La Liga: Aguero debuts, Fati shines again as Barcelona rallies to beat Valencia 3-1

Ansu Fati is quickly becoming Barcelona’s go-to player in the absence of Lionel Messi. The 18-year-old Fati made his first start for Barcelona after a long injury layoff on Sunday, scoring a goal and earning his team a penalty as the Catalan club halted its losing streak by rallying to beat Valencia 3-1 in the…

Meet Ravi Dahiya, the wrestler-philosopher

“Struggle,” Ravi Dahiya says, “is continuous. Sometimes, it’s external. Mostly, it’s within.” The Olympic silver medallist turns philosophical while talking about his job-hunting misadventures. The story goes something like this: in 2015, after Dahiya started winning medals at junior Asian- and world-level…

Virat Kohli is a leader, RCB will celebrate his contributions: Harshal Patel

Virat Kohli’s tenure as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore may have ended without an IPL triumph but the franchise will nonetheless “celebrate” his contributions over the years, said the team’s pacer Harshal Patel. Harshal though did not specify how exactly the team plans to celebrate Kohli’s…

‘Absolutely disgusting’: Maxwell calls out online abuse after RCB’s exit from IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell has hit back at online trolls for abusing him and the RCB teammates after they lose the IPL eliminator match to KKR on Monday night. The KKR prevailed over the Virat Kohli-led RCB in a game of punches and…

Tom Moody interested in coaching Indian team: Report

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody is expected to apply for the high profile job of Indian cricket team’s next head coach for a fourth time, following the conclusion of the upcoming T20 World Cup, according to a media report. “It’s understood the former World Cup-winner and well-travelled coach is eyeing the…

Kylian Mbappe scores winner as France beat Spain 2-1 to win UEFA Nations League title

World champions France won the Nations League final with goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe earning them a 2-1 win over Spain at the San Siro stadium on Sunday. Didier Deschamps side had struggled to get a foothold in the game during a first half dominated by Spain but after going a goal down, following Mikel…

Stefanos Tsitsipas storms into third round at Indian Wells with straight set win over Pedro Martinez

Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the third round at Indian Wells for the first time in his career on Sunday, defeating Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6-2 6-4 under lights to set up a meeting with Fabio Fognini. The Greek broke serve to take a 2-0 lead in the first set, which he easily won, but his unseeded opponent made him…

IPL 2021: When MS Dhoni retires he will be remembered as one of the greatest finishers of all time – Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said that his team didn’t bowl as well as they could have to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni towards the end of the first Qualifier of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday but there is no doubt that the latter is one of the greatest finishers the game…

The Ashes: England not the strongest but Australia have their share of problems as well, says Mike Atherton

England may have been limited in their choices while selecting a squad for the Ashes due to the unavailability of several first team regulars, but Australia also have their own problems to deal with, former captain Michael Atherton has said. England on Sunday named their best available squad, with all-rounders Ben…

Win like this will give us confidence to pull off game from any situation: Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Friday said the manner in which his side beat Delhi Capitals will give them “the confidence to pull off a game from any situation” as they head into the IPL playoffs. A last-ball six by K S Bharat (78 not out) gave RCB victory after they needed 15 from the last…