Australia gets ‘Ashwin duplicate’ to train ahead of India Test series

Australia gets ‘Ashwin duplicate’ to train ahead of India Test series

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | PTI | Bengaluru

Australia have roped in Maheesh Pithiya, a 21-year-old spinner with uncanny resemblance to Ravichandran Ashwin, to train on spin-friendly tracks as part of their preparation for the upcoming Test series against India. Off-spinner Ashwin may prove to be a major threat for Australia, who haven't won a Test series in India...

India rise to No. 3 spot in IBA’s world boxing rankings

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | PTI | New Delhi

India have jumped to third spot in the International Boxing Association’s (IBA) latest world rankings. The Indian boxers have accumulated 36,300 ranking points, having surpassed top boxing powerhouses including USA and Cuba, which are ranked fourth and ninth respectively in the current standings. Kazakhstan (48,100) is the top-ranked nation followed by Uzbekistan...

‘No excuses’ for Arsenal in title bid after January spending: Arteta

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | AP | London

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal can have no excuses if they do not win the Premier League title for the first time in two decades after strengthening their squad during the January transfer window. Arteta splashed out more than £50 million ($61 million) on three new signings as the club look to...

You are my new hero: Sunil Gavaskar tells Lakshya Sen

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | PTI | New Delhi

A star-struck Lakshya Sen couldn’t believe his eyes when the legendary Sunil Gavaskar dropped in at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) in Bengaluru to meet him and the youngsters. The 73-year-old Gavaskar, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning cricket team, paid a visit to the academy during a regular...

India maul Bhutan 12-0 in SAFF U-20 Women’s C’ship

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | PTI | Dhaka

Three players scored a hat-trick each after coming in as substitutes as India mauled Bhutan 12-0 in their opening match of the SAFF U-20 Women’s Championship here on Friday. Neha (45+2, 55th and 90th), Anita Kumari (50th, 69th and 78th) and Lynda Kom (61st, 63rd and 75th) netted three goals each...

Real cut Barca’s lead

Saturday, 04 February 2023 | AP | Madrid

Real Madrid reduced Barcelona’s La Liga lead to five points with a 2-0 win over Valencia on Thursday, thanks to spectacular goals from Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior. The duo struck in a three-minute second half salvo which stunned the visitors at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Valencia were later reduced to...

Profligate Mohammedan held to goalless draw by TRAU

Profligate Mohammedan held to goalless draw by TRAU

Friday, 03 February 2023 | PTI | Imphal

Mohammedan Sporting's terrible away record remained intact but Tiddim Road Athletic Union's perfect run at the Khuman Lampak Stadium was broken as the two sides played out as goal-less draw in their I-League match here on Friday. After witnessing 11 goals in the last two matches in the I-League matches, the...

Buttler frustrated but understands why players opting franchise cricket over national duty

Buttler frustrated but understands why players opting franchise cricket over national duty

Friday, 03 February 2023 | PTI | London

England white-ball skipper Jos Buttler admitted there is a bit of "frustration" at not being able to pick the best team for international assignments in the run-up to their World Cup title defence with some players choosing T20 leagues over national duty. Alex Hales, Sam Billings and David Willey are among...

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