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Olympics gold my dream, training hard for it: Mary Kom

New Delhi, Nov 28: A sixth world title added to her cabinet, ace Indian boxer M C Mary Kom Wednesday said she is now aiming for a gold in the Olympics.

The 36-year-old claimed her sixth gold at the world event, making her the most successful boxer in the tournament's history with an overall tally of seven medals....

Former teammates clash over Australia's non-aggression pact

Sydney, Nov 28: Michael Clarke and Simon Katich famously clashed physically in the dressing room when they were Test players and this week they have become embroiled in a verbal disagreement over Australia's commitment to be less aggressive on the pitch.

Clarke joined a chorus of former players who have criticised the new ethos propagated in the...

Coach Ramesh Powar humiliated me at World T20, says Mithali Raj

New Delhi, Nov 28: Senior Indian woman cricketer Mithali Raj on Tuesday slammed Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji and coach Ramesh Powar, saying the two are biased against her and have tried to "destroy" her.

In a scathing e-mail to the BCCI, Mithali said her axing from the World T20 semifinal against England reduced her to tears and...


Virat Kohli could eclipse MS Dhoni as highest earning Indian sportsman

New Delhi, Nov 27: Being the highest profile athlete in the world's second most populous country, India cricket captain Virat Kohli has built such a formidable brand across the spectrum that even his occasional brash and indiscreet comments fail to tarnish it.

Watches, cars, sports shoes, motorbikes, clothes, ride services, tires, snacks, health foods, headphones - even toothbrushes --...

ICC T20I rankings: Harmanpreet Kaur leapfrogs to 3rd position

Dubai, Nov 27: India women's Twenty20 skipper and batter Harmanpreet Kaur on Tuesday made a notable jump to reach the third position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings.

Harmanpreet, who was the second highest run-maker during the recently concluded ICC World T20 event after Australia wicketkeeper batter Alyssa Healy, has gained three slots to reach the third...

ISL: Bengaluru FC beat Delhi Dynamos 1-0, climb to top

Bengaluru, Nov 27: Playing their seventh game of the season, Bengaluru FC have climbed to the top of the points table with 19 points, after securing a 1-0 victory over Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (ISL), here on Monday night.

Udanta Singh’s scored the winning goal for the home side in the 87th minute of the match....

Indian football team to play against Oman just before Asian Cup

New Delhi, Nov 27: The Indian football team will play against Oman on December 27 in Abu Dhabi just before the start of its AFC Asian Cup campaign in the United Arab Emirates, the national federation said Monday.

This will be the third match for India as part of its preparations against a team that is taking part in...

England claim landmark Test series sweep in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Nov 27: Skipper Joe Root hailed England's "complete team-effort" Monday after his team sealed a tense victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Test to record their first overseas series sweep in 55 years.

In the face of stubborn Sri Lankan resistance, spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took four wickets each to set up the...

Diana Edulji says decision to exclude Mithali Raj cannot be questioned

New Delhi, Nov 26: Committee of Administrators (CoA) member and former India captain Diana Edulji on Monday defended the exclusion of Mithali Raj from the women’s World T20 semi-final, saying the team management’s decision cannot be questioned.

Mithali’s omission from the playing eleven against England triggered a controversy and it intensified after India were handed an eight-wicket drubbing, shattering...

ICC bids for women's T20 in Birmingham Commonwealth

Dubai, Nov 26: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has submitted a bid for the inclusion of women's Twenty20 in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the governing body said on Monday.

Cricket has not featured in the quadrennial Games since its maiden appearance in 1998 when the South African men's team won the gold medal in Kuala Lumpur....