Kohli’s brand value pips Messi on Forbes list

India skipper Virat Kohli has pipped Argentina and Barcelona star footballer Lionel Messi in the Forbes list of most valuable brands among sportspersons. Led by Swiss tennis great Roger Federer, the top five in the list comprise American basketball star LeBron James, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, star Portuguese forward Cristiano …

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Shuttlers Sindhu, Prannoy, Srikanth storm into French Open semis (Lead)

Star Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy set up an all-Indian men’s singles semi-final in the $325,000 French Open Superseries after winning their respective quarter-final matches even as second seed P.V. Sindhu reached her maiden women’s singles semi-finals here on Friday. Prannoy consumed 47 minutes in ousting South Korea’s …

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Sindhu, Srikanth advance; Saina exits French Open

Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals, while Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy suffered losses in the second round of the French Open World Superseries here on Thursday. Meanwhile, the young men’s doubles pair …

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Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Ashwini-Sikki advance at French Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy entered the second round, while Parupalli Kashyap exited in the opening round of the French Open World Superseries here on Wednesday. Saina Nehwal defeated Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of …

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India now a football country: FIFA chief Infantino

FIFA president Giani Infantino said on Thursday that “India is a football country now,” moments after arriving in the city to chair the FIFA Council meeting to be held on Friday and attend the U-17 World Cup final. Asked about the successful organisation of the U-17 World Cup, the 47-year-old …

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India restrict New Zealand to 230/9 in 2nd ODI

Disciplined bowling helped India to restrict New Zealand to 230/9 in the second One Day International match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday. For New Zealand, middle-order batsmen Colin de Grandhomme (41) Henry Nicholls (42) and Tom Latham (38) were the major contributors. Unlike the first match, …

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Latham, Taylor guide Kiwis to victory (Lead)

New Zealand rode on brilliant knocks from Tom Latham and Ross Taylor to a comprehensive six-wicket victory over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. The duo contributed a 200-run stand for the fourth wicket as the visitors overtook India’s total of 280/8 …

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