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People boo me because it is fashionable: Gerard Pique

Barcelona: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes people jeer him because it is fashionable. The 28-year-old has been a target of Spanish and Real Madrid fans alike for most of the....

Should turn Atletico Madrid into a global brand: President Enrique Cerezo

Madrid:  Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said he has a firm and resolute desire to make the Spanish football club bigger every day.   Atletico are currently sharing the....

Chelsea players should start behaving like star players: Fabregas

London: With defending champions Chelsea languishing just above the relegation zone of the English Premier League (EPL), mid-fielder Cesc Fabregas has urged his teammates to justify their astronomical wages and....

West Indies Cricket Board dysfunctional and untrustworthy: Michael Holding

Kingston:  Cricket legend Michael Holding has blasted the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as "dysfunctional" and "untrustworthy" and cautioned that the game is in danger of further deterioration if changes....

Gayle vows to make Test return for West Indies in 2016

Melbourne:  Cricket superstar Chris Gayle has been quoted in Australia as saying one of his goals for the New Year is to resume his playing career with the West Indies....

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson set for Italy move

Rio de Janeiro:  Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson is set to leave Internacional for Italy's Serie A next year, the Brazilian club's president said.   Vitorio Piffero on Tuesday said the....

Neymar has grown tremendously: Lionel Messi

Rio de Janeiro:  Lionel Messi has praised the "enormous growth" of Barcelona teammate Neymar since 2011, when the pair were opponents in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup....

Cummins to replace injured Gabriel in Windies Test squad

Melbourne: Barbadian fast bowler Miguel Cummins is set to make his Test debut after he was named as a replacement for injured pacer Shannon Gabriel in the ongoing series against....

Gayle vows to make Test return for Windies in 2016

Melbourne: Cricket superstar Chris Gayle has been quoted in Australia as saying one of his goals for the New Year is to resume his playing career with the West Indies....

UP Warriors register their first victory in Pro Wrestling League!

Uttar Pradesh Warriors bettered Dilli Veer 4-3 in an exciting Pro Wrestling League contest at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. This was Uttar Pradesh Warriors first win of the....

Yashas Chandra steals show at Amateur Golf Championship

Gurgaon:  Mysore’s Yashas Chandra turned out to be the surprising leader when he carded four-under 68 on Day 1 of the 115th Amateur Golf Championship of India at the Classic....

UPW beat Dilli Veer for first PWL win

Ludhiana:  Uttar Pradesh Warriors (UPW) bettered Dilli Veer 4-3 in an exciting Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Tuesday.   This was UPW's first....

Goa eliminate Dynamos 3-1 to march into ISL final

Margao: A scintillating offensive display enabled a buoyant FC Goa to a 3-1 aggregate victory over Delhi Dynamos in a two-legged semi-final and enter the title round of the Indian....

Ronaldo can win Ballon d’Or if goals taken into account: Figo

Lisbon:  Portuguese football icon Luis Figo on Tuesday said that it would be natural if a Barcelona player wins the Ballon d'Or in 2015 but did not rule out compatriot....

Brian Lara can save West Indies: Shane Warne

Sydney:  Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne believes an intervention from the legendary Brian Lara is warranted in order to save the West Indies' troubled tour Down Under from becoming a....

PWL: Haryana’s Yogeshwar confident of beating Bengaluru

New Delhi: Having enjoyed a a winning start to their campaign in the inaugural edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), Haryana Hammers' captain and icon player Yogeshwar Dutt wants....

Complicated schedule won’t stop us from defeating Chelsea: PSG coach

Paris:  Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc hopes a "complicated" schedule won't hinder them from defeating Chelsea en route to the Champions League last eight stage.   According to the draw....

IPTL: Indian Aces down Japan Warriors 25-18

Dubai:  Defending champions Indian Aces started the Dubai leg of the International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) with a comprehensive 25-18 win against Japan Warriors.   With the win, the Aces....

Romanian Constantin Galca is new Espanyol coach

Barcelona:  Espanyol football club has announced the appointment of Romanian Constantin Galca as the new coach for the first team until the end of the season, after the dismissal of....

Dhoni visits ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ set

Mumbai:  India’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni visited the set of the upcoming film "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story".   Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who essays the role of....

Football doping: Brazilian midfielder Fred banned for a year

Rio de Janeiro:  Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil international midfielder Fred has been handed a one-year ban for doping, South American football's governing body CONMEBOL said.   The 22-year-old tested positive....

Mourinho feels ‘betrayed’ by Chelsea players

London:  Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has said he feels "betrayed" by his players as the English champions suffered yet another defeat in the English Premier League, this time to table....

We will be ready for Real Madrid: Roma CEO

Rome:  AS Roma's CEO Italo Zanzi said his team "will be ready for Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo," after the Italian football club was drawn against the Spanish giants in....

Mumbai Garuda thrash Bengaluru Yodhas 5-2

It was the 5th day of Pro Wrestling League and Mumbai Garudas claimed their second victory on the trot outmuscling Bengaluru Yodhas 5-2. Mumbai, who had defeated Punjab Royals by....

Several tough matches played in Europa League

Nyon: The draw here on Monday for the Europa League knockout stage revealed several tough matches. The draw involved 24 clubs who qualified from the group stage, plus eight clubs....

PWL: Second consecutive win for Mumbai as they beat Bengaluru 5-2

Ludhiana: Mumbai Garudas claimed their second victory on the trot outmuscling Bengaluru Yodhas 5-2 in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) match at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday.  ....

Real Madrid, La Liga retain top spots in UEFA rankings

Nyon:  Real Madrid retained its place as top team in the European football governing body UEFA's rankings for club coefficients, while Spain's La Liga continues to lead the category for....

Juventus will overcome Bayern Munich: Nedved

Nyon:  Former Juventus star Pavel Nedved is confident the Italian football champions will be able to stand toe-to-toe with Bayern Munich in the Champions League pre-quarter-finals after enjoying a convincing....

Lahiri fourth Indian golfer to win Asian Tour crown

Sentosa:  Anirban Lahiri -- with earnings of $1,139,084 -- was presented the 2015 Asian Tour's Order of Merit crown on Monday for him to become the fourth Indian golfer to....

Dortmund beat Frankfurt, Schalke shock Augsburg in Bundesliga

Dortmund:  Runners-up Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat 10-man Frankfurt 4-1 while FC Augsburg overcame FC Schalke 04 2-1 thanks to Caiuby's late goal, to conclude the 16th round....