Sports updates

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia): A hat-trick from Harry Kane helped England thrash Panama 6-1 in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group G game here on Sunday. The match against Panama marked England’s biggest win ever at the World Cup finals, which secured a last 16 place for the Three Lions while Harry Kane, the captain of England …

Rabat: Morocco will spend a total of $15.8 billion on stadiums and infrastructure if it wins its bid to organise the 2026 World Cup. The chairperson of the bid committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy said that $3.2 billion from the total budget would be invested by the private sector. Morocco is ranged against a joint bid from …

Paris: France will clash against Belgium on November 24-26 in the Davis Cup final after defeating Serbia. Belgium defeated Australia. The teams from the neighbouring countries are again in the running for a title after two years, with France coached by Yannick Noah returning to title play three years after falling to Switzerland in the semifinals …

Seoul: Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu battled past Chinese sixth seed He Bing Jiao to advance to the women’s singles final of the Korea Open Super Series here on Saturday. Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu staved off He with a 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 semifinal win in an hour and six minutes at the SK Handball Stadium. …

New Delhi: After Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav, Rio Olympic-Bound Shotputter Indrajeet Singh was also found positive in the dope test.  Singh’s out-of-competition test was done on June 22 last and the reports were announced just two weeks before the event, on July 25. What Indrajeet said: While addressing media after his encounter with the unfortunate …

New Delhi: Indian pacer Ishant Sharma is all set to start a new innings in his life after he got engaged to Pratima Singh, basketball player from Varanasi. The engagement ceremony was held on Sunday in New Delhi. The ceremony was a low key affair and was attended by few close friends. Few Indian basketball players were also present …