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Batters script series win

South Africa’s bowlers dished out one freebies after another, and the Indian batsmen were only too happy...

Maiden call-up for Mukesh

Bengal pacer Mukesh Kumar has been rewarded for his consistent showing of late. The 28-year-old earned his ma...
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EPL: Twin ‘tricks’ give United reality check

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat-tricks to fire champions Manchester City to a rampant 6-3 thrashing o...

Tear gas triggers stampede in stadium

Panic and a chaotic run for exits after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match to drive away fans...

All too easy for England

Dawid Malan (78 not out) and Chris Woakes (3/26) played big roles as England thrashed Pakistan by 67 runs in t...

Lewy makes difference at Mallorca

Robert Lewandowski scored again to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at Mallorca in the La Liga on Saturday. The hosts...

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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

Sports  /  Published 17.02.21

Du Plessis retires from Test cricket

"The next two years are ICC T20 World Cup years. Because of this my focus is shifting to this format and I want to play as much of it as possible around the world so that I can be the best player...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Johannesburg

Sports  /  Published 17.02.21

Root sees virtues of rotation

England’s rotation policy, due to which they dropped James Anderson and Dom Bess from this Test, has been criticised by many. But captain Joe Root continues to defend it, citing the pandemic. &...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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