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'Racist' Serena Williams cartoon given all-clear in Australia

Sydney, Feb 25: A controversial Australian newspaper cartoon of Serena Williams which was blasted as racist and sexist did not breach media standards, the country's press watchdog ruled on Monday.

Melbourne Herald-Sun illustrator Mark Knight's caricature in September showed a butch and fat-lipped Williams throwing a temper tantrum at last year's US Open after losing to Naomi Osaka....

Need to ostracise Pakistan as a cricketing nation: Rai

New Delhi, Feb 24: Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai on Sunday said the sporting community "needs to ostracise Pakistan" for fomenting terror activities just like South African was banned from international cricket due to the country's policy of apartheid.

There had been calls to boycott India's June 16 World Cup group league game against Pakistan in Old Trafford...

Champion Badminton Star Sindhu becomes first woman to fly in LCA Tejas

Bengaluru, Feb 23: Top Indian badminton star P V Sindhu wore yet another feather in her hat by becoming the first woman to have taken a sortie in Tejas cockpit at the 12th edition of Aero India show here Saturday and said the 40 minute sojourn as part of women's day celebration at the top Air Show in Asia will...

We will follow what Government and BCCI decide: Virat Kohli on India-Pak World Cup 2019 clash

Vishakhapatnam, Feb 23: Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday condemned the terror attack in Pulwama and maintained that the team will do whatever the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the government decide on the India-Pakistan World Cup match.

"All our sincere condolences to the families of soldiers who lost their lives. We are really shocked...

Windies fight back to level series with England

Feb 23: West Indies produced a dramatic comeback to beat England by 26 runs in Barbados on Friday and level their five-match one-day series at 1-1.

West Indies made 289 for six with left-hander Shimron Hetmyer hitting a magnificent unbeaten 104 from 83 balls, including four sixes.

England were given a strong platform as captain Eoin Morgan made...

IOC debars India from hosting events after visa denial to Pakistani shooters

Feb 22: The International Olympic Committee have suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.

The denial of entry visas for two shooters due to take part in a World Cup event in the...

India lose by not playing Pak in WC, says Gavaskar

New Delhi, Feb 21: India stands to lose by boycotting Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup, feels former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who said the country can continue to "hurt them" by shunning bilateral ties.

Led by former India spinner Harbhajan Singh, calls for a complete cricketing boycott against Pakistan has grown ever since the terror attack in...

No note, no way BCCI can block Pakistan from World Cup: official

New Delhi, Feb 21: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the BCCI have not prepared any note seeking a ban on Pakistan at the upcoming World Cup and even if such a move is made, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is bound to reject it.

The Pulwama terror attack, that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel, has...

2020 ICC Women's T20 WC tickets to go on sale from Thursday

Dubai, Feb 20: Tickets for next year's ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia will go on sale to the public from Thursday, coinciding with one-year countdown of the tournament.

Fans can get their tickets to all 23 women's matches, including the final, at the official tournament website, t20worldcup.com, the ICC said in a statement.

The seventh edition...

Newcomer Leclerc puts Ferrari ahead on second day

Bengaluru, Feb 20: New recruit Charles Leclerc kept Ferrari on top of the timesheets, and did more laps than any other driver, on the second day of Formula One's pre-season testing in Spain on Tuesday.

After team-mate Sebastian Vettel led the way on Monday with the fastest time and most laps, Kimi Raikkonen's 21-year-old replacement slotted in seamlessly with...