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India reach 386/8 at lunch on second day

Colombo: India reached 386 for eight in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval here on....

Flamengo football club names Oliveira as new coach

Rio de Janeiro: Six-time Brazilian football champions Flamengo have announced Oswaldo de Oliveira as their new coach.   Oliveira replaces Cristovao Borges, who resigned earlier in the day after Flamengo's....

BCCI felicitates retiring Sangakkara

Colombo: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday felicitated retiring Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara before the start of the first day's play of the second....

India post 319/6 on first day of second Test against Sri Lanka

Colombo: A combined batting effort highlighted by opener Lokesh Rahul's fine knock of 108 runs propelled India to 319/6 against Sri Lanka at stumps on Day One of the second....

Saina signs two-year deal with IOS

New Delhi: World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday signed an exclusive management contract with leading management and marketing company IOS Sports and Entertainment for a period of two years.....

Rahul, Virat help India post 206/3 at tea

Colombo: Opener Lokesh Rahul's unbeaten knock of 98 runs aided by captain Virat Kohli's 78 put India in a formidable position at 206/3 at tea on Day One of the....

Saina regains World No.1

New Delhi: Despite losing the World Championships final in Jakarta on Sunday, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the top spot in women's singles in the latest rankings of the....

India opt to bat against Sri Lanka in second Test

Colombo: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka in the second match of the three-Test series at the P Sara Oval here on....

Ferrari retains Raikkonen for 2016 season

London: Ferrari on Wednesday confirmed Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will stay on as Sebastian Vettel's teammate for 2016, ending months of speculation about his future.   Raikkonen has only....

Australia pacer Hazlewood to miss fifth Ashes Test

London: Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood will miss the fifth and final Ashes Test starting on Thursday as he will be flying back home to recover from minor niggles, following a....

Can’t wait: Alia on starring with SRK

Mumbai: Alia Bhatt says she can't wait to be directed by Gauri Shinde of "English Vinglish" fame and star alongside "the man himself" Shah Rukh Khan in a yet untitled....

Will be tough to win medal at Rio, says boxer Mary Kom

    New Delhi:Five-time world boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom on Wednesday said it would be an uphill task to achieve a podium-finish at the Olympic Games in Rio de....

WATCH: How ODI Captain MS Dhoni fearlessly parajumps from height of 10, 000 feet

Well, we all knew that India One Day International Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was taking up the training with the Elite Parachute Regiment of the India Army and he was....

Real Madrid coach Benitez wants improvement after narrow win

Madrid: Spanish football heavyweight Real Madrid's coach Rafael Benitez watched his side claim an unconvincing 2-1 win over Turkish side Galatasaray in a pre-season match and has admitted there was....

Indian hockey umpire Joshi to officiate globally

New Delhi: National level Indian umpire Deepak Joshi was on Wednesday promoted to the international stage by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).   The FIH took the decision after seeing....

Thought of quitting last year: Saina

New Delhi: Crediting U. Vimal Kumar for her silver medal-winning performance at the recently concluded World Badminton Championships, Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said the coach helped her resurrect her career....

Messi named in Argentina squad for September friendlies

Buenos Aires: Argentina coach Gerardo Martino named a full-strength squad for his team's September friendlies against Bolivia and Mexico. Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez were included in....

Under-pressure Chelsea need to be calm and composed: Striker Costa

London: Champions Chelsea's striker Diego Costa on Monday urged his teammates to keep a "cool head" despite their early season woes in the English Premier League (EPL).   The defending....

17-member India U-19 football squad for Asia Champions Trophy selected

New Delhi: A 17-member Indian U-19 squad has been chosen to participate in the 2015 Asia Champions Trophy, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed on Monday.   The championship....

Djokovic maintains top spot in tennis rankings

Madrid: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic maintained the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings released on Monday with 14,265 points.   Scotland's Andy Murray....

Chelsea head coach Mourinho defends Terry substitution

Manchester: Chelsea football club manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to substitute captain John Terry at half-time during their 0-3 English Premier League (EPL) defeat against Manchester City.  ....

Real Madrid finalises contract extension with Ramos till 2020

Madrid: Spanish football giants Real Madrid on Monday confirmed that defender Sergio Ramos and the club have reached an agreement over a new deal which will ensure the player will....

Lahiri records best Indian finish at golf Majors

Haven (Wisconsin): Anirban Lahiri finished tied fifth following a superb four-under 68 in the fourth and final at the $10,000,000 97th Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship here to record the....

Now, Tendulkar to bat for Maharashtra’s tigers

Mumbai: Cricket icon Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar will now bat for Maharashtra's endangered big striped cats by becoming a 'Tiger Ambassador', an official said here on Monday.   Last Thursday....

Man City thrash Chelsea 3-0 in Premier League action

Manchester: English football club Manchester City blew out Chelsea 3-0 on Sunday to move into the top spot in the Premier League standings.   Argentine Sergio Kun Aguero opened up....

Nigeria appoints coaches for women’s cricket team

Lagos: Nigeria has appointed two coaches, Musa Cyril and Tony Ajaelu, to take charge of the national women's cricket team for an invitational tournament in Tanzania.   The appointment was....

Incorrect Spanish anthem played at badminton Worlds

Jakarta: An incorrect version of the Spanish national anthem was played during the medal presentation ceremony of the badminton World Championships here on Sunday.   An older version of the....

Golfer Lahiri tied eighth in PGA Championship

Haven (Wisconsin): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri scored two-under 70 to drop four places to be tied eighth after the third round of the $10,000,000 97th Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship....

Sania-Martina lose Toronto tennis semis

Toronto: The Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered a straight games loss and were ousted from the women's doubles semifinals of the Canadian Open here.  ....

English Premier League standings

London: Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua news agency. Leicester 2 2....