Shami rues ‘loose’ batting with tip to focus on job

Mohammed Shami, an integral part of India’s famed pace bowling attack, has conceded that “loose ba...

Some hope for Djoker

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic could be allowed to defend his French Open title under the latest Cov...

Hunt for balance to kickstart Rohit era

A fit Rohit Sharma will take charge as India’s limited overs captain when the three-match ODI and T20I s...

Peng Shuai: Nod to shirts, with a rider

Fans are free to wear “Where is Peng Shuai?” shirts at the Australian Open but they must not becom...

Shades of Connors in Medvedev court-ship

Daniil Medvedev has tapped into the energy of the crowd at Melbourne Park by playing both hero and villain, wh...

Stampede at stadium crushes fans

At least eight people died and 38 were injured in a stampede when fans stormed a stadium hosting an Africa Cup...

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Vivo to return as sponsor of IPL 2021

Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo will return to sponsor the IPL this season after its attempts to transfer the rights to another company failed to materialise as offers were not upto its "expecta...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Man City solidarity pleases Pep

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said it would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the packed fixture schedule but called on his players to embrace the “beautiful challenge” as they compet...
By Reuters in London

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Haaland credits Mbappe for Sevilla win

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland said his brace against Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday was inspired by watching Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe score a hat-trick agains...
By Reuters in Seville

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Novak proves he’s ‘fit’ for final

Defending champion Novak Djokovic declared himself fighting fit for the Australian Open final after ending the incredible run of Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev with his “best match” of t...
By Reuters in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Sania doffs hat to Serena

Sania Mirza, who will be back on court after a long break at the Qatar Open starting from March 1, feels it is a huge ask for anyone to be able to step into Serena Williams' shoes in women's t...
By Elora Sen in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Roy Krishna holds key for Bagan

East Bengal and Mohun Bagan met for the first time on August 8, 1921, in the Cooch Behar Cup final. Mohun Bagan, now ATK Mohun Bagan, interestingly, won the first Derby after Independence, the last...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Ben Cutting, an interesting pick for KKR

Ben Cutting, who has featured in four ODIs and seven T20Is for Australia, could be an interesting pick for the Knight Riders. Cutting last played an international game in September 2017, but his form...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Chris Morris home truth for South Africa

The IPL just doesn’t cease to surprise. Quite a few names that are truly big in international cricket were part of Thursday’s auction in Chennai, but trumping every one, South African all...
in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

IPL: Gowtham disbelief at pay packet

Krishnappa Gowtham is hardly a newcomer to the IPL, having already represented the erstwhile Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. But he is getting goosebumps after being roped in for...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 19.02.21

Overseas players reap riches in IPL auction

Maxwell was a non-performer for the Punjab franchise last season despite his exploits with the Australian T20I and ODI squads. He scored 108 runs from 13 games, failing to hit a single six along the w...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta


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