I knew my role for RCB from time I was traded by DC: Harshal

Chennai, Apr 10 (PTI) Harshal Patel was told well in advance that he will be death overs’ “pointsman” for Royal Challengers Bangalore, a role he played to perfection in the IPL…

Rose clings to 1-shot Masters lead as Spieth, Thomas lurk

Augusta: Justin Rose apparently didn’t get the memo that Augusta National was a little more forgiving Friday in the Masters. The consolation was still having the lead, but just barely. Rose…

Spain’s Badosa ousts world No. 1 Barty at Volvo Car Open

Charleston (US): Paula Badosa beat top-ranked Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-3 at the Volvo Car Open. The Spaniard reached the tournament semifinals in her first time at the season’s opening clay-court tournament.…

Mir nets another brace to lead Huesca out of Liga zone

Barcelona: Rafa Mir scored his second consecutive brace to lead Huesca to a 3-1 win over Elche, helping to lift his side out of the Spanish league relegation zone. Huesca, which…

Inaugural Indo-U.S. online cricket tournament organised

New Delhi: An Indo-U.S. Cricket eSports Competition was conducted to celebrate the growing trade ties between the two countries. The event was live-streamed on April 8. Sixteen players from India and…

BCCI may provide Dukes balls if India’s Test stars want red ball net sessions during IPL

  NEW DELHI: India’s leading Test stars will be busy with their IPL engagements but the BCCI is ready to help them out by providing Dukes balls in case they…

Indian men’s hockey team starts on a winning note, beats Argentina 4-3

NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s hockey team made a positive start to its tour of Argentina, beating the reigning Olympic champions 4-3 in the first practice match here. Nilakanta Sharma…

When will next generation of tennis overtake the Big Three?

Miami: The next generation of men’s tennis remains a jumble of unrealized potential. With Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer skipping the Miami Open, the tournament was expected to…

Barcelona nets late winner, cuts Atl tico’s lead to 1 point

Madrid: A late winner by Ousmane Demb l gave Barcelona control of its own fate in the race for the Spanish league title. Demb l scored in the 90th minute on…

Dhoni becomes shareholder in F&B start-up that launches helicopter shot-inspired chocolates

New Delhi: Budding cricketers are not the only ones getting inspired by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s iconic helicopter shot as it has now become the inspiration for artisanal chocolates launched on…

At the Masters, Bubba Watson enjoys standard Augusta fare

Augusta (US): Bubba Watson has a fancy dinner to attend Tuesday night. It’s the Masters Club Dinner, otherwise known as the Champions dinner. Dustin Johnson has chosen an elegant menu,…

North Korea says it won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics

Seoul: North Korea said it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. A website run by the North’s sports ministry said the decision was made during…

Valencia walks off field in racism protest; Atl tico loses

Madrid: On a day dominated by Valencia saying it felt threatened into resuming its interrupted game after an alleged racial insult, Atl tico Madrid risked seeing its once-comfortable Spanish league lead…

Rajasthan Royals organise stadium live show to launch 2021 IPL jersey

Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals organized a stadium live show here to launch their jersey for the IPL beginning April 9. The IPL starts in Chennai on Friday. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium…

Augusta National now a 10-day celebration at home of Masters

Augusta (US): A stream of people young and older walked on a path along the driving range at Augusta National, most of them carrying bags from the golf shop, some of…

Puma to be RCB’s official kit partner

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday announced a long-term partnership with sportswear giant Puma. Under the terms of the deal, Puma will be the official kit partner of…

I am convinced that captaincy will make Pant a better player: Ponting

Mumbai: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting is convinced that leading the side in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will make swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant an even…

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians can do an encore

Mumbai: Five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians have it them to do an encore in the upcoming IPL. A batting line-up dotted with big power-hitters along with the best death bowlers…

Qualifiers: Ronaldo scores, Belgium and Dutch earn big routs

Madrid: Belgium and the Netherlands scored 15 goals combined in big routs in World Cup qualifying, while Portugal got one from Cristiano Ronaldo in its victory against a Luxembourg team that…

Barty, Medvedev rise to challenge on tough day at Miami Open

Miami: Aryna Sabalenka clearly labored in the final set of her match. Frances Tiafoe seemed to barely have the energy needed to reach the post-match handshake. Conditions were tough at the…