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New Delhi, 31 Oct 2014/--/All India Football Federation today reduced the four-match suspension handed on Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas to two games after an appeal hearing pertaining to the breach of disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. The two-match bans...

Sao Paulo, 31 Oct 2014/--/Neymar will be selected as one of Brazil`s three over-age players for the 2016 Olympics, the team`s manager Alexandre Gallo said on Thursday. Olympic soccer gold is the only major title Brazil have not won and with Rio de Janeiro hosting the Games the pressure is on - even...

New Delhi, 31 Oct 2014/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated India's most celebrated cueist Pankaj Advani on clinching the World Billiards Championship (time format) in Leeds and bagging record 12 world titles. In his message, Mukherjee said: "I am extremely delighted to know that you...

New Delhi, 31 Oct 2014/--/Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan along with businessman Sanjeev Kassal were today revealed as owners of the Delhi franchisee of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) even as Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis replaced Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Pune team. The 'Delhi Dream' was launched...

Cuttack, 31 Oct 2014/--/The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium will be a run-feast predicted curator Pankaj Patnaik but at the same time did not forget to remind that toss might turn out to be crucial due to dew factor, later in the evening. The 22-yard strip may not be a...

Cuttack, 31 Oct 2014/--/Uncertanity over the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who had a split webbing in his right hand, for the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka seems to be over as the wicket-keeper batsman looked fit ahead of the opener here on Sunday. The Bengal wicket-keeper...

Margao, 31 Oct 2014/--/A dominant Pune FC scored a thumping 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers in a Group D quarter-final league match of the 127th Durand Cup football tournament here today. With most of the key players leaving Churchill Brothers after All India Football Federation deprived them of...

Margao, 31 Oct 2014/--/United SC came from behind to down Air India 2-1 in the group B quarter-final league match of the 127th Durand Cup, played at Raia Panchayat ground, here this evening. Thus, United SC who finished their league engagement finished on three points from two matches are behind...

Bangalore, 31 Oct 2014/--/Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist today said he did not agree with his countryman Ian Chappell's demand for Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquishing Test captaincy and hand over the reins to Virat Kohli. "I have said it number of times before that I am very impressed...

Mumbai, 31 Oct 2014/--/Sachin Tendulkar's Arjun will be leading a Mumbai club Worli CC's U-18 side to South Africa for a pre-season exposure tour that starts on November 2. This is Tendulkar junior's second exposure tour to South Africa. The left-handed batsman was the top scorer during Worli CC's...

Margao, 31 Oct 2014/--/Despite being bottom of the league table, FC Goa coach Zico is in a buoyant mood ahead of his team's third home match against unbeaten Delhi Dynamos. Speaking from the pre-match press conference, he seemed confident of his team's chances and is looking forward to winning his...

Abu Dhabi, 31 Oct 2014/--/Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command today. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570-6 declared in their first innings...

Pune, 30 Oct 2014/--/Kerala Blasters came back from being a goal down to FC Pune City to register a 2-1 victory at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune in the seventh match of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Thursday evening. David Trezeguet had put his side ahead midway into the first half...

Abu Dhabi, 30 Oct 2014/--/Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took early advantage of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The 36-year-old, who smashed twin hundreds in the first Test, notched 111 not out...

Kolkata, 30 Oct 2014/--/Chennaiyin FC's thumping 5-1 win against Mumbai City FC would not put Atletico de Kolkata under any extra pressure and their star midfielder Borja Fernandez today said they would be raring to go for a win when the two teams face in a top of the group ISL clash on November 4...

Chandigarh, 30 Oct 2014/--/Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj says promoting the game at the grassroots level is one of the main aims of the Champions Tennis League (CTL). Each of the six teams in the League will have two junior players, who will get the golden opportunity to travel, train and...

New Delhi, 30 Oct 2014/--/The minimum cost of the three-day ticket to watch top stars, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, in action during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has been fixed at Rs 3,240 while the most costly ones are available at Rs 49,680. The IPTL matches will...

Margao, 30 Oct 2014/--/I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league here today. Bengaluru, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Sunil Chhetri (6th...

New Delhi, 30 Oct 2014/--/Pankaj Singh might not be best pacer that India has ever produced but no one can ever question the commitment of this lion-hearted bowler from Rajasthan. But if you speak to Pankaj about being distinctly unlucky during his debut Test match against England at Southampton,...

Mumbai, 30 Oct 2014/--/Rohit Sharma showed no signs of the finger injury that kept him out of action for more than two months as he hammered the visiting Sri Lanka bowlers today making 142 off 111 balls, said India A coach Sanjay Bangar after his team won the warm-up game here. "Rohit Sharma showed...

New Delhi, 30 Oct 2014/--/A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it, top tennis star Leander Paes said his commitment should not be questioned since he has given his all in the last 24 years while playing for...

Kolkata, 30 Oct 2014/--/Harmanjot Khabra was ecstatic as his side Chennaiyin FC thumped Mumbai City FC 5-1 on Tuesday evening to register their second home win of the Indian Super League (ISL) campaign. "It (the win) feels great after the 4-1 loss to Delhi [Dynamos]. [We are] especially thankful to...

New Delhi, 29 Oct 2014/--/Young NorthEast United FC goalkeeper T P Rehenesh made three spectacular saves to deny Delhi Dynamos a win as the the two sides settled for a goal-less stalemate after an entertaining Hero Indian Super League match here today. The 21-year-old Rehenesh denied Delhi captain...

Chennai, 29 Oct 2014/--/Sitting on top in the goal-scorers list, Chennaiyin FC striker Elano Blumer says his superb performance so far in the Indian Super League has been helped immensely by the good turnout of fans. Chennai thrashed Mumbai City FC 5-1 on home turf and Elano was once again the star...

Buenos Aires, 29 Oct 2014/--/An Argentine television programme aired a video on Tuesday showing football legend Diego Maradona hitting his ex-girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, hours after the football idol had said he “never raised a hand” against a woman. The video was shot with a mobile phone by Rocio...