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Raonic, Benneteau withdraw from French Open

PARIS: World number six Milos Raonic and reigning French Open men's doubles champion Julien Benneteau announced on Thursday to pull out of this year's tournament, both due to injuries, a....

Kohli named sixth most marketable athlete in world

New Delhi: Indian cricket's pin-up boy and Test skipper Virat Kohli has been rated as the world's sixth most marketable athlete. Kohli, currently leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian....

Saina Nehwal regains No.1 spot

New Delhi: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained the top spot in the latest women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. The Hyderabadi pipped....

Chelsea F.C. players chill out even before EPL officially ends, share pictures on Instagram

Even though the EPL has not officially ended as of now, several stars of the EPL Champions Chelsea F.C have gone on vacations. Chelsea footballers are in full party mode....

No cricketer bigger than the game: BCCI

Mumbai: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday played down the controversy stirred by Virat Kohli when he met his girlfriend Bollywood star Anushka....

Harbhajan returns to India Test squad

Mumbai: India's one-time premier spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Wednesday recalled to the national Test squad after a gap of two years for the lone Test against Bangladesh next month.....

Xavi Hernandez to quit Barcelona this season, father confirms

According to his father, famous midfielder of Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez has decided to conclude his long relationship with the Catalan giants as the season ends. 35-year-old Spanish footballer joined the....

CSK Captain MS Dhoni fined for inappropriate public comment on umpire’s decision

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 1o% of his match fee for making an inappropriate public comment in relation to an umpire’s decision on Wednesday during....

Virat Kohli escapes fine after breaching BCCI anti-corruption code to meet Anushka Sharma

Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli was let off on Tuesday after being found guilty of violating the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) anti-corruption code.....

I’ve had a tough year: Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas

Madrid: Spanish side Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas has admitted having a "tough" first year with the team but dismissed rumours he'd leave the club despite its interest....

Who is this Tennis champ sentenced to 6 years in jail for rape?

PRETORIA: A judge in South Africa has sentenced the retired doubles Tennis Champion Bob Hewitt to six years in jail for charges of rape and sexual assault against him. On....

‘This is our chance to make our fans happy’: Lionel Messi who led Barcelona to Spain’s La Liga title

MADRID: Lionel Messi, an Argentine soccer phenomenon was undoubtedly the influential force that helped the Barcelona wrap its 23rd Spanish soccer La Liga title sinking the only goal away match....

We want India-Pakistan cricket series: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Indian government on Sunday said it was in favour of a proposed India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series that would promote friendship between the neighbouring nations. "As a sports minister, my....

England will be weaker without Pietersen: Clarke

Sydney: Australia's captain Michael Clarke believes England without middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen will be a weaker side in the Ashes. Australia will play a two-Test series in the West Indies,....

Sania-Martina lose Rome Masters final

Rome: Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were upset by Hungarian-French third seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic to lose the women's doubles final at the Rome....

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis enter Rome Masters final

Rome: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza came out with all guns blazing with Swiss partner Martina Hingis to enter the Rome Masters women's doubles final on the outdoor clay courts....

Sania-Martina reach Rome Masters final

Rome: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza came out with all guns blazing with Swiss partner Martina Hingis to enter the Rome Masters women's doubles final on the outdoor clay courts....

IPL 8: RCB skipper Virat Kohli gets into an ugly spat with umpire Kumar Dharmasena

HYDERABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper and Indian cricket Vice-Captain Virat Kohli got into an ugly spat with Umpire Kumar Dharmasena during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kohli was upset at....

Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne to start a fresh T20 competition for former international players?

SYDNEY: Cricket giants Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are intending to start a fresh Twenty20 (T20) competition for former international players, reports said on Friday. According to the unofficial reports,....

Sania-Martina enter Rome Masters semis

Rome: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza entered the women's doubles semi-finals partnering Swiss ace Martina Hingis to earn a straight sets win in the last eight on the outdoor clay....

ICC Cricket Committee to meet in Mumbai

Mumbai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will discuss course of its action on critical issues like the balance between bat and ball and illegal bowling actions at its annual cricket....

Barcelona reach Champions League final despite Munich loss

Munich: FC Barcelona will play in its eighth Champions League final next month after defeating Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate, despite losing 3-2 here in the second leg of the....

Sri Lankan player tweets about ‘horrendous experience’ in UK. Kumar Sangakkara another victim of racism?

NEW DELHI: Star Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has reportedly become another victim of racism in the United Kingdom after he tweeted about his ‘horrendous experience’ with an immigration official....

Pakistan beat Bangladesh, win Test series 1-0

Mirpur: Bangladesh crumbled facing a near impossible run chase in the second and final cricket Test to leave Pakistan with their only win in the month-long tour as they comprehensively....

Saina awarded Rs.25 lakh by sports ministry

New Delhi: Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal received a cash award of Rs.25 lakh from the sports ministry for reaching the women's singles final of the All England Open Badminton Championships....

BJP MP Kirti Azad opens up about corruption in DDCA, body headed for long by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Two days following Arun Jaitley’s advice that NGOs such as Greenpeace should be transparent and disclose their funding sources, the Central Information Commission (CIC) accuses the Delhi &....

Rayudu, Rohit power Mumbai Indians to five wicket win over Delhi Daredevils

Mumbai: Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma displayed excellent batting skills to help Mumbai Indians register a five wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in a Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter marred....

Boxer Mayweather beats Pacquiao, remains undefeated

Las Vegas: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision in the "Fight of the Century" to improve his overall fight record to 48-0 here. Mayweather survived....

Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma gets engaged to girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh

NEW DELHI: Indian batsman and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma got engaged to his girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh in the most romantic way following the footsteps of his teammate Suresh Raina....

AIFF chief Praful Patel elected AFC vice-president

Manama: All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel was elected unopposed as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) vice-president, South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Region, at the AFC Congress on Thursday.....