MATCHES

  • Paid TV cable takes a backseat as Mayweather vs Pacquiao boxing match gets live streamed for free 7 hours 39 minutes ago

    New York: It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights. Instead, the broadcast of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas was marred by technical snafus and got sucker punched...
  • Darkness hinders McIlroy's fight with Casey at WCG Match Play Championship 2 days ago

    World number one Rory McIlroy will return to TPC Harding Park at the crack of dawn on Sunday to fight for a place in the semi-finals of the WCG Match Play Championship after darkness halted his match with England's Paul Casey on Saturday. The pair were deadlocked through 21 holes before...
  • Rory McIlroy rallies to survive, Jordan Spieth eliminated in Match Play 3 days ago

    San Francisco: The new Match Play Championship felt a lot like the old one Friday when one top seed after another began making plans to go home. Rory McIlroy kept some star power at TPC Harding Park with a comeback that shows why he is No. 1 in the world. After...
  • Anirban Lahiri losses to Justin Rose by a whisker at WGC Matchplay 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri came within a whisker of pulling off a second upset in as many day before World No. 6 and Masters runner-up Justin Rose produced two great shots to first even the match on the 18th and then birdied the first play-off hole to keep...
  • Rickie Fowler wins to secure a spot in Saturday's Match Play 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were making putts from everywhere on Thursday in the Match Play Championship. Fowler survived a tough match and already secured his spot for the weekend. Spieth rolled to another easy victory and still faces the prospect of going home on Friday. Even with a...
  • Anirban Lahiri beats Ryan Palmer to win on debut in WGC Match Play 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Anirban Lahiri indicated he is ready to make his presence felt at the highest levels, as he made a sensational debut at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, beating higher-ranked Ryan Palmer of the US comprehensively for a 4&2 win in Group 6. In the second set of matches, Lahiri will...
  • Golf: Jordan Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had an easy time against Mikko Ilonen of Finland. Rory McIlroy, the top...
  • Anirban Lahiri to meet Ryan Palmer in WGC Cadillac Match Play 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Anirban Lahiri will take on World No. 23 Ryan Palmer in the opening match of the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play which gets underway at the TPC Harding Park. The other two players in the group include Justin Rose, the runner-up at Masters and winner at the Zurich...
  • Rory McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event 1 week ago

    Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco. A draw on Monday put Northern Ireland's world number one up against reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, seven-times PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner in round-robin...
  • We are in a good position: Chris Jordan April 15, 2015

    England came back well and have things under control in the Test match against West Indies, feels Chris Jordan....
  • Unnamed Rajasthan Royals player approached for IPL fixing, BCCI informed: report April 10, 2015

    It's hard to keep Indian Premier League and controversy separated. Barely two days into season eight of the IPL, reports of offers to fix matches have started emerging and once again it's Rajasthan Royals who find themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons. According to a report in The...
  • Five Spanish footballers charged in possible match-fixing scandal March 14, 2015

    Madrid: Five Spanish footballers were charged with match-fixing on Friday. A judge in the northern province of Navarre indicted the five, who were named as Jorge Molina and Jordi Figueras of Betis Seville, Sergio Garcia, the captain of Espanyol, Patxi Puñal, formerly of Osasuna, and Antonio Amaya, a former Betis player...
  • 10 things that every non-fan of cricket feels on a match day February 16, 2015

    Its world cup season and for the next month or so, India will talk, eat, think, breathe and sleep cricket. It's more than a sport in this country. In fact it's more than a religion. It's an emotion that will manifest the minds of everyone; Except for people who never...
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan to make his commentary debut with the India-Pak match February 15, 2015

    Amitabh Bachchan said he was excited about his live cricket commentary debut with the India-Pak match in Adelaide on February 15. "I am taking tips from commentators," he said. Bachchan's deep voice is the key element in his upcoming film Shamitabh and he will deliver the same tone while commentating. ...
  • Excited about Indo-Pak World Cup match commentary: Amitabh Bachchan February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is busy cramming to get into the intricacies of cricket terminologies ahead of his debut commentary stint during the upcoming India-Pakistan match of the 2015 World Cup. Bachchan, 72, who will be joining seasoned commentators Harsha Bhogle and Kapil Dev for the highly-awaited February 15 match,...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on Srinivasan, CSK, RR, Raman, Meiyappan January 23, 2015

    In a setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday barred him from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest and set up a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scam that can threaten the...
  • Chris Cairns pleads not guilty to perjury charge January 17, 2015

    Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns on Friday pleaded not guilty to a charge of perjury and to perverting the course of justice in a match-fixing libel action. Cairns faces the allegations in light of being awarded $136,000 in damages after he sued Lalit Modi, founder of the Indian Premier League...
  • Tri-Series: Early wickets cost us the match, says Eoin Morgan January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Quite pleased with his personal form but devastated by the team's loss, England cricket captain Eoin Morgan on Friday blamed the defeat against Australia in the ODI tri-series opener on the top-order collapse triggered by pacer Mitchell Starc. "We did well to get to 234 after the early wickets, 250...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting legend Rahul Dravid had backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future. Kohli led the Indian side in two matches in the just-concluded Test series in Australia,...
  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera named in match-fixing case December 15, 2014

    Madrid: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • Match-fixers to face up to seven years in prison in New Zealand December 4, 2014

    People convicted of sports match-fixing in New Zealand will face up to seven years in prison under new legislation passed by the country's government on Thursday. The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill was part of a raft of measures introduced by New Zealand's government in the past 12 months in an effort...
  • Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run December 2, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Tuesday lauded his team`s unbeaten Test series run and the bounce back against Pakistan to level the three Tests. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to win the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, levelling the series 1-1. Pakistan...
  • ICC announces match officials for World Cup 2015 December 2, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday named four World Cup winners in a 25-member match officials' team for the Cricket World Cup 2015, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The team includes five officials from the elite panel of ICC match referees,...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Shilpa Shetty poses with Schwarzenneger in Macau November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While Shilpa was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra for the event, Schwarzenegger was present with his once onscreen...
  • Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence November 21, 2014

    Sydney: As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence. Even though vice-captain Brad Haddin is expected to step up as skipper in Clarke's absence when Australia take...