Axar relishes ‘dream year’

In his very first year in Test cricket, Axar Patel has made a name for himself. This is his fifth Test appeara...

Stockbridge wins 2000G

Arjun Mangalorkar’s 5/1 shot Stockbridge (S. Antony Raj-up) won the Golconda 2000 Guineas, the star attr...

ISL: Mariners hope to bounce back

ATK Mohun Bagan made a bright start to the ISL VIII winning back-to-back matches but their shortcomings, parti...

Richard Hadlee hails Patel’s 10-fer

Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket haul in the first innings of the ongoing Mumbai Test versus India is a great mome...

Man Utd: Fred seals deal for Rangnick

Brazilian midfielder Fred curled in a 77th-minute winner as Ralf Rangnick made a winning start as Manchester U...

Ashes: Cummins eyes Root's wicket

Pat Cummins admits he would relish taking the prized wicket of England captain Joe Root in this week’s o...

Sports  /  Published 12.02.21

Mentor pitches Aus challenge for Joe Root

Few English batsmen, barring former captain Alastair Cook, have averaged 50 or above in Asian conditions. But the numbers of Joe Root, who boasts an average of 59.07 in Asia, reflects how strong his g...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Madrid thrive in new shape

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane credited his side for adapting to a brand new formation with hardly any practice after they beat Getafe 2-0 to move up to second in La Liga on Tuesday. With nine fir...
By Reuters in Madrid

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Novak survives scare in ‘very tough match’

Novak Djokovic’s aura of invincibility at Rod Laver Arena wavered under the pressure of Frances Tiafoe on Wednesday, but the Serbian rose to the challenge to claim a tough 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7...
By Agencies in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Bangla look to hit back

Kyle Mayers did leave them stunned with his match-winning double-century in the first Test, but Bangladesh have moved on from that and are looking to take a fresh guard in the second and final game ag...
By Agencies in Dhaka

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Asian footprints in Europe

Yasuhiko Okudera and Cha Bum-Kun showed the way in the late 70s and 80s, being among the first Asian footballers to ply their trade in Europe. The generations thereafter, particularly those from Japa...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Jaffer refutes allegations

Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer, who resigned on Tuesday as Uttarakhand coach owing to a dispute with the state association, on Wednesday rejected allegations by the body’s officials that he...
By PTI in Mumbai

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

United in last 8 via extra-time strike

Burnley were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side Bournemouth after suffering a 0-2 defeat to the second-tier team at Turf Moor. Sam Surridge’s 21st-minute goal and a late Junior Stani...
By Reuters in Manchester

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Australian Open: players welcome tech shift

The Australian Open looks to have seen the last of the crouching officials scrutinising the lines of the tennis court after they were replaced by technology for this year’s tournament — a ...
By Reuters in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Blake pats Kohli for taking it on the chin

Star Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who has professed cricket to be his “first love”, admires India captain Virat Kohli for not offering excuses when his team does not perform well and tak...
By PTI in Kingston

Sports  /  Published 11.02.21

Hussain: Root up there with England’s greatest

Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels incumbent Joe Root is “arguably” the country’s best ever player of spin and can break all the Test batting records accumulated by the nati...
By PTI in London


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