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Australian Open: Heat is on Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic

Australian Open: Heat is on Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both face a tough start to their attempts for record-breaking titles at the Australian Open on Tuesday, where temperatures are forecast to soar on day two. Rafael Nadal, coming back from injury, will also have a tricky opener in Melbourne. Williams, chasing an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam trophy, won’t […]

To steal Virat Kohli’s thunder, Australia play this trick on India cricket team

Australia cricket team is leaving no stone unturned in its effort to try and win a Test match in India for the first time since 2004. On Tuesday, Cricket Australia announced that former India cricket team batsman Sriram Sridharan will work with the Aussies as a spin consultant during the February-March Test series against Virat Kohli’s […]

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Brendon McCullum Big Bash ban ‘ridiculously harsh’ and ‘embarrassing’

Brendon McCullum sat out the Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars match on Tuesday as a penalty for the slow over rate with which his side, Heat, played during the loss against Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League last week. Fans and cricketers alike have criticised Big Bash for the suspension, saying it was too […]

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Australian Open: Heat is on Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both face a tough start to their attempts for record-breaking titles at the Australian Open on Tuesday, where temperatures are forecast to soar on day two. Rafael Nadal, coming back from injury, will also have a tricky opener in Melbourne. Williams, chasing an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam trophy, won’t […]

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Mushfiqur Rahim knocked out by a Tim Southee bouncer and this is what happened

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was taken to hospital on Monday after being hit on the head by a bouncer from New Zealand’s Tim Southee but was reported to be doing “fine”. (Kane Williamson ton scripts NZ win) Mushfiqur Rahim, who was wearing a helmet, slowly went to the ground then rolled over onto his back […]

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Virat Kohli is the Cristiano Ronaldo of cricket, says Nasser Hussain

Virat Kohli’s innings of 122, in the incredible chase against England in the first ODI on Sunday, has shattered records and earned praise from across the cricketing world. The biggest testament to Kohli’s stature and performance as a player and skipper is when the praise comes from the opposition camp. After his innings in the […]

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Australian Open tennis: Simona Halep continues frustrations at Melbourne Park

Shelby Rogers of the U.S. shakes hands after winning her women’s singles Australian Open first round match against Romania’s Simona Halep (right) at Melbourne Park. (Reuters) Simona Halep fell at the Australian Open’s first hurdle for a second straight year on Monday after the Romanian, hampered by a nagging knee problem, lost 6-3, 6-1 to […]

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Real Madrid C.F. La Liga record run ends as Sevilla strike with late goal

Sevilla’s Stevan Jovetic (right) celebrates after scoring the late-winner against Real Madrid C.F. in their La Liga match at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty put Madrid in front, but Sergio Ramos’s own goal levelled before Jovetic curled home from 25 yards. (AP) A stunning stoppage time winner from Stevan Jovetic ended Real […]

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Australian Open: Nicolas Almagro denies money-grab after 23 minute match

Spain’s Nicolas Almagro retired with a calf injury just 23 minutes into his Australian Open first round match against France’s Jeremy Chardy. (AFP) Spain’s Nicolas Almagro strongly denied suggestions of a money-grab after he lasted just 23 minutes at the Australian Open before retiring on Monday. Almagro threw in the towel with a calf injury […]

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Who is Mitchell Swepson, the rookie spinner in Australia squad for India tour?

Australia called up uncapped Mitchell Swepson to boost the spin contingent for next month’s India series to four, as Glenn Maxwell returned to the Test fold in a 16-man squad. Queenslander Mitchell Swepson, 23, was the major surprise of the touring party, getting the call up after just 14 first-class games, claiming 41 wickets. He […]

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