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India vs Australia Cricket Tests : Fascinating Facts

India vs Australia Cricket Tests : Fascinating Facts

BY LAKSHMAN SUNDAR The first  Test between India and Australia begins at the famous Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The Four Test Series of The Sunil Gavaskar-Alan Border Trophy will be fiercely contested. To beat Australia in Australia is every visiting team’s goal though not many succeeded as the competitive spirit of the […]

Australia on top as India slips to 5th place in Cricket

Australia on top as India slips to 5th place in Cricket

Australia has reclaimed the number-one Test ranking and has also retained its top ODI spot in the Reliance ICC Team Rankings at the 1 May annual update. This is the first time since December 2008 that Australia has been ranked number-one in both Tests and ODIs at the same time. Australia last held the number-one Test […]

TRIBUTES TO SACHIN TENDULKAR

TRIBUTES TO SACHIN TENDULKAR

Sachin Tendulkar completes 41 bright years today (April 24, 2014). That is 14975 days, 3, 59,400 hours, 2, 15,64,000 minutes and 129, 38, 40,000 seconds. In another 25 days he will be completing 15,000 days, another milestone! As a tribute to this batting legend I shower the following encomiums on him: As Sachin is God […]

Flamengo draw with Vasco in Rio championship final

Flamengo draw with Vasco in Rio championship final

Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Forward Paulinho scored a second-half equaliser to earn Flamengo a 1-1 draw against Vasco da Gama in the first leg of the Campeonato Carioca final. Rodrigo gave Vasco the lead with an 11th-minute header after a Douglas corner at the Maracana stadium Sunday, reports Xinhua. The result leaves Flamengo needing […]

Roma keep up pressure on Juve in Serie A title chase

Roma keep up pressure on Juve in Serie A title chase

Rome, April 7 (IANS) Mattia Destro scored his maiden Italian Serie A hat-trick to keep Roma’s faint scudetto hopes alive after a 3-1 win away to Cagliari that helped reduce the gap to leaders Juventus to just five points. Parma offered the Giallorossi an unexpected boost with a shock 1-0 win over Napoli in Sunday’s other […]

Force India’s Perez to start 5th in Bahrain

Force India’s Perez to start 5th in Bahrain

Sakhir (Bahrain), April 5 (IANS) Sergio Perez put his Force India in fifth position in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying at the Bahrain International Circuit here Saturday. Meanwhile his teammate Nico Hulkenberg could not make it into Q3 and had to settle for 12th place. Mercedes locked the front row with Nico Rosberg taking […]

Portuguese sideback Lopes to undergo surgery

Portuguese sideback Lopes to undergo surgery

Paris, March 25 (IANS) Lyon’s Portuguese right-back Miguel Lopes will undergo a surgery Tuesday, the French Ligue 1 club announced. The 27-year-old defender, who was on a one-year loan to Lyon from Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon, sustained the injury during Lyon’s 1-0 victory at Guingamp Sunday, reported Xinhua. According to the club, Lopes will rest for up […]

Six killed in China road accident

Six killed in China road accident

Beijing, March 22 (IANS) At least six people were killed in a collision between a truck and car in China’s Hunan province, police said Saturday. The accident happened in Loudi city Friday evening. Six people in the car were killed on the spot and one person was injured, Xinhua reported citing police. The injured person was […]

Totti hopes Roma to win Scudetto next season

Totti hopes Roma to win Scudetto next season

Rome, March 19 (IANS) Roma captain Francesco Totti has hoped his side could win the Italian Serie A football title next season. The 37-year-old conceded Tuesday that their chances to grab the Scudetto, as the Serie a is known, this season are almost over, reports Xinhua. “The Scudetto? It’s a real long shot now. It’s 99 […]

Spanish La Liga standings

Spanish La Liga standings

Madrid, March 18 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Monday’s match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), according to Xinhua. Real Madrid 28 22 4 2 77 26 70 Atletico Madrid 28 21 4 3 64 21 67 Barcelona 28 21 3 4 81 22 66 Athletic […]

Roma beat Udinese as Napoli win away at Torino

Roma beat Udinese as Napoli win away at Torino

Rome, March 18 (IANS) The battle for the second place of Serie A continued as Roma and Napoli won their respective game. Roma beat Udinese 3-2 at home Monday to remain three points clear of the San Paolo side, who secured a last-gasp 1-0 win at Torino thanks to Gonzalo Higuain’s goal, reported Xinhua. Roma went […]

Pirlo’s last-gap goal saves Juventus

Pirlo’s last-gap goal saves Juventus

Genoa (Italy), March 17 (IANS) Andrea Pirlo curled in a last-minute free-kick to give Juvenus a 1-0 win against Genoa here. The reigning Serie A champions were under pressure at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, and an under-strength team struggled to dominate an enterprising Genoa side Sunday, reports Xinhua. Juventus’ veteran goalkeeper Gigi Buffon parried an Emanuele […]

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