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Category Archives: Sports

Third ODI: Rohit eyes first series win as captain 

  Visakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma will aim to maintain his superb batting form and win his first series as captain when India take on Sri Lanka in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. After a thumping seven-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in the first…

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Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open

  Kolkata: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year due to a right knee injury. “Basically I have something that’s called a jumper’s knee. So it’s extrmely painful…like I am okay to walk but it’s painful to change directions and play.…

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Ronaldinho mulls move into politics

  Rio de Janeiro: Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldinho is considering a move into politics as his celebrated football career draws to an end. Ronaldinho’s brother and agent, Roberto Assis, confirmed reports that the 37-year-old received an offer to run for a Brazilian senate seat with the conservative Patriota party in next year’s federal elections, Xinhua…

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Gabriel Barbosa eyes return to Brazilian football

  Rio de Janeiro: Out of sorts Benfica striker Gabriel Barbosa could return to Brazil in January in a bid to revive his stalled football career, according to the 21-year-old’s agent. Flamengo, Cruzeiro and his former club Santos are reportedly in the running to sign Barbosa, who has endured a wretched time in Europe in the…

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Argentina will be stronger at World Cup: Messi

  Rio de Janeiro: Argentina will be a better team at the 2018 World Cup than the one that struggled during the South American qualifying tournament, according to Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi. The two-time World Cup champions avoided missing football’s biggest event for the first time since 1970 when a Messi hat-trick ensured a 3-1 victory…

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Former Bayern striker Santa Cruz extends Olimpia deal

  Rio de Janeiro: Former Bayern Munich striker Roque Santa Cruz has signed a one-year contract extension with Paraguayan club Olimpia, extending his professional career to a 21st season. The 36-year-old confirmed the news on Twitter by posting a photo that partially showed his new contract along with the words “together” and “let’s go,” reports Xinhua…

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Guangzhou Evergrande playmaker Goulart set for Brazil return

  Rio de Janeiro: Guangzhou Evergrande’s Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Goulart has told the club he wants to return to his homeland in a bid to play at next year’s World Cup. Goulart, who is contracted to the Chinese Super League side until January 2020, said his representatives were in talks to “resolve the matter the best…

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Rohit’s record double ton powers India to 392/4 in second ODI

  Mohali: Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to help India post a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Sharma, who belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes, was engaged…

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Sri Lanka win toss, opt to field in 2nd ODI

  Mohali: Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and elected to field in the second One-day International against India at the Punjab Cricket Association’s I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. After the seven-wicket loss in the Dharamsala opener on Sunday, India made one change in their playing XI by handing a debut to teenaged…

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Olympic gold is my ultimate target: Boxer Mary Kom 

  New Delhi: She has achieved almost everything that women’s boxing can offer, but five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom is still yearning for the greatest accolade in the world of sports — winning gold at the Olympics. Mary’s only appearance at the Olympics came at the London Games in 2012 when women’s boxing was introduced…

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