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March 14, 2018

Badminton: Saina bows out, Srikanth advances at All England Open

Birmingham, March 14: Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the first round while Kidambi Srikanth advanced at the All England Open here on Wednesday.Saina could not match up to the precision skills and the array of shots unleashed by Tai and bowed out of the meet going down 14-21, 18-21 in a match which lasted 38 minutes. Third seed Srikanth, on the other hand, played brilliantly and and defeated Brice Leverdez of France 7-21, 21-14, 22-20. After dropping a game, the Guntur…

Super Cup: NorthEast ready for ‘war’ against Gokulam

Bhubaneswar, March 14: Indian Super League (ISL) stragglers NorthEast United FC will take on I-League's giant killers Gokulam Kerala FC in a Super Cup qualifier here on Thursday.The qualifiers of the tournament will be played between teams which finished between 7th and 10th in the ISL and I-League, respectively. The four winners will proceed to the final round of the tournament which kicks-off from March 31. NEUFC coach Avram Grant said his team couldn't garner positive results despite playing good football but…

Indian eves aim to square series in second ODI

Vadodara, March 14: India will hope for a turn-around in fortunes with the return of skipper Mithali Raj when they take on Australia in the must-win second game of the three-match rubber, which is part of the ICC womens ODI Championship.Mithali sat out of the opening One-day International (ODI) on Monday with a bout of fever as she watched from the sidelines when the hosts succumbed to an eight-wicket loss against the Southern Stars. The Indian batters will have to do a lot better than what they managed against the…

Striker Kane out with injury until April

London, March 14: In a blow to England and Tottenham Hotspur, star striker Harry Kane was on Wednesday ruled out of action for at least a month following damaged ankle ligaments which he picked up in Sunday's English Premier League (EPL) win over Bournemouth.According to a BBC report, Tottenham said in a statement that "preliminary assessments" confirmed the injury after a scan on Monday. Kane injured his right ankle in a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. The prolific goal-getter has…

Nidahas Trophy: Rohit stars as India post 176/3 vs Bangladesh

Colombo, March 14: Skipper Rohit Sharma (89) led from the front and helped India post 176/3 against Bangladesh in the fifth match of the Nidahas Trophy T20 cricket tournament at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Wednesday.Indian openers Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (35) clicked at the right time and gave the crucial start when needed the most. Skipper Rohit, who was out of form for quite a long time, returned to the form and slammed his 13th fifty (off 42 balls). Suresh Raina (47) also contributed handsomely to the cause. On…
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