Euro 2020: Sterling gives England opening win over Croatia | Football News

LONDON: Raheem Sterling finally found his tournament touch when his goal gave England a deserved 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley on Sunday as they began a European Championship with a victory for the first time in nine attempts. Sterling, something of a surprise starter after a flat end to the domestic season but a … Read more

Olympics: Australia unveils opening ceremony uniforms for Tokyo Games | Tokyo Olympics News

Olympics: Australia unveils opening ceremony uniforms for Tokyo Games | Tokyo Olympics News

SYDNEY: Australia unveiled the uniforms their athletes will wear at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, a milestone that world champion canoeist Jessica Fox said made her third trip to the Games “a bit more real”. The opening ceremony is scheduled for July 23 but it is certain to be very different … Read more

Babar Azam becomes first Pakistan captain to win his opening four Tests | Cricket News

Babar Azam becomes first Pakistan captain to win his opening four Tests | Cricket News

HARARE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday congratulated the Pakistan men’s cricket team on their sixth consecutive series win and Babar Azam, who has become the first Pakistan captain to win his opening four Tests. Pakistan defeated South Africa in Tests and T20Is at home earlier this year and then won the T20I and ODI … Read more

IPL 2021: Punjab Kings haven’t yet thought about opening role for Chris Gayle or Dawid Malan, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News

AHMEDABAD: Punjab Kings’ stand-in captain Mayank Agarwal says they have not yet discussed if explosive Chris Gayle or Dawid Malan would open the innings alongside him in the absence of KL Rahul, who needs a surgery to treat acute appendicitis. Regular skipper Rahul is doubtful to rejoin the league anytime soon even as his team … Read more

Billie Jean King Cup: Ankita Raina runs Jelena Ostapenko close before losing opening singles | Tennis News

Billie Jean King Cup: Ankita Raina runs Jelena Ostapenko close before losing opening singles | Tennis News

JURMALA: Ankita Raina gave her all in an extremely close defeat while Karman Kaur Thandi too fought her heart out before losing as India trailed 0-2 on the opening day of the Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs, here on Friday. The 174th-ranked Ankita gave a mighty scare to 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, ranked … Read more

Italy approves opening stadium to fans at 25% capacity for Euros | Football News

Italy approves opening stadium to fans at 25% capacity for Euros | Football News

ROME: Italy’s government will allow fans to attend matches at this year’s European Championship in Rome’s Olympic Stadium with at least 25% capacity, the country’s soccer federation (FIGC) said in a statement on Tuesday. Euro 2020 was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and European soccer’s governing body UEFA had asked the … Read more

SRH spinner Rashid Khan ‘ready’ for opening clash against KKR | Cricket News

CHENNAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) spinner Rashid Khan is “ready” to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Sunday. The 14th edition of the cash-rich league kicked off with a thrilling encounter between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and SRH will begin their campaign in the … Read more

In a first, BCCI invites representatives of differently-abled cricket for IPL opening match | Cricket News

MUMBAI: For the first time ever, the BCCI has invited representatives from the differently-abled governing council members for this year’s IPL opening match on Friday. The invitation was extended by BCCI secretary Jay Shah to the office-bearers of the Differently Abled Cricket Council of India (DCCI) to come and be part of the IPL opening … Read more

Bahrain Grand Prix: I loved every minute, says Lewis Hamilton after tough opening win | Racing News

Lewis Hamilton fended off young challenger Max Verstappen in one of the toughest battles of his Formula One career in Bahrain on Sunday and said he had loved every minute of it. Mercedes’ seven times world champion took the chequered flag in the season-opener with less than a second separating him from his Red Bull … Read more

Lacklustre France held by Ukraine in opening World Cup qualifier | Football News

PARIS: France kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign in unconvincing fashion as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Ukraine on Wednesday. Antoine Griezmann put the world champions in front in the first half with a brilliant strike, only for defender Presnel Kimpembe to hand the visitors a point with an own … Read more