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England wasn't at their strongest against New Zealand, says Paine

MELBOURNE (Australia): Australia Test skipper Tim Paine on Monday said England wasn’t at their strongest in the series against New Zealand and the Joe Root-led squad will be different in the Ashes this year. England lost the two-match Test series against New Zealand 0-1 after facing a defeat at the hands of the Kiwis in…

Billy Joe Saunders considering retirement from boxing after loss to

Former middleweight and super middleweight titlist Billy Joe Saunders is coming off of the biggest fight of his career (by far), a stoppage loss to Canelo Alvarez on May 8, where Saunders was pulled from the fight with a bad injury to his eye socket. Saunders spoke with talkSPORT about the ending to the fight,…

Mithali & Co ready for a leap into unknown in

Mithali Raj, India’s captain and talisman, would know how rare and precious a Test match is. In her career that spans 20 years, wherein she has accumulated a raft of records in her sphere, Mithali has featured in just 10 Tests, of which two have come in the last 14 years. She would add two…

WTC Final: Winner to take home purse of $1

DUBAI: The winner of the upcoming World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand will walk away with a prize money of $1.6 million along with the Test Championship Mace, the International Cricket Council said on Monday. India and New Zealand will battle it out for the prestigious title at Southampton on June 18.…

Conor Benn signs new 5-year deal with Matchroom, faces Adrian

By Charles Brun: Welterweight contender Conor Benn has signed a five-year new deal with Matchroom Boxing, starting with his July 31st match against journeyman Adrien Granados at the Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex. It’ll be interesting to know if Matchroom has an early release clause in the contract if Benn’s career suddenly implodes when they…

Yuvraj Singh foundation to set up 1000 beds in hospitals

Former international cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s foundation YouWeCan on Tuesday announced setting up of 1,000 beds for critical care of Covid-19 patients across the country. This initiative, in partnership with OneDigital Entertainment, aims to strengthen the capacity of government, army, autonomous & charitable hospitals by setting up oxygenated beds, ventilators and BiPAP machines, along with other…

'These quicks are dominating': Kohli on Ishant Sharma and Mohammed

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): India skipper Virat Kohli has hailed the dominating performance of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj in the nets and in the intra-squad game as the team gears up for the final of the World Test Championships at the Ageas Bowl. “These quicks are dominating every day,” tweeted Kohli alongside a picture with Siraj…

Ritson vs Ponce: Live streaming results and round-by-round coverage, 2

Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing Jeremias Ponce TKO-10 Lewis Ritson (1:24) [Recap] Thomas Patrick Ward UD-10 Edy Valencia (97-93, 98-92, 98-92) [Recap] Alen Babic TKO-3 Damian Chambers (1:30) [Recap] Cyrus Pattinson KO-2 Yoncho Markov (1:57) [Recap] Solomon Dacres TKO-4 Alvaro Terrero (1:36) [Recap] April Hunter PTS-4 Klaudia Vigh (40-37) [Recap] Today at 2 pm ET streaming live…

ICC to expand 50 over World Cup to 14 teams;

The T20 World Cup will be held every two years during the next eight-year Futures Tours & Programme (FTP) cycle while the 50-over event will be a 14-team affair from the 2027 edition, the game’s governing body ICC said on Tuesday. Also as per PTI’s earlier report, the World Test Championship will have four editions…

ICC looking at same points per Test win from next

NEW DELHI: The much-debated World Test Championship points system is set to undergo a change during the second edition where all teams will get “same standardised number of points” for winning a game rather than the 120 allocated per series, ICC interim CEO Geoff Allardice said on Monday. During the last cycle, the value for…