Epic Cricket WC & Wimbledon finals leave fans spellbound

While the World Cup final between England and New Zealand offered a gripping edge of the seat thriller with an epic super over, two legends of tennis, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, rallied on and on for five hours battling for supremacy in the Wimbledon final, the longest ever in the grass court. Continue Reading

Halep thwarts Serena’s history bid with Wimbledon final triumph

Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams’s latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday when she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final. Continue Reading

England boast of too much class for New Zealand in WC final: Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has put his money on England to lift their maiden World Cup crown on Sunday, saying New Zealand would find it “exceptionally hard” to beat the hosts in the summit clash. England outplayed five-time champions Australia by eight wickets in the second semifinal in Birmingham on Thursday, and Ponting said his pre-tournament prediction about the home team is coming right. Continue Reading

Williamson is greatest: Ian Smith

Martin Crowe’s batting was grace personified and had he been alive, he would have been the first one to acknowledge that Kane Williamson probably is the greatest batsman to have played for New Zealand, feels former wicketkeeper Ian Smith. Continue Reading

Wimbledon: Nadal leads charge of old brigade into quarters

Third seed Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, swept to an easy 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win over outclassed Joao Sousa of Portugal. He will next play either Sam Querrey or Tennys Sandgren in what will be his 39th appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final. Continue Reading

Bangladesh part ways with head coach Rhodes

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to part ways with head coach Steve Rhodes before the completion of his tenure following the team’s eighth-place finish in the World Cup. Continue Reading

Duminy ashamed of SA’s World Cup flop

JP Duminy has apologised to South Africa fans after the country’s dismal showing at the World Cup. Faf du Plessis’s men have beaten only win-less Afghanistan in their opening seven games, meaning they cannot mathematically reach the last four. Continue Reading

Keep emotions in check in must-win tie against India, says Root

England captain Joe Root has urged his teammates to keep their emotions in check during the World Cup game against India on Sunday, a loss in which could knock the pre-tournament favourites out in a stunning reversal of fortunes. Continue Reading