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Focus on Malinga as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh regroup post World Cup

Colombo, Jul 26: Retiring fast bowler Lasith Malinga is in focus as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh players prepare for their first series after the World Cup, a three-match face-off in Colombo from Friday providing them a chance to work their way up in ICC ODI Player Rankings.

Malinga, who will retire from ODIs after the opening match, is the...

Japan Open 2019: Indian men's pair lose in quarter-final

Tokyo, Jul 26: Indian men's double pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to Japanese duo Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda 21-19, 21-18 in the quarter-final match of the ongoing Japan Open here on Friday.

Rankireddy and Shetty lost in two straight games in a 42 minutes long encounter. The Japanese duo had the upper hand in the match...

Bajrang Punia among five wrestlers selected for Senior World Wrestling Championship

New Delhi, Jul 26: Five wrestlers among Bajrang Punia have been selected for 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship, which is the first phase to earn a spot in the 2020 Olympic Games.

The selection trials for five weight categories of Free Style were held at K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Stadium here on Friday.

Bajrang Punia got selected in the...

Learning app Byju's to replace Oppo on Indian team's jersey

New Delhi, Jul 25: The Indian cricketers will soon be wearing a new brand name on their official jerseys with Chinese mobile manufacturer Oppo handing over the sponsorship rights to Byju's, a Bengaluru-based educational technology and online tutorial firm.

The deal between the BCCI and Oppo, which was inked in 2017 for a five-year period, was reportedly worth Rs...

Virat Kohli talks about his 'mistakes', says there's no culture of scolding in Indian dressing room

Jul 24: Captain Virat Kohli has insisted that the environment in the Indian dressing room is very friendly with each and every person allowed to express their opinion in a free manner.

Speaking to an English daily, Kohli said he treats all the players with equal respect in the dressing room and resists from scolding youngsters whenever they commit...

Cristiano Ronaldo escapes conviction in rape case in US

Los Angeles, Jul 23: Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed.

A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese captain because it "cannot be proven beyond a...

Senior Indian cricketer under scanner for flouting ‘family clause’ during World Cup

Mumbai, Jul 22: A senior member of the Indian cricket team has come under the scanner for violating BCCI's 'family clause' rules during the World Cup, where the team made a semi-final exit.

The player in question had specifically requested for his wife to stay with him for more than the permissible period of 15 days but it was...

Hima Das nearing her best: High Performance Director

New Delhi, Jul 22: Indian athletics' High-Performance Director Volker Herrmann feels star sprinter Hima Das is nearing her best, having won five successive gold medals in three weeks in Europe.

The 19-year-old Hima has won five races -- four in 200m and one in her pet 400m event -- in Poland and the Czech Republic since July 2. She...

Made error but won't regret decision, says World Cup final umpire

Colombo, Jul 21: The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said on Sunday.

A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to...

Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final

Jakarta, Jul 21: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu lost to Akane Yamaguchi 21-15, 21-16 in the final match of the Indonesia Open on Sunday.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu lost the match in two straight games by the world number four Japanese Yamaguchi.

The 22-year-old fourth-seeded Yamaguchi had the upper hand in the match and kept the momentum in favour...