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La Liga: Real Madrid back to winning ways under Santiago Solari after Valencia win at Bernabeu

Madrid, Dec 2: Real Madrid's revival under Santiago Solari appears to be back on track after they moved up to fifth in La Liga with a 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. An own-goal from Valencia's Daniel Wass gave Madrid an early lead before Lucas Vazquez added a late second to wrap up their sixth win in seven games under...

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay slams ton ahead of first Test as tour match against CA XI ends in draw

Sydney, Dec 1: Murali Vijay struck a confident hundred while KL Rahul scored a half-century in the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI, easing off any worries in the Indian dressing room in their final outing before the first Test.

Vijay, returning to the Test squad after being dropped mid-way through the England tour, celebrated his comeback with an...

Euro 2020 offers unique incentive for 12 host nations

Dublin, Dec 1: For the first time 12 nations will head into Sunday's qualifying draw for Euro 2020 with the extra incentive of playing on home soil should they make it to the 24-team tournament in two years time.

Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg are the 12 cities that will...

Mushfiqur Rahim becomes second Bangladesh player to score 4000 Test runs

London, Nov 30: Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has become the second Bangladeshi player, after Tamim Iqbal, to achieve the milestone of scoring 4,000 Test runs.

The 31-year old achieved the feat on Day One of their ongoing second Test against West Indies when he played a back foot shot off legspinner Devendra Bishoo's delivery in the 65th over. Iqbal,...

With Powar on way out, Indian women's team hopes for controversy-free future

New Delhi, Nov 30: The feud between senior India woman cricketer Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar is heading towards an end without any intervention from the administrators with the coach's three-month interim tenure ending Friday.

With the conclusion of Powar's term, fresh applications will be invited by the BCCI for the job and in all likelihood, the former India...

India vs Australia: If India don’t win this time, they will never win, says Dean Jones

Sydney, Nov 30: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones doesn’t foresee the current team beating India in the upcoming Test series and feels the hosts will be better off without “provoking” opposition skipper Virat Kohli.

Australia are a depleted unit in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, providing India their “best” chance of winning a maiden Test series...

India vs Australia: Indian batting marvel Prithvi Shaw suffers ankle injury

Sydney, Nov 30: India suffered a big injury scare Friday when young batting phenomenon Prithvi Shaw rolled his ankle trying to take a catch against a Cricket Australia XI and had to be carried off.

The 19-year-old, who scored a sparkling debut century in the first Test against the West Indies in October, landed awkwardly near the Sydney Cricket...

Messi surpasses Ronaldo to be Champions League top goal scorer

London, Nov 29: Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal to reclaim the record of being the top goal scorer in the Champion League for one club.

Messi's goal against PSV Eindhoven Football club in the 61st minute of their Champions League clash took the striker's total goal figures for Barcelona to 106. Ronaldo, on the...

Deeply saddened, hurt by aspersions cast on me: Mithali Raj

New Delhi, Nov 29: Responding to the India women's team coach Ramesh Powar's report to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), wherein he had accused Mithali Raj of being selfish and putting her interest first over the team, the India ODI skipper on Thursday stated that she was deeply saddened and hurt by the aspersions cast on...

Mithali should stop blackmailing coaches and putting her interest first over team: Ramesh Powar

New Delhi, Nov 29: Ramesh Powar, the India women’s team coach, alleged ODI skipper Mithali Raj of ignoring her role and batting for own milestones in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 at West Indies.

In his e-mailed report on India’s performance, addressed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri and General...