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New Delhi, 29 Aug 2015/--/Tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award from President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of National Sports Day at the the Rastrapati Bhavan. The 28-year-old Hyderabadi, thus, became the second tennis player after legendary...

Colombo, 29 Aug 2015/--/Cheteshwar Pujara marked his comeback with a gritty unbeaten century as India recovered from an early slump to reach a decent 292/8 in their first innings of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. The 27-year-old Pujara (135 batting) notched up...

New Delhi, 29 Aug 2015/--/Indian women's hockey team on Saturday qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after England defeated Spain in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships in London. This is only the second time the women's team has made it to the Olympic Games and the first time since...

St. Louis, 29 Aug 2015/--/Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand will have an uphill task at hand when he takes on Dutchman Anish Giri in the sixth round of the USD 300000 prize money tournament here. After losing the first two games and drawing the next three, Anand is in joint ninth spot in...

Buenos Aires, 29 Aug 2015/--/Two Argentines suspected of taking part in the FIFA corruption scandal were released from house arrest Friday, but will remain under surveillance awaiting a decision on their extradition to the United States. Judge Claudio Bonadio placed Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano...

New Delhi, 29 Aug 2015/--/The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has ended up wasting lakhs of rupees after their decision to adjourn the Working Committee meeting to be held in Kolkata on Friday. The Jagmohan Dalmiya-Anurag Thakur led BCCI called off the meeting due to N Srinivasan's...

New Delhi, 29 Aug 2015/--/Delhi Dynamos have signed English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion's talented youngster Adil Nabi on loan for the second season of the Indian Super League beginning in October. The signing of the 21-year-old Pakistani origin striker was the first time a player...

KOLKATA, 29 Aug 2015/--/Judelin Aveska, who had agreed terms with Mohun Bagan a few weeks ago, arrived in Kolkata on Saturday to get himself registered for the Calcutta Football League (CFL). Aveska, a central defender who was part of Haiti's squad in the recently concluded CONCACAF Gold Cup, has...

KOLKATA, 28 Aug 2015/--/High drama was witnessed on Friday in the BCCI's crucial Working Committee meeting over the presence of N Srinivasan, prompting the President Jagmohan Dalmiya to adjourn the meeting sine die over lack of legal clarity on the sidelined former chief's status. "The Board of...

Beijing, 28 Aug 2015/--/Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match. Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else on Thursday night in the 200 metres to win his 10th career gold medal at the world championships. What finally upended the 6-foot-...

New York, 28 Aug 2015/--/Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country’s championship hopes. A potential third-round opponent is 22-year-old Sloane...

Monte Carlo, 28 Aug 2015/--/Argentina forward Lionel Messi, hit out at local media for reports stating he would take a break from his national side, after a disappointing performance in the Copa America. The 28-year-old star was put under the scanner by the local media, after his side went down to...

Beijing, 28 Aug 2015/--/Usain Bolt said he never had a single doubt in his mind that he would win the 200 metres title, for the fourth straight world championships on Thursday, even if others were not so sure. After a season where a pelvic problem limited him to a handful of sprints, in times that...

KOLKATA, 28 Aug 2015/--/Having two news teams for the next two editions of Indian Premier League in place of suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals was among the two proposals put forward by the IPL Governing Council in its meeting here today. "One suggestion is to have two new teams...

Colombo, 28 Aug 2015/--/Rain played spoilsport on the opening day, washing out more than two sessions, after India were reduced to a precarious 50 for two in their first innings on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Friday. Persistent rain prevented any...

New Delhi, 28 Aug 2015/--/The Delhi High Court today directed the government to confer Dronacharya Award 2015 on former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar, saying it was "alarming" that the selection committee had not considered the accolades conferred on him. "It is alarming that the...

Colombo, 28 Aug 2015/--/India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Friday lauded his batsmen for adapting quickly to team's requirements by coming out to bat at any position they are asked to. "All the batsmen are willing to bat at any position which is a big plus of this team," said Bangar after the...

Colombo, 27 Aug 2015/--/India will seek to clinch their first series win on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years as they go into the third and final cricket Test against the hosts here tomorrow in what promises to be a thrilling duel between the two young teams. Virat Kohli managed to register his first...

Dubai, 27 Aug 2015/--/India’s batting mainstay Virat Kohli has climbed up a place to number four in the ICC rankings for the ODI batsmen, while the side retained its second position in the team list. Besides Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the other two Indians in the...

Nagpur, 27 Aug 2015/--/Former India pace spearhead Javagal Srinath believes that playing five bowlers is needed to win Test matches for the country. The 45-year-old Karnataka bowler today told reporters here that playing five bowlers in the longer version of the game is ideal for the team. Srinath...

KOLKATA, 27 Aug 2015/--/Kingfisher East Bengal continued their march towards their record sixth title in a row when they outplayed and crushed Police AC 4-1 at the Vidysagar Stadium, Barasat today. With this win East Bengal remain firmly entrenched at the pole position of the League table with 16...

Beijing, 27 Aug 2015/--/Two-time Asian Championships gold medallist Vikas Gowda expectedly reached the discus throw final with a best attempt of 63.86 metres in the qualifiers at the World Athletics Championships here on Thursday. The 32-year-old’s first throw of 63.86m proved to be his best,...

New York, 27 Aug 2015/--/World number one Serena Williams feels the pressure of chasing history at the US Open, but she accepts the intensity as the price for dominating a generation of women`s tennis.The 33-year-old American, who captured her first Grand Slam title at the 1999 US Open at age 17,...

New Delhi, 27 Aug 2015/--/Hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels India need to go through tough tests against top teams to excel in next year's Rio Olympics. Sreejesh dedicated his Arjun award to the whole team, and said his recognition will motivate he and his teammates to do well in upcoming...

New Delhi, 27 Aug 2015/--/Family emails purportedly linked to former Indian Premier League (IPL) czar Lalit Modi refers to his alleged “beneficial interest” in three franchises of the cash-rich league, according to a report published in The Indian Express. The newspaper claimed that it had reviewed...