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India series win our biggest achievement: Mashrafe

Mirpur (Bangladesh): Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza believes Bangladesh's first-ever series win against India is one of the "biggest achievements" in the nation's cricketing history. The hosts took an unassailable 2-0....

Number one Team India fan Sudhir Gautam attacked in Dhaka

MIRPUR: Famous Indian Cricket fan Sudhir Gautam who has often been spotted screaming his lungs out for former Indian player Sachin Tendulkar claims that he was attacked in Dhaka by....

Former India hockey player Shashi Bala dies in accident

Chandigarh: Former India women hockey team captain Shashi Bala and her teenaged son Agrim Thakur died in a road accident near Punjab's Jalandhar city on Sunday, sports officials said. Shashi....

Bangladesh beat India by 6 wickets, clinch three-match series 2-0

Mirpur (Bangladesh): Bangladesh produced a clinical performance with the ball and then backed it up with the bat to claim a remarkable six-wicket victory against India in the second One-Day....

India opt to bat against Bangladeh in second ODI

Mirpur (Bangladeh): India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat against Bangladesh in the second One-Day International (ODI) of their three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National....

Conflict of Interest Issue: Probe initiated against MS Dhoni

In another row involving India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has initiated a probe in his alleged conflict of interest linking Rhiti....

India eye turnaround against gung-ho Bangladesh

Mirpur (Bangladesh): After getting convincingly beaten by hosts Bangladesh in the first One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to put up a much better performance and level the three-match series....

Spanish football league confirms pact to sell broadcasting rights

Castellon (Spain): Javier Tebas, president the Spanish national professional soccer league (LFP), has confirmed after a general meeting that a broadcasting rights agreement was reached with the 38 clubs. The....

Neymar banned for rest of Copa America

Santiago (Chile): Brazil forward Neymar will miss the rest of the Copa America after receiving a four-match ban by South American football's governing body Conmebol. The body's disciplinary committee handed....

India-Bangladesh 1st ODI: MS Dhoni fined 75% of match fee for shoving Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman

MIRPUR: India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 75% of his match fees on Friday for reportedly pushing young Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman at the time of their first One....

Bangladesh played some really good cricket as a team: Dhoni

Mirpur (Bangladesh): India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed hosts Bangladesh for putting up an all-round show to outclass India in all departments in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the....

Bangladesh post 307 against India in first ODI

Mirpur (Bangladesh): Bangladesh put up a gritty batting display to post a strong 307 against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday. Openers Taim Iqbal (60) and....

Bangladesh resume play after rain halts first ODI

Mirpur (Bangladesh): Bangladesh resumed their innings after rain halted their march against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Thursday. The match was....

Rain halts Bangladesh march in first ODI

Mirpur (Bangladesh): Rain halted Bangladesh's march against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Thursday. Bangladesh got a rollicking start to their innings....

Arturo Vidal apologises for drunk driving

Santiago: Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal publicly apologised after being arrested for crashing his car under the influence of alcohol during the Copa America tournament held here. "I went to the....

Swiss authorities probing 53 suspicious activity of FIFA bank accounts

Zurich: Swiss banks have identified 53 instances of suspicious activity around FIFA's accounts for possible money laundering, Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber revealed on Wednesday. Lauber said his office has....

Messi’s Copa America 2015 challenges

La Serena (Chile): After a terrific season with Spanish football club Barcelona, Lionel Messi once again faces a lot of pressure to be the key player for Argentina in the....

Cameroon beat Switzerland 2-1 for dramatic qualification

Winnipeg (Canada): Cameroon posted a dramatic second-half performance to nail down a 2-1 comeback win over Switzerland to book a berth in the last 16 of the women's football World....

Barcelona secure option to buy Brazilian player

RIO DE JANEIRO:  Barcelona have paid 3,000,000 euros for the option to buy Brazilian footballer Gerson, according to media reports. Gerson's agent, Jorge Machado, on Monday said the agreement paved....

Messi deserves Ballon d’Or, says Neymar

Temuco (Chile): Spanish football side FC Barcelona's forward Neymar believes teammate Lionel Messi deserves to win the 2015 Ballon d'Or award trophy as the Argentine was the key man in....

Djokovic holds top spot in tennis singles rankings

London: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic maintained his No.1 place in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world ranking in singles, released on Monday. Djokovic finished runners-up in the French....

Kohli drops out of top-10 Test rankings

Dubai: A day after India dropped a place to be fourth in Test rankings, their captain Virat Kohli also slipped a position to be 11th in the batsman rankings of....

Neymar inspires Brazil to last-gasp victory

Temuco (Chile): Brazil left it late to see off Peru in their opening match in Group C, with Douglas Costa scoring in injury time to clinch a 2-1 victory in....

Indo-Bangladesh rain-marred Test ends in tame draw

Fatullah (Bangladesh): The frustrating, rain-marred one-off cricket Test between India and Bangladesh ended in a tame draw as the hosts finished at 23 for no loss in their second innings....

Bopanna-Mergea win Stuttgart Open title

Stuttgart: Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea clinched the men's doubles title of the 574,965-euro Stuttgart Open on the grass courts of Tennis Club Weissenhof here on....

India bowl out Bangladesh, enforce follow-on

Fatullah (Bangladesh): India bowled out Bangladesh for 256 runs and enforced the follow-on shortly after tea on the fifth day of their lone cricket Test as the hosts trailed the....

Ganguly backs Kohli for preferring Rohit over Pujara

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday defended Test skipper Virat Kohli's call to play Rohit Sharma ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara in the ongoing one-off Test match against Bangladesh....

Indo-Bangladesh Test: Day 5, tea scoreboard

Fatullah (Bangladesh): Scoreboard at tea of Day 5 of the lone cricket Test between India and Bangladesh at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Sunday: India (first innings)....

India vs Bangladesh Test: Bangladesh at 219/7 at tea

Fatullah (Bangladesh): Bangladesh were batting at 219/7 in their first innings when tea was called on the fifth and final day of the one-off cricket Test against India at the....

Argentina ready to end 22-year trophy drought: Mascherano

Santiago: Ace Argentina defender Javier Mascherano on Saturday insisted that his team has the talent and the obligation to break a 22-year trophy drought by winning the Copa America which....