Home / Sports (page 5)

Sports

Halep hammers hapless Spaniard in French rout

Simona Halep established her credentials to become the newest French Open champion with a blistering 6-1, 6-1 victory over Carla Suarez-Navarro to reach the quarter-finals on Monday. With no former champions left in the field, pregnant Serena Williams watching from the sidelines and Maria Sharapova not invited to compete, third seed Halep has a golden opportunity to break into the ...

Read More »

Bangladesh concede 8-wkt defeat in opening match

Bangladeshi Tigers have a 8 wickets defeat in the opening match of the 8th ICC Champion Trophy against host England at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday.   English batter Joe Root made an unbeaten hundred that helped hosts chasing 306-run target set by the Tigers.   Despite falling of opener Roy, England side had two big partnerships that took ...

Read More »

Nissan ICC Trophy Tour at London Tigers Sports Complex

The ICC Champions Trophy made a stop at London Tigers Sports Complex, Southall on Saturday 27th May as part of its global tour by Nissan, alongside the ICC Women’s World Cup trophy. Special guest former England cricketer, Isa Guha, attended to play with the children and take photos. Over 200 people attended to take photos with the iconic trophies and ...

Read More »

Tigers suffer shambolic defeat

Bangladesh suffered a humiliating 240-run defeat to India in the last warm up game on Wednesday before the Champions Trophy. Batting first, India made 324 for 7 thanks to two fiery fifties from Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. There were half-centuries from reserve wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik (94), Hardik Pandya (80 not out) and opener Shikhar Dhawan (60). Bangladesh batsmen then ...

Read More »

Karthik, Pandya fire India to 324

Bangladesh bowlers dealt the Indian batsmen two early blows but Dinesh Karthik’ 94 and Hardik Pandya’s 80 helped India post 324 for 7 in Tuesday’s warm-up match. Winning the toss at Kennington Oval, stand-in Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan invited their opponents to bat first and Rubel Hossain removed Rohit Sharma in the second over while Mustafizur Rahman sent Ajinkya ...

Read More »

Tiger Woods sorry after arrest, says alcohol not involved

Golf superstar Tiger Woods was charged with driving under the influence by police in Florida on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to the former world number one as he struggles to resurrect his career. The 14-time major champion blamed his arrest on a reaction to a mixture of prescription medication he has been taking, insisting in an apology to fans ...

Read More »

England trio to pioneer bat sensors in Champions Trophy

England trio Jason Roy, Alex Hales and Ben Stokes will be among the players from around the world pioneering new bat sensors during the upcoming Champions Trophy, it was announced Tuesday. Technology giant Intel has developed a sensor, placed on top of the bat handle that provides previously unseen precise details about a player’s bat speed and angle of back ...

Read More »

Weavers FC clinch the ILFL Winter League

Emdad Rahman :: Weavers FC followed up their recent Sonali Othith Masters champions by being crowned The Veterans League Premier Division winter champions in the Inner London Football League. The title was in the balance as the final fixtures were played on a treacherously rain soaked evening at Mabley Green with second placed London Tigers hoping for a slip up from ...

Read More »

Petra Kvitova: Two-time champion ‘on track’ for Wimbledon after stabbing

Petra Kvitova is “on track” to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a career-threatening hand injury in a knife attack at her home. The 26-year-old, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was stabbed on 20 December by an intruder in her apartment in Prostejov in the Czech Republic. She could return at the French Open, which starts next week. A spokeswoman ...

Read More »

Haris Sohail replaces Umar Akmal in Pakistan Trophy squad

Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail will replace middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was unceremoniously withdrawn from the Champions Trophy squad over fitness concerns a week before the competition, it was announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old Akmal, known for his chequered disciplinary record, failed two fitness tests after joining the squad in Birmingham last week. He was left out of the limited-over squads for the tour of ...

Read More »