World changed for English cricket after Stokes incident: Cook

  PERTH: Senior batsman Alastair Cook says the world has changed for English cricket in the wake of the damaging Ben Stokes affair, and warned the team cannot afford any more “mistakes”. The star all-rounder is currently banned from the international game while authorities probe his alleged involvement in a late-night fight outside a nightclub. […]

‘I’m the greatest’ says Gayle after Mirpur mayhem

  Chris Gayle gave it the full Universe Boss treatment after striking a world-record 18 sixes to turn the final of the Bangladesh Premier League into an affirmation of his talent. Asked by ESPNcricinfo if he would class himself as the Don Bradman of T20s, Gayle banged his own publicity drum after another epic display. […]

Olympic gold is my ultimate target: Mary Kom

Olympic gold is my ultimate target: Mary Kom

  NEW DELHI: She has achieved almost everything that women’s boxing can offer, but five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom is still yearning for the greatest accolade in the world of sports – winning gold at the Olympics. Mary’s only appearance at the Olympics came at the London Games in 2012 when women’s boxing was […]

Sports Minister Rathore approves 5L aid for boxer who fought Ali

  CHANDIGARH: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved Rs 5 lakh aid from the National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons for Indian boxing icon, 69-year-old Kaur Singh, who was struggling to repay Rs 2 lakh he had borrowed from a private financier to fund his treatment for cardiac problems. In a tweet sent […]

Premier League: Chelsea Give Antonio Conte Cheer, Burnley go Fourth

  Chelsea responded perfectly to head coach Antonio Conte’s claim their Premier League title hopes are over with a convincing 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday. Tiemoue Bakayoko opened the scoring midway through the first half with a deft clipped finish, offering an answer to supporters who have criticised him for a series of […]

Handscomb will be unlucky if he misses out: Smith

Handscomb will be unlucky if he misses out: Smith

Steve Smith, the Australian captain, remains coy over the makeup of his team for the third Test starting on Thursday (December 14) in the final Ashes match at the WACA. Speculation is rife that recalled allrounder Mitchell Marsh is set to get the nod over struggling No.5 Peter Handscomb. If that change eventuates, Marsh is […]

PCB to challenge new FTP proposed by BCCI

  The FTP that came up for discussion and was agreed in principle at the BCCI’s special general meeting on Monday included no bilateral matches with Pakistan, but it is set to be challenged by the PCB. The Pakistan board has reiterated it will not sign on the new schedules unless there is some agreement […]

Manchester United have become ‘more boring’ under Jose Mourinho, says Louis van Gaal

  London: Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes the club have become more boring under his successor Jose Mourinho, saying he would prefer to watch local rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City in action. During the Dutchman’s two-year stint as United manager from 2014, the club secured fourth and fifth-placed league finishes […]

West Indies fined for slow over rate in Hamilton Test

  Windies have been fined for maintaining a slow over rate in the second Test against New Zealand, following their 240-run defeat at Hamilton on Tuesday (December 12). This is the second straight game in which Windies have been found wanting with their over rate. They were fined, and captain Jason Holder suspended, after being […]

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