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U-17 World Cup: Favourites Brazil set for another easy outing

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:52:23 +0530

Having won all their three group matches with ease, South American giants Brazil will start clear favourites when they take on the unfancied Honduras in a pre-quarterfinal match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Honduras.



Echoes of like father, like son after Weah's Indian 'trick'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:05:30 +0530

United States striker Tim Weah says his side felt like playing at home during their 5-0 thrashing of Paraguay in their FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal match, in New Delhi, on Monday.



Tiger Woods cleared by doctors to return to golf: report

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:44:21 +0530

The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.



FIFA U-17 WC: Weah 'tricks' as US whip Paraguay; Germany rout Colombia

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:42:44 +0530

Captain and star striker Jann-Fiete Arp (7th and 65th) struck twice while Yann Bisseck (39th) and John Yeboah (49th) scored a goal each to help Germany reach the quarters.



Sports Shorts: Schumacher's ex-manager wants the truth about his health

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:45:27 +0530

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday



Morata boosts Chelsea ahead of Champions League clash against Roma

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:45:37 +0530

The Spaniard missed the 2-1 defeat after injuring his hamstring against Manchester City before the international break.



Football Briefs: Indian team gains two places in FIFA rankings

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:57 +0530

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field



Tennis Round-up: Federer 'really wants to win World Tour Finals'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:15:20 +0530

Russian sixth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova claimed her third title of the year by beating seventh-seeded Australian Daria Gavrilova in the final of the Hong Kong Tennis Open on Sunday.



Sterling enjoying life with Pep... and without social media

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:34 +0530

Sterling has scored six goals in five starts for City this season and has impressed with his overall contribution to Guardiola's prolific attack which has struck 29 goals in eight Premier League games.



'Quality' Spurs unafraid of starry Real Madrid

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:48:47 +0530

The Danish international scored the winner as Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday and Eriksen has set his sights on another good showing against the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu.



PHOTOS: Dhoni bends it like Beckham as All Hearts down All Stars

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:39:48 +0530

Dhoni scored a brace and was fittingly awarded the 'man of the match'



EPL: Late Rooney penalty rescues draw for Everton at Brighton

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:42:31 +0530

The hosts had looked on course to take all three points from a drab match when Anthony Knockaert pounced on a loose ball and fired home eight minutes from full-time.



Football Briefs: Heynckes makes winning Bayern return, Dortmund lose

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:06:18 +0530

The victory moved second-placed Bayern, who take on Celtic in the Champions League next week, up to 17 points, two behind Dortmund who suffered their first home loss in 41 league matches.



India's first Olympic swimmer passes away

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:34:25 +0530

Shamsher, 87, is survived by three daughters and two sons.



Asia Cup Hockey, PHOTOS: India trounce Pakistan 3-1 to top group

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:53:16 +0530

But at the end of the day, the Indians came out superior and continued their recent domination over Pakistan that includes back-to-back victories in the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London earlier this year.



PHOTOS: Federer routs Nadal in Shanghai Masters final

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:11:09 +0530

Roger Ferdrer came up with a solid all-round display to beat world No 1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3 in the final and win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.



Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:31:15 +0530

The former World No 1, who returned to the tour in April following a 15-month doping ban, started the stronger, breaking Sabalenka in her opening service game, but struggled on serve and soon found herself trailing 4-1 in the first set.



EPL PHOTOS: Arsenal, Chelsea lose; Manchester City hit seven

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:04:26 +0530

Watford climbed into the top four of the Premier League after Tom Cleverley's 92nd-minute goal gave them a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Vicarage Road on Saturday.



PHOTOS: Ronaldo, Suarez strike again to kickstart their seasons

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:29:44 +0530

Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez took centre stage on Saturday in bailing their teams out with late strikes to silence their critics following slow starts to the season.



Ronaldo the hero again as Real edge past Getafe

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:19:00 +0530

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a barren scoring run in La Liga by striking late to give Real Madrid a 2-1 win at neighbours Getafe on Saturday, preventing what would have been a costly and embarrassing draw for the Spanish and European champions.



U-17 World Cup: France, England post big wins; Japan and Mexico advance

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:44:49 +0530

European powerhouse France rallied from a goal down to hand a 5-1 drubbing on Honduras and qualify for the knockout stage as group toppers in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Guwahati.



Tennis roundup: Nadal, Federer seal Shanghai final showdown

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:28:05 +0530

Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past defending champion Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first WTA final in almost two and a half years.



EPL PHOTOS: Manchester City hit seven; United held and Chelsea lose

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:22:50 +0530

Manchester City opened up a two-point lead over their neighbours Manchester United at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday thanks to another display of scintillating brilliance in a 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium.



PHOTOS: When WWE champion met the 'God of Cricket'

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:06:42 +0530

Current World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion Jinder Mahal visited India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his son Arjun Tendulkar at their home in Mumbai to personally invite them to the WWE LIVE event which will be held in New Delhi at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in December.



Arena resigns after United States' World Cup failure

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:43:03 +0530

US Soccer said they expect to announce an interim coach within the next seven to 10 days, who will oversee two planned friendlies in November.



Nadal sues ex-French minister over doping allegations

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:22:10 +0530

Rafael Nadal is seeking 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused the Spanish tennis legend of a dope test cover-up.



Under-17 World Cup: Germany beat Guinea, reach round of 16

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:41:38 +0530

Jan-Fiete Arp (8th minute), Nicolas Kuehn (62nd) and Sahverdi Cetin (90+2) netted for the winners, while Ibrahima Soumah got the lone goal for Guinea in the 26th minute in the final Group C match at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium.



Shearer tips Manchester clubs to claim EPL title

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:13:34 +0530

'Before the start of the season I felt Manchester United will be a lot better this year and they were my tip for the title'



EPL snapshots: Guardiola is manager of the month; Aguero back training

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:53:49 +0530

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was named player of the month after scoring six goals in four league games.



Sports Shorts: 'Ready for Asian Boxing Championship'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:39:21 +0530

Mary was back in her preferred 48kg category as she overcame the challenge from younger competitors to make it to the Indian team for the marquee continental event, which is to be held from November 2 to November 11 in the Ho Chi Minh City.



Tennis round-up: Nadal downs Dimitrov to make Shanghai Masters semi

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:41:32 +0530

Sharapova was broken in the first game but fought back to draw level before going on to take the first set with a hold to love.



Under-17 World Cup: Captain says fatigue and inexperience cost India

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:12:50 +0530

The hosts crashed out of the tournament at the group stage, losing all their three matches. They gave a tough fight to Colombia in their 1-2 defeat but suffered drubbings against the USA (0-3) and Ghana (0-4).



U-17 WC: Iraq eye historic knockout spot, France aim to continue run

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:09:40 +0530

Making their second Under-17 World Cup appearance, Iraq have been the surprise package of the proverbial 'group of death' as they are well placed to advance to the knockout stage following a spirited 1-1 draw against two-time champions Mexico, and a 3-0 rout of Latin American giants Chile.



Converting chances and plugging defensive errors crucial for Reds

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:51:05 +0530

'We have to be hard in the tackles, we have to try to dominate the game and score the goals when we create chances. We will see what happens'



Swiss open criminal probe into ex-FIFA official Valcke, Qatar businessman

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:11:10 +0530

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Jerome Valcke, the banned former FIFA secretary general, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media, over World Cup broadcasting deals.



Mourinho's Manchester United set for biggest test yet

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:47:25 +0530

Jose Mourinho's unbeaten Manchester United face the biggest test yet of their title credentials when they visit Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday -- a fixture that always has a little extra spice.



How India's Under-17 World Cup campaign ended in agony

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:44:26 +0530

India ended their campaign in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup when they went down 0-4 to a superior and physical Ghana in their third Group A match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital in New Delhi on Thursday.



U-17 World Cup: Paraguay thrash Turkey, Mali and Colombia advance

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:26:50 +0530

Paraguay continued to shine and recorded their third win on the trot when they thrashed a struggling Turkey 3-1 in a Group B match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Navi Mumbai.



PHOTOS U-17 World Cup: India no match for clinical Ghana

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:39:52 +0530

Rank outsiders India ended their maiden FIFA Under-17 World Cup campaign in a cry of pain and agony as they were handed a 0-4 thrashing by two-time champions Ghana in their final group match in New Delhi on Thursday.



U-17 World Cup: Spain eye knockout berth against North Korea

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:56:51 +0530

European champions Spain will enter their final group match against DPR Korea as the firm favourites, looking to secure a Round of 16 berth in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Kochi, on Friday.



Nadal crushes Fognini to reach Shanghai quarters

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:47:00 +0530

Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-1 thrashing of temperamental Italian Fabio Fognini.



Sports shorts: First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:54:03 +0530

Esther Staubli is set to become the first female referee to officiate a match at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017.



'Qualifying for 2019 Asian Cup is an amazing feeling'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:28:46 +0530

'This is the tournament we play for. We get to rub our shoulders against best in Asia which we don't get many times'



FIFA World Cup 2018: Who's qualified, who still can

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:24:13 +0530

the countries assured of places in the 32-team field for next year's World Cup finals in Russia after Tuesday's qualifiers.



What you must not miss in the EPL this week

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:55:01 +0530

Liverpool and Manchester United's globe-trotting squads must shake off the effects of international duty for one of English football's most eagerly-anticipated clashes on Saturday.



Football Briefs: Barca prepared to make new offer for Coutinho

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:11:36 +0530

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field



Sports Shorts: Unseeded Zhu upsets Kvitova in Tianjin opener

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:06:52 +0530

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday



U-17 World Cup: Iraq beat Chile 4-0 to notch up maiden win

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:57:53 +0530

Chile conceded an own goal through substitute Diego Valencia in the 81st minute.



India qualify for 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:51:39 +0530

This is the third time the country has qualified for the continental showpiece.



U-17 WC: England pip Mexico to seal last 16 berth; France advance too

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:40:28 +0530

It was a feast for the eyes as 40,620 people turned out at the Saltlake Stadium and witnessed the five-goal thriller with England dominating the first one-hour, followed by Mexico's second-half resurgence.



Expect another spirited show as India brace for Ghana challenge

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:33:34 +0530

Anwar Ali, at the heart of India's defence, will once again play a pivotal role in the match



Under-17 WC: Paraguay look for 3rd straight win vs struggling Turkey

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:06:13 +0530

After defeating Mali 3-2 and New Zealand 4-2, the South American team, one of the favourites to lift the title, will be looking to dominate Turkey.



Shanghai Masters PHOTOS: Nadal, Federer cruise to third round

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:40:43 +0530

Top seed Nadal extended his winning streak to 13 matches with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of American Jared Donaldson in the Qi Zhong Stadium before World No 2 Federer, to the delight of his sizeable Chinese fan club, got the better of Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 7-6(4), 6-4.



Under-17 WC: 'We are ready to fight it out against Ghana'

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:57:30 +0530

History-maker Jeakson Singh, who will be remembered as the one who scored India's first goal in any FIFA World Cup, says the team is "ready to fight it out" in its final group game of the U-17 World Cup against Ghana, in New Delhi on Wednesday.



Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Portugal qualify for 2018 World Cup

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:49:35 +0530

A summary of Tuesday's qualification matches next year's FIFA World Cup.



U-17 World Cup: Iran whip Germany; Brazil in knock-outs

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:21:21 +0530

European powerhouse Spain bounced back from the defeat in their opening match to score a 4-0 victory over Niger in a Group D match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Kochi on Tuesday.



Sports shorts: Two wins for Yuki in Tashkent Challenger

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:32:34 +0530

Yuki Bhambri advanced to the singles second round of the ATP Tashkent Open and reached the doubles quarter-finals, partnering compatriot Divij Sharan, following an upset victory over the top seeds on Tuesday.



2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Cahill's extra-time winner keeps Australia alive

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:19:48 +0530

Images from the 2018 World Cup qualifiers played in Europe on Monday



Under-17 World Cup: France meet Japan in battle of equals

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:03:49 +0530

Both sides will be high on confidence with an aim to come out all guns blazing.



Giroud scorpion kick vs teen Castellanos's goal for Puskas award

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:34:51 +0530

Giroud scored with an improvised volley in the Premier League match on Jan. 1, producing an acrobatic flick with his left heel to convert Alexis Sanchez's cross into the net off the crossbar while tumbling forward.



Under-17 WC: 'Loss of concentration after equaliser cost India match'

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:49:10 +0530

'I am very proud of these Indian players. They have shown that India can compete against the best in the world. They have a fantastic future'



Under-17 WC: India's 'organised defence' impresses Columbian coach

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:47:19 +0530

'They defended very well and they were very organised'



Messi, Ronaldo or Mbappe? Pick your favourite for Ballon d'Or crown

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:03:46 +0530

Should the Portugal forward triumph, he will equal the record of his great rival and five-time winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona, who is also nominated.



Serena to defend title at Australian Open?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:30:44 +0530

'She wants to come back in 2018 and defend her title and she's in training now'



Meet Jeakson Singh, India's first goal-scorer at a FIFA WC competition

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:16:44 +0530

'It was a nice experience and I felt on cloud nine when I scored the goal'



U-17 World Cup: Jeakson creates history but India lose to Colombia

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:58:00 +0530

A bright India provided hope for a brighter future but their dream ended in a heartbreak following a 1-2 defeat to Colombia in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.



U-17: Mali thrash Turkey, US and Paraguay advance

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:28:26 +0530

United States of America secured their passage into the round of 16 riding on substitute Ayo Akinola's 75-minute strike for a 1-0 victory over Ghana in an enthralling Group A game of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Delhi.



Sports Shorts: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth retained at PBL Auction

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:32:44 +0530

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Monday



U-17 WC: Knock-out berth in Brazil's view as they face North Korea

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:50:42 +0530

Brazil made a strong statement with a 2-1 victory over Spain in their opening Group D clash on October 7, and they would now look to build on the winning momentum.



U-17 World Cup: Germany, Iran eye knock-out berth

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:24:19 +0530

Both the teams have won their respective opening matches with Germany getting past Costa Rica 2-1 and Iran beating Guinea 3-1 last Saturday.



Under-17 WC: Spain seek to bounce back against Niger

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:16:26 +0530

Spain, who have several players from their country's top two football academies - the La Masia and Real Madrid academies -- were beaten 1-2 by South American champions and hot favourites Brazil in their first Group D match.



U-17 WC: Nakamura 'tricks' Japan to win; Iraq hold Mexico to a draw

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:53:58 +0530

Striker Keito Nakamura scored the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup's first hat-trick as Japan hammered Honduras 6-1 to begin their campaign on a resounding note at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday.



PIX: Jubilant Egypt erupts after sealing first WCup berth in 28 years

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:16:38 +0530

The win clinched Egypt a long-awaited spot in Russia for the 2018 World Cup finals, where the Arab world's most populous country will compete on football's ultimate stage for the first time since Italy in 1990.



2018 World Cup qualifiers: Lewandowski helps Poland seal berth

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:24:50 +0530

IMAGES from the FIFA World Cup qualifiers played across Europe on Sunday



US Vice Prez exits NFL game after players kneel during anthem

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:20:10 +0530

When the national anthem was played before the start of the game, some 49ers knelt while some Colts, their arms locked, wore black T-shirts with the words "We Will" on the front and "Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity" on the back.



U-17 World Cup: France and England register big wins

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 21:38:59 +0530

Fancied France kicked off their campaign on a rousing note, inflicting a 7-1 humiliation on debutants New Caledonia in a Group E match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Guwahati.



U-17 WC: US, Ghana face off; eye knockout berth

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:43:10 +0530

Ghana and the United States would look to seal a knockout berth when they face-off in their second group match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Delhi, on Monday.



U-17 World Cup: 'India will give Colombia a run for their money'

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:35:03 +0530

India coach Luis Norton de Matos on Sunday said they are ready for a physically and technically superior Colombia and will 'fight till the last minute' in their Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Delhi, on Monday.



Nadal thrashes Kyrgios to win China Open; Unseeded Garcia shocks Halep

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:12:12 +0530

World number one Rafael Nadal produced a ruthless performance to win his 75th singles title, beating Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-1 in the China Open final on Sunday.



Sindhu, Marin star attractions at PBL auction

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:33:38 +0530

World champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and Chinese Taipei's No 1 shuttler Tai Tzu Ying will be up for grabs when the high-profile Players' Auction for the lucrative Premier Badminton League gets underway in Hyderabad on Monday.



Back after injury, Gurusaidutt wins Bulgarian International

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 17:54:37 +0530

Playing an international tournament after almost a year, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt clinched the men's singles title at the Bulgarian International Future Series tournament on Sunday. Gurusaidutt, who was out of action since the US Open in July 2016 due to an injury, defeated Muhammed Ali Kurt 21-17, 21-16 in 35 minutes.



U-17 World Cup: Another acid test awaits as India face Colombia

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:20:46 +0530

Midfield lynchpin Suresh Singh feels India would need to improve their final pass, but an improvement in department would not be enough against Colombia's all-round superiority.



PHOTOS: Hamilton on verge of fourth F1 title after Japan victory

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:55:50 +0530

Lewis Hamilton moved within reach of a fourth Formula One world championship on Sunday after winning a Japanese Grand Prix that saw Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel retire with engine problems.



PHOTOS: Substitute Ronaldo rescues Portugal; France in control

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:50:21 +0530

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench and scored an opportunist goal which set Portugal on the way to a 2-0 win in Andorra on Saturday that maintained their chances of qualifying directly for the World Cup.



'Team India's mind is now focussed on Colombia game'

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 23:27:32 +0530

India U-17 side midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam, on Saturday, said they were 'not nervous but excited' just before entering the field for the country's maiden outing in a FIFA World Cup.



U-17 World Cup: Brazil outclass Spain; Germany edge past Costa Rica

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:07:09 +0530

A dominant Brazil made a strong statement of their top title contender status with a 2-1 victory over Spain in a Group D marquee clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Kochi, on Saturday.



U-17 WC Previews: Star-studded England face Chile, France eye winning start

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 19:33:38 +0530

A star-studded England will take on unpredictable Chile in a Group F match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the refurbished Salt Lake Stadium, in Kolkata, on Sunday.



Tennis Roundup: Halep on top of the world, Nadal battles past Dimitrov

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:10:00 +0530

Simona Halep will take over as the new number one in the WTA world rankings after progressing to the China Open final with a dominant 6-2 6-4 victory over Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in Beijing on Saturday.



Why India U-17 coach is 'not happy' with his team's showing

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:13:42 +0530

In the country's maiden appearance in any World Cup, India showed sparks in patches, but lagged way behind in class.



Japanese GP: Dominant Hamilton seizes pole with record lap

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:02:41 +0530

Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton smashed the Suzuka track record to seize a dominant Japanese Grand Prix pole position on Saturday with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel lining up alongside on the front row.



Here's why Indian keeper is disappointed...

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 16:35:40 +0530

Goalkeeper Moirangthem Dheeraj Singh was one of the top performers in India's 0-3 thrashing by the United States but he was a disappointed man following the loss in the campaign opener of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Delhi.



World Cup qualifiers: Spain clinch spot with slick win

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:54:40 +0530

A round-up of the World Cup qualifying matches played on Friday.



IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over vote-buying allegations

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:23:52 +0530

Brazil's national Olympic committee (COB) and its head Carlos Nuzman were provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee on Friday, a day after the 75-year-old was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with a corruption investigation.



U-17 WC PHOTOS: Ghana and Paraguay start off with wins; NZ hold Turkey

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:07:23 +0530

Ghana outclassed Colombia 1-0, while New Zealand held Turkey to a 1-1 draw in the opening matches of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup on Friday.



PHOTOS U-17 World Cup: India go down to US in opener

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:00:50 +0530

Hosts India struggled on their debut as they were outclassed 3-0 by United States in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Group A match in New Delhi on Friday.



Brace for the biggest match of FIFA Under-17 World Cup

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:17:12 +0530

The football fans in Kochi will get a chance to witness a fascinating contest between Brazilian attacking flare and Spanish 'tiki-taka' possession football in what could be a final before the final of this tournament.



PM Modi graces India's opening Under-17 World Cup match

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:04:47 +0530

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday graced Indian football's historic moment when he greeted players of both the teams ahead of India's opening FIFA U-17 World Cup match against USA, in New Delhi.



Tennis Roundup: Ruthless Nadal storms into semis

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:28:49 +0530

A ruthless Sorana Cirstea took full advantage of Karolina Pliskova's patchy form at the China Open on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals as she consigned the recently dethroned world number one to a 6-1, 7-5 defeat.



Syria down Aus with late penalty, keep 2018 World Cup dream alive

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:53:01 +0530

Forced to play their home matches in Malaysia due to security concerns, Syria had fallen behind when Robbie Kruse tapped in from close range in the first half but the underdogs refused to buckle to their vastly more experienced opponents.



Messi and Argentina at risk of not qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:03:28 +0530

Summary of the South American World Cup qualifiers played on Thursday