Category: World Sports

Nehwal cleared to play in Thailand after antibody test

NEW DELHI – Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been allowed to take her place in the draw for the Thailand Open after being initially withdrawn following a positive test for COVID-19, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said earlier that […]

Sorry Siraj and Indian team, racism not acceptable: David Warner

Sydney:  Australian batting star David Warner on Tuesday condemned the racist slurs hurled at Indian players, particularly pacer Mohammed Siraj, during the third Test here and said such behaviour by the spectators was not acceptable. Siraj, on his maiden tour of Australia, and senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah were […]

Unacceptable, upsetting: Rahane on racist abuse at Sydney Test; Paine backs him

Sydney:  India skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said the racial abuse that his teammates endured from the crowd during the third Test against Australia here was unacceptable and found support from his Australian counterpart Tim Paine, who said he stands with the tourists on this issue. Play was […]

Mindy Kaling teases ‘Legally Blonde 3’: We have a lot of fan favourites from original

Los Angeles:  Actor-writer Mindy Kaling, who is penning “Legally Blonde 3” with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor, says the new movie will definitely pay homage to the original. Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon will be returning as attorney Elle Woods for the much-anticipated MGM project and will also be […]

Australia board apologises after India players allege racist abuse

SYDNEY – Cricket Australia apologised to the India team on Sunday and launched a probe into allegations visiting players were subjected to racial abuse by part of the crowd during the third test at Sydney Cricket Ground. The Indian team lodged an official complaint after play on Saturday […]

Relieved of dubious distinction, Gavaskar comforts Kohli & Co

Sunil Gavaskar knows what it feels like to be saddled with a dubious distinction and the batting great offered comforting words to India’s team after they registered a record low total in the day-night test against Australia on Saturday. Virat Kohli and his men folded for 36 in […]

On this day: Born June 14, 1969: Steffi Graf, German tennis player

LONDON – The pursuit of perfection in tennis has proved beyond all but one player in the modern era, Germany’s Steffi Graf. During her 17-year career Graf collected 22 Grand Slam singles titles and spent a record 377 weeks as world number one. Yet when reviewing Graf’s impact […]

South Korea women's golf resumption draws world top-10 players: report

Professional women’s golf will resume in South Korea next month after a coronavirus hiatus, with a report Tuesday saying two of the world’s top 10 would seize the chance to return to competition. South Korea dominates the women’s game globally, with its best players gravitating towards the lucrative […]

Australia eye fifth T20 world title in front of huge crowd

Australian captain Meg Lanning says her team are “pumped” for their defence of the women’s Twenty20 World Cup against India on Sunday with hopes high that more than 90,000 fans will cram the cavernous Melbourne Cricket Ground. They go into the final as favourites, courtesy of being the […]

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