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New Delhi, 18 Sep 2014/--/The honour to carry India's flag in the opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games couldn't have come at a better time for hockey team skipper Sardar Singh, who feels it will not only spur him but the entire squad to break its 16-year gold jinx in the continental event. Sardar...

Hyderabad, 18 Sep 2014/--/Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate heaped praise on teammate Andre Russell for taking the game away from Chennai Super Kings with a scintillating knock and open their campaign in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 on a winning note. ten Doeschate said the...

New Delhi, 18 Sep 2014/--/Former Italian international and World Cup winner Alessandro del Piero arrived here Thursday to be part of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) where he would turn out for Delhi Dynamos in the eight-city football league slated for October 12-December 20. “I am looking...

London, 18 Sep 2014/--/Stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's medical bills have soared to 1,00,000 pounds-a-week. Details of the care given to Schumacher were disclosed on Wednesday. He has a team of 15 medics looking after him. The seven-time world champion still needs round-the-clock...

Kolkata, 18 Sep 2014/--/Inter School Rapid Team Chess Championship was organized by Taki Boys’ Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee in collaboration with Bengal Chess Association at their school campus recently.The participation of schools included The Heritage School, Taki Boys’ School, Loreto...

Karachi, 18 Sep 2014/--/Sachin Tendulkar and former Bollywood danseuse Helen were among celebrities feted by Giants International in a gala ceremony in Mumbai on Wednesday night. Bharat Ratna Tendulkar received a lifetime achievement award from Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, who is...

New Delhi, 18 Sep 2014/--/India's assistant cricket coach Sanjay Bangar feels competence, not nationality, should be the sole criteria while judging a coach and criticism should never be based on whether the person is an Indian or not. "It should never be termed as an Indian or an overseas coach....

New Delhi, 18 Sep 2014/--/After not much action barring the 2-2 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany. India though can take solace from the fact that all...

Karachi, 18 Sep 2014/--/Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez has described their tour of India for Champions League twenty20 tournament as a great learning curve for the players and Pakistan cricket. "We are not in India just to play cricket, we want to go back by impressing the Indian people with...

Tokyo, 18 Sep 2014/--/Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open, here today. Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the...

Kingston, 17 Sep 2014/--/Spinner Sulieman Benn took five wickets and Jerome Taylor reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets as Bangladesh crumbled to a 296-run defeat late on the fourth day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Tuesday. Set an improbable...

New Delhi, 17 Sep 2014/--/The moment the Capital's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive tomorrow with star Italian playmaker and striker Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League. The ISL will...

Dubai, 17 Sep 2014/--/The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan today at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore as part of its global tour. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq received the prestigious trophy at the Minar-e-Pakistan and said: "The ICC Cricket World...

New Delhi, 17 Sep 2014/--/Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the Sports Ministry has finally accepted his nomination. Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, told PTI that he was informed of...

Mumbai, 17 Sep 2014/--/Cricket maestro and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse Helen are among this year's Giants International awardees, according to an announcement here Tuesday. Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be...

INCHEON, 17 Sep 2014/--/A second sexual harassment case at the Asian Games was being investigated by South Korea police on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. Police asked prosecutors to indict a 19-year-old Palestinian footballer for allegedly harassing a female staff member at the...

Kolkata, 17 Sep 2014/--/The Chennai ISL franchisee would be soon be officially unveiled as 'Chennians FC', according to a team insider. "The owners want to give a name which would have a feel of the city. The team is awaiting the arrival of its marquee manager-cum-player Marco Materazzi. Maybe...

Munich, 17 Sep 2014/--/Arjen Robben has stressed that a team of Bayern Munich's stature should always be aiming to win the Champions League. The Bavarians were eliminated in the semi-finals in 2013-14 after winning European club football's elite competition the year before and Robben is desperate...

Karachi, 17 Sep 2014/--/The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told...

Kolkata, 17 Sep 2014/--/Sandip Datta has made South Eastern Railway proud by winning a bronze medal for India in the fourth Commonwealth Bridge Championship in Glasgow. The Indian team was represented by Datta, Sandeep Thakral, Hemant Jalan, Asish Malhotra, Kaustabh Nandi and Kaustabh Bendre in the...

Kolkata, 17 Sep 2014/--/Sandip Datta, a Bridge player of South Eastern Railway Sports Association and an employee of South Eastern Railway has represented India in the 4th Commonwealth Bridge Championship held at Glasgow from September 8 to 14 and the Indian Team has won the Bronze Medal. Apart...

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Kolkata, 16 Sep 2014/--/Continuing their reign, East Bengal bagged a sixth successive and a record 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division title with a clinical 2-1 win over Tollygunge Agragami here today. Their star recruit Ranti Martins (36th minute) headed home the decisive goal...

Karachi, 16 Sep 2014/--/The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today named flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi as its new national Twenty20 captain until the 2016 World T20 while Misbah ul Haq was retained as the Test and ODI skipper until the 2015 50-over World Cup. Commenting on these developments PCB...

Goa, 16 Sep 2014/--/Zico’s desire to win has been well documented. He would order his team-mates to follow his instructions in the field of play if he didn’t necessarily agree with his coach. He would often be seen lambasting his team-mates for not being determined enough to win. “I always want to...

Madrid, 16 Sep 2014/--/Gary Neville believes Manchester United's summer transfer splurge means the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo making a return to Old Trafford is "more possible". Ronaldo is reportedly unhappy at Real Madrid, with the club's decision to sell both Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso...