CA extend coach Lehmann's contract till 2019 WC

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 16:08

Melbourne, Aug 1 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday announced the extension of head coach Darren Lehman's contract till the 2019 ICC cricket World Cup to be staged in England.


Man United poised to regain past glory: Rooney

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 16:06

London, Aug 1 (IANS) With Manchester United adding several star players to their squad along with celebrated manager Jose Mourinho, captain Wayne Rooney is confident that the former English Premier League (EPL) champions are poised to regain their past glory.


No Pokemon Go in Rio, athletes disappointed

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 14:14

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Doping crisis and poor facilities might have shrouded Rio Olympics but it appears the inability to play artificial intelligence (AI)-based game Pokemon Go is bothering athletes the most.


Wasn't the easiest to bat on a two paced wicket: Rahul

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 14:10

Kingston, Aug 1 (IANS) Promising opener Lokesh Rahul, whose career best 158 put India in the driver's seat in the second Test against the West Indies, reckoned that the double paced nature of the wicket at the Sabina Park posed a challenge for the batsmen.


Rio Summer Games ready to go, IOC chief says

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 13:50

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro is ready to host "great" Summer Olympic Games despite any last-minute problems that might occur, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said.


Schalke confirms Sevilla defender Coke joining

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 13:02

Sevilla (Spain) Aug 1 (IANS) Germany's Schalke 04 has announced that Sevilla FC right back Coke has successfully passed the medical tests as a preliminary step to join the Bundesliga football club.


Halep beats Keys in Rogers Cup final

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 12:52

Montreal, Aug 1 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep has clinched the Rogers Cup women's singles title after beating American Madison Keys 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in the final here.


'Doping crisis not damaging for Rio Olympics'

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 08:42

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said the Russian doping scandal has not tarnished the image of the up coming Rio 2016 Games.


Rio Olympics to have up to 4,500 urine anti-doping tests

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:42

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) Up to 4,500 urine tests and at least 1,000 blood tests will be conducted in the Rio Olympic Games anti-doping programme, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, said on Sunday.


Rahul's ton help India post 185/1 at lunch on Day 2

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 22:54

Kingston, July 31 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul scored his third Test hundred and remained unbeaten on 107 to have his side on the driver's seat at 185/1 at lunch of Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park here on Sunday.