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New York, 21 Aug 2014/--/Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. The top-ranked athlete performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" on Wednesday night at Arena in New York City. She danced and swayed her hips in a mini dress...

New Delhi, 21 Aug 2014/--/Putting an end to speculations, the Sports Ministry today stuck to the original list of Arjuna awards winners, thereby dashing boxer Manoj Kumar's hopes of getting the sporting honour. The controversial recommendation of boxer Jai Bhagwan for the prestigious Arjuna Award...

Madrid, 21 Aug 2014/--/After a year of political turmoil in the board and court rooms and disappointment on the pitch, Barcelona have not taken a first trophyless season in six years lying down. Facing two transfer window signing bans, a summer of revolution in the Catalan capital saw former...

London, 21 Aug 2014/--/Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian cricket side, newly-appointed Team Director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher. Shastri was appointed Team Director after India lost the fifth...

New Delhi, 21 Aug 2014/--/It’s been 16 long years that Indian men’s hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but its chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singh-led side has a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon, South Korea....

Pune, 21 Aug 2014/--/Pune FC have completed the signings of defenders Raju Yumnam and Jessel Carneiro along with midfielder Snehashis Chakraborty for the upcoming 2014-15 season. While Raju joins Pune FC from Churchill Brothers, Snehashis comes in from United SC and Jessel joins from Dempo SC. The...

London, 21 Aug 2014/--/England bowler Stuart Broad will undergo surgery on his right knee next month after which he is set to start a rehabilitation plan that will last for up to 14 weeks. The 28-year-old has played through the pain of a long-standing patella tendonitis problem but will now go...

Chennai, 20 Aug 2014/--/With Thomas Enqvist and Mark Petchey’s first tennis match, the seeds of India’s first and only ATP World Tour stop were sown in 1996. The 2015 edition of the Aircel Chennai Open will mark 20 years since the very first game was played in India and the organizers are all set...

New Delhi, 20 Aug 2014/--/Rajasthan Royals today announced its association with the South Australian government in an exclusive cricketing endeavour that will give 15 young Indian cricketers an opportunity to travel to Adelaide, Australia to experience South Australia’s world class cricket...

Karachi, 20 Aug 2014/--/Banned Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Amir, frustrated at not being able to play cricket, has decided to try his luck in the film industry and agreed to do a film titled -- Blind Love. "Cricket remains my first love and passion, and whenever I am allowed to play I will be the...

Bangalore, 20 Aug 2014/--/India today suffered an embarrassing 0-2 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the two-match series 1-1 here today. Wim Koeverman's team, which won the first friendly 1-0 on August 17, today looked out of sorts and Pakistan were...

London, 20 Aug 2014/--/After being appointed Team India director for the ODI series starting in Bristol on August 25, Ravi Shastri said he was more on a "fact-finding" mission than teaching batting techniques to a beleaguered outfit. Shastri, a noted TV commentator, was asked to step in as head of...

New Delhi, 20 Aug 2014/--/The Indian cricket board (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster. Gloster, who had worked with the Indian team from 2005-2008, feels...

Kochi, 20 Aug 2014/--/The renowned Arsenal Soccer schools, already launched in Delhi and Mumbai, will soon kick off in Kerala. Sportico Ventures, a Kochi-based grassroot football development startup, has teamed up with the India On Track (IOT), the official partners of Arsenal Football Club, to...

London, 20 Aug 2014/--/Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard. Brearley, writing in his column for 'The Times', said India have been a...

Kochi, 20 Aug 2014/--/Kochi will host seven Indian Super League football matches from October 15 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. The other matches will be played here on October 26, November 4, 7, 12, 23 and 30, Kerala Football Association (KFA) President K M I Mather told reporters here today. He...

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, 19 Aug 2014/--/Delhi Dynamos FC today announced the signing of Belgian Kristof Van Hout for the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League. An accomplished goalkeeper, Van Hout played for Belgian powerhouse Racing Genk last season.           With the signing of Van Hout,...

Panaji, 19 Aug 2014/--/Salgaocar FC has signed in Zambian defender Francis?Kasonde as their Marquee player for the upcoming I-League championship. The 27-year-old versatile defender was instrumental in guiding Zambia to the African Cup of Nations in 2012 and currently has 36 International Caps to...

New Delhi, 19 Aug 2014/--/As his illustrious innings in Test cricket came to an end, the artistic Mahela Jayawardene wished he could have played more matches in Australia, England and South Africa and built his reputation of being a connoisseur's delight the world over. "It is true my average away...

New Delhi, 19 Aug 2014/--/Cracking the whip following India's shambolic Test series against England, The BCCI today sidelined coach Duncan Fletcher by appointing former captain Ravi Shastri as the Team Director while giving a "break" to bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny for...

Barcelona, 19 Aug 2014/--/Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Barcelona after his move from Liverpool for a reported 95 million euros (?75 million, 127 million) as the Catalans hammered Mexican side Club Leon 6-0 in a friendly. The Uruguayan striker, who won't be able to play in a competitive...

Bangalore, 19 Aug 2014/--/Hoping to carry on the winning momentum, Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans today said his wards were looking for a win tomorrow against a competitive Pakistan. "We are looking for a win, but expect Pakistan to be competitive once again. We aim to carry on the...

Kolkata, 19 Aug 2014/--/Mohun Bagan have recommended former India captain Samar 'Badru' Banerjee for the Padma Shri award. Mohun Bagan have sent the recommendation to the President Pranab Mukherjee, Union Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal and to the AIFF president Praful Patel. "We've proposed his...

Mumbai, 19 Aug 2014/--/The full schedule of the inaugural edition of Indian Super League is expected to be finalised by the end of this month. "The complete schedule is expected to be finalised after the international players draft (in Mumbai on August 21), and would be done, in all probability, by...

Dubai, 19 Aug 2014/--/India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an...