NEWS

  • New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live Score: 1st Test, Day 1 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup. The tour features two Test matches, the first...
  • Live Score: Watson, Rogers put Australia in control 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another...
  • David Warner credits fiancee for career revival 9 hours 38 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian opener David Warner has credited fiancee Candice Falzon for making him focus on his cricket and helping him mature not only as a person but also as a player. Warner, who is enjoying his first Christmas as a father, feels that the responsibility of the two relationships has made...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai make six changes in squad for match against Bengal 10 hours 24 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai selectors on Thursday made wholesale changes in the Ranji Trophy squad to take on Bengal in their fourth round group A cricket match in Kolkata from December 28-31. The selection committee, headed by national panel chief Sandeep Patil, dropped six players who were in the squad that fought back...
  • Manchester United must maintain momentum, says David de Gea 10 hours 33 minutes ago

    London: Goalkeeper David de Gea believes the busy holiday fixture list offers the perfect opportunity for Manchester United to put some pressure on the Premier League's top two clubs. United are third as they prepare to host Newcastle United on Friday, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea and seven behind champions Manchester...
  • India set to hire psychologist Sandy Gordon 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    BCCI is all set to hire famous sports psychologist Sandy Gordon from the Boxing Day Test match which is scheduled to start on Friday at the MCG. According to a report by CNN-IBN, Gordon will join the team at Melbourne just before the third Test match and his presence will help...
  • Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on 'unrest' remark 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation. Dhoni made the comment in...
  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims 11 hours 45 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The roar of a Boxing Day Test crowd will be momentarily hushed on Friday in a mark of respect and to remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami. About 65,000 Australian fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the Aussies attempt to seal the series...
  • Hazlewood asks Burns to keep things simple at MCG 12 hours 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fresh from his impressive debut at the Gabba in the second cricket match against India, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has advised young Joe Burns, who is set to play his first Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, to keep things simple. The 25-year-old Queensland batsman has come into the...
  • DDCA official accussed of stealing peanuts from dressing room 13 hours 56 minutes ago

    The world is a strange place and if it involves the Delhi and District Cricket Association also known as DDCA, then it is stranger than fiction as anything and everything is possible in the association, most of which is not possible in the world we live in. The association which...
  • Fernando Torres poised to re-join Atletico Madrid 14 hours 5 minutes ago

    London: Fernando Torres is poised to re-join boyhood club Atletico Madrid after they outlined a deal with AC Milan that should see Alessio Cerci go in the opposite direction. Torres is on a two-year loan from Chelsea but has failed to impress and Atletico are convinced they can rekindle the player...
  • If you know Australians we tend to like verbal banter: Michael Bevan 15 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India did try to turn the sledge handle towards Australia at the Gabba but the tactic probably backfired and Mitchell Johnson, who was at the receiving end while batting, came up trumps. Michael Bevan said that Australian's relish the verbal banter and opposition teams should never use it...
  • QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures 15 hours 27 minutes ago

    After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career. Instead, the former Manchester United and England defender is hoping to be as busy as possible during the packed festive...
  • Sri Lanka better travellers then before: Brendon McCullum 15 hours 44 minutes ago

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Sri Lanka have improved their away form by several notches and are a formidable side anywhere in the world now. Hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here Friday in the first of a two-match Test series, followed by seven One-Day Internationals. "There's challenges in...
  • Brad Haddin will emerge from poor batting form: Adam Gilchrist 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has praised wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's glovework and insisted his poor batting form hasn't put his Test career in jeopardy. Australia coach Darren Lehmann this week said Haddin's poor batting form was an issue. But Gilchrist backed the 37-year-old to emerge from his slump, despite scoring just...
  • We're close, we can turn it around: MS Dhoni 16 hours 31 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India might be 0-2 behind in the series but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost belief that his team can turn the tables on Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "It is possible to turn things around. We have been competitive in the series so...
  • Kidambi Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking 17 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year. The 21-year-old Indian, who clinched the...
  • HIL: Akashdeep excited to play with Sardar, Simon again 18 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After playing a vital role in India's campaign in 17th Asian Games and Champions Trophy, Akashdeep Singh is now hoping to produce another steller performance for Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League (HIL) starting next month. The young striker, who idolises India skipper Sardar Singh, said he is...
  • Yearender: Boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies. On...
  • Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in Windies ODI squad 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Allrounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member One-Day International (ODI) squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and...
  • India sweat on Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Boxing Day Test 19 hours 48 minutes ago

    India may have to wait a little longer to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action in Australia as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated the seamer's injured ankle could keep him out of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Friday. The 24-year-old was the most impressive player in India's...
  • Jurgen Waber to return as Austria Fed Cup captain 20 hours 6 minutes ago

    Vienna: Austrian tennis coach Jurgen Waber is returning as Fed Cup captain next season, taking over from Clemens Trimmel whose contract hasn't been extended by the national federation. Waber led Austria's Fed Cup team from 2010 to 2013, but was replaced last season by Trimmel, who also served as Davis Cup...
  • Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month 20 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Sunderland will be without Anthony Reveillere for at least one month as the former France international defender has sustained a calf injury. The 35-year-old fullback injured his calf during the warm-up session before Sunderland's 1-0 victory over Newcastle last Sunday, reports Xinhua. Sunderland are currently ranked...
  • Malcolm Waller's bowling action found to be illegal 20 hours 42 minutes ago

    Dubai: Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller, on Thursday, was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal following an analysis by the International Cricket Council (ICC). "The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller to be illegal...
  • Afghanistan women's cricket crushed by threats, bombs and tradition 21 hours 42 minutes ago

    The story of Afghan cricket is a rare bright spot in the troubled country's recent past, full of unlikely successes and glory that have helped unify a divided nation. Unless you're a woman player. A national women's cricket team formed in 2010 with some fanfare was quietly dissolved this year amid...
  • Debutant Joe Burns to bat at six, Ryan Harris to play for Australia 22 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Debutant Joe Burns will bat at number six and paceman Ryan Harris returns for Australia in the third Boxing Day Test against India, skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday. Smith, who won his first Test as captain as a replacement for the injured Michael Clarke at the Gabba last weekend,...
  • India's best chance is at MCG: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday. Trailing the four-match series 0-2, India lost a...
  • Pakistan plan to organise tri-series with SA, SL in UAE Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan cricket authorities have stepped up their efforts to revive international series for its upcoming players and plan to organize a tri-series with South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates next year. "South Africa initiated the idea of having a 50-overs tri-series between the A teams...
  • Inspired by Shane Warne, Yasir Shah hopeful of World Cup place Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne. "I started playing cricket because I idolised Shane Warne. He has been my role model and I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
  • Sarita Devi's suspension: HC seeks Boxing India's response Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Boxing India on a plea challenging International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...