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Real Madrid confirm Modric’s long term absence due to knee injury

Madrid: Spanish club Real Madrid have suffered a major setback three days before their Champions League quarter-final return leg home match to local rivals Atletico Madrid with midfielder Luka Modric....

David Beckham shares throwback image of wife on birthday

Los Angeles: Former footballer David Beckham publicly wished his wife Victoria Beckham by sharing a throwback photograph of of them taken years ago. In the old photograph, the duo were....

Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh’s run-machine: Captain Mashrafe Mortaza

Mirpur: Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Saturday lauded the performance of wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, calling him the team's "run machine". Mushfiqur scored a blistering 77-ball 106 in Bangladesh's long-awaited....

Royal Wahingdoh sink Mohun Bagan in I-League thriller

A goal feast saw league leaders Mohun Bagan slump to their first loss of the 2015 I-League as host football club Royal Wahingdoh beat them 3-2 in a thrilling encounter....

Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan

Hyderabad: Indian women stormed into the finals of the Fed Cup (Group-II) Asia-Oceania tennis tournament following another one-sided 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan. India's Ankita Raina and Prarthana G Thombare beat....

Bangladesh down Pakistan by 79 runs in the first ODI

Dhaka: Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday, in only their second win over their rivals in 48 games across all three....

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik planning a baby?

NEW DELHI: Soon after star tennis player Sania Mirza reached the peak of women’s doubles tennis rankings, her husband Shoaib Malik openly accepted that he is the biggest fan of....

Asia Cup 2016 to be played in T20 format

Asia Cup 2016 is set to undergo a radical change and will be a Twenty20 competition instead of the 50-over game, outgoing Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chief executive Syed Ashraful....

Neeraj Kumar set to be BCCI’s new ACSU chief

The new regime at the BCCI is contemplating appointment of former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar as the chief of board’s Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) in place of....

Saina Nehwal regains World No.1 ranking

New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the....

Sania Mirza receives warm welcome in Hyderabad after becoming World no 1 in Doubles Tennis

HYDERABAD: World No 1 in Doubles, Indian Tennis player Sania Mirza on Wednesday received a warm welcome in her hometown Hyderabad after she returned from The United States (US) triumphing....

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli abuses Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rameez Raja and Shoaib Akhtar, later passes the buck

NEW DELHI: Yet another time, former Indian cricketer, famous for his controversies was in news after a series of ‘explosive’ tweets that were filled with abuses and offensive language targeting....

Virat Kohli needs to learn from Dhoni: Steve Waugh

Shanghai: Australia's World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain.....

Pak left-arm spinner Reza Hassan tests positive for cocaine

Karachi: Young Pakistan left-arm spinner Reza Hassan is facing a possible two-year ban from all forms of cricket after testing positive for cocaine in a dope test carried out at....

Sayantan Das best Indian in Dubai chess

Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian....

Manchester United can win Premier League next season: Eric Cantona

London: Manchester United legend Eric Cantona believes his former team can win the English Premier League football tournament next season. United defeated cross-city rivals Manchester City 4-2 on Sunday to....

Michael Vaughan, Geoff Boycott criticise England’s openers

North Sound: Former England batsmen Michael Vaughan and Geoff Boycott criticised openers Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook after the West Indies got them both out early in the first cricket....

Phillip Hughes bat to be raised atop Everest

Kathmandu: Nepal's record-breaking climber Chhurim Sherpa will carry the bat and two playing shirts of deceased Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes to the top of the highest peak in the world,....

Sania Mirza becomes top ranked doubles player with Charleston title

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won their third successive doubles title together, securing the Family Circle Cup tennis title on Sunday, enabling the Indian to create history by becoming the....

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis move into semis of Family Circle Cup

Charleston: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis beat Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to reach the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament's semi-finals. The No. 1-seeded Hingis....

Shooter Apurvi Chandela books Rio Olympics ticket with World Cup bronze

NEW DELHI: Commonwealth Games gold medal winning Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday qualified for next year's Olympic Games after notching up the 10m air rifle bronze in the ongoing....

‘Critics should be ashamed of blaming me for World Cup defeat’, says Virat Kohli

KOLKATA: Lashing out at critics, India’s Test Captain and ace player Virat Kohli said that ‘they should be ashamed of themselves’ as ‘no one has won more matches’ than him....

India jump 26 places to rise to 147 in FIFA rankings

New Delhi: The Indian football team reaped a rich harvest of a win and a draw against Nepal last month in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Round One as it....

In Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup

Ipoh, Malaysia: Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said....

Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Richie Benaud

New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid tribute to former Australian captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney. "#RIPRichie Wonderful personality who was....

Former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud dies at 84

SYDNEY: The former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud, who played 63 Test matches, died at the age of 84 after battling with skin cancer. According to the reports,....

I can hit sixes and play aggressive cricket: Fawad Alam

Karachi: Pakistan's left-handed batsman Fawad Alam, who was left out of the World Cup squad despite an ODI average of 45, is now keen to reinvent himself and establish in....

Kamran Akmal lashes out at Pakistan team management

Experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal's scathing attack on the Pakistan team management could hurt his chances of making a comeback to international cricket. Kamran lashed out at the team management for....

Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer

Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing....

MS Dhoni fined for violating traffic rules in Ranchi

RANCHI: As informed by a senior police officer, Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been penalized for violating traffic rule during his short stay in his home town. A....