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Messi keeps Barcelona alive ahead of El Clasico

Messi keeps Barcelona alive ahead of El Clasico

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MADRID: kept Barcelona’s title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain’s top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend’s El Clasico. Isco struck at the death to keep Real Madrid three points clear and with a game in hand at the…

AB de Villiers to miss Lions clash with injury

AB de Villiers to miss Lions clash with injury

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AB de Villiers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman, will miss clash against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot due to his recurring back trouble. De Villiers mentioned in a video blog post that he took a few injections that generally take up to 48 hours to settle down. The South African batsman,…

Kevin O’Brien, Stirling return for England series

Kevin O’Brien, Stirling return for England series

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Boyd Rankin misses out from Ireland’s ODI squad for the upcoming two-match away series against England as he will continue to nurse his back problem. However, with the presence of Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling returning from their respective injuries, Ireland have enough experience in their squad. Kevin O’Brien had…

Andy Murray to miss Britain’s Davis Cup tie against France

Andy Murray to miss Britain’s Davis Cup tie against France

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LONDON: Britain will have to make do without world number one Andy Murray for their Davis Cup quarter-final in France after he was omitted from captain Leon Smith’s team due to injury. Wimbledon champion Murray is still struggling with the elbow injury that forced him to miss the Miami Open.…

Davis Cup: Bhupathi picks four singles players; Paes, Bopanna reserves

Davis Cup: Bhupathi picks four singles players; Paes, Bopanna reserves

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NEW DELHI: In a bold decision, India’s non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi opted for four singles players in the squad, keeping veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna as reserve members, for the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan. Ramkumar Ramanathan (ranked 269), Yuki Bhambri (307), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (325) and N Sriram Balaji…

Really proud of the boys: Steve Smith

Really proud of the boys: Steve Smith

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Steve Smith, Australia captain, addressed the media at the end of the Dharamsala Test. Excerpts from the press conference: “Obviously right now, a bit of disappointment. We have fought very hard throughout this series and to fall over at the final hurdle hurts and the boys in the room are…

Happy with the No.1 ranking but main challenge begins now: Kohli

Happy with the No.1 ranking but main challenge begins now: Kohli

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Indian captain ddressed the media in Dharamsala after his side completed a 2-1 series win over Australia. He praised his teammates and the support staff following India’s dominant performances in the home season. Excerpts from the press conference: It is a very proud moment. Playing good cricket all season, especially…

Murray stunned by Canada’s Pospisil at Indian Wells

Murray stunned by Canada’s Pospisil at Indian Wells

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INDIAN WELLS: was stunned in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open by a man ranked 128 places below him, losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil. It was, without a doubt, the biggest singles victory of his career for Pospisil, who spun around and flung away his…

Daryn Smit joins Derbyshire on Kolpak deal

Daryn Smit joins Derbyshire on Kolpak deal

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Derbyshire signed South African all-rounder Daryn Smit on a Kolpak deal until the end of the 2018 season. Smit is the eighth Kolpak signing across the county game this winter as Britain’s exit from the European Union and a favourable exchange rate has prompted players to make their move now.…

Every individual has stood up, captain has led from the front: Kumble

Every individual has stood up, captain has led from the front: Kumble

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Two days before the start of the second India-Australia Test in Bangalore, Anil Kumble had walked in a displeased, if not angry, man. India had just been walloped by 333 runs in Pune, their first home defeat since 2012, on a pitch where everyone expected the home team to roll…

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