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  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 to win ODI series 2 days ago

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • Barcelona to appeal to CAS against FIFA ban 2 days ago

    Madrid: Spanish football giant Barcelona confirmed that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) after FIFA upheld its decision to ban the club from signing for the next two transfer windows for irregularities over the signing of underage players. FIFA's decision on Wednesday means that Barcelona will...
  • Sporting Lisbon to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United 3 days ago

    Sporting have agreed to sell Argentina's World Cup left back Marcos Rojo to Manchester United while Nani will move the other way as he joins the Portuguese side on loan. Sporting said in a statement to Portugal's Market Securities Commission that the Premier League side would pay 20 million euros ($26.64...
  • Narinder Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports Ministry 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra on Tuesday filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson. The national junior women's hockey camp that was slated to start in Bhopal today...
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds Suarez's 4-month playing ban August 14, 2014

    Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, but cleared him to train with Barcelona. CAS says FIFA's sanctions against Suarez are "generally proportionate to the offence committed." Suarez cannot play for Barcelona until Oct. 26, and he remains...
  • Pro Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls end U Mumba's winning streak August 13, 2014

    Pune: Bengaluru Bulls handed U Mumba handed their first loss of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Wednesday. The final scoreline was 33-30 in Bulls' favour. Starting things off for U Mumba was the usual suspect Rishank Devadiga, ousting Bulls' Preetam Singh. The star raiders of both the teams...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • Pro Kabaddi semis, final shifted to Mumbai August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The two semi-finals and final of the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League have been shifted out of Bangalore and will now be held at the National Sports Club of India's indoor stadium. "Previously slated to take place in Bengaluru, the semis and the final of the league changed its destination to...
  • CAS to announce Luis Suarez appeal verdict on Thursday August 13, 2014

    The outcome of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will be announced on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday. Suarez was suspended for nine competitive internationals and from all football-related activity for four months after sinking his teeth...
  • Dhyan Chand in the fray again for Bharat Ratna August 12, 2014

    The Home Ministry has forwarded his name to the Prime Minister's Office for consideration for the country's highest civilian honour. ...
  • No Khel Ratna to be awarded for the year 2014 August 12, 2014

    The coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is unlikely to be bestowed upon any sportsperson this year as the Selection Committee has decided not to recommend any names for the award. ...
  • No athlete for Khel Ratna in 2014, 15 recommended for Arjuna Award August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is unlikely to be bestowed upon any sportsperson this year as the Selection Committee has decided not to recommend any names for the award. Athletes Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia, Somdev Devvarman, Jeev Milkha Singh, PV Sindhu and Devendra Jhajariya were shortlisted for the...
  • I-League: Sporting Clube de Goa rope in defender Creson Antao August 12, 2014

    In a move to strengthen their defence, Sporting Clube de Goa have roped in former Dempo defender Creson Antao for the upcoming season of the I-League 2014-15. The 30-year-old player, who hails from Majorda in South Goa, on Tuesday joined the club and is likely to make his debut for the...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cup-winning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • CAS start appeal into Suarez biting ban August 8, 2014

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday into Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. Suarez, wearing a checked shirt, brushed aside photographers and refused to make any comment as he arrived by...
  • Parupalli Kashyap awarded Rs.25 lakh by BAI August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners -- Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, PV Sindhu and RMV. Gurusaidutt -- at the Commonwealth Games. Men's singles gold medallist Kashyap will be getting a reward of Rs.25 lakh while women's doubles silver...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers lose, face Australia for team bronze July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's table tennis team failed to qualify for the summit clash in the Commonwealth Games as they lost their semi-final match 1-3 to defending champions Singapore at the Scotstoun Sports Campus on Saturday. In the first singles, Tianwei Feng defeated Shamini Kumaresan 3-0 (11-1, 13-11, 11-5) but Manika...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping July 24, 2014

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa July 24, 2014

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan. ...
  • Priyanka Chopra on playing the sports icon in the film 'Mary Kom' July 24, 2014

    The first trailer of the film 'Mary Kom' was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. The film unfolds the life journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom. The film's leading lady Priyanka Chopra talks about her playing the sports icon on the big screen. ...
  • Comparing Delhi and Glasgow CWG is 'chalk and cheese': CGF July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: Top officials of the Commonwealth Games Federation on Wednesday patted the Glasgow 2014 organisers for a smooth-sailing build-up and for saving the CGF from 2010 Delhi-like "headache". Addressing a press conference just hours before the opening ceremony of the 20th Games, CGF president Prince Imran Tunku said that Glasgow has...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Time for India to go for glory July 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discuss how India will perform in upcoming Commonwealth Games and who are the medal contenders. ...
  • Zadran blasts Afghanistan to famous ODI win over Zimbabwe July 23, 2014

    Dawlat Zadran hit 24 runs from seven balls to help Afghanistan to a two-wicket one-day international win over Zimbabwe on Tuesday, only the second time the war-torn country has beaten a Test-playing nation. The victory at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo followed a 32-run victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup...
  • CWG Games Village lack facilities: Chef-de-mission Raj Singh July 22, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian officials, who are travelling with the contingent on Tuesday said that the 'Athletes Village' here was far inferior to the one in Delhi during the the last edition of the Commonwealth Games. India was criticised by some countries for the "poor hygiene" and "lack of facilities" at the Games...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Sachin Tendulkar to play special part in Opening Ceremony July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a 'special' part in Wednesday's opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will herald the beginning of what promises to be a star-studded event. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years, will make his...
  • 1st ODI: Sean Williams stars as Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets July 18, 2014

    A quick-fire 70 at more than a run a ball from Sean Williams lifted Zimbabwe to a comfortable six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one day international at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday. Williams, who blasted eight fours and a six off his 65 balls, fell just before...
  • Rahul Dravid is newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy July 16, 2014

    London: Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as the newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy, becoming the 47th member of the panel. Dravid, the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, was at a school on Wednesday in London's East End, meeting young coaches who have been trained...
  • Indian athletes slam "unacceptable" living conditions at NIS July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Indian contingent departs in batches for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the country's top sports institute in Patiala has drawn severe flak from athletes and coaches who have no left no stone unturned in their preparation despite having to live and train in "unacceptable conditions". Ace paddler A...