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Guardiola equals his worst record as manager as City draw

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:39:01 +0530

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League on goal difference after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Sania rates them as India's next generation of tennis stars...

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:35:22 +0530

Tennis ace Sania Mirza has revealed the names of players she thinks will rule the tennis circuit in a few years time.

Serie A: Late penalty sends Inter to third successive league defeat

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:22:16 +0530

Mauricio Pinilla converted a late penalty to give Atalanta a 2-1 win over Inter Milan and condemn their troubled opponents to a third successive Serie A defeat on Sunday.

WTA Finals: Kerber outlasts Cibulkova, Halep unlocks Keys

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:17:14 +0530

Angelique Kerber was forced to dig deep in her WTA Finals opener before the German world number one battled past Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-3 in a high-class baseline slugfest at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Players unaffected by hype of Indo-Pak tie, says hockey captain Uthappa

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:23:09 +0530

'An India-Pakistan hockey match still attracts a lot of excitement, but the pressure thing is gone nowadays''We rallied after conceding an early goal and took the lead, but could not win due to a very high level of performance by India'

Asian Hockey Champions Trophy: India edge Pakistan 3-2 in thriller

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:17:33 +0530

India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in an intense match of the Asian Champions Trophy on Sunday.

Bundesliga: Bayern down Gladbach as Dortmund stumble again

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:46:05 +0530

Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa struck as Bayern Munich disposed of Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 on Saturday to claim their first win in three Bundesliga matches and power three points clear at the top.

EPL: Sunderland match unwanted 110-year milestone

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:37:43 +0530

Sunderland became the first top-flight club in more than 100 years to fail to register a win in any of their first nine league games in two successive seasons when they suffered a 1-0 defeat by West Ham United on Saturday.

India's GM Gupta creates history at Hoogeveen International

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:47:21 +0530

Grandmaster and Commonwealth champion Abhijeet Gupta created history at the Hoogeveen International chess tournament by becoming the first player ever to win the title twice in a row in the FIDE Open that concluded in the Dutch hamlet.

Worker dies in 'work-related fatality' at Qatar WC stadium

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:25:25 +0530

A worker has died in a "work-related fatality" at the site of a 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar, the country's World Cup organizing body said late on Saturday.

Lahiri finishes third as Thomas wins CIMB Classic title

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:35:34 +0530

Anirban Lahiri was searching for a maiden PGA Tour win at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course but the five-shot swing after he lodged his tee shot in a tree left the Indian with too much to do and he had to settle for a tie for third, four strokes back.

Injured Iniesta faces long spell out for Barcelona

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:08:28 +0530

Barcelona could be without captain Andres Iniesta for the rest of the year after the midfielder sustained a knee injury in an eventful 3-2 La Liga win for the leaders at Valencia on Saturday.

PM Modi leads accolades as India celebrate Kabaddi WC triumph

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:48:54 +0530

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the accolades for the Indian kabaddi team after it triumphed in the 2016 World Cup, its third in a row, on the back of a memorable second-half fightback against Iran, in Ahmedabad, on Saturday.

EPL PIX: Arsenal go on top; Spurs stay unbeaten

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:29:51 +0530

Arsenal moved top of the Premier League table but were unconvincing in a 0-0 home draw with Middlesbrough who were well worth their point on Saturday.

India maintain dominance, win Kabaddi WC for 3rd straight time!

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:50:52 +0530

India triumphed in the Kabaddi World Cup for a third straight time as they staged a remarkable fightback to overcome a tough Iran 38-29 in thetitle clash, maintaining their dominance in the sport, in Ahmedabad, on Saturday.

La Liga: Last-gasp Messi penalty seals dramatic Barcelona win

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:37:41 +0530

Lionel Messi squeezed home a stoppage-time penalty to grab a 3-2 win for champions Barcelona at Valencia in a thrilling and controversial La Liga match on Sunday.

ISL: Hume guides Atletico de Kolkata to win over Delhi Dynamos

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:08:31 +0530

Iain Hume struck from a spot-kick after some Debjit Majumder heroics under the bar as a 10-man Atletico de Kolkata secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory overDelhi Dynamos.

Asian Champions Trophy: Korea hold title favourites India

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:30:26 +0530

Top-ranked India were held to a 1-1 draw by the brisk-moving South Koreans in the round-robin league encounter of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey, in Kuantan, Malaysia, on Saturday.

Kuznetsova claims last WTA Finals berth

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:19:30 +0530

Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova raced to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Australian Daria Gavrilova to defend her Kremlin Cup title in Moscow on Saturday and secure a place at the season-ending WTA Finals.

WTA Finals: Kerber seeks reversal of fortunes, Radwanska hoping for luck

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:06:26 +0530

Angelique Kerber showed more passion in the media centre than on the court when she crashed out of last year's WTA Finals, the German angered by the format and frustrated by her inability to win the set off an eliminated opponent she needed to advance.

Lahiri continues blazing form in pursuit of maiden PGA Tour title

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:13:18 +0530

Anirban Lahiri moved into position to record a first PGA Tour victory when the Indian fired an exquisite third round seven-under 65 at the TPC Kuala Lumpur course to storm four shots clear of the field at the CIMB Classic on Saturday.Lahiri's nine birdies offset an ugly double-bogey six on the 12th as the Pune-born 29-year-old moved to 19-under for the tournament, well ahead of overnight leader and defending champion Justin Thomas (71) and Scotland's Russell Knox (68)."I just have to try and do the same thing on the last round," Lahiri told reporters. "Everybody is making birdies all the way around so I don't think there's any other way to do it."

Goa given green light to host FIFA U-17 World Cup India

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:28:50 +0530

Goa on Saturday joined Kochi and Navi Mumbai as one of the venues to host next year's FIFA U-17 World Cup after it received the green signal from a high-level delegation of football's world body.A 13-member FIFA delegation alongwith the Local Organising Committee (LOC) today made an inspection to ascertain the readiness of Goa to host matches and training sessions at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017.Following the visit, LOC and FIFA experts expressed their satisfaction with the work which has been put in at the venue and ratified Goa as the third venue to host the event after Kochi and Navi Mumbai.

Didier Drogba fined for refusing to play

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:26:22 +0530

Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba has been fined by Major League Soccer (MLS) for his refusal to play against Toronto FC last Sunday, the league announced on Friday.The amount of the fine, which was not disclosed by MLS, was consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league said.Drogba, 38, sat out against Toronto after learning he would not be in the starting lineup.

'Hamilton and Rosberg feeling the pressure'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:50:54 +0530

Formula One title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are under huge pressure as they enter the final straight, however much they try to hide it, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said on Friday."I think that generally, all of us, we underestimate the pressure that is on these guys," Wolff told reporters at the U.S. Grand Prix."It's a couple of races towards the end of the season, there is all to win and all to lose," added the Austrian in response to a question about triple world champion Hamilton's behaviour towards the media in Japan two weeks ago.

Messi returns to Argentina squad for Brazil, Colombia games

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:29:43 +0530

Lionel Messi is back in the Argentina squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Colombia after missing the last three due to injury in which his team have dropped seven points.Messi was named on Friday in coach Edgardo Bauza's 26-man squad and will captain Argentina away to arch-rivals Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Nov. 10 and at home against Colombia in San Juan five days later.Argentina have slipped down the South American group standings to fifth after a shock 1-0 home defeat by Paraguay and 2-2 draws with Peru and Venezuela, all without Messi.

Kabaddi WC: India crush Thailand to enter final

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:37:23 +0530

India streamrolled a hapless Thailand 73-20 to storm into the final of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, in Ahmedabad, on Friday.

WTA Finals: Kuznetsova chasing Konta for last place

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:45:18 +0530

Britain's Johanna Konta faces an anxious 24-hour wait before discovering whether she will make her debut at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

ISL: FC Goa record their first win of the season in Mumbai

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:34:42 +0530

Richarlyson Felisbino struck the only goal of the game as FC Goa breathed new life into their Hero Indian Super League campaign with a gritty 1-0 victory over Mumbai City FC at Mumbai Football Arena, in Mumbai, on Friday.

Is there a formula to stop Messi?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:55:00 +0530

Valencia coach Cesare Prandelli has conceded there is no point trying stop Lionel Messi as he prepares to face the in-form Barcelona talisman when his side host the La Liga champions on Saturday.

Terry fit for Chelsea's clash with United

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:35:08 +0530

John Terry has recovered from an ankle injury and will be available for Chelsea's home clash with Manchester United on Sunday, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.

'Wins mean more than fan approval for Mourinho'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:21:52 +0530

Jose Mourinho will have no qualms about frustrating entertainment-hungry Manchester United fans if it means securing a win on his return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Follow Japan... Rivaldo tells 'sleeping giant' India

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:51:56 +0530

He is certainly not the first to say this but World Cup and Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo too feels India should follow the 'Japan model' in order to improve the standard of football in the country.

'There's pressure on every manager, whether you're Sunderland or you're Pep'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:20:33 +0530

Sunderland manager David Moyes says he is under pressure to turn around their poor Premier League form, but it is no different for coaches at the other end of the table.

How Wenger has managed to survive in Premier League...

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:28:48 +0530

Manager Arsene Wenger has urged in-form Arsenal to stay vigilant against complacency, with the Frenchman saying his years spent in England have taught him not to take the "jungle" that is the Premier League for granted.

Ministry blames coach for Jaisha's water fiasco at Rio Olympics

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:46:44 +0530

The Sports Ministry inquiry committee, which was probing long-distance runner O P Jaisha's complaint of not being provided water during the Rio Olympics marathon event, has blamed her coach Nikolai Snesarev for the fiasco.In the two-page report, which the Ministry has accepted, it has been concluded that Snesarev refused personalized drinks for Jaisha ahead of the marathon even though Indian officials had asked him about the athlete's requirements.

Will accept Rosberg title win 'like a man', says Hamilton

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:24:45 +0530

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he would "take it like a man" if he loses the title to his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.Hamilton is 33 points behind the German with only 100 still available in the remaining four races, starting with the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday."I will try and take it like a man. You can't win them all. Look at all the world champions in the past that have won championships and lost championships," the Guardian quoted Hamilton as saying.

Europa League PIX: Pogba nets twice as Man United trounce Fenerbahce

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:29:48 +0530

Paul Pogba repaid some of his world record transfer fee with two goals as Manchester United rediscovered their early-season shine, cruising to a 4-1 Europa League win over Fenerbahce to go top of their group on Thursday.Pogba scored a penalty and rifled United's third into the top corner. Anthony Martial also netted from the spot and Jesse Lingard fired home in the second half before former Old Trafford favourite Robin van Persie pulled one back for Fenerbahce.Inter Milan and AS Roma, though, had more testing evenings.Coach Frank de Boer breathed a sigh of relief when Inter survived an onslaught from Southampton to end a three-match losing streak with a 1-0 victory while Roma conceded twice late on to draw 3-3 at home to Austria Vienna.

Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba ruled out with injuries for Barcelona

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:42:24 +0530

Barcelona are in the middle of an injury crisis as they head to Valencia for Saturday's La Liga game looking to keep up with pacemaking pair Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.Without injured goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and right back Sergi Roberto for the last two games, Barca will also be missing defenders Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique after both were hurt in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League.Pique sprained his right ankle while Alba injured his left hamstring and both are out until November.

Nadal ends 2016 season to recover from left wrist injury

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:31:07 +0530

Former world number one Rafael Nadal ended his season on Thursday as he has yet to fully recover from a wrist injury that has hampered him since the French Open in May.

Sindhu loses in 2nd round as India's campaign ends

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:27:43 +0530

Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu suffered a narrow loss against Sayaka Sato of Japan in the women's singles to draw curtains on India's campaign at the Denmark Super Series in Odense, on Thursday.

ISL: Chennaiyin FC break NorthEast jinx

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:58:01 +0530

Defending champions Chennaiyin FC broke their Guwahati jinks with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over NorthEast United FC in an absorbing Hero Indian Super League clash at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, in Guwahati, on Thursday.

ACT: India hammer Japan; Malaysia stun Pakistan

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:04:39 +0530

Penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh slammed six goals as Indialaunched their campaign in the fourth Asian Champions Trophy with a rousing 10-2 victory over Japan in the Kuantan Hockey Stadium, in Malaysia, on Thursday.

What not to miss in the EPL this weekend

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:47:42 +0530 brings you the previews of the main matches scheduled for this weekend in the English Premier League.

Suarez picks up European Golden Shoe

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:43:30 +0530

Luis Suarez has received a second European Golden Shoe of his career after becoming the leading scorer in Europe's top domestic leagues last season.

80 weeks and counting... it's the kind of stuff dreams are made of: Sania

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:25:11 +0530

After achieving the rare feat of being the World No. 1 in women's doubles for 80 consecutive weeks, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has said it was very satisfying to be bracketed with the legends of the game.

Federer launches Nadal Academy in Majorca

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:23:48 +0530

Roger Federer, being the gentleman he is, accepted Rafael Nadal's invite to launch the 9-time French Open champion's tennis academy in Spain.

Youth-injected India log best FIFA rankings in 6 years

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:20:27 +0530

The Indian football team achieved their best FIFA ranking in over six years when the side leaped 11 places to be 137th in the list released on Thursday.

Confident Kerber enjoying the challenges of a World No 1

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:40:18 +0530

Angelique Kerber is the world number one in women's tennis yet it remains a title she has yet to grow accustomed to after her meteoric rise to the summit.

Connors a Kyrgios choice as coach for hothead talent

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:14:24 +0530

American tennis great Jimmy Connors has put his hand up for one of the toughest coaching assignments in the world by offering to mentor Australia's wayward talent Nick Kyrgios.

Enrique and Guardiola praise carefree Messi

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:13:53 +0530

'We saw Messi play like a kid in the school playground today'

Kabaddi WC: Bangladesh smash Argentina 67 -26

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:57:11 +0530

With nothing but pride at stake, Bangladesh crushed Argentina 67 -26 in the last match of group A in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup 2016.

Sindhu enters second round at Denmark Open

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:46:28 +0530

Rio Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu made a resounding start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, defeating China's He Bingjiao in straight games in the women's singles event of the $700,000 Premier Super Series badminton event in Odense.

Champions League PIX: Bayern crush PSV; PSG down Basel

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:30:15 +0530

Images from the UEFA Champions League matches played on Wednesday

Kyrgios pulls out of Rotterdam Open to play basketball

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:31:24 +0530

Australian Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Rotterdam Open in February to play in basketball's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, tournament director Richard Krajicek was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Champions League PIX: Messi treble grounds City; Arsenal thrash Ludo

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:21:50 +0530

Images from the UEFA Champions League matches played across Europe on Wednesday

Bengaluru FC scripts history, 1st Indian club to enter AFC Cup final

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:39:22 +0530

India captain Sunil Chhetri led Bengaluru FC to a historic AFC Cup final by scripting an inspiring 3-1 win over defending champions Johor Darul Ta'zim with his stunning double strike in Bengaluru on Wednesday.Bengaluru made it to the final by virtue of superior aggregate goal difference of 4-2. The first leg in Malaysia ended in a 1-1 draw.It is a historic day for Indian football as no club from the country has ever made it to the summit clash of the prestigious second-tier continental tournament.

Luka Modric agrees new Real Madrid contract until 2020

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:05:57 +0530

Luka Modric's top priority is to win La Liga this season, the midfield maestro said on Wednesday after signing a new contract that will keep him at Real Madrid until 2020.The Croatia international has claimed two Champions League titles, a King's Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a fee of 35 million euros ($38.36 million).

Bolt up against Farah for IAAF World Athletes of Year award

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:27:50 +0530

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is set to retire after the World Championships in London next year, has been shortlisted for the 2016 IAAF World Athletes of the Year award.

Pop sensation Taylor Swift invites fans to Austin F1 Grand Prix

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:21:59 +0530

Taylor Swift recently addressed her fans in a video that previewed her performance as she rehearses ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin where she will take the center stage.

Kochi gets FIFA nod to host U-17 football World Cup

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:18:08 +0530

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Wednesday became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup after it received a green signal from a high-level delegation of football's world body.

National level woman footballer dies of dengue

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:07:34 +0530

National woman's footballer Poonam Chauhan has died of dengue on Tuesday.

Can Leicester turn around failing EPL campaign?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:04:27 +0530

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has asked for a change in mentality to revive the club's Premier League campaign which is in stark contrast to their impressive Champions League form.

Start of 'acche din' for Indian boxing?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:47:52 +0530

Entrusted with the task of undoing four years of damage, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh says the bickering that has ruined the sport is not very difficult to control and he is confident of bringing in a professional approach in the set-up with his corporate experience.

Champions League PHOTOS: Leicester close in on knock-outs, Sevilla win

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:27:29 +0530

Images from Champions League matches played across Europe on Tuesday

Guardiola tried to bring Messi, Neymar to Manchester City?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:49:25 +0530

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has denied a newspaper report that he tried to sign strikers Lionel Messi and Neymar from former club Barcelona in the close season.

Manjrekar's attempt to troll Sania on Twitter backfired... and how!

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:47:10 +0530

Sanjay Manjrekar loves to court controversy. Or so it seems. After taking a dig at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Twitter on Tuesday, the former India batsman took a swipe at tennis ace Sania Mirza.

Saina returns to training after knee surgery

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:42:26 +0530

India badminton player Saina Nehwal thanked her team of physios as she returned to the court for a training session on Tuesday.

Champions League PIX: Five-star Real hammer Warsaw; Spurs held

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:04:12 +0530

Images from Champions League matches played across Europe on Tuesday

City's Guardiola makes emotional return to Barca

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:09:52 +0530

Pep Guardiola's formidable managerial skills will be put to the test again when his stuttering ManchesterCity side visit his former club Barcelona in a top-of-the-bill Champions League clash on Wednesday.

Mexican tennis player banned for six months for match-fixing

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:55:51 +0530

Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended for six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Tuesday.

Kabaddi World Cup: India enter semis with huge win vs England

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:10:23 +0530

India confirmed their place in the semi finals with a thumping 69-18 win over England in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.Pardeep Narwal scored 13 points while Ajay Thakur scored 11 points as India made full use of their squad depth to notch a comfortable win and ended their group campaign on a high.After suffering a shock defeat in their opening match against Republic of Korea, India bounced back in style and finished the group matches with a whopping score difference of 174. England, on the other hand, can take a lot of heart from their performances as they finished fourth in Group B with 10 points.

ISL: Delhi Dynamos, Mumbai City tied in six-goal thriller

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:09:06 +0530

Delhi Dynamos staged a remarkable comeback to play out a 3-3 draw with Mumbai City FC in a high-scoring encounter of the Indian Super League (ISL), which witnessed end-to-end football throughout in New Delhi on Tuesday.For Mumbai City FC, Hungarian midfielder Krisztian Vadocz found the net twice, in the 33rd and 38th minutes, and the consistent Sony Norde added to the tally by finding the back of the net in the 69th minute at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.Richard Gadze opened the account for the hosts when he found the target in the 51st minute and then substitute Badara Badji and Marcelinho scored in the 76th and 82nd minutes respectively.

Ibrahimovic vows to be clinical after Liverpool miss

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:32:55 +0530

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed to be more clinical in front of goal after miscuing a header in Monday's goalless draw at Liverpool.Ibrahimovic, who has struck four Premier League goals this season, combined with Paul Pogba for United's best moment at Anfield, only for the Swede's close-range header from the Frenchman's cross to bumble harmlessly across goal."I needed to chase the ball instead of attacking the ball, but still I should have put it at least on the target. But the next game, I will do better," Ibrahimovic told reporters.

CBI registers case over wrestler Narsingh Yadav's dope test

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:16:54 +0530

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case in the doping scandal involving international wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics after banned substances were found in his urine samples.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC eye a place in Indian football history

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:49:11 +0530

On the verge of scripting history, Bengaluru FC will seek to become the first Indian club to enter the final of AFC Cup when they lock horns with defending champions Johor Darul Takzim in the semi-final of the premier event in Bengaluru, on Wednesday.

Mourinho criticises 'cautious' Liverpool as Ibra rues goal miss

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:26:42 +0530

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accused Liverpool of being the 'cautious team' in a dull goalless draw in their Premier League clash at Anfield.

Champions League: Napoli eye last 16 place and small slice of history

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:06:54 +0530

Napoli could become the first team in Champions League history to qualify from their group after only three games on Wednesday, providing welcome relief from their recent troubles.

Thuram criticises FIFA for ending anti-racism project

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:38:27 +0530

French World Cup winner Lilian Thuram has criticised FIFA's decision to dissolve its anti-racism task force, telling Reuters he found the decision "shocking".

Here's your chance to support these champs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:31:24 +0530

Milkha Singh is supporting the Indian Wheelchair Basketball team's crowdfunding campaign to travel to Thailand for the Asia Oceania championship.

Pat Cash blames Tennis Australia for Kyrgios's mental meltdown

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:37:28 +0530

Australia's tempestuous talent Nick Kyrgios has the potential to be a future grand slam champion but could just as easily be lost to the sport if he fails to get the support he needs, according to former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash.

Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC's Athletes' Commission

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:23:41 +0530

In a rare honour for an Indian sportsperson, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission.

Iran stunned by minnows Poland in Kabaddi World Cup

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:29:25 +0530

Iran's unbeaten streak in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup came to a grinding halt after they were stunned by minnows Polland 25-41 in their league clash at the TransStadia in Ahmedabad on Monday.

This Indian Navyman ran the toughest marathon on earth

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:53:58 +0530

Not everyone completes the Badwater Marathon.Breeze Sharma did so, as the fastest Indian ever.

South Korea to host some 2020 Olympics events, claim media

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:53:55 +0530

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking into hosting rowing and canoe/kayak sprint events for the 2020 Summer Games in South Korea if agreement cannot be reached to keep the enue for the races in Tokyo, Japanese media said on Tuesday.

Champions League: In-form Spurs start favourites against Leverkusen

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:42:10 +0530

It is a mark of how far Tottenham Hotspur have come that they start as favourites to win what could be a pivotal Champions League Group E fixture away to Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday despite the absence of key defender Toby Alderweireld.

FIVE ways Barcelona have evolved without Guardiola

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:57:43 +0530

As Barcelona prepare to welcome back Pep Guardiola to the Nou Camp for Wednesday's Champions League game against Manchester City, check out how the club has evolved since the visionary coach departed in 2012.

After the hype... Liverpool and Man United deliver drab draw

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:07:30 +0530

One of the most eagerly-awaited clashes of the Premier League season turned into a major letdown as Liverpool and Manchester United nullified each other in a largely undistinguished goalless draw at Anfield on Monday.

Barca contract: Will Neymar sign on the dotted line?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:32:21 +0530

Brazil forward Neymar will sign a new five-year contract with Barcelona on Friday, the La Liga champions said on Monday.

ISL: Pune City play out draw with Kerala Blasters

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:28:27 +0530

Cedric Hengbart scored the fastest goal of the third edition of Indian Super League but that wasn't enough for the Kerala Blasters as they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Pune City, in Pune, on Monday.

CL Preview: Ranieri urges Leicester to raise game; Juve without Chiellini

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:56:56 +0530

Manager Claudio Ranieri has challenged Leicester City to put in their best performance of the season when they host FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Wolfsburg sack coach Hecking

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:08:56 +0530

VfL Wolfsburg parted ways with coach Dieter Hecking on Monday after their disappointing start to the Bundesliga season, the club said.

Three charged after death of sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:18:20 +0530

Authorities in Kentucky have charged three men, including a father and son, in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter outside a restaurant over the weekend, police said.

World Games: Wrestlers bag four medals

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:06:09 +0530

Indian grapplers clinched four medals, including a gold, at the just-concluded sixth edition of the Tifsa World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

What Leicester need to do to rediscover winning habit

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:01:47 +0530

Premier League champions Leicester City must pick themselves up to rediscover the winning habit and get their season back on track, winger Marc Albrighton has said.

Not just Bengaluru, this match is about India: Chhetri

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:17:22 +0530

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday urged the entire nation to root for his club Bengaluru FC as they chase a historic final berth in the AFC Cup in Bengaluru on Wednesday.Bengaluru FC, the I-League football champions will host Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim FC -- in a crucial Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup second-leg semi-final.The first-leg semifinal ended in a 1-1 draw.

'Years at Liverpool changed Suarez from good striker to best ever'

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:04:02 +0530

FC Barcelona's Croatia international Rakitic, who joined the La Liga champions in June 2014, believes striker Luis Suarez's spell at Liverpool made him the most feared striker in the world.

Is Neymar the next Messi?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:59:45 +0530

Brazilian Neymar is set to become the next best player in the world after Argentina's Lionel Messi, according to Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

Chelsea's Hazard credits change in system for goal-scoring touch

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:24:41 +0530

Eden Hazard believes he has been given more freedom to score goals after being pushed to a central attacking role under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.The 25-year-old Belgian winger struck four goals in the Premier League last season but has already racked up three after the opening eight league games this campaign, with Conte opting for a wing-back formation in recent games."When you are strong defensively you bring confidence to all the team, and it is more easy to score goals," Hazard, who scored a goal in Saturday's 3-0 hammering of champions Leicester City, told Chelsea's website.

Kyrgios banned for Shanghai outburst

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:58:35 +0530

Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournament weeks for his conduct during his defeat at the Shanghai Masters, the governing body for men's tennis (ATP) said on Monday.

EPL: Liverpool's Henderson eyes Mourinho revenge for 2014 loss

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:12:47 +0530

Victory over Manchester United in Monday's Premier League clash would "put to bed" bitter memories of Liverpool's defeat to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea two years ago, midfielder Jordan Henderson has said.