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  • Champions League: Messi-Neymar connection clicking for Barca before APOEL game 13 minutes ago

    One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Four-times World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 2013-14 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the...
  • Court of Arbitration for Sports to settle disputes during Asian Games 48 minutes ago

    Incheon: In an unprecedented move, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), the world's highest tribunal in sports, will set up an office here during the Asian Games, starting Friday, to help quickly settle disputes arising from the continental tournament. The official Asiad Daily said on Wednesday that CAS, which is headquartered...
  • World Cup-starved Pakistan welcomes trophy visit 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    LAHORE: Pakistan welcomed the World Cup trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour on Tuesday, with skipper Misbahul Haq vowing to win it for the isolated nation and its terror-hit people. The International Cricket Council (ICC) sent the most coveted trophy in the game on tour to...
  • Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51-year-old first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease. Crowe was, however, told...
  • Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Casillas whistled 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club's fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday's 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel. Casillas, who celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday, was blamed by some supporters for not doing...
  • 2nd Test: Benn takes five as West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 296 runs to win series 2-0 7 hours 18 minutes ago

    Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn followed with 5 for 72 on Tuesday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on day four of the second Test. The West Indies, playing their landmark 500th Test, swept the two-Test series 2-0. Chanderpaul's unbeaten...
  • Olympiakos stun Atletico 3-2, Juventus beat Malmo in Champions League 7 hours 56 minutes ago

    Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League duck as he scored twice to lead Juventus to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Malmo in their opening Group A fixture on Tuesday. Juventus struggled at times before Tevez broke the deadlock in the 59th, following good interplay with Kwadwo Asamoah. It was...
  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 5-1 8 hours 21 minutes ago

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Borussia Dortmund secure 2-0 win over Arsenal in Champions League 9 hours 13 minutes ago

    Borussia Dortmund strikers Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of half-time to give their side a 2-0 with over Arsenal on Tuesday, kick-starting the German side's Champions League campaign in Group D. Immobile, signed from Torino in the offseason, sprinted almost half the length of the pitch and held...
  • Champions League: Gerrard scores last-minute penalty as Liverpool beat Ludogorets 2-1 8 hours 24 minutes ago

    England: Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injury-time penalty for a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only survivor from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December...
  • CLT20: Team's batting let us down, says Kieron Pollard 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    Raipur: Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard rued the fact that team's batting let them down as the defending champions crashed out of the qualifying round of the Champions League T20, on Tuesday. "They (Northern Knights) fielded well as we could have scored atleast 150-160. What happens in Champions League T20 is...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians knocked out; Northern Knights, Lahore Lions reach main round 12 hours 8 minutes ago

    Raipur: Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a one-sided six-wicket victory in the final qualifying round match, on Tuesday. Apart from Northern, the other team that qualified for...
  • CLT20: Glad to play a match-winning knock, says Hafeez 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mahammad Hafeez is glad that he could play a match-winning knock in a crucial game against Southern Express as the victory kept his them in hunt for a place in the main draw of the Champions League T20 tournament, on Tuesday. "I think the victory was much...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 13 hours 26 minutes ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Chelsea must avoid Europa League, says Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 14 hours 41 minutes ago

    Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea side must do "everything" they can to qualify for the next stage of the Champions League and avoid the chance of dropping down into the Europa League. Speaking ahead of Chelsea's opening Group G match against Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, the Chelsea manager...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage 15 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • Players need to shed their 'fear' of defeat: Shahid Afridi 15 hours 33 minutes ago

    Karachi: Soon after being re-appointed as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi on Tuesday urged his players to shed of any "fear" of losing and play their "natural" game. In his first message after being given the responsibility by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) till the 2016 World T20, Afridi,...
  • CLT20: Dolphins aim to swallow big teams, claims coach 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: They may not be having the big names in world cricket but that doesn't dampen the sprits of South African team Dolphins, who are eyeing to win the Champions League T20. "We are really looking forward to the challenge up ahead. Our intention is to come and win this trophy and...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions down Southern Express for a comfortable win 4 hours 46 minutes ago

    Raipur: Muhammad Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lankan side Southern Express by 55 runs in their penultimate Oppo Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, keeping their main-draw hopes alive, on Tuesday. Put into bat, Hafeez smashed a 40-ball 67 to power the Pakistan T20...
  • Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the limited-overs cricket series against Pakistan next month due to a hamstring injury that forced him home early from a recent series in Zimbabwe. In a statement Tuesday, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said tests had confirmed "a significant hamstring injury" that would force...
  • Chelsea expect Eden Hazard to sign new deal 17 hours 19 minutes ago

    Chelsea are confident that Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard will commit his long-term future to the Premier League club by signing a new contract, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. Hazard, who was Chelsea's top scorer with 14 league goals last season, has established himself as an talismanic playmaker since his arrival...
  • Swansea's Jordi Amat ruled out for six weeks 17 hours 24 minutes ago

    Swansea City central defender Jordi Amat will be out of action for six weeks due to a knee injury, the Premier League club said on their website on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Spaniard was substituted at halftime during the 4-2 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. Amat started all four Premier League games this...
  • Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game 17 hours 28 minutes ago

    Barcelona should have right back Dani Alves back for Wednesday's Champions League Group F opener against Cypriot side APOEL, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday. Brazil international Alves has yet to be given the all-clear by club medical staff due to a sore knee and missed Saturday's 2-0 La Liga win...
  • Over 1,000 Pakistani parliamentarians face suspension 17 hours 47 minutes ago

    Islamabad: More than 1,000 parliamentarians in Pakistan are facing their membership's suspension if they continued to not submit their assets' details to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has revealed that out of 1,174 parliamentarians only 96 have submitted details of their assets, Geo News...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian boxers cleared to fight under tricolour 17 hours 38 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After giving provisional recognition to Boxing India, the sport's world body has now permitted Indian pugilists to take part in the Asian Games under the national tricolour. The move by International Boxing association (AIBA) also means the national anthem will be rendered during the medal ceremony when an Indian wins...
  • QPR bank on Premier League survival as expulsion threat looms 19 hours 5 minutes ago

    Losing 4-0 to Manchester United was bad enough for Queens Park Rangers but if the worst comes to the worst they could find themselves playing at minor clubs like Southport, Forest Green Rovers or Dover Athletic next year. Instead of having to deal with British record signing Angel Di Maria in...
  • Formula One teams warned against coded messages 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a follow-up on Monday to a technical directive sent to teams last week in which it gave...
  • Everton given go-ahead to plan new stadium 19 hours 36 minutes ago

    Everton have been given the green light to begin planning a new 50,000-seater stadium in Walton Hall Park in north Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The new stadium will spearhead a major regeneration of the area planned by the city council. "On my journey to our home games, as...
  • Doosra not illegal, says inventor Saqlain Mushtaq 20 hours 22 minutes ago

    Sydney: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, widely acknowledged as the inventor of the 'doosra', has come out in defence of the controversial delivery and said that he try best to help his compatriot Saeed Ajmal rectify his faulty action. Ajmal, one of the finest spinners in World cricket, has been banned...