INTERNATIONAL

  • Saina Nehwal returns to world's top five in women's singles rankings 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Star player Saina Nehwal has gained a place to be fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings released here on Thursday. Saina improved her ranking, riding on her back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Denmark and French Open tournaments this month. In both the events, she lost to World...
  • Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The country's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been elected chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) Athletes Committee, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour. The ISSF, which is the world body representing the sport of shooting, confirmed this on Thursday in a letter, a...
  • Minimum cost of ticket in IPTL is Rs 3240 6 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The minimum cost of the three-day ticket to watch top stars, including Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, in action during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has been fixed at Rs 3,240 while the most costly ones are available at Rs 49,680. The IPTL matches will be hosted at...
  • Cricket Australia 'never in better health' 9 hours 9 minutes ago

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Thursday reported a strong financial position ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year. Revenue of almost Aus$300 million (USD262 million) is expected to grow to Aus$360 million (USD315 million) by the end of this southern summer season, CA said. Over...
  • Men's FIFA World Cup could also be played on artificial turf 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has dismissed allegations of gender discrimination over the decision to play the women's World Cup on artificial turf, saying the surface could also be used for the men's tournament in the future. "It could well be that sooner rather than later the men's World Cup will...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 23 hours 25 minutes ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Terry Walsh issue should be sorted out soon, says VR Raghunath 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    The Indian men's hockey team who have been practicing in the national capital will leave for their tour of Australia later on Wednesday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Jamat terrorists Boma Mizal, Sayedullah named as Yusuf's handlers in Burdwan terror attack Yesterday

    A terror tree established from the interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveal that the Jamat terrorists in 2007 came to India after the terror outfit was banned in Bangladeh in 2005. ...
  • IPTL will take tennis to new regions: Andy Murray Yesterday

    Dubai: Looking forward to his stint in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League, British number one Andy Murray says the event will take the sport to new regions. Murray will lead Manila Mavericks in Mahesh Bhupathi's league, starting November 28 in Philippines. "Attracting new fans to the sport is important and I'm...
  • The first message sent over the Internet was 'lo' and it was exactly 45 years ago Yesterday

    Can you imagine how life would have been now if there was no Internet? 45 years ago, on October 29, 1969, the first ever electronic message was sent between two computers that were literally side by side with their only physical connection being through the ARPANET, one of the first...
  • Sania Mirza excited to be in Roger Federer's team in IPTL Yesterday

    Hyderabad: On a high after winning the WTA Finals doubles crown and a clutch of prestigious titles this year, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza says she is now bracing up for the International Premier Tennis League where she would in the same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer. "I think it...
  • I parted ways with BCCI amicably: Joe Dawes Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's bowling coach Joe Dawes on Wednesday affirmed that he was not sacked by the BCCI instead they parted ways "amicably" even as he was very much interested in working with the team at the upcoming World Cup. Australian media had on Monday reported that the former paceman was...
  • PCB to nominate Najam Sethi for ICC president post 2 days ago

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi is set to be nominated as the next President of the International Cricket Council by the Pakistan board for a one-year term starting in June, 2015. The PCB Board of Governors at its last meeting, recently, had formed a committee to recommend names for nomination...
  • Fabrice Santoro to be Indian team's coach in IPTL 2 days ago

    Dubai: Frenchman Fabrice Santoro will feature in the Roger Federer-led Indian 'Aces' in a dual role of player-cum-coach in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Apart from Federer, former Serbian world number one Ana Ivanovic, legendary Pete Sampras, Gael Monfils and India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna form the Indian...
  • International Premier Tennis League announces team coaches 2 days ago

    Dubai: Organisers of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Tuesday announced the names of coaches for the four franchises of the tournament, based in Asian cities - Manila, Singapore, New Delhi and Dubai. Australians Joshua Eagle and David Macpherson were named coaches of the Singapore Slammers and the UAE Royals respectively,...
  • South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory 2 days ago

    South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand. The last time South Africa headed the ODI rankings was in September 2009 but they slipped...
  • ICC forced to clamp down on chucking: Dave Richardson 2 days ago

    Sydney: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Tuesday the game had reached the "straw that broke the camel's back" with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing body to launch its controversial crackdown on chucking. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are among...
  • More F1 teams could go bust, warns Mosley 2 days ago

    More Formula One teams could follow Caterham and Marussia into administration or failure, the former head of the sport's governing body Max Mosley warned on Monday. This week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will have just nine teams on the track, the lowest number since 2005, and Mosley feared...
  • ICC backs chucking crackdown, says rules must be followed 3 days ago

    Cricket governing body backs chucking crackdown Dubai: Cricket's global governing body on Monday justified its crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions, vowing to only allow unorthodox deliveries like the doosra within the rules. The International Cricket Council (ICC) in its major drive to root out the problem of illegal deliveries suspended high...
  • ICC likely to allow banned players to feature in domestic leagues 3 days ago

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said it is likely to allow banned players to feature in domestic matches a few months before their punishment expires. The provision in the players' code of conduct will come up for approval in next month's board meeting in Dubai and may specifically...
  • I am sorry, won't do it again: Boxer Sarita Devi to AIBA 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asiad, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it. Sarita's participation in...
  • Anirban Lahiri targets Order of Merit top spot 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Buoyed by a stunning victory at the $162,000 Venetian Macau Open that increased his season's earnings to $504,689, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri has set his sights on the twin task of claiming the Order of Merit summit spot and improving his world ranking. Lahiri trails American David Lipsky by...
  • David Warner, Younis Khan move up in ICC Test rankings for batsmen 3 days ago

    Dubai: Hundreds in both innings during Pakistan's win over Australia in the first Test helped former captain Younis Khan jump four places to seventh while Aussie opener David Warner moved up to a career-high fourth position in the latest ICC batting and bowling rankings released on Monday. Pakistan blitzed Australia by...
  • Boxing India requests AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Requesting the International Boxing Association to revoke the provisional suspension on L Sarita Devi, Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Monday said her unconditional apology and her impeccable past disciplinary record would form the crux of her defence in front of the world body. Sarita has been provisionally suspended...
  • South Africa eye Australia in bid to top ODI rankings 3 days ago

    Hamilton: South Africa's attempt to top the one-day cricket rankings before next year's World Cup will depend on a showdown with Australia next month after rain dashed their hopes in New Zealand on Monday. South Africa needed to complete a three-match clean sweep against New Zealand to overtake the current number-one...
  • Murdered South Africa football captain was trying to save girlfriend 3 days ago

    South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders when trying to protect his girlfriend during a robbery at her home near Johannesburg, officials said on Monday. The 27-year-old Orlando Pirates goalkeeper died on Sunday after suffering a single shot through the chest at the home of girlfriend Kelly...
  • India drop, Pakistan rise in ICC Test rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: India are all set to drop a rung to sixth in the ICC Test rankings, replaced by arch-rivals Pakistan in the fifth position after Misbah-ul-Haq's men took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series against Australia. "Pakistan's victory in the Dubai Test has not only ensured that it will move...
  • South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa killed by intruders 3 days ago

    South Africa's football captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery. The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus where Meyiwa was visiting, at about 8 p.m. local time,...
  • Iran hangs woman convicted of killing her alleged rapist 4 days ago

    Dubai: A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared. Reyhaneh Jabbari walked to the gallows at dawn on Saturday in Tehran's...