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Healthy-again Bartoli to make comeback


Paris : Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announced her professional comeback after a four-year absence in a video posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday. The 33-year-old retired immediately after winning the 2013 Wimbledon title, fulfilling a lifelong ambition. “It’s going to be a huge challenge, I still have a lot of practice ahead of me,” she said. “I’m really ...

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Saina, Marin criticise back-breaking tour schedule for 2018


New Delhi : Saina Nehwal and Carolina Marin have added their voices to the protests over intense tournament scheduling from the coming year. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has made it mandatory for the top players to contest in at least 12 tournaments from 2018. The latest to criticise the back-breaking calendar are Saina and Spain’s Marin, both former world ...

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Sensational Gurbani takes Vidarbha to maiden Ranji final


Kolkata, December 21 : Medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani’s sensational bowling guided Vidarbha to their maiden Ranji Trophy final after they stunned defending champions Karnataka by five runs in a thrilling semi-final, here on Thursday. Gurbani finished with 12 wickets in the match, his best bowling figures, laying the foundation for Vidarbha’s historic win. Vidarbha will now play Delhi for the ...

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Phogat sisters return with four medals


The Phogat sisters have returned with four medals from the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, held in South Africa. While Ritu, Geeta and Vinesh claimed gold, Sangeeta clinched a silver medal. It’s one of the rare occasions when four girls from the same family have won medals at an international event. “Very happy, all sisters finish on the the podium,” Ritu posted ...

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Minerva blunt Indian Arrows, win 1-0


Ludhiana : Table-toppers Minerva Punjab FC survived a scare before edging past young Indian Arrows by a solitary goal in their fifth-round match in the I-League at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today. The victory took Minerva to 13 points, three ahead of second-placed Shillong Lajong FC, who stunned defending champions Aizawl FC 1-0 in Aizawl earlier today. Minerva breached ...

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