We know the brand of cricket we want to play: Brad Haddin
We know the brand of cricket we want to play: Brad Haddin

The criticism they are facing notwithstanding, Australia's wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin said his team is quite comfortable playing a hard-nosed brand of cricket and would not be affected by the furore caused by David Warner's latest code-of-conduct offence.

Gareth Bale's form raising concern at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale's form raising concern at Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti remains loyal to off-form Gareth Bale despite criticism during the team`s poor start to 2015 but needs the Welshman to return to his swashbuckling best.

Channel defends Michael Clarke's role as commentator
Channel defends Michael Clarke's role as commentator

Australian broadcaster Channel Nine has dismissed the criticism of injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke turning commentator for the third and fourth Tests against India, terming the negativity as "petty".

Family criticising your weight makes you add more pounds

Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, a new study has found.

Juninho defends David Luiz for shaky Ligue 1 performance
Juninho defends David Luiz for shaky Ligue 1 performance

Brazilian defender David Luiz has been defended by his compatriot Juninho for the criticism he's received since joining Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer.

'Carefree' Bob Geldof loving Band Aid 30 song's criticism
'Carefree' Bob Geldof loving Band Aid 30 song's criticism

 Bob Geldof has said that he doesn't care about criticism of Band Aid 30's new track rather he is enjoying the criticism.

FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism
FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism

FIFA has admitted that it would be using the next World Cup to display FIFA's zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, in view of receiving widespread criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

2015 Australia Open: Extreme heat policy updated to ensure fair conditions
2015 Australia Open: Extreme heat policy updated to ensure fair conditions

The Australian Open's extreme heat policy has been changed ahead of the 2015 tennis tournament and it has been updated to ensure conditions are fair for all players, according to the organisers.

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers joint favourite for the sack
Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers joint favourite for the sack

You would have been hard pressed at the start of the season to find anyone to bet on Liverpool`s Brendan Rodgers becoming the first Premier League manager to get the sack, but he is now the bookies` joint favourite.

Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to bounce back from Euro slump
Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal to bounce back from Euro slump

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal will make an immediate recovery from their European meltdown when they return to Premier League action at Swansea on Sunday.

Tech start-ups are the new rock bands: Bono

U2 frontman Bono described start-ups as the new rock bands and defended streaming service Spotify from recent criticism at an internet event in Ireland on Thursday.

Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal
Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal

Kenya`s athletics bosses came in for fierce criticism on Saturday after it emerged Rita Jeptoo, currently the world`s leading female marathon runner, tested positive in an out-of-competition anti-doping test.

I'm not really bothered about criticism: Virat Kohli
I'm not really bothered about criticism: Virat Kohli

Hitting out at critics, India's star batsman Virat Kohli says he is not bothered about the questions being raised about his technique.

Jamaican-born Raheem Sterling ignites debate in English football
Jamaican-born Raheem Sterling ignites debate in English football

Jamaican-born English winger Raheem Sterling has sparked a raging debate here over his decision not to start for England against Estonia in a European qualifier.

Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win
Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win

Italy coach Antonio Conte rejected criticism of his side following a "scant" 2-1 win over Azerbaijan that sent the Azzurri top of Group H in Euro 2016 qualifying ahead of an away clash with Malta on Monday.

Mesut Ozil inspires Arsenal to easy win at Aston Villa
Mesut Ozil inspires Arsenal to easy win at Aston Villa

Arsenal responded to midweek criticism with a 3-0 thrashing of Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday inspired by record signing Mesut Ozil.

Incheon Asian Games: OCA boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women
Incheon Asian Games: OCA boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

Asia`s top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had "broken the ice" when they picked female competitors for the London Olympics.

Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief
Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East`s first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia has told Reuters.

James Franco indulges in self-mockery

Actor James Franco is not bothered by criticism, and says his healthy perspective on life helps him to be able to make fun of himself.