MUMBAI - Cricket legend Anil Kumble on Monday decided to step down as chief mentor of Mumbai Indians with immediate effect. The former leg-spinner has been associated with the Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit since January 2013 and now has decided to pursue other opportunities in sports and cricket. In his first year as mentor, Mumbai Indians won the IPL and the Champions League in 2013. The outfit again won IPL this year.
NEW DELHI - Star boxer Vijender Singh met Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday in order to discuss plans of developing professional boxing in the country. Thanking Sonowal for supporting his venture into the professional arena, Vijender informed that the misnister has assured that the government will help him to promote professional boxing in India. "I would like to thank sports minister Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal for...
LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Monday made it clear that its team will not play a bilateral series in India as desired by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). A day after he said that BCCI president Shashank Manohar had offered to host Pakistan in December, Khan asserted that the series would only be possible if India plays in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),
CHINA - The only Indian shuttler left in the tournament, defending champion Saina Nehwal marched into the women's singles semi-finals with a comprehensive straight games win over Japan's Nozomi Okuhara at the prestigious $700,000 China Open Superseries Premier here on Friday. The top seed took just 42 minutes to ease past the World No.10 Japanese 21-16, 21-13 at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center.
PARIS - Top Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna, partnering Romanian Florin Mergea, entered the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Paris Masters at the Palais Omnisports here. It wasn't an easy outing as the eighth seeds needed an hour and 33 minutes to overcome Colombian pairing of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-5 in the second round of the 3,288,530-euro ($3.5 million) tournament on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI - Two of the biggest and hardest hitters of the cricket ball, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Chris Gayle engaged in some on stage banter at an event here on Monday, mimicking each other and having some fun. West Indian batting great Gayle first mimicked Dhoni's patent helicopter shot in front of the media and others as India's limited over captain made fun of the Jamaican left-hander's running between the wickets.
SINGAPORE - Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis came up with another stupendous performance on Sunday to win the women's doubles title of the prestigious $7 million WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium here and comprehensively underline their supremacy in the category. The top seeds took just an hour and seven minutes to rout Spanish eighth seeds Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, ...