FIFA World Cup 2018: Watch animated Diego Maradona grab spotlight as Argentina win

FIFA World Cup 2018: Watch animated Diego Maradona grab spotlight as Argentina win

Moscow: Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina’s rollercoaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle. Lionel Messi may have dominated the on-field action in Saint Petersburg, but from his VIP box in the stands Maradona reigned supreme as the undisputed […]

FIFA World Cup 2018: Rojo’s last-gasp rescue act takes Argentina to last-16

FIFA World Cup 2018: Rojo’s last-gasp rescue act takes Argentina to last-16

 Argentina reacted but repeated forays into the Nigerian box bore no fruit as Gonazlo Higuain reiterated why he doesn’t find a place in the starting line-up. He blasted a neat pullback from the left, when Argentina needed it most. It showed that he hasn’t improved since the 2014 final when his miss denied Argentina an […]

Tendulkar lone Indian in Holder’s best-ever cricketing XI

Johannesburg: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been named by West Indies Test skipper Jason Holder in his best-ever cricketing XI. Alongside Tendulkar, Australian great Shane Warne also features in Holder’s all-time XI, which was revealed by him on the Lord’s Cricket YouTube channel, with the criteria being that he had to have played with or against them, or have been strongly influenced by […]

Heena Sidhu snaps CWG record, picks gold in 25m Pistol

Gold Coast: Ending the wait for a medal on sixth day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu bagged a gold in women’s 25m air pistol event here on Tuesday. The 28-year-old, who has already clinched a silver in the women’s 10m air pistolcategory, broke the Commonwealth Games record by posting 38 points in the 25m category to claim the second […]

Ball-tampering row: Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to leave SA

Ball-tampering row: Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to leave SA

NEW DELHI: Three days on from the damning ball-tampering controversy which erupted in front of a global audience in Cape Town, Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will fly back to Australia and have no further role to play in the ongoing tour of South Africa. Speaking to reporters assembled inside a Johannesburg hotel on […]

Buoyed by 2017 success, Kidambi Srikanth chases golden dream at Gold Coast

Buoyed by 2017 success, Kidambi Srikanth chases golden dream at Gold Coast

  NEW DELHI: His Commonwealth Games debut spoiled by brain fever four years ago, Kidambi Srikanth, now the toast of the nation, is eyeing a maiden medal at the Gold Coast multi-sport extravaganza after a sensational run last season. Weeks before he was to make his debut at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Srikanth was battling for life […]

Now, cricket to promote road safety campaign

Now, cricket to promote road safety campaign

Mumbai : In order to promote Maharashtra state government’s no honking and road safety campaign, a cricket match will be organised at Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium on March 24. Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar also joined the campaign and met state transport minister Diwakar Raut for the same at the Vidhan bhavan. Meanwhile, the cricketer announced that a match between […]

As his primary skill, Pandya needs to improve his batting: Kapil

Monaco: Former India captain Kapil Dev wants Hardik Pandya to “work harder on his batting” as that is his primary skill as an all-rounder. Pandya, after his 93 in the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town, failed to get a single half-century across formats in the remaining matches. Comparing any talented all-rounder to Kapil […]

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