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  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to top-level cricket after a stress-related illness during Warwickshire's County Championship game against Sussex on Wednesday. The 33-year-old right-hander, who scored 138 in a reserve game last month, reached 106 in the Division One match at Horsham before being caught...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Sri Lanka to hunt for national coaching staff 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will soon begin its hunt for a brand new team of coaching staff, including head coach, fielding coach and trainer. SLC will soon advertise calling for applications to appoint a brand new team of coaching staff. The SLC had appointed former captain and batting coach Marvan Atapattu...
  • CWG 2014: Tendulkar factor adds to pressure on shuttler Sindhu 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    Venkata Pusarla Sindhu has to contend not only with the hopes of her nation but the pressure of impressing her most famous fan in the Commonwealth Games badminton competition. The 19-year-old knows that her country's most well-known sportsman, cricket great Sachin Tendulkar, will be taking a keen interest when she competes...
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew to lead team to Euro 2016 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said on Wednesday. Loew was contracted to the German football federation (DFB) until July 2016, but said he had needed to take some time following his side's 1-0 World Cup...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test 3 hours 5 minutes ago

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Lewis Hamilton looking for a high five in Hungary 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula One driver needs a win to cut into team-mate Nico Rosberg's 14-point championship lead after 10 of...
  • Sports Minister aks IOC to intervene on turban row 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from wearing turban at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China. Two Sikh players, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh, were asked to remove...
  • CWG 2014: 71 countries, 4500 athletes, 261 medals to be won 4 hours 24 minutes ago

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games begin on Wednesday in Glasgow, where Queen Elizabeth II will open the 11-day sporting extravaganza at a glittering ceremony beginning 0030 IST. Around 4500 athletes from 71 countries have descended in Glasgow to be part of the biggest sporting event after the Olympics...
  • CWG 2014: India to lead opening ceremony parade 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, will lead the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park on Wednesday night. The parade will end with the current host, Team Scotland. At the end of the parade, athletes and team officials will be seated on the field...
  • Barcelona to sign defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia 5 hours 12 minutes ago

    Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu will join Barcelona for a fee of 20 million euros ($26.9 million), the Catalan club said on Wednesday. "Mathieu will sign a contract with FC Barcelona for the next four seasons plus a further optional," Barca said in a statement. "The cost of the transfer is 20...
  • Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka squad for 2nd Test against SA 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    Colombo: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday. "At a selection meeting, it was decided to include Niroshan Dickwella in the Sri Lanka national squad for the...
  • India's Asia Cup performance is a milestone, says basketball coach 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India basketball coach Scott Flemming has dubbed the country's performance in the recently held 5th FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China, as "a significant milestone for the national team". India, who finished seventh in the tournament, qualified for this year's tournament after winning the South Asian Basketball Association Championship...
  • Lahiru Thirimanna to lead Sri Lanka team at Asian Games 5 hours 14 minutes ago

    Colombo: Left handed batsman Lahiru Thirimanna will skipper the Sri Lanka cricket team at the Asian Games to be held at Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4. The National Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a 15-member squad for the 17th Asiad with Thirimanna as the captain and...
  • India seniors Nandy, Climax, Dias picked by ISL franchises 6 hours 43 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 7 hours 13 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...
  • Ecuador sack World Cup coach Rueda, hand reins to Vizuete 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    Ecuador have sacked World Cup coach Reinaldo Rueda following the team's failure to progress beyond the group stage in Brazil. "Professor Reinaldo Rueda will go no further with the national football team," Ecuadorean Football Federation (FEF) president Luis Chiriboga said. Colombian Rueda, who had also been to the 2010 World Cup finals...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: High hopes on Indian shuttlers 7 hours 41 minutes ago

    Glasgow: With defending champion Saina Nehwal skipping the 20th Commonwealth Games, India will be pinning their hopes on P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa to repeat their success in badminton that they achieved four years ago at home. India has had four golds...
  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • Long tours not good for preparations, says Van Gaal 8 hours 45 minutes ago

    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...
  • Indian basketball team's Sikh players forced to remove turbans: report 8 hours 48 minutes ago

    According to a report in The Times of India, Sikh members of the Indian basketball team - which was part of the FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China - were forced to remove their turbans before stepping on the court during the tournament. The team's two Sikh players - Amritpal...
  • Former Barcelona president defends Neymar's deal before Spanish court 9 hours 21 minutes ago

    Madrid: Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was questioned in Spain's criminal high court over an alleged $12 million tax fraud and misappropriation in the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar last year. Rosell, who arrived at the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid with the club's general manager, Antoni Rossich, Tuesday defended the legality...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements 9 hours 45 minutes ago

    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...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 open tonight with glittering ceremony 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday with a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony - to be produced by an international events company Jack Morton Worldwide involved in...
  • CWG 2014: Keshorn Walcott warms up for Glasgow Games with gold in Poland 10 hours 18 minutes ago

    Sopot: Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott warmed up for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by capturing gold in the men's javelin at the Janusz Sidlo Memorial meet here. Walcott produced the fifth best throw of his career to land the spear 82.90 metres to eclipse his European competitors, reports CMC. The runner-up, Poland's...
  • Rosol, Berlocq and Montanes win in Umag 10 hours 35 minutes ago

    Fifth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic needed a late rally to beat 100th-ranked Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday. Schwartzman was serving at 4-3 in the third set and the Argentine even had game point to increase his lead....
  • Jack Sock advances in Atlanta Open 10 hours 47 minutes ago

    Jack Sock beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday. Sock and partner Vasek Popisil won the doubles title at Wimbledon earlier this month, upsetting the top-ranked team of Mike and Bob Bryan in the finals. The 21-year-old Sock said doubles success on the...
  • CWG 2014: Malaysians appeal to have missing jacket shooter included 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    Malaysia's government has launched an appeal to Commonwealth Games organisers to have rifle shooter Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim reinstated in the competition after she was withdrawn because her jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Ayuni, who won the Commonwealth Games gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10...
  • Boxer Fred Evans ruled out of Commonwealth Games 11 hours 28 minutes ago

    Olympic medallist Fred Evans was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games boxing event on Tuesday after being refused accreditation following checks by the British Home Office and Games officials. Welsh welterweight Evans, 23, a silver medal-winner at the London 2012 Olympic Games, did not travel to Glasgow with the Wales team,...
  • Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery 11 hours 36 minutes ago

    Jamaica's double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing a surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the 100 metres at the Glasgow Grand Prix on July 11. "Right now...