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East Bengal, Mohun Bagan to seek AIFF help
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
City soccer giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will seek the All India Football Federation's help in their bid to play in the top league of the country on their own and without any help from Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) -- organisers of the ISL ... read..


BCCI left red-faced at crucial ICC Board meet
Dubai | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was dealt a major blow when it was reduced to a minority at the International Cricket Council Board meeting in Dubai on Wednesday, where most of the other members voted for changes in governance and revenue ... read..


IPL-10: Smith, Rahane help Pune post 182/5 in first innings
Pune | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
Captain Steve Smith led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to help Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) post 182/5 after they were asekd to bat first by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium he ... read..


RCB under pressure to move up, says pacer Arvind
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
Hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would be under huge pressure when they take on Gujarat Lions (GL) in the Indian Premier League (IPL-10) tie here on Thursday, said their medium pacer Sreenath Arvind on Wednesday. ... read..


ICC meeting: BCCI loses both revenue and governance votes
Dubai [UAE] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In what could be seen as a major setback to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) influence in the International Cricket Council (ICC), the cricket board on Wednesday lost both the governance and the revenue votes at the crucial ICC meet. ... read..


Wales' Taylor handed 2-match ban for horror tackle of Coleman
Cardiff | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Wales defender Neil Taylor was suspended on Wednesday for two matches for his leg-breaking tackle of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman during a 2018 football World Cup qualifier draw in Dublin in March. ... read..


Jet Airways pilot de-rostered after being accused of racism by Harbhajan
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hours after Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh accused a Jet Airways pilot of racism, the airline has de-rostered the pilot and assured that corrective action would be taken as per company policy, and after due investigation into the incident. ... read..


Guess what! Serena Williams revealed pregnancy by accident
Johannesburg [South Africa] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
World number one Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child with American internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, has said that she revealed her pregnancy by accident, after mistakenly uploading a photograph on Snapchat. ... read..


IPL: KKR win toss, elect to bowl vs RPS
Pune | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in their Indian Premier League match here on Wednesday. ... read..


Champs Kirui, Wanjiru now eye world marathon title in London
Nairobi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru and relative unknown Geoffrey Kirui, who won in Boston, will give the Kenya team to the World Championships a new look in August. ... read..


Several English football officials arrested in tax fraud probe
London | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
Several officials, including Newcastle club's Managing Director. were arrested on Wednesday as part of a probe into tax fraud in English football launched by the UK's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). ... read..


Gujarat Lions bring in Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni
Rajkot | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
Gujarat Lions have signed all-rounders Irfan Pathan and Ankit Soni as replacements for the injured Dwayne Bravo and Shivil Kaushik for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign. ... read..


Murray in third round of Barcelona Open
Barcelona | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
British tennis player Andy Murray on Wednesday entered the third round of the Barcelona Open, part of the 500 series on the ATP World Tour, after Australia's Bernard Tomic withdrew. ... read..


Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 in EPL (Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
English Premier League (EPL) leaders Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-2 here to boost their advantage over second-place Tottenham Hotspur to seven points, though the latter has a game in hand. ... read..


Sindhu, Jayaram advance, Saina, Prannoy lose in Asia Championships (Lead)
Wuhan (China) | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
India's Ajay Jayaram caused an upset, while P.V. Sindhu had an easy start, though Saina Nehwal, H.S. Prannoy and the doubles pairs exited the Badminton Asia Championships on the opening day here on Wednesday. ... read..


England all-rounder Zafar Ansari bids adieu to cricket at 25
London [UK] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
England all-rounder Zafar Ansari, who played three Tests and an ODI for the national team, has called curtains on his cricketing career at the age of 25. ... read..


Harika plays out hard fought draw vs Mustafa at Reykjavik Open chess
Reykjavik (Iceland) | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli eked out a hard fought draw against the higher-rated Mustafa Yilmaz of Turkey in round eight of the Rejkjavik Open chess tournament at the Herpa Concert Hall here. ... read..


Lajong coach Singto determined to beat Aizawl
Shillong | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Shillong Lajong FC coach Thangboi Singto has asserted that his wards are determined to defeat title contenders Aizawl FC in the final game of their I-League campaign here on Sunday. ... read..


Harbhajan accuses Jet Airways pilot of racism, calls for strict action
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday brought in notice an alleged incident of racism and assault by Jet Airways pilot which took place on April 3. ... read..


West Indies penalised for slow over-rate during Jamaica Test
Dubai [UAE] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Indies have been fined by the ICC for maintaining a slow over-rate during their seven-wicket defeat in the opening Test against Pakistan at the Sabina Park last evening. ... read..


12-year-old Sujal to represent India in Football For Friendship programme
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:40 PM IST
Sujal Kahar, a 12-year-old footballer from Mumbai, has been shortlisted as Indias representative at the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme, it was announced on Wednesday. ... read..


Harbhajan lashes out at 'racist' Jet Airways pilot (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:40 PM IST
Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday lashed out at a Jet Airways pilot for racial discrimination against a fellow Indian passenger. ... read..


IPL: Bangalore eye turnaround against Gujarat (Preview)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:35 PM IST
With two of their last matches witnessing a horrific batting show in Kolkata and a wash-out due to rain at home, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will hope for a turnaround when they face a struggling Gujarat Lions (GL) here on Thursday. ... read..


Villarreal pip Atletico, Malaga beat Granada in La Liga (Lead)
Madrid | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:30 PM IST
Villarreal strengthened their fifth position in the La Liga football championship as they overcame third-placed Atletico Madrid 1-0, while Malaga registered their fifth win in six matches with a 2-0 win over Granada. ... read..


Amsterdam Arena to be renamed in honour of Johan Cruyff
The Hague | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:21 PM IST
Dutch football club Ajax has announced that the Amsterdam Arena is to be renamed in honour of the legendary Johan Cruyff. ... read..


Sporting drop points at home in 1-1 draw with Espanyol
Gijon (Spain) | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:20 PM IST
Sporting played a 1-1 draw with Espanyol, missing out on two points that would have bolstered their dwindling hopes of avoiding relegation from La Liga. ... read..


Injured Carrasco to miss Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid
Madrid | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:16 PM IST
Atletico Madrid will be without the services of Belgian international winger Yannick Carrasco for at least the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid after it was confirmed he has suffered a twisted shoulder. ... read..


David Ferrer stumbles in Barcelona Open third round
Barcelona | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:16 PM IST
Spanish tennis player David Ferrer failed to qualify for the third round of the Barcelona Open after suffering a defeat against South Africa's Kevin Anderson. ... read..


Arsenal coach insists Olivier Giroud is not for sale
London | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:16 PM IST
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has asserted that the London club does not intend to sell striker Olivier Giroud and reiterated the Frenchman's key role in the future of the first team. ... read..


Malaga beat Granada, Villarreal edge past Atletico Madrid in La Liga
Granada (Spain) | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
Granada, sitting 19th place in La Liga, lost 2-0 to a Malaga side that has won four of its last five matches. ... read..


Deportes Iquique rally late to beat Venezuela's Zamora
Rio de Janeiro | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
Chile's Deportes Iquique scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to defeat Venezuela's Zamora 4-3 in their Copa Libertadores group match. ... read..


Brazilian goalkeeper convicted of murder ordered to return to jail
Rio de Janeiro | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered footballer Bruno Fernandes to return to jail for the murder of his former girlfriend. ... read..


Frankfurt in German Cup final, beat Monchengladbach on penalties
Berlin | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
Eintracht Frankfurt overcame Borussia Monchengladbach 7-6 on penalties to secure their ticket for the German Cup final here. ... read..


Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 in EPL
London | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
English Premier League (EPL) leaders Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-2 here to boost their advantage over second-place Tottenham Hotspur to seven points, though Spurs have a game in hand. ... read..


AFC Champions League: Esteghlal Khouzestan draw 1-1 with Al Fateh
Tehran | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
Iran's Esteghlal Khouzestan played a 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia's Al Fateh in Group B of the AFC Champions League. ... read..


Angers into French Cup final after 60 years
Paris | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:06 PM IST
Angers SCO defeated En Avant de Guingamp 2-0 at home to make into the French Cup football final for the first time over the past 60 years. ... read..


Misbah soars into top 20 Test Batsmen
Dubai [UAE] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has gained six slots to reach 20th position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after his side registered a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the first Test of the three-match series at the Sabina Park here last e ... read..


Saina bows out, Sindhu advances in Asian badminton C'ship
Wuhan [China] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Rio-Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu kicked off her Asian badminton Championship on a winning note as she thrashed Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia in straight games to storm into the second round of the women's singles event here on Wednesday. ... read..


`Wild-card` Sharapova set for Stuttgart return post doping ban
Johannesburg [South Africa] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After serving a 15-month doping suspension, Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova is all set to make her return to competitive tennis when she takes on Italian veteran Roberta Vinci in the opening match of the WTA Tour clay-court tournament, Stuttgart Ope ... read..


IPL 10: Upbeat Pune Supergiant face stern test against KKR
Mumbai [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Rising Pune Supergiant will face a tough challenge when they take on two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here today evening. ... read..


Mizoram to soon boast MCG-sized cricket stadium: CM
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
The first step was a Supreme Court panel recommending that all the northeastern states are entitled to full affiliation and voting rights in the Indian cricket board. Now, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, whose love for sports is not new, has unveile ... read..


Midfielder Sahin extends contract with Borussia Dortmund
Berlin | Wednesday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Nuri Sahin has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund ahead of schedule, both football sides confirmed in an official statement. ... read..


PSG extend Cavani's contract to 2020
Paris | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have extended the contract with Edinson Cavani to two years, keeping the Uruguayan striker until 30 June 2020, the Ligue 1 side announced. ... read..


Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Badminton Asia Championships
Wuhan (China) | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia to advance while Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Badminton Asia Championships after she was beaten by Japan's Sayaka Sato in the women's singles here on Wednesday. ... read..


`Pregger` Serena vows to make a come back
Johannesburg [South Africa] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
World number one Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child with American internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, has vowed to return to the court after embracing motherhood, with her baby hopefully cheering for her in the stands. ... read..


Gareth Bale set to miss CL semi-final with calf injury
Cardiff [U.K] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major setback for Real Madrid, striker Gareth Bale has been ruled out of his side's Champions League semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid, after tests revealed a tear to his left calf. ... read..


Costa's brace inspires Chelsea to 4-2 PL win over Southampton
London [U.K] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Diego Costa ended his recent goal drought as he scored two goals to guide Chelsea to a 4-2 win over Southampton in their Premier League clash against Southampton at Stamford Bridge here on Wednesday. ... read..


RCB-Sunrisers tie abandoned over persistent rain (Lead)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
The Indian Premiere League (IPL-10) tie between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and title holder Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was abandoned on Tuesday, as the drizzle turned into persistent rain at the Chinnaswamy stadium here, said an official. ... read..


IPL-10: RCB, SRH share points after rain wash-out
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday was called off due to incessant rain. ... read..


Zverev beats Almagro in Barcelona Open 2nd round
Barcelona | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
German tennis player Alexander Zverev entered the third round of the Barcelona Open after defeating Spain's Nicolas Almagro here on Tuesday. ... read..


Barcelona coach Enrique says Clasico victory was morale booster
Barcelona | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday that the Clasico victory against hosts Real Madrid has boosted the morale of the Catalan football giants. ... read..


IPL-10: Rain delays toss between RCB & SRH
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Incessant rain played spoilsport, delaying the toss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium here on Tuesday. ... read..


scar Arias is Sevilla FC's new sporting director
Seville | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Sevilla Football Club on Tuesday appointed scar Arias as its sporting director, following the departure of Monchi. Sevilla President Jose Castro declared at a press conference that Arias has signed the contract for two seasons. ... read..


Kenya's Rutto targets fast time at Prague marathon
Nairobi | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
With the London World Championships not in their plans, Kenyans Lani Rutto, Frankline Chepkwony and Stephen Chemlany will be under little pressure to impress and dominate at the Prague Marathon on May 7. ... read..


Only the double will satisfy Bayern coach Ancelotti
Munich | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Early elimination in the Champions League quarter-final at the hands of Real Madrid has changed the atmosphere for Bayern Munich and their chief coach Carlo Ancelotti. Winning the German football league and Cup double has become a must for the 57-year-old ... read..


Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sahin signs new contract
Dortmund | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
German football club Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday extended midfielder Nuri Sahin's contract, keeping the Turkey international until June 30, 2019. ... read..


Want to give England selectors some headaches, says Billings
London | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings feels his inclusion in the England squad for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy, starting here from June 1, is enough to give "headaches" to the national selectors. ... read..


WWE to hold tryouts in Dubai
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will visit Dubai in search of the next generation of WWE Superstars by holding four-day talent tryouts from April 26 to 29, it was announced on Tuesday. ... read..


England recall Wood, Willey to ICC Champions Trophy squad
London | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
England on Tuesday recalled quick bowlers Mark Wood and David Willey to the 15-member Eoin Morgan-led squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy 2017 at home. ... read..


It's more difficult to maintain intensity from last match: Gambhir
Pune | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said it's a difficult task to maintain the momentum they got from their last outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of their game against Rising Pune Supergiant here on Wednesday. ... read..


Subrata Paul doping row: Vijay Goel vows to bring strict laws
New Delhi [India] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A few hours after Arjuna Awardee footballer Subrata Paul tested positive for a banned substance, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Tuesday said the ministry is looking to introduce strict laws to eradicate doping from the countr ... read..


Juventus' Barzagli expects a tricky semi-final against Monaco
Turin | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Juventus veteran defender Andrea Barzagli has advised his teammates not to underestimate their Champions League semi-final opponent Monaco, as he expects a tricky tie against a young side that plays attacking football. ... read..


Hopes on Sindhu, Saina in Badminton Asia Championships (Preview)
Wuhan (China) | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
All eyes will be on women's singles specialists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they carry India's hopes in the Badminton Asia Championships, starting here at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday. ... read..


Real Madrid confirms Gareth Bale is injured
Madrid | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Real Madrid on Tuesday confirmed the injury of Welsh winger Gareth Bale, and said it will first assess the damage before determining how long Bale will be out of action. ... read..


Harika advances at Reykjavik Open chess
Reykjavik | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli continued her winning streak, beating International Master Tuvshintugs Batchimeg of Mongolia in the seventh round of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament here. ... read..


England recall fit-again Mark Wood for Champions Trophy
London [U.K] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
England pacer Mark Wood has been included in the 15-man ODI squad for the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be held from June 2. ... read..


India keeper Paul denies taking banned substance
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Veteran India and DSK Shivajians goalkeeper Subrata Paul has firmly denied taking a banned substance after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed that it has received a report of him failing a dope test. ... read..


FIFA Secretary General praises Russias commitment to football
Moscow | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Russias authorities have shown a strong commitment as far as preparations for the 2018 Football World Cup go, world football governing body FIFA's Secretary General Fatma Samoura said. ... read..


Dope-tainted Subrata Paul vows to prove his innocence
New Delhi [India] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Arjuna Awardee footballer Subrata Paul, who failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping agency (NADA) earlier this year, has vowed to prove his innocence by going for the confirmatory 'B' sample test. ... read..


Kohli hangs out at gaming joint in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli took time off from the nets to hang out at a gaming joint in the city's upscale shopping mall on Monday, unfazed by last Sunday's humiliating 82-run defeat by two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champ ... read..


CAS upholds four-year ban on Russian marathoner Mayorova
Moscow | Tuesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled to suspend Russian long-distance runner Albina Mayorova from all sports-related activities for four years after finding her guilty of taking banned performance enhancing drugs, according to the All-Russia ... read..


East Bengal defender complains of chest pain
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
East Bengal defender and former India international Anwar Ali complained of chest pain after training on Tuesday and was admitted to a hospital where he is stable, a spokesperson said. ... read..


Athletic Bilbao beat Eibar 1-0 in stoppage time
Eibar | Tuesday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Eibar conceded a goal in the 94th minute to lose 0-1 to Athletic Club Bilbao in a duel of regional rivals who are also vying to finish in the top six of La Liga football championship here. ... read..


Osasuna make shirt change for Barcelona clash
Barcelona | Tuesday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Spanish football club Osasuna has been forced to make a one-off change to their wardrobe for Wednesday's La Liga match against FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou Stadium here. ... read..


Vernon Philander's recovery right on track
Johannesburg [South Africa] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander is on track with his rehabilitation after suffering a groin injury during a County Championship match last week. ... read..


Resurgent Pune have task cut out against in-form Kolkata (Preview)
Pune | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
On a roll after three back-to-back wins, the resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant will have their task cut out when they take on high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Wednesday. ... read..


Harikrishna goes down in Shamkir chess tourney
Shamkir (Azerbaijan) | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna produced a spirited fight before going down to Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik in the fourth round of the 2017 Shamkir Chess tournament here. ... read..


Argentina at risk of missing World Cup: Maradona
Buenos Aires | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Argentina face an uphill battle to qualify for next year's World Cup without their suspended talisman Lionel Messi, according to Albiceleste legend Diego Maradona. ... read..


Brazil clubs eye PSG winger Lucas Moura
Rio de Janeiro | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
At least three Brazilian Serie A clubs have shown interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) winger Lucas Moura, according to media reports. ... read..


Neil McKenzie expecting third child with wife Kerry McGregor
Johannesburg [South Africa] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former South African batsman Neil McKenzie has announced that he and his wife Kerry McGregor are expecting their third child later this year. ... read..


IPL: Rohit fined for confronting umpire
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined 50 percent of his match fees for disputing the umpire's decision during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium here. ... read..


Arjuna-awardee footballer Subrata Paul fails dope test
New Delhi [India] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In what may come as a shock to the Indian football fans, Arjuna Awardee Subrata Paul has failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping agency (NADA). ... read..


IPL 10: Rohit Sharma penalised for showing dissent
Mumbai [India] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his side's three-run defeat against the Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium last evening. ... read..


Younis draws praise post 10,000 Test runs landmark
Karachi [Pakistan] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former and current Pakistan players have come in unison to praise veteran batsman Younis Khan, who has become the country's first cricketer to complete 10,000 Test runs. ... read..


IPL 10: Irfan Pathan replaces injured Bravo in Gujarat Lions squad
Gujarat [India] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has been roped in by Gujarat Lions as a replacement for injured Dwayne Bravo for the remainder of the ongoing tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). ... read..


Jamaica Test: Yasir's four-fer leaves Windies reeling on Day 4
Jamaica [West Indies] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Yasir Shah scalped a four-wicket haul as West Indies slumped to 93-4 and trailed by 28 runs in the second innings against Pakistan at the end of the fourth day's play of the opening Test at the Sabina Park here last evening. ... read..


Serena Williams calls out Nastase for 'racially' abusing her unborn child
London [U.K.] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Responding to controversial Romanian former world No1 Ilie Nastase's comments about her, American tennis legend Serena Williams has accused him of racially abusing her and her unborn baby. ... read..


'Injured' Daniel Sturridge may have played last game for Liverpool
London [U.K.] | April 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major blow to Anfield fans, Daniel Sturridge could miss the remainder of Liverpool's season with a recurrence of a hip injury, which has raised a disturbing speculation that he might have played his final game for the club. ... read..


IPL-10: Pune's Stokes, Unadkat halt Mumbai's winning run (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma's comeback to form with a half century was spoiled by sheer brilliance with the ball from Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat as Rising Pune Supergiant roped home by three runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match her ... read..


Ganguly wishes Zaheer on engagement announcement
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday wished Zaheer Khan all the luck after the pacer announced his engagement with Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge on Twitter. ... read..


CSA suspends Tsotsobe on match-fixing charges
New Delhi [India] | April 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday charged former Proteas bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe for breaching its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel ("the Code"). ... read..


Monchi arrives to take over as AS Roma's director of football
Rome | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Former Spanish footballer Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo 'Monchi' arrived on Monday in Italian capital Rome, to sign a contract with AS Roma as the club's new director of football in the coming hours. ... read..


101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event
Auckland | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Indian Man Kaur, 101, won the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games here on Monday. Hailing from Chandigarh, Man Kaur was the lone contender in the 100-years-and-over event which she completed in a minute and 14 seconds. ... read..


Ibrahimovic says he will decide when to hang boots
Manchester | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Manchester United veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Monday that he will decide when it is time to stop playing football. The Swedish striker sustained a serious knee injury during Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg victory over And ... read..


Pune post challenging 160/6 vs Mumbai in IPL
Mumbai | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) posted 160/6 against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday. ... read..


Pregnant Serena surges back to World No. 1 spot
Tennis | April 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Just few days after announcing her pregnancy, American tennis star Serena Williams surged back to the world number one spot in the latest rankings issued by Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Monday. ... read..


Skill India candidates get felicitated by Delhi Daredevils
New Delhi [India] | April 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Skill India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils met several candidates trained under Skill India at IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) here in the national capital on Monday. ... read..


7th Junior Men's Hockey C'ship: Steel Plant Sports Board trounce Mumbai 9-0
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | April 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Steel Plant Sports Board produced a superlative performance as they hammered The Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd 9-0 in their Pool A clash on the fifth day of the 7th Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) 'A' Division at Aishbagh Stadium here on Mo ... read..


Skill India candidates felicitated by Delhi Daredevils
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision of Skill India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils on Monday met several candidates trained under Skill India at IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) here. ... read..


Tennis: US stun Czech to reach Fed Cup final against Belarus
Tallahassee (Florida) | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The United States stunned the Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the final of the Fed Cup tennis tournament, setting up a match-up with unexpected finalists Belarus. ... read..


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