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England lord it over India at Lord’s, win by an innings and 159 runs

England lord it over India at Lord’s, win by an innings and 159 runs

England beat India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s. James Anderson and Stuart Broad both took four wickets each while centurion Chris Woakes took the final wicket of Ishant Sharma to end the match. England had declared with 396 runs on the board and India had to overcome a deficit of […]

PV Sindhu settles for second successive World Championships silver, loses final to rampaging Carolina Marin

PV Sindhu settles for second successive World Championships silver, loses final to rampaging Carolina Marin

P V Sindhu finished second best yet again in a major tournament final as she went down tamely to Carolina Marin in the World Championships’ women’s singles title clash, adding to the Indian’s tale of woes here today. The Olympic silver medallist settled for another white metal following a 19-21 10-21 loss to Olympic champion […]

Hockey World Cup: India women hold USA 1-1 to stay alive for quarter-finals

Hockey World Cup: India women hold USA 1-1 to stay alive for quarter-finals

NEW DELHI: India kept their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup  alive on Sunday as captain Rani Rampal’s goal earned her team the all-important draw against USA to make it to the play-offs that will decide the last four quarter-finalists. India needed at least a draw in their third and last […]

Manika Batra and six other Indian TT players denied boarding Air India flight

Manika Batra and six other Indian TT players denied boarding Air India flight

NEW DELHI: India’s table tennis star Manika Batra and six other players were left stranded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport after being denied boarding the Air India flight to Melbourne on Sunday. The Indian contingent, comprising 17 players, is due to participate at the ITTF World Tour Australian Open  scheduled to start from Monday. But only […]

Moved by Hima Das’s victory, says PM Narendra Modi

Moved by Hima Das’s victory, says PM Narendra Modi

Congratulating athlete Hima Das for her spectacular performance and her gold medal at the World Under-20 Athletics Championships, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted tagging her. Calling the victory an “unforgettable moment” the prime minister wrote a tweet full of emotions mentioning how moved and deeply touched he was. On Saturday morning Modi tweeted, “Unforgettable moments from @HimaDas8’s […]

Dipa Karmakar creates history, becomes first Indian to win gold in global event

Dipa Karmakar creates history, becomes first Indian to win gold in global event

Dipa Karmakar today scripted history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to clinch a gold medal at a global event, announcing in style her comeback from a career-threatening injury, at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. Returning to action after a lay-off of nearly two years due to a knee injury, […]

India stun Argentina 2-1, continue unbeaten run in Champions Trophy

India stun Argentina 2-1, continue unbeaten run in Champions Trophy

BREDA (Netherlands): India continued their unbeaten run in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament and surprised Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 for a second consecutive win in the 37th and last edition of the prestigious tournament on Sunday. India scored both their goals in the second quarter through Harmanpreet Singh (17th minute), who converted a penalty corner, and Mandeep Singh (28th). World […]

ICC wants harsher punishment for ball tampering

ICC wants harsher punishment for ball tampering

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council is likely to push for harsher punishment for ball tampering during its annual conference later this month. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged for ball tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia and the ICC said it is likely to push for upgrading ball tampering from a Level 2 offence […]

Brace for Sunil Chhetri as India beat Kenya to be crowned Intercontinental Cup champions

Brace for Sunil Chhetri as India beat Kenya to be crowned Intercontinental Cup champions

Sunil Chhetri walked up to Anirudh Thapa, passed on instructions, and then jogged back into the box. It was a free-kick for India on the right edge of the box with an angle too acute for a direct shot. Chhetri wouldn’t take the free-kick, leaving it for the young midfielder instead. But there was no […]

Sunil Chhetri’s century: A dream beyond his wildest dreams

Sunil Chhetri’s century: A dream beyond his wildest dreams

  MUMBAI: Sunil Chhetri remembers a certain photograph, taken on a June evening in 2005. During breakfast in the morning, the national coach Sukhwinder Singh had announced that the then 20-year-old will be making his senior India debut later that day. Against Pakistan, at the Ayub Football Stadium in Quetta, Pakistan, Chhetri lined-up with the […]

Chennai Super Kings remain a people driven outfit

Chennai Super Kings remain a people driven outfit

CHENNAI: Nine seasons, seven finals and three titles – CSK can easily be rechristened Consistent Super Kings. The consistency factor stems from the team management’s belief in sticking to the tried-and-tested formula as they made their way back to the tournament after a two-year hiatus. Their first move was to retain the talismanic MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra […]

MS Dhoni is champion because he does all sort of creative stuff: Hodge

MS Dhoni is champion because he does all sort of creative stuff: Hodge

PUNE: Everybody knows how MS Dhoni loves to surprise his opponents with his unconventional decisions. On Sunday, Kings XI Punjab coach Brad Hodge was prepared for one. But not for two. The Punjab coach said promotion of Harbhajan Singh and then Deepak Chahar in the batting order was something only Dhoni can think of. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

India announce 15-man squad for Afghanistan Test, Ajinkya Rahane named captain

India announce 15-man squad for Afghanistan Test, Ajinkya Rahane named captain

India announced a 15-man squad for the Test match against Afghanistan which will be played from June 14-18, 2018. Ajinkya Rahane has been handed the captaincy as Virat Kohli decided to skip this match for County cricket in England. Apart from Kohli, other top stars of Indian cricket including R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar […]

Harendra new men’s hockey coach, Marijne to return to women’s camp

Harendra new men’s hockey coach, Marijne to return to women’s camp

NEW DELHI: Women’s hockey coach Harendra Singh was on Tuesday made in-charge of the men’s side, while men’s coach Sjoerd Marijne was re-designated the women’s coach in an inexplicable rejigging of roles by Hockey India following the medal-less show at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last month. Dutchman Marijne, who was handed the reigns of […]

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal helps India claim historic gold medal in badminton mixed-team event

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal helps India claim historic gold medal in badminton mixed-team event

India’s badminton team created history on Monday as they claimed their first gold medal in mixed-team event, defeating Malaysia 3-1 in final. Saina Nehwal led a long, intense battle against Soniia Cheah to give India the top position. India’s gold-medal campaign started with the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa-Satwik Rankireddy taking down Peng Soon Chan and Liu Yong […]

IPL 2018: Bowling the concern as revamped Kings XI Punjab chase elusive title

IPL 2018: Bowling the concern as revamped Kings XI Punjab chase elusive title

NEW DELHI: With a few exceptions, the current Kings XI Punjab squad for the 11th season of the IPL bears little resemblance to any past squad in any season – and herein lies the riddle. Will wholesale changes during January’s player auction bring the desired results? Just to remind you: KXIP have only made the IPL play-offs in two […]

Steve Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2018, Ajinkya Rahane to lead

Steve Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2018, Ajinkya Rahane to lead

Steve Smith has been removed as the captain of Rajasthan Royals and Ajinkya Rahane will replace him as the skipper in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League 2018. Confirming the development  Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket, said, “The incident in Cape Town has certainly disturbed the cricketing world. We have been in constant touch with the BCCI […]

Memory for a lifetime: Dinesh Karthik on last-ball six

Memory for a lifetime: Dinesh Karthik on last-ball six

COLOMBO: Dinesh Karthik is no Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Joginder Sharma but the Indian batsman is not complaining about the “memories of a lifetime” that his last-ball six against Bangladesh created. Kanitkar’s boundary against Pakistan under fading Bangabandhu Stadium lights in Dhaka or Joginder Sharma’s final over act against the arch-rivals in the inaugural T20 World […]

Virat Kohli recognises the need to manage his workload

Virat Kohli recognises the need to manage his workload

MUMBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli, one of the fittest cricketers in the world, acknowledged that the time has come that he listens to his body and manage workload, going forward in his career. Kohli has been rested for the ongoing tri-nation Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka. “Physically I had a few niggles, I am just […]

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan continues form with bat, smacks 90 in 49 balls

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan continues form with bat, smacks 90 in 49 balls

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India got off to a poor start in the first T20I of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 against Sri Lanka at Colombo. Dushmantha Chameera dismissed skipper Rohit Sharma for a duck in the first over with the help of a brilliant catch from Jeevan Mendis, while […]

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