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Uruguay bank on experience as Saudis cling to World Cup dream (Preview)
Rostov-on-Don (Russia) | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:07 PM IST
Experience will be the key when Uruguay look to seal their place in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup against Saudi Arabia here on Wednesday. ... read..


FIFA World Cup: Saudis in Rostov after scary flight to venue
Rostov-On-Don (Russia) | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:07 PM IST
The Saudi Arabia football team arrived here for their make-or-break game against Uruguay on Wednesday after a frightening flight from their training ground in St Peterburg. ... read..


`Indian table tennis players have improved a lot`
Pune [India] | June 19, 2018 3:41:44 PM IST
Maharashtra United's Elizabeta Samara, who made her debut in Ultimate Table Tennis this season, believes Indian paddlers have upped their game. ... read..


Proteas' de Bruyn pens short-term county deal with Surrey
Johannesburg [South Africa] | June 19, 2018 3:41:44 PM IST
South Africa batsman Theunis de Bruyn has been roped in by Surrey for their next two matches of the County Championship Division One. ... read..


Federer to lock horns with Bedene in Halle opener
Halle [Germany] | June 19, 2018 3:11:44 PM IST
World number one Roger Federer will look to begin his campaign at the Halle Open on a promising note when he faces Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in the opening match of the tournament here on Tuesday. ... read..


Ecuador's struggling Deportivo Cuenca hires Paez as coach
Guayaquil (Ecuador) | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:07 PM IST
Former Venezuelan national team coach Richard Paez is set to take the helm of struggling football club Deportivo Cuenca, team officials said. ... read..


Panama played with dignity, says coach Gomez
Sochi | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:07 PM IST
After a 3-0 defeat to Belgium in their World Cup debut, Panama coach Hernan Gomez said his team played with dignity and the result was normal. ... read..


Thank all my players for their defensive attitude, says Tunisia coach
Volgograd (Russia) | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:08 PM IST
Despite being disappointed with the result of the match against England in the World Cup Group G clash, Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul praised his men for the defensive attitude during the whole game. ... read..


Belgium coach Martinez happy with win against Panama
Sochi | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:08 PM IST
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez felt very happy with the team's performance in their 3-0 win against Panama in the World Cup Group G opener. ... read..


England coach Gareth Southgate hails team's efforts
Volgograd (Russia) | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:08 PM IST
England head coach Gareth Southgate praised his team for their endeavours as Harry Kane's late goal gave England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in their first World Cup game in Group G. ... read..


Griezmann leaves France training after taking hit to Achilles tendon
Moscow | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:08 PM IST
France forward Antoine Griezmann withdrew from a training session after taking a hit to his Achilles tendon, but his participation in France's next 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Peru was not in doubt, for now. ... read..


Argentina must put Iceland tie behind it, says defender Mercado
Bronnitsy (Russia) | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:08 PM IST
Defender Gabriel Mercado said Argentina was "aware of what's at stake" following its 1-1 World Cup tie with Iceland and would perform well against Croatia. ... read..


Cilic, Wawrinka have good start at Queen's Club
London | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:08 PM IST
Marin Cilic of Croatia and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland had a good start in the Queen's Club Championships, defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco and the UK's Cameron Norrie respectively. ... read..


Indian hockey eves end Spain tour on high
Madrid [Spain] | June 19, 2018 1:41:33 PM IST
The Indian women's hockey team ended their Spain Tour on a bright note as they defeated the hosts 4-1 in the fifth and final match here at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium last evening. ... read..


Brazil's Lula makes sports commentator debut in messages from prison
Rio de Janeiro | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:07 PM IST
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made a debut as sports commentator for a television programme from his prison cell and said the national team should not belittle the Costa Rican squad in the next game. ... read..


Indian eves register win in fifth hockey match of Spain tour
Madrid | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:07 PM IST
The Indian womens team ended their Spain tour on a bright note as they defeated the hosts 4-1 in the fifth and final match at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium here. ... read..


FIFA WC: Colombia face Japan, Poland to meet Senegal
Moscow [Russia] | June 19, 2018 1:11:34 PM IST
Colombia will look to kick start their campaign at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup on a winning note when they cross swords with struggling Japanese side here at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday. ... read..


Uncapped Abu Jayed in B'desh Test squad against Windies
Dhaka [Bangladesh] | June 19, 2018 12:11:27 PM IST
Uncapped seamer Abu Jayed has been named in the 15-man Bangladesh squad for the two-match Test series against West Indies, beginning July 4 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. ... read..


Indian squad departs for Men's Hockey Champions Trophy
Bengaluru [India] | June 19, 2018 12:11:25 PM IST
The 18-member Indian men's hockey team were on Tuesday left for the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy, which is slated to be held in Breda, the Netherlands from June 23. ... read..


FIFA World Cup: Over 5,000 fans travel through Belarus to Russia
Minsk | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:08 AM IST
More than 5,000 fans have travelled through Belarus to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the State Border Service Committee of Belarus said on Monday, reports Xinhua. ... read..


FIFA World Cup: Kane's late header helps England win against Tunisia
Volgograd [Russia] | June 19, 2018 6:41:38 AM IST
England battled to victory over Tunisia with a fantastic 2-1 in a Group G fixture of the FIFA World Cup in Volgograd, Russia. ... read..


KSS shooting c'ship: Mehuli Ghosh clinches two gold
New Delhi [India] | June 19, 2018 6:41:25 AM IST
Promising shooter Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal clinched two two gold medals in both the women senior and junior category of the 10m air rifle event in the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship on Monday. ... read..


FIFA World Cup: Kane double guides England past Tunisia
Volgograd (Russia) | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
Captain Harry Kane scored a brace as England overcame Tunisia with a 2-1 victory in their FIFA World Cup Group G campaign opener at the Volgograd Arena here on Monday. ... read..


Uttarakhand to make Ranji Trophy debut this season: Vinod Rai
New Delhi [India] | June 18, 2018 11:41:33 PM IST
In a historic development for Uttarakhand cricket, Committee of Administrators member Vinod Rai confirmed that they will get to play in Ranji season after a gap of 18 years. ... read..


FIFA WC 2018: Lukaku, Mertens help Belgium beat Panama 3-0
Sochi [Russia] | June 18, 2018 11:41:25 PM IST
Striker Romelu Lukaku's double blow and winger Dries Mertens' stunning volley helped Belgium start off their journey at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup on a winning note with a 3-0 triumph over debutants Panama at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi ... read..


2018 World Cup: Belgium ride Lukaku brace to blank Panama 3-0 (Lead)
Sochi | Monday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Belgium rode a second-half brace from Romelu Lukaku to blank Panama 3-0 in their Group G opener of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Fisht Stadium here on Monday. ... read..


2018 World Cup: Belgium ride Lukaku brace to blank Panama 3-0
Sochi | Monday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Belgium rode a second half brace from Romelu Lukaku to blank Panama 3-0 in their Group G opener of FIFA 2018 World Cup here on Monday. ... read..


UTT: Dabang Smashers outclass Falcons 17-4
Pune | Monday, 2018 10:15:07 PM IST
Riding on some good shows by Manika Batra and G Sathiyan, Dabang Smashers T.T.C outclassed defending champions Falcons TTC 17-4 in Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Monday. ... read..


Croatia suspend striker Kalinic for refusing to come on as a substitute
Moscow | Monday, 2018 10:15:07 PM IST
Croatia on Monday suspended striker Nikola Kalinic from its FIFA World Cup squad after he refused to come on as a substitute during the 2-0 win over Nigeria in a Group D clash in Kaliningrad on Saturday, head coach Zlatko Dalic confirmed. ... read..


Tahir rested from Proteas ODI squad against Sri Lanka
Capetown [South Africa] | June 18, 2018 9:41:27 PM IST
South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been rested ahead of five-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka starting next month. ... read..


Uruguay's Rodriguez praises teammates before Saudi Arabia duel
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Uruguay midfielder Cristian "Cebolla" Rodriguez on Monday praised his 2018 FIFA World Cup teammates Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez ahead of their duel with Saudi Arabia, their second match of the tournament. ... read..


Sweden pip S. Korea 1-0 in Group F clash (Lead)
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Sweden kicked off their FIFA 2018 World Cup campaign on a winning note as they pipped South Korea 1-0 in a Group F showdown at the Novgorod stadium here on Monday. ... read..


Russia coach downplays worries about Salah ahead of Egypt clash
St. Petersburg | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov stressed that his side is going up against a team, not just a single player, in comments made here on Monday, a day before their FIFA World Cup match against Egypt. ... read..


Indian hockey squad to leave for Champions Trophy
Bengaluru | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
India's hockey squad will leave in the wee hours of Tuesday for the Rabobank Mens Hockey Champions Trophy, to be held in Breda, the Netherlands from Saturday. ... read..


Spain coach confirms De Gea as goalkeeper for Iran match
Krasnodar (Russia) | Monday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Spain coach Fernando Hierro confirmed on Monday that David De Gea will continue as goalkeeper in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Iran, despite failing to stop Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring a hat trick in their opening match o ... read..


FIFA WC 2018: Granqvist's reviewed penalty helps Sweden beat Korea 1-0
Moscow [Russia] | June 18, 2018 9:11:33 PM IST
Defender Andreas Granqvist netted a second-half penalty as Sweden kicked off their campaign at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup with a 1-0 triumph over South Korea in Group F here at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Monday. ... read..


Mehuli shoots two gold medals at 18th KSS Memorial tourney
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 8:45:08 PM IST
Indias prodigious shooter Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal clinched two golds in the 10 metre Air Rifle women's Senior and Junior category at the Dr Karni Singh Range in the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Monday. ... read..


Nadal begins Wimbledon training on Mallorca grass courts
Palma de Mallorca (Spain) | Monday, 2018 8:45:08 PM IST
Spain's Rafael Nadal on Monday began training for Wimbledon by practising on the grass courts used for the WTA Mallorca Open. ... read..


Portuguese fan arrives in Russia by bicycle
Moscow | Monday, 2018 8:45:08 PM IST
Portuguese football fan Elder Batista has travelled 4,640 km by bicycle over 44 days to attend matches of the FIFA World Cup and collect money for a charity fund, he wrote on his Facebook page. ... read..


Portugal expecting stern test against Morocco, says Andre Silva
Moscow | Monday, 2018 8:45:08 PM IST
Portugal striker Andre Silva said the European champions are preparing for a tough assignment against Morocco when they meet in Group B of the World Cup here on Wednesday. ... read..


Two Koreas agree to field unified teams for Asian Games (Lead)
Seoul | Monday, 2018 8:45:08 PM IST
South and North Korea agreed on Monday to field a unified team for certain sports at the Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia. ... read..


Sochi oracle otter picks Russia as winner over Egypt
Sochi | Monday, 2018 8:15:07 PM IST
Harry, an oracle otter from Sochi, has predicted that the Russian team will win their FIFA World Cup Group A game against Egypt on Tuesday, the administration in the Russian Black Sea resort city said. ... read..


Sweden pip S. Korea 1-0 in Group F game
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) | Monday, 2018 8:15:07 PM IST
Sweden pipped South Korea 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup Group F match at the Novgogod Stadium here on Monday. ... read..


De Gea likely to continue in Spain goal despite errors
Moscow | Monday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
After Spain's 3-3 draw against Portugal in their FIFA World Cup Group B clash in Sochi on Friday night, the question of who should be first choice goalkeeper for the 2010 champions has become the topic of debate across the national media. ... read..


Russia eyeing knockout berth as Salah returns for Egypt (Preview)
Saint Petersburg | Monday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Hosts Russia will be eyeing to seal their berth for the knockout stage when they face Egypt, who will be bolstered by the return of star forward Mohamed Salah, in their second Group A game here on Tuesday. ... read..


FIFA World Cup: Senegal to face confident Poland (Preview)
Moscow | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Senegal will aim to repeat the heroics of their 2002 team when they start their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign against a confident Poland in a Group H match at the Spartak Stadium here on Tuesday. ... read..


Injured Woakes, Stokes out of remaining Australia ODIs
London [U.K] | June 18, 2018 7:11:43 PM IST
England all-rounder Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the rest of the ongoing five-match ODI series against Australia due to a chronic knee injury. ... read..


ISL 2018-19: FC Goa sign Lenny Rodrigues
New Delhi [India] | June 18, 2018 7:11:37 PM IST
FC Goa have announced the signing of Bengaluru FC midfielder Lenny Rodrigues ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL). ... read..


Stuttgart win, a great comeback for me: Federer
Stuttgart [Germany] | June 18, 2018 7:11:35 PM IST
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer, who has recently regained top spot in the latest ATP rankings, believes the victory over Milos Raonic in the finals of the Stuttgart Open is a great comeback for him and that he is really satisfied with his performance. ... read..


Golfer Koepka carves out US Open win
Southampton (New York) | Monday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
US golfer Brooks Koepka won his second consecutive US Open title at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course here on Sunday. ... read..


ISL: FC Goa sign midfielder Lenny Rodrigues
Panjim | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
FC Goa have announced the signing of Bengaluru FC midfielder Lenny Rodrigues ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League. ... read..


Woakes out of India T20Is, Stokes likely to return
London | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced that all-rounders Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes will take no part in the limited-overs series against Australia but indicated that the latter could return in next month's T20 series with India. ... read..


ISL: ATK rope in Coppell as head coach for upcoming season
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Monday announced the appointment of former Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters head coach Steve Coppell for the upcoming season. ... read..


Swiss expose cracks in Brazilian side, but all is not lost (Analysis)
Rostov-on-Don | Monday, 2018 5:15:07 PM IST
It began so promisingly for Brazil as a curling Philippe Coutinho strike from distance sent the green and gold masses into raptures during their FIFA Word Cup Group E match against Switzerland. But there was little more to celebrate for the hordes of Braz ... read..


Global anti-doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka
Colombo | Monday, 2018 5:15:07 PM IST
A global anti-doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday, in order to discuss ways of freeing national and international level athletes from prohibited substances. ... read..


Layn lauds Mexico's victory over Germany as historic
Novogorsk (Russia) | Monday, 2018 5:15:07 PM IST
Mexico left-back Miguel Layn on Monday billed his national football team's 1-0 victory over defending World Cup champion Germany in their opening group stage game in Russia as historic but warned against complacency. ... read..


South Africa rest Tahir for Sri Lanka tour
Johannesburg | Monday, 2018 4:45:07 PM IST
South Africa have decided to rest their top-ranked bowler Imran Tahir, for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in July-August. ... read..


FIFA WC: Belgium to face debutant Panama in opener
Moscow [Spain] | June 18, 2018 4:41:35 PM IST
Third-ranked Belgium will look to begin their campaign at the ongoing 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup on a winning note when they square off with fairytale qualifiers Panama in their opening clash in Group G here at the Fisht Stadium on Monday. ... read..


Colombia look to ride Falcao, Rodriguez show against Japan (Preview)
Saransk (Russia) | Monday, 2018 4:15:06 PM IST
Colombia will look to 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez and top scorer Radamel Falcao for inspiration when they take on Japan in their Group H FIFA World Cup opener here on Tuesday. ... read..


Khawaja disappointed after being axed from ODI squad
Canberra [Australia] | June 18, 2018 4:11:30 PM IST
Australian top-order batsman Usman Khawaja has expressed his disappointment after being dropped from the ongoing five-match ODI series against England. ... read..


Halep stays atop of WTA rankings
Madrid | Monday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
Romania's Simona Halep remained on top of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of the upcoming 2018 Wimbledon. ... read..


Heath Streak joins Scotland as consultant for tri-series
Dubai | Monday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been roped in by Cricket Scotland as a consultant for a short eight-day period, it was announced on Monday. ... read..


Federer reclaims top spot in ATP rankings
Madrid | Monday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
Switzerland's Roger Federer returned to top spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday after he won his 98th career title in Germany. ... read..


Pakistan have fair chance to win 2019 World Cup: Waqar
Lahore | Monday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
Pakistan bowling great Waqar Younis believes the experience gained by the green brigade in English conditions will boost their confidence in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales. ... read..


Marc Marquez makes second-place finish in Catalunya MotoGP
Catalunya [Spain] | June 18, 2018 3:11:34 PM IST
Four-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez made a second-place finish in Catalunya Grand Prix, which enabled him to extend his championship lead to 27 points over runner-up Valentino Rossi. ... read..


Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings
Melbourne | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC's latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England. ... read..


Chandimal pleads not guilty, hearing after end of 2nd Test
St. Lucia | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct and, as such, match referee Javagal Srinath will hold a hearing following the conclusion of the second Test against the West Indies here on Mon ... read..


Guenter extends contract at German club Freiburg
Berlin | Monday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Freiburg have extended the contract with left back Christian Guenter, the Bundesliga football club has confirmed. ... read..


Mexico focus on next match after stunning Germany
Moscow | Monday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The Mexican players maintained their calm despite stunning holders Germany 1-0 at the start of their World Cup campaign here. ... read..


Costa Rican media pessimistic after loss to Serbia
San Jose | Monday, 2018 1:45:07 PM IST
Costa Rican media and fans have expressed pessimism on their football team's chances at the World Cup following the 0-1 defeat to Serbia. ... read..


Pressure got to us against Switzerland: Brazil coach
Rostov-on-Don (Russia) | Monday, 2018 1:45:07 PM IST
Brazil football team coach Tite thought the pressure had got to his players after watching his side kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland here. ... read..


Mexicans hail win over Germany in World Cup
Mexico City | Monday, 2018 1:45:07 PM IST
Mexico's 1-0 victory over reigning World Cup champions Germany in their FIFA World Cup opener sent the country into a frenzy, with many fans now certain that their team can make it further than ever before in Russia. ... read..


Spain starts training for World Cup clash vs Iran without Reina
Krasnodar (Russia) | Monday, 2018 1:15:07 PM IST
Spain's national football team has resumed training after a few hours of rest with an eye on their next 2018 FIFA World Cup clash with Iran, albeit without goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who is struggling with neck discomfort. ... read..


Brazilian media disappointed over Brazil-Switzerland match result
Sao Paulo | Monday, 2018 1:15:07 PM IST
Media outlets in Brazil expressed their disappointment over the national team's opening match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Switzerland that ended in a 1-1 tie, and questioned the performance of the match's referee. ... read..


Indian hockey eves look to level series against Spain
Madrid [Spain] | June 18, 2018 12:41:38 PM IST
The Indian women's hockey team will look to level the ongoing five-match series against Spain when they take on the hosts in the fifth and final match here at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium on Monday. ... read..


Seoul, Pyongyang meet to discuss sports collaboration
Seoul | Monday, 2018 10:45:07 AM IST
Representatives from South Korea and North Korea on Monday discussed sports collaboration between the two neighbours at a meeting held in the truce village of Pan ... read..


All India Senior Tournament: Shuttlers Sourabh, Uttejitha emerge winners
Bangalore [India] | June 18, 2018 10:41:31 AM IST
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters winner Sourabh Verma registered a stunning comeback victory over top seeded Pratul Joshi to win the All India Senior Ranking Tournament played here last evening. ... read..


Win puts pressure on Argentina: Croatia's Modric
Moscow | Monday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric feels his team's 2-0 triumph over Nigeria puts more pressure on Group D favourites Argentina. ... read..


No problems against Egypt if we 'play at our level': Russia
Novogorsk | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Russian Football Union executive committee member Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday that the national team should not have any difficulties with Egypt in the upcoming Group A if the team plays at its level. ... read..


Fluminense coach Braga quits
Rio de Janeiro | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Brazilian football giants Fluminense on Sunday said Abel Braga has resigned as head coach. ... read..


World Cup: Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener (Lead)
Samara (Russia) | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a superb freekick as Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in a rather listless Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. ... read..


Shooter Adarsh bags two more gold medals
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Haryanas Adarsh Singh claimed two more gold medals as he emerged triumphant in the 25m Standard Pistol senior and junior men's category at the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship here on Sunday evening. ... read..


World Cup: Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener
Samara (Russia) | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a superb freekick as Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in a rather listless Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. ... read..


Lorenzo wins 2nd consecutive MotoGP race in Barcelona
Barcelona | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati on Sunday put the hammer down for the second time in a row this season to win the Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix. ... read..


Uruguay's Varela dreams of playing with Suarez in FC Barcelona
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Uruguay defender Guillermo Varela on Sunday revealed that his dream is to play for FC Barcelona alongside his compatriot Luis Suarez. ... read..


Uruguay's Sanchez thrilled after World Cup debut
Nizhy Novgorod (Russia) | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Uruguay midfielder Carlos Sanchez said on Sunday that he was living the dream after making his FIFA World Cup debut against Egypt in their opening match in Russia on Friday. ... read..


Colombia's Arias looking to start strong vs Japan
Kazan | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Colombia right back Santiago Arias on Sunday said that his team wants to start its 2018 FIFA World Cup run in an auspicious fashion when it takes on Japan, its first Group H rival. ... read..


Iran forward Jahanbakhsh calls Nike withdrawal 'disrespectful'
Moscow | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Iran forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh has criticized American sports apparel brand Nike which, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, refused to continue supply of boots to his team owing to US-led sanctions against the Asian country. ... read..


Russia's Dzagoev to miss remaining Group A matches
Moscow | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Russias attacking midfielder Alan Dzagoev has said that he wont have enough time to recover from a thigh injury and will have to miss the remaining FIFA World Cup Group A matches against Egypt and Uruguay. ... read..


US Open: Brooks Koepka wins for 2nd straight year
New York [United States] | June 18, 2018 9:41:32 AM IST
American golfer Brooks Koepka has made history and finished strong as he became the first player to win back-to-back US Open titles at Shinnecock Hills in New York. ... read..


Mexico's Marquez becomes third man to play at five World Cups
Moscow | Monday, 2018 6:45:04 AM IST
Mexico captain Raia Marquez has become only the third player to play at five World Cups after he came on as a substitute during Sunday's 1-0 win against world champions Germany, reports Xinhua. ... read..


Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge
Dubai [United Arab Emirates] | June 18, 2018 6:11:43 AM IST
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to the ball-tampering charge levelled by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for altering the condition of the ball in the second Test against West Indies. ... read..


Brazil vs Switzerland: Zuber's goal leads to sloppy draw
Rostov-on-Don [Russia] | June 18, 2018 6:11:36 AM IST
The five-time world champions Brazil failed to win their opening World Cup match as Switzerland's Steven Zuber's header cancelled out Philippe Coutinho's spectacular goal, bringing the result to a sloppy 1-1 draw in Rostov. ... read..


DDCA elections: Bishan Bedi urges members to vote for cricketers
New Delhi [India] | June 18, 2018 6:11:24 AM IST
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi urged the members to vote for the two cricketers fighting for the presidency of the embattled Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). ... read..


FIFA World Cup: Spirited Switzerland hold off-colour Brazil (Lead)
Rostov (Russia) | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
Switzerland came up with a gritty, fighting performance to hold title contenders Brazil 1-1 in a Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. ... read..


FIFA World Cup: Spirited Switzerland hold Brazil
Rostov (Russia) | Monday, 2018 2:15:06 AM IST
Switzerland came up with a gritty, fighting performance to hold title contenders Brazil 1-1 in a Group E match of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. ... read..


Danish midfielder Kvist out of World Cup with rib injury
Moscow | Sunday, 2018 11:45:11 PM IST
Denmark will be without veteran midfielder William Kvist for the rest of the World Cup, the Danish Football Association confirmed on Sunday. ... read..


Mexico shock World Cup holders Germany (Lead)
Moscow | Sunday, 2018 11:45:11 PM IST
Mexico created the first upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, overcoming defending champions Germany 1-0 in a frenetic Group F game at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday. ... read..


Mavericks edge out Maharashtra in UTT thriller
Pune | Sunday, 2018 11:45:11 PM IST
Ayhika Mukherjee's giant-killing ways stood out as RP-SG Mavericks thwarted a gallant charge from Maharashtra United and eked out a narrow 11-10 victory in their Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) clash at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday. ... read..


Sweden coach plays down spying allegations
Moscow | Sunday, 2018 11:45:11 PM IST
Sweden coach Janne Andersson on Sunday played down stories that a member of his coaching staff had spied on the preparations of the South Korea national football team ahead of Monday's World Cup group F clash. ... read..


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