ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA and BARBUDA – West Indies captain Kieron Pollard on Wednesday became only the third man to hit six sixes in an international over in his team’s four-wicket Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka. The feat came in the sixth over of a bizarre West Indies innings, bowled by off-spinner Akila Dananjaya who moments […]

LONDON, United Kingdom – Manchester United were left a huge 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City as Crystal Palace held them to yet another goalless draw on Wednesday. The stalemate at a foggy Selhurst Park was United’s third successive goalless draw in all competitions ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby against City, who are […]

AHMEDABAD – India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday credited India’s Test success to not moaning about pitches as he fuelled controversy over spin tracks that have dominated the series against England. “There is always too much noise and too much conversation about spinning tracks,” Kohli said on the eve of the fourth and final Test […]

LONDON – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has threatened to withdraw players from international matches this month if there is a chance they will have to quarantine on their return under coronavirus rules. Arrivals in Britain from “Red List” countries are subject to 10 days’ hotel confinement, which would apply to Brazilian trio Alisson Becker, Roberto […]

PARIS – The ATP announced Wednesday it will prolong its rankings freeze and increase prize money at lower-level tournaments as part of a package of measures to help players affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organisers of the men’s tennis tour have also introduced a new protected ranking system to give players who miss four consecutive […]

LONDON – Sebastian Vettel said he believes he can win another Formula One world title as his new Aston Martin team unveiled their car on Wednesday ahead of a return to the grid. Vettel, a four-time world champion for Red Bull, endured a miserable end to his six campaigns with Ferrari, finishing 13th in the […]

WELLINGTON – Spinner Ashton Agar produced the best bowling performance in Australia’s Twenty20 international history in a 64-run win over New Zealand in Wellington on Wednesday. Agar’s match-turning six for 30, including three in one over, derailed a New Zealand fightback as Australia avoided a series loss in the third Twenty20 international. Under-fire skipper Aaron […]

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom – Manchester City equalled their club record of 28 games unbeaten on Tuesday, hammering Wolverhampton 4-1 to open up a gaping 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola shuffled his pack at the Etihad against the team who did the league double against them last season as he […]

LONDON, United Kingdom – Joe Root has urged his England team to be “braver” and to free themselves from fear in the fourth and final Test against India starting on Thursday. The tourists have sustained heavy defeats in the past two matches — by 317 runs in Chennai and 10 wickets in a chastening two-day […]

LONDON, United Kingdom – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have to focus on realistic and responsible business as they target improvements to their squad during the coronavirus pandemic. Next Monday marks a year to the day since Old Trafford last welcomed fans, with a full house roaring the hosts to a 2-0 derby victory […]