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Standing ovation for Blatter at FIFA headquarters

Zurich: About 400 FIFA staff gave outgoing president Sepp Blatter a standing ovation after the 79-year-old Swiss announced he would resign, a media report said on Thursday. A FIFA spokesman....

Benitez announced as new Real Madrid head coach

Madrid: Rafael Benitez was presented on Wednesday as Real Madrid's new head coach for the next three seasons, replacing Carlo Ancelotti. "At Real Madrid, the demand is highest and our....

Pro Kabaddi League to begin in Mumbai from July 8

Mumbai: Following a successful inaugural season, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)'s second edition will begin from July 18, the organisers announced on Wednesday. The league promoted by Mashal Sports and Star....

Interpol issues ‘Red Notices’ for FIFA executives

Lyon: The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) on Wednesday issued "Red Notices" for six individuals, including two former FIFA top officials, who are wanted by the United States authorities in....

Blatter being probed by US on FIFA corruption scandal

New York: Sepp Blatter, who has announced his resignation as FIFA president, is being investigated by American authorities in the corruption scandal tainting football's world governing body, media outlets said.....

Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president

Zurich: FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Tuesday announced he will step down from football's governing body amid a corruption scandal, and also called for an extraordinary congress "as early as....

Messi, Neymar and Suarez are divas, says Ballack

Munich: Former Germany captain Michael Ballack on Tuesday said Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are sometimes like divas and the trio's unwillingness to defend could be the....

Ravi Shastri to be team director for Bangladesh tour

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday appointed former captain Ravi Shastri as the national team director for the upcoming tour to Bangladesh. "The BCCI....

Champions League final is a special game: Messi

Barcelona: Barcelona Argentine star Leo Messi underlined that his teammates "have suffered a lot" to finally reach to the UEFA Champions League final on May 31 against Juventus in Berlin,....

Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman join BCCI advisory committee

Mumbai: Batting legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman were named to the newly-formed advisory cricket committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday.....

Organiser of 2010 World Cup admits paying $10 million to FIFA

Johannesburg: The former president of the local organising committee for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Danny Jordaan, admitted that the organisation he headed paid $10 million in 2008....

India’s heat is like an oven for New Zealand’s Shane Bond

Christchurch: Former New Zealand fast bowler and bowling coach of Mumbai Indians Shane Bond says he feels nice to be back in his country amidst favourable weather after spending a....

FIFA scandal: Sepp Blatter slams US interference

Beijing: Re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter blasted at the tactics used by the US anti-corruption investigators, saying the arrests two days ago were timed to interfere with Zurich congress, a....

Indian-origin man charged with match-fixing

Singapore: An Indian-origin man in Singapore, along with three others, were charged on Saturday for their alleged role in conspiring to fix a South East Asian (SEA) Games football match.....

Blatter re-elected FIFA president as Prince Ali withdraws

Zurich: In spite of widespread criticism and calls asking him to step down after the recent scandal that rocked the football world, FIFA president Sepp Blatter was re-elected for a....

Paes, Mirza, Bopanna progress in French Open

Paris: Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna won their respective men's doubles matches while Sania Mirza also advanced to the women's doubles third round of the French Open,....

WBC to get Indian taste

New Delhi: Delhiites will get an eyefull of professional pugilism when the World Boxing Council (WBC) -organised Pro Boxing Champions Night will be held in the open area of the....

Saina loses to Shixian in Australian Open quarters

Sydney: India's campaign in the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries ended as World No.1 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed 15-21, 13-21 by China's Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals here....

Australia says no to Blatter’s FIFA re-election campaign

Football Federation of Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy said he will not vote for besieged FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Friday's presidential vote. President of the Federation International de Football....

‘FIFA thoroughly corrupt, Blatter should resign’

Guatemala City: Transparency International (TI) President Jose Ugaz called FIFA "completely corrupt" on the heels of the scandal uncovered in the sports body. Seven senior FIFA officials were arrested on....

FIFA scandal: World media bays for Blatter’s blood

Washington/London: Following the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Switzerland on Wednesday on corruption charges and the US attorney general indicting 14 people, the international media is demanding that the....

Brett Lee urges Starc to look up to McGrath

Melbourne: Former fast bowler Brett Lee on Thursday said if Australia’s World Cup hero Mitchell Starc is to carry his good form in upcoming Ashes series, he has to heed....

Shuttlers Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa lose in Australian Open

Sydney: Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries as they lost in straight games to Indonesians Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and....

Corruption charges hound FIFA officials, top soccer officials arrested

ZURICH — In an extraordinary early-morning operation conducted by Swiss authorities here on Wednesday, several top soccer officials were arrested on corruption charges and are extradited to the United States.....

Ganguly would do a great job as India coach: Brett Lee

Melbourne: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee on Tuesday said former India skipper Sourav Ganguly would do "a great job" if made India’s new head coach. Following Duncan Fletcher’s departure,....

Raza Hasan banned for two years by Pakistan Cricket Board after he failed a dope test

JOHANNESBERG: Left-arm spinner Raza Hasan was banned for two years on Monday after he failed a dope test in a domestic competition. Hasan is not eligible to participate in cricket....

Watch out how a fan’s selfie irked Roger Federer on court at French Open

PARIS: While several famous personalities across the globe are getting obsessed with the concept of a ‘selfie’, it seems the idea has not gone too well with Swiss professional Tennis....

Sharapova wants to stay focussed on tennis

Paris: French Open defending champion Maria Sharapova said that she is happy to see other players get married or have a baby but wanted to stay focussed on tennis as....

Raonic, Benneteau withdraw from French Open

PARIS: World number six Milos Raonic and reigning French Open men's doubles champion Julien Benneteau announced on Thursday to pull out of this year's tournament, both due to injuries, a....

Kohli named sixth most marketable athlete in world

New Delhi: Indian cricket's pin-up boy and Test skipper Virat Kohli has been rated as the world's sixth most marketable athlete. Kohli, currently leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian....