NEWS

  • Duleep Trophy: Exciting finish on cards as Central Zone make comeback 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After two days of shoddy performance, Central Zone finally lifted their game on Friday to grab a crucial lead and ensure that the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone heads for an exciting finish with a couple of days still left. After Ali Murtaza and Piyush Chawla rattled the...
  • India-centric CTL won't clash with IPTL: Vijay Amritraj 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) from Nov 17-26 to be played across six cities in India won't have any clash of interests with the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), though, both will have franchises based out of New Delhi, former Indian tennis star and CTL promoter Vijay...
  • Up to Liverpool to offer new contract: Steven Gerrard 3 hours 10 minutes ago

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he could be forced to play for a different team next season if the club doesn't offer him a new contract when his current deal expires in May. Speaking to The Daily Mail in England, Gerrard says "I will play beyond this season" and that "we...
  • Younis Khan - the gentle 'record-breaking' giant 3 hours 47 minutes ago

    If ever there was a fitting reply, Younis Khan has given it. Overlooked for the ODIs, fighting courtroom battles and at times meted out treatment equalling disrespect of a veteran servant of the game, Younis has sent out a message the way it should be - by performing on the field. 28...
  • Ajay Devgan is co-owner of Delhi Dreams in Champions Tennis League 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan along with businessman Sanjeev Kassal were on Friday revealed as owners of the Delhi franchisee of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) even as Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis replaced Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Pune team. The 'Delhi Dream' was launched in the presence of Vijay Amritraj,...
  • We have the best support in terms of fan base: NorthEast United FC coach 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    NorthEast United FC manager Ricki Herbert has praised his team for their good start to the inaugural season of Indian Super League (ISL) - describing the team from the north-east part of India as the 'team for the neutrals' and having the best support in terms of fan base. The franchise...
  • My children are not allowed to watch TV: Hiten Tejwani 5 hours 16 minutes ago

    Mumbai: TV actor Hiten Tejwani is joining the cast of "Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi", which stars his wife and actress Gauri Pradhan Tejwani. He is "excited" to work with his real life partner in the show. Hiten and Gauri were the leading pair in "Kutumb", which went on air in 2001,...
  • Indian films are different, have a more realistic approach: Michael Hoffman 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Hollywood director Michael Hoffman says the Hindi film industry is not only finding space at international festivals but is also becoming more "sophisticated" while remaining rooted. "Bollywood is shifting and changing. Bollywood is getting more sophisticated and broader but still maintaining the roots of Indian cinema," Hoffman, who is here...
  • Amazing thing about becoming a parent? You'll never again be your own first priority: Olivia Wilde 5 hours 29 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Olivia Wilde's priorities have changed ever since she has become a mother. She says selflessness is a quality that comes naturally once a woman delivers a child. The 30-year-old gave birth to her first baby, boy Otis, with fiance Jason Sudeikis in April. "The amazing thing about becoming a...
  • I'd attribute my success to my parents and also to the crew of the Potter films: Daniel Radcliffe 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Radcliffe finds Sirius Black as his favourite character from the popular film franchise "Harry Potter", which made him a global star. The 25-year-old actor says that while he always liked the character, it was actor Gary Oldman's portrayal of him in the movie which made him feel...
  • Pune FC blank Churchill Brothers 3-0 in Durand Cup 6 hours 2 minutes ago

    Margao: A dominant Pune FC scored a thumping 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers in a Group D quarter-final league match of the 127th Durand Cup football tournament on Friday. With most of the key players leaving Churchill Brothers after All India Football Federation deprived them of playing in the I-League for...
  • Anirban Lahiri hoping for memorable debut at WGC-HSBC Champions 7 hours 9 minutes ago

    Shanghai: India's Anirban Lahiri will be hoping for a memorable debut when he takes his place among the game's elite at next week's $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions. The final World Golf Championships event of the year will be held at the Sheshan International Golf Club Nov 6-9 here and will feature...
  • Fernando Alonso excited for future, but won't reveal plan 7 hours 26 minutes ago

    Facing rapid-fire and persistent questions about his future, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso would only smile and say he's making big plans and ready to win again. What they are exactly, he's not ready to say. Alonso on Thursday acknowledged speculation that the former two-time world champion could leave Ferrari after this season, his...
  • N Srinivasan praises Nepal, Uganda for making ICC WCL Div 2 cut 7 hours 54 minutes ago

    Dubai: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Friday congratulated Nepal and Uganda for qualifying for World Cricket League Division 2, which will be played in Namibia from January 17 to 24 next year. Nepal and Uganda sealed their progression after reaching the final of ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Kuala...
  • Andy Roberts wants WICB to prioritise salvaging ties with BCCI 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said he is not in agreement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to first setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India rather than salvaging ties with the BCCI. Roberts, a...
  • Ottis Gibson appointed England bowling coach on temporary basis 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    London: Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of the West Indies in...
  • Live Score: Younis slams double ton as Pakistan declare innings on 570/6 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and...
  • Trinidad meeting hopes to end West Indies cricket impasse 8 hours 52 minutes ago

    Kingston: The feuding parties in the ongoing West Indies cricket dispute will meet in in Trinidad on Friday, in another effort to resolve the bitter impasse. The West Indies players walked off the recent one-day international tour of India in protest over the terms and conditions of their new contracts, sparking...
  • For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country. "I don't think anyone would not want to play for the...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • My commitment for India should not be questioned: Leander Paes 21 hours 7 minutes ago

    A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it, top tennis star Leander Paes said his commitment should not be questioned since he has given his all in the last 24 years while playing for India. The...
  • Sabeeth, Orji script Kerala Blasters' first ISL victory 21 hours 25 minutes ago

    Pune: Kerala Blasters FC registered their first win of the inaugural Indian Super League, defeating hosts FC Pune City 2-1 in a close contest at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium on Thursday. With the win, Kerala jumped up to the fifth spot in the standings with four points from as...
  • As it happened: FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC, ISL, Match 17 Yesterday

    Having registered their first win at home, FC Pune City are gearing up to take on Kerala Blasters with renewed confidence in the Indian Super League football on Thursday. A day ahead of the game, the Pune franchise got its first official celebrity fan in Bollywood actress Esha Gupta. Following the announcement...
  • Lokesh Rahul's ton gives South Zone lead over Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final Yesterday

    Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final on Thursday. Responding to Central's first innings score...
  • Stuart Broad denies Kevin Pietersen 'bullying' claims Yesterday

    England bowler Stuart Broad has dismissed claims by former teammate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues. In Pietersen's recently published autobiography, he alleges that Broad was a member of a group of senior players who abused less-experienced squad members...
  • Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee Yesterday

    New Delhi: The country's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been elected chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) Athletes Committee, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour. The ISSF, which is the world body representing the sport of shooting, confirmed this on Thursday in a letter, a...
  • Asian Tour's Karlberg leads CIMB Classic in Malaysia Yesterday

    Asian Tour member Rikard Karlberg upstaged his illustrious PGA Tour counterparts by firing a bogey-free, seven-under-par 65 to lead the co-sanctioned CIMB Classic after Thursday's first round. The Swede is one of 10 Asian Tour players in the 78-man field at the $7 million tournament and becomes the first from the...
  • Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials Yesterday

    Atletico Madrid proved last season that with an inspirational coach, a group of committed players and an enthusiastic support, it is possible to get the better of wealthy Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga. Sevilla and Valencia, both sporadically able to keep pace with Real and Barca domestically in the...
  • Isco keen to impress during Gareth Bale absence Yesterday

    While Gareth Bale is fully expected to regain his place in the Real Madrid side when he returns from injury, team-mate Isco is making the most of his chance to prove his worth on the pitch. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear that a fit Bale, who became the world's...