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Youngster Alena signs new Barca deal
Madrid | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
FC Barcelona have renewed the contract of promising young midfielder Carles Alena until the end of June 2020, the Spanish football giants confirmed on their official website on Wednesday. ... read..


CA warns players not to play exhibition matches
Sydney | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Cricket Australia's (CA) team performance manager Pat Howard has written a strongly worded email, warning all international and national cricketers of a six-month suspension if found playing in any exhibition matches. ... read..


FIFA report nails England malpractices in 2018 World Cup bid
Moscow | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked South Korean football officials to trade votes seeking to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup bid, in a violation of FIFA rules, a report by the game's world governing body on the inquiry into the bidding process has s ... read..


Atletico president says Saul iguez won't be going anywhere
Madrid | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo said on Wednesday that midfielder Saul iguez, whose performance at the Under-21 European Championship is rousing interest in other clubs, has a long term contract and is set to stay with A ... read..


Women's World Cup: India favourites against West Indies
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Fresh after a 35-run victory over strong title contenders England in their opening encounter of the ongoing Women's Cricket World Cup, India have displayed a swagger and quick moves on the field that make them look ominous. ... read..


Tite to visit Sochi, Brazil's possible headquarters in 2018 World Cup
Kazakhstan | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Brazil national coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, arrived in Russia on Wednesday to attend the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final match between Chile and Portugal, with an eye on the 2018 World Cup in Russia. ... read..


UK prosecutors charge 6 persons over 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster
London | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Prosecutors in the United Kingdom on Wednesday brought criminal charges against six people, including two former senior police officers, in relation to a spectator crush that killed 96 people in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster. ... read..


New format of Pro Kabaddi League announced
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Ahead of the upcoming fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), starting July 28, the organisers on Wednesday revealed the new format of the tournament here. ... read..


Striker Traore joins Lyon on five-year contract
London | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
English football giants Chelsea has confirmed the sale of striker Bertrand Traore to Olympique Lyon for 10 million euros ($11.3 million). ... read..


Kabaddi skipper Anup Kumar reveals recipe of successful captaincy
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Asserting the importance of maintaining composure during high pressure situations, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday said anger only results in more mistakes on the mat. ... read..


No evidence Russia tried to influence 2018 World Cup bid: FIFA
Moscow | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Russian officials did not attempt to influence the choice of the 2018 World Cup host country in their favour by offering gifts to members of the FIFA executive committee, a report by the world football's governing body on the inquiry into the bidding proc ... read..


Players unhappy with ISL draft system: FPAI
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Most of the Indian players do not want to be part of the Indian Super League (ISL) draft scheduled next month, but they have no choice, the Football Players' Association of India (FPAI) has said. ... read..


Verma lone Indian survivor in Chinese Taipei Open
Taipei | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Shuttler Siril Verma remained the lone survivor for India in the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Chiao Hao Lee of Taiwan in the second round of the men's singles competition here on Wednesday. ... read..


Latin American female tennis players lack discipline, says Gavaldon
Mexico City | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Mexico's Angelica Gavaldon, who competed on the WTA Tour from 1990 to 2000, said Latin America's women's tennis players were not performing well because they lack discipline. ... read..


Ronaldo likely to stay, Mbappe move may be premature: Real president
Madrid | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
There is "no reason to get too concerned" about Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid, the Spanish football club president Florentino Perez said, adding that it may be too soon to make a bid for French club Monaco's wonder kid Kylian Mbapp ... read..


Fitness important for longer Kabaddi tournaments, says Anup Kumar
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday emphasised the importance of maintaining fitness in the cash-rich league, which was expanded to a dozen teams this season. ... read..


Palmeiras in bid for Brazil midfielder Diego Souza
Rio de Janeiro | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Brazil international midfielder Diego Souza is close to joining reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras from Sport Recife, according to media reports. ... read..


Namibia selects 22-man squad for 2017 Cosafa Cup
Windhoek (Namibia) | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Namibia's football coach Ricardo Mannetti has announced a 22-man squad that will feature in the 2017 Cosafa Cup that is currently under way in South Africa. ... read..


Delighted to host Impact Wrestling in India: Siddharth
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Radio host Siddharth Kannan is delighted to host Impact Wrestling in India, a platform for professional wrestling promotion. ... read..


Engineer seeking cricket coaching job says it's a protest
Burdwan (West Bengal) | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
Mechanical engineer Upendra Nath Brahmachari, whose application to coach the Indian cricket team has created a buzz, says his action is a protest against the treatment meted out to former coach Anil Kumble. ... read..


Mainz sign Romania international Maxim
Berlin | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
German football club FC Mainz 05 have signed attacking midfielder Alexandru Maxim from newly promoted top division rivals VFB Stuttgart. ... read..


Valencia goalkeeper Alves denies move to Roma
Rio de Janeiro | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves has played down rumours of a possible move to Italian top division football club AS Roma this summer. ... read..


Goalkeeper Sirigu joins Torino
Paris | Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has moved from French top division outfit Paris Saint-Germain to Italian football club Torino on a three-year contract and is expected to take up the No.1 goalkeeper position for the Serie A team. ... read..


Goalkeeper Pavlenka to join Bremen
Berlin | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Czech professional football club Slavia Prague and Bundesliga club Werder Bremen have agreed on the transfer of goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenk. ... read..


Ramanathan's win over Thiem a great achievement: Jaidip Mukherjea
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Former Davis Cup winner and India's non-playing captain Jaidip Mukherjea on Wednesday lavished praise on India's top singles player Ramkumar Ramanathan, saying his victory over world No 8 Dominic Thiem is a great achievement. ... read..


Indian shooters finish 2nd at junior World Championships
Suhl (Germany) | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship (Rifle/Pistol) with a creditable second place in the medals tally and an overall haul of three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. ... read..


Shuttler Verma crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open
Taipei | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:06 PM IST
Defending champion from India Sourabh Verma faced an early exit after being defeated by Malaysian Lee Zii Jia in the first round of the men's single event at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday. ... read..


Kumble-Kohli matter was not handled properly: Ganguly
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:06 PM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the controversy involving ex-national team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli could have been handled a lot better by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). ... read..


Vijender to fight next pro bout in August
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will meet WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitali in a double title fight at the NSCI Dome here on August 5. ... read..


Nice's Baysse to seal deal with Malaga for three seasons
Malaga (Spain) | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
French defender Paul Baysse has passed a medical test with Malaga and is set to seal a three-year deal to move from France's Nice to the Spanish football side, sources close to the negotiations confirmed to Efe on Tuesday. ... read..


Dutch international Karsdorp to undergo medical with Roma
Rome | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Dutch international Rick Karsdorp arrived here on Tuesday to undergo a medical test with Italian football club A.S. Roma. ... read..


Telangana woman selected for US cricket team (With Images)
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Telangana's Sindhuja Reddy has been selected as a member of the US women's national cricket team. ... read..


Bhavesh Patel elected All India Chess Federation Joint Secretary
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Gujarat State Chess Association Secretary Bhavesh Patel was unanimously selected Joint Secretary of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) during its Central council meeting here. ... read..


Shuttler Srikanth now eyes World Championship
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
After winning two back to back Superseries titles, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has now set his eyes on the upcoming World Championship in August. ... read..


Chile will enter Confederations Cup final: Vidal
Kazan (Russia) | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Star Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal asserted on Tuesday that his team will overcome Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-final and meet reigning World Cup champions Germany in the title clash. ... read..


Ronaldo can play for any EPL club, says former teammate Meireles
Porto | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo's former teammate Raul Meireles has said any English Premier League (EPL) club would be the Real Madrid star's ideal destination if he decides to leave Spain. ... read..


Shastri to apply for India coach: Reports
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has reportedly decided to throw his hat into the ring as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hunts for the next India head coach following the controversial exit of leg-spin legend Anil Kumble. ... read..


Malinga faces disciplinary action over media comments
Colombo | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Veteran Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from the national cricket board for "repeated breaches" of the terms of his contract. ... read..


Dhanraj Pillay to be conferred East Bengal club's Bharat Gaurav award
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Former India hockey skipper Dhanraj Pillay will be conferred East Bengal football club's highest honour -- Bharat Gaurav -- on its foundation day ceremony on August 1, the club's assistant general secretary Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta said. ... read..


Smith advises struggling de Villiers to quit ODI captaincy
Johannesburg | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has advised a struggling AB De Villiers to focus on limited overs cricket and give up the One-day International (ODI) captaincy to fully concentrate on his batting. ... read..


Mission XI Million Football Festival held in Aizawl
Aizawl | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Around 7,500 children from close to a hundred schools participated in the Mission XI Million Festival of football here on Tuesday. ... read..


Vivo extends IPL sponsorship contract by five years
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo on Tuesday extended the title sponsorship contract with the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) by five more years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here. ... read..


WWE to telecast Mae Young Classic tourney
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) network on Tuesday confirmed the telecast of the first-ever Mae Young Classic women's tournament, which will feature India's Kavita Devi. ... read..


Bumrah rises to second in T20I rankings; Kohli leads batting chart
Dubai | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah rose to the second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli retained the top spot among the batsmen. ... read..


Ganguly in BCCI's new 7-member Special Committee
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly was on Tuesday named in the seven-member Special Committee formed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to identify the critical points in implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms. ... read..


Golf Club 'apologises' to member for asking Meghalaya guest to leave
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday said it has apologised to a member whose guest from Meghalaya was asked to leave the club for wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women, and that disciplinary action against the erring staff "is in process". ... read..


United ex-star Giggs hints at bit role for Rooney
London | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
If Wayne Rooney can accept a bit-part role as opposed to the mainstay he was at English football giants Manchester United a few years back, the English forward could have a future at the club, former United star Ryan Giggs said. ... read..


Record numbers attend Spanish La Liga matches for season
Madrid | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
The 2016-17 season in the Spanish La Liga set a new record in fans turning up at stadiums to watch the matches, the organising body of Spanish football has confirmed. ... read..


Real Madrid defender Llorente joins Real Sociedad
Madrid | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Spanish football club Real Sociedad has confirmed the signing of Real Madrid defender Diego Llorente on a five-year deal. ... read..


Fiorentina owners put club up for sale after complaints from fans
Rome | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
The owners of Fiorentina put the Italian football club up for sale after criticism from the team's fans, according to an official statement. ... read..


Manchester City eyeing Brazilian teenager Douglas
Rio de Janeiro | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
English football club Manchester City are preparing a proposal to sign Vasco da Gama's Brazil under-20 midfielder Douglas, according to media reports. ... read..


Lugano signs contract extension with Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro | Tuesday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Former Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has signed a deal to stay with Sao Paulo until the end of the year, the Brazilian football club said. ... read..


Montpellier confirm Mounie's departure for promoted EPL team
Paris | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
France's Ligue 1 football side Montpellier have announced that their striker Steve Mounie was set to join promoted English Premier League (EPL) team Huddersfield Town. ... read..


Cameroonian striker Joel nets brace to sink former club
Rio de Janeiro | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Cameroonian striker Joel Tagueu scored two first-half goals as Brazilian football club Avai upset hosts Botafogo 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship. ... read..


Frank de Boer named Crystal Palace coach (Lead)
London | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Crystal Palace on Monday announced the appointment of Dutch Frank de Boer as coach of the English Premier League side on a three-year contract until 2020. ... read..


Women's World Cup: Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets
Somerset | Monday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Riding on opener Nicole Bolton's unbeaten century, Australia defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here on Monday. ... read..


Ricciardo terms Vettel as 'passion, hunger driven'
Baku (Azerbaijan) | Monday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Formula one Azerbaijan grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo on Monday said that Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was passion driven following the incident that took place with Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton here. ... read..


BCCI to set up panel for early implementation of Lodha reforms
Mumbai | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
In a Special General Meeting (SGM) here on Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to form a committee to implement the Lodha reforms at the earliest. ... read..


Madrid metro station named after Atletico's new stadium
Madrid | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
A metro station in the Spanish capital was named after football club Atletico Madrid's new stadium Wanda Metropolitano, on Monday. ... read..


Former Inter coach de Boer is Crystal Palace coach
London | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Former Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer on Monday was appointed as the coach of English Premier League (EPL) football club Crystal Palace for three years. ... read..


Germany's Kerber continues to lead WTA rankings
Madrid | Monday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
German Angelique Kerber continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday with 6,965 points. ... read..


Para-cyclist starts talent search programme in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Asian Championship medallist para-cyclist Aditya Mehta has started his ambitious national training camp to scout promising para-athletes at the Border Security Force (BSF) Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) here. ... read..


Inter Milan wanted Chelsea coach Conte, says agent
London | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Agent Federico Pastorello, who was involved in the signing of coach Antonio Conte for English Premier League (EPL) club Chelsea, on Monday revealed that Serie A club Inter Milan was interested in the Italian coach. ... read..


Shuttler Verma to begin Chinese Taipei GPG campaign on Tuesday
Taipei | Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma is all set to begin his campaign at the $200,000 Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold tournament here on Tuesday. ... read..


Germany, Chile enter Confederations Cup semis (Roundup)
Sochi (Russia) | Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
World champions Germany and reigning Copa America title holders Chile have won their respective final group matches to enter the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup football tournament. ... read..


Proteas name three uncapped players for England's Test tour
Johannesburg | Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced three uncapped players in their Test squad for the England tour, starting from July 6. ... read..


Murray remains on top of ATP rankings
Madrid | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Britain's Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Croatian Marin Cilic climbed to sixth place. ... read..


Kuldeep more lethal on dry wickets, says Kohli
Port of Spain | Monday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Indian skipper Virat Kohli heaped praise on left-arm leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav for his three-wicket haul in the 105-run victory against the West Indies in the second One-day International (ODI) cricket match at Queen's Park Oval here. ... read..


Flamengo beat Bahia in Brazil's Serie A
Rio de Janeiro | Monday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Colombia international midfielder Orlando Berrio struck late as Flamengo secured a 1-0 away victory over 10-man Bahia in Brazil's Serie A football championship. ... read..


Germany beat Cameroon to enter Confederations Cup semis
Sochi (Russia) | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
World champions Germany have defeated 10-man Cameroon 3-1 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals. ... read..


Chile reach Confederations Cup semis
Moscow | Monday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Copa America champion Chile have advanced to the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw against a spirited Australia. ... read..


Real Madrid wins Copa del Rey Juvenil title
La Rioja (Spain) | Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Real Madrid has claimed the Copa del Rey Juvenil title after thrashing city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final. ... read..


Latvia's Sevastova wins Mallorca Open tennis
Calvia (Spain) | Monday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova won the 2nd Mallorca Open by defeating Germany's Julie Goerges 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Santa Pona Tennis Club here. ... read..


Nice confirm Balotelli's contract extension
Paris | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Ligue 1 side Nice have announced that they have extended the contract of controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli, but did not disclose the length of the newly-signed deal. ... read..


Federer lifts ninth Halle Open title
Berlin | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Swiss legend Roger Federer has clinched his ninth Halle Open title after beating hapless Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 in the final. ... read..


Tyson Gay misses out on world championships
Sacramento (US) | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Former world champion Tyson Gay will not be able to compete at this year's world athletics championships, after failing to reach the final of either of his preferred sprint events at the US athletics championships here. ... read..


India thump West Indies in 2nd ODI (Second Lead)
Port of Spain | Monday, 2017 10:15:23 AM IST
India produced a strong all-round performance to thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Queen's Park Oval Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Kidambi Srikanth wins Australian Open Super Series
Sydney | Sunday, 2017 2:15:47 PM IST
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth stayed committed in his dominating run to clinch the Australian Open Super Series men's singles final here on Sunday. ... read..


Lopez, Cilic to square off in Queen's Club final
London | Sunday, 2017 2:15:14 PM IST
Spain's Feliciano Lopez overcame sixth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the final of Queen's Club, a tune-up event for Wimbledon. ... read..


Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals
Moscow | Sunday, 2017 6:15:23 AM IST
Euro 2016 winner Portugal and reigning CONCACAF Gold Cup champion Mexico qualified for the Confederations Cup semifinals with victories over New Zealand and host Russia, respectively. ... read..


British tennis player Evans tests positive for cocaine
London | Saturday, 2017 12:45:23 PM IST
British tennis player Dan Evans has said that he failed a drug test in April, testing positive for cocaine. ... read..


BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:06 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the time limit for submission of applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team. ... read..


Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out (Roundup)
Sydney | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday. ... read..


RKG Snooker Champs qualify for snooker meet playoffs
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Sourav Kothari-led RKG Snooker Champs became the first team to confirm their entry in the playoffs of the Bengal Premier League here on Friday. ... read..


Muller in semis of Queen's club tennis meet
London | Friday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
Gilles Muller of Luxembourg defeated American Sam Querrey 6-4 7-6 in the quarterfinals of the Queen's club tennis championships here on Friday. ... read..


Fourth camp of Usha Junior Training Programme ends
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The fourth camp of the Usha Junior Training Programme at the Delhi Golf Club ended with amateur golfers Arin Ahuja, Asara Sawhney, Sharanya Sah, Ananta Jain, Karamjit S. Bedi, Mohd. Yasa and Aryan Chadha bagging the maximum number of awards across various ... read..


Shooter Narang to launch talent development project
Pune | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation (GNSPF) has unveiled ambitious plans to train and nurture 20 young and talented shooters from different parts of the country and turn them into international champions. ... read..


Spanish prosecutor agrees to swap Messi's jail term for $569,800
Barcelona | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
A Spanish prosecutor on Friday agreed to swap prison sentences imposed on Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi by a Barcelona court for a joint 510,000 euro ($569,800) fine. ... read..


Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes favourites in Olomouc Half Marathon
Nairobi | Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Kenya's Kenneth Keter and Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa stand out as favourites in Saturday's Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in the Czech Republic. ... read..


West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI
Port of Spain | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday. ... read..


Sania rues gender discrimination in sports
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Decrying the widespread gender discrimination in society at large, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rued the fact that the world of sports is also not immune from the malaise and she has to fight for equal prize money despite being a former World No.1 in wo ... read..


Saina, Sindhu crash out of Australia Open quarters (Lead)
Sydney | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
India's campaign in the women's singles category at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries ended after London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal went down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a quarter-finals match here on Friday. ... read..


Saina crashes out of Australia Open quarters
Sydney | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries after going down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a women's singles quarter-final match here on Friday. ... read..


Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup
London | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday. ... read..


India face England in Women's World Cup opener (Preview)
Derby (UK) | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday. ... read..


Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn New Zealand contracts
Wellington | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Opening batsman Jeet Raval, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom are the three new additions to New Zealand Crickets list of 21 contracted players for the 2017-18 season, the NZC announced here on Friday. ... read..


Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open (Lead)
Sydney | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday. ... read..


Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open
Sydney | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday. ... read..


Ex-Barcelona President ordered to remain in custody
Madrid | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Spanish prosecutors have ordered the former President of Barcelona football club to remain in custody for money laundering as there is a risk he could abscond. ... read..


Kenyan athletes plagued by injuries ahead of London World Championships
Nairobi | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Kenya's injury crisis is ballooning ahead of the London World Championships with Olympic athletics champions Ezekiel Kemboi, David Rudisha and silver medallist Boniface Mucheru joining the list. ... read..


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