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WTC has made Test cricket exciting: NZ captain Williamson
Southampton, May 18 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson acknowledged World Test Championship (WTC) for bringing context to Test cricket and making the longest format of cricket exciting.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Will be interesting if Warner writes a book after retiring: Broad
London, May 18 (IANS) England fast bowler Stuart Broad said that it will be interesting to read a book written by Australia's David Warner whenever the latter retires considering the conversation that has cropped up in recent days about the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sushil Kumar files application for anticipatory bail
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, India's double Olympic medallist in wrestling, has put in application for anticipatory bail in the district court in Rohini here on Tuesday. Kumar is facing allegations of involvement in murder of a former international wrestler, who died earlier this month.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
KKR's Seifert tests negative, could soon be on his way back home
Auckland, May 18 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert, who had tested positive for Covid-19 during the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was stranded in India, has tested negative and could soon be on his way back home.
2021-05-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Don't want to get carried away: Vihari ahead of WTC final
London, May 18 (IANS) India batsman Hanuma Vihari said he doesn't want to get carried away with the importance of playing World Test Championship (WTC) final.
2021-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India men & women's cricket teams may travel together to England
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) In what could possibly be the first instance of its kind, the India men and women's cricket teams are likely to travel together to England on a charter flight on June 2 for their respective series.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I want to play all seven Tests: England speedster Broad
London, May 17 (IANS) England pace bowler Stuart Broad said he wouldn't mind being left out of any Test this summer, though he would like to play all seven long format games.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Former India opener SS Das named women's team batting coach
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former Test opener Shiv Sunder Das was on Monday named batting coach of the Indian women's cricket team. He has been appointed only for the upcoming seven-match tour of England.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Azzurri extends contract with head coach Mancini till 2026
Rome, May 17 (IANS) The head coach of Italy national team, Roberto Mancini, has penned a new deal with Italian Football Federation (FIGC) until 2026, federation president Gabriele Gravina confirmed on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rs.1 lakh reward for info on wrestler Sushil Kumar: Delhi Police
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Monday announced a cash award of Rs.1 lakh for anyone who provides information on double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar, who has been on the run since May 4, after his name was linked to the murder of a former wrestler.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Emilia-Romagna Open: Serena beats debutant Lisa, Venus ousted
Parma (Italy), May 17 (IANS) Top seed Serena Williams of the USA launched her Emilia-Romagna Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Italian teenaged debutant Lisa Pigato on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Tennis
Indians missed chance to win Paralympic quotas due to Covid: Coach
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Wheelchair-bound discus thrower Sakshi Kasana was among several Indian para athletes who couldn't compete in the just-concluded European Grand Prix circuit -- and possibly earn Paralympic quota places -- due to the Covid pandemic, said national para athletics coach Satyapal Singh on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Rangers' fans blamed for vandalism, sectarian singing
London, May 17 (IANS) Fans of Scotland's Premiership winners Rangers have been blamed for "vandalism" and "sectarian" singing following their club's title win last week.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Post-injury, Federer gears up for first tournament in two months
Geneva, May 17 (IANS) Tennis great Roger Federer would be hoping to make an impact when he returns to action after injury-induced two-month absence at the Geneva Open against Spain's Pablo Andujar on Tuesday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
German goalkeeper ter Stegen ruled out of Euros
Berlin, May 17 (IANS) Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will not be part of Germany's Euro 2020 squad this summer due to impending knee surgery.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
3 para javelin throwers recover from Covid-19
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Para javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary, the 2019 world champion, is among the three throwers who have recovered from a bout of Covid-19 and will resume normal training this week, said national team coach Vipin Kasana on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cummins ideal to lead despite Bancroft remarks: Chappell
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Pace bowler Pat Cummins should lead Australia despite talks that he and other Aussie bowlers could have been involved in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, said former skipper Ian Chappell.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Warner's manager hits out at CA for being partial in investigation
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner's manager has blamed Cricket Australia (CA) for treating his client as well as Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft 'despicably' and not interviewing other players while investigating a 2018 ball-tampering scandal on the tour of South Africa.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Women's hockey team taking 'red sessions' for peak fitness
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team midfielder Monika says that the gruelling 'red sessions' -- mostly higher-intensity training sessions where the focus is on match intensity -- are helping players get into peak fitness for of the upcoming Olympic Games.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
CA should have probed ball-tampering scandal thoroughly: Gilchrist
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has blamed Cricket Australia (CA) for not investigating the 2018 ball-tampering scandal thoroughly due to which questions are still being raised over it.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Hampshire sign Short for 2021 T20 Blast
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Hampshire Hawks on Monday announced the signing of Australia's D'Arcy Short for the T20 Blast which gets underway on June 9. Short, 30, has been integral to Hobart Hurricanes' success in the Big Bash League and has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Rajasthan Royals.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Will aim to implement Dhoni sir's tips on England tour: Indrani
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batswoman Indrani Roy, picked for India's tour of England, says she would implement the tips former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given her to make an impression in the upcoming series.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ATP rankings: Nadal remains No.3, Djokovic No.1
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Despite the hard-fought three-set victory over arch-rival Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the Italian Open final on Sunday, Spaniard Rafael Nadal continues to be at third spot on the ATP rankings, released on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Iga enters WTA top 10 after Italian Open tennis triumph
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who won the Italian Open on Sunday to add to last year's French Open crown and the Adelaide Open this year, jumped six places on the WTA Tour rankings to enter the top 10 on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
German football chief Keller resigns after Nazi analogy
Berlin, May 17 (IANS) German football federation (DFB) president Fritz Keller resigned on Monday after comparing vice president Rainer Koch to a Nazi judge.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
ICC clears India's two home Tests of 'spot-fixing' influence
Dubai, May 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared India's two home Tests -- against England in 2016 and against Australia in 2017 -- of any influence by spot-fixers, saying that a TV channel's allegations had 'fundamental weaknesses'.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Dubai Asian boxing: So far no visas for 20-member Indian team
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India's participation in this month's Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai looks doubtful as its 20-member team hasn't got the visas, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) secretary said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cricket viewing numbers go up in New Zealand
Auckland, May 17 (IANS) More people watched cricket in New Zealand than ever before in the first season of New Zealand Cricket's (NZC) six-year deal with Spark Sport and TVNZ, the NZC said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ refuses to visit India for Hockey Pro League games
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team lost an opportunity to test its competitive skill after its FIH Hockey Pro League home matches against New Zealand this month were postponed as the opponents refused to visit India due to the raging Corona pandemic.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Rachael withdraws from the Hundred
London, May 17 (IANS) Australia's Rachael Haynes has withdrawn from The Hundred due to travel restrictions related to Covid-19. Rachael was scheduled to represent the Oval Invincibles in the tournament which gets underway on July 21.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tennis Australia planning to host Australian Open in Melbourne
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Tennis Australia is planning to host the Australian Open in January next year in Melbourne.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Practice with Dukes ball has helped: NZ pacer Wagner
Auckland, May 17 (IANS) New Zealand pace bowler Neil Wagner, whose variations in short-pitched deliveries will be a big challenge for India in the World Test Championship (WTC) final, said Kiwis are better prepared than they ever were before touring England thanks to their practice with the Dukes ball.
2021-05-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Aussie cricketer charged with possessing child abuse material
Melbourne, May 17 (IANS) A former Australian state cricketer has been charged with 'possessing child abuse material' and 'grooming a minor'.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Dealt with anxiety for 10-12 years: Tendulkar
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former India batsman and captain Sachin Tendulkar said he had to deal with anxiety before a match even after he had spent several years in international cricket.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
For 91-year-old Crowell, it is never too old to play cricket
Kendall (Australia), May 17 (IANS) Despite being 91 years old, Australian Doug Crowell is not giving up his love for playing cricket and continues to don flannels in veterans' cricket.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
No surprise Aus bowlers knew about ball tampering: Clarke
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that he was not surprised by Cameron Bancroft indicating that more than three people knew about the ball tampering tactics of the team during a Test against South Africa in 2018.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
NZ cricketers reach London for WTC final vs India, Tests vs Eng
London, May 17 (IANS) A majority of cricketers comprising the New Zealand team that will play a Test series against host England and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India next month have arrived here.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
England tour: NZ players reach London
Auckland, May 17 (IANS) New Zealand players who will be involved in their upcoming tour of England arrived in London on Monday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said.
2021-05-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Australians in IPL arrive in Sydney, to quarantine for 2 weeks
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) The Australian players, coaches and commentary staff who were in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) arrived in Sydney on Monday from the Maldives and will be in quarantine for 14 days.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Nadal beats Djokovic for 10th Rome Open title (2nd Lead)
Rome, May 17 (IANS) World No. 3 and Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Sunday won his 10th Italian Open title, after overcoming a second set comeback from No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final to triumph 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 50 minutes.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Nadal beats Djokovic for 10th Rome Open title
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Sunday overcame a mid-match surge from No. 1-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open final 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours and 50 minutes for his 10th title.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Nadal overcomes Djokovic for Rome Open title
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 3 and winner of 20 Grand Slams, Spain's Rafael Nadal, on Sunday overcame a mid-match surge from No. 1-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic and raised his game in the deciding set to triumph 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in the Italian Open final -- his 10th title.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Paralympic chief confident Tokyo will host the Games
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) International Paralympic Committee (IPC) chief Andrew Parsons on Sunday exuded confidence in Tokyo's ability to host the Paralympic Games and Beijing's commitment to the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Injured England speedster Archer out of Tests vs NZ
London, May 16 (IANS) England speedster Jofra Archer has been ruled out of next month's two-Test home series against New Zealand after his right elbow injury resurfaced, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Experienced Chinese TT team for Olympics named
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) China on Sunday announced an experienced six-member table tennis team for the Tokyo Olympic Games, with 32-year-old Ma Long leading the squad and 29-year-old Liu Shiwen skipping the singles event.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Spurs beat Wolves, keep slim Champions League hope alive
London, May 16 (IANS) Tottenham Hotpsur kept their faint hope of Champions League qualification alive with a 2-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Indian teams for World Jr Tennis Asia/Oceania final qualifiers named
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Indian boys' and girls' teams for next month's ITF World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania final qualifying round have been selected, but there is some uncertainty around the competition due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Pak tearaway Akhtar had threatened me with deadly beamer: Uthappa
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Former India cricketer Robin Uthappa has said that retired Pakistani express bowler Shoaib Akhtar had threatened him with a "deadly beamer" during the 2007 One-day International series.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mektic-Pavic clinch Italian Open doubles title
Rome, May 16 (IANS) The second-seeded Croats Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic on Sunday powered their way to their sixth Italian Open trophy, overcoming a tough challenge from fifth-seeded Rajeev Ram of the USA and Briton Joe Salisbury before winning the men's doubles final 6-4, 7-6(4).
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Race for Olympics: Lockdown in Bengaluru hits swimmer Nataraj hard
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A second lockdown imposed by the Karnataka government to contain the spread of coronavirus has prevented Srihari Nataraj, Indian national record holder in mens 100 metres backstroke, from training in the pool for a week.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports