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Captain Courageous, played firm but fair

The tag ‘lucky captain’ sat easily with Charanjit Singh. He earned that during the 1963 hocke...

Ranji in two phases

BCCI secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that the Ranji Trophy would be held in two phases. The first, in Februar...
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U-19 WC: Bangla test for fit-again India

India will take the field with full might in their ICC U-19 World Cup quarter final match against Bangladesh i...

ISL: Bagan hold all aces in Derby

ATK Mohun Bagan begin as firm favourites in Saturday’s ISL VIII return-leg Derby against whipping boys S...

Hooda looks forward with feet on ground

A year ago, Deepak Hooda was “depressed, demoralised and under pressure”, quite unsure of his futu...

Barty favourite but Collins no pushover

Ashleigh Barty will carry the weight of a nation on her shoulders when she faces big-hitting American Danielle...

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Sports  /  Published 09.05.21

Neymar signs new contract

Brazil forward Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will keep him in the French capital until 2025, the Ligue 1 club said on Saturday. The 29-year-old Neymar, who joined PSG...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 09.05.21

Grateful Hamilton grabs 100th pole

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to take 100 pole positions after lapping fastest in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. The 36-year-old Mercedes dr...
By Reuters in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 09.05.21

Bayern get 9th title on the trot

Bayern Munich secured a record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday without kicking a ball after RB Leipzig’s 2-3 defeat at Borussia Dortmund kept the Bavarians seven points ...
By Reuters in Munich

Sports  /  Published 08.05.21

Manchester City vs Chelsea: A look at their rivalry so far

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are vying for a top-four finish in the Premier League. But Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have more than just one aspiration. They’re gunning for their fifth...
By Prabhjeet Singh Sethi

Sports  /  Published 08.05.21

Hockey veteran Ravinder Singh succumbs to Covid

Singh had recovered from Covid on Thursday and was shifted to a non-Covid ward after testing negative. But his condition deteriorated and he was at the mercy of a ventilator in his last hours. Oxygen ...
By Prabhjeet Singh Sethi

Sports  /  Published 08.05.21

IPL 2021: Tim Seifert tests Covid positive

The tug-of-war between the Indian Premier League 2021 and Covid-19 unfortunately seems far from over. Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Tim Seifert has tested positive, and missed his charter flight back ...
By Prabhjeet Singh Sethi

Sports  /  Published 08.05.21

Sachin vs Kohli: Prasad stirs up old debate

Comparisons and cricket go hand in hand. Barely three weeks ago, people were busy comparing Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. Azam became the world’s best ODI batsman in the ICC Rankings, ending Kohli...
By Prabhjeet Singh Sethi

Sports  /  Published 08.05.21

Hazard’s apology

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has apologised to the club’s supporters for appearing to laugh with Chelsea players after his former club knocked the Spanish giants out of the Champions League o...
By Reuters in Madrid

Sports  /  Published 08.05.21

Suarez to meet friend Messi with lot at stake

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi often spent time hanging out together at their neighbouring homes on the Mediterranean coast when taking a break from scoring goals for Barcelona. It will be less relaxin...
By AP/PTI in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 08.05.21

Sathiyan working on variations

India paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Friday is determined to put on a grand show at the Tokyo Olympics and is working on different variations. “We (coach S. Raman and himself) are working on ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


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