International

  • Sri Lanka unaware of Farbrace's plans for England 19-04-2014 03:49 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket is in the dark over any possible move by the national coach Paul Farbrace to become a part of England coaching staff. SLC, however admitted the ECB had communicated their interest in recruiting Farbrace, a release said. Farbrace had only become Sri Lanka's national coach in...
  • India women draw 2-2 with Ireland, pocket hockey series 2-0 19-04-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The series already in their pocket, Indian eves round off their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 and 2-1 in the first two Tests of the tour, organised as...
  • Peter Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach 19-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Peter Moores was appointed as the new head coach of the England cricket team on Saturday, returning to the job he previously held for two years before getting sacked. The 51-year-old Lancashire coach replaced Andy Flower, who lost the Test coaching role following England's 5-0 loss to Australia in the...
  • Manufacturers limited in efforts to make F1 louder 19-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Formula One engine manufacturers believe there is a limit to what they can do to improve the sound of the new power-units, they said ahead of meetings aimed at exploring ways to make the sport louder. Critics have hit out against the switch to smaller, more efficient turbocharged power-units as...
  • India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai 18-04-2014 04:50 PM

    Mumbai: India's first double-decker flyover was opened for public use in this west coast megapolis and the country's commercial capital on Friday. The project - Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) - will provide a critical east-west suburban link in the city and has slashed travel time from the earlier 90 minutes...
  • Hockey: India men lose 2-4 to Netherlands in European Tour 18-04-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: India fought hard before slumping to its second defeat of the European tour, losing 2-4 to The Netherlands at The Hague. The Netherlands started the game on an attacking mode on Thursday, as Mirco Pruyser successfully sliced in a goal as early as in the ninth minute of...
  • Pakistan probes stars for playing with Danish Kaneria 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities have launched an investigation after a number of current international stars played in exhibition matches in the United States with banned spinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria was given a lifetime ban for spot-fixing in an English county game, which under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules effectively bars...
  • Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho admits form slump 18-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho has admitted to performing below expectations as he strives to earn a Brazil recall for this year's World Cup. The 34-year-old has not played for the Selecao since April last year and is considered a rank outsider to make Luiz Felipe Scolari's 23-man World Cup squad...
  • British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open 18-04-2014 09:54 AM

    British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to...
  • Fed Cup: Samantha Stosur plays Petkovic to open semi-final 18-04-2014 09:00 AM

    Brisbane: Australian No.1 Samantha Stosur will meet Germany's second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal. Friday's draw also pitted Casey Dellacqua against Germany No. 1 Angelique Kerber in the second match Saturday on outdoor hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. The reverse...
  • Troubled Jonathan Trott to 'take another break' 18-04-2014 08:53 AM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series, according to a report on Thursday. Trott decided to pull out of England's tour to Australia after the first Test in Brisbane...
  • Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pakistan hockey team 17-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Karachi: In a bid to pull Pakistan out of their recent slump, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh as the senior teams' coach. Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup to be held in the Netherlands in June - a humiliating first for the four-time...
  • Hockey: India men lose to Belgium on Europe tour 16-04-2014 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian senior men's hockey fought hard before going down 1-2 to Belgium to succumb to their first defeat in the ongoing European tour at Naarden in The Netherlands. India had earlier hammered Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game at Oegstgeest, before...
  • India women defeat Ireland 3-1 in first hockey Test 16-04-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey team registered a come-from-behind victory by getting the better of Ireland 3-1 in their first Test match played at Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday. This tour is a preparations for the Champions Challenge 1, scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from April 27 to May...
  • Japanese agency approves Rs 674 crore loan to Uttarakhand forest project 15-04-2014 06:59 PM

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved a loan of about Rs 674 crore for a forest project in Uttarakhand. "The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Japanese ODA loan agreement with the Government of India in New Delhi to provide up to 11,390 million yen (around Rs...
  • Zidane wanted France manager job in 2012 15-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Zinedine Zidane sought to become manager of the French national team two years ago when Laurent Blanc refused to extend his contract after Euro 2012, the former president of the French football federation (FFF) said on Tuesday. "Zinedine Zidane would have liked to manage Les Bleus. It is clear -...
  • Sachin Tendulkar buys Nadal-starring Mumbai franchise of ITPL 15-04-2014 04:03 PM

    After buying the Kochi franchise in Indian Super League (ISL) football, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has now turned his attention to the IPTL (International Tennis Premier League), with reports suggesting that Tendulkar has bought the Mumbai franchise of the tennis league as well. According to reports in SportsKeeda, Tendulkar...
  • Red Bull lose Daniel Ricciardo appeal 15-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Formula One team Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Tuesday. "The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision No56 of...
  • India play 3-3 draw against Dutch club on pre-World Cup tour 15-04-2014 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian team put up a tough fight in second build-up game of the Europe Tour as they played out a 3-3 draw against Dutch side HGC Hockey Club at The Netherlands. The tour is in preparation for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held...
  • Somdev Devvarman drops one place in ATP rankings 14-04-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman dropped one place to 89 while compatriot Yuki Bhambri gained two positions and moved to 146th place in the latest ATP rankings released Monday. In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes continues to occupy tenth place with Rohan Bopanna the next...
  • 2015 Chevrolet Cruze to debut at New York International Auto Show 14-04-2014 02:27 PM

    The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show to be held this month. The new Cruze has received exterior style changes, interior revisions and connectivity upgrades. The new model will be available in LS, LT, RS and LTZ models. An eco and diesel model will...
  • PCB expecting six Test series vs India between 2015 and 2023 13-04-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is expecting to play at least six home and away Test series against India in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023 which will also include an "off-shore" home series in the United Arab Emirates. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, "The...
  • Shatrughan Sinha feels thrilled to receive IIFA film reward 13-04-2014 12:38 PM

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who would be bestowed with a special award at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), said he was thrilled with the honour. The 67-year-old veteran actor will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the IIFA awards this year, which is set to...
  • Hockey: India thrash Dutch club 7-0 on pre-World Cup practice tour 12-04-2014 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team began its European Tour on a positive note by hammering Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game played at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. This tour is a preparation for the FIH men's World Cup, scheduled to be held at The...
  • India A to tour Australia in July-August 11-04-2014 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian A team will tour Australia for two-four-day matches and a limited-over quadrangular cricket series from July 6 to August 2. The Indian A team will start their tour with two four-day games against Australia A at the Allan Border Field in Queensland before participating in the...
  • Former NZ wicketkeeper Hopkins calls it a day 11-04-2014 04:35 PM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins has announced his retirement from competitive cricket after a career spanning over 17 years. The 37-year-old Hopkins played four Tests, 25 one-dayers and 10 Twenty20 internationals with his last Test and ODI appearance coming against India back in 2010. In domestic cricket, Hopkins...
  • Pakistan set to tour Lanka in August 11-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Karachi: Deprived of cricket at home due to security concerns, Pakistan have something to look forward to outside their turf after striking a deal with Sri Lanka for an away series on the sidelines of the ICC meet in Dubai. The tour dates are yet to be decided by the...
  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' 11-04-2014 12:05 AM

    People staying close to the Indo-Pak border turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday saying their's was vote against bullets from across the frontier. "We do not want to leave our homes due to Pak shelling and firing they resort to, breaking the ceasefire pact. Our...
  • Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament 10-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Cape Town: Australia will return to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade later this year to take part in a triangular one-day international tournament, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Thursday. The Australians have not toured the country since May 2004, but will open the triangular tournament - which also...
  • Top four for Portugal, Colombia in FIFA rankings 10-04-2014 05:28 PM

    Zurich: Portugal rise to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings and fourth-ranked Colombia now lead the South American nations. World and European champion Spain remain top, ahead of Germany. Uruguay rise one place to No. 5. World Cup host Brazil are tied for No. 6 with traditional rivals Argentina,...