Ronaldo unlikely to leave Bernabeu, says Real Madrid legend

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:22

Rio de Janeiro, June 29 (IANS) Portugese star Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to leave Real Madrid this summer despite reports that he is ready to end his eight-year affiliation with the Spanish football giants, according to former Brazil and Real Madrid great Ronaldo Nazario.


Mainz' Cordoba joins league rivals Cologne

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:16

Berlin, June 29 (IANS) Colombian striker Jhon Cordoba has left German football club Mainz to join league rivals Cologne, both Bundesliga clubs announced.


Youngster Alena signs new Barca deal

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:44

Madrid, June 28 (IANS) FC Barcelona have renewed the contract of promising young midfielder Carles Alena until the end of June 2020, the Spanish football giants confirmed on their official website on Wednesday.


CA warns players not to play exhibition matches

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:26

Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Cricket Australia's (CA) team performance manager Pat Howard has written a strongly worded email, warning all international and national cricketers of a six-month suspension if found playing in any exhibition matches.


FIFA report nails England malpractices in 2018 World Cup bid

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:14

Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron asked South Korean football officials to trade votes seeking to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup bid, in a violation of FIFA rules, a report by the game's world governing body on the inquiry into the bidding process has said.


Atletico president says Saul Ñiguez won't be going anywhere

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:12

Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo said on Wednesday that midfielder Saul Ñiguez, whose performance at the Under-21 European Championship is rousing interest in other clubs, has a long term contract and is set to stay with Atletico.


Women's World Cup: India favourites against West Indies

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:08

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Fresh after a 35-run victory over strong title contenders England in their opening encounter of the ongoing Women's Cricket World Cup, India have displayed a swagger and quick moves on the field that make them look ominous.


UK prosecutors charge 6 persons over 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 21:02

London, June 28 (IANS) Prosecutors in the United Kingdom on Wednesday brought criminal charges against six people, including two former senior police officers, in relation to a spectator crush that killed 96 people in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster.


New format of Pro Kabaddi League announced

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:38

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), starting July 28, the organisers on Wednesday revealed the new format of the tournament here.


Striker Traore joins Lyon on five-year contract

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:26

London, June 28 (IANS) English football giants Chelsea has confirmed the sale of striker Bertrand Traore to Olympique Lyon for 10 million euros ($11.3 million).


Kabaddi skipper Anup Kumar reveals recipe of successful captaincy

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:10

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Asserting the importance of maintaining composure during high pressure situations, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise U Mumba skipper Anup Kumar on Wednesday said anger only results in more mistakes on the mat.


No evidence Russia tried to influence 2018 World Cup bid: FIFA

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:52

Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Russian officials did not attempt to influence the choice of the 2018 World Cup host country in their favour by offering gifts to members of the FIFA executive committee, a report by the world football's governing body on the inquiry into the bidding process has said.


Players unhappy with ISL draft system: FPAI

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:36

Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Most of the Indian players do not want to be part of the Indian Super League (ISL) draft scheduled next month, but they have no choice, the Football Players' Association of India (FPAI) has said.


Verma lone Indian survivor in Chinese Taipei Open

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:16

Taipei, June 28 (IANS) Shuttler Siril Verma remained the lone survivor for India in the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Chiao Hao Lee of Taiwan in the second round of the men's singles competition here on Wednesday.