Thursday, November 15, 2018

Palmeiras move closer to Brazilian Serie A title
Sao Paulo | Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Former Brazil international midfielder Felipe Melo struck a superb second-half goal as Palmeiras extended their lead at the top of the Brazilian Serie A standings with a 3-0 victory over Fluminense. ... read..

Shuttler Srikanth in Hong Kong Open quarters
Kowloon (Hong Kong) | Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated his compatriot H.S Prannoy in an all-Indian men's singles clash to enter the quarter-final of the Hong Kong open tournament here on Thursday. ... read..

Pezzella to miss Argentina football friendlies
Buenos Aires | Thursday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
Argentina centre-back German Pezzella has been ruled out of the Albiceleste's upcoming friendlies against Mexico with a leg injury. ... read..

Australian Open Golf meet tees off in wild and windy day
Sydney | Thursday, 2018 2:15:06 PM IST
A part time Uber driver upstaged the field early on day one of the Australian Open here on Thursday. However, a late eagle by South Korea's An Byeong Hun fired the former teenage prodigy to the top slot. ... read..

US, Germany, Canada and Spain debut with wins at U-17 Women's football World Cup
Montevideo | Thursday, 2018 2:15:06 PM IST
The United States, Germany, Canada and Spain debuted with wins at the U-17 Women's football World Cup in Uruguay. ... read..

Pinto returns for 3rd stint as coach of Colombia's Millonarios
Bogota | Thursday, 2018 2:15:06 PM IST
Veteran Colombia coach Jorge Luis Pinto said he turned down offers from abroad to return to Millonarios, where he began his coaching career 34 years ago, because of the winning tradition of the Bogota club. ... read..

Cilic beats Isner, gets first victory at ATP Finals
London | Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Croatian Marin Cilic beat American John Isner, coming from a set down, and achieved his first victory at the ATP Finals in London. ... read..

Qatar stuns Switzerland with 1-0 win in friendly
Lugano | Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Qatar's national team beat Switzerland 1-0 here as the Swiss were punished for their significant lack of aim, four days ahead of their decisive clash with Belgium to qualify for the next round in the Nations League. ... read..

Spain allows Kosovo athletes to use national symbols
Madrid [Spain] | November 15, 2018 11:11:28 AM IST
The Spanish government has decided to allow athletes from Kosovo to use their national symbols, anthem, and flag while participating in international sporting events being held in the country. ... read..

Injured Holder ruled out of Bangladesh tour
Dubai [United Arab Emirates] | November 15, 2018 10:41:30 AM IST
West Indies skipper Jason Holder has been ruled out of the upcoming tour to Bangladesh due to a shoulder injury. ... read..

Hima Das is Unicef-India's 1st youth ambassador
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
The United Nations Children's Fund-India (Unicef-India) has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country's first ever youth ambassador. ... read..

India all set for Maiden clash against Jordan ahead of AFC Asian Cup
New Delhi [India] | November 15, 2018 12:11:53 AM IST
The Indian national football team will clash swords against Jordan for the first time ever in their history on November 17 in an attempt to experiment tactics and gain valuable experience going into the mega competition in the form of AFC Asian Cup, next ... read..

'Containing Virat Kohli to first 10-15 balls will be the key'
London [UK] | November 15, 2018 12:11:47 AM IST
Ahead of the upcoming ODI and T20I series between India and New Zealand, later's ex-coach Mike Hesson has suggested that containing Indian skipper Virat Kohli to first 10-15 balls would be the key for his side. ... read..

ATP Finals: Djokovic overcomes Zverev hurdle
London [UK] | November 15, 2018 12:11:41 AM IST
World number one Novak Djokovic has strengthened his position in the ongoing ATP finals tournaments as he defeated Alexander Zverev of Germany in the men's singles event here at the O2 Arena on Wednesday. ... read..

Palinder Chaudhary suicide: AFI expresses shock over 'tragic loss'
New Delhi [India] | November 15, 2018 12:11:39 AM IST
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has expressed shock over the death of an 18-year-old sprinter, Palinder Chaudhary, who had allegedly committed suicide at the Sports Authority of India (SAI)-run athletics academy. ... read..

Hong Kong Open: Srikanth cruises into round two
Kowloon [Hong Kong] | November 14, 2018 8:11:30 PM IST
Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth kick-started his campaign at the ongoing Hong Kong Open on a winning note as he defeated Wong Wing Ki Vincent of China in the men's singles event here on Wednesday. ... read..

Olympic steeplechase champion Kipruto eyes World Cross Country title
Nairobi | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has his eyes set on making the Kenyan team heading to the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark in March. ... read..

Croatia pose major test for Luis Enrique's Spain (Preview)
Madrid | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The Spanish national team faces an important UEFA Nations League tie away in Croatia on Thursday as they look to assure that they finish on top of their qualifying group. ... read..

I-League: Churchill Brothers seek first win in first home game (Preview)
Panaji | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Churchill Brothers FC is all set to face Shillong Lajong in their first home game of the I-League football tournament at the Tilak Maidan here on Thursday. ... read..

Fulham sign coach Ranieri in multi-year deal, Jokanovic sacked
London | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Fulham on Wednesday announced that it had signed coach Claudio Ranieri on a multi-year contract after sacking coach Slavisa Jokanovic, who left the club in the last place in the English Premier League with five points in 12 matches. ... read..

Greg Louganis international brand ambassador of Tata Steel 25K run event
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Four-time Olympic Games gold medallist and diving legend Greg Louganis will be the international brand ambassador of the Tata Steel 25k run, the organisers said in a statement on Wednesday. ... read..

SAI orders enquiry into sprinter Palinder Chaudhry's suicide
New Delhi [India] | November 14, 2018 6:42:00 PM IST
The Director General of Sports Neelam Kapur on Wednesday ordered an internal enquiry to ascertain the facts behind the suicide of sprinter Palinder Chaudhry. ... read..

Hong Kong Open: Sindhu survives a scare to enter pre-quarterfinals
Kowloon [Hong Kong] | November 14, 2018 6:41:56 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu on Wednesday defeated Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Hong Kong World Tour Super 500 tournament. ... read..

Susanna Dinnage appointed new Premier League chief executive
Georgia [USA] | November 14, 2018 6:41:43 PM IST
British businesswoman Susanna Dinnage has been appointed as the new chief executive of the English Premier League. ... read..

Hima Das appointed UNICEF India's youth ambassador
New Delhi [India] | November 14, 2018 6:41:39 PM IST
Asian Games gold-medallist sprinter Hima Das has been appointed as the first ever youth ambassador of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India. ... read..

Mitchell Starc released from IPL contract ahead of Ashes, WC
London [UK] | November 14, 2018 6:41:30 PM IST
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been released from his Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the upcoming Ashes series and 2019 cricket World Cup. ... read..

Women's WorldT20: Kiwis fined for slow-over rate
Dubai [UAE] | November 14, 2018 6:41:30 PM IST
New Zealand have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate in their Group B match against Australia in the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World T20 2018. ... read..

Aussies not having Smith, Warner like India missing Kohli, Rohit: Ganguly
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the possible absence of Steve Smith and David Warner in the Australia team for the series against India would be a "huge factor" as it's like India not having Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in their rank ... read..

IPL: Pacer Starc released by Kolkata Knight Riders
Sydney | Wednesday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST
Australia pacer Mitchell Starc on Wednesday said that he was released by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the upcoming season. ... read..

Tough to become a standout Kabaddi player in India: Fazel (IANS Interview)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
In no time he has become one of the latest posterboys in Indias cash-rich Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) but U Mumba skipper Fazel Atrachali, the Iranian defender, feels it is a tough task to become a standout player in a country like India, the powerhouse of t ... read..

Fixture against Jordan important for team, says football coach Constantine
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
India's coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday said that the fixture against Jordan would prove to be extremely beneficial for the national football team. ... read..

Women's World T20: Confident India eye semis berth (Preview)
Georgetown (Guyana) | Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Having convincingly won their first two matches, a dominant India will look to stamp their authority and inch closer to a semi-final berth when they face a lowly Ireland in a Group B match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here on Thursday. ... read..

BCCI to consider appointing higher-ranked umpires in Ranji Trophy
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Considering the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s plea to appoint higher-ranked umpires for Ranji Trophy games, the BCCI has decided to "relook" at the matter, sources close to the board said. ... read..

Sprinter kills himself in Delhi stadium
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
An 18-year-old sprinter allegedly hanged himself from a ceiling fan inside his room in the athletics academy at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here. He died on Wednesday, police said. ... read..

Real Madrid confirm Solari as coach until June 2021
Madrid | Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Real Madrid confirmed Santiago Solari as their new permanent first team coach until the end of June 2021 following a successful fortnight in charge since replacing the sacked Julen Lopetegui on October 29. ... read..

Family clueless over sprinter Palinder Chaudhary's alleged suicide
New Delhi [India] | November 14, 2018 2:41:37 PM IST
The family members of sprinter Palinder Chaudhary, who allegedly committed suicide at the Sports Authority of India (SAI)-run athletics academy at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday, stated that everything was normal and they are clueless as to wha ... read..

Spanish women hold powerhouse Germany to scoreless draw in friendly
Erfurt (Germany) | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Spain's national women's football team battled to a goalless draw against second-ranked Germany in a friendly match, which saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end. ... read..

Organisers deny Federer given special treatment at Australian Open
Sydney | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Australian Open director Craig Tiley has responded to criticism that he gives Roger Federer preferential treatment by saying that the former World No. 1 creates interest in the sport and deserves to play at times that will draw the largest spectator numbe ... read..

Paraguay prepare for friendly with South Africa
Asuncion | Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Nine members of the Paraguay national football team left for South Africa ahead of a November 20 friendly match against the Bafana Bafana in the 24th annual Nelson Mandela Challenge. ... read..

Federer routs Thiem to keep chances alive at ATP Finals
London | Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Swiss great Roger Federer bounced back quickly from a disappointing loss at the ATP Finals, brushing aside Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-3 here to keep his hopes alive at this elite, year-end event. ... read..

Federer keeps ATP Finals title hopes alive
London [United Kingdom] | November 14, 2018 1:11:33 PM IST
Two days after a shocking straight-sets defeat against Kei Nishikori, Swiss tennis star Roger Federer conquered Dominic Thiem in the ongoing ATP Finals here at the O2 Arena. ... read..

BFI delighted to host Women's World Boxing C'ship
New Delhi [India] | November 14, 2018 1:11:31 PM IST
Ahead of the commencement of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh has expressed his delight over hosting the premium event here at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. ... read..

Happy with the way my classical game has stabilised: Viswanathan Anand (IANS Interview)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Content with the way his classical game has shaped up in recent times, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is not sweating over his poor run in the rapid format and feels he has time to work on his frailties which, according to him, are out in the ... read..

18-year-old sprinter allegedly commits suicide at JLN Stadium
New Delhi [India] | November 14, 2018 10:11:29 AM IST
Sprinter Parvinder Chaudhary on Tuesday passed away after he allegedly committed suicide at the Sports Authority of India (SAI)-run athletics academy here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. ... read..

PKL 6: U Mumba hammers UP Yoddhas 41-26 in inter-zonal clash.
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
It was a day when host U Mumba's attack and defense cameA all gun blazing to thrash UP Yoddhas 41-24 in an inter-zonal calash of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Tuesday. ... read..

Nakamura sole leader after day 1 of Tata Steel blitz chess meet
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
World No.3 Hikaru Nakamura of the US stayed unbeaten to remain on sole pole position as five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand alongwith Pentala Harikrishna led the Indian challenge at the end of day one of the Tata Steel Chess India 2018 Blitz tourna ... read..

PKL 6: Telugu Titans pip Puneri Paltan in inter-zonal battle
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Telugu Titans defeated Puneri Paltans 28-25 in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Tuesday. ... read..

Anand unhappy with constant zigzagging of chess formats
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is not happy with the constant zigzagging of formats, saying that he finds it 'unhelpful'. ... read..

Kenya's Kimetto eyes comeback in Shanghai Marathon
Nairobi | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Not even Dennis Kimetto can say if he is ready for a comeback after several false starts since he was injured in 2016. ... read..

Alba says personal issues never existed with Luis Enrique
Madrid | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba on Tuesday said he had never had personal problems with Luis Enrique, stressing he had nothing but respect for the Spanish national football team coach. ... read..

Ranji Roundup: Tiwari, Reddy double tons light up Day 2
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Double centuries by Hyderabad and Bengal skippers -- Akshath Reddy and Manoj Tiwary -- against Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, respectively lit up the second day of the ongoing Ranji Trophy competition on Tuesday. ... read..

Liverpool's Sturridge rejects gambling allegations
London | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Liverpool FC striker Daniel Sturridge denied allegations by England's Football Association that he violated regulations on gambling. ... read..

I-League: In-form Chennai edge past East Bengal 2-1
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
East Bengal lost their first game of the season as Chennai City FC continued their dream run with a 2-1 win over their more fancied rivals in an I-League clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday. ... read..

Rohit rested from India A squad
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Fresh from a 3-0 mauling of the West Indies in the T20 International rubber under his captaincy, star batsman Rohit Sharma's recent workload was taken into consideration as the BCCI on Tuesday decided to rest him from the India A squad for the first four- ... read..

Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa suffers foot injury
Madrid | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Atletico Madrid on Tuesday announced that Diego Costa did not take part in the training session after suffering a foot injury. ... read..

ICC launches official resale ticket platform for 2019 WC
Dubai | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday launched its official resale ticket platform for the World Cup 2019, providing a safe and secure way for fans to buy and sell tickets at face value. ... read..

Ross Taylor attains career-best ODI ranking
Dubai [UAE] | November 13, 2018 8:11:30 PM IST
New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has acquired a career-best position of number three in the recently-updated list of the International Cricket Council ODI ranking for batsmen. ... read..

Rohit Sharma rested from India A match against Kiwis
New Delhi [India] | November 13, 2018 8:11:30 PM IST
Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been rested by the medical team of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from the Indian A's first four-day match against New Zealand A. ... read..

AFC Olympic qualifiers: Indian eves clear first round despite losing to Myanmar
New Delhi [India] | November 13, 2018 8:11:28 PM IST
The Indian women's football team cleared the first round of the Olympic Qualifiers for the first time in the competition's history, despite going down to hosts Myanmar 2-1 in a hard-fought clash here at the Thuwunna Stadium on Tuesday. ... read..

AIBA Womens World Boxing meet starts Thursday
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
As many as 300 boxers under 10 weight categories from 73 countries will battle for top honours when the AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships starts at the I.G. Stadium here from Thursday. ... read..

Akila Dananjaya likely to miss third Test against Kiwis
London [UK] | November 13, 2018 7:41:34 PM IST
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya will most likely miss the third Test of the ongoing three-match Series against England as he is set to travel to Brisbane for biometric testing of his bowling action. ... read..

Joe Cole bids adieu to professional football
New Delhi [India] | November 13, 2018 7:41:30 PM IST
Former Chelsea player Joe Cole has announced his retirement from the professional football. ... read..

Odisha to host national football team camps
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government under which Odisha will host the national team camps as well as act as the home of the Indian Arrows. ... read..

Mumbai to host RFYS Athletics National meet
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Over 800 student athletes qualified through 14 city leg finals will vie for top honours at the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports National Athletics Championship, to be held from November 14 to 16 at SAI here, it was announced on Tuesday. ... read..

AIFF to set up high-performance centre in Odisha
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | November 13, 2018 6:41:42 PM IST
The Odisha government and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the coastal state hosting several youth teams of the national team and academies including the setting up of a high-performanc ... read..

Liverpool forward charged with violating FA betting rules
London [UK] | November 13, 2018 6:41:40 PM IST
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has been charged for breaching the betting regulations of the Football Association (FA). ... read..

Women's World T20: Group A to remain in St. Lucia
Dubai [UAE] | November 13, 2018 6:41:40 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday confirmed that the Group A of the ongoing Women's World Twenty 20 will remain in Saint Lucia. ... read..

Big Bash League: Sydney Thunders re-sign Gurinder Sandhu
Melbourne [Australia] | November 13, 2018 5:11:30 PM IST
Sydney Thunders have re-signed all-rounder Gurinder Sandhu for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League starting December 19. ... read..

Dubai to host Round 1 of MRF Challenge 2018-19
Dubai | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
The MRF Challenge, one of Asias premier single-seater championships, and an FIA-approved series, is once again set to light up the winter season with a clutch of young, exciting talent from Europe and elsewhere in the fray as the seventh edition commences ... read..

Ex-Sri Lanka cricketer Lokuhettige charged under ECB anti-corruption code
Dubai | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
Former Sri Lanka cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige was on Tuesday charged with three counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board's Anti-Corruption Code, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement. ... read..

Dilhara Lokuhettige charged under ECB Anti-Corruption Code
Dubai [United Arab Emirates] | November 13, 2018 4:11:32 PM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), charged former Sri Lankan cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts of breaching the ECB's Anti-Corruption Code. ... read..

Uruguay name defender Velazquez for friendlies with Brazil, France
Montevideo | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Rayo Vallecano centre-back Emiliano Velazquez has been called up to Uruguay's national squad for friendlies against France and Brazil this month. ... read..

Scottish winger Boyle ready to play for Australia
Sydney | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Scottish winger Martin Boyle will likely debut for Australia in Brisbane on Saturday, despite only having set foot in the country earlier in the week. ... read..

Miguel Cardoso to be new coach of Celta Vigo
Vigo (Spain) | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Celta Vigo on Monday announced that Miguel Cardoso has replaced Antonio Mohamed as coach of the La Liga side. ... read..

Hong Kong Open: Shuttler Kashyap struggles into second round
Kowloon [Hong Kong] | November 13, 2018 3:11:30 PM IST
Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Tuesday crushed Hsu Jen-hao of Taiwan in men's singles event on the opening day of the Hong Kong Open here at Hong Kong Coliseum. ... read..

Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ODI rankings
Dubai | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah retained their respective top spots in the latest One-Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Tuesday. ... read..

Motivated after being called to national camp: Nishu Kumar
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
Young left-back Nishu Kumar feels "motivated and confident" on being called up for the national team camp here before India's first ever international football fixture against Jordan. ... read..

Women's World T20I: England inaugurate St. Lucia action with win
Dubai [United Arab Emirates] | November 13, 2018 2:41:33 PM IST
After its first match got abandoned due to rain, the England women's cricket team got its International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World T20 campaign up with a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in their group stage at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in G ... read..

ATK's Komal Thatal called up for national team camp
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Young ATK winger Komal Thatal has been called to the senior national team camp by coach Stephen Constantine ahead of India's international friendly against Jordan on November 17 in Amman. ... read..

Djokovic beats Isner at ATP Finals
London | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:06 PM IST
Serbian star Novak Djokovic played like the world No.1 he currently is, beating American John Isner 6-4, 6-3 to lead the Guga Kuerten Group of the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena here where he aims to win the tournament for the sixth time. ... read..

Ronaldo becomes ball kid at ATP Finals
London [United Kingdom] | November 13, 2018 12:11:28 PM IST
Considered as one of the best football players in the world, striker Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday night found a new job of a ball kid at the ongoing ATP Finals. ... read..

ATP Finals: Djokovic trounces Isner in opener
London [United Kingdom] | November 13, 2018 11:11:34 AM IST
World number one Novak Djokovic trounced John Isner of America in straight sets in the opening match of the ongoing prestigious Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Finals here on Monday. ... read..

Women World C'ship: Somalia boxer who fought against all odds
New Delhi [India] | November 13, 2018 12:11:36 AM IST
Boxer Ramla Ali is the sole representative of Somalia in the upcoming International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championship, starting November 15. ... read..

Bara's Messi receives La Liga top-scorer, MVP awards
Barcelona | Monday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi on Monday received La Liga's top-scorer award, known as the "pichichi," for his 34 goals in the 2017/2018 season, and was also chosen by fans as the most valuable player in the Spanish league. ... read..

Ranji Trophy Roundup: Ghosh ton propels Bengal to 246/4 vs MP
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Comeback man Koushik Ghosh cracked his second first-class century as Bengal posted 246/4 on day 1 of their Ranji Trophy Elite Group B match against Madhya Pradesh at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. ... read..

Injured Trisha Chetty ruled out of World T20
London [UK] | November 12, 2018 9:41:29 PM IST
South African cricketer Trisha Chetty has been ruled out of the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 due to recurrence of a back injury. ... read..

Koepka retakes No. 1 spot in World Golf Ranking
Madrid | Monday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
United States' golfer Brooks Koepka retook the top spot in the World Golf Ranking, released on Monday, knocking England's Justin Rose back down to second. ... read..

Max Verstappen ordered to do 'public service' post Ocon clash
London [UK] | November 12, 2018 8:11:31 PM IST
Red Bull's Max Verstappen has been directed by Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of motorsports, to take part in two days of 'public service' following his angry post-race confrontation with Force India's Esteban Ocon in ... read..

Injured Chhetri ruled out of friendly against Jordan
New Delhi [India] | November 12, 2018 8:11:30 PM IST
Indian striker Sunil Chhetri has been ruled out of the upcoming international friendly against Jordan due to an ankle injury. ... read..

France's Gasquet to miss Davis Cup final vs Croatia
Paris | Monday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
French tennis player Richard Gasquet on Monday confirmed he will not play in the Davis Cup final later this month, in which France is set to face Croatia. ... read..

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro suffers right ankle sprain
Madrid | Monday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro sprained his right ankle over the weekend during the 4-2 La Liga win against Celta Vigo, the club announced in a statement Monday. ... read..

Absence of Warner, Smith would weaken Australian side: Shami
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
India pacer Mohammed Shami on Monday said the possible absence of Steve Smith and David Warner would weaken the Australian side, but India would still require a sound plan to achieve success Down Under. ... read..

Chhetri ruled out for two weeks
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Indian striker Sunil Chhetri has been ruled out of the upcoming international football friendly against Jordan due to an ankle injury sustained during Bengalurus ISL match against Kerala Blasters. ... read..

Kohli lost control while making 'leave India' comment: Anand
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Virat Kohli 'lost control' of himself while making the 'leave India' comment, feels legendary five-time former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand. ... read..

9 new nations to debut at World Boxing Championships
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Nine new nations from four Confederations including a boxing power Scotland will make their debut in the upcoming 10th edition of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships that starts at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday. ... read..

Mohsin Khan denies any rift with Sarfraz Ahmed
Karachi [Pakistan] | November 12, 2018 6:41:33 PM IST
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cricket committee chairman Mohsin Khan, who had reportedly opined that Sarfraz Ahmed should be relieved from his Test captaincy, has denied having any sort of rift with the skipper. ... read..

Dhoni to endorse matrimony platform
Chennai | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Popular cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed brand ambassador of an online matrimonial platform. ... read..

Kuldeep Yadav makes big jump in T20 ranking
Dubai [UAE] | November 12, 2018 6:11:39 PM IST
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been rewarded with big jump in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men's T20I ranking for playing a Key role in his side's convincing victory over West Indies in the recently concluded limited-format series, which they ... read..

Women's World T20: India stay on top of the table
Dubai [UAE] | November 12, 2018 6:11:37 PM IST
Indian women's cricket team, who had secured a seven-wicket win against Pakistan in the second match of the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World T20I, have secured their position at top of the Group B. ... read..

I-League: In-form East Bengal have task cut out vs leaders Chennai (Preview)
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
On-song East Bengal will have their task cut out when they take on Chennai City FC in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday. ... read..

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