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Men’s hockey World Cup: India to open against Spain on Jan 13


Bhubaneswar: Clubbed with European giants England, Spain and Wales in Pool D, hosts India will open their campaign against Spain in the 2023 FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup at Rourkela on January 13, the opening day of the competition. While India, the 1975 winner, will take on Spain in a prime-time match at 7...

India win first T20I against South Africa by 8 wickets


Thiruvananthapuram: Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul scored half centuries as the hosts chased down 107 on a difficult pitch to take a 1-0 lead against South Africa in the three-match series. Earlier, Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar made merry on a green pitch with deadly swing bowling to reduce South Africa to 9/5 in 2.3...

Nadal reveals why he became super emotional at Federer’s retirement


London: Spanish stalwart Rafael Nadal has revealed why he became super emotional during Roger Federer's last match in the Laver Cup, saying it was because an important part of his life was leaving with the retirement of the Swiss ace. Nadal, the winner of a record 22 Grand Slam singles titles, and Federer became emotional...

Grand Slam winner follows Federer, Serena in retirement chain


New York: The chain of tennis retirements hasn’t stopped yet as doubles Grand Slam champion Jonathan Erlich, who won Australian Open in 2008 and reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2003 and 2015, will follow Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and the other players that left the tour this year. Novak Djokovic will accompany Erlich in the...

The Oval, Lord’s to host next two ICC World Test Championship finals


Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that The Oval in London will play hosts to the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final in 2023, with the 2025 edition of the final to take place at Lords. The dates for both the 2023 and 2025 WTC Finals will be confirmed in due course. During...

India to host maiden MotoGP race in 2023


New Delhi: In a significant boost for motorcycle racing in India, the country will be hosting a maiden MotoGP World Championships race, labelled as 'Grand Prix of Bharat', at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida next year. MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna Sports S.L. and Noida-based race promoters Fairstreet Sports signed a Memorandum...

Sri Lanka must win T20 World Cup: Jayawardene


New Delhi: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday believes Sri Lanka's stunning triumph at the Asia Cup 2022 has changed expectations and the island nation should not look at anything other than winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup starting in October. Dasun Shanaka led Sri Lanka recently won the Asia Cup 2022 after beating...

Roger Federer announces retirement


Basel (Switzerland): Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, on Thursday announced his retirement from top-level tennis, saying that Laver cup will be his final ATP tour event. The 41-year-old has not played since Wimbledon 2021, after which he had a third knee operation. "Laver cup next month will be my final ATP tour event....

Indian-American golfer Theegala set to embrace new opportunities


California: A lot has changed for Sahith Theegala, but the Indian-American says nothing has changed for him. From being 351st in the World at the end of 2021, Theegala is right now 55th. The sea-change in his career came from having qualified for the Tour Championships, which has opened so many doors for Theegala. This...