Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 | Last Update : 11:23 PM IST

Cricket

Virat Kohli  (Photo: PTI)

Challenge for Kohli-less India

Sri Lanka will look to capitalise on star batsman’s absence.

India are already ranked number one in the Test cricket and are on 120 points in the ODI rankings, only one point behind the Proteas. (Photo: PTI)

IND vs SL: India aim to reclaim top ODI ranking

India will face Sri Lanka in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the series.

Ben Stokes. (Photo: AP)

Ben Stokes returns to Eoin Morgan-led England's ODI squad for Australia series

The first ODI series between England and Australia will be played on January 14.

Sri Lankan players wear anti-pollution masks in the second day of the third Test in New Delhi. (Photo: BCCI)

Biz-air drama!

Lankan cricketers throw up in dressing room after fielding in smoggy Delhi.

Virat Kohli with his spoils. (Photo: PTI)

It is perfect time for rest, says Virat Kohli

Middle-order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara said India didn’t field well.

Tennis

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their semi-final match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (Photo: AP)

Garbine Muguruza wants women’s Laver Cup

Caroline Wozniacki, the world number six, also warned a women’s Laver Cup would be tough to arrange.

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Dalila Jakupovic makes two finals in Mumbai

Dalila also set herself in line for a title double after she beat Sabina Sharipova in the singles semi-final on the center court.

The 36-year-old six-time champion may have been giving away 16 years to the youngster fancied to be the game’s next major force but Federer proved in a dominant third set that, for the moment, he still remains a cut above his young pursuers. (Photo: AFP)

ATP World Tour Finals: Roger Federer downs Alexander Zverev in 'generation game'

19-time grand slam champion Roger Federer booked a place in the last four for the 14th time in 15 appearances.

Supporters of Maria Sharapova display a banner in her welcome during one of her matches at the China Open. (Photo: AFP)

Maria Sharapova still crowd favourite

The former number one is now 104 in the world and needed a wildcard to make it to the China Open because of her lowly ranking.

Football

Action from the Indian Super League opener between Kerala Blasters and ATK in Kochi. (Photo: Sunoj Ninan Mathew)

ISL Season 4: Blasters hold ATK in opener

Sharma gave a good account of his prodigious talent, both on and off the ball.

Chennaiyin FC would be hoping that Jeje Lalpekhlua (right) would break his duck in ISL-4 on Thursday.

Tactical battle of two English coaches

More worryingly for the Englishman, ATK have scored only once, that too off a free kick, in 270 minutes.

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Bengaluru FC too hot for Dynamos

John Johnson conceded a late penalty for a handball in the area, which the Nigerian Uche converted in the 85th.

India will play their last match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifiers against the Kyrgyz Republic on March 27. (Photo:AIFF)

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chettri led India come from behind to hold Myanmar for 2-2 draw

India are now firmly cushioned at the top of the Group A with 13 points from five matches.

Germany’s Nicolas Kuhn scores against Guinea in their Fifa U-17 World Cup Group C match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Friday. Germany won 3-1. (Photo: Arun Chandra Bose)

Fifa U-17 World Cup: Germany set up Colombia date

Despite the scoreline, Guinea played with conviction, created more chances and had more possession than Germany.

In Other sports

P.V. Sindhu (from left), Kidambi Srikanth and world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ting.

Sindhu, Srikanth to lead Indian charge

For Srikanth, who has also had a strong year, though current world no. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has been something of a bugbear in his plans.

Tiger Woods at practice in Albany. (Photo: AFP)

Focus squarely on Tiger

This has been the story as the Hero World Challenge gets under way at the links-style Albany course here on Thursday.

Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in the women’s 48kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim. (Photo: PTI)

Golden Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

Becomes 1st in 20 years to grab gold at world weightlifting event.

Five players from the IFL Wealth Golf Invitational Faldo Series-India regional qualifiers qualify for the  IIFL Wealth Invitational Faldo Series, India final. (From left to right) Ronil Kakodkar (U-18 Boys), Abhiraj Sind Chauhan (U -16 Boys), Dhruv Suri ( U-21 Boys), Gauri Kharade (U-21 Girls) and Manya Saini (U-18 Girls).

Gauri, Ronil book spots in Faldo Series India final

Hitting the lowest gross scores in their respective categories, the Vijay Divecha pupils are heading to the final round.