Messi wins record seventh Ballon d’Or award

Argentina’s Lionel Messi has bagged the Ballon d’Or award for a record-extending seventh time, as his former club Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas clinched the women’s award after a stellar season with the Catalan club. Continue Reading

IPL: CSK retains Dhoni

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and MS Dhoni were on Tuesday retained by their respective franchises — Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings as BCCI unveiled the retention list ahead of the IPL mega auction. Continue Reading

Davis Cup 2021: Spain knocked out by Russia

Champions Spain were knocked out of the Davis Cup as favourites Russian Tennis Federation booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a thrilling victory in Madrid. Spanish duo Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez needed to win their doubles decider to send Spain through at Serbia’s expense, but Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev came from a set down seal a 4-6 6-2 6-4 victory and a top spot for Russia in Group A. Continue Reading

India coach Dravid praise ‘fighting spirit’ shown by young players

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid praised the players for their ‘fighting spirit’ and ‘composure’ they showed in the now-concluded Day 5 of the first Test against New Zealand, here at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Continue Reading

Ramkumar wins Manama Challenger

Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan won his maiden Challenger level singles title on Sunday, 12 years after turning a Pro, when he outplayed Evgeny Karlovskiy in the summit clash of the ATP80 Manama event. Continue Reading