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New Delhi: On the eve of the World Cup semi-final clash between India and New Zealand, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 150-crore mark in the National Capital Region (NCR). Punters, mostly from the trading class, and bookies linked to underworld syndicates are known to have wider network ...
Every time the Indian team fails to win, questions are asked of Dhoni. Usually, Kohli steps in to ask the critics to keep their opinions to themselves. Every time the Indian team averts a loss, too, questions are asked of Dhoni. Usually, Kohli steps in to ask the critics to keep their opinions to themselves. To defend Dhoni and his own stance, Kohli points out that his predecessor in captaincy has ...
Amid the furore over umpires call to give an extra run when a throw struck Ben Stokes' bat in the World Cup final, it has now come to light that the all-rounder had asked the umpires to take away the four overthrows which ultimately proved to be decisive in England's win over New Zealand. During the final over in England's chase of 241 on Sunday at Lord's, Stokes accidentally knocked the ball coming ...
There are some matches which are so close, so heartbreaking, that it seems wrong for anyone to be happy at the end. It happened four years ago, between South Africa and New Zealand – the South African innings was interrupted by rain just as AB de Villiers was set to go in for the kill, with big-hitters like Rilee Rossouw and David Miller yet to take the crease, and New Zealand's target was cut short ...
Ahmedabad (Gujrat) [India], July 15 (ANI): In the fifth match of the ongoing Intercontinental Cup, DPR Korea defeated Tajikistan 1-0 here at EKA Arena on Monday.By the end of the full time, Ri Jin's goal in the 33rd minute was a solitary goal in the whole game.DPR Korea started finding space in Tajikistan's defence from the initial minutes of the game.In the 33rd minute, Ri Jin latches onto a low cross ...
Turin [Italy], July 15 (ANI): Juventus' new signing Aaron Ramsey said that he had no second thoughts regarding where he wants to play after he heard that the club was interested in him."When I heard that Juventus were interested in me, I thought it would be a dream to come here, as well as a great challenge. You can't turn down this opportunity. This is the right club for me. I hope to be a part of ...
Veteran tennis player Rohan Bopanna has said that he has no worries about going to Pakistan as part of the Indian Davis Cup team in September. India and Pakistan have been drawn to compete for the Asia/Oceania Group 1 Tie in Islamabad. This will be the first time since March 1964 that an Indian Davis Cup team will travel to Pakistan. "I am looking forward to the Davis Cup tie in Pakistan. I have ...
London [UK], July 13 (ANI): Swiss tennis star Roger Federer defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-final to advance to the finals of the ongoing Wimbledon Championship on Saturday.With this victory, Federer will appear in the tournament's final for the 12th time. Interestingly, it was their first grass-court clash since the 2008 Wimbledon final, which Nadal had won.In the opening ...
Amid the furore over umpires call to give an extra run when a throw struck Ben Stokes' bat in the World Cup final, it has now come to light that the all-rounder had asked the umpires to take away the four overthrows which ultimately proved to be decisive in England's win over New Zealand. During the final over in England's chase of 241 on Sunday at Lord's, Stokes accidentally knocked the ball coming ...
There are some matches which are so close, so heartbreaking, that it seems wrong for anyone to be happy at the end. It happened four years ago, between South Africa and New Zealand – the South African innings was interrupted by rain just as AB de Villiers was set to go in for the kill, with big-hitters like Rilee Rossouw and David Miller yet to take the crease, and New Zealand's target was cut short ...
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he ordered the downing of a "hijacked" plane that threatened 40,000 spectators who came to witness the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the media reported.The President made the revelations on Sunday in a two-hour documentary film titled "Putin" directed by Andrey Kondrashov, a state television filmmaker, which was shared on ...
PyeongChang (South Korea): Shiva Keshavan of India finished at the 30th spot in the Singles Run 3 of the Men's Luge event at the Winter Olympics here on Sunday. Shiva, who had finished 36th in the earlier round, now has an overall standing of 31 among 40 competitors. The Indian registered a time of 48.9 seconds on Sunday, which was 1.396 seconds slower than Chris Mazder of the US who came in first. Mazder, ...
Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title after defeating America's Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in a tie-break contest.The challenge proved to be one of the most difficult ones for the reigning world champion as both the players played 12 draw matches leading them to the tie-breaker. A 20-day long event tested the nerves of the players but in the end, it was Carlsen ...
Kolkata: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand saved his best for the last to clinch the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament by getting past overnight leader Hikaru Nakamura in the playoff here on Wednesday. The 48-year-old five-time world champion, who was fourth after the first leg, secured six wins and three draws in the final nine rounds to draw level with the world number three ...

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