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Villeneuve-d'Ascq, 20 Jun 2016/--/Paul Pogba shone through the mediocrity as hosts France secured top spot in Euro 2016 Group A following a subdued 0-0 draw with Switzerland in Lille on Sunday. A game that featured a substandard pitch, ripped Switzerland shirts and a burst ball concluded in a...

HARARE, 20 Jun 2016/--/India rode on young seamer Barinder Sran's memorable debut performance to notch up a crushing 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International and level the three-match series 1-1 here today. Asked to bowl after the coin landed in favour of Zimbabwe...

Kolkata, 20 Jun 2016/--/Indian limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may be a shadow of his old self but former Australian batsman Dean Jones feels that the Jharkhand dasher will be “missed more in sub-continental conditions” once he calls time on his illustrious career. While there has been a...

Karachi, 20 Jun 2016/--/Pakistan's former cricket captain Imran Khan does not expect tainted left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir to get a hostile reception during the upcoming series in England. Amir was named in Pakistan's Test squad to face England in a four-match series starting next month, six years...

HOUSTON, 20 Jun 2016/--/Jurgen Klinsmann is daring to dream that the United States can pull off mission improbable in the Copa America Centenario semifinals on Tuesday as the hosts face a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina closing in on a long-awaited tournament triumph. Klinsmann has already met his...

HOUSTON, 20 Jun 2016/--/For two days, while awaiting an opponent in the Copa America Centenario semifinals, the U.S. national team went about its business as if the foe didn’t matter. The Americans were fixed on fitness, on resettlement in their ninth city over four weeks and on attempting to get...

Lyon, 20 Jun 2016/--/Gareth Bale has no intention of taking Cristiano Ronaldo's advice when it comes to free-kicks, insisting they have a very different style to the way they take them. Wales star Bale has scored free-kicks in each of Wales' first two games at Euro 2016, and he could become the...

Lyon, 20 Jun 2016/--/Armando Sadiku scored Albania's first goal at a major tournament in a historic 1-0 win over Romania on Sunday to keep alive their slender hopes of progressing to the Euro 2016 knockout phase. Sadiku headed home the game's only goal after 43 minutes in Lyon to leave debutants...

Paris, 20 Jun 2016/--/Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo promised to bounce back after missing a penalty against Austria and the chance to break another goalscoring record at Euro 2016. Ronaldo hit the post from the spot with 11 minutes remaining in a 0-0 draw with Austria on Saturday when looking to...

Aizawl, 10 Jun 2016/--/Anti Drug squad of the Central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA)'s Supply Reduction Service (SRS) members have seized 140 gm of heroin in several places of Aizawl yesterday, state excise and narcotics department officials said. The SRS members handed over the...

Centenario, 9 Jun 2016/--/Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick, Renato Augusto had two goals and Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 in the Copa America. Coutinho scored in the 14th and 29th minutes to build a 2-0 lead, then added a goal on a 20-yard drive in the second minute of second-...

Glendale, 9 Jun 2016/--/Miller Bolanos scored the lone second-half goal and Ecuador rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Peru 2-2 on Wednesday night in the Copa America. Three minutes after halftime, Jefferson Montero and Christian Noboa connected on a give-and-go and Montero got behind the...

London, 9 Jun 2016/--/He might have beaten Sachin Tendulkar's record of being the youngest to 10,000 runs but England captain Alastair Cook says he is well aware that he is nothing like the "incredibly talented genius" from India and has a long way to go before matching up to him. Cook became the...

NEW DELHI, 9 Jun 2016/--/The Board of Control for Cricket has announced a bumper home season. And Test cricket will now be played across the length and breadth of the country with the BCCI naming six new Test centres, including its president's base - Dharamsala. Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Pune,...

NEW DELHI, 9 Jun 2016/--/The Board of Control for Cricket has announced a bumper home season. And Test cricket will now be played across the length and breadth of the country with the BCCI naming six new Test centres, including its president's base - Dharamsala. Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Pune,...

Sydney, 9 Jun 2016/--/Rio-bound Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth registered straight-game wins to reach the quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles events respectively at the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here Thursday. London Olympics bronze-...

Lisbon, 9 Jun 2016/--/Cristiano Ronaldo's two first-half goals in 10 minutes helped Portugal to a 7-0 demolition of Estonia on Wednesday in the hosts' last warmup game before the European Championship. Ronaldo marked his return to the Portugal squad after a two-game absence by scoring with a...

Kolkata, 9 Jun 2016/--/The venerable Eden Gardens ground will play host to the first ever day-night Test in the country when India take on New Zealand later this year, a senior Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official confirmed on Thursday. The Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee of the Board...

Mumbai, 9 Jun 2016/--/French football legend Zinedine Zidane, on Thursday, touched down in India to a warm reception from a swarm of enthusiastic fans, who converged at the city's international airport to greet one of the game's all-time greats. The former Real Madrid star and current manager is...

HARARE, 9 Jun 2016/--/A 16-member Indian cricket team, led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, arrived for a short limited-overs series beginning on Saturday. The team landed after a long flight after leaving Mumbai on Tuesday. The BCCI tweeted to inform the arrival of the players at the Harare...

Bengaluru, 25 May 2016/--/One of the best batsmen in the world, AB de Villiers has played in very few finals of a tournament and he feels "honoured and privileged" to be featuring in the IPL summit clash after he guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a four-wicket win over Gujarat Lions here. De...

Hong Kong, 25 May 2016/--/India's leading squash players Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won their opening round matches to reach the quarterfinals of the PSA HKFC International here on Wednesday. Joshna, India's highest ranked player at 13, beat Egyptian qualifier Salma Hany 11-8, 11-7, 6-11,...

London, 25 May 2016/--/English football's biggest club seem to have secured the services of the sport's most colourful manager after Jose Mourinho, according to Sky TV reports, agreed personal terms with Manchester United on Tuesday. After a trophy-laden career with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and...

MOSCOW, 25 May 2016/--/Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Tuesday that 14 of its athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games. "Fourteen Russian athletes in three disciplines gave a positive result," the ROC said...

Paris, 25 May 2016/--/Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams barely got their shoes dusty at the French Open on Tuesday but two of the top five women's seeds went out and Andy Murray survived the first round by the skin of his teeth. World number one Djokovic, back on the Philippe...