Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 | Last Update : 04:54 PM IST

Cricket

A file photo of AB de Villiers (left), Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan sharing a lighter moment during an ICC event.

Pressure of cricket was unbearable: ABD

De Villiers will continue to play for his IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

 Anushka Sharma, who was standing away from the centre of the action, was called to stand next to her by the High Commissioner Yash Sinha’s wife Girija. Just a woman seeking the company of another.

Much ado about nothing

A picture is worth a thousand words. In today’s world of rampant social media, it is worth perhaps even more.

Friends, family members pay tribute to the mortal remains of Ajit Wadekar in Mumbai on Friday. (Photo: Debasish Dey)

Wadekar’s legacy will grow with passage of time

I wonder what he would have had to say seeing the debacle at Lord’s on the current tour where India were twice bowled out for less than 150?

Michael Hussey

Ashwin deserves place, says Hussey

Aussie says Kuldeep’s inclusion should not come at the expense of Ashwin.

Glenn McGrath

The onus is on Kohli: Glenn McGrath

McGrath expects Anderson to pose a serious threat to India.

Tennis

Ramkumar Ramanthan

Rolled over in Newport, Ram vows to rock on

Ramkumar did not forget to thank all the people who have helped him become a better player.

(Photo: AFP)

French Open: Serena Williams pulls out of 4th round clash vs Maria Sharapova

Williams' voice quivered as she said she can't serve because of a problem with her tight pectoral muscle.

U.S. Open champion Stephens used her powerful game to full effect to take the first set but then ran out of steam as Romania’s Halep completed a memorable victory.(Photo: AP)

French Open 2018: Thrilling fightback earns Simona Halep first Grand Slam

The popular Romanian showed signs of nerves at first but recovered to outclass her 10th-seeded opponent.

Serena Williams

Catwoman Serena is a Supermom

Tennis star Serena is rocking it in a catsuit on court just months after a life threatening childbirth in September ‘17.

Football

State’s football association will hold league to host all top clubs from four districts

Champions League in Maharashtra

It could soon reach the format of knockouts but with a handful of clubs, the situation becomes sticky.

Nestor Pitana

Argentina’s loss could be Argentine’s gain

Horacio Elizondo, also from Argentina, was the last to achieve the rare honour at the 2006 World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe

Variety is recipe for success in football

France won the World Cup in 1998 mainly because of their multicultural cast.

Floyd Pinto

Indian football coaches come of age

Till the end of the 20th century, the Asian Games football tournament had no age restrictions and senior teams participated.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil at a training session in their pre-season tour for the International Champions Cup in Singapore on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

Ozil turns focus to ‘home’ Arsenal

Arsenal open the new Premier League campaign with a home fixture against champions Manchester City on August 12.

In Other sports

The coach said Ashish should  first aim to qualify for the final and then think of the next step.

My wards will definitely win medal: Rana

Coach Manoj Rana was also hopeful of good show from his wards — Aruna Budda Reddy and Ashish.

Vikas Krishnan, the 2010 Games gold medal winner, was upbeat about his chances in the 75 kg class.

‘Asiad Games will test boxers’ mettle’

Indian boxers had fetched five medals — a gold and four bronze — at the 2014 Asiad.

This season of the league was fruitful for Sanil.

Sanil’s rise from the shadows

The table tennis player talks about rising to the role of a leader to defend the UTT title and missing the Asian Games ticket.

P.V. Sindhu in badminton carry Indian hopes.

Asian Games: On the mark

There was quite literally a gold rush at Gold Coast CWG where India notched up their second best medal tally of all time.