Siraj first bowler to bowl two maiden overs in IPL match
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday created history as he became the first bowler to bowl two maiden overs in an Indian Premier League match. Siraj achieved the feat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. KKR won the toss and opted to bat first against RCB.
Sumariwalla set to become AFI chief for third term
Incumbent Adille Sumariwalla is set to be elected unopposed as Athletics Federation of India president for his third term while former long jumper Anju Bobby George will be made senior vice-president in the polls of the national governing body on October 31.
IPL : We want to finish on top of the points table, says de Villiers
Experiencing one of their finest IPL seasons, Royals Challengers Bangalore's batting maestro AB de Villiers says his team wants to top the points table on its way to the play-offs of the ongoing edition. Ahead of their game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the RCB were placed at the number three spot on the points table with 12 points from nine matches.
This wasn't a season we expected, but keep supporting CSK: Bravo
Ruled out of the remainder of IPL with a groin injury, Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has implored the beleaguered outfit's fans to keep supporting it in what has turned out to be a forgettable season. The 37-year-old's pullout came as a massive blow to the already struggling side which has very slim chances of advancing to the play-offs.
Manchester United dismiss Super League reports
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Wednesday dismissed reports that the club were part of a plot to form a breakaway European Super League, saying they were focused on official talks with UEFA over the future of the Champions League.
27 NSFs to be granted recognition: Ministry in its affidavit to HC
The Sports Ministry has decided to grant recognition to 27 national sports federations, according to an affidavit it has filed before the Delhi High Court. Prominent among the 27 federations include badminton, weightlifting, wrestling, hockey, swimming, cycling, shooting, table tennis, squash, basketball, football and kabaddi.
SAI to arrange for travel for trainees to return to training centres
With an eye on Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, sporting activities are being resumed in SAI training centers across the country from November 1 and as a result, the Sports Authority of India has decided to make transport arrangements for the athletes of NCOEs/SAI Training Centres who have to join their training facility.
Defending champ Tiger Woods aims for historic 83 at Zozo
Tiger Woods felt it. At last year’s Zozo Championship, the energy was palpable. It was an electric blend of captivating golf down the stretch between Woods and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, combined with a country eager to momentarily escape the devastation left in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.
Running faster, feeling fresher and not afraid to get out: Shikhar Dhawan
In rampaging form, DC opener Shikhar Dawan says he is running faster, feeling fresher and has no fear of being dismissed this IPL season. Dhawan has scored two consecutive IPL tons, the first to achieve the feat, and slammed two 50s as well, making it a season to remember for him so far. "I have been playing for 13 years, and this is the first (back-to-back hundreds). So, really happy," said Dhawan.
Shami is the best yorker bowler in the competition right now: Maxwell
After registering a comfortable five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said teammate Mohammed Shami is currently the best yorker bowler in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Aashi named impressive new driver in FIA's Rising Stars program
City-based Aashi Hanspal was named the 'Most Deserving and Impressive New Driver' in the FIA Girls On Track - The Rising Stars programme, held at Paul Ricard karting circuit in France. FMSCI's women's commission chairperson Sita Raina revealed this on Wednesday, hailing the award as a milestone moment for Indian motorsports.
Mohammad Nabi re-signs for Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday announced that Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will return to the club for the upcoming tenth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). This will be Nabi's fourth season with the club. In his 27 games for the Renegades, he has demonstrated his all-round talents by averaging 30 with the bat at a strike rate of 131, while also taking 21 wickets.
Novak Djokovic pulls out of Paris Masters with no points to win
Novak Djokovic has decided not to enter the Paris Masters because he has no points to win at the November 2-8 event as he bids to retain the world number one spot come end of season, the 33-year-old Serb said. "I won't play in Paris as I can't add to my points tally but I will go to Vienna and London," Djokovic told Wednesday's edition of Belgade daily Sportski Zurnal.