Melbourne, Feb 20: Japan's Naomi Osaka beat Jennifer Brady in straight sets in the Australian Open final to win her fourth major title on Saturday. Osaka edged a tight first set and broke the American twice in the second to win 6-4, 6-3 in 77 minutes in front of thousands of fans at Rod Laver Arena. Third seed Osaka preserves her 100 percent record in Grand Slam finals after winning the 2018 and

Melbourne, Feb 20: Novak Djokovic says going unbeaten in eight Australian Open finals will give him confidence in Sunday's decider, but he'll need more than that to overcome "the man to beat" — red-hot Russian Daniil Medvedev. The Serbian world number one is into his ninth decider at Melbourne Park as he targets an 18th Slam title to close the gap on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have 20

Chennai, Feb 19: Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene said it is 'disheartening' that no Sri Lankan player was picked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 mini-auction on Thursday and added that the island players need to lift their game in order to feature in the tournament. Lasith Malinga's decision to retire and Royal Challengers Bangalore's decision to release Isuru Udana ahead of

Mumbai, Feb 19: India captain Virat Kohli has revealed that he battled depression during a harrowing tour of England in 2014 where he felt like the "loneliest guy in the world" after a string of failures with the bat. In a conversation with former England player Mark Nicholas on his 'Not Just Cricket' podcast, Kohli conceded that went through a tough phase during the particularly difficult tour.

Ahmedabad, Feb 19: A net bowler with the Indian team right now, uncapped Karnataka all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham is still trying to get a grip on his emotions after fetching a mind-boggling Rs 9.25 crore deal with Chennai Super Kings which left his parents and wife overwhelmed by tears of joy. After a bidding war at the IPL auction in Chennai on Thursday, Gowtham was bought by CSK, his price

Young flamboyant batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen has been bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for INR 20 Lakh in the IPL 2021 Auction held on Friday. Azharuddeen’s base price was 20 Lakh rupees and he was bought at his base price itself. RCB have already bought Glenn Maxwell in the auction. 26-year-old Azharuddeen, who hails from Kasaragod district grabbed all the headlines in the Syed

Chennai, Feb 18: Chris Morris on Friday surpassed Yuvraj Singh to become the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history with Rajasthan Royals shelling out Rs 16.25 crore for the South African all-rounder here. Morris' big pay day came after another all-rounder and perennial under-performer, Australian Glenn Maxwell, once again managed to attract a winning Rs 14.25 crore bid from Royal

Dubai, Feb 18: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will launch a series named #CWC11Rewind on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of India's 2011 World Cup triumph at home. The series will look back at tournament's iconic moments through 100 posts. Some of the contents will include five-min highlights of every match released on the ICC website on the day the match occurred, player-focused

Since the inception of online betting in India, Indian cricketers and popular Bollywood and Kollywood stars have been the face of online betting. MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Sunny Leone and several other celebrities have appeared in advertisements promoting online betting games. Recently, celebrity endorsements of online betting have not gone down too well with the Kerala High Court

The IPL 2021 auction will be held in Chennai on Thursday (Feb 18, 2021) and a total of 292 players will go under the hammer. There are some big international and Indian names in the list and it will be interesting to see how the teams react when some of the big names, released by the franchisees, are called out. Kings XI Punjab, who will now be called as Punjab Kings, have the biggest purse and