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ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli retains 2nd spot, R. Ashwin slips

India captain Virat Kohli and batsman Cheteshwar Pujara held their second and sixth positions respectively on the ICC Test batsmen’s rankings. Photo: AFP Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli and senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara held their second and sixth positions respectively on the batsmen’s list while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped a notch to be at sixth among bowlers in the latest ICC ... Read More »

Good to score on South Africa’s tougher pitches: Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan was the second-highest scorer in the recent six-match ODI series in South Africa. Photo: Reuters Murali Vijay (average of 17) and Cheteshwar Pujara (average of 16.66) had forgettable outings against South Africa in the Test series last month. Rohit Sharma (19.50), who is not a regular in the team, got more opportunities to revive his career in this ... Read More »

BCCI hikes top cricketer salaries to Rs7 crore from Rs2 crore

In the new BCCI central contracts, Virat Kohli (left) will make Rs7 crore while R. Ashwin (centre) and M.S. Dhoni will be paid Rs5 crore each. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin found themselves relegated from the top-paid bracket with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday introducing ... Read More »

Sports world takes on TV host who told LeBron to ‘shut up and dribble’

  The “stick to sports” mantra has returned with a vengeance. Athletes from two pro sports leagues fired back at Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she belittled LeBron James’ recent criticisms of President Donald Trump in a segment on her show, “The Ingraham Angle,” Thursday night. James’ friend, Dwyane Wade, was the latest to come to his former teammate’s ... Read More »

Roger Federer becomes oldest world No 1 in tennis history

Rodger Federer reaches the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open and regains the world No 1 spot at 36 years old. Roger Federer returned to the summit of men’s tennis for the first time in more than five years and became the oldest world No 1 in the sport’s history after he proved too strong for Robin Haase at Rotterdam’s ABN ... Read More »

Only six sports have been at every Winter Olympics. Can you name them?

The Olympic flag at the PyeongChang medals plaza. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) The modern Olympics began with the 1896 Summer Games in Athens. The winter version emerged a couple decades later in Chamonix, France, making this year’s PyeongChang Games the 23rd version. Some of the sports in this nearly 100-year history have been fleeting. Others have been absurd. Some have been ... Read More »

Winter Olympics: Gold For Chloe Kim, Marcel Hirscher As First Doping Case Rocks 2018 Games

Chloe Kim is all smiles after winning the gold in women’s halfpipe.© AFP American teenager Chloe Kim and Austrian ski ace Marcel Hirscher lit up the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday on a day of drama that included the first doping scandal of the Games. Snowboarder Kim, 17, snatched the first of the day’s eight gold medals in the women’s halfpipe, while World ... Read More »

Michael Jordan has apparently decided to jump on one certain NFL team’s bandwagon

Michael Jordan might have spent most of his NBA career in Chicago, but that doesn’t mean he’s a Bears fan. The former NBA star, who now owns the Charlotte Hornets, isn’t a Panthers fan, either. As it turns out, Jordan has decided to jump on the bandwagon of an NFC team this season, and that team is the Minnesota Vikings. It seems that former Vikings wide receiver Ahmad ... Read More »

Derrick Rose is a sad sports tale of what could have been

We are besieged with the melancholy subject of “What if?” all the time in baseball, especially when it comes to pitchers. What could Mark Prior have been? Or Matt Harvey, for that matter? In some ways, that’s always an underlying reality waiting just beneath the turf. It’s worse in football, of course, because the nature of that high-collision sport demands ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp frustrated by failure to make change in Liverpool draw

Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated after being unable to make a substitution before Chelsea scored their equaliser against Liverpool on Saturday. Leading 1-0 late in the game at Anfield, the hosts were looking to make a change with Adam Lallana ready to be introduced for his first appearance of the season. However, even though the ball did go out of ... Read More »