ICC Rankings: Smith closes in as Kohli maintains top spot

Dubai: Australian batsman Steve Smith pipped New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson to second spot with only nine points separating him and the top-ra...

England unchanged for third Ashes Test as Anderson continues recovery

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Mandatory neck guards not far away after Smith felled by Archer: Med Chief

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Mitchell Johnson becomes MCC Honourary Life Member

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To groom him for Tests, Indian team keeps Saini as cover for Windies series

New Delhi: Impressed with his skill-set, the Indian team management has decided to keep speedster Navdeep Saini as a net bowler for the two-Test series against the West Indies, aiming to groom him for future red-ball assignments. Saini, who plays domestic cricket for Delhi, made his T20 International debut against the West Indies in Florida and won the man...

Trippier and Morata combine to give Atletico winning start in La Liga

Madrid: Alvaro Morata headed in a sumptuous Kieran Trippier cross to ensure a new-look Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 1-0 on Sunday (August 18) and made a winning start in La Liga. Trippier looked right at home at the Wanda Metropolitano when his bending ball was nodded in by Morata before two red cards in four minutes, one for each team, made it 10 agains...

Brazil’s Dani Alves scores winner on Sao Paulo debut

Sao Paulo: Brazil veteran Dani Alves scored the winning goal on his debut for Sao Paulo on Sunday (August 18), weeks after signing a three-year deal with the club. Alves, 36, found the back of the net in the 40th minute to score the only goal of the game against Ceara. Alves and Spanish international Juanfran, 34, are the stars for Sao Paulo, who snappe...

Joe Root glad to see Archer shake up things on Ashes Test debut

London: England captain Joe Root said fast bowler Jofra Archer had "lived up to the hype" with a dramatic Test debut against Australia at Lord's. World Cup winner Archer, who replaced the injured James Anderson in England's team for the second Ashes Test, took five wickets in the drawn match, including 3-32 in Australia's second innings on Sunday. Bu...

Concussion substitute Labuschagne stars in Ashes second Test

London: Marnus Labuschagne made history as international crickets first concussion substitute before his valuable fifty helped Australia draw the second Ashes Test against England at Lords on Sunday (August 18). Labuschagne was not confirmed as playing until Sunday morning when Australia star Steve Smith was ruled out with concussion, having been hit by...

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Madison Keys locks up WTA Cincinnati title with victory over Kuznetsova

Cincinnati: Madison Keys came from a break down in both sets to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Sunday (August 18) to win the WTA Cincinnati crown. The 2017 US Open finalist notched her fifth career title and second this season after a win in Charleston in April. She'll return to the top 10 in the world rankings with the US Open a week away. ...

Virat Kohli gets emotional on completing 11 years in Int’l cricket

Coolidge (Antigua): Acknowledged by the best in the business and feted across the globe for his consistency, India cricket captain Virat Kohli says he couldn't have asked for more as he completes the 11th year of a stellar international career. Kohli, whose international career began in 2008, took to social media to share his emotions. "From starting as a teenag...

Medvedev comes good with Cincinnati Masters title

Cincinnati: Daniil Medvedev, coming off back-to-back ATP finals defeats, held off David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 on Sunday (August 18) to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters. The ninth-seeded Russian finished with an ace after saving break points in the final game, lifting a first Masters 1000 trophy after settling for runner-up finishes to Nick Kyrgios in Washingt...

Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to have Virat Kohli stand soon: DDCA

New Delhi: In recognition of Virat Kohli's phenomenal success in international cricket, the DDCA has decided to name one stand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after the India captain. Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath are the two other Delhi players who have stands after their names but the honour came their way after their retirements. Kohli will be ...

Shahzad suspended from all forms of cricket for a year: ACB

Kabul: Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended from all forms of cricket for a period of 12 months for violating ACB's disciplinary rules, the country's cricket Board (ACB) said on Sunday (August 18). Earlier, Shahzad's contract was "suspended for indefinite period" for breaching the ACB Code of Conduct but the Afghanistan ...

England and Australia draw second Ashes Test at Lords

London: The second Test between England and Australia ended in a draw at Lords on Sunday (August 18). Australia set an unlikely 267 to win in a minimum of 48 overs after England captain Joe Roots declaration, finished on 154-6, with Marnus Labuschagne -- Test crickets first concussion substitute -- top-scoring with 59. A draw always looked likely in ...

Sindhu chases elusive gold at Basel World Championships

Basel (Switzerland): India's double silver medallist P V Sindhu will look to produce another masterclass when she resumes her quest for an elusive gold at the BWF World Championships beginning here on Monday (August 19). Sindhu has been the most consistent performer in the World Championships in the last few years with two back-to-back silver and as many bronze meda...

Cricketers set to deliberate on conflict of interest issue

Mumbai: The contentious 'conflict of interest' issue is set to be discussed by past cricketers during an informal meeting to be held at the BCCI headquarters here on Monday (August 19). Several top cricketers are expected to attend the meeting in the presence of at least one Committee of Administrators (CoA) member. They are expected to deliberate on th...

Captain Karunaratne’s ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Galle: Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 122 as Sri Lanka chased down 268 for the loss of just four wickets to win the first Test against New Zealand at Galle on Sunday (August 18) and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Karunaratne posted his ninth Test hundred along with enjoying a record-equalling opening partnership of 161 with Lahiru Thiriman...

Australia’s Smith retires hurt after being hit by Archer bouncer

London: Australia batsman Steve Smith was forced to retire hurt after being hit on the side of the head by a Jofra Archer bouncer on the fourth day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday. Smith was in sight of his third successive Ashes hundred when, on 80, he turned his head away from an express delivery from England fast bowler Archer timed at...

No surprised if neck guard becomes mandatory after Smith incident: Langer

London: Australia coach Justin Langer says he won't be surprised if wearing a neck guard on the helmet becomes mandatory in the future after star batsman Steve Smith was felled by a bouncer in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's. Smith was batting on 80 on the fourth day on Saturday when he was struck by a bouncer from fast bowler Jofra Arch...

NADA to start testing during Duleep games, BCCI wants doctors as DCOs

New Delhi: The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will start testing the players registered under Indian cricket board during the next Duleep Trophy game in Bengaluru, having agreed to BCCIs demands for qualified medical practitioners as Lead Dope Control Officers (LDCO). Recently, BCCIs GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim and head of anti-doping unit Dr Ab...

Australia cricket union condemns boos after Smith felled by Archer

Sydney: Australia's cricket union on Sunday (August 18) slammed fans at Lord's, London for booing Steve Smith after he was felled by a bouncer from fast bowler Jofra Archer, saying the sport deserves better. The star batsman collapsed face forward after a sickening blow to the side of the neck and head when on 80 during Australia's first innings of the ...

Klaasen called up in Proteas Test squad to replace injured Second for India tour

Johannesburg: Wicketkeeper Rudi Second has been ruled out of South Africa's Test tour of India in October due to an injury and Heinrich Klaasen will take his place in the squad, Cricket South Africa said. The CSA said, "Second, one of the new caps in the Proteas squad announced on August 13 to play three Tests in India in October, has suffered an injury while...

Warm-up game: Pujara 100 and Rohit 68 take India to 297/5 on Day 1

Coolidge (Antigua): Cheteshwar Pujara immediately struck form with a fine century while Rohit Sharma hit 68 as India shrugged off initial wobble to score 297 for 5 against West Indies A on the opening day of their three-day warm-up game here. Pujara and Rohit stitched 132 runs together for the fourth wicket to take India to a strong position after being reduced to ...

Indian women’s hockey team holds Australia to draw in Olympic Test Event

Tokyo: The Indian women's hockey team came back twice from a goal deficit to hold world number 2 side Australia 2-2 in a hard-fought round-robin league match of the Olympic Test Event here on Sunday (August 18). Vandana Katariya (36th) and Gurjit Kaur (59th) scored for India to cancel out strikes from Kaitlin Nobbs (14th) and Grace Stewart (43rd) in th...

Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test

Tokyo: France won a thrilling mixed triathlon test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sunday, which passed off as planned in a welcome boost for organisers after difficulties with high temperatures and water pollution. The swimming leg of the paratriathlon on Saturday (August 17) was scrapped after water tests showed levels of e-coli bacteria more than ...

Cummins double stuns England after Smith makes brave 92 in second Test

London: Australia's Steve Smith returned to make 92 after a sickening blow to the neck before England captain Joe Root fell for the first golden duck of his Test career as Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls on a dramatic fourth day of the second Ashes clash at Lord's. England were 96-4 in their second innings -- a lead of 104 runs -- when rain fo...

Djokovic dumped as Medvedev sets up Cincinnati final with Goffin

Cincinnati: World number one Novak Djokovic wilted under pressure from Daniil Medvedev, falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to the ninth-seeded Russian in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. Medvedev's upset win on Saturday sent him into a title showdown with another unexpected finalist, 16th-seeded Belgian David Goffin, who defeated France's Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 to ...

Deepa Malik, Bajrang Punia get Khel Ratna, Jadeja bags Arjuna

New Delhi: Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was on Saturday (August 17) nominated for the country's highest sporting honour - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award - along with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia. The name of 48-year-old Deepa, who won a silver medal in the shot put F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, was...