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Asia Cup: Rohit's unbeaten 83 powers India to thumping win over Bangladesh
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 22, 2018 3:41:27 AM IST
India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 83 off 104 balls powered his side to a thumping seven-wicket win against Bangladesh in their Super Four match of the ongoing Asia Cup here at the Dubai International Stadium. ... read..


Pakistan edge past Afghanistan in nail-biting Asia Cup tie
Abu Dhabi | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
Pakistan got themselves prepared for the India challenge on Sunday with a nervy three-wicket win over Afghanistan in a nail-biting Super Four contest of the Asia Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


Steve Smith looks forward to teaching young players
Melbourne [Australia] | September 21, 2018 11:41:34 PM IST
Banned Australian cricketer Steve Smith, who is all set to participate in Sydney Premier Cricket, has said that during the tournament he would look to teach the young players and help them learn. ... read..


AR Rahman and Gulzar to compose Hockey World Cup title song
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | September 21, 2018 11:41:27 PM IST
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that his government would collaborate with music director AR Rahman and lyricist Gulzar for Hockey Men's World Cup 2018 title song. ... read..


Marcus North appointed as Durham director
London [UK] | September 21, 2018 11:41:25 PM IST
Durham County Cricket Club (DCCC) has appointed former Australian batsman Marcus North as the new cricket director of the team. ... read..


Kejriwal felicitates Asian Games medallists
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday felicitated Asian Games 2018 Silver medal winners Pinky Balhara and Tanvi Khanna with a Rs 75 lakh cheque and Bronze medal winners with Rs 50 lakh cheque. ... read..


Simeone questions Ronaldo's red card; backs use of VAR
Madrid | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Atletico Madrid Argentine coach Diego Simeone on Friday said Juventus' Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo should not have been sent off the pitch during his football team's UEFA Champions League clash against Spanish side Valencia. ... read..


Roberto Bautista tops Cecchinato, qualifies for St Petersburg Open semis
St. Petersburg | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Fifth seeded Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut won Friday's match against Italy's Marco Cecchinato 7-6 (7-0), 6-3 to reach the St. Petersburg Open semi-final. ... read..


Real Madrid manager Lopetegui feels VAR will reduce mistakes
Madrid | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui on Friday stressed that using the Video Assistant Referee technology will ultimately enable fewer mistakes in football. ... read..


Asia Cup: Disciplined India restrict Bangladesh to 173
Dubai | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's immaculate bowling helped India restrict Bangladesh to a paltry 173 in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


Jadeja spell helps India restrict Bangladesh to 173
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 21, 2018 9:41:27 PM IST
India's comeback man Ravindra Jadeja produced an impressive performance with the ball as India restricted Bangladesh to 173 runs in their Super Four match of the ongoing Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Friday. ... read..


Sergio Aguero extends contract with Manchester City
London [UK] | September 21, 2018 8:41:39 PM IST
Argentina footballer Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension deal with English football club Manchester City. ... read..


Karun Nair to lead Board President's XI team for Windies warm-up game
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:39 PM IST
Indian batsman Karun Nair is all set to lead Board President's XI team that will play a two-day warm-up match against the West Indies in Vadodara starting September 29. ... read..


Football is the future of Indian sports, says striker Jeje
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC star striker Jeje Lalpekhlua believes India's rise in stature and international rankings is no coincidence. ... read..


Atletico Madrid gears up for La Liga clash vs Getafe
Madrid | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Atletico Madrid held their final training session Friday ahead of the Spanish football club's upcoming La Liga clash against neighbouring team Getafe. ... read..


Real Madrid concludes preparations for La liga clash against Espanyol
Madrid | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Spanish football giants Real Madrid held their final training session Friday, in preparation for the upcoming La Liga clash against Espanyol. ... read..


Karun Nair to lead Board President's XI against Windies
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Rising Test batsman Karun Nair will lead the Board President's XI, that will play a two-day warm-up match in Vadodara from September 29 against the visiting West Indies side ahead of their two-Test series against India next month. ... read..


Rajiv, Prabhu, Mithun grab pole positions at INMRC qualifying session
Chennai | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Honda racer Rajiv Sethu snatched the pole position in the premier Super Sport Indian 165cc class ahead of his TVS Racing rivals to set up an intriguing contest on the morrow after the qualifying session in the fourth round of the MRF MMSC Indian National ... read..


India's junior paddlers bag 2 silver, 3 bronze in Serbia
Kovilovo (Serbia) | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
India's young paddlers extended their purple patch on the international stage, clinching two silver and three bronze medals in the 2018 Serbian Junior and Cadet Open here. ... read..


Hindustan Zinc unveils unique technology-based football programme
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Hindustan Zinc on Friday announced its plans for embarking on a massive grassroots programme with Zinc Football that boasts of the country's first ever 'technology-hinged football training' - the unique F-Cube technology. ... read..


PV Sindhu crashes out of China Open
Beijing [China] | September 21, 2018 6:41:26 PM IST
Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu crashed out of the ongoing China Open after losing to Chen Yufei of China in the quarter-final of the women's singles event here on Friday. ... read..


Hockey India congratulates Manpreet Singh and Savita for winning national awards
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 6:11:33 PM IST
Hockey India on Friday congratulated the Indian men's hockey team midfielder Manpreet Singh and goalkeeper of women's team Savita for being conferred with the prestigious Arjuna award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. ... read..


Asia Cup: India win toss, opt to bowl first
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 21, 2018 6:11:33 PM IST
India have won the toss and opted to bowl first against Bangladesh in their Super Four stage match of the ongoing Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Friday. ... read..


Shuttlers Srikanth, Sindhu crash out of China Open
Changzhou (China) | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu lost their respective matches to crash out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here on Friday. ... read..


TTFI vice-president Karunakaran passes away
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
P. Karunakaran, vice-president of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and Secretary of the Pondicherry Table Tennis Association, passed away on Friday at a Chennai hospital, where he was admitted for a kidney ailment, three days ago. ... read..


Aguero inks contract renewal with Man City until 2021
London | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Manchester City's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has extended his contract by a year until 2021, the English football club announced Friday. ... read..


India put Bangladesh in to bat in Asia Cup Super 4 tie
Dubai | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


Asia Cup U-19: Sabir Khan to replace injured Yatin Mangwani
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 4:41:35 PM IST
Sabir Khan will be replacing injured player Yatin Mangwani in India under-19 squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Friday. ... read..


Sevilla gets back on track with 5-1 win in Europa League opener
Seville (Spain) | Friday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Sevilla shook off two recent defeats to rout Standard Liege 5-1 in its opening group-stage match of the Europa League football championship. ... read..


Rahman, Gulzar create official song for Men's Hockey World Cup
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, along with celebrated lyricist-poet Gulzar, has created the official song for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. ... read..


Arsenal thump Vorskla 4-2 in Europa League opener
London | Friday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Arsenal cruised to a 4-2 win over Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League football championship kick-off. ... read..


Cornerstone Sport sign wrestler Vinesh
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Cornerstone Sport, a sport management and talent representation agency, on Friday announced the signing of Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat. ... read..


Chelsea start Europa League campaign with win over PAOK
Thessaloniki (Greece) | Friday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Chelsea defeated PAOK Salonika 1-0 in their opening match of the Europa League football championship. ... read..


Real Betis, Olympiacos play goalless draw in Europa League
Piraeus (Greece) | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Real Betis and Olympiacos played a goalless draw in a match in which the Spanish football club controlled possession and had numerous scoring chances. ... read..


Palmeiras register 2-0 win against Colo Colo in Copa Libertadores football league
Santiago de Chile | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Goals by Bruno Henrique and Dudu carried Brazil's Palmeiras to a 2-0 victory against Chilean club Colo Colo in Leg 1 of the Copa Libertadores football league quarter-finals. ... read..


Fluminense beat Cuenca in Copa Sudamericana football quarters
Guayaquil (Ecuador) | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Brazil's Fluminense beat Ecuador's Deportivo Cuenca 2-0 in their first-leg match. With this victory, Fluminense moved closer to the quarterfinals of the Copa Sudamericana football league. ... read..


Asia Cup: Rashid Khan's late cameo sinks Bangladesh
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 21, 2018 7:11:30 AM IST
Birthday boy Rashid Khan's late cameo and some impressive bowling by Afghanistan helped them to register a massive 136-run win over Bangladesh in their Group B clash of the ongoing Asia Cup here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday. ... read..


Asia Cup: Afghanistan thrash Bangladesh by 136 runs
Abu Dhabi | Friday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
A disciplined all-round effort saw Afghanistan thrashing Bangladesh by 136 runs in their last group match of the Asia Cup here on Thursday. ... read..


Manuel Lanzarote to captain ATK in coming ISL season
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
Attacking Spanish midfielder Manuel Lanzarote Bruno will captain ATK in the upcoming season five of the ISL, the two-time champions club announced here on Thursday. ... read..


New ATK head coach wants trophy for ISL league winners
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
New ATK head coach Steve Coppell on Thursday suggested that the ISL be expanded with the participation of 18-20 teams and a trophy given to the side finishing atop the table after the league stage. ... read..


Tigres UANL tops Toronto to win inaugural Campeones Cup
Toronto | Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Tigres UANL has won the inaugural edition of the Campeones Cup, getting a brace from Jesus Dueas in a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC. ... read..


Shapovalov books place in St. Petersburg last-8
St.Petersburg (Russia) | Thursday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Rising Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov on Thursday overcame late resistance by Italy's Matteo Berrettini and then eased to a 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-0 victory in the St.Petersburg Open's round-of-16. ... read..


School-level sports talent to get Rs 3 lakh incentive from Delhi government
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Under its recently launched Play and Progress scheme, the Delhi government on Thursday announced incentives of up to Rs three lakh per annum for school-level sports talent. ... read..


Sundar's team will win FIDE elections: AICF official
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Apart from the performance of Indian open and womens teams in the chess Olympiad one more area of interest in Batumi, Georgia for Indian chess players is the FIDE Presidential elections slated next month. ... read..


Ceat partners Torino FC as official tyre partner
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Tyre manufacturing giant Ceat Limited on Thursday announced its partnership with Torino FC for the next two years as the Italian football club's official tyre partner. ... read..


Srikanth, Sindhu advance at China Open badminton
Changzhou (China) | Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu advanced while mixed doubles and men's doubles pairs bowed out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here Thursday. ... read..


Wrestler Bajrang questions selection criteria for Khel Ratna
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Dejected over the denial of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, seasoned wrester Bajrang Punia on Thursday said he was "hurt" and questioned the selection criteria for the country's highest sporting honour. ... read..


Trek to conduct ride camps for cycling enthusiasts
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Cycling enthusiasts in India will now be able to connect with industry experts, share opinions and receive valuable tips on cycling when global bicycle manufacturers Trek launches the 'Trek Ride Camp across cities in October and November this year. ... read..


More than 16,000 runners to participate in Mumbai Half Marathon
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
More than 16,000 runners have registered for the third edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, across three race categories, it was announced on Thursday. ... read..


Paddler Manika inks deal with Herbalife Nutrition
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Rising paddler Manika was unveiled as one of the faces of Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, here on Thursday. ... read..


Top ranking riders to participate in Hero-MTB Himalaya
Shimla | Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Two top world ranking finishers of the UCI MTB World Marathon Championships will participate in the 14th edition of the annual Hero-MTB Himalaya cycling challenge here that is set to begin on September 27, organisers said on Thursday. ... read..


Asia Cup: India eyeing perfect start to Super-4 stage (Preview)
Dubai | Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
An upbeat India will be eyeing another convincing victory over Bangladesh in their first game of the Super four round of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


Arjuna Award is recognition of my hard work: Paddler Manika Batra (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Elated after being among those selected for this year's prestigious Arjuna Award, star paddler Manika Batra on Thursday said it was a recognition to her hard work over the years. ... read..


Kohli, Mirabai named for Khel Ratna
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
The Sports Ministry on Thursday approved the names of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for the country's highest sporting honour -- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- ard, which will be given away by President Ram Nath ... read..


France and Belgium tie for leading FIFA classification
Madrid | Thursday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Current world champion France and Belgium shared the top spot of FIFA's ranking of men's national football teams issued on Thursday, something that has never happened before. ... read..


Anderson, Piscotty lead Oakland Athletics to 10-0 win over Los Angeles Angels
Oakland (USA) | Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Starter Brett Anderson pitched more than six innings and outfielder Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer as the Oakland Athletics thrashed the Los Angeles Angels 10-0. ... read..


Manchester City suffer shock home defeat to Lyon in Champions League opener
Manchester | Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon stunned English champions Manchester City 2-1 in their UEFA Champions League group F match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester. ... read..


Hardik, Axar & Shardul ruled out of Asia Cup
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur have been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 owing to injuries, the BCCI announced on Thursday. ... read..


Independiente, River see goalless draw in Copa Libertadores match
Buenos Aires (Argentina) | Thursday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The goalkeepers Martin Campana, from Independiente, and Franco Armani, from River Plate, were responsible for the goalless draw of their respective teams in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, played here. ... read..


Bayern has good start in Champions League, beats Benfica 2-0
Lisbon | Thursday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
German football club Bayern Munich won their first match of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League season against Portugal's Benfica 2-0 in Lisbon. ... read..


Sampdoria hold Fiorentina 1-1 in postponed match
Genova (Italy) | Thursday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
Sampdoria and Fiorentina battled to a 1-1 draw in a Serie A match originally set for last month that was postponed after the August 14 collapse of Genova's Morandi Bridge, which left 43 people dead and dozens more injured. ... read..


Tagliafico scores brace in Ajax's 3-0 win over AEK Athens
Amsterdam (Netherlands) | Thursday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Nicolas Tagliafico scored two goals to lead Ajax to a 3-0 home victory over AEK Athens in Group E action in the Champions League, Europe's premier club football competition. ... read..


`India will take revenge of Champions Trophy defeat by winning Asia Cup`
New Delhi [India] | September 20, 2018 6:41:29 AM IST
Few hours after India thrashed Pakistan in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna on Wednesday expressed optimism that the Men in Blue will take revenge of their defeat at the Champions ... read..


Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma hails bowlers post crushing win over Pak
Dubai [UAE] | September 20, 2018 3:11:27 AM IST
After notching up a convincing eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup, India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday heaped praises on his bowlers for not allowing the opposition to gain an upper hand during their Group A ... read..


Rohit praises bowlers after win over Pakistan
Dubai | Thursday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma praised his bowlers after India thrashed arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday. ... read..


Asia Cup : India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
Dubai | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
After Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a fluent start in 163-run chase, India defeated Pakistan by eight wickets at the Asia cup here on Wednesday. Apart from batsmen, bowlers also did well. Bhuvneshwar gave India the upper hand early in th ... read..


Asia Cup: India thump Pakistan by 8 wickets
Abu Dhabi [India] | September 20, 2018 12:11:27 AM IST
India produced an all-round performance as they crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their second Group A clash of the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup here at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday. ... read..


Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets
Dubai | Wednesday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
A strong bowling performance followed by some power packed batting saw India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday. ... read..


England announce ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour
London [UK] | September 19, 2018 11:41:29 PM IST
England on Wednesday announced a 16-member squad for their upcoming five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka. ... read..


India will find it difficult to compete in Australia: Ponting
Melbourne [Australia] | September 19, 2018 11:41:26 PM IST
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said that the Indian team would find it difficult to compete against Australia during their two-month long tour to the country because of swinging tracks. ... read..


Sevilla coach confident ahead of Europa League clash vs Standard Liege
Seville (Spain) | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Sevilla coach Pablo Machin on Wednesday said about the upcoming UEFA Europa League match against Belgium's Standard Liege that he has confidence in his squad. ... read..


Club employees threaten strike before Superliga Argentina showcase match
Buenos Aires | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The UTEDYC sports workers union staged a protest at the Argentine Football Association (AFA) headquarters to demand pay raises and threatened to go on strike during the sixth round of Superliga Argentina play, which includes the "Super Classic" between Bo ... read..


Morumbi, Maracana stadiums to host key matches of 2019 Copa America in Brazil
Asuncion (Paraguay) | Wednesday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
South America's football federation (Conmebol) has confirmed the venues for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil, with Sao Paulo's Morumbi Stadium and Rio de Janeiro's emblematic Maracana Stadium to serve as the sites for the opening match and the final, respe ... read..


Charity football match for Kerala flood victims in Kolkata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Legendary former footballer I.M. Vijayan and defender Debjit Ghosh will take part in a charity match at Kalyani on Saturday to raise funds for the victims of the devastating Kerala floods. ... read..


Sevilla wraps up preparations for Europa League clash with Standard Liege
Seville | Wednesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Sevilla held a final training session on Wednesday on the eve of their UEFA Europa League group stage home opener against Belgian club Standard Liege. ... read..


Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total (Lead)
Dubai | Wednesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav took three wickets each as India restricted Pakistan to a paltry 162 in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday. ... read..


Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to 162
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 19, 2018 9:41:39 PM IST
Putting up a sensational performance, Indian bowlers bowled out the Pakistan side for a score of 162 in their second Asia Cup match on Wednesday. ... read..


Hardik Pandya suffers back injury, goes out of field
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 19, 2018 9:41:39 PM IST
Bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya was taken out of the field during the ongoing Asia Cup match against Pakistan due to an acute lower back injury. ... read..


Australia will continue to play hard and fair: Tim Paine
Sydney [Australia] | September 19, 2018 9:41:31 PM IST
Australian skipper Tim Paine has said that their side, like always, will continue to play a "hard and fair game" in the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan, starting October 7. ... read..


Asia Cup: India restrict Pakistan to low total
Dubai | Wednesday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
India produced a strong bowliung performance to restrict Pakistan to 162 runs in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday. ... read..


Nadal withdraws from Asian tournaments due to knee injury
Madrid | Wednesday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Spain tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from his upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to a knee injury. ... read..


Azizullah Fazli named new ACB chief
London [UK] | September 19, 2018 8:41:31 PM IST
Azizullah Fazli has been appointed as the new chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) by the country's president Ashraf Ghani. ... read..


Rajasthan Cricket Association dissolved
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Ahead of Assembly elections, the government has dissolved the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), removing veteran Congress president C.P. Joshi as its chief, making the other camp of former RCA president Lalit Modi stronger. ... read..


Pandya suffers acute lower back injury
Dubai | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The BCCI has issued an update on all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was stretchered off the field following a lower back injury during the match against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 here on Wednesday. ... read..


New kabaddi league up against PKL
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The newly formed New Kabaddi Federation (NKF) on Wednesday slammed the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) for negligence in the Indian squad selection for the recently concluded 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. ... read..


Chelsea's young midfielder Ampadu inks 5-year contract extension
London | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:49 PM IST
Chelsea defensive midfielder Ethan Ampadu has signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2023, the English Premier League side announced on Wednesday. ... read..


India girls beat Pakistan in AFC U-16 Women's Championship qualifier
Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:39 PM IST
The India U-16 girls football team beat arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the ongoing AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifier at the MFF Stadium here on Wednesday. ... read..


Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat vs India in Asia Cup
Dubai | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:29 PM IST
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat against India in the final Group A match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. ... read..


BAI doles out cash incentives of Rs 1.6 crore to state units
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:24 PM IST
In an unprecedented move, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday doled out a cash incentive of Rs 1.6 crore to its 32 member associations for developing the sport across the country. ... read..


Gremio edge towards Copa Libertadores last 4
Buenos Aires | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:09 PM IST
Defending champions Gremio took a step towards earning a place in the Copa Libertadores semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Atletico Tucuman of Argentina. ... read..


North, South Korea agree to jointly bid for 2032 Olympics
Seoul | Wednesday, 2018 7:15:09 PM IST
North and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to prepare a joint bid for hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics, as part of agreements reached during the third inter-Korean summit of the year. ... read..


Asia Cup: India to bowl first against Pakistan
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | September 19, 2018 7:11:42 PM IST
Pakistan have won the toss and asked the Indian team to bowl first in the much-awaited clash at the ongoing Asia Cup here at Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday. ... read..


China Open: Kidambi Srikanth off to a winning start
Beijing [China] | September 19, 2018 7:11:42 PM IST
Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday kick-started his China Open campaign on a winning note as he defeated Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in the opening round of men's singles event. ... read..


Para shuttler Raj Kumar conferred with Arjuna Award
New Delhi [India] | September 19, 2018 7:11:25 PM IST
Two years after Para shuttler Raj Kumar was denied the Arjuna award, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore bestowed the player with the honour here on Wednesday. ... read..


Brugge goes down to Dortmund
Brussels | Wednesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Borussia Dortmund beat Club Brugge 1-0 thanks to a goal by young American Christian Pulisic, leaving fans at the Jan-Breydel Stadium in Bruges in disbelief. ... read..


Liverpool withstand PSG comeback to prevail 3-2
Liverpool | Wednesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Liverpool FC blew a 2-0 lead before coming back to win 3-2 against a Paris Saint-Germain side that appeared at times to be overwhelmed by the setting and the occasion in the 2018-2019 Champions League opener. ... read..


Santa Fe, Millonarios round-of-16 match ends in goalless draw
Bogota | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Santa Fe and Millonarios played out a goalless draw in their Copa Sudamericana Round-of-16 first leg match at the El Campin Stadium here. ... read..


With GM researchers, computer servers and spices, Indian chess teams set for Olympiad
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 12:15:09 PM IST
With high-speed servers or "chess engines", four young chess Grand Masters (GM) to provide research and analytical assistance, a foreign coach and select Indian spices, two Indian teams -- for the open and women's sections -- are all set for their World C ... read..


This chess Olympiad captain provides steady supply of beverages to players
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
The role of non-playing captain and coach of a chess Olympiad team cannot be just restricted to abiding the tournament rules and giving expert game advice, said Grand Master R.B. Ramesh. ... read..


Asia Cup: India survive scare, beat Hong Kong by 26 runs
Dubai [UAE] | September 19, 2018 3:41:25 AM IST
A 174-run partnership between Hong Kong openers Anshuman Rath and Nizakat Khan gave some mighty scares to the Indian camp and fans, but the Men in Blue fought back to clinch a 26-run win in their Group A match at the Dubai International Stadium here on Tu ... read..


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