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Didn't expect Arjuna award this year: Hima
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Despite her golden run in international athletics this season, teenaged sprint sensation Hima Das said she did not expect her name to be nominated for this year's Arjuna award. ... read..


ISL: Ganguly backs ATK to bounce back this season
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Atltico de Kolkata (ATK) co-owner and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes the two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions can bounce back after a dismal last season and put up a better show this time. ... read..


Ponting backs Finch for opener's role
Melbourne [Australia] | September 18, 2018 7:11:29 PM IST
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has backed right-hand batsman Aaron Finch for the opener's role ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan. ... read..


Durham director to step down at the season end
London [UK] | September 18, 2018 7:11:29 PM IST
Durham County Cricket Club (DCCC) director Geoff Cook has announced that he would be stepping down from the position at the end of the ongoing season as a part of a staff restructure. ... read..


Young Boys prepare for Champions League bow against Manchester United
Bern (Switzerland) | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Players from Swiss football club BSC Young Boys took part in a training session on Tuesday on the eve of their UEFA Champions League group stage debut against English giants Manchester United. ... read..


Asia Cup: India asked to bat first against Hong Kong
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 18, 2018 6:41:32 PM IST
Hong Kong won the toss and asked India to bat first in the latter's opening clash of the ongoing Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. ... read..


Saina Nehwal crashes out of China Open
Beijing [China] | September 18, 2018 6:41:27 PM IST
Former world number one Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing China Open after she suffered a first-round defeat against Sung Ji-Hyun of Korea here on Tuesday. ... read..


Asia Cup: Hong Kong to field against India
Dubai | Tuesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field against India in the group A match of the Asia Cup here on Tuesday. ... read..


Fatemeh braves social, family pressure to feature in KIL
Tehran | Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Fatemeh Moslemi, a hijab wearing mixed martial arts (MMA) practitioner from Iran, has braved social and cultural barriers in her native country to feature in the Kumite 1 League (K1L) in India. ... read..


Sehwag, Afridi to host UC Browser show
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
UC Browser, the countrys leading mobile browser, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, will host live streamed chats with former cricket stars Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi during the highly anticipated Asia Cup encounters between arch-rivals ... read..


Opinionated women not easily accepted in our country: Jwala Gutta (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
She remembers the time when some of her seniors gave statements that she can't play badminton but that made Jwala Gutta more determined and she went on to win both Junior and Senior Nationals in the same year. ... read..


Stuani leads Girona to 3-2 win over Celta
Girona (Spain) | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Cristhian Stuani managed a brace here to give Girona a 3-2 win against Celta Vigo and lift the Catalan side into sixth place in La Liga. ... read..


US beats Panama in second round of 2019 World Cup qualifiers
Panama City | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The United States defeated Panama 78-48 at the close of the second round of qualifying for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Roberto Duran Arena here. ... read..


Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of Indias biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book, whose title hasn't been announced so far. ... read..


Spal best Atalanta 2-0 to claim 2nd place in Serie A
Ferrara (Italy) | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Spal defeated visiting Atalanta 2-0 here to rise to the second place in the Serie A football league, three points behind leaders Juventus. ... read..


Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of Indias biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book titled "Story so far". ... read..


Brazil clinch spot in 2nd round of volleyball championship
Ruse (Bulgaria) | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
Brazil has defeated previously unbeaten Canada 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18) to guarantee themselves a berth in the second round of the Volleyball Men's World Championship. ... read..


Nadal maintains ATP rankings top spot
Madrid | Tuesday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer. ... read..


Canada in Davis Cup final
Toronto | Tuesday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
Milos Raonic defeated Scott Griekspoor of the Netherlands in three sets, securing for Canada a berth in the Davis Cup final. ... read..


Getafe downs Sevilla 2-0
Sevilla (Spain) | Tuesday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
Getafe defeated host Sevilla 2-0 on two goals by Angel Rodriguez before the break and a winning attitude all the way through the match. ... read..


Afghanistan knock Lanka out of Asia Cup
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 18, 2018 3:41:31 AM IST
Five-time champions Sri Lanka were knocked out of the Asia Cup after slumping to a shocking 91-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the second Group B match of the tournament here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. ... read..


Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup
Abu Dhabi | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
Afghanistan knocked Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup after thrashing the Islanders by 91 runs in a Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Tuesday. ... read..


SSB felicitates Asian Games athletes
New Delhi [India] | September 17, 2018 11:11:31 PM IST
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has felicitated their 30 athletes for their performance in the recently-concluded 18th edition of the Asian Games. ... read..


Egypt coach says Salah at same level as Ronaldo, Modric
Cairo | Monday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST
Egypt coach Javier Aguirre said on Monday that Egypt star Mohamed Salah is at the same level as Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, his fellow nominees for the FIFA's The Best 2018 men's player award. ... read..


La Liga opens first Egyptian football academy
Cairo | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
La Liga on Monday presented its first football academy in Egypt, which aims to bring new talent to Spanish clubs and guide them on a similar path as Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. ... read..


Asia Cup -- India-Pakistan will be a 50-50 contest: Ganguly
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday predicted that the high-voltage Asia Cup clash between India and Pakistan would be an even contest. ... read..


High expectations made me anxious: Ronaldo after Juventus goals
Georgia [USA] | September 17, 2018 10:11:29 PM IST
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who finally opened his goal-account with newly-joined club Juventus in a Serie A match against Sassuolo, has admitted that the hype created around his first goal for the club made him anxious. ... read..


Kohli, lifter Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have reportedly been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, country's highest sporting honour, it was learnt on Monday. ... read..


Cruz Azul stays in 1st place in Liga MX despite loss to Necaxa
Mexico City | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Necaxa defeated first-place Cruz Azul 2-0 over the weekend in Liga MX Apertura tournament action. ... read..


Floyd Mayweather announces fight with Manny Pacquiao
Washington [USA] | September 17, 2018 9:11:35 PM IST
Heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has announced that he would be coming back post retirement to fight Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. ... read..


Indian paddlers shine at Croatia Open
Varazdin (Croatia) | Monday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Indias young paddlers Payas Jain and Vishwa Deenadayalan paired up to clinch the bronze medal in the cadet boys team category in the Croatia Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament here. ... read..


British-Pakistani boxer becomes first diabetic to win pro fight
Manchester [UK] | September 17, 2018 8:11:34 PM IST
British-Pakistani boxer Muhammad Ali has made history by becoming the first pugilist with type one diabetes to win a professional fight. ... read..


Asia Cup opening match will help assess UAE conditions: Rohit Sharma
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 17, 2018 8:11:34 PM IST
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said their opening match against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup would be a perfect chance for the team to assess the conditions, including wickets and ground dimensions, before taking on arch-rival Pakistan in their second clash of ... read..


Catch Sehwag, Afridi live on UC Browser!
New Delhi [India] | September 17, 2018 8:11:29 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Sep 17 (NewsVoir): UC Browser, a mobile browser from UCWeb, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, will host live streamed chats with legendary cricketers Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi during the highly-anticipated Asia Cup ... read..


Test debut means a lot to me: Aaron Finch
Melbourne [Australia] | September 17, 2018 8:11:29 PM IST
Australian batsman Aaron Finch, who will be making his International Test debut during his side's two-match Test series against Pakistan in UAE, has said that he grew up dreaming about playing Test cricket for his nation and now that he is so close to tha ... read..


PKL: Puneri Paltan announces online ticket sales for home leg
Pune | Monday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Puneri Paltan on Monday announced opening of online ticket sales for their home leg, starting from October 18 for the upcoming season. ... read..


Real Madrid's full squad gears up for Champions League home opener vs Roma
Madrid | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Real Madrid's full squad resumed team training on Monday as they geared up for their UEFA Champions League group stage home opener against Serie A club Roma later this week. ... read..


Indian women to kick-off SAFF U-18 Championship in September
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Seven countries are set to kick-off the inaugural edition of the SAFF U-18 football Championship for Women which gets underway later this month in Bhutan. ... read..


Start of PKL season 6 postponed to Oct 7
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The start of the sixth season of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has been postponed by a couple of days due to logistical reasons, the organisers Mashal Sports announced on Monday. ... read..


Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu's names recommended for Khel Ratna
New Delhi [India] | September 17, 2018 5:41:28 PM IST
Names of Indian skipper Virat Kohli and weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu have been recommended for the prestigious Khel Ratna award, sources in the Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award committee have confirmed. ... read..


Focusing on Manchester United career, not England snub: Smalling
Manchester | Monday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is not worried about the England snub and is rather focusing on re-establishing himself at Manchester United. ... read..


Asia Cup: India to take on minnows HK with eye on Pakistan tie (Preview)
Dubai | Monday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Favourites India will look to sweep aside minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener on Tuesday and prepare for the much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan the next day. ... read..


Mexican soccer awaits Maradona's coaching debut with Sinaloa
Culiacan (Mexico) | Monday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona will make his debut this week as coach of the Sinaloa Dorados in Mexico's second-tier Ascenso football league at the start of a project to save the "Big Fish," as the team is known. ... read..


Cyclist Yates wins 2018 Vuelta, Viviani earns final stage
Madrid | Monday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
United Kingdom cyclist Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) has been crowned champion of the 2018 Vuelta a Espaa, while Italy's Elia Viviani (Quick Step) won the 21st and final stage, claiming his third victory in this year's edition of the race. ... read..


Mirabai Chanu's coach among seven recommended for Dronacharya Award
New Delhi [India] | September 17, 2018 6:11:37 AM IST
Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma and veteran cricket coach Tarak Sinha are among seven recommended by the selection committee for the Dronacharya Award. ... read..


Asia Cup: Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 8 wickets
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 17, 2018 12:11:26 AM IST
In a completely one-sided match, Pakistan defeated Hong Kong by eight wickets in their opening clash of the ongoing Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. ... read..


Asia Cup: Pakistan register easy victory over Hong KOng
Dubai | Sunday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan kicked off their Asia Cup 2018 campaign on a winning note by beating Hong Kong by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Ronaldo scores Serie A goal, Juventus' winning streak continues
Turin (Italy) | Sunday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Serie A goal on Sunday, then went on to make it a brace as he led Juventus to a 2-1 win against Sassuolo, extending the Italian league leader's winning streak. ... read..


Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record
Melbourne [Australia] | September 16, 2018 10:41:33 PM IST
Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record during the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. ... read..


India lose to Sri Lanka in last-over thriller
Katunayake [Sri Lanka] | September 16, 2018 10:41:33 PM IST
Indian women's cricket team slumped to a three-wicket defeat against the Sri Lankan side in a thrilling final ODI of the ongoing three-match series on Sunday. ... read..


Indian boxers bag seven medals in Turkey
New Delhi [India] | September 16, 2018 10:41:31 PM IST
Indian women boxers have bagged a total of seven medals, including three gold, two silver and two bronze at the 32nd Ahmet Comert Boxing tournament in Turkey. ... read..


Necaxa beats Liga MX leader Cruz Azul
Aguascalientes (Mexico) | Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Chileans Matias Fernandez and Victor Davila each scored a goal in Necaxa's 2-0 victory over Liga MX leader Cruz Azul, which suffered its first loss in the 2018 Apertura tournament. ... read..


Hamilton wins Formula 1 Singapore GP
Singapore | Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Formula One defending champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain (Mercedes) won the Singapore Grand Prix (GP) on Sunday, making the most of his start from the pole position and strengthening his grip over the overall top spot. ... read..


Genoa earns late 1-0 win over Bologna, Udinese held 1-1 to Torino
Genoa (Italy) | Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Genoa defeated Bologna 1-0 on Sunday, while Udinese was held to a 1-1 draw against Torino in the Serie A fourth round. ... read..


Angela Stanford claims Evian, her 1st major title
Evian (France) | Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
United States golfer Angela Stanford on Sunday won her first-ever major title at the Evian Championship in a dramatic final round, finishing three under par with 68 strokes. ... read..


Querry draws US level in Davis Cup semi with win over Croatia's Cilic
Zadar (Croatia) | Sunday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
United States tennis player Sam Querrey on Sunday rallied from a set down to defeat Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 6-4 to draw his country level at 2-2 in the Davis Cup semifinal tie. ... read..


Golfer Park wins Shinhan Donghae Open
Incheon (South Korea) | Sunday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Sanghyun Park of South Korea shot a magnificent eight-under-par 63 to win the 34th Shinhan Donghae Open golf tournament here on Sunday. ... read..


Roma plays draw with Chievo
Rome | Sunday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Roma was held to a 2-2 home draw against Chievo Verona on Sunday after blowing a two-goal lead in the Serie A fourth round. ... read..


Hangzhou to host 2022 Asian Para Games
Sharjah | Sunday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
With 19 days to go before the opening of the third Asian Para Games in Jakarta, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) on Sunday confirmed that Hangzhou in China will host the fourth edition in 2022. ... read..


Indian women boxers shine at Turkish event
Istanbul | Sunday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
Indian women pugilists put up a stellar display at the 32nd Ahmet Comert boxing tournament here, sweeping seven medals in as many categories, including three golds, two silver and two bronze. ... read..


Hopeful of playing for Australia again: James Faulkner
Melbourne [Australia] | September 16, 2018 9:11:29 PM IST
Australian cricketer James Faulkner, who had been sidelined from the national side following a series of injuries, has hoped that he would be back in the squad again. ... read..


Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez recovers from leg muscle injury
Barcelona (Spain) | Sunday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez of Spain was given the green light by the team's doctors to take part in competitive matches, the La Liga club announced on Sunday, having fully recovered from a left thigh muscle injury. ... read..


Villarreal claims first La Liga win at Leganes' expense 1-0
Madrid | Sunday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Villarreal on Sunday earned its first La Liga victory of the 2018-2019 season, defeating host Leganes 1-0 at Butarque stadium. ... read..


Will try to make full use of Kohli's absence: Babar Azam
Karachi [Pakistan] | September 16, 2018 7:41:29 PM IST
Pakistan's Babar Azam has said that the team would look to fully utilize Indian batsman Virat Kohli's absence during the ongoing Asia Cup. ... read..


Ronaldo will score against Sassuolo: Juventus coach
Madrid [Spain] | September 16, 2018 5:41:28 PM IST
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has expressed hope that Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who is yet to score a goal for his newly-joined club, would definitely net in their Serie A match against Italian football club Sassuolo on Sunday. ... read..


Tendulkar ends partnership with Kerala Blasters
London [UK] | September 16, 2018 5:41:26 PM IST
Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has ended his four years long association with Indian Super League (ISL) football club Kerala Blasters. ... read..


ICC conducts elite panel conference in Dubai
Dubai [UAE] | September 16, 2018 7:11:29 AM IST
The best match officials of the world converged in Dubai to spend four days sharing their expertise on the conduct of the game and application of the rules among other things during the annual elite panel conference that culminated on Saturday. ... read..


Sachin Tendulkar inspired me to stage comeback: Sardar Singh
New Delhi [India] | September 16, 2018 7:11:26 AM IST
Hockey star player Sardar Singh, who recently hung up his boots, has revealed that master blaster and former Indian batsman great Sachin Tendulkar had motivated him to make a comeback after he was ignored from this year's Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Austr ... read..


Asia Cup: All-round Bangladesh crush Sri Lanka
Dubai [UAE] | September 16, 2018 2:41:26 AM IST
The Bangladeshi cricket team produced an all-round performance to wallop Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in Asia Cup opener (Lead)
Dubai | Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
Bangladesh dominated with both bat and ball to outclass Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday. ... read..


India lose to Maldives in SAFF Cup final
Dhaka | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The Indian football team lost 1-2 to much-lower ranked Maldives in the final of the SAFF Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1, continue 5-game undefeated start to season
London | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Continuing their five-game undefeated start to the 2018/2019 English Premier League (EPL) season, Liverpool rode on goals from midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and striker Roberto Firmino to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 here on Saturday. ... read..


Debutant Garces rescues Atletico with last gasp goal for 1-1 draw vs Eibar
Madrid | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid on Saturday had to wait until second-half stoppage time to pull off a 1-1 draw against Eibar, after conceding a late goal in La Liga action. ... read..


Ronaldo set to score 1st Juventus goal against Sassuolo, Juve's coach says
Rome | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday said he was confident that his new Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will score his first goal with the team in the upcoming Serie A clash with Sassuolo, after failing to find the back of the net in the ... read..


East Bengal handed transfer ban over transfer irregularities
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
City football giants East Bengal were dealt a body blow on Saturday as the player status committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) imposed a transfer ban on the club over irregularities in their attempts to sign defender Sukhdev Singh from I-L ... read..


Injured Tamim Iqbal ruled out of Asia Cup
Dubai | Saturday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been reportedly ruled out of the Asia Cup after fracturing his left wrist during the tournament opener against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. ... read..


East Bengal likely to miss out on U-13, U-15 leagues
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
As if the transfer ban was not enough, the colts of city football giants East Bengal might now not be able to take part in the U-13 and U-15 leagues beginning next month after failing to register enough players before the deadline. ... read..


Asian Games bridge gold medallists Pranab, Shibnath felicitated
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath De Sarkar, who won the gold in bridge at the recently-concluded Asian Games, were felicitated by the Tollygunge club on the sidelines of an invitational bridge tournament here on Saturday. ... read..


Gayle, McCullum to feature in Afghanistan Premier League
New Delhi [India] | September 15, 2018 7:41:28 PM IST
Cricket fans in India will be treated with yet another overseas competitive cricket league from October 5 to 21. ... read..


Modric should win all that Messi can't: Ivan Rakitic
Madrid [Spain] | September 15, 2018 3:41:31 PM IST
Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitic has said that his national team-mate Luka Modric should win everything that star striker Lionel Messi cannot. ... read..


Cricket Australia to probe Moeen Ali's 'Osama' accusations
Melbourne | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Cricket Australia (CA) has decided to launch a probe on England all-rounder Moeen Ali's allegations against an Australian player for calling him "Osama" during the 2015 Ashes. ... read..


Questions on Pistorius' legacy will remain even after the series: Director
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Oscar Pistorius was celebrated as a poster boy by many after he became the only double amputee to enter summer Olympics in London in 2012 and went on to win the 400m gold at Paralympics the same year at the same venue. ... read..


Cricket Australia open for more warm-up games ahead of India Tests
Melbourne | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Cricket Australia (CA) has responded positively to India head coach Ravi Shastri's request for more warm-up games in the run-up to the four-match Test series between the two nations later this year. ... read..


Davis Cup: Lucas Pouille gives France 2-0 lead
Lille [France] | September 15, 2018 2:41:26 PM IST
French number one, Lucas Pouille, outclassed the Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut to give his side a 2-0 victory in the semi-final of the ongoing Davis Open here on Friday. ... read..


Second vote in FIDE elections will decide new president: Nigel Short
Chennai | Saturday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
The winning team that would run the show at the world chess body FIDE will be decided after the second vote in next month's presidential elections and not after the first round, said Grand Master Nigel Short, leading one of the three contending teams. ... read..


France takes 2-0 lead over Spain in Davis Cup semis
Lille (France) | Saturday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Defending champion France is one win away from back-to-back Davis Cup final berths after Lucas Pouille defeated Spain's Roberto Bautista-Agut 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to give his side a 2-0 lead. ... read..


Cilic tops Tiafoe, moves Croatia step closer to third Davis Cup final
Zadar (Croatia) | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Marin Cilic eased past American Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to move Croatia to within one win of its third appearance in the final of the Davis Cup, tennis' premier international team competition. ... read..


Rayo edge Huesca 1-0 to spoil home opener for La Liga newcomers
Huesca (Spain) | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
SD Huesca, playing their first football season in La Liga, lost their 2018-2019 home debut 0-1 to Rayo Vallecano here. ... read..


IAAF confers Gold Label to Tata Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The Tata Mumbai Marathon on Saturday joined an elite list of marathons in Asia, after its 16th edition was accorded the Gold label by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), making it the only Gold label marathon in the country. ... read..


I am in Ferrari not to learn but to challenge: Charles Leclerc
Capetown [South Africa] | September 15, 2018 2:11:31 PM IST
Monacan driver Charles Leclerc, who will be joining Formula One team Ferrari at the end of the ongoing season, has insisted that he is not moving to the team to learn but to challenge. ... read..


Nigeria to inject new athletes into power lifting team
Lagos | Saturday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Nigeria said it would continue to inject new athletes into its power lifting team to maintain the country's prowess in the sport. ... read..


PSG batters Saint-Etienne to keep winning record intact in Ligue 1
Paris | Saturday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
French football giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) displayed dominance in Ligue 1 as they thrashed Saint-Etienne 4-0 at home to win all five matches so far in the 2018/19 season. ... read..


African steeplechase champion expects new world record
Nairobi | Saturday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
World steeplechase record holder Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya has said the new mark would for further down in the new season. ... read..


Dortmund overpower Frankfurt 3-1 in German Bundesliga
Berlin | Saturday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
German football giants Borussia Dortmund moved atop the standings after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 on the goals from Abdou Diallo, Marius Wolf and Paco Alcacer at the opener of the third round in Bundesliga. ... read..


Brazil midfielder Lima resisting offers from China, Europe
Sao Paulo | Saturday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Brazil international midfielder Lucas Lima has reiterated his desire to remain at Palmeiras despite interest from football clubs in Europe and China. ... read..


Rodriguez fires Atletico Tucuman to Superliga summit
Buenos Aires | Saturday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Veteran forward Luis Rodriguez scored a hat-trick as Atletico Tucuman rose to the top of the Superliga Argentina standings with a 3-0 home victory over fellow Argentine football club Tigre. ... read..


Stage set for Asia Cup in Dubai
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 15, 2018 12:41:29 PM IST
One of the biggest cricketing tournaments, Asia Cup, is all set to kick-start in Dubai with six teams-- India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh-- battling it out to clinch the coveted trophy. ... read..


Lord's gets new groundsman ahead of World Cup
London [UK] | September 15, 2018 11:41:25 AM IST
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has appointed Karl McDermott as the new head groundsman of the Lord's Cricket Ground ahead of the World Cup. ... read..


Cricket Australia open to more tour matches against India
Melbourne [Australia] | September 15, 2018 10:11:29 AM IST
Cricket Australia has made it clear that they are open to more tour matches against India, as requested by Indian head coach Ravi Shastri. ... read..


Dale Steyn returns to Proteas ODI squad
Capetown [South Africa] | September 15, 2018 10:11:29 AM IST
After remaining out of action due to a series of injuries, South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is all set to join the ODI squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe, starting September 30. ... read..


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