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Sri Lanka cricketer Silva quits tour after father’s murder

The father of Sri Lankan cricket allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said. The player’s father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo, ...

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Pakistan pounce as England’s top-order exposed again

Pakistan pacemen Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali took four wickets apiece as England suffered yet another top-order collapse at Lord’s on Thursday. Hopes that a return home and a rejigged top-order picked by new national selector Ed Smith would help rid England of the batting slumps that plagued them during ...

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England 184 all out against Pakistan in 1st Test

England were dismissed for 184 after winning the toss on the first day of the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on Thursday. Veteran opener Alastair Cook, appearing in a record-equalling 153rd consecutive Test appearance, was the only batsman to make a half-century, with a well-made innings of 70. Mohammad ...

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Kohli to skip Surrey stint after suffering neck injury

India cricket captain Virat Kohli has suffered a neck injury during an Indian Premier League match and will not play for English county championship side Surrey next month, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday. Batsman Kohli had signed a one-month deal to represent Surrey in June to prepare for ...

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Teams kick-off training sessions for FIFA World Cup 2018

International teams have started training for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018. Teams namely Columbia, Portugal, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Columbia and Argentina have begun practice for the mega event which begins from June 14 2018. Portugal’s attacker Cristiano Ronaldo missed out on the practice session due to commitment with Real ...

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Sharapova seeks redemption on Roland Garros clay

When Maria Sharapova last played the French Open in 2015, she did so as defending champion. Denied a wildcard by Roland Garros organizers last year on her return from a 15-month doping ban, the Russian was dogged by injury and controversy as she tried to get her career back on ...

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New-look Pakistan take on England in Lord’s Test

England’s captain Joe Root (L) and Pakistan’s captain Sarfraz Ahmed pose with the trophy during a practice session at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on May 23, 2018, on the eve of the first Test match between England and Pakistan. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS The first Test of ...

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Warner wife miscarried after ball-tampering scandal

This file photo taken on March 29, 2018 shows Australian cricketer David Warner (C), his wife Candice and their daughters leaving the airport after arriving back in Sydney from South Africa.The wife of disgraced cricketer David Warner revealed on May 24 she suffered a miscarriage in the aftermath of her ...

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