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Murray, Edmund lead Britain in Davis Cup hunt for glory GHENT: Kyle Edmund will have a Davis Cup baptism of fire for Britain in Ghent on Friday when he leads the way in a final against Belgium that no-one expected at the start of the year.The 20-year-old newcomer will be a big underdog against top Belgian player David Goffin, but the British team has a safety net in that their spearhead, world number two Andy Murray, then takes on lowly-ranked Ruben Bemelmans.The likely outcome is a 1-1 tie at the end of the first day that will set the scene for a potentially decisive doubles on Saturday when Murray and older brother Jamie will take on the untested pairing of Steve Darcis and Kimmer Coppejans.Both sides are set on making history in a tennis showpiece shrouded in doubt for a while over the Belgian-based terrorist attacks on Paris.Britain's last win in the Davis Cup came in 1936 when Fred Perry ...

Tendulkar junior impresses selectors MUMBAI: The 16-year-old son of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is on the road to forging his own career as a top-flight cricketer after being selected as an all-rounder for Mumbai's youth team.After scoring a century and taking four wickets in a trial tournament, Arjun Tendulkar was on Thursday named in the 15-strong squad to represent Mumbai in India's main under-16 competition, the Vijay Merchant Trophy."He did well in the selection trials... The selectors have ...

Three Olympics places up for grabs in Senegal JOHANNESBURG: Senegal host an eight-nation Olympics football qualifying tournament during the next 15 days with the top three finishers securing places at the 2016 Rio Games.South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia are in Group A with the Senegalese and Group B comprises Algeria, Egypt, Mali and 1996 gold medallists Nigeria.Owen Da Gama of South Africa could have been speaking for all eight coaches when he spoke about the opening game against Senegal at Stade Leopold Sedar ...

Aussies capture key Williamson wicket in day-night Test ADELAIDE: New Zealand lost the key wicket of in-form batsman Kane Williamson in a major blow to their hopes of winning the first-ever day-night Test at Adelaide Oval on Friday.The Black Caps, needing a win to draw the three-Test series after losing the Brisbane opener, opted to bat after winning the toss in the much-anticipated Test match featuring a pink ball for the first time.The Kiwis had largely negotiated the opening hurdle with only the ...

MCC think-tank proposes DRS rule change ADELAIDE: The influential World Cricket Committee has proposed a change to the Decision Review System (DRS), the law-making Marylebone Cricket Club said Friday.The group, featuring some of the biggest names in world cricket including former Australia captains Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting and Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara, is an independent body funded by the MCC, who are the acknowledged guardians of the laws and spirit of the game.International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson ...

India v South Africa third Test scoreboard NAGPUR: Scoreboard at lunch on the third day of the third Test between India and South Africa at the VCA stadium in Nagpur on Friday:India 1st innings: 215 (M. Vijay 40, W. Saha 32, R. Jadeja 34, M. Morkel 3-35, S. Harmer 4-78).South Africa 1st innings: 79 (JP Duminy 35, R Ashwin 5-32, R. Jadeja 4-33)India 2nd innings: 173 (S. Dhawan 39, C. Pujara 31, M. Morkel 3-19, Imran Tahir 5-38)South Africa 2nd innings (overnight ...

Amla, Du Plessis fight for South Africa NAGPUR: South African captain Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis defied India's spinners to delay the hosts' march towards a series-winning victory in the third Test in Nagpur on Friday.The Proteas, who resumed at 32-2 chasing a target of 310, went to lunch on the third day at 105-4 in their second innings on a dusty, deteriorating pitch at the VCA stadium.Amla and Du Plessis batted for more than an hour to put on an ...


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