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Australia's injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team's defence of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew from Australia's ongoing warm-up match against Essex and walked away from the sport less than a week before the first of five tests against England starts ...
Mirpur: Bangladesh cricket skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, after the series against India, had said that South Africa would be a tougher opposition. Now, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has not only echoed Mortaza's belief, but seems to also keep the Proteas ahead, saying they are favourites in the upcoming series, reports bdnews24.com. The hosts do not have a good record against South Africa. ...
Australia's injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team's defence of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew from Australia's ongoing warm-up match against Essex and walked away from the sport less than a week before the first of five tests against England starts ...
Mirpur: Bangladesh cricket skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, after the series against India, had said that South Africa would be a tougher opposition. Now, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has not only echoed Mortaza's belief, but seems to also keep the Proteas ahead, saying they are favourites in the upcoming series, reports bdnews24.com. The hosts do not have a good record against South Africa. ...
Mumbai: Mumbai City FC on Friday announced Frenchman Nicolas Anelka will be their marquee player and manager for the second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) scheduled to start from October. "Mumbai City FC today announced prolific French striker Nicolas Anelka accepting the dual role of marquee player-cum-manager for the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 2. His world class ability and experience ...
KATHMANDU, June 28 (Reuters) - Nepal's embattled football chief Ganesh Thapa has reclaimed his role as president of the All Nepal Football Association, an official said on Sunday, despite a FIFA probe into allegations of graft on his watch that has not been made public. Thapa had voluntarily stepped down from his post following investigations by world soccer's governing body and the Nepalese government ...
Wimbledon: The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruised to the third round of the women's doubles event, handing a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing to Japanese-Italian pair of Kimiko Date-Krumm and Francesca Schiavone at the Wimbldon tennis championships here. The top-seeded duo took just 45 minutes at Court 12 to advance to the next round on Friday. The Indo-Swiss duo ruthless from the very beginning ...
Marathon man John Isner is at it again at Wimbledon. The winner of the longest match in tennis history found himself involved in another never-ending one at the All England Club, tied with reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at 10-all in the fifth set when their third-round contest was suspended because of darkness Friday night. They were scheduled to resume Saturday. In the first round at Wimbledon ...
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Informing that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was probing former cricket administrator Lalit Modi's bribery accusations against three cricketers including Suresh Raina, secretary Anurag Thakur on Saturday said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) can react only after a formal intimation about it from world cricket's governing body. Speaking to mediapersons ...
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The selection committee of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will meet at Sports Authority of India (SAI) training Centre in Lucknow on Monday to witness selection trials for the women's team who will represent the country in the Senior World Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas from September 7 to 12. The selection committee will select an eight-member team during the trials ...
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 ...
Stavanger (Norway): Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to finish second in Norway chess tournament, part of the Grand Chess tour.The last round did not provide the expected fireworks as Topalov just decided to play it safe with his white pieces and followed an earlier game played between Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine and Magnus Carlsen. The ...
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 ...
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