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Kenyan athletes not to double up in Beijing Worlds

Nairobi: Kenya is pulling the plug in an effort to discourage its athletes from doubling up at the World Championships in Beijing next month. Two athletes -- Olympic 5,000m silver....

Benfica confirm departure of footballer Lima

Lisbon: Brazilian striker Rodrigo Lima has left Portuguese football club Benfica to sign with Al-Ahli Dubai for seven million euros. The 32-year-old joined the Primeira Liga in 2009 when he moved....

WATCH: How WWE champ Seth Rollins smashed John Cena’s nose?

During the main battle of ‘Monday Night Raw’ for the United States championship, the WWE champion Seth Rollins smashed John Cena in a manner nobody could really think of.  Cena....

Aston Villa sign Spanish footballer Crespo

Witton (England): English football club Aston Villa has announced the signing of former Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo till 2018. The 28-year-old Spaniard, who passed his medical this week, arrives....

Maradona plans bid for FIFA presidency

Buenos Aires: Argentine football icon Diego Maradona has denied feeling depressed after the death of his father, saying that he will go "for FIFA" in a video he posted on....

Olympics: OGQ focussed on Rio Olympics

Bengaluru : Not-for-profit organisation Olympic Gold Quest hoped that at least 25 of the 70 sportspersons they are currently supporting will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de....

Ankita loses in women’s tennis

Nanchang (China) : Indian tennis player Ankita Raina was ousted from the opening round of singles at the $115,000 Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open here on Tuesday. China's Chang Liu took....

Saina to lead 18-member Indian squad at World badminton

Jakarta:  In probably the best chance to grab multiple medals, an 18-member Indian badminton contingent led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will vie for honours at the 22nd edition of....

Madappa to play in Porter Cup golf event

New York:Viraj Madappa, the 17-year-old from Kolkata and currently ranked two on the Indian Golf Union (IGU) men's Order of Merit, will become the first Indian amateur to participate in....

iTV Network MD Kartikeya Sharma launches Pro Wrestling League in India

NEW DELHI: After the unprecedented success of Cricket, Hockey, Football, Tennis and Kabaddi leagues, it is now the celebration time for sport of  Indian Wrestling as it is all set....

Mumbai City FC sign Tunisia’s Benachour

Mumbai: Mumbai City FC on Tuesday signed Tunisian footballer Selim Benachour for the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Benachour started his career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2001....

Sampdoria make move for Brazil’s Geferson

Rio de Janeiro:Italian football club Sampdoria have offered Brazil's International five million euros to sign highly-rated left-back Geferson. But the Genoa-based outfit face competition for the 21-year-old's signature from Serie....

Lahiri 11 places up to 50th in world golf rankings

Crans Montana : Following his creditable fifth-place finish at the last week's European Masters here, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri on Monday jumped 11 places to the 50th spot in the....

Footballer Otamendi joins Valencia training session

Paterna (Spain) :Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi returned to training with his Spanish football team here on Monday before heading to Germany for the second pre-season training phase. The Argentinian international....

Indian hockey team to tour France, Spain

New Delhi: Following their fourth place finish at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals in Antwerp, the Indian team, under new chief coach Roelant Oltmans, will tour France and Spain....

Gayle expected to be fit for BBL

Kingston (Jamaica) : Swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is expected to be fit for the beginning of the Big Bash League (BBL) season, despite his back surgery, to turn up....

Red Steel crowned CPL champions

Port of Spain : Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel crowned themselves the new champions of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) when they produced a clinical all-round performance to beat title-holders Barbados....

Cricketer Maddinson not to play against India A

Chennai : Australia A batsman Nic Maddinson will return home on Monday night after sustaining a tendon injury to his right index finger. The injury occurred when Maddinson took an outfield....

France’s Paire beats Robredo for title in Bastad

Bastad (Sweden) : France's Benoit Paire won his first career title, defeating Spain's Tommy Robredo 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 in the final of the Swedish Open here. The 26-year-old Paire, the world....

Britain’s Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

Paris: Britain's Chris Froome won the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, his second victory in the cycling marathon. Germany's Andre Greipel, riding for Lotto-Soudal, won the 21st and....

Austrian Dominic Thiem wins Croatian ATP Open

Zagreb : Austrian Dominic Thiem, with an ATP ranking of 26, beat Portuguese Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-1 to win the 26th edition of the Konzum Croatia Open here. Playing in front....

Ferrari’s Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Budapest : Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel won the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix here on Sunday to tie with late Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna for third place on the....

Indian junior hockey girls beat England to finish third

Breda : India finished third after beating England 1-0 (1-1) via penalty shoot-out in the women's Volvo International Under-21 hockey tournament here on Sunday. Goalkeeperr  Inderpreet Kaur  was the hero for....

Golfer Lahiri finishes fifth, Willett wins European Masters

Crans Montana (Switzerland) : Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired six-under 64 in the fourth and final round to finish an impressive fifth while England's Danny Willett amassed a total of....

Kush bags Tasman squash title

Devonport (Australia): After scripting several success stories as a junior, Kush Kumar drew first blood as a senior pro by winning his maiden Professional Squash Association (PSA) title, the Tasmanian Open....

Donison tops in national karting

Hyderabad : Ricky Donison drove a splendid race for a start-to-finish win in the senior category in the second round of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Karting Championship which concluded here....

Mushfiqur all praise for Bangladesh bowlers

Chittagong: Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is delighted over how the Bangladesh bowlers attacked South Africa's world class batting line-up in the first Test here. Bangladesh's revamped bowling unit deserved the acclaim from....

Special Olympics World Games commence

Los Angeles: With the announcement from United States' First Lady Michelle Obama, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games were officially opened at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum here. "You're uniting us....

Coal India to set up football academy

Kolkata :The world's biggest coal miner, Coal India Limited (CIL), is keen on collaborating with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to set up a football academy, its chairman Sutirtha....

Force India cars to start 11th, 13th

Mogyorod (Hungary) : Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez will start 11th and 13th in Sunday's Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix after the two finished qualifying in the....