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MUNICH, 28 Jul 2014/--/Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper about...

New Delhi, 28 Jul 2014/--/One of the most celebrated players of the golden generation of French football, Robert Pires, has decided to feature as a marquee figure in the inaugural edition of Indian Super League (ISL) scheduled to be held later this year. Pires was a member of the 1998 World Cup...

Karachi, 28 Jul 2014/--/The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as Test and ODI captain until the next World Cup in 2015 in order to crush apparent unrest in the national team over the captaincy issue. Outgoing Chairman of the board, Najam Sethi said on Geo TV that there...

Glasgow, 28 Jul 2014/--/India's Gagan Narang won silver in 50 Rifle Prone event at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Narang shot 203.6 and missed the gold to Australian Warren Potent who scored 204.3. Kenneth Parr from England took bronze. Narang's silver takes India's medal tally to 25. Caption...

Glasgow, 28 Jul 2014/--/Indian shooters continued their dominance at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range with 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh bagging a gold and silver respectively in the men's 50m pistol event here today. 26-year-old Rai, world No 4 in the event, shot a total of 194.1 to bag...

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Kolkata, 28 Jul 2014/--/South Eastern Railway emerged champions in Women’s Team Event in the 62nd All India Railways Table Tennis Championship held at Maligaon, Guwahati recently. Altogether six teams participated in the Women’s section and the matches were played in round robin league system. The...

London, 28 Jul 2014/--/India's bowlers endured another difficult first session as England added 111 runs on the second morning of the third Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Gary Ballance remained solid for most of the session, but fell against the run of play to a poor decision off Rohit...

Colombo, 28 Jul 2014/--/The second cricket test between Sri Lanka and South Africa ended in a draw at the Sinhalese Sports Club Monday. South Africa won the two-test series 1-0. Scores: Sri Lanka: 421 (Mahela Jayawardene 165; Vernon Philander 2-52) and 229-8 declared (Kumar Sangakkara 72, Morne...

Glasgow, 28 Jul 2014/--/C Narayan Singh today qualified for the finals of the men's hammer throw event at the 20th Commonwealth Games even as Kamalpreet Singh crashed out in the qualifying round, here. 23-year-old Narayan threw the hammer to a distance of 67.95 in his first attempt, which proved to...

Karachi, 28 Jul 2014/--/The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally accepted the plea of banned former captain, Saleem Malik that a lower court has declared him innocent of match fixing charges and agreed to release his outstanding money due with the board for years now. Chief operating officer,...

Chandigarh, 28 Jul 2014/--/Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today congratulated the Indian sportspersons, who have brought laurels to the country in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Glasgow and wished success to all the other athletes for the remaining events. Badal said out of 22...

Southampton, 28 Jul 2014/--/Indian bowling lacked bite as centurion Gary Ballance and veteran Ian Bell batted with consummate ease to take England to a comfortable 358 for three at lunch on the second day of the third cricket Test in Southampton on Monday. While part-time off-spinner Rohit Sharma...

Kolkata, 27 Jul 2014/--/Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee today questioned Jagmohan Dalmiya proposing himself for re-election as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal at its 83rd AGM here today. "In a parliamentary democracy, one does not propose himself to be elected and...

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Kolkata, 27 Jul 2014/--/Jagmohan Dalmiya, re-elected unopposed as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal for yet another term, today hoped to again "team up" with newly-elected joint secretary Sourav Ganguly. "I think it's a very good development as when I was the BCCI president, he was the...

Southampton, 27 Jul 2014/--/England captain Alastair Cook made his 36th half-century to lead his side to 186—1 at tea on day one of the third test against India at the Rose Bowl on Sunday. Cook brought up his 50 by pulling a short delivery from Mohammed Shami for two and was cheered by the home...

Glasgow, 27 Jul 2014/--/Indian shooter Mohd Asab today bagged the bronze medal in men's double trap event at the 20th Commonwealth Games here. The 26-year-old Asab from Meerut shot 26 in the finals to pip Nathan Xuereb of Malta, who managed 24 at the Barry Buddy Centre. Asab was placed fifth in the...

Glasgow, 27 Jul 2014/--/Having clinched her maiden Commonwealth Games medal here today, silver winner Shreyasi Singh attributed her success to a training stint in Italy and thanked senior shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh for their encouragement. "I trained in Italy for some time...

Glasgow, 27 Jul 2014/--/Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal today qualified for the semifinals of the 50m men's breaststroke event after finishing third in his heat at the Tollcross Swimming Centre here. Sejwal finished third in Heat 3 with a timing of 28.17 seconds behind Mark Tully of Scotland (27.22s...

Southampton, 27 Jul 2014/--/Man of the Match in the historic Lord's Test win, India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the third Test versus England, starting here today, owing to an ankle injury. The news about Ishant's omission from the playing XI broke just ahead of the toss,...

Colombo, 27 Jul 2014/--/Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa here today. Sangakkara (72) hit his tenth 50-plus score of the year and Mathews chipped in with an...

Southampton, 27 Jul 2014/--/The International Cricket Council (ICC) today took strong exception to the critical comments made by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook on the James Anderson- Ravindra Jadeja altercation and urged both the captains to respect the...

Glasgow, 27 Jul 2014/--/Indian women paddlers lost their 2014 Commonwealth Games team bronze medal match to Australia 1-3 at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre on Sunday. After taking a 2-1 lead, 2010 silver medallists India lost the next two ties -- doubles and singles -- to return home empty-...

Glasgow, 25 Jul 2014/--/Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu stole the limelight by clinching a gold each in weightlifting, as India launched their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games with a flourish, winning seven medals in all on the opening day of the competitions here. In the men's 56kg contest,...

Southampton, 25 Jul 2014/--/Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been let off with just a 50 per cent match-fee fine after referee David Boon found the player not guilty of the original level 2 offence, which involved his on-field incident with England pacer James Anderson. The incident occurred...

New Delhi, 25 Jul 2014/--/An emotional Sania Mirza today broke down during a television interview following the controversial remark by Telangana BJP leader K Laxman branding her 'Pakistan's daughter-in-law'. Sania said it was unfair that she has to assert her Indianess all the time despite...