India, Australia need comprehensive wins to retain rankings

DUBAI: Top-ranked Australia and second-ranked India will have to complete comprehensive wins in their upcoming away Test series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies respectively so as not to lose crucial points in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. The West Indies will host India in a four-Test series starting in Antigua on Thursday, 21 July, while More...

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By admin On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Aussie Test stars get domestic pink ball help

SYDNEY: Australia’s cricket stars will have the chance to play two domestic games with a pink ball to prepare for day-night Tests this summer against South Africa and Pakistan. Cricket Australia on Tuesday More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Russia’s Rio status hangs by thread as IOC considers ban

MONTREAL: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is holding emergency talks Tuesday to decide Russia’s status for the Rio Olympics after an investigation found rampant state-run doping at the 2014 Sochi More...

By admin On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Davis Cup result, India 4 South Korea 1

NEW DELHI: Results from the third and final day of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie between India and South Korea in Chandigarh on Sunday: At Chandigarh Club Limited, Chandigarh (grass court – outdoor) India More...

By admin On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Azarenka announces pregnancy, sits out rest of 2016

PARIS: Former world number one and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka announced Friday that she is pregnant and will miss the rest of the season. The 26-year-old from Belarus said her baby is due More...

By admin On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Tom Dumoulin wins Tour de France 13th stage

VALLON-PONT-D’ARC: Dutchman Tom Dumoulin won Friday’s individual time-trial as Chris Froome extended his lead in the yellow jersey competition after the 13th stage of the Tour de France. It was Dumoulin’s More...

By admin On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Payet pledges future ‘100%’ to West Ham

LONDON: France playmaker Dimitri Payet handed West Ham a huge boost ahead of the new Premier League season by telling the club he is “100 per cent staying” with the Hammers. Payet had been linked with a move More...

By admin On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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At least 84 dead in France truck attack

NICE: At least 84 people were killed, including 10 children, when a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in Nice for Bastille Day, says France’s interior minister. French Interior Minister More...

By admin On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Eye injuries flood hospitals; Hurriyat leaders snub Modi

SRINAGAR: Patients some with severe eye trauma have overrun hospitals in the occupied Kashmir The New York Times quoting doctors reported Thursday after security forces used pellet guns to break up demonstrations. Meanwhile, More...

By admin On Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Indian army usurping Kashmiris’ right of self-determination: Lodhi

NEW YORK: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said on Thursday that Indian army was usurping Kashmiris’ right of self-determination.  According to details, Lodhi spoke More...