Kashyap draws world number one after qualifying for Aus Open

June 20: Commonwealth Games champion shuttler P Kashyap set up a clash with World No. 1 Korean Son Wan Ho in the main draw of the Australian Super Series here today after coming through qualifiers with two wins on the trot.

Koepka keeps the fresh air blowing

June 20: The winds of change were blowing at the US Open on Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills, making it the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first-time winner.

UK police question Sardar; Batra fumes

June 20: Indian midfielder Sardar Singh was on Monday called for questioning by the police reportedly in connection with a year-old sexual assault case.

Windies name unchanged side for first two ODIs against India

June 20: West Indies have named an unchanged 13-man squad, which played a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan early this month, for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against India starting June 23.

Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years

June 20: The next Champions Trophy scheduled in India could be scrapped to accommodate two World Twenty20 Championships in a four-year cycle, the International Cricket Council’s CEO David Richardson has revealed.

Chhetri’s strike rate better than Ronaldo, Messi

June 17: The magnificent goal he scored against Kyrgyzstan in India’s 1-0 win in the 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers match in Bengaluru on June 13 has taken him past England striker Wayne Rooney (53 goals in 119 matches). Chhetri was playing in his 94th match.

Indian bowlers have their say

June 17: India has now made excellence at ICC events a habit. On Sunday, they will be playing in their second straight Champions Trophy final and if you include their 2011 World Cup triumph

Donning a different role

June 17: On Thursday at Edgbaston, many happened to see a different avatar of Kedar Jadhav.

’Pressure will be on India’

June 17: Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood kick-started the mind games for the all important Champions Trophy final against India

Swastic Union emerge champions

June 17: Swastic Union Cricket Club clinched the KSCA Group I, Division I, II, III under-16 inter-club tournament after their final against Jawahar Sports Club ended in a draw here.

Contribution of support staff massive, says Kohli

June 17: Thursday was a memorable day for Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Not only did India hammer Bangladesh by nine wickets to storm into the final of the Champions Trophy, he also became the fastest man to go past 8000 runs (175 innings) in ODI cricket.

Vinod guides RBI to easy victory over LRDE

June 16: Vinod Kumar slammed a brace to guide RBI to a 3-0 victory over LRDE in the BDFA ‘B’ Division league tie here on Thursday.

Kohli lauds bowling effort

June 16: Indian skipper Virat Kohli lavished praise on his bowlers for restricting Bangladesh to a below-par score that laid the foundation for an emphatic nine-wicket victory in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy.

Prannoy stuns Lee to enter quarters

June 16: H S Prannoy stunned World No 3 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games to storm into the men’s singles quarterfinals

Indrasen does star turn for Dharwad Zone

June 16: Indrasen Dani produced a fine bowling show to help Dharwad Zone register a five-wicket win over Tumkur Zone in the KSCA inter-mofussil under-23 tournament here at the Alur (3) ground on Thursday.

Brilliant Rashid blazes to the front

June 16: Rashid Khan has returned to form after a couple of missed cuts as he shot six-under 65 to take a share of the first round lead at the USD 500,000 Queens Cup here on Thursday.

12 Indian boys for NBA camp in China

June 16: Twelve boys from National Basketball Association (NBA), India will feature in the fourth Asia Pacific team camp to be held at Zhejiang Provincial Sports Vocational Technical Institute in Hangzhou, China from June 18-21.

Harman quick off the blocks

June 16: Brian Harman staked an early claim to become the seventh straight first time major winner by grabbing an early lead in a low-scoring start to the 117th US Open here Thursday.

Don’t think we need to change anything for final: Kohli

June 16: Pakistan’s "magnificent turnaround" has impressed him but India captain Virat Kohli says there is nothing that his side needs to be overtly concerned about ahead of the Champions Trophy final against the arch-foes on Sunday.

I am fully fit but have been advised rest: Bumrah

June 16: Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah says he has been advised to miss the limited-overs tour of West Indies as part of his workload management and not fitness issues.

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan edge past Sri Lanka, enter semi-finals

Sarfraz Ahmed produced a superb captain’s innings following a top-order collapse to see Pakistan cricket team into....

Much as they try to shed the chokers’ tag, it just refises to go away. The jokes and memes about their losses keep getting novel like their dismissals.

June 13: Generation after generation of exceptional South African cricketers have tried to break that notion but they keep finding newer ways to self destruct on the big stage.

Didn’t deserve to be in semis: du Plessis

June 13: Much as they try to shed the chokers’ tag, it just refises to go away. The jokes and memes about their losses keep getting novel like their dismissals.

Wily Bumrah proves his worth

June 13: One of the must-watch games of IPL-10 is the clash between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions at Rajkot on April 30.

India, Bangla clash in semis

June 13: Pakistan held their nerve in a now-on and now-off chase to defeat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the final Group ‘B’ game at Cardiff on Monday to complete the semifinal line-up of the Champions Trophy.

Tough Kyrgyz test for India


June 13: When Pavel Matiash steps on to the Sree Kanteerava stadium turf for the AFC Asian Cup qualifier tie against India on Tuesday, there is bound to be a sense of deja vu for the Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper.

Travelling fans to enjoy West Block Blues’ hospitality

June 13: A few months ago an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus forced the Champions League quarterfinal tie between the German side and Monaco to be postponed by a day.

Kyrgyzstan will start favourites, says Constantine

June 13: The Indian team might be on a seven-game unbeaten streak in all competitions and is riding high on confidence

Walk in the park for Hami

June 13: Lewis Hamilton’s love affair with the Canadian Grand Prix continued unabated on Sunday as he won the race for a sixth time and slashed Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One championship lead to 12 points.

From doubter to achiever

June 13: Rafael Nadal admitted he doubted he’d ever win another Grand Slam title after a three-year drought at the majors and an ongoing battle with injuries and poor form.

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