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  • LIVE! Blood and water cannot flow at same time: PM on Indus Waters Treaty ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
  • Kohli on Uri attack: Such acts are 'disturbing' ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    India cricket captain Virat Kohli offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the Uri terrorist attack, saying such cowardly acts are "disturbing" and "hurts" every citizen of the country.
  • Modi and Sharif: From gifting shawls to trading barbs ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    The bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seems to have also finally met its demise. Here's a look at their 'relationship'.
  • Intelligent, priceless, impactful... Kohli can't praise Ashwin enough ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    Effusive in his praise for Ravinchandran Ashwin, Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the off-spinner is a "priceless" cricketer to have in the team having contributed with both bat and ball in the massive win over New Zealand in the opening Test in Kanpur.
  • Ban Pakistani artistes? Are we serious? ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    'We have never had a policy regarding Pakistani artistes working in India.''We welcome them with open arms and that remains the official policy of the Indian government, including the current dispensation.'
  • Why's Pune so HOT? ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    Presenting celebrity showstoppers who scorched the ramp at the Pune Fashion Week 2016.
  • PIX: TV's HOTTEST bikini babe? VOTE! ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    A look at television actresses rocking the bikini avatar!
  • Inflation's biggest, yet silent victims! ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    No, they are not you or me, says Geetanjali Krishna.
  • How Ayushmann, Richa, Radhika spent their weekend! ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    Here's how Bollywood stars spent the weekend in various parts of Mumbai.
  • Minimum wage, maximum trouble ( 09/26/2016 08:13 AM )
    If you take the minimum wage to Rs 15,000 tomorrow, the choice may not be between Rs 8,000 and Rs 15,000; it might be Rs 15,000 or nothing, says T N Ninan.
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  • Champions League Preview: Tough test for Real in Dortmund ( 09/26/2016 07:28 AM )
    European champions Real Madrid head to rampaging Borussia Dortmund for their Champions League Group F game on Tuesday in a frazzled state with their buoyant start to the season having been punctured by successive La Liga draws.
  • 3 things Leicester can do to start winning again ( 09/26/2016 06:17 AM )
    After a string of defeats, defender Danny Simpson admits that Leicester City is struggling. Here is how they can do better
  • Mourinho's words that stoked a fire in United's belly ( 09/26/2016 06:02 AM )
    'It's a case of realising how lucky we are and how we should go out there and enjoy it. You can see that everyone did enjoy it and the message clearly did get across'
  • Will boxer Fury be stripped of all his titles? ( 09/26/2016 05:31 AM )
    Tyson Fury will be stripped of his world heavyweight titles, UK's leading boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has said while casting doubts over his return to the ring.
  • Guardiola and the reason for City's 'Sterling' show ( 09/26/2016 04:46 AM )
    Raheem Sterling has hailed ManchesterCity manager Pep Guardiola for helping him turn around his year, in particular for encouraging the winger to "enjoy scoring goals".
  • Why at the moment West Ham's 'just not good enough'... ( 09/26/2016 04:31 AM )
    West Ham United's Mark Noble admitted with rare post-match candour that they were fortunate to escape with a 3-0 defeat by Southampton at the London Stadium on Sunday - their fourth successive reverse in the Premier League.
  • World No 1 Sania unmoved in WTA doubles rankings list ( 09/26/2016 04:10 AM )
    India's Sania Mirza continued to stay on top of the WTA women's doubles ranking following her recent victory in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
  • Baseball world mourns death of Miami Marlins star Fernandez ( 09/26/2016 03:11 AM )
    Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the US Coast Guard said. He was 24 years old.
  • Olympians punished in 1968 get redemption with White House invite ( 09/26/2016 01:52 AM )
    Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the two African-American athletes sent home from the 1968 Olympic Games for their raised-fist protest on the medal podium, will receive a long-awaited moment of redemption at a US team event at the White House this week.
  • Obama, Woods remember Palmer as 'pioneer' in golf ( 09/26/2016 01:34 AM )
    Golfing great Arnold Palmer died on Sunday, aged 87. His death left the golfing fraternity in mourning. Tributes flow...
  • Golfing great Arnold Palmer dies at 87 ( 09/25/2016 11:59 PM )
    Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as "Arnie's Army" and helped propel the game just as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at age 87, the US Golf Association and golf media reported.
  • American football player in Canada killed in shooting ( 09/25/2016 11:16 PM )
    An American player in the Canadian Football League (CFL) was killed in an early morning shooting outside a nightclub in the western city of Calgary, the gaming body said on Sunday.
  • Totti's 250th Serie A goal fails to save Roma ( 09/25/2016 02:09 PM )
    Francesco Totti, two days short of his 40th birthday, scored his 250th Serie A goal for AS Roma on Sunday but it was not enough as they lost 3-1 at Torino.
  • EPL: Southampton's Austin roars on at spluttering Hammers ( 09/25/2016 01:59 PM )
    Southampton won 3-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday to record their fourth successive victory in all competitions and increase the concerns of home supporters about their dismal record at their new stadium.
  • Zverev shocks Wawrinka to win St Petersburg Open ( 09/25/2016 01:43 PM )
    German teenager Alexander Zverev won his first ATP Tour singles title with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 upset win over Switzerland's world number three Stan Wawrinka at the St Petersburg Open on Sunday.
  • Moselle Open: France's Pouille claims first ATP title ( 09/25/2016 01:06 PM )
    Frenchman Lucas Pouille claimed his first ATP title by beating Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem 7-6(5), 6-2 in the Moselle Open final in Metz on Sunday.
  • St Petersburg Open: Paes-Begemann lose in final ( 09/25/2016 09:50 AM )
    India's Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann conceded a one-set advantage to go down to Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen in the men's doubles final of the St Petersburg Open on Sunday.
  • Under 18 Asia Cup: Dilpreet-inspired India thrash Oman ( 09/25/2016 09:08 AM )
    India registered a thumping 11-0 victory over Oman in the U-18 Asia Cup hockey, boosting their chances to make the knockout round, in Dhaka, on Sunday.
  • Berlin marathon: Bekele wins in near record time ( 09/25/2016 07:51 AM )
    Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on a new world record when he out-sprinted Kenya's Wilson Kipsang to win the Berlin marathon in the second fastest race of all time on Sunday.
  • 10 out of 10 for Pep's unstoppable Manchester City ( 09/25/2016 07:37 AM )
    The perfectionist in Pep Guardiola forbids him to get remotely carried away by Manchester City's 100 per cent record this season even though they made it 10 wins out of 10 under their new Spanish manager on Saturday.
  • Pan Pacific Open: Wozniacki wins first title of the season ( 09/25/2016 05:55 AM )
    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki continued her revival by brushing aside Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for the second time and secure her first title of the year.
  • Boxing elections: Singh elected BFI president, Kowli back as secretary ( 09/25/2016 04:54 AM )
    Expected to end four years of administrative turmoil in Indian boxing, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) was elected to office with businessman Ajay Singh winning the Presidential poll by an overwhelming margin.
  • Arsenal's Wenger happy to shed his Chelsea hoodoo ( 09/25/2016 01:04 AM )
    Arsene Wenger hailed his team's first-half performance as "nearly perfect" and allowed himself to entertain the possibility of winning the title, despite Manchester City winning all six of their games so far to sit five points ahead of Arsenal.
  • La Liga PIX: Barcelona close gap as Real draw ( 09/25/2016 12:19 AM )
    Substitute Sergio Araujo struck a late equaliser as Las Palmas held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw and left them with a one-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Saturday.
  • EPL PHOTOS: United crush Leicester, City & Arsenal win ( 09/24/2016 03:13 PM )
    Jose Mourinho's reshaped Manchester United destroyed Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 with a performance that thrilled Old Trafford on Saturday and justified his decision to leave out Wayne Rooney.The shake-up seemed to liberate Paul Pogba who led the way with a polished display, heading his first goal for the club on 42 minutes and starting the clever move that led to Juan Mata firing home United's second after 37 minutes.
  • Arsenal blank Chelsea after first half blitz ( 09/24/2016 02:59 PM )
    Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday, scoring all three goals in the first half to claim their first Premier League victory over their London rivals in 10 attempts.Arsenal gave their manager Arsene Wenger something to celebrate as he marked 20 years in charge of the club, punishing Chelsea for poor defending to race into a 2-0 lead within 15 minutes.
  • Perfect Manchester City eclipse United again ( 09/24/2016 02:43 PM )
    Manchester City beat Swansea 3-1 to make it a perfect 10 victories under Pep Guardiola, including six in the Premier League, as they recorded their best start to a top-flight campaign.City's victory was the perfect riposte to the Spaniard's old rival Jose Mourinho, who earlier saw his remodelled Manchester United sparkle without the dropped Wayne Rooney, thumping Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1.On a day of goals, both Manchester sides were outscored by Liverpool, who crushed Hull City 5-1 to take their tally to 24 in the past eight games.
  • Barcelona cruise past Sporting Gijon without Messi ( 09/24/2016 02:26 PM )
    Luis Suarez and Rafinha scored in the first half before three late goals in seven minutes including two from Neymar gave Barcelona a 5-0 win at 10-man Sporting Gijon on Saturday, their first game this season without Lionel Messi.? After a slow and dull start by Barca, Arda Turan set up Suarez and the Uruguayan rounded Sporting goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar to tap in the opener in the 29th minute.
  • Why United's Rooney may struggle to get back into playing eleven ( 09/24/2016 12:23 PM )
    If Manchester United's performance in a 4-1 rout of English champions Leicester City on Saturday is anything to go by, Wayne Rooney may struggle to get back into the starting eleven.Dropped by manager Jose Mourinho to the substitutes' bench after a series of poor performances, Rooney made a cameo appearance after he replaced Marcus Rashford in the 83rd minute.Although the club captain struck a positive note as he waved and applauded the fans as he headed down the tunnel, his role as the team's driving force is under serious threat after United thrived with Juan Mata filling his position superbly.
  • Wawrinka and Zverev to meet in St. Petersburg Open final ( 09/24/2016 11:39 AM )
    World number three Stan Wawrinka beat Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(8) 6-2 on Saturday and will play Alexander Zverev in the St. Petersburg Open final.The Swiss top seed, playing his first tournament since beating Novak Djokovic to win the U.S. Open title, wore down the Spanish fourth seed Bautista Agut after a tight first set.
  • Bayern need late Kimmich goal to edge past Hamburg ( 09/24/2016 11:33 AM )
    Champions Bayern Munich needed an 88th-minute winner by Joshua Kimmich to beat Hamburg SV 1-0 on Saturday and protect their three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.Strugglers Hamburg had battled hard to protect a goalless draw and end a three-game losing run, with goalkeeper Rene Adler making a string of key saves before Kimmichdrilled in a Franck Ribery cutback at the far post.The result lifted Bayern to 15 points, three ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who beat Freiburg 3-1 on Friday.
  • Paes one win way from ending men's doubles title drought ( 09/24/2016 11:14 AM )
    India's Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann made it to the finals of the St Petersburg Open by recording a straight-set victory over the Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Alexander Kudryavtsev in the men's doubles event.The Indo-German duo defeated the Russian pair 6-3 7-6 in a match that lasted around one and half hours.
  • Here's how you can contribute towards India's Olympic performance ( 09/24/2016 09:41 AM )
    The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) has invited suggestions from all stakeholders and general public for improving performance of India in Olympics and other mega sports events.It has already been announced that government will create a Special Task Force keeping in mind 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Services, Railways fume at being left out of boxing polls ( 09/24/2016 08:26 AM )
    Livid at being ignored for elections to put together a new federation on Sunday, two of Indian boxing's biggest stakeholders -- Railways and Services Sports Control Board -- have lodged a protest with the Sports Ministry.Neither Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) nor the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) will be a part of the election process to constitute the Boxing Federation of India even though they have a vote each.
  • Important to have a good, fit squad: Mumbai City's Forlan ( 09/24/2016 08:14 AM )
    Important to have a good, fit squad: Mumbai City's Forlan
  • EPL: Rooney on bench, Rashford in for Leicester game ( 09/24/2016 07:27 AM )
    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was dropped to the substitutes' bench for the Premier League match against champions Leicester City on Saturday.
  • Sania-Strycova pair win Pan Pacific Open title ( 09/24/2016 07:05 AM )
    India's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated China's Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1, 6-1 in the final to win the women's doubles titles at Toray Pan Pacific Open, in Tokyo, on Saturday.
  • Pan Pacific Open: Wozniacki ends Radwanska reign to reach final ( 09/24/2016 06:10 AM )
    Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to end the Pole's reign at the Ariake Coliseum.
  • Rooney enjoys no 'privileges' at Mourinho's Manchester United ( 09/24/2016 06:07 AM )
    Blaming Wayne Rooney's disappointing form for the criticism he attracted when playing for England against Slovakia, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that the skipper doesn't enjoy any privileges and can be dropped from the team.
  • Now, Indian golfers adopt anti-doping rules ( 09/24/2016 04:57 AM )
    Indian golfers will now come under the ambit of international anti-doping rules as the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) which marks 10 years of its inception, on Saturday, took the initial steps in implementing the international doping guidelines.
  • Are you looking at the worst manager in the history of football? ( 09/24/2016 12:17 AM )
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has sarcastically labelled himself the worst manager in the history of football after he faced criticism following a recent slump in form.
  • Ligue 1: Ten-man PSG slump to second league defeat ( 09/23/2016 11:41 PM )
    Paris St Germain suffered their second defeat of the Ligue 1 season when they lost 2-0 at Toulouse after being reduced to 10 men on Friday.
  • Bundesliga: Dortmund join Bayern on top ( 09/23/2016 11:35 PM )
    Title contenders Borussia Dortmund twice hit the woodwork as they beat Freiburg 3-1 to join leaders Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga.
  • Man City's Kompany sidelined with groin injury ( 09/23/2016 12:08 PM )
    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has suffered another setback after sustaining a groin injury in the League Cup win at Swansea City, the Premier League club said on Friday.After suffering a thigh injury in City's 1-0 Champions League semi-final defeat by Real Madrid in May, Kompany returned to action at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday but was forced off before the end."City skipper Vincent Kompany is receiving treatment for a groin injury sustained in Wednesday's EFL Cup win over Swansea," the club said in a statement on their website
  • Spanish court reopens fraud investigation against Neymar ( 09/23/2016 11:32 AM )
    Spain's High Court said in a written ruling on Friday it had reopened a fraud and corruption investigation into Brazilian soccer player Neymar over his transfer to Barcelona three years ago.The court had initially dropped the charges againt him and his father and agent as well as former Barcelona president Sandro Rossell and ex-Santos president Odilio Rodrigues in July.
  • Barcelona must manage Messi's playing time, says Bauza ( 09/23/2016 08:07 AM )
    Barcelona should manage Lionel Messi's playing time better, Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has said following the forward's latest injury.Argentina captain Messi has started in five of Barca's six games this season, but was forced off in Wednesday's 1-1 home draw against Atletico Madrid with a groin injury that will keep him out of action for three weeks.The 29-year-old will miss Argentina's World Cup qualifiers in Peru on Oct. 6 and at home to Paraguay five days later, the Argentina Football Association (AFA) said in a statement.
  • After Rio Paralympics gold, Jhajharia aims for treble in Tokyo ( 09/23/2016 07:51 AM )
    The gold medal in men's javelin throw F46 category in the Rio Paralympics made Devendra Jhajharia the most successful Indian para athlete ever but he is in no mood to stop here and is eyeing for a treble in the 2020 Tokyo Games.The 35-year-old Jhajharia, a left-hand amputee, is the only Indian para athlete to have won two gold medals in the Paralympics, the earlier one being the yellow metal he won in 2004 Athens."I am not stopping here after the Rio success. I have enough gas in my tank and I will definitely go for gold in Tokyo. I know my body and I can still train two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening rigorously everyday, just like I did in the build-up to the Rio Paralympics," Jhajharia told PTI in an interview.
  • Paes-Begemann roll into St Petersburg semis ( 09/23/2016 07:04 AM )
    Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann have stormed into the semi-finals of the St. Petersburg Open after clinching a straight-sets victory in the men's doubles event on Friday.
  • Injured Serena pulls out of Wuhan, China Opens, eyes Tour Finals return ( 09/23/2016 06:59 AM )
    Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Wuhan and China Opens due to a persistent shoulder injury and is targeting a return to action in next month's WTA Finals in Singapore, the World No 2 said on Friday.
  • Sania-Strycova enter Japan final ( 09/23/2016 06:48 AM )
    India's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated unseeded pair of Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Spain's Maria Jose Martina Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to enter the Toray Pan Pacific Open final, in Tokyo on Friday.
  • Paralympic medal winners to be recommended for Padma awards ( 09/23/2016 06:30 AM )
    In a bid to give increased recognition to their achievements, the medallists from the Rio Paralympics will be recommended for the Padma awards this year by the Sports Ministry.
  • Japan Open: Srikanth loses in quarters ( 09/23/2016 06:24 AM )
    India's challenge at the Japan Super Series came to a grinding halt when shuttler Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament after suffering a defeat in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event here on Friday.
  • Real Madrid wooing benched Fabregas? ( 09/23/2016 05:12 AM )
    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has quashed persistent transfer rumours, saying he had never thought of leaving the StamfordBridge and that he is extremely happy with his current club.
  • Ricciardo interview: Of Hamilton, Rosberg and awkward silences! ( 09/23/2016 02:54 AM )
    'The best part is if you get on the podium with them two, in the room before we go out on the podium just after the race, you take the helmet off and it's awkward for me because it's just so silent'
  • How India can win 50 Olympic medals in 2024 ( 09/23/2016 01:28 AM )
    The NITI Aayog has big plans for Indian sport.
  • Can anger bring consistency to Liverpool's game? ( 09/23/2016 01:16 AM )
    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp wants his players to be "angry" and guard against complacency when they entertain promoted HullCity on Saturday.
  • Messi injury a worry for Barca and Argentina ( 09/23/2016 12:25 AM )
    The rest of Barcelona's squad will have to do "a little bit more" to make up for the absence of five-times World Player of the Year Lionel Messi for the next three weeks, according to captain Andres Iniesta.
  • India to host New Zealand in next Davis Cup tie ( 09/22/2016 12:16 PM )
    India were today drawn to play New Zealand at home in their next Davis Cup tie in the Asia/Oceania Group I competition, which is scheduled forFebruary 3-5.It was after beating New Zealand 3-2 in an away tie that India qualified for the World Group Play-offs in 2015 season.India are back in the Asia Oceania zone after being whitewashed by five-time champions Spain in the World Group play-off tie.
  • PM Modi delighted to meet Rio Paralympians ( 09/22/2016 11:35 AM )
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met the Indian athletes who took part in the Rio Paralympic Games, including the four medallists, and applauded them for making the country proud with their achievements.The 19-member Indian contingent had returned home from the Paralympics with two golds, one silver and a bronze.Mariyappan Thangavelu (men's T42 high jump) and Devendra Jhajharia (men's F46 javelin throw) had won gold in their respective events while Deepa Malik (women's F53 shot put) and Varun Singh Bhati (men's T42 high jump) had bagged a silver and bronze respectively.
  • Indian shooters finish second in Junior World Cup ( 09/22/2016 10:57 AM )
    Lakshaya and Kismat Chopra along with Manavaditya Singh Rathore on Thursday bagged the team bronze in the Men's Trap event as India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup with a total of 24 medals to grab the second place in the overall standings.India finished with a total of nine gold, five silver and 10 bronze medals as the year's second and final Junior World Cup concluded in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
  • Barca must do 'a little bit more" without Messi ( 09/22/2016 09:07 AM )
    The rest of Barcelona's squad will have to do "a little bit more" to make up for the absence of five-times World Player of the Year Lionel Messi for the next three weeks, according to captain Andres Iniesta.The Argentina forward faces a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a groin injury in Wednesday's 1-1 La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid."There's no question we are stronger with Messi," Iniesta told Cadena Cope radio ahead of Saturday's match at Sporting Gijon. "When these things happen we all have to give a little bit more.
  • Srikanth advances to quarterfinals of Japan Open ( 09/22/2016 06:55 AM )
    Rio Olympics quarterfinalist K Srikanth emerged as the lone survivor at the Japan Open after he reached the last eight stage of the men's singles competition at the Super Series event in Tokyo on Thursday.However, it wasn't the sort of victory that Srikanth would have ever wished for as his match against compatriot Ajay Jayaram was stopped midway after the 28-year-old Mumbai-based shuttler injured his left ankle.
  • Mourinho hits out at 'Einsteins' for criticism ( 09/22/2016 06:39 AM )
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has lashed out at football's "Einsteins" for criticising him during the English Premier League club's run of three successive defeats.Despite winning the first four games of his tenure, Mourinho has come under scrutiny from the media after United's slump in form with the club currently six points behind leaders Manchester City in the league.United returned to winning ways after beating third-tier side Northampton Town 3-1 in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday.
  • Serie A: Juve go top, Napoli frustrated at Genoa ( 09/22/2016 02:53 AM )
    Champions Juventus returned to the top of Serie A with a 4-0 home rout of Cagliari on Wednesday, while former leaders Napoli dropped to second after being held to a goalless draw at Genoa.
  • New mayor kills off Rome's 2024 Olympics bid ( 09/22/2016 02:22 AM )
    Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying staging the summer games would bury the Italian capital under mountains of debt and tonnes of cement.
  • 'London is perfect choice for Euro 2020 final' ( 09/22/2016 02:12 AM )
    New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes London is the perfect choice to stage the climax to Euro 2020 after 12 other cities across the continent host earlier matches, he said on Wednesday.
  • Dutch Cup: Video referee makes first impact as yellow turns to red ( 09/22/2016 01:31 AM )
    Willem II Tilburg midfielder Anouar Kali became the first player in the Netherlands to get his marching orders from the 'video assistant referee' (VAR) after his yellow card in a Dutch Cup tie against Ajax Amsterdam was turned into a red on Wednesday.
  • La Liga: Barca held by Atletico after Messi limps off; Real drop points ( 09/22/2016 12:49 AM )
    Barcelona failed to capitalise on Real Madrid dropping points against Villarreal as the La Liga champions were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, while talisman Lionel Messi limped off with a groin injury.
  • League Cup: Manchester clubs win to tee up fourth round tie ( 09/22/2016 12:32 AM )
    Manchester City continued their imperious start to the season with a 2-1 win over Swansea City to reach the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday but it was a testing night for rivals United who eventually overcame Northampton Town 3-1.
  • Mongolian coaches banned for three years for Rio strip ( 09/21/2016 11:39 PM )
    Two Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped off in protest at the judging at last month's Rio Olympics have been suspended for three years, the sport's international federation said on Wednesday.
  • Hurt Ritu Rani retires from international hockey ( 09/21/2016 11:03 AM )
    Former Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani has reitered from international hockey after being deeply hurt following her axing from the Rio Olympics-bound squad.Ritu, who was controversially dropped from the team for the Rio Olympics citing "attitude" issues, however was included in the 29 probables for the National camp which began in Bhopal on Sunday.
  • John Abraham meets Assam CM to discuss ISL opening ceremony ( 09/21/2016 08:19 AM )
    Bollywood actor John Abraham, also the owner of NorthEast United Football Club (NEUFC), called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed with him issues related to the opening ceremony of the third edition of Indian Sports League (ISL) in Guwahati.The Chief Minister and the Bollywood actor discussed last evening the measures being taken to make the opening ceremony a success, an official release said on Wednesday.
  • Cup hero Fabregas ready to step up for Chelsea ( 09/21/2016 07:10 AM )
    Midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists he can play a key role for Chelsea after scoring an extra-time brace to help the Blues knock Premier League champions Leicester City out of the League Cup on Tuesday.Fabregas has been on the fringes of new manager Antonio Conte's Chelsea side since the start of the season, having made just three league appearances from the bench.
  • Cuba volleyball players found guilty of rape in Finland ( 09/21/2016 07:04 AM )
    Five volleyball players from the Cuban national team were found guilty on Tuesday of aggravated rape of a woman while they were in Finland in July for a World League tournament prior to the Rio Olympics.
  • 'Extraordinary' Neymar gets Enrique, Simeone backiing ( 09/21/2016 05:59 AM )
    Former Barcelona great Michael Laudrup lambasted the Brazil international for "provoking" the opposition in Saturday's 5-1 win at Leganes and Neymar's flamboyant style will be scrutinised again on Wednesday when Barcelona host Atletico.
  • Japan Open: Shuttlers Jayaram, Prannoy, Srikanth make second round ( 09/21/2016 05:33 AM )
    It was a mixed day for Indian shuttlers at the Japan Super Series as Ajay Jayaram, H S Prannoy and K Srikanth fought their way to the second round of the men's singles competition in Tokyo on Wednesday.
  • Fit-again Ronaldo, Bale to return against Villarreal ( 09/21/2016 01:53 AM )
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will return to action for Real Madrid's La Liga game with Villarreal on Wednesday, coach Zinedine Zidane said.
  • PSG beat Dijon 3-0 to keep pressure on Monaco ( 09/21/2016 01:17 AM )
    Champions Paris St Germain provisionally moved back to the top of Ligue 1 as Adam Lang's own goal, Edinson Cavani's penalty and a second-half header from Lucas Moura downed promoted Dijon 3-0 at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.
  • Milan building momentum in Serie A after 2-0 win over Lazio ( 09/21/2016 01:02 AM )
    AC Milan beat visitors Lazio 2-0 to claim consecutive Serie A wins for the first time since February thanks to Carlos Bacca's fifth goal of the season and an M'Baye Niang penalty on Tuesday.
  • League Cup: Fabregas gives Chelsea win at Leicester, Everton lose ( 09/21/2016 12:24 AM )
    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas gave his manager a reminder of his talents by scoring twice in extra time as they fought back from two goals down to knock Premier League champions LeicesterCity out of the League Cup 4-2 on Tuesday.
  • 'This celebrity status is only because of my medal' ( 09/20/2016 11:38 PM )
    The Rio Olympics bronze medalist shared the stage with Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha during the Whisper 'Like a Girl' campaign.When asked about the recent trend of making biopics on sportsmen, Sonakshi said that she will be thrilled to star as Sakshi if at all a movie was made based on the wrestler's life.
  • Guardiola demands apology before Toure plays again ( 09/20/2016 01:26 PM )
    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure will not play for Manchester City again until the Premier League club receive an apology for comments made by his agent, manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday."He must apologise. If he doesn't, he won't play," Guardiola told reporters.The 33-year-old player's agent Dimitri Seluk, who had said Toure felt "humiliated" after being left out of City's Champions League squad, hit back in similarly uncompromising fashion.
  • Michael Chopra hits back at India's coach Constantine ( 09/20/2016 01:19 PM )
    National football coach Stephen Constantine may have ruled Michael Chopra out from representing India but the British PIO today said he's not lost hope and was waiting the 53-year-old's exit.Hitting out at the India coach, the Kerala Blasters forward said: "Stephen Constantine can say whatever he wants. Personally, it's not a problem for me. Well has he achieved anything in the game as a player? No."There had been reports that All India Football Federation may not be too keen to extend Constantine's contract that gets over in February, a month before the Asian Cup qualifiers begin.
  • Sania-Strycova make winning start in Pan Pacific Open ( 09/20/2016 11:11 AM )
    India's Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova entered the second round of the women's doubles event at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday, after registering a hard-fought three sets win over unseeded local duo of Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara.The second seeded Indo-Czech pair had to sweat it out for exactly two hours to getter of the Japanese combination 6-7(3) 7-5 10-8 in the super tie-breaker.
  • Jitu, Sanjeev, Mairaj to represent India in ISSF WC Finals ( 09/20/2016 09:45 AM )
    Ace shooters Jitu Rai, Sanjeev Rajput and Mairaj Ahmad Khan will represent India at the season ending ISSF World Cup Finals to be held in the cities of Bologna and Rome in Italy next month.The rifle and pistol events will be held in Bologna from October 4-10 and the shotgun event is scheduled to be held in Rome from October 10-16.
  • Kashyap to face Srikanth in opening round at Japan Open ( 09/20/2016 06:14 AM )
    Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap advanced to the main draw of the men's singles competition of Japan Super Series after registering twin victories in the two rounds of the qualifiers in Tokyo on Tuesday.
  • Ranieri urges fans to give returning Kante warm welcome ( 09/20/2016 05:41 AM )
    LeicesterCity manager Claudio Ranieri hopes Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will be given a warm reception when he returns to his old stomping ground for the first time since leaving the English champions.
  • Wenger surprised by Bendtner's move to Forest ( 09/20/2016 05:21 AM )
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was surprised by his former striker Nicklas Bendtner's move to second-tier side NottinghamForest, but hoped it would revive the Dane's stalled career.
  • EPL: Realist Koeman downplays 'crazy' title talk ( 09/20/2016 04:45 AM )
    I don't think we can do a Leicester. I am realistic, says Everton manager
  • Nadal, Farah speak out after hackers leak more WADA records ( 09/20/2016 01:23 AM )
    Tennis World No 5 Rafael Nadal and Olympic champion Mo Farah have spoken in defence after Russian cyber espionage group Fancy Bears leaked their medical data on Monday.
  • Davis Cup: India get second seeding for 2017 season ( 09/20/2016 12:46 AM )
    The Indian Davis Cup team, whitewashed by formidable Spain in the World Group Play-off tie, were seeded second behind Kazakhstan in the Asia/Oceania Group 1.
  • Plea talks under way in FIFA bribery case as US trial date set ( 09/20/2016 12:37 AM )
    Several defendants charged in a wide-ranging corruption case involving soccer's global governing body FIFA are in talks with US officials about possibly pleading guilty, a US prosecutor said on Monday.
  • WADA leaks: Russian hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal ( 09/20/2016 12:30 AM )
    Documents relating to Farah, and published on the fancybear.net website, showed that the distance runner had no active Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) at the time of the Olympics.TUEs allow athletes to take banned substances for verified medical needs and there is no suggestion any of those named have broken any rules
  • Men's tennis seems so middle-aged... ( 09/19/2016 11:32 PM )
    'Not only are four of the top five fathers, but Federer famously injured a knee, weakened by years of twisting and turning on tennis courts, early this year while giving his elder pair of twins a bath.'
  • Stoke manager Hughes fined by FA for misconduct ( 09/19/2016 01:51 PM )
    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been fined 8,000 pounds ($10,400) after he accepted a misconduct charge in relation to an incident during their 4-0 Premier League loss to Tottenham Hotspur, the English FA said on Monday.Hughes was sent to the stands against Spurs on Sept. 10 after reacting angrily to the referee's decision to book his striker Marko Arnautovic for diving.
  • Rooney conundrum is Mourinho's biggest headache ( 09/19/2016 11:25 AM )
    Of all the managerial dilemmas facing Manchester United's Jose Mourinho after three success defeats, the future of his captain Wayne Rooney is by far the most pressing.The England captain, deployed in a central midfield role this season, has been a peripheral figure in a team struggling to gel and his lacklustre performance in the 3-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday led to widespread calls for him to be dropped.Rooney mustered one shot, did not play a single through ball and created only two chances for team mates with the nine corners and free kicks he took.
  • Coach Nandi reveals how he got the best out of gymnast Dipa ( 09/19/2016 09:46 AM )
    Dipa Karmakar's coach Bishweshwar Nandi never used corporal punishment over his ward during a career spanning more than 15 years, but he used to attack the the star gymnast "psychologically" to stir up her emotions, that resulted in a historic fourth place finish in Rio.Revealing the secret of his training, the Dronacharya awardee coach said, "In this era of scientific training, corporal punishment is a strict 'no-no'." "I've to attack her psychologically. At times she would break down and was so hurt that she would plead, 'don't tell me like this, it's more painful than getting caned', but that's my technique.
  • Cycling: Data leak boosts Froome, puts Wiggins in spotlight ( 09/19/2016 09:32 AM )
    Chris Froome's credibility as triple Tour de France champion has only been boosted by the hacking of his private medical information, according to a South African physiologist who carried out tests on the Briton last year.
  • ISSF Junior World Cup: Indian shooters continue medal-winning spree ( 09/19/2016 09:29 AM )
    Indian shooters got off to a positive start on day one of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun), clinching seven medals, including three golds, at Gabala in Azerbaijan on Sunday.
  • Today's F1 cars are less attractive, more boring: Alonso ( 09/19/2016 09:16 AM )
    'The hunger is always there. After one year and a half without being close to the podium, I have more motivation. I come out as a lion in every race'
  • 'Michael Schumacher cannot walk' ( 09/19/2016 08:38 AM )
    In what may come as heartbreaking news to his millions of fans world over, Michael Schumacher's lawyer Felix Damm has said in a court hearing that the former F1 champion 'cannot walk' following his 2013 skiing accident in France.
  • 10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week! ( 09/19/2016 08:37 AM )
    A mix of interesting events, coupled with big, shocking results, in the sporting world, grabbed headlines last week.From Manchester United being stunned by Watford to lose their third consecutive match to Nico Rosberg taking the World Championship lead from Mercedes teammate and rival Lewis Hamilton by clinching the Singapore Grand Prix.The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium on Sunday evening. Not before, we witnessed some enthralling action.
  • Mapping the 2016 Paralympics: How countries fared at the Games in Rio ( 09/19/2016 07:32 AM )
    The Rediff Labs team analysed the data from Rio 2016 Paralympic Games' official website and created the above map with a total number of medals won by each country.
  • Leander Paes on jealous competitors and personal life issues ( 09/19/2016 05:56 AM )
    His monumental achievements notwithstanding, controversies keep chasing Leander Paes.
  • Exhausted Murray desperate for a break ( 09/19/2016 03:54 AM )
    Andy Murray is itching for a break after an exhausting few months, the world number two said, after defending champions Britain were knocked out by Argentina 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final.
  • Why seeing Nadal makes me happy and sad ( 09/19/2016 03:33 AM )
    'And that was what I missed the most when I saw Nadal play in Delhi, the banter with my mom, because she's gone and I won't get to share that moment with her.''Superfan' Roshneesh Kmaneck on watching Rafa in person.
  • Economic slowdown hurts Singapore GP attendance ( 09/19/2016 02:55 AM )
    Attendance at the Singapore Grand Prix, one of the most popular races on the calendar fell this year, hurt by a slowdown in the local and global economy.
  • Serie A: Allegri blasts Juve after defeat at Inter ( 09/19/2016 01:44 AM )
    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri criticised his players for letting their guard down and losing 2-1 at arch-rivals Inter Milan after taking the lead in the second half at the San Siro.
  • Davis Cup: Argentina dump Britain; Cilic fires Croatia into final ( 09/19/2016 01:27 AM )
    Marin Cilic sent Croatia into the Davis Cup final with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory against Richard Gasquet on Sunday that gave the hosts a 3-1 win over France.
  • F1 to investigate 'very dangerous' marshal incident ( 09/19/2016 12:41 AM )
    Formula One's governing body is to investigate an incident that saw cars cleared to race while a marshal was still on track following a Singapore Grand Prix safety car period on Sunday.
  • La Liga PIX: Real Madrid equal record for successive wins ( 09/19/2016 12:24 AM )
    Real Madrid brushed off the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to beat Espanyol 2-0 away and maintain their 100 per cent start to the league season while matching the La Liga record of 16 consecutive victories.
  • EPL PHOTOS: Tottenham's Kane sinks Sunderland then stretchered off ( 09/18/2016 11:01 PM )
    Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane pounced on a piece of comical defending to secure a 1-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday although he was later wheeled away on a stretcher after suffering an ankle injury.
  • Will wait 30 mins for you but win us a medal in Tokyo: Big B to Dipa ( 09/18/2016 01:06 PM )
    Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who finished a historic fourth in Rio Olympics vault, aspires to beat reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles of US in Tokyo Games four years later."My next aim is to beat Simone Biles in Tokyo 2020, that's my target. I know very well that if I aspire to beat the champion, I would at least finish with a gold or silver," the 23-year-old who was given a golden crown at a felicitation ceremony of FD Block Sarbojanin Puja Committee said.
  • Mourinho goes from Special One to Beaten One ( 09/18/2016 12:39 PM )
    Another match, another defeat for Jose Mourinho.Sunday's 3-1 loss at Watford was United's third in eight days and sent statisticians scrambling to find out when the 'Special One' had last been such a Beaten One.The answer was 2006. While Mourinho did lose three consecutive games last year with Chelsea, one of those was after a shootout in the Capital One Cup.
  • Davis Cup: Nagal shows spark but Spain inflict 5-0 whitewash on India ( 09/18/2016 12:23 PM )
    Young Sumit Nagal showed spark in his game on Davis Cup debut before 'breathing problem' scuttled his victory march as India suffered a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of mighty Spain in the World Group Play-off tie, in New Delhi on Sunday.Up against the reigning Olympic and French Open doubles champion Marc Lopez, who does not play singles anymore, the 19-year-old Nagal dominated the proceedings under muggy conditions before losing 3-6 6-1 3-6 in the dead fourth rubber, that lasted more than two hours.It was a mountainous task for Ramkumar Ramanathan to prevent a clean sweep since he had world number 13 David Ferrer as his opponent. The Spaniard cruised to a 6-2 6-2 win to complete a dominating 5-0 win for his side even as Ramkumar fought his heart out, giving his all.
  • Rosberg celebrates 200th race with Singapore win ( 09/18/2016 10:59 AM )
    Nico Rosberg led from pole to flag to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and celebrate his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.After a chaotic start that brought out a safety car on the opening lap, Rosberg stayed clear of a late charging Daniel Ricciardo in a Red Bull at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as Hamilton completed the podium in third place.
  • Watford condemns Manchester United to third successive defeat ( 09/18/2016 10:49 AM )
    Manchester United suffered their third defeat in eight days as Watford handed Jose Mourinho his worst run as a manager in a decade.Goals from Etienne Capoue, Juan Zuniga and a late penalty from Troy Deeney overwhelmed the visitors, who had levelled with a solitary strike from Marcus Rashford.
  • Tiger Woods is by far the best golfer, says Kapil Dev ( 09/18/2016 10:20 AM )
    An avid golfer himself, cricket great Kapil Dev on Sunday said Tiger Woods is by far the best golfer who continues to inspire millions to the sport."In the last 20 years what I have seen, Tiger Woods made an immense impact upon youngsters and millions of other people. Though he had a rough time recently, he had his good times and nobody was better than him," Kapil said in Bengaluru."People say it is an old man's game. I don't think so. I just think why I didn't I play the game when I was young."
  • Basketball: India beat Chinese Taipei to finish 7th in Asia Challenge ( 09/18/2016 08:10 AM )
    The Indian men's basketball team upstaged Chinese Taipei 80-68 in a classification match to finish seventh in the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 in Tehrah on Sunday.Chinese Taipei took the early initiative and surged ahead 22-15 in the first quarter.The Indians, however, came back strongly and in the second quarter took a slender one point lead at 33-32.
  • ISSF's Junior World Cup: Indian shooter grabs gold ( 09/18/2016 07:49 AM )
    Young Indian shooter Subhankar Pramanick clinched the gold medal in 50-metre rifle prone event at the ISSF Junior World Cup for pistol, rifle andshotgun in Gabala, Azerbaijan, on Sunday.
  • Klopp building something special at Liverpool, says Wijnaldum ( 09/18/2016 06:43 AM )
    Manager Juergen Klopp's leadership is laying the foundations for "something special" at Liverpool, forward Giorginio Wijnaldum has said.Liverpool have started the new Premier League campaign with 10 points from a possible 15 after a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Friday.The Merseyside club, who won at Arsenal and also beat champions Leicester City 4-1, were held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane following their 2-0 defeat by promoted Burnley last month.
  • Coach Koeman demands more from unbeaten Everton ( 09/18/2016 06:30 AM )
    Everton manager Ronald Koeman is not one to get carried away so it was unsurprising that he reacted to their best ever start to a Premier League season by focusing on where they needed to improve.Everton made light work of promoted Middlesbrough on Saturday, fighting back from going behind to win 3-1, with midfielder Gareth Barry marking his 600th Premier League appearance with a goal.Further efforts from Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku wrapped up a victory that lifted unbeaten Everton back into second in the table after five games.
  • Everton manager hails 'perfect player' Barry ( 09/18/2016 06:02 AM )
    Gareth Barry is the perfect player for Everton, manager Ronald Koeman has said after the midfielder scored in his 600th Premier League appearance to help the club beat Middlesbrough 3-1.
  • Belgian Open: Shuttler Sourabh falls at final hurdle ( 09/18/2016 04:33 AM )
    Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma fell at the final hurdle as he lost to Lucas Corvee of France in straight sets in the summit clash of the Belgian International badminton tournament in Leuven.
  • We didn't put best mixed team in Olympics, says bitter Paes ( 09/18/2016 04:18 AM )
    The bitterness of not getting a shot at the Olympics mixed doubles event continues to rankle Leander Peas and the veteran Indian tennis star has no qualms in stating that the country did not send its best team in the event to Rio.
  • Spain back where they belong, says Nadal ( 09/18/2016 03:18 AM )
    Two years after Spain's stunning fall from grace in Davis Cup tennis, Rafael Nadal has hailed his nation's return to the World Group after victory in the playoff against India.
  • Nadal showers praises on veteran Paes ( 09/18/2016 02:12 AM )
    Indian ace Leander Paes is one of the biggest stars in doubles and one of the best players in the history of tennis, said fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, who led Spain to the Davis Cup World Group by winning the doubles match in New Delhi on Saturday night.
  • De Bruyne on 'another level'... just like Guardiola's City ( 09/18/2016 01:44 AM )
    Kevin de Bruyne was hailed as playing football "on another level" by his manager Pep Guardiola after the Belgian maestro orchestrated another Manchester City symphony on Saturday.
  • Paralympics tragedy: Iranian cyclist death casts pall over Games ( 09/17/2016 10:52 PM )
    Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after crashing in the C4-5 event at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, the first such death at the Games since they began in 1960, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said.
  • When coach Nandi channelised Dipa's temper to her advantage ( 09/17/2016 02:31 PM )
    Star gymnast Dipa Karmakar's coach Bisweshwar Nandi has dismissed the notion that it would have been better had the medalists and other top performers at the Rio Games been given financial before their sojourn to Brazil.
  • Davis Cup: Nadal/Lopez beat Paes/Myneni as Spain lead 3-0 ( 09/17/2016 01:57 PM )
    Rafael Nadal came to the party just when it mattered most as he partnered Marc Lopez scripting a decisive win against Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni giving Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup Play-off tie against India in New Delhi on Saturday.Paes and Saketh Myneni, combining for the first time in Davis Cup, lost 6-4 6-7(2) 4-6 4-6 but not without a brave fight that tested the Rio Olympic gold medallist pair for three hours and 23 minutes in the must-win rubber. The defeat also prolonged the Indian legend's wait for the world record wins Davis Cup.
  • Rosberg has plenty to celebrate ahead of 200th race ( 09/17/2016 01:13 PM )
    He will be hoping to maintain his push for a first championship with a maiden win in Singapore, a race that has only ever been won by world champions since the inaugural grand prix in 2008."It may be time to change that then," said Rosberg, when reminded of the statistic.
  • Basketball: India lose to Japan 66-77, to play for 7th spot ( 09/17/2016 12:55 PM )
    Indian hoopsters lost their fifth place classification match against Japan 66-77 in the FIBA Asia Challenge Basketball Championship in Tehran on Saturday.India will now take on Taipei in the 7th place classification match.Japan led in first quarter by 22-14 but India had the better performance in the second quarter 18-19. The winners did well to consolidate in the next two quarters with break up scores of 20-18 and 17-15 respectively.
  • La Liga: Barcelona win easily, Atletico thrash Sporting ( 09/17/2016 12:41 PM )
    Barcelona's attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as the champions roared back into life in La Liga with a dominant 5-1 victory at promoted Leganes on Saturday.Messi sidefooted in a simple cross from Suarez to strike the opening goal after 15 minutes and returned the favour for the Uruguayan to nudge in the second in the 31st.
  • EPL PHOTOS: De Bruyne inspires City; wins for Arsenal & Leicester ( 09/17/2016 12:33 PM )
    Kevin De Bruyne, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan gave Man City a 4-0 win over Bournemouth before Nolito was sent off.
  • Bayern come back to beat Ingolstadt and stay top of table ( 09/17/2016 11:59 AM )
    Bayern Munich came from a goal down at home to beat Ingolstadt 3-1 on Saturday and make it three wins in three Bundesliga matches as they went two points clear at the top.The champions were far less convincing than in their Champions League 5-0 win over Rostov on Tuesday and were caught napping after eight minutes with Paraguayan Dario Lezcano slipping the ball through the legs of Manuel Neuer.
  • Rosberg storms to pole in Singapore ( 09/17/2016 10:40 AM )
    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took pole position for his 200th Formula One race after a stunning qualifying lap around Singapore's Marina Bay street circuit on Saturday.The German's best lap of one minute 42.584 seconds left him perfectly placed to retake the championship lead from British team mate Lewis Hamilton under the floodlights on Sunday.
  • Matter of time before Pogba shows his quality: Mourinho ( 09/17/2016 09:30 AM )
    Jose Mourinho has offered another vote of confidence in Paul Pogba, adamant that Manchester United's misfiring summer signing should not be judged on his world-record transfer fee.United's manager says it is just a matter of time before the French midfielder demonstrates his natural quality at Old Trafford following an underwhelming spell since his landmark 89 million pounds ($115.71 million) move from Juventus in August.
  • Henderson screamer has echoes of Gerrard at his best ( 09/17/2016 07:11 AM )
    Jordan Henderson has spent much ofhis Liverpool career being compared unfavourably with Steven Gerrard, but his stunning goal against Chelsea on Friday could have come straight from the copybook of the former Anfield hero.After Dejan Lovren had put Liverpool ahead, Hendersontook aim from 30 metres, curling home a superb effort that ended a goal drought stretching back more than eight months.It put Liverpool two ahead on their way to a 2-1 victory that ended the hosts' unbeaten start to the season and underlined the growing potential of Juergen Klopp's Liverpool side.
  • Australian rower Brennan 'beyond disappointed' by WADA data hack ( 09/17/2016 05:35 AM )
    Australian Olympic champion rower Kim Brennan has spoken of her deep disappointment that her integrity as a clean athlete has been called into question over a shot of adrenaline administered in a medical emergency.
  • Aguero, Higuain set for Argentina return ( 09/17/2016 03:29 AM )
    Sergio Aguero, in fine scoring form for Manchester City this season, looks set to lead Argentina's attack in next month's World Cup qualifiers after being recalled to their squad on Friday.
  • Davis Cup: Del Potro sinks Murray in epic tie, Argentina take 2-0 lead ( 09/17/2016 03:21 AM )
    Juan Martin del Potro delivered a huge blow to Britain's hopes of retaining the Davis Cup when he beat Andy Murray 6-4, 5-7, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 in a five-hour thriller as Argentina grabbed a 2-0 lead in their world group semi-final on Friday.
  • Thiago Silva gets Brazil recall for World Cup qualifiers ( 09/17/2016 03:03 AM )
    Brazil coach Tite has recalled veteran central defender Thiago Silva to his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela.
  • French Ligue 1: Four-star Cavani helps PSG sink Caen ( 09/17/2016 02:58 AM )
    Edinson Cavani silenced his critics when he scored four goals in Paris St Germain's 6-0 victory at Caen in Ligue 1 on Friday.
  • Davis Cup PIX: Croatia and France deadlocked after singles ( 09/17/2016 02:45 AM )
    Croatia and France were tied at 1-1 after Friday's singles in their Davis Cup semi-final clash in Zadar after Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic both won their matches.
  • EPL PHOTOS: Henderson stunner headlines Liverpool win over Chelsea ( 09/17/2016 02:35 AM )
    A stunning strike from Jordan Henderson helped Liverpool secure a comfortable 2-1 win at Chelsea on Friday that ended the London club's unbeaten start to the season and underlined the growing potential of Juergen Klopp's side.
  • Stoke manager Hughes to not contest FA charge ( 09/16/2016 02:43 PM )
    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says he will not contest the Football Association's misconduct charge against him after he was sent off in Saturday's 4-0 Premier League defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.
  • EPL: Silva may miss out for Manchester City ( 09/16/2016 02:39 PM )
    ManchesterCity could be without playmaker David Silva for Saturday's home game against Bournemouth while midfielder Ilkay Guendogan may make his Premier League debut.
  • 'We have to have more speed and consistency' ( 09/16/2016 02:35 PM )
    Blown away by Spain's David Ferrer in the second singles, Shaketh Myneni said he will have to put the disappointing day behind him and try to get back the momentum for India when he pairs up with Leander Paes for the doubles on Saturday.
  • The curious case of Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from Davis Cup tie ( 09/16/2016 02:27 PM )
    Rafael Nadal's decision to opt out of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off opening tie remained shrouded in mystery with Spain captain Conchita Martinez and player Feliciano Lopez coming up with two different versions.
  • Belgian Open: Shuttler Sourabh makes semis ( 09/16/2016 01:56 PM )
    Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma reached the semi-finals of the Belgian International Challenge after an easy victory over Kieran Merrilees of Scotland in the men's singles competition in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday.
  • Amit Saroha misses a bronze in Rio Paralympics ( 09/16/2016 01:51 PM )
    India's Amit Kumar Saroha missed the bronze medal by a whisker in the men's F51 club throw competition at the Rio Paralympic Games on Friday.
  • Lopez clarifies: Nadal sat out with wrist injury, not upset stomach ( 09/16/2016 01:46 PM )
    'Rafa is okay, nothing serious. He did not have any stomach upset. He was playing in the US Open with the same wrist issue. It is getting better and better but still it is sometimes painful. We still have two days of competition. So he might play one of these days'
  • Davis Cup: Spain take 2-0 lead vs India in World Group play-offs ( 09/16/2016 01:18 PM )
    India lost the opening tie of the Davis Cup World Group play-off against Spain after Ramkumar Ramanathan lost to Spain's Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 on a hot evening in Delhi on Friday.
  • India finish 2nd with 8 medals on final day of Track Asia Cup ( 09/16/2016 12:08 PM )
    India ended their campaign in the Track Asia Cup at second position by bagging eight medals, including two gold, on the final day of the competition at the Cycling Velodrome in IG Stadium in New Delhi on Friday.
  • Putin says WADA leaks raise a lot of questions ( 09/16/2016 11:58 AM )
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) records leaked by hackers raised a lot of questions with healthy athletes seemingly taking banned substances, TASS news agency reported.
  • After Champions League win, Ranieri urges players to start anew ( 09/16/2016 11:38 AM )
    Leicester City face the latest challenge of Claudio Ranieri's remarkable managerial reign on Saturday, to come back down to earth from the high of a Champions League win for a domestic game against Burnley.
  • Arsenal's Cech to make return at Hull ( 09/16/2016 11:03 AM )
    Petr Cech will return in goal for Arsenal at HullCity on Saturday after missing the 1-1 Champions League draw at Paris St Germain in midweek.
  • Russia doping: McLaren says final report still several months away ( 09/16/2016 10:18 AM )
    The final version of a report which has already revealed a system of state-sponsored doping in Russia is still several months away, its author Richard McLaren said on Friday.
  • Payet showboating doesn't bother West Ham boss Bilic ( 09/16/2016 09:49 AM )
    West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has defended France midfielder Dimitri Payet after Watford players accused him of showboating last Saturday.
  • Did FIFA chief Infantino lobby for new UEFA president? ( 09/16/2016 09:43 AM )
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has dismissed as "imagination and lies" any suggestion that he lobbied in favour of Aleksander Ceferin who was elected head of European soccer's governing body UEFA this week.
  • WADA leaks: Sania denies asking AITA to look into Venus's medical data ( 09/16/2016 09:36 AM )
    With speculation rife that Rio Olympics silver medallist Venus Williams was allegedly allowed to use prohibited substance under Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) clause, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Friday rubbished reports suggesting that she has demanded the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to raise the matter with the appropriate authorities.
  • CAS accepts Real Madrid appeal, lifts ban on signing foreign minors ( 09/16/2016 09:07 AM )
    Real Madrid have won a small victory in their dispute with FIFA over the illegal signing of under-age foreigners after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) temporarily lifted its ban on appeal.
  • Will Simeone make early exit from Atletico? ( 09/16/2016 08:48 AM )
    Diego Simeone has opened the door to the possibility of leaving Atletico Madrid in the next two years after announcing on Friday that he had reduced his contractual commitment from 2020 to 2018.
  • CBI takes charge of wrestler Narsingh's dope case ( 09/16/2016 08:29 AM )
    The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said that the CBI has started its probe into the doping scandal of dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav after the PMO referred his case to the investigation agency.
  • Stomach bug rules Nadal out of Davis Cup opener vs India ( 09/16/2016 08:11 AM )
    Spain's World No 5 Rafael Nadal has been ruled out of opening singles rubber against India in their Davis Cup World Group play-off in New Delhi on Friday.
  • After back-to-back defeats Mourinho to return to 'normal team' ( 09/16/2016 06:10 AM )
    Manchester United will return to their 'normal team' for the Premier League clash against Watford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said, after suffering a surprising 1-0 defeat against Feyenoord in the Europa League.
  • It's time for Aguero to get individual awards ( 09/16/2016 06:01 AM )
    It is just a matter of time before Sergio Aguero's goal-scoring ability earns him individual honours, his Manchester City team mate John Stones has predicted.
  • Dhoni sheds light on how India can win medals at Olympics ( 09/16/2016 05:29 AM )
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that a combination of proper infrastructure and guidance along with passion can help India in becoming a 'sporting nation'.
  • 'Fabregas needs to improve defensively' ( 09/16/2016 03:23 AM )
    Midfielder Cesc Fabregas must continue to sharpen the defensive side of his game to earn a place in Chelsea's starting line-up, manager Antonio Conte has said.
  • Paralympics medalists Deepa Malik asks Sachin Tendulkar to meet her ( 09/16/2016 01:42 AM )
    Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on Deepa Malik, who created history by becoming the first-ever Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics.
  • Here is why drivers find Singapore Grand Prix TOUGHEST... ( 09/16/2016 12:35 AM )
    Since its inaugural race in 2008 the Singapore Grand Prix has gained a reputation for being the toughest challenge in Formula One, providing drivers with an extreme test of endurance in the trickiest conditions.
  • Vettel seeks Singapore salvation ( 09/15/2016 11:07 PM )
    Sebastian Vettel is running out of races to record his first win of the season for Ferrari but the German is optimistic this week's Singapore Grand Prix could provide some belated success for the Italian team.
  • Europa League's STUNNING night! United beaten by Feyenoord; Inter lose ( 09/15/2016 10:45 PM )
    Three time European champions Inter Milan were stunned 2-0 at home by Israeli side Hapoel Beer-Sheva and Manchester United were floored by a late goal from Feyenoord as the Europa League group stage got underway on Thursday.
  • AFC U-16 C'ship: UAE scrape past India in opener; Iran beat Saudi ( 09/15/2016 01:44 PM )
    India began their campaign AFC U-16 football championships campaign on a disappointing note, losing 2-3 to United Arab Emirates at the Nehru Stadium in Margao on Thursday.
  • WADA data leak: AITA biding time before heeding Sania's request ( 09/15/2016 01:18 PM )
    According to sources, Sania's mother Naseema had rung up AITA Life President and ITF Vice President Anil Khanna on Thursday morning asking him to look into the reports that accuses Venus Williams to taking drugs at the Rio Games.
  • South Africa to appeal Pistorius murder sentence again ( 09/15/2016 11:47 AM )
    South African state prosecutors will approach the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to challenge Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence after failing with a similar bid at a lower court, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Thursday.
  • FIFA rankings: Win against Puerto Rico sees India climb four places ( 09/15/2016 11:22 AM )
    The Indian football team jumped four places to be at 148th spot in the latest FIFA rankings released today, on the back of an impressive 4-1 win over higher-ranked Puerto Rico in Mumbai last week.
  • Davis Cup: Ramanathan faces Nadal challenge in opening singles ( 09/15/2016 11:19 AM )
    Rafael Nadal to play against Ram Kumar Ramanathan on the first day of their Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in New Delhi on Friday.
  • Andy Murray in 'one more push' as Britain eye final ( 09/15/2016 10:48 AM )
    Andy Murray is ready for "one more big push" this week as he tries to steer defending champions Britain into the Davis Cup final.
  • Froome has 'no issue' with exemption leak in WADA hack ( 09/15/2016 09:10 AM )
    Triple Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he has "no issue" with his private medical records being leaked in a cyber attack by Russian hackers on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
  • Kiev to host 2018 Champions League final ( 09/15/2016 08:31 AM )
    Kiev's Olympic stadium will host the final of the 2018 Champions League, the first final of Europe's top club competition to be held in Ukraine, UEFA said on Thursday.
  • PHOTOS: Saketh Myneni proposes to girlfriend at Davis Cup dinner! ( 09/15/2016 06:35 AM )
    Myneni, who will lead India in the Davis Cup tie against Spain, on Friday, proposed to his girlfriend Sri Lakshmi Anumolu at the official Davis Cup dinner on Wednesday night.
  • Davis Cup: Minnows India eye big fight vs Spanish giants ( 09/15/2016 05:59 AM )
    The Indian Davis Cup team is set for a battle of gigantic proportions as it takes on five-time champions Spain, who have packed the side with world class performers headlined by the legendary Rafael Nadal in their desperation to reclaim a spot in the elite World Group.
  • Dortmund's 'super' Mario on road to redemption ( 09/15/2016 04:58 AM )
    Mario Goetze could not stop smiling after scoring his first goal for Borussia Dortmund since his return in their 6-0 demolition of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League on Wednesday.
  • What is United's Mourinho hinting at? ( 09/15/2016 03:25 AM )
    Manchester United's chances of winning the Premier League could be hindered by their Europa League campaign, manager Jose Mourinho has said.
  • Guardiola hails clinical hat-trick hero Aguero ( 09/15/2016 12:58 AM )
    Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola praised Sergio Aguero's natural goalscoring ability after his hat-trick on Wednesday helped defeat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 in their opening Champions League Group C match at the Etihad Stadium.
  • Hackers release another batch of athlete data? ( 09/15/2016 12:34 AM )
    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential data earlier this week.
  • When Sporting gave Real Madrid a scare ( 09/15/2016 12:23 AM )
    Cristiano Ronaldo said Real Madrid's late escape act against Sporting Lisbon should serve as a warning after the European champions staged a remarkable four-minute turnaround to open their Champions League defence with a 2-1 win on Wednesday.
  • Racing driver Zanardi wins gold, 15 years after losing legs ( 09/14/2016 11:33 PM )
    Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi won his third Paralympic gold medal on Wednesday, a day before the 15th anniversary of the Champ Car crash that cost the Italian both legs and nearly his life.
  • Champions League PIX: Aguero hat-trick leads City; Monaco stun Tottenham ( 09/14/2016 11:00 PM )
    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as coach Pep Guardiola maintained his 100 per cent record at the club with a commanding 4-0 victory against Borussia Moenchengladbach in their rearranged Champions League Group C opener on Wednesday.
  • Basketball: India vanquish Kazakhstan to enter Quarters ( 09/14/2016 11:33 AM )
    The Indian basketball team defeated Kazakhstan 100-90 in its last Group E game to secure a place in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 in Tehran on Wednesday.This is the third straight time the men's team has progressed to the knockouts.After the win at Azadi Sports Complex, India entered the knockouts as the fourth team from the group behind China, Jordan and Taipei.India have completed the group stage engagements with a 3-2 win-loss ratio.
  • Sports Min non-committal on Khel Ratna for paralympic medallists ( 09/14/2016 10:50 AM )
    Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday refused to commit if medallists of the ongoing Rio Paralympics will be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award -- the highest sporting honour in the country.An Olympic medallist directly qualifies for the Khel Ratna award during an Olympic year but Goel said there is no such policy in place for the paralympians.
  • AFC Cup QF: Bengaluru FC beat Singapore's Tampines Rovers in first leg ( 09/14/2016 10:24 AM )
    C K Vineet's strike guided Bengaluru FC to a solitary goal victory over Singapore's Tampines Rovers in the first-leg quarter-final of the AFC Cup at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday.
  • PICS: Usain Bolt's first day at work ( 09/14/2016 10:07 AM )
    After becoming the first person to win all three events at three consecutive Olympic Games, Usain Bolt has a surprise for his fans.Bolt, who won 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events in Rio posted pictures of his new assignment.
  • Nadal's intense training session ahead of India tie ( 09/14/2016 08:20 AM )
    It was an intense training session for the visiting Spanish tennis team that turned into fun watching for a few fans gathered at the DLTA complex as Marc Lopez and Rafael Nadal aimed at empty ball boxes with their serves.David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez were first to hit the courts in the morning session and once they were done with their routine practice -- the groundstrokes, the volleys and the serves -- in came Nadal and began his drill under scorching heat.
  • 'I don't have a Grand Slam because I don't deserve it' ( 09/14/2016 07:32 AM )
    Only three active players -- Novak Djokovic (1080), Nadal (804) and Roger Federer (742) -- have more singles victories than him in world tennis. All this means that David Ferrer has won the most number of matches on the ATP Tour without a Grand Slam title.
  • Suarez delighted to run riot with Messi and Neymar again ( 09/14/2016 07:09 AM )
    Luis Suarez said he had missed linking up with his insatiable strike partners Neymar and Lionel Messi after Barcelona's 'MSN' attack scored six goals in their 7-0 record rout of Celtic on Tuesday.Messi scored a record sixth European Cup hat-trick while Neymar became the first player in Champions League history to provide four assists and score in a game, curling in the third from a free-kick.
  • 6-year-old daughter inspired Jhajharia to second Paralympics gold ( 09/14/2016 06:25 AM )
    Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has revealed that a "deal" with his six-year-old daughter propelled him to win a record second gold medal in theParalympics.
  • PHOTOS: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates Onam with Kerala Blasters lads! ( 09/14/2016 05:51 AM )
    Legendary cricketer and co-owner of Indian Super League football club Kerala Blasters, Sachin Tendulkar wished everyone on the auspicious day of Onam.
  • Meet UEFA's new president, Slovenia's Ceferin ( 09/14/2016 05:46 AM )
    Aleksander Ceferin, the president of Slovenia's football federation, was overwhelmingly elected as the new head of European soccer's governing body UEFA at an extraordinary Congress on Wednesday.
  • Disgraced Platini says he has done nothing wrong ( 09/14/2016 04:44 AM )
    Disgraced former UEFA president Michel Platini insisted he had done nothing wrong and said his conscience was clear as he gave a farewell speech to European soccer's governing body at their extraordinary Congress on Wednesday.
  • 4 crore cash reward for Deepa Malik ( 09/14/2016 02:43 AM )
    The Haryana government has announced a cash reward of Rs. 4 crore for Deepa Malik, who scripted history by winning silver in the women's shot put F53 event at the ongoing Paralympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Messi is total football! Do you agree? ( 09/14/2016 01:56 AM )
    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hailed hat-trick hero Lionel Messi as the greatest player in the world "in every position" after the Argentine maestro sent another record tumbling in a thumping 7-0 Champions League win over Celtic.
  • Rio Paralympics: Javelin thrower Jhajharia creates history, wins another gold ( 09/14/2016 01:46 AM )
    Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinchthe top honours at the Rio Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • PM Modi, celebrities hail Jhajharia's 2nd gold in Paralympics ( 09/14/2016 12:55 AM )
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cricketers such as Virendra Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif congratulated the athlete for his stupendous feat at Rio.
  • Champions League PIX: Messi sets hat-trick record; PSG wasteful ( 09/13/2016 10:44 PM )
    Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar combined to devastating effect as Barcelona swatted Celtic aside 7-0 at the Nou Camp to lay down a marker in Champions League Group C on Tuesday.
  • Bolt leaves door open to 2017 sprint double at worlds ( 09/13/2016 10:41 PM )
    Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 metres at next year's world championships where he said he will be more focussed on protecting his legacy than topping his world records.
  • Man City v Borussia Moenchengladbach tie postponed after heavy rain ( 09/13/2016 09:56 PM )
    Torrential rain before kickoff meant Manchester City's opening Champions League Group C clash with Borussia Moenchengladbach was postponed on Tuesday because of safety concerns.
  • Newcastle romp past QPR and move up to second ( 09/13/2016 09:43 PM )
    Newcastle United thrashed Queens Park Rangers 6-0 away to move into second place in the Championship (second tier) on Tuesday with former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey scoring twice.
  • Williams sisters let off by WADA despite positive dope test? ( 09/13/2016 03:56 PM )
    Claiming to have accessed WADA's database, Fancy Bears' hack team claimed to have leaked dozens of files allegedly relating to United States athletes on the internet.
  • Vardy lays down marker before Champions League debut ( 09/13/2016 03:18 PM )
    England striker Jamie Vardy says Leicester City have no intention of treating the Champions League as some sort of belated Premier League victory parade, and are ready to add another chapter to last season's stunning success story.
  • Protesters disrupt Lochte's debut on dance competition ( 09/13/2016 02:34 PM )
    'Dancing with the Stars' host Tom Bergeron said on Tuesday he was shocked and unnerved by protesters who shouted "liar, liar" and rushed the stage after a live performance by Ryan Lochte, the gold-medal US swimmer who made up a story about being robbed at the Rio Olympics.
  • Spain have respect for India, they have a good team: Nadal ( 09/13/2016 01:15 PM )
    The pain of not living up to the favourites tag in the previous ties still rankles the Spanish Davis Cup team as Rafael Nadal said "special things" can happen for lower-ranked Indian players in the World Group play-off tie.
  • Davis Cup: Doubles team yet to be decided; fitness a concern for India ( 09/13/2016 12:52 PM )
    Indian captain Anand Amritraj hinted that Saketh Myneni partner Leander Paes for the doubles rubber in the World Group Davis Cup play-off tie and he believes the hosts have a "good chance" of earning a point against the formidable Spain.
  • Fit-again Ronaldo to play full 90 minutes against Sporting: Zidane ( 09/13/2016 12:41 PM )
    Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will play the full 90 minutes against boyhood club Sporting Lisbon as he steps up his return from injury in the Champions League on Wednesday, coach Zinedine Zidane said.
  • Russian javelin thrower Abakumova stripped of her 2008 Olympics silver ( 09/13/2016 12:07 PM )
    The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday sanctioned four Russian Olympians who competed at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games for failing drug tests, including silver medalist Maria Abakumova.
  • Cauvery fallout: AFC Cup tie to be played behind closed doors ( 09/13/2016 10:43 AM )
    The AFC Cup quarter-final between Bengaluru FC and Singapore's Tampines Rovers will be played behind closed doors in Bengaluru on Wednesday after incidents of street violence and vandalism in the city owing to the Cauvery water dispute.
  • The Big Four stay the Big Four, says Wawrinka ( 09/13/2016 10:29 AM )
    Stan Wawrinka has refused to be drawn into comparisons with the 'Big Four' of tennis- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray-despite winning his third Grand Slam title at US Open.
  • I dared to dream and worked hard: Deepa Malik ( 09/13/2016 09:18 AM )
    The first Indian woman to clinch a Paralympic medal, a thrilled Deepa Malik says her F-53 shot put silver is a result of being daring enough to dream.Deepa's best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal."I dared to dream and I have determination to work hard and the passion and perseverance to follow that dream. Women often lose that and I have ensured that my family is not neglected, my children are doing well too," Deepa said.
  • EPL: Luiz likely to replace injured Terry for Liverpool clash ( 09/13/2016 09:17 AM )
    Chelsea long-serving captain John Terry has been ruled out for around 10 days with strained ligaments in his foot and will miss Friday's Premier League clash with Liverpool, the London club said on Tuesday.
  • CAS to rule on Sharapova doping ban appeal in early October ( 09/13/2016 08:58 AM )
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport will rule in the first week of October on five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova's appeal against a two-year tennis ban, the sports tribunal said on Tuesday.The 29-year-old Russian was banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in June following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January's Australian Open.
  • India's cagers pull off huge upset over higher-ranked China ( 09/13/2016 08:18 AM )
    In a rare feat, the Indian men's basketball team stunned formidable China in its second-round group E encounter to stay in contention for a quarterfinal berth in the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran on Tuesday.The Indians triumphed 70-64 to hand the group-toppers their first loss. This was India's second win in four matches and the team is currently placed third in the group.
  • Nothing left for me to prove, says new world number one Kerber ( 09/13/2016 05:48 AM )
    Newly-crowned world number one Angelique Kerber has nothing left to prove after clinching the U.S. Open for a second grand slam this year and securing a place in the record books, the German said on Tuesday.The 28-year-old became the oldest player to rise to that rank when the new list was published on Monday, capping a memorable summer that also included the Olympic silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and a Wimbledon final appearance.
  • Playing Spain in the evening a smart decision: Paes ( 09/13/2016 05:39 AM )
    India's non-playing captain Anand Amritraj may feel otherwise, but Leander Paes defended the decision to conduct this weekend's Davis Cup tie against Spain under floodlights, saying the home players "struggle in hot and humid conditions".
  • At 43, after 18 Grand Slams, Paes wants to learn from Nadal ( 09/13/2016 04:06 AM )
    The 43-year-old, whose longevity is a talked about tale in world tennis, said the line-up that Spain has presented for the Davis Cup tie against India is a must watch for every single budding athlete in the country.
  • Meet Deepa Malik! First Indian woman to win a medal at Paralympics ( 09/13/2016 02:25 AM )
    India's Deepa Malik created history by becoming the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics when she bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.
  • Ronaldo cannot wait for 'special' Sporting match ( 09/13/2016 02:17 AM )
    Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo faces an emotional reunion with boyhood club Sporting Lisbon when his side begin the defence of their Champions League crown on Wednesday.Ronaldo, who scored the decisive penalty in the shootout win over Atletico Madrid in last season's final, returned to club football following an injury layoff when he scored in the 5-2 thrashing of Osasuna on Saturday.
  • Barcelona's players unhappy with coach Enrique? ( 09/13/2016 12:57 AM )
    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique played down talk of a rift with his squad after their surprise home defeat by Alaves and is hoping to put things right in their Champions League opener against Celtic on Tuesday.
  • EPL: Lukaku's 11-minute 'trick' powers Everton to victory ( 09/12/2016 11:24 PM )
    Everton's Romelu Lukaku ended his longest goal drought in English football with an 11-minute hat-trick to power the visitors to an emphatic 3-0 win over Sunderland on Monday and third place in the Premier League table.
  • Davis Cup: India will have it tough as Nadal wants 'World Group spot back' ( 09/12/2016 11:04 PM )
    Spain did not need their best players to beat India but then they are taking the World Group Davis Cup play-off tie very "seriously", bringing a strong 20-member contingent to tackle the lower-ranked home players.
  • PHOTOS: Saluting Paralympians and their undying spirit ( 09/12/2016 02:50 PM )
    At Rediff.com, we would like to salute their undying spirit...
  • PM, Tendulkar laud 'phenomenal, inspirational' Deepa Malik ( 09/12/2016 01:45 PM )
    From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sporting icons Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra, India showered accolades on Deepa Malik, who created history by becoming the first-ever Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics.
  • SA top court rejects ex-tennis star's bid to appeal rape conviction ( 09/12/2016 01:26 PM )
    South Africa's top court has dismissed an application by disgraced former grand slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt to challenge his conviction for rape and sexual assault, Independent Online service reported on Monday.
  • Wenger calls for patience with new Arsenal signing Perez ( 09/12/2016 01:21 PM )
    New recruit Lucas Perez needs time to find his scoring touch at Arsenal, said manager Arsene Wenger as the striker adjusts to life in the Premier League.
  • Big signings, no European football hits Manchester United's profits ( 09/12/2016 01:11 PM )
    Manchester United expect profits to fall back from last season's record levels after the club splashed out on new players to try to regain its place in Europe's soccer elite.
  • Deepa Malik first woman to win Paralympics medal with shot put silver ( 09/12/2016 12:34 PM )
    India's Deepa Malik created history by becoming the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics when she bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.
  • Govt-backed athletes should set up academies, centres: Sports Min ( 09/12/2016 11:12 AM )
    Touched with Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu's gesture to donate Rs 30 lakh from his prize money to his school, Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday said that all athletes backed by the government should try to set up academies or centres of their own to inspire the youth.Mariyappan, who scripted history at Rio Paralympics after winning a gold medal in high jump, has donated Rs 30 lakh from his 2 crore prize money towards his government school in Tamil Nadu.
  • Virtual Reality: Chess organisers tap smartphone generation ( 09/12/2016 10:56 AM )
    Fans tuning in to the 2016 World Chess Championship from home may well have the best seats in the house, with the tournament set to be broadcast live in 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) -- a first in any sport, organisers say.
  • Wawrinka was not expecting to become oldest US Open champ ( 09/12/2016 10:05 AM )
    Stan Wawrinka, who captured his maiden US Open title and first grand slam trophy of the year after defeating world number one Novak Djokovic, is unable to contain his excitement.
  • Career-best ranking for India Davis Cupper Myneni ( 09/12/2016 08:00 AM )
    Following his maiden appearance at the US Open, Saketh Myneni achieved a career-high rank of 137 in singles in the latest list, issued by the ATP.
  • Mariyappan India's flagbearer in Paralympic closing ceremony ( 09/12/2016 07:54 AM )
    Thangavelu Mariyappan, who became only the third Indian ever to clinch a gold medal in the Paralympics, will be the country's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of the Rio Games on September 18."Thangavelu Mariyappan will take lead as the flag bearer of the closing ceremony at the Paralympic Games 2016!," the Indian Olympic Association tweeted from its official handle.
  • Belgian Paralympian says not ready for euthanasia ( 09/12/2016 06:15 AM )
    Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort has said she is still considering euthanasia but contrary to media reports, will not be ending her life immediately after the Games in Rio.The 37-year-old, who won a silver medal in the 400 metres wheelchair race on Saturday, suffers from an incurable and degenerative spinal condition and signed euthanasia papers in 2008 in Belgium, where it is legal.Belgian media reported before the Games that she might take her life after Rio, but Vervoort rejected the reports in an emotional media conference on Sunday.
  • Zaha's price tag is set! ( 09/12/2016 06:03 AM )
    Crystal Palace will not consider selling Wilfried Zaha for less that 50 million pounds ($66.39 million), manager Alan Pardew has said after the winger helped the club to their first Premier League win of the season.
  • German FA wants to stick with coach Loew past 2018 ( 09/12/2016 06:00 AM )
    Germany's football association (DFB) is eager to extend the contract of national team coach Joachim Loew past the 2018 World Cup, DFB president Reinhard Grindel said on Monday.Loew, who has been in charge since 2006, coached Germany to the 2014 World Cup title and to a total of five straight semi-final appearances at World Cups and Euros, with his current deal running to 2018 and the World Cup in Russia.The 56-year-old, in charge for 138 matches so far, saw his team fail to win Euro 2016 after losing in the semi-final stage to hosts France in July but after hesitating a few days eventually said he would stay on as Germany coach to 2018.
  • Wrestler Sakshi Malik rises to top-5 in world rankings ( 09/12/2016 05:27 AM )
    Riding on her bronze medal finish at the Rio Olympic Games, Sakshi Malik entered the top-five in the latest UWW (United World Wrestling) rankings, rising to a career-best 4th position in women's 58kg category.Previously unranked, Sakshi, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an olympic medal, claimed the position in the latest list.
  • Balotelli reveals the worst decision of his life... ( 09/12/2016 05:01 AM )
    Mario Balotelli has revealed that joining the Anfield club was the worst decision he has ever made.
  • Balotelli scores twice on Nice debut ( 09/12/2016 04:38 AM )
    Mario Balotelli lit up the Riviera derby with two goals on his Nice debut to hand them a 3-2 victory over Olympique Marseille on Sunday -- his first league goals for a year.The 26-year-old former Inter Milan and Manchester City striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot after seven minutes and struck again 12 minutes from full time when he headed home a Ricardo cross.
  • Lessons from US Open champion Kerber's journey... ( 09/12/2016 04:27 AM )
    Angelique Kerber climaxed a dream season at the US Open on Saturday, performing as the champion she has become through hard work, patience and a love of the game.
  • Totti penalty gives Roma a win in wet Serie A ( 09/12/2016 04:13 AM )
    Veteran Francesco Totti scored a stoppage-time winner from a penalty in his first appearance of the season as Roma beat Sampdoria 3-2 in Serie A on Sunday.The 39-year-old former Italy international has now scored in 23 consecutive league seasons for Roma. Sunday's goal lifted the team to within two points of early leaders Juventus, who defeated Sassuolo 3-1 on Saturday.
  • Time to expand the 'Big Four' in men's tennis to 'Big Five'? ( 09/12/2016 02:06 AM )
    Following Stanislas Wawrinka's win at the US Open on Sunday, it may finally be time to officially expand the 'Big Four' in men's tennis to the 'Big Five'.
  • Champions League Previews: City buoyant; Barca eyeing chance to make amends ( 09/12/2016 02:01 AM )
    Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are not yet ready to compete with Europe's elite but his side will be confident of opening their Champions League campaign with victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday.
  • PHOTOS: US Open pauses to remember 9/11 ( 09/12/2016 12:27 AM )
    The US Open reached an emotional climax on Sunday as the year's final grand slam paused amid heavy security before the start of the men's singles to remember those who died in the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.
  • European football SPLIT ( 09/11/2016 11:28 PM )
    UEFA elects a new president on Wednesday whose main task will be to stop what European officials say is an inexorable slide towards a breakaway football Super League open only to wealthy clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City.
  • In decisive moments Wawrinka was a better player, admits Djokovic ( 09/11/2016 11:07 PM )
    Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka rose to the occasion once again to beat Novak Djokovic with a scintillating display to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title.
  • Time to revise Wawrinka's tattoo? ( 09/11/2016 10:54 PM )
    Wawrinka has a quote from literary giant Samuel Beckett inked on his left forearm which reads: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better."
  • US Open: Mattek-Sands and Safarova win doubles ( 09/11/2016 09:39 PM )
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Czech Lucie Safarova fought back from the brink of defeat to steal the US Open women's doubles title, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 over the French top seed partnership of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic on Sunday.
  • Wawrinka fights back to beat Djokovic in US Open final ( 09/11/2016 09:38 PM )
    Third seed Stan Wawrinka battled back after losing the first set to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1-7), 6-4, 7-5, in the men's singles final of the US Open final at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.
  • US Open: Aggressive style almost pays off for Pliskova ( 09/11/2016 02:02 PM )
    Karolina Pliskova suffered a narrow US Open defeat at the hands of Angelique Kerber on Saturday, but the Czech 10th seed also proved her mettle as one of the most dangerous attacking players in women's tennis.
  • EPL: Chelsea held by Swansea in controversial 2-2 draw ( 09/11/2016 01:37 PM )
    Diego Costa scored twice but could not prevent Chelsea losing their 100 percent Premier League record in a controversial 2-2 draw at Swansea on Sunday.
  • Will India field a Myneni-Paes combination for Davis Cup tie vs Spain? ( 09/11/2016 11:35 AM )
    As India gear up to host five-time champions Spain in a Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, Saketh Myneni knows the enormity of the task at hand.
  • 'India needs larger pool of skilled football coaches' ( 09/11/2016 10:48 AM )
    For India to grow substantially in football, it needs a larger pool of skilled coaches and coach educators, says Jeremy Weeks, head coach of Premier Skills, an initiative of English Premier League.
  • FA will investigate West Ham crowd trouble during EPL match ( 09/11/2016 10:10 AM )
    The Football Association will investigate reports of crowd trouble among West Ham United supporters at Saturday's Premier League game against Watford.
  • Chinappa climbs to 10th in PSA rankings ( 09/11/2016 09:01 AM )
    Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa rose to 10th while Deepika Pallikal remained static at 19th in the latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) rankings.
  • Mourinho undone by 'the one that got away' ( 09/11/2016 08:17 AM )
    On the face of it, Jose Mourinho shouldered the blame for the wounding defeat in his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Saturday.
  • Dipa Karmakar hails Paralympic Games medal winners ( 09/11/2016 07:27 AM )
    Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed out on an Olympic medal by a whisker in Rio de Janeiro recently, on Sunday showered praise on Thangavelu Mariyappan and Varun Singh Bhati for winning gold and bronze in the Paralympics."You have achieved something what I could not. I would have loved to meet both of you in person," Dipa said in her congratulatory message.
  • Djokovic, Wawrinka set to renew rivalry in US Open final ( 09/11/2016 04:19 AM )
    World number one Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Sunday's U.S. Open final, but the top-seeded Serb expects hard work ahead when he meets Stan Wawrinka at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Defending champion Djokovic, who became the third man to hold all four grand slam singles titles at once after his triumph at Roland Garros in June, owns a 19-4 career head-to-head advantage over the Swiss third seed.
  • La Liga: Barcelona stunned; Real and Atletico cruise ( 09/11/2016 02:39 AM )
    Promoted Alaves dealt champions Barcelona a shock 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury to help Real Madrid thrash Osasuna 5-2 and go two points clear at the top of La Liga.With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta on the bench, Barcelona went behind to the visitors in the 39th minute before Frenchman Jeremy Mathieu equalised in the 46th. Ibai Gomez then scored the winner in the 64th.
  • Ronaldo wants Real to offer him a 10-year contract ( 09/11/2016 01:55 AM )
    Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested Real Madrid should offer him a 10-year contract to ensure he sees out his career at the Spanish club."If I were the president of Real Madrid, I would give myself a 10-year contract," Real's all time top scorer, now 31, told reporters after scoring on his return from injury in a 5-2 La Liga win over promoted Osasuna.Ronaldo's current contract runs out in 2018.
  • Kerber begins reign as No 1 with US Open win ( 09/10/2016 08:49 PM )
    Germany's second seeded Angelique Kerber beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the US Open final on Saturday, and collect her second Grand Slam title of the year.
  • US Open: Murray-Soares sweep to doubles title ( 09/10/2016 02:40 PM )
    Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares swept the Spanish duo of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3 to win the US Open doubles on Saturday for their second grand slam title of the year.
  • Rio Paralympics Games: Archer Pooja finishes 29th ( 09/10/2016 02:33 PM )
    Indian archer Pooja finished the ranking round at the 29th spot with a total of 513 points in the Recurve archery event of the Paralympics Games on Saturday.
  • 11-minute hat-trick in Bundesliga drama ( 09/10/2016 01:55 PM )
    Substitute Joel Pohjanpalo scored a hat-trick in the last 11 minutes to fire Bayer Leverkusen to a 3-1 win at home to Hamburg SV on an afternoon of late Bundesliga drama on Saturday.
  • EPL PIX: Spurs sink Stoke; Arsenal win; West Ham stunned ( 09/10/2016 01:07 PM )
    Santi Cazorla scored a 94th-minute penalty as sub-par Arsenal beat Southampton on Saturday with Laurent Koscielny's overhead kick having earlier cancelled out Petr Cech's own goal.
  • La Liga: Ronaldo scores on return as Real equal club record ( 09/10/2016 12:58 PM )
    Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his return from injury as Real Madrid thrashed Osasuna 5-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to equal the club's 1960-61 record of 15 successive La Liga wins.
  • Mourinho cries foul but Guardiola delighted ( 09/10/2016 10:48 AM )
    A delighted Joseph Guardiola praised his team's first-half performance and jumped to the defence of Manchester City's new goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
  • Manchester derby: First blood to Guardiola as De Bruyne inspires City ( 09/10/2016 10:15 AM )
    Pep Guardiola drew first blood in his renewed managerial duel with Jose Mourinho as Manchester City deservedly won an absorbing Premier League derby 2-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
  • Check out why Sports Minister met boxing star Vijender ( 09/10/2016 09:06 AM )
    Sports Minister Vijay Goel, on Saturday, met former Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh to discuss the way forward for Indian boxing, which has been severely hampered by administrative wrangling in the past four years.
  • Another blow for India as Bopanna pulls out of Davis Cup with injury ( 09/10/2016 08:10 AM )
    An already depleted India suffered another blow on Saturday with Rohan Bopanna pulling out of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Spain, claiming that he suffered a knee injury during the US Open.
  • 3 things Nishikori learnt from US Open loss ( 09/10/2016 07:10 AM )
    'Tired' Kei Nishikori takes positives out of Open despite loss.
  • What brings FIFA chief Infantino to Goa on September 27 ( 09/10/2016 04:42 AM )
    FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be in Goa to attend the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Extraordinary Congress on September 27 to elect three additional AFC members to the FIFA council.
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu wins high jump gold at Paralympics ( 09/10/2016 04:15 AM )
    There was double joy for India at the Rio Paralympics on Saturday, as high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati won gold and bronze. Thangavelu scripted history, becoming the first Indian para-athlete to win a gold medal in the men's high jump-T42 final, on Day 2 of the Games at the Olympic Stadium.
  • PM Modi leads country in lauding Paralympic medallists ( 09/10/2016 03:17 AM )
    From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to India's lone individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, congratulatory messages poured in from all corners for Rio Paralympic Games' T-42 high-jump gold-medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu and bronze medal winner Varun Bhati.
  • Meet the US Open women's finalists ( 09/10/2016 02:46 AM )
    Angelique Kerber has yet to lose a set in Flushing Meadows, but she has not faced the service firepower possessed by KarolinaPliskova, who has led the WTA Tour in aces in the last two seasons as well as at the US Open this year.
  • Wawrinka beats Nishikori to set up final against Djokovic ( 09/10/2016 01:52 AM )
    Stan Wawrinka outslugged Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 in energy-sapping humidity at Flushing Meadows on Friday to set up a US Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic.
  • Djokovic solves Monfils puzzle to reach US Open final ( 09/10/2016 01:24 AM )
    World number one Novak Djokovic scrapped his way into the US Open final for a seventh time on Friday with a confounding 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils.
  • Bundesliga: Lewandowski steers Bayern to 2-0 win at Schalke ( 09/09/2016 10:30 PM )
    Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski made amends for several glaring misses when he scored a late goal and set up another as the German champions ground out a 2-0 win at battling Schalke 04 on Friday.
  • Pavic-Siegemund win US Open mixed doubles title ( 09/09/2016 02:42 PM )
    Croatia's Mate Pavic and Germany's Laura Siegemund claimed the first silverware of the U.S. Open on Friday, landing the mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-4 upset win over the seventh-seeded US partnership of Rajeev Ram and Coco Vandeweghe.
  • PHOTOS: Five memorable Manchester derbies ( 09/09/2016 02:26 PM )
    Despite all the hype, however, the match will do well to live up to some of the Manchester derby tussles down the years.Here are five of the most memorable:
  • Hull's Phelan named EPL manager of the month ( 09/09/2016 01:33 PM )
    HullCity manager Mike Phelan has been named the Premier League manager of the month for August after guiding the promoted club to an impressive start in England's top flight.
  • Chelsea's Luiz, Alonso unlikely to start at Swansea ( 09/09/2016 01:18 PM )
    New Chelsea signings David Luiz and Marcos Alonso are not ready for a first-team place in Sunday's Premier League clash with SwanseaCity, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.
  • 'Ibrahimovic born for Manchester derby' ( 09/09/2016 12:09 PM )
    If ever a fixture was made for striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic it is Saturday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford, according to his former Barcelona team mate Thierry Henry.
  • Advani wins historic bronze at 6 Red Snooker World Championship ( 09/09/2016 11:26 AM )
    Pankaj Advani became the first Indian cueist to win a medal at the prestigious Sangsom 6 Red Snooker World Championship after taking the bronze following his semi-final loss to Chinese Ding Junhui, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday.
  • PHOTOS: When Serena was hit by a double whammy ( 09/09/2016 10:20 AM )
    Serena Williams crashed out of the US Open after losing in the semi-final to Karolina Pliskova costing her a shot at a 23rd Grand Slam title and resulted in her losing her record 187th straight week at number one.
  • 'I won because of my technique, not my power' ( 09/09/2016 09:54 AM )
    It's a sport that is synonymous with power for most, but India's Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik says her achievements on the mat are not just because of brawn but also brain.
  • Zidane 'can't understand' transfer ban for Real youth team ( 09/09/2016 09:04 AM )
    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is confident the team's results will not suffer from a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA for breaking rules regarding the signing of under-age foreign players.
  • Spurs set to break British attendance record for Champions League ( 09/09/2016 08:38 AM )
    Tottenham Hotspur say next week's clash with Monaco will be played in front of the highest attendance for a Champions League game in England, with more than 80,000 tickets sold.
  • Sports Ministry to appoint observer for boxing federation's elections ( 09/09/2016 08:36 AM )
    The Sports Ministry will depute an observer for the much-awaited elections, scheduled for September 25 in Mumbai, to constitute a new Boxing Federation of India.
  • FIFA chamber probes ex-boss Blatter for bribery, corruption ( 09/09/2016 08:21 AM )
    FIFA's ethics watchdog is investigating ex-president Sepp Blatter and two other former executives on a raft of possible violations including bribery and corruption, the world soccer body said on Friday.
  • Belarus delegate banned for carrying Russian flag at Paralympics opening ( 09/09/2016 06:28 AM )
    A member of the Belarus delegation who carried a Russian flag at the Paralympic opening ceremony to support his country's near-neighbor that is banned from the competition was stripped of his accreditation, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Thursday.
  • Ronaldo ready for Real comeback ( 09/09/2016 04:44 AM )
    Real Madrid will welcome back the added firepower of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and striker Karim Benzema when they entertain promoted Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.
  • Why Djokovic starts as the big favourite against Monfils ( 09/09/2016 03:04 AM )
    With Roger Federer missing due to injury, Andy Murray upset in the quarters and Rafael Nadal a fourth-round loser, Djokovic marches on in a quest for a 13th Grand Slam title without his familiar high profile rivals standing in the way.
  • Czech Pliskova pulls off rare Williams double at US Open ( 09/09/2016 02:12 AM )
    While 40 have tried only nine times have both Williams sisters been beaten by the same player at the same tournament and that list reads like a Grand Slam Hall of Fame with names that include; Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, who like Pliskova, pulled the double off at the US Open.
  • Kerber celebrates No. 1 by reaching US Open final ( 09/09/2016 01:24 AM )
    Reaching top of the world seemed to agree with Angelique Kerber, who celebrated her ascension to world number one with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to advance to the US Open final.
  • Serena stunned by Pliskova in US Open semis ( 09/08/2016 11:46 PM )
    For the second straight year Serena Williams saw her bid for a seventh U.S. Open title halted in the semi-finals with a 6-2 7-6(5) loss to Karolina Pliskova on Thursday that also ended her long reign as world number one.
  • Brazil's former star Rivaldo to grace Subroto Cup in Kolkata ( 09/08/2016 12:10 PM )
    Brazil's former star striker and World Cup winner Rivaldo will grace the finals of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament beginning September 14, exactly a year after the legendary Pele's visit to the country for the school tournament.The 44-year-old former Barcelona and Milan star is expected to make an appearance for the U-17 junior boys final at the Ambedkar Stadium on October 22.
  • Not slotting internationals nothing to do with ISL: Bhaichung ( 09/08/2016 11:12 AM )
    Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia said not slotting international friendlies has got nothing to do with ISL dates."We haven't slotted any international matches, and this has nothing to do with the ISL, nor are we giving importance to it. Instead, we had prioritized the national team to stay together for a one-month camp before they disperse to play ISL," Bhutia told reporters.Bhutia was in the city for the closing ceremony of Bhaichung Bhutia Champions Cup at Harvest International School.
  • Sanches faces battle to force his way into Bayern team ( 09/08/2016 10:18 AM )
    Portugal's impressive midfielder Renato Sanches is finally ready for his Bayern Munich debut although the 19-year-old Euro 2016 winner still faces a tough challenge to claim a regular place in the team.Coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that Sanches could make his debut away to Schalke 04 on Friday (1830 GMT) if Arturo Vidal is still worn out after his long trip from South America, where he played two World Cup qualifiers for Chile in five days.
  • Why India will play Davis Cup tie vs Spain in the evening ( 09/08/2016 09:23 AM )
    The captain may be loathe to the idea, but the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association defended the decision to slot the Davis Cup tie against Spain in the evening, saying the aim is to make the event more accessible to tennis fans and save Indian players from cramping.
  • Sports Ministry begins thorough probe into Rio debacle ( 09/08/2016 09:09 AM )
    The Sports Ministry on Thursday said it has started a "thorough review" of India's dismal outing at the Rio Olympics and is also seeking feedback and suggestions from the athletes who competed in the quadrennial extravaganza.India finished with a disappointing two medals, through PV Sindhu's silver in badminton and Sakhsi Malik's bronze in wrestling, at the two-week sporting gala last month.
  • UEFA under fire following changes to Champions League ( 09/08/2016 08:25 AM )
    The recently-announced changes to the Champions League are detrimental to domestic football in Europe and will increase the gap between the wealthiest clubs and the rest, Europe's domestic football leagues (EPFL) said on Thursday.
  • I still have ambitions to play for India: Michael Chopra ( 09/08/2016 08:24 AM )
    Former Newcastle and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra says he has not given up on his ambition to represent India in international football.Chopra said in the past he is willing to surrender his British passport to represent India.The striker has represented England at the junior level but according to FIFA rules, he is eligible to represent India since his grandparents moved to England from Jalandhar in the 1950s.
  • Belarus delegate carries Russian flag during Rio opening ceremony ( 09/08/2016 08:05 AM )
    The Belarus team carried Russia's flag as well as their own at the Paralympic Games opening ceremony, in a show of support for their near-neighbours, who were banned from the competition in Rio de Janeiro. The head of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Vladimir Lukin told the TASS news agency that he was grateful for the gesture at the ceremony on Wednesday night.
  • Saina Nehwal vows to return stronger in December ( 09/08/2016 06:48 AM )
    India's leading badminton player Saina Nehwal says she wants to come back into competitive action stronger after recovering from a knee surgery and indicated that her best may be yet to come.
  • Pankaj Advani cruises into last 16 of 6 Red World Championship ( 09/08/2016 06:00 AM )
    The Indian cueist, who maintained a clean slate in the group stage with an all-win record, trounced Germany's Lukas Kleckers 6-0.
  • Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, brand ambassador of India? ( 09/08/2016 05:54 AM )
    Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian woman Olympian in gymnastics who finished fourth in the Rio Games, should be made the brand ambassador of India, former Indian football captain Prasun Banerjee said in Agartala on Thursday.
  • 'Ole, ole, ole, ole, Delpo, Delpo' ( 09/08/2016 03:57 AM )
    How former champion Juan Martin del Potro won the crowd at US Open is amazing.
  • Manchester derby: United and City clash set to ignite season ( 09/08/2016 03:22 AM )
    A clash between supposedly the two most expensive lineups in history overseen by two of the most decorated coaches will end the phoney war and ignite the Premier League season for real when Manchester United host Manchester City on Saturday.
  • Murray proud of his stellar run despite shock defeat at US Open ( 09/08/2016 03:10 AM )
    Andy Murray's runstellar stretch included his second Wimbledon title, second Olympic gold medal and wins at Queen's Club and Rome.
  • Nishikori savours revenge against Murray ( 09/08/2016 02:41 AM )
    It was his first victory ever against a player ranked in the top two and it avenged the semi-final loss at the Rio Olympics where Murray went on to win gold and Nishikori settled for bronze.
  • Why Serena is wary of another semis slip-up at US Open ( 09/08/2016 02:21 AM )
    Serena Williams will be wary of another semi-final slip-up when she takes to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court on Thursday to face 10th seed Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the US Open final.
  • US Open: Wawrinka ends Del Potro's run ( 09/08/2016 02:15 AM )
    Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka outlasted tiring former champion Juan Martin del Potro in four sets to advance to the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday.
  • Formula One faces BIG shake-up ( 09/08/2016 01:44 AM )
    Formula One faces its biggest shake-up in decades with the announcement on Wednesday that US cable TV mogul John Malone's Liberty Media has agreed to take control of the cash-generating glamour sport.
  • Serena, Venus, Wozniacki: Who's the BEST dressed player at US Open? ( 09/08/2016 12:42 AM )
    Breeze though the outfits that caught the maximum shutterbugs at the final Grand Slam of the year.
  • US swimmer Lochte gets ten-month ban over Rio scandal ( 09/08/2016 12:00 AM )
    American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, US media reported on Wednesday, following a scandal involving the US Olympic athlete and three other swimmers at the Rio Games.
  • SHOCKING! Nishikori upsets Murray to reach US Open semis ( 09/07/2016 11:26 PM )
    Japan's Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a gruelling 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 see-saw victory on Wednesday to reach the US Open semi-finals.
  • US Open PHOTOS: Williams fights off Halep to reach semis ( 09/07/2016 10:52 PM )
    Simona Halep did something no one else was able to do against Serena Williams at the US Open on Wednesday but still could not stop the world number one from advancing to the semi-finals of the year's final Grand Slam.
  • Tiger Woods intends to make competitive return next month ( 09/07/2016 09:39 PM )
    Tiger Woods announced on Wednesday that he hopes to make his competitive return to golf next month, beginning with the PGA Tour's Safeway Open in Napa, California, after spending more than a year on the sidelines.
  • Kolkata derby called off as Mohun Bagan refuse to play ( 09/07/2016 02:31 PM )
    India's biggest football draw -- clash between bitter foes Mohun Bagan and East Bengal -- was on Wednesday called off here after a no-show from the former team in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division.East Bengal had turned up for the match at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium but Mohun Bagan stood firm on their decision as match referee Pranjan Banerjee waited for 30 minutes before calling it off, and declaring the red-and-gold winners.
  • US Open: Pliskova crushes Croatian teen to reach semis ( 09/07/2016 02:20 PM )
    Karolina Pliskova, a grand slam underachiever, took a big step towards shedding that unwanted label by sweeping past Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-2 on Wednesday to roar into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.
  • Sindhu: This is just the beginning; there is a lot more to come ( 09/07/2016 02:12 PM )
    'I didn't think before the start of the Olympics that I would make it to the final and win a medal.' 'I just thought of going there and giving my best, taking one match at a time.'
  • Simeone committed to lead Atletico into next season ( 09/07/2016 02:11 PM )
    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has reaffirmed his commitment to the club by saying he wants to lead them into their new stadium in 2017.Simeone is under contract with Atletico until 2020 but he cast doubt on his future in May, immediately after the team's defeat to Real Madrid on penalties in the Champions League final.The Argentine coach has since stated he made those comments in the heat of the moment, although talk of his future has resurfaced following the team's disappointing start to the season.
  • Sagna hands Guardiola fitness boost ahead of Manchester derby ( 09/07/2016 01:55 PM )
    Full back Bacary Sagna says he is fit to play for Manchester City in Saturday's Premier League derby against Manchester United after sustaining a hamstring injury last month.The 33-year-old Frenchman, who featured in City's opening league game of the season against Sunderland last month, has missed the club's last two matches but hopes to be part of manager Pep Guardiola's plans at Old Trafford.
  • Bale says La Liga title is Real's top target this season ( 09/07/2016 01:52 PM )
    Gareth Bale said Real Madrid are determined to wrest back the Spanish league title from Barcelona this season after going four years without tasting La Liga success.Bale has won the Champions League twice and the King's Cup since joining the Bernabeu club in 2013, but the league title has proved elusive.Real missed out on the league to Barcelona on the final day of last season by a point and have not won the title since 2012, when they collected a record 100 points under Jose Mourinho.
  • Kashyap wins on return; Prannoy, Jayaram also in round 2 ( 09/07/2016 01:08 PM )
    A fit-again P Kashyap of India resumed his journey in international badminton by notching up a comfortable win, while H S Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram also advanced to the second round of Indonesia Grand Prix Gold in Balikpapan, Indonesia on Wednesday.
  • City eyeing nothing less than a win in Manchester derby: Silva ( 09/07/2016 07:54 AM )
    Nothing less than victory will do for Manchester City in Saturday's feisty Premier League derby against Manchester United, playmaker David Silva has said.Silva, who scored both goals in Spain's friendly win over Belgium last week and two more against Liechtenstein in their World Cup qualifier on Monday, has featured in all of City's league games this season under manager Pep Guardiola.
  • 'People who taunted me now want to click selfies with me' ( 09/07/2016 07:08 AM )
    'People taunted me, saying 'You are a woman, why are you wrestling?'
  • Davis Cup: 'Evening time for Spain tie is unfortunate' ( 09/07/2016 05:02 AM )
    The evening start for the Davis Cup tie against Spain has caught the Indian team by surprise with captain Anand Amritraj calling it an 'unfortunate' decision that has compromised the country's home advantage.
  • After triumphing in Brazil, Sikki-Pranaav eye CWG medal ( 09/07/2016 04:24 AM )
    Ecstatic after clinching a maiden Grand Prix title at the Brazil Open, the Indian mixed doubles pairing of N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra have set their sights on winning a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
  • Has Bolt proposed to his long-term girlfriend? ( 09/07/2016 03:13 AM )
    After sparking controversy with his late-night antics following his triumphant Rio Olympics campaign, legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt seems ready to settle down as he strongly hinted that he has proposed to long-term girlfriend Kasi Bennett.
  • 2018 WC qualifiers: Swiss stun Portugal; Otamendi equaliser saves Argentina ( 09/07/2016 02:25 AM )
    Switzerland struck twice in quick succession to stun Euro 2016 champions Portugal 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and hand them a first competitive defeat in two years under coach Fernando Santos.
  • Sania loses in mixed doubles as Indian challenge ends at US Open ( 09/07/2016 02:24 AM )
    World No 1 Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbara Strycova were ousted from the women's doubles event after losing to top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets in the quarter-final of the US Open, in New York.
  • Mourinho vs Guardiola: The rivalry set to recommence ( 09/07/2016 02:01 AM )
    Not many people talk badly of Pep Guardiola, a sainted figure in football, but Manchester City's manager will find two of his most vocal critics facing him down at Old Trafford on Saturday.
  • US Open PIX: Wozniacki drops Sevastova; Djokovic, Kerber also reach semis ( 09/07/2016 12:53 AM )
    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki eased into the semi-finals of the US Open on Tuesday with a ruthless 6-0, 6-2 win over wounded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.
  • Day 10: What to expect at US Open ( 09/07/2016 12:20 AM )
    Ana Konjuh was not a year old when Serena Williams played her first US Open match but both will be in the Arthur Ashe Stadium spotlight on Wednesday, with four gripping quarter-finals to take centre stage at the year's final Grand Slam.
  • Rashford bags hat-trick on England Under-21 debut ( 09/06/2016 11:55 PM )
    Marcus Rashford grabbed a hat-trick on his England Under-21 debut as they crushed Norway 6-1 in a European Championship qualifier on Tuesday.
  • Look who is making a splash at US Open ( 09/06/2016 10:53 PM )
    Ana Konjuh has opened some eyes at Flushing Meadows as the 18-year-old former world number one junior emerged to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open.
  • Friendly: Smolov goal gives World Cup hosts Russia win over Ghana ( 09/06/2016 03:07 PM )
    Fedor Smolov's 20th-minute goal gave Russia their first win under new coach Stanislav Cherchesov as the 2018 World Cup hosts overcame Ghana 1-0 in a friendly in Moscow on Tuesday.
  • 'We have forgotten the art of physical literacy' ( 09/06/2016 02:44 PM )
    'We have lost the importance of physical movement. It is important we encourage kids to take up sport.'
  • El Salvador footballers claim they were offered to fix WC qualifier ( 09/06/2016 02:31 PM )
    Salvadorian businessman approached the players with financial inducements before they travelled to Canada for the match at the weekend.
  • 'With that score I would have won a bronze at the Olympics' ( 09/06/2016 02:28 PM )
    18-year old Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had recently scripted history by becoming the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level when he won a gold medal at the U-20 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on July 23.His 86.48m effort brought India's first World record and the country's first-ever gold in any World athletics championships.An attempt at a wild card entry into 2016 Rio Olympics didn't materialize and Chopra will now be one of India's top medal hopes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Unlike Olympics, no TV coverage for Rio Paralympics in India ( 09/06/2016 01:19 PM )
    Unlike the Olympics that was widely covered, the Rio Paralympics set to begin tomorrow will not have any television coverage in India as it failed to attract any national broadcasters after a city-based NGO on Tuesday highlighted the "discrimination" of the para athletes.With no television coverage, a city-based NGO who works with the para athletes today highlighted the plight of the para athletes in India and appealed for proper media coverage to give the athletes their due credit
  • Less awareness in sports led to only 2 Oly medals: Mary Kom ( 09/06/2016 12:43 PM )
    London Games bronze medallist boxer M C Mary Kom on Tuesday described her trials for Rio Olympics as "unfortunate" and said things probably would have been in her favour had there been more competitions for women."I only got two chances to qualify. Male boxers get five to six chances, but even then many of them did not qualify," she said expressing hope that things would change for better after the upcoming boxing federation elections.
  • Clubs say new Champions League fairer and more lucrative ( 09/06/2016 12:19 PM )
    European clubs are anticipating another windfall after changes to the Champions League and say the new system will be fairer as well as making them richer.The European Clubs Association (ECA) said it expected revenue from the Champions League and Europa League to jump from 2.35 billion euros ($2.62 billion) per season to around 3 billion euros from 2018-19, when the changes, announced by UEFA last month, come into force.ECA chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also ruled out talk of a breakaway Super League in the foreseeable future, saying the clubs wanted to remain united.
  • Costa revival is good news for Spain, says Morata ( 09/06/2016 12:14 PM )
    Diego Costa is in favour with Spain's national team again after a couple of terrific displays -- and nobody is happier than the country's other premier striker, Alvaro Morata.Since coming on for Morata after the Real Madrid forward picked up a knock in Spain's 2-0 win over Belgium in Brussels last week, Costa has done nothing but impress new coach Julen Lopetegui.
  • No gold for Yogeshwar as World body clears London Games winner ( 09/06/2016 11:18 AM )
    Yogeshwar Dutt's London Olympics bronze medal will not be upgraded to gold after the United World Wrestling (UWW) on Tuesday made it clear that the top-place finisher in men's 60kg freestyle -- Togrul Asgarov - never tested positive for a banned substance."Contrary to news reports, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Togrul ASGAROV (AZE) has never been in violation of UWW's anti-doping policy," the world body tweeted from its official Twitter handle.
  • Nadal named in Spain's squad for India Davis Cup tie ( 09/06/2016 10:34 AM )
    India will have to contend with none other than 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal as Spain today named a full strength team for the upcoming Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie.Apart from world number five Nadal, who lost in the fourth round at the US Open, Spain has packed the side with world number 13 David Ferrer, world number 18 Feliciano Lopez and Mark Lopez (world number 19 in doubles).
  • UP CM Akhilesh to request CBI probe into Narsingh saga ( 09/06/2016 10:23 AM )
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday assured wrestler Narsingh Yadav that his government will request the centre to order CBI probe into the doping scandal, which has led to the grappler being handed a four-year ban.
  • 2018 WC qualifier: Another match-fixing scandal stares at FIFA ( 09/06/2016 05:47 AM )
    El Salvador players claim they have been offered financial inducements to win, draw or avoid a heavy defeat in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Canada.
  • US Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova breeze into quarters ( 09/06/2016 05:39 AM )
    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Czech Republic partner Barbora Strycova stormed into the quarterfinals of the US Open with a straight sets victory in the women's doubles event on Tuesday.
  • 2018 WC Qualifiers: Spain maul Liechtenstein; Iceland hold Ukraine ( 09/06/2016 05:27 AM )
    Spain started their World Cup qualifying campaign with a crushing 8-0 win over Liechtenstein, laying down a marker in Group G with a ruthless second-half display on Monday.
  • What women's tennis needs ( 09/06/2016 02:55 AM )
    Dhruv Munjal insists that women's tennis needs a golden generation, one that can make matches competitive and viewing more riveting.
  • Davis Cup: Australian bad boys Kyrgios, Tomic in squad ( 09/06/2016 02:13 AM )
    Australia's bad boys of tennis Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been named in the Davis Cup squad for the World Group playoff against Slovakia after bowing out of the US Open in typical controversy.
  • How men's matches can attract attention... ( 09/06/2016 01:56 AM )
    Tennis must consider shortening matches in a bid to engage with a younger fanbase and avoid losing television viewers, according to former ATP Player Council president and doubles specialist Eric Butorac.
  • US Open PIX: Radwanska falls; Murray, Nishikori march into quarters ( 09/06/2016 12:30 AM )
    It may have been the Labor Day holiday in the United States on Monday but Andy Murray came ready to work, demolishing Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to storm into the quarter-finals of the US Open.
  • Day 9: What to expect at US Open ( 09/05/2016 11:57 PM )
    Men's top seed Novak Djokovic and women's number two Angelique Kerber look to book berths in the last four of the US Open as the quarter-finals of the year's last Grand Slam get underway on Tuesday.
  • No Williams sisters' showdown at US Open ( 09/05/2016 11:31 PM )
    Karolina Pliskova ruined any chance of another Flushing Meadows sister showdown as she claimed a dramatic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) win over sixth-seeded Venus Williams on Monday to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
  • US Open: Serena storms into quarters in record-smashing style ( 09/05/2016 10:38 PM )
    Serena Williams stormed into the US Open quarter-finals in record-smashing style on Monday by easing past Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 6-3 to claim her record 308th Grand Slam match win.
  • Call for Boxing elections on September 25 in Mumbai ( 09/05/2016 01:58 PM )
    With a view to break the impasse over the governing of boxing in the country, newly-formed and registered Boxing Federation of India has called for elections in Mumbai on September 25.
  • Will consider leaving Atletico only if Simeone goes: Griezmann ( 09/05/2016 01:53 PM )
    France forward Antoine Griezmann says he would only leave Atletico Madrid if manager Diego Simeone also quit the La Liga club.
  • US Open PIX: Del Potro in quarters after Thiem retires; Halep advances ( 09/05/2016 01:48 PM )
    Juan Martin del Potro's summer renaissance continued on Monday as the unseeded Argentine advanced into the US Open quarter-finals when Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem quit their match with an injury.
  • Messi's son Thiago has little interest in football ( 09/05/2016 01:06 PM )
    Argentina talisman Lionel Messi has revealed that his eldest son, Thiago, has little interest in the game in which his father has arguably become the greatest of his generation.
  • US Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski exit in quarters ( 09/05/2016 01:03 PM )
    India's Rohan Bopanna and his partner Gabriela Dabrowski fought hard before crashing out in the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the US Open, on Monday.
  • FIFA allows players to switch to represent Kosovo ( 09/05/2016 12:17 PM )
    Kosovo were given permission to field former Albanian internationals Samir Ujkani and Alban Meha and ex-Norway player Valon Berisha on Monday, hours before their first-ever competitive international.
  • After US Open ouster, Nadal now eyeing spot in World Tour Finals ( 09/05/2016 10:32 AM )
    Rafael Nadal said he was sad to have squandered an opportunity to do something special at the US Open with his fourth-round loss at Flushing Meadows, but happy with his effort and prospects going forward this season.
  • Shuttlers Sikki-Pranaav win Brazil Open Grand Prix title ( 09/05/2016 09:34 AM )
    Indian mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra clinched their maiden Grand Prix title, bagging the Brazil Open with a straight games victory over Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich at Foz do Iguacu in Brazil, on Sunday.
  • German soccer icon Beckenbauer has bypass surgery ( 09/05/2016 09:16 AM )
    German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer underwent open heart bypass surgery on Saturday in an operation scheduled long before Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against him last week, Germany's Bild newspaper reported Monday.
  • Spain's Hortelano hospitalised after car crash ( 09/05/2016 08:19 AM )
    Spanish athlete Bruno Hortelano has suffered a serious hand injury in a car accident in Madrid and undergone an operation, his agent said on Monday.
  • 'Stronger than before' Pouille's career set to skyrocket ( 09/05/2016 07:41 AM )
    Lucas Pouille was not prepared to say his pulsating four hour, fourth-round upset of 14-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal at the US Open on Sunday was a career changing moment.
  • 2018 WC qualifiers: England grab last-gasp win over 10-man Slovakia ( 09/05/2016 06:23 AM )
    England's Adam Lallana scored his first international goal with the last kick of the game as they beat 10-man Slovakia 1-0 in their World Cup Group F qualifier on Sunday to get new manager Sam Allardyce's reign off to a winning start.
  • PHOTOS: Djokovic shakes off rust, to face Tsonga in quarters ( 09/05/2016 05:34 AM )
    Top seed Novak Djokovic has been starved of competitive action at the US Open but on Sunday the World No 1 feasted on unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 romp that put him into the quarter-finals.
  • Pouille upsets Nadal to reach US Open quarters ( 09/04/2016 11:56 PM )
    Lucas Pouille crowned a glorious French charge at the U.S. Open on Sunday by ousting 14-times grand slam singles winner Rafa Nadal in a five-set thriller. The 22-year-old Pouille, seeded 24th, won a deciding tiebreak 8-6 to complete a 6-1 2-6 6-4 3-6 7-6(6) marathon victory and join compatriots Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils into the last eight at Flushing Meadows.
  • US Open PHOTOS: Wozniacki, Vinci, Monfils through to quarters ( 09/04/2016 03:30 PM )
    Photos from matches played at the US Open in Flushing Meadows on Sunday
  • Top seeds Sania-Dodig crash out of US Open ( 09/04/2016 02:59 PM )
    India's Sania Mirza and her partner Ivan Dodig were knocked out by Barbora Krejcikova and Marin Draganja in the mixed doubles at the 2016 US Open.
  • Inconsistency with our clutch has hit me a lot this year: Hamilton ( 09/04/2016 01:59 PM )
    Lewis Hamilton's dreams of winning the Italian Grand Prix for the third year in a row, and chalking up his 50th Formula One race victory, went out with the start lights on Sunday.
  • Badminton: Pawar loses Brazil Open final ( 09/04/2016 01:10 PM )
    Indian shuttler Anand Pawar went down fighting against Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia in a thrilling men's singles final of the Brazil Open Grand Prix, in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, on Sunday.
  • Time to hand over the baton to the younger generation: Bindra ( 09/04/2016 01:01 PM )
    'The role of sports science, sport medicine is incredibly important in modern day sport. We can't do without it'
  • F1: Force India record double points finish ( 09/04/2016 12:01 PM )
    Force India conceded fourth place to Williams in the team standings despite Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg securing a doubles points finish in the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix in Monza on Sunday.
  • PHOTOS: Rosberg wins Italian GP, cuts Hamilton's lead ( 09/04/2016 10:25 AM )
    Germany's Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix for dominant Mercedes on Sunday to cut teammate Lewis Hamilton's Formula One world championship lead to two points with seven races remaining.
  • Fourth place at Rio Games was a great closure to my career: Bindra ( 09/04/2016 10:02 AM )
    'You can never break performance into black and white, there will always be grey and that's the nature of sport''My interest just lies in seeing how we can do better'
  • PHOTOS: Star turnout for Yuvraj's fashion label launch ( 09/04/2016 09:32 AM )
    It was a starry night as India's top sports and Bollywood celebrities came out in large numbers to support Yuvraj Singh, who launched his own clothing line YWC in Mumbai, on Saturday.
  • Massa and Button exits herald F1 generation change ( 09/04/2016 08:35 AM )
    Lewis Hamilton, once the young sensation of Formula One, is starting to feel his age as a new generation of drivers sweeps into the sport and old hands like Jenson Button and Felipe Massa head for the exit.
  • Why this former champion is 'surprising' everyone at US Open ( 09/04/2016 07:37 AM )
    Six months on, with an Olympic silver medal in the bag, the Argentine beat 11th seed David Ferrer of Spain 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the US fourth round for the first time since 2012.
  • Djokovic, Nadal closing in on SUPER showdown at the Big Apple ( 09/04/2016 05:00 AM )
    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can take a step closer to a 50th career showdown when they play their fourth-round matches at the US Open on Sunday.
  • Venus takes next step to possible sisters showdown at US Open ( 09/04/2016 04:40 AM )
    Venus Williams moved within two wins of a possible sisterly showdown with Serena in the semi-finals of the US Open by beating German 26th seed Laura Siegemund to reach the fourth round on Saturday.
  • US Open PHOTOS: Wawrinka survives, Kyrgios out with injury ( 09/04/2016 03:43 AM )
    Images from Day 6 of the 2016 US Open tennis tournament in New York, on Saturday.
  • PHOTOS: Serena reaches US Open last 16 with milestone win ( 09/04/2016 02:45 AM )
    With a 6-2, 6-1 3rd round win over Swedish Johanna Larsson at the US Open at Flushing Meadows on Saturday, Serena recorded her 307th Grand Slam victory and in doing so went past legendary Martina Novratilova to record the most wins in a major by a woman.
  • US Open: Sania, Bopanna advance; Paes' campaign ends ( 09/04/2016 01:51 AM )
    India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna progressed with their respective partners but Leander Paes' campaign ended after the veteran suffered a second-round defeat with Martina Hingis in the mixed doubles at the US Open.
  • US Open PHOTOS: Halep gets Hungarian fright before reaching last 16 ( 09/03/2016 03:10 PM )
    Fifth seed Simona Halep narrowly avoided a third-round upset with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win over Hungary's Timea Babos on Saturday to keep her US Open title hopes alive.
  • Superb India rally to thump Puerto Rico 4-1 in soccer friendly ( 09/03/2016 02:16 PM )
    Masterminded superbly by ace striker Sunil Chhetri, a dominant India scripted a sensational 4-1 win over higher-ranked Puerto Rico in an international football friendly at the Andheri Sports Complex stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos sign former Real Madrid star Ruben Gonzalez ( 09/03/2016 01:58 PM )
    Delhi Dynamos FC have signed former Real Madrid player Ruben Gonzalez as their second marquee player for the Hero Indian Super League Season 3.
  • 'If any woman reaches final at Olympics after 33 years, it is big' ( 09/03/2016 01:33 PM )
    India's steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar, who finished 10th in the recently-concluded Rio Olympics, said the transition from being a marathon runner to a steeplechaser wasn't an easy one.
  • Argentina's Messi sidelined for World Cup qualifier vs Venezuela ( 09/03/2016 10:50 AM )
    Injured Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Venezuela on Tuesday with a groin problem.
  • F1: Hamilton on pole for third successive year at Monza ( 09/03/2016 10:37 AM )
    Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Italian Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Saturday with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg joining the Briton on the front row of the grid.
  • Manchester United leave out Schweinsteiger from Europa League squad ( 09/03/2016 09:16 AM )
    Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of Manchester United's Europa League squad by coach Jose Mourinho, as the midfielder continues to be marginalised at the club.
  • F1: Ferrari president practical about team's chances this season ( 09/03/2016 08:58 AM )
    Marchionne writes off Ferrari's season of failure
  • Look out for her at the Tokyo Olympics! ( 09/03/2016 07:00 AM )
    At 14 she represented India for the first time and scored a scintillating goal. Since then there has been no looking back for this striker with electric speed and agility.
  • DRAMATIC match! Keys claims comeback win over tearful Osaka ( 09/03/2016 06:40 AM )
    American eighth seed Madison Keys claimed a dramatic 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(3) comeback win over a tearful Naomi Osaka on Friday to reach the fourth round of the US Open.
  • China Open: Indian challenge ends as Ghosal, Chinappa out ( 09/03/2016 05:04 AM )
    The Indian challenge at the China Squash Open ended with the elimination of Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa following their respective defeats in the quarter-final round in Shanghai.
  • 'Give Max Verstappen a break' ( 09/03/2016 04:59 AM )
    Lewis Hamilton has hailed Max Verstappen's stunning success in Formula One and called on those criticising the Dutch teenager's driving to keep a sense of perspective.
  • Man City's Aguero BANNED for violent conduct ( 09/03/2016 04:52 AM )
    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been banned for three matches after being found guilty of violent conduct, the Football Association said on Friday.
  • Indians at US Open: Sania wins; Paes, Bopanna crash out of doubles ( 09/03/2016 01:41 AM )
    India's top doubles players Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna were dumped from the US Open men's doubles competition even as Sania Mirza progressed in the mixed doubles event with her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig.
  • US Open PIX: Nadal fist-pumps into last 16; Djokovic also advances ( 09/03/2016 12:24 AM )
    Fourth seed Rafael Nadal showed he is healthy and ready to challenge for a third US Open title as he rolled into the last 16 at Flushing Meadows on Friday with a fist-pumping 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.
  • Day 6: What to expect at US Open ( 09/02/2016 11:07 PM )
    Serena Williams will try to take a step closer to history on Saturday when she plays her third-round match at the US Open.
  • US Open, Day 5: Wozniacki, Vinci reach last 16 ( 09/02/2016 10:19 PM )
    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki continued her resurgence at the U.S. Open with a commanding 6-3 6-1 win over Romania's Monica Niculescu on Friday to reach the fourth round.The Dane, a U.S. Open finalist in 2009 and 2014 but unseeded this year after being sidelined for two months by an ankle injury, dominated from the start and wrapped up victory in just under an hour and a half.Niculescu, ranked 16 places above Wozniacki in the rankings at 58th, made life tough early on, particularly with her sliced forehand which is a rarity on the WTA Tour.
  • US Open: Paes-Begemann bow out in first round of doubles ( 09/02/2016 02:26 PM )
    Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann were knocked out in the first round of men's doubles at the US Open after losing to the Stephane Robert-Dudi Sela 6-2 5-7 4-6 on Saturday.Despite starting on a positive note after taking the first set 6-2, Paes and Begemann lost the next set by a narrow margin (5-7).
  • Why Messi's Argentina comeback could be short-lived ( 09/02/2016 01:15 PM )
    Lionel Messi's triumphant Argentina comeback has been tempered by a hint he may not be fit to play in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Venezuela.Messi, who had gone back on his decision to quit the team following their Copa America final defeat in June, scored the only goal in a 1-0 home win over Uruguay on Thursday that sent Argentina to the top of the South American group.However, the Argentina captain said he had a groin pain and had to think about his fitness at the start of a busy season for his national side and his club Barcelona.
  • Yaya Toure left out of Man City's Champions League squad ( 09/02/2016 01:05 PM )
    Yaya Toure has been left out of Manchester City's Champions League squad by coach Pep Guardiola, further undermining the Ivorian's position at the club.Toure, a mainstay of the City midfield since joining from Guardiola's Barcelona in 2010, has failed to start any of the club's opening three Premier League matches.He has only played once this season, in the second leg of the Champions League playoff tie against Steaua Bucharest, when they already had a 5-0 lead from the first encounter.
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Monza practice ( 09/02/2016 11:17 AM )
    Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton ousted Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg from the top of the timesheets in Italian Grand Prix free practice on Friday.The Briton, chasing his 50th grand prix win on Sunday, enjoyed a sunny afternoon at the Monza circuit with a fastest lap of one minute 22.801 seconds on the supersoft tyres after being second to Rosberg in the morning.Rosberg quickest effort then was a 1:22.959, with the German lapping in 1:22.994 after lunch.
  • I don't think my silver will be upgraded to gold: Yogeshwar ( 09/02/2016 10:47 AM )
    Speaking exclusively to Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com, the Haryana-based wrestler shed light on the latest reports of Asgarov testing positive and Sakshi Malik's bronze medal feat at the Rio Olympics.
  • Video feedback convinces referee to book rather than send off player ( 09/02/2016 10:02 AM )
    The use of video technology for the first time in an international spared a France player an early red card in their friendly against Italy on Thursday and cut down on arguing over decisions, the match referee said.
  • Gurpreet named captain for India's game against Puerto Rico ( 09/02/2016 09:19 AM )
    India's national football coach Stephen Constantine on Friday anointed towering goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as captain for Saturday's international friendly against higher-ranked Puerto Rico at the suburban Andheri Sports Complex ground in Mumbai."Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will captain the team on Saturday against Puerto Rico," Constantine announced at the fag end of the pre-match media conference to give a huge boost to the 24-year-old, one of the youngest players to lead the national football team.
  • US Open 2016: The most shocking upsets so far... ( 09/02/2016 06:40 AM )
    Rediff.com presents matches that shook up US Open.
  • Gareth Bale on Champions League and United's Pogba ( 09/02/2016 06:00 AM )
    The possibility of winning Europe's most prestigious club competition in his hometown has given Wales winger Gareth Bale extra motivation to help Real Madrid become the first club to defend their Champions League title.
  • China Open: Ghosal downs World No 8 to reach quarters ( 09/02/2016 04:42 AM )
    India's Saurav Ghosal upset world number 8 Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia to advance to the quarter-finals of the PSA China Open in Shanghai.
  • Aussie brat Tomic fined $10,000 for US Open outburst at heckler ( 09/02/2016 04:30 AM )
    Bernard Tomic was sent packing early at the US Open and his minimal earnings were offset by a $10,000 fine levied on him for a crude on-court outburst he directed at a heckler during his first-round loss.
  • Day 5: What to expect at US Open... ( 09/02/2016 02:41 AM )
    Rafael Nadal, with his troublesome left wrist improving every day, will be eyeing more progress at the US Open on Friday when he bids for a place in the last 16.
  • US Open PHOTOS: Queen Serena downs King; Venus, Radwanska advance ( 09/02/2016 02:07 AM )
    After 17 trips to Flushing Meadows and six US Open titles Serena Williams did something on Thursday she had never done before -- win a match indoors.
  • Here is what Murray has to say about US Open's roof ( 09/02/2016 12:39 AM )
    Andy Murray said on Thursday the noise created by the US Open's new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium is a distraction to players and makes it difficult to react to opponents' shots.
  • World Cup qualifiers: Messi goal puts Argentina top ( 09/01/2016 11:44 PM )
    Lionel Messi marked his retirement about face with a goal to give 10-man Argentina a 1-0 win over Uruguay on Thursday that lifted them to the top of the South American qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
  • These girls have power ( 09/01/2016 03:13 PM )
    Manavi Kapur goes behind the scenes to find out what it takes to be a successful woman wrestler.
  • US Open, Day 4: Halep marches under roof after rain ( 09/01/2016 02:41 PM )
    Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Lucie Safarova on Thursday in the first full match played under a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.The $150 million retractable roof was installed ahead of this year's tournament and guaranteed there would be at least some action on a muggy and overcast Day Four at the year's final grand slam.
  • Danny Simpson extends Leicester contract until 2019 ( 09/01/2016 01:00 PM )
    Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2019."I've been here two years now and the club is going places," the 29-year-old former Manchester United full back told Leicester's website (www.lcfc.com) on Thursday.
  • Russian athletes blocked from competing as neutrals at Paralympics ( 09/01/2016 12:56 PM )
    Russia's disabled athletes will not be allowed to compete as neutrals at this month's Rio de Janeiro Paralympics after their country was banned because of a state-sponsored sports doping programme.The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said in a statement on Thursday it had rejected more than 175 Russian athletes who filed individual cases to try to take part in the Brazil event."The International Paralympic Committee ... will not allow individual Russian athletes to participate as neutral athletes at the Rio Games", the organisation said on its website (www.paralympic.org).
  • Love for Chelsea made me return, says David Luiz ( 09/01/2016 10:44 AM )
    Brazil defender David Luiz is overjoyed to be back for a second spell at Chelsea after leaving Paris St Germain on transfer deadline day.The 29-year-old, who quit Stamford Bridge for Paris two years ago, has returned for a fee that media reports put at 34 million pounds ($45.09 million).Luiz won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup in his three years at Chelsea after joining from Benfica in 2011.
  • Former Ferrari driver Massa to quit at end of F1 season ( 09/01/2016 09:31 AM )
    The 35-year-old Williams driver, who won 11 races for Ferrari between 2006 and 2008 and finished overall runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 world championship, is out of contract at the end of the year.
  • Swiss launch criminal probe of German soccer great Beckenbauer ( 09/01/2016 09:03 AM )
    Swiss federal prosecutors are investigating soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and three other German soccer officials for fraud and money laundering in connection with the award of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.
  • Records tumble in Premier League transfer window ( 09/01/2016 08:41 AM )
    Records tumbled in the transfer window as Premier League spending totalled 1.165 billion pounds ($1.54 billion), financial analyst Deloitte's Sports Business Group said on Thursday.The outlay represents a 34 percent rise on the previous highest in all windows of 870 million pounds set 12 months ago and means the overall spend by clubs in 2016-17 already represents a record for a single Premier League season.
  • F1: Magnussen cleared to race at Monza after Belgium crash ( 09/01/2016 07:04 AM )
    Renault driver Kevin Magnussen has been given the green light to race in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after passing a fitness check at Monza, the Formula One team said.
  • Cuba's discus thrower Barrios stripped of Beijing silver medal ( 09/01/2016 06:21 AM )
    The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it has disqualified two athletes from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including a Cuban discus silver medalist, after retesting of samples found evidence they had used banned substances.
  • Should extra-time be abolished in football? ( 09/01/2016 05:37 AM )
    Europe's top coaches pondered the idea of abolishing extra-time after drawn matches in European competition and going straight to penalties at their annual meeting on Wednesday.
  • Check out the TOP 5 football transfers for 2016-17 season ( 09/01/2016 04:18 AM )
    Fees paid by Premier League clubs passed one billion pounds for the first time, according to financial analysts Deloitte. That was inflated by the world record 89 million pounds ($115.98 million) that Manchester United paid Juventus for France midfielder Paul Pogba.
  • Here's what Mourinho has to say on Manchester derby ( 09/01/2016 04:07 AM )
    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the international break has made his plans for the Manchester derby a bit more 'complicated' than he would have liked, especially with his South American players returning a day before the clash.
  • SHOCKING! Garbine Muguruza US Open hopes dashed ( 09/01/2016 02:32 AM )
    Garbine Muguruza was once again left to sift through the remains of another failed US Open campaign after the third-seeded Spaniard suffered a shock 7-5 6-4 second round upset by unheralded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova on Wednesday.
  • Transfer deadline day: Chelsea biggest spenders, Leicester splash the cash ( 09/01/2016 02:19 AM )
    Chelsea re-signed David Luiz and Premier League champions Leicester City broke their transfer record for striker Islam Slimani as English clubs exceeded the one billion pounds barrier when the curtain fell on transfer deadline day.
  • Indians at US Open: Paes, Sania, Bopanna reach second round ( 09/01/2016 02:07 AM )
    Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna made a rampaging start to their campaign at US Open as they advanced to the second round of the US Open along with their respective partners after notching up contrasting wins at Flushing Meadows, in New York.
  • Rafael reigns under closed 'roof' at US Open ( 09/01/2016 01:40 AM )
    Rafael Nadal boasted after his first-round US Open match that he had a video recording of being the first player to hit a ball in practice under the new roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
  • US Open PIX: Kerber, Wozniacki, Cilic charge into 3d rd; Raonic ousted ( 09/01/2016 12:42 AM )
    Second seed Angelique Kerber stayed on track in her quest to unseat Serena Williams as world number one by beating Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-2, 7-6(7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open.
  • IN PICS: Emotional Schweinsteiger bids international farewell ( 08/31/2016 11:35 PM )
    Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger won his 121st cap in his last match for Germany as they beat Finland 2-0 in an international friendly in Moenchengladbach on Wednesday.
  • SCARY! Konta collapses but recovers to reach third round ( 08/31/2016 10:52 PM )
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