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Neha Tripathi eyes second title in Kolkata

Neha Tripathi eyes second title in Kolkata

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KOLKATAL Having won her first title in the first leg, Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi will start as a firm favourite in the third leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here. The Rs 6,00,000 event featuring 14 professionals will commence on February 15th. Neha…

Toni Nadal to quit as Rafa’s coach after this season

Toni Nadal to quit as Rafa’s coach after this season

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MADRID: Rafael Nadal’s uncle, Toni Nadal, will step down as his coach after this year’s ATP Tour, as he feels he has been sidelined by other figures in the player’s entourage, he told an Italian tennis magazine. The 55-year-old has been with the 14-times grand slam champion since before the…

Hesson just said I’m not in the T20I team: Ross Taylor

Hesson just said I’m not in the T20I team: Ross Taylor

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New Zealand’s senior batsman Ross Taylor was disappointed at not being conveyed the reason behind his axing for the upcoming one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa, but vowed to continue playing for the national side. Taylor was also overlooked for the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh in January, a…

Yardy appointed Sussex batting coach

Yardy appointed Sussex batting coach

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Michael Yardy, the former Sussex captain, has been appointed the batting coach of the club, it was announced. Yardy retired from professional cricket in 2015 and has coached Sussex’s Under-17 team. Yardy, understandably, was pleased with the new opportunity. “Having spent the whole of my playing career at Sussex, it…

Aaron Finch named T20I captain for Sri Lanka series

Aaron Finch named T20I captain for Sri Lanka series

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Aaron Finch, the Australian opener, has had a self-confessed “rollercoaster” of a last 12 months. One year ago, he was Australia’s permanent Twenty20 captain but was dumped ahead of the World T20 in favour of Steve Smith, the team’s skipper in the longer formats. The 30-year-old has also been out…

Martin Guptill ruled out of Napier ODI

Martin Guptill ruled out of Napier ODI

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Martin Guptill will miss the second One-Day International against Australia due to a hamstring injury, Mike Hesson, the New Zealand coach. Dean Brownlie will join the squad as a cover for the opener. Guptill hurt his hamstring during the first game in Auckland. “Martin felt tightness in his left hamstring…

Ross Taylor returns to Sussex for T20 Blast

Ross Taylor returns to Sussex for T20 Blast

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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor will be returning to Sussex to play the 2017 Natwest T20 Blast, the club confirmed. Taylor, who has been signed as an overseas player, enjoyed plenty of success in the competition last year for Sussex by scoring 394 runs in 10 matches at an impressive…

Storm holds off McIlroy to claim South African Open

Storm holds off McIlroy to claim South African Open

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JOHANNESBURG: England’s Graeme Storm claimed a first European Tour trophy in almost 10 years after holding off the challenge of world number two Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole to win the South African Open. Storm had held a three-shot lead going into the final round, but could only…

Ruthless Nadal mangles Mayer to negotiate first hurdle

Ruthless Nadal mangles Mayer to negotiate first hurdle

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MELBOURNE: Rafa Nadal easily avoided the embarrassment of a back-to-back first round exits at the Australian Open, ramping up his serve and rattling off 39 winners to beat Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 6-1 on Rod Laver Arena. The 2009 champion, seeded ninth after a disappointing injury-disrupted 2016 season, grasped his…

Not retiring from Test cricket; unavailable for New Zealand series: AB de Villiers

Not retiring from Test cricket; unavailable for New Zealand series: AB de Villiers

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AB de Villiers will not be retiring from Test cricket, but South Africa’s one-day captain will sit out the upcoming series against New Zealand as he figures out the best way to manage his workload ahead of the 2019 World Cup. De Villiers has spent the past six months on…

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