Thursday, March 30, 2023

Mumbai Indians have given me opportunity to showcase myself in different avatar: Rohit Sharma

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who has led the team to five titles in the history of IPL, on Wednesday said that the franchise have given him the opportunity to showcase himself in a different avatar.

Football: Belgium overpower Germany in friendly

Berlin:Two quick first-half goals paved the way for Belgium's first win over Germany since 1954 following a 3-2 away victory.

South Africa spinner Phangiso allowed to bowl after getting his action cleared

Johannesburg:The South Africa and Joburg Super Kings' left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso has been cleared to bowl after getting his action cleared following a re-test, the SA20 league said.

I thought he was quite cocky: AB de Villiers opens up about his first impression of Kohli

NEW DELHI: Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter AB de Villiers has opened up about his first encounter with Virat Kohli in 2011 and revealed that when he first met the ex-skipper he found him "cocky and arrogant".

France edge Ireland, the Netherlands win ten-men Gibraltar in Euro Qualifiers

Berlin:Benjamin Pavard's goal saw France edge Ireland to lead Group B in a tough Euro 2024 qualifying fixture in Dublin, while the Netherlands and Hungary claimed victories in less stressful encounters.

FIFA signs Memorandum of Understanding with ECA

Geneva:Football's global governing body FIFA has signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding with the European Club Association (ECA) for a long-term relationship.

Men's Central Contracts: End of the road for Rahane, Bhuvneshwar?

NEW DELHI: Late on Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the list of central contracts for the men's team players for the period between October 2022 to September 2023.

WPL 2023 final: 'Amazing feeling', 'historic win', 'feeling over the moon'; Mumbai Indians members rejoice after maiden triumph

MUMBAI: Head coach Charlotte Edwards and bowling coach Jhulan Goswami praised their team for sticking together and building strong bonds as Mumbai Indians won their maiden title in the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL) by beating Delhi Capitals by seven wickets in the final, here on Sunday.

WPL 2023 Final: Mumbai Indians ride on Sciver-Brunt's unbeaten 60 to beat Delhi Capitals, emerge champion

MUMBAI: Nat Sciver-Brunt struck a superb half-century to capitalise on a good show by their disciplined bowlers as Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by seven wickets to emerge champions of the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL) in front of an adoring full-house at the Brabourne stadium, here on Sunday.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Shadab reflects on series loss, absence of star duo

Sharjah:Stand-in Pakistan captain Shadab Khan believes plenty of positives will come from his side's series loss to Afghanistan and the consistent efforts of experienced absentees Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will be further appreciated when the star duo return to the national setup.

Bayern remains in unrest after Nagelsmann dismissal

BERLIN: Bayern Munich remains in a state of unrest after the dismissal of coach Julian Nagelsmann.

Chouhan cards bogey free 65 to win Black Bull Challenge, secure Challenge Tour card

BENGALURU: Om Prakash Chouhan produced a stunning finish with three birdies in the last four holes of the final round to card a bogey-free seven-under 65 that gave him a two-shot win in US$300,000 Black Bull Challenge 2023 at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) golf course, here.

Home-and-away system catapults new rules into the spotlight

NEW DELHI: After the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) made a return to Indian shores, the 2023 edition, set to start from March 31, is all set to be bigger, better and longer.

NorthEast United FC sign Tajikistan defender Alisher Kholmurodov

NEW DELHI: Indian Super League (ISL) club NorthEast United FC have solidified their backline with the signing of Tajikistan defender Alisher Kholmurodov.

IPL 2023: Quite like Impact Player rule; actually thought it brought a little intrigue, says Mike Hesson

Bengaluru: Mike Hesson, the director of Cricket Operations at the Royal Challengers Bangalore, said he liked the Impact Player rule which will be introduced from IPL 2023, adding that he thought the rule brings a little bit of intrigue to the tournament.

Motorsports: Celebratory weekend kicks off with WIAA 'Women's Rally to the Valley' 2023

MUMBAI: Another edition of the Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) organised hugely-successful 'Women's Rally to the Valley' was flagged off here on Saturday, amidst thunderous support from the participants.

Football: World Cup hero Messi 'grateful' to Argentine fans after homecoming celebration

Buenos Aires:Lionel Messi has sent a heartfelt message to fans after Argentina's 2-0 victory over Panama in the Albiceleste's first match since winning the World Cup in December.

Asian Kho Kho C'ships: Indian men, women's teams emerge champions

TAMULPUR: Indian men and women clinched the titles in the 4th Asian Kho Kho Championships that concluded at Tamulpur, Assam. In both men's and women's categories, the third place was shared by Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Jr Women's Zonal C'ships: Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra win their matches

NEW DELHI: Captain Bhumiksha Sahu led the team with seven goals as Hockey Madhya Pradesh thrashed Hockey Gujarat 19-0 in the West Zone championship in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, in the 1st Hockey India Junior Women's Zonal Championships 2023 on Friday.

Hundred draft: Tim David, Tom Abell in top picks; David retained by Southern Brave via RTM

LONDON: English white-ball specialist Tom Abell and Australian short-format expert Tim David emerged as the top picks in the draft for the 2023 edition of The Hundred, England's domestic limited-balls cricket league.

Football: UEFA open investigation into FC Barcelona match-fixing accusations

Madrid:UEFA, the governing body of European football, confirmed on Thursday that they are to investigate payment made by FC Barcelona to a former vice-president of the Spanish referees' technical committee.

Football: Finnish businessman tables offer to buy Manchester United

Helsinki:A Finnish businessman said on Thursday that he has made an offer to buy Manchester United, reported the Finnish national broadcaster Yle on Thursday. Manchester United is currently owned by the American Glazer family, who announced in November that they were ready to sell the club.

I'm sure Warner will slot back in opening at some stage: Mitchell Marsh

CHENNAI: In 2021, when Mitchell Marsh was elevated to batting at number three in the T20I team, few would have predicted that it would prove to be a master-stroke as Australia went on to win the T20 World Cup in the UAE.

Argentina playing to win against Panama: Di Maria

BUENOS AIRES: Angel Di Maria has insisted Argentina will be playing to win despite the party atmosphere surrounding the team's friendly against Panama on Thursday.

New Zealand off-spinner Will Somerville to retire from all forms of cricket next month

AUCKLAND: New Zealand off-spinner Will Somerville has announced he will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of the domestic season next month.

Swiss Open: Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy advance to second round; Lakshya bows out

Basel (Switzerland):Indian badminton players PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round of Swiss Open 2023 but compatriot Lakshya Sen crashed out in the opening round of the tournament, here.

I had never been through this...I'm a better man now: Ronaldo opens up on his controversial Manchester United exit

NEW DELHI: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his controversial exit from Manchester United, admitting that he had never been through this phase in his career but "he is a better man" following his painful experience few months ago.

Men's ODI World Cup 2023 to begin on Oct 5, final in Ahmedabad on Nov 19: Report

NEW DELHI: The ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 is likely to start on October 5 and the final to be held at the world's largest cricket stadium -- Narendra Modi Stadium -- in Ahmedabad on November 19.

Miami Open: Giorgi outlasts Kanepi, ties for longest match of the year

Florida (USA):Camila Giorgi overcame Kaia Kanepi in the Miami Open 2023 first round in 3 hours and 32 minutes, tying for the longest main-draw match of the WTA season.

'The World Cup is in the past', says Argentina manager Scaloni

Buenos Aires:Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has called on his players to be ready for a new challenge after their triumphant 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign in Qatar.

Red Bull's Sergio Perez wins F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia): Red Bull's Sergio Perez took victory in Sunday's Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as teammate Max Verstappen salvaged second place after starting 15th.

National Chess C'ship for visually challenged: Kishan Gangolli regains the coveted title

MUMBAI: Former champion Kishan Gangolli emerged as champion of the 16th AICFB National Chess Championship for the Visually Challenged here on Saturday, bagging the title for the 7th time in his career.

WPL 2023: UP Warriorz win toss, opt to field first against unchanged Mumbai Indians

NAVI MUMBAI: UP Warriorz won the toss and elected to field first against Mumbai Indians in Match 15 of the Women's Premier League (WPL) at the DY Patil Stadium here on Saturday.

IND vs AUS: It was very relaxing to watch Rahul and Jadeja bat, says Hardik Pandya

MUMBAI: India's stand-in captain Hardik Pandya was in praise of batting efforts made by KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja following the hosts' five-wicket win over Australia in the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium, saying it was very relaxing to watch the duo bat�towards victory.

Indian Wells: Sabalenka sweeps past Gauff to reach semifinals

Indian Wells: March 16 (IANS) Reigning Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka continued her spectacular start to the season by defeating No.6 seed Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-0 to reach the Indian Wells Masters semifinals, here.

Indian Wells: Kvitova saves four match points, edges Pegula to enter quarterfinals

Indian Wells (USA):Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic reached the Indian Wells Masters quarterfinals for the first time since 2016 in dramatic fashion, downing No.3 seed Jessica Pegula in a final-set tiebreak, here.

I-League: Champions RoundGlass Punjab end season in style, hit half-century of points

Panchkula:Already crowned champions a week ago, RoundGlass Punjab ended the I-League season in style with yet another convincing 2-0 victory over TRAU FC here at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium.

Ashleigh Gardner, Harry Brook seal ICC Player of the Month awards for February 2023

NEW DELHI:Australia's off-spin all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner was named the ICC Women's Player of the Month for February 2023, while England's young batter Harry Brook clinched the ICC Men's Player of the Month for the same duration.

WPL 2023: Alyssa Healy showed us how to play a captain's knock, says Reema Malhotra

MUMBAI: Former India cricketer Reema Malhotra showered praise on UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy for playing a captain's knock in her side's ten-wicket thrashing of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women's Premier League (WPL) on Friday.

AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers: India lock horns with Vietnam in must-win game

Viet Tri City (Vietnam):In a virtual final for a ticket to the next round, the Indian Women's U-20 team will take on Vietnam in their last match of Group F of the 2024 AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers Round 1 at the Viet Tri Stadium in Viet Tri City, Vietnam on Saturday.

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