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England on top in 1st Ashes Test

Edgbaston, Aug 3: As Australia had an answer with Steven Smith, England opener Rory Burns (125 off 282) gave a befitting reply to push his side 267/4 against the visitors as they took on a 17-run lead at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Edgbaston on Friday.

It was a solid show from the English batsmen on an overcast second...

Messi suspended from Argentina for 3 months for comments

Asuncion, Aug 3: Soccer body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at the latest Copa América.

The South American body also said Friday that it fined the superstar in USD 50,000 for his comments after Argentina's 2-1 win against Chile in the third-place playoff of the tournament in...

Bengaluru to host 10th AASF Asian Age Group championships 2019

Bengaluru, Aug 2: Bengaluru will host the 10th AASF Asian Age Group Championships 2019 for the first time, giving the Indian swimming enthusiasts an opportunity to witness the largest aquatic event in the continent.

The nine-day sporting extravaganza, scheduled to be held between September 24 and October 2, is set to have over 40 countries and more than 1200...

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires everyone, he is on another level: Virat Kohli

Zurich, Aug 2: An avid football fan, India cricket captain Virat Kohli says he draws inspiration from Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo as he successfully took up more challenges than his iconic Argentine contemporary Lionel Messi with an "unmatched" work ethic.

Ronaldo and Kohli have defied fitness scales to not just set new standards for themselves but also set benchmarks...

India begin life after World Cup with T20s in Florida

Lauderhill (USA), Aug 2: Back on the road following their unfulfilled World Cup campaign, India will begin their preparations for the T20 showpiece event next year with a three-match series against the West Indies beginning here on Saturday.

As captain Virat Kohli pointed out before leaving for the Caribbean tour, the main objective of the T20s and the subsequent...

Easy for country to expect Olympic gold, difficult to implement: Mary Kom

New Delhi, Aug 1: Six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom said it is easy for people to expect a gold medal from her in the upcoming Olympics, but difficult for her to implement the same.

However, the boxer she will try her best to fulfill the nation's expectation.

"Country is expecting gold from the upcoming Olympic. Individually, I...

Shaken Prithvi Shaw owns responsibility as BCCI slaps doping ban

Jul 31: India and Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw on Tuesday said he is shaken by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspending him for a doping violation, saying he takes all responsibility for unknowingly consuming the banned syrup.

"I have come to know today that I will not be able to play cricket till mid-November 2019. This...

Dropping shooting from CWG is unfair: Sakshi

Noida, Jul 30: Olympic medal-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik does not endorse the Indian Olympic Association's call for a boycott of the 2022 Commonwealth Games but at the same time feels that dropping shooting from the event's roster is "wrong on the athletes."

The Indian Olympic Association last week proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham CWG for dropping shooting from...

ICC World Test Championship: All you need to know

Birmingham, Jul 29: The International Cricket Council on Monday officially launched the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC).

Getting underway on August 1 with the first Ashes Test in Birmingham, the WTC will see the top nine Test teams in the world -- Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies -- compete...

Post World Cup debacle, Sunil Gavaskar questions Virat Kohli’s Captaincy

Mumbai, Jul 29: Following India's World Cup exit in the semi-finals, legendary India batsman Sunil Gavaskar has questioned why Virat Kohli has automatically continued in his position as skipper even though his appointment ended with the showpiece event in England and Wales. The former India skipper feels that there should have been a formal meeting to re-appoint Kohli.