Sports News

Johannesburg, 23 Jul 2014/--/India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth, according to Forbes Magazine. Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Phil Mickelson and Maria Sharapova succeed Dhoni, who is valued at 21 million dollars, in...

London, 23 Jul 2014/--/Former Indian wicket-keeping great Farokh Engineer has questioned skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ploy to stand back against spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the second Test at Lord's. India won by 95 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series against England. "Standing...

Berlin, 23 Jul 2014/--/Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Wednesday that he never considered leaving his post after winning the World Cup title and insisted he would see out his contract which runs until Euro 2016. "I didn't think of stopping for one second," said Loew, 54, in an interview...

Mumbai, 23 Jul 2014/--/Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. “One...

Mumbai, 23 Jul 2014/--/Experienced footballers Sandip Nandy, Climax Lawrence, N P Pradeep and Steven Dias were among the home-grown stars picked on day two of the domestic players draft for the Indian Super League, here on Wednesday. A total of 84 players were on offer in the two-day draft process...

Madrid, 23 Jul 2014/--/A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine star signed an extension with Barcelona in May. The 27-year-old was locked in contract extension talks with the Catalan giants and...

Kingston, 23 Jul 2014/--/Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. "I’m not really happy with the situation and with how it was done," Bolt told...

Geneva, 23 Jul 2014/--/FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Tuesday raised the alarm about the spiralling Gaza crisis as he held talks with the head of the Palestinian Football Association. "I am very much concerned with this situation in the region. We are heartbroken to learn that people from the football...

London, 22 Jul 2014/--/The ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner to investigate the altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja today fixed August 1 as the date for conducting a detailed hearing within 48 hours of which he would announce his decision on the incident. "At the end of the...

GLASGOW, 22 Jul 2014/--/Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a "special" part in tomorrow's opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will herald the beginning of what promises to be a star-studded event. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket after a glorious...

GLASGOW, 22 Jul 2014/--/The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th...

Rio de Janeiro, 22 Jul 2014/--/The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts' World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany. The 50-year-old Dunga, Brazil's 1994 World-Cup winning skipper,...

Madrid, 22 Jul 2014/--/Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. "Real Madrid and AS Monaco have reached an agreement for the transfer of James Rodriguez that will see keep him at the club for the next six...

Mumbai, 22 Jul 2014/--/Cricket selection panel chairman Sandeep Patil said the convincing win over England has thrilled him and credited the whole team for the stupendous effort. India swamped England by 95 runs to post its first victory at Lord’s in 28 years. “I am thrilled by the victory like...

Dubai, 22 Jul 2014/--/India’s historic win at Lord’s, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ishant, who...

New Delhi, 22 Jul 2014/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished the best of luck to Indian athletes for the Commonwealth Games beginning in Glasgow tomorrow. "My best wishes to our athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. Am sure they will do our nation very proud," tweeted...

London, 22 Jul 2014/--/Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the...

Mumbai, 22 Jul 2014/--/Atletico de Kolkata today signed seven Indian players on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here today. Atletico de Kolkata signed up Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafi, Mohammed Rafique, Rakesh Masih, Cavin Lobo,...

London, 21 Jul 2014/--/India clinched their first Test win at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades as they rode on Ishant Sharma's inspired spell of fast bowling to demolish England by 95 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the five match series here today. The lanky speedster, whose consistency has...

London, 21 Jul 2014/--/England captain Alastair Cook gave India credit for `outbatting and outbowling` them after the visitors earned a 95-run win in the second Test at Lord`s to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Monday. India drubbed England on the fifth and final day of the Test to...

Rio de Janeiro, 21 Jul 2014/--/Sifting through the ruins of Brazil's World Cup campaign, star player Neymar says his team strove hard for glory, but other countries have moved ahead and they must catch up. While refusing to pin the blame on former handler Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar also warned...

London, 21 Jul 2014/--/Cricketers from world over took to twitter today to heap praise on India for their first Test victory at Lord's in 28 years after they beat the hosts by 95 runs in the second Test here. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on...

New Delhi, 21 Jul 2014/--/Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India. "You can't...

London, 21 Jul 2014/--/A bowler with commendable pace is something India has often missed, especially in overseas Test matches. At Lord's, there was a point in England's first-innings when the second new ball was sent down at about 118kmph. So, with lunch in sight on the final day, with Joe Root...

Kolkata, 20 Jul 2014/--/East Bengal today announced the signing of New Zealand's World Cupper Leonida Christos "Leo" Bertos as their marquee player. The 32-year-old attacking midfielder has been roped in by last season's I-League runners up on a two-year contract, its media officer said. It is not...