• Sat, Aug 18, 2018
  • Leander Paes’ last-minute pull of the 18th Asian Games has to be respected but it has dealt a telling blow to India’s medal prospects in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles, said captain and coach...
    Leander’s absence is big blow for us: Zeeshan Ali
    Ali said he tried his best to convince Paes to change his mind but the 18-time Grand Slam champion eventually decided against coming to Palembang after expressing his disappointment over selectors not picking a doubles specialist to play with him. “It is obviously very disappointing to not to have Leander. It is a big blow for us. But then again, he is a complete professional. It is his decision completely and his patriotism for the country cannot be questioned,” said Ali before a practice session here on Friday.“Having said that, Paes needed to be here irrespective of whoever he was going to play with as he volunteered to represent the country,” Zeeshan said. The former Davis Cupper said that his focus is now is to rejig the doubles combination after Paes’ pull-out. “But I have to forget that he is not coming and focus on rearranging...
  • Raghul to the fore in National racing Raghul to the fore in National racing

    Raghul Rangasamy from the nearby temple town of Mamallapuram, took a big step towards realising his dream of earning a ticket to the Mazda Road To Indy shootout in the United States later this year,...

  • UAE set to host 2018 Asia Cup cricket tourney UAE set to host 2018 Asia Cup cricket tourney

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board signed an agreement on Friday for the United Arab Emirates to host the Asia Cup in September.

  • Rain slows Djokovic, Stephens ousted Rain slows Djokovic, Stephens ousted

    Novak Djokovic’s third-round struggle with defending champion Grigor Dimitrov was halted by rain, forcing the pair to come back on Friday at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.

  • Local league: YSCA blanks NDCA 3-0 Local league: YSCA blanks NDCA 3-0

    YSCA clinched the three-match series against Nellore District Cricket Association 3-0 in Venkatagiri.

  • Trial by fire for indian athletes Trial by fire for indian athletes

    A trial by fire for the youngsters and a battle to stay relevant for some ageing superstars but above all, the 18th Asian Games will be a reality check for India’s athletes after the Commonwealth...

  • Rain slows Djokovic, Stephens ousted at Cincinnati Masters Rain slows Djokovic, Stephens ousted at Cincinnati Masters

    Wimbledon champion Djokovic is vying to break through for a first Cincinnati win after coming up empty in five finals. He lost the first set 6-2 and won the second 6-3 when rain stopped the contest...

  • Leaving out Sam was one of most difficult decisions: Root Leaving out Sam was one of most difficult decisions: Root

    England captain Joe Root today welcomed all-rounder Ben Stokes into the playing eleven but said leaving out the promising Sam Curran for the third Test against India was one of his most difficult ...

  • Kohli hits out at critics of chop-and change policy, calls it 'bizarre' Kohli hits out at critics of chop-and change policy, calls it 'bizarre'

    India skipper Virat Kohli today said his players don't feel threatened because of his chop-and-change policy and called it quite a bizarre thought to have , taking a dig at those questioning the...

  • Pakistan ban batsman Jamshed for 10 years for corruption Pakistan ban batsman Jamshed for 10 years for corruption

    Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for 10 years by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Super League in 2017, the country’s...