Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Junior men's hockey nationals: Bihar, Arunachal and Jharkhand score easy wins in pool matches

KOVILPATTI: Hockey Bihar, Hockey Arunachal and Hockey Jharkhand registered contrasting victories in their respective pool matches on the first day of the 12th Hockey India Junior Men's National Championship here on Tuesday.

IPL 2022: Pant happy with back-to-back wins; Agarwal left to rue batting failure

NAVI MUMBAI: In the build-up to the match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, the main question was -- which side will be the one to stitch back-to-back wins for the first time in IPL 2022.

Moeen reveals the struggles in his cricket journey, says it gives him goosebumps even today

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Moeen Ali has revealed the struggles he had to go through in his cricketing journey, saying that the mere thought of the tough road he traversed gives him "goosebumps" today.

CSK coach Fleming predicts a bright future for Pathirana after fruitful debut vs GT

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has predicted a bright future for young Sri Lankan pace bowler Matheesha Pathirana for the franchise in the coming years, after the 19-year-old grabbed two wickets in a losing cause for the four-time champions against Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Can't afford to repeat the earlier mistakes in clash against PBKS: DC's Kuldeep Yadav

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals are treating their penultimate league game of the Indian Premier League against Punjab Kings later on Monday as a do-or-die clash, with wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav saying that the team still have their playoff hopes alive provided they don't repeat the mistakes they have "committed in the competition so far".

Bayern preparing for Lewandowski's departure

BERLIN: All signs point to a swift end to the era of star striker Robert Lewandowski in the Bayern Munich shirt.

Virat handling indifferent form really well, a good score is round the corner: Du Plessis

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Faf du Plessis felt that Virat Kohli was handling his indifferent form "really well", adding that at this crucial juncture all that a player can do is to make sure he keeps working hard, maintains good intensity and a good attitude.

IPL 2022: Saw a lot of changes in Hardik as captain compared to a player, says Shami

MUMBAI: In Gujarat Titans' march to IPL 2022 playoffs, Hardik Pandya has led from the front in making the tournament newbies a force to reckon with.

Personally shocked and dismayed by Shreyas Iyer's revelations: Madan Lal

NEW DELHI: In a scathing attack on the Kolkata Knight Riders' CEO, cricket legend Madan Lal questioned the role of Venkatesh Mysore in team selection.

It's been an emotional couple of days: McCullum on his appointment as England coach

MUMBAI: Former New Zealand cricketer and the current Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum has said that the last couple of days, leading up to his appointment as the England men's Test team head coach, had been "emotional", and added that it would be a "big challenge" to turn things around with the England side.

India to play football friendly against Zambia in Doha

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has arranged a friendly match for the India team against Zambia in Doha on May 25. The match is part of India's preparation for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers Final Round scheduled to be held in Kolkata from June 8.

IPL 2022: Itinerant cricketers Karthik, de Kock, Miller, Saha relishing new challenges at new teams (Fixing byline)

MUMBAI: It's never easy for a cricketer to join a new team and start performing straightway especially in a high-pressure and competitive tournament like IPL but there are exceptional players like Dinesh Karthik, Quinton de Kock, Mitchell Marsh and others, who have adjusted to the new environment quite nicely and have become a vital cog in the success of their respective franchises.

IPL 2022: Manjrekar calls to get rid of "completely redundant" bails after Chahal-Warner incident

NAVI MUMBAI: Former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar has called for getting rid of "completely redundant" in modern-day cricket after an incident featuring Yuzvendra Chahal and David Warner in Wednesday's IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at DY Patil Stadium.

IPL 2022: Assessed that we have got to cut back on our runs, says Delhi's Mitchell Marsh

NAVI MUMBAI: When Mitchell Marsh walked in to bat after KS Bharat fell for a two-ball duck, Delhi Capitals hadn't been off the mark.

PL 2022: Hopefully, AB de Villiers will be at RCB next year in some capacity, says Virat Kohli

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore's senior batter Virat Kohli has dropped a hint over the involvement of former team-mate and ex-South Africa skipper AB de Villiers marking a return to the franchise next year "in some capacity".

IPL 2022: Happy that efforts put in the process of preparation are paying off, says Dhawan

MUMBAI: India and Punjab Kings left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan is incredibly pleased with his efforts in preparation of IPL 2022 resulting in favourable results, including becoming just the second batter after Virat Kohli to amass 6,000 runs in the history of the tournament.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wins Philippines prez election: Preliminary results

MANILA: Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of late leader Ferdinand Marcos, has won the presidential election over his main rival, incumbent Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, with 83.1 per cent of unofficial votes counted, preliminary results revealed on Tuesday.

IPL 2022 exploits of England players could become a template for their success in T20 World Cup

MUMBAI: Four England cricketers making quite a statement in IPL 2022, bodes well for their white-ball side as it prepares for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

How Dhoni's advice has made Conway the batter to beat in IPL 2022

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings' charismatic batter Devon Conway has emerged at the saviour of the defending champions as they rally from the bottom half of the table and make a renewed bid to make the playoff of IPL 2022.

IPL 2022: Punjab Kings win toss, elect to bat first against Rajasthan Royals

MUMBAI: Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal has won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in match 52 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

4th Khelo India Youth Games launched in Panchkula

CHANDIGARH: The countdown for the 4th Khelo India Youth Games began on a high note, with the unveiling of its logo, mascot, jersey and anthem at a spectacular launch ceremony in Panchkula on Saturday.

Pace sensation Umran Malik should be in India Test side immediately, says Pietersen

MUMBAI: Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to immediately blood Sunrisers Hyderabad pace sensation Umran Malik into the Test side, as there is "no point waiting around".

IPL 2022: Batters let the team down, says Hardik Pandya after Gujarat lose to Mumbai by 5 runs

MUMBAI: Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya blamed two run-outs at a crucial juncture in their innings for five-run defeat to Mumbai Indians in Match 51 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium here on Friday.

When 'slow' and steady Daniel Sams choked Gujarat Titans

MUMBAI: With very limited options to play for the country, 29-year-old Australian Daniel Sams has plied his trade in various cricket leagues across the world, donning Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians jerseys among others.

It is too early to talk about a Test return: Mohammed Amir

SOUTHAMPTON: Former Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir had quashed talks about a possible return to Test cricket, saying that he is currently enjoying playing the red-ball game for Gloucestershire in the ongoing County Championship.

IPL 2022: Pant doing well as DC skipper; big knock from his bat isn't far away, says Suresh Raina

MUMBAI: Former India cricketer and Chennai Super Kings legend Suresh Raina said although Rishabh Pant has done exceedingly well as Delhi Capitals' skipper in IPL 2022, one shouldn't be worried about lack of runs from his bat as the left-handed batter is just one big knock away from discovering form.

Deaflympics: Dhanush Srikanth wins gold, Shourya Saini gets bronze as shooters give India golden start

NEW DELHI: Dhanush Srikanth struck gold in the men's 10M Air Rifle competition on day three of the ongoing 24th Deaflympics 2021 at Caxias do Sul, Brazil, thereby ensuring a golden start to India's campaign at the Games.

BCCI bans journalist Boria Majumdar for two years for 'intimidating' Wriddhiman Saha

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned journalist Boria Majumdar for two years for "threatening and intimidating" India wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha.

It's a crunch situation; DC's top-three will have to fire, warns David Warner

MUMBAI: Australian batting stalwart David Warner has re-emphasised the point that the top-three batters in the Delhi Capitals side -- him, country-mate Mitchell Marsh and young Prithvi Shaw -- will have to keep posting good scores for the team to entertain hopes of making the grade in IPL 2022.

Liverpool qualify for Champions League final after suffering in Villarreal

MADRID: A second-half fight-back saw Liverpool book their place in this season's Champions League final with a 5-2 aggregate win over Villarreal, but not before the English side were given a profound shock by the Spaniards, who had them on the ropes for 45 minutes.

KIUG 2022: University of Kota beat Ch Bansi Lal University to win men's kabaddi gold

BENGALURU: University of Kota, Rajasthan defeated Chaudhary Bansi Lal University 52-37 in the men's kabaddi final at the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021 as they served up a treat to watch on Tuesday.

Manika, Sharath's success opened doors for next generation of players, says Mumbai varsity TT captain Mandar Hardikar

BENGALURU: When the University of Mumbai stepped out to play the Men's Team Table Tennis Final against SRM University on Monday at the Khelo India University Games 2021, there was a big surprise in store.

When Devon Conway had the best seat to enjoy Ruturaj Gaikwad's innings

PUNE: Chennai Super Kings' opening batter from New Zealand Devon Conway has said that he had the "best seat" as he watched Ruturaj Gaikwad bludgeon the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers to smithereens in their 13-run victory at the MCA stadium here on May 1.

After KIUG gold, Haryana wrestler Ashish eyes Commonwealth Games glory

BENGALURU: Ashish was 10-year-old when his father forced him into wrestling. At that time, Ashish had no idea about the sport and had never even seen it before.

When Dhoni lost his cool on Mukesh Choudhary but later complimented him

PUNE: Chennai Supuer Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen losing his cool on young pacer Mukesh Choudhary, who while bowling the last over in Sunrisers Hyderabad's chase, sent down a wide ball.

SRH skipper Kane Williamson roasted on social media for 'painfully slow' batting vs CSK

PUNE: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson's "painfully slow" batting in powerplay is drawing criticism from the team's fans, many of whom have called the New Zealand skipper an "average T20 batter" and blamed him for the 13-run loss to Chennai Super Kings at the MCA Stadium here on Sunday night.

Presidential election campaign in Philippines enters final stretch

MANILA: Less than 10 days before the national and local elections in the Philippines, presidential aspirants are campaigning the archipelago, wooing voters with plenty of promises despite the Covid-19 threat.

IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja knew he would be the skipper this year, says MS Dhoni

PUNE: M.S Dhoni made a winning return to being the Chennai Super Kings skipper with a 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at MCA Stadium on Sunday. After being at the helm for Chennai's third win of the current season, Dhoni revealed that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was aware that he would be captaining the defending champions in IPL 2022.

I've witnessed a phenomenal change at Yorkshire CCC post racism scandal: Lord Kamlesh Patel

MUMBAI: Lord Kamlesh Patel took over the reins of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club at a time when the organisation was at its lowest, battling allegations of institutional racism levelled by Asian-origin cricketer Azeem Rafiq.

CSK win not an offshoot of captaincy change; Jadeja was perhaps over-thinking: Dhoni

PUNE: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who found himself back in the hot seat after Ravindra Jadeja relinquished the post, attributed the good start and sublime performances from Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway with the bat on Sunday night against SRH to just "one of those coincidence", adding that change in captaincy doesn't alter the dynamics of the dressing room.


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