Category Archives: Sports

Rayudu working on backfoot game for ODIs in Aus

Ambati Rayudu has always been a man of a few words and loves to let his bat do the talking. Since he made his comeback to the Indian ODI side in the Asia Cup last September, Rayudu has made most of the opportunities coming his way.

Top clash to get Premier Badminton League rolling

A mouth-watering clash between the Pune 7 Aces, led by Olympic and world champion Carolina Marin of Spain, and defending champions Hyderabad Hunters skippered by World Tour winner PV Sindhu, will kick-off the fourth edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the NSCI here on Saturday.

Do Spurs have the stamina to fight on four fronts?

Tottenham Hotspur have had to cope with the unwanted attention manager Mauricio Pochettino has received this week in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking with the Argentine now favourite to be Manchester United’s next permanent manager.

BCCI had legal support to appoint women’s team coach

The Times of India has learned that the BCCI officials sought Justice Srikrishna’s advice on the matter to ensure they followed the right legal process in the absence of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee.

Challenges galore for India ahead of Boxing Day Test

The foremost among the challenges India face is picking the right man for the right job — basically fielding the right combination. It starts with the crucial No. 6 spot which even Australia are struggling to fill.

Disgraced Steve Smith eyes World Cup return

Nine months into the one-year ban slapped on him by Cricket Australia for his role in the ‘Sandpapergate’ in Cape Town earlier this year, Steve Smith spoke about the “dark days” to the media at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Bancroft says he almost gave up cricket for yoga

Disgraced Australian player Cameron Bancroft Saturday said he was a vastly different person to the one caught ball-tampering and revealed he considered walking away from cricket to become a yoga teacher.

Australian Open brings in final set tie-breaks

Tie-breaks will be used in the final set at the Australian Open for the first time next year after organisers decided to follow Wimbledon in abandoning advantage final sets.

Pay $23 million or lose 2023 WC: ICC to BCCI

The ICC has put the proverbial gun to the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, asking it to cough up US $23 million (roughly Rs 160 crore) before December 31 to compensate for the tax deductions incurred in hosting the 2016 World T20 in India.

EPL: Liverpool seal Christmas top spot

Liverpool passed another stringent test of their Premier League title credentials as Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk gave them a 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton on Friday that guarantees top spot at Christmas.