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  • Frank Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract 3 hours 54 minutes ago

    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS...
  • Out-of-form Virat Kohli gets advice from childhood coach 8 hours 35 minutes ago

    Coach advises Virat Kohli not to play square off the wicket Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang. "Virat has six Test...
  • Vir Das: 'Jaane Kyon'? My toughest film so far, had to lose weight 10 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: So far he has put his funny side up, but now stand-up comedian-turned-actor Virr Das turns serious for "Jaane Kyon" and even shed a lot of weight to fit into the role in the 1984 riots-based movie. Set in the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the film is a...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin put marriage on probation 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have been growing increasingly close recently and have reportedly given themselves 12 months to see if they can get their relationship back on track. The estranged couple announced they were separating in March after 10 years of marriage. But things seem to getting...
  • Never say never, I always surprise myself: Priyanka Chopra on going bald in real life 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    Mumbai: For a crucial sequence in the forthcoming biopic "Mary Kom", based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra went for a bald look. The actress says it was her "responsibility" to do justice to her character. Priyanka's bold look can be seen even in...
  • Shreyas Talpade ropes in Rohit Shetty for a cameo in his Marathi production 'Poshter Boyz' 10 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After Farah Khan, "Chennai Express" director Rohit Shetty is the latest Bollywood director to shoot a cameo for actor Shreyas Talpade's Marathi production "Poshter Boyz". Shreyas says they're his "true friends". "I didn't think of it as a new trend, both Rohit and Farah are close to me and are...
  • 'Bang Bang' teaser gets over 2.3 million views in a day 12 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's forthcoming film "Bang Bang" seems to be on the right track. The movie's action-packed teaser was viewed by over 2.3 million viewers within 24 hours of its release. Unveiled Wednesday at 8 a.m., the teaser has so far received over 2,400,000 views...
  • Elvis' library card, movie script to be auctioned at Graceland 14 hours 52 minutes ago

    Reuters: A library card signed by Elvis Presley in seventh grade is expected to be among the hottest items at an auction of the late singer's possessions at his Memphis mansion next month, Graceland officials said on Wednesday. The card, which contains Elvis' earliest known authentic signature, is one of 72...
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic parodies his way to top of Billboard chart 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    Reuters: "Weird Al" Yankovic, the parody singer and cult figure, on Wednesday earned his first No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on the strength of several viral videos released online. Parodying pop hits such as Pharrell's "Happy" ("Tacky") and Lorde's "Royals" ("Foil"), Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" album...
  • Juan Monaco beats 3rd seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Open Yesterday

    Switzerland: Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday. Monaco took advantage of Garcia-Lopez's service problems in a match which had nine breaks of serve. Monaco, who was a top-10 player in 2012, has won seven of his eight...
  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 17 hours 8 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 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...