• Sun, Dec 16, 2018
  • Olympic silver medallist Belgium created history by making their maiden appearance in the men's hockey World Cup summit clash, thrashing England 6-0 in a lopsided first semi-final here on Saturday.
    Hockey World Cup: Belgium maul England 6-0 to enter final
    Alexander Hendrickx (45th, 50th minutes) converted two penalty corners, while Tom Boon (8th), Simon Gougnard (19th), Cedric Charlier (42nd) and Sebastien Dockier (53rd) were the other goal scorers for the world number three at the Kalinga Stadium.Prior to this, the Red Lions' best performance in the World Cup was a fifth-place finish in the last edition of the tournament at The Hague, Netherlands in 2014.The Belgium players, who wore black armbands to pay respect to their teammate Gougnard whose father passed away before the match, dominated possession in the first two quarters and created a couple of promising chances, two of which resulted in goals.It didn't take long for Belgium to take the lead as Boon deflected in Florent van Aubel's measured cross from the left in the eighth minute.Just seconds from the end of first quarter, Boon...
  • INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Kohli, Rahane propel India to 172/3 after poor start INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Kohli, Rahane propel India to 172/3 after poor start

    Skipper Virat Kohli played a pivotal role with a workmanlike 82, lifting India from a double blow at the beginning of innings to 172 for three in the second Test against Australia here Saturday.

  • INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Kohli, Pujara steady India, take team to 70 for 2 at tea INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Kohli, Pujara steady India, take team to 70 for 2 at tea

    Skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara put on 62 runs for the third wicket after losing both the openers, steering India to 70 for two at tea on day two of the second Test against Australia, here...

  • World Tour Finals: Sensational Sindhu seizes final spot, Sameer loses World Tour Finals: Sensational Sindhu seizes final spot, Sameer loses

    Updated: Dec, 15, 201804:01 PM

    Continuing her sizzling form, Indian badminton star P V Sindhu progressed to the summit clash of the World Tour Finals for the second successive time but it was curtains for debutante Sameer Verma in...

  • INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Australia dominate opening session of second day INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Australia dominate opening session of second day

    India had dismissed Australia for 326 runs in the first innings of the second cricket Test here on Saturday

  • INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Aussies in control INDvAUS, 2nd Test: Aussies in control

    India recovered from a patchy start to reduce Australia to 277 for six on the opening day of the second Test but the host still walked out with advantage considering the bowler-friendly conditions,...

  • Discipline will be key when we bat, says Hanuma Vihari Discipline will be key when we bat, says Hanuma Vihari

    All-rounder Hanuma Vihari says the key for Indian batsmen will be to remain disciplined on a pitch which has got better for the fast bowlers after a good contest between ball and bat on the opening...

  • Malinga back as Sri Lanka ODI, T20I skipper Malinga back as Sri Lanka ODI, T20I skipper

    Sri Lanka on Friday brought back Lasith Malinga after a long hiatus as captain of its limited-overs squads to lead the national team against New Zealand.

  • Bangladesh cruises to ODI series win over West Indies Bangladesh cruises to ODI series win over West Indies

    Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar slammed half-centuries as Bangladesh cruised to an eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the third and final one-day international (ODI) to take the three-match series...

  • Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC looks to end year with win Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC looks to end year with win

    Chennaiyin FC and Delhi Dynamos FC will look to salvage some pride in the Indian Super League when they face-off at the Marina Arena here on Saturday.