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  • Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul out of 1st ODI vs Australia amid recommendation of suspension

    11 January, 2019 11:22 AM 60

    BCCI had taken a grim view of comments made by the two on a chat show which were later blasted as sexist and misogynist by people at large. Sydney: India will not be fielding Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul in Saturday's ODI series-opener against Australia after Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji recommended a suspension pending inquiry

  • Top seed John Isner defeated by Taylor Fritz in Auckland Classic second round

    10 January, 2019 8:00 AM 64

    Top seed John Isner suffered a 7-6(3) 7-6(5) defeat at the hands of fellow American Taylor Fritz in the second round of the Auckland Classic on Wednesday. The big-serving Isner, ranked 10th in the world, fired 26 aces but struggled in his second serve as Fritz took full advantage to edge the match in an hour and 39 minutes. "I really wanted to get the win on him. I knew I could

  • BCCI announces schedule for India’s T-20I, ODI home series vs Australia

    10 January, 2019 8:00 AM 79

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia on Thursday announced the schedule for the upcoming Paytm home series between India and Australia. The series is slated to begin from February 24 and will go on till March 13, 2019. The series will comprise two T20Is and five ODIs. The two T20Is will be played first, followed by the One Day Internationals

  • Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore launches '5 Minute Aur' challenge

    9 January, 2019 8:24 AM 49

    Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore played table tennis with both hands and spoke at the same time while launching a '5MinuteAur' challenge as part of the Khelo India movement. Rathore, an Olympic silver medallist in shooting, urged India's leading athletes and actors to share their childhood stories when they would ask their parents to let them play for that five extra

  • Hardik Pandya apologises after facing criticism for sexist remarks on chat show

    9 January, 2019 4:38 AM 61

    MUMBAI: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Wednesday offered his apology after facing severe criticism for his 'misogynist' and 'sexist' remarks when he appeared on a popular celebrity chat show on Sunday. Pandya tweeted that he 'got a bit carried away with the nature of the show' but his intention was not to disrespect anyone. "After reflecting on my comments

  • Rishabh Pant surpasses MS Dhoni, scripts history in ICC Test rankings

    8 January, 2019 8:58 AM 65

    The 21-year-old left-hander's aggregate is higher in comparison to Dhoni who has a points tally of 662 points. Pant further surpassed former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Farokh Engineer, who has accumulated 619 points.  Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scripted history surpassing none other than former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, after accumulating

  • La Liga: Real Madrid sign Spanish teenager Diaz from Man City

    7 January, 2019 10:36 AM 133

    Real Madrid have signed Spain Under-19 international forward Brahim Diaz from Manchester City on a six-and-a-half year deal, the European champions said on Sunday. Real announced the signing on their website barely an hour after their 2-0 home defeat by Real Sociedad, which left Santiago Solari`s side fifth in the La Liga standings. Real did not give details

  • Simona Halep to begin 2019 season without coach

    7 January, 2019 2:57 AM 80

    Simona Halep will be without a coach for the first few months of the 2019 season after Australian Darren Cahill left her team due to "family reasons", the world number one has confirmed. Halep, who is gearing up for the Australian Open by playing in this week`s Sydney International, has worked with the former Australia Davis Cup captain since 2016 and said she would

  • Rohit Sharma, wife Ritika name their daughter 'Samaira'

    6 January, 2019 8:18 AM 87

    Rohit and wife Ritika welcomed their first child into the world on December 31. Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who recently became a proud father of a baby girl, took to social media on Sunday to reveal the name of his new-born daughter. Sharing an adorable picture of him with wife Ritika and their little munchkin on his official Twitter handle, Rohit announced

  • Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera fireworks light up Sri Lanka as New Zealand seal series

    5 January, 2019 1:07 PM 80

    The 29-year-old gave New Zealand an almighty scare, smashing 13 sixes and eight boundaries in a 74-ball 140, before he became the final wicket to fall, dismissed by pace bowler Matt Henry. Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera`s blistering century ended up in vain as New Zealand sealed a 21-run victory in the second one-day international on Saturday to take an unassailable