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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban

RANCHO MIRAGE:  Tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Tuesday she is excited about her return to competition next month, feeling vindicated by the reduction...
Steve Smith

‘Bradman-like’ Smith to become great captain: Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has hailed 'Bradman-like' Steve Smith for his consistent form with the bat and believes the 27-year-old has the potential to...
Lionel Messi

Barcelona condemn ‘unfair and disproportionate’ Messi ban

Barcelona have condemned FIFA's decision to impose a four-match international ban on striker Lionel Messi for verbally abusing a match official in Argentina's World...
South Africa vs New Zealand

South Africa ‘saved by rain’ as downpour seals series

HAMILTON: New Zealand were left frustrated on Wednesday after rain washed out the last day's play of the final Test against South Africa, denying them...
Neymar Jr.

Brazil book World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

MONTEVIDEO: Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina's...
Rangiri Dambulla Stadium

Rain washes out match after Taskin, Mendis feats

DAMBULLA: Heavy rain washed out the second one-day international of a three-match series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Dambulla on Tuesday. Bangladesh could not...
Lionel Messi

Foul-mouthed Messi banned for four Argentina games

ZURICH: Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee. Messi was found guilty of...
Iran vs China

Iran blow hole in China’s World Cup bid

TEHRAN: Mehdi Taremi's second-half strike condemned China to a 1-0 defeat to Iran on Tuesday in a major blow to their hopes of qualifying...
Taskin Ahmed

Taskin bags hat-trick, Mendis hits ton as SL post 311 against...

DAMBULLA: Kusal Mendis struck his maiden century before Taskin Ahmed claimed a hat-trick as Bangladesh dismissed Sri Lanka for 311 runs in the second one-day...
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo nicknamed ‘cry baby’ by childhood team mates

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry baby" by his childhood team mates due to the temper tantrums he threw when the team...

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