Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final
Novak Djokovic claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all 4 majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a gripping French Open final. The world no.1 triumphed 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 over the Greek 22-year-old who was playing in his first Slam final. Djokovic is now just one major away from equalling the all-time record of 20, jointly held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Kaur succumbs to Covid-19
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Kaur passed away on Sunday after a prolonged battle against Covid-19. Kaur, a former Indian women's volleyball team captain, was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali on May 26 with Covid pneumonia, a couple of days after her husband was admitted to the same hospital.
Cook fears England batsmen 'can't handle Test cricket'
England great Alastair Cook delivered a stinging rebuke to the current team's batsmen by saying they "can't handle" the pressure of Test cricket as they suffered a humiliating series loss to New Zealand at Edgbaston on Sunday.
Euro 2020: Sterling gives England opening win over Croatia
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.
WTC Final: Heavy-scoring Indians have an edge over NZ batsmen
With less than a week to go before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, the Indian batting unit looks better and more experienced than the opposition. While India have as many as five batsmen among top 15 top scorers in the World Test Championship, New Zealand have none. The WTC cycle began on August 1, 2019, during the Ashes.
Vinoo Mankad among 10 ICC Hall of Fame special inductees
The ICC on Sunday inducted 10 icons of the game, including India's Vinoo Mankad, into its illustrious Hall of Fame with two players each from five eras, dating back to cricket's early days, making it to the list. The announcement coincided with the inaugural World Test Championship final, to be played between India and New Zealand from June 18 in Southampton.
Recovering, says Faf du Plessis after suffering concussion in PSL
Much to the cricket community's relief, South African star Faf du Plessis on Sunday said he was back from the hospital and "recovering", after suffering a concussion during his team Quetta Gladiators' PSL match against Peshawar Zalmi here. Du Plessis eventually got on his feet and walked back to the team dugout before being taken to hospital for scans.
New Zealand overtake India to attain number one Test ranking
New Zealand on Sunday toppled India to become the number one ranked Test team in the world. The Kiwis achieved the feat after defeating England 1-0 in the two-match Test series on Sunday. New Zealand now has 123 points in ICC Team Test Rankings while India has 121 points and is positioned at the second spot.
French Open organisers defend Osaka handling, say 'can do better' on mental health
French Open organisers defended their handling of the Naomi Osaka situation on Sunday but accepted that the governing bodies need to do better on mental health issues following the Japanese player's exit from the Grand Slam over her media boycott.
I was surprised to get selected in Bayern U-19 world squad: Shubho
Selected in FC Bayern's world squad (U-19), Sudeva FC captain Shubho Paul was a bit surprised but the young Indian footballer is determined to make the country proud when he goes to Germany for training. The 17-year-old forward was selected from U-19 players from around the world through video footage analysis by FC Bayern legend and 1990 World Cup winner Klaus Augenthaler.