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ISSF World Cup: Slow start for India in final competitive outing before Olympics

Indian shooters endured a modest start in the ISSF World Cup here on Thursday with a podium finish eluding the fancied Olympic-bound group, including the likes of teen sensation Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan.

24 Jun 2021 10:01 pm
Two-time Olympic tennis champ Andy Murray to compete at Olympics

Two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead the British tennis team at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Team Britain announced on Thursday.

24 Jun 2021 8:55 pm
Sourav Ganguly recalls his debut ton at Lord's: Sachin Tendulkar came up to me and told me to relax

Recalling his dream Test debut at Lord's, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly said that he was mentally tired after notching up the first hundred when Sachin Tendulkar told him to relax and have your cup of tea.

24 Jun 2021 8:32 pm
AFC announces draw of AFC Women's Asia Cup qualifiers

The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday virtually conducted a draw and placed 28 nations in eight groups for the AFC Women's Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in India next year.

24 Jun 2021 7:40 pm
Test cricket is the biggest platform if a player wants to be successful: Sourav Ganguly

Test cricket was the ultimate cricket format and I think it still is the ultimate, said former India skipper and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly after New Zealand's dramatic sixth-day win in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton.

24 Jun 2021 7:38 pm
UEFA abolishes away goal rule in club competitions

The away-goals rule was abolished Thursday by UEFA after 56 years as a fundamental way of deciding matches in its European club competitions.

24 Jun 2021 7:17 pm
Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes to participate in Inter-State C'ships for one last try at Oly berths

A host of top Indian track and field athletes, including the likes of star sprinters Dutee Chand and Hima Das, will make one last attempt to book their Olympic berths in the National Inter-State Championships beginning here on Friday.

24 Jun 2021 7:02 pm
After long France wait, Karim Benzema has another chance to score

After ending a nearly six-year wait for an international goal, Karim Benzema could score again as soon as Monday.

24 Jun 2021 6:54 pm
Peshawar Zalmi's Haider Ali and Umaid Asif suspended before PSL final

Peshawar Zalmi batsman Haider Ali and fast bowler Umaid Asif will miss the Pakistan Super League final against the Multan Sultans on Thursday after they were suspended for breaching the bio-secure bubble in Abu Dhabi.

24 Jun 2021 6:48 pm
WTC Final | Ross Taylor: The unsung hero who carried New Zealand through

Veteran batsman Ross Taylor, who is New Zealand's top scorer in Tests and took his country through a tough phase on the reserve day on way to a win in World Test Championship (WTC) final on Wednesday, fits into the we don't always have the stars description given by Kane Williamson on Wednesday night.

24 Jun 2021 6:23 pm
ISSF World Cup: Aishwary finishes 7th in men's 10m air rifle; Women fail to qualify for finals

India's Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar finished seventh in the men's final, while the country's women shooters failed to get past the qualifying round in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup here on Thursday.

24 Jun 2021 5:56 pm
Coach Marijne expects Indian women's hockey team to reach quarterfinals at Tokyo Olympics

Wondering about the unrealistic expectations from the Indian women's hockey team, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne on Thursday said the realistic target for them is to reach the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics and anything less than that would be a big let down.

24 Jun 2021 5:42 pm
Fitness-wise we are no less than any European team: Rani Rampal

Olympic champions are not created overnight and Indian women hockey team has taken long strides in that direction by following a well-defined process, skipper Rani Rampal assured on Thursday and avowed that her balanced side is good enough to challenge the best during the Tokyo Games.

24 Jun 2021 5:10 pm
Archery World Cup: Atanu Das-Deepika Kumari enter mixed final together, assure medal for India

Star archery couple Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari assured India its first medal from the ongoing World Cup Stage 3 by entering the final of the mixed pair event with a comeback 5-3 win over Spain here on Thursday.

24 Jun 2021 5:10 pm
Iran's Ali Daei congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal star equals his int'l goal-scoring record

Asian football legend Ali Daei of Iran on Thursday congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal star scored his 109th goal in Wednesday's Euro 2020 game against France to equal his all-time international record.

24 Jun 2021 4:50 pm
WTC Final: Two years of agony and heartbreak before 'nice guys' New Zealand finally clinched ICC silverware

A two-year agony of heartbreak at Lord's and many other narrow escapes must have crossed Kane Williamson's mind as he held aloft the World Test Championship Trophy on Wednesday. A sixth-day drama in the marquee clash was dampened down by Williamson and Ross Taylor's 94-run stand for the third wicket as the underdogs and good guys finally laid their hands on an ICC trophy.

24 Jun 2021 4:50 pm
New Zealand were 'deserved winners', says Ravi Shastri after WTC Final loss

Team India head coach Ravi Shastri said that New Zealand were deserved winnersin the final of the World Test Championship. Kane Williamson's side defeated India by 8 wickets in the final, lifting the Test Championship mace in the format's inaugural global tournament.

24 Jun 2021 4:26 pm
Euro 2020: Sergio Busquets proves key as Spain get back on track

After helping Spain avoid elimination at the European Championship, Sergio Busquets had to pause for a moment while talking about his time away from the squad because of the coronavirus.

24 Jun 2021 4:12 pm
WTC Final: India fail to crack the New Zealand code again in ICC tournaments

India against New Zealand in International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments in the last few years are like Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal on clay courts of the French Open, never finding a way to win. On Wednesday, the Kiwis inflicted the sixth successive defeat on India in ICC tournaments by winning the World Test Championship final.

24 Jun 2021 3:55 pm
Dale Steyn points out flaw in Cheteshwar Pujara's batting: 'I remember him playing great off his legs'

Test mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara may possess a rock-solid defence and textbook batting technique, but his recent exploits against New Zealand in the World Test Championship (WTC) final has drawn a lot of criticism. Known for his sluggish batting approach, Pujara received major flak on social media for not putting away ad deliveries during his stay at the crease.

24 Jun 2021 3:43 pm
Danish officials: Delta variant reported during Euro 2020

Danish health officials have urged soccer fans who attended the European Championship game between Denmark and Belgium on June 17 in Copenhagen to be checked for the coronavirus after they found at least three people who later tested positive for the delta variant.

24 Jun 2021 3:13 pm
India's defeat in World Test Championship final highlights batting frailties

Before the start of the reserve sixth day under the bright Southampton sky, ICC had tweeted a video of the Indian skipper, captioning, The many faces of Virat Kohli! None of it summed up the fate India incurred at the Rose Bowl Arena the same evening. The one that did was of Kohli, his face sunk between his palms when Jasprit Bumrah dropped the skier from Kane Williamson. But when the inevitable happened, Kohli was gracious in defeat. The camera caught him shaking hands with his teammates first

24 Jun 2021 2:40 pm
Tokyo Olympics' Transgender athlete could polarise opinion, feels expert

A US expert on transgender rights and politics says the participation of New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics might inspire other trans athletes but could also become a focus for conservative activists who oppose greater LGBTQ rights and freedoms.

24 Jun 2021 12:35 pm
Messi's 34th birthday brings no joy with imminent Barcelona exit just six days away

An allegiance that has run for over two decades made no Barcelona fan ever fathom this. Lionel Messi, who was born far away from Catalunya in his homeland Argentina -- on this very day 34 years ago -- only to become their very own through the club's youth system La Masia, will give up on what's been called Mes Que Un Club; plainly and proudly translated by their fans to 'more than a club'.

24 Jun 2021 12:10 pm
Don't know reasons for not getting first-class games ahead of England series: Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli said his team wanted to play first-class games to build up for the five-Test series against England in August but their request was turned down for reasons not known to him.

24 Jun 2021 11:31 am
They're the best in our history: Richard Hadlee lauds Kane Williamson's world-beaters

Sir Richard Hadlee has hailed Kane Williamson's world Test champion side as the best in New Zealand's cricketing history, describing its performances in the past two years as simply outstanding.

24 Jun 2021 11:01 am
Watch: Brazil's controversial goal after assist from referee in Copa America win vs Colombia

Brazil made a strong claim for the Copa America on Thursday morning when the side scored two late goals to rally to win against Colombia, who took the lead early in the match through Luis Diaz's spectacular goal in Sao Paulo. The victory for Brazil came as late as the 90+10 minute in the injury time as Casemiro head home the winner from a corner.

24 Jun 2021 10:18 am
IND vs NZ | Where did India lose the World Test Championship final?

Unlike most contests, India weren't the favourites at start of the World Test Championship final in Southampton, but weren't written off either. Their ability to overcome through adverse situations, and a quality bowling attack, put India almost at par with New Zealand who headed into the contest on the back of a 1-0 series win in England a week before. The bowlers, inspired by a daunting Mohammed Shami and crafty Ravichandran Ashwin, did put New Zealand under pressure, but the batting f

24 Jun 2021 10:01 am
Copa America 2021: Brazil beat 2-1 Colombia after referee's accidental pass

Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 in a tense Copa America match on Wednesday that featured three extraordinary goals.

24 Jun 2021 9:01 am
Need to bring in right people with right mindset: Virat Kohli indicates at overhaul of Test side

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday indicated that he may bring in ight people with right mindset to perform in the Test side just like their white ball set-up where they have multiple players ready to shoulder responsibility at the highest level.

24 Jun 2021 7:07 am
ENG vs SL, 1st T20I | Openers, bowlers help England ease to 8-wicket win in series opener

England eased to an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka to open their Twenty20 series on Wednesday in Cardiff.

24 Jun 2021 7:05 am
We know we don't always have stars: Kane Williamson lauds big-hearted teammates after WTC triumph

New Zealand skipper Kane Wiilliamson on Wednesday said winning the World Test Championship title is a special achievement to be savoured by his team which relies on its and pieces to be competitive.

24 Jun 2021 6:46 am
WTC Final | 'Nice to get one under the belt': Kane Williamson says win 'special' for New Zealand cricket

New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets in the final of the World Test Championship, and Kane Williamson is a relieved captain. Two years ago, Williamson's New Zealand were at the receiving end of a painful defeat against England in the World Cup final.

24 Jun 2021 12:05 am
World Test Championship triumph makes up for 2019 World Cup final defeat: Ross Taylor

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who hit the winning runs in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final, called the title win after the eight-wicket victory over India as the highlight of his career.

23 Jun 2021 11:59 pm
WTC Final | We were 30-40 runs short of giving New Zealand a good target, says Virat Kohli on India's defeat

After over two years of anguish and heartbreak, New Zealand on Wednesday shrugged off memories of the 2019 ODI World Cup defeat, defeating India by eight wickets to clinch the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.

23 Jun 2021 11:49 pm
Ramkumar Ramanathan one win away from Wimbledon main draw

India's Ramkumar Ramanathan stood just one win away from his maiden Grand Slam appearance after he progressed to the final round of the Wimbledon Qualifiers with a straight-set win over Tomas Martin Etcheverry

23 Jun 2021 10:04 pm
WTC Final | Sunil Gavaskar unhappy with India's batting show in 2nd innings: 'The sun was out'

Legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday was unhappy after seeing India's lacklustre batting show in their second innings of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. With a 32-run lead, India suffered a mini batting collapse after they lost skipper Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession.

23 Jun 2021 9:58 pm
WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes highest wicket-taker in World Test Championship

Ravichandran Ashwin has become the highest wicket-taker in the World Test Championship, going past Australia's Pat Cummins (70 wickets) for the feat. Ashwin took the wicket of Devon Conway to achieve the mark.

23 Jun 2021 9:01 pm
IND vs NZ: Indian tail's woes continue as New Zealand inch closer towards World Test Championship title

India's last four wickets added only 28 runs on Wednesday, thereby continuing the tail's abysmal performance against New Zealand in Test cricket in the last year-and-a-half, during which they have failed to aggregate 50 runs in all the six outings.

23 Jun 2021 8:47 pm
WTC Final: Indian fan's reaction after Ajinkya Rahane dismissal goes viral on social media

India had a nightmarish first session on the reserve day as they lost three crucial wickets of skipper Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand.

23 Jun 2021 7:17 pm
WTC Final: Kyle Jamieson revives Virat Kohli's horror-filled 2014 English memories

India skipper Virat Kohli fell to New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson for the second time in the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Wednesday and the third time in six innings of the last three Test matches between the two teams.

23 Jun 2021 6:23 pm
WTC Final: BJ Watling decides to keep despite dislocated finger in his final international match

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling dislocated his finger while collecting a throw from Kane Williamson during the 53rd over of India's innings during the sixth day of the WTC Final.

23 Jun 2021 6:09 pm
Javelin ace Neeraj Chopra to compete in Kuortane Games on Friday

Ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be part of a highly competitive field at the Kuortane Games on Friday in Finland in a bid to further boost his confidence ahead of next month's Tokyo Olympic Games.

23 Jun 2021 6:09 pm
Call off Ashes if families can't accompany players, says Michael Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has joined the chorus for the country's cricketers to be allowed to travel with their families for the Ashes later this year, saying that if they are not allowed o have their family members with them, the tour should be called off.

23 Jun 2021 5:11 pm
WTC Final | Shubman Gill has to work on footwork, it's something that is very obvious: Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India cricketer-turned-commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar, criticised Shubman Gill's footwork and blamed it for the young opener's failure in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand here.

23 Jun 2021 4:38 pm
WTC Final: Watch Kohli's heartwarming gesture for BJ Watling on wicketkeeper's final day in int'l cricket

Indian captain Virat Kohli had a heartwarming gesture for New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling, as the latter stepped out on the field for the final day of his Test career.

23 Jun 2021 4:32 pm
WTC Final | Kyle Jamieson strikes double blow, removes Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara early

New Zealand pacer Kylie Jamieson roared in delight as he got the better of Virat Kohli on the final day of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton.

23 Jun 2021 4:10 pm
CPL alters dates to accommodate Indian Premier League in UAE

Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has confirmed that the dates of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) had been tweaked in consultation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to accommodate the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was suspended on May 4 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

23 Jun 2021 3:56 pm
WTC Final: 'Many faces of Virat Kohli', ICC pays tribute to Indian captain

Known for being flamboyant and someone who never holds back on the field, Virat Kohli is always an animated figure on the field. Interestingly, the behaviour changes when it comes to batting and the skipper comes out as a calm customer who likes to build his innings slowly after spending ample amount of time on the field.

23 Jun 2021 3:47 pm
Anirban Lahiri on Olympic qualification: It was a big surprise, don't feel I've really earned it

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri says he wasn't expecting to qualify for the Olympics given his below par performance this year but now wants to make it count by returning with a medal from the Tokyo Games.

23 Jun 2021 3:10 pm