INTERNATIONAL

  • Novak Djokovic close to scaling tennis' Everest: Andre Agassi 15 hours 15 minutes ago

    London: Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to complete his career grand slam than at this year's French Open but those predicting the decline of claycourt king Rafa Nadal should be wary, according to Andre Agassi. Had it not been for the Spaniard, Djokovic would already be part of...
  • N Srinivasan tenders an unconditional apology to Supreme Court Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sidelined president N Srinivasan Friday tendered an unconditional apology for presiding over the Feb 8 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Working Committee meeting in breach of a court order. Srinivasan told the court that it was due to a bonafide misunderstanding of the court's order that...
  • Size of 2019 World Cup still to be decided: ICC Yesterday

    Sydney: The number of teams taking part in the 2019 World Cup hasn't been finalised, the International Cricket Council said on Friday as it responded to growing criticism that its proposed cut risked damaging the sport's development. Cricket chiefs have come under fire for their plan to reduce the number of...
  • Want to learn the art of reverse swing from Zaheer Khan: Gurinder Singh Sandhu 2 days ago

    Perth: Narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia's World Cup squad, Indian-origin pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu is nonetheless excited at the prospect of playing alongside Zaheer Khan in the upcoming IPL and "learn the art of reverse swing" from the wily seamer. Sandhu, who has played two ODIs for Australia...
  • Stephen Constantine announces 32-member probables for World Cup qualifier 3 days ago

    New Delhi: National football coach Stephen Constantine today announced the list of 32 probables for India's forthcoming home and away matches for the preliminary joint qualification round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Nepal. The matches would be played on a home and away format and India first host...
  • Clubs to get no compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup : FIFA 3 days ago

    Soccer clubs will not be offered compensation for losing players to a 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar, FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke told reporters on Wednesday. The proposed dates for the event, over November and December, are set to be ratified by FIFA next month. They would cause a disruption...
  • Upul Tharanga replaces Jeevan Mendis in Sri Lanka World Cup squad 3 days ago

    Wellington: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will join Sri Lanka at the World Cup as a replacement for injured allrounder Jeevan Mendis. The International Cricket Council approved the replacement after Mendis injured a hamstring at training on Tuesday. Sri Lanka will play Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday in their third match in Pool...
  • FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022 4 days ago

    Doha: The FIFA task force looking into dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended a shorter tournament to be staged in November and December 2022, the head of the Asian Football Confederation told reporters on Tuesday. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa said all options would be reviewed at the FIFA...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq hid wife in hotel room closet during 1999 WC 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As the debate over whether wives and girlfriends should travel with players or not continues, former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has revealed that in the 1999 World Cup, he had sneaked his wife into hotels and hid her in the closet when the manager or the coach came...
  • Maria Sharapova less fixated on top spot but eager to beat Serena Williams 5 days ago

    Mexico City: Regaining the world's top ranking in women's tennis is less important to five-times grand slam winner Maria Sharapova than it was when she was younger, but the Russian is eager to beat dominant player Serena Williams. Williams beat Sharapova, who is ranked number two, to claim her 19th grand...
  • South Africa fined for slow over-rate at Cricket World Cup 5 days ago

    Melbourne: South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during Sunday's World Cup match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the International Cricket Council said. Match referee Jeff Crowe found the South Africans fell one over short in the stipulated time and docked skipper AB de Villiers 20...
  • Vintage cars, motorbikes head out for the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally in Delhi, Gurgaon on February 21-22 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Vintage automobiles including first petrol-fuelled car 'Motorwagen' and rare period motorcycles from golden era of Lambretta to BSA, stole the hearts of people here as heritage enthusiasts took the carefully-preserved beauties out today for a spin. Over 220 rare cars and 7 period two-wheelers were paraded on the 52-km-long...
  • Jet Airways starts testing mobile boarding passes from Bengaluru February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways has started testing mobile boarding passes on select flights from the Bengaluru airport, the airline said in a statement on Thursday. The airline said the pilot project has been kicked off on select flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and New Delhi from February 12. To...
  • 'Masss' rights: Eros International, Studio Green acquire worldwide rights for the Suriya starrer February 18, 2015

    Chennai: The worldwide rights of upcoming Tamil supernatural thriller "Masss", starring Suriya, Nayantara and Pranitha, have been jointly acquired by Eros International Media Limited and Studio Green. The film, scheduled to release mid-2015, is the first collaboration of director Venkat Prabhu with Suriya and is touted to be the first Tamil...
  • Delhi airport ranked best in ACI award; Mumbai's in top 5 February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Airport has been adjudged the best, among the world's most performing airports in the 25-40 million passengers per annum category by the Airport Council International (ACI), with Mumbai Airport also figuring in the top five list. Indira Gandhi International Airport won the annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award,...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Dhanak' honoured at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's film "Dhanak" has bagged The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film and also received a special mention at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He was also endowed with euro 7,500. The awards were announced Saturday. "@Dhanakthefilm wins grand Prix for...
  • Iranian film 'Taxi' wins Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Berlin: "Taxi" by Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. The award for best director was shared by Radu Jude of Romania for "Aferimi" and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowksa for "Body". Tom Courtenay received the award for best...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' draws unscripted laughs at the Berlin International Film Festival February 12, 2015

    The movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" is about the serious business of sadomasochism and bondage, but you might not have gathered that from the laughter in the audience at a press screening on Wednesday before the world premiere. Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele, generally won praise from those at the...
  • Tiger Woods will not compete in golf until 'tournament-ready' February 12, 2015

    Tiger Woods does not plan to return to the PGA Tour until he feels his game is "tournament-ready," the American former world number one said on Wednesday. The 14-times major champion, who had back surgery last year, withdrew from last week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, his second start of...
  • Darren Lehmann takes on ICC, unfazed of crackdown on bad behaviour February 11, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann appears to be ignoring the International Cricket Council (ICC) crackdown on bad on-field behaviour, saying he'll let his team continue playing in the style that created so much controversy over the summer. The ICC has been upfront in admitting it will be targeting players who...
  • Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' to release on April 2; Eros International bags theatrical rights February 11, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" will hit the theatres April 2. Eros International has bagged the theatrical rights of the film along with its Telugu dubbed version. "We are extremely proud to associate with Eros, the most powerful and successful name in contemporary Indian cinema to co-produce our...
  • ICC have idea on who match-fixers are: David Richardson February 11, 2015

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council had a "far better idea" of the people involved in match-fixing and would do everything in their power to ensure the "sickness" of corruption did not affect the World Cup, Chief Executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday. The sport has been blighted by reports of match-fixing...
  • Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge February 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has denied a Football Association misconduct charge relating to comments he made following last month's FA Cup draw with Cambridge United, the governing body said on Tuesday. "Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge in relation to media comments and requests personal hearing, date...
  • Fitness key to success for pacers at World Cup: Wasim Akram February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Former Pakistan pace bowling legend Wasim Akram, on Tuesday, urged fast bowlers playing in the World Cup starting Saturday to work on their fitness if they want to achieve success. In a column written for the International Cricket Council (ICC) website, Akram stated that pacemen from the sub-continent need to...
  • Tough to guarantee matches for associate teams: ICC February 10, 2015

    Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson has said it's difficult to guarantee considerable number of games for leading associate teams in their bid to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in England. Richardson's view comes after ICC decided to reduce the number of teams participating in the 2019...
  • ICC to take tough stance on player behaviour at World Cup February 10, 2015

    Melbourne: International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson says suspensions and harsher fines will form part of a crackdown on players who breach the code of conduct during the World Cup. Richardson says all players have been warned after a dozen or more instances of behavior in recent months that was...
  • Rohit Sharma among ICC's World Cup top 10 debutants February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been picked by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as one of the debutants to watch out for in the 2015 World Cup that starts in Australia and New Zealand from February 14. Some of these players are spring chickens while others have been playing at...
  • Former Ukraine and Liverpool forward Andrei Voronin quits February 10, 2015

    Kiev: Former Ukraine and Liverpool forward Andrei Voronin has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35. "It's difficult to talk about this but I have finished my career as a professional," he said in an interview with Sport Express. "It was not an easy decision to make. I made...
  • Sepp Blatter, 3 rivals approved as FIFA presidential candidates February 9, 2015

    Zurich: The FIFA presidential election will officially be a four-candidate campaign. FIFA says its election oversight panel validated the proposed candidacies of four-term president Sepp Blatter and his three rivals. They are: Michael van Praag of the Netherlands, former Portugal great Luis Figo and FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of...
  • Shooter Suma Shirur wins silver at International Meet in Holland February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Rifle shooter Suma Shirur won the silver at the Inter-shoot annual International Shooting Championship for Air Pistol and Air Rifle, at The Hague in Netherlands. The former world record holder got the second place with a gritty finish in 10 m air rifle at the Inter-Shoot where she scored 203...