Action from the fourth and final Test at the Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur, December 13-17, 2012. Match Scores
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Bruno Slastan has been first on court at the French Open on every day the tournament has hosted since 1989, using all his experience to prep the world's most celebrated clay surface for five hours before play starts. "It sweeps the clay away, especially when it blows from North to South." When it comes to dealing with problems, there is no substitute for experience.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police said on Tuesday they had arrested former Barcelona football club president Sandro Rosell in a money laundering operation. One other person was also arrested and police raided nine offices and homes in the operation in the north eastern region of Catalonia, they said. The arrests form part of an investigation into audiovisual rights sales, a police source said, declining to give further details. Rosell's lawyers were not available for comment. (Reporting by Raquel Castillo; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Louise Ireland)
England and South Africa are set for a three-match ODI series, with the first game starting on Wednesday. This series has come at the right time for the two teams as the Champions Trophy is schedule for June 1 start, and it will be ideal preparation for England and South Africa ahead of the ICC event.
Chelsea's Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year at a League Managers Association awards ceremony on Monday after leading his side to the Premier League title and FA Cup final. The 47-year-old Italian, whose team finished seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, will lead Chelsea out against Arsenal in the Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Chelsea's 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season.
James Davison said it will be bittersweet to fill in for the injured Sebastien Bourdais at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday but plans to do his best despite limited preparation time. Davison completed 88 laps on the sprawling 2.5 mile oval speedway on Monday, with a best speed of 223.670 mph. It was the first time in two years the 30-year-old Australian, who has two previous starts in the race, was in the cockpit of an Indy car. "It's certainly mixed emotions," Davison told IndyCar of replacing Bourdais.
Kumar Sangakkara is still in prime form having scored two centuries for Surrey in their match with Middlesex which finished on Monday.
Angel Maria Villar was re-elected as the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) president for the eighth consecutive time on Monday after he stood unopposed. The former Athletic Bilbao and Spain midfielder has presided over the most successful era in the history of the Spanish national team, who won successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and their first World Cup in 2010. The president is elected by an absolute majority of the members of the assembly which includes 120 members representing the clubs, players, referees and managers/coaches, who in turn are elected by the federation's ordinary members.
Australia's cricket board gambled that greed would motivate top players into accepting a pay offer and while that bet has backfired the parties are likely to thrash out a deal in time to avert an Ashes boycott, former captain Ian Chappell has said. Players have rejected Cricket Australia's (CA) offer that would end a 20-year-old revenue-sharing model when the next collective bargaining agreement starts in July. The proposal offers more money than the current five-year CBA but allows only international players to share in surplus revenues, while domestic cricketers would have to settle for fixed amounts.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Tennys Sandgren describes himself as a walking coincidence. Tennys, the pro tennis player who happens to come from - you've guessed it: Tennessee. From the moment he began swinging a racket as a four-year-old in Gallatin the significance of his moniker was not lost on him, although his ambition back then was not to match idol Andre Agassi, just not be "bad" at a sport he shares his name with.
Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will retire from first-class cricket in September at the end of England's county championship season. The Surrey batsman, who quit test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is fifth on the all-time list of test run scorers, averaging 57.40 in 134 tests.
Rohit Sharma, who batted at No. 4 throughout the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, has insisted that he would be having no issues when he would open the batting for India in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017
In a long, long time, India seem to have found a pool of bowlers, and more importantly pacers, who could play an important role in the future of Indian cricket. The recently concluded IPL 2017 has witnessed a bloom of pacers like Basil Thampy, Siddarth Kaul and Shardul Thakur. With quality pacers in the Indian camp, there is a serious need for India to have a bowling coach, who will guide bowlers and help them constantly improve.
Liverpool need to experience the feeling of winning trophies again to take the next step and compete with Europe's best, defender James Milner has said. Liverpool, who secured fourth spot in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Sunday, have not won a major trophy since their League Cup triumph five years ago. Liverpool lost out in last year's League Cup and Europa League finals and Milner, who won the FA Cup with Manchester City in 2011 before their run of two league titles in three years, said winning one trophy is a catalyst for more.
Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) finished IPL 2017 as the best second side after losing the finale against Mumbai Indians (MI) by one run on Sunday.
Melbourne [Australia], May 23 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will call curtains on his first-class cricket in September at the end of England's county championship season. The 39-year-old, who retired from Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is standing fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers averaging more than 57 runs across 134 Tests besides also notching up 11 double centuries. Having also been one of the all-time great limited-overs batsmen, Sangakkara was a pivotal member of the Sri Lanka team that lifted the 2014 World Twenty20 trophy.
The number-one ranked Proteas have won 14 of the last 16 ODI’s, and will be searching for some pre-tournament consistency.
Jose Mourinho's first season at Manchester United will be deemed by many as a failure unless they win Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam to secure Champions League qualification. The Portuguese coach arrived at Old Trafford at the start of this campaign charged with the task of restoring United to, if not their old dominance, at least a place at the top table in the Premier League elite. It is not the prestige of the Europa League title that would change the perspective on the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager's first year at United but the place that triumph would secure in the continent's top club competition.
May 23 (CRICKETNMORE) - Kings XI Punjab Captain Glenn Maxwell hit the most number of sixes in Indian Premier League 2017. Lets take a look at the top 10 batsmen with most number of sixes in IPL 2017:
Every IPL season there are some players we expect to do well, and some players who surprise us. Take a look at some of the stars and the flops, the hits and the misses of the 10th edition of the IPL.
Mumbai Indians' Jasprit Bumrah is far from being a one-dimensional bowler, and is turning into a captain’s dream, doing everything his captain wants.
Based on their overall performance, only select XI of that form the IPL 2017 XI while some other notable performers miss out amidst the stiff competition.