Jr Hockey WC: India beat Belgium to set up semis date with Germany
On Wednesday, it was Pawan, who helped the Indian junior team earn a memorable 1-0 win with his heroics in front of the goal against Belgium in the quarterfinals of the Junior Hockey World Cup and set up a semifinal date with Germany on Friday.
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Grass shaved off at Wankhede
The "thick layer of grass" on the Wankhede pitch for the second Test between India and New Zealand has been shaved off in the build-up to the game. The draw in Kanpur in the first Test meant that both India and New Zealand had to be content with four points, something that clearly isn’t to the liking of the hosts, who want to maximise home conditions and grab the 12 World Test Championship points on offer.
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Opportunity may knock for KS Bharat
Will KS Bharat, who did well behind the stumps while substituting for Wriddhiman Saha in the first Test, make his debut in the second Test, which begins at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday? While Saha overcame a stiff neck to score a fighting half-century (61 not out) in the second innings at Green Park, there's still uncertainty over his fitness and availability for the second Test.
India vs NZ: Will 'struggling' Rahane get to play his first Test on home ground?
The prospect of playing a Test in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday - after an eight-and-a-half year Test career - should have got Ajinkya Rahane excited. Instead, the Mumbaikar is staring at a future as gloomy as the Mumbai weather was on Wednesday. In the 16 Tests that he has played in the last two years, Rahane averages just 24.39, with one hundred and two fifties.
WTA suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
WTA Tour chairman Steve Simon said Wednesday the women's tennis circuit is suspending all tournaments in China over concerns about the safety of Chinese player Peng Shuai. The WTA had planned 11 events in China this year before Covid-19 forced them to be relocated or cancelled.
Karsten Warholm named men's World Athlete of the Year
Norwegian Karsten Warholm was crowned male world athlete of the year on Wednesday on the back of his astonishing season in the 400m hurdles, twice breaking the world record and taking Olympic gold in one of the greatest races of all time.
Saudi Arabia is using Justin Bieber, F1 event to 'whitewash' its human rights record: Human Rights Watch
Radio/The Current: Canadian singer Justin Bieber is facing calls to cancel his appearance at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this weekend to avoid whitewashing the country's controversial human rights record, according to the Canada director at Human Rights Watch.
2nd Test: Rain likely to play spoilsport on Day 1
The untimely Mumbai monsoon threatens to play spoilsport as there is a fair chance of first day's play during the second Test between India and New Zealand being affected by rain as per weather forecast which may turn the 22-yard strip at Wankhede into a bowlers' paradise.