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Shastri has his way, Arun back as bowling coach

Shastri has his way, Arun back as bowling coach

Sports July 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Mumbai, July 18 Acceding to newly-appointed chief coach Ravi Shastri’s demand, the BCCI on Tuesday appointed Bharat Arun as the Indian cricket team’s bowling coach, ending days of confusion surrounding the position. Arun was India’s bowling coach during Shastri’s previous tenure as team director and the latter had insisted onRead More

Constantine wants to build team for future

Constantine wants to build team for future

Sports July 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Doha, July 18 Indian national football team coach Stephen Constantine, presently in charge of the India U-23 side, prefers “long-term goals” rather than looking for quick results from the forthcoming AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers which kicks-off in Doha tomorrow. India are scheduled to play Syria in their opening match ofRead More

Amazing level, amazing feeling: Federer

Sports July 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

London,  Roger Federer, winner of 8 Wimbledon titles and 19 Grand Slam titles overall, told media that he was surprised he won the title without dropping a set, and also that the win has not changed anything for him in terms of his goals for the year. Excerpts: In 2001Read More

Cilic reveals blister sparked Wimbledon tears

Sports July 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

London, July 17 Devastated Marin Cilic admitted his Wimbledon final tears were triggered by the realisation that his bid to shock Roger Federer was destined to end in a painful defeat. Cilic wept inconsolably on Centre Court midway through the second set after calling for medical attention on a nastyRead More

SA crush England, level series

Sports July 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Nottingham,  South Africa took full advantage of an abject England batting display on Monday to complete a crushing 340-run win in the second Test at Trent Bridge which levelled the series 1-1 with two games remaining. The defeat was Joe Root’s first as captain in his second game in charge,Read More

Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tears

Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tears

Sports July 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

London, July 16 Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3 6-1 6-4 and at 35Read More

Gurjar wins gold at World Para Championships

Sports July 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

London, July 16 Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar gave India its first medal at the 2017 IPC Para Athletics Championships. In the absence of Paralympic gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar, who had been disqualified from his event in Rio 2016 due to technical reasons, found redemption and took home theRead More

Believer Cilic stands between Federer and historic 8th

Sports July 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

LONDON, July 16 Already one of the greatest sportsmen of his era, Roger Federer will become the most successful man in Wimbledon history if he can beat Croatian Marin Cilic on Sunday’s final and claim an unprecedented eighth men’s singles title. The Swiss, level with Britain’s William Renshaw and AmericanRead More

Spanish conquest

Sports July 16, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

LONDON, July 1 6 Garbine Muguruza clinched a maiden Wimbledon title on Saturday with a stunning demolition of Venus Williams, whose dreams of a fairytale victory at the age of 37 were blown apart in a devastating second set. Like many a brutal demise, the end was messy and at timesRead More

Clijsters’s fan in white skirt

Sports July 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters invited a fan to face her serve after he shouted advice to her during a friendly Wimbledon doubles match. Clijsters, 34, and Australian Rennae Stubbs were taking on former world No. 2 Andrea Jaeger and Conchita Martinez. Instead of ignoring serve instructions from IrishmanRead More