If pacers take upper hand in series, so be it: Faf

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis won't mind if their fast bowlers, who have "X factor", shape their victories against India and admitted they have demanded wickets which assist pace and bounce. "Sitting here as a batsman, the first priority is to win games. If we play in series where the...

‘Leave outside off-stump deliveries’

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | PTI | Pune

Former batsman Chandu Borde has some advice for the Indian batsmen — who struggled in the first Test in South Africa — to stay a bit outside the crease and leave the balls pitched outside the off-stump. India were crushed by 72 runs in the first Test at Cape Town as...

Ishant is too erratic: Raju

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

Experienced seamer Ishant Sharma is too erratic and has failed to lead the country's pace bowling attack, feels former India pacer Raju Kulkarni. "He (Ishant Sharma) has played 78 (79) Test matches, to play 78 (79) Test matches for India is amazing. But I don't think he has ever led from...


Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | Agencies

India beat Pakistan in Blind Cricket World Cup dubai: Defending champions India defeated Pakistan beat seven wickets in the Blind Cricket World Cup here on Friday. Sent into bat, Pakistan notched up 282 for eight wickets in the stipulated 40 overs. For Pakistan Md Jamil (B3 - blind level 3) and...

Ziaur beats Tran, takes sole lead

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The 24th seed GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh defeated Vietnamese GM Tran Tuan Minh to emerge as the new sole leader after the end of the fourth round of 16th Delhi International Chess tournament. At the end of three rounds, eleven players had shared the lead. More than 2000 chess players...

Bumrah keen to learn from mistakes

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

India couldn't have hoped for a worst start to a long South African sojourn but pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Thursday asserted that if one debacle dents the team's confidence then it "does not deserve" to play Test cricket. South Africa outplayed India by 72 runs inside four days in the opening...

tough task awaits federer

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | AP | Melbourne

Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw. Just being there. A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer found out how difficult defending his title could be after landing in the same half as six-time champion Novak Djokovic. "This is not normal," Federer...

Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal stalemate

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | AFP | London

Chelsea wasted a chance to take control of their League Cup semi-final against Arsenal as the misfiring Blues were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in Wednesday's first leg. Antonio Conte's side dominated possession for long periods at Stamford Bridge — where the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) was in...

Neymar strikes as PSG reach League Cup semis

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | AFP | Paris

Neymar scored a second-half penalty as four-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain toiled before overcoming 10-man Amiens 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the French League Cup on Wednesday. PSG were again without leading scorer Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday's French Cup rout of Rennes after returning late from his Christmas...

NUEUFC have ATK in their sights

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

With techinal director Avram Grant at helm, NorthEast United finally got back into the groove by defeating FC Goa in the last match but their task will be cut out as they take on Teddy Sheringham's ATK in the Hero Super League at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati...



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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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