'Globally, Andre is the finest T20 all-rounder'

To begin on a personal note... Dinesh Karthik is one of the very few current India cricketers who makes it a point to acknowledge messages of congratulations perhaps as soon as he accesses his cellphone after the post-match/day's play commitments.

Momentum is with Knights

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won four on the trot, while Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost just as many in a row going into the game that decides who takes on Chennai Super Kings in the grand finale of IPL XI.
A Staff Reporter May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Virat's 'test' is from June 15

Virat Kohli's much-hyped participation in the English County Championship has been ruled out due to a neck injury, throwing his meticulously planned build-up for the tour of UK into disarray.
Our Bureau May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Heath: We are not focusing on big names

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are pretty much aware of the fact that Sunrisers Hyderabad pose a bigger threat than the Rajasthan Royals.
A Staff Reporter May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

We will bounce back: Wriddhi

The rub of the green hasn't gone Sunrisers Hyderabad's way at all lately, but they are just not concerned about it. What matters is looking forward and getting ready for the next opponent.
A Staff Reporter May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Loew upbeat about Neuer

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is on track to regain full fitness in time for next month's World Cup after recovering from a foot injury that has sidelined him for most of the season, national team coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday.
Reuters May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Forgotten New York Cosmos & a resurrection mission

Once one of the most glamorous names in North American sport, the New York Cosmos are today living on soccer's Skid Row, a fourth division club playing on school grounds left behind, largely unwanted and forgotten.
 Reuters May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Love to attack, says Marcelo

Real Madrid's Marcelo has played a defining role in their run to the Champions League final and their previous three European Cup triumphs but the left back's defensive weaknesses could make his side vulnerable to Liverpool's fierce attack on Saturday.
Reuters May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Nadal will open vs Dolgopolov

Rafa Nadal, who is gunning for a record-extending 11th French Open title, was handed a relatively easy path to the final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday.
Reuters May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

J.League is Iniesta's new address

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta kicked off a new chapter to his career when he signed for Japanese side Vissel Kobe on Thursday, swapping La Liga for the J.League after 16 stellar years at Spanish champions Barcelona.
Reuters May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Serbia's Krstajic ignores the stars

Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic named several uncapped prospects in his provisional 27-man World Cup squad on Thursday at the expense of stalwarts who failed to impress in friendlies after they qualified for the 32-nation tournament.
Reuters  May 25, 2018 00:00 IST


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