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Delhi government restricted by BCCI to hold felicitation ceremony

New Delhi:  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday prevented the Delhi government from felicitating the players of the World Cup winning squads of 1983 and....

Ecuador’s football chief refuses to resign

Quito: Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) president Luis Chiriboga has announced that he would not resign amid the allegations about his involvement in the FIFA corruption scandal.   Chiriboga, who has....

FIFA suspend heads of CONMEBOL, CONCACAF

Rio De Janeiro: The presidents of South American football confederation CONMEBOL and North, Central America and Caribbean confederation CONCACAF have been suspended for 90 days, world football governing body FIFA....

Saina nominated for BWF Player of Year award

Kuala Lumpur: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has the chance of putting another feather in her hat as the 25-year-old has been nominated for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Women's....

West Ham striker Sakho out for two months

London: West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho will be sidelined just over eight weeks after confirming the extent of the injury the Senegalese international footballer suffered in Sunday's 1-1 draw....

Suarez wouldn’t leave Barcelona for triple the money

Barcelona: Barcelona forward Luis Suarez said he is convinced that he will stay in the Catalan football giants for years to come and will not leave the club even if....

India again put South Africa in a spin bind

New Delhi: A five-wicket haul by Ravindra Jadeja and a well-deserved century by Ajinkya Rahane helped India to a strong position in the fourth and final cricket Test against South....

All teams enjoy home conditions: Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India captain and current Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly chose to stay away from the Matthew Hayden-Ravi Shastri controversy surrounding pitches in India but said....

India vs South Africa; Fourth Test, Day 2, lunch scoreboard

New Delhi: The following is the scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and South Africa being played at the Ferozeshah....

Aizawl football club to train 3,000 tribal children

Aizawl: Keeping in mind the grassroots level programme, Aizawl Football Club will train about 3,000 tribal children in the age group of 6 to 14 in a first three-year cycle....

IBL rechristened as PBL

New Delhi: Keeping in view the ongoing legal tussle, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Thursday decided to rechristen the Indian Badminton League (IBL) as Premier Badminton League (PBL),....

Two FIFA officials arrested in Zurich

Zurich: A couple of "high ranking" officials of world football governing body FIFA were arrested on Thursday at a hotel here on suspicion that they had accepted around a million....

Sehwag felicitated by BCCI

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) felicitated former opener Virender Sehwag before the start of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and South....

Ind wins toss, elect to bat in Final test versus South Africa

New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test against South Africa at the....

India aim to be ruthless in final Test

New Delhi: India will aim for a victory on what could be another spin-friendly surface when the fourth and final Test gets rolling at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium here....

Netherlands beat Canada to enter last four stage of HWL Final

Raipur: Defending champions the Netherlands shrugged off a determined Canada 2-0 to enter the semi-finals of the Hero Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International....

HWL Final: India seek deliverance against Britain in quarters

Raipur: Without a win from three pool games, India will have to pull up their socks and produce their A game when they take on Britain in the quarter-finals of....

Brazil great Ronaldo backs Neymar to win Ballon d’Or

Rio De Janeiro: Brazil's great footballer Ronaldo has backed compatriot Neymar to win this year's Ballon d'Or award.   Neymar has been named as a finalist for football's highest individual....

Benzema has no place in France squad: PM Valls

Paris:  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday said there is "no place" for striker Karim Benzema in the national football team.   Spanish club Real Madrid's Benzema is under....

Pro-Wrestling League set to showcase world class wrestling action

  New Delhi: The world’s richest Olympic-style wrestling league is all set to start in New Delhi, from December 10, 2015.  India's first Pro Wrestling League (PWL) will see world-class grapplers....

Barcelona, Real Madrid sweep LFP awards

Madrid: The Spanish Football League (LFP) recognised players from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona during its annual awards ceremony on Monday night.   League, Cup and Champions League winners FC....

Kumble leaves Mumbai Indians

Mumbai: Cricket legend Anil Kumble on Monday decided to step down as chief mentor of Mumbai Indians with immediate effect.   The former leg-spinner has been associated with the Indian....

Djokovic tops year-end tennis rankings

Paris: Serbia's Novak Djokovic topped the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) year-end world rankings issued on Monday.   The 28-year-old winner of 11 Grand Slam titles garnered 16,585 points, a....

Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar shortlisted for Ballon d’Or award

Zurich: Superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo were on Monday named on the FIFA shortlist for the "World Footballer of the Year" (Ballon d'Or) award for 2015.   Real....

It was an innings to get out of pressure, says Sarfaraz

Kolkata: Adjudged man-of-the-match for his swashbuckling 59 from 27 balls, India Under-19 batsman Sarfaraz Khan said it was an innings he played to get out of pressure.   Sarfaraz hit....

Shuttler Sindhu claims Macau Open hat-trick

Macau: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame Japanese Minatsu Mitani 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 to complete a hat-trick of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold women's singles title at the Tap Seac Multisport....

Russia wins two gold on last day of world weightlifting championship

Houston: Russian weightlifter Aleksei Lovchev took the title of "the strongest man in the world" with a breathtaking victory in the men's 105 kg-plus division at the World Championships.  ....

India U-19 beat Bangladesh in tri-series final

Kolkata: A stupendous bowling effort coupled with a quickfire half-century by Sarfaraz Khan saw the India Under-19 team beat Bangladesh Under-19 by seven wickets in the tri-series final at the....

Nico Rosberg wins Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix 2015

Abu Dhabi: German Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg won for the Mercedes team the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Yas Island here, marking his third successive victory of the season.....

La Liga win for both Barcelona and Atletico at home

Barcelona:  FC Barcelona remain four points clear at the top of the La Liga after their 4-0 win at home to Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid's 1-0 triumph at home....