CUP

  • Davis Cup: Henri Laaksonen gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Belgium 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Belgium: Henri Laaksonen rallied from two sets down to beat Ruben Bemelmans and give defending champion Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the first round of the Davis Cup on Friday. The 344th-ranked Laaksonen, playing in the team event for the first time since 2013, won 1-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4,...
  • Wayne Rooney, inspired by memory of Manchester United loss, eyes first FA Cup 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    Wayne Rooney has never won an FA Cup winner's medal and the Manchester United captain is desperate to get his hands on one having fallen in love with the competition watching his team lose the final 20 years ago. In a glittering 13-year career, the oldest cup competition in soccer remains...
  • ICC World Cup: A Dhoni special and India sail into the quarters 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    He delivers when the team needs him the most. We saw it in the 2011 World Cup final and we saw it today. MS Dhoni may not have an ODI century out of the subcontinent but if his 30s and 40s can contribute to the team retaining the Cup, no...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni demands more from allrounder Jadeja 5 hours 54 minutes ago

    Holders India marched into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with their fourth consecutive win but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's form with the bat has left captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a worried man. Left-arm spinner Jadeja has three triple centuries in India's first-class cricket, but has scored 3, 2 and 13 in...
  • Andy Murray beats Donald Young, Britain lead US 1-0 in Davis Cup 6 hours 4 minutes ago

    Scotland: Andy Murray quelled a mid-match comeback from Donald Young to win in four sets on Friday and give Britain a 1-0 lead over the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Murray won 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in his first match in his native Scotland since winning...
  • World Cup 2015: We should have at least scored 270, says Holder 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies captain Jason Holder blamed his team's poor batting for the defeat against India as he felt an ideal score on the WACA strip was 270 and not the 182 runs they managed in the ICC Cricket World Cup group league encounter, here on Friday. Asked if they were...
  • Novak Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Croatia in Davis Cup 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    Serbia: Novak Djokovic gave Serbia a 1-0 lead over Croatia by beating Mate Delic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday in the first round of the Davis Cup. The top-ranked Serb converted early break points in each set on an indoor hard court. Croatian teen Borna Coric will play Viktor Troicki in the...
  • President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their four-wicket victory against the West Indies in the World Cup. The president in his congratulatory message to the team wished them success for the upcoming matches. "Congrats Team India for victory against West...
  • Kings of Cricket: India beat WI, enter World Cup quarters 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    A superlative bowling performance and a cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni eventually helped India muster a four-wicket win against the West Indies to notch their fourth consecutive 2015 World Cup win. ...
  • MS Dhoni overtakes Sourav Ganguly's record of most away ODI wins 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    Perth: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday surpassed former skipper Sourav Ganguly as the most successful Indian captain in terms of ODI victories achieved on foreign shores. The four-wicket win over the West Indies in the cricket World Cup here was Dhoni's 59th while Ganguly had 58 victories under his belt. The current...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter lauds quarter-finalists India 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    India rallied around swing bowler Mohammed Shami's three-wicket performance to beat the West Indies by four wickets and remain unbeaten and in first place in Pool B in the World Cup. Chasing West Indies' modest 182 all out, India scored 185 for six in 39.1 overs. The defending champions made heavy...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Holi-day for Indians in Perth 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Indian fans celebrated Holi ahead of the India vs West Indies encounter on the Perth streets. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Dhoni credits bowlers in low-scoring win over WI 7 hours 21 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for his bowlers after the Men in Blue earned a hard-fought win against the West Indies to move into the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup, here on Friday. Table-toppers India managed a four-wicket win at the WACA to keep a clean...
  • Shaun Pollock sees South Africa versus Australia World Cup final 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    Auckland: Former South African great Shaun Pollock on Friday predicted the Proteas would win a first World Cup by beating Australia in the final, helping to make-up for his own personal setbacks against the four-time champions. "If you want to write a perfect script for South Africa then it will be...
  • ICC World Cup: Bowlers, gutsy Dhoni edge West Indies; India in quarters 8 hours 6 minutes ago

    India, after bowling out the opposition for 182, needed a good batting performance to back up the bowlers but failed to do so on a lively WACA pitch. The ball moved around a bit more under lights, making life difficult for the Indian batsmen, and it was left to the...
  • 'Speed' Murugesh - Chennai auto driver to offer free rides if India win World Cup 8 hours 12 minutes ago

    In a country of over 1.2 billion people, where every second person is a cricket expert, where a cricketer is worshiped like God, where an India vs Pakistan game can trigger wars, where a result could decide the menu of your kitchen, where cricket is not just a sport, but...
  • World Cup 2015: Dual injury blow for Sri Lanka ahead of Australia clash 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    Sydney: Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes for Sunday's crunch cricket World Cup clash with Australia, with veteran spinner Rangana Herath ruled out and batsman Dimuth Karunaratne being sidelined for the rest of the tournament. The 36-year-old, left-armer Herath has been ruled out after splitting the...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian bowling's renaissance vindicated at Perth 8 hours 44 minutes ago

    This was a good one month back. "No chance, they don't have the bowling to defend," said a boy tapping at his smartphone, leaning dejectedly on the glass that supports the corner seats in Delhi Metro. Chins turned towards him, searching if he had a companion. Finding none but the...
  • Danny Welbeck criticism wide of the mark, says Wenger 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    Striker Danny Welbeck is playing an important role in Arsenal's season despite being moved into an unpreferred wide role, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Arsenal face Welbeck's former club Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Monday and the England international is again likely to be shunted out to...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: teams getting down to the business end 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    The only remaining unbeaten teams at the Cricket World Cup - India and New Zealand - hope to consolidate their already strong positions as the tournament moves into the final week of preliminary matches. Defending champion India, in first place in Pool B after three wins, can clinch a quarterfinal place...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni keeps without pads against West Indies 10 hours 39 minutes ago

    Perth: Once again bringing his street-smart side to the fore, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni kept for a few deliveries without pads as he gave his gear to Ajinkya Rahane standing at silly mid-off against Ravichandran Ashwin in the World Cup match against West Indies on Friday. It was one of...
  • World Cup: William Porterfield promises no Irish 'hangover' vs Zimbabwe 11 hours 0 minutes ago

    Hobart: Ireland captain William Porterfield has insisted there will be no lingering mental scars from their heavy defeat by South Africa when they face Zimbabwe in their next World Cup match on Saturday. The Irish head into this weekend's Pool B encounter in Hobart on the back of a 201-run-thrashing by...
  • World Cup: New Zealand face selection dilemma against Afghanistan 11 hours 27 minutes ago

    Napier: New Zealand's Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan was shaping as one of their least demanding in Pool A, until selection dilemmas came into play. Afghanistan is unlikely to disturb New Zealand's unbeaten progress through the tournament - the World Cup co-hosts top the group with four wins - but...
  • World Cup 2015: Plenty to play for as Ireland face Zimbabwe 11 hours 45 minutes ago

    Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The Irish are just ahead of Zimbabwe in the standings with four...
  • World Cup: Injury-hit Sri Lanka must tough it out, says Jayawardene 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    Sydney: Mahela Jayawardene says Sri Lanka will have to tough it out at the World Cup amid a spate of tournament-ending injuries. The Sri Lankans, who face a crucial pool match against hosts Australia in Sydney on Sunday, have been forced to call in their second reinforcement after another injury setback. Batsman...
  • World Cup: Australia fear nothing, not even defeat, says Aaron Finch 12 hours 37 minutes ago

    Australia are not sweating on Sunday's crunch Pool A match against Sri Lanka, even if defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground would make their path to the final more difficult, opener Aaron Finch said on Friday. After losing to New Zealand and taking just a point from their washed out match...
  • ICC World Cup, Quarter-final Scenarios: England living on the edge in Pool A 13 hours 12 minutes ago

    The cricket world is at loggerheads over the format of the World Cup, with some supporting the International Cricket Council's proposed move to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup, while some are ridiculing the idea. At the start of the tournament, many cricket pundits went hammer...
  • World Cup 2015: Buoyant Pakistan face stern South Africa test 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    Auckland: On the back of grey skies and a persistent drizzle, an unstoppable force breezed into Auckland ahead of the weekend. AB de Villiers, in red-hot form, has refused to be denied thus far in South Africa's campaign and has been the beating heart of the run-making in what has...
  • Watch: Ricky Ponting celebrates Holi with CNN-IBN team in Australia 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    While people in India celebrate the festival of colours, CNN-IBN World Cup expert sends in his Holi greetings from Australia. ...