Fresh beginning for India in ODIs against upbeat Bangladesh

Fresh beginning for India in ODIs against upbeat Bangladesh

Mirpur, June 17 (PTI): It will be a fresh beginning for a full-strength India in limited overs cricket after the World Cup semifinal exit as they face a buoyant Bangladesh, who have more to gain then their famed neighbours, in the three-match ODI series starting here tomorrow. [google_ad_728_90_text] Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back at […]

Germany beats Thailand 4-0 to advance

Germany beats Thailand 4-0 to advance

WINNIPEG, June 16 (AP): Top-ranked Germany beat Thailand 4-0 at the Women’s World Cup on Monday to claim top spot in Group B.   The Germans finished top on goal difference ahead of Norway, which beat Ivory Coast 3-1. In Group A, host Canada conceded a late equalizer to draw 1-1 against the Netherlands but […]

Pink cricket ball ready for day-night Test, says manufacturer

Melbourne, June 16 (IANS): Kookaburra, the manufacturer of cricket’s new pink ball, on Tuesday declared it is Test match ready, if the inaugural day-night contest goes ahead in Australia in November.   Cricket Australia (CA) hopes to stage the first day-night Test against New Zealand later this year, with Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart among the […]

Tiny Guam slay India in World Cup qualifier

Singapore, June 16 (REUTERS): Tiny Guam maintained their fairytale start to World Cup qualifying by beating India 2-1 at home on Tuesday to jump to the top of Group D after their second win in a week. Brandon McDonald and Travis Nicklaw scored the goals as the U.S. territory in the North Pacific Ocean with […]

2015 European Games

2015 European Games

Pascal Eisele of Germany, above, and  Dmytro Pyshkov of Ukraine compete in the the men’s wrestling, 75 kg Greco-Roman, Bronze medal event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 14. (AP Photo) [google_ad_728_90_text]

Veteran-football tournament of Dhansiripar Area concludes

Dimapur, June 15 (MExN): The first ever veteran-football tournament of Dhansiripar Area, organized by the Veteran Football Association Dhansiripar area concluded on June 13 at Doyapur Local Ground in Dimapur.  The Veteran teams took parts from 17 villages and the final was played between Doyapur Veteran vs Mhaikam Veteran. The championship of the tournament was […]

Virat Kohli drops out of top-10 Test rankings

Virat Kohli drops out  of top-10 Test rankings

Dubai, June 15 (IANS): A day after India dropped a place to be fourth in Test rankings, their captain Virat Kohli also slipped a position to be 11th in the batsman rankings of the five-day game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday.   Kohli, who made 14 runs in the rain-marred lone Test […]

Brazil football legend Zito dies

Sao Paulo, June 15 (IANS): Legendary Brazilian footballer, Jose Ely de Miranda, popularly known as Zito, has died. Zito was a member of Brazil’s World Cup winning side in 1958 and 1962. He breathed his last here on Sunday. He was 82. He played 52 times for Brazil, mostly as a defensive midfielder. He spent […]

ManU smash Facebook rankings with 65 million likes

London, June 15 (IANS): Manchester United broke Facebook records to reach the summit of both total page likes and people talking, according to Insideworldfootball Facebook ranking stats on Monday. Although the English football giants are playing catch-up with rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the Twitter league rankings, when it comes to Facebook it is a […]

Warriors withstand Cavaliers to take 3-2 lead in NBA Final

Warriors withstand Cavaliers  to take 3-2 lead in NBA Final

OAKLAND, June 15 (AP): Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips.   One more win and the MVP will really have […]

Brazil advance to U20 WC semis

HAMILTON, June 14 (AP): Brazil survived its second-straight penalty shootout, beating Portugal 3-1 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.   After beating Uruguay 5-4 in a shootout in the Round of 16, five-time champion Brazil again showed its aptitude from the spot and will now face either Senegal or […]

Werdum defeats Velasquez to become heavyweight champion

Werdum defeats Velasquez to  become heavyweight champion

Carlos Rodriguez Associated Press   Fabricio Werdum of Brazil defeated a rusty Cain Velasquez by tap-out in the third round to become the undisputed heavyweight champion at UFC 188 on Saturday night.   With 2:13 left in the third round, Werdum (20-5-1) took down Velasquez, who was coming of a 20-month layoff after suffering injuries […]