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Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:01:00 GMT

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I am innocent, says rape-accused Olympian Rajput

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:09:45 +0530

India's ace rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput has finally broken his silence on an allegation of rape against him and said he has been falsely implicated in a case which has shaken his world.

Harika closes in on semis at World Chess Championship

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:54:43 +0530

The Indian needs just a draw in the second game against Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia to qualify for the semis.

Roger Federer's fantastic photo shoot

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:15:03 +0530

Roger Federer said on Monday, dismissing concerns that players might treat the event, which launches in September, as an exhibition.

When President Trump played golf with Rory McIlroy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:02:08 +0530

World number three Rory McIlroy, eyeing a comeback next week from injury, continued his tune-up with a round with US President Donald Trump in south Florida on Sunday, it was reported.

Barca fans boo coach but players rally behind him

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:40:57 +0530

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has decried the fans who booed manager Luis Enrique and the players in Sunday's laboured 2-1 home win over Leganes in La Liga as having a short-term memory.

FA Cup: 100th goal for Walcott as Arsenal end Sutton's dream run

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:58:28 +0530

Sutton United's FA Cup fairytale ended as Arsenal forward Theo Walcott scored his 100th goal for the club in a 2-0 fifth round victory on a surreal night at Gander Green Lane on Monday.

FA Cup: Ibrahimovic fires Manchester United into quarters

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:59:49 +0530

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the winner as they recovered from an early deficit to beat Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers 2-1 away in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

CL Preview: Guardiola wary of Monaco's 'killers in the box'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:59:46 +0530

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned his side to beware of Monaco's "killers in the box" when they host the principality club in the first leg of their Champions League, last 16 tie on Tuesday.

La Liga: Messi penalty rescues Barcelona

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:37:05 +0530

Lionel Messi's late penalty saw bedraggled Barcelona scrape a 2-1 victory over Leganes on Sunday at a divided Nou Camp as the La Liga champions looked as if they had still not recovered from their harrowing midweek defeat to Paris St Germain.

FA Cup: Kane nets hat-trick as Tottenham stroll past Fulham

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:03:13 +0530

Harry Kane's hat-trick turned Tottenham Hotspur's potentially tricky FA Cup fifth-round tie at Championship side Fulham into a Sunday stroll by the River Thames as they won 3-0 at Craven Cottage.

Leicester gloom deepens as Ranieri's men suffer FA Cup shock

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:36:45 +0530

If Claudio Ranieri was hoping there might be a player lurking in his reserves to salvage Leicester City's unravelling season he was left disappointed on Saturday as his side were beaten 1-0 by third-tier Millwall in the FA Cup fifth round.

Qatar Open: In-form Pliskova wins second title of the year

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:33:53 +0530

Karolina Pliskova stormed to her second WTA title of the year, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 in the Qatar Open in Doha on Saturday.

Conte keeps feet on ground as Chelsea edge closer to double

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:30:39 +0530

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte paid tribute to the performances of his back-up players as his in-form team moved a step closer to a league and cup double.

La Liga: Bale scores as Real tighten grip; Gameiro hits five-minute hat-trick

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:05:12 +0530

Gareth Bale marked his return to action after a long injury layoff by sealing a 2-0 victory for Real Madrid over Espanyol on Saturday to provisionally stretch Zinedine Zidane's side's lead at the top of La Liga to three points.

Farah bows out indoors with European record

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:27:38 +0530

Mo Farah ended his indoor career with a new European record, winning the 5,000 metres at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday in a time of 13 minutes 09.16 seconds.

HIL: Kalinga Lancers seal semis berth

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:03:37 +0530

Kalinga Lancers displayed rampaging form as they decimated Punjab Warriors 7-0 to seal a semi-final berth in the fifth edition of the Hockey India League, in Chandigarh, on Saturday.

FA Cup: Lincoln stun Burnley to reach quarters

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:47:09 +0530

Minor league Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat top-flight Burnley 1-0 and reach the quarter-finals for the first time in their history on Saturday.

I-League: Mohun Bagan down Shivajians; Mumbai FC hold Bengaluru

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:35:13 +0530

Balwant Singh slammed a brilliant brace in a magical two-minute display as Mohun Bagan bounced back from a goal down to beat DSK Shivajians FC 3-1 in theI-League, in Kolkata, on Saturday.

World Women's Chess: Harika misses out, Padmini survives

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:49:51 +0530

Grandmaster D Harika missed out on some chances to settle for a draw with Georgia's Sopiko Guramishvili, while Padmini Rout survived a scare before enforcing a draw with China's Tan Zhongyi in the first game of the third round of World Women's Chess Championship in Tehran.

Sania Mirza again hits out at media

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:13:04 +0530

Sania Mirza has launched a scathing attack on the country's media, saying a certain sections of it choose to highlight the negative news.

Qatar Open: Sania Mirza-Strycova knocked out

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:03:00 +0530

Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic suffered a major blow as they crashed out of the ongoing Qatar Open after going down in the semi-finals.

Tennis players sizzle in swimsuits

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:17:40 +0530

Sports Illustrated has featured three players in the annual swimsuit issue.

Here's why Barcelona have not given up on Champions League

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:45:00 +0530

Luis Suarez said Barcelona have not given up on the Champions League despite a "difficult and painful" 4-0 drubbing by Paris St Germain in their last 16 tie this week.

Mo Farah says Birmingham will be his last indoor race

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:39:42 +0530

Mo Farah will end his indoor running career with a 5,000 metres at Saturday's Birmingham grand prix, the British Olympic champion said on Friday.

I will manage somewhere next season, says Arsenal's Wenger

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:42:14 +0530

Arsene Wenger said on Friday that he will definitely still be a manager next season, whether at Arsenal or 'somewhere else'.

HIL: Waveriders spank Punjab Warriors to jump to 3rd spot

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:18:44 +0530

Delhi Waveriders produced an inspired performance to spank defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-1 and jump to the third spot in HIL.

Badminton Rankings: Sindhu rises to career-best World No 5

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:33:44 +0530

Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu continued to reach new heights as she became the second Indian woman to break into the top 5 in the latest BWF World Rankings.

Budapest could consider withdrawing 2024 Olympic bid, says mayor

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:33:41 +0530

Hungarian political movement Momentum has collected over 200,000 signatures in its campaign, which could be sufficient to force a referendum, daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported.

Wenger gives indication on his Arsenal future

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:29:31 +0530

Arsene Wenger to decide on Arsenal future within two months

Ozil agent launches defence of under-fire midfielder

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:22:33 +0530

'I don't agree that Mesut has not had an impact on big matches. What about the win at home to Chelsea this season and Manchester United the year before?'

Taj Mahal visit on NBA superstar Kevin Durant's bucket list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:10:06 +0530

NBA superstar Kevin Durant will be visiting India later this year, aiming to support Indian basketball and see the Taj Mahal, which has been on his bucketlist.

'Too noisy, too funny, too relaxed'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:52:23 +0530

Mourinho miffed at United players' attitude in St Etienne win

Klopp spells out reason for Liverpool's slump

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:35:47 +0530

The lack of a winter break in English football took its toll on Liverpool players' fitness levels and played a part in the Merseyside club's poor form since the start of the year, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

Serena Williams burns up the beach at this sizzling shoot

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:45:42 +0530

Looking smoking hot for the Sports Illustrated's special swimsuit issue, the World No 1 tennis star grabbed eyeballs and posted the pictures on her Instagram page.

Trump's wall no concern with CONCACAF's likely joint World Cup bid

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:18:17 +0530

The CONCACAF region is widely viewed as favourite to host the 2026 tournament given FIFA rules that restrict Europe and Asia from hosting again so quickly.

It's raining hat-tricks in the Europa League!

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:42:25 +0530

United's Ibrahimovic, Roma's Dzeko find the net thrice to give clubs first leg advantage

China's Zulpikar stands in way of Vijender's second title

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:50:05 +0530

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be in contention for a second belt when he takes on China's WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali.

Euro football clouded with match-fixing and doping allegations

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:32:30 +0530

A total of 18 people, including three soccer players, are to stand trial for match-fixing, a judge in Pamplona ruled on Thursday.

HIL: UP Wizards beat Ranchi Rays, climb to third spot

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:18:09 +0530

Uttar Pradesh Wizards produced a scintillating performance to beat two-time title holders Ranchi Rays 4-0 and jump to the third spot.

FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026 World Cup

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:27:21 +0530

The 2026 soccer World Cup could be split between up to four countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday, announcing the organisation would encourage applications to co-host the tournament.

Bangalore to host India's next Davis Cup tie in April

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:37:49 +0530

India will host Uzbekistan on the hard courts of Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) in Bangalore when the two sides clash in an AsiaOceania Zone group I Davis Cup tie in April.

Calls for Wenger to be replaced as Arsenal stare at another exit

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:03:06 +0530

According to BBC, the manager's future will be decided at season end 'This is 20 years of work here. He's been magnificent for the club. This is a massive low point for him. This brings forward the change that looks likely at the end of the season'

AOC backs Hackett even as he alleges 'angry' brother beat him

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:33:42 +0530

Australian swimming great Grant Hackett has posted a photo of himself on social media with cuts and bruises to his face and accused his brother of assault, a day after the triple Olympic champion was arrested for a disturbance at his family home.

After hammering Arsenal, Bayern played fantastic football, says coach

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:32:25 +0530

'I am a bit surprised by the score, but it is the Bayern mentality.''When it matters we are always there.'

Zidane reckons game still open despite Real's first leg advantage

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:56:15 +0530

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned that it was still all to play for in their Champions League last-16 clash against Napoli after the holders strolled to a 3-1 win in the first leg on Wednesday.

Champions League PIX: Real beat Napoli 3-1; Bayern rout sorry Arsenal

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:31:38 +0530

Alexis Sanchez had equalised for the visitors, scoring on the rebound after Manuel Neuer saved his 30th-minute penalty but the Gunners suffered when captain Laurent Koscielny limped off injured to leave the defence exposed.

Jamaican sprinter Carter files CAS appeal

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:13:50 +0530

Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Olympic swimming great Hackett arrested after 'breakdown'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:54:37 +0530

'He's been receiving treatment from a doctor. He's big and powerful when he's not happy. We decided he needed some treatment but there was no way he was going to go and get treatment this morning, so we called the police.'

'Professional' Martial impresses Manchester United teammate Ibrahimovic

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:12 +0530

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has heaped praise on teammate Anthony Martial for the professional and mature manner in which the forward has responded to recent criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.

Champions League: Busquets lists reasons for Barca's nightmare in Paris

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:49:43 +0530

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has criticised their tactical and physical frailties after a 4-0 thrashing at Paris St Germain in the last 16 left them on the brink of their earliest Champions League exit in a decade.

PHOTOS: Bolt wins top honour at Laureus for record-equalling 4th time!

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:29:58 +0530

Images from the Laureus World Awards held in Monaco on Tuesday

Commentator fired for Venus 'guerilla' remark suing ESPN

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +0530

Adler, who has since apologised for how he spoke about Williams, has maintained that he was describing the African-American 13th seed's aggressive style of charging as the "guerilla effect" and not comparing her to a "gorilla."

Becker believes Sharapova deserves second chance

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:23:17 +0530

Sharapova, 29, had called the ITF's original ruling "unfairly harsh" because she had not intentionally violated anti-doping rules.

I have no reason to stay in athletics, says Bolt

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:16:50 +0530

'I've just done everything I wanted to do in the sport'

PIX: Birthday boys Di Maria, Cavani help PSG thrash Barca; Benfica win

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:06:55 +0530

Five-times European champions Barca, with their trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar subdued, have not exited in the last 16 since going out to Liverpool in the 2006/07 season and the score equalled their worst Champions league loss.

Can Maradona inspire Napoli to continue unbeaten run against Real?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:31:51 +0530

An estimated 10,000 Napoli supporters, including the team's most famous player Diego Maradona, are expected to make the trip to the Spanish capital for the first competitive meeting with Real Madrid since the 1987.

US wrestler in Mexico channels hatred of Trump in the ring

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:09:33 +0530

The anger is all in the fun of the sport of "lucha libre," which pits rule-breaking bad guys, or "rudos," against noble "tecnicos," he said. After the match, fans line up to get photos with the blond wrestler and have him sign autographs for their kids.

Champions League: Arsenal look to go one better against Bayern

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:11:23 +0530

Bayern Munich and Arsenal meet in their big-name Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday, both hoping European success will help lift mid-season gloom on their domestic fronts.

Won't let out Hamilton's secrets: Rosberg

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:53:07 +0530

Reigning F1 champ warns Bottas about Hamilton rivalry

Laureus honour for Olympic 2016 refugee team

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:04:25 +0530

A refugee team that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics with 10 athletes from countries including Syria and South Sudan was named on Monday as winner of a Laureus Award for sporting inspiration.

EPL PHOTOS: Aguero makes strong return as City go second

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:59:51 +0530

In the 69th minute, the Argentine slid in to meet a cross from Sterling and, although it appeared Mings got the final touch for an own goal -- ultimately, a decision for the dubious goals committee -- no-one was going to persuade Aguero that he was not responsible for putting City two up.

US lawsuit seeking $100 million from Lance Armstrong heads to trial

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:48:33 +0530

The US Justice Department has accused Armstrong of defrauding the government by accepting millions of dollars in sponsorship money from the US Postal Service (USPS).

La Liga: Atletico stun Celta late on, Sevilla edge Las Palmas

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:29:07 +0530

Simeone's side leapfrogged Real Sociedad into fourth on 42 points, while Sevilla stayed third in the standings on 46 after beating Las Palmas 1-0, also on Sunday, thanks to a late strike from substitute Joaquin Correa

HIL: UP Wizards beat defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:10:14 +0530

A resilient Uttar Pradesh Wizards came up with an inspired show to beat defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-2 in a Hockey India Leaguematch, in Chandigarh, on Monday.

Toni to quit as Nadal's coach after this season

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:55:04 +0530

Rafael Nadal's uncle, Toni Nadal, will step down as his coach after this year's ATP Tour, as he feels he has been sidelined by other figures in the player's entourage, he told an Italian tennis magazine.

Angry Ranieri hints at dropping Leicester underperformers

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:17:23 +0530

Leicester City's beleaguered manager Claudio Ranieri suggested he is ready to drop some of the players who won them the Premier League title as the Italian seeks to stave off relegation just one season later.

Aguero set to leave Manchester City?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:16:17 +0530

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has done little to quell the uncertainty surrounding Sergio Aguero's future at the club, saying that he is unsure where the mercurial Argentine striker would be plying his trade next season.

What's age got to do if you are a champion?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:29:34 +0530

A staggering number of athletes across sports seem to have found their best game in their 30s, 40s.

EPL: Chelsea go 10 points clear with draw at Burnley

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:25:48 +0530

Premier League leaders Chelsea moved 10 points clear at the top on Sunday despite being held by Burnley in an entertaining game played amid flurries of sleet and snow.

HIL: Rupinder, Child's late strike help Delhi secure win

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:17:32 +0530

Rupinder Pal Singh and Simon Child in the dying minutes of the match saw Delhi Waveriders get past the dangerous Kalinga Lancers with a6-4 win.

US plays wrong version of German anthem

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:59:31 +0530

German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Federation Cup tie in Hawaii.

I-League: East Bengal, Mohun Bagan play out goalless draw

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:48:04 +0530

The much hyped I-League football derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at Kanchenjunga Stadium, in Siliguri, ended in a goalless draw with both teams goalkeepers returning heroes.

Arjun-Shlok win men's doubles title in Iran

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:17:29 +0530

Arjun Madathil Ramachandran and Ramchandran Shlok notched up the men's doubles title at the 26th Iran Fajr Badminton Tournament.

Mary Kom juggles boxing and Parliament

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:11:20 +0530

Mary Kom says being an active boxer and a Parliamentarian at the same time is no laughing matter as the twin jobs are exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure.

Caster Semenya not thrilled about upgrade

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:51:26 +0530

Caster Semenya is not excited about the prospect of having her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world championships silver medals upgraded to gold in the wake of Mariya Savinova-Farnosova doping ban, the coach of the South African 800 metres athlete said on Sunday.

EPL: Mane double puts Liverpool back on track

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:42:41 +0530

Liverpool belatedly kick-started their year and damaged Tottenham Hotspur's slender Premier League title hopes as Sadio Mane struck both goals in a 2-0 victory at Anfield.

La Liga: Real back on top after Osasuna win

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:22:54 +0530

Real Madrid returned to the top of La Liga after winning a testing game at Osasuna 3-1 on Saturday.

La Liga: Messi, Suarez, Neymar score as Barca rout Alaves

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:14:07 +0530

Barcelona provisionally went top of La Liga for the first time since October after Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi scored in a 6-0 thrashing of Alaves on Saturday although the win was overshadowed by a serious injury to Aleix Vidal.

EPL: Sanchez double lifts Arsenal gloom, United make it sweet 16

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:02:05 +0530

Results and images from the English Premier League matches played on Saturday.

HIL: Dabang Mumbai edge Jaypee Punjab Warriors

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:33:26 +0530

A magnificent 60th-minute goal by Dabang Mumbai's Robbert Kemperman snatched victory from defending Champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors by a narrow 2-1margin in the Hockey India League, in Chandigarh, on Saturday.

I-League: Minerva hold Bengaluru FC; Chennai win

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:47:11 +0530

Bengaluru FC dropped their first points at home this season after a fortuitous goal allowed Minerva Punjab FC claim a point with a 1-1 draw at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.

Bolt fires 'All-Stars' to Nitro Series win

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:49:05 +0530

Usain Bolt fired his team of international 'All Stars' to victory in the inaugural Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne on Saturday, capping the glitzy event with a dominant win in the 4x100m relay to pip hosts Australia in the final standings.

What you must not miss in the EPL this weekend

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:12:01 +0530 brings a preview of the main matches coming up this weekend in the English Premier League.

HIL: Last minute goal helps UP Wizards draw Kalinga Lancers 2-2

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:22:19 +0530

A last minute goal by Gonzalo Peillat helped Uttar Pradesh Wizards hold Kalinga Lancers to a 2-2 draw in a thrilling match of the Hockey India League in Lucknow on Friday.

Klopp denies Liverpool are suffering from fatigue

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:06:51 +0530

Manager Juergen Klopp has denied that Liverpool are suffering from fatigue after last weekend's setback at Hull City, and urged fans to get behind the team when Tottenham Hotspur visit Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tiger Woods drops out of two PGA Tour events due to back spasms

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:30:27 +0530

Tiger Woods will not compete in two scheduled upcoming PGA Tour events due to nagging back spasms that forced him to pull out of an event in Dubai last week, the former world number one said on Friday.

Glory and shame in Track and Field

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:35:40 +0530

The 23-year-old world champion crossed the line in the Ras al-Khaimah half marathon three seconds quicker than the mark set by fellow Kenyan Florence Kiplagat in Barcelona two years ago, although the new record remains subject to ratification.

'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift ban: Coe

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:42:51 +0530

Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday.

Nadal advised rest, to miss Rotterdam Open

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:11:35 +0530

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Rotterdam Open after being advised by doctors to rest, he said on Thursday.

La Liga takes legal action over threats to Zozulya

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:03:50 +0530

La Liga has taken legal action against 10 people who allegedly threatened Ukraine international Roman Zozulya following his move to Rayo Vallecano last week, the Spanish league said in a statement on Thursday.

Murray to return to Davis Cup action against France

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:41:20 +0530

Britain's world number one Andy Murray will play against France in the Davis Cup quarter-finals in April after missing the first-round victory against Canada last weekend.

Under Armour-sponsored athletes oppose CEO's pro-Trump comments

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:31:25 +0530

Professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland, and wrestler turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson joined National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry in opposing comments made by the chief executive of their sponsor Under Armour supporting US President Donald Trump.

Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:38:30 +0530

Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been handed an ambassadorial role by the game's global governing body FIFA.

Suarez handed two-match ban, will miss King's Cup final

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:53:50 +0530

The suspension was handed down by the Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday and applies to Cup matches only.

China's big bucks luring soccer's talent

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:47:58 +0530

Carlos Tevez is getting paid £615,000 a week at Shanghai Shenhua, making him the world's best-paid player. His salary is now more than Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's!

Here's an idea to boost India's prospects in Olympics...

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:56:50 +0530

Sports Ministry has formulated a multi-pronged strategy which includes a portal for promising sportspersons, top level committee to select promising players and a task force to prepare a comprehensive action plan.

HIL: Van der Weerden's lone strike hand Jaypee Punjab Warriors win over Ranchi

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:26:45 +0530

Defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors eked out a close 1-0 win over Ranchi Rays to register the maiden victory at home in the fifth edition of the Hockey India league, in Chandigarh, on Thursday.

Sania summoned for alleged tax evasion

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:24:56 +0530

Indian ace tennis star Sania Mirza has been summoned by the service tax department in connection with alleged non-payment or evasion of dues.

Tevez's club fail to make Asian Champions League, apologise to fans

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:06:39 +0530

China's Shenhua were dumped out by Australian club Brisbane Roar in the qualifiers

History-makers Alaves to face Barca in King's Cup final

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:05:17 +0530

Alaves reached the King's Cup final for the first time in their 96-year history as Edgar Mendez's 83rd-minute strike saw off Celta Vigo 1-0 in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday to take the Basque side through 1-0 on aggregate.