- Jr Girls C'ship: Gujarat, Mizoram in quarters(19:48)
Kolhapur, April 25 (IANS) The final round of fixtures in the group stages of the Junior Girls' National Football Championships 2019 came to a close on Thursday with Gujarat and Mizoram becoming the last two teams to book their place in the quarterfinals, which are set to begin on Friday.
- Royals win toss, elect to field first against KKR(19:44)
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
- 'Sachin, Sourav and Laxman being made soft targets'(19:20)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman D.K. Jain might have issued notices to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday, asking them to explain their positions as mentors of IPL teams as well as being a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the board, but BCCI officials aren't impressed.
- Global golf giants to speak at 8th IGTE(18:50)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The 8th edition of the India Golf & Turf Expo (IGTE) -- South Asias largest golf industry trade show -- will be held on the April 26 and 27 at the Thyagraj Stadium. The two-day conference and Expo will bring national and international golf bodies and around 60 golf clubs on one platform to exchange ideas and chalk out the future path for the game in India.
- Badminton Asia C'ship: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer in QF(18:24)
Wuhan (China), April 25 (IANS) Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championship after winning their respective pre-quarterfinal matches.
- Wake up and smell the coffee: Das to ISL critics(17:32)
By Jaydeep Basu
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ever since the launch of cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) in 2014, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has often been accused of playing the role of "chowkidar", who protects the interest of newly-found franchises and remains completely indifferent in its attitude towards traditional I-League clubs.
- Kohli brings back 'Mankad' memories for Ashwin(17:02)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli's aggression on the field found its match in Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin during their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. In fact, their explosive send-offs for each other was the talking point in the high-voltage encounter.
- Ranveer, Shikhar Dhawan recreate 'Khalibali' step(15:18)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Ranveer Singh and cricketer Shikhar Dhawan have recreated the popular hook step of the song "Khalibali" from the 2018 film "Padmaavat", that starred the Bollywood actor as Alauddin Khilji.
- Steyn ruled out of IPL 2019 due to shoulder injury(15:16)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) received a major setback on Thursday as their pace spearhead Dale Steyn was ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a shoulder injury.
- Chennai eye revenge against Mumbai (Preview)(15:12)
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) In what could be another riveting clash, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in their return fixture of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday.
- Indian challenge ends as Sathiyan bows out(14:14)
Budapest, April 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the Budapest ITTF World Championships came to an end when G. Sathiyan failed to go past Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the men singles round of 32.
- SC adjourns hearing of BCCI matter, next date May 2(13:54)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre is expected to hear the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) matter on Thursday, has adjourned the hearing for May 2.
- Oman on verge of securing ODI status(12:32)
Dubai, April 25 (IANS) Oman has moved to the brink of securing an ODI status and a spot in the ICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 with a convincing win over Hong Kong.
- Dhawan appointed brand ambassador of GS Caltex India(11:32)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) GS Caltex India, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of GS Caltex Corporation, South Korea, has signed cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as it's brand ambassador in a strategic move to establish itself as a major player in the premium lubricants category in the country.
- Nadal labors past Mayer in Barcelona Open(11:32)
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has kicked off his title defense at the Barcelona Open with a hard-fought 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer.
- Lost ball halts play as umpire pockets it and forgets(09:56)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Umpiring howlers refuse to end in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, and on Wednesday night umpire Shamshuddin was in the spotlight. He forgot where he kept the ball at the end of the 13th over of the RCB innings as players headed for a strategic break during the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab face off.
- Tried to stay calm in last few overs: AB de Villiers(09:10)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Former Proteas skipper AB de Villiers was undoubtedly the star of the show on Wednesday night as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs after being stranded at 81/4 at one stage. While he had the perfect partner in Marcus Stoinis, his 44-ball 82 was the cornerstone of RCB's fourth win in five games this season.
- We have failed to win pressure moments: Ashwin(08:42)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Having started really well, Kings XI Punjab lost the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore thanks to the brilliant partnership between AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis, but KXIP skipper R. Ashwin refused to point at just one moment and said that there were quite a few moments in the match which if they had grabbed, the result could have been different from how it panned out a" 17-run loss for KXIP.
- Losing 6 games hurt, looking to enjoy our game: Kohli(08:40)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) It looked like another night where the famed Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up was set to disappoint the fans at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium as Kings XI Punjab had reduced them to 81/4 in the 9th over of their innings. But what followed was mayhem as AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis took the KXIP bowling to the cleaners and RCB ended with 202 in their 20 overs. The end result was a 17-run win for Virat Kohli's boys.
- Gayle, Russell highlight West Indies squad for WC(01:10)
Barbados, April 25 (IANS) The Windies announced their World Cup squad late on Wednesday as Andre Russell and Chris Gayle were named in the 15-member squad for the showpiece event in England and Wales. While the senior campaigners were named in the squad, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine were the notable absentees.
- RCB beat Kings XI to register third consecutive win(01:10)
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore rode A.B. de Villiers' half century to record their third successive win on the trot with a 17-run victory over Kings XI Punjab to keep their chances alive, in an IPL game here on Wednesday.