Pujara's Kanpur transformation augurs well for India

KANPUR, India: Of all the things that went right in the test series opener against New Zealand, Cheteshwar Pujara’s transformation from an obdurate accumulator of runs to a free-scoring batsman when needed must be the most pleasing for India captain Virat Kohli. In a team teeming with flamboyant strokemakers, Pujara’s batting, built on a watertight… Read More »

Germany to Britain: Live up to promise not to block EU reforms

BERLIN: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she does not expect Britain to block a Franco-German initiative to deepen military cooperation among the 27 remaining European Union members after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc. Berlin and Paris have proposed reviving EU common defence plans long blocked by Britain, partly to give the… Read More »

Goeido makes history with unbeaten record in tournament win

REUTERS: Goeido became the first “kadoban” ozeki in sumo history to win an Emperor’s Cup with an unblemished record after he registered his 15th victory by defeating fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Goeido, who had already secured his first title on Saturday, came into the tournament under pressure as… Read More »