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Cricketer Rasool defends himself after national anthem row
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir cricket all-rounder Parvez Rasool on Tuesday defended himself against criticism for chewing gum when the national anthem was played before a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match between India and England, saying sports should not ... read..


Liverpool appoints Peter Moore new CEO
London | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Liverpool football club on Tuesday appointed Peter Moore, the Electronic Arts Sports chief competition officer, its new chief executive officer. ... read..


Don't trivialise war, your counter to Gurmehar wrong: Tharoor to Sehwag
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid a raging debate over Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur blaming war and not Pakistan for the death of her Army officer father in the Kargil war, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday voiced regret over cricketer Virender Sehwag's move to "trivial ... read..


Pune pitch rated 'poor' by match referee Broad (Lead)
Dubai | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Chris Broad, who was match referee for the first Test between India and Australia at Pune, has rated the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) stadium pitch as "poor", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Pepe Mel named new coach of Deportivo La Coruna
Coruna (Spain) | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Spanish football club Deportivo La Coruna on Tuesday named Pepe Mel as its new coach until the end of the season, with an option to extend his contract. ... read..


Marijne new chief coach of Indian women's hockey team
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Hockey India (HI) has hired the services of Dutchmen Sjoerd Marijne and Eric Wonink as the chief coach and analytical coach for the national womens team till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it was announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Criticism fired up Leicester players: Vardy
Leicester (England) | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has asserted that the criticism following the sacking of former manager Claudio Ranieri fired up his teammamtes ahead of their English Premier League (EPL) clash against Liverpool. ... read..


Vani eyes second title at women's golf meet
Gurugram | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Having won her first title in her first appearance in the last event, Vani Kapoor will look to adding another title to her tally in the fifth leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour being played at the Classic Golf and Country Club here from Wednesd ... read..


Pune pitch rated 'poor' by match referee Chris Broad
Dubai | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Chris Broad, who was the match referee for the first Test between India and Australia at Pune, has rated the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) stadium pitch as "poor", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Jitu settles for Bronze in shooting World Cup
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai settled for the Bronze medal in the mens 10M Air Pistol event in the shooting World Cup at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Tuesday. ... read..


Belotti fires brace as Torino hold Fiorentina 2-2 in Serie A
Florence (Italy) | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Young striker Andrea Belotti continued his rich vein of form as he inspired Torino with a second-half brace to register a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Fiorentina in a Serie A football league match here. ... read..


Four new players included in national football camp
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has included four new players in the national camp ahead of their crucial Group A match against Myanmar in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. ... read..


Noida leg of Mercedes Golf meet from Wednesday
Greater Noida | Tuesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
As many as 340 golfers will battle it out for the top honours in the 17th edition of the Mercedes Trophy at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort here from Wednesday. ... read..


Kenya's Kiprop upbeat on return to world cross-country meet
Nairobi | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
World champion in 1500 metres Asbel Kiprop of Kenya is making a return to cross-country running after 10 years and hopes to excel when the World Championships are held in Kampala, Uganda, in March. ... read..


Elliott, Harris appointed coaches of Australia's National Cricket Centre
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday appointed former internationals Ryan Harris and Matthew Elliott as High Performance Coaches at the National Cricket Centre, entrusted with developing the countrys future stars. ... read..


National blind cricket team meets Modi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The national blind cricket team which won the T-20 World Cup for Blind earlier this month met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. ... read..


Leicester return to championship with 3-1 win over Liverpool
London | Tuesday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
Leicester City escaped the relegation zone with a convincing 3-1 home win against Liverpool in their first match since the firing of manager Claudio Ranieri. ... read..


Dortmund's Goetze out of action due to metabolic disorder
Berlin | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Mario Goetze will be sidelined for an unknown period of time, Borussia Dortmund confirmed through club's official homepage. ... read..


Gujarat Lions pacer Nathu Singh to use India camp experience in IPL 10
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Virat Kohli's aggression and advice from the Indian pace battery are what will inspire Rajasthan speedster Nathu Singh when he takes the field for Gujarat Lions in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). ... read..


UEFA fine Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas for fan behaviour
Kiev | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The UEFA imposed penalties on Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev and Turkey's Besiktas for their fans' inappropriate behaviour during a Champions League match in Ukraine last December. ... read..


Pakistan Super League final to be held in Lahore
Islamabad [Pakistan] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The final match in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 series will be held in Lahore as scheduled, confirmed Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday. ... read..


Tokyo marathon champion Kipsang eyes 2020 Olympics
Nairobi | Monday, 2017 8:15:33 PM IST
Tokyo marathon champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya might have missed the world record last week, but his performance has inspired him to dream of returning to Japan to compete at the 2020 Olympics. ... read..


Mittal clinches silver at shooting World Cup
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:27 PM IST
Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the silver medal in Men's Double trap event in the ongoing ISSF World Cup at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Monday. ... read..


Nainggolan's brace in Roma's 3-1 triumph over Inter
Milan | Monday, 2017 8:15:27 PM IST
Radja Nainggolan's brace drove capital football club AS Roma past Inter Milan 3-1 to cut the gap to Serie A football league leaders Juventus to seven at the San Siro stadium here. ... read..


National champ Ajgar in lead in Himalayan Drive
Paro (Bhutan) | Monday, 2017 8:15:27 PM IST
Reigning national Time Speed Distance (TSD) champions Ajgar Ali and Mohammed Mustafa (co-driver) cruised to the lead after first two legs of the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 here on Monday. ... read..


Mohun Bagan eager to make amends against Valencia (Preview)
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 8:15:21 PM IST
Mohun Bagan will aim to make amends for conceeding a late goal in the first leg and clinch a berth in the AFC Cup group stage when they meet Club Valencia of Maldives in the second leg of their South Zone play-off at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here on T ... read..


Serena Williams leads WTA rankings
Madrid | Monday, 2017 8:15:10 PM IST
American tennis player Serena Williams led the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) world rankings on Monday. ... read..


Murray retains top spot in ATP rankings
Madrid | Monday, 2017 8:15:10 PM IST
British tennis player Andy Murray stayed at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world rankings released on Monday. ... read..


Wolfsburg appoint Jonker as coach
Wolfsburg | Monday, 2017 8:15:10 PM IST
City-based Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg on Monday announced Dutchman Andries Jonker as their new head coach after sacking Valerien Ismael on Sunday. ... read..


Kalinga's Furste happy with team's improved performance in HIL
Chandigarh | Monday, 2017 8:15:10 PM IST
Having won their first ever Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title, Kalinga Lancers skipper Moritz Furste said that he was satisfied with the way the players lifted themselves after finishing runners-up in the last edition. ... read..


Deportivo La Coruna sack coach
Madrid | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Spanish football club Deportivo La Coruna has announced the sacking of chief coach Gaizka Garitano as the side is yet to post a win across all competitions in 2017. ... read..


ISSF World Cup: Ankur Mittal bags silver in men's double trap
New Delhi [India] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian shooter Ankur Mittal missed gold by a whisker as he had to settle for the silver medal in the final round of the men's double trap here at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup. ... read..


Tsonga surges back into ATP top 10
Johannesburg [South Africa] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga surged back to the world's top 10 in the latest men's tennis rankings issued by the ATP on Monday. ... read..


Gillespie suggests Aussies to recall Maxwell for Bengaluru Test
Canberra [Australia] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Australian paceman Jason Gillespie has admitted that Australia would be tempted to recall Glenn Maxwell for the second Test against India despite a massive victory in Pune, which he describes as `one of their best ever overseas`. ... read..


Indian boxers bag three medals at Strandja Memorial
Sofia | Monday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Mohamed Hussamuddin went down fighting in the final of the men's bantamweight (56kg) category as India finished with three medals at the 68th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament here. ... read..


I want to help Indian players become more professional: Sharath Kamal (IANS interview)
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Sharath Kamal, one of the finest table tennis players India has ever produced, wants budding talent to approach the sport more professionally and is prepared to extend a helping hand after he calls time on his illustrious career. ... read..


ISSF World Cup: Heena Sidhu, Jeetu Rai win gold in 10m Air Pistol event
New Delhi [India] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ace Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai on Monday clinched the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol mixed team event here at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup. ... read..


Tsonga wins Open 13 title for 3rd time in his career
Marseille (France) | Monday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Open 13, defeating his countryman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 in the summit clash here. ... read..


PSG thrash Marseille, Saint-Etienne lose in French Ligue 1
Paris | Monday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) remained in the title race with a 5-1 away victory over Marseille, while Saint-Etienne suffered their fourth straight loss after being shocked 0-1 by Caen in the 27th round of the French Ligue 1 football tourn ... read..


China win two titles at Strandja boxing tournament
Sofia | Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
China won two gold medals at the 68th edition of the Strandja Memorial Boxing tournament here. ... read..


Ibrahimovic powers Man-U to League Cup title (Lead)
London | Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including an 87th-minute winner, as Manchester United edged out Southampton 3-2 in the League Cup final here. ... read..


Shakib keen to play in Pakistan once again
Karachi [Pakistan] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is currently representing Peshawar Zalmi in the ongoing second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has expressed his desire to play again in Pakistan once things get better. ... read..


Monchengladbach win, Hoffenheim draw in Bundesliga
Ingolstadt (Germany) | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Borussia Monchengladbach struck twice in the second half to secure a 2-0 win over FC Ingolstadt 04 while Hoffenheim earned a late 1-1 draw against Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga football tournament. ... read..


Socceroos coach being hunted by Chinese clubs: reports
Canberra | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
The coach of Australia's national football team is a firm target for at least one cashed-up Chinese Super League (CSL) club, according to reports in the local media. ... read..


Madrid fight back to beat Villarreal 3-2 in La Liga
Villarreal [Spain] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Despite being two goals down in the second-half, Real Madrid bounced back in style to register an enthralling 3-2 win over Villarreal and move back to the top of La Liga here on Monday. ... read..


Ibrahimovic's brace guides Man Utd to EFL Cup glory
London [U.K] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck two goals, including a winner with three minutes remaining, as Manchester United sealed a thrilling 3-2 victory over Southampton to lift EFL Cup here at the Wembley Stadium last evening. ... read..


HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers thrash Dabang Mumbai to lift maiden title
Chandigarh [India] | February 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Moritz Fuerste led from the front as Kalinga Lancers hammered Dabang Mumbai 4-1 to clinch their maiden Hockey India League (HIL) title here at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium last evening. ... read..


Real Madrid stages comeback to down Villarreal 3-2
London | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST
Real Madrid had to dig deep in the 24th week of Spanish First Division soccer action to come up with its 3-2 road win over Villarreal, battling back from a two-point disadvantage during the second period. ... read..


Manchester United wins English Football League Cup
London | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
Manchester United has won the English Football League Cup, defeating Southampton 3-2 at Wembley Stadium in London. ... read..


ISSF World Cup 2017: China continues to dominate, India struggles on day three
New Delhi [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With day three of competition, China maintained its domination at all the rifle and pistol events held so far at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (rifle/pistol/shotgun) here. ... read..


HIL: Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden title, UP Wizards finish third (Roundup)
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


I-League: Churchill thrash DSK, Mumbai hold Minerva (Lead)
Fatorda (Goa) | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in an exciting clash of the I-League football tournament at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Mumbai's Fuchs gets Player of the Tournament award in HIL
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Dabang Mumbai skipper Florian Fuchs was named Player of the Tournament of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) here on Sunday. ... read..


Churchill thrash DSK in I-League tie
Fatorda (Goa) | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Churchill Brothers thrashed DSK Shivajians 3-0 in their I-League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden HIL title (Lead)
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Kalinga beat Mumbai to clinch maiden HIL title
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Kalinga Lancers prevailed over Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Dhoni blasts ton as Jharkhand vanquish Chhattisgarh
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


Espanyol defeat Osasuna 3-0 in La Liga
Barcelona | Sunday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Espanyol defeated Osasuna 3-0 in a La Liga football match at the Cornella-El Prat stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Mazzilli's late goal gives UP Wizards bronze medal in HIL
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Agustin Mazzilli's late strike helped Uttar Pradesh Wizards beat Delhi Waveriders 5-4 in the bronze medal match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Indians disappoint at shooting World Cup
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Sanjeev Rajput finished fifth in the mens 50m Rifle 3 Positions event on a disappointing day for Indians at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Sunday. ... read..


Routine win for Juventus, Atalanta stun wasteful Napoli in Serie A
Rome | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Serie A leaders Juventus took their lead to 10 points provisionally following their 2-0 win over Empoli in Turin, while third-placed Napoli bowed to a fast-rising Atalanta at home in the Italian football league. ... read..


Golfer Sodhi qualifies for National finals
Jaipur | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Golfer Tejinder Singh Sodhi qualified for the National finals with a net score of 70.8 at the 17th annual Mercedes Trophy golf tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


Tendulkar backs Indian team despite humiliating loss to Australia
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday backed the Indian team who were beaten by Australia by 333 runs in the first cricket Test of the four-match series at Pune. ... read..


Gopi, Monika win in IDBI New Delhi Marathon
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
T. Gopi and Monika Athare won the second edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon here on Sunday in Delhi, finishing in 2:15:37 hours and 2:39:08 hours, respectively. ... read..


20 years on, Winter Asiad shows winter games for elite
Sapporo (Japan) | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The Asian Winter Games in Sapporo didn't welcome a new medal winner country until the penultimate day of the week-long event. Two decades after it was launched in Sapporo, the Asian version of the Winter Olympics remains dominated by an elite club of a fe ... read..


Kenya's Kipsang wins Tokyo Marathon, misses world record
Tokyo | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, missing out on the world record but securing the fastest time so far on a Japanese course. ... read..


Decision to hold PSL final in Lahore likely today
Karachi [Pakistan] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The decision regarding the venue of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final is likely to be taken today. ... read..


Kiwis women beat Australia in first ODI
Auckland | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Amy Satterthwaite scored an unbeaten century as the New Zealand women's cricket team defeated the Australian team by five wickets in the opening match of the Rose Bowl Series at the Eden Park Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Smith retains top spot in ICC rankings
Dubai | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Australia captain Steve Smith has consolidated his position at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his outstanding batting effort in the opening Test against India. ... read..


Monaco beat Guingamp in French Ligue 1 tie
Paris | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Brazilian international Fabinho scored from the penalty spot as French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco edged out Guingamp 2-1 in an away fixture, extending their lead to three points. ... read..


Pacquiao to face Britain's Amir in `super fight` on April 23
London [U.K] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will fight against Great Britain's Amir Khan on April 23, with both boxers confirming their intentions for the `super fight`, whose venue remains undisclosed. ... read..


Bayern crush Hamburg, Leipzig edge Cologne
Munich | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Robert Lewandowski led the way with a hattrick as FC Bayern Munich hammered Hamburger SV 8-0 in a rather one-sided clash in the Bundesliga football championship here. ... read..


Russian pair triumphs at 2017 DDF Tennis Championships
Dubai | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Russians Elena Vesnina and Ekatarina Makarova won the women's doubles final at the WTA Dubai Duty (DDF) Tennis Championships 2017 here, beating the Chinese-Croatian pair of Peng Shuai and Andrea Hlavackova 6-2, 4-6, 10-7. ... read..


51st edition of India's oldest vintage car rally draws attention of many
New Delhi [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The 51st edition of The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally was hosted in the national capital on Sunday with a large turnout of Delhi-NCR's antique car aficionados and curious onlookers on a bright, sunny day. ... read..


Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi hails Indian blind cricket team, `divyang` athletes
New Delhi [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation in the 29th edition of his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat', on Monday congratulated the Indian blind cricket team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup by beating arch-rivals Pakistan. ... read..


Juan Mata keen to extend Man U contract
London [U.K] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, who will be out of contract at the end of 2017-18 season, has expressed his desire to stay at the Old Trafford club beyond that. ... read..


Tendulkar shrugs off Pune drubbing, confident India will fight back against Aussies
New Delhi [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After India slumped to a humiliating 333-run defeat at the hands of Australia in the opening Test in Pune, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has shown faith on Virat Kohli and the team, saying that the series is still wide open and that the home side w ... read..


I-League: New-look Churchill to take on DSK today
Goa [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After a winless run that has stretched to not less than five games, the onus will be on Churchill Brothers FC to put DSK Shivajians to the test when the two lock horns in their I-League fixture here today. ... read..


HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers beat UP Wizards 4-3 to reach final
Chandigarh [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Kalinga Lancers held their nerves to make it to their second successive final of the Hockey India League (HIL) after a dramatic 4-3 win against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a nerve-wrecking penalty shootout here last evening. ... read..


HIL 2017: David Harte stars in Dabang Mumbai's 2-0 win against Delhi Waveriders
Chandigarh [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Table toppers Dabang Mumbai made it to their first ever final in the history of the Hockey India League (HIL) with a comfortable 2-0 win against the Delhi Waveriders in the second semi-final clash here last evening. ... read..


Sunday to be vital in La Liga title race
Madrid | Sunday, 2017 3:45:05 AM IST
Sunday promises to be a vital day of Spain's La Liga football title race as two games, Atletico Madrid-Barcelona and Real Madrid-Villarreal, could go a long way towards deciding who lifts the trophy at the end of the season. ... read..


Dhoni fails to finish as Jharkhand go down to Karnataka
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 3:45:05 AM IST
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis 50-ball 43 and his 81-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary proved a trifle short as a fighting Jharkhand went down by five runs to Karnataka in a Group D tie of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket championship here on Saturday. ... read..


Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai in final of HIL (Lead)
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 3:45:05 AM IST
Kalinga Lancers and Dabang Mumbai gave themselves the opportunity to win the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) the first time as they overcame Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 (via penalty shoot-out) and Delhi Waveriders (2-0) respectively in the semi-finals ... read..


Mumbai beat Delhi to enter HIL final for first time
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 AM IST
Maiden semi-finalists Dabang Mumbai extended their sensational campaign in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) by eliminating former champions Delhi Waveriders 2-0 in a last four battle here on Saturday. ... read..


Aizawl beat Chennai to lead I-League table
Aizawl | Sunday, 2017 2:15:05 AM IST
Aizawl FC rode on a Brandon Vanlalremdika strike to beat Chennai City FC 1-0 here on Saturday and climb to the top of the I-League table. ... read..


JK Tyre Himalayan Drive flagged off in Siliguri
Siliguri | Sunday, 2017 2:15:05 AM IST
The fifth edition of the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive, which this time involves Nepal and Bhutan making it a tri-nation affair, was flagged off here on Saturday by Siliguri police commissioner Chiling S. Lepcha. ... read..


I-League: Churchill brace for DSK test (Preview)
Fatorda (Goa) | Sunday, 2017 2:15:05 AM IST
After a winless run that has stretched to not less than five games, the onus will be on Churchill Brothers FC to put DSK Shivajians to the test as the two lock horns in an I-League fixture at the Fatorda Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Indians were a little careless, says Gavaskar after 333-run loss
Pune | Sunday, 2017 2:15:05 AM IST
After the massive 333-run defeat to Australia within three days of the opening Test here, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday termed the Indian cricket team's approach as "careless". ... read..


Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai beat defending champs Gujarat
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Half-centuries by Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad coupled with an excellent bowling performance enable Mumbai to defeat defending champions Gujarat by 98 runs in a Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Saturday. ... read..


Gebrselassie, Sachin to flag off Sunday's IDBI marathon (Preview)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Two time Olympics medallist Haile Gebrselassie from Ethiopia and Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will flag off all the four races of the second IDBI Federal Life Insurance marathon from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


HIL: Goalkeeper Charter takes Kalinga to second successive final
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Andrew Charter put up a superb show under the bar to guide Kalinga Lancers to their second consecutive final of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) as they prevailed over Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 (4-4) via penalty shoot-out at the Chandigarh Hockey ... read..


Indians disappoint on 2nd day of Shooting World Cup
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Indian shooters failed to yield any medals despite reaching the finals of two events on the second day of the ongoing World Cup even as China continued to dominate the medal tally winning three golds and two silver at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range her ... read..


Smith, O'Keefe power Australia to victory (Intro Roundup)
Pune | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Inspired by an all-round effort, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs within three days of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Harbhajan takes a jibe at Pune track post India's 333-run loss
Pune | Saturday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who predicted a 4-0 verdict in favour of India in the run-up to the four-match Test rubber against Australia, on Saturday blamed the pitch for the home team's 333-run loss in the opening match at the Maharastra Cricket ... read..


Ranieri laments being sacked as Leicester manager
London | Saturday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Veteran football manager Claudio Ranieri has lamented that his dream of staying with Leicester City died after the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions sacked him earlier this week. ... read..


Smith overwhelmed to end Australia's 13-year wait
Pune | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Despite being rated lowly in the run-up to the first cricket Test against India, Australia skipper Steve Smith, whose defiant ton helped the visitors thrash the hosts by 333 runs and end their 19-match unbeaten run, is overwhelmed to register their first ... read..


Thiem cruises into semis of Rio Open
Rio de Janeiro | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Second-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem cruised into the semi-finals of the Rio Open tennis championships with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Diego Schwartzman. ... read..


Loss against Australia a big learning for me, says Kohli
Pune | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
After tasting his first loss as full-time India skipper, Virat Kohli on Saturday conceded that the 333-run loss to Australia in the first cricket Test is a big learning for him. ... read..


Smith, O'Keefe power Australia to victory (Roundup)
Pune | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Inspired by an all-round effort, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs within three days of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


FIFA chief Infantino pledges support to Zimbabwe
Harare | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and pledged support towards development of football in the country. ... read..


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