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This Canada team is stronger than 2015 Czech side: Bhupathi

This Canada team is stronger than 2015 Czech side: Bhupathi

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NEW DELHI: Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi says the Canada team, which has ‘future star’ Denis Shapovalov in the line-up, is stronger than the Czech Republic side to which India had lost in the play-offs stage in 2015. The Indian team, which had a week-long training camp in New York…

Neymar signing great for France: PSG president

Neymar signing great for France: PSG president

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LONDON: The signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar for a world record fee by Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain is “amazing for France”, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. PSG paid Barcelona 222 million euros ($264 million) for Neymar, 25, in August before signing Kylian Mbappe on loan with an option to buy the 18-year-old…

Comeback-man Faulkner looks to get into his stride

Comeback-man Faulkner looks to get into his stride

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CHENNAI: James Faulkner is on a comeback trail. The Australian allrounder’s form and injury concerns meant he couldn’t make the side for the Champions Trophy in June this year, the 29-year-old will get a chance to prove himself against the Board President’s XI at Chepauk in a practice match. A…

West Indies look to recalled Gayle for ODI inspiration

West Indies look to recalled Gayle for ODI inspiration

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BELFAST: The recall of Chris Gayle to the West Indies ODI squad, for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, has dominated the countdown to the upcoming five-match series against England. But Gayle – one of the biggest draws in the game – is likely to make his first…

Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid custody fight

Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid custody fight

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NEW YORK: Two-time US Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka confirmed her withdrawal from the tournament amid a custody battle concerning her eight-month-old son. Azarenka, who signalled last week she may miss the tournament rather than travel to New York without her son Leo, confirmed her withdrawal in a statement. “I am…

Wayne Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal

Wayne Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal

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MANCHESTER: Wayne Rooney chalked up another career milestone when he scored his 200th Premier League goal to put Everton 1-0 up at Manchester City. The 31-year-old forward, who returned to Everton from Manchester United in July, struck in the 35th minute at the Etihad Stadium, steering Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s low cross…

Gayle, Samuels return to Windies squad for England ODIs

Gayle, Samuels return to Windies squad for England ODIs

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There was some rare good news for West Indies cricket when Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels were included in the one-day squad for next month’s series against England. Batsman Gayle, one of the biggest drawcards in world cricket, has not represented West Indies since the 2015 World Cup, while Samuels…

Playing county helps you grow as a cricketer: Cheteshwar Pujara

Playing county helps you grow as a cricketer: Cheteshwar Pujara

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CHENNAI: Cheteshwar Pujara has enjoyed a great run in the last 12 months. The 29-year-old was one of the standout performers at the recently-concluded Test series in Sri Lanka – scoring 309 runs in three games which included two centuries. Pujara spoke on what makes the current Indian team an…

Venus wins but Mladenovic, Ostapenko upset in Rogers Cup

Venus wins but Mladenovic, Ostapenko upset in Rogers Cup

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prevailed in a three-setter but French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic crashed out of Rogers Cup with first round defeats. Williams outlasted a lengthy rain delay and pesky Romanian opponent Irina-Camelia Begu to win her opening match 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Less than a month after her…

Bengaluru FC sign Spanish striker Braulio Nobrega

Bengaluru FC sign Spanish striker Braulio Nobrega

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BENGALURU: Bengaluru FC announced the signing of experienced Spanish forward Braulio Nobrega Rodriguez on a one-year deal, the club announced. The 31-year-old La Liga veteran becomes the fourth Spaniard at the club joining fellow countrymen Juanan Gonzalez, Dimas Delgado and Antonio Dovale.The former Spain Under-20 international joins the Blues after…

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