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Stan Wawrinka downs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to sink French hopes in Paris

Stan Wawrinka downs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to sink French hopes in Paris

Sports June 5, 2015 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

Paris: Stan Wawrinka shattered French hopes of a first men`s singles champion in 32 years on Friday when he outlasted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1/7), 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 in the first of the semi-finals. It was a consummate performance from the Swiss stylist and he will harbour high hopes ofRead More

1st Test, Day 2: Devendra Bishoo’s three key wickets give West Indies hope against Australia

1st Test, Day 2: Devendra Bishoo’s three key wickets give West Indies hope against Australia

Sports June 4, 2015 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

Roseau: Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed three vital wickets to restrict Australia to 153 for six in reply to the West Indies first-innings total of 148 at lunch on day two of the first Test on Thursday. Bishoo`s guile and accuracy on a helpful surface at the Windsor Park Stadium inRead More

England told to go back to basics ahead of Ashes

England told to go back to basics ahead of Ashes

Sports June 4, 2015 at 7:15 pm 0 comments

London: England have been told to improve their cricket basics if they are to acquire the ruthless edge that will see them regain the Ashes. Caretaker coach Paul Farbrace believes this is something England must do if they are to topple Australia following their 5-0 Ashes thrashing `Down Under` inRead More

BCCI hopeful to resolve WICB impasse

BCCI hopeful to resolve WICB impasse

Sports June 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

Kolkata: BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Thursday said that they would meet the West Indies officials soon to resolve the dispute that arose after the Caribbean team’s abrupt pullout from a full tour in October last year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly slapped aRead More

Sepp Blatter gets ovation; Chuck Blazer says 1998, 2010 Cups tainted

Sepp Blatter gets ovation; Chuck Blazer says 1998, 2010 Cups tainted

Sports June 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm 0 comments

Zurich: FIFA staff gave Sepp Blatter a standing ovation on Wednesday even as his resignation failed to quell a corruption storm that could yet touch world football`s fallen leader. About 400 staff at the FIFA headquarters applauded the 79-year-old Swiss official the day after Blatter announced he would step down.Read More

French Open: Ill Serena Williams defeats Timea Bacsinszky, to face Lucie Safarova in final

French Open: Ill Serena Williams defeats Timea Bacsinszky, to face Lucie Safarova in final

Sports June 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm 0 comments

Paris: Serena Williams battled illness and fierce heat to reach a third French Open final Friday, defeating Timea Bacsinszky to move one win away from a 20th Grand Slam title. The world number one and Paris champion in 2002 and 2013 was clearly ill and distressed for large parts ofRead More

MS Dhoni has left behind legacy in Tests: Virat Kohli

MS Dhoni has left behind legacy in Tests: Virat Kohli

Sports June 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni has left behind a wonderful legacy in the longest format of the game. Dhoni retired after the third Test in Melbourne of a four-match series. Australia won the series 2-0 but Kohli was one ofRead More

Mike Hesson hails New Zealand`s bold approach against England

Mike Hesson hails New Zealand`s bold approach against England

Sports June 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

Leeds: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said he was delighted by the way in which his side had “stuck to their guns” after coming from behind to draw a Test series with England. The Black Caps thrashed England by 199 runs in the second Test at Headingley on Tuesday, justRead More

Looking for pacers from North India can be an option: Glenn McGrath

Looking for pacers from North India can be an option: Glenn McGrath

Sports June 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

New Delhi: Impressed with the skill-set of young speedsters at the MRF pace academy in Chennai, Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath on Wednesday said that hunting for stronger bodies from the northern part of India can be the answer to the nation’s thirst for producing more fast bowlers. The 6Read More

Germans cheer Sepp Blatter exit, warn against wasting reform chances

Germans cheer Sepp Blatter exit, warn against wasting reform chances

Sports June 3, 2015 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel, who celebrated Germany`s fourth World Cup win with the players in Brazil last year, welcomed the departure of FIFA President Sepp Blatter as an opportunity to boost standards within soccer`s world governing body. Her sport minister Thomas de Maiziere went further, saying Blatter`s resignation under pressureRead More