• Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Maradona

    Kolkata: Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta are among those who have confirmed their availability for the charity match to be played here involving Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the organisers said.Mohun...

  • Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis

    Basel: India tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Cincinnati Open, losing their men's doubles first round match here on Wednesday.The Indo-German pair was outplayed by the Spanish duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-2 6(2)-7 6-10 at Court 11 here.The...

  • Sharapova to play first major in 18 months at US Open

    New York: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been given a wild card into the main draw of the US Open, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said."Sharapova has played in the US Open main draw 10 times before. In her last visit to New York, in 2014, she fell to Caroline Wozniacki in the r...

  • Sreesanth back on cricket field after 4 years

    Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, former Indian speedster S. Sreesanth took to a cricket field for the first time in four years as he led a team in an exhibition match here.The exhibition match was played at the ground where he first plied his trade...

  • Kohli picks Pandya as biggest positive from Lanka win

    Kandy: India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday picked rising all-rounder Hardik Pandya's performance as the biggest positive after the visitors comprehensively beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete their maiden 3-0 clean sweep of the islanders.Pandya starred with the bat, firing his maid...

  • Yang Jiayu wins China's second gold, Felix wins 11th world title

    London: Yang Jiayu won the women's 20km race walk to earn China their second gold medal at the IAAF World Championships while American Allyson Felix took her 11th world career gold medal.Usain Bolt, who suffered a shock injury in the men's 4x100m relay, stole the highlight again as he appeared on th...

  • Coutinho excluded from Liverpool's Champions League tie squad

    Liverpool: Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho will not be travelling to Hoffenheim for Liverpool's Champions League tie as he has been omitted from the squad. Liverpool play a Champions League playoff tie against Hoffenheim on Tuesday. According to the club's Twitter handle, the player's name is ...

  • Bowling sensation Rajeshwari Gayakwad visits Vijayapura

    Vijayapura: Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who was part of the Indian women's team which reached the final of World Cup recently, visited her hometown Vijayapura for the first time after the tournament on Sunday. Speaking to reporters after seeking the blessings of Sri Siddeshwara swamiji, Rajeshwari said, "O...

  • Young players will benefit from PKL 5, says Haryana Steelers coach

    Ahmedabad: Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) debutants Haryana Steelers coach Rambir Singh Khokhar feels that the ongoing fifth season will help young players to get further recognition and establish their careers."The young players will be established and get recognition from the league this season while th...

  • Karun Nair to captain Mysuru Warriors in KPL

    Bengaluru: Karun Nair will captain Mysuru Warriors in Karnataka Premier League (KPL), scheduled to start from September 1. Karun is an Indian international cricketer, who has led Delhi Daredevils in the second leg of IPL this year. The talented cricketer will also be heading India 'A' team in the f...

  • Haddin joins Australia team as high-performance coach

    Sydney: Former wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has joined the Australian men's team as a high-performance coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Thursday.Haddin, a veteran of 66 Tests and 126 one-day games, will replaced Greg Blewett, the former Australia batsman, who wil...

  • India drop one place to 97th in FIFA rankings

    New Delhi: India slipped one spot from 96th to 97th in the latest FIFA Rankings which were released on Thursday.The Stephen Constantine-coached side had achieved one of their best rankings in recent history when they climbed to the 96th spot last month.But in July, there was hardly any international...