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  • Serie A: Inter recover to earn 2-2 draw in Lazio thriller 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    Milan: Lazio squandered a two-goal lead against Inter Milan as they drew 2-2 at the San Siro on Sunday and wasted a golden chance to take sole possession of third spot in Serie A. Felipe Anderson's first-half double put Lazio in control but goals from Mateo Kovacic and Rodrigo Palacio late...
  • Sampdoria and Genoa miss chance to end the year in third Yesterday

    Sampdoria and Genoa missed the chance to end the year in third spot as both teams failed to win in the final round of Serie A fixtures before the winter break. Sampdoria was held to a 2-2 draw at home to Udinese to leave it behind third-place Napoli on goal difference,...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready Yesterday

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • Badminton: Saina, Srikanth enter semis at World Super Series Finals 3 days ago

    Dubai: Badminton ace Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semifinals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals here on Friday. World No.4 Saina clinched a pulsating three-game thriller against...
  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Cagliari to end year top of Serie A 4 days ago

    Milan: Juventus eased to a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Cagliari on Thursday to ensure they ended the year at the top of the Serie A standings. Early goals from Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal gave Juventus a comfortable lead in the opening 15 minutes, and Fernando Llorente sealed the match...
  • Consecutive wins for Saina, Srikanth in World Super Series Finals 4 days ago

    India's top badminton players Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth took a big step on way to reaching the semifinals at the World Super Series Finals by securing second consecutive wins in their respective group on Friday. Srikanth, who reached a career-high world number six in the rankings today, celebrated his rise...
  • Saina, Srikanth register wins in World Super Series final 5 days ago

    On a superb day for Indian shuttlers, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World No.8 Kidambi Srikanth won their respective singles matches to open the World Super Series badminton final campaign on a positive note, in Dubai on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Saina stunned reigning Asian Games champion Shixian Wang of China 21-17,...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth face stiff competitions in Superseries Finals 6 days ago

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will look to finish the year on a successful note as the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals get underway on Wednesday at the Hamdan Sports Complex. While World No.4 Saina has been seeded fifth, the men's World...
  • Andrea Pirlo voted Serie A player of the year 6 days ago

    Milan: Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has been voted best player of the 2013-14 season in Serie A. Pirlo was selected by his fellow players as well as coaches and journalists, and the results were revealed at a ceremony in Milan Monday night. The 35-year-old Pirlo was one of seven Juventus...
  • Inter Milan win 2-0 at Chievo for Mancini's first Serie A victory 6 days ago

    Milan: Inter Milan gave Roberto Mancini his first Serie A victory since returning as coach a month ago when they won 2-0 in soggy conditions at Chievo on Monday. The visitors were helped by an inspired first-half performance from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and ended up comfortable winners after the Flying Donkeys...
  • Juventus' lead over Roma in Serie A cut to one point 1 week ago

    Rome: Patrice Evra scored his first goal in Serie A but Juventus were held 1-1 at home by Champions League hopeful Sampdoria on Sunday, and had their lead cut to one point. Radja Nainggolan scored as second-place Roma won 1-0 at 10-man Genoa to bounce back from their Champions League elimination...
  • Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia, says Mark Taylor December 14, 2014

    Adelaide: Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under. The match ended in the hosts' favour by 48 runs and gave them a...
  • Serie A: Lazio move provisionally third with 3-0 win December 14, 2014

    Rome: Stefano Mauri scored twice as Lazio beat Atalanta 3-0 to move provisionally into a tie for third with Genoa in Serie A on Saturday. After a dull first half, Mauri scored in the 51st and 71st minutes and Senad Lulic added another for the Roman club in the 81st...
  • Disney star Bella Thorne to re-enact Drew Barrymore's character in TV adaptation of 'Scream' December 13, 2014

    London: Actress Bella Thorne will star in the upcoming small screen adaptation of 1996 horror film 'Scream'. The 17-year-old Disney star will play an updated version of the teenager Drew Barrymore from the movie, reported Contactmusic. During a Facebook question and answer session on Thursday (11Dec14), a fan inquired whether the...
  • No budging on DRS for stand-in India captain Virat Kohli December 8, 2014

    Stand-in India captain Virat Kohli has stuck to the party line on cricket's decision review system (DRS), saying his team would only endorse its use if it were 100 percent accurate. India's four-Test series against Australia will go ahead without the use of the sometimes controversial DRS, with the tourists rejecting...
  • Injured Dhoni ruled out of 1st Test, Kohli to lead India in Adelaide December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out with a thumb injury. Dhoni was initially slated to sit out the opening Test of the series to rest an injured thumb but after the rescheduling in the wake...
  • Clarke to play 1st Test against India, Hughes named 13th man December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in what is expected to be an emotion-charged first Test against India after overcoming a hamstring injury to take his place in the Adelaide Oval match. Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says Clarke is "100 percent fit" and will lead a team Tuesday that includes...
  • AS Roma snatch 2-2 draw against Sassuolo in Serie A December 7, 2014

    Milan: Roma rallied from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo with a stoppage-time equalizer from Adem Ljajic but missed the opportunity to close the gap on Serie A leader Juventus on Saturday. Ljajic, who got Roma back into the match with a penalty, snatched a point for...
  • Happy on being selected for Australia tour, says KL Rahul December 6, 2014

    Rahul, the 22-year-old batsman from Karnataka, made it to India's 19-member Test squad for the tour of Australia. ...
  • Juventus held 0-0 at Fiorentina in Serie A December 6, 2014

    Juventus' march to a fourth successive title was halted on Friday as they were held to a goalless draw at fierce rival Fiorentina in Serie A. Massimiliano Allegri's side moved four points clear but second-place Roma can cut the advantage to a solitary point if they beat Sassuolo on Saturday. Juventus appeared...
  • Australia face biggest mental battle in first Test, says Ricky Ponting December 6, 2014

    An Australia team still mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes face the biggest mental battle of their careers in playing the first Test against India next week, according to former captain Ricky Ponting. Australia host the first match of the four-Test series in Adelaide from Tuesday, less than a week...
  • Chris Gayle 'injured' for SA tour, but fit to play T20s December 4, 2014

    Cape Town: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will continue to play for South African franchise Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League, despite pulling out of the Test tour starting later this month. Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed that Gayle would suit up for Sunday's semi-final against Knights, and if...
  • Serie A: Ten-man Napoli salvage 1-1 draw at Sampdoria December 2, 2014

    Rome: Ten-man Napoli salvaged a 1-1 draw at Sampdoria with an injury-time equalizer Monday in a key contest for third place and Serie A's final Champions League berth. Napoli moved into third, level on points with Genoa, and one point ahead of Sampdoria in fifth. Colombian forward Duvan Zapata scored two...
  • Juventus snatch 2-1 win over Torino, Roma beat Inter Milan in Italy December 1, 2014

    Milan: Andrea Pirlo scored deep into stoppage time as 10-man Juventus snatched a 2-1 win over Torino in a derby match on Sunday, while Roma kept pace with the league leaders with a 4-2 win over Inter Milan. "I followed the move, (Arturo) Vidal did well to see me, and I...
  • AC Milan beat Udinese 2-0; Genoa win 3-0 at Cesena in Serie A November 30, 2014

    Milan: Genoa moved provisionally into third place in Serie A on Sunday as they cruised to a 3-0 win at Cesena, while AC Milan earned a 2-0 victory at home to Udinese in a match which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. Genoa were up 2-0 after just eight minutes...
  • Younis Khan recalled for ODI series against New Zealand November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan selectors on Sunday gave in-form batsman Younis Khan a chance to make the World Cup by naming him in the squad for the first two games of the five-match one-day international series against New Zealand. Khan criticized selectors for dropping him from the ODI series against Australia but the...
  • Sassuolo extend Serie A unbeaten run to 7 matches November 30, 2014

    Rome: Sassuolo extended their unbeaten run to seven matches by coming from behind to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 on Saturday, and Lazio were held 0-0 at Chievo Verona. The victory moved Sassuolo into the top half of the Serie A table in ninth place, one point ahead of Inter Milan. Verona, who...