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Dimitrov, Muguruza lift maiden Cincinnati Masters title
Cincinnati [U.S.A] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov continued to perform at his menacing best as he trounced Australian player Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to lift his maiden 2017 Western and Southern Open trophy in Cincinnati here on Monday. ... read..


Kevin Mitchell Jr to step down as Gabba curator
Brisbane [Australia] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Kevin Mitchell Jr, one of the Australia's renowned cricket curators, has announced that he will bid adieu to his illustrious career following this year's Ashes Test in November. ... read..


Junior Shotgun WC: Manisha Keer, Lakshay Sheoran clinch mixed team trap bronze
New Delhi [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Lakshay Sheoran and Manisha Keer won India a bronze medal in the mixed team trap competition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup Shotgun, presently underway in Porpetto, Italy. ... read..


Pro Kabaddi League: Jaipur Pink Panthers edge past UP Yoddha 24-22
Lucknow [India] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Jaipur Pink Panthers held their nerve in the closing minutes to edge past UP Yoddha 24-22 in an exhilarating match of the in the Pro Kabaddi League here at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium last evening. ... read..


Panthers sneak past Yoddhas in PKL Season 5
Lucknow | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
UP Yoddha succumbed to their third straight loss on home ground, going down narrowly 22-24 to Jaipur Pink Panthers in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


India opt to field against Sri Lanka in ODI series opener
Dambulla [Sri Lanka] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India won the toss and elected to chase in the opening ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Chennai Strikers, Hyderabad Hustlers win at Cue Masters League
Ahmedabad | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Chennai Strikers recovered from their opening day setback for a facile victory, while Hyderabad Hustlers made a winning debut in the Indian Cue Masters League here at the Rajpath Club on Sunday. ... read..


Pune hand Patna first loss of PKL Season 5
Lucknow | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Two time champions Patna Pirates succumbed to their first defeat of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 losing 42-47 to Puneri Paltan in an inter-zone challenge tie at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Dhawan credits mental preparation for his wondrous form
Dambulla (Sri Lanka) | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan credited his mental preparation for his wondrous form which helped the visitors rout Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first One Day International match here on Sunday. ... read..


India vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI scoreboard
Dambulla | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Following is the scorecard of the first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and Sri Lanka played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


India beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets in first ODI
Dambulla [Sri Lanka] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Indian Cricket Team achieved yet another comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli star as India rout Sri Lanka by 9 wickets (Lead)
Dambulla (Sri Lanka) | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli guide India to 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka
Dambulla (Sri Lanka) | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Dhopade maintains lead in National Challengers Chess meet
Ahmedabad | Sunday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of Railways maintained his lead at the top with nine points at the end of the 10th round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship here on Sunday. ... read..


Lin, Lee play down possible highly-anticipated duel in badminton worlds final
Glasgow | Sunday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
China's Lin Dan and Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei will focus more on themselves than the elusive highly-anticipated contest between the arch-rivals in World Badminton Championships final. ... read..


Constantine's men rewrite Indian football history, win 8 matches on a trot
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Indian Football team have now broken all records having won eight games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on June 2, 2016. ... read..


2.5 lakh people eyeball FIFA U-17 trophy in Delhi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Around 2.5 lakh people gathered at India Gate in the capital city here as the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy was displayed. ... read..


25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura
Agartala | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. ... read..


Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth in focus at Badminton Worlds (Preview)
Glasgow | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, a hungry Saina Nehwal and a reinvigorated Kidambi Srikanth will be in focus when the World Badminton Championships begin here on Monday. ... read..


Indian spinners restrict Lanka to 216 in Dambulla ODI
Dambulla [Sri Lanka] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India bundled out Sri Lanka for mere 216 runs in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Mominul Haque reinstated in Bangladesh squad for Australia Test
Dhaka [Bangladesh] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Left-handed batsman Mominul Haque has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Australia beginning in Dhaka on August 27 in place of Mosaddek Hossain, who is suffering from an eye infection. ... read..


Ghosh-Sathiyan lose in Bulgarian Open TT final
Panagyurishte (Bulgaria) | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Indian table tennis pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura in the men's doubles final of the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open here on Sunday but settled ... read..


India restrict Sri Lanka to 216 in first ODI
Dambulla (Sri Lanka) | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka wasted a good start to allow Indian spinners to bounce back in style and restrict the hosts to 216 in the first One-Day International cricket match of their five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


World No. 1 Nadal to begin 2018 at Brisbane International
Johannesburg [South Africa] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will begin his Australian Open build-up at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January, the organisers said on Sunday. ... read..


Arsenal coach Wenger blames referees for loss to Stoke City
London | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Arsenal F.C. chief coach Arene Wenger has blamed the referee's decision of ruling striker Alexandre Lacazette off-side in his 72nd-minute goal for their 0-1 defeat against Stoke City in an English Premier League (EPL) football game here. ... read..


Juventus, Napoli begin Serie A with easy wins
Milan | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Six-time defending champions Juventus and title contenders Napoli posted easy victories over Cagliari and Hellas Verona on the first day of the Serie A football season. ... read..


Kyrgios beats Ferrer, to face Dimitrov in final
Ohio | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Australia's Nick Kyrgios, ranked 23 in the world, on Saturday defeated Spain's David Ferrer 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) and booked a place in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event here. ... read..


Halep, Muguruza cruise into Cincinnati final
Ohio | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Romania's Simona Halep brushed aside American Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the final of the Western & Southern Open here on Saturday. ... read..


Golfer Chawrasia nominated for Arjuna Award
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Seasoned Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia, a winner of six international titles including four on the European Tour, has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award, it was announced on Sunday. ... read..


Schalke start with victory into Bundesliga season
Berlin | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Goals from Nabil Bentaleb and Yevhen Konoplyanka provided newly appointed Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco a faultless start into the Bundesliga football campaign by beating Leipzig 2-0. ... read..


Post Edgbaston thrashing, Holder calls on teammates to 'look in the mirror'
Birmingham [UK] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
West Indies captain Jason Holder has called on each of his teammates to look themselves in the mirror and see where they can improve in the aftermath of the crushing defeat in the opening Test of the three-match series against England. ... read..


First ODI: India win toss, opt to field
Dambulla (Sri Lanka) | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
India won the toss at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday and opted to field against Sri Lanka in the first of five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. ... read..


Girona debut in La Liga with draw
Madrid | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Atletico Madrid battled back from 2-0 down with 10 men to take a point from their game away to newly promoted Girona in their first game in the new Spanish first division football league season. ... read..


Australia and Iran in final of FIBA Asia Cup
Beirut | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Australia and Iran basketball teams will vie for the title of the FIBA Asia Cup after Australia overcame New Zealand 106-79 and Iran beat South Korea 87-81. ... read..


Real Madrid-bound Vinicius Jr nets brace for Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Real Madrid-bound teenager Vinicius Junior scored a second-half brace as Flamengo defeated Atletico Goias 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship. ... read..


Ex-Werder Bremen midfielder Wesley leaves Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Former Brazil international midfielder Wesley has parted ways with Sao Paulo amid reports linking him with Brazilian Serie A rivals Sport Recife. ... read..


Narang focussed on improving Olympic medals tally
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India win as many medals as possible in shooting at the 2024 Olympics. ... read..


India come back from behind to beat Mauritius 2-1
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India came back from behind to register their eighth official win in international football when they made short work of Mauritius 2-1 in the opening match of the Tri-nation international football series at the Mumbai Football Arena yesterday. ... read..


Muruguza, Dimitrov eye maiden Cincinnati Masters' title
Patna (Bihar) [India] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muruguza will face second seed Simona Halep in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday. ... read..


Dambulla: India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today
Dambulla [Sri Lanka] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The first One Day International of the 5-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Dambulla today. ... read..


England rout Windies in Edgbaston Test
Birmingham [UK] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
England crushed West Indies by an innings and 209 runs inside three days in their inaugural day/night Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday. ... read..


Haryana Steelers sneak past UP Yoddha in PKL
Lucknow | Saturday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
Haryana Steelers edged past hosts UP Yoddha 36-29 in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (IPL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


Bopanna, Sania crash out of Cincinnati Masters
Mason (Ohio) | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Indian stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza crashed out of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after losing their respective doubles matches here on Saturday. ... read..


Valencia, Leganes open La Liga season with wins
Valencia (Spain) | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Valencia and Leganes share the lead in the La Liga football championship after winning their respective matches by identical 1-0 scores on the first day of the 2017-2018 football season. ... read..


Bayern overpower Leverkusen in Bundesliga season opener
Munich | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Defending champions Bayern Munich started with a 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the kick-off of the 55th Bundesliga football season. ... read..


India aim to carry Test domination against Sri Lanka into ODIs (Preview)
Dambulla (Sri Lanka) | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Monchengladbach re-sign striker Bobadilla
Berlin | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Borussia Monchengladbach have re-signed striker Raul Bobadilla from Augsburg on a two-year deal. ... read..


Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque dropped from B'desh Test squad against Australia
Dhaka [Bangladesh] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain, who played his last Test for the national side in August 2015, has been recalled to the 14-man squad for the opening Test of the two-match series against Australia, beginning August 27 in Mirpur. ... read..


Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt (Lead)
Frankfurt (Germany) | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced. ... read..


Will help Neymar become best in the world, says PSG coach Emery
Paris | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said new signing Neymar has the potential to become the best footballer in the world and he will help him in the quest. ... read..


Not in position to overestimate ourselves: Indian football coach
Mumbai [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead of India's first match against Mauritius in the Tri-nation International tri-series in Mumbai, national football coach Stephen Constantine has insisted that despite the recent good run, they are not in a position to overestimate their ability. ... read..


Kyrgios ousts Nadal from Cincinnati Masters (Lead)
Cincinnati | Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Australia's Nick Kyrgios shocked top seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to enter the men's singles semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament. ... read..


Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt (Germany) | Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced. ... read..


Gabriel joins Valencia from Arsenal
Valencia (Spain) | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Brazilian central defender Gabriel Paulista has joined Valencia for five seasons after the Spanish top division football club reached a transfer deal with English Premier League side Arsenal. ... read..


FC Barcelona coach condoles terror victims
Barcelona | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has offered solidarity to the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in this city's Las Ramblas district. ... read..


Man United stint helped me mature: Memphis
Paris | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Lyon attacking midfielder Memphis Depay admitted on Saturday that his travails at Manchester United under former head coach Louis van Gaal and incumbent Jose Mourinho have made him a better footballer. ... read..


Nadal enters Cincinnati quarters
Cincinnati | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stern test from unseeded compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas to register a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory in a men's singles third round match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here. ... read..


Indian Navy officer to participate in global circumnavigation race
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, who has to his credit a solo circumnavigation of the globe, will participate in one of its kind circumnavigation race in 2018. ... read..


Never felt Anil Kumble was strict: Wriddhiman Saha
Kolkata [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday insisted that he never found former head coach Anil Kumble strict as his other teammates used to consider him. ... read..


Olympic Task force recommends replacing bureaucrats in SAI with professionals
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Olympic Task Force, formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year as an outcome of India's unsuccessful Olympic campaign in Rio de Janeiro, has recommended major reformation of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), and suggested that the qualified p ... read..


France star Matuidi joins Juventus
Paris | Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi was on Saturday transferred to Juventus FC on a three-year contract which ties him with the reigning Italian champions until June 30, 2020. ... read..


Ajax, Spurs reach deal over Sanchez
Amsterdam | Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed over the transfer of Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez to the English Premier League club. ... read..


Brazil forward Luan in Atletico Madrid's sights
Rio de Janeiro | Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Spanish top division football club Atletico Madrid are preparing a bid to sign Brazil international forward Luan from Gremio, according to reports in the Brazilian media. ... read..


Chelsea have to decide what to do, says Costa
Rio de Janeiro | Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Diego Costa says Chelsea are obliged to make an immediate decision about his future amid an ongoing impasse between the Spain striker and the London club. ... read..


Paraguay forward Iturbe set for Mexico move
Rio de Janeiro | Saturday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Paraguay international Juan Iturbe is set to join Mexican football club Tijuana Xolos from Roma, according to widespread media reports. ... read..


Gangjee is joint 10th at Fiji International golf
Natadola Bay (Fiji) | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee fired two under par 70 to be at the joint 10th position after the third round of the Fiji International here on Saturday. ... read..


India's campaign ends in Cincinnati as Mirza, Bopanna crash out
Cincinnati [U.S.A] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai crashed out of the ongoing 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, after slumping to a straight sets defeat in the semi-finals of the women's doubles event here on Saturday. ... read..


Shocking! Nadal stunned by Kyrgios in Cincinnati Open quarters
Cincinnati [U.S.A.] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Fifteen-time Grand Slam champion and incoming world number one Rafael Nadal suffered a major blow as he was knocked out of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati after going down in straight sets against Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-f ... read..


Cook's mighty 243 helps England tighten grip against Windies in first Test
Birmingham [U.K.] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
England opener Alastair Cook continued his rich vein of form as he remorselessly churned out a double century to help his team tighten their grip against West Indies before James Anderson struck on Day Two of the opening day-night Test at the Edgbaston Cr ... read..


ISSF Junior Shotgun WC: Akash Saharan finishes sixth in men's trap event
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India's Akash Saharan finished sixth even as Spain's Adria Martinez shot a world record score of 46 out of 50 in the finals of the men's trap event to clinch gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup Shotgun, being held a ... read..


Ronaldo, Messi shortlisted for FIFA's Best Player 2017 award
Zurich [Switzerland] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to clinch the Best FIFA Men's Player 2017 award for the second time after being named among the 24-man shortlisted candidates for this year's coveted prize. ... read..


Khawaja, Agar to make Test comebacks for Bangladesh series, hints Smith
Melbourne [Australia] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Usman Khawaja and Ashton Agar might be seen making their Test comebacks when Australia face Bangladesh in the two-Test series later this month. ... read..


Jaipur pip Bengaluru 30-28 in PKL thriller
Lucknow | Friday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
Jaipur Pink Panthers pipped Bengaluru Bulls 30-28 in a thrilling tie of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 of the inter zone challenge week at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


I-League bid evaluation committee asks interested parties to apply again
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The I-League bid evaluation committee on Friday asked the three prospective teams to bid again if they want to be part of the league as all three of them could not tick all the boxes in order to meet the criteria. ... read..


Comeback kings U Mumba outwit U.P. Yoddha in PKL
Lucknow | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
U Mumba bounced back in style to beat U.P. Yoddha 37-34 in the opening tie of the Lucknow leg of the Pro Kabaddi League's (PKL) fifth season at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


A book that could be morale booster for the HIV-positive
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
In a society where HIV patients are very often forced into seclusion, a new book titled "I Am HIV-Positive, So What?" promises to raise new hopes among the silent sufferers. ... read..


We start another season with enthusiasm, says Atletico coach Simeone
Madrid | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Atletico Madrid's Argentine coach Diego Simeone on Friday said the Spanish football club was starting the new season with enthusiasm, excitement and humility. ... read..


Fiorentina signs German Pezzella on loan from Betis
Rome | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Italian football club Fiorentina on Friday announced the contracting of Argentine defender German Pezzella on a one-year loan from Spanish side Real Betis with a purchase option. ... read..


Barcelona will rise again, Manchester City coach Guardiola
London | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Manchester City's Spanish coach Pep Guardiola on Friday sent his condolences to the relatives of the victims of the attack in Barcelona and assured that the city would rise again and Spain would show its beauty. ... read..


United summer spending might be over, hints coach Mourinho
Manchester | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho's desire to land another attacking footballer before the summer transfer window closes seems to be over. ... read..


UP CM, Farhan glam up opening night of Lucknow PKL leg
Lucknow | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the advent of home-grown leagues like the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has encouraged a lot of youngsters to take up sports as a career. ... read..


Liverpool reject fresh 125M offer for Philippe Coutinho
London [UK] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Liverpool have rejected a fresh a 125 million offer from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, thus maintaining their "definitive stance" that the Brazilian mid-fielder will not be sold this summer and will remain a Liverpool player when the window closes. ... read..


New-look India aim to impress against Mauritius in tri-nation meet
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
India national team coach Stephen Constantine on Friday termed the forthcoming tri-nation series as a 'stage to try new players' where India are slated to kick-off their campaign against Mauritius at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. ... read..


CAS imposes 4-year ban on Russian triple jumper Pyatykh
Moscow | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for doping. ... read..


West Bromwich turns down $23m bid from Manchester City for Evans
London | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
West Bromwich Albion coach Tony Pulis on Friday revealed that the club had turned down a 19.7-million-euro ($23.15 million) bid from fellow English Premier League side Manchester City for Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans. ... read..


Australia recall Faulkner, Coulter-Nile for India tour; Starc rested
Melbourne | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday recalled the pace duo of James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile while resting injured Mitchell Starc for the upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 13. ... read..


Sreesanth approaches Kerala HC after BCCI fails to act
Kochi | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who on August 7 got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) still has no ... read..


Photo exhibition of legendary footbballers from September 11
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Indo Europe Sports & Leisure Promotional Council and Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday announced a photo exhibition showcasing photographs of the legendary football players of the country. ... read..


Manish Pandey hopes to carry `A` series form against Sri Lanka
Dambulla [Sri Lanka] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, who has been recalled to the national side for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, is all ready to perform and cement his place. ... read..


Tri-Nation series a 'stage to try new players': Constantine
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India football coach Stephen Constantine has termed the forthcoming Tri-Nation Football series as a 'stage to try new players' where India are slated to kick-off their campaign against Mauritius at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. ... read..


Umar Akmal making bogus attempt to hide his failures: PCB
Lahore [Pakistan] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted to the allegations made by Umar Akmal with regards to his omission from the ICC Champions Trophy squad, and said that the middle-order batsman is making a bogus attempt to deviate attention from his own failure ... read..


India Tour will be tough for Steve Smith's men: Michael Clarke
Mumbai [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former skipper Michael Clarke on Friday admitted that Australia's upcoming limited-overs tour to India will be difficult for Steve Smith and Co. as the Men in Blue are in a great form at the moment. ... read..


FIFA U-17 WC Trophy Experience to kick off in New Delhi tomorrow
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a first of a kind experience, thousands of children from Mission XI Million, football fans, residents and tourists in the national capital will have the chance to see the FIFA U-17 World Cup official winner's trophy. ... read..


Bali to host international triathlon in October
Jakarta | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Indonesia's resort island of Bali will host an international triathlon in October of this year, an official announced on Friday. ... read..


La Liga to observe minute of silence in memory of Barcelona terror victims
Madrid | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The Spanish football league, LFP, on Friday confirmed that the opening weekend of matches of the competition will go ahead following the terrorist attacks in Barcelona which have left 13 people dead and around 100 injured, and the subsequent incident in t ... read..


Messi is heading in the right direction: Barcelona VP Mestre (Lead)
Barcelona | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
FC Barcelona's most wanted player Lionel Messi will soon sign a contract extension, club Vice President Jordi Mestre has reassured fans. ... read..


Indian Cue Masters League begins on Saturday
Ahmedabad | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Top players from the country as well as international stars are all set for the inaugural edition of the Indian Cue Masters League, starting from Saturday. ... read..


Lanka eye World Cup 2019 spot in India series
Dubai [UAE] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Sri Lanka will be eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019 in an upcoming five-match home series against India which commences in Dambulla on Sunday. ... read..


K.D Jadhav Memorial Kushti meet launched
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The Sangram Singh Foundation launched the first K.D. Jadhav Memorial International Kushti Championship here on Friday to pay tribute to the country's first individual Olympic medallist. ... read..


Seven women support referees to officiate at U-17 FIFA World Cup
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Seven women officials will be officiating as support referees for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 6. ... read..


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