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 18.02.21

Arjun Tendulkar gets maiden IPL deal

The iconic Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar's nascent cricketing career got a major fillip on Thursday when he was picked by Mumbai Indians at the IPL players' auction, the last name...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Mumbai

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

Morris IPL's most expensive buy

Chris Morris on Friday surpassed Yuvraj Singh to become the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history with Rajasthan Royals shelling out Rs 16.25 crore for the South African all-rounder here. Mor...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Chennai

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

Goa stage for age-old football rivalry

And 22 years on, East Bengal would nearly repeat the act when they met Bagan in the semi-finals of the 1997 Federation Cup at the Salt Lake stadium. Coached by the legendary former footballer PK Baner...
By Sanjeeb Mukherjea in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

Reds buck the slide

Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday was just what the doctor ordered, coach Juergen Klopp said after his team snapped their three-g...
By Reuters in Budapest

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

United strikers need to fire: Ole

Manchester United’s strikers have not scored enough goals this season and they must start firing if the club are to find an extra edge in matches, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday....
By Reuters in Turin

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

World No. 2 Nadal vows to keep fighting

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal shrugged off his derailed bid for the Grand Slam record with a pledge to keep “fighting” but the Spaniard leaves the Australian Open with familiar regrets after bo...
By Reuters in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

If fit, Umesh will replace Shardul

Umesh Yadav will join the Indian squad in Ahmedabad, which hosts the remaining two Tests versus England, the first of which is a pink-ball Day-Night game beginning February 24. The pacer though will ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

Door opens for surprise victors

Rafael Nadal’s bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title came crashing down at the Australian Open on Wednesday, as Stefanos Tsitsipas rose to topple the Spaniard 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 7-5 and ...
By Reuters in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

Barca left chasing Mbappe & the shadows

FC Barcelona. The team, whose football from another planet became the point of reference for the world, has gone well and truly into a tailspin. Six months ago, if you thought Barca had hit their nad...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

IPL: BCCI bets on return of Vivo as title sponsors

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is confident that Vivo will remain title sponsors for the 14th edition of the IPL, which is expected to be held across five venues in Mumbai and Pune. ...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta


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