International

  • Serena tops WTA rankings, Sania maintains 5th place in doubles 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: American star Serena Williams continued to occupy top spot in the singles WTA rankings while former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki climbed two places to 13th. India's Sania Mirza maintained her career-high fifth place ranking in the doubles. Sania, who turned pro in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury...
  • Djokovic retains singles top spot, Paes 13th in doubles 4 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Serbian Novak Djokovic sits atop the ATP singles rankings with 13,130 points while Spaniard Rafael Nadal is not far behind in second place with 12,670 points. Meanwhile, with 4,250 points Leander Paes is the top ranked Indian in men's doubles, retaining his 13th place. Rohan Bopanna remains in 20th...
  • Luis Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches 4 hours 49 minutes ago

    Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said. Francis Gillot, Frederic Antonetti, Herve Renard and Fernandez are joined on the shortlist by Manuel Jose, the Portuguese coach...
  • Russia says MH17 probe should be conducted by 'international community', not Ukraine 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia has called for the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to be led by the 'international community' and not Ukraine, its ambassador to Malaysia said on Tuesday. "This situation is quite unique, the area is a war zone. I think the international community should be flexible...
  • ICC on course for long-term strategic 'vision plan' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already commenced preparatory work on a long-term plan which will kick in immediately after the current five-year strategic plan expires next year. The new plan is likely to set long-term targets for the organisation and provide guidelines as to how these targets should...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport Yesterday

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the take-off of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to take-off around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • Shakib Al Hasan apologises, appeals for reduced ban 2 days ago

    Suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the six-month ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour. Bangladesh's most prominent cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a "severe attitude problem" and the board also decided not to...
  • Monitors gain better access to crash site in eastern Ukraine 2 days ago

    Ukraine: International monitors said on Saturday they had been allowed to see more of the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, though gunmen still stopped them approaching some of the wreckage. In sometimes tense scenes with pro-Russian rebels clearly uncomfortable at having observers and the press present,...
  • Lack of security at Malaysian plane crash site unacceptable: US 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States on Saturday condemned "unacceptable" insecurity at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, renewing calls for better access to the debris amid reports of evidence tampering. "The site is not secure, and there are multiple reports of bodies being removed, parts of the...
  • France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions 2 days ago

    Paris: The French and Ukrainian presidents on Saturday said that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated". Following a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, President Francois Hollande said the two had agreed "on the importance of establishing the facts"...
  • Everything is on track, IPTL will pan out as planned: Mahesh Bhupathi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: There is no threat to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), veteran Indian star Mahesh Bhupathi said on Saturday, asserting that none of the team owners has pulled out and a multi-year deal was firmly in place with the country's biggest broadcaster for his ambitious event. Bhupathi woke up...
  • Jorge Valdivia calls time on Chile career 3 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Chile playmaker Jorge Valdivia has announced his retirement from international football. The 30-year-old revealed his decision on Twitter Friday, four days after joining United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Fujairah from Brazil's Palmeiras, reports Xinhua. "People have asked me if I am retiring from the national team," Valdivia wrote. "The response...
  • Don't copy Germany, Harry Redknapp urges England 3 days ago

    Harry Redknapp believes England need to stop trying to emulate other international teams and focus on creating their own footballing identity, the Queens Park Rangers manager said on Friday. England endured a terrible World Cup campaign, winning just one point from three games against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica to finish...
  • Dunga is favourite to coach Brazil's football team: sources 3 days ago

    Rio de Janerio: Former World Cup winning captain Dunga is the favorite on a short list of candidates to coach Brazil's national soccer team, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Friday. Dunga, whose real name is Carlos Bledorn Verri, previously coached Brazil from 2006 to 2010, where...
  • Russia might try to seize more parts of Ukraine 5 hours 6 minutes ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Smitha Sharma talks about how the Ukraine crisis began in the region. The internal Ukraine crisis began in November 2013 leading to the capture of Crimea. The fear instilled in people now is that Russia might attempt to seize more parts of Ukraine. ...
  • Germany captain Philipp Lahm retires from international football 4 days ago

    Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland on Friday by quitting international football at the age of 30, five days after leading his side to World Cup victory in Brazil. "During last season I made a decision to end my international career after the World Cup," Lahm wrote in an open...
  • Shane Warne dials Cook's number to 'clear the air' 4 days ago

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour. "It was good to clear the air and it was amicable," Warne told the Daily Telegraph. During England's 5-0 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative...
  • MCC no to changing law on 'Mankading', says batsmen to blame 4 days ago

    London: Batsmen should stay inside the crease and not back up too early to avoid being 'Mankaded', felt the World Cricket Committee while refusing to change the law which allows for running out the non-striker. The MCC's World Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting with the panel stating that it was...
  • Mexico move to No.18 in FIFA ranking 4 days ago

    Mexico City: Mexico climbed up two spots to No.18 in the latest world rankings released by football's world governing body, FIFA. Mexico earned a total of 930 points to rank third in the Concacaf confederation (North and Central America and the Caribbean), behind the United States, at No.15 with 989 points,...
  • MH17 crash: US pilots previously told not to fly over Ukraine 4 days ago

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had warned US pilots earlier this year not to fly over portions of Ukraine in the Crimea region, according to notices posted on the agency's website. The notices were posted on April 23. The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization and the aviation authorities in most...
  • Disciplinary hearing in Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson row on July 22 4 days ago

    The ICC on Thursday appointed Gordon Lewis AM as the Judicial Commissioner to hear the misconduct case against England paceman James Anderson and the preliminary hearing will be conducted on July 22, a day after the Lord's Test concludes. Anderson is facing a charge under Level 3 of the ICC Code...
  • Indian women to play Test cricket after 8 long years 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian women cricket team will be playing a four-day 'Test' match after a gap of eight long years as they gear up for a short two and half week tour of England starting August 7. India will be playing a 'Test' and three ODIs during the 19 day...
  • No need to change law related to bat: World Cricket Committee 5 days ago

    London: The game of cricket appears heavily loaded in the favour of the batsmen but the World Cricket Committee has ruled against changing the law related to the size of the bat due to lack of consensus on the issue. The WCC discussed the issue at its meeting and decided that...
  • FIFA rankings: Germany No.1 after World Cup triumph 5 days ago

    Zurich: Germany have climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. The four-time champions, who beat Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana on Sunday, have replaced Spain in first place as well as succeeding them as world champions. Argentina and the...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard 5 days ago

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students 5 days ago

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • Uruguay likely to host World Cup 2030 6 days ago

    London: Uruguay are favourites to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 despite the South American country's President Jose Mujica calling the FIFA hierarchy "old sons of b*****s". With Russia hosting the 2018 edition and Qatar 2022, the US has been earmarked for the 2026 World Cup, according to Daily Mail. However, since...
  • ECB to lodge complaint against Jadeja, contest India's allegations 6 days ago

    On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England fast bowler James Anderson after India alleged and complained that he "abused and pushed" allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the drawn first Test in Nottingham. But the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to contest the allegations. The...
  • Pakistan restrict Mohammed Irfan to ODIs and T20s 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan team management have decided to restrict tall paceman Mohammed Irfan to only ODIs and T20s, keeping in mind team's interest in the next year's World Cup. Injury-prone Irfan was stopped from participating in any Ramazan tournament as coach Waqar Younis called him back to the national cricket academy to...
  • BCCI is not sitting on pots of money, says N Srinivasan 6 days ago

    Chennai: The BCCI is not sitting on "pots of money" as is being made out and it shared revenues with players and state associations for promoting the sport, new ICC Chairman N Srinivasan said on Tuesday. "BCCI is often much misunderstood. You really do not hear what BCCI has done. It...