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  • Snapshot: Abhishek Bachchan poses with his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers 18 hours 6 minutes ago

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan was in Jaipur recently to review the preparations of his Kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers. The much talked-about Pro Kabaddi League will begin on July 26, and according to media reports, most of the franchisees are yet to have sponsorship deals in place. Speaking to the...
  • Atletico de Kolkata biggest spender in ISL draft 18 hours 11 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata were the biggest spenders, splurging Rs.3.91 crore in buying 14 Indian players at the two-day Indian Super League (ISL) players' draft that concluded here Wednesday. In all, the six ISL franchises spent over Rs.20 crore buying 84 players in the two- day draft. Close on the heels...
  • India seniors Nandy, Climax, Dias picked by ISL franchises 22 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Experienced footballers Sandip Nandy, Climax Lawrence, N P Pradeep and Steven Dias were among the home-grown stars picked on day two of the domestic players draft for the Indian Super League on Wednesday. A total of 84 players were on offer in the two-day draft process that concluded on Wednesday. Former...
  • Messi considered move to Arsenal: Spanish media 22 hours 56 minutes ago

    Madrid: A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine star signed an extension with Barcelona in May. The 27-year-old was locked in contract extension talks with the Catalan giants and reportedly bonus payments was a cause...
  • Shakhtar move Champions League games away from Donetsk 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kiev: Shakhtar Donetsk will shift their headquarters to Kiev and play their Champions League and domestic games in the western city of Lviv to escape from the Ukraine's strife-torn east, CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed. The Ukraine champions were forced to move from Donetsk, a major industrial city in the East which...
  • Long tours not good for preparations, says Van Gaal Yesterday

    New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the club's lengthy pre-season tour to the United States and said it is not helping preparations for the English domestic campaign. United play Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Wednesday and then have at least three more matches...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements Yesterday

    English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Pellegrini has already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Porto, French fullback Bacary Sagna from Arsenal and goalkeeper Willy Caballero from former club Malaga but isn't convinced his...
  • Atletico de Kolkata select seven Indian players Yesterday

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday signed seven Indian players on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. Atletico de Kolkata signed up Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafi, Mohammed Rafique, Rakesh Masih, Cavin Lobo, Biswajit Saha and Denzil Franco. The club...
  • Money not very good but ISL won't harm Indian football: Bhaichung Bhutia Yesterday

    Mumbai: Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia is not particularly happy with the pay packages on offer in the much-awaited Indian Super League but insists that the event won't be detrimental to the sport either. "I am definitely not happy with the money. I would want them to get much more...
  • Subrata Paul, Nabi to play for Mumbai in ISL Yesterday

    Mumbai: Current India custodian Subrata Paul and midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi were the big signings by Mumbai franchise on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. The other major signings for the day were defenders Nirmal Chetri and Gouramangi Singh,...
  • ISL foreign player draft to be held next month 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Footballers from South American countries powerhouses such as Brazil and Colombia along with those from Europe would be a part of the international players draft of the Hero Indian Super League to be held next month. "We will have the international players draft next month and 49 players would feature...
  • Darren Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash League 2 days ago

    Tasmania: West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes. "With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already," CMC quoted Sammy as...
  • Premier League clubs target Australian star Cahill 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australian midfielder Tim Cahill is in line for a surprise move back to the English Premier League only two years after leaving Everton. The Press Association Sport (PSA) on Monday claimed there has been significant interest from both Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland, as well as a number of other...
  • Wenger positive but Walcott will miss start of EPL season 3 days ago

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the Premier League season but should be back in full training by the end of August and playing again soon afterwards, manager Arsene Wenger said. The 25-year-old England international ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an FA Cup...
  • East Bengal net New Zealander Bertos as marquee player 3 days ago

    Kolkata: East Bengal has signed New Zealand world cupper Leonida Christos "Leo" Bertos as the football side's marquee player for the 2014-15 I-League. The 32-year-old attacking midfielder, who played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has signed a two-year contract with East Bengal, club sources said. Bertos started his club career with...
  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • Everything is on track, IPTL will pan out as planned: Mahesh Bhupathi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: There is no threat to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), veteran Indian star Mahesh Bhupathi said on Saturday, asserting that none of the team owners has pulled out and a multi-year deal was firmly in place with the country's biggest broadcaster for his ambitious event. Bhupathi woke up...
  • Indian Super League clubs to pick from domestic player draft 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The best of Indian footballing talent will be up for grabs when the franchises of the Hero Indian Super League vie among themselves to pick the players from the Domestic Player Draft in a three-day event which begins on Monday. The 84-player strong list will feature senior national team players...
  • Sunderland agree fee with Liverpool for Borini 4 days ago

    London: English Premier League club Sunderland have agreed a fee with Liverpool for Italian striker Fabio Borini. Sunderland on Friday agreed to pay 14 million pounds for the striker who impressed on loan last season, reported Daily Mail. The 'Black Cats' were finding it hard to match Liverpool's evaluation for the former...
  • Chelsea confirm signing of defender Filipe Luis 5 days ago

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Filipe Luis from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, the Premier League side said on Friday. The 28-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds ($34.24 million) as a replacement for Ashley Cole,...
  • West Brom Albion sign Brown Ideye for club-record fee 5 days ago

    West Bromwich Albion have signed Nigeria forward Brown Ideye from Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev for a club-record transfer fee on a three-year deal, the Premier League team said on Friday. The fee was undisclosed but the club said on their website (www.wba.co.uk) that they exceeds the amount they paid Sunderland for...
  • Silas Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m 5 days ago

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourth-fastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a year-leading three minutes, 27.64 seconds and surprise two-time world champion Kiprop, who was attempting to break Hicham El Guerrouj's...
  • Chris Gayle's sexist remark leaves women's rights group fuming 5 days ago

    Antigua: A women's rights group here has condemned as "sexist" remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference. And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed by gender equity advocate Alexandrina Wong, has also criticised the response by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)...
  • Kabaddi League's Vizag franchise launched 5 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: 'Telugu Titans', the Visakhapatnam franchise of Pro Kabaddi League, was launched on Friday. The team are owned by Srini Sreeramaneni of Core Green Group, Mahesh Kolli of Greenko Group and Gautham Nedurumalli of NED Group. The team jersey, the anthem and the logo were unveiled at the function. The city will be...
  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure 5 days ago

    Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City and is looking forward to the new season with them, he said on Friday. "The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure told Sky Sports television. "I want to stay. I will...
  • Hero named title sponsor of Indian Super League 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Renowned two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd was on Friday named as the title sponsor of the much-anticipated Indian Super League - the first-of-its-kind franchise-based football league in the country. Hero has signed a three-year deal with ISL. With this sponsorship, the much-awaited new football league, promoted by IMG-Reliance and...
  • Torino sign striker Fabio Quagliarella from Juventus 5 days ago

    Torino have signed Fabio Quagliarella from Italian champions Juventus, welcoming the striker back to his first club as they look to rebuild their attack following the sale of Ciro Immobile to Borussia Dortmund. "Juventus can today announce that Fabio Quagliarella has completed a permanent switch to Torino after a fee of...
  • Sunil Narine bowls the first maiden Super Over of Twenty20 cricket 5 days ago

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has created history by becoming the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to bowl a maiden Super Over - a feat he achieved in the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday. The game between Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors culminated in tied scores at...
  • Besiktas, Chelsea agree on Demba Ba's transfer 5 days ago

    Istanbul: Turkish club Besiktas says they have finalized a deal with Chelsea for Senegalese striker Demba Ba's move to Istanbul. Besiktas said on Friday they would pay Chelsea 6 million euros ($8.1 million) in five installments until 2026, under the deal. Ba, who agreed to a four-year contract, will get 2.5 million...
  • Dutch World Cup defender Janmaat joins Newcastle 6 days ago

    Newcastle United have signed Dutch World Cup defender Daryl Janmaat on a six-year-deal from Feyenoord, the Premier League club announced late on Thursday. Janmaat, 24, made five appearances for the Netherlands in Brazil and scored five goals in 63 league appearances since joining Feyenoord from Heerenveen in 2012. No transfer fee was...