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Raider Nitin Tomar emerges costliest buy in Pro Kabaddi history (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Raider Nitin Tomar on Monday shattered all records to emerge the costliest-ever player to be bought in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction. ... read..


2 bookies arrested during IPL final, 77 mobiles recovered
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Police arrested two bookmakers while they were organising betting during the IPL final on Sunday night, and also recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said. ... read..


Azarenka hastens to tennis court after son's birth
Minsk | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Monday announced she is ready to return to the tennis court after maternity leave and is set to play in a grass-court event before Wimbledon. ... read..


Manjeet, Surjeet emerge top buys in kabaddi auctions (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Star all-rounder Manjeet Chillar and defender Surjeet Singh emerged the costliest players to be sold for a whopping Rs 75.5 lakh and Rs 73 lakh respectively in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auctions here on Monday. ... read..


Top names pull out but Kenya fields strong world marathon team
Nairobi | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Kenya will still present a strong team to the World Athletics Championships despite the withdrawal of some seasoned runners like Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang. ... read..


Kenya's javelin champ Yego to compete in Germany
Nairobi | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
World javelin throw champion Julius Yego from Kenya has a point to prove as he makes his second appearance in competition this season in Rehlingen athletics meeting in Germany on June 5. ... read..


Delhi Police officer misbehaves with journalist
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
In yet another case of misbehaviour of policemen against the public, an officer of Mandawali police station misbehaved with a journalist when he went to enquire about the progress of investigations into the theft of his car. ... read..


Rumours say Dortmund striker Aubameyang is off to Paris
Berlin | Monday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
If the rumors are true, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have one more week in a Borussia Dortmund shirt. The 2012 German football champions and the 27-year-old Gabon international are expected to announce the departure of the Bundesliga's top goal- ... read..


Indonesia offers $1mn prize money in badminton Superseries
Jakarta | Monday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Indonesia has put on a $1 million prize money for the upcoming Badminton World Federation (BWF)-sanctioned Superseries Premier championships slated here from June 12 to 18 here. ... read..


Harikrishna finishes 10th at Moscow chess meet (Second Lead)
Moscow | Monday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 10th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points. ... read..


Yamaha registers 500th victory in motorsports
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
An intense race at Le Mans in France saw Maverick Vinales (25 titles) emerge victorious as Yamaha is crowned with the 500th win in the history of motorsports. ... read..


Iranians in high demand in first round of PKL auction
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Iranian players were the most sought after in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction here on Monday, with defender Abozar Mohajermighani emerging the costliest buy in the first round. He was sold at a whopping Rs 50 lakh to Team Gujarat. ... read..


Cultural, sports association with Pak not advisable: Union Sports Minister
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Commenting on the upcoming edition of the Pro Kabaddi League, where for the first time the auction will see as many as 10 Pakistani players facing the process, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday stated that extending any cultural or sports associa ... read..


Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet (Lead)
Moscow | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points. ... read..


Big hits of IPL-10
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The following is the list of top performers of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) which concluded in Hyderabad on Sunday. ... read..


P. Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet
Moscow | Monday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points. ... read..


Black Eyed Peas set to perform at Champions League final
Madrid | Monday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
The American group Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff on June 3, football's governing body announced on Monday. ... read..


Nothing special if Pakistanis allowed or rejected in PKL, says Anup Kumar
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Indian Kabaddi team captain Anup Kumar on Monday said he has no problems playing with or against a player from across the border adding that it was the government's call to allow or deny any Pakistan player from taking part in the upcoming fifth season of ... read..


Mitchell Santner attains career-best ODI ranking
Dubai [UAE] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has attained a career-best 11th spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers after taking seven wickets in the ongoing Ireland tri-series which also features Bangladesh. ... read..


Sudirman Cup: Sindhu lone winner in India's 1-4 defeat to Denmark
Gold Coast [Australia] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Rio Olympics silver-medallist P V Sindhu was the only good performer on the dismal day as India slumped to a 1-4 defeat against Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here ... read..


PSL spot-fixing row: Latif's lawyer chides PCB's tribunal for 'biased attitude'
Karachi [Pakistan] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Suspended batsman Khalid Latif lawyer has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board's Anti-Corruption tribunal for donning a biased attitude in their ongoing probe into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. ... read..


Sports lottery to boost Australia's Olympic funding, says minister
Canberra | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Australian government is a step closer to introducing a British-style Olympic lottery which could raise 50 million AU dollars ($37.2 million) annually for the development of elite sports, according to a plan outlined by Sports Minister Greg Hunt on Mo ... read..


Bayern ready to splash out over $100 million on transfers
Berlin | Monday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
After a disappointing football season with only one title, Bayern Munich have announced they are considering to invest a record over $100 million into new footballers. ... read..


Despite besting Djokovic, Alexander Zverev backs Nadal for French Open glory
Johannesburg [South Africa] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
German tennis player Alexander Zverev, who lifted his first Masters crown at the Italian Open on Sunday, has refused to back himself to clinch French Open title and instead called on 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal to emerge victorious at the Rol ... read..


Sohail or Amin to replace `unfit` Akmal in Champions Trophy: Inzamam
Karachi [Pakistan] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Inzamam-ul-Haq, chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has revealed that left-handed batsmen Umar Amin and Haris Sohail are under consideration to replace middle-order batsman Umar Akmal in the national squad for the Champions Trophy, beginn ... read..


Murray continues to lead ATP rankings, Zverev enters top 10
Madrid | Monday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, while Germany's Alexander Zverev jumped to 10th place. ... read..


Striker Fabiano helps Vasco beat Bahia
Rio de Janeiro | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
A second-half goal from former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano helped Vasco da Gama to a 2-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A football championship. ... read..


India beaten 1-4 by Denmark in Sudirman Cup
Gold Coast | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
India were beaten 1-4 by Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Monday. ... read..


Barcelona battles back to 4-2 win over Eibar
Barcelona | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Barcelona almost dropped a key match to Eibar in the La Liga football championships, going down by two goals before battling back to a 4-2 win at Camp Nou here. ... read..


Jaitley files fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 cr against Kejriwal (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a second civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crore in the Delhi High Court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the word "crook" used by his lawyer. ... read..


French football star Robert Pires to visit Pakistan in July
Karachi [Pakistan] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
French football star and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will visit Pakistan in July. ... read..


Ind vs Pak: Champions Trophy clash great opportunity to become hero, says Azhar Mahmood
Karachi [Pakistan] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has called on his side's players to see the upcoming Champions Trophy clash against India as a great opportunity for them to shine and become heroes. ... read..


Real Madrid coach Zidane delighted with league title win
Madrid | Monday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was delighted after a 2-0 win over Malaga which gave his side the 33rd league title in their history, but the first since 2012. ... read..


Stuttgart, Hannover earn top-flight promotions in German Bundesliga
Berlin | Monday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Stuttgart lifted the title after beating Wurzburg 4-1 while Hannover shared the spoils 1-1 with Sandhausen as both teams secured an immediate return into Germany's top flight, following the last round of the second-division Bundesliga season. ... read..


IPL betting menace: Nine held in Rohini for betting on finale
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Delhi Police on Monday arrested nine bookies from Rohini area of the national capital for allegedly betting in the final-match of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL). ... read..


Defender Compper extends contract with Leipzig
Berlin | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
German football international Marvin Compper has put pen to paper on a two-year extension, which keeps him with RB Leipzig until June 2019, the Bundesliga runner up confirmed in an official statement. ... read..


Real Madrid crowned La Liga Champions; Villarreal, Sociedad go to Europe
Madrid | Monday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Real Madrid were crowned the Liga Santander Champions following a 2-0 win over Malaga while Villarreal and Real Sociedad have qualified for the Europa league. ... read..


Collective effort responsible for Mumbai Indians' IPL-10 win
Hyderabad [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After the Mumbai Indians lifted their record third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, skipper Rohit Sharma credited his team's collective efforts for their plucky one-run win over rivals Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in the 2017 finals on Sunday. ... read..


Arsenal fail to qualify for Champions League for first time in 21 years
London [UK] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since Arsene Wenger took over as manager in 1996 despite beating Everton 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday on the final day of the Premier League season. ... read..


150 percent hike for Grade A players proposed by Kohli, Kumble
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India cricket team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli have demanded a 150 percent hike for Grade A players, who have contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and a 50 percent hike for the support staff. ... read..


Mumbai Indians beat Pune Supergiant by just one run to lift IPL 10 Trophy
Hyderabad [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a game which brought cricket fans across the world on the edge of their seats, Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by just one run to lift the coveted IPL Season 10 Trophy in a low-scoring final here on Sunday evening. ... read..


Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to clinch Federation Cup trophy
Cuttack (Odisha) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
JSW Bengaluru FC were crowned champions of the 38th edition of the Federation Cup after the Blues defeated Mohun Bagan 2-0 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha on Sunday. ... read..


Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open
Rome [Italy] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Germany's Alexander Zverev stunned World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the Italian Open's Men's Singles title on Sunday, thus confirming his status as a French Open dangerman. ... read..


Agassi to coach Djokovic at French Open
Johannesburg [South Africa] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Novak Djokovic on Sunday revealed that former world number one Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts May 28. ... read..


Real Madrid outclass Malaga to clinch La Liga title in 5 years
Malaga [Spain] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Real Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 to secure their first LaLiga title since 2012 at La Rosaleda on Sunday evening, courtesy goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, thus making Barcelona's comeback victory against Eibar irrelevant. ... read..


Champions Chelsea give perfect send-off to John Terry
London [UK] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Chelsea ended the Premier League season with a comfortable 5-1 win over bottom club Sunderland, thus giving a perfect farewell to their captain John Terry on Sunday. ... read..


Umar Akmal removed from Pak's Champions Trophy squad
Karachi [Pakistan] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Middle-order Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been recalled from England and has been removed from the Champions Trophy squad after he failed to clear a fitness test. ... read..


Raut, Raj help Indian eves win Quadrangular Series
Potchefstroom [South Africa] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Brilliant half-centuries from Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj helped the Indian women's cricket team beat South Africa by eight wickets to win the Quadrangular Series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Sunday. ... read..


Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to lift Federation Cup
Cuttack | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
A brace from C.K. Vineeth in the second period of extra time saw Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to be crowned the Federation Cup champions at the Barabati Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Pune restrict Mumbai to 129/8 in IPL final
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Braces by bowlers Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa and Daniel Christian enabled Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) restrict Mumbai Indians to 129 for eight in 20 overs in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday. ... read..


Svitolina upsets Halep to win Italian Open
Rome | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina, World No.11, on Sunday rallied to beat Romania's Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the Italian Open tennis tournament final here. ... read..


Juventus crowned Serie A champions for sixth consecutive time
Turin | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Juventus FC on Sunday became the first club in Italy to clinch six consecutive Serie A football title after defeating Crotone 3-0 here. ... read..


Vinales wins French motorcycle Grand Prix
Le Mans (France) | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Spanish Movistar Yamaha rider Maverick Viales won the French motorcycle Grand Prix here on Sunday. ... read..


Feared I might miss the Champions Trophy, says Australia's Stoinis
Brisbane | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis feared he might miss the ICC Champions Trophy after picking up an injury while playing for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the 27-year-old admitted on Sunday. ... read..


Sharan, Raja win Bordeaux Challenger
Bordeaux (France) | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Indian duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja registered a straight sets victory in the men's doubles final of the Bordeaux Challenger tennis tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


DSJA bags 44th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial crown
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi Sports Journalists Association (DSJA) on Sunday clinched the 44th All India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Trophy after beating Organisers XI by three wickets at the Hindu College ground here. ... read..


Negotiations on India-Pakistan cricket series expected during CT: PCB
Karachi | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Amidst bleak chances of an India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series in the near future, a top Pakistani official on Sunday said the two countries are likely to hold talks during a Champions Trophy match in England in June. ... read..


Latest Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Jr set to join Real: Reports
Madrid | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Brazilian football club Flamengo's wonderkid Vinicius Junior is set to join Spanish supergiants Real Madrid, according to reports in the Brazilian media. ... read..


Armaan grabs third place in Super Trofeo Asia Series
Buriram (Thailand) | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Indian racer Armaan Ebrahim continued his good run in the Super Trofeo Asia Series, clinching a second successive podium despite engine problems at the Chang International Circuit here on Sunday. ... read..


Kante named English Premier League's Player of the Year
London | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Close on the heels of winning the English Premier League (EPL) title with Chelsea, French midfielder N'Golo Kante was named Player of the Year by the football League on Sunday. ... read..


Chinese javelin thrower Liu Shiying breaks Asian record
Tokyo | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Chinese javelin thrower Liu Shiying broke the women's Asian record en route to winning gold at the IAAF Golden Grand Prix Kawasaki meeting in Japan on Sunday. ... read..


Sinclair, Rodgers feted with awards in debut season with Celtic
Edinburgh | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
English winger Scott Sinclair was on Sunday named the Scottish Football Writers' 'Player of the Year' for his contributions to Celtic's triumph of the Scottish Premiership this season. ... read..


Harikrishna beats Nepomniachtchi in Moscow chess meet
Moscow | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna defeated Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in his eighth-round tie in the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix here. ... read..


Both Manchester City, United in race to sign Neymar
London | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
English Premier League (EPL) clubs Manchester United and Manchester City are in the race to sign Brazilian superstar and FC Barcelona forward Neymar. ... read..


Ukraine's Svitolina reaches Italian Open final
Rome | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Ukrainian Elina Svitolina advanced to the final of Italian Open tennis tournament when Garbie Muguruza retired with an injury while trailing 1-4 in the first set. ... read..


Nancy, Bastia relegated as curtain comes down on Ligue 1
Paris | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Nancy and Bastia were unlucky to suffer relegation into French second-tier league in different manners as the curtain was down on Ligue 1 football championships. ... read..


Bayern lift title, Dortmund defend third place in German Bundesliga
Berlin | Sunday, 2017 3:15:42 PM IST
Bayern Munich crushed Freiburg 4-1 in Philipp Lahm's and Xabi Alonso's farewell game while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Dortmund to beat Werder Bremen 4-3 in the last round of the Bundesliga season. ... read..


Indian woman creates hisory, twice climbs Everest in five days
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2017 3:15:37 PM IST
Indian climber Anshu Jamsenpa created mountaineering history on Sunday when she summitted Mount Everest twice in a span of five days. ... read..


Conor McGregor signs contract to fight Floyd Mayweather
New York [U.S.A] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
McGregor has made an agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the negotiation to made the "Billion Dollar Fight" a reality. ... read..


Zverev to face Djokovic in Italian Open final
Rome [Italy] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Twenty-year-old Alexander Zverev beat John Isner on Saturday to reach his first Italian Open Masters 1000 final, and will take on veteran Grand Salm winner Novak Djokovic on Sunday. ... read..


IPL-10 finals: Rising Pune Supergiant to take on Mumbai Indians
Hyderabad [India] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mumbai Indians (MI) will be vying for their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, when they take on Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the final of the tenth edition of the event on Sunday evening. ... read..


South Africa beat Sussex in warm -up, 78-ball ton by De Kock
London [United Kingdom) | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
South Africa's wicket-keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock scored a 78-ball century in a warm up match against Sussex County Cricket Club at the Hove on Friday. ... read..


Oz cricketers together on pay dispute, says Ashes hopeful Behrendorff
Sydney [Australia] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ashes hopeful Jason Behrendorff, who has been selected for the Australia A one-day and four-day squads that will tour South Africa, has said that all cricketers are on the same page with regard to the ongoing pay dispute with the Cricket Australia Board ( ... read..


La Liga: Both Real Madrid and Barcelona FC looking to clinch title
London [United Kingdom] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Curtains are coming down on Spain's main football tournament La Liga, and predictably both Real Madrid and Barcelona FC will be competing for silverware, though they have a match each to go before the finals. ... read..


Mohun Bagan to take Bengaluru FC in Federation Cup final
Cuttack (Odisha) [India] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mohun Bagan will take on JSW Bengaluru FC in the finals of the Hero Federation Cup football tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


BCCI to open title sponsorship tender for IPL on May 31
Hyderabad [India] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will open the Title Sponsorship Invitation to Tender for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five-year cycle on May 31. ... read..


JSW Sports launches kabaddi league outfit Haryana Steelers
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
JSW Sports, which acquired a franchise for the 2017 season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), announced on Saturday that the team would be called Haryana Steelers. ... read..


Sachin Tendulkar holds first screening of his movie for Armed Forces
New Delhi [India] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Much like his cricketing career that has been well-adorned with records, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday held the first screening of his biographical movie 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' for an audience full of personnel from the Indian Armed ... read..


Coach Berizzo to leave Celta Vigo at season-end
Madrid | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Celta Vigo head coach Eduardo Berizzo confirmed on Saturday that he will leave the Spanish football club at the end of the current season. ... read..


Djokovic eliminates Del Potro to advance to Italian Open semis (Lead)
Rome | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, world no. 2, qualified for the Italian Open semi-final after his victory over Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro here on Saturday. ... read..


Sania, Bopanna crash out of Italian Open
Rome [Italy] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian and Kazakhstan duo Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova crashed out of the Italian Open after suffering a straight-set deaf against Taiwanese and Swiss duo Yung-Jan Chan and Swiss player Martina Hingis on Saturday. ... read..


Sania-Shvedova lose in Italian Open semis
Rome | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
India's Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan lost in the semi-finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament here on Saturday. ... read..


Redding posts best time in France motorcycle GP free practice sessions
Le Mans (France) | Saturday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
British Pramac Racing rider Scott Redding posted the best time in the rain-marred free practice sessions for the French motorcycle Grand Prix, while Spaniards Marc Marquez and Maverick Viales and Italy's Valentino Rossi also qualified directly for Satur ... read..


Halep knocks out Bertens to reach Italian Open final
Rome | Saturday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world no. 4, advanced to the final of the Italian Open tennis tournament after beating Dutch Kiki Bertens here on Saturday. ... read..


Golf: Bhullar slips to 3rd, Shiv rises to joint 9th at Thailand Open
Bangkok | Saturday, 2017 6:45:43 PM IST
Gaganjeet Bhullar slipped two places to be third after carding a four-under 67, while Shiv Kapur jumped 14 places to be joint ninth with a 65 after the third and penultimate round of the $300,000 Thailand Open golf championship here on Saturday. ... read..


Harikrishna holds Tomashevsky in round 7 of FIDE Moscow GP chess
Moscow | Saturday, 2017 6:45:43 PM IST
After a defeat in the last game, Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna bounced back to draw against Russian GM Evgeny Tomashevsky in the seventh round of the FIDE Moscow Grand Prix 2017 chess tournament at the DI Telegraph here. ... read..


Mohun Bagan favourites against Bengaluru in Fed Cup final (Preview)
Cuttack | Saturday, 2017 6:45:38 PM IST
Defending Champions Mohun Bagan will be favourites when they cross swords with JSW Bengaluru FC in the final of the Hero Federation Cup football tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


Sports ministry to launch talent search portal
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 6:45:38 PM IST
The Union Sports Ministry will launch a portal to search for young talent in different Olympic disciplines, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said here on Saturday. ... read..


Will seek details before sending anyone to Olympics: Vijay Goel (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 6:45:38 PM IST
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel, while taking note of reports that doctors without requisite qualifications were sent to the Rio Olympics, said on Saturday the government will seek complete details before sending anyone to such events in the future. ... read..


Real Madrid go to Malaga looking for decisive point to seal La Liga title
Madrid | Saturday, 2017 6:45:33 PM IST
Real Madrid travel to Malaga on Sunday knowing that a point will make them La Liga champions for 2016-17, giving them their first Spanish football league title in five seasons. ... read..


Kenya's Kamworor, Ndiku take on Farah in Prefontaine meet in US
Nairobi | Saturday, 2017 6:45:23 PM IST
The third stop of the Diamond League will see some of the world's best distance runners clash at America's premier Prefontaine Classic in the 5,000m race providing a preview of what to expect at the London World Championships final. ... read..


Pune stand between Mumbai and third IPL title (Preview)
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2017 6:45:19 PM IST
Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians will be wary of the challenge posed by Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) when the two Maharashtra cities lock horns in what promises to be a pulsating final of the 10th edition of the cash-rich cric ... read..


'Will seek details before sending anyone to Olympics'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 6:45:14 PM IST
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel, while taking note of reports that doctors without requisite qualifications were sent to the Rio Olympics, said on Saturday the government will seek complete details before sending anyone to such events in future. ... read..


IPL 2017 final: Mumbai Indians eye record third title against RPS
Hyderabad [India] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mumbai Indians will aim to clinch a third Indian Premier League (IPL) title when they take on Rising Pune Supergiants in the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. ... read..


Nation lauds India U-17 football team after conquering Italy
New Delhi [India] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Congratulatory messages are pouring in from every nook and corner of the country for the Indian FIFA U-17 World Cup football team who wrote a brand new chapter in the Indian football history by overpowering Italy U-17 national team 2-0 in a friendly match ... read..


Latif 'given bat grips by bookie' to indicate spot-fixing
Karachi [Pakistan] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has informed that it has seized the bat grips given to Khalid Latif by a bookie which the suspended Islamabad United opener was allegedly supposed to use to indicate he would indulge in spot-fixing during the second-editio ... read..


Defending champs Mohun Bagan confident ahead of Fed Cup final
Cuttack [India] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Defending Champions Mohun Bagan will face a final hurdle in their title defence when they face JSW Bengaluru FC in the final of the Hero Federation Cup on Sunday. ... read..


IOA to check bio-data, expertise of Indian contingents before clearance: Vijay Goel
New Delhi [India] | May 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the wake of the ongoing enquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against two doctors who were sent by the Indian Olympic Association to the Rio Olympics, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Saturday stated tha ... read..


Espanyol top relegated Granada 2-1 in La Liga
Granada (Spain) | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Spanish football club Espanyol climbed to the eighth spot in La Liga with a 2-1 victory over relegation-bound Granada, who end the season dead last. ... read..


Hockey: Kiwis complete 5-0 whitewash against Indian eves
Hamilton | Saturday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
The New Zealand women's hockey team hammered India 6-2 in the final match of the series to complete a 5-0 whitewash here on Saturday. ... read..


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