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  • 'Rusty' India play 1-1 draw with Japan in first hockey Test 58 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: Displaying rusty defence, Indian men's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against Japan to begin its four-match Test series on a disappointing note, on Sunday. For India drag-flicker V R Raghunath converted a penalty corner in the 44th minute to get even with their opponents after Japan drew first...
  • Juventus add a touch of controversy to Serie A title win 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    Juventus added a touch of controversy to their Serie A title celebrations on Saturday by suggesting it was the 33rd, not the 31st, time they had won the league. The club's perceived total includes the 2005 and 2006 triumphs, when they were stripped of the crown for their involvement in the...
  • Juventus beat Sampdoria 1-0 to win the Serie A title for a record 31st time 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    Milan: Juventus landed a fourth successive Serie A crown, and their first under coach Massimiliano Allegri, with four games to spare by winning 1-0 at Sampdoria on Saturday. Arturo Vidal headed the only goal from Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross in the 32nd minute to put Juve 17 points clear of second-placed Lazio...
  • India start Hockey World League preparation with Japan series Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: With the FIH Hockey World League semi-final (Men) 2015 around the corner, India's preparation for the tournament will start with the first Test of the four-match series against Japan at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. India would be looking to keep up their momentum after having finished third at the...
  • Serie A: Juventus need a point at Sampdoria to start title party Yesterday

    Milan: One point is all Juventus need. Even if second-place Lazio beat Atalanta on Sunday, a draw against Sampdoria on Saturday would leave Juventus 12 points clear with four matches remaining and the better head-to-head record. Sealing the title would be the first step of a possible treble for Juventus, who...
  • Napoli lose 4-2 at Empoli as Champions League hopes fade 2 days ago

    Empoli: Napoli's recent run of form came to an end at Empoli with a 4-2 defeat in Serie A on Thursday, a severe dent to their hopes of qualifying for next year's Champions League. A fantastic finish to the first half saw Empoli go in at the break with a commanding...
  • 'Carpi' diem: Tiny Italian club promoted to Serie A 3 days ago

    Rome: When Carpi goes to play at Milan's San Siro stadium next season, all 70,000 of the town's residents would fit inside. The club from Emilia-Romagna this week completed a fairytale-like first promotion to Italy's Serie A, just five years after being in fifth division. "There are no adjectives that can describe...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Fiorentina 3-2 but left waiting for title 3 days ago

    Milan: Runaway Serie A leader Juventus beat Fiorentina 3-2 on Wednesday but their title celebrations were delayed by Lazio's 4-0 victory over a Parma side who are now certain to be relegated. Fiorentina took the lead through a Gonzalo Rodriguez penalty but goals from Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez turned the...
  • Indian boxer Gaurav Bidhuri shines in World Series of Boxing 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian boxer Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) has created quite a splash at the International Boxing Association's semi-professional World Series of Boxing, churning out three consecutive wins for his franchise Italia Thunder in the ongoing season. The Indian has so far appeared in five bouts for the 2011-12 champions and has...
  • Yahoo unveils 18 new online video series 5 days ago

    New York: US Internet giant Yahoo said it was expanding its online offerings, unveiling 18 new video series with which it hopes to attract a larger audience and advertisers. Of these, 14 will be featured in Yahoo's digital magazines, which focus on beauty, show business and finance. "I Am Naomi," starring model...
  • Juventus beaten 2-1 by Torino in derby marred by violence 1 week ago

    Rome: Juventus was prevented from clinching a fourth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 loss at Torino on Sunday in a derby marred by fan violence. After Andrea Pirlo put Juventus ahead with a free kick 35 minutes in, fellow Italy international Matteo Darmian equalized just before halftime and former...
  • Serie A: Icardi leads Inter Milan to victory, AC Milan suffer loss 1 week ago

    Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scored with two minutes remaining to hand them a 2-1 win over AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday, while AC Milan's slim hopes of playing in Europe next season were dented in a 2-1 defeat to Udinese. Inter took a 15th-minute lead as Brazilian Hernanes was...
  • Indian hockey needs to prioritise goal-keeping: Sreejesh 1 week ago

    Known as one of the best hockey goal-keepers in the world, Sreejesh Ravindran has come up the ranks like a mountaineer trying to seize the summit of a mountain. The young goal-keeper has often come to the rescue of the Indian team and was behind the team's success in...
  • Hellas Verona beat Fiorentina 1-0 in Serie A with late strike April 21, 2015

    Rome: Mounir Obbadi scored in the 89th minute as Hellas Verona won 1-0 at Fiorentina on Monday in Serie A. Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto couldn't control a shot from Lazaros Christodoupoulos and Obbadi took advantage of the rebound. Verona goalkeeper Rafael saved a penalty from Alessandro Diamanti in the 67th. Fiorentina remained sixth, one...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board confirms Zimbabwe tour after terror fears April 20, 2015

    Lahore: Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan to play a short limited over series next month, becoming the first Test team to visit the terror-hit country in six years, a top cricket official said Monday. "Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan from mid-May for a one-week tour," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said,...
  • Roma draw 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A April 20, 2015

    Milan: Roma failed to make the most of Lazio's defeat as they were held 1-1 at home by relegation-threatened Atalanta in Serie A to move level on points with their city rival in second spot, while Inter Milan drew 0-0 against AC Milan in a heated derby match. Francesco Totti gave...
  • Serie A leader Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 April 19, 2015

    Milan: Runaway leader Juventus took another important step towards the Serie A title as they eased to a 2-0 win over second-place Lazio on Saturday. Carlos Tevez scored a league-leading 18th goal, and Leonardo Bonucci added the second within 29 minutes at Juventus Stadium, blowing away Lazio's hopes of a ninth...
  • Pele's son named coach of Brazilian club April 15, 2015

    Rio de Janerio: One of the sons of soccer legend Pele has been named coach of Mogi Mirim, the Brazilian Serie B club said. The appointment of Edson Cholbi Nascimento, known as Edinho, was announced on Facebook by Mogi Mirim's president, former Brazil great Rivaldo, Xinhua reported. "Edinho has worked as an...
  • Lazio chasing Roma for 2nd place in Italian league April 11, 2015

    Milan: Heading into the final months of the season, Lazio are riding a seven-match winning streak in Serie A as they gear up to play the Italian Cup final. Although still in third place, Lazio have closed the gap on second-place Roma to only one point and will face Juventus in...
  • We will sort it out: Anil Kapoor on Suriya's film '24' April 10, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Actor-producer Anil Kapoor may call a truce with Tamil star Suriya, against whom he was reportedly planning legal action for launching a film titled '24' -- which happens to be the same as an international TV show, the remake rights of which rest with the 'Mr. India' star. "I...
  • Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa reach 2nd round of Singapore Open Super Series April 8, 2015

    Singapore: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and young HS Prannoy registered contrasting wins in the men's singles to enter the second round of the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday. Kashyap, who won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year, brushed aside Korea's Lee Hyun Il...
  • Guru, Praneeth, Tarun-Sikki reach Singapore Open main draw April 7, 2015

    Singapore: Commonwealth Games bronze medalist RMV Gurusaidutt and young B Sai Praneeth advanced to the main draw of Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament after notching up contrasting wins in the men's singles qualifiers, on Tuesday. Gurusaidutt outsmarted Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana 18-21 21-18 21-18 in the first round and then tamed...
  • Roma beat Napoli; Juventus, AC Milan win in Serie A April 5, 2015

    Rome: Roma ended their four-month winless streak at home with a 1-0 victory over Napoli in Serie A on Saturday, while Lazio kept up the pressure on their city rival with a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Cagliari. In the late match, Carlos Tevez struck again to help runaway leader Juventus beat...
  • AS Roma beat Napoli 1-0 to end 4 months of misery at home April 4, 2015

    Rome: Roma ended their four-month winless streak at home with a 1-0 victory over Napoli in Serie A on Saturday, while Lazio kept up the pressure on their city rival with a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Cagliari. Miralem Pjanic finished a swift counterattack for Roma in the 25th minute and goalkeeper...
  • Roma face-off Napoli amidst tight security April 4, 2015

    Security will be tight Saturday for Napoli's first visit to Roma since a fan of the southern club died following a shooting before last season's Italian Cup final. Residents of the entire Campania region that includes Naples have been barred from buying tickets for the match and 1,000 police officers have...
  • Watch: 7 things that you probably didn't know about 'The Fast and the Furious' April 3, 2015

    The final part of 'The Fast and the Furious' franchise has recently hit the cinemas and is already on its way to become the biggest hit of 2015. This movie series about fast cars, amazing action sequences and more fast cars has been popular with the audience from part one....
  • Saina Nehwal lone Indian in Malaysia Open quarter-finals April 2, 2015

    World No.1 Saina Nehwal reached the quarter-finals while men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap crashed out in the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier at the Putra Stadium on Thursday. Olympic bronze medallist and third seed Saina registered a facile 21-13, 21-9 win...
  • HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap lose in Malaysia Open April 2, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap suffered crushing defeats in the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Thursday. Prannoy, who jumped three places to be 14th in the World rankings on Thursday, lost 15-21, 14-21 in 52 minutes to five-time...
  • Saina Nehwal's ascent to top of badminton ranking official April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian ace Saina Nehwal's ascent to the top of women's badminton was officially confirmed on Thursday with the release of the latest rankings by the game's international governing body. In becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number one spot in world rankings, Saina took over the...