Panama trains for friendly against N. Ireland

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:10

Panama City, May 16 (IANS) The Panama national team has started training ahead of the May 29 friendly against Northern Ireland in preparation for next month's World Cup in Russia.


IPL-2018: We lost because of our batting: Rahane

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:06

Kolkata, May 16, Blaming the batters for their six-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane said he still believes his team can make the playoffs despite the odds.


Sharapova kicks off Italian Open with victory over Barty

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:48

Rome, May 16, Three-time Italian Open champion Maria Sharapova of Russia on Tuesday battled past Australia's 16th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, in the first round of this year's tourney here.


IPL: KKR edge closer to playoffs with easy win against Royals

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:12

Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) sharpened their chances of a playoff berth with a convincing six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.


Pakistan beat Ireland by 5 wickets in historic Test

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:38

Malahide (Dublin) May 15 (IANS) Ireland started their Test journey with a five-wicket loss to Pakistan, who rode on sedate knocks from debutant Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam to eventually romp home without much hiccups on the final day of the historic Test here on Tuesday.


River Plate beat San Lorenzo, finish 8th in Superliga

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:36

Buenos Aires (Argentina), May 15 (IANS) River Plate beat San Lorenzo 2-0 in the last round of Superliga Argentina, finishing a disappointing 8th in the standings, 13 points behind champions Boca Juniors.


IPL: Kuldeep four-for helps KKR restrict Royals to 142

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:16

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav scalped four wickets to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) recover from a Powerplay blitz by Rajasthan Royals (RR) openers and skittle them out for 142 in 19 overs in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.


Vantika upsets two-time national champion Karthikeyan in chess meet

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:34

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Teenaged Women International Master Vantika Agarwal of Delhi provided the biggest sensation of the ongoing Kolkata International Grandmaster Open Chess tournament when she defeated two-time national champion and Grandmaster Murali Karthikeyan of ONGC in the second round at the Newtown School here.


England recall Buttler for first Test vs Pakistan

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:36

London, May 15 (IANS) England selectors on Tuesday gave a surprise recall to explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler to the Test squad for the first Test against Pakistan at Lords, starting on May 24.


Harmanpreet, Mandhana to lead teams for Women's T20 Challenge

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:20

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will lead the two teams that will play the Women's T20 Challenge game ahead of the Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the BCCI announced on Tuesday.


Keeper Neuer, uncapped striker Nils in Germany's provisional squad

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00

Dortmund, May 15 (IANS) Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and uncapped striker Nils Petersen on Tuesday made it to Germany's 27-member provisional football squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, whereas attacking midfielder Mario Goetze and striker Sandro Wagner were excluded by head coach Joachim Löew.