Stokes breaks IPL auction record

England star Ben Stokes has broken the record for the most expensive T20 foreign cricketer in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad all bid for the destructive all-rounder, but it was Rising Pune Supergiants who emerged successful with a bid of AED ...

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F1: Wolff and Lauda sign new Mercedes deals

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda have signed new deals to stay with the F1 team until the end of 2020. Meanwhile, Britain’s Paul Di Resta will remain with Williams as their reserve driver for the upcoming season. Williams have selected Canadian driver Lance Stroll and Felipe ...

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Jabeur makes it to second round of Dubai Tennis Championship

World No. 172 Ons Jabeur caused the biggest upset on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship as she ousted 14th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The 22-year-old Tunisian qualifier saw off the Russian world No23, 7-6, 2-6, 6-4, to clinch the biggest win of her career and book ...

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IPL players auction begins in Bengaluru

The auction for the 10th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is underway in Bengaluru. More than 350 cricketers are up for grabs, but the maximum number of players that each of the eight teams can pick is 76. As always, high-quality all-rounders will be the most in demand. ...

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Pakistan’s Afridi retires from international cricket

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket after an illustrious 21 years. He struck a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in his second match to set a world record that was unbeaten for 17 years. The 36-year-old quit Tests and ODI in 2015, but wanted ...

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