Sports News

Bengaluru, 25 May 2016/--/One of the best batsmen in the world, AB de Villiers has played in very few finals of a tournament and he feels "honoured and privileged" to be featuring in the IPL summit clash after he guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a four-wicket win over Gujarat Lions here. De...

Hong Kong, 25 May 2016/--/India's leading squash players Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won their opening round matches to reach the quarterfinals of the PSA HKFC International here on Wednesday. Joshna, India's highest ranked player at 13, beat Egyptian qualifier Salma Hany 11-8, 11-7, 6-11,...

London, 25 May 2016/--/English football's biggest club seem to have secured the services of the sport's most colourful manager after Jose Mourinho, according to Sky TV reports, agreed personal terms with Manchester United on Tuesday. After a trophy-laden career with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and...

MOSCOW, 25 May 2016/--/Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Tuesday that 14 of its athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games. "Fourteen Russian athletes in three disciplines gave a positive result," the ROC said...

Paris, 25 May 2016/--/Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams barely got their shoes dusty at the French Open on Tuesday but two of the top five women's seeds went out and Andy Murray survived the first round by the skin of his teeth. World number one Djokovic, back on the Philippe...

New Delhi, 25 May 2016/--/Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar showered praise on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli, saying that the Royal Challengers Bangalore had taken batting to another level. RCB beat Gujarat Lions by four wickets in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday to march into the Indian Premier League (...

Paris, 25 May 2016/--/Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were tested by Russian girls Daria Kasatkina and Alexandra Panova before getting through to second round of the women's doubles in French Open, here on Wednesday. Sania and Martina - the reigning Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open...

New Delhi, 25 May 2016/--/Rishi Dhawan has said that international cricket demands unwavering mental toughness and he would like to believe that he has overcome the mental demons of the Australia tour, ahead of a India's crucial tour to Zimbabwe next month. Dhawan, despite playing a couple of games...

New Delhi, 25 May 2016/--/Ashish Nehra successfully underwent a right-knee surgery in a London hospital to treat his high-grade tendon injury sustained while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad during the 2016 Indian Premier League. The 37-year-old was India's best bowler during the ICC World T20 where...

Madrid, 25 May 2016/--/Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has taken a dig at rival Atletico Madrid saying none of its footallers will make it into Real's starting team. The two Madrid giants are set to battle it out in the Chamipions League final in Milan on Saturday. "To me, no Atletico player would...

Karachi, 25 May 2016/--/International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas has said that he would ask the BCCI to consider including Pakistani players in the IPL when he comes to India to watch the summit clash of the league in Bangalore on Sunday. Abbas told the media in Lahore that if...

Beijing, 25 May 2016/--/Mike Tyson has branded the Amateur International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to let professional fighters take part in the 2016 Rio Olympics as "ridiculous” and “foolish". Professional boxers would feature at the Olympic games as long as a constitutional change went...

Kolkata, 25 May 2016/--/Future Hope “B”  and Khalsa English High school   in Junior Boys group and  La Martiniere for Girls from the senior girls division    entered the semi final winning their respective  races   in their last round of the heats in the 44th K C Mahindra Invitation School Regatta...

London, 24 May 2016/--/Manchester United sacked manager Louis van Gaal on Monday after an FA Cup triumph failed to make up for the club's inability to qualify for the Champions League amid widespread discontent with a season of insipid performances. The Dutchman was dismissed two days after United'...

Paris, 24 May 2016/--/Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the French Open second round on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 mauling of Australia's Sam Groth. Nadal, the fourth seed, took his overall record in Paris to 71 wins against just two losses. The Spaniard needed only 80 minutes to see...

Paris, 24 May 2016/--/Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber crashed out in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday as the German third seed lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens, the world number 58. Bertens, who won her second career title at Nuremberg on Saturday, broke Kerber twice to...

New Delhi, 24 May 2016/--/In a bid to ensure that Olympic medallists get immediate recognition, medal winners from the upcoming Rio Games will be considered for this year's Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said the decision has been taken so that...

New Delhi, 24 May 2016/--/Yuzvendra Chahal is currently the leading wicket-taker in the 2016 Indian Premier League. With 19 wickets in 11 games at an average of 17.05, Chahal has been the leader of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. The Haryana leg-spinner's wonderful performance has been...

Karachi, 24 May 2016/--/Senior Pakistani cricketers have taken great umbrage at the remarks made by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan that the absence of educated players in the national team has led to recent poor performances. Mohammad Hafeez said, "I am proud to be a Test cricketer...

Mumbai, 24 May 2016/--/Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has scored music for the upcoming biopic on Sachin Tendulkar, and the music maestro feels it will be one of the biggest movie-going events of the year. Directed by James Erskine, "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" is based on the life of Tendulkar....

Madrid, 24 May 2016/--/Cristiano Ronaldo has played down fears over his fitness ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday after the three-time World Player of the Year limped off towards the end of training on Tuesday. "I am fine. I had a little problem in...

New Delhi, 24 May 2016/--/National coach Stephen Constantine says it will be beneficial to Indian football if the clubs have greater access to sports science. Constantine, who is currently preparing the team for the upcoming 2019 Asian Cup Qualifier match against Laos, is emphasizing on physical...

New Delhi, 24 May 2016/--/The Argentine football association has extended its "condolences" to the family of a soccer player who died when he was accidentally struck in the head in a regional match on Sunday in northeastern Argentina. Micael Favre, who was playing for the local club San Jorge, died...

New Delhi, 24 May 2016/--/Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to assert their supremacy while Sunrisers Hyderabad will have revenge on mind when the two teams clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator, here tomorrow. Both Sunrisers and KKR finished their league engagements...

Kolkata, 24 May 2016/--/With Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) moving into the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-off stage, the city's cafes, lounges and restaurants are readying to serve the cricket lovers and foodies with lip-smacking dishes themed on the teams and the game. "We will have Special KKR...