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New Delhi, 28 Jul 2015/--/Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was among a host of dignitaries, who paid homage to late former President APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence here on Tuesday. Kalam, aged 83, passed away on Monday in Shillong where he had gone to deliver a lecture to IIM students. Kalam’s...

CAPE TOWN, 28 Jul 2015/--/Clive Rice, South Africa’s first post-apartheid international cricket captain and a formidable player who never got the opportunity to showcase his talent in tests, died on Tuesday aged 66. Rice was diagnosed with a brain tumour after collapsing in February. He travelled...

New Delhi, 28 Jul 2015/--/Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today backed BCCI's stance of not resuming bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan until the cross-border terrorism stops. PCB had requested its Indian counterpart to host a bi-lateral series in December this year as per an Memorandum of...

New Delhi, 28 Jul 2015/--/Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes the experience of the Australia tour last winter will have matured and helped the likes of Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay and others for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host India to play three...

Kochi, 28 Jul 2015/--/He contemplated "suicide" during his time at Tihar Jail but pacer S Sreesanth is now hoping to sing the redemption song and would approach the BCCI for lifting the life ban imposed on him from playing cricket by the Board. Sreesanth was last week exonerated in the 2013 spot-...

Chennai, 28 Jul 2015/--/The spotlight will be on Test skipper Virat Kohli as India A go into the second and final unofficial Test against Australia A here tomorrow, looking to secure a win after drawing the first match last week. Looking to get some vital competitive match practice ahead of the...

Zurich, 28 Jul 2015/--/Michel Platini, the head of European soccer`s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday.The 60-year-old Platini, a former France and...

London, 28 Jul 2015/--/Mitchell Johnson heads into this week`s Ashes clash against England at Edgbaston needing just one more wicket to become only the fifth Australia bowler to take 300 in Tests.The left-arm fast bowler`s 68-Test career has not been one of uninterrupted progress, with Johnson...

New Delhi, 27 Jul 2015/--/The BCCI today appeared to rule out an immediate resumption of Indo-Pak cricket ties in the wake of Gurdaspur terror attack, in which militants from across the border are believed to be involved. There were talks about resumption of bilateral cricket ties between the two...

Rio de Janeiro, 27 Jul 2015/--/Brazilian football star Neymar wants to play in both next year's Copa America and the Rio Olympics. The Barcelona forward said he was prepared to begin the 2016-17 European season without a break, reports Xinhua. "I really want to play in the Olympics and the Copa...

London, 27 Jul 2015/--/Manchester United on Sunday confirmed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal. The 28-year-old will replace Victor Valdes, who was shown the door at Old Trafford after apparently refusing to play for United`s second team. "To play for the...

Madrid, 27 Jul 2015/--/FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club will appeal against the 30,000 euros fine imposed on the club last week by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Although UEFA praised the "exemplary" behaviour and excellent atmosphere that...

Kochi, 27 Jul 2015/--/A couple of days after S Sreesanth was exonerated in 2013 IPL spot fixing-case by a Delhi court, a Kerala government body has said that it would throw open the doors of its cricket stadium to the former India medium-pacer despite BCCI's unwillingness to revoke his life ban....

New Delhi, 27 Jul 2015/--/India's home series against South Africa will begin with the first T20 International on October 2 followed by five ODIs and four Test matches, making it the longest tour to the country by the Proteas. Besides three T20 Internationals at Dharamsala in the northern Indian...

Edgbaston, 27 Jul 2015/--/Australia opener Chris Rogers came through a nets session against the tourists` pace attack with no visible ill-effects at Edgbaston on Monday as he aimed to prove his fitness for the third Ashes Test. The 37-year-old left-hander succumbed to a sudden bout of dizziness...

New Delhi, 27 Jul 2015/--/A 21-member Indian men's hockey team will embark on a 15-day tour of Europe starting July 31 under the watchful guidance of High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans, who will also take over as the chief coach of the side after the unceremonious ouster of Paul Van Ass.  ...

Mathura, 27 Jul 2015/--/Two GRP personnel have been sent to Police Lines in connection with the death of national-level fencing champion Hoshiyar Singh, who was allegedly pushed off a moving train in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh last week. "To ensure a fair inquiry into the incident, both the...

Mumbai, 27 Jul 2015/--/The Marketing Committee of BCCI is to meet in Delhi on July 30 to open the tender documents received by the Cricket Board for title sponsorship relating to its international and domestic home series/tournaments for the next four seasons. "The Marketing Committee is to meet in...

Kochi, 26 Jul 2015/--/Kerala Cricket Association today decided to write to the BCCI seeking lifting of the life ban imposed on pacer S Sreesanth who has been discharged by a Delhi court in the IPL-6 spot-fixing case. KCA President T C Mathew, who is also a BCCI vice-president, will write to the...

New Delhi, 26 Jul 2015/--/Coaches in Indian hockey are treated as 'marionettes' and lack of of freedom and interference are the main reasons behind the controversial exits of foreign experts, feels former India coach Jose Brasa. "Many coaches have been fired by Hockey India, and remember before me...

Hambantota, 26 Jul 2015/--/Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan on Sunday joined an elite club of cricketers by crossing the 10,000 ODI run-mark during the 5th ODI against Pakistan at Hambantota. The stylish right-hander has now become 11th batsman overall and the fourth Sri Lankan to cross the...

New Delhi, 26 Jul 2015/--/Confident about India's preparation for the upcoming World Championship, chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said the home shuttlers have the best chance of winning multiple medals at the prestigious tournament next month. For the first time, India will have a World No...

CHESTER, USA, 26 Jul 2015/--/Reserve goalkeeper Luis Mejia denied the last three US shooters and suspension-weakened Panama edged the United States 3-2 on penalties Saturday to claim third place in the Gold Cup. After the teams played to a 1-1 draw through extra time, Aron Johannsson and Clint...

New Delhi, 26 Jul 2015/--/Well aware that he has reached the business end of his international cricket career, Pakistan Test captain Misbah ul Haq is planning to call time if the much-awaited series against arch-rivals India happens at the end of the year. "I know very well that there is not much...

Santa Clara (California), 26 Jul 2015/--/Wayne Rooney scored on a header in the eighth minute off Ashley Young's corner kick, and Manchester United kept the pressure on all afternoon to beat Barcelona 3-1 and stay unbeaten during its preseason tour in the United States. Jesse Lingard added the Red...