Monday, April 1, 2013

Sports:4/1/2013 5:29:18 PM

'SA tracks will suit my style of batting'

Shikhar Dhawan reckons the bouncy tracks in South Africa will suit his style but he will still work on specific batting drills to make the adjustments.

No Rooney for Chelsea-United cup clash

Star striker Wayne Rooney was surprisingly omitted from Manchester United's squad for their FA Cup quarterfinal replay at Chelsea on Monday.

IPL 6 jamboree kicks off on Tuesday

IPL 6 will kick off on Tuesday with what promises to be a glitzy opening ceremony featuring Bollywood stars and international rapper Pitbull.

Tiger Woods stays top of world rankings

Tiger Woods stayed top of the rankings following Rory McIlroy's failure to win Houston Open. Woods returned to the top last week after two and a half years.

'Politics will never curtail spirit of game'

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kumar Sangakkara feels keeping the SL players out of the Chennai matches in IPL 6 is not going to "curtail" the spirit of the game.

Ryder continues recovery from assault

Jesse Ryder is disappointed at missing this season's IPL as he continues his recovery from an assault that left him with a fractured skull and punctured lung.

Jewels and duels in Champions League

The Champions League tie between Bayern Munich and Juventus is the outstanding pairing of the round but there are glittering jewels - and duels - to savour.

Murray beats Ferrer to win Miami title

Britain's Andy Murray saved a championship point before rallying past Spain David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the final of the Sony Open on Sunday.

Watch out for these rising stars in IPL 6

Times of India figured out six newcomers who are expected to be the intoxicating packages during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Ponting excited to step in with Sachin

"We're used to 'Saachin, Saachin' chant when we step on the field. This time, we'll be on the same side, so that's going to be different," said Ricky Ponting.

KKR's big challenge: Staying on top

Having reached the pinnacle of the world's richest and raciest T20 league, Shah Rukh Khan's men will now be under a different kind of pressure.

KKR's big challenge staying on top

Having reached the pinnacle of the world's richest and raciest T20 league, Shah Rukh Khan's men will now be under a different kind of pressure.

Defending title is a challenge for KKR

Having reached the pinnacle of the world's richest and raciest T20 league, Shah Rukh Khan's men will now be under a different kind of pressure.

'Swing or pace, my job is to take wkts'

"I have never put myself under any pressure. If you start taking pressure, the enjoyment factor goes away," says new pace sensation Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

'Ryder's case put extra responsibility'

Delhi Daredevils' Unmukt Chand said the absence of Jesse Ryder, who is recovering in a hospital, would put additional responsibility on the team in IPL.

KKR morale high ahead of lung-opener

Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' morale was high after the now-fit skipper Gautam Gambhir arrived here and took part in the nets on Sunday.

Liverpool comeback leaves Villa in peril

Liverpool came from behind to win 2-1 at Aston Villa in an entertaining game that kept Paul Lambert's side entrenched in the Premier League relegation zone.

'Monkeygate' won't affect MI: Ponting

Ricky Ponting assured that infamous "Monkeygate" episode won't have an effect on the Mumbai Indians dressing room as he gears up to lead the side in IPL.

Watson to decide to bowl or not: Hodge

Rajasthan Royals batsman Brad Hodge said he was not sure whether Shane Watson would be bowling in IPL and added it was up to allrounder to take a call.

Sachin should retire on his own: Shukla

Rajeev Shukla feels that Sachin Tendulkar should be allowed to retire on his own terms considering the huge contribution he has made to Indian cricket.

'MCA ban on Shah Rukh Khan stays'

MCA's five-year ban imposed on KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan last year stands and he will not be able to attend his team's IPL match at Wankhede on May 7.

Jesse Ryder tells supporters 'I'm okay'

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has told well-wishers "I'm okay" three days after suffering head injuries in a fight outside a Christchurch bar.

RCB not so balanced this time around

Looking good on paper was never a problem for a team that boasts of swashbuckling batsmen like Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Virat Kohli.

Serena wins record sixth Miami title

Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the WTA Miami final, winning the event for a record sixth time to claim her 48th career tour title.

Brett Lee excited by KKR 'double role'

"We have a number of useful and talented bowlers in the side who all know their trade well," said Brett Lee, who has been with KKR for the past two seasons.

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