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Vinesh Phogat qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Nur Sultan, Sept 18: India's star wrestler Vinesh Phogat (53kg) qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating fancied American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships here on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medallist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games.

Vinesh will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout against Maria...

New cars, tattoos: India's new kabaddi millionaires

New Delhi, Sept 17: Siddharth Desai grew up in humble surroundings but now he's living the life of a millionaire sportsman, driving a souped-up jeep and taking selfies with fans -- and it's all thanks to kabaddi.

The ancient game has undergone a glitzy makeover through the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), creating a new group of sports stars in...

Kohli still behind Smith in latest ICC Test Rankings

Dubai, Sept 16: India captain Virat Kohli has managed to hold on to his second position behind Australia's Steve Smith in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen released on Monday.

Kohli, with 903 rating points, is 34 points behind Smith (937).

Besides former Australia captain Smith, compatriot Pat Cummins has also retained his one position in the ICC...

BCCI accepts Karthik's apology on violation of contract

New Delhi, Sept 16: The BCCI on Monday accepted Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik's unconditional apology for violating a clause of his central contract by watching a Caribbean Premier League match from a participating team's dressing room.

India discard Karthik tendered an "unconditional apology" for violating BCCI's central contract clause by watching a Caribbean Premier League game from the Shah...

England win fifth Ashes Test even as Aussies retain urn

London, Sept 16: England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on September 15 to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high.

Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain...

Players to watch out for in India-South Africa first T20I

New Delhi, Sept 15: After clean-sweeping West Indies in the all-formats, the Indian team will lock horns with South Africa in the opening game of the three-match T20I series at Dharamshala on Sunday.

Men in Blue will look to keep their momentum going in their second series after the semi-final exit in the ICC World Cup 2019 in July....

Messi's son converts a penalty, celebrates like his father

New Delhi, Sept 15: It looks like Argentine striker Lionel Messi's son Mateo has inherited great goal-scoring skills from his father.

In a video posted by Messi's wife Antonela Roccuzzo, Mateo can be seen scoring a penalty and then celebrating like the Barcelona star.

"Happy Birthday my love. Just wish you to be happy all your life and...

"Time to turn the page" - Neymar scores stunning winner on PSG return

Paris, Sept 15: Neymar shrugged off a hostile reception as he marked his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain with a stunning injury-time winner, and then insisted it was time to move on from the saga of his aborted return to Barcelona.

The world's most expensive player was booed and insulted by sections of the PSG support in the...

This Australian attack makes you work hard for every run, says Joe Denly

London, Sept 15: After scoring 94 runs in the second innings of the fifth and final Ashes test, England opening batsman Joe Denly praised Australian bowling attack, saying "they make you work hard for every run".

"Whenever you open the batting, there is an expectation to score runs and do well. It's been frustrating to get starts and not...

Ashes Test: England nose ahead after Archer heroics

Oval, Sept 14: Jofra Archer took his second six-wicket haul of the series as Australia were bowled out for 225 despite Steve Smith's record-breaking 80 to hand England a 78-run first innings lead at stumps on Day 2 of the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Friday.

At close of play, England were 9/0 in their...