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KOLKATA, 20 Dec 2014/--/Procam International announced a unique new initiative – Art for Sport, a noble and innovative theme supported by Shree Venkatesh Films. Washim Kapoor has galvanized the art community, and he along with other artists like Debashish Mullick Chowdhury, Anjan Bhattacharya, Vani...

Mumbai, 20 Dec 2014/--/In a stunning finish to the Indian Super League (ISL), Atletico de Kolkata scored the only goal in the final against Kerala Blasters FC deep into stoppage time to become the first ever champions of the tournament. Mohammed Rafique's headed goal from a corner kick in the...

Mumbai, 20 Dec 2014/--/Indian Super League (ISL) club Atl?tico de Kolkata and La Liga champions Atl?tico de Madrid of Spain today announced a joint grassroots development programme in India for unearthing new football talents. "This is a harbinger of a new beginning in Indian football and I am sure...

New Delhi, 20 Dec 2014/--/Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal...

Mumbai, 20 Dec 2014/--/Bharat FC made their first domestic signings for the 2014-15 I-League football season by signing up Kerala-born goalkeeper Shahinlal Meloly and former India striker Manjeet Singh on a season-long deals. Punjab-born Manjeet joined Bharat FC, which is set to take part in its...

Brisbane, 20 Dec 2014/--/Shocked by India's criticism of the practice pitches here, Gabba's chief curator Kevin Mitchell has said that no other touring cricket team has ever complained about the tracks and insisted that they are just fine for net sessions. "The practice wickets are fine. They wear...

Brisbane, 20 Dec 2014/--/A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second cricket Test against Australia with an inept batting display by the top-order to give the hosts an invincible 2-0 lead in the four-match series here today. Resuming at the overnight score of 71 for one, the...

Mumbai, 19 Dec 2014/--/In their heydays, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were arguably the best ever pair of opening batsmen in one-day international cricket. The left-right handed duo batted together 176 times in ODIs, 136 times as opening batsmen, and scored a mindboggling 8,277 runs together...

KOLKATA, 19 Dec 2014/--/Thousands of taxis today stayed off roads in the metropolis to protest police action against drivers and also demanded setting up of taxi stands. Two trade unions CITU, AITUC and most of the taxi unions had called for a day-long taxi strike demanding scrapping of the Rs 3,...

Mumbai, 19 Dec 2014/--/Kerala Blasters' player-cum-mentor David James promised exciting display against Atletico de Kolkata in the grand finale of the Indian Super League football tournament, here tomorrow. The teams were locked in a 1-1 draw in Kolkata while ATK were denied a clear goal from their...

Mumbai, 19 Dec 2014/--/Atletico de Kolkata's marquee player Luis Garcia believes logistics is an area in which the Indian Super League (ISL) could improve on next year. "I think with games every three days there is indeed travelling complications. There is no time to rest as we have a game two days...

Mumbai, 19 Dec 2014/--/After nearly 10 weeks of exciting action featuring 60 scintillating encounters, a mouth-watering clash between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters promises to provide the perfectly high-voltage finale to the inaugural Indian Super League football tournament here tomorrow...

KOLKATA, 19 Dec 2014/--/Atletico de Kolkata's main striker Fikru Teferra, who was suffering from a hamstring tear, has been ruled out for the ISL football final against Kerala Blasters in Mumbai tomorrow. The Ethiopian striker has been released by the Kolkata franchise as he's heading to South...

Brisbane, 19 Dec 2014/--/Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings' total past 500-runs and take a sizeable lead in the second cricket Test against India. The hosts replied to India's 408-run total with 506 in their first innings with the...

Brisbane, 19 Dec 2014/--/Pacer Umesh Yadav today conceded that the Indian bowlers have gone awry with their plans, sending down too many short balls that allowed the Australian tailenders to stage a comeback and pile up an imposing 505 in the second cricket Test here. The hosts had been reduced to...

New Delhi, 19 Dec 2014/--/Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of Indian bowling attack's inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that its a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. Indian bowlers today conceded 258 runs for the last four wickets with...

Brisbane, 19 Dec 2014/--/Steve Smith continued to torment India with his second successive century as Australia relied on their tail-enders to stage an amazing recovery and gain a vital 97-run first-innings lead in the second cricket Test here today. Smith (133) became the ninth Australian to score...

KOLKATA, 18 Dec 2014/--/It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Bhaichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football. Bhutia had...

Margao, 18 Dec 2014/--/It was no hidden fact that Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas was in some discomfort during the proceedings of the semi-final between his team and hosts FC Goa, in the Indian Super League (ISL). Visibly unable to concentrate wholly on his team's performance, the...

Margao, 18 Dec 2014/--/FC Goa coach Zico was annoyed that referee Ravshan Irmatov officiated the second leg of the semi-final against Atletico de Kolkata after being in the centre of the storm for not having awarded a stoppage time equalizer to Luis Garcia after the ball had crossed the line in a...

KOLKATA, 18 Dec 2014/--/Luis Garcia, the marquee for the Indian Super League (ISL) side Atletico de Kolkata, has opined that the Red and White deserve to be one of the finalists in the inaugural edition of the competition as they’ve already proven what a difficult team they are to beat. Speaking at...

Brisbane, 18 Dec 2014/--/First India then Australia: neither side was able to take control on day two of the second Test in muggy Brisbane. The visitors' loss of six for 87 at the steady hands of Josh Hazlewood gave the hosts a better sight of the batting crease than they could have expected after...

Brisbane, 18 Dec 2014/--/Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has expressed his delight on snapping up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket on day two of the second cricket Test against India at Brisbane on Thursday. The pacer took 5-68 on debut as the visitors were bowled out for 408. “I...

London, 18 Dec 2014/--/The iconic Lord's Cricket Ground is all set to host a record fifth ODI World Cup final after being proposed as the venue for the 2019 edition's summit clash by hosts England. "Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final...

Brisbane, 18 Dec 2014/--/Brad Haddin today equalled the record for most dismissals in a Test innings by an Australian wicketkeeper during India's first innings score of 408 in the ongoing second cricket Test at the Gabba here. Haddin finished with six scalps ? all caught ? when India were bowled...