Qualifier Collins topples idol Venus to reach Miami semi-finals

  MIAMI: Danielle Collins produced the performance of a lifetime and pulled off an almighty shock at the WTA Miami Open on Wednesday, sending Venus Williams crashing out 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals. It was an amazing effort from a 24-year-old qualifier in just her second season as a professional and her debut appearance […]

Williamson announced Sunrisers captain

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson took charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad a day after David Warner was banned from playing IPL 2018 in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal troubling Australian cricket. In accepting the role, Williamson made a point to mention he was “standing in as captain for this season.” On Wednesday, Cricket Australia had […]

‘I’ve given up my spot for free’ – Bancroft

  Cameron Bancroft admits he will regret his choice to tamper with the ball in Cape Town for the rest of his life, but has not yet decided whether he will contest the nine-month ban handed to him by Cricket Australia. Arriving at home in Perth, Bancroft spoke for the first time since the press […]

Mbappe shines as France cruise past Russia

SAINT PETERSBURG: Kylian Mbappe scored twice and Paul Pogba netted a brilliant free-kick as France beat World Cup hosts Russia 3-1 in a friendly at Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Mbappe’s impressive double and Pogba’s strike helped the 1998 world champions bounce back from Friday’s 3-2 home defeat by Colombia, while Fedor Smolov’s goal for Russia […]

Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit Argentina for six

MADRID: Spain blew Argentina away on Tuesday but coach Julen Lopetegui insists they can take nothing for granted at this summer’s World Cup. A 6-1 demolition, which included an Isco hat-trick at the Wanda Metropolitano, underlined Spain’s credentials as one of the tournament favourites in Russia, while exposing Argentina, who were without the injured Lionel […]

Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia

Steven Smith and David Warner, formerly captain and vice-captain of Australia, have been banned from playing international and domestic cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball during the Cape Town Test. Warner is banned from captaincy for life, and Smith for 12 months […]

Virat Kohli to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Kapil Dev, Lionel Messi, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sachin Tendulkar and now Virat Kohli. What is common between the six athletes? Besides being legends of their respective field, they have a statue at the iconic Madame Tussauds in Delhi with Kohli the latest to get a figure. As India’s cricket captain gets a figure of […]

ICC suspends Zimbabwe official for 20 years

Rajan Nayar, a domestic cricket official in Zimbabwe, has been suspended from all cricketing activities for 20 years by the ICC for attempting to improperly influence an international match. The incident had taken place in October last year when Nayar approached Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer and offered USD 30,000 to engage in corrupt activity. Cremer […]