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Yuki battles hard before losing Aus Open to Murray

Yuki battles hard before losing Aus Open to Murray

MELBOURNE: Yuki Bhambri’s Australian Open singles campaign came to an end despite a fighting effort against world number six Andy Murray here today but the Indian tennis player walked away… Read more »

Warner fined for spat with Rohit but defends choice of words

Warner fined for spat with Rohit but defends choice of words

MELBOURNE: Australian opener David Warner has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for a verbal spat with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma during an ODI tri-series cricket match… Read more »

Kerry has instituted follow-ups on IndiaUS official

Kerry has instituted follow-ups on India:US official

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry had a “very successful” India trip and has instituted follow up mechanisms on the country to strengthen ties, a top Obama Administration official… Read more »

Dhoni in focus as India return to ODI grind

Dhoni in focus as India return to ODI grind

MELBOURNE: After a fielding-only drill, the Indian cricket team returned to the grind today with an intense net session here, continuing their build-up towards the ODI-leg of their Australian tour…. Read more »

Hoping to be here for World Cup final Dhoni

Hoping to be here for World Cup final: Dhoni

MELBOURNE: Back at the helm after retiring from Tests, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said his team will look for an encore when they start their title defence at… Read more »

Kohli must have say in new coach selection Dean Jones

Kohli must have say in new coach selection: Dean Jones

MELBOURNE: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes Test skipper Virat Kohli must have a say in the selection of the new India coach which will be decided after the cricket… Read more »

Relieved with my innings Rahul

Relieved with my innings: Rahul

SYDNEY: Criticized for failing in his debut Test in Melbourne, young Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul was relieved to score his maiden century in his second game to help India stay… Read more »

It's been a special summer for me Smith

It’s been a special summer for me: Smith

SYDNEY: The success against India this summer has been outstanding from a team and individual point of view, said Australian skipper Steve Smith, who became only the second batsman to… Read more »

Sports Ministry recommends Saina's name for Padma Bhushan

Sports Ministry recommends Saina’s name for Padma Bhushan

NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry on Monday decided to recommend ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award but insisted that it did not receive her nomination from the… Read more »

17th Asian Games 2014

Saina disappointed by Padma Award snub

NEW DELHI: Olympic bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms. Badminton… Read more »

Kohli will bring aggressive approach to Indian cricketJohnson

Kohli will bring aggressive approach to Indian cricket: Johnson

SYDNEY: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson feels new India Test skipper Virat Kohli’s “in your face” attitude will spill over to his captaincy and will bring an aggressive approach to… Read more »

Dhoni is true gentleman of game Haddin

Dhoni is true gentleman of game: Haddin

SYDNEY: Left surprised by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket, Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin on Thursday said the Indian is a “true gentleman” of the game and has left… Read more »

We haven't started with Virat Kohli yet Darren Lehmann

We haven’t started with Virat Kohli yet: Darren Lehmann

MELBOURNE: Not the least bit annoyed with Virat Kohli’s aggression both on and off the field, Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann said the home side is liking the charged up… Read more »

Kohli at 15th spot in latest ICC Player Rankings

Kohli at 15th spot in latest ICC Player Rankings

DUBAI: Newly-appointed India Test skipper Virat Kohli has jumped four places to 15th spot in the latest ICC Player Rankings after his good performance in the drawn third cricket Test… Read more »

Dhoni led by example not by rhetoric Dravid

Dhoni led by example not by rhetoric: Dravid

NEW DELHI: Lavishing praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has shocked the cricket world by retiring from Tests, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid said the stumper-batsman would go down as… Read more »

I regret my act of dissent in 1981 Gavaskar

I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Gavaskar

MELBOURNE: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today regretted his act of dissent and… Read more »

Warner, Watson ready for Boxing Day Test against India

Warner, Watson ready for Boxing Day Test against India

MELBOURNE: Australian opener David Warner has declared himself fit for the third Test against India while injury worries over Shane Watson too eased after the duo today took part in… Read more »

Tendulkar named ambassador for 2015 ICC World Cup

Tendulkar named ambassador for 2015 ICC World Cup

DUBAI: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history, was today named the event’s ambassador for the second successive edition. “The International Cricket… Read more »

Sarita banned for a year but career saved

Sarita banned for a year but career saved

NEW DELHI: Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi was today handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian… Read more »

Thrilled Smith promises aggression as Australia captain

Thrilled Smith promises aggression as Australia captain

BRISBANE: One of the youngest ever to take over as Australia’s Test captain, all-rounder Steve Smith today said getting elevated to the position was an “amazing thrill” even as he… Read more »