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UP beat Marathas in PWL tie
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia posted commanding wins to help UP Dangal defeat Veer Marathas 4-3 in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


I-League: Chennai eye victory against Gokulam (Preview)
Coimbatore | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Chennai City FC will aim to return to winning ways when they host Gokulam Kerala FC in an I-League encounter here on Saturday. ... read..


Pele taken to hospital with exhaustion
Rio De Janeiro | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Brazilian football legend Pele has been taken to hospital after collapsing with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was forced to cancel a trip to London this weekend for a dinner to be held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). ... read..


Shuttlers Kartik, Malvika impress in Senior Nationals
Bareilly | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Teenagers Kartik Jindal and Malvika Bansod sizzled with impressive performances in the ongoing Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta Memorial All India Senior Ranking badminton tournament here on Friday. ... read..


Amarinder wants Railways to relieve cricketer Harmanpreet
Chandigarh | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the Railways to relieve international woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur so that she could join the Punjab Police as an officer. ... read..


Churchill beat Lajong in I-League clash (Lead)
Vasco (Goa) | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Churchill Brothers registered their second consecutive victory with a 2-0 win over Shillong Lajong FC in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


Barkley fit for Brighton clash: Conte
London | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte on Friday said their latest recruit Ross Barkley is fit to be picked up for the English Premier League (EPL) clash with Brighton on Saturday. ... read..


Peter Sagan earns fourth stage, becomes Tour Down Under leader
Adelaide | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Slovakia's cyclist Peter Sagan on Friday clinched the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under, earning the race's overall top spot. ... read..


Kyrgios to meet Dimitrov in Australian Open
Melbourne | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Australia's Nick Kyrgios, world No.17, on Friday made it through the Australian Open third round for the second time in his career after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5). ... read..


Guardiola congratulates Man Utd for Sanchez move
Manchester | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola on Friday congratulated arch rivals Manchester United for making a move to sign star Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez. ... read..


Contenders eye Mumbai Marathon record
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The leading mens contenders for the Mumbai Marathon asserted on Friday that Sunday's race could be the fastest over the classic distance ever witnessed in India. ... read..


Man Utd closing in on Sanchez deal: Mourinho (Lead)
Manchester | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said his club is close to signing star forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. ... read..


India, Australia, Pak storm into ICC U19 World Cup quarter-finals
Dubai [UAE] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
India's 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe, while Australia's thumping 311-run win over Papua New Guinea have helped the two former champions progress into the Super League quarterfinals on the seventh day of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 on Friday. ... read..


Root helps England take 2-0 series lead over Aussies
Brisbane [Australia] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
England produced a formidable show at the Gabba as they registered a four-wicket victory over Australia to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series, here on Friday. ... read..


Ahmed praises Pakistan bowling despite series whitewash
Wellington | Friday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday heaped praise on his bowlers despite his team's 0-5 whitewash in the One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand. ... read..


Churchill beat Lajong in I-League clash
Vasco (Goa) | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Churchill Brothers defeated Shillong Lajong FC 2-0 in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


Bangladesh thrash Sri Lanka in tri-nation series
Dhaka | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Bangladesh decimated Sri Lanka by 163 runs in the third match of the tri-nation series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur on Friday to record their biggest victory margin over the island nation. ... read..


Mohun Bagan coach says East Bengal favourites in derby
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Playing mind games ahead of their clash against arch-rivals East Bengal, Mohun Bagan coach Shankarlal Chakraborty on Friday put his counterpart Khalid Jamil on a higher pedestal in terms of coaching pedigree, adding the 'home team' will start as favourite ... read..


Shivani loses in semis of ITF juniors tennis meet
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Shivani Amineni went down to a tame straight-set defeat against Turkey's Selin Ovunc in the girls singles semi-finals of the ITF Junior tennis championships here on Friday. ... read..


Man Utd closing in on Sanchez deal: Mourinho
Manchester | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho on Friday said his club is close to signing star forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. ... read..


Morgan sounds warning after England win
Brisbane | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Following their four-wicket win in the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Friday, England captain Eoin Morgan has warned Australia that his team has the ability to perform even better. ... read..


Wasim leads at PGTI Final Qualifying Stage
Ahmedabad | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Delhis Wasim Khan surged ahead in round three of the Final Qualifying Stage for the 2018 Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club here on Friday. ... read..


NADA launches Independent Observer Programme
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) has launched an Independent Observer Programme in order to improve the quality of dope testing and increase its conformity with international standards to reduce negligible chances of any malpractices by the Dope Con ... read..


ISL: Pune eager to cement semis spot (Preview)
Pune | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
FC Pune City will be eager to secure their place in the semi-finals when they host defending champions ATK in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Saturday. ... read..


T20 controversy: Hyderabad captain Rayudu submits reply to BCCI
Mumbai [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Hyderabad cricket team captain Ambati Rayudu has submitted his reply to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of his argument over an umpiring decision in a thrilling high-scoring T20 match against Karnataka. ... read..


CSK is like second home to me: Dhoni
Chennai [Tamil Nadu] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was like a second home and he had never thought of being with any other IPL team. ... read..


Nadal cruises into Australian Open pre-quarters
Melbourne [Australia] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
World no. 1 Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open after defeating Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur here on Friday. ... read..


Aizawl host Neroca in I-League tie (Preview)(Lead)
Aizawl | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Reigning champions Aizawl FC will aim to return to winning ways when they host fellow north-eastern outfit Neroca FC in an I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..


All-round Root powers England to 4-wkt win in second ODI
Brisbane | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
England rode on Test skipper Joe Root's all-round show to beat Australia by four wickets in the second One-day International and take a crucial 2-0 lead in the five-match rubber here on Friday. ... read..


Nadal eases into Australian Open last-16 for 11th time
Melbourne | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Friday thrashed Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to book a place in the fourth round at the Australian Open tennis tournament for the 11th time in his career. ... read..


Carla Suarez beats Kanepi at Australian Open, eases into 4th round
Melbourne | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Spain's Carla Suarez on Friday continued her Australian Open run defeating Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round. ... read..


U-19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe in last group tie (Second Lead)
Tauranga (New Zealand) | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
India crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a Group B clash to maintain their all-win record at the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Friday. ... read..


Sergi Roberto agrees new Barcelona contract
Barcelona | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
FC Barcelona on Friday confirmed that defender Sergi Roberto has agreed a new contract which will keep him at the Catalan football club until the end of June 2022. ... read..


Golfers Nagaraj, Nagesh qualify for National finals
Bengaluru | Friday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Golfers Nagaraj and Ramesh Nagesh qualified for the national finals of the Mercedes Trophy, it was announced on Friday. ... read..


Nation is proud of Virat Kohli: BCCI
Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna has said that the entire country, including the cricket governing body, is proud of Indian skipper Virat Kohli for winning the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Crick ... read..


ISL 2018: FC Pune City sign Austria's Marko Stankovic
Pune [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City have recruited two new international players in the second international transfer window of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), starting from January 15 to February 16, 2018. ... read..


Guptill, Henry lead Kiwis to ODI series sweep against Pak
Wellington [New Zealand] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Opener Martin Guptill smashed a scorching century before seamer Matt Henry bagged a four-wicket haul as New Zealand beat Pakistan by 15 runs in the fifth ODI to complete the five-match series whitewash at the Basin Reserve on Friday. ... read..


AIFF U-16 team departs for exposure trip to Dubai
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
After a successful qualifying campaign for the AFC U-16 Championship to be held in Malaysia later this year, India U-16 head coach Bibiano Fernandes firmly believes the exposure trip to Dubai "will be the perfect way to kick-off preparation" for the tourn ... read..


I-League: Aizawl to host Neroca in North eastern Derby (Preview)
Aizawl | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
After playing a tiring goalless draw in their last Hero I-League match against East Bengal, reigning champions Aizawl FC will hope to get back to their winning ways when they host Neroca FC for the second Northeast derby of the season at the Rajiv Gandhi ... read..


Spurs defender Carter-Vickers joins Ipswich Town on loan
London | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on Friday joined Ipswich Town Football Club on loan. ... read..


Shiv tied 6th, Bhullar tied 9th at Singapore golf meet
Sentosa (Singapore) | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Indian golfer Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar finished tied sixth and joint ninth, respectively, after the second round of the SMBC Singapore Open here on Friday. ... read..


Bayern sign Germany midfielder Goretzka
Munich | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Record German football champions FC Bayern Munich on Friday announced the signing of young midfielder Leon Goretzka from FC Schalke 04 on a four-year deal to be effective from the summer. ... read..


Dhoni backs Test brigade despite loss to Proteas
Chennai | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Throwing his weight behind the beleaguered Test side which lost the ongoing Test series 0-2 to South Africa, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said it was important to look at the positives of the team's performance. ... read..


North Korea to send advance party to prepare for Winter Olympics in South
Seoul | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
North Korea on Friday proposed to send a team of artists to South Korea this weekend as an advance party to prepare for planned acts during the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. ... read..


U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe in last group tie (Lead)
Tauranga (New Zealand) | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
India crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a Group B clash to maintain their all-win record at the ICC U19 World Cup here on Friday. ... read..


Dhoni takes the positives from SA series loss
Chennai[India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
After the Indian batsmen failed to show a spine in South Africa and lost the Test series 2-0, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has offered support to the team, saying that one should look at the positive side which is the bowlers' formidable performanc ... read..


Pune City rope in Toribio, Stankovic
Pune | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
FC Pune City have signed Spanish defender Manuel Jesus Ortiz Toribio and Austrian midfielder Marko Stankovic, the Indian Super League (ISL) football franchise announced on Friday. ... read..


Fernandinho extends Manchester City contract
Manchester | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Brazilian midfilder Fernandinho on Friday signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City. ... read..


Chelsea accused by FIFA of signing 25 minors
London | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
English football club Chelsea have been accused by FIFA after an initial investigation of signing 25 foreign players under the age of 18. ... read..


Svitolina ends Kostyuk's campaign at Australian Open
Melbourne | Friday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Ukrainian Elina Svitolina on Friday put an end to the Australian Open campaign of fellow countrywoman Marta Kostyuk with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the third round. ... read..


IPL: Rajasthan Royals appoint Bharucha as their head of cricket
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals on Friday appointed former Mumbai opener Zubin Bharucha as their head of cricket for the upcoming season 11 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). ... read..


New Zealand blank Pakistan 5-0 in ODI series
Wellington | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
New Zealand whitewashed Pakistan in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series after registering a 15-run win in the final match at the Basin Reserve here on Friday. ... read..


Dimitrov reaches Australian Open last 16
Melbourne | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Friday booked a place in Australian Open round of 16 for the fourth time, earning another ugly win over Russian Andrey Rublev 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. ... read..


ICC U-19 WC: India thrash Zimbabwe to top Group B
Mount Maunganui [New Zealand] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Openers Harvik Desai and Shubman Gill struck blistering half-centuries as three-time champions India thrashed an ill-equipped Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to end Group B at the top in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup here in Mount Maunganui on Friday. ... read..


Australian Open: Bopanna-Roger Vasselin march into pre-quarters
Melbourne [Australia] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open after clinching comfortable straight sets victory in their last-32 clash of the men's doubles event here on Friday. ... read..


Australia's Arjun Nair suspended for suspect bowling action
Melbourne [Australia] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Rising Australian spinner Arjun Nair has been banned from bowling in domestic cricket for at least three months by the Cricket Australia due to a suspected illegal action during the Big Bash League (BBL) clash. ... read..


FIFA rankings: India surges 3 places to occupy 102nd spot
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Indian men's football team have climbed three spots to be placed 102nd in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings. ... read..


Australian Open: Nadal to take on Dzumhur in third round
Melbourne [Australia] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
World number one Rafael Nadal will aim to storm into the pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open when he squares off with Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur in the third round of the men's singles event here on Friday. ... read..


Pro Wrestling League: Punjab Royals crush Delhi Sultans
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Geno Petriashvili's performance guided the Punjab Royals to an easy 6-1 victory over Delhi Sultans in the Pro Wrestling League at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Thursday. ... read..


Mumbai Maharathi denies withdrawal from wrestling league
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Pro Wrestling League (PWL) franchise Mumbai Maharathi has discarded the media reports about the team's withdrawal from the tournament, and has called the news "blatantly false". ... read..


AB de Villiers surprised by Indian bowlers
Johannesburg [South Africa] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
South African star batsman AB de Villiers has said that the Indian blowing attack was a "surprise" for him as it challenged the Proteas batsmen quite well in the two concluded matches of the three-Test series. ... read..


ISL: Bengaluru beat Mumbai to go top (Lead)
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Bengaluru FC rode on a brace by Sunil Chhetri to outclass Mumbai City FC 3-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Thursday and rise to the top of the points table. ... read..


Australian Open: Hyeon becomes 1st South Korean to reach 3rd round
Melbourne | Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Chung Hyeon on Thursday became the first South Korean tennis player to reach the third round at the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... read..


Bengaluru beat Mumbai in ISL tie
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri struck twice as Bengaluru FC outclassed Mumbai City FC 3-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Thursday. ... read..


Punjab thrash Delhi in PWL tie
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Punjab Royals icon player Geno Petriashvili pulled off a dominating win to guide his side to an easy 6-1 victory over Delhi Sultans in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Thursday. ... read..


India rise in FIFA rankings
Zrich | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Indian football rose three spots in the first FIFA rankings of 2018 which were released by the game's world governing body on Thursday. ... read..


Stokes' England comeback clashes with court date
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
All-rounder Ben Stokes might have to wait longer for his England comeback as he has to appear before Bristol Magistrates' Court on February 13 to answer a charge of affray. ... read..


Zimbabwe domestic cricket official charged with corruption
Dubai [UAE] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Rajan Nayer, a Zimbabwe domestic cricket official, for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption code on three counts. ... read..


Khodan ends Bornay's dream run at ITF tennis meet
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Ukraine's Fifth seed Diani Khodan ended Jade Bornay's dream run ousting the Frenchman 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarter-finals of the ongoing ITF Juniors tennis championship at the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Thursday. ... read..


Pique extends contract with Barcelona until 2022
Barcelona | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Spanish defender Gerard Pique reached an agreement to extend his contract with Barcelona until June 2022, the Catalan football club announced on Thursday. ... read..


Zverev in Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
German tennis star Alexander Zverev, ranked and seeded No.4, on Thursday defeated his compatriot Peter Gojowczyk at the Australian Open, booking a place in the third round of this year's first Grand Slam for the second consecutive time. ... read..


South Korea at 59th in FIFA rankings
Seoul | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
South Korea started the new year as the world's 59th-placed football team in the FIFA rankings. ... read..


Australian Open: Federer cruises into round 3
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
19-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer advanced into the third round of the Australian Open after defeating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets at Melbourne Park on Thursday. ... read..


AIFF stresses on zero tolerance policy after match fixing allegations
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Integrity Officer Javed Siraj on Thursday stressed on its zero tolerance policy towards any match fixing allegations or any corruption related to the sport. ... read..


Golfer Vani starts season with 2-shot win in Hero women's Tour
Ahmedabad | Thursday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Golfer Vani Kapoor played a flawless back nine to carve out a win in the first leg of the 2018 Hero Womens Pro Tour here on Thursday. ... read..


Mumbai deny PWL withdrawal (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Pro Wrestling League (PWL) franchise Mumbai Maharathi on Thursday denied media reports that they have decided to withdraw from the tournament following disagreement with the tournament's organisers. ... read..


Badminton: Praneeth, Ponnappa-Sikki bow out of Malaysia Masters
Bukit Jalil (Malaysia) | Thursday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Indian shuttlere B. Sai Praneeth and women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy bowed out of the Malaysia Masters badminton meet here on Thursday. ... read..


U-19 World Cup: England beat Bangladesh to secure knockouts berth (Lead)
Queenstown (New Zealand) | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Skipper Harry Brook led from the front with an unbeaten century as England thrashed Bangladesh by seven wickets in a Group C encounter of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Thursday. ... read..


Kenya's Kipruto to skip World Indoor; focus on Commonwealth Games
Nairobi | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
World and Olympic 3,000 metre steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has ruled himself out of the World Indoor Championships saying he will only compete in the Commonwealth Games and the IAAF Diamond League. ... read..


Kohli reaches 900 points in Test rankings
Dubai | Thursday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Virat Kohli has become the second Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the 900-point mark in the rankings for Test batsmen, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday. ... read..


I-League: Churchill eye victory against Lajong (Preview)
Vasco (Goa) | Thursday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
A rejuvenated Churchill Brothers will aim to continue their momentum when they host Shillong Lajong FC in an I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan here on Friday. ... read..


Mumbai deny PWL withdrawal
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Pro Wrestling League (PWL) franchise Mumbai Maharathi on Thursday denied media reports that they have decided to withdraw from the tournament following disagreement with the tournament's organisers. ... read..


Sindhu, Saina to lead India's charge in Badminton Asian C'ships
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
After narrowly missing out on a spot at the semi-finals of the Asian Badminton Team Championships last year, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) have fielded a formidable line up for this year's edition in Malaysia which will start from February 6. ... read..


ISL: NorthEast geared for fight against table-toppers Chennaiyin (Preview)
Guwahati | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
NorthEast United FC, though short on points, will not be lacking motivation as they host table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Friday. ... read..


Djokovic beats Monfils for 15th time, advances in Australian Open
Melbourne | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Serbian star Novak Djokovic on Thursday continued to dominate Frenchman Gael Monfils, defeating him for the 12th time in his career, in the second round of the Australian Open. ... read..


Drag-flicker Rupinder joins hands with Cornerstone Sport
Mumbai | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
India's drag-flick specialist Rupinder Pal Singh has signed up with Cornerstone Sport, a brand consultant and talent representation agency, it was announced on Thursday. ... read..


U-19 World Cup: England beat Bangladesh to secure knockouts berth
Queenstown (New Zealand) | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Skipper Harry Brook led from the front with an unbeaten century as England thrashed Bangladesh byseven wickets in a Group C encounter of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Thursday. ... read..


Del Potro earns place in Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, World No.10, on Thursday prevailed over Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (0-7), 6-4 securing a place in the Australian Open third round for the first time since 2013. ... read..


Halep overcomes ankle injury to qualify for Australian Open 3rd round
Melbourne | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
World No.1 Simona Halep on Thursday overcame an ankle injury to advance past Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 into the Australian Open third round. ... read..


Golfers David, Gaurav qualify for National finals
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Golfers David DSouza and Gaurav Sharma qualified for the Mercedes Trophy National finals, it was announced on Thursday. ... read..


Kohli grabs top ICC awards; named captain of world ODI, Test teams (Roundup)
Dubai | Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday swept the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards winning the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the World Cricketer of the Year 2017 as also being named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2017 and ... read..


Shenzhen to host WTA Finals for a decade
St. Petersburg [USA] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The season-ending WTA Finals will be hosted by Shenzhen, China for a decade, starting from 2019, the WTA announced on Thursday. ... read..


Australia Open: Goffin gets knocked out, del Potro advances
Melbourne [Australia] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Belgian tennis player and seventh seed David Goffin was knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday. ... read..


Four Nations hockey: India lose to Belgium
Tauranga [New Zealand] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Tauranga [New Zealand], January 18: The Indian men's hockey team received a 2-0 defeat from Belgium in the second match at the Four Nations Invitational Tournament here at the Blake Park on Thursday. ... read..


Chelsea coach Conte criticises VAR system
London | Thursday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has come down heavily on the Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) system saying it must be improved after his team narrowly overcame Norwich City in a dramatic FA Cup third round replay clash at the Stamford Bridge here. ... read..


ICC U-19 WC: India look to continuing momentum against Zimbabwe (Preview)
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand) | Thursday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Having already secured their quarter-finals berth in the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup, a confident India will aim to continue their winning momentum when they face Zimbabwe in their final Group B tie here on Friday. ... read..


Minerva FC flag match-fixing attempt; AIFF assures 'zero tolerance' (Lead)
Kolkata/New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Acting on I-League leaders Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj's tweet that bribes were offered to two of his players in an alleged match-fixing attempt, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday underlined its zero tolerance policy towards su ... read..


ICC rankings: Kohli becomes 2nd Indian batsman to reach 900-point mark
Dubai [UAE] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the second player of the country, after Sunil Gavaskar, to reach the 900-point mark in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, which were released following the conclusion of t ... read..


Be a part of Poker Sports League Season 2
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Poker Sports League has announced its trials. Trials will include drafts for pro, online and live qualifiers, and offers the entire poker player community, a golden chance to become a part of Season 2 of the league. ... read..


Australian Open: Indians shine in men's doubles (Lead)
Melbourne | Thursday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Indian stars Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan entered the men's doubles second round along with their respective partners at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Thursday. ... read..


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