2022 FIFA World Cup will be historic for Middle East: Xavi

MUMBAI, March 18: World Cup-winning ace Spanish footballer Xavi Hernandez sees the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as a historic occasion for the entire Middle East. He said the football scenario in the gas-rich Gulf nation has improved a…

Fantastic Lionel Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

Madrid, March 18: Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand on the La Liga trophy.…

Everton sink Chelsea 2-0 to upset their top-four plans

  Goodison Park (Liverpool, Britain), March 18: Goals from forward Richarlison and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson helped Everton beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the London side’s hopes of finishing in the top four. Brazil’s Richarlison headed…

We’ve paid $1.6 million compensation to BCCI: Pakistan Cricket Board

KARACHI, March 18: The Pakistan Cricket Board has paid the BCCI approximately $1.6 million as compensation after losing the case it filed against the Indian Board for allegedly not honouring a bilateral agreement, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani claimed on Monday.…

Afghanistan chase 147 to win maiden Test

DEHRADUN (India), March 17: Spinner Rashid Khan claimed five wickets to put Afghanistan in sight of their maiden Test victory after bowling out Ireland for 288 on Day 3 of the one-off game on Sunday. Chasing 147 to win, Afghanistan…

KT Irfan becomes first Indian athlete to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi, March 17: National record holder KT Irfan Sunday became the first Indian from athletics to qualify for the next year’s Olympics while finishing fourth in the 20 km event of the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan.…

Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ICC ODI rankings

Dubai, March 17: BCCI India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have retained their top positions in the batsmen and bowlers’ list of the latest ICC ODI rankings issued today. Kohli remained at number one spot after scoring 310…

Happy that Chess is back in Asian Games: Anand

Chennai, March 17: The legendary Vishwanathan Anand along with other top players welcomed the return of chess to the Asian Games fold for the 2022 edition in Hangzhou, stating that it will be an incentive for players to take up…

Indian women storm into SAFF semis with 5-0 win over Sri Lanka

BIRATNAGAR (Nepal), March 17: The Indian women’s football team sealed its place in the semifinals of the SAFF Championship with a resounding 5-0 win over Sri Lanka at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium on Sunday. This result has extended India’s unbeaten…

Super-sub Gray sends Watford into FA Cup semis

LONDON, March 16: Andre Gray came off the bench to fire Watford into the FA Cup semi-finals with the late winner in their 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Javi Gracia’s side took the lead through Etienne Capoue’s first…