Saina Nehwal-Led Awadhe Warriors Take on Mumbai Rockets in Revamped Premier Badminton League Opener

Saina Nehwal along with Lee Chong Wei were the costliest buys in the Premier Badminton League auction, bought for a whopping sum of USD 100,000. © AP Mumbai: The revamped Premier Badminton League (PBL), starting on Saturday with hosts Mumbai Rockets taking on the Saina Nehwal-led Awadhe Warriors, will experiment with a new concept – Trump Match – that’s expected ... Read More »

Mohammad Amir Named in Pakistan Squad For New Zealand Series

  Lahore: Mohammad Amir is all set to return to the Pakistan team after being selected in the squad for an upcoming series in New Zealand, months after completing a five-year spot-fixing ban. (Pakistan Coach Waqar Younis Excited Over Mohammad Amir Return) His inclusion in the Twenty20 and One-Day International squads remains contingent on him being issued a visa by ... Read More »

Halfway odds sum up crazy Premier League season

Football Soccer – Leicester City v Manchester City – Barclays Premier League – King Power Stadium – 15/16 – 29/12/15. Leicester City’s fans gesture as they hold up a banner for Jamie Vardy. Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine One of the most unpredictable Premier League seasons for years can be summed up by comparing pre-season odds to the ... Read More »

Etihad’s ‘Bollywood Bash’: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo out to lead Renegades to home semi-final

CHRIS Gayle and his Caribbean sidekick Dwayne Bravo want to win Melbourne Renegades a home Etihad Stadium semi-final this season by catapulting the red team into the top two. The Gades host Sydney Sixers — who they haven’t beaten for three seasons — on Wednesday night and are targeting their best start since BBL02, the only summer the Gades have ... Read More »

Strikers’ Dad’s Army batting pair just happy to play their roles, says Mahela Jayawardena

WITH emerging star Alex Ross getting the Adelaide Strikers’ early Big Bash plaudits, Sri Lankan import Mahela Jayawardena says he and fellow Dad’s Army batsman Brad Hodge are happy to feature as “role’’ players. Hodge, who will be 41 next Tuesday, and Jayawardena, 38, have made key contributions batting alongside Ross in the Strikers’ two brilliant wins to start their ... Read More »

Valencia GP: Valentino Rossi tops third practice session in Spain, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo

NINE-time world champion Valentino Rossi laid down a marker to Yahama teammate and championship rival Jorge Lorenzo by going quicker than the Spaniard in Saturday’s third practice session for the Valencia Grand Prix. Rossi is looking to seal his 10th world title, and a joint record eighth in the premier category, on Sunday. However, the Italian must start from the ... Read More »

MotoGP: Jack Miller 16th in Valencia testing for 2016 but enjoys time on new bike, Marc Marquez fastest

NEW tyres, new electronics packages and a new team for Jack Miller — but it was still a mid-pack finish for the Aussie in MotoGP testing at Valencia for 2016. Miller was 16th after two days of testing with riders trying to accustom themselves to the new Michelin tyres, as well as gathering data for next year. After moving with ... Read More »

Casey Stoner will return to help Ducati but he’s not interested in a MotoGP comeback

Casey Stoner will be back at Ducati. CASEY Stoner will rejoin Ducati as a brand ambassador and test rider for 2016 but has put the brakes on speculation that the deal signals a comeback to MotoGP. Ducati has swooped to regain the services of Stoner as the double world champion ends his five year association with HRC Honda. Stoner remains ... Read More »

Socceroos commit to full throttle attack against Kyrgyzstan in Canberra

A DEFIANT Ange Postecoglou will tell the Socceroos to refuel the aggressive style that won the Asian Cup and pin back opponents Kyrgyzstan in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier. Aware of the importance of a win after losing 2-0 to Jordan last month, Postecoglou will insist on a “relentless” commitment to attack at Canberra’s GIO Stadium. Expressing anger at the state ... Read More »

FIFA corruption scandal: Sepp Blatter’s role in bribery case examined by FBI investigation

SEPP Blatter is at risk again from the World Cup bribery scandal that tainted much of his FIFA presidency. Switzerland’s justice ministry confirmed on Monday that American authorities formally asked for files in the ISL kickbacks case to aid their sprawling investigation of alleged racketeering by international soccer leaders. The ISL marketing agency was found to have routinely bribed top ... Read More »