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Leverkusen top Berlin 3-1 in Bundesliga
Leverkusen (Germany) | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Hakan Calhanoglu provided a brace to seal Bayer Leverkusen's 3-1 win over third-placed Hertha Berlin at the close of the 17th round of the Bundesliga football league here. ... read..


Australian Open: Paes-Hingis march into mixed doubles quarters
Melbourne [Australia] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis booked their place in the quarter-finals of the season-opening Australian Open after clinching a comfortable straight sets victory in the mixed doubles event here on Monday. ... read..


Luke Bryan to sing national anthem at Super Bowl
Houston | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
American country singer Luke Bryan has been roped in to sing the national anthem at the football event Super Bowl here on February 5. ... read..


Paes-Martina enter Australian Open quarters
Melbourne | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his Swiss mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis entered the quarter-finals of the Australian Open here on Monday. ... read..


Warner, Khawaja rested for Chappell-Hadlee series
Melbourne [Australia] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Top-order batsmen David Warner and Usman Khawaja have been rested from the 14-member Australian squad for the three-match Chappell Hadlee ODI series against New Zealand beginning January 30 at Eden Park in Auckland. ... read..


NFL's Brown has 'six figure' deal with Facebook
New York | Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The controversial locker room video recently shared by the US football team Pittsburgh Steelers' star Antonio Brown on Facebook Live was not just a random event but part of a "high six figure" endorsement deal with the social media giant, media reported o ... read..


Scotland's Mark Watt reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Dubai [UAE] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Scotland bowler Mark Watt has received an official reprimand for breaching Level one of the ICC Code of Conduct during their 98-run defeat in the semi-finals of the Desert T20 Challenge against Ireland in Dubai on Friday. ... read..


Serena Williams struggles into Australian Open quarters
Melbourne [Australia] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
World number two Serena Williams booked her place in the quarter-finals of the season-opening Australian Open after battling past Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic here at the Melbourne Park on Monday. ... read..


Disciplined England record five-run consolation win over India (Roundup)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya's heroic batting efforts went in vein as England produced a disciplined performance riding on an all-round show by Ben Stokes to defeat India by five runs in a nerve-wracking third One Day International cricket match at the ... read..


Sevilla beat Osasuna 4-3 in La Liga
Pamplona (Spain) | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Sevilla managed to beat hosts Osasuna 4-3 in an exciting round 19 match of La Liga at El Sadar stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Good win in tough conditions for England: Woakes
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
England pacer Chris Woakes expressed happiness to play a part in England's first victory of the India tour, edging past the hosts by five runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday. ... read..


India vs England: Third ODI Scoreboard
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The scoreboard of the third ODI between India and England at the Eden Gardens here: ... read..


Robin helps East Bengal beat Bengaluru 2-1 in I-League (Lead)
Barasat (West Bengal) | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Striker Robin Singh scored the winning goal against his former club as East Bengal ended defending champions Bengaluru FC's winning start to the I-League football tournament in a 2-1 victory here on Sunday. ... read..


England script win in nail-biting third ODI over India
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
England registered their first victory of their Indian cricket tour, edging past the hosts by five runs in the inconsequential third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. ... read..


HIL: Kalinga Lancers register slender win over Delhi
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Gurjinder Singh's successful penalty corner conversion gave Kalinga Lancers a 1-0 victory over Delhi Waveriders in their opening match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Kerber bows out of Australian Open
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
American tennis player Coco Vandeweghe defeated defending champion and World No.1 Angelique Kerber in the fourth round of the Australian Open here on Sunday. ... read..


Robin's goal helps East Bengal beat Bengaluru 2-1 in I-League
Barasat (West Bengal) | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Striker Robin Singh scored the winning goal against his former club as East Bengal ended defending champions Bengaluru FC's winning start to the I-League football tournament in a 2-1 victory here on Sunday. ... read..


Australian Open: Federer outlasts Nishikori for last eight berth
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Former World No.1 Roger Federer dug in his heels to stop Japanese Kei Nishikori, rallying past the fifth seed 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, to enter the quarter-finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


Sourav Ganguly stand at Eden unveiled by Kapil (Lead)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly got the loudest cheers from a jam-packed Eden Gardens crowd when his stand was unveiled on the sidelines of India's third One-Day International (ODI) against England on ... read..


England post imposing 321/8 against India (Lead)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Ben Stokes remained unconquered with a cracking 57 runs as England consolidated a sound start with rollicking slog-hitting to post an imposing 321/8 in the third One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against India here on Sunday. ... read..


Irani Cup: Gujarat lead by 359 runs vs ROI on Day Three
Mumbai | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Gujarat took a mammoth 359-run lead posting 227-8 in their second innings against Rest of India on the third day of their Irani Cup match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Dhoni felicitated by Kapil Dev at innings break during third ODI
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who relinquished the One-Day International (ODI) and T20 captaincy recently, was felicitated by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for his contribution to Indian cricket during the innings break of the third ODI against England here ... read..


England ride Stokes's 57 to post 321/8 in ODI
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
England batsmen braved regular break-throughs by Indian bowlers to post 321/8 in their third One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. ... read..


Coritiba reserve luxury mansion for Ronaldinho as deal nears
Rio de Janeiro | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Brazilian first division football club Coritiba has reserved a luxury mansion for Ronaldinho in anticipation of signing the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, according to Brazilian media reports. ... read..


Tsonga reaches quarter-finals in Australian Open
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Twelfth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open tennis with a tight 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 fourth-round win over Daniel Evans here on Sunday. ... read..


Virat die-hard fan Nikash braves odds to support India captain
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
You all know Sudhir Gautam who paints his body in the India tri-colour and wears Sachin Tendulkar's name on his chest. You have heard about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's crazy fan Ram Babu. Now meet Nikash Kanhar, a Virat Kohli die-hard fan. ... read..


Olympic 800m bronze medallist Nyairera wants to beat champ Semenya
Nairobi | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Rio Olympic women's 800 metres bronze medallist Margaret Nyairera of Kenya has said her dream this year is to beat South Africa's Olympic champion Caster Semenya. ... read..


England opener Roy's dismissal fuels IPL talk on Twitter
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
India spinner Ravindra Jadeja extended England opener Jason Roy's agony of failure to capitalise on promising starts, dismissing him for the third consecutive time in the ODI cricket series during their third and final match here on Sunday. ... read..


Chapecoense play out 2-2 draw in comeback
Chapeco (Brazil) | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
A renewed Chapecoense played out a 2-2 draw against Brazilian champions Palmeiras in the first game since a plane crash in November in Colombia killed most of its footballers. ... read..


Brazilian striker Marinho joins Changchun Yatai
Rio de Janeiro | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Brazilian striker Marinho has ended weeks of speculation by confirming his transfer to Chinese football club Changchun Yatai. ... read..


Saina clinches Malaysia Masters title (Lead)
Sibu (Malaysia) | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal was forced to dig deep to overcome unseeded Thailand teenager Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games to clinch the women's singles title of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. ... read..


Rain washes out third day of Bangladesh-NZ Test in Christchurch
Christchurch | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
An incessant downpour washed out the third day of an evenly poised second cricket Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand here on Sunday. ... read..


Striker Bobadilla extends contract at Augsburg
Augsburg (Germany) | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Striker Raul Bobadilla and FC Augsburg have agreed on contract extension, the German fotball club has said. ... read..


Harikrishna shares spoils with Andreikin in Tata Steel Chess tournament
Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
India's grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna drew with Russian Grandmaster Dimitri Andrekin in the seventh round to finish on the eighth position in the Tata Steel Chess tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


Pavlyuchenkova downs Kuznetsova to reach Australian Open quarters
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Russian tennis player Anastasiya Pavlyuchenkova qualified for the Australian Open quarter-finals beating compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-3 here on Sunday. ... read..


Saina clinches Malaysia Masters title
Sibu (Malaysia) | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal was forced to dig deep to overcome unseeded Thailand teenager Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games to clinch the women's singles title of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. ... read..


Australian Open: Top seed Murray stunned by Zverev in fourth round
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Unseeded German Mischa Zverev produced a bold display of tennis to shock top seed Andy Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round of the Australian Open here on Sunday. ... read..


Paes wins, Sania loses in Australian Open
Melbourne | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Veteran Leander Paes and his mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis won the first round but Sania Mirza's women's doubles campaign ended in the third round at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


International Biathlon Union lacks doping evidence for 22 Russian athletes
Moscow | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has stopped its inquiry into doping by 22 Russian athletes, that was launched last month, as investigators have failed to find any sufficient evidence of wrongdoing by the sportsmen. ... read..


Gavaskar rings bell ahead of third ODI at Eden
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar rang the bell just before the Indian and England teams walked out for their national anthems during the third ODI at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. ... read..


Ganguly to have Eden stand after him
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly will have the 'C' stand in his name at the Eden Gardens here. ... read..


India win toss, elect to field in third ODI
Kolkata | Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field against England in the third One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. ... read..


Abhishek would be best for my biopic: Satnam Singh
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
India's first National Basketball Association (NBA) player Satnam Singh Bhamara says it will be a proud moment for him if an Indian filmmaker decides to make a movie on his life. He feels Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan would be the best to play his cha ... read..


Anurag Thakur appointed as HOPA head
Dharamsala [India] | January 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ex-BCCI chief Anurag Thakur who was ousted as from the post following a Supreme Court order, has been unanimously elected head of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term. ... read..


India eye clean sweep, England play for pride in Kolkata ODI
Kolkata [India] | January 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India will be aiming for a clean-sweep in the ODI series against England when the two sides meet in the third and final match at the iconic Eden Garderns in Kolkata on Sunday. ... read..


Swansea stun Liverpool 3-2 in EPL
Liverpool | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Lowly Swansea stunned hosts Liverpool at the Anfield Road Stadium with a 3-2 win on Saturday in the 22nd round of the English Premier League football competition. ... read..


Australian Open pays tribute to victims of Melbourne incident
Melbourne | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Australian Open tennis players and officials on Saturday observed a minute of silence in honour of the four people who died and the 21 who were injured here after being hit by a vehicle fleeing the police. ... read..


I-League: Norde pulls Mohun Bagan to top with 2-1 win vs Chennai (Lead)
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Haitian star Sony Norde missed a penalty but made amends with his match-winning goal in a 2-1 win against Chennai City FC vaulting Mohun Bagan to the top of the I-League football standings here on Saturday. ... read..


Nikkin's late goal earns 3-3 draw for Mumbai in HIL opener
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Nikkin Thimmaiah's last-gasp field goal helped Dabang Mumbai earn a 3-3 draw against former champions Ranchi Rays in the opening match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


I-League: Shillong Lajong beat Minerva Punjab 2-1
Shillong | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Local boy Rupert Nongrum and new Cameroonian striker Aser Dipanda Dicka scored a goal each as Shillong Lajong FC registered their first points with a 2-1 victory over Minerva Punjab FC here on Saturday. ... read..


Saina outshines Pui Yin to reach Malaysia Masters final
Sibu (Malaysia) | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal thrashed Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin in straight games to storm into the women's singles final of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday. ... read..


Malaysia Masters: Saina crushes YIP Pui to storm into summit showdown
Sarawak [Malaysia] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal booked her place in the finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after crushing Hong Kong's YIP Pui Yin in straight games in women's singles event here on Saturday. ... read..


Eden stand named after Ganguly to be unveiled ahead of third ODI
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said the stand to be named after him at the Eden Gardens will be unveiled on Sunday when India play England in the third ODI here. ... read..


Dhruv Sunish wins ITF juniors tennis tournament
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
After playing the final in Chandigarh Grade three ITF Juniors in the first week of 2017 and having played the finals of two ITF Juniors in 2016 in India, title hungry Dhruv Sunish finally lifted the tennis championship trophy in boys singles at the 25th e ... read..


East Bengal up against Bengaluru in I-league contenders' battle (Preview)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Hosts East Bengal and defending champions Bengaluru FC will look to seize an early initiative in their quest for I-League football glory in a fourth round fixture here on Sunday. ... read..


Champions Trophy on India's mind ahead of Eden ODI vs England (Preview, Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Ironing out deficiencies and building on a formidable squad will be at the top of India's agenda against England in their third and final One Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday ahead of the Champion's trophy. ... read..


Christchurch Test: Shakib strikes late to reduce Kiwis to 260-7 on rain-curtailed Day 2
Christchurch [New Zealand] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scalped three wickets in quick successions to reduce New Zealand to 260-7 before rain reduced the Day Two's play of the second Test at the Hagley Oval here on Saturday. ... read..


Gujarat put Rest Of India on the mat in Irani Cup
Mumbai | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Gujarat's Chintan Gaja and Hardik Patel shared six wickets between them to reduce the Rest of India (ROI) side to 206/9 after the second day's play at the ongoing Irani Cup ended at the Brabourne Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Pressure on as Barcelona face Eibar in La Liga (Preview)
Barcelona | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Reigning champions FC Barcelona travel to Eibar's tiny Ipurua Stadium on Sunday in yet another La Liga football game they simply cannot afford to lose. ... read..


Jagan on course for National Motorcycle racing championship title
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing put in another commanding performance to seal the title in the premium Super Sport Indian (165cc) class on the penultimate day of the fifth and final round of the National Motorcycle Racing championship at the Madras Motor Racing ... read..


Blundell, Taylor in Kiwi ODI squad for Australia series
Wellington | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Rookie wicket-keeper Tom Blundell and veteran batsman Ross Taylor are the notable inclusions in the New Zealand One-day International (ODI) squad for the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia later this month. ... read..


Ponting backs Finch as T20I skipper for Lanka series
Sydney | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Former skipper Ricky Ponting has backed swashbuckling batsman Aaron Finch to take over the reins of the T20 International side for the three-match series against Sri Lanka next month. ... read..


Resurgent Nadal fends off Zverev to reach Oz Open pre-quarters
Melbourne [Australia] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal staged a magnificent comeback as he defeated rising German star Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller to enter the fourth round of the Australian Open here on Saturday. ... read..


West Ham sign Southampton defender Fonte
London | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
West Ham United have announced the signing of veteran Portuguese defender Jose Fonte from their English football league rival Southampton on a two-and-a-half-year contract for a fee of eight million pounds ($9.9 million). ... read..


Mona Meshram named in Indian squad for ICC Women's WC Qualifiers
Mumbai [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
All-rounder Mona Meshram has been called in the Indian squad as a replacement for injured Smriti Mandhana for the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers to be played in Colombo from February 7. ... read..


Ryan Campbell to take over as Dutch cricket coach from April
Amsterdam | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Netherlands Cricket Board has roped in former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Ryan Campbell as the new head coach, replacing Englishman Chris Adams. ... read..


England cricketers spend time with NGO kids
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
England cricketers including captain Eoin Morgan were seen with a posse of kids from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Saturday after their exhaustive practice session ahead of the third One-Day International at the Eden Gardens here. ... read..


Nadal survives Zverev scare in Australian Open
Melbourne | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal survived a marathon third-round battle against Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open tennis tournament, prevailing with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2 win here on Saturday. ... read..


Structure key to return of West Indies winning culture: Adams
Bridgetown (Barbados) | Saturday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Newly-appointed Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams has said one key item on his agenda is establishing a new winning culture in West Indies cricket. ... read..


Mona replaces injured Smriti for women's ICC World Cup qualifiers
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
All-rounder Mona Meshram was on Saturday named as replacement for injured batswoman Smriti Mandhana for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) women's World Cup qualifiers, starting February 7 in Colombo. ... read..


Shakib leads Bangladesh fight back against Kiwis in second Test
Christchurch | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan led Bangladesh's fight back with three wickets to restrict New Zealand to 260/7 in the rain-curtailed second day of the second cricket Test at the Hagley Oval here on Saturday. ... read..


West Indies skipper Holder fully focused on team unity
Bridgetown (Barbados) | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Test captain Jason Holder says one of his main goals is to transform the West Indies into a tightly knit unit and believes this will be the catalyst for any turnaround in the struggling team's fortunes. ... read..


German channel to broadcast new documentary on Russian doping scandal
Moscow | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
German television channel ARD will air a new documentary on the abuse of performance enhancing drugs on Sunday, German journalist Hajo Seppelt, known for reports on high-profile doping scandals in Russian athletics, has said. ... read..


Russian sports minister to attend IAAF Taskforce meet on membership reinstatement
Moscow | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Russia Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and a representative of the country's investigative committee will be attending a meeting of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Taskforce on the possible reinstatement of Russia in the global ... read..


Australian Open: Sania, Bopanna win in mixed doubles first round
Melbourne | Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their mixed doubles first round matches at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Saturday. ... read..


Coach Pekerman names Colombia squad for Brazil friendly
Bogota | Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman has included seven Atletico Nacional footballers in his squad for a friendly against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro next week. ... read..


'All England matches from now on a build up to Champions Trophy'
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
On the back of two defeats against India in their three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, England opener Jason Roy on Saturday said every game from now on is a build up to the Champions Trophy starting this June. ... read..


Dwight Yorke named in FIFA committee
Port of Spain (Trinidad) | Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke has been named in global football governing body FIFAs development committee. ... read..


West Brom sign midfielder Livermore for $12.3 million
London | Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
English football club West Bromwich Albion announced the signing of midfielder Jake Livermore from Hull City for 10 million pounds sterling ($12.3 million). ... read..


Bhuvi credits IPL experience for improvement in death bowling
Kolkata [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Saturday credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his improvement in death bowling before pointing out that his side will play without any pressure when they aim for a clean sweep against England in the third ODI at ... read..


Lyon sign Dutch winger Depay from Man-U
Paris | Saturday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
French football club Lyon has announced the signing of Manchester United striker Memphis Depay although it did not specify the amount paid in the transfer. ... read..


Serena eases past Gibbs to reach 4th round
Melbourne | Saturday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Second-seeded Serena Williams of the United States overcame her compatriot Nicole Gibbs 6-1, 6-3 in just over an hour to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Saturday. ... read..


Las Palmas drop points at home against Deportivo in La Liga
Las Palmas (Spain) | Saturday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Las Palmas conceded a goal in the second half and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Corua as both clubs reached the midpoint of the 2016-2017 La Liga football season. ... read..


Edna seeks Boston win to inspire quest for third World marathon title
Nairobi | Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
With Kenya's focus on the London marathon on April 23, two-time World marathon champion Edna Kiplagat will be working on a different plot in the United States to win the Boston race. ... read..


Conmebol scraps forced Copa Libertadores semis
Rio de Janeiro | Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
South American football's governing body Conmebol has scrapped a rule that forces teams from the same countries to meet each other in the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores. ... read..


Australian Open: Mirza-Dodig race into mixed doubles second round
Melbourne [Australia] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig kicked off their Australian Open campaign with straight sets victory in their mixed doubles opening clash here at the Melbourne Park on Saturday. ... read..


Former Brazil football team coach Carlos Alberto Silva dies
Rio de Janeiro | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Former Brazil football team chief coach Carlos Alberto Silva has died at the age of 77, his former club Guarani said. ... read..


Bayern Munich down Freiburg 2-1 in Bundesliga
Munich | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Striker Robert Lewandowski's late goal helped Bayern Munich secure a 2-1 comeback win over Freiburg away in the curtain raiser of the second half of the Bundesliga football league. ... read..


Bairstow replaces Hales in England's T20I squad
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has replaced injured Alex Hales in the cricket squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) to be played against India from January 26. ... read..


Dhoni centre of attraction in optional practice session
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
With the three-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series already in India's pocket, the third rubber against England on Sunday has little importance. But not to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was seen in full tilt during the team's ... read..


Bairstow replaces `injured` Hales in T20 squad against India
New Delhi [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been called into the England squad as a replacement for injured Alex Hales for the three-match Twenty20 series against Indian beginning January 26 at Green Park, Kanpur. ... read..


IPL experience helped me bowl death overs: Bhuvneshwar
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Saturday said death bowling has become difficult nowadays with 350 being a par score but added that the experience he gained during the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped him a lot. ... read..


`Uncapped` Blundell replaces injured Ronchi for Chappell-Hadlee ODI series
Wellington [New Zealand] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell has been included in the 14-man ODI squad for the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia beginning January 30 at Eden Park in Auckland. ... read..


Champions Trophy preparation on India's mind ahead of final ODI against England (Preview)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
Ironing out deficiencies and building on a formidable squad will be top of the agenda when India take on England in their last One Day International (ODI) ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. ... read..


Australian Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski enter second round of mixed doubles
Melbourne [Australia] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada produced a rich vein of form as they rolled into the second round of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open here on Saturday. ... read..


England opener Hales out of India tour with fractured hand
Kolkata | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Already down 0-2 in the ongoing ODI series against India, England were dealt another blow before the third and final rubber here on Sunday as opener Alex Hales was ruled out of rest of the tour with a fractured hand. ... read..


I need my money ASAP: Gayle after claiming he hasn't been paid in over a year
Melbourne [Australia] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Indies swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has slammed Melbourne Renegades, his former employers in the Big Bash League (BBL) over a proposed pay dispute, citing he hadn't been paid for his BBL season in 2015/16 in over a year. ... read..


Alex Hales ruled out of India tour with hand fracture
Kolkata [India] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of India tour after scans revealed that he had suffered from a hand fracture during his side's defeat in Cuttack on Thursday. ... read..


Wozniacki surprised by ex-McIlroy's comments, asks him to 'move on'
Johannesburg [South Africa] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Surprised by Rory McIlroy's comments about his current relationship with fiance Erica Stoll, current world number 19 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who was in a relationship with the former for three years, has asked the golfer to "move on" as he looks ... read..


Aus vs Pak: Arthur asks Junaid to keep his foot 'behind the line'
Melbourne [Australia] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has insisted that despite left-arm pacer Junaid Khan not being a serial no-ball offender, there was no excuse for the latter to bowl illegal deliveries, which apparently was a costly blunder in Thursday's ODI loss to Australia ... read..


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