India vs Australia: Josh Hazlewood to miss first Test in Nagpur

Recovering from an Achilles injury, Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood is set to miss the opening Test against India in Nagpur and also remains ...
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Dipa Karmakar handed 21-month ban after failing dope test

Star gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been handed a 21-month ban for failing a dope test conducted by the International Testing Agency. This is contrary to claims made by Indian officials that her “suspension” last year was not related to doping offence. Dope sample had Higenamine Karmakar’s dope sample collected out-of-competition by the ITA, an in...

Is Shubman Gill the next Virat Kohli? Experts have their say

On February 1, Shubman Gill became only the fifth Indian batsman to score a century in all three formats of the game. His 126 not out off just 63 balls in the second T20I against New Zealand, set up India’s series win by a record margin of 168 runs in Ahmedabad. This superlative knock by the 23-year-old is earning him plaudits from cricketers an...

Will eventually return to my home Barcelona, says emotional Messi

Lionel Messi, the star player for Paris Saint-Germain, says he will return to his former club and city, Barcelona, once he ends his professional football career. Messi, who has a notable record as the captain of Argentina's national team, including winning the World Cup, is considered by many as one of Barcelona's most iconic footballers. Als...

‘Ashwin’ helping Australia in Bengaluru ahead of Test series against Indi...

Australia has roped in Maheesh Pithiya, a 21-year-old spinner with an uncanny resemblance to Ravichandran Ashwin, to train on spin-friendly tracks as part of its preparation for the upcoming Test series against India. Off-spinner Ashwin may prove to be a major threat for Australia, which has not won a Test series in India since 2004. Expectin...

Gill hits maiden T20I ton as India beats NZ by record run margin

Shubman Gill smashed a whirlwind unbeaten maiden century in the shortest format as India thrashed New Zealand by 168 runs, its biggest-ever win in terms of runs, in the third and final T20 International to pocket the hard-fought series 2-1 in Ahmedabad on Wednesday (February 1). India's second-highest margin of victory was a 143-run win over Ire...

Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid quits

Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid on Monday resigned from his position following the host nation’s disastrous run at the just-concluded World Cup. Reid, who was appointed India coach in April 2019, led the team to a historic bronze medal finish at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The 58-year-old Australian submitted his resignation ...

A la Dhoni 2007, Shafali’s side pulls off a stunner at U-19 T20 WC before WPL

More than 15 years back, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni was masterminding India’s campaign at the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was being unfurled with much fanfare back home. Reluctant entrant to the maiden T20 World Cup and consequently leaving out several senior and established stars, India was expected to merely ma...

Indian women create history; win ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup

India created history on Sunday (January 29) by winning the inaugural ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa. This was Indian women’s cricket team’s first-ever World Cup trophy at any level. The seniors reached the World Cup final on three occasions across formats but failed to win the crown. In the final, India def...

Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open; equals Nadal’s 22 Grand Slam titles

Novak Djokovic dominated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final, winning 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday (January 29). With this win, he has reclaimed the world no. 1 ranking. Djokovic's 10th Australian Open title bolsters his already impressive record. With 22 Grand Slam titles, including seven from Wimb...

‘Almost impossible’ for Australia to beat India at home: Ian Chappell

Rohit Sharma and Co will miss Rishabh Pant's "gregarious personality" but it is still "almost impossible" for Australia to beat India at home, feels the legendary Ian Chappell. The Pat Cummins-led Australia, which has had a golden run winning the Ashes and then the series against Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa most recently, will face it...

3 Indians in historic all-woman match officials panel for Women’s T20 WC

In a significant first for world cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has named an all-female panel of match officials for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa, the ICC announced on Friday (January 27). Three match referees and 10 umpires make up the 13-woman team in what is a landmark moment and is in part of ...

Tearful Sania Mirza ends Grand Slam career; loses mixed doubles final

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza ended her Grand Slam career on Friday (January 27) as a runner-up in the mixed doubles event at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Sania and Rohan Bopanna pair lost to Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos in the mixed doubles final at the Rod Laver Arena on Friday afternoon. Stefani and Matos defeated Sania an...

ICC Awards 2022: Full list of all 13 winners and 5 teams of the year

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the complete list of ICC Awards 2022 with Pakistan captain Babar Azam and England’s Nat Sciver taking the top honours. Babar won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 while Sciver took home the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of ...

Hockey World Cup: Top four teams enter final four for title clash

As predicted, the top four teams have reached the semifinals of the Men's World Cup. However, with little separating Australia, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium, it is uncertain which two teams will proceed to the finals after Friday's matches. World number one Australia face Germany, ranked fourth in the FIH chart, in the first se...

Suryakumar wins ICC T20I Cricketer of Year award; picks his ‘special’ kno...

India’s Suryakumar Yadav on Wednesday (January 25) won the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2022 award. The honour, as part of the ICC Awards 2022, was bestowed upon Suryakumar after he had one of the best years any player has had in the format’s history. He scored 1,164 runs in 31 matches at an average of 46.56 and a strike-rate of 187.43. ...

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advance to Australian Open mixed doubles final

Sania Mirza, who is competing in her last Grand Slam tournament, and her partner Rohan Bopanna from India advanced to the final of the mixed doubles category at the Australian Open on Wednesday. This gives her an opportunity to secure her seventh major Grand Slam title. The unseeded Indian pair knocked out third seeds Desirae Krawc...

Adani, RCB among 5 Women’s Premier League (WPL) team owners

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday (January 25) announced the five successful bidders for the Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL) with the Indian cricket board getting a combined valuation of ₹4,669.99 crore. The inaugural women's Twenty20 league - named Women's Premier League (WPL) will be played in March with the pa...

Mohammed Siraj becomes No. 1 ODI bowler in the world after NZ series win

India's fast bowler Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday (January 25) became the number one ODI bowler in the world in the latest ICC rankings. The rankings were updated after India's 3-0 clean sweep over New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday. Siraj replaced New Zealand seamer Trent Boult at the top of the ODI rankings for bowlers. Also read: India No. ...

India No. 1 in ODIs: What it means for Rohit-led side in World Cup year

A week back, when it took the field in Hyderabad, New Zealand was ranked the No. 1 One-Day International side in the world. After its 90-run hammering in Indore on Tuesday night (January 24), it ceded that spot to its vanquisher. Rohit Sharma’s India is now the top dog in 50-over cricket too, as it is in Twenty20 Internationals. Should it win the f...

Football: First-ever white card shown in a match in Portugal

Every football fan knows about the yellow card and the red card. But white card? Yes, the first ever white card in football history was shown by the referee during a women's clash between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. The white card is meant to recognise acts of fair play during a match, in a bid to ‘improve ethical value in the sport’. The pilot...

Split captaincy in Indian cricket: What Rahul Dravid says

Head coach Rahul Dravid was on Monday (January 23) asked whether India would adopt split captaincy and he shared his views on the same. Since India's unceremonious semifinal exit from the T20I World Cup last year, there is speculation over the future of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the shortest format. Also see: Photos from KL Ra...

Photos: KL Rahul ties the knot with Athiya Shetty in Khandala

Indian cricketer KL Rahul tied the knot with Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty on Monday (January 23) in the presence of family and friends. Athiya’s father and veteran Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty confirmed the wedding as he told the media, “Bahut acha raha, aur abhi phere bhi ho gaye, shaadi officially ho chuki hai, aur officially father-in-law...

ICC Awards 2022: Three Indians named in ICC T20I Team of the Year

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday (January 23) unveiled the ICC T20 Team of the Year 2022 as part of the ICC Awards 2022. There are three Indians in the line-up led by England’s T20 World Cup-winning captain Jos Buttler. The team comprises three Indians, two each from England and Pakistan, and one player apiece from New Zealan...

Reasons for India’s shock exit from Hockey WC: Here’s what coach Reid sai...

Indian hockey team's chief coach Graham Reid has said the side needs a mental conditioning coach going ahead after the host lost to New Zealand in a penalty shootout in a crossover match to crash out of the Hockey World Cup 2023 in Bhubneswar on Sunday (January 22). Reid's comments could be an indication that his team was not able to deal with t...

WFI row: Mary Kom to lead panel to probe allegations against Brij Bhushan

Boxing great MC Mary Kom will lead a five-member Oversight Committee that will probe sexual harassment charges against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Boxer MC Mary Kom to head Oversight Committee for Wrestling Federation of India. Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, Dhyanchand awardee Trupti Murgunde, S...
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