Wednesday, January 27, 2021

ISL: East Bengal sign Subrata Paul from Hyderabad FC on loan

PANAJI: SC East Bengal on Tuesday announced the signing of seasoned India goalkeeper Subrata Paul on loan from Hyderabad FC for the remainder of the Indian Super League (ISL) season.

CWI announces schedule for regional Super50 Cup tournament

ANTIGUA:Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced the fixtures for the rescheduled Super50 Cup to be played in Antigua in February.

India U-16 team beat UAE 1-0 in football friendly

NEW DELHI: Youngster Sohail struck the target in the 79th minute from Taison Singh's cross to help India U-16 football team register a 1-0 win over their UAE counterparts in a recent friendly match.

Thailand Open: Satwik-Ashwini enter mixed doubles semis

BANGKOK: The Indian duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa on Friday entered the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Toyota Thailand Open after securing a hard-fought win over fifth seeds Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh of Malaysia.

We never spoke about Adelaide result in remaining Tests, says Vihari

NEW DELHI: India batsman Hanuma Vihari, who played a crucial role in helping the team secure an epic draw alongside Ravichandran Ashwin against Australia in Sydney, has revealed that they didn't try to go for the win once Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara got out.

India junior hold Chile senior to 2-2 draw in women's hockey

SANTIGO: A resilient performance from the Indian junior women's hockey team against the Chile senior team saw the two sides play out a well fought 2-2 draw in their recent encounter.

Djokovic says demands for Australian Open players 'misconstrued'

CANBERRA: World number one Novak Djokovic said his demands for tennis players in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open were "misconstrued".

Klaasen to lead Proteas in T20I series against Pakistan

JOHANSBURG: Right-handed batsman Heinrich Klaasen will captain South Africa in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan beginning February 11 in Lahore. He will lead the national team for the first time.

Dimitar Iliev named Bulgaria's best footballer of 2020

SOFIA: Dimitar Iliev has won the Best Bulgarian Football Player of The Year award for the second consecutive time.

Microsoft allows users more control over their voice clips

NEW DELHI: Microsoft has given customers more control over whether their voice data is used to improve products and now, people using Cortana will be able to decide whether or not the audio recordings can be used by the tech giant to improve its speech recognition algorithms.

India move to top spot in World Test C'ship standings

BRISBANE: India on Tuesday moved to the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings following their remarkable 2-1 series win over Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Really proud of each & every individual in team: Rahane

BRISBANE: Extremely jubilant with team's emphatic win in Brisbane, stand-in India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday heaped praise on the individuals within the team for the character that they showed during the course of the four-match series against Australia.

New kits of Indian football teams unveiled

NEW DELHI: The new official kits for the Indian senior men's and women's as well as junior men's and women's football teams were recently unveiled by Delhi-based sportswear brand SIX5SIX along with the All India Football Federation (AIFF)

India beat Chile 4-2 in junior women's hockey

SANTIGO: An inspiring performance in the last quarter of the match saw the Indian junior women's hockey team score thrice inside the last nine minutes to register a 4-2 win over the Chile junior women's team at the Prince of Wales Country Club in their second encounter of the tour.

Indian women's hockey team, Argentina juniors draw 2-2

BUENOS: The Indian women's hockey team returned to international competition after a year with a 2-2 draw against Argentina's junior women's national team, with goals from young striker Sharmila Devi (22nd minute) and the experienced Deep Grace Ekka (31st minute).

Pro League perfect test for us ahead of Olympics, says Sreejesh

BENGALURU: India's veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels the upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League matches will be a perfect test for the team ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

10 years since Bhaichung Bhutia played his last match for India

DOHA: Only a handful of people would have guessed that Bhaichung Bhutia was playing his last game in India colours when he came on as a second-half substitute against Korea Republic in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar. After missing out on the first two games against Australia and Bahrain with an injury, the skipper came on to the pitch to save a failing India. However, his efforts went in vain.

4th Test: Rain ends Day 4 early, India need 324 more to win

BRISBANE:India will need 324 runs more, with all their wickets intact, when they come out to bat on Tuesday to win the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.

Root double ton headlines England's win over SL in 1st Test

GALLE: England on Monday completed the formalities of scoring the additional 36 runs to win the first Test against Sri Lanka by seven wickets at the Galle International Stadium.

4th Test: Smith's fifty helps Australia extend lead to 276 at Tea

BRISBANE: Australia on Monday extended their lead to 276 at Tea on Day Four of the fourth and final Test against India at The Gabba.

Indian fan complains of racism at SCG

SYDNEY: Even as authorities at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) are investigating reports from the Indian team that pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were subjected to racist comments, they have received another complaint from an Indian fan who alleged that a security officer on duty at the SCG told him to "go back to where you belong".

Bowling a lot with red ball at nets prepared me for the Test: Sundar

BRISBANE:India's two debutants in the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba are both teammates in the Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy team but have played very little first class cricket.

Kohli best batsman in white-ball cricket: Udana

ABU DABHI:Sri Lankan medium-fast bowler Isuru Udana believes India skipper Virat Kohli is the best batsman in white-ball cricket at the moment.

Thailand Open: Saina crashes out, Kidambi pulls out due to injury

BANGKOK:Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday crashed out of the ongoing Thailand Open after suffering a hard-fought second round defeat against local Busanan Ongbamrungphan.

Need to be alert in our defence against Argentina, says Gurjit Kaur

BUENOS: The Indian women's hockey team is keen on making every opportunity count in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games in July and the eight-match tour in Argentina provides one such opportunity where the team can assess their game.

Bumrah crucial for Gabba, can adjust length more easily than others

NEW DELHI; Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah was never more needed by the Indian team as it is now, for the fourth and final Test at the Gabba that begins on Friday.

Angelo Mathews named in Lanka squad for England Tests

COLOMBO:Sri Lanka Cricket has announced their squad for the two-match Test series against England in which they have included star all-rounder Angelo Mathews.

Bouncy Gabba pitch could be the right place for my secret delivery: Lyon

BRISBANE: Nathan Lyon, who will play his 100th Test match at The Gabba from Friday, says he will get more assistance from the Gabba wicket as it has more bounce than Sydney or Melbourne and could help him bring out his secret delivery on the fifth day of the Test match against India.

Thailand Open: Kashyap retires mid-game after Chirag-Satwik Win

BANGKOK: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday made an exit from the ongoing Thailand Open after he retired in the third game of his first-round clash against Canada's Anthony Ho-Shue.

3rd Test: Ashwin couldn't stand up straight on Day 5 morning, reveals wife

SYDNEY:All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin was in "unbelievable pain" on Sunday night and "could not stand up straight" when he woke up on Monday morning on the final day of the third Test against Australia, his wife Prithi has said.

Really happy with the fight we showed, says Rahane

SYDNEY: India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Monday lauded his team's fighting spirit and character after the visitors batted the entire fifth day to draw the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Mohammedan start I-League campaign with 1-0 win over Sudeva

KOLKATA:Ali Faisal's 58th minute strike helped Mohammedan Sporting start the I-League campaign with a 1-0 win over Sudeva Delhi at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. Faisal pounced on a defensive error from Sudeva's defence to slot the ball into the exposed goal.

Ravindra Jadeja taken for scans after suffering blow to left thumb

  SYDNEY:India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has suffered an injury to his left thumb and has been taken for scans, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) confirmed on Saturday.

India vs Aus: India move to 180/4 at lunch on third day

SYDNEY: India moved to 180 for four at lunch on the third day of the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Enjoyed bowling leg-spin when I saw the ball turning more: Chahal

NEW DELHI: The way Shane Warne got Mike Gatting out in the 1993 Ashes series is every leg-spinner's dream delivery, says India's Yuzvendra Chahal.

Ganguly now to be discharged from hospital on Thursday

KOLKATTA: Former Indian skipper and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly will now be discharged on Thursday, the Woodlands Hospital has stated in its latest medical bulletin.

Kapil Dev turns 62: Sachin, Virat lead wishes

NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli led wishes for 1983 World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev who turned 62 on Wednesday.

Ex-cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla steps down as Trinamool minister

KOLKATA: After Suvendu Adhikari, former cricketer and West Bengal Minister of State (MoS) for Sports and Youth Affairs Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Tuesday resigned from the Mamata Banerjee-led state cabinet.

Gideon, Sukamuljo pull out of Asian Leg of BWF World Tour

BANGKOK: World number one pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo have pulled out of the Asian Leg of the BWF World Tour after Sukamuljo tested positive for Covid-19.

India have been disciplined but SCG won't give them advantage: Langer

SYDNEY: India's bowling has been their greatest strength over the last couple of years, a period that has seen them win three out of six Test matches in Australia, says Australia head coach Justin Langer.

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