- Federer says he's optimistic about US Open chances(03:26)
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Friday said he has high hopes heading into the US Open, noting that his form and fitness are the best they have been in several years.
- All-round Jadeja helps India put pressure on WI (Tea report)(00:50)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 24 (IANS) Days after being chosen for the Arjuna Award, Ravindra Jadeja played a matured knock of 58 and then took a wicket as India reduced West Indies to 82/3 after posting 297 in the first innings, on Day 2 of the first Test here on Friday.
- Ashes: Hazlewood, Labuschagne help Aus take lead (Roundup)(00:10)
Leeds, Aug 24 (IANS) Josh Hazlewood took five wickets and Marnus Labuschagne hit a defiant fifty as Australia first bundled England out for 67 in their first innings, their lowest Ashes score since 1948, and then put up 171/6 with a 283-run lead, at stumps on day 2 of the third Test here on Friday.
- Jadeja fifty helps India to 297 against WI (Lunch report)(22:22)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 23 (IANS) Days after being chosen for the Arjuna Award, Ravindra Jadeja played a mature knock of 58 which helped India recover from a top-order collapse and post 297 against the West Indies on Day 2 of the first Test here on Friday.
- PKL 7: Gujarat Fortunegiants snap 6-match losing streak(21:52)
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Gujarat Fortunegiants put a full stop to their six-match losing streak in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 as they pipped Patna Pirates to register a 29-26 win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Friday.
- Pakistan to host Sri Lanka in limited-overs series(21:12)
Karachi, Aug 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka will play three one-day internationals in Karachi and as many T20Is in Lahore between September 27 and October 9, a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
- Ashes: Hazlewood stars as Eng are bundled for 67 (Tea report)(21:08)
Leeds, Aug 23 (IANS) Josh Hazlewood took five wickets as England were shot out for 67 in the first innings, their lowest Ashes score since 1948, before Australia also struggled but reached 82/3 and took a lead of 194, at tea on day 2 of the third Test here on Friday.
- Not happy with win, need to give best in semis: Sindhu(20:38)
By Jayant Singh
Basel, Aug 23 (IANS) Moments after her stunning quarterfinal victory over World No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the BWF World Championships here on Friday, star shuttler P.V. Sindhu said that she was not settling for this and would want to put in another good show in the last-four clash.
- It's a big win, want to carry forward momentum: Praneeth(20:32)
By Jayant Singh
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) After creating history by becoming the first men's singles player after Prakash Padukone in 1983 to win a World Championships medal, Sai Praneeth on Friday termed his straight games victory over world No. 4 Jonatan Christie of Indonesia as a "very big win".
- Sindhu, Praneeth assure medals in World Championships (Lead)(20:20)
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) Shuttler Sai Praneeth on Friday ended India's 36-year wait for a medal in the men's section of the BWF World Championships by sealing his place in the semifinals of the prestigious event, thereby assuring himself a bronze medal.
- Will appeal against WADA suspending NDTL: Rijiju(19:50)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has made his disappointment known after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months starting August 20.
- Goal riot continues on Day 4 of Subroto Cup(19:34)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal's Ashokenagar Boys' Secondary School trounced Our Lady Mount Carmel School, Goa, 11-0 in a Pool D match of the Subroto Cup football tournament here on Friday. Rajibul Islam, Md. Jahedi Hasan and Mujibar Mondal scored hat-tricks to fashion Ashokenagar's emphatic victory.
- BKT signs global agreement with La Liga(18:38)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) BKT and LaLiga on Friday entered into an agreement that will see BKT become the "official global partner of La Liga," a statement said.
- Dream11, LafargeHolcim, Hyundai awarded BCCI partners' rights(17:56)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced that Sporta Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Dream11), LafargeHolcim (ACC Cement and Ambuja Cement) and Hyundai Motor India Ltd. have acquired the Official Partners' Rights for the BCCI International and domestic matches.
- Keeping an eye on WADA-NADA fiasco & road ahead: BCCI CoA(17:54)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) running the show at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not only taken note of the turn of events with regards to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspending The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in the Capital for a period of six months, but the committee is now looking at the options they have after the current turn of events.
- Ashes: Hazlewood & Co put Eng batsmen on the mat at 54/6 (Lunch)(17:44)
Leeds, Aug 23 (IANS) It was expected to be the day when the English batsmen would build on the good work by young paceman Jofra Archer in the third Test of the Ashes at Headingley on Friday. But it wasn't too be as the Australians made a strong comeback in the first session to have the hosts tottering at 54/6 at Lunch. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins were the stars of the show in the morning session.
- Saina slams umpiring standards after World Championships exit(16:36)
Basel (Switzerland), Aug 23 (IANS) Saina Nehwal on Friday slammed the umpiring in her Round of 16 defeat to Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt at the BWF World Championships. In a match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes, Saina lost 21-15, 25-27, 12-21 to the lower-ranked Blichfeldt despite having two match points in the second game.
- Waqar applies for Pakistan bowling coach's job: Reports(16:22)
Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis on Thursday submitted a request to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to consider his candidature for the post of the team's bowling coach. According to Geo News, Waqar is the most high profile applicant for the post.
- Lanka reach 144/6 before rain plays spoilsport on Day 2(16:02)
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) Persistent rain ensured that only a shortened first session of play was possible on Day 2 of the second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval on Friday. Just over 30 overs were bowled as no play was possible after lunch and play had to be eventually called off.