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Pretoria, 21 Oct 2014/--/Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Masipa also...

Hyderabad, 21 Oct 2014/--/Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was today rested for the first three One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month and batting mainstay Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence. Bengal's Wriddhiman Saha made a comeback to the national side to take the place of...

Hyderabad, 21 Oct 2014/--/In a bit of relief for West Indies cricket, IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal today said its players will be allowed to compete in the cash-rich league, putting to rest speculations of them being ignored from the event after the team's abrupt cancellation of India tour. A livid...

Hyderabad, 21 Oct 2014/--/Taking a hard stand, a livid BCCI today suspended all bilateral cricket tours with West Indies and decided to initiate legal proceedings against the WICB for abruptly cancelling its tour of India last week. The BCCI, which has incurred heavy losses due to the abandonment...

New Delhi, 21 Oct 2014/--/In a sudden jolt to Indian hockey, chief coach Terry Walsh today resigned from his post because of a "pay dispute" with the Sports Authority of India, barely three weeks after guiding the team to a historic gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon. The 60-year-old...

Lahli, 21 Oct 2014/--/After registering an impressive come-from-behind win in their quarter-final against West Zone, a supremely confident East Zone side will take on a last edition's joint champions South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final, from tomorrow. It will be East that will start as...

Mohali, 21 Oct 2014/--/In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here tomorrow. Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan, is...

Kolkata, 21 Oct 2014/--/It's not official yet, but Eden Gardens is in line to host the fourth one-dayer on November 13 in the upcoming stop gap five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "We are most likely to get the fourth ODI here on November 13. It's difficult to host the match here before that,...

Kolkata, 21 Oct 2014/--/Atletico de Kolkata will be bolstered by the return of Borja Fernandes, even as their marquee signing and Liverpool star Luis Garcia is all set to miss their ISL away fixture against FC Goa on Thursday. "Borja's return will give us a big advantage," ATK's Spanish midfielder...

Chennai, 21 Oct 2014/--/Bernard Mendy’s wonder goal was the decider between Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters as the home side made it two wins from as many matches in the Indian Super League (ISL). Elano Blumer put the Chennaiyin FC ahead as he converted his spot-kick. However, the visitors...

Sydney, 20 Oct 2014/--/Ben Dunk was today named as wicketkeeper for Australia in their Twenty20 series against South Africa, while veteran Shane Watson returns from injury. Australia, captained by Aaron Finch, play three games against the Proteas starting on November 5 in Adelaide, with Dunk among...

Dubai, 20 Oct 2014/--/Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday but they are hobbled by the absence of spin king Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the...

Dubai, 20 Oct 2014/--/Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in...

Aizawl, 20 Oct 2014/--/Peter Biaksangzuala, a Mizoram footballer, has passed away after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating scoring a goal in the Mizoram Premier League here. According to media reports, in an MPL match played between his side Bethlehem Vengthlang FC and Chanmari West FC, the...

Hyderabad, 20 Oct 2014/--/The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet here tomorrow to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages for the Caribbean team's pull out of the India tour because of the pay dispute with the Board. Before the Working...

Mathura, 20 Oct 2014/--/Accusing the BCCI of ignoring ladies cricket, Women’s Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women’s body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago...

Chennai, 20 Oct 2014/--/Chennaiyin FC will look to consolidate their position in the points table while Kerala Blasters FC will be seeking to open their account when they take on each other in a Indian Super League fixture here tomorrow. Chennaiyin FC had started their campaign with a win over FC...

Kolkata, 20 Oct 2014/--/Mohammedan Sporting have opted against playing in the second division I-League and the club has also pulled out of Durand Cup football tournament, beginning October 28, apparently due to financial crisis. Dismissing reports that the club was being disbanded, president and MP...

New Delhi, 19 Oct 2014/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described as "historic results" the electoral victory in Haryana and Maharashtra and said it was a matter of immense happiness and pride for BJP.   Modi, who aggressively campaigned for the Assembly polls, expressed gratitude to the...

Guwahati, 19 Oct 2014/--/NorthEast United FC managed to comeback after being a goal down to share the spoils with FC as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at the Indira Gandhi Atheltic Stadium, Guwahati on Sunday evening. Gregory Arnolin scored his second goal in as many matches to put his side in...

New Delhi, 19 Oct 2014/--/Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But...

Chennai, 19 Oct 2014/--/Chennaiyin FC has announced the signings of Cameroonian midfielder Eric Djemba Djemba and Haitian forward Jean Maurice Edu after the imminent departures of Swedish midfielder Pierre Tillman and Spanish striker Eduardo Silva Lerma. There were technical issues with the...

New Delhi, 19 Oct 2014/--/Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has been retained captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming Ranji season as the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced a 15-member squad for the one-day Vijay Hazare trophy to be played in Himachal Pradesh....

Thiruvananthapuram, 19 Oct 2014/--/Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has been selected for the Sree Chithira Thirunal Trust national award for his contribution in the field of sports. The award, comprising a cash prize of Rs one lakh and citation, has been instituted by the Trust to honour those...

Pune, 19 Oct 2014/--/Lu Shanglei of China defeated Aleksander Indjic of Serbia in the 13th and final round to win the World junior Chess title here today. Starting with a four-way tie at the top on nine points, Shenglei was the only winner among the overnight leaders and the Chinese ended with 10...