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  • Diego Costa nets double as Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in a goal-fest 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to lead Chelsea to a 6-3 win over Everton in a wild shootout Saturday, leaving the title favorites with maximum points from their opening three matches in the Premier League. Chelsea displayed their new-found attacking sparkle with a ruthless performance at...
  • Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashes out of US Open 11 hours 49 minutes ago

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the US Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No. 145. Aleksandra Krunic, a 21-year-old Serb who until this week had not taken even a set from a player in the top 30, crumpled to the court in celebration and...
  • PV Sindhu loses in the semis of World Badminton Championships to settle for bronze 12 hours 26 minutes ago

    Copenhagen: PV Sindhu suffered a heartbreak at the World Badminton Championship as the Indian shuttler had to settle for a second consecutive bronze medal after succumbing to Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games at the semifinals on Saturday. Sindhu, seeded 11th, failed in her bid to become the first Indian...
  • Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes involved in a verbal spat in 3rd ODI 12 hours 32 minutes ago

    Nottingham: A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued. Kohli was dismissed on 40 in the 26th over off the bowling of Stokes...
  • EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City at home, Swansea win again 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mame Diouf scored a spectacular solo goal to give Stoke a surprising 1-0 win over defending champion Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Diouf received the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch before slotting a low shot between the legs...
  • James Anderson booed by Indian fans during third ODI at Trent Bridge 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    Nottingham: England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was on Saturday booed by the Indian fans at Trent Bridge during the third ODI. Anderson was received with huge boos from the Indian supporters the moment he stepped out at...
  • AC Milan hopeful that Fernando Torres can re-ignite career 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Milan: AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is hoping to guide Fernando Torres back to form. AC Milan signed Torres from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal on, subject to a medical which the Spanish striker was undergoing on Saturday. "I've talked to Torres, even though he still has to complete medical tests,"...
  • Alex Song joins West Ham on loan from Barcelona 15 hours 16 minutes ago

    Spain: Alex Song is returning to the Premier League after Barcelona agreed to loan the Cameroon midfielder to West Ham. Barcelona say they have loaned Song out for this season. Song played for Arsenal for five seasons before joining Barcelona in 2011. He made 65 appearances in two seasons with Barcelona, mainly...
  • Winless Manchester United held to a goalless draw by Burnley 15 hours 58 minutes ago

    England: Angel Di Maria's promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0-0 draw in the Premier League. The Argentina midfielder, signed for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) from Real Madrid on...
  • Barcelona rest Iniesta for Villarreal clash, Neymar returns 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, nursing a knee injury, will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Villarreal, his club confirmed on Saturday. "Iniesta will miss tomorrow's game against Villarreal with an injury to his left knee," Barcelona said in a statement. Neymar, who missed the opening day victory at home to Elchethrough an...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo rested for Real Madrid's clash with Sociedad 16 hours 12 minutes ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday to allow him fully recover from injuries, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Portuguese has struggled with injuries since the back end of last season and has also not been called up by Portugal for the...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's visit to Sociedad 16 hours 15 minutes ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo won't play in Real Madrid's first away game of the Spanish league season after Portugal ruled him unfit for their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has left the Ballon d'Or winner out of his squad for Sunday's game at Real Sociedad. Ancelotti says "we preferred...
  • In pics: England vs India, 3rd ODI 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    Indian players form a huddle before the start of play.England captain Alastair Cook scored 44 runs in 65 balls after being dismissed by Ambati Rayudu.
Suresh Raina celebrates with his team-mates after taking the wicket of Alex Hales in his first over.
  • Daniel Agger leaves Liverpool to return to Brondby 18 hours 30 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Denmark defender Daniel Agger has left Liverpool after more than eight years to return to former club Brondby. Agger played 232 games for Liverpool since joining from Brondby in January 2006. The 29-year-old Agger says "the opportunity arose for me to return home to Brondby and at this stage of my...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these actresses from Karan Johar's films? 19 hours 28 minutes ago

    If you have been following Karan Johar's films, identifying these actresses won't be a bit difficult. So take the quiz to know how familiar you are with his projects. ...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series 18 hours 6 minutes ago

    Dambulla: Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday. Perera grabbed 4 for 34 and tore through Pakistan's batting lineup with lively short pitched deliveries to restrict the visitors to 102 in 32.1...
  • Blessed to get a lot of love and support from people around the world: Shah Rukh Khan 20 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After touring multiple cities in the US in September, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, some of his friends and the "Happy New Year" coterie will take to the stage in London with SLAM! THE TOUR Oct 5. The stars will perform at London's O2 Arena. Choreographer-director Farah Khan, actors Deepika...
  • Manchester United set to sign Daley Blind from Ajax 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    Manchester United are close to adding Netherlands international Daley Blind to their lengthy list of summer recruits. United say Saturday they have "reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms." Sections of the English and Dutch media are reporting he will cost United 18...
  • West Indies Cricket Board not rushing to fill vacant spot for coach 21 hours 26 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead said that no decision has been made yet on who will fill the vacant post of Windies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find the candidate. Media reports in recent weeks have indicated that Mickey Arthur was...
  • What to watch on day six of the 2014 US Open 23 hours 29 minutes ago

    John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent. If the highest-ranked American man wanted to, he'd have plenty of material in order to prepare for the task he faces Saturday: facing 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany...
  • England ponder options at India ODI after Botham blast Yesterday

    London: England will have criticism from all-round great Ian Botham ringing in their ears as they try to get back on level terms with India in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Wednesday's huge 133-run defeat by India in Cardiff was almost a textbook demonstration of what have...
  • Australia skipper Michael Clarke set to return for Zimbabwe clash 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    Harare: Michael Clarke is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury in time to lead Australia against Zimbabwe in Sunday's triangular series clash in Harare. Clarke missed Australia's first two games of the competition, in which they have beaten Zimbabwe by 198 runs and then lost to South Africa by seven...
  • Chelsea face Everton, Manchester United look for win against Burnley Yesterday

    From the World Cup semi-finals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months. The coach who led the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup enters his fourth match as Manchester United manager still searching for his first win. Chelsea will face...
  • England manager Hodgson wrong to criticise Shaw, says Van Gaal Yesterday

    England manager Roy Hodgson was wrong to criticise Luke Shaw's fitness and the defender is an "example" in the changing room, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Having joined United from Southampton for around 30 million pounds ($49.74 million) after the World Cup, Shaw was told by Van...
  • Peng Shuai beats Roberta Vinci to reach last 16 of US Open Yesterday

    New York: Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the US Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second...
  • We have a lot of options for top slot, says Suresh Raina Yesterday

    Nottingham: India on Friday suffered a setback with opener Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the remainder of the series but star batsman Suresh Raina said the visitors have enough options to fill in for the top slot. Opening the innings, Sharma had scored 52 runs in the second ODI but...
  • England and Wales Cricket Board denies 'court-siding' eviction story Yesterday

    Nottingham: The English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied that the eviction of a man from the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff during the second ODI on Wednesday was related to court-siding or betting. One of the local papers in England, The Cricket Paper, had reported that 'a man was ejected...
  • Tri-series: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs, earn bonus point Yesterday

    Harare: South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61-run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular one-day series on Friday. South Africa were kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but were saved...
  • Nottingham ODI could be a high-scoring game, says Alex Hales Yesterday

    Nottingham: Having been part of the Nottinghamshire County team for about six years since 2008, England's latest recruit Alex Hales has said that he is looking forward to taking on India in the third ODI here tomorrow. It will be a special occasion for the youngster, who will be playing his...
  • FIBA delays decision to lift ban on turbans Yesterday

    Washington: The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided to delay the review of its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, drawing sharp reactions from top American lawmakers and Sikh bodies which described it as "outdated". "Every day FIBA delays is another day that Sikhs can't play. Allowing Sikhs...