Sports


French Open to witness new queen

The last teenager to advance to the semifinals at Roland Garros was Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago. TORRENTIAL rain forced Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's quarter-finals at the French Open to be delayed until Wednesday. The teen will play against 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the semifinals at Roland Garros. With only four games on the board, Bacsinszky already had 10 errors to her name, but she would begin to manage the conditions better than Mladenovic to go on a ...



Pakistan dismisses misfiring England for 211 in semifinals

Set just 212 to win, Pakistan finished on 215 for two. Bangladesh cricket team's Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusingha wants his players to treat their Champions Trophy semi-final against India as a "big opportunity to express themselves rather than a big match".


Roland Garros await their darling as Mladenovic faces Muguruza

Roland Garros await their darling as Mladenovic faces Muguruza

The World No. 5 spoke following the match of being treated unfairly by crowds as well as unsportsmanlike behaviour by her rival Mladenovic , saying "The crowd was really tough today". Using an armoury of delicate drop shots, Alize Cornet rode a tide of French support into the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 win over Agnieszka Radwanska.



Pakistan skipper guides side into semi-finals

Jonny Bairstow (43), Joe Root (46) and skipper Eoin Morgan (33) failed to capitalise upon the good starts they got which helped the Pakistani bowlers set themselves a total they would very happy to chase down. England take on Pakistan at the Cardiff Wales Stadium. England have been the only unbeaten team till now in the tournament as they topped Group A with Bangladesh being the second team in the poo to make it to the top four after beating New Zealand .



Pakistan bounce back after fiery bowling display

Pakistan laid the foundations with a dogged performance in the field, tightening up the errors on display against India as first spinners Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez stymied the run-rate before seamer Hasan Ali took three important middle-order wickets as South Africa were restricted to 219 for eight after opting to bat first.


Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain

Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain

Conte, meanwhile, has told Diego Costa he is not in his plans for the new season, which has alerted many interested clubs. Chelsea manager Conte triggered the conversation at the start of this week with a message to all his players wishing them an enjoyable summer and time off with their families and reminding them to keep in shape.