Dhoni, Kohli’s coaches say all not well in Indian dressing room

Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) The private coaches of India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Test captain Virat Kohli have spoken to TV channels, giving indications that all is not well in the dressing room.   Some Indian channels are putting up screaming headlines like ‘Knives out after humiliating defeat in Bangladesh’, reports bdnews24.com. […]

Dhoni open to quitting captaincy if asked

Dhoni open to quitting captaincy if asked

Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 22 (IANS) India’s limited overs cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said he will happily step down if that facilitates a performance upliftment, following the team’s first ever One-Day International (ODI) series loss against Bangladesh.   India lost their second ODI by six wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday […]

Rosberg gets the jump on Hamilton

Rosberg gets the jump on Hamilton

SPIELBERG, June 21 (REUTERS): Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix for the second year in a row in a Mercedes one-two finish with team mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday. Hamilton’s overall championship lead was cut to 10 points, after eight of the 19 races, with the Briton starting on pole position but […]

England win thrilling series

LONDON, June 21 (REUTERS): Jonny Bairstow bludgeoned a brilliant 83 not out in Durham to lead England to a three-wicket win over New Zealand on the Duckworth-Lewis method on Saturday, earning a 3-2 victory in the five-match series of one-dayers.   In a rain-affected final game, Bairstow’s classy knock and a hard-hitting 41 in 30 […]

Ward beats Paul Smith in long-awaited return to ring

Ward beats Paul Smith in  long-awaited return to ring

OAKLAND, JUNE 21 (AP): As soon as Andre Ward found his stride following his lengthy layoff, the fight quickly came to an end. Ward made a triumphant return to the ring and delighted his home crowd when he stopped England’s Paul Smith in the ninth round Saturday night in a nontitle fight. “It took some […]

Shah spins Pakistan to thumping win in Sri Lanka

Galle, June 21 (REUTERS): Yasir Shah claimed seven second innings wickets in a spectacular display of leg-spin bowling to destroy Sri Lanka as Pakistan crushed the hosts by 10 wickets in the first test to go 1-0 up in the three-match series at Galle on Sunday.   The 29-year-old spinner, who had claimed two wickets […]

No probe, no rebidding on football world cup, says Putin

By Hardev Sanotra St Petersburg, June 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected the need for a probe by his country against FIFA, the governing body of global football, following corruption allegation in the award of 2018 World Cup football.   He said the World Cup would be held in Russia in 2018. “ThatÂ’s […]

Under-20 World Cup: Serbia are champions

Under-20 World Cup: Serbia are champions

AUCKLAND, June 20 (AP): Nemanja Maksimovic scored late in extra time to give Serbia a surprise 2-1 win over Brazil on Saturday in the final of the Under-20 World Cup.   The match seemed headed for a penalty shootout when Serbia counterattacked in the 117th minute and Stefan Ilic combined with Andrija Zivkovic to put […]

Hamilton survives spin to take 45th pole

Spielberg, June 20 (AFP): Defending world champion and series leader Lewis Hamilton secured the 45th pole position of his career Saturday when he outpaced Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a dramatic rain-affected qualifying for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.   The 30 year-old Briton survived a last-gasp spin at the first corner of his final fast […]

Loss painful but India better side than Bangladesh: Raina

Loss painful but India better side than Bangladesh: Raina

Mirpur (Bangladeh), June 19 (IANS) India batsman Suresh Raina on Friday said the 79-run defeat by hosts Bangladesh in the first of the three One-Day International (ODI) series here was painful but insisted that they are still a better team and would come back stronger.   India lost by 79 runs on Thursday. After conceding […]

Vettel fastest despite gearbox problems

SPIELBERG, June 19 (REUTERS): Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was first and last in Austrian Grand Prix practice on a Friday that team principal Maurizio Arrivabene will not forget in a hurry after nearly being run over by Felipe Massa.   Vettel completed only four laps in the morning session before pulling over with a gearbox problem […]

Clinical Bangladesh thump India to surge ahead

Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 18 (IANS) Bangladesh produced a clinical all-round performance to claim a memorable 79-run victory against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) of a three-match series here on Thursday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Chasing a stiff target of 308, India folded for 228 in 46 overs. Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (5/50) made a dream debut […]