England win toss, to bat first in first Ashes test

By Ian Ransom BRISBANE, Nov 23 : England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first in the opening Ashes test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday, with the hosts confirming opener David Warner and batsman Shaun Marsh were fit to play. Australia’s vaunted pace attack will therefore have first crack at […]

Delhi Dynamos pip Pune in ISL

Pune, Nov 22 : A terrific second-half display from youngster Lallianzuala Chhangte helped Delhi Dynamos register an impressive 3-2 victory over FC Pune City in their Indian Super League opener at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Wednesday. The 20-year-old from Mizoram created the first goal for Delhi before netting one for […]

Kenya’s Kasait eyes victory at Africa cross-country, CWG

Nairobi, Nov 22 : Kenya’s Lilian Kasait on Wednesday expressed her confidence in winning the fifth African cross-country championships 2018 in Algeria. Kasait, who was third at this year’s World Cross Country Championships, her debut season as a senior, said the continental championships and the Commonwealth Games will be the two events she needs to […]

AIBA launches GlovesUp programme to produce top quality boxers

Guwahati, Nov 22 : The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) on Wednesday launched its ‘GlovesUp’ famed legacy programme aiming to produce a new generation of world-class boxers in the years to come. A joint collaboration between the AIBA, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) and the Government of Assam, GlovesUp India started with a three-day camp […]

Five Indians storm into women’s Youth Worlds semis

Guwahati, Nov 22 : India assured themselves of five bronze medals in the AIBA womens World Youth Boxing Championships with local star Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra, Sakshi, Nitu and Jyoti cruising into the semi-finals here on Wednesday. The other Indian on show in the morning session, Niharika Gonella, however missed out on her medal opportunity, […]

Disciplinary proceedings opened against Real Madrid’s Carvajal

Madrid, Nov 22 : The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Wednesday opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal for deliberately provoking a yellow card during his side’s 6-0 win over Apoel Nicosia. Carvajal was handed a yellow card in the last minute of the Champions League group stage match against Apoel […]