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  • If it were 1995, I would cheat again: Lance Armstrong 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    London: Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he should be forgiven after suffering a lot of public humiliation for doping and lying, but defended his conduct, insisting he would do it again. Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by...
  • 'PCB working with players to resolve contract row' 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    Karachi: A senior official of Pakistan's national cricket board (PCB) on Monday said they were working with players to resolve a potentially unsettling contract row a month ahead of the World Cup. "It is no big deal the players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New...
  • Critics wrote me off, says Parupalli Kashyap Yesterday

    After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded Syed Modi International tournament, India's top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silence his critics. The 2012 champion, Kashyap clinched his second men's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold on Sunday after...
  • WICB chief must go, says regional leader Yesterday

    Bridgetown: Long serving St Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has blasted the leadership of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron as "poor" and "embarrassing", and said the Jamaican executive needs to be axed or resign as head of the regional entity. The regional leader was Sunday speaking...
  • N Srinivasan set to chair ICC board meeting on January 28-29 2 days ago

    Dubai: Despite Supreme Court of India effectively barring N Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI presidential polls, the Tamil Nadu strongman's position in the ICC doesn't seem to be under any kind of threat as he is set to chair the all-powerful ICC Board Meeting on January 28 and 29. "The ICC...
  • Mohammad Amir return still a long way off: Reports 2 days ago

    Karachi: A senior official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reiterated on Sunday that banned paceman Mohammad Amir was still a long way from being considered for national selection. Pakistani media sparked off a hype this week that Amir could be returning to cricket by next month after International Cricket Council...
  • Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi undergo bowling test in Chennai 3 days ago

    Chennai: Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai. Apart from Ajmal, Bangladeshi right-arm off-break bowler Sohag Gazi, 23, also reported for testing on Saturday as per...
  • Franck Ribery blasts FIFA Ballon d'Or as 'political' 3 days ago

    Munich: Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political". Ribery watched his team-mate Manuel Neuer finish third in the ceremony earlier this month, the same spot the Frenchman himself finished a year earlier, reports espnfc.com. In both cases, the Bayern player...
  • Philippe Streiff apologises to FIA after legal threat 3 days ago

    Paris: Former Formula One driver Philippe Streiff has apologised to FIA president Jean Todt and medical head Gerard Saillant for comments he made about the investigation into Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix accident. Todt and Saillant had threatened legal action on Thursday for defamation.. "I let myself get carried away in front...
  • Badminton: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth reach semi-finals at Syed Modi International 4 days ago

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal inched closer to retaining her women's singles title, while other top Indian shuttlers, including PV Sindhu, also made it to the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament, here on Friday. Top male badminton stars -- K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap -- also...
  • WICB hits back at Kieran Powell's claims 4 days ago

    St. John's, Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has rejected several scathing assertions made by embattled opener Kieran Powell, in a recent media statement. Chief among these is the claim that cricket director Richard Pybus attempted to force Powell to divulge the details of the "personal reasons" which forced him...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu sail into second round of Syed Modi Grand Prix 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy victories, here on Wednesday. Olympic bronze medallist, Saina defeated Yin Fun Lim of Malaysia 21-17 21-12 and two-time World Championship bronze medallist,...
  • Srikanth, Kashyap in third round of Syed Modi Badminton 6 days ago

    Lucknow: World number four Kidambi Srikanth and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap sailed into the third round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy wins on what turned out to be a good outing for Indian shuttlers on Wednesday. This was after country's top women shuttlers...
  • Mumbai to be international finance centre, says Devendra Fadnavis 6 days ago

    Davos: Inspired by Prime Minister Narenda Modi's 'Make in India programme, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that he is working on 'Make in Maharashtra' programme while Mumbai would be developed into a major international finance centre. "Ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister, the entire atmosphere...
  • Explained: Allocation of quarter-final and semi-final venues for World Cup 2015 6 days ago

    The ICC World Cup 2015 kicks off February 14 in Australia and New Zealand, with the knockout phase beginning March 18. ...
  • Geoff Marsh relives Australia's journey in World Cups 6 days ago

    The former Aussie batsman, coach and selector takes you through Australia's four World Cup triumphs. ...
  • France's Euro 2000 hero David Trezeguet retires: report 6 days ago

    Buenos Aires: France's 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning striker David Trezeguet, who enjoyed a decade leading the Juventus attack, has retired, Argentine daily Clarin reported. The 37-year-old's agent had confirmed the news of his retirement on Tuesday according to Clarin and he was now set to rejoin Italian champions...
  • Dave Richardson on key topics in world cricket 6 days ago

    ICC CEO throws light on how the cricket's governing body is taking the game forward. ...
  • Brazil need time to benefit from World Cup stadiums, says FIFA 6 days ago

    Sao Paulo: Brazil will need time to get the full benefit from the stadiums they built for the 2014 World Cup, FIFA's general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday, responding to criticism that the venues had become white elephants. Brazil built five new stadiums and renovated seven for the tournament, including...
  • It'll be tough to fix any World Cup 2015 matches: ICC chief 1 week ago

    The chief executive of cricket's governing body believes it will be tough for anyone outside the game to fix matches during next month's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. David Richardson also said on Tuesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would clamp down hard on bad behaviour in...
  • Injury scare for Bangladesh's Taijul Islam 1 week ago

    Mirpur: Bangladeshi left arm spinner Taijul Islam was struck on his bowling arm while batting in the nets on Monday. He was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment. According to team manager Khaled Mahmud, the reports did not show anything serious. "Taijul hurt his wrist while facing Shafiul Islam in the...
  • Eye injury could end Craig Kieswetter's career 1 week ago

    London: Wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter's career could be over as a result of the eye injury he suffered in July, Somerset's director of cricket Matthew Maynard said on Monday. The England player damaged his eye socket when a ball smashed through his helmet grill, breaking his nose and injuring his cheekbone while...
  • Delhi turns into a fortress ahead of Obama's India visit 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Preparations are in full swing in Delhi to welcome US President Barack Obama as chief guest on Republic Day. However, security agencies are gearing up after Intelligence agencies warned of a Lashkar-e-Toiba attempt to infiltrate into India and stage a terror attack to mar Obama's visit. According to sources,...
  • Tiger Woods loses a tooth while celebrating Lindsey Vonn's victory 1 week ago

    Tiger Woods lost a front tooth after being hit in the face by a video camera while watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn take a record 63rd World Cup Alpine ski win in Italy on Monday, according to his agent. The former world number one surprised Vonn when he turned up in the...
  • Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton January 19, 2015

    Lucknow: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will look to launch the new season with a bang when she starts her title defence at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who won the title in 2009 and 2010 when...
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • Irina Shayk denies Cristiano Ronaldo's family caused split January 19, 2015

    Los Angeles: Russian model Irina Shayk has confirmed her split from star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, but denied his family was to blame for their break-up. The 29-year-old model made her acting debut along side Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules, and the Real Madrid superstar dated for five years,...
  • Stuart MacGill sues Cricket Australia for $2.6 million January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Test spin bowler Stuart MacGill is suing Cricket Australia for $1.6 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million). He claims he is owed in unpaid match payments and prize money. MacGill filed a writ in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Monday seeking $1,640,890 in match payments and prizes he says...
  • Jaipur International Film Fest: Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award January 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is set to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 5th Jaipur International Film Festival to be held here from February 1. Majidi is best known for his films like 'The Song of Sparrows', 'Children of Heaven', 'Baran', 'The Willow Tree' among others. Besides...
  • Indian tennis needs top class singles players: Tim Henman January 18, 2015

    Kolkata: The likes of Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri might be doing well in the circuit but that's not enough and Indian tennis needs some top class singles players to take the interest to a higher level, Britain's former No 1 Tim Henman said on Sunday. "The interest has always been...