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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:21:15 +0530Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:21:26 +0530PV Sindhu cruised into the second round but compatriot Saina Nehwal bowed out fighting in the Badminton Asia Championships.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:10:58 +0530The four times world champion is enjoying his best start to a season since he was at Red Bull in 2011, leading Lewis Hamilton by seven points after two wins and a second place from the first three races.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:01 +0530India's first woman International Olympic Committee member Nita Ambani has made it to two important commissions of the global sports governing body, including the prestigious Olympic channel.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:18:04 +0530Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League games but manager Craig Shakespeare wants more from the England international.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:03:30 +0530Women's Tennis Association Chief Executive Steve Simon has defended the wildcard entry awarded to former world number one Maria Sharapova.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:41:35 +0530A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:05:52 +0530Shraddha Kapoor is all set to essay Saina Nehwal in a biopic based on the badminton champion's life that will be directed by Amole Gupte and produced by Bhushan Kumar.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:53:27 +0530Blaming India for their pull out from the Asian Squash Championships, Pakistan have lodged a complaint with the World and Asian squash bodies, alleging that the hosts deliberately delayed visas to their team.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:25:09 +0530Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy with the world last week but spilled the beans when she accidentally uploaded the photo of herself.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:02:53 +0530Resurgent Spanish great Rafael Nadal will have the rare privilege of playing on a court named after him when he meets Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in the last 32 of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:35:54 +0530Buoyant Chelsea extended their Premier League lead and calmed nerves at Stamford Bridge with a 4-2 win over Southampton on Tuesday that moved them seven points clear of their nearest pursuers Tottenham Hotspur.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:45:29 +0530Atletico Madrid suffered a first defeat in 13 games in all competitions as they lost 1-0 at home to Villarreal on Tuesday after a late strike from substitute Roberto Soriano.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:51:29 +0530Orlando City midfielder Kaka is the highest-paid Major League Soccer player for a third consecutive year with over $7 million in annual earnings, according to figures released by the MLS Players Union on Tuesday.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:12:33 +0530National Anti-Doping Agency chief Navin Agarwal confirmed the former India captain was tested by NADA officials in March but declined to elaborate further.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:58:11 +0530Manchester United's match against ManchesterCity in the Premier League on Thursday is "the game of the season" and will play a decisive role in both teams' chances of finishing in the top four, midfielder Ander Herrera has said.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:51:31 +0530A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Tuesday
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:21:41 +0530Manchester United showing 'concrete interest' in the French forward
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:55:28 +0530Edmund sailed through in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 against world number 70 Jeremy Chardy and will face fourth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:15:31 +0530Nastase was also heard to call her and British No. 1 Johanna Konta "f****** b******" during the Davis Cup competition being held in Constanta, Romania.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:08:24 +0530Newcastle thump Preston in tense match to romp back to the top-tier
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:20:29 +0530Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:52:05 +0530While some say the five-times Grand Slam champion, initially banned for two years after testing positive for Meldonium, has done her time some fellow players are angry the red carpet is being rolled out.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:40:13 +0530'I think they're in a big fight now'
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:20:10 +0530It was Nadal's 50th trophy on clay court, his 70th overall and his first title in almost a year
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:48:24 +0530Vijender, who is promoted by IOS Boxing Promotions, is the reigning WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight champion and is expected to defend his title for a second time next month after the IPL.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:22:03 +0530With a jaunty victory dance, 101- year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:54:30 +0530Arsenal beat City 2-1 in extra time to book a place in the final against Chelsea on May 27 and their progress is in contrast to the Premier League season that could see them miss out on a Champions League spot for the first time under Wenger.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:58:02 +0530Messi scored twice with his stunning second strike settling a pulsating clash in the last minute of stoppage time, drawing Barcelona level with Madrid on 75 points at the top of La Liga, although Los Blancos have a game in hand.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:04:44 +0530A summary of results from matches played in the Italian Serie A and Ligue 1
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:56:13 +0530That was also Messi's 500th goal for Barcelona.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:44:38 +0530The 70-year-old former French and US Open champion, who earned a reputation for controversial behaviour during his playing days, was excluded from the tie on Saturday for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:57:17 +0530'We knew it was going to be hard to play against them, but I give all the praise to the lads for the hard work.'
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:36:54 +0530Arsenal had to come from behind after Sergio Aguero scored his 30th goal of the season for City in the 63rd minute, racing away on to a pass from Yaya Toure.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:55:00 +0530Barcelona has decided to leave Neymar out of the decisive El Clasico against Real Madrid because of the legal uncertainty over an appeal to overturn hissuspension
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:11:29 +0530Wayne Rooney scored on his return to the Manchester United starting-line up as Jose Mourinho's side enjoyed a 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday to close in on the top four and extend their unbeaten league run to 23 games.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:10:35 +0530A floundering Novak Djokovic should seek advice from evergreen Swiss maestro Roger Federer in order to rediscover his vintage self, the Serb's former Davis Cup coach Bogdan Obradovic said.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:04:39 +0530Rafael Nadal claimed a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:51:22 +0530Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele partly blamed his state-of-the-art Nike shoes for his failure to win the London Marathon on Sunday.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:44:34 +0530India's Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas lifted the men's doubles crown at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:39:04 +0530In the twilight of his career and prone to injuries like never before, ace Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is still eager to continue and insists that the thought of retirement has not even crossed his mind yet.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:32:05 +0530Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:46:50 +0530Five-time boxing World champion M C Mary Kom on Saturday said it is very disappointing that India ranks number 3 in doping and urged the government and Sports Authority of India (SAI) to do more to curb the menace.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:18:09 +0530Late goals from Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matric sealed a 4-2 victory for Chelsea over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a rip-roaring FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:20:03 +0530Hull City and Swansea City earned valuable victories in their battle for Premier League survival but Middlesbrough slid further towards the drop after a 4-0 hammering at Bournemouth.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:07:58 +0530Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title when the Spaniard beat David Goffin 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-finals after the Belgian was denied a key point in controversial fashion on Saturday.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:22:54 +0530The International Tennis Federation (ITF) launched an investigation into Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase after allegations the former world number one had made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:43:13 +0530Former world number one Djokovic saved four match points but cracked under his opponent's tremendous pressure on the fifth as Goffin set up a last-four meeting with either clay court king Rafael Nadal or Argentine Diego Schwartzman.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:49:22 +0530In a statement, the federal chief prosecutor said the 28-year old man, a dual German and Russian national identified as Sergei V., had bought options on Borussia Dortmund's stock before the attack.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:03 +0530Eleven-time champions Real Madrid will take on neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, after a draw made on Friday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:21:36 +0530The return fixtures will be played on May 11 and the final in Stockholm on May 24.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:10:11 +0530She should win her place thanks to good results, says Radwanska
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:47:16 +0530A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:44:17 +0530Arsenal started the season strongly with a six-game winning streak that lifted them to second position in the league but have since faded and are seven points behind fourth-placed City with just two wins in their last six league games.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:54:35 +0530Andy Murray has dismissed suggestions that the pressure of being the world's top tennis player is affecting his performance after losing to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:26:55 +0530Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:21:50 +0530'The ball barely made it to the hole, giving rise to a heady exhilaration and bemusement that only Woods' adroitness could -- and perhaps still does -- invoke.'
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:05 +0530German police arrested a man on Friday who is suspected of planting explosives targeting the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund last week, the office of the German federal chief prosecutor said.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:48:08 +0530New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people, which was announced Thursday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:43:52 +0530Rohan Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas knocked out fifth seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram after a three-set battle to progress to the quarterfinals ofthe ATP Monte Carlo Masters.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:17:09 +0530Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Brianna Rollins was handed a one-year suspension for failing to properly file whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing, the US Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:09:53 +0530Manchester United needed an extra-time winner from Marcus Rashford to defeat Anderlecht 2-1 at Old Trafford on Thursday and move into the last four of the Europa League with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:26:35 +0530Ajax Amsterdam, trailing 3-0 and down to 10 men, scored two late goals to overcome Schalke 04 in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday while Olympique Lyonnais won a 16-kick penalty shootout against Besiktas.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:37 +0530Australian great Margaret Court won 24 grand slam singles titles, one ahead of American Williams, who confirmed she was pregnant on Wednesday and will sit out the rest of the season.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:30:09 +0530A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:21:59 +0530Murray, who suffered an elbow injury in March and made his return from a five-week layoff on Wednesday after a first-round bye, won the opening set in 48 minutes before losing concentration.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:53:31 +0530Earlier this month, Sindhu had attained her career-best world number two ranking after clinching her maiden India Open Super Series title.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:09:59 +0530Real are unbeaten since February, winning 10 of their last 12 games. In contrast, Barcelona have won just two of their previous five in all competitions and were dumped out of Europe in midweek.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:45:50 +0530Dr Robin Chakraverty, former chief medical officer at UK Athletics, told British legislators he injected Farah with 13.5 millilitres (ml) of L-carnitine prior to his London Marathon debut but had "forgotten" to record it in the necessary forms.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:06:08 +0530Barcelona rarely looked capable of repeating their heroic comeback in the last 16 against Paris St Germain.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:40:08 +0530It would be perfectly safe for Serena Williams to continue with rigorous training throughout pregnancy, but how quickly the 35-year-old would return to tournament tennis is uncertain.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:18:49 +0530The 17-year-old, who smashed at speed into the back of another car that had halted on the track, was trapped in the wreckage for more than 90 minutes before being extricated and flown to hospital.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:39:54 +0530A pregnant Serena Williams makes the tennis superstar even more attractive to corporate sponsors, allowing her to extend her reach into maternity wear and motherhood products, sponsorship industry executives said.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:16:54 +0530Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao struck early as Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund in an enthralling game on Wednesday that sealed a 6-3 aggregate victory.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:03:22 +0530Barcelona's hopes of staging another sensational Champions League comeback fell flat against a hardened Juventus side who held the Catalans to a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:47:58 +0530If Williams is indeed 20 weeks into her term, that would mean she was approximately two months pregnant when she captured her record 23rd Grand Slam tournament singles title at the Australian Open in January.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:44:58 +0530Tennis star Serena Williams on Wednesday dropped a big hint that she could be pregnant with her first baby as she posted a picture of Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks".
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:12:22 +0530A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:16:56 +0530'I'm not asking them to name streets after me, the only thing I ask is that they don't boo me here'
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:45:36 +0530Former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in the jail cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, just days after being acquitted of a second murder charge.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:00:44 +0530Court finds Sport 1987 Brazil champions, 30 years on.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:44:30 +0530Atletico Madrid proved too streetwise to entertain another Leicester City fairytale as they quelled a stirring home display to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the third time in four seasons on Tuesday, winning 2-1 on aggregate.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:59:56 +0530Bayern left fuming over Champions League 'robbery'.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:16:47 +0530Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to send Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-2 extra-time win and 6-3 aggregate success against 10-man Bayern Munich in controversial circumstances on Tuesday.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:36:14 +0530Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has hailed John Terry as the Premier League's greatest ever defender after the club announced their captain will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:04:39 +0530Max Verstappen apologised to Brazilian Formula One fans on Monday after a comment about Felipe Massa caused offence at the weekend.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:29:34 +0530Chelsea have enough experience to keep their composure in the title race after Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United cut their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points with six games left, goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has said.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:16:09 +0530Barcelona striker Neymar is confident the Catalans can launch another remarkable Champions League comeback as they look to overturn a 3-0 quarter-final deficit against Juventus on Wednesday.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:53:37 +0530Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat produced a Kenyan sweep at the Boston Marathon, winning the men's and women's races on Monday by conquering the race's hilly final miles to establish their dominance.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:32:46 +0530Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of securing a Champions League spot next season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Middlesbrough on Monday that left the hosts in deep danger of relegation.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:42:28 +0530The 36-year-old former England international played over 700 games for Chelsea and has been their most successful captain.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:00:59 +0530From Shraddha Kapoor gyrating at the opening ceremony of an IPL match to breathtaking moves on the soccer field, here are Images that made memorable sporting moments
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:23:52 +0530The fixture list suggests that Chelsea should still be able to finish above challengers Tottenham Hotspur. But strange things can happen when the pressure reaches it's greatest intensity and here was certainly something strange about Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:11:11 +0530Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who incurred a penalty that ensured he finished second behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the Bahrain Grand Prix, has issued an apology to his Mercedes team.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:05:45 +0530After taking on Vitoria de Setubal at Troia, the team will cross swords against leading Portuguese club sides Belenenses, Benfica, Estoril and Sporting Club Portugal.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:07:49 +0530A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:26:45 +0530'Drawing Canada is golden chance for India to get into World Group'
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:53:52 +0530'I want to say I was convinced even before (the defeat by Chelsea in February's FA) Cup match that controlling the two players that play behind Diego (Costa) and controlling the full-backs, because they go really deep with two wide men, would create lots of problems and I repeat the same'
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:21:55 +0530'We lost two games but these two games were totally different. Against Crystal Palace we didn't deserve to lose. Today we deserved to lose the game'
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:48:17 +0530Bastia game abandoned after fans attack Lyon players