‘Need to play cautiously against every team in Champions Trophy’

‘Need to play cautiously against every team in Champions Trophy’

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | PTI | Muscat

The Asiad disappointment still "haunts" and Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh Wednesday said they will have to approach and play each and every game cautiously in the Asian Champions Trophy. The disappointment of losing to Malaysia in the semifinals of the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia still lingers. "It was a tournament...

Federer’s shaky start to Shanghai defence

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | AFP | Shanghai

Roger Federer was given a huge scare before finally seeing off Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to open his Shanghai Masters defence in unconvincing fashion on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Swiss top seed faces Spain's unseeded Roberto Bautista Agut on Thursday in the last 16. The 20-time Grand Slam champion initially wasted...

ICC to tighten sanctions on leagues

ICC to tighten sanctions on leagues

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | AFP | Dubai

World cricket's governing body will discuss ways to tighten up how various Twenty20 and T10 leagues are sanctioned in the future when it meets next week, a top official said Wednesday. Since the inception of a lucrative Indian Premier League, many ICC member countries have launched their own leagues in what...

Abbas's triple bring Pakistan closer to win over Australia

Abbas's triple bring Pakistan closer to win over Australia

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | AFP | Dubai

Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers -- Shaun and Mitchell - for ducks as Australia slumped from 87...

Would choose Tendulkar over Lara to bat for my life, says Warne

Would choose Tendulkar over Lara to bat for my life, says Warne

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Eight years after clarifying that his "nightmares" about Sachin Tendulkar comment was a joke, spin great Shane Warne Wednesday had no qualms in picking the iconic Indian as the one to "bat" for his life. Known to speak his mind, the 49-year-old Warne, while refusing to get into a debate on...

If fit, Gayle will certainly play 2019 World Cup: Holder

If fit, Gayle will certainly play 2019 World Cup: Holder

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | PTI | Hyderabad

He may have chosen the Afghanistan Premier League over international cricket but Chris Gayle will "definitely play" next year's World Cup, provided his near 40-year-old-body is able to withstand the rigours, West Indies captain Jason Holder said Wednesday. Gayle, who is not a centrally contracted West Indies cricketer, signed off his...

Sindhu too comes out in support of #metoo movement

Sindhu too comes out in support of #metoo movement

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Badmintion star PV Sindhu on Wednesday lauded people from different spheres coming forward in exposing personalities who sought sexual favours from their colleagues. Reputations, especially in Bollywood, took a beating when people such as Tanushree Dutta and Vinta Nanda named Nana Patekar and Alok Nath for alleged misconduct years ago. The journalist-turned-politician...

Real Madrid defender Carvajal wants to play in England

Real Madrid defender Carvajal wants to play in England

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | IANS | Madrid

Real Madrid's Spain international full back Dani Carvajal has said that he would one day like to play in England. Speaking in the magazine 'Libero', Carvajal, who is currently out with a muscle injury, admitted that he would "love to play in the Premier League. It is an experience that I...

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