Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski ended his long international football career in a fine style, scoring a tremendous goal to lead Germany to a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly here.
The 31-year-old on Wednesday boosted his goal tally for Germany to 49 in 131 matches, including the side's triumphant 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.
Test stars Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay were on Wednesday rewarded with Grade A category of the BCCI annual contracts, the amount of which has been doubled to Rs two crore from this season while middle order batsman Suresh Raina failed to figure in the list.
The trio joins Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane in the top category of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) contracts. Former skipper Dhoni h...
Ravindra Jadeja has whizzed ahead of India spin-twin Ravichandran Ashwin to take the sole top spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after grabbing nine wickets in the drawn third Test against Australia which puts the four-match series interestingly poised at 1-1.
Jadeja, who grabbed five for 124 and four for 52 in in Ranchi, has gained seven points after starting joint-first with Ashwin at 892 points. The left-arm spinner has become only the third India player ...
The middle order duo of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb produced some gritty batting to help Australia salvage a draw against India in the third cricket Test match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium in Ranchi on Monday.
Handscomb and Marsh forged a brilliant 124-run fifth-wicket stand as Australia ended their second innings at 204/6 and denied the hosts any chance of gaining a 2-1 lead in the series. The Indians had declared their first innings at 6...
Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Scot Sir Andy Murray have been ruled out of the Miami Open, beginning from Wednesday, due to right elbow injuries to both.
World No.2 Djokovic was the defending champion in the men's singles category. He also won the title in Miami six times.
Manchester City played out a disappointing 1-1 draw with Liverpool in an English Premier League tie at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
In what was a bruising encounter between two aspirants for a top 4 berth come the end of the season, the Referee was the centre of attraction in a close first half that saw numerous penalty appeals but none being awarded.
Roger Federer secured his fifth win at the BNP Paribas Open, the first World Tour Masters 1000 tennis tourney of the season, defeating his Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5.
With Sunday's win, the 35-year-old Federer - who is now the oldest champion in history at Indian Wells - goes up four slots to the sixth place in the ATP rankings and is tied with Serbia's Novak Djokovic as the players with the greatest number of trophies from the California desert venue.
Manchester United snatched an important 3-1 away win against Middlesbrough to jump above Arsenal into fifth spot in the Premier League standings at Riverside Stadium on Sunday.
Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini opened the scoring for Manchester United 30 minutes into the first half, before Jesse Lingard scored again for the visitors at the 62-minute mark.
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer continued his strong run of form at the BNP Paribas Open, defeating American Jack Sock to set up a title showdown against compatriot Stan Wawrinka.
Federer on Saturday raced out to a quick lead and wrapped up the first set of the semi-final match before the first ball change.
Bangladesh racked up a thrilling four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka riding a brilliant all-round performance from Shakib Al Hasan to seal a memorable 100th Test win on Sunday. Chasing 191 to win, Tamim Iqbal struck a fine 82 before skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (22 not out) carried Bangladesh over the finishing line on a dramatic final day at the P Sara Oval.
It sealed the tourists' first win over the Sri Lanka in the format as they squared the two-match series 1-1. The fact th...
Superb batting by Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha coupled with excellent bowling by Ravindra Jadeja put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the third cricket Test against Australia in Ranchi on Sunday.
Pujara scored a double-century and Saha notched up a ton as the duo produced a partnership of 199 runs to enable India declare their first innings at 603/9 for a lead of 152 runs. Australia had scored 451 in their first innings.