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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....

India A seek first win in tri-series

Chennai: After being outplayed by Australia A in their respective matches, both India A and South Africa A will look to register a much-needed win when they face-off in a 50-over....

Top Kenyan athletes slam doping claims

Nairobi: Kenyan runners have called for stricter doping control to stem the surge in cases that have thrown the distance running powerhouse under the bus following an explosive German TV documentary....

Injured defender Pepe to miss Real Madrid’s La Liga opener

Madrid: Real Madrid will kick off the new La Liga campaign on August 23 without two key players after it was confirmed that central defender Pepe will be out of....

Uganda to play U-19 cricket World Cup qualifier in Malaysia

Kampala : The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has confirmed that its team will now play in the ICC U-19 World Cup qualifier in Malaysia.   Originally the qualifier was meant....

Dhoni begins para-training in Agra

Agra:   Indian ODI skipper and honorary Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni has formally begun a fortnight-long session at the Para Training School (PTS) here Defence ministry spokesman Group Captain Basant....

Rio cab drivers offered free English courses for Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro have been offered free English courses to improve communication with tourists during next year's Olympics.   Some 10,000 online courses will....

Ex-Brazil coach Menezes eyes Europe

Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil coach Mano Menezes is planning to kickstart his stalled career in Europe, according to media reports.   The 53-year-old has not coached since being sacked....

Ashes: Australia struggle to save innings defeat

Nottingham: England were tantalisingly close to winning the match and pocketing the Ashes series by decimating hapless Australia who were engaged in a grim struggle to stave off innings defeat....

Depay to wear Manchester United’s No.7

Manchester: Manchester United's iconic No.7 shirt has a new owner in the form of Dutch forward Memphis Depay following the departure of Argentine winger Angel Di Maria to French football....

45-member Indian shooting squad for World Cup

Gabala (Azerbaijan): A 45-member Indian shooting contingent, among the largest in the competition along with the United States, Russia and China, will look to grabbing as many as possible 2016....

English footballers Phil, Gary bereaved

Sydney: Father of former Manchester United footballers Phil and Gary, Neville Neville passed away here on Friday.   Neville was taken ill on Tuesday while visiting his daughter Tracey who....

Sri Lanka call up pacer Fernando in Test squad against India

Colombo: Sri Lanka called up uncapped 23-year-old pacer Vishwa Fernando into their 16-member squad on Friday for the three-Test series at home against India.   Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has....

Sporting Lisbon sign Brazilian midfielder Paulista

Lisbon:  Portuguese football club Sporting Lisbon officially announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Bruno Paulista on Friday. Paulista joins the Portuguese team from Brazilian club Esporte Clube Bahia. The Lisbon-based team....

Messi head butting Roma defender ‘normal’: Barcelona

Barcelona: Spanish champions FC Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre played down the seriousness of his team's star striker Lionel Messi's clash with Italian club AS Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, claiming that....

New Zealand batsman Taylor ruled out of South Africa tour

Harare: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been sidelined from the ongoing Zimbabwe tour and their subsequent South Africa tour after undergoing a minor operation for a groin injury.  ....

Slutsky named new coach of Russian football team

Moscow: CSKA Moscow's coach Leonid Slutsky has been named the coach of the Russian national football team, a position he will combine with his current occupation at the Russian football....

Barcelona pegs Pedro’s buyout clause at $32.6 mn

Barcelona: FC Barcelona has no intention of disposing of its forward Pedro Rodriguez, but any team that wants to enlist his services will have pay 30 million euros ($32.6 million)....

Eight Indian female wrestlers for Jr Worlds

New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Friday announced an eight-member women's team for the Junior World Championships to be held in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, from August....

Boxer Mayweather defends decision of picking Berto for fight

Washington: American boxer Floyd Mayweather has defended his decision in picking countryman Andre Berto as his opponent saying the latter is "very exciting".   The 38-year-old will face Berto in....

Tough contest to wrestle EPL title

London: One of world’s most followed football leagues is set to start from Saturday as Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur at the historic Old Trafford ground. But the biggest question....

Brazilian club Internacional sacks coach

Rio de Janeiro: Three-time Brazilian Serie A champions Internacional have fired Uruguayan coach Diego Aguirre after a poor run. The announcement follows Internacional's 0-0 home draw with Chapecoense on Sunday, a....

Manaus signs contract to host Rio 2016 football

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's Manaus city was confirmed as an Olympic football host city after officials signed a contract with the Rio 2016 organising committee, a media report said on....

Ashes: England throttle Australia on day one

Nottingham: Riding on a dream eight for 15 haul from pacer Stuart Broad, England shot out Australia for a pathetic 60 and continued the dominance with the bat to open....

Don’t struggle to motivate myself, says Messi

Barcelona: Argentina's football superstar Lionel Messi said he doesn't struggle to motivate himself for his national team or club, Spanish outfit FC Barcelona, adding his ultimate aim is to keep....

Striker Manandeep happy to play for Kerala Blasters

Gurgaon: Striker Manandeep Singh expressed happiness on Thursday at getting the opportunity to play for Kerala Blasters in the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.  ....

Messi headbutts, grabs throat of opposing defender in friendly match

Barcelona: FC Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi was involved in a fiery altercation with AS Roma defender Mapou Yanga-M'Biwa as Barcelona won 3-0 in their Gamper Trophy clash here. Despite it being....