statement.Schumacher, 45, slammed his head on a rock ...
New Delhi: India is likely to come back to the Olympic fold later this month as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Sunday elected a new body, with N.Ramachandran as its president in a free and fair elections on the guidelines of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). World Squash Federation (WSF) chief Ramachandran, brother of BCCI boss Narayanaswami Srinvasan, was elected unopposed while Kho ...
The opening of the Winter Olympics was supposed to be a triumph for Vladimir Putin that ended months of criticism of the Russian president over gay rights and talk of corruption surrounding the Games.But a technical glitch and the choice of an athlete who tweeted what was widely seen as a racist photo of U.S. President Barack Obama to light the Olympic flame meant it ended up stoking controversy.Efforts ...
Chennai: Five-time World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand Wednesday promised a couple of surprises in his team of seconds when he faces defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship later this year.Anand at a press briefing here after arriving from Russia, where he won the Candidates Tournament, said he was mulling to re-jig his team of seconds, or players who help a champion player ...
​Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia’s Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament here.It turned out to be an exciting day for Anand who had things running for him once again. The five-time World Champion benefitted from results on other boards to maintain his lead with just two ...
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