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Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:01:00 GMT

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PICS: Ten-man Manchester City sunk by third-tier Wigan in FA Cup

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:17:04 +0530

Manchester City were sensationally knocked out of the FA Cup on Monday by third-tier Wigan Athletic who beat the 10-man Premier League leaders 1-0 in a stunning fifth round upset with a late goal by their talisman Will Grigg.

Soccer briefs: Chelsea's Conte has sleepless nights before Barca clash

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:10:16 +0530

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

Sports Shorts: Yuki Bhambri moves up in ATP rankings

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:08:04 +0530

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday

Day 10: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:14:02 +0530

Day 11: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at Winter Olympics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:36:01 +0530

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis on Monday was hit by a wardrobe malfunction

Sports Shorts: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:35:02 +0530

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

Winter Olympics Sidelights: We tied? Chaos after Canada-Germany dead-heat

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:26:29 +0530

Knowing that it had been a tie an overjoyed Friedrich and Margis had rushed over to Kripps and Kopacz to celebrate as they finished their final run.

Football Briefs: Real stage comeback, Costa strikes in Atletico win

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:53:52 +0530

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

Bemused curlers ask 'why would anyone dope in our sport?'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:37:26 +0530

Winter Games' least taxing and physically demanding sports feel it necessary to use performance-enhancing drugs

Bizarre! Fergie sexes up National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:56:49 +0530

Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday didn't win over many fans.

Champions League: Messi will look to break Blues jinx

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:45:27 +0530

Conte wants 'perfect game', while hoping Messi's goal drought continues

Tennis round-up: Kvitova back into top 10 after claiming Qatar title

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:36:24 +0530

Coming into the tournament 21st in the WTA rankings, the Czech won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 16 minutes to add to her triumph in St Petersburg earlier this month.

Winter Olympics: Doping case launched against Russian athlete

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:25:14 +0530

The court said no hearing date had been fixed yet and no further information would be provided for the moment.

FA Cup: Rochdale earn last-gasp draw with Tottenham

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:27:52 +0530

It looked as though substitute Harry Kane's late penalty had put Tottenham into the quarter-finals but fellow substitute Davies fired home to provoke joyous scenes at Spotland.

Federer cruises past Dimitrov to claim Rotterdam title

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:11:59 +0530

Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Sports Shorts: Manavaditya Rathore wins silver

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:13:41 +0530

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday

Day 9: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:15:22 +0530

Majestic Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games after leaving a field of rivals trailing in his wake with another technical masterclass in the giant slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on Sunday.

Russian medallist suspected of doping

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:06:22 +0530

Russian medallist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance

Winter Olympics Sidelights: Olympic brand mints money like never before

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:04:19 +0530

Sponsors say their customers simply don't care that much.

How Saina and Sindhu helped Prannoy...

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:33:52 +0530

Star shuttler H S Prannoy has credited top women shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal for the positive change in mindset of other players while facing tougher opponents.

Soccer Briefs: PSG rally past Strasbourg; Bayern snatch late win

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:32:05 +0530

Football news from Ligue 1, Bundesliga and La liga.

PHOTOS: Lukaku takes Manchester United to FA Cup last 8

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:58:27 +0530

Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive FA Cup scoring record by netting twice in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town to earn Jose Mourinho's side a quarter-final tie at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

La Liga: Suarez, Alba strikes give Barca win at stubborn Eibar

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:58:51 +0530

Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was also dismissed later for angry protests against referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez.

West Brom knocked out of FA Cup after week of woe

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:42:13 +0530

Defeat always seemed likely for West Brom, who are bottom of the Premier League and sacked their chairman and chief-executive on Tuesday.

Winter Olympics: Czech shredder Ledecka stuns Alpine world with gold

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:34:54 +0530

The 22-year-old was ranked 43rd in the World Cup standings in Super-G and was thought to have a better chance of gold in the snowboarding events she will also contest in Pyeongchang, an unprecedented doubling up.

Bhambri goes down fighting to Thompson in Chennai Open final

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:25:11 +0530

Yuki Bhambri went down fighting to top seed Australia's Jordan Thompson 5-7, 6-3, 5-7 in the singles final of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger, in Chennai, on Saturday.

Fact file: Federer and the number one ranking

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:32:59 +0530

Here are some facts about Federer and his ranking.

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:46:37 +0530

The weather was a bone-chilling, minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit).

Sports Shorts: Woods misses cut at Riviera after eight bogeys

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:02:38 +0530

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday.

Tennis round-up: Injured Halep pulls out after reaching Qatar semis

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:57:44 +0530

ATP says 'no evidence' against Harrison's racist remarks

Chelsea stroll past Hull into FA Cup quarter-finals

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:41:47 +0530

Last season's FA Cup runners-up Chelsea struck four times before the break to crush second-tier Hull City 4-0 and stroll into the quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

Back on top, Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:13:07 +0530

Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam on Friday.

Sports Shorts: Danica ready for her final Daytona 500 start

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:52:34 +0530

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday

Bhambri, Thompson to clash in Chennai Open final

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:11:26 +0530

In Chennai, on Friday, the second seeded Indian got the better of Korea's Duckhee Lee, the third seed, 7-5, 6-2 in 85 minutes, while Thompson beat unseeded Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6-1, 7-6.

India's Winter Olympics campaign over

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:59:09 +0530

India's Jagdish Singh, on Friday, finished a dismal 103rd in the men's 15-km free cross-country skiing race at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

'Thank goodness drivers bring money'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:03:21 +0530

Williams defended their young and inexperienced Formula One drivers

Day 8: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:43:23 +0530

Yun Sung-bin rocketed to the men's skeleton gold on Friday and become the first athlete outside Europe or North America to win an Olympic sliding medal after dominating the event at the Pyeongchang Games.

Neymar's father hits out at son's critics

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:39:21 +0530

Neymar's father spoke out at what he called the 'vultures' circling his son

Football Briefs: 'Huddersfield can pull off Man United upset'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:27:29 +0530

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

Winter Olympics sidelights: Two Swiss freestyle skiers contract norovirus

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:21:06 +0530

Two Swiss freestyle skiers have contracted the norovirus, the Swiss team said on Friday, becoming the first confirmed cases among athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Tennis Roundup: Federer closes in on World No 1 ranking

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:28:27 +0530

Roger Federer is one win from becoming the oldest world number one in ATP Tour history after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(8), 7-5 in the last 16 of the Rotterdam Open on Thursday.

How much is a North Korean athlete worth?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:03:38 +0530

North Korean have proven to be priceless when measured in diplomatic currency at South Korea's Winter Games

Europa League: Napoli lose at home, Arsenal and Milan win away

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:39:47 +0530

Napoli went down 3-1 at home to RB Leipzig, Arsenal and AC Milan enjoyed comfortable away wins, and Borussia Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi scored twice to secure a 3-2 victory in Europa League last 32, first leg action

Sports Shorts: Chennainyin FC scores hard-fought win over FC Goa

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:43:39 +0530

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday.

Sardar Singh eyes 2020 Olympics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:26:21 +0530

Sardar Singh is not done yet and wants to give himself a chance till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before deciding on his illustrious career.

When North Korean pair charmed the South...

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:30:43 +0530

North Korean pair Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik ended their Olympic adventure winning over the home crowd's hearts.

Tennis round-up: Federer advances in Rotterdam, closes in on No 1 spot

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:41:16 +0530

The 36-year-old Swiss master needs only to reach the semi-finals at the ABN Amro tennis event to overtake Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings and become world number one for the first time since November 2012.

Have you met the Federer of the slopes?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:28:22 +0530

Svindal became not just the oldest man to win an Alpine Olympic gold but also one of the most popular

Winter Olympics sidelights: Deadly Mexican uniforms bring team to life

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:27:23 +0530

The suits, which depict red flowers and blue diamonds on top of enormous skulls in a homage to the Mexican holiday, at first stoked controversy among committee members.

Day 7: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:32:10 +0530

Several events were postponed or rescheduled, including Nordic combined, biathlon and Alpine skiing, and more than 60 tents were damaged by winds with a speed of seven metres per second as organisers warned of flying debris.

Djoko, Wozniacki put out romantic Valentine's Day wishes

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:21:33 +0530

And taking time out to show their love for their beloveds were tennis stars.

Champions League: Orange is the new Red as Liverpool run riot in Porto

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:14:22 +0530

The strip made a memorable debut in the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League group stage, marking Liverpool's biggest ever away win in European competition.

Real's low-cost Asensio overshadows PSG's costly buys Neymar, Mbappe

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:25:28 +0530

Spanish winger Asensio cost Real a mere 3.5 million euros from Mallorca in 2014 and entered the game only in the 79th minute but played a decisive role in Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo each scoring late on to give the European champions the edge in the tie.

Sports Shorts: Golfer Haas involved in car crash with actor Luke Wilson

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:28:21 +0530

Haas, a six-time PGA Tour winner, was scheduled to play in the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades that begins Thursday, but will withdraw to recover at his home in Greenville, South Carolina, his manager said.

PICS: Ronaldo double as Real down PSG; Liverpool rout Porto

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:31:17 +0530

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1, while Sadio Mane grabbed a hat-trick as Liverpool demolished Porto 5-0 away in the Champions League round-of-16 on Wednesday.

Sports shorts: Chennai Open, Asian Games tennis, ISL...

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:15:50 +0530

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

Dutch musicians strike K-pop chord with fans

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:18:30 +0530

The musicians from the Netherlands entertaining fans at the Gangneung Oval are nearly as fond of K-pop as they are of Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer.

Day 6: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:02:13 +0530

North Korean pair given warm welcome on Pyeongchang debut

Winter Olympics sidelights: Finland's knitting passion is latest yarn

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:05:19 +0530

The Finns started using the unique method of stress relief at the Sochi Games, where they knitted a scarf. Two years later at the Rio Olympics they added to it.

Sports Shorts: ATP investigate 'racial prejudice' claims by Young

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:51:16 +0530

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

Kabaddi player accuses family of pressurising her into marriage

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:36:03 +0530

Preeti, originally a resident of Mahavati village of Panipat is currently residing in Rohtak to pursue her Bachelor of Arts (BA) from VaishCollege in Rohtak, while her family has been living in Karnal since four years.

Loved up US figure skaters show how it's done on Valentine's Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:40:47 +0530

'We're just feeding off each other and reminding each other how lucky we are to be here. It's keeping us humble and happy'

Winter OIympics PIX: US snowboarder White stamps legacy with third gold

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:11:41 +0530

White needed a big performance to overhaul Japan's Ayumu Hirano and duly delivered with a spectacular display to earn a score of 97.75. His victory means the United States have won all four snowboarding golds awarded at the Games.

Champions League: Spurs' Kane matches Gerrard in Juve draw

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:28:10 +0530

IMAGES from the UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg matches played across Europe on Tuesday

Pix: Inside a 'Penis Park' in South Korea

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:27:23 +0530

The country now has several 'penis parks', so many that Haesindang markets itself as the 'only one on the east coast'.

Sania Mirza is impressed with this one player

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:22:53 +0530

Sania Mirza feels Ankita Raina's performance in the recent Fed Cup was encouraging

BIG BLOW! Dipa Karmakar ruled out of CWG

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:50:30 +0530

Dipa Karmakar has been forced out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games owing to the career-threatening knee injury

Football Briefs: Argentina want Messi to play less for Barca

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:44:57 +0530

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

Day 5: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:03:25 +0530

Chloe Kim blew away the competition to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday, the American teenager finishing well clear of China's Liu Jiayu and compatriot Arielle Gold.

Federer on how players can improve...

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:07:11 +0530

Breaks, lighter schedules can help players improve, says Federer

Winter Olympics sidelights: No official complaints about high winds

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:45:24 +0530

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has refuted claims that athletes' complaints had been ignored in the build-up to the controversial women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic final on Monday.

Tennis: Federer looking to break Agassi record; Sharapova knocked out

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:09:50 +0530

The 36-year-old Australian Open champion arrived in the Dutch port city at the weekend knowing a run to the semi-finals will move him ahead of Rafael Nadal in the ATP standings.

EPL PHOTOS: Chelsea beat West Brom, move back into top four

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:34:14 +0530

IMAGES from the EPL match played between Chelsea and West Brom at Stamford Bridge in London on Monday

Messi cried after Champions League exit in 2012

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:27:53 +0530

Lionel Messi was so distraught at Barcelona missing out on reaching the 2012 Champions League final that he was reduced to tears

The man behind Federer's success at 36...

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:34:23 +0530

Pierre Paganini may be the most important reason Roger has the best record in men's tennis in the past 12 months.

Day 4: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:51:59 +0530

Ireen Wust of the Netherlands claimed a record 10th Olympic speed skating medal when she surged to gold in the women's 1,500 metres at the Gangneung Oval on Monday.

Winter Olympics sidelights: Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Games

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:37:40 +0530

The virus had broken out in the lead-up to the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang last Friday and led to some 1,200 security staff being quarantined. Organisers had to call in military personnel to replace them.

Could Real Madrid lure PSG's Neymar to the Bernabeu?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:24:16 +0530

Media attention has focused on whether their most prized asset Neymar will eventually make a sensational move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Sports Shorts: Basic clinches maiden title in Sofia

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:05:43 +0530

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

Fashion on show at Winter Olympics!

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:53:22 +0530

Furry hats, thick puffer coats and neck warmers are a necessity, but can be stylish too.

Fed Cup: Serena loses in return but says 'on the right track'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:56:04 +0530

Williams, who played an exhibition match last December in the United Arab Emirates, where she lost to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, said in addition to working on her serve and returns, she needs to manage her time better now that she has her daughter in tow.

Football Briefs: Barcelona drop points in dull draw with Getafe

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:51:39 +0530

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

EPL PHOTOS: Liverpool down Saints; Newcastle shock Manchester United

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:41:12 +0530

IMAGES from the English Premier League matches played on Sunday

US skier at Winter Olympics keeping flag flying for LGBT community

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:24:17 +0530

The 26-year-old told Reuters on Sunday he was excited about representing the United States as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at the ongoing Games in South Korea.

Day 3: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:36:16 +0530

Medvedeva sets world record, Canada lead team event

Football Briefs: Ronaldo hits hat-trick; Bayern extend dominance

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:05:42 +0530

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

Tennis Roundup: Venus, CoCo give US commanding lead

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:57:30 +0530

Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe won the opening singles matches to give holders the United States a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup World Group opener against the Netherlands in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday.

Sports Shorts: Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor sent to prison

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:52:54 +0530

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

Winter Olympics sidelights: Cyber attack shuts official site

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:16:47 +0530

The cyber attack affected the internet-connected televisions at the media centres and also shut down the official Winter Olympics website for around 20 minutes.

India luger Keshavan ends career with 34th-place finish

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:02:17 +0530

The effort put him at 30th in the third heat among 40 competitors and 34th overall after three rounds. Since Keshavan finished outside the top 20 after three runs, he did not get to compete in the fourth and final run -- the medal round.

This Olympic ski coach's life story akin to a Bollywood flick

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:08:25 +0530

US Olympic medallist Dawson was born in South Korea's Busan where, at the age of three, he was separated from his mother in a bustling marketplace.

Pune man is first Asian to swim across Ocean Seven

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:16:41 +0530

More becomes only the ninth person in the world to complete the marathon swim

EPL: Aguero, De Bruyne lift City to new heights

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:51:29 +0530

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne put on an attacking masterclass to help City rout Leicester City 5-1.

EPL PIX: Kane heads Tottenham to derby victory over Arsenal

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:15:36 +0530

Harry Kane's 101st Premier League goal was the difference as Tottenham Hotspur earned a 1-0 win over Arsenal, to continue their fine recent form in north London derbies in front of a Premier League record crowd at Wembley on Saturday.

Football Briefs: Atletico keep pressure on Barca; Neymar on target for PSG

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:33:32 +0530

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

Indians at Winter Olympics: Keshavan 34th after two rounds

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:39:59 +0530

Keshavan is among 40 sliders competing in the men's singles luge event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018.

Sports Shorts: Sharmila first Indian to qualify for China LPGA Tour

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:22:51 +0530

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

Day 2: What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:47:20 +0530

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday after powering away from the field to secure victory in the women's 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon.

Fed Cup: Ankita, Karman ensure India stay in Group I

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:35:29 +0530

India retained their place in the Asia/Oceania Group I in the Fed Cup after beating Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the relegation Play-off in New Delhi on Saturday.

Winter Olympics sidelights: Don't mention nukes

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:44:39 +0530

South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy