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Warner’s explanation for punching me ridiculous: Root

London : England batsman Joe Root added fuel to the Ashes fire on Sunday when he branded Australian hard-hitting batsman David Warner "ridiculous" over his explanation for hitting him in....

BWF turns 81

Kuala Lumpur : The Badminton World Federation (BWF) turned 81 on Sunday, celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the sport's governing body. Founded as the International Badminton Federation (IBF)....

Pressure on Indian cricket eves against New Zealand

Bengaluru : The visiting New Zealand women's cricket team is just one win away from clinching its first-ever One-Day International (ODI) series against India, whom them face in the fourth....

Chile crush Argentina to win first Copa America title

Santiago : Chile captured its first Copa America title by defeating Argentina 4-1 in the penalty shootout. On Saturday, Alexis Sanchez gave his country the victory after Argentines Gonzalo Higuain....

Federer beats Groth to reach Wimbledon last 16

London : Seven-time champion Roger Federer beat Sam Groth of Australia in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon here. In Saturday's match, the 33-year-old dropped the fourth....

Sania-Martina cruise to third round at Wimbledon

Wimbledon: The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruised to the third round of the women's doubles event, handing a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing to Japanese-Italian pair of Kimiko....

Bopanna in second round of mixed doubles at Wimbledon

Wimbledon: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Spanish mixed doubles partner Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez entered the second round after emerging victorious in a hard fought opening round battle against the....

Peru defeat Paraguay, end third in Copa America

Concepcion: Andre Carillo and Paolo Guerrero scored second-half goals as the Peruvian football team defeated Paraguay 2-0 to secure third place in Copa America for the second straight time. Guerrero's....

Serbian footballer Gogic dies after training

Beijing: Serbian Goran Gogic, a player with China's second division club Qingdao Hainiu FC, died of cardiac arrest after a training session. He was 29. On Friday, Gogic was rushed....

Nadal fears his best Wimbledon days may be over

Wimbledon : Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal says he may not be able to return to his heydays in Wimbledon after he was knocked out from the competition in the....

Sledging crackdown killing excitement in cricket: Warner

Sydney : Australia opening batsman David Warner on Friday insisted that the recent moves by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to crack down on sledging are taking the excitement out....

Australia favourites, but England will fight: Pietersen

London : Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen says Australia are favourites to win the upcoming Ashes Test cricket series, but has warned them that the hosts will not go down....

Messi doesn’t need goals to be happy: Coach

CHILE: Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi doesn't need goals to be happy after the forward failed to score but starred in a playmaking role in the 6-1....

Japan beat England to enter women’s World Cup final

Edmonton : Defending champions Japan snatched a dramatic 2-1 win over England to set up a women's FIFA World Cup final against the US here. England, who struck the woodwork....

David Beckham gets minion tattoo

Los Angeles: Former footballer David Beckham has got himself inked with a tattoo of a Minion on his arm. The new inking was chosen by his daughter Harper. The 40-year-old....

ICC congratulates Australia, New Zealand for in day-night Test

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) congratulated Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their landmark decision to play a day-night Test in Adelaide from November 27 to....

After doing well in Tests, I expected ODI call-up: Vijay

Chennai: After being selected in the limited overs series against Zimbabwe, India batsman Murali Vijay said following couple a good run in Tests, he expected to be called up in....

New ODI rules relieves Bangladesh bowlers

Dhaka: The decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to change One-Day International (ODI) rules on field restrictions has brought relief to Bangladeshi bowlers. At its annual conference in Barbados,....

BCCI gives ‘clean chit’ to three accused CSK cricketers

New Delhi: The Indian cricket board on Monday gave "clean chit" to the three international cricketers whom former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi accused of accepting bribes, in....

BCCI denies rift in Indian team

New Delhi: Dismissing media speculation, the Indian cricket board denied that there is any rift in the team between Test skipper Virat Kohli and limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.....

Boxer Vijender turns professional

London: India's Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh turned professional as he signed a lucrative deal here on Monday. Vijender signed a multi-year promotional agreement with promoters Queensberry Promotions that....

Indian hockey eves face mighty Dutch in quarters

Antwerp: Odds are stacked heavily against India as they face a huge task of going past the reigning world and Olympic champions the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the women's....

Goals will come for misfiring Messi: Aguero

Concepcion (Chile): Argentina forward Sergio Aguero has lauded Lionel Messi's goalscoring persistence as they bid to win the Copa America together. Aguero, 27, and Messi, 28, have played together for....

Jwala-Ashwini win doubles crown at Canada Open

Calgary: India's most successful women's doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were crowned champions in the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix following their 21-19, 21-16 victory over the Dutch....

Seniors rested for Zimbabwe tour, Rahane to lead

New Delhi: India on Monday appointed batsman Ajinkya Rahane as their skipper for the 15-member side to tour Zimbabwe for the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is)....

Court sets July 25 for framing charges in IPL spot-fixing case

New Delhi: A court hearing the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case on Monday set July 25 for framing charges in the matter. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna deferred....

Indian men lose 2-6 to Australia in final pool match

Antwerp: After securing a 2-2 draw against Pakistan in the last game, the Indian men's hockey team went down 2-6 against Australia in the final game of the pool phase....

Ronaldo confirms he is happy at Real Madrid

Madrid: Spanish giants Real Madrid's Portuguese international striker Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is happy at the star-studded club, despite its failure to win a major trophy season last season.....

ICC confirms sharing Lalit Modi’s mail with BCCI

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday acknowledged having received former cricket administrator Lalit Modi's confidential e-mail -- in which he accused three international players of being involved in....

West Indies confirm Zimbabwe ODI tri-series

St. John's (Antigua): West Indies will play against hosts Zimbabwe and Pakistan in a tri-series during August-September, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed on Sunday. The series will be....