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Nadal wins title in Hamburg

Hamburg:  Spain's Rafael Nadal, the top seed, beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the Hamburg Open in Germany.   The win on Sunday gave Nadal his....

Indian swimmers disappoint at World meet

  Kazan (Russia) : Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the semi-finals and final of the three events they took part in the World Swimming Championships here on Sunday.  ....

Ghosh, Manika labour for TT titles

New Delhi : National champion Soumyajit Ghosh stamped his authority to beat his PSPB colleague Harmeet Desai 4-2 to win the men's singles final in the 45th All India Institutional....

India lose to Russia, settle for World archery silver

Copenhagen : The Indian women's recurve archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly settled for the silver losing the World Championship final 4-5 to Russia in an....

MCA lifts ban on Shah Rukh’s entry to Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai:   The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday lifted the ban it imposed three years ago on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium here, MCA vice....

FIFA rules in favour of St. Vincent

Georgetown (Guyana): World football governing body FIFA has turned down a protest by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) alleging that St. Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during....

Never thought of becoming pro: Ronaldo

Madrid: Portuguese footballer and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday said he never believed as a child that he would turn a professional one day. He began training with Andorinha....

Ronaldinho off to winning start for Fluminense

Rio De Janiero:  Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner Ronaldinho helped Fluminense to a 1-0 win over Gremio in his first match for the Brazil club. The 35-year-old played....

IOC elects members of Ethics Commission

Kuala Lumpur:  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected the members of its Ethics Commission during the 128th session, a media report said. The election during the session on Saturday finalises....

Nadal to lead Indian Aces in 2015 IPTL

New Delhi : Multiple Grand Slam champion and former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will make his debut in Season 2 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), scheduled from December....

In a first, Indian-American student baseball player to be honoured

New York:  A rising baseball player Kumar Nambiar from Westchester county will be the first Indian-American student athlete to be honoured as the "New York State Player of the Year,"....

Espanyol sign Chilean footballer Enzo Roco

Lisbon: Portuguese football side Benfica have announced the signing of FC Twente winger Bilal Ould-Chikh for five seasons in a free transfer after his contract expired with the Dutch team. "I....

Barcelona won’t appeal UEFA sanctions over independence flags

Barcelona: FC Barcelona have decided against appeal the fine of 30,000 euros ($33,000) that UEFA imposed after the club failed to keep its fans from flying a Catalan independence flag....

Olympics will help China integrate with world: Daily

Beijing: The 2022 Winter Olympics will help China further integrate with the world, a state-run Chinese daily said on Saturday.   An editorial in Global Times said that Beijing and....

Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, Scorecard

Birmingham:  Following is the scorecard of the Third Ashes Test between Australia and England at Edgbaston here on Friday.   Australia 1st innings:   Chris Rogers lbw b Broad 52....

Mahesh, Joshna in semis of Victoria Open squash

Melbourne : Indians Mahesh Mangaonkar and Joshna Chinappa marched into the semi-finals in the men's and women's sections respectively in the $15,000 Victoria Open squash tournament here on Friday while Kush....

Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur:  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing which hosted an "exceptional" Summer Games in 2008 and promises to do even better this....

‘Barcelona can win six trophies this year’

Barcelona: Spanish football giants FC Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is confident that his club has the capability to clinch six major trophies this year.   The Catalan team has already....

Chelsea deserved EPL title last year: City captain Kompany

London:  Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany concedes that Chelsea played attractive football and deserved to clinch the 2014-15 English Premier League (EPL) title.   "Chelsea were the best team in....

Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo wins RFC India title

Morlem (Goa): Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) clinched the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India title, while Kabir Waraich (Yuvraj Tiwana) finished as the highest ranked....

World triple jump champion Ibarguen seals Diamond Race trophy

Stockholm: Reigning world champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia has completed a hat-trick of Diamond Race titles after winning the women's triple jump event at the Stockholm leg of the IAAF....

Australian PM’s XI match on October 23

Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday confirmed that the annual Prime Minister's XI match will take place on October 23 at Manuka Oval against New Zealand.   The match will....

Rio outlines massive Olympic security plan

Rio de Janerio: .The Rio 2016 Olympics will boast Brazil's largest ever security operation with an 85,000-strong force to patrol event venues and the city's streets, government officials said.  ....

Rio outlines massive Olympic security plan

Rio de Janerio: The Rio 2016 Olympics will boast Brazil's largest ever security operation with an 85,000-strong force to patrol event venues and the city's streets, government officials said. The plan....

Raina completes decade in international cricket

New Delhi Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Thursday completed a decade in international cricket. He made his debut at the age of 20 on July 30, 2005, against Sri Lanka....

Mineiro’s Pratto’s hat-trick sinks Sao Paulo in Serie A

Belo Horizonte: Argentine footballer Lucas Pratto bagged a hat-trick as Atletico Mineiro maintained their two-point lead at the top of Brazil's Serie A standings with a 3-1 win over Sao....

English FA backs Platini to become FIFA chief

London: The English Football Association expressed their support to UEFA president Michel Platini in his bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of FIFA, a media report said. "We....

BCCI ban on Sreesanth to stay: Thakur

New Delhi : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday insisted that the ban on the three Rajasthan Royals players S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila....

Daruvala sixth in Formula Renault double-header

Spa Francorchamps (Belgium) : Sahara Force India Academy driver Jehan Daruvala finished sixth in both the races of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series here in his debut run at the....

Rio 2016 Olympics face pollution challenges: IOC

Kuala Lumpur: Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where sailing competitions will be held, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said....