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Port Blair, 5 Dec 2016/--/The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat in collaboration with Nehru Youth Club, Rangat is organizing Knockout Football Tournament under Block Level Sports Meet from December 4 at Nimbutala playground in which 14 teams from the area of Kadamtala, Shaktigarh, Bakultala, Long Island,...

Port Blair, 4 Dec 2016/--/The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Campbell Bay organized a football tournament for U-19 age group, under “Cluster Level Inter Youth Club Sports Meet-2016-17”. A total of eight teams participated in the tournament which was inaugurated on December 2. In the inaugural function, Mr...

Port Blair, 4 Dec 2016/--/The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat in collaboration with Youth Clubs of Billiground is organizing Knockout Football Tournament under Block Level Sports Meet from December 3 at Billiground in which 8 teams from the area of Billiground, Dharmapur, Nimbudera and Swadeshnagar are...

Madrid, 2 Dec 2016/--/Barcelona are the more desperate side as Real Madrid visit Catalonia on Saturday for the first El Clasico of the season boasting a six-point lead at the top of La Liga. Madrid have won 15 more points in all in La Liga under the guidance of Zinedine Zidane since the sides last...

Macau, 2 Dec 2016/--/Top seed Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after suffering a straight-game loss against lower-ranked Zhang Yiman of China in the women's singles quarterfinal clash here on Friday. Former World No.1 Saina, who is slowly trying to...

NEW DELHI, 2 Dec 2016/--/Aware of the challenge but not awed by it, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh says he would be eyeing a knockout win when he defends his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title against former world champion Francis Cheka here on December 17. The 31-year old secured his...

NEW DELHI, 2 Dec 2016/--/Batsman Joe Root has backed Alastair Cook to remain as England skipper, hailing him as a "brilliant leader" despite the team's woes on their current tour of India. Root, widely tipped to succeed Cook when the veteran skipper does make way, played down talk that he was ready...

NEW DELHI, 2 Dec 2016/--/The BCCI on Friday maintained its opposition to some of the reforms recommended by the Lodha committee and will wait with bated breath for the Supreme Court's verdict on the matter come December 5. At a Special General Meeting here, the Board did not take any decision on...

Zurich, 2 Dec 2016/--/Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will learn on Monday whether his appeal against a six-year ban from football has been successful, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday. Once the most powerful man in football, Blatter is serving a ban over ethics violations...

Abu Dhabi, 2 Dec 2016/--/Praful Patel, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) president, has been appointed as a senior vice-President of Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Patel, who was serving as the vice-president of the South East Region for the Asian Football Confederation, thanked all for...

Sydney, 2 Dec 2016/--/FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday postponed a trip to Australia so he can attend funeral services for the footballers killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains. The global football chief had been due in Sydney on Monday after attending the under-20 Women's...

Paris, 2 Dec 2016/--/Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann both appeared among the 55 nominees for the FIFPro 2016 World 11 released but Wayne Rooney failed to make the shortlist for the first time. Portugal captain Ronaldo, led his country to victory at Euro 2016, while France forward Griezmann...

NEW DELHI, 2 Dec 2016/--/Indian wrestling star the Great Khali has dubbed PM Narendra Modi's decision to scrap-off Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 currency as a step which is good for the country. The wrestler, named Dalip Singh Rana in real life, recently met the Indian Prime Minister and congratulated him...

London, 2 Dec 2016/--/Chelsea had their fair share of initial struggles soon after Italian manager Antonio Conte took charge of the Blues. But since the team's transition into the 3-4-3 formation, the London club has witnessed a scintillating late-year burst of form. Currently placed at the top of...

Kolkata, 2 Dec 2016/--/Atletico de Kolkata played out a goalless stalemate against FC Pune City at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata with the home team missing a flurry of chances. The Indian Rojiblancos chose to rest key players in Helder Postiga, Debjit Majumder, Arnab Mondal, Borja...

Macau, 1 Dec 2016/--/Saina Nehwal came from behind to defeat Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 to enter the quarter-finals of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. Like in the first round, the top-seeded Saina was stretched to the third game by her younger rival and she had to...

New York, 1 Dec 2016/--/Norwegian Magnus Carlsen extended his dominance over the chess world by winning the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time, beating his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in a tiebreaker. The win puts Carlsen closer to the status of chess legends such as...

NEW DELHI, 1 Dec 2016/--/Chris Woakes has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture sustained while batting in the third Test in Mohali. Woakes got nasty snorter from Mohammed Shami which broke the neck protector of his helmet. The very next ball was another well disguised bouncer which Woakes fended...

Sydney, 1 Dec 2016/--/Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur compared "young gun" Babar Azam to Virat Kohli on Thursday, saying the 22-year-old reminded him of the India skipper at the same age. Batsman Azam has played only three Tests, narrowly missing out on a century in Pakistan's loss to New Zealand in...

NEW DELHI, 1 Dec 2016/--/Access to playfields and engagement of physical education instructor has been made a mandatory requirement for all schools under the Right to Education Act, government told the Lok Sabha today. Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel said government recognises the role of sports...

Karachi, 1 Dec 2016/--/They aren't exactly "begging" India to play against them but Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan says PCB is well within its rights to "push" the BCCI into honouring the Memorandum of Understanding for six bilateral series between the two countries. "We are not...

Bangkok, 1 Dec 2016/--/Mithali Raj hit a half-century while Ekta Bisht (3/8) and Preeti Bose (3/14) shared six wickets between them to steer India to a comfortable 52-run win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20 tournament here on Thursday. Opting to bat, India posted a modest total of 121...

London, 1 Dec 2016/--/Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Anthony Martial scored twice as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-1 in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Arsenal were humbled by Southampton. United manager Jose Mourinho served a one-game touchline ban after his dismissal for...

Madrid, 1 Dec 2016/--/Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane's son, Enzo, scored on his senior debut as the European champions brushed aside third tier Cultural Leonesa 6-1 to progress into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey 13-2 on aggregate on Wednesday. Enzo, the oldest of Zidane's four sons, all of...

London, 1 Dec 2016/--/Twelve months after Jamie Vardy earned worldwide fame for scoring in a record 11th Premier League match in succession, he is suffering a barren spell that mirrors Leicester City`s fall from domestic grace. The 29-year-old forward, who was signed from minor league Fleetwood...