Padukone in govt panel

Legendary shuttler Prakash Padukone and Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra have been drafted into the nine-member panel constituted by the government to study the existing sports governance and make recommendations on implementing a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across disciplines. The…

Spurs stop Chelsea run

Tottenham Hotspur denied Chelsea a record 14th consecutive Premier League win and loosened their grip on the title race as two Dele Alli headers secured a 2-0 victory at a rocking White Hart Lane on Wednesday. After Tottenham’s own title dream last…

Raonic enters quarters; Kerber shocked

Defending champion and top seed Milos Raonic cruised into the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International with a regulation 6-3, 6-2 win over Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Thursday. Raonic will now take on Rafael Nadal for a place in the semifinals after the…

Paire packs off listless Yuki

There were no dearth of chances to stage a comeback but Yuki Bhambri struggled to contain his unforced errors and was knocked out of the Chennai Open with a straight set defeat against world number 47 Benoit Paire on Thursday. Yuki, who…