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New Delhi, 22 Apr 2014/--/Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath today said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top...

Mumbai, 22 Apr 2014/--/The Supreme Court has entrusted the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to further investigate the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal. The court has asked Justice Mudgal to list the investigating agencies he needs help from. The ambit of the probe will be...

Madrid, 22 Apr 2014/--/Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will not start Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich on Wednesday if there is any risk of the World Player of the Year aggravating a hamstring injury. The Portuguese has missed...

Margao, 22 Apr 2014/--/Bengaluru FC scripted history when they beat Dempo SC 4-2 and won the I-League in their debut season in top flight. Coach Ashley Westwood who had to remain content watching the game from the stands was pleased with the achievement of his side. “Just want to congratulate and...

Colombo, 22 Apr 2014/--/The head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team Paul Farbrace has decided to leave his post and take up the assistant coach’s job for his native country, England. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that Farbrace officially informed his decision to the...

Manchester, 22 Apr 2014/--/Manchester United have sacked manager David Moyes with immediate effect after owners the Glazer family finally lost patience with the Scot. The 50-year-old, who created a host of unwanted records during his brief stint at Old Trafford, becomes the first United manager to...

Sharjah, 22 Apr 2014/--/Decimated in their most recent IPL match, there is some good news for the beleaguered Delhi Daredevils with their injured English skipper Kevin Pietersen saying that he expects to be fit for the team's next game in Dubai. "I don't know if they are missing me. This is a long...

Mumbai, 22 Apr 2014/--/The ICC World T20 Championship that concluded in Bangladesh earlier this month has emerged as the most watched international T20 tournament ever on TV as well as the digital domain in India. According to data provided by research agency TAM, the 2014 edition had been seen by...

Dubai, 22 Apr 2014/--/Back in familiar territory after recording their biggest-ever win in terms of runs, Chennai Super Kings will fancy their chances when they lock horns with Rajasthan Royals, a team seeking to get back to winning ways, in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow. Two-time winners...

Margao, 21 Apr 2014/--/First-timers Bengaluru FC today wrote a new chapter in Indian football by clinching the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win over Dempo Sports Club here, with captain Sunil Chhetri fittingly netting the final goal. Needing a win to snatch the title...

Sharjah, 21 Apr 2014/--/Kings XI Punjab's foreign recruits are on fire and last-year's million-dollar man is finally justifying his price tag. Glenn Maxwell, who got a million dollars from Mumbai Indians last year, and South African David Miller grabbed headlines on Sunday night after blowing away...

Mumbai, 21 Apr 2014/--/Former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar wants Justice J N Patel, who is part of a three-man probe panel set up by the Board to investigate the IPL corruption scandal, to come clean on his reported links with the body's interim President Shivlal Yadav. He also deprecated the presence...

Abu Dhabi, 21 Apr 2014/--/Though Chennai Super Kings is home to four international captains this Indian Premier League, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum insists that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the sole leader of the pack and says he has lots to learn from his India counterpart in his first year...

Mumbai, 21 Apr 2014/--/Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar is "disillusioned" with the proceedings of the Board's Emergent Working Committee meeting which he had attended as a representative of Vidarbha Cricket Association. "I can't disclose what happened at the meeting. All I can say is I was...

Sharjah, 21 Apr 2014/--/Still smarting from their opening loss, Sunrisers Hyderabad will face the arduous task of taming a rampaging Kings XI Punjab when they lock horns in IPL-7 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Tuesday. The Sunrisers suffered a last-over defeat to Rajasthan Royals when James...

Kabul, 21 Apr 2014/--/Afghanistan's new cricket academy coach, Peter Anderson from Australia, has started work in Kabul, officials said Monday, as the fast-developing team prepare for their debut at next year's World Cup. Anderson coached Papua New Guinea for two years before joining Afghanistan,...

Shillong, 21 Apr 2014/--/Rangdajied United FC escaped relegation after securing a point playing a goalless draw against Shillong Lajong FC at an I-League return-leg derby in front of a nearly-packed JN Stadium here today. Rangdajied, thus, ended their season with 25 points from 24 matches, leaving...

New Delhi, 20 Apr 2014/--/The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has dragged Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the Board to the SC to probe into...

RICHMOND, 20 Apr 2014/--/Joshna Chinappa of India ended a career-long losing run to Australia's former world champion Rachael Grinham when she upset the top seed in straight games to win the inaugural $10,000 Richmond Open. World No.21 Chinappa beat her 16th-ranked opponent 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 for the...

Margao, 20 Apr 2014/--/Bengaluru FC would look to clinch their maiden I-League title in their debut season with a victory over Dempo FC tomorrow in their penultimate league match at Nehru Stadium here. Bengaluru FC, who is leading the table with 41 points from 22 matches, need three points from two...

NORWICH, 20 Apr 2014/--/Luis Suarez scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season at Norwich City on Sunday, becoming the first Liverpool player to achieve the feat since Ian Rush in 1987. The Uruguayan reached the milestone in the 11th minute at Carrow Road, converting a left-wing cross from...

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SHANGHAI, 20 Apr 2014/--/Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg Sunday as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row. The British former world champion got away smoothly from pole position and finished 19...

Barca, 20 Apr 2014/--/Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed plans for "extensive refurbishment" at Barcelona on the back of a season of strife in Catalonia. Gerardo Martino replaced Tito Vilanova on a two-year deal in June but has seen his side knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Champions League...

Madrid, 20 Apr 2014/--/Real Madrid have been boosted by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to training ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old missed Wednesday's Copa del Rey final win over Barcelona with a knee injury and looked set to be absent for the first...

Dubai, 20 Apr 2014/--/Disappointed he might be about his team Kolkata Knight Riders losing its IPL match against Delhi Daredevils here but veteran batsman Robin Uthappa says he is happy about finally being able to play "correct" cricket after cleaning up his technique. Uthappa shone with a 41-ball...