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Kane Williamson

No room for error: Kane Williamson

Williamson, who is set to lead New Zealand into his first major 50-over tournament as captain.

Sunil Gavaskar

Age fudging now a criminal offence

The issue has dented the credibility of Mumbai junior cricket and led to a dearth of talent coming out of the city.

Siddesh Lad

Lad of all things!

Disappointed Siddesh Lad wants to take a break, revise goals and come back strong by utilising IPL experience.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli during a press conference in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

India-Pakistan just another game, says Virat Kohli

The champion batsmen felt the Champions Trophy was more competitve than the World Cup.


Maria Sharapova had made a return from her 15-month doping suspension without a ranking last month and has since risen to 211 in the world after receiving wildcards in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome. (Photo: AP)

Maria Sharapova gets wildcard entry in Rogers Cup

Maria Sharapova's initial two-year ban was earlier reduced to 15 months following an appeal to the court of arbitration for sport.

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova opts to play Wimbledon qualifiers

The Russian former world number one was this week refused a wildcard for the French Open following her 15-month ban for taking meldonium.

"It was not an easy decision, but we all felt that we need a change," Novak Djokovic said as he announced his split with longtime Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic. (Photo: AP)

Novak Djokovic parts ways with longtime coach Vajda

Djokovic said he was thinking of hiring a new coach, but did not want to rush it.

Maria Sharapova (Photo: AFP)

Sharapova made to wait for all-england wildcard

All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis told reporters at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Maria Sharapova refused to blame a lack of fitness for her defeat, but says she needs match practise after her enforced break. (Photo: AP)

'Happy' Sharapova falls in semi-finals on doping comeback

Maria Sharapova will learn on May 16 whether she will be given a wild card for the main draw at Roland Garros.


The Spanish League game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday will be Atletico Madrid’s last at the old-fashioned Vicente Calderon Stadium.  (Photo: AP )

Mixed emotions as Atletico bid adieu to Vicente Calderon

Fans will watch Spain’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alaves on Saturday and a charitable match on Sunday.

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Bengaluru submit ISL bid documents

The club had picked up the ‘Invitation To Bid’ papers on May 12 and handed in the same for review on the deadline day.

Manager Arsene Wenger’s reacts after learning that Arsenal will miss a Champions League spot next season for the first time in 20 years after failing to squeeze into the top four despite beating Everton 3-1 in their English Premier League match last. (Photo: AFP)

FA Cup: Bruised Arsenal seek solace

Saturday’s FA Cup final would not banish the hurt of Arsenal missing out on the Champions League.

Plans of Chelsea’s boisterous celebrations, like they did after their EPL match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 21,  were scrapped following the death of 22 people in a suicide attack in Machester. (Photo: AFP)

Chelsea mute victory show

Blues to donate money for victims of Manchester suicide bombing.

In Other sports

Mandeep Singh

Aiming for top May 23 finish in WHL, says Mandeep

Germany and Belgium will be wary of him when they face India in a three-nation invitational tournament from June 1.

Kenneth Faried at the Taj Mahal.

Play basketball only if you love it, says Kenneth Faried

NBA Player Kenneth Faried on his first trip to India. Nicknamed the ‘Manimal’, he also shared that he was scared that a monkey might maul him.

Nitin Tomar, who had been part of Puneri Paltan in the previous edition, was bought by Team Uttar Pradesh for Rs 93 lakh. (Photo: Pro Kabaddi League)

Nitin Tomar emerges top buy at Pro Kabaddi League auction

Only 11 of the 60 foreign players in the fray were bid for, most of them being, not surprisingly, Iranians, five of whom were picked up.

K. Srikanth

Sudirman Cup Badminton: India bounce back in style

India went down 1-4 to Denmark on Monday and needed a win over Indonesia to keep their chances alive.

P.V. Sindhu

Sudirman Cup: India go down to Denmark

India came a cropper after they lost the first three ties — mixed doubles, men’s singles and men’s double —in the five-match rubber.