Monday, May 29, 2023


IPL 2023: Rohit led from the front in terms of driving the way we wanted to play, says Mark Boucher

AHMEDABAD: Mumbai Indians head coach Mark Boucher threw all of his weight behind skipper Rohit Sharma in terms of his lean batting form in IPL 2023, saying the right-handed opener was leading the initiative of batting in the ultra-attacking way they wished for in the competition.

Ayesha Shroff, Krishna Shroff reveal story behind birth of Matrix Fight Night: 'Never a vanity project for us'

NEW DELHI: Since its inception in 2019, Matrix Fight Night (MFN) has established itself as the biggest Mixed-Martial Arts promotion in India. With 11 editions across India and UAE, MFN has become a phenomenon and has seen some of the best MMA stars from all around the world competing for the top honours. But launching an MMA promotion in India, a cricket-loving nation, was a herculean task in itself.

Whenever we have big games, Gill will perform as Virat, Rohit, and Dhoni have: Suresh Raina

NEW DELHI: Gujarat Titans have qualified for the 2023 IPL Final after beating the Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 by 62 runs at the Narendra Modi stadium in Mumbai.

IPL 2023: Younger players coming through this tournament really well is a big positive, says Rohit Sharma

AHMEDABAD: After Mumbai Indians' campaign in IPL 2023 came to an end with a 62-run defeat to Gujarat Titans in 2 Qualifier at Ahmedabad, captain Rohit Sharma stated the youngsters coming through the batting department has been the biggest positive for them from the season.

IPL 2023: Over in which I hit three sixes made me realise maybe this is my day, says Shubman Gill

AHMEDABAD: After his third century of the IPL 2023 season, a majestic 129 off 60 balls, helped Gujarat Titans reach the title clash with a 62-run win over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2, opener Shubman Gill said hitting three sixes in the 12th over off Akash Madhwal gave him a feeling that the day was for him to thrive at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Dortmund captain Reus set to achieve crowning glory

BERLIN: Approaching the Bundesliga season's final matchday could evoke strong emotions for Marco Reus.

Teenage golfer Zeng wins Beijing Women's Challenge

BEIJING: Zeng Liqi earned the third China LPGA Tour title of her young career, as the Nanchang teenager beat rookie pro Ji Yuai in a second-hole playoff to win the Beijing Women's Challenge title.

ICC World Test Championship winner to take home a purse of $1.6 million

DUBAI: With India and Australia set to face off in the ICC World Test Championship Final 2023 next month, the International Cricket Council on Friday announced that the winner of the competition will take home a winners' prize fund $1.6 million (approx 13.21 crore).

Chess: Magnus Carlsen wins 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland

POLAND: Five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland, the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT), here at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

England's Warburton roped in as head coach for Indian sub-junior boxing teams

NEW DELHI: Seasoned boxing coach from England, John Warburton will be the new head coach of the national sub-junior boxing teams, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced here on Friday.

It is serious: Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag gives update on Antony's injury

MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has admitted it looks like Antony sustained a serious injury during the first half of the 4-1 win over Chelsea, here on Thursday.

Men's Jr Asia Cup: Indian hockey team gear up for Pakistan challenge

NEW DELHI: After starting their campaign in an exciting manner by winning two games in a row, India take on arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday in a bid to continue their group stage winning streak in the Men's Junior Asia Cup in Salalah, Oman.

ICC World Test Championship winner to take home a purse of $1.6 million

DUBAI: With India and Australia set to face off in the ICC World Test Championship Final 2023 next month, the International Cricket Council on Friday announced that the winner of the competition will take home a winners' prize fund $1.6 million (approx 13.21 crore).

Chess: Magnus Carlsen wins 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland

POLAND: Five-time World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen won the 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland, the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT), here at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

KIUG 2022: Uttar Pradesh shooter Deepak Kumar aims to leave his mark

GAUTAM BUDDHA NAGAR: Rifle shooter Deepak Kumar representing Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, aims to leave his mark in the 3rd edition of the Khelo India University Games 2022 Uttar Pradesh.

Manchester United thumps Chelsea 4-1 to confirm 2023-24 Champions League qualification

MANCHESTER: Manchester United have qualified for next season's UEFA Champions League with a game to spare, cruising past Chelsea with a 4-1 win in their Premier League match here.

Jason Roy eyes World Cup spot despite ending England contract

LONDON: Despite forfeiting his contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England opener Jason Roy still wants to represent his country at the Cricket World Cup in India later this year.

Malaysia Masters: Sindhu, Prannoy storm into semis; Srikanth ousted in quarters

KUALA LUMPUR: India's PV Sindhu and H.S Prannoy continued their magical runs at the Malaysia Masters 2023 badminton championship, storming into the semifinals with hard-fought victories in the quarterfinals here on Friday.

Table tennis: Chen stages epic comeback, Chinese paddlers advance to Durban worlds quarterfinals

SOUTH AFRICA: Chen Xingtong pulled off a nail-biting victory, saving three match points to edge out Cheng I-Ching of Chinese Taipei in full games. Meanwhile, five other Chinese paddlers secured their berths in the men's and women's singles quarterfinals at the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships (WTTC) Finals on Thursday.

Kailash Kher loses cool at Khelo India function

LUCKNOW: Famous singer Kailash Kher, who arrived here to perform at the inaugural ceremony of Khelo India University Games on Thursday night, lost his cool during the function.

Golf: Korea's Kim and An enjoy strong starts at Charles Schwab Challenge

USA: Korean duo Si Woo Kim and Byeong Hun An produced solid starts with matching 3-under 67s at the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament for a share of seventh position, five back of runaway first-round leader, Harry Hall of England.

UTT Season 4: Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan among four paddlers retained by franchises

MUMBAI: Indias top-ranked male paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal (WR 51) and Asian Games bronze medallist Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (WR56) are among the four players retained by their respective franchises for the Season 4 of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) to be held in Pune next month.

Future course of action concerning Asia Cup 2023 to be taken during IPL final, says BCCI secretary Jay Shah

NEW DELHI: The cricket board secretary Jay Shah said on Thursday that decision on the future course of Asia Cup 2023 will be taken on the sidelines of the IPL final to be held on May 28, while adding that the title clash will be attended by heads of cricket boards from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

KIUG 2022: TOPS development archer Aditya Chaudhary gears up to showcase his skills

LUCKNOW: Tops Development recurve archer Aditya Chaudhary, who will represent Lovely Professional University, is all geared up to showcase his skills in the ongoing Khelo India University Games 2022, being held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh.

James Anderson declares himself fit for England's Ashes opener against Australia

LONDON: Veteran England fast bowler James Anderson has declared himself fit to play in the first Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston on June 16, after recovering from a groin injury sustained while playing a County Championship game for his club Lancashire earlier this month.

India clubbed with UAE, Maldives, China in AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers

KUALA LUMPUR: India U-23 men's football team is drawn with United Arab Emirates, Maldives and China PR in Group G of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 Qualifiers after the official draw held at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House, here on Thursday.

IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans have a very balanced side due to match winners, says Aaron Finch

AHMEDABAD: The stage is set for the highly-anticipated Qualifier 2 in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 after Mumbai Indians booked the seat with a comprehensive 81-run win over Lucknow Super Giants in Eliminator at Chennai on Wednesday.

IPL 2023: We come out of all obstacles and manage our way through to get what we want, says Rohit Sharma

CHENNAI: After entering Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023 with a thumping 81-run victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Eliminator clash, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma expressed happiness over overcoming various obstacles to get what the five-time champions had set out to achieve after finishing at the bottom last year.

Malaysia Masters: Prannoy upsets All-England champ on way to quarters; Sindhu has it easy

KUALA LUMPUR: India's highest-ranked singles players, P.V Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters 2023 badminton championships with contrasting wins in their respective Round of 16 encounters in women's and men's singles respectively here on Thursday.

IPL 2023: 'I am not Jasprit Bumrah's replacement, says MI pacer Akash Madhwal after 5-wicket haul in Eliminator

CHENNAI: After Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer, who were expected to lead the Mumbai Indians bowling this season, were sidelined with injuries, Akash Madhwal stepped up with his own set of extraordinary performances and was instantly likened as a timely replacement.

Karthik picks Bharat as India's wicketkeeper for WTC Final; Shastri says choice depends on the conditions

NEW DELHI: Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has picked K.S. Bharat as his choice for India's wicketkeeper ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia at The Oval from June 7-11, citing the edge he has with his extensive experience of keeping wickets in first-class cricket.

IPL 2023: 'It gives me the passion to play well for my team', says Naveen-ul-Haq on 'Kohli...Kohli' chants

CHENNAI: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq has expressed his response to the taunts he receives from the crowd during the Eliminator against Mumbai Indians (MI), where it chanted the name of Virat Kohli. The pacer revealed that he finds enjoyment in these chants as they fuel his passion to perform exceptionally for his team.

Men's Jr Asia Cup: Indian hockey team starts campaign with massive win

OMAN: India kicked off their campaign in the Men's Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament here with a solid 18-0 win against Chinese Taipei in their first Pool A match.

Football: Lautaro Martinez's brace helps Inter defend Coppa Italia title

ROME: Inter Milan retained their Coppa Italia title on Wednesday, collecting their ninth trophy in a 2-1 rally against Fiorentina with Lautaro Martinez netting a brace.

Khelo India games to begin in Lucknow today

LUCKNOW: Lucknow is all set for a magnificent opening ceremony to usher in the third edition of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) on Thursday, which is now India's biggest multi-sport competition at the higher education level.

Murali Sreeshankar pips Jeswin Aldrin to win gold at International Jumping Meeting in Greece

GREECE: India's Murali Sreeshankar successfully defended his title in the men's long jump event at the International Jumping Meeting 2023, qualifying for the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September.

IPL 2023: Everything started when I played that shot, LSG's Krunal Pandya blames himself for defeat in Eliminator

CHENNAI: Lucknow Super Giants' skipper Krunal Pandya has taken all blame for his team's defeat in the Eliminator match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as his untimely dismissal to an atrocious shot into motion a sequence of events that resulted in team's eventual defeat.

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CSD, RFEF, LaLiga join forces in campaign against racism

NEW DELHI: The Spanish Sports Council (CSD), the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga have joined forces for a campaign against racism, through which the three institutions want to unanimously show their absolute and unequivocal rejection of any racist behaviour.

'He's clearly in our plans', Australia coach McDonald backs Warner to make an impact in WTC final, Ashes

NEW DELHI: Australia men's head coach Andrew McDonald has backed David Warner to retain his spot at the top of the order, insisting he can play a significant part during the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against India and Ashes series with England.