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Sunita Lakra completes century of international matches

May 18: India’s premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country, when she took field against New Zealand in the third of the five match series, here today.

Virat will bounce back into form in Champions Trophy: Kapil

May 18: Cricket legend Kapil Dev is not losing sleep over the recent lean patch of Virat Kohli and is confident that the Delhi stalwart will bounce back into form in the ICC Champions Trophy commencing on June 1.

India put up a strong fight in 2-3 loss to New Zealand

May 18: Indian women’s hockey team fought till the final hooter but went down 2-3 to New Zealand in the third game of the five-match series.

Harbhajan writes to Kumble, requests to look into Ranji fees

May 18: Time away from national team has given Harbhajan Singh a fresh perspective about the condition of an average domestic cricketer, prompting him to request chief national coach Anil Kumble to raise the issue of their match fees with the COA.

Knight Riders eliminate Sunrisers

May 18: Kolkata Knight Riders survived some anxious moments before progressing to IPL-10 Qualifier 2. Set a revised target of 48 in six overs

Bagan ease past BFC

May 18: Mohun Bagan produced a dominating display to drub Bengaluru FC 3-1 in the group E fixture of the AFC Cup at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here on Wednesday.

East Bengal pick up ISL bid

May 18: East Bengal on Wednesday picked the bid document to compete in the Indian Super League while Mohun Bagan were expected to follow suit signalling their eased stance against the IMG-Reliance owned lucrative meet.

Finisher MSD still not finished

May 18: The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League did not begin on an ideal note for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Sanchez keeps Arsenal in hunt

May 18: Alexis Sanchez sank Sunderland to keep Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Tuesday, while Manchester City all but secured a top-four place by beating West Bromwich Albion.

Late start shouldn’t be a concern: Race Director Jones

May 18: As the city gears up to host the 10th edition of the TCS World 10K on Sunday, the organisers, Procam International, unveiled the route for the road race on Wednesday.

Chelsea celebrate title with victory

May 17: Substitute Cesc Fabregas scored an 88th-minute winner as new Premier League champions Chelsea edged Watford 4-3 in a richly entertaining game at Stamford Bridge.

’Focused on immediate goals’

May 17: Former world number one Maria Sharapova says she is not looking too far ahead after returning from a doping suspension but concedes she is eager to be competing for the biggest titles in tennis again.

TCS 10K starts Cubbon Park Rejuvenation

May 17: Over the past nine years, TCS World 10K has provided philanthropists with a platform to make generous contributions to various charitable causes associated with it.

Karnataka edge Delhi to make quarters

May 17: A determined Karnataka played out of their skins to eke out a 3-2 win against Delhi and qualify for the quarterfinals of the 7th Hockey India Sub-junior National Championships here at the Hockey stadium on Tuesday.

Supergiant storm into final

May 17: Rising Pune Supergiant continued their hold over Mumbai Indians and thumped the hosts by 20 runs to storm into the final of the Indian Premier League here at the Wankhede stadium on Tuesday.

It’s do-or-die for KKR, SRH

May 17: If there is anything called momentum in sport, Sunrisers Hyderabad will claim it to be on their side as they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL-10 Eliminator here at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.

Need to adapt to the conditions quickly, says Moody

May 17: Sunrisers Hyderabad face a couple of fitness concerns ahead of their IPL-10 Eliminator against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Bagan, Bengaluru in crunch tie

May 17: In what will be pre-cursor to the high-octane Federation Cup final, Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC will have an ideal ‘dress rehearsal’ when they square off in an AFC Cup group league encounter on Wednesday.

Tennis: Sharapova retires after French Open snub, Murray stunned

May 17: Maria Sharapova retired with injury in her second-round match in Rome, just hours after she was denied a wild card for the French Open, while defending champion Andy Murray crashed to a heavy defeat in his opener against Fabio Fognini.

Don’t think last two overs cost us the game: Parthiv Patel

May 17: Mumbai Indians had things well in control before losing the plot in the last two overs that cost them 41 overs but opener Parthiv Patel refused suggestions that it affected their chances in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL.

Daredevils make life tough for Pune with a 7-run win

May 13: Delhi Daredevils defeated fancied Rising Pune Supergiant by seven runs here today, making the play-off race tougher for the visiting side in the Indian Premier League.

Delhi delay Pune’s progress

May 13: Delhi Daredevils poured water on Rising Pune Supergiants’ plans to make the Indian Premier League play-offs on Friday night by inflicting a seven-run defeat at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

Crucial match for Sunrisers

May 13: Faced with a do-or-die situation, defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad have no other option but to go all out against a struggling Gujarat Lions in order to clinch the last-available spot for the IPL Play-offs here on Saturday.

Bengaluru FC enter semis

May 13: Chhetri’s men draw 1-1 with Bagan, set up Aizawl clash

Rituparna, Verma bag singles titles

May 13: Favourite Sourabh Verma of ONGC had to stave off a spirited fight from BPCL’s Aditya Joshi to win the men’s singles title in the 38th PSPB inter-unit badminton championships here.

’Beating top guns was morale boosting’

May 13: While his recent run of results may not be eye-catching, Indian badminton ace Ajay Jayaram continues to be the highest ranked men’s singles player from the country.

MP boys post big win over Jharkhand

May 13: Shreyas Dhupe stole the limelight on Friday as his hat-trick helped Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy hand Jharkhand a 5-0 drubbing

Temporary relief for agitated athletes

May 13: Having registered their protest in no uncertain terms, the athletes and coaches were back to training here at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on Friday after finding a temporary solution to their problems.

Aditya, Vishal spur Jawahar to victory

May 13: Aditya struck a big half-century while Vishal Tej returned a five-wicket haul as Jawahar Sports Club (1) registered a comprehensive 248-run win over Standard Cricket Club in the KSCA Group I – I, II and III Division .

Cambridge emerge champions

May 13: A combined batting effort from Karan Umesh, Arsalaan and Swaroop powered Cambridge CC to a 94-run victory over Delhi Public School (South) in the final of the under-14 Tiger Cup here.

Karnataka post big win in opener

Subal Kerketta emerged as the star performer as Hockey Karnataka drubbed Chhattisgarh Hockey 8-0 in their opening Pool ‘D’ game.....

Poovamma strikes gold

M R Poovamma edged a fighting Jisna Mathew in a tight finish to win the women’s 400M gold in the second Indian......

Arjun blurring the lines between dream and reality

Some dreams do come true, as Arjun Maini might be thinking after making his way into the glitzy world.....

Murray bows out as Nadal, Djokovic march on in Madrid

World number one Andy Murray’s slump in form continued as he crashed out of the Madrid Masters third round 6-3, 6-3 to.....

Sakshi Malik enters finals at Asian Wrestling Championship

Rio Olympics bronze medallist woman wrestler Sakshi Malik (60kg) assured herself of a silver medal after reaching the finals.......

Ashwini keen to raise the bar

May 10: After enduring a poor run at the Olympics in Rio last year, women’s doubles aces Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta went their separate ways late last year.

Samarth, Gautam slam big hundreds

May 10: Karnataka Ranji team-mates R Samarth and CM Gautam hammered big, brisk hundreds as Swastic Union Cricket Club

ONGC outwit BPCL for men’s crown

May 10: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) trumped Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) 3-1 in the final of the men’s team championship

Cambridge face DPS (South) in final

May 10: A commanding performance from Cambridge CC gave them a massive 196-run victory over Shantinagar CC, by virtue of which they entered the final of the under-12 category of the Tiger Cup.

Sub-junior ’A’ Division today

May 10: Defending champions Hockey Gangpur Odisha will take on Sports Authority of India (SAI) in the opening game of the 7th Hockey Indian Sub-junior National Championship

KSCA rejig selection committees, coaches

May 10: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) rejigged the selection committees and coaching staff of various age groups for the 2017-18 season.

Daredevils lock horns with Lions

May 10: With eight points from 11 games, Delhi had held onto a faint hope of qualifying for the play-off but once Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians to move to 15 points, it was all over for Zaheer Khan’s men.

We executed our plans to perfection, says Laxman

May 10: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman has complemented Mohammed Nabi and Shikhar Dhawan for executing the side’s plans perfectly to win against table- leaders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

Jhulan is highest wicket-taker in ODIs

May 10: Indian women’s team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in history of ODIs on Tuesday, eclipsing the decade-long record in the name of Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Huge task awaits Atletico

May 10: For all coach Diego Simeone has changed at Atletico Madrid, one thing remains the same — an inferiority complex when faced with their richer, more successful cross-city rivals Real Madrid.

IndiGo eyes 50 ATR planes for regional push

May 10: No-frills carrier IndiGo on Monday announced plans to buy 50 ATR turboprop planes with an aim to tap the regional aviation market. The deal could run into $1.3 billion at list price.

IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions’ Brendon McCullum, Nathu Singh ruled out with injuries.

Gujarat Lions opening batsman Brendon McCullum and pace bowler Nathu Singh were on Friday ruled out of the remainder of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) due to injuries.................

Manchester City given 2-year ban from signing academy players.

Manchester City have been banned from signing academy players for an initial 12 months and fined 300,000 pounds ($390,000) for breaching rules governing youth transfers, the Premier League said on Friday.........

Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2017 success mantra: ‘One game at a time’.

Unlike their last Indian Premier League (IPL) season, former champions Mumbai Indians have played with a fresh verve this time and are virtually through to the playoffs of the T20 league...............

How Preity Zinta celebrated Kings XI Punjab win with Sandeep Sharma, Axar Patel.

An all-round show from Axar Patel and Sandeep Sharma helped Kings XI Punjab pick up their fifth victory of the season as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.......

Virat Kohli should look himself in mirror: Sunil Gavaskar slams off-colour star

Virat Kohli is the darling of Indian cricket fans. His elegant strokes and envious records have made the India captain a champion. But something different is happening at the ..................

Sunrisers Hyderabad out to stop Rising Pune Supergiant’s winning run in IPL 2017.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to stop a rampaging Rising Pune Supergiant when both teams meet in the Indian Premier League on Friday in a bid to cement their place in the play-offs.............

Anil Kumble could be in big trouble over ICC Champions Trophy. This is why.

While India’s participation in the ICC Champions Trophy still hinges a lot on Sunday’s potentially heated Special General Meeting in New Delhi, a fresh front seems to have been unwittingly opened.........

Tottenham Hotspur suffer major Premier League title blow with loss at West Ham.

Tottenham Hotspur’s exhilarating Premier League title surge came to a shuddering halt as they lost 1-0 at West Ham United on Friday to leave Chelsea needing six points from four games to be crowned .............

India’s ICC Champions Trophy participation not confirmed yet, BCCI, CoA look for solution.

The next couple of days will see some serious business and decision making in Indian cricket, the repercussions of which will be felt in the world of cricket..............

Afridi on dosti with Indian cricketers: ‘Unlikely to have coffee with Gambhir’.

India and Pakistan may be arch-rivals on the field, but off it they share a strong bond. This was revealed by former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi...........

Indian cricket team gets new jersey ahead of Champions Trophy 2017.

The CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Rahul Johri, today launched the new Indian team jersey with official team sponsors Oppo’s name on the shirt’s front here.............

Why Delhi Daredevils’ IPL 2017 hero Rishabh Pant was fearless in huge chase.

Rishabh Pant displayed his brilliance at a vital time as his 97 off 43 balls, combined with his 143-run stand with Sanju Samson for the third wicket, helped Delhi Daredevils win by seven..............

Dinesh Karthik rues Gujarat Lions’ inability to defend totals in IPL 2017.

Gujarat Lions posted 208/7, their highest total in the history of the Indian Premier League in their clash against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. However, it was not..........

Rishabh Pant-Sanju Samson stand lights up IPL 2017 - A list of top partnerships.

T20 cricket has more often than not turned out to be a batsman’s paradise where one can free his arms right from the first ball. The shortest format of the game also calls for restricted line............

Guru Rahul Dravid shares success mantra with shishyas Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson.

Rishabh Pant (97 off 43 balls) and Sanju Samson (61 off 31 balls) scripted a memorable victory for Delhi Daredevils on Thursday as the two helped their side pull off the second highest run-chase............

Rishabh Pant’s IPL knock floors Tendulkar, Big B; is MS Dhoni under pressure?

Teenager Rishabh Pant played a masterful innings as his 97 helped Delhi Daredevils to a seven-wicket thumping and ended Gujarat Lions’ already slim IPL play-off hopes. Sachin Tendulkar,...............

Manchester United ride Marcus Rashford goal to beat Celta Vigo in Europa League.

Manchester United’s teenage striker Marcus Rashford struck a stunning second-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo in their UEFA Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday..............

Goalkeeper Subrata Paul available for Federation Cup, India ties.

For Subrata Paul, news of India making it to 100 in Fifa rankings for the first time since April 1996 would be doubly satisfying because it came on a day the national team goalie found he could play..........

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary seeks CoA nod for notice to ICC.

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary wrote to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday seeking permission to send a notice to the ICC, allaying fears that India would...........

Mohammed Shami an automatic choice for Champions Trophy 2017: Sourav Ganguly.

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has put his weight behind fit-again pacer Mohammed Shami, saying if fit, the Bengal bowler is an automatic choice in the Indian team for the ICC Champions Trophy..................

Neeraj Chopra can break into javelin’s 90m club: Australia coach Garry Calvert.

When Australian javelin expert Garry Calvert arrived in February last year, he found most of India’s top throwers struggling due to lack of direction........

How good is Indian Premier League for cricket | Opinion.

For a moment, set aside peripherals (the excessive focus on cash, contracts and paycheques, ignore the chamak-dhamak of cheerleaders and celebrities), and mute the noise of naach-gaana. Focus instead..........

Rahul Tripathi’s fan base will grow after 93-run knock in IPL 2017: Manoj Tiwary.

One day, Rahul Tripathi will have crowds cheering him like they now do for MS Dhoni, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane among others. That is what Manoj Tiwary felt about his Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).............

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma attend RCB 10-year celebration together.

Cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma’s frequent outings together have been giving their fans a kick. Not to miss their overtly expressive posts on social media that have often got the rumour...........

Kings XI Punjab players’ prank on co-owner Preity Zinta will leave you in splits.

Kings XI Punjab are not having best of times on the pitch so far; with four wins and five losses in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, but that has not restricted them from having their bit..............

IPL 2017: Rahul Tripathi special helps RPS hand KKR 2nd loss in a row.

Time will tell whether Rahul Tripathi goes the way of those who flickered but couldn’t glow in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but his turbo-charged 93 helped Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) beat Kolkata............

Maria Sharapova’s Wimbledon fate to be decided on June 20.

Former champion Maria Sharapova’s hopes of playing at this year’s Wimbledon championships could hinge on a June 20 meeting of tournament organisers unless the Russian hits form in forthcoming events in Rome.......

Juventus outclass Monaco in UEFA Champions League semi-final.

Two-goal hero Gonzalo Higuain urged his Juventus teammates to keep their feet on the ground after a brilliant 2-0 win in Monaco on Wednesday that left them on the brink of the UEFA Champions League........

IPL 2017: Rahul Tripathi’s ‘see ball, hit ball’ tactics pummel Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rising Pune Supergiant opener Rahul Tripathi has been one constant in the Steve Smith-led IPL team this season. Of the nine innings he has played, seven have been 30-plus knocks, and considering ............

AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan look to revive campaign against Maziya S&RC.

Mohun Bagan will look to get their act together and put in a credible performance against Maziya S&RC in a Group E AFC Cup match at the National Stadium in Male (Maldives) on Wednesday...............

Delhi Daredevils can qualify for IPL play-offs: Amit Mishra after beating SRH.

Delhi Daredevils’ six-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday was more relevant than one way. It not only ended a five-match losing streak in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but.............

ICC row: Vinod Rai’s directive reins in BCCI officials ahead of Sunday’s SGM.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) heading the Indian Board has directed cricket officials not to send any drastic communication to the International Cricket Council (ICC) without its approval...........

Why cricket superman AB de Villiers hid love letters in the roof of his house.

Recently announced as the brand ambassador for famed multinational company Mont Blanc, Royal Challengers Bangalore vice-captain AB de Villiers revealed his association with the pen giants stemmed from a.......

Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah relishes bowling at death.

India speedstar Jasprit Bumrah has revealed that he relishes bowling in the death overs as he feels he can play a massive role in that position.............

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils down Sunrisers Hyderabad, stop 5-match losing streak.

Delhi Daredevils’ youth power displayed its full vigour on Tuesday as it lifted the team from the bottom of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 points table with a six-wicket win over defending ..........

IPL 2017: After David Warner massacre, Kolkata Knight Riders face Rising Pune Supergiant.

Only half in jest has Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan said that whenever he feels a little arrogant about himself, he visits the USA where immigration issues usually bring him down.........

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick as Real Madrid C.F thrash Atletico.

A ruthless Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat-trick to lead Real Madrid C.F. to a crushing 3-0 victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal.........

BCCI recommends Cheteshwar Pujara for Arjuna award.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday recommended India’s top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for the prestigious Arjuna award.........

Sardar Singh, former India hockey captain, recommended for Khel Ratna award.

Veteran hockey player and former captain Sardar Singh has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Hockey India announced on Monday.................

IPL: Why Delhi Daredevils keep breaking my heart, again and again.

In 2008, I discovered a new love -- cricket or should I say, the Delhi Daredevils. It was a strong side led by Virender Sehwag, and we fought our way to the Indian Premier League semifinals...............

Shashank Manohar likely to continue as ICC head for another term.

It seems Shashank Manohar might continue as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman after it emerged that various member boards are trying to convince him to complete his two-year term...........

Aizawl FC: I-League champions, but not best at home in Mizoram.

Aizawl FC are the new champion club in India. But they are not the best team at home in Mizoram.........

Cristiano Ronaldo has a Messi problem, says FC Barcelona great Xavi.

Barcelona great Xavi praised the “spectacular” Cristiano Ronaldo, but said the Real Madrid star’s problem was how good Lionel Messi is............

Road to 2020 Tokyo Olympics gets bumpy for India’s top athletes.

The eight-lane track of the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, where 2020 Tokyo Olympic hopefuls are training in a high performance athletics academy, is giving in..............

Ben Stokes’ million-dollar show for RPS vs Gujarat Lions hailed by Steve Smith.

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) skipper Steven Smith hoped that Ben Stokes’ stunning unbeaten century in their win over Gujarat Lions (GL) would settle the debate whether the English all-rounder was..........

Real Madrid C.F. do not have mental edge over Atletico Madrid: Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid C.F. do not have a psychological advantage over UEFA Champions League semifinal opponents Atletico Madrid despite beating them in two finals in three years, coach Zinedine Zidane ................

Soumyajit Ghosh achieves double glory, wins singles & doubles gold at Chile Open.

It was a double delight for Soumyajit Ghosh as he bagged both the singles and doubles gold at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF Challenge Chile Open in Santiago.........

Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait resigns from Fifa Council amid bribery claims.

Fifa Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his football roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials...........

Andrew Tye, Gujarat Lions’ hattrick man, quits IPL 2017 injured.

Andrew Tye, Gujarat Lions’ hat-trick man in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, has been ruled out of the remainder of the competition with a dislocated shoulder............

IPL 2017: Inspired by Army, Rahul Tripathi enjoying ‘fruits’ of goodwill.

The Indian Premier League is a perfect launch pad for young cricketers to learn how to handle the limelight. Rising Pune Supergiant opener Rahul Tripathi is currently enjoying it with his............

IPL 2017: Dejected Rahul Dravid laments Delhi Daredevils’ poor execution.

Delhi Daredevils chief mentor Rahul Dravid was at loss for words after a shocking display by his side against Kings XI Punjab in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday............

Aizawl FC, new I-League champs, face big future test after historic high.

All those needing a reference point to understand the Aizawl FC story could look at Chapecoense, Monaco, RB Leipzig and Austria’s Rheindorf Altach. Each of these teams have challenged............

Stephanie McMahon ‘surprised’ by interest in WWE among women wrestlers.

A positive trend in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) over the last couple of years has been their focus on women’s wrestling...........

Celta Vigo beaten by Athletic Bilbao ahead of Manchester United visit.

Celta Vigo were beaten for the fifth time in six La Liga games, going down 3-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday with the Galicians distracted by Thursday’s Europa League semi-final against..............

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