Fri, May 07, 2021

  • Scotland may not have won a Six Nations title this century and been rumbled out of the last World Cup at the first hurdle, but the selection of eight of their players for the British and Irish Lions...
    Rugby-Scottish rugby gets major boost from Lions selections
    The selection of Zander Fagerson, Chris Harris, Stuart Hogg, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Rory Sutherland, Duhan van der Merwe and Hamish Watson is the largest representation of Scots in a Lions tour party since 1989 and a four-fold increase on the two initially selected for the tour to New Zealand four years ago.It comes on the heels of an impressive, if somewhat unlucky, Six Nations campaign, where Scotland proved much more competitive than they have for years. “It affirms we are producing players to compete alongside some of the best in the world,” Scottish Rugby’s chief executive officer Mark Dodson said in a statement on Thursday.Scotland, who have the smallest rugby structures of the home countries, promised much at the start of this year’s Six Nations tournament when they beat England away for the first time in 38 years, but narrow...
  • Hussey, Balaji air-lifted to Chennai, put in isolation Hussey, Balaji air-lifted to Chennai, put in isolation

    Mike Hussey and Lakshmipathy Balaji, the Covid-19 affected members of Chennai Super Kings' coaching staff, have been flown to Chennai from Delhi in an air ambulance by their franchise and kept in...

  • 4 counties offer to host remainder of IPL 4 counties offer to host remainder of IPL

    Four premier English counties – Middlesex, Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire – have expressed interest in hosting the remaining 31 games of the IPL.

  • Villa to head ISL club Odisha FC’s global football operations Villa to head ISL club Odisha FC’s global football operations

    Spanish World Cup winner David Villa on Thursday joined Indian Super League (ISL) club Odisha FC (OFC) as the head of global football operations.

  • Chelsea sets up all-English final with Manchester City Chelsea sets up all-English final with Manchester City

    Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final showdown with Manchester City after defeating Spanish giant Real Madrid 2-0 in the semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge here on Wednesday.

  • Nadal enters quarters at Madrid Open, Medvedev out Nadal enters quarters at Madrid Open, Medvedev out

    Nadal will next play 2018 champion Alexander Zverev or tricky Briton Daniel Evans, who upset World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Monte-Carlo.

  • Boult likely to miss Test series against England Boult likely to miss Test series against England

    A statement from New Zealand confirmed that while Boult could miss the two Tests against England, he may be available for the World Test Championship final against India that begins on June 18 in...

  • Jayawardene to complete quarantine in Maldives, Indian players on way home: MI Jayawardene to complete quarantine in Maldives, Indian players on way home: MI

    The five-time champions posted a series of tweets and shared the travel plans of its players and support staff.

  • SAI approaches Malaysian govt to allow Indian shuttlers to travel for Malaysian Open SAI approaches Malaysian govt to allow Indian shuttlers to travel for Malaysian Open

    This is in light of a temporary travel ban that has been imposed by Malaysia on travellers from India, owing to the rising COVID-19 cases in India.

  • Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    The 35-year-old batsman was part of the Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League that was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble.