India were dealt a blow ahead of the third one-dayer against England in Nottingham on Saturday as opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the remainder of the tour because of injury.
Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th US Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round.
MS Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows in New York.
In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to 'Shut up.'
India thrashed England by 133 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method to win the second ODI at Cardiff on Wednesday. Suresh Raina was the star with the bat, scoring a 75-ball century.
Talking about India at this moment, my suggestion is that all the statements and counter-statements which are coming out at the moment need to stop, writes former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.
Third year in a row, Punjabi University here has won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, to be seventh time adjudged country’s best overall in games.
Let’s be very clear: the Arjuna is an award for performance and not a freebie. And, I strongly feel that applications should not be invited for it. Rather, the sports ministry should have a team of experts who analyse performances and, based on that, shortlist players. Pargat Singh writes
When it comes to Arjuna Awards, nowadays, and particularly this year, I see a lot of athletes getting premature recognition while some have been completely ignored. There has to be some parity in the process, writes Dola Banerjee.
The first ODI of the five-match series between India and England was on Monday abandoned without a ball being bowled due to relentless rains and wet ground conditions.
Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Sector 45, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 23, 2-0 (25-9, 25-9) in the under-17 boys’ section of the UT inter-school volleyball tournament, being organised at GMSSS-26 (Timber Market), on Tuesday.
'Dhoni is no one to comment who is the boss of the team. It’s not his domain,' the senior official said. 'What happened is very disappointing and unbecoming of an India captain. The matter will come up for discussion at the next working committee meeting.'
Whenever there is a controversy over Arjuna Award selections, it hits the sanctity of the country’s highest sporting honour. This certainly isn’t good for the future of Indian sport.
Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said India's disastrous performance in England had posed some tough questions to the skipper.