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  • I have chosen Brazil's World Cup squad: Luiz Felipe Scolari 25-04-2014 10:06 AM

    Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari knows his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals and has chosen Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Julio Cesar and Fred to act as captains, he said on Thursday. "I have no doubts," Scolari said at the Sao Judas Tadeu University in Sao Paulo after a...
  • Srikanth, Kashyap slide in badminton rankings 24-04-2014 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: India's leading men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Srikanth slipped to 17th, Kashyap slide to 20th. Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu, however, retained their eighth and 10th positions in the...
  • Be optimistic about Brazil, says Sepp Blatter 24-04-2014 02:38 PM

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has encouraged fans to be optimistic that the World Cup in Brazil will be a success, amid growing concerns over security and public unrest as workers scramble to finish stadiums on time. The Swiss said similar public scepticism had accompanied preparations for previous World Cups and...
  • Immunize to prevent 14 lakh under 5 children death every year 24-04-2014 11:57 AM

    Every day, more than 3500 children die in India from preventable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhoea, malnutrition and birth complications. This World Immunization Week I find myself struggling to accept that so many children continue to die when we have the tools to protect them. Health is featured in the manifestos...
  • Uruguay not among football's elite, says coach 24-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have one of the world's deadliest strikers, but coach Oscar Washington Tabarez does not rate his side among the elite football nations. "In football there is also a first...
  • Brazil's Itaquerao stadium for football World Cup not yet complete 23-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Sao Paulo: Construction workers at Brazil's Itaquerao World Cup stadium "cannot waste a minute" if the venue is to be ready in time for the World Cup, football's governing body FIFA has warned. FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday there would be time for just one official test...
  • Unlimited hours. No breaks. No pay. Candidates interviewed for the world's toughest job break down when they find out what the job is 23-04-2014 10:17 AM

    Unlimited hours. Standing up or bending for 24 hours. 365 days. No lunch breaks. NO PAY. Would you take a job like that? The most important job is also the world's toughest. An insanely viral video, which is basically an advertisement, of real candidates being screened for a 'fake' job...
  • Chitra Magimairaj wins World Women's Senior snooker title on historic debut 22-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Leeds: Overcoming her early exit in the World Snooker Championships in the WLBSA event, Chitra Magimairaj showed tremendous grit and determination to pocket the Senior snooker title in her first appearance on Tuesday. The Bangalore cueist won all her four matches without dropping a single set against accomplished snooker players...
  • Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath 22-04-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath on Tuesday said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top...
  • India have impressive talent pool: Liverpool's youth academy coach 22-04-2014 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: In an initiative which might help India's chances when the country hosts the under-17 World Cup, the Liverpool Football Academy-DSK Shivajians academy has offered to groom Indian players for the mega-event and beyond. DSK Shivajians had tied up with the world famous English club to start a residential...
  • Russia's football coach to retire after 2018 World Cup 22-04-2014 10:26 AM

    Rome: Fabio Capello has planned to retire from football after the 2018 World Cup tournament, Xinhua reported on Tuesday. The current Russia head coach, preparing for the Brazil World Cup this summer, confirmed that he will not take any offer after his contract expires in four years. "I will be...
  • Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action 21-04-2014 11:30 PM

    Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their arrival in Colombo after winning the ICC World Twenty20 title. At an executive committee meeting of the governing body on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it has been...
  • Indian men's hockey coach Terry Walsh targets top 8 finish in WC 21-04-2014 06:30 PM

    With the World Cup just round the corner, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is realistic about his ward's chances and said his main "objective is to finish in the top 8" in the mega-event and anything higher than that will be a "big bonus". Fresh from a...
  • Wilshere will be back and polished for World Cup: Arsene Wenger 21-04-2014 09:43 AM

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should be fit to return for the FA Cup final against Hull City next month and "just polished" enough to make England's World Cup squad, manager Arsene Wenger has said. Wilshere has not played since suffering a foot fracture playing for Roy Hodgson's England in their...
  • Kingdom Tower will soon displace Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building 20-04-2014 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Saudi Arabia is all set to begin the work next week on what will become the tallest building in the world and will rise over the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing at 828 meters, has been the tallest standing tower in the world till date....
  • India go down 1-2 to Netherlands in final European Tour match 19-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Indian men's hockey team slumped to its third defeat on the trot as it lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in the final match of the European tour at the The Hague on Saturday. This tour is in preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • World Heritage Day: Agra residents show no pride to Taj city's rich historical legacy 18-04-2014 10:35 PM

    While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy. Even with three World Heritage monuments and two more, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the pipeline, the people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in...
  • 67th Cannes Film Festival: Hollywood star power vs world cinema 18-04-2014 07:43 AM

    Paris: Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. Godard's 'Adieu au Langage' will bring the accustomed Gallic...
  • World Cup gold was validation for my efforts, says Manavjit 17-04-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Eyeing an Olympic quota place this year, ace Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu says the gold medal at the recent ISSF World Cup is a proof that his preparation is headed in the right direction in a crucial season which also features the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Manavjit...
  • Not easy to overcome World T20 disappointment: Yuvraj Singh 17-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride. India had reached the summit clash of the tournament unbeaten but failed to cap their brilliant campaign with a...
  • Online spoofs: Parties battle it out in virtual world 16-04-2014 12:36 PM

    "Kattar soch nahi yuva josh" is replaced by "Koi Soch Nahi, Khali Pili ka Josh" in an online spoof of a Congress advertisement, one of the many parodies flooding the digital space as political parties mock each other in a no-holds barred slugfest. As political temperatures rise, the new-age warriors...
  • Tickets for two-thirds of football World Cup games sold out 16-04-2014 09:54 AM

    Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the football World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales. Five hours after sales opened on Tuesday on FIFA's website, tickets were available for only 20 of the 64 matches. FIFA put nearly 200,000 tickets on sale...
  • 100 most memorable football World Cup moments (80-71) 15-04-2014 04:57 PM

    The beautiful game returns to its spiritual home with the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. We are revisiting the 100 most memorable moments from the past editions. Some are inspirational, some are controversial. Some will leave a smile on your face, some will make you wanting for more. You will...
  • Spain pip Brazil as World Cup's most expensive squad 14-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 teams taking part in the football World Cup starting June, according to the Brazilian financial daily Valor. A sports analysis consultancy has reported that the Spain's squad is worth an estimated 486.9 million euros ($674 million), ahead of...
  • Time to erase bad memories of 1998 Football World Cup final: Thiago Silva 14-04-2014 04:45 PM

    Paris: He was not a part of the Brazilian World Cup team that was headed into submission by a Zinedine Zadane-inspired France 16 summers ago but Thiago Silva, who is expected to lead the yellow brigade this year, says he wants to erase the "bad memories" at the Stade de...
  • Cueist Pankaj Advani goes down to Robbie Williams 14-04-2014 01:56 PM

    Sheffield: Indian champion Pankaj Advani blew a 7-4 lead to lose 7-10 against Robbie Williams in the final qualifying round of the World Professional Snooker Championship. Williams won six frames on the trot to deny victory to the 28-year-old Bangalorean, who thus joined compatriot Aditya Mehta on the sidelines on...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court 14-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had...
  • Aditya Mehta bows out of World Snooker qualifiers 13-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Sheffield: Aditya Mehta's dream run came to an end at the World Snooker qualifying rounds following a 5-10 defeat against Jamie Jones. Mehta struggled for form as he could not produce even a single break. He was level 3-3 with his opponent but eventually lost 4-108(108) 62-46,38-67, 66-27, 25-108(68) 1-40,...
  • Ready for IPL after thoughts of quitting ODIs: Ishant Sharma 13-04-2014 08:22 AM

    India pacer Ishant Sharma almost quit one-day cricket after the ICC World Twenty20 snub following an average show against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand - he revealed while speaking at a function organised by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). "It was a setback for me,"...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker 12-04-2014 07:14 PM

    Sheffield: India's Pankaj Advani came up with a typical late fightback to snatch a dramatic 10-9 win over Chinese Li Hang and join compatriot Aditya Mehta in the third round of the Professional World Snooker Championship qualifying tournament here. The 28-year-old won five of the last six frames Friday to...