Ashes: Equipment malfunction sparks Stokes no-ball controversy
The no-ball call that denied England's Ben Stokes a wicket in his first over of the opening Ashes Test on Thursday led to the revelation that the third umpire was unable to check the front foot on every delivery.
NRAI ends contracts of all national coaches
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has decided to terminate contracts of all coaches. The message was conveyed to 24 national junior and senior coaches via email. The federation’s decision is a follow-up of the review done a few weeks ago. NRAI had decided not to renew contracts of their foreign coaches, Smirnov Pavel (pistol) and Oleg Mikhailov (rifle) after the Tokyo Games. TOI tried to speak to a few coaches, but no one was willing to talk about the mail.
India in SA: Ishant, Pujara, Rahane remain in Test squad
The national selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma has laid down its vision for taking Indian cricket forward in the coming two years by appointing Rohit Sharma the ODI captain and Test vice-captain from the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Ashes: England in torment after a Stokes no-ball saves Warner
Marnus Labuschagne scored a half-century and a Ben Stokes no-ball let David Warner off the hook as England toiled for little reward under a blazing sun early on day two of the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane on Thursday.
Barcelona crash out of CL; Benfica, Lille, Salzburg in last 16
Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage for the first time in over 20 years with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich on Wednesday, as Benfica, French champions Lille and Red Bull Salzburg all qualified for the last 16.
Rohit Sharma to lead India in ODIs; Virat Kohli 'steps down' to focus on batting
The BCCI’s senior selection committee, led by former India bowler Chetan Sharma, on Wednesday appointed opening batsman and white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma as the captain of the India One-day and T20 teams going forward. The decision comes less than three months after TOI first reported that present captain, across all formats, Virat Kohli was keen on stepping down as white-ball captain.
Canada's Gilgeous-Alexander, Dort lead charge in Thunder's tight win over Raptors
Sports/Basketball/NBA: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, from Hamilton, Ont., had 16 of his 26 points in a pivotal third quarter, while Montreal's Luguentz Dort scored 22 points and was a brick wall on defence in the Oklahoma City Thunder's thrilling 110-109 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Soccer icon Pele in hospital due to colon tumour, to be released in days
Sports/Soccer: Brazilian soccer great Pele was hospitalized in Sao Paulo to continue his colon tumour treatment. Pele's assistant Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press that Pele is having chemotherapy sessions to treat the tumour that was found during routine exams at the end of August.
Barcelona crashes out of Champions League, ending 17-year streak of KO round appearances
Sports/Soccer: Canadian star Alphonso Davies and Bayern Munich put a halt to Barcelona's 17-year streak of advancing to the Champions League knockout rounds each season on Wednesday with an exit from the group stage that failed to finish on time because of snow in Italy.
Canadian field hockey team headed home from South Africa following wait due to travel restrictions
Sports: Canada's women's junior field hockey team is scheduled to arrive home on Thursday after being stranded in South Africa due to restrictions surrounding the omicron coronavirus variant.
Bowlsby: Early signing changes being discussed
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said there have been preliminary discussions about possibly shifting the early signing period, as administrators and coaches have said the accelerated recruiting calendar has led to more coaching changes during the season.