Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday Formula One could be moving too fast with the decision to allow a capacity crowd at his home British Grand Prix next month. The sport announced earlier that hundreds of thousands of fans could attend the July 16-18 grand prix at Silverstone, with some 140,000 on race Sunday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly feels if a player wants to be successful, he has to perform at the 'biggest stage' -- Test cricket. The former Indian skipper explained why Test is the ultimate format of the game and said people remember those players who make runs in the longest format of the game.
World number five Dominic Thiem has pulled out of Wimbledon due to a right wrist injury that will keep him out of action for several weeks, the 27-year-old said on Thursday. Thiem was forced to retire from his opening match at the Mallorca Open on Tuesday - the Austrian's first grasscourt event since a first-round defeat at Wimbledon two years ago.
Indian Super League side ATK Mohun Bagan on Thursday announced the signing of Finland midfielder Joni Kauko, days after his national team was eliminated from the ongoing European Championships. The addition will give the ISL side a big boost ahead of their AFC Cup group D campaign, starting in August.
Top-ranked Barty, who picks grass as her favourite surface despite winning her maiden major on Parisian clay in 2019, retired from her last two tournaments but more worryingly for the Australian those were due to different physical ailments.
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 on Thursday. The 20-year-old Aishwary, who finished with a score of 628 in the qualification round, shot a total of 143.9 before being eliminated from the final of the men's 10m air rifle event.
Pakistan have dropped Haider Ali from their tour of England and West Indies after the batsman and his Peshawar Zalmi teammate Umaid Asif broke COVID-19 protocols in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Abu Dhabi, the cricket board said on Thursday.
It is almost two years since Novak Djokovic left Roger Federer crestfallen by edging a momentous Wimbledon final but as the tournament prepares to return after last year's cancellation, the men's game remains in the Serb's stranglehold.
Indian women's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne expects his wards to reach the quarterfinals of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and says anything less than that would be a big let down. The expectations in India are very high. If you are realistic, only two countries are lower ranked than us and that's Japan and South Africa. So, I don't know from where these expectations are based.
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 on Thursday.
Sania Mirza might be in her 30s but the Indian tennis star is in no mood to stop as she gears up for her fourth Olympics. Sania will become the first female athlete to represent India at four Olympics when she features at the Tokyo Games, slated to get underway from July 23.
Big things don't come easy, said India coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday as he acknowledged that New Zealand were the better team in the World Test Championship final that his side lost after an especially poor batting performance. New Zealand won the game by eight wickets to deny another major title to Virat Kohli's team. India are yet to win an ICC title under skipper Kohli.
Andy Murray can dream of a third successive Olympic tennis singles title after the former world number one was selected in the British team for the Tokyo Games. The 34-year-old Scot's career has been blighted by injury since beating Juan Martin del Potro in a memorable final in the 2016 Rio Games.
Olympic champions are not created overnight and Indian women's 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.
As part of a special conversation with TimesofIndia.com, Bindra opened up about his memories of winning the gold medal in 2008, which became one of the biggest watershed moments in Indian sports and what the biggest legacy of his till date unparalleled achievement in India is and how he managed to get back on track in that final in 2008 after a disastrous start.
Echoing the views of head coach Ravi Shastri, India skipper Virat Kohli has said that the best Test team in the world should be decided by a best-of-three final and not a one-off game like it was in the inaugural edition.
A half-century by England's Jos Buttler and a quick-fire 36 by fellow opener Jason Roy helped the world's top-ranked Twenty20 team crushed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in their series opener in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Winning the World Test Championship is the highlight of my career, gushed Ross Taylor, who thought New Zealand didn't really have a team to win a world title when he started his career with the side back in 2006.
India's Tokyo-bound wrestlers Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) have been spending anxious moments in Warsaw, waiting for their visas to arrive so that they can travel to Russia and start preparing for the Olympics alongside compatriot Bajrang Punia (65kg), who has been training in the foothills of Vladikavkaz since the first week of this month.
After coming up short in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, India skipper Virat Kohli said that his side does not want wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to lose his positivity or his optimism about changing a match situation for India.
Skipper Virat Kohli defended India's bowling combination for the World Test Championship (WTC) final, saying going in with a four-pronged pace attack was possible only with a fast-bowling all-rounder. New Zealand beat India by eight wickets.
There was a brightness about Daniil Medvedev, it matched the unmellow yellow of his shirt. The 25-year-old, a two-time major finalist, hasn't gone past the third round in three main draw outings at Wimbledon. His least successful Slam now.
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.
It was a tense, nervy affair throughout with the ball dominating, but the safe bats of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor eventually guided this golden generation of Kiwi cricketers past a paltry yet tricky target of 139 and to an 8-wicket win, the team's first ICC title since 2000, also against India in Nairobi.
Cristiano Ronaldo kept Portugal alive in Euro 2020 with two penalties to cancel out a brace from France's Karim Benzema in an enthralling 2-2 draw that sent both sides into the last 16 in a breathless conclusion to Group F on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 109th goal for Portugal in Wednesday's Euro 2020 game against France to equal former Iran striker Ali Daei's all-time international record. The 36-year-old Ronaldo, the leading scorer in European Championship history, converted his second penalty of the game in Budapest to match the record in his 178th international appearance.
UEFA EURO runs from June 11 to July 11, 2021, with 11 host cities staging the 51 fixtures and a total of 24 countries will vie for the coveted trophy. It is the 16th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial football championship of Europe organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
Spain crushed a hapless Slovakia 5-0 in their first Euro 2020 win on Wednesday, setting up a last-16 clash against Croatia, after being set on their way by a calamitous own-goal from keeper Martin Dubravka.
After clinching the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC), New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on Wednesday said that there was a lot of pressure on his side in the final against India, adding that it was nice to see guys stepping up and take the opportunity.
India's Official Olympic Theme Song was launched on Wednesday ahead of the Summer Games in July-August. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was the chief guest at the event. The event was organised by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and attended by its president, secretary general, deputy chef de mission, sports secretary and DG Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Newly-appointed European Ryder Cup co-captain Martin Kaymer has pulled out of competing for a golf medal at the Tokyo Olympics, citing the complicated circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everything is so difficult. There is no team spirit. It will just be like a really normal tournament this time, said Kaymer, who will play at the BMW International Open in Munich from Thursday.
New Zealand wicketkeeper B J Watling returned to the field despite dislocating his right ring finger during the morning session of the World Test Championship Final against India, displaying the grit and courage he is known for in his farewell game. Watling had fittingly led the New Zealand team into the ground on the reserve day of the title clash.
No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs: Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games on Wednesday as they marked one month until the opening ceremony.
The Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to travel complications and logistical restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Grand Prix of the Americas to be held in Austin from Oct. 1-3 instead, MotoGP organisers said on Wednesday.