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Rohit smashes a classic ton; India score 309/3 in first ODI

Perth: India posted a massive 309/3 in 50 overs against hosts Australia in the opening game of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the WACA Ground here on Tuesday.....

Would love to play in World T20 for Australia: George Bailey

Perth: Australian batsman George Bailey has said he would love to be part of his country's World T20 squad, and added the best way to get selected is to score....

PBL: Awadhe Warriors cruise into Semis

Hyderabad; A Saina Nehwal-less Awadhe Warriors was more than enough to beat the P.V. Sindhu-led Chennai Smashers 4-1 on the last day of the Hyderabad leg of the Premier Badminton....

Messi wins record fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or award

Zurich: Lionel Messi won an unprecedented fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award, given to the footballer of the year, at a gala ceremony here on Monday, ending his great rival Cristiano....

Leader Paes loses Sydney International opener

Sydney:  Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes' preparation for the year's first Major, Australian Open, did not get off to a good start as the 42-year-old lost in the opening round....

Real Betis coach Pepe Mel sacked

Madrid: Spanish football club Real Betis has sacked coach Pepe Mel following an eight-game run without a win.   "The board of Real Betis has decided tonight (Sunday) to sack....

Despite Benitez’s sacking, Madrid striker Gareth Bale still happy

Madrid:  Welsh star footballer Gareth Bale admits he was sad to see Rafael Benitez sacked as Real Madrid coach, but that he would not be changing his attitude towards the....

Van Gaal searching for a creative winger for Manchester United

Manchester:  Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has asserted that the former English Premier League (EPL) champions are in need of creative players as Spian international Juan Mata is not....

Zaheer confident about India’s performance in world T20

Mumbai: Former India pacer Zaheer Khan said here on Monday that he is confident hosts India will use the subcontinental conditions to good effect and emerge victorious in the upcoming....

Stephen Fleming appointed chief coach of Pune’s IPL franchise

Kolkata: Former New Zealand cricket captain Stephen Fleming has been roped in as the chief coach of the Pune franchise for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, owner Sanjiv Goenka....

Atletico Madrid lead La Liga at midway point

Madrid:  Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco scored second half goals to give Atletico Madrid a 2-0 away win against Celta Vigo to keep them top of the table as the....

Balotelli used to urinate on our boots: Ex-teammate

Milan: Former Italian football club Inter Milan's Brazilian midfielder Kerlon on Monday revealed that team-mate Mario Balotelli used to urinate on his colleagues' playing boots.   Kerlon had penned a....

Snooker Masters: Stuart Bingham beats Ding Junhui

London: Chinese star Ding Junhui was defeated in the first round for the fifth year in a row in the snooker Masters at the Alexandra Palace here.   The former....

Elano confirms Santos return

Rio De Janeiro: Former Manchester City and Brazil international midfielder Elano has returned to Santos for a fourth time, media reports said on Monday. The 34-year-old posted a photo on....

Mohun Bagan’s new Brazilian recruit Luciano arrives in Kolkata

Kolkata: Brazilian stopper Luciano Sabrosa arrived in the city on Sunday to play for defending champions Mohun Bagan in the current edition of the I-League.   The 36-year-old Luciano, who....

Stan Wawrinka clinches fourth Chennai Open title

Chennai: Swiss star Stan Wawrinka successfully defended his men's singles title once again at the 20th edition of the $425,535 Chennai Open with a comprehensive straight sets win over Borna....

Messi leads Barcelona to easy 4-0 win over Granada

Barcelona: FC Barcelona got a hat-trick from Lionel Messi and another goal from Neymar in a 4-0 victory here Saturday over Granada that put the Catalan football club back on....

Pressure pulls TT national champ Mouma down

Hyderabad: The pressure of selection for the Olympic qualifiers was writ large on the faces of even the most experienced, as second seeded Mouma Das and No.5 Ankita Das crashed....

Djokovic beats Nadal to win Qatar Open

Doha: World No.1 Novak Djokovic started 2016 with a title win at the $1,283,855 Qatar Open by defeating arch-rival Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-2 in the men's singles final here on....

Somdev-Jeevan lose Chennai Open semis

Chennai: American-French tennis pairing of Austin Krajicek and Benoit Paire made sure there would be no Indian presence on the final day of the $425,535 Chennai Open as they defeated....

I-League: Chhetri guides Bengaluru to win over Salgaocar

Vasco da Gama (Goa): Bengaluru FC got their I-League campaign off to a winning start as they went past hosts Salgaocar FC 2-1 in the first round clash at the....

Legal luminaries’ recommendations to make betting legal in sports

New Delhi: Former Chief Justice R.M.Lodha committee's recommendation to make betting in sports legal has triggered a debate on the issue's ethical dimensions, but most legal luminaries said it might....

Zidane as Real’s coach is exciting, says Alonso

Kolkata: Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso on Saturday said everyone is excited that legendary football player Zinedine Zidane has been brought in as the coach of the Spanish heavyweights.....

Sania-Martina start 2016 with title win at Brisbane

Brisbane: The world's top women tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis started the New Year on a brilliant note by clinching the women's doubles title of the $1 million....

Botham says Stokes is better than him

London: Former England all-rounder Ian Botham has hailed current international Ben Stokes' talent and said that he feels the youngster is better than what he was at 24. Stokes broke....

Injury forces Mohammed Shami out of Australia tour

Perth: Pace spearhead Mohammed Shami was on Saturday ruled out of India's limited overs tour of Australia due to an injury he picked up on Friday.   "The BCCI medical....

Top stars to add colour to 2016 HIL

New Delhi: The 2016 Hockey India League (HIL) will be highlighted by the presence of some of the biggest overseas and Indian players.   The six franchises who will battle....

Ronaldo’s going nowhere from Real: Zidane

Madrid: New Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said that his side's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the club any time soon.   Manchester United manager Louis....

PBL: Delhi Acers hammer Bengaluru Top Guns 5-2

New Delhi: The Delhi Acers came out with a thumping performance to win their second match of the Premier Badminton League (PBL), defeating the Bengaluru Top Guns 5-2 here on....

Chlle defender Mena joins Sao Paulo

Rio De Janeiro: Sao Paulo have signed Chile international defender Eugenio Mena on loan from Cruzeiro, the Brazilian club said on Friday.   The agreement includes an option to secure....