Marsh joins Warner on Australia’s injury-watch list

Marsh joins Warner on Australia’s injury-watch list

Shaun Marsh has joined David Warner on the injury-watch list after pulling up from training with a stiff back on the eve of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Warner had hurt his neck during a fielding drill on Tuesday. Glenn Maxwell was called in as cover on Wednesday; by the end of the afternoon, […]

Wyatt’s 56-ball century wipes out Australia

  Danielle Wyatt saw Beth Mooney’s blistering hundred and raised a barnstorming century of her own at Manuka Oval as England took the final Twenty20 match of a series that leaves the Ashes in Australian hands. In a last encounter thrilling for its high-scoring – the highest aggregate in all women’s T20 internationals – but […]

Real Madrid thrash APOEL 6-0 but finish second in Group H

  NICOSIA: Holders Real Madrid sealed a place in the Champions League last 16 with a thumping 6-0 win at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday but will still finish runners-up to Tottenham Hotspur in Group H. Cristiano Ronaldo wrapped up Real’s biggest Champions League away win with two goals at the start of the second half. […]

I-League: A tournament forced into severe identity crisis

I-League: A tournament forced into severe identity crisis

NEW DELHI: When Shylo Malsawmtluanga shyly stepped in from backstage carrying the I-League trophy that his team, Aizawl FC won in Cinderella-like fashion last season, for that one moment you were assailed by a strange sense of calm regarding the league’s future. The Mizo footballer, with that quiet, easy grace he brings with him, is […]

Selection shift ‘surprised’ Smith – Cowan

Selection shift ‘surprised’ Smith – Cowan

Australia’s captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors abandoned Cricket Australia’s previous directive to focus on choosing younger players in their squad for the first Ashes Test, former opener Ed Cowan has revealed. In pleading for greater clarity and consistency in selection policies, Cowan said that Smith had not expected the panel […]

Lyon hopes Australia can end careers of England players

Lyon hopes Australia can end careers of England players

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon raised the pre-Ashes verbals to new levels on Tuesday (November 21) by claiming that his side wanted to end the Test careers of some of England’s players. Lyon was part of the victorious Australian team in 2013/14 which whitewashed England 5-0 with Mitchell Johnson, bowling as quickly as some observers had […]

Zinedine Zidane stays upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

Zinedine Zidane stays upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

European champions in each of the last two seasons, Madrid will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 with a game to spare in Group H by beating APOEL in Cyprus on Tuesday. But they travelled to the eastern Mediterranean on the back of a 0-0 draw at city rivals Atletico on Saturday which […]

Khaled Mahmud may coach Bangladesh temporarily

Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud is likely to step into Chandika Hathurusingha’s position as the national head coach, at least on an interim basis if the BCB is unable to find a foreign coach. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said the chances of Mahmud taking over were the “highest” even as they continued to look for […]

Vijay Shankar excited after surprise India call-up

Vijay Shankar excited after surprise India call-up

Vijay Shankar has been hoping for a national call-up for a while now but his elevation in the India Test team came as a surprise to the Tamil Nadu all- rounder. Shankar, who was seen as a back-up seam bowling all- rounder to Hardik Pandya, was drafted into the Indian Test team in the ongoing […]

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