Spot-on Mumbai celebrate Premier Futsal triumph

Ryan Giggs’ Mumbai 5s won the inaugural Premier Futsal title in Goa on Sunday (24), beating Kochi 5s 3-2 on penalties. Kochi goalkeeper Casslone missed the crucial sudden-death spot-kick after the final finished 1-1 at the Peddam stadium. Mumbai, led by Manchester United legend Giggs, left in late to force a shoot-out, equalising in the […]

Ashwin spins India to crushing first-Test victory

Ravichandran Ashwin completed a magnificent all-round performance with seven wickets to bowl India to a crushing victory by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua on Sunday (July 24). His haul of seven for 83 off 25 overs followed his third Test hundred […]

Sachin Tendulkar at the Spartan International press conference

Sachin Tendulkar at the Spartan International press conference, talking about his passion and support for helping budding cricketers You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

India and West Indies face contrasting challenges in Test series

India’s Test ranking has long been based on their formidable home form, but the side aim to impress new coach Anil Kumble by showing they can adapt to conditions outside the subcontinent in a four-Test series against West Indies starting in Antigua on Thursday (21). For the hosts, however, the task is more straightforward – […]

England turn to Pakistan great Saqlain to help solve spin problem

England are in a spin in more ways than one as they head into the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday (July 22) looking to level the four-match series at 1-1. Alastair Cook’s men suffered a 75-run defeat inside four days in last week’s first Test at Lord’s, with Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir […]

Vijender Singh targets Amir Khan fight after WBO title win

Vijender Singh insists his WBO Asia-Pacific super-middleweight title win in New Delhi is only the “beginning” – and is eyeing an unlikely clash with Amir Khan next. The Indian star, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games, beat Australian Kerry Hope on points after 10 rounds of one-sided action at the Thyagaraj […]

Sachin Tendulkar: It’s an opportunity to give back

Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar was in London this week (12) where he said he wanted to keep helping under privileged children and allow them to follow their passion. “It’s an opportunity to give back,” said Tendulkar at a press conference to promote his new affiliation with the sporting goods company, Spartan International. As an investor […]

Anirban Lahiri confident heading into Open weekend

Anirban Lahiri is confident of a good showing over the weekend at the Open championship after a battling second round 72 in rainy and blustery conditions at Royal Troon. India’s number one golfer, Lahiri, who has made the cut three times in four participations at the Open, is hoping to go better than his previous […]

Anirban Lahiri makes solid start at Open

India’s Anirban Lahiri began his Open championship campaign with a solid two-under-par 69 but was little disappointed as he felt the round could have been so much better, It was a opening day when the 29-year old felt that he left a few birdies out on the course. Playing alongside American Keegan Bradley and and […]

Misbah set to finally realise Lord’s dream

Mohammad Amir may be the centre of attention in the build-up to the first Test against England at Lord’s, but Thursday’s (July 14) match is also a milestone for Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq. Selection rows and fall-outs with previous Pakistan regimes mean that experienced batsman Misbah is now making his first Test tour of England at […]