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India to face Canada in Edmonton

June 21: India will have to slug it out against Canada in the indoor stadium of Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, in their quest to enter the Davis Cup World Group.

Ronaldo ordered to appear in court

June 21: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of evading 14.7 million euro ($16.5m) in tax, has been summoned to appear before a judge in Spain, judicial sources told AFP on Tuesday.

End of a successful partnership

June 21: One of the most successful coaching stints with the Indian cricket team has come to a swift, shocking end with Anil Kumble deciding to discontinue in his position as the Head Coach of the Virat Kohli-led side.

Who next for the tough job?

June 21: With Anil Kumble deciding not to continue as India’s head coach, the question now centres around who could be the next man in the job.

’Partnership became untenable’

June 21: Anil Kumble confirmed on Tuesday that reservations Virat Kohli had about his ‘style’ had led to his departure as coach of the Indian team.

Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance in Australian Open

June 21: Indian shuttlers had a mixed day at the Australian Open Super Series as Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth progressed to the second round but four others were knocked out in the first round itself, here.

Misfiring India eye perfect game against Malaysia

June 21: Jolted by a loss to the Netherlands, India would look to regroup quickly when they take on Malaysia in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-Final, here tomorrow.

BCCI to invite more applications for coach’s post

June 21: The BCCI has decided to invite more applications for the post of Indian team’s coach to give Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) a wide range of options for picking a suitable candidate.

Shah Rukh acquires Cape Town franchise of T20 Global League

June 20: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with the co-owners of Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders have acquired the Cape Town Franchise of T20 Global League, a Cricket South Africa (CSA) initiative.

Gilchrist backs Kohli’s decision to bowl first

June 20: Former wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist justified Virat Kohli’s decision to bowl first on a flattish track against Pakistan, but confessed his preference to bat first in a final.

From being uncertainties to heroes

June 20: Two guys who almost missed the final ended up producing match-winning performances as Pakistan dethroned India in a lop-sided Champions Trophy final on Sunday.

Defeated but not disgraced

June 20: The Indian cricket team’s worst fears came true as they suffered a rare collective failure on the biggest day to lose their precious Champions Trophy crown to arch-rivals Pakistan on an unforgettable Sunday.

De Grasse surprised by his timing

June 20: Canada’s Andre De Grasse was blown to an emphatic and remarkably swift 100 metres win in a wind-assisted 9.69 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Sunday.

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.

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