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A glimpse on the journey of Sourav Ganguly aka Dada who turns 43 today

NEW DELHI: One of the most respectable players of the Indian Cricket Team, Sourav Ganguly, fondly called Dada by his fans and supporters turns 43 today. Born as Sourav Chandidas....

Lucas Silva wants to stay with Real Madrid

Rio de Janeiro: Lucas Silva has declared his wish to remain at Real Madrid amid speculation linking him to Porto. The 22-year-old Brazilian has made eight first-team appearances for the Spanish....

Stop criticising Messi: Argentinian soccer chief

Buenos Aires: Argentina Football Association (AFA) President, Luis Segura called for an end to the mistreatment of star playmaker Lionel Messi after Argentina were defeated in the 2015 Copa America....

Friends, family and fans extend birthday wishes for MS Dhoni on Twitter

The 34th birthday of MS Dhoni is special in several ways and the former Indian test Captain will be more than delighted to finally spend his special day with his....

South Africa win T20 series against Bangladesh 2-0

Mirpur: South Africa beat Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 cricket international here on Tuesday for a clean sweep of the two-match series. Opener Quinton De Kock top-scored....

Pakistan jump to third place in Test rankings

Dubai : Sixth-placed Pakistan jumped three places to the third spot in Test cricket rankings after triumphing over Sri Lanka 2-1 in a three-match series. Pakistan won the third Test....

Wimbledon: Sania, Bopanna in quarters; Paes knocked out

Wimbledon: Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza entered the men's and women's doubles quarter-finals, while Leander Paes was knocked out in the men's doubles of the Wimbledon Championships here....

US beat Japan 5-2 to win World Cup

Vancouver: Carli Lloyd scored three goals in the first 16 minutes as the US beat Japan 5-2 in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday. Lloyd's flash of genius devastated....

Argentina qualifies for FIVB World League’s final four

Buenos Aires : Argentina defeated Bulgaria 3-1 to qualify for the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) World League's Final Four of Pool 2. Argentina, who lost 3-0 to Bulgaria on Saturday,....

Flat pitches will help Australia, says Botham

London : England cricket legend Ian Botham has warned that England will be "playing into Australia's hands" if flat pitches are prepared for the upcoming Ashes tournament starting July 8....

Warner’s explanation for punching me ridiculous: Root

London : England batsman Joe Root added fuel to the Ashes fire on Sunday when he branded Australian hard-hitting batsman David Warner "ridiculous" over his explanation for hitting him in....

BWF turns 81

Kuala Lumpur : The Badminton World Federation (BWF) turned 81 on Sunday, celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the sport's governing body. Founded as the International Badminton Federation (IBF)....

Pressure on Indian cricket eves against New Zealand

Bengaluru : The visiting New Zealand women's cricket team is just one win away from clinching its first-ever One-Day International (ODI) series against India, whom them face in the fourth....

Chile crush Argentina to win first Copa America title

Santiago : Chile captured its first Copa America title by defeating Argentina 4-1 in the penalty shootout. On Saturday, Alexis Sanchez gave his country the victory after Argentines Gonzalo Higuain....

Federer beats Groth to reach Wimbledon last 16

London : Seven-time champion Roger Federer beat Sam Groth of Australia in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon here. In Saturday's match, the 33-year-old dropped the fourth....

Sania-Martina cruise to third round at Wimbledon

Wimbledon: The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruised to the third round of the women's doubles event, handing a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing to Japanese-Italian pair of Kimiko....

Bopanna in second round of mixed doubles at Wimbledon

Wimbledon: India's Rohan Bopanna and his Spanish mixed doubles partner Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez entered the second round after emerging victorious in a hard fought opening round battle against the....

Peru defeat Paraguay, end third in Copa America

Concepcion: Andre Carillo and Paolo Guerrero scored second-half goals as the Peruvian football team defeated Paraguay 2-0 to secure third place in Copa America for the second straight time. Guerrero's....

Serbian footballer Gogic dies after training

Beijing: Serbian Goran Gogic, a player with China's second division club Qingdao Hainiu FC, died of cardiac arrest after a training session. He was 29. On Friday, Gogic was rushed....

Nadal fears his best Wimbledon days may be over

Wimbledon : Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal says he may not be able to return to his heydays in Wimbledon after he was knocked out from the competition in the....

Sledging crackdown killing excitement in cricket: Warner

Sydney : Australia opening batsman David Warner on Friday insisted that the recent moves by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to crack down on sledging are taking the excitement out....

Australia favourites, but England will fight: Pietersen

London : Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen says Australia are favourites to win the upcoming Ashes Test cricket series, but has warned them that the hosts will not go down....

Messi doesn’t need goals to be happy: Coach

CHILE: Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi doesn't need goals to be happy after the forward failed to score but starred in a playmaking role in the 6-1....

Japan beat England to enter women’s World Cup final

Edmonton : Defending champions Japan snatched a dramatic 2-1 win over England to set up a women's FIFA World Cup final against the US here. England, who struck the woodwork....

David Beckham gets minion tattoo

Los Angeles: Former footballer David Beckham has got himself inked with a tattoo of a Minion on his arm. The new inking was chosen by his daughter Harper. The 40-year-old....

ICC congratulates Australia, New Zealand for in day-night Test

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) congratulated Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their landmark decision to play a day-night Test in Adelaide from November 27 to....

After doing well in Tests, I expected ODI call-up: Vijay

Chennai: After being selected in the limited overs series against Zimbabwe, India batsman Murali Vijay said following couple a good run in Tests, he expected to be called up in....

New ODI rules relieves Bangladesh bowlers

Dhaka: The decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to change One-Day International (ODI) rules on field restrictions has brought relief to Bangladeshi bowlers. At its annual conference in Barbados,....

BCCI gives ‘clean chit’ to three accused CSK cricketers

New Delhi: The Indian cricket board on Monday gave "clean chit" to the three international cricketers whom former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi accused of accepting bribes, in....

BCCI denies rift in Indian team

New Delhi: Dismissing media speculation, the Indian cricket board denied that there is any rift in the team between Test skipper Virat Kohli and limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.....