Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Eveything helps in the end: Pant

CHENNAI: Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant admitted that pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's no-balls also contributed to his team's six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) here on Tuesday.

MI win toss, elect to bat against DC

CHENNAI: Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and elected to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.

Can't guarantee performances, can guarantee fitness: Dhoni

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni on Monday said that while he can't guarantee performances, he tries to keep himself fit to keep up with the younger players.

ICC bans Sri Lanka cricketer Lokuhettige for eight years

DUBAI:Former Sri Lanka ODI and T20 cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige was on Monday banned from all forms of cricket for eight years after an International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the world cricket governing body's Anti-Corruption Code.

Deepak Punia settles for silver at Asian Championships

ALMATY(KAZAKHASTAN): Deepak Punia (86kg) settled for silver on the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championships after losing 10-0 to Iranian Olympic champion Hassan Yazdanicharati on Sunday while Sanjeet (92kg) won bronze.

Conscious effort from my side to increase strike rate: Dhawan

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals' (DC) Shikhar Dhawan said that he consciously tried to keep the strike rate up during Sunday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Punjab Kings (PBKS).

Verstappen tops last practice session in Imola, Hamilton third

IMOLA(ITALY): Max Verstappen of Red Bull topped the timesheets on Saturday in the last practice session for the Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola.

Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to bat

CHENNAI: Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and elected to bat in their match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

What has happened to basic cricket intelligence?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has commenced with a flourish. Cricket has become the entertainment in this scary, dreary and home-bound alternative that one is facing due to Covid-19.

Hanuma Vihari dismissed for 23-ball duck on County debut

NOTTINGHAM: India batsman Hanuma Vihari got a duck in his first outing in the County Championship on Friday.

I was praying inside, Morris can you get a six: Samson

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson said he never believed his team would be able to beat Delhi Capitals (DC) after they were five down for 42 while facing a target of 148 to win.

Kohli named Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's ODI player of the decade

NEW DELHI:India captain Virat Kohli has been named the One Day International cricketer of the decade for the 2010s in the 2021 edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Warner hits out batsmen for playing cross-batted shots

CHENNAI: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner hit out at his team's batsmen for playing cross-batted shots against left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed and not building partnerships after SRH lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by six runs at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.

SRH win toss, opt to bowl against RCB

CHENNAI: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and opted to bowl in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.

Washington Sundar gets huge praise from badminton ace Saina

NEW DELHI: India's top badminton player Saina Nehwal on Wednesday singled out India cricketer Washington Sundar's batting for special praise, tweeting, "People don't know this, but along with badminton, I'm a huge fan of cricket too. Especially when India is playing. I saw the brilliant performances by @sundarwashi5 in the recent series, and it was so much fun to watch him."

Indian boxers start with wins in World youth boxing 

NEW DELHI: India began their campaign at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships in the Polish city of Kielce on a promising note with Asian Youth champion Vinka (60kg) and Poonam (57kg) winning their preliminary bouts.

Yadav bats fearlessly, that's what we want: Rohit

CHENNAI: Rohit Sharma praised Suryakumar Yadav for his fearless batting even though the Mumbai Indians skipper considered the pitch at the MA Chidambaram tough for batsmen to play strokes from the word go.

Bat fearlessly like Hooda: KL Rahul to teammates

MUMBAI: A relieved Punjab Kings skipper K.L. Rahul called on his batsmen to bat fearlessly just like Deepak Hooda after his team managed to see off a resilient Rajasthan Royals led by Sanju Samson.

We failed to execute plans while bowling: Warner

CHENNAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner said that the team failed to execute their plans while bowling and ended up conceding too many runs towards the end of the Kolkata Knight Riders (SRH) innings on Sunday.

Indian wrestlers' bronze not enough for Olympic quota

NEW DELHI: India's Satyawart Kadiyan and Sumit Malik salvaged some pride by winning bronze medals in their respective freestyle weight categories after missing the cut for this year's Tokyo Olympics in the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Almaty on Sunday

Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to field

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and elected to field in their IPL 2021 opening match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.

Tournament director of U-17 Women's World Cup in India quits

NEW DELHI: The tournament director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup India 2022 and the AFC Womens Asian Cup India 2022, Roma Khanna, stepped down on Saturday citing personal reasons.

Indian women's tennis team reaches Latvia for BJK Cup

RIGA(LATVIA):Three members of the Indian women's tennis team along with their coach Vishal Uppal arrived in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday to play in the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup on April 16 and 17.

SAI gives elite trainees summer break amid rising Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI:Keeping in mind the safety of athletes amid rising cases of Covid-19 in several parts of the country, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has given summer break of three weeks to trainees of National Centres of Excellence (NCOEs) across the country.

Khalsa College Student Selected for Tokyo Olympics, Campus Upbeat

AMRITSAR: Divyansh Singh Panwar, a budding shooting star from Khalsa College Amritsar (KCA) has been selected for the Tokyo Olympics, sending the whole campus to rejoice today. He will be part of the Indian team going to the Tokyo Olympics.

India, Argentina in 4-4 draw

NEW DELHI: Three goals in the first quarter by India were not enough to dampen Argentina's spirits as the reigning Olympic champions came back with a vengeance to draw the second practice match 4-4 in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

I'd love to help Jamieson with my India experience: Maxwell

CHENNAI: Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell says he is not overly worried about his performances at this year's India Premier League (IPL) and instead wants to focus on having a positive influence on his new franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), in any way possible.

Over Rs 5 cr spent under TOPS on Tokyo-bound shooters

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Tuesday reiterated its support to the Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes, saying that it has all along "realised Indias dream at the Olympic Games through athlete-centric development".

Extra responsibility will motivate Pant: Ponting

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting, who attended his first practice session with the team on Sunday, says extra responsibility of captaining the team will motivate Rishabh Pant further in the forthcoming Indian Premier League.

Bayern, PSG to replay last season's final in CL quarters

PARIS:Last season Champions League winners Bayern Munich and runners-up Paris Saint-Germain didn't take long to meet again. Less than eight months after the 2019-20 final in Lisbon, both teams will face each other again on Wednesday to keep title hopes alive.

Swimmers may be moved to Delhi due to Covid-19 restrictions

NEW DELHI: The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) plans to shift Uzbekistan bound 13-member national team to Delhi from Bengaluru in case swimming pools don't reopen on Tuesday, says SFI secretary general Monal Chokshi.

Anjum banks on low heart rate for Tokyo glory

NEW DELHI: Anjum Moudgil, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver-medallist is banking on her low heart rate, an indicator of high fitness level to tackle the gruelling women's 50 metres rifle 3 positions event during the Tokyo Olympics starting July 23.

Shuttler Bhagat bags 2 gold, India finish with 20 medals

DUBAI: Defending world champion Pramod Bhagat came up with a dominant show to clinch two gold medals as India finished their campaign in the 3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Al Maktoum Dubai Para Badminton International 2021 with 20 medals on Sunday.

"T20 Avengers Cup" open cricket tournament launched by Punjab Secretariat Cricket Club & Aryans

MOHALI: With the objective of promoting sports and youth services in the state, the Punjab Secretariat Cricket Club (PSCC), in association with Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh organized “Avengers Cup”, T20 open Cricket tournament, Today, where around 16 teams from tricity would be participating.

Axar Patel tests positive for Covid-19

MUMBAI:Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of the stars in the Indian team's Test series win over England, has tested positive for Covid-19, the Delhi Capitals franchise confirmed on Saturday. The bowler has been put in a 10-day isolation period.

Chanu to lead Indian challenge at Asian weightlifting

NEW DELHI: Former world champion Mirabai Chanu will lead the Indian challenge in women's 49kg category at the upcoming Asian Weightlifting Championships to be held at Tashkent in Uzbekistan from April 16 to 25.

Premier League football to resume this weekend

LONDON:The UEFA Champions League and the recent international matches could have a big effect on some key Premier League games over the weekend.

Poonacha sets up semis clash with Italy's Bocchi

NEW DELHI:Delhi boy Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha kept India's hopes alive, marching into the semi-finals of the $15,000 ITF men's tournament, getting the better of Italy's Lorenzo Bocchi 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in a little less than three hours at the RK Khanna stadium on Friday.

Tendulkar hospitalised as 'abundant precaution under medical advice'

NEW DELHI: Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that he has been hospitalised and hopes to be "back home in a few days".

Rio tennis tournament cancelled due to Covid-19

RIO DE JANEIRO: Organisers of the 2021 Rio Open in Brazil said the ATP tournament would not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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