Thursday, July 07, 2022


Hard-fought win for top seeds Sriram-Jeevan

CHANDIGARH: Top Indian doubles pair of Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan overcame a stiff resistance from Nick Chappell of USA and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the doubles first round match in the $53,120 Open Bogota Challenger, Colombia. In a close and thrilling encounter the Indian pair posted a well-deserved win by 7-5, 6-7 (7), 11-9.

Virat Kohli's lengthy 'lean patch' hurting India, will selectors take a bold call?

NEW DELHI: After dominating world cricket for almost a decade, Virat Kohli is going through an 'unprecedented' lengthy lean patch, which is hurting Indian cricket badly and there are doubts over star batter's cricketing career in the longer run.

Aakash Chopra feels Ruturaj 'won't get opportunity' for first T20I against England

NEW DELHI: Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has claimed that batter Ruturaj Gaikwad won't be opening the batting for India in the upcoming first T20I against England which gets underway on Thursday.

India's squad for ODI series against West Indies announced, Dhawan to lead

MUMBAI: Opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead India against West Indies in the three-match ODI series to be played at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

India's Shafali headlines ICC's '100 per cent Cricket Superstars' promotional programme with 4 others

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday included India's 18-year-old right-hand opening batter Shafali Verma among the first five players selected as '100 per cent Cricket Superstars' ahead of a historic month for women's cricket, which culminates in the Commonwealth Games at Birmingham.

Rishabh Pant storms to No.5, Virat Kohli drops out of top-10 in ICC Test ranking

LONDON: Team India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant broke into the top-5 of the ICC Test ranking for the first time after scoring a century and fifty in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, while star batter Virat Kohli dropped three places to 13th after a string of poor performances.

Worcestershire make it official Moeen will leave club at end of this summer

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali will depart Worcestershire county when his contract expires at the end of this summer, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

Japan captain Maya Yoshida joins Schalke

TOKYO: Japan captain Maya Yoshida has joined Schalke on a one-year contract from Italy's Sampdoria, the German first-division club confirmed in a staement on Tuesday.

Suarez close to deciding future amid River Plate interest

BUENOS AIRES: Veteran Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has promised to make an imminent decision about his future amid speculation linking him with a move to River Plate.

Indonesia make history; team qualifies for U19 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa

JAKARTA: Indonesia recorded a thrilling victory over Papua New Guinea to book their place in next year's inaugural ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Nasser Hussain gives credit for England's resurgence to important decisions taken by Rob Key

LONDON: Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has attributed the resurgence of the country's Test side to the new managing director of cricket Rob Key, saying that the major decisions taken by him with regards to the appointment of New Zealander Brendon McCullum as head coach and Ben Stokes as captain are the reason behind the team's run of four successive victories.

Wimbledon: Tunisia's Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to enter a Grand Slam singles semis

LONDON: Tunisia's world No.2 tennis player Ons Jabeur rallied from a set down to defeat Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at Wimbledon to become the first Arab or North African woman to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal.

A dubious Test record which will haunt India for years to come

LONDON: England smashed quite a few records on way to their historic victory against India in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, while for the visitors, among the most dubious records they made was losing after scoring 416 in the first innings.

Chennaiyin FC sign former Bundesliga striker Petar Sliskovic

CHENNAI: Chennaiyin FC have roped in former FSV Mainz striker Petar Sliskovic ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.

Women's hockey world cup: India eye win against New Zealand for quarterfinals spot

NETHER LANDS: The Indian women's hockey team put up a spirited fight in their second match of the FIH Women's Hockey World Cup 2022 as they drew 1-1 against Asian rivals China at the packed Wagener Hockey Stadium here.

When Nadal arrived at Wimbledon he was unsure; now he's among the favourites: Coach

LONDON:Rafael Nadal's coach Francisco Roig has said that when the Spanish stalwart had arrived at Wimbledon, unsure about his foot condition, he was only thinking about one match at a time, but with the 36-year-old now having secured a quarterfinal berth, he's among the favourites, which is a good sign.

England's win one of the hosts' best-ever run chases in history of Test cricket: ICC

EDGBASTON: England's historic come-from-behind win against India in the rescheduled fifth game at Edgbaston, with the hosts managing their highest successful run chase in Test history, has given a new direction to the team under skipper Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.

Embarrassing' and 'pathetic': Kohli slammed on social media for his on-field celebrations

EDGBASTON:Former India skipper Virat Kohli's aggression and "embarrassing" celebrations on the cricket field have not gone down well with several of his fans and critics, who have made their displeasure known by taking to social media to criticise one of India's most success Test captains.

England made India forget how to play the third innings, indicates Stokes

EDGBASTON: England Test skipper Ben Stokes has indicated that England probably won the Test against India in the third innings when they restricted the tourists' lead to below 400 in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston.

Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kyrgios to appear in court over common assault allegation

CANBERRA:The Wimbledon 2022 quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios will appear in court in Australia next month in relation to an allegation of common assault, authorities said on Tuesday.

2022 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Yangzhou cancelled

NANJING(China):The World Athletics Council has decided to cancel the 2022 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships, scheduled to be held in the eastern Chinese city of Yangzhou in November, due to the pandemic.

La Liga: Real Madrid flop Jovic set for move to Italy

MADRID: Real Madrid are on the verge of solving the problem of what to do with Serbian striker Luka Jovic after three disappointing seasons with the club.

Wimbledon 2022: Djokovic recovers from two-set deficit to beat Sinner, reach semis

LONDON: Top seed Novak Djokovic came back from a two-set deficit to pull off a stunning quarterfinal victory in five sets over Jannik Sinner of Italy at the Wimbledon here on Tuesday.

Sumit Nagal loses in first round in Germany

CHANDIGARH: Qualifier Oleksii Krutykh of Ukraine defeated Sumit Nagal 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the singles first round of the € 134, 920 Brawo Open Braunschweig, Germany, on Tuesday. Sumit Nagal got direct entry as an alternate.

High tempo matches in Women's World Cup Hockey

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): Nerves were fully on display on the fourth day of Women's World Cup action in Amstelveen and Terrassa. In the opening match, Chile won a war of attrition with Ireland to record their first ever World Cup win.

People could now be intimidated by us: Joe Root

EDGBASTON(Birmingham):Addressing the media after England's emphatic win over India in the fifth and final Test of the 2021-22 series -- by virtue of which the hosts drew level at 2-2 -- Joe Root, the deposed captain but still the master batsman, said that "people (opponents) could now be intimidated by us (by the way we are playing)".

India penalised for slow over-rate in Edgbaston Test

BIRMINGHAM: India have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee and penalised two ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the rescheduled fifth Test in Birmingham.

Hasaranga and Brevis join Patriots

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS: The St Kitts & Nevis Patriots have announced their overseas signings for the 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League which gets underway on 31 August.

Yangzhou 22 Half Marathon Championships cancelled

MONACO:The World Athletics Council has reluctantly cancelled the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Yangzhou 22 in November 2022, as a consequence of the pandemic.

Anirudh, Aarush, Ananya enter quarterfinals

CHANDIGARH:Anirudh Sangra and Bhicky Sagolshem entered quarterfinals in the boys under-18 singles of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls under-12 and 18 at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.. Anirudh defeated Yashsvi Balhara in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.Anirudh played in a top form and used his aggressive forehand to beat Yashsvi Balhara.

India placed in Group D in FIFAe Nations Cup 2022

ZURICH(Switzerland):India have been drawn in Group D of FIFAe Nations Cup 2022 alongside Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Morrocco after the official draw was held at Zurich, Switzerland on July 4.

CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament

CLTA, CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association is organizing Great Lakes, Institute of Management CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament for Boy’s & Girl’s under-12 & 18 from 4th to 8th July 2022.

Wimbledon 2022: Halep shocks Badosa, to meet Anisimova in quarters

LONDON:Former champion Simona Halep stunned No 4 seed Paula Badosa to storm into the women's singles quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Monday.

Wimbledon 2022: Kyrgios reaches quarterfinals after early scare

LONDON:Nick Kyrgios of Australia made it to the quarterfinals for the first time in eight years at Wimbledon, beating American Brandon Nakashima in a thrilling five-setter here on Monday.

Root, Bairstow, Mitchell shortlisted for ICC Men's Player of the Month for June

DUBAI: England batters Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, and Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand were on Monday nominated as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men's Player of the Month for June 2022.

Barcelona sign Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie on free transfer

BARCELONA: Barcelona have completed the signing of Danish defender Andreas Christensen from Chelsea and Franck Kessie from AC Milan on a free transfer, the Spanish club confirmed on Monday.

Indian women's team players Manisha Kalyan, Dangmei Grace secure moves to foreign clubs

NEW DELHI: Indian women's football team midfielder Manisha Kalyan has signed a two-year contract with Cyprus's champion club Apollon Ladies FC.Kalyan's senior teammate, striker Dangmei Grace has also secured a move abroad, joining Uzbekistan's FC Nasaf Qarshi on a six-month deal.

Wimbledon 2022: Taylor Fritz beats qualifier Kubler to reach maiden quarters

LONDON:American Taylor Fritz made it to his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal with a classy fourth-round victory against Australian qualifier Jason Kubler at Wimbledon here on Monday.

IOC President meets Ukraine athletes and president Zelensky

KYIV: Following an invitation by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, IOC President Thomas Bach visited Kyiv on Sunday. He was accompanied by IOC Member and President of the Ukraine National Olympic Committee Sergii Bubka and the Ukrainian Sports Minister, Vadym Guttsait.

Fixtures for the 2022 Men's and Women's CPL confirmed

GROS ISLET, SR LUCIA:  The fixtures for the 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the inaugural Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) have been confirmed. The tournament will visit St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and culminate in the final in Guyana. 


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