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India v/s England: Time to act, not react

It was during India’s tour Down Under in 2007-08 that skipper Anil Kumble shook the cricketing world by alleging that “only one team played in the spirit of the game”. Clearly, the Indian skipper was hinting at how Australians used all the dirty tricks on the field and created a scandal like ‘Monkeygate’ to ensure victory over India in Sydney. ... Read More »

ICC responds to Faf du Plessis’s appeal

Following Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s stand-in captain’s, appeal against the International Cricket Council’s decision of charging him guilty of ball-tampering in Hobart, the governing body issued a statement on Friday (November 25). “The ICC is disappointed that Faf du Plessis has chosen not to accept the findings of Match Referee Andy Pycroft and will instead exercise his right to ... Read More »

Football: Arsenal have lost momentum, admits frustrated Wenger

London – Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal have lost momentum and look destined for a frustrating second-placed finish in their Champions League group after being held to a 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain. Wenger’s side were on course to wrap up top spot in Group A when they led 2-1 late in the second half at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. ... Read More »

England Call On Jos Buttler Service For Third Test Vs India

Mohali: England are likely to recall Jos Buttler as they look to keep alive hopes of a second-consecutive Test series win in India when the third Test begins in Mohali Saturday. The tourists trail 1-0 following a thumping 246-run defeat in Visakhapatnam and need to claim at least a draw to retain a chance of winning the five-match series. Alastair ... Read More »

India vs England: Toss, a crucial factor in Virat Kohli and Co’s recent home domination

Somewhere, right now, the Indian players are in a state of celebratory peace. After being given a scare at Rajkot – one that was thwarted mainly by the calm aggression of Virat Kohli – India are back to their spinning ways at home. Winning. We will celebrate Cheteshwar Pujara’s third consecutive hundred, glorify Ravichandran Ashwin’s rise as a genuine all-rounder, ... Read More »

China Open: PV Sindhu’s first Super Series win proves her evolution as a player

The world around Rio Olympics silver medallist Pusarla Venkata Sindhu must seem like a puzzle whose pieces are falling into place with unfailing regularity. After a remarkable week of tests, Sindhu produced yet another thrilling performance to piece together the first Super Series title of her glowing career. The 21-year-old Hyderabadi outlasted local favourite Sun Yu in a 69-minute battle ... Read More »

Imperious Andy Murray Wins ATP World Tour Finals, on Top of World

London: Andy Murray will finish 2016 on top of the world rankings after an imperious 6-3, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic clinched his first ATP World Tour Finals title on Sunday. Murray had ended Djokovic’s 122-week reign as world number one two weeks ago and his triumph in their winner-takes-all clash at London’s O2 Arena stopped the Serb regaining pole ... Read More »