The Times Of India Sports
IPL: Prasidh, Buttler send Rajasthan Royals to their first final since 2008
Jos Buttler extended his dream run this season with a record-equalling fourth hundred as Rajasthan Royals produced a ruthless performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets on Friday and reach their first IPL final since the inaugural edition in 2008. Buttler (1068), the leading run getter of the tournament by a fair distance, toyed with the RCB attack to ensure the Royals romped to victory in 18.1 overs.
It's about staying grounded for teen chess sensation Praggnanandhaa
Indian teen chess sensation Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa might have achieved some of his best results in the recent past, including upsetting world champion Magnus Carlsen twice, but the 16-year-old believes in keeping his feet firmly grounded.
UEFA to prevent Ukrainian, Belarusian teams from being drawn against each other
Teams from Belarus and Ukraine will be prevented from being drawn against each other in any UEFA competition going forward, the Executive Committee of European soccer's governing body said on Friday.
Champions League final: The form of Liverpool vs the grit of Real Madrid
That Liverpool go into the Champions League final this time as the form favourites is no secret. They have had a remarkable season and have been top class. On the other side though stand a gritty Real Madrid. The Spanish giants, who are the most successful team in the history of the competition (13 titles) have defied logic and pulled themselves back from the brink of elimination in the knockouts three times.
Fit-again Sunil Chhetri boosts India's chances in Jordan friendly
Upbeat with the return of talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri in their ranks, India still have a tough task at hand when they face higher-ranked Jordan in an international football friendly match here on Saturday.
England Test coach McCullum eager to support 'strong leader' Stokes
Brendon McCullum is relishing the prospect of working alongside a "really strong leader" in new captain Ben Stokes as they prepare to launch a new era for the England Test team. McCullum himself has only been recently appointed to the role of England Test coach, with the team on a woeful run of one win in 17 matches ahead of their series opener against his native New Zealand starting at Lord's next week.
Arshdeep Singh eyeing potential India debut vs SA
Arshdeep Singh's ability to bowl wide yorkers, targeting the block-hole, and not giving away too many runs, earned him an India call up and a place in the squad for the home series against South Africa next month. India are scheduled to play a five-match T20I series against South Africa, starting June 9.
If Pant plays 100-plus Tests, his name will be etched in history books: Sehwag
Pant came into prominence due to his exploits in T20 cricket. But of late, he has been a force to reckon with in Test cricket, amassing 1920 runs in 30 matches at an average of 40.85, including four centuries and nine half-centuries.
Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets in 2nd Test to win series
Sri Lanka bowled out Bangladesh for 169 runs in the second innings at Dhaka after Asitha Fernando finished with a career-best 6-51, which left Sri Lanka to score just 29 to win. The first Test in Chittagong had ended in a draw.