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Amazing how Kohli translated potential to become top batsman: Upton
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Team India's ex-mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton has said that it is amazing how Virat Kohli translated his potential to become the number one batsman in the world. "Like Kohli, many other cricketers had the potential [in 2011]...but it’s just amazing to [see Kohli achieve what he has]," he added. Upton was in Team India's support staff under Gary Kirsten.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:21 pm on 18 May
India lucky to have wicket-taking bowlers for World Cup: Dravid
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Ex-India captain Rahul Dravid has said the presence of wicket-taking bowlers will benefit India in middle overs of "what is expected to be a high-scoring World Cup". "Teams that are taking wickets through those middle-overs...have a better chance of restricting the opposition," he added. "India is definitely one of the favourites to win the tournament," he further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:22 pm on 18 May
Olympian rower Dattu Bhokanal booked for allegedly harassing wife
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Olympian and Asian Games medallist Dattu Baban Bhokanal has been booked for allegedly harassing his wife physically and mentally, a police official said. Bhokanal and his wife had a secret wedding ceremony, but he now refuses to formally marry her, police added. Bhokanal's family maintains they know nothing about the marriage.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:04 pm on 18 May
I'll play 2023 World Cup if Dhoni is still around, jokes De Villiers
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Ex-South Africa captain AB de Villiers jokingly said he'll play the 2023 World Cup if MS Dhoni is still around at the time. "How old will I be (in 2023)?...39...If I'm still good enough, who knows eh?" he added. De Villiers further said criticism for picking and choosing international matches was one of the main reasons behind him retiring.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:26 pm on 18 May
Late US university doctor sexually abused 177 male students
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students during 1979-1997, according to an investigative report. Strauss, who committed suicide in 2005, groped or ogled men while treating athletes from around 16 sports. The report added the university officials knew about Strauss' conduct as early as 1979 but failed to take "meaningful action".
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:35 pm on 18 May
Amazing what people do for money: Brad Hodge on Kohli, Pant's ad
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Ex-Australia batsman Brad Hodge took to Twitter to comment on Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant rapping in an anti-pimple product commercial, writing, "Amazing what people do for money." Hodge was criticised by several social media users, with one writing, "Amazing how it bothers you so much." "I was not speaking in a negative tone," Hodge later said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:15 pm on 18 May
Bayern thump Frankfurt on last day to win 7th straight Bundesliga
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Bayern Munich on Saturday defeated Frankfurt 5-1 on the last day of Bundesliga 2018/19 to secure their seventh straight Bundesliga title. French winger Franck Ribery and Dutch winger Arjen Robben scored in their last appearances for the German champions. It was the first time since 2009 that Bundesliga title was decided on the last day.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:40 pm on 18 May
Kohli looks after everyone, scared of saying anything to him: ABD
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Ex-South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said his RCB teammate Virat Kohli looks after everyone. "I'm scared of saying anything to him...because if I say like, 'Oh, I like your shoes', the next minute he organises me those shoes," he added. "I told him I like coffee the other day. Now I'm getting an espresso machine," he further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:50 pm on 18 May
India's fastest female sprinter says she's in same-sex relationship
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 May 2019,Sunday
India's fastest female sprinter, Dutee Chand, has revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with her "soulmate" who is a girl from her hometown of Chaka Gopalpur in Odisha. However, Chand refused to identify her partner as she didn't want to make her "the centre of undue attention". Chand said she doesn't have any immediate plans of "settling down".
short by Ankush Verma / 11:16 am on 19 May
US basketball player admits using fake penis to pass drugs test
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
American basketball player Lamar Odom has revealed in his book that he used a fake penis with his trainer's urine to pass drug test for 2004 Olympics. Odom added he had been smoking weed every day and was paranoid about getting caught. The 39-year-old wrote the drug tester was satisfied the pee was his and said, "Welcome to Team USA!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:05 pm on 18 May
Man City become first team to complete English domestic treble
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Manchester City defeated Watford 6-0 on Saturday to win their sixth FA Cup title. With this, Manchester City, who also won League Cup and Premier League this season, became the first men's team to complete the English domestic treble. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick, while David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus netted one goal each in the final.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:49 pm on 18 May
Roy slams ton after spending entire night with hospitalised daughter
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
England opener Jason Roy, who smashed match-winning 114(89) against Pakistan on Friday, revealed he had to take his newborn daughter to hospital the night prior to the ODI. He added he had to be at the hospital from 1:30 am to 8:30 am and got to the ground just before warm-up. "It was a very emotional hundred," he further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:40 pm on 18 May
B'desh beat Windies to win 1st-ever multi-nation ODI tournament
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Bangladesh won their first-ever multi-nation ODI tournament by beating the Windies by five wickets via the DLS method in the tri-nation tournament in Dublin on Friday. Mosaddek Hossain, who hit the left-arm spinner Fabian Allen for 25 runs in one over, guided his side to the win after hitting Bangladesh's fastest ODI half-century which came in 20 balls.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:43 pm on 18 May
Juventus coach Allegri to depart club after five years
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Juventus' coach Massimiliano Allegri is set to leave the Serie A club after five years at the club. The 51-year-old has won Serie A in each of his five seasons, helping Juventus become the first side to win the Italian league eight times in a row. Under Allegri, Juventus were also the Champions League runners-up in 2015 and 2017.
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:20 pm on 18 May
Nadal beats Tsitsipas to reach his 50th ATP Masters 1000 final
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
World number two Rafael Nadal defeated world number seven Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the Rome Masters. The final will be Nadal's first clay court summit clash of 2019 and also his 50th ATP Masters 1000 final. Last week at the Madrid Open, 20-year-old Tsitsipas had become the youngest player to defeat Nadal on clay.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:29 pm on 18 May
Djokovic saves 2 match points against Del Potro to reach semis
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Serbia's Novak Djokovic saved two match points against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro before going on to win the match and reach the semifinals at the ongoing Rome Masters on Saturday. The Serbian, who has won the Rome Masters four times in the past, will now face Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for a place in his second consecutive ATP Masters final.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:01 pm on 18 May
Feel proud when people term India's bowling unit as best: Shami
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has said that he feels very proud when the Indian team's bowling unit is addressed as the best in the world. "The best part is that along with variety, we have an attack that can bowl fast. Having skills and pace together is the USP of this side," Shami said about the current bowling attack.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:22 pm on 18 May
CSK announce Kedar Jadhav is fit for World Cup with 'Singham' post
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
CSK took to social media to announce that all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who had sustained a shoulder injury during IPL 2019, has been declared fit for World Cup. "Singham Kedar...will travel to England for the 2019 World Cup!...To many many crucial runs and wickets! #WhistlePodu," CSK wrote. CSK also shared a photo of Jadhav with MS Dhoni standing alongside.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:25 pm on 18 May
Man City need Champions League win to be best: Guardiola
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said that in order to be the 'best', the Manchester-based club needs to win the Champions League. "Our standard in that competition has not been as good as the rest of our work, I admit... [I]t is still our dream to win it," Guardiola said about the Champions League.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:46 pm on 18 May
I should be able to play in any condition: Vijay on no. 4 role at WC
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Speaking about his number four position in India's World Cup batting line-up, Vijay Shankar said, "I need to be in good shape... I should be equipped to play in any condition." "It is really important for me to keep things simple. Other things are not in my control, I should try to control what I can control," Shankar added.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:00 pm on 18 May
Going to do better this time: Nadal ahead of Tsitsipas match
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Speaking ahead of his semifinal appearance against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Rome Masters, Rafael Nadal said, "I know what happened last week, and I'm going to try to do it better tomorrow." The Spanish tennis player had been dumped out of the Madrid Masters in the semifinal stage by the same Greek opponent earlier this month.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:16 pm on 18 May
I was best player in Europe: Ribery on treble-winning season
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Franck Ribery, who is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, recalled the year he won the treble with the German side. Ribery said, "Everyone knows that was our best season. And I was the best player in Europe, it was fantastic." Ribery also spoke about his bond with Bayern defender David Alaba.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:26 pm on 18 May
Imam-ul-Haq escapes elbow injury ahead of World Cup
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Pakistan's opener Imam-ul-Haq escaped an elbow injury after getting struck by a short ball while playing against England in the fourth ODI on Friday. Imam was struck while trying to play a pull shot on the bowling of Mark Wood. The batsman was taken to hospital for X-rays, where it was reported that his left arm has some swelling.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:21 pm on 18 May
Zlatan given 2-match ban for grabbing goalkeeper by the neck
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Former Manchester United and Barcelona forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a two-match ban in the MLS on Friday after he grabbed New York City goalkeeper Sean Johnson by the neck. The incident occurred during Los Angeles Galaxy's 0-2 loss to New York City. Ibrahimovic will miss Sunday's home game against the Colorado Rapids.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:20 pm on 18 May
Privilege to play under Kohli, he backs his bowlers: Bhuvneshwar
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said that it is a privilege to play under captain Virat Kohli as he always backs his bowlers. "[Kohli] reads the minds of rival batsmen well and advises us accordingly. He is aggressive and on the ball all the time," Kumar added. The 29-year-old is going to play in his second World Cup.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:00 pm on 18 May
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