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  • ISL not enough to reignite Indian football, says Mark Seagraves 30-01-2015 10:23 AM

    Mark Seagraves, a former Liverpool and Manchester City player, says the Indian Super League will not skyrocket the country's football dreams as India still lacks a proper coaching infrastructure to develop football at grassroots level. On a cold and windy evening in Delhi, Mark settled around the dining table at...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi seal Barcelona's 6-0 win over Elche 25-01-2015 12:23 AM

    Barcelona forwards Neymar and Lionel Messi scored doubles as Barcelona romped home to a massive 6-0 win over Elche on Saturday. Spanish defender Gerard Pique opened the scoring in the 35th minute to give Barcelona an early lead. Thereafter, the club's Argentine star Lionel Messi doubled their lead on a...
  • IOTY nominee Sania Mirza hoping to impress at Australian Open 18-01-2015 10:24 PM

    Excerpts from India's tennis star Sania Mirza's Q&A session on IBNLive's Facebook page. India's tennis sensation Sania Mirza who earlier took a step forward in her quest to become world number one as the Indian equalled her career-best doubles rank of five on Sunday, following her stupendous title win at...
  • Sorry Louis van Gaal, you are no better than 'sacked' David Moyes 12-01-2015 11:03 AM

    In their first home defeat since the opening day of the season, Manchester United failed to register a single shot on target against Southampton, who snatched a victory thanks to substitute Dusan Tadic's second half goal. The result saw the Saints leapfrog Van Gaal's men to reach the third place...
  • Barcelona in crisis: 'Messi' affair could cost coach his job 07-01-2015 03:43 PM

    Lucho is mucho groucho. Barcelona's coach is in the midst of a full blown crisis. His loss to David Moyes-led Real Sociedad seems to have broken the camel's back. Leaving Lionel Messi and Neymar on the bench has turned the dressing room against him. Tactically, he has been all over...
  • Lionel Messi fuels Barcelona exit talks by pressing 'Follow Chelsea' button on Instagram 06-01-2015 11:17 AM

    An upset defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad followed shake-ups in Barcelona's administrative block and now talks of Lionel Messi's possible exit have made the Catalan club a touch nervous about 'what next'. As soon as Messi pressed the 'Follow Chelsea FC' button on Instagram, rumour mills went into...
  • Saina Nehwal happy with Sports Ministry recommending her for Padma Bhushan 05-01-2015 02:18 PM

    Ace Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal, who was not considered for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Sports Ministry earlier, told CNN-IBN that she is very happy with the Ministry's U-turn to announce that it will recommend her for the prestigious award. 'I have done so well for my...
  • Saina Nehwal lashes out on Twitter after Padma Bhushan snub 03-01-2015 10:59 AM

    India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has made her discontent over the Padma Bhushan snub public as the Hyderabad-based player came out on Twitter to express her disappointment over the decision taken by the Sports Ministry of India (SAI). SAI overlooked the suggestion of Saina's name made by the Badminton Association...
  • Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool at the end of 2014-15 season 02-01-2015 02:37 PM

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave the club at the end of the season but will not play for a rival. The 34-year-old midfielder made the announcement on Friday midway through a season when he has no longer been a guaranteed starter. Gerrard said he's "making the announcement now so...
  • IOTY nominee Pankaj Advani wants IPL type league in billiards as well 31-12-2014 03:28 PM

    Indian cueist Pankaj Advani, who earlier this year created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker answered few questions from his fans. Advani has won 10 world titles in billiards and two in...
  • Yearender 2014: The most striking events in the world of sports 30-12-2014 04:52 AM

    From Brazil's tearful ouster from the football World Cup 2014 to Indian hockey's glory at the Asian Games, the year 2014 was a nothing short of a roller-coaster journey for world sports. Here's a recap of some of the most striking events in 2014 from the world of sports: Germany...
  • India's football dreams get a boost, Brazil's shattered at home - football in 2014 25-12-2014 08:30 AM

    Passionate little Brazilian boys cried their last during the semi-final of the 2014 Football World Cup, while little Baichungs in India witnessed the dawn of a brand new footballing era in their nation. For a 10-year-old, his emotions are threatened by the virtue of his birth, by the wavering national...
  • Luis Garcia disappointed over missing ISL final 21-12-2014 06:38 PM

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata captain and marquee player Luis Garcia said his team's 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League reminded him of Liverpool's win against AC Milan in the final of the 2005 Champions League. Atletico de Kolkata...
  • I may not play in next season of ISL, says David James 21-12-2014 06:22 PM

    Mumbai: It was so near yet so far for Kerala Blasters FC but their player-manager David James was gracious enough to accept the defeat and said Atletico de Kolkata were the best team to win the inaugural Indian Super League title on Saturday. Though the former England No. 1 was...
  • Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters to lift maiden ISL trophy 20-12-2014 09:17 PM

    Atletico de Kolkata lifted the inaugural Indian Super League trophy, courtesy an injury time goal by substitute Mohammed Rafique which powered the Sourav Ganguly co-owned side to a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final on Saturday. After 90 minutes of exhilarating football it was Rafique's brilliant header...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters FC 20-12-2014 05:23 PM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian...
  • A 5-year-old helping hockey find its feet in Finland 20-12-2014 03:58 PM

    Helsinki, football and ice hockey is what comes to mind at the first mention of Finland. With a population of around 5.5 million, the North European country lives happily in peace and hardly makes the news for any wrong reason. And among those 5.5 million is the 5-year-old Arjunjit Singh,...
  • ISL Final: Atletico de Kolkata's injuries could work to Kerala Blasters' advantage 20-12-2014 10:34 AM

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is now down to just one game, the all important final here on Saturday. After a season full of hype, excitement and in the end success, which saw the world take notice of Indian football's renaissance, Kerala Blasters FC and...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters all set for a fitting finale 20-12-2014 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL). On the evening of December 20, the...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Will Kerala's stellar defence keep out Kolkata raiders? 19-12-2014 06:00 PM

    After over two months and 60 matches of exhilarating football, the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League has got its finalists - Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata. The final of the glitzy tournament, which has captured the imagination of the football fans in an otherwise cricket-crazy country,...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata humble FC Goa to book a spot in final 17-12-2014 10:06 PM

    There was penalty heartbreak in the inaugural season of Indian Super League on Wednesday night in which Atletico de Kolkata pipped FC Goa 4-2 in the penalty shootout to book their place in the finals of the Indian Super League. Wednesday's semi-final at the second leg between FC Goa and...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata, 2nd semi-final, 2nd leg 17-12-2014 06:49 PM

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala...
  • AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for 1 year 17-12-2014 12:47 PM

    India's woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi was on Thursday slapped with a one-year ban by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for her refusal to accept a bronze medal during the Incheon Asian Games earlier this year in South Korea. Also, India's foreign coach BI Fernandez and Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh were...
  • As it happened: Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC, ISL Semi-final 1, 2nd Leg 16-12-2014 06:23 PM

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) It was Chennaiyin FC who laid the ground for Kerala Blasters' phenomenal transformation from underdogs to top dogs and the hosts now have their task cut out as they seek to overturn a 0-3 deficit in the second leg semi-final...
  • Pakistan says sorry to India with red roses as Champions Trophy ends 14-12-2014 10:38 PM

    Bhubaneswar Last two days at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy have been full of action on and off the field. And while the on-field action ended with Germany crowned the champions, losing finalists Pakistan tried to mend fences with India by presenting red roses. Pakistan coach Shahnaz Sheikh and captain...
  • Protest against Pakistan before Champions Trophy final, crowd heckles team 14-12-2014 09:10 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The Pakistan hockey team faced heckles and jeers from the crowd and a protest from the 'Odisha Suraksha Sena' here before the FIH Men's Champions Trophy final on Sunday, after their shameless celebrations on beating India in the semi-finals a day earlier. Members of the 'Odisha Suraksha Sena' protested...
  • Champions Trophy: India fail to win bronze, lose 2-1 to Australia 14-12-2014 06:52 PM

    Bhubaneswar: India's wait for their second FIH Men's Champions Trophy medal extended further here on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to Australia in the bronze-medal playoff to finish fourth in the final team standings. Australia played a controlled game, but India were themselves to be blamed as their forwards, especially...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa, ISL, Semi-final 2, First Leg 14-12-2014 06:26 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Plagued by injuries and a below-par showing in recent games, Atletico de Kolkata face a tough Indian Super League semifinal first-leg challenge on Sunday against an upbeat FC Goa who made a stunning comeback after languishing at the bottom...
  • Pakistan jolted before Champions Trophy hockey final, two players suspended 14-12-2014 05:27 PM

    After strong objection by Hockey India to FIH's initial inaction against Pakistan team for their obscene gestures following the semi-final win on Saturday, the world hockey body suspended Muhammad Tousiq and Amjad Ali for one match while reprimanding Shafqat Rasool before their Champions Trophy final against Germany later in the...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Champions Trophy, bronze playoff 14-12-2014 04:41 PM

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page In a heartbreak for Indian fans, Sardar Singh & Co. lost to Pakistan on Saturday. India will play Australia in a bronze-medal playoff after the defending champions lost the first semi-final to Germany 2-3. Interestingly the two bottom-ranked teams from...