Twitter: Messi and Ronaldo fans slam organisers of Ballon d’Or

It appears that not many people are happy about Luka Modric’s win of the 2018 Ballon d’Or. Yesterday, the Croatia international was announced as the winner of the award, to the surprise of many football fans. Perhaps, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise, especially as the result of the votes was leaked hours before […]

Mithali-Powar saga: Deep fissures surface in Indian T20 team

HYDERABAD: The Mithali Raj-Ramesh Powar saga continues to get murkier by the day as Indian women T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana’s appeal to the BCCI to retain the services of coach Powar has further fuelled the sordid drama. After the controversy broke out, the BCCI had decided not to give Powar […]

Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or, breaks Messi-Ronaldo dominance

Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold on the prestigious award. Juventus forward and 2017 winner Ronaldo came second, while Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann came third. Paris St. Germain’s France forward Kylian Mbappe, who also […]

Premier League: Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur charged for failing to control players

London: Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged for failing to control their players in Sunday’s north London derby in the Premier League, England’s Football Association said on Monday. Spurs midfielder Eric Dier’s goal celebration in his side’s 4-2 defeat had sparked angry scenes on the touchline, with Arsenal’s substitutes unhappy with the England player. […]

Harmanpreet, Mandhana urge BCCI to keep Powar as coach

Days after BCCI put out an advertisement to hire a new head coach for the Indian women’s team, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana, two of the senior-most players in India women’s cricket, have strongly urged the board to stick with Ramesh Powar who was the coach till November 30. In an e-mail sent on Monday […]

Gayle wins AUD 300,000 in damages in defamation suit

Chris Gayle has been awarded AUD300,000 in damages after he won a defamation case against Fairfax Media in October 2017. The West Indies batsman had been the subject of articles claiming he had exposed himself to a massage therapist in Sydney during the 2015 World Cup. He sued the publishing company and the court found […]