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Zaheer Khan conundrum: Sourav Ganguly confirms appointment, BCCI still confused


At the outset we would like to express our appreciation for the CoA's and BCCI's support and encouragement to the CAC in the process of identifying the next head coach of the Indian cricket team . The committee has also been tasked with deciding on the contracts that will be handed to the coaches, including the head coach. But we have to consult each one of them, we have to ascertain their willingness and have to ensure that there is no conflict of interest issue. Read More »

Gautam Gambhir and Ashish Nehra dismiss Arjuna Ranatunga's allegation claims


I can not reveal what happened on that day, but I would someday reveal the truth with proof. In the final, Sri Lanka made 274/6 off their 50 overs thanks to Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten 103. The win still and forever stays in the hearts of Indian fans. Gambhir, who top scored for India in the final with 97, opined that Ranatunga should be able to back his allegations with evidence. Read More »

Alabama picked to win SEC title in football


Georgia collected 138 first-place votes, finishing well ahead of Florida which collected 96. Auburn is also the runner-up in the overall voting for the predicted SEC championship victor. To little surprise, Tide senior punter JK Scott was the top vote-getter among the specialists, earning the first-team All-SEC nod beside Auburn senior kicker Daniel Carlson and Texas A&M just returner Christian Kirk. Read More »

Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic given permission to miss Chelsea pre-season tour

Chelsea intensified their effort in signing the midfielder after losing out on the signing of Romelu Lukuku to Manchester United who were also reportedly interested in him. United are involved in this saga as well because Matic has been linked with a move to Old Trafford should Bakayoko complete his move to Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Transfer rumors: LA Galaxy reportedly nearing deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic


If rumors are to be believed, add-ons could see the fee rise to £90 million, which would make him the world's most expensive signing ahead new teammate Paul Pogba (£89.3m). "We have good players but we need a number nine, we thought Romelu would be a good option for us". Lukaku was Mourinho's second summer recruit following the earlier arrival of Sweden global defender Victor Lindelof . Read More »

Women's WC: New Zealand win toss, put India to bat


The Indian squad of Women's cricket will take on New Zealand on July 15 as a part of the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup 2017 in England. India's campaign reflects the truism, that it's not how you start a race, but how you finish it. Read More »

Iran's Hardani Claims Silver at World Para Athletics Championships

I tried watching the Paralympic Opening Ceremony a year ago, and I cried because I felt left out. My morale was completely broken then, but I am delighted with this comeback to competition. Sundar Singh who featured in the Javelin throw event was able to throw his personal best 60.46 m which was enough to get him a gold medal and open India's account in the medals tally. Read More »

Sampdoria Touch Base With Arsenal For Jack Wilshere


The England worldwide is fighting to be fit for the new season after his Bournemouth loan ended with a broken fibula . In the midfielder's 27 appearances, he played a full 90 minutes 14 times. "I will give you a very focused answer on that, that he has to work hard to come back and fight for a place in the team". Arsenal are now trying to bring in a host of new players as Wenger attempts a charge to get the Gunners back into the top four. Read More »

Chinese importers sign deal to buy 12.53 mln tonnes of United States soybeans


Listening to translators through earbuds, agricultural leaders and exporters gathered at the Embassy Club in downtown Des Moines for the signing ceremony hosted by the United States Soybean Export Council. "It provides a great base for USA demand for soybeans", Sutter said. The Chinese delegation from seven companies also signed contracts for pork and beef. Read More »

Arsene Wenger reveals "very positive" text exchange with Alexis Sanchez


The Gunners boss says he has recently been in contact with Sanchez , who has not yet returned to pre-season training due to his global commitments this summer, and he believes he will remain at the club. When asked for clarification that his response meant that Sanchez is staying, Wenger laughed: "Did I not just answer that question?" Wenger revealed that Sanchez has left him convinced he will not leave the Emirates this summer, despite refusing to sign a new contract with the Gunners. Read More »

Wimbledon - Saturday Schedule: Venus Williams faces Garbine Muguruza

Venus Williams became the oldest woman in 23 years to reach a Wimbledon final as she defied her age and a despondent home crowd to inflict a crushing defeat on British hope Johanna Konta on Thursday. Muguruza, who won the French Open a year ago, is aiming to become the first female Spanish player to win at Wimbledon since Conchita Martinez , her coach, in 1994. Read More »

Venus Williams targets sixth Wimbledon title, faces Muguruza searching for first


Venus Williams will try to become the oldest woman to win Wimbledon for 109 years on Saturday although, ominously for her the last time a 37-year-old reached the final, it was a Spaniard who ruined the script. She just loves to play and enjoys going out there. There have been times since her last Wimbledon triumph in 2008 against Serena when it seemed the older of the two Williams sisters would hang up her racket. Read More »

Muguruza eyeing Wimbledon history too


Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza will meet for just the fifth time on Saturday, as the women's 2017 Wimbledon tournament comes to a conclusion. This fortnight, those shots have looked as disciplined as military units. I have one more match and I'd like very much to be the victor. Only Martina Navratilov (9), Serena Williams (7) and Steffi Graf (7) have more. Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza poses formidable final hurdle for resurgent Venus Williams

Serena Williams earned the nod for Best Female Tennis Player at the ESPY Awards for the ninth time in her career, having already been given the award in 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016. I have to go out there and take it and play well. By a twist of fate Martinez will be in Muguruza's corner on Saturday, as she has been for the past fortnight in the absence of her regular coach Sam Sumyk, whose wife is expecting a baby. Read More »

Clijsters gets crowd involved in hilarious Wimbledon moment


Clijsters then invited the man to play a point, and to his credit, the fan didn't back down and made his way to the court, much to the joy of the crowd. The scene had the entire place in splits and even Clijsters couldn't control herself and dropped to the ground laughing. Once properly attired it was on to the tennis and the man did not disappoint. Read More »

£8M rated Robertson expected to join Liverpool


Liverpool have already recruited Egyptian Mohamed Salah from AS Roma and have found another key recruit in Keita, who would also be liable to miss playing time during Africa Cup of Nations commitments, as is Senegal forward Sadio Mane. However, Klopp is said to be "desperate" to land the player and it seems likely that another approach will be forthcoming sooner rather than later. Read More »

Kyle Walker joins Manchester City for £45 million


I'm excited and a little nervous, I won't lie. I'm at a good age now where I'm at the peak of my career and I feel there's a lot more to come. "I haven't had a deep conversation with him, but the conversation I have had with him, he's been very positive and said I'll fit into his style really well". Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'There'll be a very big announcement soon' on my future

The Big Swede , who top scored for Manchester United last season, is now recovering from a serious knee injury using the club's facilities at the Carrington training complex. "We want him to be honest and open and let everything be there for him to make a decision in case his desire was to leave, so there was not a new contract". Read More »

Forecasters warn flooding could worsen in suburban Chicago


Two days after major flooding began in Lake County, Gov. Bruce Rauner made his first visit to the storm-ravaged region, but stopped short of issuing a disaster declaration. "It's important to remember we are all in this together". Power was restored to the hospital Wednesday night, but the facility remained closed to clinical operations Thursday. Read More »

Gegard Mousasi's Bellator debut to come against Alexander Shlemenko


EPIC MMA's Giovanni Tjin was first to break the news, citing a date in October for the fight. Also on the card will be a light heavyweight clash between "King Mo" Muhammed Lawal and Liam McGeary. It's likely, however, that the victor of Mousasi vs. Shlemenko will be getting the next title shot. In an interview with Russia's RT earlier this week, Shlemenko said he was open to fighting Mousasi but he'd "be more motivated if the fight with Mousasi were for the belt". Read More »

China border row will be resolved peacefully, opposition told


The other Opposition leaders who have been invited for the meeting at Mr. Singh's 17, Akbar Road residence include Satish Chandra of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Tarik Anwar of NCP, Sharad Yadav and Kaushalendra Kumar of Janta Dal (U), Jai Prakash from Rashtriya Janta Dal, Derek O Brien from Trinamool Congress, and Karunakaran of CPI. Read More »

Marin Cilic hit every ball out - but I saw his class


The seventh seed fell behind to the conqueror of Andy Murray, but he appeared to benefit from having considerably less time on court at SW19 to run out a 7-6 4-6 7-6 7-5 victor. "I was 4-1 up in the tie-break and didn't convert". The last time the pair met in a Wimbledon was in 2012 when the match lasted over five hours, and went to Cilic 17-15 in the final tie-breaker, and it was only a patchy and exhausted performance from Querrey that meant the match did not extend into the tie-breaking ... Read More »