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New Delhi, 27 May 2015/--/According to reports on Wednesday, several FIFA executives have been arrested in Zurich following a probe. The The charges include corruption in bid for World Cups and broadcast deals. Reports of New York Times also claimed that the several officials arrested on corruption...

Chennai, 27 May 2015/--/Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand's mother Sushila Viswanathan has passed away in her sleep here. She was 79. Her last rites will be performed tomorrow at 10 am at Besant Nagar crematorium here. She leaves behind her husband K Viswanathan, daughter and two sons of whom Anand is...

Johannesburg, 27 May 2015/--/AB de Villiers has been granted paternity leave and will miss the two-test series in Bangladesh, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday. The Proteas named four uncapped players in their test squad for the matches in July and August. Opener Reeza Hendricks,...

Colombo, 27 May 2015/--/Sri Lankan cricketers are to get fielding tips from the man who pretty much revolutionised the art after former South African player Jonty Rhodes agreed to a short stint with them. The 45-year-old, whose diving run-out of Pakistan batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq remains one of the...

Lahore, 27 May 2015/--/Shoaib Malik hit his first century in six years to help Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe in the first day-night international by 41 runs here on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Malik, playing his first one-dayer after two years, notched up a 76-ball 112 with 12...

KOLKATA, 27 May 2015/--/Even though Mohun Bagan need just a point from their final I-League match against Bengaluru FC on Sunday to regain the football championship after 13 years, coach Sanjoy Sen says they will be going for all three points instead of sitting back and aiming for a stalemate. “We...

Barasat, 24 May 2015/--/East Bengal FC rode a brace by Dudu Omagbemi (45+2', 66') to secure all three points as they beat Royal Wahingdoh 2-0 in the Barasat Stadium. The home side made three changes from the side that lost against Mumbai FC. Luis Barreto replaced an erratic Abhijit Mondal in goal,...

Madrid, 24 May 2015/--/Valencia sealed their place in next season`s Champions League as Eibar and Almeria were relegated on a dramatic final day of the La Liga season. Deportivo La Coruna came back from 2-0 down away at champions Barcelona to spoil a homage to Xavi Hernandez at the Camp Nou and...

Madrid, 24 May 2015/--/World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown his support behind Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti with the Italian`s future at the club in doubt. Ancelotti admitted after Ronaldo notched his eighth hat-trick of the season in Saturday`s 7-3 thrashing of Getafe that he...

Barcelona, 24 May 2015/--/There will never be another player like Xavi and Barcelona will have to adapt accordingly now he is leaving, coach Luis Enrique said after the midfielder`s final La Liga game for the club on Saturday. Xavi, 35, announced this week he was joining Qatari side Al Sadd after...

Jakarta, 24 May 2015/--/Three-time champion Saina Nehwal is likely to clash with fellow Indian P V Sindhu in the women's singles second round of the USD 800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here next month. World No. 1 Saina has been seeded...

Turin, 24 May 2015/--/Italian football club Juventus' captain Gianluigi Buffon has said that their Champions League final opponents Barcelona look "almost unbeatable". The two sides will meet at Berlin on June 6 after Juventus qualified for their first European final in 12 years, overcoming a...

Karachi, 24 May 2015/--/The PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has expressed disappointment over Indian Cricket Board's lukewarm response to the resumption of the bilateral ties between the two countries. Shaharyar was hopeful that there would be a revival of bilateral ties after his visit to India...

London, 24 May 2015/--/Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie has held talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board about coaching the national team, he said on Saturday. The 40-year-old Gillespie, who took 259 wickets in 71 tests, has coached English county Yorkshire for the last four...

Kolhapur/Mumbai, 24 May 2015/--/Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said action will be taken against police officials who allegedly alerted a bookie ahead of Friday's ED raid in connection with IPL matches. "If police have alerted somebody ahead of the ED raid, action will be taken and no...

Bridgetown, 24 May 2015/--/Uncertainty continues to hang over the career of Shiv Chanderpaul with media reports indicated the veteran left-hander has already been chopped from the squad for the upcoming Australia series. Reports on Saturday suggested that the 40-year-old has been left out of the...

KOLKATA, 23 May 2015/--/Two-time former champions and the most consistent team of the season, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with late bloomers Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage IPL summit clash here tomorrow, bringing the 47-day T20 extravaganza to a relatively controversy-free end. Ever since...

New Delhi, 23 May 2015/--/A Delhi court on Saturday directed that charges in the Indian Premier League 2013 spot-fixing case will be framed on June 29 and that it will accept written submissions from the accused till June 6. The infamous case includes three former Rajasthan Royals cricketers,...

New Delhi, 23 May 2015/--/A Delhi court today allowed a plea of Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking transit remand of an accused arrested here in connection with its probe into alleged multi-crore hawala and money laundering in betting in IPL and international cricket matches. Mukesh Kumar, who...

Shillong, 23 May 2015/--/With several teams at the bottom half struggling to get out of relegation zone, Shillong Lajong FC, who are currently at number eight position in the points table, face a do-or-die match when they host Pune FC here on Sunday. Their hopes of securing tickets to the top-tier...

KOLKATA, 23 May 2015/--/A UK-based football coach, who runs an independent scouting organisation in Alvechurch, will be in India to give a fillip to the country's scouting system, national coach Stephen Constantine said on Saturday. Derek Bragg, who had helped out Portugal during their...

Lahore, 23 May 2015/--/Pakistan celebrated international cricket`s return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Pakistan had not hosted any international cricket since terrorists attacks on the Sri Lankan...

Madrid, 23 May 2015/--/Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has affirmed the level of play from his Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the season and rejected any insinuations that he was responsible for the team's failure to take home titles in the current season. "I've lost count of how...

New Delhi, 23 May 2015/--/India's Deepa Kumari has been promoted as the international hockey umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Umpiring Committee. While announcing Deepa's elevation on Saturday, Hockey India (HI) congratulated her and said that "it's a proud day for Indian hockey...

Barasat, 23 May 2015/--/Mohun Bagan beat Sporting Club de Goa 2-0, courtesy of goals from Sehnaj Singh(66’) and Sony Norde (77’) at the Barasat District Stadium in Kolkata. Sanjoy Sen made one change to the side that defeated Royal Wahingdoh in the midweek. Jeje Lalpekhlua dropped to the bench with...