Prannoy to lead in Asia Mixed Team C’ships

Prannoy to lead in Asia Mixed Team C’ships

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

World No 24 H S Prannoy will lead a 13-member Indian badminton team at the Tong Yun Kai Cup 2019, the second edition of the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships to be held at Hong Kong from March 19-24. In the absence of top shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and...

Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

Monday, 18 March 2019 | AFP | Madrid

Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand on the La Liga trophy. Messi's treble, his second in a month in Seville, fourth of the season and...

‘Like we never left': Banned pair returns

‘Like we never left': Banned pair returns

Monday, 18 March 2019 | AFP | Melbourne

Disgraced former skipper Smith and Warner receive ‘hugs and cuddles’ on return to Aussie cricket fold Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back into the Australian fold with "hugs and cuddles" at a team meet-up in Dubai, and said it was like they'd never left. The disgraced pair, whose year-long...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 | Agencies

Warrier, Cariappa joins KKR New Delhi: Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday announced Sandeep Warrier and KC Cariappa as replacements for the injured pace duo of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi in the upcoming edition of the league, starting March 23. Warrier, 27, plays for...

Bottas upstages Hamilton in Australia

Monday, 18 March 2019 | AFP | Melbourne

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his "best ever". The flying Finn started second on the grid but got a jump on the polesitting Briton at the first corner...

Federer to face Thiem final as Nadal hobbles out

Monday, 18 March 2019 | AFP | Indian Wells

The 39th match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal failed to materialize on Saturday as the world No 2 Spaniard hobbled out of Indian Wells to send Federer into a title clash with Dominic Thiem. Nadal, whose longstanding right knee trouble flared up in his quarter-final victory over Karen Khachanov, couldn't...

IPL will benefit players for WC: Kirsten

Monday, 18 March 2019 | PTI | Bengaluru

World Cup winning former India coach Gary Kirsten feels that IPL would serve as good preparation for the Indian players ahead of the World Cup. "We do understand all the international players, apart from the Indians, will be called back to their internationals teams anyway through the IPL," Kirsten said. "We have...

Smith joins Royals camp, Warne expects him to be ‘hungry’

Monday, 18 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Having been welcomed with open arms by his national teammates in Dubai, Steve Smith on Sunday touched down in Jaipur to join his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals' pre-tournament camp ahead of league starting March 23. With an aim to get back in the Australian side for the World Cup, Smith is...