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  • France vows to ramp up the intensity

    20 June, 2018 4:59 PM 33

    Pre-tournament favourites at this World Cup have struggled so far. France is no exception but at least it has a win. Les Bleus got past Australia 2-1 in their opener despite a lacklustre effort from the trio of elite strikers. Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele were underwhelming against Australia. France outshot its opponent 12-6. Griezmann

  • WTC opener: India to tour West Indies

    20 June, 2018 4:52 PM 43

    ICC releases FTP for 2018-2023 cycle India will travel to the West Indies for its opening series in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC), the ICC announced on Wednesday as it released the Future Tours Programme for the 2018-2023 cycle. India will play a two-Test series in the Caribbean as part of the WTC. Overall, nine top-ranked sides will participate

  • Seven Indians in quarterfinals

    20 June, 2018 4:17 PM 24

    Shiva Thapa (60kg) and L. Sarita Devi (60kg) were among the prominent winners as seven Indian boxers entered the quarterfinals at the Ulaanbaatar Cup tournament in Mongolia on Wednesday. Ashish (64kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg), Salman Sheikh (52kg) and Etash Khan (56kg) joined Shiva in the quarters after posting contrasting victories. In the women’s draw, National

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal beat Morocco 1-0

    20 June, 2018 2:33 PM 52

    Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the tournament with a header in the fourth minute to guide Portugal to their second win in two games.  Moscow: Portugal will be happy with the result and would look to improve their finishing in their next game against Iran. Morocco are knocked out of the World Cup after this defeat and play Spain in their final match

  • Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies aged 88

    20 June, 2018 5:29 AM 25

    Thomson won the British Open five times, was the Australian PGA President for 32 years Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson died at his home in Melbourne on Wednesday after a four-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Golf Australia said. He was 88. Considered one of Australia's greatest golfers, Thomson was the first from the country to win the British

  • Live score and stats: Russia vs Egypt

    19 June, 2018 4:55 PM 38

    Russia got its World Cup campaign off to a dream start with a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia but faces an entirely different beast in the form of Egypt, which should be revitalised by the return of talismanic striker Mohamed Salah. The host faces the north Africans here on Tuesday and defeat would almost certainly condemn Egypt to an early exit. Russia

  • Warriors have it easy against Challengers

    19 June, 2018 4:54 PM 25

    Sharath Kamal and Quadri bring their experience to the fore The results: Warriors TTC bt Empowerji Challengers 14-7 (Sreeja Akula lost to Lee Ho Ching 11-7, 11-5, 11-6; Aruna Quadri bt Manav Thakkar 11-8, 11-7, 11-3; A. Sharath Kamal & Sofia Polcanova bt Arjun Ghosh & Lee Ho Ching 6-11, 11-10, 11-8; Chih Yuan Chuang bt Simon Gauzy 11-7, 11-6, 11-8; Polcanova

  • BCCI has to inform members about Yo Yo, says official

    19 June, 2018 4:06 PM 32

    Feels test scores have to be put up on the Board website The Yo Yo and Dexa tests have become the order of the day for India’s international cricketers. Recently, Sanju Samson was dropped from the India-A team tour of England, Mohammed Shami for the one-off Test against Afghanistan and Ambati Rayudu for the ODI series against England after failing to pass the Yo Yo test. The Indian

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Spirited Japan floor Colombia 2-1

    19 June, 2018 2:27 PM 45

    MOSCOW: Japan scripted a historic win over Colombia, making the most of Colombia’s early red card in their 2-1 win over the South Americans. Japan’s Yuya Osako netted a perfect header, off a brilliant corner to score Japan’s second goal. Earlier, Carlos Sanchez was sent off after a handball in the penalty box, in the third minute of the game. Both sides

  • Live score and stats: Poland vs Senegal

    19 June, 2018 2:06 PM 29

    Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly is regarded as one of the most accomplished defenders in European club football Poland captain Robert Lewandowski led European qualifying with 16 goals, one more than Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, and scored five goals in a nine-minute span for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg in February. Senegal’s Sadio Mane scored 20 goals