Monday, May 16, 2022


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.

IPL 2022: Happy to get swing but not happy to bat at No. 8, says RR's Trent Boult

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals seamer Trent Boult said he was happy to find some swing in the Brabourne wicket that helped him strike two early blows to help set up the 24-run win against Lucknow Super Giants in Match 63 of IPL 2022.

IPL Turning Point: Boult's double-strike and mounting pressure lead to LSG's 24-run defeat (IANS review)

MUMBAI: Three early wickets -- two of them off successive balls by Trent Boult -- pushed Lucknow Super Giants behind on the asking rate, and the mounting run rate and loss of wickets eventually led to K.L. Rahul's team's 24-run defeat against Rajasthan Royals in Match 63 of IPL 2022 on Sunday.

Uttar Pradesh Hockey rout Hockey Haryana 8-0 in semis

GOA: Hockey Jharkhand will take on Uttar Pradesh Hockey in the Final of the 12th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2022, after registering contrasting victories in their respective semi-final matches here on Saturday.

Who Has Stood Out in the Opening Half of Punjab Kings’ IPL Season?

We’re past the halfway point in the 2022 IPL season. The Punjab Kings will be hoping to improve their results in the second half of the campaign, as they have won just five of their opening 11 matches.

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.

RFDL is the right step in the right direction: Sunil Chhetri

GOA: India captain Sunil Chhetri lauded the Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) for creating a much-needed platform for the next generation of footballers in the country to graduate to the next level.

FIDE Elections: Fumey fumes over 'illegal' move by President Arkady

CHENNAI: The presidential elections of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) is heating up, with one of the candidates alleging President Arkady Dvorkovich of illegality.

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.

IPL 2022: If I were a selector, would give Karthik ticket to T20 WC, says Harbhajan

MUMBAI: Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh claimed that if he were to be in the selection panel of the India team, he would give Royal Challengers Bangalore's Dinesh Karthik the ticket to play for India in ICC Men's T20 World Cup later this year in Australia.

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 Turning Point: Pacers make it possible for Mumbai Indians against CSK (IANS Review)

MUMBAI: Pitches for T20 matches usually favour the batters as the organisers believe that the fans want to see the ball being smacked around for sixes.

IPL 2022: Very lucky to be picked by Mumbai Indians; got to learn a lot, says Tilak Varma

MUMBAI: In a forgettable season for Mumbai Indians, young left-handed batter Tilak Varma has been a bright spot, becoming the highest run-getter for the franchise with 334 runs in eleven matches at an average of 37.11 and strike rate of 136.32.

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.

Tim Paine's career appears to over after omission from Tasmania squad

MELBOURANE: Former Australia captain Tim Paine's playing career may be over, with the wicketkeeper omitted from Tasmania's list of contracted players and at the age of 37 it seems unlikely he will find a route back into the team.

Bismah Maroof retained as Pakistan women's team captain for 2022/23 season

 LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that Bismah Maroof has been retained as the captain of the Pakistan women's team for the 2022/23 season.

IPL 2022: Taking Jos Buttler's wicket was a big thing for me, says Chetan Sakariya

NAVI MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals' left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya said taking the wicket of Rajasthan Royals' opener Jos Buttler in Wednesday's match at the DY Patil Stadium was a big thing for him.

Brazil, Argentina friendly in Australia called off

BRAZIL: An international friendly between Brazil and Argentina scheduled to be played in Australia next month has been called off, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday.

IPL 2022: CSK's decision to send Shivam Dube higher in order for batting is working well for him, says Sunil Gavaskar

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings' young India all-rounder Shivam Dube has been garnering a lot of praise for hitting big sixes whenever he has sent in to bat higher in the batting order in the IPL 2022.

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.

IPL Turning Point: Last six overs wobble causes Rajasthan's downfall against Delhi (IANS Review)

NAVI MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals had attempted a funky move: get Ravichandran Ashwin, the pinch-hitter at three, to get quick runs after the fall of Jos Buttler in power-play and get the left-right combination working, in this case Ashwin with Yashasvi Jaiswal.

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: Losing by 91 runs will put a huge dent in Delhi's net run rate, admits Ponting

MUMBAI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting admitted that his side's massive 91-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings at the DY Patil Stadium on Sunday will put a huge dent on their net run rate with the race to playoffs in IPL 2022 heating up.

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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.

J-K, Chandigarh, Punjab and Bihar record victories

GOA: Hockey Bihar, Hockey Jammu & Kashmir, Hockey Chandigarh, Hockey Madhya Pradesh and Hockey Punjab registered comprehensive wins over their respective pool rivals on the fourth day of the 12th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2022, here on Saturday.

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.

Meet the Champion interaction programme with Sarthak Bhambri olympion.

CHANDIGARH: Tokyo olympion Sarthak Bhambri interacted over 150 students of 75 government schools across Chandigarh under the “Meet the Champion” initiative at Sports Complex, Sector 43 here on Saturday. Besides students, teachers and officials of education department participated in the initiative envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inculcate the importance of balanced diet, fitness and sports among students across the country.

Haryana blank Chhattisgarh 4-0 in Sub-Junior National Hockey

GOA: Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Hockey Association of Odisha won their respective pool matches comfortably on the third day of the 12th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2022 here on Friday.

One-sided matches in Senior Women National Hockey

BHOPAL: Hockey Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Delhi Hockey registered wins over their respective opponents on the opening day of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2022 here on Friday.

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.


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