Focus is on changing mindset from Test to T20 mode: Anil Kumble

Focus is on changing mindset from Test to T20 mode: Anil Kumble

Florida [USA], Aug.26 : Emphasizing the need for adjustment according to different conditions, Indian head coach Anil Kumble has admitted that his side are focusing on changing their mindset from the Test mode to the shortest format of the game ahead of the two-match T20 series against West Indies.

Murray confident of clinching his second US open title

Murray confident of clinching his second US open title

Johannesburg, Aug.25 : Newly-crowned Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray has said he is playing the best tennis of his career at the moment and is confident of clinching his second U.S. Open title.

After losing the French Open final to Novak Djokovic, Murray went on to win the Queen's Club tournament and his second Wimbledon title before successfully defending his Olympic crown at Rio de Janiero.

Murray's career-best 22-match winning streak came to a halt when Croatia's Marin Cilic defeated him in last week's Cincinnati final,Sport24 reported.

`Recovering` Ronaldo gearing up for Real Madrid return

`Recovering` Ronaldo gearing up for Real Madrid return

Madrid, Aug.25 : Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been out of action since injuring his knee in the successful Euro 2016 final, has vowed to return soon after stepping up training at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training base.

Posting a video of sweat-soaked running drills, the 31-year-old confirmed through his Instagram account that the recovery has been going pretty well.

"Looking good. Soon I will be back," he wrote.

Federer, Nadal to join forces for inaugural Laver Cup

Federer, Nadal to join forces for inaugural Laver Cup

Johannesburg, Aug.25 : Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will come together to play the men's doubles event for Europe against the Rest of the World in the inaugural edition of the Ryder Cup-style event, Laver Cup to be held next year.

While admitting that he was feeling great with the idea of not facing the big forehand, Federer said that it would be unbelievable situation for him to be on the same side of the net as Nadal.

Brett Lee's unIndian film showing in India

Brett Lee's unIndian film showing in India

New Delhi, Aug.25 : Australia's High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, recently hosted a special screening of the film "unIndian" starring Australian cricket legend Brett Lee. The film, which premiered last week, is showing in cinemas across India.

Ms Sidhu said "Brett Lee is widely known to India and Indians. As a cricketer, his pace bowling has won him laurels at home in Australia and the admiration of his Indian supporters. Now he has embarked on a different career, as an actor."

Rio silver medallist Sindhu snubs minister's offer, says Gopi is `the best coach`

Rio silver medallist Sindhu snubs minister's offer, says Gopi is `the best coach

Hyderabad, Aug.25 : Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu, who captured the imagination of the entire nation by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, has ignored Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali's offer for a 'better coach', saying that her current guru Pullela Gopichand is the 'best coach' for her.

"I feel Gopi sir is the best coach. I have been training under him since I was 10. I don't have to say anything about it (minister's comment)," Sindhu told ANI.

Roy, Root notch fifties as England beat Pak in rain-hit opening ODI

Roy, Root notch fifties as England beat Pak in rain-hit opening ODI

Southampton, Aug.25 : England opener Jason Roy and Joe Root smashed blistering fifties to help their side claim a 44-run win by the Duckworth-Lewis method against Pakistan in the opening ODI of the five-match series here at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground.

In reply to a modest target of 261 runs, Roy (65) and Root (61) shared an 89-run partnership for the second wicket before the weather intervened the match to reduce England's target to 252 from 48 overs.

FC Pune City rope in Barcelona star Eidur Gudjohnsen as marquee player

FC Pune City rope in Barcelona star Eidur Gudjohnsen as marquee player

New Delhi, Aug.25 : FC Pune City has announced the signing of former Chelsea and Barcelona star Eidur Gudjohnsen as its marquee player for the 2016 edition of the Indian Super League ( ISL).

The 37-year-old was a part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League twice in a row in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and also won La Liga and Champions League with Barcelona in 2008-09.

Warne blasts `bits and pieces` Australian team post recent slump

Warne blasts `bits and pieces` Australian team post recent slump

Melbourne, Aug.25 : Legendary spinner Shane Warne has expressed his displeasure over the recent performances of Australia's Test and one-day teams, and questioned why `bits and pieces` players are being selected in the team.

Warne's comments came in the wake of his country's shocking 0-3 Test series defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka.

Although Australia staged a short-lived comeback by claiming a victory in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, they went on to suffer an 82-run defeat in the second match in Colombo on Wednesday.

Petr Cech calls on Arsenal to stop making `silly` losses

Petr Cech calls on Arsenal to stop making `silly` losses

Johannesburg, Aug.24 : Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes that the Emirates Stadium club need to stop making silly losses against the teams they are expected to beat if they want to turn the tables.

Despite making a second-place finish in the last campaign, Cech said there is still a room for improvement.

Although the 34-year-old admitted that his side made one of the best finishes last season, he observed that they had dropped some really crucial points in the matches, where they were considered as favourites, Sport24 reported.

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