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8 hours ago
Kohli becomes top ranked T20I batsman

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) India Test skipper Virat Kohli has become the No.1 ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) batsman in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings. Kohli overtook Australia's Aaron Finch, who missed Monday's 20-over clash against England in Cardiff, which the home side won by five runs. Finch dropped 17 points to 854, which, in turn, means he now tra...

1 day ago
England captain Morgan praises Stokes after T20 win

Cardiff, Sep 1 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan has praised all-rounder Ben Stokes after their thrilling five-run victory in the one-off Twenty20 clash against Australia here. With Australia needing 12 runs in the last over, Stokes kept his cool to concede just six, while claiming the wicket of Nathan Coulter-Nile to hand the hosts a nail-biting win on Monday. He took on the re...

1 day ago
De Gea's move to Real Madrid collapses as transfer market closes

Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Spanish giants Real Madrid's failure to sign English club Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was the biggest story on the last day of the transfer market in Spain but several other important deals were completed on time. De Gea's transfer, one of the most anticipated moves of the season, collapsed because the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time. Howe...

3 days ago
All eyes on Australian leg-spinner Boyce vs England in T20 clash

Cardiff, Aug 30 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Cameron Boyce will be the cynosure of all eyes in the one-off T20 International against England here on Tuesday. Boyce is the sole specialist T20 player in Australia's limited-overs squad, and David Warner says the Queenslander's vast array of deliveries is what has made him a success in the shortest format of the game. Cameron's a ve...

5 days ago
History of galaxies unravelled for the first time

London, Aug 28 (IANS) A team of international scientists has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime. Using data from the NASA's Hubble telescope and European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, the team showed that a large proportion of galaxies have undergone a major metamorphosis since they were initially formed after ...

7 days ago
English League Cup results

London, Aug 26 (IANS) Following are the English League Cup results on Tuesday, according to Xinhua news agency. Second round Aston Villa 5, Notts County 3 Birmingham 2, Gillingham 0 Burton 1, Middlesbrough 2 Bury 1, Leicester 4 Crystal Palace 4, Shrewsbury 1 Doncaster 1, Ipswich 4 Fulham 3, Sheffield Utd 0 Hartlepool 0, Bour...

9 days ago
Clarke proposes gentler pitches to prolong Tests

London, Aug 24 (IANS) Retiring Australian skipper Michael Clarke has requested groundsmen to produce more batting friendly pitches in order to ensure that Test matches last their full length. Indisciplined batting on both sides has been widely cited as the major factor in none of the five Tests in the just concluded Ashes series reaching their final day. Clarke indicated that he ...

21 days ago
Australia call up uncapped trio for ODI series against England

Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) All-rounder Marcus Stoinis, spinner Ashton Agar and batsman Joe Burns were called up by Australia for the limited overs series against England to be held after the fifth and final Ashes Test. Steve Smith will lead the side which will play a one-off One-Day International (ODI) against Ireland in Belfast on August 27 before taking on England in the sole T20 Internatio...

21 days ago
Aussie keeper Haddin to miss final Ashes Test

London, Aug 12 (IANS) Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will not feature in the final Ashes Test against England here at The Oval cricket ground from August 20 after he returned home for family reasons. The 37-year-old played in the first Test at Cardiff which Australia lost, but then missed the second match for personal reasons and was replaced by Peter Neville, who since then has pla...

24 days ago
No mixed emotions after guiding England to Ashes win: Coach Bayliss

Nottingham, Aug 9 (IANS) Australian coach Trevor Bayliss said he doesn't feel any mixed emotions after guiding traditional foes England to an Ashes win. He was appointed as England's coach just six weeks before the start of the Ashes series against Australia and only met his new players less than two weeks before the opening Test in Cardiff. England took an unsurpassable 3-1 lead...

25 days ago
Clarke confirms Test retirement after Ashes

Nottingham, Aug 8 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke announced his retirement from Test cricket after England thrashed his team to win the Ashes series on Saturday. Australia lost the fourth Test by an innings and 78 runs at Trent Bridge cricket ground on Saturday, thereby surrendering the series 3-1 for the fourth consecutive time on foreign soil. The fifth and fin...

25 days ago
Clarke to retire after Ashes: Reports

Nottingham, Aug 8 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is reportedly set to announce his retirement from Test cricket, media reports said on Saturday. Australia are fighting for survival in the ongoing fourth Test at Trent Bridge, being behind by 90 runs in their second innings with only three wickets in hand on Friday. They are on the verge of surrendering the Ashes ...

25 days ago
Embattled Clarke still valuable for Australia: Border

Nottingham, Aug 8 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Allan Border has backed under-fire Michael Clarke, saying he should continue to lead beyond the Ashes series. Australia are fighting for survival in the ongoing fourth Test at Trent Bridge, being behind by 90 runs in their second innings with only three wickets in hand on Friday. They are on the verge of surrendering the Ashes for...

26 days ago
Barcelona best team in world: Sevilla coach

Seville (Spain), Aug 7 (IANS) Sevilla coach Unai Emery has said his team's UEFA Super Cup final opponent FC Barcelona are possibly the best team in the world, that are always at a high competitive level and they are favourites to win the title this season. Emery also has words of encouragement for his side saying this season's Sevilla squad that has reached the UEFA Super Cup final is be...

28 days ago
Lot of cricket still left in me: Watson

Nottingham, Aug 5 (IANS) Out-of-favour Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes there is still a lot of cricket left in him and wants to make a comeback into the Test side. Australia play England in the fourth Test of a five-match Ashes series starting here on Thursday. England lead the series 2-1 with two matches still to be played. Watson was dropped after underperforming i...

29 days ago
Loss of Anderson big plus for Australia: Harris

Nottingham, Aug 4 (IANS) Former pacer Ryan Harris believes the absence of England speedster James Anderson will be a huge advantage for the visiting Australian team as the hosts look to regain the Ashes in the fourth Test in Nottingham, starting on Thursday. The former Aussie quick said Australia's batsmen can take full advantage of the English pacer's absence. Anderson, a veteran of 107...

1 month ago
Lyon awaits word on Pereira transfer from Man United

Lyon, Aug 3 (IANS) Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Monday that his football club is waiting to receive word from Manchester United on transferring Brazilian international Rafael Pereira to the French side. Rafael has arrived from Manchester. We hope for an agreement on the transfer from MU, Aulas tweeted, reports Efe. Pereira arrived here on Sunday to under...

1 month ago
Cricket match abandoned due to unplayable wicket

Cardiff, August 3 (IANS) The centre wicket of the Sophia Gardens here, which was heavily criticised for being too batsman-friendly during the first Ashes cricket Test less than three weeks ago, was considered so dangerous and unpredictable that an English county match was abandoned. The 50-over fixture on Sunday between Glamorgan and Hampshire was called off in the early stages of the se...

1 month ago
Australia, England lock horns in third Ashes Test

Birmingham, July 28 (IANS) Following a 10-day gap during which Australia played a cricket practice game and England effected changes to their side, the Ashes is set to see the two traditional rivals again lock horns for the third Test at Edgbaston, starting here on Wednesday. The series is presently level at 1-1 with the visitors dominating the second Test at Lord's, bouncing back from a...

1 month ago
Schizophrenia risk may begin very early in life

London, July 24 (IANS) How one critical gene functions during the first week after a baby's birth may have bearing on his/her developing schizophrenia, reveals a new study. The findings suggest that interventions for preventing this long-term mental disorder may begin very early in life. The gene is known as 'disrupted in schizophrenia-1' (DISC-1). Past studies have shown that wh...

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