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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:44:38 +0530Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to dash Mercedes' hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:21:27 +0530Cristiano Ronaldo scored two stunning goals and took his international tally to 70 as he led Portugal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:14:47 +0530India's Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna put up a spirited fight against top seeded Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri but couldn't avert his first defeat in the Shenzhen Longgang Chess Grand Master tournament in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:16:59 +0530'I think the team's getting stronger, pushing very hard. I think people are fired up and we are motivated for tomorrow'
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:04:28 +0530"I said last year that I was happy with the stadium and I haven't changed my mind. It is a fantastic stadium and most of the works which we have requested to be able to host four teams and all the logistical organisational aspects of the World Cup have been completed," Yarza told reporters after the inspection visit.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:12:49 +0530Spain strolled to a 4-1 win at home to Israel, while Italy survived some first-half scares on the way to a 2-0 win and Ukraine registered a 1-0 home win over Ukraine in an action-packed game.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:08:50 +0530Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic made a strong return to competition on Friday by beating Viktor Troicki 6-3, 7-5 to reach the third round of the Miami Open.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:41:20 +0530Hamilton's flying lap of one minute 22.188 seconds set a new record at Albert Park but was only 0.268 seconds in front of German Vettel, offering the tantalising prospect of a competitive championship after three years of domination by the Silver Arrows.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:11:06 +0530Alli was dismissed for a wild challenge on Gent's Brecht Dejaegere in the first half of the match at Wembley.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:07:46 +0530'The venue has a very strong football culture and it would be a matter of great shame if we don't manage to fulfil the requirements in time'
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:07:47 +0530Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton dominated practice at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday, putting Mercedes on top of the timesheets and leaving his Formula One rivals with plenty to ponder before the weekend.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03:51 +0530A round-up of all football-related news...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:44:33 +0530Pliskova, a finalist at last year's US Open who reached the semi-finals at Indian Wells last week, relied on her booming groundstrokes and strong returning to dispatch her American opponent in 59 minutes.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:31:50 +0530The Swiss Attorney General's Office (OAG) opened criminal proceedings against Beckenbauer and three other former high-ranking German soccer officials last September. The proceedings related to allegations of fraud, criminal mismanagement, money laundering and misappropriation.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:09:33 +0530A round-up of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers played on Thursday
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:26:55 +0530Chetan Chauhan - once India's opening batsman, is now sports minister in Uttar Pradesh's government headed by Yogi Adityanath.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:41:25 +0530One of the traditional hubs of Indian football alongside Kolkata and Kerala, Goa's chances of hosting marquee matches in the FIFA U-17 World Cup appear to have taken a hit owing to low attendance in the AFC U-16 event last year.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:51:24 +0530'We do have to examine new mechanisms like luxury taxes and in particular sporting criteria like squad limitations and fair transfer rules, to avoid player hoarding and excessive concentration of talent within a few teams'The last few years have seen the increasing dominance of a few elite clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:06:26 +0530India, currently ranked 132nd in the FIFA world rankings, have never played in the World Cup finals and kick off the latest phase of their attempt to qualify for the Asian Cup on Tuesday when they take on Myanmar in Yangon.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:05:05 +0530German tennis star Angelique Kerber, who has surged back to the world number one ranking by virtue of Serena Williams' injury, has said that the top spot is not really important for her.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:18:52 +0530But for the 23-year-old Bouchard, a former world number five who has slumped to 56th in the rankings, it was another blow after her first-round exit in Indian Wells.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:24 +0530Mittal ended with 75 points out of possible 80 in the six-man final to win India's first medal in the competition while Willet managed 73.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:53:43 +0530Germany's Lukas Podolski capped his international swansong with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly on Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:26:29 +0530The Indian football team broke a 12-year-old jinx of not winning a match away from home as they beat lower ranked Cambodia 3-2 in an international friendly in Phnom Penh.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:41:30 +0530The FIFA's inspection team on Wednesday sounded fairly satisfied over the progress at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, one of the venues for the Under-17 World Cup, but urged authorities to speed up work on core areas like competition and training sites.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:11:41 +0530Tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka has backed 18 time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer to become the oldest player in history to seal the world number one spot at the age of 35.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:14:32 +0530Manchester United should focus on winning the Europa League this season, which would bring the club a trophy they have never won and secure qualification for next season's Champions League, former manager Alex Ferguson has said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:39:53 +0530Arsene Wenger has denied he has been offered a two-year deal to become coach at Paris Saint-Germain.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:12:35 +0530Pakistan's tennis authorities expressed disappointment at the decision of Hong Kong to not travel to Islamabad for the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania zone two tie next month.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:48:04 +0530Germany's Lukas Podolski will receive an appropriate farewell when the world champions meet England in a high-quality friendly on Wednesday with the winger having become one of the country's all-time greats, coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:33:38 +0530Commonwealth Games 400 meters hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer and world championship relay medallist Riker Hylton have been charged with breaching anti-doping rules, Jamaican athletics officials confirmed on Tuesday.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:31:29 +0530Nadia Comăneci made a superstar entry at the Times of India Sporting Awards.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:15:06 +0530Hong Kong have withdrawn from their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Islamabad citing security concerns, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:02:00 +0530Rediff.com gives you a glimpse of the personalities that graced the event:
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:07:47 +0530India will not bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games since it's too late to make a proposal when so many nations are already in contention, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narayanswami Ramachandran clarified.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:46:43 +0530Ferrari were the fastest in pre-season testing, raising suspicions that their new SF70H car has closed the chasm between Mercedes and the rest.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:54:42 +0530The 32-year-old German, who signed for United at the start of last season, has fallen out of favour since manager Jose Mourinho arrived at the club at the start of the current campaign.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:58:46 +0530The ban results from a penalty Lamptey awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:37:14 +0530The Indian trio of Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai and Birendeep Sodhi could not make it through to the six-man final round of the competition, failing in the qualification round.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:44:35 +0530Referee Michael Oliver was surrounded by City players after he awarded Liverpool a spot kick following a Gael Clichy foul on Roberto Firmino.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:14:49 +0530Ranieri left the Midlands club in February, just nine months after winning the Premier League title, with Leicester 17th in the standings and battling relegation. Vardy has since faced accusations of influencing the decision to sack the Italian.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:05:28 +0530Lionel Messi scored twice as La Liga champions Barcelona saw off a persistent Valencia side, who had Eliaquim Mangala sent off in the first half, to win 4-2 on Sunday and stay on the heels of leaders Real Madrid.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:24:11 +0530Pep Guardiola won 21 trophies in seven years while in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich but said his Manchester City side's 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday was one of his happiest moments in management.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:23:27 +0530Manchester City had to come from behind to hold Liverpool 1-1 as both teams lost ground in the Premier League following victories for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:21 +0530Elena Vesnina survived a battle of attrition and nerves to beat fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday and secure the biggest title of her career.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:46:15 +0530A rejuvenated Roger Federer beat fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday to earn a record-tying fifth Indian Wells title and the distinction of being the tournament's oldest winner.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:19:47 +0530Second-placed Tottenham Hotspur kept up the distant chase of Premier League leaders Chelsea with a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Southampton to cut the gap to 10 points on Sunday.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:22:18 +0530A downbeat Arsene Wenger said he has decided on his Arsenal future and would reveal all soon after his side slumped to a dismal 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:53:46 +0530India's vast size and diversity posed as obstacles in the initial preparatory stage, but having crossed the hurdles, FIFA's head of events Jaime Yarzahas promised to deliver a 'magnificent' U-17 World Cup football.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:52:17 +0530Sanchez's ankle in 'terrible state', says Wenger
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:01:44 +0530Romelu Lukakuare still five points off the Champions League places after Antonio Candreva's equaliser rescued a solitary point in a 2-2 draw at Torino in a thrilling Serie A clash on Saturday.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:55:37 +0530Roger Federer continued his sizzling form on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka at the BNP Paribas Open in California.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:37:21 +0530Images from the English Premier League matches played on Saturday.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:05:38 +0530Real Madrid went five points clear at the top of La Liga after coming through a testing game at Athletic Bilbao to win 2-1 thanks to Brazilian midfield lynchpin Casemiro's strike on Saturday.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:40:51 +0530Suspected food poisoning forced Nick Kyrgios to pull out of his much anticipated quarter-finals showdown with Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:28:19 +0530Former national racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha died in a mishap at MRC Nagar in Chennai, on Saturday.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:47:39 +0530Twice Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and 14th seed Elena Vesnina posted hard-fought, straight-set wins in Friday's semi-finals to set up an all-Russian final in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:46:39 +0530Jack Sock celebrated a pair of firsts on Friday by powering past fourth seed Kei Nishikori 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 to book a date with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:15:43 +0530Chelsea need 24 points from their remaining 11 fixtures to win the Premier League title, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday ahead of their trip to Stoke City on Saturday.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:27:40 +0530Barcelona were pitted against Italian champions Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final draw made on Friday to set up a repeat of the 2015 final which the Spanish side won 3-1.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:34:33 +0530Liverpool should not be considered favourites when they travel to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday, despite his side's impressive record against teams near the top of the table.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:42:23 +0530Bindra, who won a gold medal in 10m Air Rifle event in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was speaking at a session at the India Today Conclave 2017 in Mumbai.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:02:08 +0530Unzue is one of the two leading candidates to succeed Luis Enrique, who announced this month he will leave at the end of this season, along with Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:48:36 +0530Football captain Sunil Chhetri wants India to "set a benchmark" by regularly qualifying for AFC Asian Cup, the continent's premier tournament.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:15:19 +0530London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has decided to donate Rs 6 lacs -- Rs 50,000 each -- to the families of the 12 Central Reserve Police Force jawans killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh last week.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:47:48 +0530Elena Vesnina denied Venus Williams another comeback win, while Kristina Mladenovic roared back from a set and a break down to beat Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:57:12 +0530Schalke 04 hit back from two goals down to draw 2-2 and overcome fellow Germans Borussia Moenchenglach on away goals in their Europa League last 16 tie while Manchester United edged Rostov 1-0 to progress on Thursday.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:07:10 +0530"We are very disappointed at the way the Azlan Shah Cup organisers have dropped us from the tournament and included England in our place," PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmad said on Thursday.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:00:59 +0530Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe was recalled to the England squad at the age of 34 on Thursday ahead of next week's friendly in Germany and a World Cup qualifier at home to Lithuania.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:38:06 +0530Defending champion H S Prannoy eked out a thrilling win over China's Qiao Bin to advance to the quarterfinals of the $120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, in Basel on Thursday.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:51:25 +0530Tajamul Islam, the eight-year-old world kickboxing champion from Bandipora district, has hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government for not providing proper training facilities and equipment for her and other sportspersons from her district.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:14:46 +0530The 14-time national champion said she is looking forward to play her role in the development of sports in the country.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:42:40 +0530World number three Karolina Pliskova overcame a stern test to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday after edging French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 7-6(2), 7-6(5) at Indian Wells.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:34:07 +0530Sevilla midfielder Samir Nasri has accused Jamie Vardy of cheating after the Frenchman was sent off for squaring up to the Leicester forward and bumping foreheads in their Champions League clash on Tuesday.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:15:42 +0530Former American great Chris Evert has no issue with tournaments handing Maria Sharapova wildcard entries as the Russian former world number one makes her way back from a doping ban, she said on Wednesday.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:17:46 +0530A decade on from their last driver's title, courtesy of Kimi Raikkonen in 2007, Ferrari emerged from eight days of testing in Spain with the fastest lap times coupled with impressive reliability.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:24:10 +0530Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak was the hero as the Spanish side reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the fourth year in a row after drawing 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen in an open last-16 second leg.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:06:30 +0530Monaco swept into the Champions League quarter-finals and left Manchester City to pick up the pieces of another failed European campaign after a 3-1 victory on Wednesday sent them through on away goals.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:08:45 +0530Nick Kyrgios ended Novak Djokovic's 19-match winning run at Indian Wells by beating the Serb 6-4, 7-6(3) to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals in Indian Wells on Wednesday, while Roger Federer also advanced with a straight sets win over Rafael Nadal.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:58:11 +0530Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has leapt to the defence of Paul Pogba after the under-fire midfielder came in for further criticism following a below-par performance in Monday's FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:51:41 +0530India's Sania Mirza and her women's doubles partner Barbara Strycova crashed out of the BNP Paribas Open after going down in straight sets in thequarter-finals at Indian Wells.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:43:45 +0530Russia's Elena Vesnina ousted German second seed Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California on Tuesday.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:30:36 +0530Just like his father nearly two decades ago, Kasper Schmeichel proved a formidable last line of defence.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:09:03 +0530Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal powered to third-round wins at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Tuesday to set up a mouth-watering rematch of their recent Australian Open final.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:07:05 +0530From heroes to zeros and back again, Leicester City's remarkable rollercoaster ride took another twist as a superb 2-0 victory over Sevilla put them in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:40:54 +0530Team co-owner Vijay Mallya said in a statement on Tuesday that the deal, which will make the cars stand out at the Australian season-opener next week, is one of the most significant partnerships in Force India's 10-year history.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:45:37 +0530Monaco owe most of their recent success to their young guns, but when they face Manchester City looking to overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, they will turn to a more experienced player in Radamel Falcao.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:17:26 +0530Stanislas Wawrinka breezed into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday and saw another seed removed from his path to the final when lucky loser Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan turned his match against Tomas Berdych upside down.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:57:35 +0530Manchester United's Jose Mourinho, humbled for the second time this season in front of the Chelsea fans who once idolised him, did not go quietly on Monday as he declared that he remains the London club's number one manager.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:21:26 +0530Chelsea manager Antonio Conte got the upper hand on Jose Mourinho for the second time this season as his double-chasing side beat 10-man Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to reach the FA Cup semi-finals on Monday.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:11:00 +0530Angelique Kerber displayed her grit and vaunted fitness as she battled back to beat France's Pauline Parmentier 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in scorching heat on Monday to reach the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:48:07 +0530Among the cricketers, Australia's David Warner, Steve Smith and West Indies' Chris Gayle also wished the fans on Instagram.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:57:09 +0530Speaking to Reuters during a WADA meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tygart said as long as sports bodies were represented on WADA, the anti-doping organisation could not deliver on its promise to crack down on cheats.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:03:28 +0530Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) still has significant work to do to get its suspension lifted, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:08:28 +0530Real fought back after a calamitous own goal from keeper Keylor Navas gave Betis the lead in the 25th minute, just after the Costa Rican escaped a possible red card. Cristiano Ronaldo pulled the hosts level in the 41st with a diving header.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:40:32 +0530Muguruza used her experience to get out of trouble, eventually set up a meeting with Ukrainian 10th seed Elina Svitolina in just over two hours under a relentless sun at Indian Wells.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:21:05 +0530Both won in style on Sunday, with Spanish fifth seed Nadal pouncing on Guido Pella's serve to break the Argentine five times en route to a 6-3, 6-2 victory in sizzling afternoon heat on the stadium hard court.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:38:20 +0530A round-up of matches played in the Serie A and French Ligue 1 on Sunday
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:03:37 +0530Liverpool kept their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League on course as Emre Can thundered home a second-half winner to complete a hard-earned 2-1 comeback win over Burnley at a relieved Anfield on Sunday.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:40:53 +0530Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals but an injury to Harry Kane marred the party as they marked their last tie at their White Hart Lane home with a 6-0 thrashing of third-tier London rivals Millwall on Sunday.