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Santiago, 3 Jul 2015/--/The prospect of leading his country to a first major title in 22 years is driving Lionel Messi as Argentina meet Chile here Saturday in a Copa America final clash of the golden generations.The three-week South American football showpiece reaches its climax at the Estadio...

New Delhi, 3 Jul 2015/--/Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine has cited the absence of a thriving football culture in the country as a major impediment in its quest for its first World Cup appearance - despite a rich football history and a population of 1.2 billion people.He also claimed...

Lisbon, 3 Jul 2015/--/Portugal's football team coach Fernando Santos on Friday warned Chile against man marking Argentine forward Lionel Messi in the Copa America final saying he will find a way past his marker.Argentina face hosts Chile in the Copa America final in Santiago on Saturday. "You...

Santiago, 3 Jul 2015/--/Argentine forward Sergio Aguero is hoping winning the Copa America will make up for his dismal performance in the World Cup.Argentina went into the final of the World Cup last year but were beaten by Germany courtesy of a Mario Gotze winner in extra-time. Aguero struggled...

Concepcion, 3 Jul 2015/--/Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz has said Argentina will beat Chile and win the Copa America if they play like they did in their stunning 6-1 win over his side in the semis.Paraguay held Argentina to a 2-2 draw in their Group B opener on June 13, but were outclassed in the last-...

Santiago, 3 Jul 2015/--/Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has warned his teammates not to be focused solely on stopping star striker Lionel Messi in the Copa America final, but concentrate on the entire opposition.The keeper plays with Messi and Javier Mascherano for FC Barcelona and knows first-hand...

Lords, 4 Jul 2015/--/England cricket team director Andrew Strauss is convinced Alastair Cook is the best man to lead England into the Ashes, and said he will give the skipper no guarantee beyond this series.Former England captain Strauss got a baptism by fire as the new director of England cricket...

New Delhi, 3 Jul 2015/--/The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday recorded statement of ex-BCCI president N Srinivasan in a case of alleged money-laundering against former Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Lalit Modi. "Srinivasan appeared before us today and we recorded his statement for close...

Hauchipato (Chile), 2 Jul 2015/--/Defender Ezequiel Garay was forced to miss Argentina's training session due to the stomach complaint which kept him out of the semi-final victory over Paraguay. The defender was taken ill hours prior to Tuesday's semi-final kick-off, is currently suffering from...

Concepcion (Chile), 2 Jul 2015/--/Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has said Lionel Messi doesn't need goals to be happy after the forward failed to score but starred in a playmaking role in the 6-1 win over Paraguay in Copa America semis. Messi dropped deep into midfield, participated in five of the...

New Delhi, 2 Jul 2015/--/Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar has opted out of the World Championships after sustaining a shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7 here. The World championships, scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from...

Santiago, 2 Jul 2015/--/Argentina star Javier Mascherano called for calm yesterday as the countdown to this weekend's Copa America final against fierce rivals Chile got under way. Two teams desperate to succeed will collide in Santiago on Saturday with hosts Chile aiming to end nearly a century of...

London, 2 Jul 2015/--/India's Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon Championship with a straight-set victory over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan and Saisai Zheng of China here on Thursday. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated Diyas and Zheng 6-2 6-2...

New Delhi, 2 Jul 2015/--/Former India player Hrishikesh Kanitkar has finally called time on his cricket career to concentrate on coaching assignments in the near future. The 40-year-old left-handed batsman and a part time off-spinner conveyed his decision to BCCI yesterday. Kanitkar, who...

Dhaka, 2 Jul 2015/--/South Africa Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday said the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped them succeed in the subcontinent in recent years. South Africa will play two T20Is, three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Tests against Bangladesh beginning from July...

New Delhi, 2 Jul 2015/--/Delhi Dynamos FC have secured the services of former India striker Raman Vijayan as assistant coach for the second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) football. He will also be the technical director of the club's grassroots program. He will work in tandem with another...

New Delhi, 2 Jul 2015/--/Rejecting Lalit Modi's allegations that he accepted bribes from a businessman, Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Thursday said he is considering legal action against the former IPL Commissioner and insisted that he was never involved in any wrongdoing. "In the wake of recent...

Geneva, 2 Jul 2015/--/The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case. Swiss authorities said Thursday that the US embassy in Bern had sent an extradition...

Dhaka, 30 Jun 2015/--/After Bangladesh recently scored a historic 2-1 ODI series win against India at home, a section of the local media is seemingly having some fun at the cost of MS Dhoni's team. A caricature in a leading Bangladesh daily - Prothom Alo -- shows top Indian players, including MS...

THE HAGUE, 30 Jun 2015/--/Guus Hiddink has left his position as Dutch national team head coach, the Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) announced. “I regret this development. Unfortunately, the results of the work of Guus were not visible for everyone right away. We thank Guus for his efforts...

New Delhi, 30 Jun 2015/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for winning the Canada Open women's doubles title, saying that he was proud of them for the wonderful victory. "Very proud of @P9Ashwini & @Guttajwala for the wonderful...

New Delhi, 30 Jun 2015/--/Showing utter disrespect towards the Indian cricket team, a Bangladeshi newspaper has produced a fake 'cutter' advertisement, in which seven Indian cricketers are seen standing with their heads half-shaven. Young Bangladeshi paceman Mustafizur Rahman, who tormented the...

New Delhi, 30 Jun 2015/--/"Biggest load of bull**** I have been hearing", Indian cricket team's director Ravi Shastri said today, dismissing reports of a rift between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Shastri said the two players have utmost respect for each other and the Indian team was "one...

CONCEPCION (CHILE), 30 Jun 2015/--/World Cup runner-up Argentina came to the Copa America in Chile as favourite and was expected to put plenty of goals past its opponents. Instead it is the lowest scoring team to reach the semifinals in which it clashes with Paraguay in the southern city of...

London, 30 Jun 2015/--/Serena Williams moved past the halfway mark in her quest for a rare calendar year grand slam and Novak Djokovic clicked smoothly back into gear at the 129th Wimbledon Championship on Monday. Williams has the Australian Open and French Open under her belt this year and her bid...