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Striker Manandeep happy to play for Kerala Blasters

Gurgaon: Striker Manandeep Singh expressed happiness on Thursday at getting the opportunity to play for Kerala Blasters in the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.  ....

Messi headbutts, grabs throat of opposing defender in friendly match

Barcelona: FC Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi was involved in a fiery altercation with AS Roma defender Mapou Yanga-M'Biwa as Barcelona won 3-0 in their Gamper Trophy clash here. Despite it being....

‘Government not sacrificing poor for Winter Olympics’

Beijing:  The expenditure incurred by China on the 2022 Winter Olympics will in no way affect its effort to alleviate poverty in the country's remote areas, a state-run daily reported on....

Dybala eyes fifth consecutive Italian league title with Juventus

Turin: Italian club Juventus' Argentine striker Paulo Dybala has said he is hopeful "to win our fifth consecutive Italian league title" in Serie A next season, an accomplishment he would....

Barcelona defend acceptance of UEFA sanction for independence flags

Barcelona: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has defended the decision not to appeal the penalty of 30,000 euros ($32,700) that European football's UEFA governing body imposed on the club for....

Russia cuts 2018 World Cup budget due to recession

Moscow: Russian has made another cutback to the budget for the 2018 FIFA World Cup due to the harsh recession plaguing the national economy. A total of 151.4 million rubles (around....

River Plate win Copa Libertadores for third time

Buenos Aires: Argentina's River Plate won their third Copa Libertadores title by defeating Mexican club Tigres UANL 3-0 in the second leg of the final. The result at the Monumental stadium....

Kohli is bubbling with innovative ideas

Making the right noises about his teammates, skipper Virat Kohli may have won them over. Usually, captains are guarded while talking about the abilities of individual players. Not Kohli, he....

Lot of cricket still left in me: Watson

Nottingham: Out-of-favour Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes there is still a lot of cricket left in him and wants to make a comeback into the Test side.   Australia play....

England look to seal Ashes, Australia aim for comeback

Nottingham: England are aware that another commendable all-round display will be enough for them to win the Ashes series, but know fully well that opponents Australia will not easily yield....

Coach Enrique pleased with Barcelona pre-season

Barcelona:  FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique appears pleased with his team's pre-season training which ends on Wednesday against Italian football club Roma in the 50th Joan Gamper Trophy match.  ....

Indians to face Sri Lanka Board President’s XI

Colombo: The Indian cricket team begin their month-long tour of Sri Lanka with a three-day warm up game against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI at the R. Premadasa Stadium....

Jamaica to host next WICB meeting

Kingston (Jamaica): Jamaica will host the next in a series of town-hall meetings around the Caribbean, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced.   The famous Kingston Cricket Club....

Windies cricketer Bravo signs music deal

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad): Trinidad and Tobago cricket all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has signed a music deal with Los Angles based entertainment company Venus Music Group.   Bravo's latest venture follows years of....

Atletico Madrid win 3-0 against Shanghai SIPG

Shanghai: Visiting Atletico Madrid beat Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai SIPG 3-0 in their fourth warm-up match. Shanghai's key players Wu Lei, Yu Hai and Cai Huikang missed the match....

Brazil to play Costa Rica in friendly

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil will play Costa Rica in an international friendly in New Jersey on September 5, the country's football federation has said. The clash at Red Bull Arena will....

Bajrang, Babita qualify for 2015 World Wrestling Championship

Sonepat:Asian Games and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Bajrang has qualified in the 61 kilogram free style category for the 2015 World Wrestling Championship to be held in Las Vegas in....

Manchester United new women’s jersey stirs controversy

Manchester : The new Manchester United women's jersey has generated much controversy in the Britain and has been branded "discriminatory" on social networks.   The new design by Adidas is....

Striker Rani offered coaching role by SAI

New Delhi: Indian women's hockey team's forward Rani Rampal was on Tuesday offered the post of assistant coach by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). SAI said it decided to offer....

Indian hockey team aims for clean sweep against France

  Wattignies: Following their 2-0 win in their first outing, the Indian hockey team is geared to take on France at the Wattignies Sports Centre here on Wednesday in their second....

Confident of playing for India in 2019 World Cup: Sreesanth

Guruvayoor (Kerala): Though he is yet to get any positive response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on lifting of the life ban imposed on him by....

Caribbean football can rebound despite FIFA scandal’

Port of Spain (Trinidad):  Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick believes the region can rebound from the latest scandal that has shaken the area.   Last May, the Caribbean....

Fighter Ronda Rousey to play herself in biopic

Los Angeles:  American mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey will play herself on the big screen in an upcoming biopic. Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to her bestselling autobiography "My....

Lyon sign Rafael from Man-U

Lyon: Seven-time Ligue 1 champions Lyon has announced that the French football club has signed Brazilian right back Rafael from Manchester United. "Olympique Lyonnais informed of an agreement reached with Manchester....

Indian hockey team beats France 2-0

Le Touquet (France): Playing an aggressive game, the Indian hockey team defeated France 2-0 in the first of two matches here. Chinglensana Singh and S.V. Sunil helped India dominate and kept....

Messi to play in friendly match against Mexico

Mexico City: Argentine star Lionel Messi will play the friendly match against Mexico, media reported. Messi, the forward in Spain's Barcelona, has not said he will not be available to play....

Basketball: India U-16 girls lose to Japan

  Medan (Indonesia) : After losing to South Korea on Sunday, the Indian Under-16 girls hoopsters faltered once again, going down to higher-ranked Japan on day two of the Asia....

Djokovic remains on top of ATP rankings

Madrid:Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic maintained his place at No.1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings released on Monday with 13,845 points.   Spain's Rafael Nadal....

Hundreds of fans welcome Atletico Madrid to China

Shanghai: Some 400 fans welcomed Atletico Madrid as the Spanish football club arrived here.   The 'Colchoneros' are on an Asian tour that started in Japan on July 29, reports....

Sony Kix to broadcast La Liga in India

Mumbai: Sports channel Sony Kix on Monday acquired the telecast rights of La Liga, the premier division of the Spanish football league system.   The broadcaster will telecast the league....