Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Results of Day 1 of India's experiment with pink ball

So, what did we learn about the pink ball? The good part of it was it held its shine during the 48 overs in the first innings. »
Rain forced the match to end in a draw, denying India chance to defend their top rank in the Test table.

Outfield at Queen’s Park Oval ‘poor’, says match referee

The fourth Test between India and the West Indies saw only 22 overs bowled »
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Blatter in last fight against FIFA ban

"I'm very confident," the 80-year-old told AFP last week, although his prospects for an outright victory would appear to be remote »
AROUND THE WORLD: Anurag Thakur has justified taking cricket to new venues with the intention of making the game more global.

Matches at neutral venues present a win-win situation: Thakur

Says they help promote the game and cater to a sizeable and dedicated fan base »
Tuti Patriot skipper Dinesh Karthik and mentor Monty Desai address the media on Tuesday. PHOTO: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

It seems like a mini-IPL: Karthik

“It already seems like a mini-IPL,” said a smiling Dinesh Karthik. He has been amazed by the buzz created by the tournament.Karthik will be leading Tuti Patriots against Chepauk Super Gillies in the i... »
Poor shot selection cost K.S. Bharat his wicket as he fell to Ankit Rajpoot. — PHOTO: SANDEEP SAXENA
GREATER NOIDA, August 24, 2016

India Red batsmen fight back

The pitch lost its green cover only marginally but the mindset of the players underwent an enormous transformation as India Red, propelled by professionally constructed centuries from Abhinav Mukund ... »
 Lewis Hamilton will hope to carry his momentum to Belgium and beyond as the F1 caravan resumes its journey after the mid-season break. — PHOTO: CHARLES COATES/GETTY IMAGES
August 24, 2016
FORMULA ONE

The Mercedes duo’s moment of truth

After winning the Canadian Grand Prix for the fifth time in his career early this year, Lewis Hamilton dedicated his win to Muhammad Ali. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” he said on the tea... »
HONG KONG, August 24, 2016

Dipika Pallikal bows out

National champion Dipika Pallikal lost to sixth-seeded Frenchwoman Camille Serme 11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 11-6 in a first round match of the Hong Kong Squash Open here on Wednesday. Earlier, the lon... »
Centre of attraction: Sakshi Malik, who was accorded a grand welcome, said she was happy to see so many people cheering for her. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
New Delhi, August 24, 2016

Sakshi arrives to a rousing reception

Olympic bronze medal-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik arrived here this morning to a grand welcome amid scenes of jubilation and loud cheers from scores of people at the Indira Gandhi International Airp... »
Lance Klusener. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
Chennai, August 24, 2016

Two-tier Test formula will benefit the game: Klusener

Lance Klusener believes the two-tier formula in Test cricket will benefit the game’s longest format. “Test cricket with two divisions will work,” said the former South African all-rounder.Here as the ... »
Dindigul, August 24, 2016

Karaikudi Kaalai to lock horns with VB Thiruvallur Veerans

Karaikudi Kaalai and VB Thiruvallur Veerans will both embark on their Tamil Nadu Premier League campaigns at the NPR College of Engineering and Technology, Natham, on Thursday. There has been some ... »
MYSORE, August 24, 2016

Referent and Sans Peur may fight out the finish

Referent and Sans Peur may fight out the finish of the H.H. Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Memorial Cup (1,200m), the feature event of the opening day’s races to be held here on Thursday (Aug. 25).False r... »
Pune, August 24, 2016

Motherland, Whomakestherules and Frivolous catch the eye

Motherland, Whomakestherules and Frivolous caught the eye when the horses were exercised here on Wednesday (Aug. 24) morning.Inner sand:600m: Charming (S.S. Rathore) 40. Urged. Turf Dancer (T.S. Jodh... »
Tokyo, August 24, 2016

5 things to know about the next Olympics in Tokyo

The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began on Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro. The contrast between the two host cities couldn’t be starker. Instead of samba... »
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar presenting a cheque of Rs. 2.50 crore to wrestler Sakshi Malik on Wednesday. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
Bahadurgarh, August 24, 2016

Haryana honours 'daughter' Sakshi Malik

Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who broke India's medal drought at the Rio Games by winning a bronze on August 18, arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday. After arriving at the Indira Gandhi International Airpo... »

Nandi looks at the bigger picture

Batsmen contrive to lose the plot

Sunita blames coach for Jaisha’s woes

Saha, Ashwin biggest positives: Kohli

Youngsters’ chance to shine on the big stage

Govt felicitates Sakshi’s parents

For Sindhu, it is raining rewards

When reality failed to match expectation

MUMBAI, August 24, 2016

BCCI age-group tournament for affiliate, associate members

The BCCI has approved an age-group tournament for affiliate and associate members before the start of the inter-State tournaments for various age groups.The tournament will serve as a selection tourn... »
Kavita Raut.
New Delhi, August 24, 2016

No issues as far as I’m concerned: Kavita

Marathon runner Kavita Raut on Wednesday sought to steer clear of the O.P. Jaisha controversy, asserting that there was enough water for her during the gruelling marathon event in the Rio Olympics. ... »
New York, August 24, 2016

Myneni advances

India’s Saketh Myneni moved into the second round of the US Open qualifiers with a straight-set victory over Albano Olivetti. The unseeded Indian dispatched the Frenchman 6-3, 7-5 in an hour and 11 m... »
Winston-Salem, August 24, 2016

Paes-Begemann duo in quarterfinals

Leander Paes joined hands with Germany’s Andre Begemann, his 108th partner on the ATP circuit, to enter the quarterfinals of the Winston-Salem Open with a straight-set win over Chris Guccione and And... »
Chennai, August 24, 2016

Karthik shores up Patriots innings

First, skipper Dinesh Karthik’s judicious aggression set the stage. Then the bowling led by the wily L. Balaji took Tuti Patriots, defending 164, to the brink of a win against Chepauk Super Gillies i... »  
August 24, 2016
NO BOUNDARIES

An all-time top ten — almost impossible to choose

Sitting in an Irish pub late on a Saturday evening in New York in the fall of 1984, a few sports journalists in conversation found themselves suddenly switching from Hollywood blockbusters to sports –... »
BENGALURU, August 24, 2016

Desert God, Ice Glacier and Flamboyance impress

Desert God, Ice Glacier and Flamboyance impressed when the horses were exercised here on Wednesday morning (August 24).Inner sand: 1200m: Summer Dawn (A. Ramu) 1-23, 1,000/1-10, 600/41. Moved on the ... »
COLOMBO, August 24, 2016

Sri Lanka beats Australia by 82 runs in 2nd ODI

Spin bowler Amila Aponso and seamer Thisara Perera shared seven wickets to help Sri Lanka to a crushing 82-run win over Australia in their second one-day international on Wednesday. The five-matc... »
Jeffery Xiong.— PHOTO: P.K. Ajith Kumar
BHUBANESWAR, August 24, 2016

Xiong, a king in the making

Not every chess player gets a chance to work with Garry Kasparov. But then, not everyone can win the World junior chess championship at 15. Jeffery Xiong is not your average teenaged Grandmaster. ... »
Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes, IOC president Thomas Bach and Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike during the flag handover ceremony. —PHOTO: CAMERON SPENCERGETTY IMAGES)
Rio de Janeiro, August 24, 2016

Tokyo 2020 will have challenges of its own

With the next Summer Olympics headed her way, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout. The practice started when she received the Olympic flag on Sunday in the official hando... »

Aggression not the major ingredient for success, says Gopi Chand

Committee to probe into Jaisha’s allegations

Sudha Singh tests negative for Zika

The rain rule: Cricket must err on the side of action

Men’s team slips one place in FIH rankings

Escala, Anantara, Arvak, Into The Spotlight and Balian shine

MAC Spin Foundation gets new venue

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