Hyderabad Hunters claim maiden title in PBL 3

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | PTI | Hyderabad

Hyderabad Hunters overcame a fighting Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling summit clash to claim their maiden title at the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Sunday. Mixed Doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Pia Bernadet put up a dominant display in the last match of the encounter to clinch...

Pant slams fastest T20 ton by Indian

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, abruptly sacked from captaincy a week ago, gave another example of his rare talent by blasting a record 32-ball hundred in a North Zone match against Himachal Pradesh, here on Sunday. Pant pummelled the opposition attack with the fastest century by an Indian to fire his...

Record Roy pummels Aussies

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AFP | Melbourne

Opener Jason Roy recorded the highest-ever one-day international score by an England player as the tourists finally had something to celebrate with a five-wicket win over Australia on Sunday. After their wretched Ashes campaign, in which they were beaten 4-0, the tourists chased down a hefty Australian total at the Melbourne...


Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Agencies

Unbeaten India enter s/f of Blind Cricket WC dubai: A dominant India continued their winning streak and defeated Nepal by eight wickets to storm into the semifinal of the fifth Blind Cricket World Cup at the Eden Garden Cricket Ground in Ajman, United Arab Emirates on Sunday. Electing to bat, Nepal...

Survival of the fittest

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AP | Melbourne

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open. That's not bothering Roger Federer, who is returning as defending champion just 12 months after entering the...

Even without Serena, women's field still tough

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AP | Melbourne

Without defending champion Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open, there's certainly an opportunity for another player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion. Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko did it last year. Just don't describe the first Grand Slam of the...

‘Nadal, Djoker are favourites’

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AP | Melbourne

Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation. "I play down my chances just because I don't think a 36-year-old should be a favorite of a tournament," Federer said...

Leicester hold Chelsea 0-0

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AFP | London

Chelsea did little to take the spotlight away from under-fire manager Antonio Conte in a goalless draw with Leicester City while Harry Kane broke another record after a brace in Tottenham's 4-0 hammering of Everton. Chelsea were unable to pierce Leicester's defence and were second-best for long periods at Stamford Bridge,...

sa fumble after strong start

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

India effected a dramatic turnaround by taking three wickets for five runs in the last hour to reduce South Africa to 269 for six at stumps on the opening day of the second Test here on Saturday. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin snared three crucial wickets as the visitors fought back after the...

Sunny questions India's selection for 2nd Test

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | Centurion

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday questioned India's team selection for the second cricket Test against South Africa, saying opener Shikhar Dhawan's "head is always on the chopping board". India made three changes to their playing XI, with KL Rahul replacing Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma coming in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar,...


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Myanmar Army’s admission of killings a ‘positive step’: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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CM retorts, says he was not so weak

20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Under searching questions for quite some time, Chief Minister Raghubar Das responded with all firmness to the unified Opposition in the House and answered some of its allegations to turn the tide. In his reply, particularly on the charges of inaction and being under pressure, the CM trained the gun on the JMM for running ‘baap-bete ki sarkar’ in the State...

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