Chess: Russia, Ukraine to clash

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Audacious Ireland fall four short

The Irish bowling was below par, serving plenty of freebies on a ground not too big either. But that takes no ...

Positive England excites ‘retired’ Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali played three of the four Tests of the unfinished India-England series last year. Nine months later, ...

Wimbledon: Serena Williams crashes out

Serena Williams began and ended her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking ve...

Decision time: Stick to old or opt for new

Bengal have been a formidable outfit in red-ball cricket ever since Arun Lal’s appointment as their head...

Fearless MP’s lessons for Bengal

Not many years ago, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had toyed with the idea of recruiting Chandrakant ...

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

Milan taste defeat

Juventus inflicted a first Serie A defeat of the season on league leaders AC Milan as a Federico Chiesa double led the Italian champions to an exhilarating 3-1 win at San Siro on Wednesday. Chiesa fir...
By Agencies in Milan

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

La Liga keen on pre-season in City

The prospect of watching Real Madrid and Barcelona live from the stands is something football crazy fans in the city will indeed cherish. Once the Covid situation improves, such a possibility cannot b...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

Solskjaer jumps to Bruno defence

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leapt to Bruno Fernandes’ defence, saying he isn’t solely to blame for Manchester United crashing out of the Carabao Cup. “It’s not just about Bruno not f...
By Agencies in London

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

Messi scores, Koeman glows

FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was glowing with pride after his side’s 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and said the performance was a benchmark for the remainder of the season. Barc...
By Reuters in Bilbao

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

In victory, a stone off Pep’s back

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said it took defender John Stones a lot longer than expected to rediscover his best form but he praised the Englishman’s perseverance after their 2-0 League Cu...
By Agencies in Manchester

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

BCCI missive on Brisbane

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally communicated to Cricket Australia that their players and support staff won’t adhere to hard quarantine protocol during their stay in...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

Pressure contest for Smith

Star batsman Steve Smith, who has acknowledged allowing Ravichandran Ashwin get the better of him so far in this series, said on Thursday he wanted to put the Indian off-spinner under a “bit of ...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

Day of drops and debutants at SCG

The rain-curtailed opening day of the Sydney Test turned out to be quite decent for the debutants — Australia opener Will Pucovski and India pacer Navdeep Saini. Early in his spell on Thursday,...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 08.01.21

For Pucovski, Ashwin’s craft the real bouncer

On his first day in Test cricket, Will Pucovski was up against not only a bowling attack that had its tail up, but also the ghosts of concussion that keep haunting him. In the end though, the 22-year...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 07.01.21

Australia 166/2 at stumps on Day One of third Test

In signs ominous for India and encouraging for Australia, the beleaguered Steve Smith looked dangerous and his understudy Marnus Labuschagne struck an unbeaten half-century as the hosts reached 166 fo...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Sydney


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