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Barcelona reach Champions League final despite Munich loss

Munich: FC Barcelona will play in its eighth Champions League final next month after defeating Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate, despite losing 3-2 here in the second leg of the....

Sri Lankan player tweets about ‘horrendous experience’ in UK. Kumar Sangakkara another victim of racism?

NEW DELHI: Star Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has reportedly become another victim of racism in the United Kingdom after he tweeted about his ‘horrendous experience’ with an immigration official....

Pakistan beat Bangladesh, win Test series 1-0

Mirpur: Bangladesh crumbled facing a near impossible run chase in the second and final cricket Test to leave Pakistan with their only win in the month-long tour as they comprehensively....

Saina awarded Rs.25 lakh by sports ministry

New Delhi: Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal received a cash award of Rs.25 lakh from the sports ministry for reaching the women's singles final of the All England Open Badminton Championships....

BJP MP Kirti Azad opens up about corruption in DDCA, body headed for long by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Two days following Arun Jaitley’s advice that NGOs such as Greenpeace should be transparent and disclose their funding sources, the Central Information Commission (CIC) accuses the Delhi &....

Boxer Mayweather beats Pacquiao, remains undefeated

Las Vegas: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision in the "Fight of the Century" to improve his overall fight record to 48-0 here. Mayweather survived....

Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma gets engaged to girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh

NEW DELHI: Indian batsman and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma got engaged to his girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh in the most romantic way following the footsteps of his teammate Suresh Raina....

AIFF chief Praful Patel elected AFC vice-president

Manama: All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel was elected unopposed as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president, South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Region, at the AFC Congress on Thursday.....

BCCI possible of sacking N Srinivasan following internal dispute: Sources

DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is possible of setting up a Special General Meeting to fire their former chief, which will directly affect his existing....

Messi is God-like: Beckenbauer

Barcelona: German football legend Franz Beckenbauer on Tuesday labelled Barcelona star Lionel Messi as "God-like" and believes the Spanish team’s hope of success this season rests on his shoulders. The....

Djokovic holds top spot in tennis singles rankings

Madrid: With 13,845 points, Serbian star Novak Djokovic held on for the 144th week the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings issued on Monday. Swiss....

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur met suspected bookie: ICC

NEW DELHI: In a letter reportedly written to the Indian Cricket Board, the International Cricket Council (ICC) headed by N Srinivasan has the drawn the attention to Board Secretary Anurag....

Anderson is England’s best bowler of all time: Cook

St. George's (Grenada): Captain Alastair Cook heaped praise on teammate James Anderson saying the pacer is England's greatest bowler of all time after the seamer inspired them to a nine-wicket....

Asia’s fastest sprinter to challenge Bolt in New York

Tokyo: Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the fastest runner in Asia, has been invited to race 100 metres against world record holder Usain Bolt at the Diamond League New York Grand....

Saina ousted from Badminton Asia Championship

Wuhan (China): India's Saina Nehwal lost her women's singles quarterfinal to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Friday. The....

Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes blessed with baby girl, names her ‘India’

MUMBAI: Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes and wife Melanie have been blessed with a baby girl on Thursday afternoon and the couple has named the new born ‘India Jeanne’.....

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Documentary on the ‘God of Cricket’ in making

NEW DELHI: One of the most celebrated players of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar turns 42 today. Without any doubt, his fans and well-wishers not only from India, in fact across....

Sania-Martina suffer shock first defeat

Stuttgart: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lost their first competitive match as a women's doubles team as they crashed out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here. First-time pairing of....

Sports ministry suspends Paralympic Committee of India

New Delhi: The sports ministry on Wednesday suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) with "immediate effect" for "poor management" of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships held in Ghaziabad....

Another cricketer hospitalised in Kolkata with head injury

Kolkata: A day after the death of young cricketer Ankit Keshri due to an on-field injury, another cricketer Rahul Ghosh was hospitalised here on Tuesday after he sustained an injury....

Cricketer Ankit Keshri’s death: Blame game erupts over the tragic incident

KOLKATA: With allegations of ‘medical negligence’ dropping in, a blame game has erupted over the tragic death of promising Bengal opening batsman Ankit Keshri who passed away on Monday morning.....

After MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli to invest Rs 90cr in fitness business, to launch a chain of gyms

NEW DELHI: Star player of the Indian Cricket Team Virat Kohli is all set to launch his own chain of gyms and fitness centres. One of the business partners of....

Tendulkar, Kumble condole death of Bengal cricketer

New Delhi: Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble condoled the death of former Bengal Under-19 cricket captain Ankit Kesri, who died in a private city nursing home on....

Former Bengal Under-19 batsman Ankit Keshri dies after on-field injury

KOLKATA: After Philip Hughes’ death last November, another tragic on-field incident has been reported in West Bengal. A former Bengal Under-19 batsman Ankit Keshri on Monday died in Kolkata, having....

Eight members of football fan club shot dead in Brazil

Sao Paulo: Armed men gunned down eight members of a fan club of the popular Brazilian football team Corinthians, though police on Sunday ruled out linking the murders to a....

Real Madrid confirm Modric’s long term absence due to knee injury

Madrid: Spanish club Real Madrid have suffered a major setback three days before their Champions League quarter-final return leg home match to local rivals Atletico Madrid with midfielder Luka Modric....

David Beckham shares throwback image of wife on birthday

Los Angeles: Former footballer David Beckham publicly wished his wife Victoria Beckham by sharing a throwback photograph of of them taken years ago. In the old photograph, the duo were....

Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh’s run-machine: Captain Mashrafe Mortaza

Mirpur: Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Saturday lauded the performance of wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, calling him the team's "run machine". Mushfiqur scored a blistering 77-ball 106 in Bangladesh's long-awaited....

Royal Wahingdoh sink Mohun Bagan in I-League thriller

A goal feast saw league leaders Mohun Bagan slump to their first loss of the 2015 I-League as host football club Royal Wahingdoh beat them 3-2 in a thrilling encounter....

Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan

Hyderabad: Indian women stormed into the finals of the Fed Cup (Group-II) Asia-Oceania tennis tournament following another one-sided 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan. India's Ankita Raina and Prarthana G Thombare beat....