Captain Eden Hazard scored twice for Belgium to spare the blushes of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and secure a 3-1 victory over Russia in their Euro 2020 Group I qualifier at the King Baudouin Stadium on Thursday. Courtois allowed Russia a soft equaliser after his error gifted a goal to Denis Cheryshev, but Belgium claimed a […]
The odds are stacked against India but a confident head coach Stephen Constantine says his players have it in them to qualify for the next round of the AFC Asian Cup by beating Bahrain, here on Monday. The Group A is currently balanced on a knife’s edge, with all four teams still standing a chance […]
For far too long, India has looked to its cricketers alone for sporting glory. But the past few years have seen a fresh stream of sports stars from diverse disciplines, thanks to the establishment of domestic leagues such as Pro Wrestling and Pro Kabaddi, and live coverage of international events like the Asian Games and […]
Hockey World Cupuhammad Rizwan Sr remembers the 2014 Champions Trophy in India very vividly and more importantly, hopes Pakistan players have “learnt” their lessons from that controversy. Four years ago, some Pakistani players had gone overboard with their celebrations after their semifinal win over India in the Champions Trophy, triggering a major controversy. Two Pakistani […]
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e is swiftly emerging from the shadow of his illustrious colleagues Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. And given his current form, it seems that Kidambi Srikanth, 24, will become the first Indian male to do what India’s female shuttlers have already done-rise to the top by beating the world’s best in badminton. On June 18, […]
When the Badminton World Federation (BWF) unveiled its weekly rankings on Thursday, April 6, PV Sindhu’s superlative showing gained global recognition. India’s star badminton player had moved up to No. 2 from No. 5. That may seem like a small improvement, but it is not an easy climb.