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Nadal advances to third round of Montreal Masters

Madrid: Spain's Rafael Nadal got his summer hard-court season off to an auspicious start, advancing to the third round of the Montreal Masters with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory over....

Golfer Lahiri wins Long Drive Competition

Haven (Wisconsin): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got a boost ahead of his campaign at the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championships, winning the star-studded Long Drive Competition at the Whistling Straits....

Dabang Mumbai retain defender Harmanpreet, release striker Boon

Mumbai: Hockey India League (HIL) franchise Dabang Mumbai retained Indian defender Harmanpreet Singh, Irish goalkeeper David Harte and Australian defender Jeremy Hayward but released Belgian forward Tom Boon from its....

Goalkeeper Valdes regrets leaving Barcelona

Barcelona: Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said his exit from Catalan club FC Barcelona "didn't go as I would have wished".   Valdes reviewed some of the moments and said....

Aussie keeper Haddin to miss final Ashes Test

London: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will not feature in the final Ashes Test against England here at The Oval cricket ground from August 20 after he returned home for family....

Messi named UEFA Super Cup final’s best player

Tbilisi (Georgia): Argentine star Lionel Messi was named the best player of the UEFA Super Cup football tournament's final, which his team FC Barcelona won 5-4 in extra time against....

Sri Lanka struggle at 65/5 vs India

Galle: Indian bowlers struck early to have Sri Lanka wobbling at 65/5 at lunch on day one of the first match of the three-Test series at the Galle International Cricket....

Sri Lanka opt to bat against India in first Test

Galle: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat against India in the first match of the three-Test series at the Galle International Cricket Stadium here in....

FC Barcelona wins UEFA Super Cup

Tbilisi (Georgia): FC Barcelona beat Sevilla to win the UEFA Super Cup in Tbilisi. In Tuesday's match, Barcelona defeated Sevilla in extra time by 5:4. Pedro Rodriguez scored a crucial goal....

Sania glad to be recommended for Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza expressed her delight at having been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting award, on Tuesday.   Sania,....

Sindhu, Srikanth advance in World badminton

   Jakarta: Top Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth earned contrasting wins in their respective categories to advance at the World Championships, being held at the 9000-seater Istora Senayan....

2005 Ashes-winning England side better than 2015’s: Pietersen

London: Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen has hailed his side’s Ashes win against win against Australia as "brilliant", but not as good as the one he won the coveted series....

Confident India face Sri Lanka in first Test

Galle: India will have an eye on the third spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings when they take on Sri Lanka in the first match of the three-Test....

Sindhu, Srikanth advance in World badminton

Jakarta : Top Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth earned contrasting wins in their respective categories to advance at the World Championships being held at the 9000-seater Istora Senayan....

Froome will take part in Tour of Spain

Madrid: Tour de France winner Chris Froome has confirmed he will ride in the Tour of Spain (Vuelta de Espana), which begins on August 22 in the town of Puerto....

Lalit Modi aims to topple ICC with rival governing body

Melbourne: Dismissing reports of non-bailable arrest warrants having been issued against him, Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi has revealed plans to set up an organisation which would rival the....

Sania Mirza fined for violating traffic rules

Hyderabad: Tennis star Sania Mirza was on Monday fined for violation of traffic rules. Hyderabad police on Monday night imposed a fine of Rs.200 as the number plate of her car....

Barcelona, Sevilla prepare for European Supercup

Tblisi (Georgia): Two Spanish football sides, FC Barcelona and Sevilla will go head to head here on Tuesday night to win the first title of the new season, the European....

Jamaica Cricket Association chief to face WICB’s ethics committee

Kingston (Jamaica): (CMC) Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Wilford Heaven will appear before an ethics committee to answer charges of a code violation, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave....

Women tennis players as consistent as men

New York : Challenging current assumptions, a new research suggests that female tennis players are no less consistent than their male counterparts.   The apparent inconsistency among women players is....

Swimmer Sun apologises for withdrawal from 1,500m final

Kazan : China's swimming superstar Sun Yang has apologised for his withdrawal from the men's 1,500m freestyle final here.   The world record holder and Olympic champion quit the 1,500....

Clarke dismisses claims of team disunity

Sydney :Australian cricket skipper Michael Clarke has rubbished Australian reports of upheaval in the team before Australia's embarrassing fourth Test loss to England.   A News Corp report on Monday....

Man United defender Jones ruled out for three weeks

Manchester: Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been suffering from "mild thrombosis" and the England international footballer will miss at least three weeks of the English Premier League (EPL) season.....

Man United coach Van Gaal pleased by performance of new boys

Manchester: Manager Louis van Gaal praised the performance of his debutants as Manchester United opened the 2015-16 English Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.   The....

I will be happy to win medal for third time: Women’s badminton star PV Sindhu

New Delhi: Double World Badminton Championships bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu is looking to bag a hat-trick this time around at the prestigious annual event which will be held in Jakarta....

I am in the form of my life: Badminton ace Parupalli Kashyap

New Delhi : Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap says he is in the form of his life and is eager to make a mark at the World Badminton Championships....

Shivani, Sajan disappoint at swimming Worlds

Kazan (Russia): Indian swimmers Shivani and Sajan Prakash disappointed at the World Championships as they failed to advance in their respective categories at the Kazan Arena here on Saturday. In the....

Boxing helps Amanda Seyfried to stay fit

Los Angeles: Actress Amanda Seyfried says boxing and running help her stay "strong" and slim.   "When I'm not working too hard, I try to see a trainer twice a....

Embattled Clarke still valuable for Australia: Border

Nottingham: Former Australia skipper Allan Border has backed under-fire Michael Clarke, saying he should continue to lead beyond the Ashes series.   Australia are fighting for survival in the ongoing....

Defender Muniesa renews Stoke contract till 2019

London: Spanish defender Marc Muniesa has renewed his contract with Stoke City for until June 2019, the English club officially announced.   "Stoke City are delighted to announce that defender....