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Margao, 15 Apr 2014/--/Churchill Brothers, struggling to avoid relegation, will be desperately looking for a victory when they take on title contenders East Bengal in a crucial encounter in the 24th round of the I-League at Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. Tomorrow's match is vital for both the teams,...

Abu Dhabi, 15 Apr 2014/--/The Mumbai Indians players were buoyed by the presence of Sachin Tendulkar, who joined the team's training session here today as the high-profile franchise starts its title defence against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 7 tomorrow. The MI players were overjoyed as Tendulkar...

Dubai, 15 Apr 2014/--/India on Tuesday received a cheque for $265,000 for finishing third while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the No. 1 team, Australia claimed the second place and...

New Delhi, 15 Apr 2014/--/To check ‘fixing’ in sports, CBI has set up a dedicated ‘Sport Integrity Unit’ to look into cases of fraud, including betting in any sporting event. “The stated objectives of this Sport Integrity Unit include investigating and inquiring into matters related to sports fraud...

Pretoria, 15 Apr 2014/--/The prosecution concluded its gruelling cross-examination of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius today, ending five days of intense and emotional interrogation in his murder trial. "I have nothing further for this witness," said prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel, after relentless...

Mumbai, 15 Apr 2014/--/Sachin Tendulkar will be "sick of me" by the end of IPL-7 says Michael Hussey, who plans to talk about the game and life after international retirement with the iconic cricketer during his stint with Mumbai Indians over the next month and a half. "I hope so. I am really...

Dubai, 15 Apr 2014/--/With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. There are, however, still...

Kolkata, 15 Apr 2014/--/Mohammedan Sporting's relegation fate depends on how others in the bottom-half fare, but they would still be looking to give their 100 per cent when they face Shillong Lajong in their penultimate tie of the I-League at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here tomorrow....

London, 15 Apr 2014/--/Four years after retiring from international cricket, former England skipper Andrew Flintoff is eyeing a T20 return with former club St Annes. The 36-year-old allrounder played for the Northern League side - St Annes - as a junior before joining Lancashire. The BBC reported...

New Delhi, 15 Apr 2014/--/Keeping the 2015 Ashes in mind, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson is mulling over his limited-overs future to prolong his Test journey. Johnson, who missed the recently concluded World T20 in Bangladesh due to a toe injury, is fit and raring to go in the IPL for Kings XI...

Paris, 15 Apr 2014/--/Midfield great Zinedine Zidane offered to coach the national team two years ago but was turned down by the president of the French Football Federation. Noel Le Graet says in a book due out this week that Zidane expressed an interest in replacing Laurent Blanc after the 2012...

Mumbai, 13 Apr 2014/--/Considered the 'God of Cricket' for more than two decades, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar Sunday took the plunge into football when he bought the Kochi franchise in the Indian Super League, forming a new bond with 'God's own Country'.Tendulkar, who brought the curtains down on a...

New Delhi, 13 Apr 2014/--/Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen will get a chance to test the injured little finger of his right hand on Monday when the team plays a practice match to get ready for their opening IPL encounter against RCB on April 17.  Although his finger has been strapped for...

London, 13 Apr 2014/--/Kenya’s world record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a new unofficial course record of two hours, four minutes and 27 seconds on Sunday.  Fellow-Kenyan Stanley Biwatt came second. Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, last year's winner was third, and Ayele...

Madrid, 13 Apr 2014/--/Barcelona's La Liga title hopes suffered a huge blow as they lost 1-0 at Granada on Saturday to slip to a second consecutive defeat.  Algerian Yacine Brahimi scored the only goal of the game after 16 minutes as Barca failed to find a way past the inspired Orestis Karnezis in...

Kolkata, 13 Apr 2014/--/Mohammedan Sporting ended up 2-1 winners against Rangdajied United at the Salt Lake Stadium with goals from Taro Hasegawa (33') and a Luciano Sobrosa penalty (62') after Manish Maithani was brought down enough for the win. Ranti Martins had opened the scoring for the...

Karachi, 13 Apr 2014/--/The banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamir will not be eligible to play in next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said. Chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmed told PTI that the PCB was not hopeful about the...

Mumbai, 13 Apr 2014/--/The critics might say that IPL is adding to the players' burden in a packed international calendar but Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said the T20 event actually helps them relax and enjoy themselves.  "The more we enjoy cricket, it will be that much better...

HOUSTON (USA), 13 Apr 2014/--/India’s top woman’s squash player Dipika Pallikal marched into the biggest final of her career after getting past higher-ranked Madeline Perry from Ireland in the $50,000 Texas Open at the Downtown Club in Houston. The 22-year-old World No.12 battled for 75 minutes,...

Mumbai, 13 Apr 2014/--/Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as the organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League on Sunday unveiled the eight franchises for the event that is set to take Indian football by storm. The bid winners for the...

Kolkata, 12 Apr 2014/--/East Bengal brushed aside Pune FC 3-1 at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Saturday evening to further close gap on Bengaluru FC to four points.  Chidi Edeh and Lalrindika Ralte gave their side a 2-0 lead at half-time. Substitute Mirjan Pavlovic restored hope of a comeback...

Kalyani, West Bengal, 12 Apr 2014/--/Mohun Bagan will look to return to winning ways and climb the table when they face United SC in their I-League fixture at the Kalyani Stadium here on Sunday. With the match scheduled in the afternoon, heat will certainly play a major role as both the teams look...

Kolkata, 12 Apr 2014/--/Battling relegation, a desperate Mohammedan Sporting will be smarting from their big defeat to East Bengal as they face Rangdajied United, who will be playing their penultimate I-League fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday. With just one victory...

Dubai, 12 Apr 2014/--/In a bid to give the Shah Rukh Khan-owned unit an edge in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has rejoined Kolkata Knight Riders in their preparations here. One of the first teams to land in UAE for the first leg of the...

Karachi, 12 Apr 2014/--/Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamer will not be eligible to play in next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said. Chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmed said that the PCB was not hopeful about the ICC...