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Croatia's Luka Modric Wins FIFA Player of the Year to End Ronaldo-Messi Reign

London, Sept 25: Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.

The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for...

Cricket Australia Closes Probe Into Moeen Ali's 'Osama' Claim

Sydney, Sept 25: Cricket Australia has closed its investigation into England all-rounder Moeen Ali's claim that he was called "Osama" by a rival player during an Ashes test in 2015 after finding no new details, a CA spokesperson said on Monday.

Moeen made the allegation in his autobiography, which was being serialised in The Times newspaper, saying the apparent...

Afghanistan Keeper Mohammad Shahzad Reports Spot-Fixing Approach

Dubai, Sept 25: Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has reported a spot-fixing approach for the upcoming Afghan Premier T20 League to be held in Sharjah from October 5-23.

Shahzad, who is currently part of the team playing the Asia Cup, promptly reported the approach to the team management before the matter was raised with the ICC's anti-corruption unit, reported ESPNcricinfo...

Asia Cup: Rohit, Shikhar hit hundreds as India crush Pakistan by 9 wkts

Dubai, Sept 24: Skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy Shikhar Dhawan showed their mastery in white ball cricket with stylish hundreds as India took a giant stride towards summit clash of Asia Cup with a comfortable nine-wicket win against Pakistan here Sunday.

This is India's biggest win against Pakistan in terms of number of wickets lost.

Chasing a...

Asia Cup: India asked to bowl first against Pakistan

Abu Dhabi, Sept 23: Pakistan have won the toss and asked India to bowl first in their second Super Four clash of the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Following the toss, India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma said, "If we continue to bowl the way we are bowling, the last two games, we restricted...

Federer, Zverev put Europe on top at Laver Cup

Chicago, Sept 23: Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev powered Europe into a commanding 7-1 lead over the World team at the Laver Cup here, winning their respective singles matches in contrasting fashion.

World number two Federer was barely ruffled as he cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Nick Kyrgios at Chicago's United Center on Saturday.

Earlier, Zverev...

Asia Cup: India look to continue dominance against Pakistan

Dubai, Sept 23: India will be looking to dominate arch-rival Pakistan once again and book their place in the finals of the ongoing Asia Cup, as the two sides face off in what promises to be another enthralling clash in their Super Fours fixture at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday.

India will be eyeing a final berth...

Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan and Hasan Ali fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents

Dubai, Sept 22: Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali, and Afghanistan’s duo of Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan have all been fined 15 per cent of their match fees.

They have also received one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during their Super-Four match in the Asia Cup in Abu...

Fancied India wary of unpredictable Pakistan

Dubai, Sept 22: Favourites India have no grounds for complacency as they wait to see 'which' Pakistan turns up in the Asia Cup here on Sunday, well aware of the unpredictable arch-rivals' penchant for surprising not just opponents but themselves, too.

India are eyeing a place in the final after three wins in as many matches, while Pakistan will...

I don't have to prove anything to anyone: Ravindra Jadeja

Dubai, Sept 22: Ravindra Jadeja kept count of the number of days he was out of India's One-day squad and once in, he made it count with four wickets, and stated "I don't have" to prove anything to anyone.

The left-arm spinner, who is also a handy bat, returned, in his own words, after around 480 days, with very...