Thomas Müller at the double as Bayern Munich thrash 10-man Besiktas

  Bayern Munich look assured of a Champions League quarter-final spot for a seventh straight season after thrashing 10-man Besiktas 5-0 in Germany. The Turkish club had a one-man disadvantage from the 16th minute when Domagoj Vida brought down Robert Lewandowski and Bayern made their visitors pay with an emphatic round of 16 first-leg victory. […]

Alfonso Thomas named West Indies bowling coach

  Cricket West Indies has appointed former South African fast bowler Alfonso Thomas as the bowling coach of the senior men’s team. The board made a number of changes to the coaching and support staff for the current squads keeping in mind the World Cup Qualifiers and the Women’s World T20 scheduled for later this […]

Lionel Messi is carrying too much of the creative burden at Barcelona

  Lionel Messi scored the goal that puts Barcelona in pole position to progress from their Champions League tie with Chelsea. But the feeling persists that Ernesto Valverde’s system puts too much of the onus on one man, writes Adam Bate from Stamford Bridge. Lionel Messi finally got that long-awaited goal, his first against Chelsea […]

Lanning back; uncapped Molineux, Carey picked for India tour

  Australia captain Meg Lanning will return to international cricket during the upcoming India tour as she will lead the ODI and T20 sides after being out of action for seven months. Allrounders Sophie Molineux and Nicola Carey will be in line for their international debuts as both were picked for both formats. Australia were, […]

Roger Federer officially returns to World No 1

  “I will definitely check out the new ranking on Monday morning to see whether I am really the new No 1. To make sure no mistake has been made! It will be a special moment for me,” said Roger Federer on Sunday after lifting the Rotterdam title by beating Grigor Dimitrov. And he will […]

Kevin Pietersen set to bid adieu to cricket after PSL

  Former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who was unceremoniously dumped from the team following their Ashes 2013-14 humiliation in Australia, is all set for his final act on the cricket field as a player. The 37-year-old Pietersen, who has taken up cricket commentary as his new vocation, has announced that the next three to four […]

Hathurusingha keen on expanding Sri Lanka’s player pool

  One tour, three formats, three series wins. For Chandika Hathurusingha, it has been the ideal start to his tenure as head coach of Sri Lanka. Speaking on his side’s return home from Bangladesh, a content Hathurusingha cited good communication, tactical flexibility, and a relaxed environment as key elements in Sri Lanka sweeping every trophy […]

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