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Harbhajan returns to India Test squad

Mumbai: India's one-time premier spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Wednesday recalled to the national Test squad after a gap of two years for the lone Test against Bangladesh next month.....

Xavi Hernandez to quit Barcelona this season, father confirms

According to his father, famous midfielder of Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez has decided to conclude his long relationship with the Catalan giants as the season ends. 35-year-old Spanish footballer joined the....

CSK Captain MS Dhoni fined for inappropriate public comment on umpire’s decision

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 1o% of his match fee for making an inappropriate public comment in relation to an umpire’s decision on Wednesday during....

Virat Kohli escapes fine after breaching BCCI anti-corruption code to meet Anushka Sharma

Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli was let off on Tuesday after being found guilty of violating the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) anti-corruption code.....

I’ve had a tough year: Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas

Madrid: Spanish side Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas has admitted having a "tough" first year with the team but dismissed rumours he'd leave the club despite its interest....

Who is this Tennis champ sentenced to 6 years in jail for rape?

PRETORIA: A judge in South Africa has sentenced the retired doubles Tennis Champion Bob Hewitt to six years in jail for charges of rape and sexual assault against him. On....

‘This is our chance to make our fans happy’: Lionel Messi who led Barcelona to Spain’s La Liga title

MADRID: Lionel Messi, an Argentine soccer phenomenon was undoubtedly the influential force that helped the Barcelona wrap its 23rd Spanish soccer La Liga title sinking the only goal away match....

We want India-Pakistan cricket series: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Indian government on Sunday said it was in favour of a proposed India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series that would promote friendship between the neighbouring nations. "As a sports minister, my....

England will be weaker without Pietersen: Clarke

Sydney: Australia's captain Michael Clarke believes England without middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen will be a weaker side in the Ashes. Australia will play a two-Test series in the West Indies,....

Sania-Martina lose Rome Masters final

Rome: Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were upset by Hungarian-French third seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic to lose the women's doubles final at the Rome....

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis enter Rome Masters final

Rome: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza came out with all guns blazing with Swiss partner Martina Hingis to enter the Rome Masters women's doubles final on the outdoor clay courts....

Sania-Martina reach Rome Masters final

Rome: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza came out with all guns blazing with Swiss partner Martina Hingis to enter the Rome Masters women's doubles final on the outdoor clay courts....

Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne to start a fresh T20 competition for former international players?

SYDNEY: Cricket giants Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are intending to start a fresh Twenty20 (T20) competition for former international players, reports said on Friday. According to the unofficial reports,....

Sania-Martina enter Rome Masters semis

Rome: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza entered the women's doubles semi-finals partnering Swiss ace Martina Hingis to earn a straight sets win in the last eight on the outdoor clay....

ICC Cricket Committee to meet in Mumbai

Mumbai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will discuss course of its action on critical issues like the balance between bat and ball and illegal bowling actions at its annual cricket....

Barcelona reach Champions League final despite Munich loss

Munich: FC Barcelona will play in its eighth Champions League final next month after defeating Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate, despite losing 3-2 here in the second leg of the....

Sri Lankan player tweets about ‘horrendous experience’ in UK. Kumar Sangakkara another victim of racism?

NEW DELHI: Star Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has reportedly become another victim of racism in the United Kingdom after he tweeted about his ‘horrendous experience’ with an immigration official....

Pakistan beat Bangladesh, win Test series 1-0

Mirpur: Bangladesh crumbled facing a near impossible run chase in the second and final cricket Test to leave Pakistan with their only win in the month-long tour as they comprehensively....

Saina awarded Rs.25 lakh by sports ministry

New Delhi: Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal received a cash award of Rs.25 lakh from the sports ministry for reaching the women's singles final of the All England Open Badminton Championships....

BJP MP Kirti Azad opens up about corruption in DDCA, body headed for long by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Two days following Arun Jaitley’s advice that NGOs such as Greenpeace should be transparent and disclose their funding sources, the Central Information Commission (CIC) accuses the Delhi &....

Boxer Mayweather beats Pacquiao, remains undefeated

Las Vegas: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision in the "Fight of the Century" to improve his overall fight record to 48-0 here. Mayweather survived....

Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma gets engaged to girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh

NEW DELHI: Indian batsman and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma got engaged to his girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh in the most romantic way following the footsteps of his teammate Suresh Raina....

AIFF chief Praful Patel elected AFC vice-president

Manama: All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel was elected unopposed as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president, South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Region, at the AFC Congress on Thursday.....

BCCI possible of sacking N Srinivasan following internal dispute: Sources

DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is possible of setting up a Special General Meeting to fire their former chief, which will directly affect his existing....

Messi is God-like: Beckenbauer

Barcelona: German football legend Franz Beckenbauer on Tuesday labelled Barcelona star Lionel Messi as "God-like" and believes the Spanish team’s hope of success this season rests on his shoulders. The....

Djokovic holds top spot in tennis singles rankings

Madrid: With 13,845 points, Serbian star Novak Djokovic held on for the 144th week the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings issued on Monday. Swiss....

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur met suspected bookie: ICC

NEW DELHI: In a letter reportedly written to the Indian Cricket Board, the International Cricket Council (ICC) headed by N Srinivasan has the drawn the attention to Board Secretary Anurag....

Anderson is England’s best bowler of all time: Cook

St. George's (Grenada): Captain Alastair Cook heaped praise on teammate James Anderson saying the pacer is England's greatest bowler of all time after the seamer inspired them to a nine-wicket....

Asia’s fastest sprinter to challenge Bolt in New York

Tokyo: Japanese teenager Yoshihide Kiryu, the fastest runner in Asia, has been invited to race 100 metres against world record holder Usain Bolt at the Diamond League New York Grand....

Saina ousted from Badminton Asia Championship

Wuhan (China): India's Saina Nehwal lost her women's singles quarterfinal to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Friday. The....